Friday, August 21, 2009

Silver for Veronica Campbell-Brown after brave run

Allyson Felix of the United States of the United States, left, races to the line on her way winning the gold medal in the final of the Women's 200m ahead of Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown, center, who took the silver medal and Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie of the Bahamas, bronze, during the World Athletics Championships in Berlin on Friday, Aug. 21, 2009. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

From the Baltimore Sun

BERLIN (AP) — Defending champion Allyson Felix of the United States has won the 200 meters at the world championships, beating Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica.

Felix held off an early charge by the Jamaican and extended her lead in the home straight to win in 22.02 seconds on Friday, holding an edge of .33 over Campbell-Brown.

Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie of the Bahamas took bronze.

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