American Jeter wins women's 100; Pistorius fails to qualify for 400

Carmelita Jeter of the United States amputee Oscar Pistorius meter final on Monday at the 2011 IAAF World Championships.

Jeter finished the women's marquee sprint event in a time of 10.90 seconds to edge Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown by just 7/100ths of a second. Kelly-Ann Baptiste of Trinidad and Tobago was third at 10.98 seconds.

Pistorius placed eighth in his semifinal heat for the 400 meters and failed to qualify for the final. Known as the 'blade runner' for running with carbon- fiber prosthetic blades after his legs were amputated as a baby, Pistorius was competing for the first time in the world championships.

Amantle Montsho became the first gold medal winner from Botswana with a victory in the women's 400 meters. She crossed the wire in a time of 49.56 seconds to edge American Allyson Felix by just 3/100ths of a second for gold. Defending 400 champ Sanya Richards-Ross of the U.S. was a distant seventh.

Cuba's Dayron Robles claimed gold in the 110-meter hurdles. The Olympic champion hit the tape in 13.14 seconds, just 2/100ths of a second in front of American Jason Richardson.