Highlights, IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017, Results, Day 3 in London: Tori Bowie claims gold, Thiam wins heptathlon

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Highlights, IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017, Results, Day 3 in London: Tori Bowie claims gold, Thiam wins heptathlon
  • 03:11 (IST)

    And that brings down the curtain on Day 3 of the 2017 World Athletics Championships in London. Tori Bowie becomes the 100m world champion out of nowhere. Jamaica was denied a gold medal in the 100m again. Walsh had a brilliant day and so did Nafissatou Thiam by winning gold in the heptathlon.

    That’s all from us but we’ll be back tomorrow. Hope you enjoyed our live coverage. Good night! 

  • 03:03 (IST)

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    Wait, there's something else too. 

    The USA have won both the men's (Justin Gatlin) and women's (Tori Bowie) 100m for the fourth time at the World Athletics Championships after 1997, 1999 & 2005. Gatlin and Bowie have definitely shocked the spectators at the London Stadium with wins in their respective 100m event. 

  • 02:56 (IST)

    Here's an interesting stat! 

    Jamaica have failed to bag either the men's or women's 100m title at the World Athletics Championships for the first time since 2005. BOOM! 

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    Torie Bowie dips. World Champion in 10.85 sec. Silver to Marie-Josee Ta Lou and Dafne Schippers bronze. 

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    Torie Bowie is the fastest woman in the world! 

    This is a shocker from Elaine Thompson of Jamaica as she fails to match up to Tori Bowie's speed. The American sprinter turns her Olympic silver to world gold victory by one hundredth of a second from Marie-Josee Ta Lou of Cote d'Ivoire, 10.85 to 10.86.

    Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands, who finished third in 10.96, will take the bronze medal. Murielle Ahoure of the Cote d'Ivoire fourth in 10.98, the same time registered by Thompson.

  • 02:20 (IST)

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    And it has come down to one race, one final competition. It's the women's 100m final race as Elaine Thompson aims to add to her Olympic gold

    Can Dafne Schippers or Tori Bowie stop Elaine Thompson from winning the women’s 100m final?

  • 02:18 (IST)

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    Tomas Walsh wins the men's shot put for New Zealand!

    Time for the last three throws in the shot put now. Zunic begins with an average throw, he'd be happy with a bronze medal. USA’s Joe Kovacs is given a red flag for a foot fault in his final throw and the big man is furious right now! So, the gold belongs to Walsh. Walsh with one final throw.......... and he makes 22.03m! Walsh, adds an outdoor global title to the World Indoor gold. 

  • 02:10 (IST)

    In the second men's 800m semi-final, 21-year-old crowd favourite Kyle Langford has produced his best performance so far. The Briton clocked 1:45.81 behind the front-running Brandon McBride of Canada, who won in 1:45.53.

    Furthermore, Kenya’s Kipyegon Bett wins third semi-final, while Ethiopia’s Mohammed Aman finishes second.

  • 02:03 (IST)

    Well, it's the World Championships and as spectators, you hop from one event to another. There is absolutely no time for nonsense! 

    In the first men’s 800m semi-final, Poland’s Adam Kszczot wins the race in a 1 minute and 46.24 seconds, while Botswana’s Nijel Amos finishes second in 1 minute and 46.29 seconds. Kenya’s Ferguson Rotcih was third in 1 minute and 46.49 seconds. 


  • 01:59 (IST)

    Ekaterini Stefanidi bags gold! 

    Stefanadi has already won the women’s pole vault ahead of USA's Sandi Morris who fails with her final attempt to match her clearance of 4.82. Now the Olympic champion has cleared 4.91sec! W.O.W

    The Greek pole vaulter successfully adds world championship title to her Olympic gold. 

  • India's Annu Rani crashes out of women's javelin after failing to make it to the final. Highest throw of 59.93m. Three Chinese javelin throwers make it to final.

  • 01:46 (IST)

    Thiam does it, wins her second global title! 

    Belgium's Thiam finished last behind of Germany's Claudia Salman-Rath and Johnson-Thompson but does enough to earn another global gold as she finishes with 6784 points, ahead of Carolin Schafer, who totals 6696, with Anouk Vetter of the Netherlands taking bronze with 6636.

