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Fraser-Pryce takes indoor 60m

Published:Sunday | February 16, 2020 | 12:38 AMRobert Bailey - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce celebrates winning the Women’s 60m during the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix in Scotland yesterday.
Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce celebrates winning the Women’s 60m during the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix in Scotland yesterday.

Reigning World 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce turned in a blistering performance to win the women’s 60m at the Muller Indoor Grand Prix in Glasgow, Scotland, yesterday.

The 33-year-old Fraser-Pryce clocked a season’s best 7.16 seconds to capture the event ahead of reigning World Indoor 60m champion Murielle Ahoure of Côte d’Ivoire in 7.22. Another Jamaican, Natasha Morrison, was third in 7.30.

It was Fraser-Pryce’s second straight victory over the distance this season, after opening her campaign with 7.32 at the Milo Western Relays at the G.C. Foster College a week ago.

Jamaica’s Julian Forte finished eighth in the men’s equivalent in 6.81. The race was won by American Ronnie Baker in 6.50 ahead of his teammate Mike Rodgers, 6.67. Third went to Slovak Jan Volk in 6.68.

Former Kingston College star Akeem Bloomfield won the men’s 400m event in 46.20 seconds. Obi Igbokwe of the USA was second in 46.41 with Yousef Karam of Kuwait, third in 46.49. Jamaica’s Nathon Allen (47.89) was sixth.

Tissanna Hickling leapt to 6.38m to finish sixth in the women’s long jump event. The event was won by Ukraine’s Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk with mark of 6.90m while second went to Khaddi Sagnia of Sweden with 6.53m and third was Jazmin Sawyers of Great Britain with a best of 6.47m.