Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce goes 10.71 seconds, fastest in the world this year, two years after childbirth, for her sixth combined Olympic or world 100m title. She also created history becoming the first woman to win four 100 metres World Championship titles. Fraser Pryce struck GOLD in the marquee 100m event in Doha, Qatar, winning in 10.71 seconds.
Here is what Shelly-Ann told the BBC after winning the race:
“To be standing here as world champion again after having my baby, I am elated. Congratulations to all the ladies. The females keep showing up. We love to put on a performance and for me I am just really happy to come away with the win.
“I had no sleep last night. Last time I was at a major championship was in 2016 and that feeling of ‘oh my God I need bed’ – it was just not happening. For me it is just experience and knowing some days will be good but mental toughness will get me through.
“My son Zyon has been my strength, my family and husband have been my strength. Having my son and coming back, performing the way I did, I hope I can give inspiration to all the women starting family or thinking of starting a family. You can do anything. It’s about who you are and why you started in the first place.”