Sunday, September 14, 2008

WAF Instant Analysis: Sanya Richards Finishes Strong

-Stuttgart, Germany-The Beijing Games may not have gone as planned. Sanya Richards ended the season on a high note by completing a 200 and 400 double at the World Athletics Final. On Friday, she gutted out the 200 victory in 22.50.

On Saturday, Richards faced champion Christine Ohuruogu of Great Britain and won in 50.41 and while Ohuruogu finished in 50.80. It may not be Olympic gold but for Richards, beating Ohuruogu may have been a mental victory.

Shelly Ann-Fraser was a beast today at 100-meters. The Olympic champion won in 10.94, ahead of Jamaica's Kerron Stewart and Marshevet Hooker (USA), who both placed second with 11.06.

Pamela Jelimo ended the season just like she began-with a dominating win. The newly crowned Olympic champion from Kenya won the 800-meters in 1:56.23, setting a new WAF record. The only question remaining is how fast she can run next year.

By Jay Hicks.

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