Dafne Schippers

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Elaine Thompson,Tori Bowie,Dafne Schippers,Marie-Josee Ta Lou,Omar McLeod,Hansle Parchment,World Championships,London 2017,

Photo: A shocked Elaine Thompson reacts after crossing the line in fifth position in the Women's 100m final at the World Championships in London on Sunday. Tori Bowie won in 10.85s.




The doom and gloom continued on day three of the IAAF World Championships on Jamaica’s Independence Day as odds on favourite for the women’s 100m gold, Elaine Thompson finished fifth in 10.98s in the final, less than two hours after easing to 10.84s in her semifinal.

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Photo: Elaine Thompson will square off with main rival Dafne Schippers in the 200m at the IAAF Doha Diamond League Meet today.





The 2017 outdoors track and field season springs to life today with the IAAF Doha Diamond League Meet taking centre stage. There are some tantalizing matchups to whet the appetite of track and field fans the world over ahead of what is expected to be yet another exciting year for the sport.

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Usain Bolt,Justin Gatlin,Andre DeGrasse,Elaine Thompson,Dafne Schippers,Rio Olympics 2016,

Photo: Usain Bolt smiles after crossing the finish line first to secure his third consecutive 100m Olympic gold medal. (Getty Images)

Usain Bolt treated the entire Maracanã Stadium and the world, who paused to witness the star in pursuit of Olympic history, to a magical moment of track and field glory. Millions of fan and supporters around the world were glued to their television screens or whatever device they saw fit, to witness every moment of the 100m final.

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Photo: Stephenie Ann McPherson won the women's 400m at the Oslo Diamond League Meet on Friday.

Dutchwoman Dafne Schippers produced a stadium warming run en route to winning the Women’s 200m on a chilly night at the Oslo’s Exxon Mobil Bislett Games in Norway. This was the seventh stop on the IAAF Diamond League circuit.

The 2015 World Champion at 200m was away from the start and left the chasing pack for dead as she crossed the line in a Diamond League record, world leading and meeting record of 21.93 seconds.

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Photo: Dafne Schippers and Usain Bolt (Getty Images)

The revelation of the candidate list for Track and Field top award sees Jamaica's Usain Bolt leading as the top selected male athlete after amassing most votes in the sprints category in the first round of voting for the 2015 IAAF World Athlete of the Year award.

The nations females had no such favor in the sprint category as Dutch woman Dafne Schippers leads the list. with the highest amount of votes.

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Elaine Thompson,Allyson Felix, Dafne Schippers,Brussels Diamond League,

Photo: World Championship 200m silver medalist Elaine Thompson will face nemesis Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands and Allyson Felix of the USA tomorrow in a monumental showdown in Brussels.

Unlike the top two male sprinters at the Beijing World Championship Justin Gatlin and Usain Bolt who choose not to go head to head at the series ending AG Insurance Van Damme Brussels, Belgium Diamond League, fans need not to be dismayed, because the women’s 200m will be a thriller, not just two, but three the hard way, or rather the fast way.

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Photo: Jamaican 200m silver medalist Elaine Thompson (file photo)

Elaine Thompson won silver in the women 200 meters at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing, China. Thompson was beaten by 100 meter silver medalist Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands in a new Championship record of 21.63. Thompson who has been the new female sprint sensation in Jamaica was very pleased with the silver medal at her first senior championship for Jamaica. Running a near perfect race Thompson ran 21.66, which makes her the second fastest Jamaican behind the great Merlene Ottey 21.64.