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Fraser-Pryce fourth in Gateshead Diamond League

Published:Sunday | May 23, 2021 | 3:15 PM

Olympian Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce finished fourth in the final of the women's 100m event at the Wanda Diamond League in Gateshead, England on Sunday afternoon.

Fraser-Pryce, who clocked a season's best 11.51 seconds, finished behind Great Britain's (GB) Dina Asher-Smith, who won in a season's best 11.35s. American Sha'Carri Richardson was second in 11.44s, and Ivorean Marie-Josée Ta Lou, third in a season's best 11.48s.

Natasha Morrison, the other Jamaican in the race, clocked 11.77s for seventh.

World Athletics Championships triple jump silver medallist Shanieka Ricketts won her event with a best jump of 14.40m. Her compatriot, Kimberly Williams, was fourth with a distance of 14.15m.

Janieve Russell clocked 57.16s for third in the women's 400m hurdles, behind Denmark's Sara Slott Petersen (56.32s) and GB's Jessica Turner (56.56s).

Stephenie Ann McPherson (51.96s) and Shericka Jackson (53.40s) were second and sixth respectively in the women's 400m event. It was won by American Kendall Ellis (51.86s).

Jamaica's Megan Tapper finished fifth in the women's 100m hurdles in 13.53s. That race was won by GB's Cindy Sember in 13.28s.

Danniel Thomas-Dodd's 18.46m placed her second in the women's shot put behind Portugal's Auriol Dongmo (19.08m).

Julian Forte ran a time of 21.47s for seventh in the men's 200m sprint. He was beaten by American Kenneth Bednarek (20.33s), while Canada's Aaron Brown (20.79s) and André de Grasse (20.85s) were second and third respectively.

World Champion Tajay Gayle leapt 8m for third in the men's long jump, behind Italy's Filippo Randazzo (8.11m) and Spain's Eusebio Cáceres (season's best 8.04m).