Schippers storms to 200m gold in London

Olympic silver medallist Dafne Schippers produced a season's best time to win the women's 200m final at the World Championships in London on Friday night.

The Dutchwoman powered to the line in 22.05 to clinch her second world title, following her first gold in the event two years ago.

In all, Schippers can now boast two world championship golds, a silver and two bronze to go with an Olympic silver and four European golds and a European silver.

Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast ran a national record time of 22.08 to clinch the silver medal, while Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas won the bronze in 22.15.

It was an American 1-2 in the women's 3000m steeplechase, as Olympic bronze medallist Emma Coburn won gold in 9:02.58 – a new championship record – followed by Courtney Frerichs in 9:03.77 – her new personal best.

women's 3000m steeplechase

Kenya's Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi won bronze with a time of 9:04.03.

Rio 2016 winner Beatrice Chepkoech missed out on a medal after finishing fourth.

In the women's long jump, another Olympic silver medallist, Brittney Reese of the USA, went one better by clinching the gold medal.

Brittney Reese

Reese's best jump of 7.02 proved just enough to edge out Russia's Darya Klishina, who competed as a neutral and won the silver thanks to a jump of 7.00.

Olympic champion Tianna Bartoletta had to settle for bronze on this occasion after a best jump of 6.97. Bartoletta won the gold at Rio with a jump of 7.17.  

hammer throw

The men's hammer throw gold medal went to Poland's Pawel Fajdek with a mark of 79.81. 

Another Russian neutral, Valeriy Pronkin, won silver with 78.16, while bronze went to another Pole, Wojciech Nowicki, with 78.03.

Rio 2016 champion Dilshod Nazarov could only manage seventh place.

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