    With that win, Thiam becomes the first gold medallist from Belgium in the history of World Athletics Championships! 

  • 01:43 (IST)

    Belgium’s Olympic champion Nafissatou Thiam has one of the toughest tasks but not the impossible one. She can pick her second global gold at the age of just 23.

    Britain's Katarina Johnson-Thompson, has increased the noise levels inside the London Stadium.

  • 01:34 (IST)

    Britain's pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw fails to make the cut which means the battle for gold will be between the Olympic gold and silver medallists, Ekaterini Stefanidi and Sandi Morris. Morris has her first failure at 4.82. Stefanidi then produces her third first-time clearance of the competition. Stefanidi on front foot so far

  • 01:23 (IST)

    Meanwhile, some important results. 

  • 01:19 (IST)

    The women’s 800m heptathlon begins and after four events in total, Carolina Schafer of Germany has the lead with 4036 points. Belgium’s Nafissatou Thiam is second with 4014 points, while Cuba’s Yargelis Rodriguez is third with 3905 points. Britain’s Katarina Johnson-Thompson is in the fourth position with 3838 points.

  • Swapna Barman...lane 6...800m...Heptathlon

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    Meanwhile, the women's pole vault final is getting all the attention from the crowd right now. Sandi Morris clears 4.75 in the first time. Stefanidi responds with her own first-time clearance. 

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  • Packed in every light. 

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    In the third semi-final of the hurdles, it's Hungary’s Balazs Baji's blistering pace and execution, as he speeds away to win the race in 13.23 seconds, while the USA’s Aries Merritt, who won Olympic 110m hurdles gold in this very stadium, takes the second automatic qualifying place. 

  • 00:59 (IST)

    Interestingly, four men are up against each other in the Heat 2 of men's hurdles. Pozzi started smoothly but faded when it mattered the most as former world champion Shane Brathwaite won the race in a season's best of 13.26, with Jamaica's Hansle Parchment second in 13.27, with US hurdler Devon Allen third in the same time. Pozzi was fourth, just 0.01 further back...

    Heat 3 up in a few minutes

  • 00:48 (IST)

    Time to shift our focus to the men's 110m hurdles semi-finals.

    Omar McLeod powers through to win in 13.10 to qualify for the final, while France's Garfield Darien takes the lucky automatic qualifying position in 13.17. Defending champion Sergey Shubenkov is waiting to see if his time of 13.22 in third place is good enough.

  • 00:43 (IST)

    The men’s 400m final complete list:

    Steven Gardiner

    Nathon Allen

    Wayde van Niekerk

    Isaac Makwala 

    Demish Gaye

    Baboloki Thebe

    Abdalelah Haroun

    Fred Kerley

  • Issac Makwala of Botswana does a 44.30 in the last heat of semi-final. Even he canters through. In the final, they will be flying!

  • 00:32 (IST)

    Told you! Botswana’s Isaac Makwala finishes first in the men’s 400m semi-final in 44.30 seconds. Jamaica’s Demish Gaye follows in 44.55 seconds. 

    Moreover, Fred Kerley, whose 44.51 and Abalelah Haroun of Qatar's clocking of 44.64 have sealed the two extra places in Tuesday's final.

  • 00:31 (IST)

    Coming up will be the Heat 3 of the men's 400m semi-final race. Will Isaac Makwala, who produced the fastest qualifying time in the first round of last month's IAAF Diamond League in Monaco, repeat the feat to warn Niekerk and others? 

  • 00:27 (IST)

    Van Niekerk sprints fast and is speeding away. The South African slows down and picks his speed again to pip Baboloki Thebe near the line. Niekerk wins in 44.22, while Thebe finishes second in 44.33.


  • Wayde does a 44.22. Switches off in the last ten metres but should be a fast final tomorrow.

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    And now, the much-awaited Heat 2 is upon us as South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk, the Olympic and World champion, will be one of the favourites not just to go through but to win the 400m final. USA's LaShawn Merritt and the 20-year-old Baboloki Thebe are the others to watch out for. 

