Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown held off the challenge of American Carmelita Jeter down the home straight to win the women’s world 200 meters title for Jamaica Friday. Jeter, who won the 100 meters gold earlier in the championships, looked set to overhaul Campbell-Brown with 70 meters to go but the Jamaican found an extra gear and crossed the line first to win in 22.22 seconds.
Jeter took silver in 22.37 seconds ahead of compatriot Allyson Felix, the three-times defending champion, who added a bronze to the silver she won in the 400 in a time of 22.42 seconds.
Organizers had hedged their bets by putting a picture of both Jeter and Felix on the front of the day’s program but the “Cover curse,” where the featured athletes fail to win their events, struck for the sixth time in seven days.
Source – Reuters