Elaine Thompson Beats Dafne Schippers And Allyson Felix In The 200m At The Weltklasse Diamond League

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Double Olympic champion Jamaican Elaine Thompson ran the second fastest time in the world this year to edge great rival Dafne Schippers in the women’s 200 metres at the Weltklasse Diamond League in Zurich, Switzerland on Thursday.



Thompson led only in the final five metres to clock 21.85 seconds — .07 outside the new Jamaican star’s gold medal-winning time in Rio de Janeiro.

Schippers of the Netherlands was .01 back in her season-best of 21.86 after tying up in the final strides when Thompson surged. The 2015 world champion took Olympic silver in 21.88.



Allyson Felix of the United States was third in her season-best time of 22.02. That lifted the 2012 Olympic champion to fourth on the world list this year.

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