  • 00:18 (IST)

    The 21-year-old Steven Gardiner has made it to the final. Bahama's Gardiner has just produced one of his best performances. Jamaica's Nathon Allen has followed him home in a personal best of 44.19. Kerley, who started well, ran out of steam and finished third in 44.51.

  • 00:17 (IST)

  • Steve Gardiner just did a 43.90!!! A National record for the Bahamas. Astonishing!

  • The 400m men's semi-final is coming up. 3 Heats. 2 from each heat go through plus next two fastest. Wayde Van Niekerk is in Heat 2. Steve Gardiner of the Bahamas is in Heat 1 with a personal best of 44.26. 

  • 00:11 (IST)

    This is how the women's 100m final will look like. It's going to be an exciting final! 

    Ta Lou

  • 00:06 (IST)

    The Heat 3 of the 100m women's race gets underway! 

    Asha Philip takes the lead only to see USA’s Torie Bowie pip her and finish first in 10.91 seconds. Murielle Ahoure comes second in 10.99 seconds. The third place goes to Trinidad & Tobago’s Michelle-Lee Ahye who finished in 11.04 seconds.

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    Here are the results from the Heat 2 of the women's 100m semi-final: 

  • 23:56 (IST)

    The second women's 100m semi-final has begun! All eyes will be on Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson.


    What a start by Elaine! She maintains her speed and finishes first in 10.84 seconds, while Brazil’s Rosangelo Santos qualifies in 10.91sec.

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    Time for the women pole vault final as the vaulters are introduced. World champion Yarisley Silva of Cuba is just a step above the others, however, Greece’s Ekaterina Stefanidi poses a tough challenge. A huge roar for Holly Bradshaw of Britain. 


  • 23:46 (IST)

    Men's 100m medal ceremony

    Before the start of the evening session, Justin Gatlin, Christian Coleman and Usain Bolt were handed their respective medals by Sebastian Coe. The crowd in London is rocking as the announcer announced 'Usain Bolt', while there was a huge cheer for Chris Coleman too. Bolt waves and performs his signature pose in front of the crowd. Gatlin comes on and he is booed once again. The American receives his gold medal with a rather straight face. Strange that. 

    Meanwhile, Bolt is enjoying with the fans! 

  • 23:31 (IST)

    It's showtime! Get ready to cheer for your favourite athletes as the evening session gets underway! 

    23:30 - Women's pole vault final

    23:35 - Women's javelin qualifying

    23:40 - Women's 100m semi-finals

    00:10 (7 August) - Men's 400m semi-finals

    00:40 (7 August) - Men's 100m hurdles semi-finals

    01:00 (7 August) - Women's javelin qualifying

    01:05 (7 August) - Men's shot put final

    01:10 (7 August) - Heptathlon 800m (final event)

    01:45 (7 August) - Men's 800m semi-finals

    02:20 (7 August) - Women's 100m final

  • 21:45 (IST)

    IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017: Elaine Thompson seeks to restore Jamaica's status in 100m sprint}

    A huge day for Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson. Can she win it for Jamaica?


Day Three Preview:  The IAAF World Athletics Championships would like to move past Saturday's Usain Bolt heartbreak and pull the focus back on the on-field action on Day 3.

Sunday is lined up with the finals of  Men's and women's marathons, heptathlon, women's pole vault, men's shot put, women's 100 metres and a host of other qualifying events.

South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk will also be in action on Day 3 of the World Athletics Championships and his performance will be looked keenly to see if he can indeed fill Usain Bolt's big shoes.

Despite losing the lead to Carolin Schafer after three events of the heptathlon, Belgian Nafissatou Thiam is still the favourite.

Olympic champion Elaine Thompson would start as the firm favourite in the women's 100 metres event which would bring Day 3 to a close.

India's Swapna Barman would like to improve her standings in the heptathlon while Siddhanth Thingalaya in 110 metres hurdles, Nirmala Sheoran in Women's 400 metres, Gopi Thonakal and Monika Athare in marathon are the other Indian in action on Sunday.

Updated Date: Aug 07, 2017 03:11 AM

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