Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, 35, retained her world 100m title in Eugene in a Jamaican clean sweep ©Getty Images

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce ran a World Championship record of 10.67sec to retain her women’s 100 metres world title in Eugene, leading a Jamaican clean sweep of medals the day after the hosts had won gold, silver and bronze in the men’s race.

Minutes earlier there might have been a second United States clean sweep in the 110m hurdles had local hero Devon Allen not false-started - by the smallest of possible margins - and been disqualified from a race in which American athlete Grant Holloway successfully defended his title ahead of compatriot Trey Cunningham.

But there was another home clean sweep on the night in the men’s shot put, where double Olympic gold medallist Ryan Crouser threw a World Championship record of 22.94 metres to claim his first world title ahead of defending champion Joe Kovacs and Josh Awotunde.

Fraser-Pryce, the evergreen-and-yellow 35-year-old mother led from gun to tape to prevail over Shericka Jackson, winner of the national trials in 10.77, who was second in a personal best of 10.73, thus winning for a fifth time the title she first secured at the Berlin Championships of 2009.

Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 champion Elaine Thompson-Herah could only manage third place in 10.81.

World 200 metres champion Dina Asher-Smith missed a medal by one place as she equalled her British record of 10.83, ahead of the first American sprinter home, Melissa Jefferson, who clocked 10.92.

It was another stupendous centrepiece of sprinting at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 coming the day after Fred Kerley had led home compatriots Marvin Bracy and Trayvon Bromell in 9.86, and another re-statement of the incredible achievement of Fraser-Pryce, who won this event at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympics.

Fraser-Pryce screamed in delight and pumped her right fist twice in the air upon seeing her name and time come up, confirming her fifth world gold medal and breaking the 23-year-old mark set by US sprinter Marion Jones at the Seville World Championships.    

While compatriot Usain Bolt, who like her broke through to fame at Beijing 2008, has retired, she goes on and on at the highest level.

"I'm driven and I'm always hungry to do more because I believe there's more to be done,'' Fraser-Pryce said. 

"And I definitely believe I can run faster, and once I have that belief, I'm not going to stop until I do it.''

Reflecting on how she had reacted to last year’s Olympic defeat, Fraser-Pryce added: "I went back home and I worked and I worked and I came out here, and I had the success."

Fraser-Pryce’s time, just 0.07 off her personal best, matched her best of the season, although that was set in the rarified atmosphere of Nairobi in May.

The 1988 world record of 10.49 set by the late Florence Griffith-Joyner of the US remains tantalisingly on the horizon.

It is the first clean sweep of medals in the women's 100m at the World Athletics Championships, although Jamaica managed that feat at the Beijing 2008 and Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Jackson, like Kerley, has moved down from 400m running in the last couple of years to huge effect, and she so nearly achieved a crowning glory at Hayward Field as she added silver to the Olympic bronze earned last year.

Meanwhile Thompson-Herah, who also took the 200m titles at the last two Olympics, is still without an individual world title.

Asher-Smith, whose Olympic ambitions were undermined by a hamstring injury, will take huge heart from returning to top form ahead of the longer sprint, which will be something to behold.

If the home crowd were a little crestfallen at the failure of any US athlete to get onto the medal podium in the final event of the day, they were properly dismayed at the demise of Allen, the former University of Oregon student whose recent timing of 12.84 put him third on the all-time list and who later this year plans to play for the National Football League's Philadelphia Eagles.

Allen's reaction time coming off the starting block was 0.001sec faster than the 0.1 threshold allowed by World Athletics rules, meaning he false-started and was disqualified.

The red card was met with boos from the crowd and Allen took his time leaving the track, clearly not happy with the call.

Local hero Devon Allen was disqualified from the 110m hurdles final for a false start by the smallest possible margin of a thousandth of a second on Day Three of the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 ©Getty Images
Local hero Devon Allen was disqualified from the 110m hurdles final for a false start by the smallest possible margin of a thousandth of a second on Day Three of the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 ©Getty Images

"I'll learn from it and not react as fast next time," Allen said.

So it proved to be another frustrating evening for the 24-year-old who missed an Olympic medal by one place last year.

Allen was a disconsolate spectator of a race today that saw Holloway - whom he beat in New York last month - come home in 13.03 and Cunningham clock 13.08, with Asier Martinez of Spain taking bronze in a personal best of 13.17.

Commenting on the disqualification, silver medallist Cunningham said: "If they can show him undeniable footage, yeah, you moved [before the starting gun], your shoulder flinched or something, then you have to leave. 

"And I don't think they can show him that."

For Holloway, a disappointed Olympic silver medallist in Tokyo last summer, it marked a return to the gold standard after an indoor season where he won the world title over 60m hurdles.

On a night of Jamaican joy, there was sorrow too as the Olympic champion Hansle Parchment, who had qualified second-fastest in 13.02 behind the 13.01 set by Holloway, failed to start the final after appearing to injure his hamstring while warming up over the hurdles.

Ryan Crouser now has a world title to go with two Olympic gold medals ©Getty Images
Ryan Crouser now has a world title to go with two Olympic gold medals ©Getty Images

Crouser, throwing in the same arena in which he set the world record of 23.37 metres during last year’s Olympic trials, earned the title he missed by a centimetre in the monumental final at Doha 2019.

Kovacs took silver with 22.89m, with Awotunde throwing a personal best of 22.29m to beat 2017 world champion Thomas Walsh of New Zealand, who reached 22.08m, to bronze.

There was further field glory for the US in the women’s pole vault, where Olympic champion Katie Nageotte, who has been outshone this season by world indoor gold medallist Sandi Morris, returned to winning form as she claimed the title on countback after both had cleared 4.85m, the best achieved this year.

It was a bittersweet moment for Morris as she took her third successive world outdoor silver, having only cleared 4.85m at her second attempt after Nageotte had gone over first time.

Australia's Nina Kennedy took bronze on 4.80m.

Earlier in the evening all three Tokyo 2020 medallists - Norway's Karsten Warholm, back from injury, American Rai Benjamin and Brazil's Alison dos Santos - qualified for what promises to be a riveting men's 400 metres hurdles final tomorrow night.