Highlights, IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017, Results, Day 8 in London: Dafne Schippers defends 200m title, Fajdek wins gold

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Highlights, IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017, Results, Day 8 in London: Dafne Schippers defends 200m title, Fajdek wins gold
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    Phew! It was a tiring day for us and all the athletes out there as the Day 8 of the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships comes to an end. Dafne Schippers, Pawel Fajdek, Emma Coburn and Brittney Reece won gold and will make the headlines until tomorrow. 

    USA still leads the medal tally with a heavy margin – 23. 

    We will back to provide all the live updates from the Day 9 of the world event. Take care and good night! 

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    STUNNING! 

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    Dafne Schippers is a world champion again!

    The Dutchwoman defends her 200m title at the World Championships in a season's best of 22.05 seconds. Ta Lou finishes second, Miller-Uibo settles for bronze. Dominant! 

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    Pawel Fajdek wins gold for Poland!

    The Polish Hammer thrower wins the gold medal with a best throw of 79.81 ahead of Valeriy Pronkin and compatriot Wojciech Nowicki, who happily takes bronze. 

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    USA take gold and silver in dramatic race! 

    Emma Coburn runs personal best to win gold, her compatriot Courtney Frerichs takes second! Jepkemoi wins bronze for Kenya, and Chepkoech comes fourth despite falling over and missing a jump! 

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    In the space of one minute, Beatrice Chepkoech, one of the favourites, forgot to take the water jump. After that, there was a big collision which took down reigning bronze medallist Gesa Felicitas Krause from Germany.

    Elsewhere, Olivier Giroud scores as Arsenal come from behind to take a 4-3 lead. Just 7 minutes to go on the other side of London. 

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    The women’s 3,000m steeplechase finalists are out on the track for the final. There are about four Kenyan's participating in the final –Cheptek Chespol, Purity Kirui, Hyvin Jepkemoi and Beatrice Chepkoech. Fancy a Kenyan to win it? 

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    What a mess! 

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    We have reached the halfway point of the men's hammer final. Defending champion Pawel Fajdek of Poland leads as things stand with a third round throw of 79.73m ahead of compatriots Wojciech Nowicki (78.03m) and Aleksei Sokyrskii (77.50m). Britain's Nick Miller moved from ninth to second with his third round throw of 77.31m but has been pulled down to the fifth position. 

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    Time for the second race of the decathlon.

    Results:

    Australia's Cedric Dubler wins it in 48:31 seconds ahead of Dutch runner Pieter Braun, who finished second in 48.54 and Spain's Jorge Urena.

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    Don't look away as there are four decathlon 400m heats remaining. Out of which the first one has just started.

    Results:

    Mihail Dudas wins the heat in 48:08 seconds, with Kevin Mayer of France just behind in 48.26.

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    Brittney Reese wins gold for USA

    It was a long, long women's long jump final but a worthy one as American jumper Brittney claims her fourth World Championships and eighth global title with a 7.02m jump. Darya Klishina wins silver, and Tianna Bartoletta adds a bronze to the US medal count.

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    Heat 2 results: 

    Yes, we were right. Cheruiyot of Kenya qualifies after finishing second in 3:38:24 behind Czech Republic's Jakub Holusa who finishes first in 3:38:05. Marcin Lewandowski, Chris O'Hara of Britain and Fouad Elkaam have qualified.

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    The second 1500m semi-final is under way, Timothy Cheruiyot of Kenya is expected to dominate the race. Will he? Kenyan's are good at this. Let's see if we are right

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    Women's long jump final update:

    Darya Klishina, former world U18 champion, pips Ivana Spanovic into bronze with 6.96m but USA's Brittney Reese still leads the way with a third round jump of 7.02m. 

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    1500m men's Heat 1 results: 

    A total of five runners have qualified. Kenya's Manongoi finishes first in 3:40:10 ahead of compatriot Asbel Kiprop who comes second in 3:40:14.Sadik Mikhou, Elijah Manangoi and Adel Mechaal also qualifed. 

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    Let's shift our focus to the first semi-final of the men’s 1500m. Crowd favourite Jake Wightman gets a huge round of applause. Elijah Motonei Manangoi and Abdalaati Iguider are the two players to watch out for. 

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    Here's the full list of athletes who have qualified for the women's 800m final. This surely makes for an entertaining final. 

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    Heat 3 results:

    The two favourites, Niyonsaba (2:01:11) and Margaret Wambui (2:01:19), finished the race with the first and second position. It's unbelievable how Wambui ran the entire race with her shoe laces totally undone. Looks like it was the left one.

    Meanwhile, in the women's long jump final, Brittney Reese jumps 7.02m to take the lead!

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    Last two automatic places up for grabs in the Heat 3 of the women's 800m semi-finals. Francine Niyonsaba takes the lead, with Shelayne Oskan-Clarke catching her in second place.

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    Heat 2 results:
     
    Semenya wins it comfortably in 1:58:90 minutes. So, easy and so effortless by the South African runner. Lipsey was leading to finish second ahead of Sharp, but Angelika Cichocka speeds through to snatch the second spot in 1:59: 32.

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    The Heat 2 is upon us.  Caster Semenya is expected to go all out in her bid to add to the bronze medal she won in the 1500m. This is going to be fun. 

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    Women's 800m semi-finals Heat 1 results: 

    USA's Ajee Wilson dominates the race, and crosses the line with ease in the first place in 1:59:21 minutes. Melissa Bishop of Canada takes the other guaranteed place int he final in 1:59:56.
     

