Brittney Reese

Dafne Schippers repeats as 200-meter champion at world track championships

Dafne Schippers repeats as 200-meter champion at world track championships

On a night of even more upsets, Dafne Schippers restored some normalcy Friday when she proved again she is the fastest woman over 200 meters at the world championships.

The Dutchwoman dipped at the line just ahead of Marie-Josee Ta Lou in another extremely close race to defend her title in 20.05 seconds.

β€œI really had to fight for it today,” Schippers said. β€œIt is not an easy life but it can be beautiful.”

The most jaw-dropping result in a week of upsets at the Olympic Stadium came in the women's steeplechase, where the United States clinched an unlikely 1-2 finish at the expense of the Kenyans.

Emma Coburn took the lead for good at the final water jump and...

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