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Shelly-Ann blasts to victory in the 100m at the London Olympics
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Shelly-Ann blasts to victory in the 100m at the London Olympics

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica saw off the challenge of American Carmelita Jeter to retain her Olympic 100m title in London. Fraser-Pryce moved ahead at the halfway stage and held on in a close finish to win in 10.75 seconds. Jeter beat another Jamaican, Veronica Campbell-Brown, on the line for bronze. Fraser-Pryce becomes the first woman since American Gail Devers in 1992 and 1996 to win back-to-back 100m titles at Olympic Games. Read more - BBC News
Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce  featured on NBC’s Rock Center
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Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce featured on NBC’s Rock Center

She’s already one of the fastest women on the planet, but Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce hopes to make history as the fastest at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. “The thing with success is, when you get it you want it,” Fraser-Pryce told Rock Center with Brian Williams. “I think that the last couple of years have actually made me more hungry than I was, and now that I realize my potential and I realize that I can do so much … once I push myself to the limit, maybe I can do that much better.” Fraser-Pryce, 25, won the Olympic gold medal at the 2008 summer games in Beijing, China, where she crushed her competition in the 100-meter race. Her winning time –10.78 seconds – was the fastest winning time since 1988. She was also the first Jamaican woman to win gold in the 100 meter dash. Fra...
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Shelly-Ann Fraser returns home

The first Jamaican woman to win the Olympic 100m sprint at the olympics, Shelly-Ann Fraser return to Jamaica yesterday to a massive reception just after 6p.m. yesterday. Fraser's time of 10.78 seconds was the second fastest 100m clocking (more…)