2007 World Championships in Athletics - Women's 200 Metres
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2007 World Championships in Athletics %E2%80%93 Women's 200 Metres

The women's 200 metres event at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics took place on 29-31 August (final) at the Nagai Stadium.

Having ran the fastest time in the world this year Allyson Felix entered as the favorite to retain her World Championship title. Her rival Veronica Campbell-Brown was her only threat from retaining her title.

In the final both Felix and Campbell-Brown shot out of the blocks like rockets, matching each other stride for stride, it was a bloody battle for the gold medal position. Coming into the straight, at the midpoint of the race, Veronica seemed to have a slight advantage over Allyson. Then Felix produced a display of speed and strength endurance that was simply astonishing, pulling away from the reigning olympic champion to win by a five metre margin. Veronica and Susanthika Jayasinghe took second and third place respectively.

At just 19 years old Felix ran under 22 seconds for the first time, winning in the of 21.81 seconds (the only athlete to run under 22 seconds for this race) - this being the time of the Century at the time. Felix wrote herself into history and gave the world a glimpse of what was to come and would go on to be : one of the best track and field athletes in history - the most decorated track and field athlete ever!

Medalists

Gold  Allyson Felix (USA)
Silver  Veronica Campbell (JAM)
Bronze  Susanthika Jayasinghe (SRI)

Records

World Record 21.34 United States Florence Griffith-Joyner Seoul, South Korea September 29, 1988
Championship Record 21.74 East Germany Silke Gladisch Rome, Italy September 3, 1987

Results

Heats

Qualification: First 4 in each heat(Q) and the next 8 fastest (q) advance to the quarterfinals.

Quarterfinals

First 4 of each Quarterfinal qualifies (Q).

Semifinals

First 4 of each Semifinal qualifies (Q).

Final

31 August 2007

Rank Athlete Time Notes
Gold medal icon.svg  Allyson Felix (USA) 21.81 WL
Silver medal icon.svg  Veronica Campbell (JAM) 22.34 SB
Bronze medal icon.svg  Susanthika Jayasinghe (SRI) 22.63
4  Torri Edwards (USA) 22.65
5  Sanya Richards (USA) 22.70
6  Aleen Bailey (JAM) 22.72
7  LaShauntea Moore (USA) 22.97
8  Cydonie Mothersille (CAY) 23.08

References


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