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VCB beaten in 200m

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2012 | 12:00 AM

In a shocker, Jamaica's Olympic champion, Veronica Campbell-Brown, was beaten by American ChaRonda Williams, who ran a lifetime best of 22.52 at the Spitzenleichtathletik meet (EA Classic) at the Stadium Allmand in Lucerne.

Campbell-Brown, who led off the turn, could only manage a time of 22.70 for second.

Jamaica fared better in the women's 100m, which went to 2006 Commonwealth Games champion Sheri-Ann Brooks, who just edged home on the line in 11.12 seconds.

She defeated Kelly-Ann Baptiste of Trinidad and Tobago, who ran 11.13, the same time as Williams, who ran a seasonal best and barely missed capturing the sprint double.

Jamaica's Jason Young hammered his own personal best from 20.42 to 19.86 to win the men's 200m and upset his fellow countryman Warren Weir.

The confirmation of the winner took a very long time, but when it eventually came up, the initial flash time was indeed correct.

Blake and Bolt's training partner Weir, who will join the pair in the 200m at the Olympic Games, took second in the event in 20.11.

American Ginnie Crawford won the women's 100m hurdles in 12.61 seconds - beating the in-form Kellie Wells, also of the USA, who was third in 12.79.

Turkey star Nevin Yanit crept up for second place in 12.73, with USA's Kristi Castlin running the same time as Wells.

Tyan Wilson of USA won the men's 110m hurdles in 13.32, edging Jamaican Andrew Riley (13.33) and USA's David Oliver (13.38).

Allodin Fothergill won the men's 400m dash with a time of 46.23, as Jamaican athletes took one through four in the race, with second place going to Edino Steele in 46.35.

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