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Athletics: USA's Felix finally takes gold in women's 200 metres

Updated: Wednesday, 08 Aug 2012 22:47

Allyson Felix finally celebrates Olympic 200m gold
Allyson Felix finally celebrates Olympic 200m gold

Allyson Felix of the United States won the women's 200 metres gold medal at the third time of asking.

Felix, who had finished runner-up to Veronica Campbell-Brown at the previous two Olympics, came off the bend level with the Jamaican and 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce but lengthened her stride to ease to victory in 21.88 seconds.

Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica took the silver in 22.09.

American Carmelita Jeter won the bronze in 22.14 as Campbell-Brown faded down the home straight to finish fourth.

"It's been a long time coming. I am so overjoyed," said Felix.

"I thought back to the disappointment in Beijing, it's been a long road, I never wanted to give up," the 26-year-old said. "I've wanted it for so long. This moment is really priceless."

Medal Table

Country Total
USA 45 27 30 102
China 38 28 23 89
Great Britain 29 17 19 65
Russia 25 25 32 82
South Korea 13 8 7 28
Ireland 1 1 3 5
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