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Local Olympians: Allyson Felix advances to 200 final

Posted: August 7, 2012 1:15 p.m.
Updated: August 7, 2012 1:15 p.m.

United States runner and Santa Clarita resident Allyson Felix, right, leads Ivory Coast's Murielle Ahoure in the women's 200-meter semifinal on Tuesday in London.


LONDON (AP) — Sanya Richards-Ross of the U.S. outleaned Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica to win their 200-meter semifinal heat in 22.30 seconds on Tuesday night, setting up a showdown for the title between two women who both already are bringing home gold from the Olympics.

Also advancing with a heat-winning time of 22.31 seconds was Santa Clarita resident Allyson Felix.

The final is Wednesday, and there will be quite a field lining up alongside 400 champion Richards-Ross and 100 champion Fraser-Pryce, who ran her semifinal in 22.34.

Two-time defending 200 champion Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica won her heat, and 100 silver medalist Carmelita Jeter of the U.S. also advanced.

Campbell-Brown took Heat 1 in 22.32 seconds, with Jeter 0.07 behind. Felix, who owns three world titles in the 200, won Heat 2 in 22.31.


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