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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser won women's 100m gold


Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser won the Olympic gold medal in the women's 100 meters on Sunday.

Shelly-Ann Fraser took Olympic gold in the women's 100m, leading home an unprecedented clean sweep for Jamaica.

Fraser finished in a time of 10.78 seconds, with her compatriots Sherone Simpson and Kerron Stewart sharing the silver medal after a dead heat.

"I'm so excited. I never dreamed this could happen to me," said Fraser.

Britain's Jeanette Kwakye was the only European athlete to make the final, and she performed above expectations with a personal best time of 11.14 for sixth.




Silver medallists Sherone Simpson of Jamaica (R) and bronze medallist Kerron Stewart of Jamaica (C) pose compatriot, gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser after competing in the women's 100m final of the athletics competition in the National Stadium

Courtesy : BBC NEWS , Reuters

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