Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce bulleted to the race of the season to win Jamaica’s first gold medal at the London Olympics.
Running from lane seven, Fraser-Pryce nicknamed ‘The Pocket Rocket’ flew out of the blocks and never looked back.
She clocked 10.75 to defend her Beijing title and becoming the first non-American to retain the 100m Olympic crown in fours years apart.
America’s Carmelita Jeter was second in a season best 10.78 while Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell-Brown (10.81) took the bronze medal also in a season best.
Name: Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce
Date of Birth: December 27, 1986
Height: 5ft 3in
High School: Wolmer’s Trust High School for Girls
Events: 100m, 200m
Personal Best: 100m – 10.70, 200m – 22.10
Season Best: 100m – 10.70, 200m – 22.10
Coach: Stephen Francis
Club: MVP Track and Field Club
Hometown: Waterhouse Kingston, Jamaica