Bartoletta wins second world long jump gold as Schippers sprints to 200m title

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Bartoletta wins second world long jump gold as Schippers sprints to 200m title

Dafne Schippers continued her remarkable ascent in the world of sprinting.

The Dutchwomen produced a stunning late burst to win the 200 metres gold at the World Championships in Beijing.

The 23-year-old former heptathlete, who won silver in the 100 metres earlier in the week, surged to the line in 21.63 seconds – the third fastest time in history.

Jamaicans Elaine Thompson and Veronica Campbell-Brown – the two-time Olympic champion rounded off the podium.

Danielle Williams did strike gold for Jamaica on Friday when she won the 100 metres hurdles title.

Williams took the lead after the last flight to win with a lifetime best of 12.57 seconds.

Germany’s Cindy Roleder took silver while bronze went to Alina Talay of Belarus.

Defending champion Brianna Rollins knocked down the first hurdle and then battled back for fourth place.

American Tianna Bartoletta won her second world long jump title ten years after her first.

She recorded 7.14 metres in the final round to snatch gold away from Britain’s Shara Proctor who led after round three with 7.07 metres.

Serbia’s Ivana Spanovic took the bronze.

Sergey Shubenkov ran a Russian record to win the men’s 110 metres hurdles gold for his first world title.

The two time European champion clocked 12.98 seconds to beat Hansle Parchment of Jamaica into second and Olympic champion and world record holder Aries Merritt into bronze.