Thu, 09 Aug 2012 11:47:34 GMT | By IANS

Olympic athletics: Felix wins 200m gold

London: America's Allyson Felix won Olympic gold in the 200 metres sprint Wednesday.

Olympic athletics: Felix wins 200m gold (© AP)

Felix, the Beijing silver medalist, clocked 21.88 for gold, holding off 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica by two tenths of a second.

Carmelita Jeter of the US, the 100 metres silver medalist, held on for bronze in 22.14.

Double Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown, also of Jamaica, failed in her attempt to become the first female track athlete to retain her title twice.