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Fraser-Pryce wins ninth world title in relay

ATHLETICS By AFP | October 6th 2019 | 1 min read
Jamaica's Natalliah Whyte, Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Jamaica's Jonielle Smith and Jamaica's Shericka Jackson celebrate after taking gold in the Women's 4x100m Relay final at the 2019 IAAF Athletics World Championships at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha on October 5, 2019.  [Photo by ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP]

Jamaican sprint legend Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce secured her ninth world title on Saturday in Doha as Jamaica won the 4x100 metres relay.

The 32-year-old, who won her fourth world 100m title last Sunday, ran a storming second leg to put Jamaica firmly in the driving seat.

Shericka Jackson had a big enough lead to breach the line in 41.44 seconds with Britain's 200m world champion Dina Asher-Smith anchoring her team to the silver (41.85sec).

For Asher-Smith, it completed a superb championshps as she also took silver in the 100m.

Defending champions the United States rounded off an underwhelming championshps for their 100/200m women sprinters, taking bronze in 42.10sec.

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