Shelly-Ann Fraser,Kerron Stewart & Sheron Simpson-sweep women’s 100m final
Somebody pitch me because I must be dreaming. I am lost for words. I don’t know what words to use as I type this post.
On August 5th 2008 the Jamaica Gleaner printed an article “Who is Shelly Ann Fraser”. Well that question was answered today with total sprint surpremecy at the Birds Nest in Beijing-She is 21 year old from Waterhouse and attended Wolmers, 2008 Olympic gold medalist . Jamaica won Gold, Silver and Bronze. From what I am hearing because we took all three top spots we get one gold and 2 silvers. Who needs bronze anyway. So there is a new way to count 1,2,2 instead of 1,2,3.
I will be honest and say that I am surprised. I think there is a lesson here. The narrative about the men’s 100m would have lead me to think we would have atleast net gold and silver or bronze, at least 2 of the three medals. However in women’s 100m race where Americans Lauryn Williams and Muna Lee both showed dominance leading up to the games. They finished 4th and 5th respectively and three lesser known Jamaicans reign on the American’s parade in shear humiliation and shock. I really never expected an outcome like this.
Play my national anthem Mr Wong, it’s music to my ears. I feel like calling everybody I know and tell them AGAIN.
Shelly-Ann Fraser gold 10.78 seconds followed by second place Kerron Stewart and third place Sheron Simpson, yes indeed a clean sweep. The first time in my life time I have seen anything like this, we won all 3 titles in the women’s 100 metres. The relays are coming up that will truly be interesting,4 by 1 men and women.
Shelly Ann mother joked in an interview that when she use to sell in Half-Way-Tree and the police come to take them off the street she use to RUN and they couldn’t catch her. So we know where Shelly Ann gets her genes from.
Expect more jealousy Jamaica, expect more scrutiny, expect more testing. Banana, dasheen, yellow yam and dumpling is what they will find. NBC refused to show this meet again live, thank goodness for TVJ. I heard word that the Americans are protesting, false start and wanting a medal even though they lose. They are such bad losers, the athletes not the whole country.