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Key facts preview: Women's 100m

Thursday, August 02, 2012 | 6:20 PM    

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LONDON, England — Carmelita Jeter could become the first woman to win the women's 100m event at the Olympic Games while she is world champion (excluding Marion Jones who won at Sydney 2000 as world champion but was later stripped of her Olympic gold).

The United States have won nine out of 18 of Olympic women's 100m races.

Defending champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce could become the third woman to win this race at two Olympic Games, after Wyomia Tyusand and Gail Devers.

Jamaica could become the third National Olympic Committee (NOC) to win this race multiple times after the USA (nine) and Australia (two).

Going into London 2012, no female from Trinidad and Tobago had ever won an Olympic medal. Kelly-Ann Baptiste could become the first.

Veronica Campbell-Brown could become the first Jamaican in any event to win four Olympic gold medals. She is currently tied on three with Usain Bolt.

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