Dafne Schippers from the Netherlands reacts after winning the women's 200m event during the 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China August 28, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
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Dutch flier Dafne Schippers completed her transformation from heptathlete to world champion sprinter when she ran the fourth fastest 200-meter of all time to win by a nose at the Bird's Nest Friday.The 23-year-old European champion clocked 21.63 seconds to beat Jamaica's Elaine Thompson by three-hundredths of a second and add gold to the silver medal she won in the 100 behind Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Monday.Twice Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown took bronze (21.97) in a race which featured two of the five fastest 200-meter of all time and six of the seven fastest of 2015 .Aries Merritt's achievement in winning bronze in the 110 hurdles was perhaps the most impressive of the night, however, given the Olympic champion will undergo a kidney transplant Tuesday.Jamaica's Danielle Williams had her sister Shermaine alongside her when she enjoyed the finest moment of her career with a shock win in the women's 100 hurdles.It will be the first time no Russian walkers will take part in a world championships.
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