Highlights, IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017, Results, Day 7 in London: Ramil Guliyev wins 200m final, Niekerk gets silver

Highlights, IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017, Results, Day 7 in London: Ramil Guliyev wins 200m final, Niekerk gets silver
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    That's it! The Day 7 of the 2017 IAAF World Championships has finally come to an end. Christian Taylor, Ramil Guliyev, Kori Carter and India's Davinder Singh had a pretty good day at the office. Wayde van Niekerk missed out on his global double by 0.02 seconds as Guliyev shocked all of us! 

    Before you log out, take a look at the medal tally as the USA continue to dominate in London. 

    Hope you enjoyed our live coverage. We will be back to provide you with the updates from the Day 8 of the World Championships. Till then, take care! 

     

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    There is no doubt that Ramil Guliyev was the surprise winner of the men's 200m title in 20.09, earning Turkey's first ever gold medal at the World Championships. The World and Olympic 400m champion Wayde Van Niekerk was denied a world double by 0.02sec, with bronze going to the 23-year-old Jereem Richards, who was just a thousandth of a second behind the South African sprinter

    Interestingly, Guliyev celebrated his win two flags. Oh, that's because he transferred allegiance from his native Azerbaijan in 2011. Meanwhile, it was a disappointing night for Isaac Makwala of Botswana, who finished sixth in 20.44 minutes.

    In other important results, defending 200m final champion Dafne Schippers produced yet another impressive performance to win the opening semi-final with ease in 22.49 minutes. The Dutch athlete is likely to win her second global gold in Elaine Thompson's absence. 

    Dina Asher-Smith, a kit carrier during the 2012 London Games, is through to tomorrow night's final, finishing second in a season's best of 22.73 mins behind the 100m silver medallist Marie-Josee Ta Lou of Cote d'Ivoire, who clocks 22.50 mins.

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    WHAT AN UPSET! 

    Ramil Guliyev of Turkey wins the men's 200m final in 20.09 minutes. He has won Turkey their first ever gold medal at the World Championships! Wayde van Niekerk settles for silver in 20.11 ahead of the 23-year-old bronze-medallist Jereem Richards, who is just a thousandth of a second behind the South African

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    And we are in the final event of the evening session – the men's 200m final. Is Wayde van Niekerk tired? Or is this Isaac Makwala's moment?

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    Christian Taylor continues to dominate global triple jump

    With that win, USA's premier jumper becomes the first man to become Triple world champion in the men's Triple Jump. Astonishing! 

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    Gold for CARTER! 

    USA's Kori Carter wins the women's 400m hurdles final in 53.07 seconds. Dalilah Muhammad, the Olympic champion finishes second.

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    It's neck and neck in the men's triple jump final. Defending champion Christian Taylor struggles with his opening effort, while compatriot Will Claye, led the first round with 17.54.

    Taylor replaced Claye in the gold medal position with a second round effort of 17.57m. 

    Claye goes again and it’s useful, but he knows it’s not enough. 17.49

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    AND DAVINDER SINGH HAS DONE IT! 

    He throws 84.22m on his third and final attempt to seal a place in the final of the men's javelin throw event in London. 

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    Time for Davinder Singh's second attempt in the Group B of men's javelin qualification round.

    He throws 82.14m on his 2nd attempt, misses out on the qualification –83m – mark again. Just one throw left

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    India's Davinder Singh will be in action in the men's javelin qualification round. 

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    And that was a rather slow first heat of the men's 1500m. Manangoi, Kiprop, Benitz, Iguider, Lewandowski and Williams have qualified. 

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    Time for the men's triple jump final

    American Christian Taylor bids to achieve his last goal in the event by breaking British great Jonathan Edwards's 22-year-old world record of 18.29 metres. Taylor has posted the second and fourth best ever marks and is determined to get there so he can then move on to the 400 metres.

    With three American's in the final, they will be hoping for a 1-2-3 finish in the final of the women's 400-metre hurdles. Although, they will face stiff competition from Czech Republic's defending world champion Zuzana Hejnova, who had the fastest time in the semifinals.

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    In the final 800m heat, Niyonsaba of Burundi, silver medalist at the Olympics, eases past her opponents, Alemu of Ethiopia and Buchel of Switzerland take the two remaining spots. Crowd favourite Adelle Tracey's personal best sends her into the next round as a fastest loser.

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    In the fourth women's 800m Heat, Britain's Lynsey Sharp finishes second in 2:01.04 minutes, just behind Kenya's Olympic bronze medallist Margaret Wambui, who clocked 2:00.75 mins.

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    India's Neeraj Chopra is out of the men's javelin final unless Group B throws badly

    NOTE: Davinder Singh, who has a personal best of 84.57 is in Group B.

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    A must-watch.  

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    Wonder why the London Stadium became so noisy? 

    Britain's Shelayna Oskan-Clarke has taken the third automatic qualifying spot in the second women's 800m heats behind Poland's Angelika Cichocka, who wins in a season's best of 2:00.86. Canada Melissa Bishop finishes second. Earlier, USA's Ajee Wilson had won the opening heat in 2:00.52 minutes

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    Finland's 34-year-old 2007 world champion Tero Pitkamaki (85.97), Ahmed Magour of Qatar (83.83) and Kenya's defending champion Julius Yego (83.57) have booked their place in Saturday's final. 

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    Meanwhile, in the men's javelin qualifying, Germany's Johannes Vetter produces an enormous effort of 91.20m, which has to be the best throw ever seen in any qualifying competition. India's Neeraj Chopra throws 82.26m. Just short of qualifying. 

