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Schippers retains women s 200m world title

Saturday - August 12, 2017 11:26 am , Category : SPORTS

London Aug 12 (IANS) Holland s Dafine Schippers retained the women s 200 meters title at the World Athletics Championships here.



Schipper 25 clocked a season best 22.05 seconds for the title adding to her 100m bronze. Marie-Josee Ta Lou of Cote d Ivoire took her second silver sprint silver following her second finish in the 100m with a time of 22.08. Shaunae Miller-Uibo was third in 22.15 on Friday reports Xinhua news agency.

"It s great " said Schipper. "Especially with a gold medal I am very pleased. My secret is enjoying the sport and enjoying my racing. I feel a little bit nervous starting out but I m a final runner and I m grateful for the experience now it s over."

Ta Lou was also excited after taking a second silver "Another silver but I am so happy. At the camp before these championships I felt a problem in my legs but I didn t want to tell my coach. I prayed that I would be ok and I have been.

"I did all I could in that race. To get a silver medal is more than I could have asked for. I am so grateful for having a championships like this. It has been a special week for me.

"I am very proud of both medals. I hope I have inspired a lot of girls back in Cote d Ivoire."

--IANS
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