STUTTGART, Germany Sanya Richards beat Olympic 400-meter champion Christine Ohuruogu at the World Athletics Final on Sunday, handing the Briton her only defeat of the year.
Richards had been considered a favorite in the 400 at Beijing last month and the American set the early pace in that race, only to fade to third.
There was no such letdown Sunday, with Richards powering from the start and winning with plenty to spare in 50.41 seconds. Ohuruogu was second in 50.83, and Novlene Williams finished third in 51.30. Olympic silver medalist Shericka Williams of Jamaica was fifth.
In the 100, Shelly-Ann Fraser followed up her Olympic gold medal by beating silver medalist and Jamaican countrywoman Kerron Stewart. With three of the top four from the Beijing Olympics competing, Fraser breezed home in 10.94 seconds, leaving Stewart comfortably behind on a cool and windy day.
Fraser and Stewart beat four Americans, repeating Jamaica's sprint dominance in Beijing.
Stewart nipped Mashevet Hooker for second place, with both clocking 11.06. Carmelita Jeter was fourth in 11.21, Torri Edwards fifth in 11.22 and Laury Williams sixth, also in 11.22.
Pamela Jelimo made sure of collecting the $1 million she won in the Golden League when she cruised to victory in the women's 800, clocking a meet record 1 minute, 56.41 seconds.
The Golden League jackpot goes to athletes who win their event in all six stops on the sport's most lucrative tour and the 18-year-old Kenyan was the only one to do so. But to actually take home the prize, the winners also have to show up at the World Athletics Final.
Jelimo did and in the process increased her purse by another $30,000 given to first-place winners here.
"As far as the money is concerned, I cannot tell you at the moment what I am going to do with it first I need a good plan," Jelimo said.
The Kenyan teenager, who only started running the two-lap race this year, was unbeaten in her 12 finals this year, including the Olympics in Beijing last month.
Blanka Vlasic of Croatia won the high jump by edging the only two women to have beaten her this year. Unfortunately for Vlasic, who has now won 36 of her last 38 competitions, the losses came at the Olympics and the Golden League final in Brussels, which cost her a $500,000 share of the event's jackpot.
Vlasic cleared 6 feet, 7 inches to edge Anna Chicherova of Russia, the Olympic bronze medalist, who jumped 6-6 1/4. Tia Hellebaut of Belgium, who beat Vlasic for the gold in Beijing, was third at 6-5 1/2.
Stephane Buckland of Mauritius won the men's 200 in 20.57, with no major sprinter stars in the race.
Richards completed a sweep at the two-day event, having also won the 200 on Saturday the first sprinter to complete a 200-400 double at the season-ending meet.
"Winning the 400 was more important than the 200," Richards said. "This morning I felt a little bit tight because of yesterday's race, so I ran a bit more conservatively. Ending my season like this is a good indication for 2009."