• Schippers Beats Felix in 200m in Brussels

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 World champion Dafne Schippers held of American sprint super star Allyson Felix to win the women´s 200m, at Friday's  Diamond League meet in Brussels. 

Netherland´s Schippers clocked 22.12 seconds to beat Felix into second in 22.22sec at season-ending Diamond League meet.

Coming off the bend the 4 time Olympic champion Felix had about 3 meters lead, but the the 23-year-old Dutch sprinter  with a powerful final 40 metres managed to pass by the American.  Jamaican world championships 200m silver medalist Elaine Thompson took third in  22.26.

"Beating the Olympic champion – I didn't know that it feels so good. A few weeks ago I ran eight races in a few days and that shows.

"But I felt that I could give power after the curve, so that is what I did. You never know what the others can do, but I felt strong and felt I could take the win." Said Schippers after the race.

In the women´s mile, world championships silver medalist Kenya´s Faith Kipyegon out-sprinted in the homestretch world 1500m bronze medalist Netherland´s Sifan Hassan to set a new African record of 4:16.71.

There was another African record broken byTunisia´s Habiba Ghribi  who won the 3000m steeple in 9:05.36. It was also the fastest time this year in the world and new meeting record.

World record holder Renaud Lavillenie  cleared 5.95m to beat newly-crowned world champion Shawn Barber (5.85m) in the men´s pole vault.

Ethiopia´s Yomif Kejelcha beat compatriot Agos Gebrhiwet setting a new world leading time of 12:53.98.

Justing Gatlin in the final meeting of the season beat talent stacked 100m race in 9.98 seconds. Qatar´s Femi Ogunde set a new Asian Record of 19.97 seconds to take men´s 200m race.

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