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August 21, 2021 | Zhane Squire |

Jamaica’s Golden Sprint Queens once again dominated the track in Eugene, Oregon at the highly anticipated Prefontaine Classic with another 1,2,3 sweep performance.

Elaine Thompson-Herah finished in first place, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in 2nd and Shericka Jackson finished third place respectively. Thompson-Herah who clocked a new personal best of 10.54 seconds defended her title as the fastest woman alive. Fraser-Pryce finished with a time of 10.73 seconds and Shericka Jackson rounded out the top three with 10.76 seconds on the clock, defeating the American star athlete Sha’Carri Richardson.  Sha’Carri Richardson 21, who was banned from the Tokyo Olympics, had a slow start out the blocks and could not recover. She finished ninth among the nine runners.

The trio of Jamaican runners who swept the podium in the 100 meters Olympic event in Tokyo, repeated their performance once more, no doubt in response to Richardson’s defiant challenge in a video posted on Twitter. In the video, Richardson showed off her swagger while having her hair done, saying that “she took some time off to rest and now it’s game time”.

The Golden Sprint Queens responded with their performance of 10 second runs straight across the board, Thompson-Herah’s winning time saw her slice 0.07 off her Olympic record of 10.61 seconds set on July 31.

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