• Double victory for Jamaicans in 100m at Paris Diamond league

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Jamaican sprinters Asafa Powell and Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce took victories in 100m on Saturday night at 2015 Meeting Areva, the IAAF  Paris Diamond league meet.

The former world record holder in 100m, Powell, was victorious in the men's 100m race setting his seasons best time of 9.81 seconds. Jimmy Vicaut of France equaled the European record of 9.86 seconds in second, while American sprinter took third in 9.99 seconds. Watch video>>

"It was a great race and I got a good start!" Powell said.  "I saw Jimmy was close and I thought 'wow'. I need to keep my focus and run fast like that."

Double Olympic and world champion over 100m and 200m, Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce, set a new world leading time of 10.74 seconds beating Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor, who clocked season's best time of 10.80 seconds for second. American English Gardner took third crossing the line after  10.97. Watch video>>

"When you have good runners you always run fast. That's the motivation for me."

"But I have room to improve in my technique and in the start" Said Fraser-Pryce.

See full meet results here>>


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