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Top females sprint into semi-finals

Jamaica Observer

Friday, August 03, 2012 | 2:37 PM    

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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:

Heat 1

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.

Heat 2

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.

Heat 3

Jamaican Campbell-Brown, won in 10.94.

Second was Bulgarian Ivet Lalova in 11.06 and Gloria Asumnu finished third in 11.13.

Heat 4

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.

Heat 5

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.

Heat 6

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.

Heat 7

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.

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