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    Huddle struggled right at the end as she watches a group of runners stream past her. Hassan finishes second place behind Letesenbet Gidey who clocks 14.59.34. USA's Shelby Houlihan is third, and Eilish McColgan too qualifies at the fastest loser. The last automatic place goes to Margaret Kipkemboi. Huddles does enough to qualify with Britain's Laura Muir.

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    In the second women's 5000 Heat, USA's Huddle has strengthened her lead to around nine seconds as we approach the four-lap marker. 

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    Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba, one of the favourites to win the women's 5,000 meters, has withdrawn from the event due to an unspecified illness.

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    Kenya's Hellen Obiri wins heat 1 of the women's 5,000 metres event with Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana coming in second

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    And we begin the evening session with the Norwegian national anthem as the 21-year-old Karsten Warholm celebrates yesterday's gold medal win in the 400m hurdles. 

    Meanwhile, we get underway with the first event of the evening session – Women's 5000m Heat

    The United States will hope that another of their Olympic champions Dalilah Muhammad will also add world gold to her titles

    Her main opposition could well come from the two-time defending champion Czech Zuzana Hejnova whilst British team captain Eilidh Doyle will hope the home roars of the packed stadium can at the every least carry her into a medal finish. 

  • 22:56 (IST)

    Before we start with the events in London, take a look at the evening session

    23:00 - Women's 5,000m first round

    23:35 - Men's javelin qualifying

    23:40 - Women's high jump qualifying

    23:55 - Women's 800m qualifying

    00:50 (11 August) - Men's triple jump final

    00:55 (11 August) - Men's 1500m qualifying

    01:05 (11 August) - Men's javelin qualifying (depending on qualifying results)

    01:35 (11 August) - Women's 200m semi-final

    02:05 (11 August) - Women's 400m hurdles final

    02:22 (11 August) - Men's 200m final

  • 22:48 (IST)

    Hello and welcome to Firstpost's coverage of Day 7 of the IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017.

    Wayde van Niekerk, the South African standout goes for gold in the 200m — Usain Bolt's signature race. Only, Bolt is sitting this one out, ending his string of four straight titles in the event. The fact that van Niekerk's even trying the 200-400 double is impressive.

    After finishing fourth in 1500m, Great Britain's Laura Muir gets another shot at a medal in 5,000m on Thursday evening.

    American triple jumper Christian Taylor will attempt to win his third world title in the event. He and teammate Will Claye have finished with the gold and silver, respectively, at the last two Olympics.

    With three in the final, the Americans will be hoping for a 1-2-3 finish in the final of the women's 400-metre hurdles. Although, they will face stiff competition from Czech Republic's defending world champion Zuzana Hejnova, who had the fastest time in the semifinals.

    Day 7 also sees India's Neeraj Chopra begin his World Championships campaign in men's javelin throw qualifying, along with compatriot Davinder Singh. The 19-year-old Neeraj is 14th in IAAF rankings after registering a season-best distance of 85.63m while Davinder's 84.57 puts him at 20th. In a tournament where Indian athletes have been lackadaisical and have failed to win a single medal, the two javelin throwers will hope to turn things around.

    So, stick around and keep an eye on your favourite athletes. 

Preview: Day seven highlights for the IAAF World Championships on Thursday:

Men's triple jump final

American Christian Taylor bids to achieve his last goal in the event by breaking British great Jonathan Edwards's 22-year-old world record of 18.29 metres. Taylor has posted the second and fourth best ever marks and is determined to get there so he can then move on to the 400 metres. "Get the world record? Why not here?" said Taylor after qualifying with his first jump. "I made that promise to myself. I hope it is my time. I am staying optimistic. I am chasing that number more than you could ever know."

Wayde van Niekerk reacts during the Men's 400m heats. Reuters

Wayde van Niekerk reacts during the Men's 400m heats. Reuters

Women's 400 metres hurdles final

The United States will hope that another of their Olympic champions Dalilah Muhammad will also add world gold to her titles. "I've had a lot of ups and downs so I'm just pleased I could qualify like that," said the 27-year-old. Her main opposition could well come from the two-time defending champion Czech Zuzana Hejnova whilst British team captain Eilidh Doyle will hope the home roars of the packed stadium can at the every least carry her into a medal finish.

Women's 5000 metres heats

For someone who was running her first race of the season Almaz Ayana did pretty well...running away with the 10,000m title by nearly a minute from a star-studded field. Now she turns her attention to the title she is defending and even with her legendary compatriot Tirunesh Dibaba opposing her the latter suggested that silver in the 10k was more than satisfactory given she is now focusing on the marathon so this could be way too short for her. Britain's Laura Muir could be an interesting contender if she has got over the disappointment of just being run out of the medals in the 1500m.

Men's 200m final

Wayde van Niekerk scraped into the final after finishing an underwhelming third in his semi-final in pouring rain just 24 hours after winning 400m gold. The 25-year-old always knew the world 200/400m double was going to be a tough ask. That was also complicated after Botswana's Isaac Makwala managed to qualify having been given the chance to run a solo time-trial, having served a 48-hour quarantine period after being diagnosed with the norovirus bug.

Women's 200m semi-finals

Defending world champion Dafne Schippers, bronze medallist in the 100m, will seek to advance smoothly to the final. The Dutchwoman, whose chances of overall success were boosted by the withdrawal of newly-crowned 100m champion Tori Bowie, will more than likely be challenged by Ivorian Marie-Josee Ta Lou, who narrowly missed out on a medal in the blue riband event.

With inputs from AFP


Published Date: Aug 11, 2017 02:47 am | Updated Date: Aug 11, 2017 03:12 am


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