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Highlights, IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017, Results, Day 6 in London: Mo Farah reaches final, Phyllis wins 400m gold

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Highlights, IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017, Results, Day 6 in London: Mo Farah reaches final, Phyllis wins 400m gold

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Aug 10, 2017 - 03:00 (IST)

That's all folks! Another brilliant day of 2017 World Athletics Championships has come to an end. USA are swiftly bagging medals to top the standings with 15 titles. Kenya are second with seven, South Africa are third with four. Wayde van Niekerk, Isaac Makwala and Mo Farah all qualified for their respective final events, however, there were a few surprises.

Hope you enjoyed our live coverage of the prestigious world event. Make sure to visit tomorrow. Good night! 

Aug 10, 2017 - 02:52 (IST)

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Aug 10, 2017 - 02:31 (IST)

The USA's Phyllis Francis wins 400m gold!

What just happened! Shaunae Miller-Uibo started well and maintained her lead until the final 20m, where she pulls up out of nowhere. Oh, and it looks nasty. USA's Phyllis Francis cruises past others to take gold. Salwa Naser of Bahrain wins silver and Allyson Felix, the defending champion, settles for bronze. She faded in the final stages. What a win this is for the young American. 

Aug 10, 2017 - 02:21 (IST)

Aug 10, 2017 - 02:21 (IST)


Time for the final event of the evening session – the women’s 400m final. USA’s Allyson Felix looks favourite to take the gold but is there an upset? 

Aug 10, 2017 - 02:17 (IST)

Norway's Karsten Warholm wins men's 400m gold!

The Norwegian track and field athletes cannot believe it as he becomes the world champion! In just his second full season at the event, Norway's Warholm stayed focused from the sound of the gun and held on to claim the title in 48.35 ahead of Yasmani Copello (48.49). The USA’s Kerron Clement, a two-times Olympic champion, was left behind. The veteran of the field at 31, takes bronze in 48.52 seconds.

Aug 10, 2017 - 02:09 (IST)

China's Lijiao Gong wins women's shot put gold!

Lijiao's throw of 19.94m proved to be enough as Anita Marton of Hungary and Olympic champion Michelle Carter failed to match the Chinese putter's best throw. 

Aug 10, 2017 - 01:53 (IST)

Aug 10, 2017 - 01:51 (IST)


In the third and final 200m semi-finals, Turkey’s Ramil Guliyev finishes first in 20.17 seconds ahead of USA’s Ameer Webb who happily takes the second place in 20.22 seconds. Wayde van Niekerk looked fatigued after last night’s 400m final but manages to make it to the final by finishing third in 20.28 seconds. 

Van Niekerk and Mitchell-Blake make the final as faster losers. 

London: The scrapes for Shaunae Miller-Uibo have no doubt healed. The scars from the loss for Allyson Felix have not.

Miller-Uibo used a head-first dive at the finish to beat her American rival in the 400-meter final at the Rio de Janeiro Games last August.

Highlights IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017 Results Day 6 in London Mo Farah reaches final Phyllis wins 400m gold

Britain's Mo Farah poses after winning the 10,000m race in London. AFP

Felix is very much looking forward to the rematch Wednesday at the world championships as she tries to defend her title. Defeats are rare for Felix and never sit well with her, especially the way this one unfolded. Miller-Uibo, who is from the Bahamas, jumped out to an early lead, then held off Felix's charge along the straightaway. Side-by-side with two steps to go, Miller sprawled and tumbled across the line to win by 0.07 seconds.

Miller-Uibo and Felix had two of the fastest times in the semifinals. The top time, though, belonged to Salwa Eid Naser, who represents Bahrain and set a national record in 50.08 seconds.

Felix will be chasing after her 10th gold medal at the worlds. She's also planning on being a part of the 4x100 and 4x400 relay squads.

A look at Day 6 of the world championships:

Big hurdle to clear: American runner Kerron Clement stays motivated by thinking about history. Should he win the 400-meter hurdles final, Clement would become the only person to win three world golds in the event. His other titles were in 2007 and '09. "I'm just more hungry," said the 31-year-old Clement, who captured Olympic gold in Brazil. "Those young guys, they motivate me so much. I have to stay on top of my game. They're chasing me. I'm excited to have another opportunity."

Taking their best shot: With Valerie Adams of New Zealand and Christina Schwanitz of Germany both on the sideline this season, there are no past world champions in the mix for the women's shot put title. Among those who could take the top spot are Michelle Carter of the United States, who is the Olympic champion, and Gong Lijiao of China. Those two led the way in qualifying Tuesday.

Hammer on: The top nine hammer throws in the world this season all belong to defending world champion Pawel Fajdek of Poland. Still, he's carrying some baggage heading into the qualifying round Wednesday. Fajdek struggled at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and stunningly didn't advance to the final. He said he had low energy in Brazil. The final is Friday and Fajdek's top challenger in London may be teammate Wojciech Nowicki, who beat Fajdek at the Polish national championships.

Mo Power: The Kenyans and Ethiopians could scheme against British runner Mo Farah to keep him from winning the 5,000 meters. The field tried that sort of tactic for the 10,000 earlier in the championships and Farah still won. He's going for his fourth straight 5,000 title, with the prelims Wednesday and the final set for Saturday. His plan after this season is to go to the marathon.

No Bolt: Still a little hard to believe — the 200-meter semifinals will go off and Usain Bolt won't be in the mix. The Jamaican great has captured four straight titles in the event, but decided to sit this one out. That leaves Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa as the favourite.

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