Fraser-Pryce opens with victory

DOHA, Qatar, CMC – World and Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce opened her IAAF Diamond League campaign in winning fashion when she stormed to victory in the 100 metres at the Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix here yesterday.

The Jamaican sprint queen got off to a good start and pulled away from the field, but was forced to fend off the fast-finishing Nigerian Blessing Okagbare, to cross the line first in 11.13 seconds. Okagbare was second in a season-best 11.18 seconds while Kerron Stewart of Jamaica was third in 11.25.

“It was a good race, the crowd definitely is a plus, very diverse, energetic and supportive,” said Fraser-Pryce.

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