It is around 10:50 pm EAT, nine super women have lined up to battle for the 100 meters title. It is without a doubt the most star-studded 100 meters women’s final in history.
The athletes have settled in their blocks ready to make history in the next ten seconds or so. The race director announces the athletes to be on their marks, the pregnant stadium is silent that you can cut it with a knife. The director shoots the gun and the athletes are up and flying.
The stadium erupts, it is about the fifty yard mark, the two Jamaicans- Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce, and Shericka Jackson are leading the pack. It all seems that they are going to clinch the title.
Wait! USA’s prodigy Sha’Charri Richardson creeps silently like a thief in the last lane (9), at around the 85th meter mark and storms to the finish in a scintillating fashion.
Wow! We have a new sprinting queen, it’s the on-song Richardson who looks in disbelief at the results board. She can’t believe it, the stadium is going mad. What a race and what a moment.
Let’s look at the clock, wow! The Championship record (10.67), has been smashed and the new record is 10.65.
The race itself was poetic in nature, you couldn’t have asked for more.
To summarize how great of a race it was, seven out of the nine finalists ran under 11.00 seconds. Just Wow!
Let’s hear what our champion has to say about the race.
“I came into this competition knowing that this was just another race with more quality, so I had to bring my A game. As I said I am getting better.” Sha’Carri told Television Jamaica.
The Silver medalist Shericka Jackson had this to say;
“I’m a Silver medalist again so I can’t complain.” She said.
The Bronze medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce.
“To be able to stand here with 36 years and having gotten to the podium is just amazing. I am proud with myself, basing on how tough my season has been.”