The race to decide the world's fastest woman is in the books, and Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce took gold in 10.75 seconds. The United States managed to place three runners in the top five, including Carmelita Jeter, who missed out on gold by three hundredths of a second.
Three Americans and two Jamaicans raced their way into the final, and sure enough those five runners took the top five slots. Fraser-Pryce barely edged out Jeter, with the Jamaican finishing just .03 seconds ahead and Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown taking bronze just .03 seconds behind her. In fourth and fifth were Americans Tianna Madison and Allyson Felix, who both finished off of the podium but each recorded personal bests in the event, finishing at 10.85 and 10.89, respectively.
Placing three runners in the top five bodes pretty well for the United States' chance of winning gold in the 4x100 relay, although Jamaica will obviously be a strong contender at gold as well. Jeter and Felix will also compete in the 200m later in the Olympics, where Felix is a favorite to win.
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