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Jamaica's Fraser-Pryce closer to 2nd consecutive Olympic 100 gold; all 3 US entrants in final

08/04/2012 03:33 EDT | Updated 10/04/2012 05:12 EDT
LONDON - Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica moved closer to a second consecutive 100-meter Olympic title by winning her semifinal heat in 10.85 seconds Saturday night.

The last woman to win the dash twice in a row was Gail Devers of the U.S. in 1992 and 1996.

Fraser-Pryce was joined in the final, scheduled for later Saturday, by teammate Veronica Campbell-Brown, but there won't be a Jamaican sweep of the women's 100 medals the way there was four years ago in Beijing. That's because Kerron Stewart, who won a silver in 2008, finished fourth in her semifinal.

All three U.S. entrants advanced: world champion Carmelita Jeter, Allyson Felix and Tianna Madison.

Jeter set aside a so-so start to win the opening semifinal in 10.83.

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