Olympics: Fraser-Pryce retains women's 100m title
LONDON (AFP) - Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won a thrilling women's 100m duel to retain her Olympic crown on Saturday, holding off a lunging Carmelita Jeter to squeeze home by just 0.03sec.
Fraser-Pryce, the fastest woman in the world this year, exploded out of the blocks and opened up a gap over the world champion, crossing the line in 10.75sec, ahead of the American who clocked 10.78sec.
Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown took bronze in a time of 10.81 as the Caribbean nation once again asserted its superiority over its fierce rival the United States in the sprint events.
"I really don't know what happened," said Fraser-Pryce, 25. "For me as a sprinter I thought first of course about getting out of the blocks.