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Campbell-Brown captures bronze medal in 200m at World Championships
Former Cougar places third in Beijing. - photo by AP Photo

Another medal for the display case. That makes it double digits in the IAAF World Championships.

Veronica Campbell-Brown made it 10 career medals Thursday in Beijing when she finished third in the 200m finals. That gave the former Barton Community College track star four medals in the 200m in her fifth World Championships.

Campbell-Brown finished with a season-best 21.97 to break the 22-second barrier for the first time since 2010. Her career-best is 21.74 ran in the same stadium when she won gold at the 2008 Olympics.

Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands won the event with a World Championship record time of 21.63. She was followed closely by Elaine Thompson of Jamaica at 21.66.

Campbell-Brown led after the curve running from the inside lane and kept that lead nearly halfway down the home stretch. But she was overtaken first by Thompson then Schippers. Schippers caught Thompson in the final 10m and edged her for the win in record time.

Campbell-Brown missed the 2013 Championships but won gold in 2011 and silver in 2009 and 2007 in the 200m. She has a gold and two silvers in the 100m and three silvers as part of the Jamaican 4x100m relay team.

Her 10 medals moved her to third most all-time at the Games. Allyson Felix of the United States is second with 11 medals and Merlene Ottey of Jamaica is the career leader with 14.

She can earn her 11th medal and possibly her first relay gold when this year’s 4x100 takes place over the weekend.

The first preliminaries heats are set for Friday with Jamaica, the favorite in the event, set to run in the opening of two heats.

On the men’s side both Tyson Gay for the US and Akeem Haynes for Canada are in their country’s relay pool.

The US will run from lane eight in the first heat while Canada runs from lane 9 in the second heat.