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.