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President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Garth Gayle has confirmed that defending World Championships women’s 100m gold medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will be the sole athlete qualified for a bye in that event at next month’s 2022 edition in Eugene, Oregon.
While defending champions earn the right to retain their crowns at the World Championships, the previous year’s Diamond League winner also earns the right to a bye in the event.
However, should one country possess the defending champion as well as the previous year’s Diamond League winner, then under World Athletics laws, that country shall have only one, the defending champion. Read more.
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