The 32-year-old Jamaican was again crowned the World’s fastest sprinter and must now go down as the greatest of all time. Prior to the event, she had started as the favourite and following her impressive performances in the heats, she was well supported by punters using the latest matchbook bonus offers. This saw her eventually sent off as the 1/5 favourite, in which she duly obliged, powering clear to run a time of 10.71. However, what continued to overshadow the Championships was the lack of fans, with the stadium almost empty. Former Athlete Denise Lewis also commented on this, saying it is absolutely shocking and the IAAF has let out athletes down massively.
At 32 years of age, Shelly-Anne Fraser-Pryce becomes the oldest Women ever to win an Olympic or World 100m title. She also became the first Mum to win an Olympic or World 100m title since Gwen Torrence’s victory back in 1995. A stunning achievement from a legend of track and field.
The victory meant an 11th World title victory for the Jamaican, eleven years of from her Olympic Gold. This comes following her first global Gold from back in the 2008 Olympic games. This is a further indication of her domination over the event for the last decade. She set the fastest time in a World Championships heat with a 10.80, before cruising to a 10.81 in her semi-final. A big performance was then expected from her in the final and she duly provided that.
Dina Asher-Smith followed her home in second and now looks to have a very exciting future ahead for her, considering she is still just 23 years of age. She will now be hoping to win the 200m event and is the strong favourite to do so. This result meant Dina Asher-Smith became the first British Woman to win an individual World Championships sprint medal in 36 years as she claimed the Silver. She finished in a time of 10.83, which also meant she set a new British record in the process. Ivory Coast’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou then took the bronze in running a time of 10.90. She also now looks the key challenger to Dina Asher-Smith in the 200m event.