Top females sprint into semi-finals
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Round one of heats for the women’s 100metre sprint is over. All three Jamaican contenders, — Shelley Ann Fraser Pryce, Veronica Campbell Brown and Kerron Stewart — have progressed to the semis. The qualifiers are:
Kelly-Ann Baptiste from Trinidad and Tobago, first in 10.96
Myriam Soumare, France, second in 11.07 and Verna Sailer from Germany finished third in 11.12.
American Carmalita Jeter won heat 2 in 10.83.
Olga Bludova from Kazakhstan was second in 11.31 and Bahamian Sheniqua Farguson finished third in 11.35.
Jamaican Campbell-Brown, won in 10.94.
Second was Bulgarian Ivet Lalova in 11.06 and Gloria Asumnu finished third in 11.13.
Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare ran out of Heat 4, winning in 10.93 seconds.
American Tianna Madison was second in 10.97 and Trinidadian Michelle-Lee Ahye was third in 11.28.
Allyson Felix won heat 5 in 11.01.
Brazilian Roseangela Santos finished second in 11.07 seconds with Gabon’s first Olympic representative, Ruddy Zang Milama finishing third in 11.14 seconds.
Shelly-Ann Fraser finished first in 11.00 flat.
Trinidadian Semoy Hackett was second in 11.04 and Olesya Povh was third in 11.18 seconds.
The final race in round one was won by Murielle Ahoure from Cote d'Ivoire, finishing in 10.99, while Laverne Jones-Ferrette from the US Virgin Islands claimed second place in 11.07. Jamaica's Stewart was third in 11.08 seconds.