ShippersTakes Sprint Double, Gemili Defeats Lemaitre in 200m Final

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Netherlands,  Dafne Schippers, added her second gold at the European track and field championships in Zurich with a massive win in the 200m final on Friday evening.

Running into a headwind Shippers dominated the race after she entered the home straight and won the the event in a world leading time of  of 22.03 seconds.

Britain's Jodie Williams took silver clocking 22.46  ahead  Myriam Soumare of France who posted 22.58.

Shippers´ 200m gold is her second gold in this championships after she took win on Wednesday in the 100m final.

 In the men's 200m final the 20-year-old Briton, Adam Gemili, destroyed the field by winning the race  in 19.98 seconds.

Gemili defeated three time European championship winner, Christophe Lemaitre, who took silver.

Lemaitre was left in his wake on the bend and could not dent that lead down the straight as Gemili won his first senior title and Britain's 100th gold in the championships' long history.

"I'm so happy," Gemili told BBC Sport. "To become European champion was a big target for me this year and to achieve it is amazing."


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