Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Defends Her Olympic Title!!
Jamaica's Fraser-Pryce wins in 10.75. In 2008 she ran 10.78 to win Gold
Carmelita Jeter wins her first Olympic medal, taking away silver after finishing in 10.78. Veronica Campbell Brown finishes behind Jeter--just like she did at the 2011 World Championships--running 10.81. This is Campbell Browns 6th Olympic Medal, spread over three Olympic Games.
Gold: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Price (Jamaica) 10.75
Silver: Carmelita Jeter (USA) 10.78
Bronze: Veronica Campbell-Brown (Jamaica) 10.81
The women's 100m final was a win for Jamaica as Fraser-Pryce defended her Olympic title with the win in 10.75! USA's Carmelita Jeter was right there but got edged at the line to earn the silver medal in a season's best of 10.78. Jamaica's Veronica Campbell Brown rounded out the medalists with a 10.91, another season's best. The top 6 in the final went under 11 seconds with the fourth and fifth place finshers, USA's Tianna Madison (10.85) and Allyson Felix (10.89) posting personal bests.
NO DEAD HEAT! Felix is in the Final
Heat 1 - Carmelita Jeter is not messing around! She won heat 1 in another 10.83 and was followed by Jamaica's star Veronica Campbell-Brown in a 10.89. Both automatically advance to the final.
Potential Next Two in on Time: Santos (Brazil) 11.17, Jones-Ferrette (ISV) 11.22
Heat 2 - Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Price had a great start in heat 2 over the rest of the field and ran away from the pack with a 10.86. Allyson Felix snuck in for a close 2nd place to secure her spot in what should be an insane 100m final. Kelly-Ann Baptiste of Trinidad and Tobago may be in on time with her third place finish but we will have to wait and see.
Potential Next Two in on Time: Baptiste 11.00, Okparaebo 11.10 (NR)
Heat 3 - Heat 3 was a ridiculously close finish as USA's Tianna Madison battled it out with Nigeria's Blessing Okabare who both finished with a 10.92, a personal best for Okabare! Okabare had a great surge coming into the last 15 meters to power through to the final. Murielle Ahoure, the third place finisher came in with a 11.01 to qualify for the final along with Kelly-Ann Baptiste of Trinidad and Tobago. Both will qualify on time.
Next Two in on Time: Baptiste 11.00, Murielle Ahoure (CVI) 11.01
Women's 100 Semis Will Be EN FUEGO!
Only the top two women will advance from each heat plus the next two best times. Look at these heats and athletes with major 100m medal honors (plus Americans):
Veronica Campbell-Brown (Jamaica) --> 2011 World Silver, 2007 World Champ, 2005 World Silver, 2004 Olympic Bronze, season's 10.82 (#3 in World)
Carmelita Jeter (USA) --> 2011 World Gold, 2009 World Bronze, 2007 World Bronze, season's best 10.81 (#2 in World)
Allyson Felix (USA) --> no senior championship 100m experience, but not to be overlooked (she was World Youth Champ for 100m in 2001), season's best 10.92 (#5 in World)
Kelly-Anne Baptiste (Trinidad) --> 2011 World Bronze, season's best 10.86 (#4 in World)
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica) --> 2009 World Gold, 2008 Olympic Gold, season's best 10.70 (#1 in World)
Tianna Madison (USA) - no championships experience in 100m, season's best 10.96 (#9 in World)
Blessing Okagbare (Nigeria) - no medals, season's best 10.93 (#6 in World, ran in prelims at Olympics)
Kerron Stewart (Jamaica) - 2009 Silver, 2008 Silver, season's best 10.94 (#7 in World)
100 Metres - W SEMI-FINAL
Qual. rule: first 2 of each heat (Q) plus the 2 fastest times (q) qualified
(last update 1:41 pm CT)
Six women break 11 seconds in Round 1 of the women's 100m!!
All three Americans advance to the semi-final! Carmelita Jeter makes a statement in Heat 2 with a blazing time of 10.83!!! Tianna Madison follows her in Heat 4 with a 10.97 and Felix easily wins Heat 5 with an 11.01 despite a bad start!!
Women's 100m Round 1:
last updated: July 19th at 3:43pm CT
2012 London Olympic Games
100 Meter Schedule:
Day 1, Aug 3rd - Round 1 (4:40pm CT) - qualifying procedure TBA
Day 2, Aug 4th - Semi-final (1:35pm CT) - qualifying procedure TBA
Day 2, Aug 4th - Finals (3:55pm CT)
100 Meter Records:
World Record - 10.49 - Florence Griffith Joyner (USA) 7/16/1988
Olympic Record - 10.62 - Florence Griffith Joyner (USA) 9/24/1988
American Record - 10.49 - Florence Griffith Joyner 7/16/1988
The Favorites: (personal best/season best)
1. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Jamaica (10.70/10.70) - Reigning Olympic Champ, World Champion in 2009
2. Carmelita Jeter, United States (10.64/10.81) - World Champion in 2011, Bronze Medalist at 2009 World Championships.
3. Veronica Campbell Brown, Jamaica (10.76/10.82) - Silver Medalist at 2011 World Championships, World Champion in 2007.
1. Carmelita Jeter (10.64/10.81) - World Champion in 2011, Bronze Medalist at 2009 World Championships
2. Tianna Madison (10.96/10.96) - Bronze Medalist at 2012 World Indoor Championships
3. Allyson Felix (10.92/10.92) - two-time silver medalist
Past 100 Olympic Results: (from wiki)
2000 Olympic Games
|DSQ||Marion Jones||United States||5||0.189||
|1||Yulia Nestsiarenka (BLR)||10.93|
|2||Lauryn Williams (USA)||10.96 PB|
|3||Veronica Campbell (JAM)||10.97|
|4||Ivet Lalova (BUL)||11.00|
|5||Aleen Bailey (JAM)||11.05|
|6||Sherone Simpson (JAM)||11.07|
|7||Debbie Ferguson (BAH)||11.16|
|8||LaTasha Colander (USA)||11.18|
|4||Lauryn Williams||United States||0.149||11.03|
|5||Muna Lee||United States||0.234||11.07|
|6||Jeanette Kwakye||Great Britain||0.161||11.14||PB|
|8||Torri Edwards||United States||0.179||11.20|