LONDON: Dafne Schippers productively defended her 200 metres planet title on Friday in a thrilling remaining.
The 25-12 months-previous Dutchwoman, who took bronze in the 100m, timed a season’s most effective 22.05 seconds and joins greats Allyson Felix and Merlene Ottey in successful the planet title more than as soon as.
Ivory Coast’s Marie Josee Ta Lou had to settle for a second dash silver in a issue of days, timing a national file of 22.08sec, with Bahamas Shaunae Miller-Uibo finishing 3rd in 22.15sec.
Schippers, who took silver in the occasion in last year’s Olympics, stormed off the bend effectively up on Ta Lou with Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith exhibiting effectively in 3rd in the exterior lane.
Having said that, Ta Lou – diminutive beside the statuesque Schippers – clawed back the metres in between her and the Dutchwoman although Bailey-Uibo also manufactured up floor in the remaining 50 metres.
Schippers, however, just strike the line a tad in advance of Ta Lou with Bailey-Uibo getting some compensation for missing out on a medal in the 400m – a dramatic collapse looking at her go from first to fourth in the remaining 20m – by edging earlier Asher-Smith.