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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce adds 200m to 100m title

2013-08-16 20:37:02

Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce

Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce made it a sprint double with victory in the 200m, as Olympic champion Allyson Felix failed to finish because of an injury.

Fraser-Pryce, second behind Felix at the London Games, clocked 22.17 seconds to finish ahead of Murielle Ahoure of the Ivory Coast and Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare (both 22.32).

Felix dropped to the track early in the race grabbing her torn right hamstring.

The United States won the men's 4x400m ahead of Jamaica and Russia.

World Athletics 2013: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce secures
sprint double

David Verburg, Tony McQuay, Arman Hall and LaShawn Merritt won the race in two minutes, 58.71 seconds. Jamaica clocked 2:59.88 and Russia 2:59.90, with Great Britain fourth in 3:00.88.

Three-time champion Felix was chasing a record nine gold medals but she is unlikely to feature in the American team for the final of the women's 4x100m.

Fraser-Pryce, 26, joins East Germans Silke Gladisch (1987) and Katrin Krabbe (1991) in completing a World Championships sprint double.

Russia's Aleksandr Menkov won the men's long jump with a leap of 8.56m on his fifth attempt, a personal best and the longest in the world this year.

Ignisious Gaisah of the Netherlands set a new national record of 8.29 to finish second, ahead of Mexico's Luis Rivera (8.27) in third.

Defending world and Olympic champion Tatyana Lysenko also delighted the home fans by winning the women's hammer with a championship record of 78.80m.

Poland's Anita Wlodarczyk, the 2009 champion, finished second with a throw of 78.46, while China's Zhang Wenxiu threw 75.58 to finish third.

David Storl of Germany retained his men's shot put title. His winning throw of 21.73m was initially flagged for a foul but later reinstated.

Ryan Whiting of the United States took silver with a throw of 21.57 and Dylan Armstrong of Canada earned bronze with 21.34.


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