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Olympic Games 2008: Veronica Campbell-Brown defends 200m Olympic title

21 August 2008
www.world-track.org

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By Kurt Morris

1. Veronica Campbell-Brown (JAM) - 21.74
2. Allyson Felix (USA) - 21.93
3. Kerron Stewart (JAM) - 22.00
4. Muna Lee (USA) - 22.01
5. Marshevet Hooker (USA) - 22.34
6. Sherone Simpson (JAM) - 22.36
7. Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie (BAH) - 22.61
8. Cydonie Mothersill (CAY) - 22.68

Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown ran superb turn and powered home to victory to defend her Olympic 200m title with a time of 21.74seconds.

In the men's 4x100m USA and defending champions Great Britain were disqualified. On the women's side the baton also went down.

Back to women's 200m finals where Campbell-Brown, who ran a personal best on the day, led home American World champion Allyson Felix, who was totally outclassed in finishing second in a fast 21.93 seasonal best.

At the World Championships in Osaka, Japan last season, Felix out ran her Jamaican counterpart in a thriller. But here tonight, it was all Campbell-Brown as Felix, though looking good in the rounds did not really look like the threat she was a year ago

Jamaica continued their good showing in the sprints when the Caribbean nation picked up another medal at these Games, following Kerron Stewart's bronze medal -- out leaning American Muna Lee in 22.00 to 22.01.



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