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# Schipp Got Real
Dafne Schippers just won the women's 200m with the fourth-fastest time EVER
21.63 – put it in the book.

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HOLLAND’S DAFNE SCHIPPERS ran the fastest women’s 200m time in almost 17 years to clinch gold in a thrilling world championship final.

Schippers, 23, clocked a blistering 21.63 to beat Jamaican pair Elaine Thompson (21.66) and Veronica Campbell-Brown (21.97) in Beijing.

The time was a new world championship record and the fastest ever by a European woman, as well as the fourth-fastest on record behind only Florence Griffith-Joyner (21.34 and 21.56 in 1988) and Marion Jones (21.62 in 1998).

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Schippers, who won 100m silver earlier this week, trailed Thompson slightly as the leaders rounded the bend in the Bird’s Nest.

But she finished strongest to win by three-hundredths of a second.

Schippers won bronze in the heptathlon at the 2013 world championships before deciding to focus on the sprint events, and did the 100m/200m double at the European Championships last year.

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She set a new national record of 10.81 in the 100m final on Monday but it was only good enough for second place behind Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica.

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