Dafne Schippers: World Indoor Championships

World champion Dafne Schippers continued her good form this season with another victory over the 200m, after she ran away from Allyson Felix at the Brussels Diamond League meeting on Friday.


Schippers, who blasted to the fourth fastest time on the all-time list when winning the half-lap gold medal at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, last month, in 21.63 seconds, was once again in rampant form as she blew past American World 400m champion to win in Brussels.

This time, the Dutch national sprint double record holder, finished first in a time of 22.12 seconds.

Felix, who led heading into the home straight before being passed by Schippers, was second in 22.22, with Jamaica’s World Championships silver medal Elaine Thompson taking third place with a time of 22.26.

“It’s quite logical Schippers beat me because I’m not the sharpest 200m runner at this moment,” Felix said.

“My switch to the 400m definitely took away some my speed.”

Meanwhile, World Championships sprint double silver medallist Justin Gatlin of USA won the men’s 100m with a time of 9.98 seconds after sharing the same time with Qatar’s Femi Ogunode, with French sprinter Jimmy Vicaut also getting below the 10-seconds barrier at 9.99 for third.

Jamaica’s Asafa Powell only ran 10.04 for fifth place.

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