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Asher-Smith misses medal as Schippers defends 200m title – report & video

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World Athletics Championships on the BBC
Venue: London Stadium Dates: 4-13 August
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Great Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith came within seven hundredths of a second of a remarkable medal as Dafne Schippers retained her 200m title at the World Championships.

Asher-Smith, 21, broke a bone in her foot in March and looked unlikely to make these championships as recently as a month ago.

But having run a season’s best to get through the final, she knocked another half a second off her semi-final time as the Nethlerlands’ Schippers held off Marie-Josee Ta Lou for gold with Shaunee Miller-Uibo coming through for bronze in London.

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