IAAF world championships: Flying Dutchwoman Schippers defends 200m title
LONDON: Dafne Schippers efficiently defended her 200 metres world title on Friday in an exciting ultimate.
The 25-year-old Dutchwoman, who took bronze within the 100m, timed a season’s finest 22.05 seconds and joins greats Allyson Felix and Merlene Ottey in profitable the world title greater than as soon as.
Ivory Coast’s Marie Josee Ta Lou needed to accept a second dash silver in a matter of days, timing a nationwide file of 22.08sec, with Bahamas Shaunae Miller-Uibo ending third in 22.15sec.
Schippers, who took silver within the occasion in final yr’s Olympics, stormed off the bend properly up on Ta Lou with Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith exhibiting properly in third within the outdoors lane.
Nonetheless, Ta Lou – diminutive beside the statuesque Schippers – clawed again the metres between her and the Dutchwoman while Bailey-Uibo additionally made up floor within the ultimate 50 metres.
Schippers, although, simply hit the road a tad forward of Ta Lou with Bailey-Uibo gaining some compensation for lacking out on a medal within the 400m – a dramatic collapse seeing her go from first to fourth within the ultimate 20m – by edging previous Asher-Smith.