Felix wins 200m semi in 22.31, Simpson fifth

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — American Allyson Felix won Heat 2 of the women’s 200m semi final today, thrashing a field which included Sherone Simpson, who finished a distant sixth.

"It was good. I just wanted to run a good 120 (metres) and then see how I feel. I feel good and excited. I've spent a long time waiting for this moment, I just wanna execute, that's what it's all about.," Felix said.

"I just want to put one race together at a time," she added. 

Felix cruised to 22.31 to beat Murielle Ahoure of Ivory Coast (22.49) into second.

Trinidad and Tobago’s Semoy Hackett was third in 22.55.

Rank Lane Athlete Reac. T Time
1 3 FELIX Allyson 0.185 22.31 Q
2 4 AHOURE Murielle 0.151 22.49 Q
3 5 HACKETT Semoy 0.193 22.55
4 6 JONES-FERRETTE Laverne 0.161 22.62
5 8 BRYZGINA Elyzaveta 0.225 22.64
6 7 SIMPSON Sherone 0.159 22.71

7 2 DOS SANTOS Evelyn 0.167 22.82
8 1 ARTYMATA Eleni 0.226 22.92



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