Allyson Felix overtakes rival to claim gold in women's200m


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Allyson Felix of the U.S. finally got her Olympic gold in the 200 metres, overtaking two-time 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica down the stretch to win in 21.88 seconds.

Felix, a silver medalist in the 200 in 2004 and 2008, was behind coming off the turn but powered past Fraser-Pryce over the last 40 metres.

Fraser-Pryce got the silver in 22.09. Carmelita Jeter of the U.S. was third in 22.14 for the bronze, her second medal of the London Games after a silver in the 100.