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Santa Clarita's Allyson Felix came on strong in the final 100 meters to capture gold Wednesday in the women's 200m at the London Olympics.
Felix finished with a time of 21.88 to outrun strong competition from Gardena's Carmelita Jeter, who earned bronze, and silver medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Price, of Jamaica.
Jeter crossed the line at 22.14 after kicking hard off the turn and gaining separation with about 40 meters remaining. Fraser-Pryce, the 100m gold medalist, finished .21 seconds behind Felix.
Sanya Richards-Ross, who won gold in the 400m, finished fifth.
Felix won silver medals in the event in Beijing and Athens. She twice finished second to Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown, who was fourth Wednesday.
Campbell-Brown was trying to become the first woman to win the same individual track and field event in three consecutive Olympics.