BEIJING, AUG 25: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce became the first woman to win three world 100m titles and completed a Jamaican sprint double as she emulated Usain Bolt by storming to victory on Monday.
The pint-sized Jamaican, unmissable with a yellow flowered garland on top of her bright green braids, shot out of the blocks and eased home, right arm raised, in 10.76 seconds.
Dutchwoman Dafne Schippers took silver in a national record of 10.81sec with American Tori Bowie claiming bronze (10.86) in the climax to day three at the world championships in Beijing.
Double Olympic champion Fraser-Pryce also won world gold in 2009 and 2013, and sealed her third title a day after Bolt won a thrilling 100m duel with America's Justin Gatlin.
It came seven years after Fraser-Pryce came to the Bird's Nest as an outsider at the 2008 Olympics, and left with 100m gold.
Fraser-Pryce, however, was outdone by Ezekiel Kemboi, the flamboyant Kenyan who held his nerve for a remarkable fourth consecutive world gold in the 3000m steeplechase an event he has dominated for the best part of 11 years.
Kipruto eventually took silver with another Kenyan, Brimin Kiprop Kipruto, completing the podium with bronze. Kemboi also won Olympic golds in 2004 and 2012, and was clear what his aim for next year would be.
"My next big goal, of course, are the Rio Olympic Games," the 33-year-old said.
Another champion to defend their title was Colombia's Caterine Ibarguen, who leapt 14.90 metres for triple jump gold and stretched her amazing winning streak to 29 competitions. AFP