Dafne Schippers successfully defended her 200 metres world title on Friday in a thrilling final.
The 25-year-old Dutchwoman, who took bronze in the 100m, timed a season's best 22.05 seconds and joins greats Allyson Felix and Merlene Ottey in winning the world title more than once.
Ivory Coast's Marie Josee Ta Lou had to settle for a second sprint silver in a matter of days, timing a national record of 22.08sec, with Bahamas Shaunae Miller-Uibo finishing third in 22.15sec.
Schippers, who took silver in the event in last year's Olympics, stormed off the bend well up on Ta Lou with Britain's Dina Asher-Smith showing well in third in the outside lane.
However, Ta Lou -- diminutive beside the statuesque Schippers -- clawed back the metres between her and the Dutchwoman whilst Bailey-Uibo also made up ground in the final 50 metres.
Schippers, though, just hit the line a tad ahead of Ta Lou with Bailey-Uibo gaining some compensation for missing out on a medal in the 400m -- a dramatic collapse seeing her go from first to fourth in the final 20m -- by edging past Asher-Smith.
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