Fraser-Pryce storms to Jamaican 100m title with 10.71

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The two-time Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce stormed to a 100m victory at the Jamaican National Championships in a blazing time of 10.71 seconds (wind +1.0 m/s) on Friday night.

The second-fastest woman in history,  Fraser-Pryce broke away from the field at 50m to win the 100m final and to book her a ticket to her fourth straight Olympic Games in Tokyo.

"It's amazing and I think all credit goes to my coach (Reynaldo Walcott). You know he's such a firm believer in what I can do and what I'm capable of," she said.

"After the 10.63 (June 5) it was rough! My hamstrings were just giving problems after that run, but I said champions show up no matter what, you always show up and you just have to make sure that when you get to the line you deliver," Fraser-Pryce added.

Rio Olympic 400m bronze medallist Shericka Jackson, who clocked 10.77 in the semi-finals,  took second place in 10.82secs, just 0.02 seconds ahead of reigning double sprint champion Olympic Champion Elaine Thompson-Herah.

The World Junior U20 100m and 200m champion Briana Williams clocked 11.01 to take 4th place.

The men's 100m final won Tyquendo Tracey who clocked 10.00s (wind +0.6m/s). Yohan Blake, the 2011 World champion, took second place with 10.01, while 20-year-old Oblique Seville clocked a new personal best time of 10.04 for third place. 

The top three men and women will represent Jamaica in the Tokyo Olympics.

See complete results here.

Women's 100m Final

Men's 100m Final

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