International Athletics

Jamaica storm to women's 4x100m title

2015-08-29 15:17
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Getty Images)

Beijing - Double Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce anchored Jamaica to their second successive world title in the women's 4x100 metres on Saturday.

Fraser-Pryce, who won the 100 metres individual title in Beijing, left Jasmine Todd in her wake as the Jamaican quartet overpowered Olympic champions the United States to clock a championship best 41.07 seconds. The Americans took silver in 41.68.

The Jamaicans led from the gun, Veronica Campbell-Brown producing a blistering start, which Natasha Morrison built on in the second leg and Fraser-Pryce added the final flourish to bring the baton home in style.

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