In 2009 Shelly-Ann Fraser added the World Championship 100 metres gold medal to the Olympic gold medal she won in Beijing the previous year.  She is the only female sprinter to hold both world and Olympic 100 metres titles simultaneously, and the first Jamaican woman to win an Olympic gold medal in the 100 metres.
In the World Championships in Berlin, Fraser held off a late surge from fellow Jamaican Kerron Stewart to win in 10.73secs, the third fastest time in the event's history and the fastest time ever run by a Jamaican woman.  She also won a gold medal in the 4x100 metres relay.

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