• Schippers blazes to 100m win in London

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Reigning European champion over 100m and 200m, Dafne Shippers, beat talent stacked field setting a new national record of 10.92 seconds in 100m on the second day of the IAAF London Diamond League meet on Saturday (25).

 

In the 100m final, Shippers powered home to her first Diamond League victory  in a new national record time of 10.92 seconds. Nigeria's  Blessing Okakbare was second with a time of 10.98 seconds, while Murielle Ahoure was third clocking11.01 seconds. Great Britain's Dina Asher-Smith took fourth place in 11.06 seconds. Watch100m final

Earlier in the day the 23-year-old Shippers took heat 2 with a time of 10.99 seconds. Identical time of 10.99 posted 21-year old Briton Dina Asher Asher-Smith for the win in heat 1 and also  becoming 1st female in Great Britain history to break 10 second barrier. Watch heat 1 video

Three weeks out from Beijing world championships world season leader (10.74 seconds) Jamaican Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce remains favorite in the 100m women's. Shippers, who has decided to do sprint double at world champs is one the favorites for gold in the 200m.

See full meet results here>>

 




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