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#ReturnToLondon: No Jamaican for women's 200m final

Published:Thursday | August 10, 2017 | 4:04 PM
Simone Facey placed fourth with a 23.01-second clocking in semi final two which was won by Shaunae Miller-Uibo of The Bahamas in 22.49 seconds.

None of the three Jamaicans in the semi final of the 200m at the 16th IAAF World Championships in London has advanced to the final.

Sashalee Forbes who contested semi-final one placed fifth in a time of 23.09 seconds.

Defending World Champion Dafne Schippers won that semi in convincing fashion, stopping the clock at 22.49 seconds.

Forbes’ compatriot Simone Facey placed fourth with a 23.01-second clocking in semi final two which was won by Shaunae Miller-Uibo of The Bahamas in 22.49 seconds.

Miller Uibo ranks joint first with Schippers heading into the final.

The other Jamaican, Jodean Williams placed seventh in semi-final three in 23.32 seconds, well behind Ivorian Marie-Josee Talou won in 22.50 seconds.

ATHLETES' PROFILES


Name: Sashalee Forbes
Date of Birth: May 10, 1996
Event: 200m
Season’s best: 22.71
Personal best: 22.71
School: Holmwood Technical High
Coach: Maurice Wilson
Track Club: Sprintec Track Club
Accolades: 2017 National 200m champion and 2017 IAAF World Relays 4x200m champion


Name: Simone Facey
Date of Birth: May 07, 1985
Event: 200m
Season’s best: 22.74
Personal best: 22.25
School: Vere Technical High


Name: Jodeen Williams
Date of Birth: November 11, 1993
Event: 200m
Season’s best: 22.95
Personal best 22.95
School: St. Mary High