19 JUL 2014 Preview Eugene, USA

Women’s 200m preview – IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014

US sprinter Kaylin Whitney on her way to winning the 100m (Victah Sailer)US sprinter Kaylin Whitney on her way to winning the 100m (Victah Sailer) © Copyright

Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith and USA’s Kaylin Whitney, in addition to meeting each other in the 100m, will face off again at 200m.

Whitney holds the 2014 best mark with her 22.49 from the USA Junior Championships at Hayward Field earlier this month. 

Whitney, 16, set a world youth best with her time while 2013 European junior champion Asher-Smith’s best of 22.74 dates from late June.

Cuba’s Arialis Gandulla is the dark horse with a 23.19 mark set back in March, and Sweden’s 2013 world youth champion Irene Ekelund should not be left out in the medal reckoning. 

Parker Morse for the IAAF

Women's 200 Metres Event timing

Previous Champion

Competitor Nat Date
Anthonique Strachan BAH BAH 13 JUL 2012
Competitor Mark Nat Venue Date
Anthonique Strachan 22.53 BAH BAH Barcelona (Olympic Stadium) 13 JUL 2012

2014 Best

Pos Competitor Nat Mark
1 Kaylin Whitney USA USA 22.49
2 Dina Asher-Smith GBR GBR 22.74
3 Brittany Brown USA USA 22.95
4 Ariana Washington USA USA 22.96
5 Jada Martin USA USA 23.02