These 2013 World Athletics are full of surprise. For the first time in the history of the sprint, two Africans on the podium.
Murielle Ahouré wrote again Ivorian sports history by winning one second medal within five days. After her beautiful silver charm in the 100m, Ahouré recurred on Friday the 200m.
She arrived second in the race (22s 32) behind the untouchable Jamaican Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce disconcerting of ease in 22.17. This realized therefore a doubled after having dominated the 100m.
32 22s, it is also the time of Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare who ranked third. All against the backdrop of the serious injury of the other favorite of the race, the American Allyson Felix. She collapses just 40m after the kickoff.
Second medal also for Okagbare therefore, already vice-world champion in the long jump.