Jamaicans Dominate 100-M At adidas Grand Prix

Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica. (Hayden Roger Celestin/ NAN File image)
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Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica takes the win. (Hayden Roger Celestin image)
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Sat. June 9, 2012: Jamaican top athletes, Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce and Yohan Blake, dominated the 100-meters men’s and women’s races at the 2012 adidas Grand Prix at Icahn Stadium on Randall’s Island on June 9th, much to the thrill of the thousands of Jamaican fans who flocked to the event.

Fraser-Pryce turned out fastest Saturday, getting to the line well in advance of the US’ Carmelita Jeter, Allyson Felix, and Kelly-Ann Baptiste, the three fastest women so far in 2012. Fraser-Pryce made it down the straightaway in 10.92, her fastest mark so far this year, with Tianna Madison also besting the year’s fastest in a PB 10.97. Jeter, Felix, and Baptiste finished in that order, third through fifth, running 11.05, 11.07 and 11.07, respectively.

Yohan Blake takes the win. (Hayden Roger Celestin image)
Blake snatched his victory from the jaws of Trinidadian Keston Bledman, who ran 9.93 for second and kept Blake from being secure in his lead until the final strides when he clocked 9.90 with a 0.7 m/s tailwind.

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