Elliott Bretland for MailOnline

Dina Asher-Smith broke the British record for the 200m in the World Championship final but finished fifth as Dafne Schippers claimed the gold medal on Friday.

Asher-Smith set a new British record with a time of 22.07 but finished outside of the medal positions. 

Schippers completed an incredible switch from heptathlete to sprinter by winning the 200m world title, denying Jamaica its fourth gold medal in the two fastest races on the track. 

Dina Asher-Smith of Britain hugs gold medal winner Dafne Schippers after finishing fifth in the 200m 

Dina Asher-Smith of Britain hugs gold medal winner Dafne Schippers after finishing fifth in the 200m 

Asher-Smith set a new British record with a time of 22.07 but finished outside of the medal positions.

Schippers crossed the line in 21.63 to beat the 28-year-old championship record by .11 seconds

Schippers crossed the line in 21.63 to beat the 28-year-old championship record by .11 seconds

Two years after winning bronze in the punishing seven-event discipline, she swept past Jamaican sprinters Elaine Thompson and Veronica Campbell-Brown with a perfect dip for the line to add gold to the silver she won in the 100.

Schippers crossed the line in 21.63 to beat the 28-year-old championship record by .11 seconds.

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