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Ferguson romps to women's 100m crown

27 July 2002

Debbie Ferguson

Ferguson was delighted with her performance

Debbie Ferguson cruised to victory in the women’s 100m final with a sub 11-second time. Ferguson powered through the field to finish ahead of Veronica Campbell and Sevatheda Fynes with a new Commonwealth record.

Host nation England, who had three finalists, saw Amanda Forrester finish fifth with a personal best time of 11.34 on a very fast night on the track.

Ferguson said after the race: “I got a bad start. After 20 metres I regained my balance and after 40 metres I just pulled away. I didn’t expect the time. I was hoping to go for the win but I came away with three things - I got the win, a Commonwealth Games Record and a new personal best. I can’t ask for anything more.”

Silver medallist Veronica Campbell said: “I feel great. That’s my fastest time this year. I think it was a great race.”

Women’s 100m result

1: Debbie Ferguson (10.91) – Bahamas
2: Veronica Campbell (11.00) – Jamaica
3: Sevatheda Fynes(11.07) – Bahamas

4: Susanthika Jayansinghe - Sri Lanka
5: Amanda Forrester - England
6: Shani Anderson - England
7: Abiodum Oyepitan - England
8: Natasha Mayers - St. Vincent & The Grenadines

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