Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce became the first person to win five world titles in an individual running event and, at 35, became the oldest world champion in an individual track event, leading a Jamaican 100m sweep at the world championships on Sunday .
Fraser-Pryce, Olympic 100m champion in 2008 and 2012, broke the championship record clocking 10.67 seconds in Eugene, Oregon. She was followed by Shericka Jackson (10.73) and Olympic champion 2016 and 2021 Elaine Thompson-Herah (10.81).
Jamaica also swept the medals at last year’s Olympics, when it was Thompson-Herah followed by Fraser-Pryce and Jackson.
Fraser-Pryce, with her second world title since becoming a mom in 2017, won seven 100m titles between the Olympics and world championships, breaking her tie with Usain Bolt. This was the fastest in his collection dating back to the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
The United States won nine medals in Sunday’s seven finals.
Grant Holloway repeated as world champion in the 110m hurdles in 13.03 seconds with his compatriot Trey Cunningham to get money. This came after the Olympic gold medalist Scroll of Hansle of Jamaica withdrew after clearing an obstacle during the warm-up and America Devon Allenthe fastest man in the world this year, was disqualified for a false start of a thousandth of a second.
Allen’s reaction time was 0.099 seconds after the shot. The minimum reaction time is 0.100.
“When I got flagged, I was very surprised,” said Allen, who is heading to Philadelphia Eagles training camp as a wide receiver and is expected to return to the track next year. “I know for a fact that I didn’t react until I heard the shot.”
In shot put, Ryan Crouser added a world title to his Olympic gold medal and world record throwing 22.94 metres. Joe Kovacs and Josh Awotonde made it the first shot put medal sweep for a nation in world championship history.
Katie Nageotte and sandi morris gave the United States its first-ever double in a pole vault world championship. Nageotte followed her Olympic gold medal with her first world title. Morris won the silver medal for a third consecutive world. The two cleared 4.85 meters and Nageotte took it on the countdown.
The world championships continue on Monday with the morning women’s marathon, as well as the night finals of the women’s 1,500m and men’s 3,000m steeplechase.
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Devon Allen is disqualified from the men’s 110m hurdles.
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Earlier Sunday, Brooke Anderson became the second consecutive American to win the women’s world hammer throw title after DeAnna Award, who in 2019 became the first American man or woman to win a world hammer medal. Andersen, 10th at the Olympics and No. 1 in the world in 2022 at the world championships, had the three best throws in the final. American Janee’ KassanaAvoid took bronze.. On Her Turf has more on the women’s hammer here.
Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei repeated as 10,000m world champion, a year after winning silver at the Olympics (and 5,000m gold in Tokyo). Grant Fisher finished fourth, 17 hundredths behind to become the first American to win a world medal in this event. The 10,000m is the only men’s track event where the United States has never won a world medal.
Tamirat Tola led an Ethiopian double in the men’s marathon, clocking a championship record 2:05:36 for the biggest victory of his career. Galen Rupp, a two-time Olympic medalist and Oregonian, was the top American in 19th place. Rupp said before the race that he missed practice time due to a herniated disc and a pinched nerve in his back and a mild COVID bout, according to The runner’s world.
“I’m better, believe it or not,” said Rupp, 36. “I did the best I could, but I couldn’t do all the work.”
Double Olympic champion Nafi Thiam of Belgium leads the two-day heptathlon after the first four of seven events.
In the men’s 400m hurdles, the three fastest men in history won their respective semi-finals: Olympic champion and world record holder. Karsten Warholm (48.00), American Rai Benjamin (48.44) and Brazilian Alison Dos Santos, the fastest man in the world this year (47.85). The final is Tuesday.
Reigning Olympic Champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway and reigning world champion Timothy Cheruiyot led the qualifiers to Tuesday’s 1500m final.
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