Chasing history! VCB hunts 3rd straight 200m title
LONDON, England — Olympic history is on the line tonight when the eight finalists in the Women’s 200m line up just before 9:00 pm UK time (3:00 pm Jamaica time) in front of what is expected to be yet another full house at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford, east London.
Veronica Campbell Brown, who will run out of lane five, sandwiched by teammate and repeat 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to her left, and American Sanya Richards-Ross to her right with her great rival Allyson Felix one lane over, is seeking to become the first woman to win three consecutive 200m titles at the Olympics.
The finalists were decided last night following the semi-finals which saw Campbell Brown win her heat in a season best 22.32 seconds.
Fraser-Pryce (22.34) was second in her heat behind Richards-Ross (22.30) after leading most of the way, while howling favourite Felix dominated her heat in 22.31.