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Fraser-Pryce wins first Diamond League Crown in Zurich

Fraser-Pryce adds diamond league crown to her Olympic title . Photo- O'Neil Reid

Olympic 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce ran 10.83 seconds to win the women’s 100m at the Weltklasse diamond league meeting in Zurichtoday. Fraser-Pryce finished ahead of the American duo of Carmelita Jeter (10.97) and Allyson Felix (11.02). Trinidad’s Kelly-Ann Baptiste  false-started  and did not compete while Jamaica’s Kerron Stewart finished 5th in 11.25 seconds.

This was Fraser-Pryce’s first 100m victory since she successfully defended her 100m Olympic title in London. Fraser-Pryce was defeated by Jeter in her two races after  London. Jeter won in Lausanne with both women running identical times of 10.86 seconds and  again in Birmingham (10.81 seconds to Fraser-Pryce 10.90 seconds).

Fraser-Pryce victory today has solidified her position at the top of the women’s 100m diamond league standings with 19 points ahead of Jeter with 13 points. The victory today in Zurich aslo  gave Fraser-Pryce her first  100m diamond league crown.

This season Fraser-Pryce has re-established her dominance in the women’s 100m. After a slow start to the 2012 season, Fraser-Pryce turned her season around on  June 9 at the Adidas Grand Prix in New York.  Several weeks later, she ran her personal best and world-leading time of  10.70 seconds  at the Jamaica Olympic Trials.


2012 Women’s 100m Diamond League Standing – Final

1. Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce (Jamaica) 19 points

2. Carmelita Jeter (USA) 13 points

3. Allyson Felix (USA) 6 points

4. Okagbare Blessing (Nigeria) 4 points

5. Kelly-Ann Baptiste (Trinidad) 1 point

5. Kerron Stewart (Jamaica) 1 point

5. Jeneba Tarmoh (USA) 1 point

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