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Friday, August 28, 2015

DAFNE SCHIPPERS WINS 21.63 CR WOMEN'S 200M FINAL IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2015

By on Friday, August 28, 2015


Dafne Schippers

Dafne Schippers upgraded to gold in a breathtaking 200m final at the world championships in Beijing while Great Britain's Dina Asher-Smith finished out of the medals she broke the 30-year-old British record on her way to finishing fifth.

Schippers, silver medalist over 100m, clocked 21.63sec to become the third fastest woman over 200m in history and take victory ahead of the Jamaican pair Elaine Thompson and Veronica Campbell-Brown.

It was only two years ago that Schippers was competing in the heptathlon at the Moscow world championships but in Beijing she carved 0.11 off the championship record with Thompson clocking 21.66 and Campbell-Brown a further 0.31 behind.

Asher-Smith, the world junior champion over 100m, was well placed approaching the bend but could not match her rivals in the final 50m, nonetheless setting her third personal best in Beijing of 22.07sec and breaking Kathy Cook’s national record, set in 1984. It also makes her the fastest teenager of all-time over 200m.

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