A METRE covered the top three finishers and it could have been five had 100m winner Bowie and Rio Olympic champion Thompson also competed.
Dafne Schippers became the third multi champion after Merlene Ottey and Allyson
Felix in the past.
Schippers was four metres slower than in 2015 though times were generally down. It took just 22.85 to make the final when a 22.56 was not good enough to progress in 2015.
Dina Asher-Smith was a revelation. After her broken foot in February, she entered with a 22.89 season’s best, then ran 22.73 in both her heat and semi and continued with 22.22 in her final. She missed a medal by just 0.07 as Shaunae Miller-Uibo finished strongly. Asher-Smith’s time was faster than she ran in the Olympics in better conditions and only bettered by two runs in Beijing.
While she went 0.67 faster than the form book, sub-23 team-mates Bianca Williams and Shannon Hylton went the other way and managed respective times of 23.30 and 23.39.
Dina AsherSmith: huge season’s best in final