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IAAF World Championships, Bejing 2015 update: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM) wins gold in the 100m, Tori Bowie (USA) takes bronze

IAAF World Championships, Bejing 2015 update: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (JAM) wins gold in the 100m, Tori Bowie (USA) takes bronze

BEIJING, CHINA - AUGUST 24: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica crosses the finish line to win gold in the Women's 100 metres final during day three of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 24, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images for IAAF)

It was one of the most anticipated events of the championships, and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce did not let the fans down. The Jamaican dominated the field in spectacular fashion taking the 100m victory in 10.76. She now holds three world championship titles, making her the most decorated woman in the event’s history.

Running two lanes to the right of Fraser-Pryce, Bowie was in medal contention throughout the race, finishing third in 10.86 behind Fraser-Pryce’s 10.76 and a national record of 10.81 for The Netherlands’ Dafne Schippers.

In the semifinal, Bowie was out well and had an early lead which she never yielded, cruising to an easy win in heat 1in 10.87. English Gardner (Voorhees, New Jersey) had a fair start in the first semi but never appeared to get to her top speed, finishing sixth in 11.13 to miss the final. Jasmine Todd (Chandler, Arizona) was never in contention in the final heat, placing eighth in 11.21.

Tori Bowie of the United States celebrates after winning bronze in the Women's 100 metres final during day three of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 24, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images for IAAF)

Tori Bowie of the United States celebrates after winning bronze in the Women's 100 metres final during day three of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 24, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images for IAAF)

Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands celebrates after winning silver in the Women's 100 metres final during day three of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 24, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for IAAF)

Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands celebrates after winning silver in the Women's 100 metres final during day three of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 24, 2015 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for IAAF)

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