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Fraser-Pryce on course to give Jamaica 100 double

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica (C) crosses the finish line between Gloria Asumnu of Nigeria (L) and Alexandria Anderson of the U.S. (R)
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica (C) crosses the finish line between Gloria Asumnu of Nigeria (L) and Alexandria Anderson of the U.S. (R)

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Jamaica were on course for a 100 meters double at the world championships after Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce eased into the final of the women's event on Monday.

Title favorite Fraser-Pryce never looked troubled as she clocked 10.85 for the fastest time of the three semi-finals but she faces the challenge of four Americans in the final led by defending champion Carmelita Jeter.

Jeter was made to work in her race and came through late to pip Murielle Ahoure of the Ivory Coast on the line with both athletes given the time of 10.95.

Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare, who won silver in the long jump on Sunday, took the first heat in 11.08 seconds, the same time as American Octavious Freeman.

English Gardner and Alexandria Anderson of the U.S. also reached the final along with Jamaican Kerron Stewart.

Jamaica's Usain Bolt won the men's 100 meters on Sunday.

(Writing by Alison Wildey; Editing by Ed Osmond)

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