US women get gold and for men, it's more of same in relay
For the U.S. women’s relay team, this was a shock. The women pulled a stunner over Jamaica in the 4x100 relay at world championships Saturday, while the favored men finished second after the latest sloppy baton exchange in what has been a ritual since before anyone on this team was born. Bracy fell behind in the anchor leg after twice reaching back and whiffing on the exchange from Elijah Hall, who went tumbling to the ground after he finally got the stick into his teammate's hand.news.yahoo.com
Jackson celebrates 200 win at worlds after Tokyo heartache
Jamaica's Shericka Jackson can finally go watch the replay. The one of the race where she gave away her chance to be an Olympic champion. Jackson was among the medal favorites last year in Tokyo, but a miscalculation midway through her preliminary heat caused her to slow down.news.yahoo.com
Fraser-Pryce back on top, leads Jamaican sweep in 100 meters
When Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce saw her name come up first Sunday night in the 100-meter final, she pumped her right fist in the air twice and let out a loud scream toward the stands. The 35-year-old mom sped her way back to the top of the sprint game, winning her fifth world title in the 100 — that's two more than Bolt amassed during his decade of dominance — by leading a Jamaican sweep and knocking off the favorite, two-time Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah. Running out of Lane 6, Fraser-Pryce led all the way on a gorgeous, 74-degree night in Oregon and crossed the line in 10.67 seconds.news.yahoo.com
Abrahamson: Night magic — 10.61, and FloJo's Olympic mark from the 1980s is no more
Elaine Thompson-Herah, the Rio 2016 champ, ran 10.61, the second-fastest time ever, an Olympic record, one-hundredth of a second faster than the famed Florence Griffith-Joyner, who had run 10.62 at the 1988 Games in Seoul. FloJo still holds the world record, 10.49, also set in 1988.
Track group calls for change of Olympic protest rule
The IOC earlier this year reiterated its support of the rule that restricts protests inside the lines at the games. But in the aftermath of protests that stemmed from George Floyd's killing in May, the committee said it would consider measures that would allow athletes to make stronger protests. Among the board members signing off on the statement are Allyson Felix, Christian Taylor, Emma Coburn, Shaunae Miller-Uibo and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. Berry was an outspoken critic of the USOPC earlier this year when it made public shows of solidarity with Black athletes, suggesting the USOPC never reached out to her on the issue. The USOPC has formed an athletes' group to look into ways to combat racism, which could include calling for changes in the rule known as Rule 50.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce crowned fastest woman in world
(CNN) - Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce further staked her claim as one of the greatest female sprinters of all time by storming to victory in the women's 100 meters final at the World Championships in Doha. The Jamaican blew away a world-class field in a time of 10.71 seconds to claim her fourth world championship title in the discipline and eighth world title overall. Sunday's victory came just 13 months after Fraser-Pryce gave birth to her first son, Zyon. With years of experience on her side, Fraser-Pryce looked composed throughout the race with her trademark style lightening up the competition. The IAAF did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment on the issue of crowd number at the Doha event.