2015 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 100 metres
The women's 100 metres at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Beijing National Stadium on 23 and 24 August. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce entered the competition as the defending champion and the world leading athlete that season with a time of 10.74 seconds.
|Women's 100 metres |
at the 2015 World Championships
|Venue||Beijing National Stadium|
|Dates||23 August (heats)|
24 August (semifinal & final)
|Competitors||54 from 36 nations|
The semi-finals eliminated the second fastest woman in 2015, English Gardner, otherwise it was mostly the expected fastest athletes from the world list. The surprise was Dafne Schippers improving her own national record by almost a tenth of a second to 10.83 while winning the third semi-final. Previous to that, Schippers had one significant win in London at the end of July, a race that only included one other finalist, Blessing Okagbare, and had been soundly defeated by Fraser-Pryce, Gardner and Okagbare in Paris in early June. Schippers time won her a center lane position, towering next to Fraser-Pryce in the final.
In the final, the gun went off and as expected Fraser-Pryce, the "pocket rocket" was out in front, her first three steps clearly faster than the field. While Schippers had the second best reaction time of the field, she appeared to be slightly behind Natasha Morrison and Michelle-Lee Ahye with veteran Veronica Campbell-Brown out in second place behind her teammate. But as top end speed was reached, Schippers and Tori Bowie behind her began eating into the lead with every stride. She was unable to catch Fraser-Pryce who held her arms up in victory as she crossed the line, running out of time Schippers made a desperate early lean at the finish while Bowie over strided her last few steps also in desperation in third. Each of the first 5 were clearly separated by .05 of a second. Schippers 10.81 in second place improved upon her national record for the second time in the same day.
Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:
|World record||Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA)||10.49||Indianapolis, United States||16 July 1988|
|Championship record||Marion Jones (USA)||10.70||Seville, Spain||28 August 1999|
|World leading||Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM)||10.74||Paris, France||4 July 2015|
|African record||Blessing Okagbare (NGR)||10.79||London, United Kingdom||27 July 2013|
|Asian record||Li Xuemei (CHN)||10.79||Shanghai, China||18 October 1997|
|NACAC record||Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA)||10.49||Indianapolis, United States||16 July 1988|
|South American record||Ángela Tenorio (ECU)||10.99||Toronto, Canada||22 July 2015|
|European record||Christine Arron (FRA)||10.73||Budapest, Hungary||19 August 1998|
|Oceanian record||Melissa Breen (AUS)||11.11||Canberra, Australia||9 February 2014|
|23 August 2015||12:00||Heats|
|24 August 2015||19:40||Semifinals|
|24 August 2015||21:35||Final|
All times are local times (UTC+8)
|KEY:||Q||Qualified||q||Fastest non-qualifiers||NR||National record||PB||Personal best||SB||Seasonal best|
Qualification: Best 3 (Q) and next 3 fastest (q) qualify for the next round.
Wind: Heat 1: +0.5 m/s, Heat 2: -1.3 m/s, Heat 3: -1.2 m/s Heat 4: +2.3 m/s, Heat 5: -1.6 m/s, Heat 6: +1.5 m/s, Heat 7: -0.5 m/s
Qualification: Best 2 (Q) and next 2 fastest (q) qualify for the next round.
Wind: Heat 1: +0.5 m/s, Heat 2: +0.9 m/s, Heat 3: -0.2 m/s
The final was started at 21:35. Wind: -0.3 m/s
|Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce||Jamaica (JAM)||10.76|
|Dafne Schippers||Netherlands (NED)||10.81||NR|
|Tori Bowie||United States (USA)||10.86|
|4||Veronica Campbell-Brown||Jamaica (JAM)||10.91|
|5||Michelle-Lee Ahye||Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)||10.98|
|6||Kelly-Ann Baptiste||Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)||11.01|
|7||Natasha Morrison||Jamaica (JAM)||11.02|
|8||Blessing Okagbare||Nigeria (NGR)||11.02|
- "Beijing 2015: Timetable". Beijing 2015. 10 August 2015. Archived from the original on 1 December 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
- Bolt and Fraser-Pryce front Jamaica's team for IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015. IAAF (2015-08-11). Retrieved on 2015-08-16.
- Start list
- "Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce powers to third world championships 100m gold". Guardian. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
- "Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce holds off charging Dutchwoman Dafne Schippers for World Championships 100m glory". Daily Telegraph. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
- "World Championships 2015: Fraser-Pryce retains 100m title". BBC Sport. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
- "Records & Lists – 100 meters". IAAF. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
- IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 – Standards (PDF), IAAF, 2014, retrieved 17 August 2015
- Heats results
- Semifinals results
- Final results