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Friday, August 24, 2012

Carmelita Jeter turns tables on Fraser-Pryce


(AFP)
LAUSANNE — America's Carmelita Jeter edged the 100m at the Lausanne Diamond League meeting on Thursday, thrillingly turning the tables on Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica.
Fraser-Pryce had defeated Jeter in the final at the Games earlier this month, but she took victory on Thursday, dipping just at the right time at the line with both runners clocking 10.86sec.
"I always want to win and when you do it feels pretty good," said Jeter.
"It was just like the Olympic final, I had to fight to the finish because Shelly-Ann has had such a great season. She's a great starter and fantastic competitor.
"She always brings her A-game so you have to bring yours."
Jeter also reflected on the United States women's 4x100 metres relay win at the Olympics which shattered one of the longest-standing and most controversial world records.
The American quartet, anchored with a stunning final leg by Jeter, sliced more than half a second off the 27-year-old record set by the former East Germany in 1985.
"It was an epic moment. Everyone said it could not be done," said Jeter.