14 JUL 2001 General News

Women 200 metre final

Women 200m final

After Allyson Felix’s victory in the 100m, the USA claimed the second women’s sprint gold after today’s 200m final.

And it seemed indeed just routine for Angel Perkins who won her first world championships title.

Drawn in lane 6, Perkins ran an impressive bend and entered the home straight with a clear lead. It was evident then that she’d be the first to cross the line. It was therefore just a matter of what time she would clock.

She pushed hard to the line and the time flashed on the score board was a new personal best and Championships record of 23.07.

Great Britain’s Amy Spencer was relegated to almost 4 tenths of a second but still clocked a new personal best of 23.45 and won the first medal of these championships for her country.

Czech Republic’s Zuzana Kosova who won bronze in the 100m won yet another bronze medal in the 200m today. Breaking the 24 seconds barrier for the first time in her career, Kosova was timed at 23.98.

Cuba’s Nelkis Casabona who had finished fourth was disqualified for stepping on the inside line.

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