This from the iaaf website:
The women’s 200m brought a World Junior 200m record from 17 year-old American sensation Allyson Felix, with a 22.11 clocking (-0.5m/s wind) that broke the former mark of Russia’s Natalya Bochina (22.19), which had stood since 30 July 1980. Felix had been in remarkable form already this year, having run at the senior World Indoor Championships in March, and having set an Area 200m junior record of 22.51 on the 19 April at the Mt SAC Relays.
“I was a little surprised myself at the time,” said Felix “but I knew something big would happen, with the altitude, the crowd, and the way I was progressing, and how things were going in training.”
Some will carp about the altitude, but other sprint times, men's and women's, while good, were not out of this world. Also, Allyson had a headwind! And she beat great competition by a good margin. This is one spectacular performance!
In an earlier thread, "South of the Border", awhile back, I said I was hoping for 21.99 from Allyson in Mexico City, but I'm very happy with 22.11 tonight. She's a real star. Let's hope she can remain uninjured and get the coaching she'll need over the next few years to become a dominant sprinter on the world scene. Move over Marion!