Sha’Carri Richardson Wins Women’s 100m World Title, Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce 3rd, Video

Sha’Carri Richardson Wins Women’s 100m World Title, Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce 3rd, Video

Edwin Kiplagat
updated at August 22, 2023 at 6:39 AM
  • Sha'Carri Richardson is a world champion
  • The American sprinter stunned defending champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to win the 100-meter final at the 2023 World Athletics Championships
  • Favourite Shericka Jackson from Jamaica took bronze

USA's Sha'Carri Richardson is the women's 100m champion. The 23-year-old beat Jamaica's Shericka Jackson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.

The American clocked 10.65 seconds, denying the Jamaicans. That time was a championship record.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Jamaica, 2023 World Athletics Championships, Shericka Jackson, SHa'Carri Richardson
USA's Sha'Carri Richardson celebrates with a US flag after winning the women's 100m final. Photo by Jewel Samad.
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This was Richardson's first-ever global competition, and she obliterated the almost unbeatable Jamaicans. It has been an incredible rise for Richardson, who had a turbulent 2022.

Like many watching in the stands, Richardson could not believe she was the world champion. She jumped up and down the track to celebrate the biggest win of her career, per World Athletics.

It was also the first women's 100-meter world championship by an American since 2017 when Tori Bowie won.

Fraser-Pryce and Jackson looked like they would take gold and silver, but the American stunned the two veterans. Despite a shaky semi-final, Richardson, running on their outer lane, was sensational. Jackson got silver, while 36-year-old Fraser-Pryce took bronze.

Jackson clocked 10.72 seconds, while five-time champion Fraser-Pryce finished third in 10.81 seconds. Fraser-Pryce has won the 100m world title five times, per Runner's World.

Fraser-Pryce makes history

By winning a bronze medal, the veteran sprinter broke Usain Bolt's record to become the most successful Jamaican athlete in the history of the World Athletics Championships.

Fraser-Pryce's third-place finish sees her move past Bolt to 15 medals in the World Championships. Bolt won 14 medals, 11 of them gold, during his glittering career.

Noah Lyles wins men's 100m

Sports Brief earlier reported on American Noah Lyles winning the men's 100m world title at the 2023 World Athletics Championships.

He delivered on his promise by winning the men's 100m world title on Sunday evening in a world-leading time of 9.83 seconds.

Letsile Tebogo also made history by becoming the first African to medal in the event's history. The Botswanan under-20 prodigy won silver with a brilliant time of 9.88 seconds

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Edwin Kiplagat has five years of experience in journalism working as a Sports Editor at Africa Insight Communications and ESPN. Edwin Kiplagat is a Bachelor's Degree holder in journalism from the Multimedia University of Kenya.