2019 World Athletics Championships – Women's 100 metres
|Women's 100 metres |
at the 2019 World Championships
|Venue||Khalifa International Stadium|
|Dates||28 September (heats)|
29 September (semi-final & final)
|Competitors||47 from 31 nations|
While they were both introduced in minor roles in 2007, Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser exploded into international stature by winning the 2009 World Championships in the 100 meters for men and women respectively. They brought Jamaican sprinting to the forefront by winning two straight Olympics. Bolt added a third in 2016 capping his spectacular career, but showed fallibility at the 2017 Championships before retiring. Now married, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was on maternity leave in 2017, but her bronze medal in 2016 showed her career had peaked. Nope.
Here, against the Olympic Champion and the defending champion, she dominated the heats, she dominated the semi-finals. In the final, she took the lead on the first step and never relinquished it pulling away to a dominating victory in 10.71. While Marie-Josée Ta Lou was the next fastest out of the blocks, Dina Asher-Smith closed quickly to overtake Ta Lou for a clear silver medal, leaving the defending silver medalist with the bronze.
For Fraser-Pryce at 32, it was only .01 off of her personal best, the number 4 time in history later equalled by Elaine Thompson, the 2016 Olympic Champion and 4th in this race. Asher-Smith's 10.83 was the British national record.
Before the competition records were as follows:
|World||10.49||Florence Griffith-Joyner||USA||16 Jul 1988||Indianapolis, United States|
|Championship||10.70||Marion Jones||USA||28 Aug 1999||Seville, Spain|
|World leading||10.73||Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce||JAM||21 Jun 2019||Kingston, Jamaica|
|Elaine Thompson||JAM||21 Jun 2019||Kingston, Jamaica|
|African||10.78||Murielle Ahouré||CIV||11 Jun 2016||Montverde, United States|
|Asian||10.79||Li Xuemei||CHN||18 Oct 1997||Shanghai, China|
|NACAC||10.49||Florence Griffith-Joyner||USA||16 Jul 1988||Indianapolis, United States|
|South American||10.91||Rosângela Santos||BRA||6 Aug 2017||London, Great Britain|
|European||10.73||Christine Arron||FRA||19 Aug 1998||Budapest, Hungary|
|Oceanian||11.11||Melissa Breen||AUS||9 Feb 2014||Canberra, Australia|
The following records were set at the competition:
|Nepalese||12.72||Sarswati Chaudhary||NEP||28 Sep 2019|
|World Leading||10.71||Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce||JAM||29 Sep 2019|
The event schedule, in local time (UTC+3), was as follows:
The first 3 in each heat ( ) and the next six fastest ( ) qualified for the semifinals. The overall results were as follows:
The first two in each heat (Q) and the next two fastest (q) qualify for the final.
The final was started on 29 September at 23:20.
|6||Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce||Jamaica (JAM)||10.71||WL|
|7||Dina Asher-Smith||Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)||10.83||NR|
|4||Marie-Josée Ta Lou||Ivory Coast (CIV)||10.90|
|4||5||Elaine Thompson||Jamaica (JAM)||10.93|
|5||8||Murielle Ahouré||Ivory Coast (CIV)||11.02||SB|
|6||9||Jonielle Smith||Jamaica (JAM)||11.06|
|7||3||Teahna Daniels||United States (USA)||11.19|
|8||2||Dafne Schippers||Netherlands (NED)||DNS|