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Fraser-Pryce beats Asher-Smith to win 100m in London

23 July 2019, MVT 18:48
Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (C) crosses the line ahead of second-placed Britain's Dina Asher-Smith (2L) and third-placed Ivory Coast's Marie-Josée Ta Lou (2R) in the Women's 100m Final event during the the IAAF Diamond League Anniversary Games athletics meeting at the London Stadium in London on July 21, 2019. PHOTO: ADRIAN DENNIS / AFP
23 July 2019, MVT 18:48

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce cruised to victory against home star Dina Asher-Smith in the women's 100 metres at the London Anniversary Games on Sunday, crossing the line in a time of 10.78 seconds.

The 32-year-old Jamaican, twice Olympic champion over the distance, got away quickly and never looked like being caught by Britain's Asher-Smith (10.92sec).

Ivory Coast sprinter Marie-Josee Ta Lou was third in 10.98sec.

World 200m champion Dafne Schippers was disqualified after a false start.

"It is a privilege to line up with this field and these girls," said Fraser-Pryce.

"I am glad to come out with the win and to come out healthy and I am looking forward to running in Panama next. It is testimony to the fact that hard work pays off."

Asher-Smith said: "Obviously it's a privilege to line up against fantastic women, but against the double Olympic champion, world champion... I tried to be as close as I can, but I wasn't that close today."

No Americans were in the field at the London Stadium because their world championship qualifiers are coming up this week.

London, United Kingdom | AFP

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