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Athletics: Okagbare upsets favourites Jeter, Fraser-Pryce to win 200m in Birmingham

Published on Jun 30, 2013 11:55 PM

BIRMINGHAM (REUTERS) - Nigeria's Blessing Okagbare upset favourites Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Carmelita Jeter to win the 200 metres at the Diamond League meet in Birmingham on Sunday.

The race had been billed as a clash between Jamaica's Olympic 100m winner Fraser-Pryce and world sprint champion Jeter of the United States but Okagbare finished strongly to win in 22.55.

Fraser-Pryce, who plans to run the 100m and 200m at August's world championships in Moscow, was second in 22.72 with Jeter, competing for the first time since suffering a hamstring injury in Shanghai in May, finishing last in 23.36.

Jeter declined to talk to waiting reporters but training partner Okagbare did not think the American's performance was a cause for concern.

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