Jamaica Continues Its Sprint Dominance At The World Championships

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce wins the 100m world title at the 15th IAAF World Championships in Beijing

Jamaica’s sprint dominance continued today with race favorite Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce capturing the women’s 100m world title.

The ‘Pocket Rocket’, Fraser-Pryce, is now the first three-time world champion in the women’s 100 meters thanks to her exciting win at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing. Fraser-Pryce, beat out the Netherland’s Dafne Schippers, who came in second and the United States’ Tori Bowie, who came in third. The two-time Olympic gold medalist’s winning time of 10.76 seconds comes a day after fellow Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt’s victory in the men’s 100m race.

“We are delighted to celebrate with the ‘Pocket Rocket’, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, on her emphatic win in the 100m at the 15th IAAF World Championships in Beijing,” said the Honourable Wykeham McNeill, Minister of Tourism and Entertainment. “Shelly-Ann is in a class by herself, clinching her third individual World Championship win by retaining her 100m title. Jamaicans at home and abroad are beaming with pride today!”

Jamaica’s Director of Tourism Paul Pennicook has high praises for Fraser-Pryce. “Shelly-Ann has had a remarkable career and her win in the 100m concretizes her dominance on the track. She has worked hard this year and we are excited to celebrate her golden run,” noted Mr. Pennicook.

About Jamaica Tourist Board
The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), founded in 1955, is Jamaica’s national tourism agency based in the capital city of Kingston. The JTB was declared the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards (WTA) from 2006 to 2014. Also in 2014, Jamaica earned the WTA’s vote for the Caribbean’s Leading Destination and Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination for the eighth consecutive year. Additionally, the Historic Falmouth Cruise Port was recognized as the Caribbean’s Leading Heritage Tour while Ocho Rios was named the Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Port and Sangster International Airport was voted the Caribbean’s Leading Airport. In Canada, Jamaica was voted the Favourite Honeymoon Destination by Travel Agents.

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