Monday 16 September, 2019

LONDON 2017: Schippers wins the 200 metres at worlds

Netherlands' Dafne Schippers, left, crosses the line to win the gold in the women's 200m final during the World Athletics Championships in London Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. Right is Ivory Coast's Marie-Josee Ta Lou.

Netherlands' Dafne Schippers, left, crosses the line to win the gold in the women's 200m final during the World Athletics Championships in London Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. Right is Ivory Coast's Marie-Josee Ta Lou.

Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands successfully defended her 200-metre title at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London on Friday, dipping at the line just ahead of Marie-Josee Ta Lou.

Shaunae Miller-Uibo, the 400 Olympic champion, took bronze.

Schippers came out of the bend just ahead of Ta Lou and finished in 20.05 seconds. Ta Lou set an Ivory Coast record of 22.08, while Miller-Uibo crossed in 22.15.

Ta Lou has twice been edged at the line. She settled for silver in the 100 behind Tori Bowie. Schippers got bronze in that race.

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