Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has become the first Caribbean woman to win world sprint double titles.
Fraser-Pryce achieved the honour Friday on the seventh day of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships here at the Luzhniki Stadium, reports CMC.
The Jamaican sprinter, who regained her 100-metre crown lost to Carmelita Jeter in 2011, completed the double, having won the 100m Monday, in 22.17 seconds.
The 200-metre title adds to two 100m titles won in Berlin 2009 and here Monday.
Drawn in lane 4 with danger woman Allyson Felix behind, the women’s 200m final was expected to be very competitive.
Fraser-Pryce, who was well aware that only a fast start and good curve would get the job done, went about her business in similar fashion.
Felix tried to follow the fast starter, but pulled up just before she could straighten, which left Fraser-Pryce without any challenge.
Murielle Ahoure of Ivory Coast took the silver in 22.32, the same time as Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare.
Fraser-Pryce, who joined East Germans Silke Gladisch (1987) and Katrin Krabbe (1991) to win the sprint double, had time to ease down across the line in jubilation.
“It was very hard, but for me, lots of hard work went into me taking the double here,” said Fraser-Pryce in describing the end results.