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Last updated: 31 August, 2007 - Published 13:03 GMT
 
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Susanthika wins Bronze at WAC
 
Susanthika Jayasinghe
Suasanthika was the second Sri Lankan athlete to win an Olympic medal
Sri Lanka's sprint queen Susanthaika Jayasinghe, 32, came third at the women's two-hundred metres at World Athletics Championships in Osaka, Japan.

USA's Allyson Felix, 21, made a new World Record with 21.81 seconds and Jamaica's Veronica Campbell secured the Silver Medal with 22.34 seconds.

Clocking 22.63 seconds Susanthika Jayasinghe secured the Bronze Medal as USA's Torri Edwards came very close with 22.65 seconds.

Only Olympic medalist

Susanthika Jayasinghe was the only Sri Lankan athlete to have won an Olympic medal within five decades.

She won the Olympic bronze in 2000 and the 1997 world silver for two-hundred metres women's event.

Meanwhile, Americans swept the medals in the men's four-hundred metres.

Jeremy Wariner won gold (with a time of forty-three point four-five seconds), followed by Lashawn Merritt and Angelo Taylor.

It's the first time any country's won every medal in the men's 400m at the world championships.

 
 
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