Posted August 04, 2012 on AP on Fox
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica moved closer to a second consecutive 100-meter Olympic title by winning her semifinal heat in 10.85 seconds Saturday night. The last woman to win the dash twice in a row was Gail Devers of the U.S. in 1992 and 1996. Fraser-Pryce was joined in the final, scheduled for later Saturday, by teammate Veronica Campbell-Brown, but there won't be a Jamaican sweep of the women's 100 medals the way there was four years ago in Beijing. That's because Kerron Stewart, who won a silver in 2008, finished fourth in her semifinal. All three U.S. entrants advanced: world champion Carmelita Jeter, Allyson Felix and Tianna Madison. Jeter set aside a so-so start to win the opening semifinal in 10.83.
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