She now joins American Gwen Torrence (1991-93) and Jamaican Merlene Ottey (1987-95) as the only women to medal in both 100m and 200m at successive world championships. Ta Lou had lost the 100m final by one hundredth of a second after failing to dip on the line and though she did lean this time she was just behind Schippers in 22.08, still a national record.
Dafne Schippers defends her title - she's world champion again!Fourth again for GB, but it's a great story for Asher-Smith. ?#London2017 pic.twitter.com/YSEOn9Rkvf — BBC Sport (@BBCSport) August 11, 2017
Dafne Schippers wins the #IAAFworlds 200m title in 22.05! 2nd Ta Lou 3rd Miller-Uibo pic.twitter.com/ZolzZOezrR — IAAF (@iaaforg) August 11, 2017Olympic 400m champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo, who stumbled in sight of gold and slipped to fifth in the 400m final, this time trailed badly coming off the bend but produced a barnstorming last 30m to overhaul 21-year-old home hope Dina Asher-Smith in 22.15. Asher-Smith, who missed a large chunk of the year with a broken foot, ran a season's best 22.22 to chalk up yet another fourth place for the host nation, still waiting for a second medal to add to Mo Farah's gold in the 10,000m on the opening night.