Allyson Felix sets 200m world junior record

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:09 IST

American 200 metres sprinter Allyson Felix had to settle for the Olympic silver medal behind winner Veronica Campbell of Jamaica.

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American 200 metres sprinter Allyson Felix had to settle for the Olympic silver medal behind winner Veronica Campbell of Jamaica. But the 18-year-old Felix ran a time of 22.18 seconds, which was enough to see her set a new world junior record for the event, breaking the mark of 22.19 set by the Soviet Union's Natalya Bochina back in 1980. "I think, definitely, later in the season things were coming together. I had some ups and downs earlier in the season, and wasn't quite sure if it was all going to work. But, after trials I felt great and the workouts were coming along and my hundred times were dropping. So, I felt in good position," Felix said. With age on her side, Felix will be the one to watch in the years to come, with more lightning quick times expected from the American youngster. (AP)

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