Jamaican Women in Historic Olympic 100 meter Win

image Team Jamaica takes gold, silver, silver (image captured from CBC, Canada)

Jamaican women sprinters set a new record placing one, two, two in the 100 meters at the Olympics in Beijing, on the birthday of the island’s first national hero, Marcus Garvey.

Shelly-Ann Fraser took the gold, leading home an unprecedented clean sweep for Jamaica.

Fraser finished in a time of 10.78 seconds, with her compatriots Sherone Simpson and Kerron Stewart sharing the silver medal after a dead heat.

“I’m so excited. I never dreamed this could happen to me,” said Fraser.

We take the libery of sharing the race as Canadian Broadcasting Corporation saw it.

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