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Thompson in good shape for 200m final, Sherone Simpson, VCB also qualify

Published:Thursday | August 27, 2015 | 8:12 AM
Thompson ... tomorrow will speak for itself, but I am looking forward to it. I feel great and my performances tell me that I am in good shape.

Elaine Thompson looks set for sub-22-second time in the women’s 200m final set for Friday at 8 a.m.

The Jamaican competing at her first global senior championship continued her impressive series of races easing to victory in semi-final heat one with a time of 22.13.

Thompson expressed delight at the opportunity to be representing Jamaica and is looking forward to the final.

"I’m elated to be here representing my country at my first World Championships and to have qualified for the final," Thompson said.

"Tomorrow will speak for itself, but I am looking forward to it. I feel great and my performances tell me that I am in good shape."

Sherone Simpson qualified for the final after producing a late burst to finish second in semi-final heat two in 22.53.

The race was won in impressive fashion by Dafne Schippers (22.36) of The Netherlands, who claimed the silver medal in the 100m.

Veteran Veronica Campbell-Brown, who won the title back in 2011, advanced to the final as one of the fastest losers.

She crossed the line in a season best 22.47 in semi-final heat three.

Nineteen-year-old Dina Asher-Smith of Great Britain won semi-final heat three in a new personal best of 22.12 with USA’s Jeneba Tarmoh taking second in 22.38.