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American Allyson Felix Wins 200-Meters Gold at London Olympics

Allyson Felix of the U. S. leads the field on her way to winning gold in the Women's 200m Final at the London 2012 Olympic Games.  Photographer: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images
Allyson Felix of the U. S. leads the field on her way to winning gold in the Women's 200m Final at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Photographer: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images

Aug. 8 (Bloomberg) --Three-time world champion Allyson Felix of the U.S. won the 200-meters at the London Olympics.

Felix, 26, who ran the fourth fastest time in history at the U.S. trials, led after the bend and took her advantage to the line, clocking 21.88 seconds. Felix, a silver medalist in Beijing four years ago, was followed by 100-meter champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica.

Fraser-Pryce, 25, ran a personal best of 22.09 seconds to finish ahead of American Carmelita Jeter, 32. Defending champion Veronica Campbell-Brown finished fourth.

The 30-year-old Campbell-Brown was bidding to become the first woman to win three-straight individual golds at an Olympics.

Sanya Richards-Ross, the 400-meter Olympic champion, ended up fifth as Felix confirmed why she was the favorite to win the race. She was rated as short 1-8 with bookmaker William Hill Plc, meaning an $8 bet would return just $1 and the original stake.

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To contact the editor responsible for this story: Tariq Panja at tpanja@bloomberg.net

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