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Winning night for Jamaica

23 Mar 06 11:31
Sherone Simpson wins another gold for Jamaica. 

Sherone Simpson wins more Athletics gold for Jamaica.

Sherone Simpson has lifted Jamaica to second place on the Athletics medal tally, with a golden finish to the Women's 200m Final.

Jamaica has 16 medals in Track and Field, including the Women’s 200m gold, which was won by Sherone Simpson in 22.59 seconds.

Simpson took the lead from the start, but was soon joined by Campbell as together the pair raced away from the field.

Simpson recorded a time of 22.59 seconds, leading her teammate Veronica Campbell and South African Geraldine Pillay.

Pillay found a surge of strength in the final stretch of the race to break free from the pack and take the bronze medal in 22.92 seconds.

"I'm just happy that I could come here, I'm happy with my performance," said Simpson, after the race.

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