100m Women: Jamaicans beaten as Blessing blows them away
Blessing Okagbare showed Jamaica’s world-beating sprinters a clean pair of heels as she blasted clear of the women’s 100m field to win by more than a tenth of a second from USA’s Tori Bowie in 10.98. After her double victory here last year, the Nigerian again had the Shanghai crowd gasping in appreciation as she pulled away from the fast-starting Veronica Campbell-Brown in the second half of the race, towing Bowie to her best of the year, 11.07. Campbell-Brown faded to fourth behind Michelle-Lee Ahye of Trinidad and Tobago who clocked 11.13 while double Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was never in it. The triple world champion finished fifth threee hundredths behind Campbell-Brown in 11.25.