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Tajay Gayle of Jamaica won the long jump with a distance of 8.69 meters at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019.
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Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser powered her way to her historic fourth l00 meters gold medal at the athletics World Championship in Doha, Qatar on Saturday night.

She became the first person to win four gold medals over the distance.

Fraser-Pryce, who returned to the track only last year after giving birth to a son, stormed across the line in a season-best time of 10.71 seconds followed by Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith in 10.83.

Ivory Coast’s Marie-Jose TaLou, world silver medalist at l00m and 200m in London two years ago, completed the podium, grabbing bronze.

The victory cemented Fraser-Pryce’s status as one of the all-time great sprinters, with her four world titles going alongside Olympic gold medal win in 2008 and 2012 and perhaps more to come at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games.

The 32-year-old Jamaica now stands alone in terms of the world championships where her four titles are one better than her compatriot Usain Bolt and American Carl Lewis and Maurice Green.

Meanwhile, Jamaica ended Saturday with a gold medal as Tajay Gayle won the long jump. His jump of 8.69 meters gave the nation known for sprinters its first world title in a field event. Jeff Henderson of the U.S. was second and Cuba’s Juan Miguel Echevarria third.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, of Jamaica, competes in in a women’s 100 meter race heat during the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019.
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