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IAAF: Women’s 100m – PREVIEW

Carmelita Jeter for a second successive season has proved herself the world’s most capable 100m performer and after finishing third at the last two Championships must feel this is going to be her golden year.

The 31-year-old Californian and second fastest of all-time over 100m (10.64) behind fellow American Florence Griffith-Joyner must rightly feel this is going to be the big time occasion when she can finally trump her rivals – notably from the Caribbean Islands – and restore Team USA pride by becoming its sixth champion in an always hotly contested event.

Everything has gone perfectly for Jeter this year particularly on the Samsung Diamond League circuit where apart from losing to Veronica Campbell-Brown on the Shanghai leg on 15 May where her Jamaican rival beat her by 0.03sec, she has been the picture of perfection…….READ FULL PREVIEW

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