Jamaica's Sherone Simpson, Anneisha McLauglin, Kerron Stewart and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
In one of the most anticipated races of the 2013 Penn Relays, the Jamaican national women’s team in the 4X100m race, made up of three Olympic silver medalists, beat the US women’s Blue Team in one of signature US vs. the World events. Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce crossed the finish line in 42.42 seconds.
Anchor Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was ecstatic after the win which ended a nine-year drought against their Americans:
“This was great. Every year, we came 2nd, 2nd, 2nd. This year was special. We came out and decided that we’d do our best to win,” said Fraser-Pryce, two-time Olympic gold medalist in the women’s 100m. “It was a team effort. We had four girls showing grit, determination and good execution. We’re doing well going into the World Championships. This definitely bodes well for the future.”
Fraser-Pryce was joined on the podium by Kerron Stewart, Sherone Simpson and Anneisha McLaughlin. They were cheered on by a throng of estatic Jamaican supporters, most of them sporting Jamaica's green, black and gold and gold colors.
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