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Friday, August 27, 1999 Published at 22:04 GMT 23:04 UK

Miller makes it gold

Inger Miller: "I didn't expect to run that fast"

Inger Miller has stormed to gold to complete an American double in the 200m at the World Championships in Seville.

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Her victory came just minutes before stablemate Maurice Greene destroyed the field to claim gold in the men's event.

The world champions embraced for several emotional minutes as they congratulated each other on their achievements.

'It was unbelievable'

The 27-year-old moved ahead of the injured Marion Jones to the top of the world rankings with her time of 21.77 secs - a personal best and the best time in the world this year.

[ image: Miller and Greene: Gold standard]
Miller and Greene: Gold standard
She was trailed by the Jamaican duo of Beverly McDonald (22.22 secs), who claimed silver, and Merlene Frazer (22.26 secs) in bronze.

"I didn't expect to run that fast," said Miller.

"My goal was to win gold and I did that...I looked first to make sure it was me. It was unbelievable."

Miller had already taken silver in the 100m event, which Jones won before succumbing to a strain.

Walk win

BBC Athletics Correspondent John Rawling rounds up the day's action
Earlier in the day, China's Liu Honqyu took the women's 20km walk gold with a time of 1hr 30min 50sec.

Another Chinese athlete, Wang Yan, took silver in 1:30.52 and Australia's Kerry Saxby-Junna the bronze in 1:31.18.

The women's 5000km run was won with a gutsy performance by Romania's Gabriela Szabo, who came home in a time of 14mins 41.82secs.

Morocco's Zahra Ouaziz was in silver position with a time of 14 mins 43.15 secs, while Ethiopia's Ayelech Worku took bronze in 14 mins 44.22 secs.

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