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    One of the biggest events of the evening session – women's 800m semi-finals

    Caster Semenya, South Africa's reigning two-time Olympic champion and twice a world gold medallist, will aim to get through a loaded semi-final in her bid to add to the bronze medal she won in the 1500m. Defending champion Maryna Arzamasova of Belarus bombed out in round one, and Kenya's 2013 champion Eunice Sum was a non-starter, but the field can still boast Olympic silver and bronze medallists, Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi and Kenya's Margaret Wambui.

    Let's see what's in store for us....

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    So, here are the results of the women's 100m hurdles semi-final. Take a look at the athletes who have qualified for the final.

    Kendra Harrison just makes it after an unusual start and Nadine Visser, who came third in the first semi-final heat, claims the other spare place in the final.

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    Heat 3 results:

    Oh no! There’s a false start and all because of Germany’s Pamela Dutkiewicz, who didn’t do much more than flexing a leg. A long haul by the starter. The referee shows the green card which means no one is at fault. And we restart.......

    Surprise! Dawn Harper Nelsen finishes first in 12.63 seconds, with Germany's Dutkiewicz coming second in 12.71. It was a disastrous start for Kendra as she hits the first hurdle and slows down. Somehow, the American runner manages to finish third. But is it enough?

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    In the third and final heat, USA's Kendra Harrison is the one expected to finish first. But, you can't rule out an upset. She starts in lane no. 6

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    Heat 2 results:

    What a disappointing run by the reigning champion Danielle Williams. The Jamaican never recovered from a terrible start and clattering five hurdles en route. Finished fifth. USA's Christina Manning leads from first to last and wins in 12.71 seconds, with Alina Talay coming second, just ahead of Yanique Thompson. 

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    And the second 100m hurdles semi-final is about to begin. Danielle Williams, the defending champion, is one to watch out for.

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    Heat 1 results: 

    Australia's Sally Pearson wins it quite easily. Once she got into the rhythm, she was just unbeatable. She finishes first in 12.53 seconds. USA's Nia Alli ran straight into the first hurdle but managed to overtake Megan Simmonds to take the second automatic qualifying spot. 

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    Time for the first of three semi-finals of the women's 100m hurdles. A very classy semi-final here to start off with. All eyes will be on Sally Pearson

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    It's a very long, long session but interesting. 

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    100m Hurdles (W) coming up: 3 Heats. Heat 1: Sally Pearson (Aus) PB 12.28; Nia Ali (USA) 12.48; Megan Simmonds (JAM) PB 12.63

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    Rico Freimuth is second in overall and is safely over at 1.93m in the decathlon high jump. Interestingly, his father Uwe was fourth at the first World Championships in 1983 but while Rico has a bronze medal to his name from Beijing, Uwe still holds the family decathlon record with 8792 points from 1984. Well, the credit to this personal information goes to the IAAF website. 

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    The stadium is starting to fill up. Unfortunately, there are no Indian athletes in action at IAAF World Championships today but a lot to keep an eye on later in the evening. 

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    The evening session gets underway with the men's high jump decathlon in London. 

    Meanwhile, you might want to take a look at the rest of the events: 

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    The heats of the women's 100-metre hurdles saw favourites Kendra Harrison, Yanique Thompson and Danielle Williams qualify for the semi-final.


Preview: Day eight highlights for the IAAF World Championships on Friday:

Women's long jump final


This should be an engrossing spectacle with defending champion and Olympic gold medallist Tianna Bartoletta taking on her fellow American Brittney Reese whilst Russian Darya Klishina is also in with a shout though competing as an Authorised Neutral Athlete. Reese is out to avenge losing her Olympic crown to Bartoletta, who amazingly won the first of her two world titles back in 2005. Klishina is hoping that these championships are a happier experience than the Olympics when she was the only Russian to compete and was branded a traitor by her own people.

United States' Tianna Bartoletta makes an attempt in the women's long jump qualification during the World Athletics Championships. AP

United States' Tianna Bartoletta makes an attempt in the women's long jump qualification during the World Athletics Championships. AP

Women's 100 metres hurdles heats and semi-finals

Australia have had a quiet championships but in Sally Pearson they possess their class act and a proven champion. The 2012 Olympic champion returns to the stadium where she experienced her greatest moment albeit after a couple of years of injuries which cost her appearances at the 2016 Olympics and the 2015 worlds. She showed some of her old spark in the Diamond League event in London last month but she will have to up her game to beat America's world record holder Kendra Harrison. The latter won the Diamond League race in London but Pearson's advantage is she knows how to cope with major championships whilst Harrison is unproven and failed to make the Olympic team last year.

Women's 3000 metres steeplechase final

Kenya will be determined to deny one of their own Ruth Jebet the world title to add to her Olympic crown from last year as she was one of many recruited by Bahrain. She was beaten narrowly in her semi-final by Kenyan Beatrice Chepkoech, who also edged her in the Paris Diamond League meeting. Kenya's defending champion Hyvin Jepkemoi looks in fine fettle but the surprise packet may be her 18-year-old Celliphine Chespol, who caught the eye in setting a new world Under-20 record when winning the Diamond League race in Eugene.

Women's 200m final


Dafne Schippers looks odds-on favourite to defend her 200m world title, but she will no doubt face opposition from Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas, who shrugged off her extraordinary collapse within sight of winning the 400m world title to coast into the final.

Women's 800m semi-finals

Caster Semenya, South Africa's reigning two-time Olympic champion and twice a world gold medallist, will aim to get through a loaded semi-final in her bid to add to the bronze medal she won in the 1500m. Defending champion Maryna Arzamasova of Belarus bombed out in round one, and Kenya's 2013 champion Eunice Sum was a non-starter, but the field can still boast Olympic silver and bronze medallists, Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi and Kenya's Margaret Wambui.

With inputs from AFP


Published Date: Aug 12, 2017 02:37 am | Updated Date: Aug 12, 2017 02:54 am



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