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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce superb in winning 100m world title

Updated: Monday, 12 Aug 2013 20:41 | Comments

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was unstoppable en route to winning world 100m gold
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was unstoppable en route to winning world 100m gold

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce produced a masterful display of sprinting to complete a Jamaican 100m double at the world championships with victory in the women's final on Monday.

The 26-year-old set a world leading time of 10.71 seconds for a commanding win which followed hot on the heels of compatriot Usain Bolt who took the men's title on Sunday.

Murielle Ahoure was second in 10.93 to give Ivory Coast its first world championship medal and she became the first African woman to finish on the podium in a sprint.

Defending world champion Carmelita Jeter of the US was third in 10.94.

From the moment twice Olympic champion Fraser-Pryce shot out of the blocks there was only going to be one winner.

Also world champion in 2009, the Jamaican was never headed and her rivals were left watching the soles of her bright pink spikes and matching hair extensions as she powered to the line.

Oliver secures 110m hurdles crown
Powerful American David Oliver won the world 110 metres hurdles title on Monday with a season-leading time of 13.00 seconds.

Oliver, who had been the form athlete all year and impressive throughout the competition, led early and maintained his form to take an emotional victory.

 David Oliver (right) wins the men's 110m hurdles final at the 2013 IAAF World Championships

American dreams of a clean sweep came up just short as veteran Ryan Wilson took silver in 13.13 but a last-hurdle stumble by defending champion Jason Richardson allowed Russia's Sergey Shubenkov to snatch bronze in 13.24.

Olympic champion and world record holder Aries Merritt had a ragged race and could only finish sixth.

Ohuruogu storms to sensational 400m world title
Britain's Christine Ohuruogu cemented her reputation for leaving it late by snatching the 400m world title from defending champion Amantle Montsho with a desperate lunge to the line on Monday.

In this handout image provided by the Seiko Press Service, Christine Ohuruogu of Great Britain crosses the line ahead of Amantle Montsho of Botswana in a photo finish

Botswana's Montsho, aiming to become only the second woman to win back-to-back world 400 golds, was left to despair the fact she did not dip at the finish with just 0.004 seconds separating the two rivals who were both given a time of 49.41 seconds.

The pair endured an anxious wait before the result came up on the big screen at the half-empty Luzhniki stadium and a beaming smile broke out across Ohuruogu's face as her name flashed up first while Montsho was left staring in disbelief.

Russian Antonina Krivoshapka took the bronze in 49.78.

"I feel like I'm in a dream, I can't believe it," Ohuruogu, whose time was a British record, told the press.

"I just thank god that everything came together today. It has been really tough. It feels really surreal."

Ohuruogu, world champion in 2007 and Olympic gold medallist in 2008, is known as a big race performer who often leaves her attack until the final few metres and the 29-year-old did not disappoint the British fans noisily screaming her on.

She was fourth coming off the final bend but powered down the home straight to catch Montsho on the line.

German Holzdeppe takes shock pole vault gold
Germany's Raphael Holzdeppe was a shock winner of the men's world pole vault title on Monday as he edged red-hot favourite Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie on countback.

Raphael Holzdeppe

Both men failed three times to clear 5.96 metres but the German had been faultless in moving up through the heights to notch 5.89 and add world gold to his Olympic bronze last year.

Olympic champion Lavillenie, who had dominated the event all season, was uncharacteristically off form and had several failures along the way before settling for silver, also on 5.89.

Bjorn Otto of Germany took bronze on countback ahead of American Brad Walker after both men cleared 5.82.

Unrivalled Adams secures fourth successive shot put gold
New Zealand's Valerie Adams became the first woman to win four successive world titles when she secured shot put gold on Monday.

A third-round throw of 20.88 metres proved enough for Adams, who suffered a tearful defeat by Belarussian Nadzeya Ostapchuk at the London Olympics, only to be upgraded to gold after the winner failed a dope test.

 Valerie Adams

Germany's Christina Schwanitz (20.41) took silver and Gong Lijao of China (19.95) bronze.

American sprinter Allyson Felix won three successive 200 metres world titles between 2005 and 2009, but missed out in 2011 when she took bronze.

Cuban hammer thrower Yipsey Moreno also won three world titles in a row between 2001 and 2005 but was denied a fourth in Osaka in 2007 when she missed gold by just two centimetres.

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