Highlights IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017, Results, Day 4 in London: Faith Kipyegon, Omar McLeod win gold

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Highlights IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017, Results, Day 4 in London: Faith Kipyegon, Omar McLeod win gold
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    That's it for all the action from day 4 of the IAAF World Athletics Championship 2017 in London. Kenya's Faith Kipyegon added the world title to her Olympic gold while Venezuela's Yulimar Rojas won her country's first gold medal with her victory in the triple jump event. Omar McLeod won Jamaica's first gold medal in this edition with his stunning win in the 110m hurdles and he dedicated his gold to sprint legend Usain Bolt. 

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

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    And here is how the women finished in the 1,500 metres final. The shock result of the night being Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba finishing last!

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  • Faith Kipyegon wins gold in the 1,500m! 

    Gosh!!! What. A. Race! Kenya's Faith Kipyegon takes Gold. Jeniffer Simpson takes Silver and Caster Semenya wins Bronze.

  • And now they pick up the pace. Sifan makes her move.

  • Be ready for a final sprint between Sifan Hassan, Genzebe Dibaba, Faith Kipyegon, Caster Semenya and Laura Muir. Don't miss this.

  • 65 seconds for the first lap. Will Muir panic?

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  • Women's 1500m final: Sifan Hassan with a personal best of 3:56.05, Laura Muir with 3:55.22, Faith Kipyegon with 3:56.41 and Genzebe Dibaba with 3:50.07. Blockbuster Coming Up!

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    Yulimar Rojas wins Gold in the women's triple jump!

    Venezuela's Yulimar Rojas clinches gold in the women's triple jump event with a jump of 14.91 metres. Colombia's Caterine Ibarguen misses gold by 20 cms while Kazakhstan's Olga Rypakova takes bronze.

  • The final event of the Evening is the women's 1500m final. The Netherlands' Sifan Hassan, South Africa's Caster Semenya, Great Britain's Laura Muir and Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba are all in contention. What a field!

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    China's hammer thrower Zhang Wenxiu has announced her retirement from the sport. The 31-year-old finished fourth in the final tonight and said, "I am upset because this is my ninth World Championships and it will be my last one. This season has been hard for me because I had a baby last year, but I am happy to end it here. I started competing at 15 and I am 31 now so it is the end of a long career."

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  • Omar McLeod wins Gold! 

    Omar McLeod is the 2017 World Champion with a timing of 13.04 seconds! Jamaica finally pick up a sprint Gold.

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  • The eagerly awaited men's 110 Hurdles Final is up next. Aries Merritt of the USA with a personal best of 12.80 and Omar McLeod of Jamaica with a personal best of 12.90 are the favourites to win here but can Spain's Orlando Ortega pull of something here?

  • Nirmala Sheoran after her semi-final performance: I reached the World Championships here in London because of my father and personal coach. I am happy with what I have achieved. When I ran and qualified for the World Championships in Patiala, my coach was there with me. It would have made a difference if he was here. My aim now is to finish on the podium next year at the Asian Games in Jakarta and the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.

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    Shaune Miller-Uibo and Allyson Felix qualify for 400m finals, Nirmala Sheoran finishes 22nd

    Favourites Shaune Miller-Uibo and Allyson Felix qualify for the women's 400m final with Bahrain's Salwa Eid Naser topping the semi-finals with a timing of 50.08 seconds. India's Nirmala Sheoran in 22nd place did all that she could but it wasn't meant to be. 

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    Phyllis Francis of the USA wins heat 3 of the women's 400m semi-final in 50.37 seconds with Zambia's Kabange Mupop second with a timing of 50.60 seconds.

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    Nirmala Sheoran crashes out!

    Disappointment for India as Nirmala Sheoran fails to qualify for the final of the women's 400m. She finishes 7th with a timing of 53.07 seconds. Bahrain's Salwa Eid Naser wins the semi-final with a timing of 50.08 as Allyson Felix finishes second in 50.12 seconds.

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    Shaunae Miller-Uibo wins the first heat of the Women's 400m semi-final with a timing of 50.36 seconds. Stephanie Ann McPherson second in 50.56 seconds. Up next, heat 2 with India's Nirmala Sheoran with the favourite Allyson Felix. 

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    The top four athletes in heat 1 of the men's 400m hurdles, Kerron Clement (48.35), Karsten Warholm (48.43), Juander Santos (48.59) and Kemar Mowatt (48.66), have the best timings in the semis too! A blistering race that!

  • Heat 3 is up and Turkey's Yasmani Copello with a personal best of 47.92 features. Blistering. Also in the mix is Eric Futch of the USA with a personal best of 48.18.

  • TJ Holmes of the USA wins with a timing of 49.12 seconds. Mamadou loses his footing on the last hurdle and fails to qualify for the final.

  • Heat 2 of the men's 400m hurdles coming up. Mamadou Kasse Hann with a personal best of 48.40 favourite to qualify.

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    Anita Wlodarczyk wins her third World Athletics Championship Gold!

    Poland's Anita Wlodarczyk wins the Women's hammer throw with a throw of 77.90 metres. This is Wlodarczyk's third world title and her 41st consecutive victory in all competitions! What an athlete!

  • Judging the pace well, Clement wins Heat 1 in 48.35 seconds. Karsten Warholm of Norway second with a timing of 48.43 seconds.

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  • Before all that, it's the men's 400m hurdles. Olympic Champion Kerron Clement with a personal best of 47.24 in the first heat.

  • The big question is if Nirmala can do a sub 51? Can she break Manjeet Kaur's national record of 51.05? All these questions will be answered shortly in the women's 400m semi-finals.

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  • Women's 400m semi-finals coming up in a while now. India's Nirmala Sheoran is in the 2nd heat where she will be running next to 9-time World Champion Allyson Felix. Probably should just hold onto Felix and sail through.

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    And Anita Wlodarczyk is back in business! The Polish world record holder snatches the lead from China's Zheng Wang with a throw of 77.90m. 

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    South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk qualifies for the semi-finals of the 200m event. Botswana's Issac Makwala, who was one of the favourites to win the event. did not start in his heats probably choosing to focus on the finals of the 400m event tomorrow. 

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    The top 8 athletes in the women's hammer throw final after three attempts with world record holder and Olympic gold medalist at the Rio Olympics in 2016 Anita Wlodarczyk, astonishingly down at sixth place.

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    Aaron Brown and Clarence Munyai from heat 7 of the 200m event have been disqualified for lane infringement. Terrible for Brown as he had finished second overall in the heats. 

  • Aaron Brown of Canada, who finished first in heat 7 with a timing of 20.08 seconds, has been disqualified from the 200m event!

  • Botswana's Issac Makwala did not turn up for the 200m heats. Probably conserving his energy for the 400m final tomorrow.

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    Amazing to see a packed house on day four at the Olympic Stadium in London. 

  • Aaron Brown of Canada takes the last heat in 20.08 and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake comes in second also with a time of 20.08.

  • Great Britain's Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake with a personal best of 19.95 and Japan's Shota Iizuka with a personal best of 20.11 are the top contenders in the last of the seven heats of the men's 200m event. 

  • And Isiah Young with a timing of 20.19 and Akani Simbine with a timing of 20.26 finish first and second in heat 6.

  • On to heat 6 of the 200m now and Isiah Young of the USA with a personal best of 19.86 and Akani Simbine of South Africa with a personal best of 19.95 on the track.

  • Botswana's Issac Makwala, who has a personal best of 19.77 and was one of the favourites in the 200m event, has withdrawn. Zambia's Sydney Siame takes it with a lifetime best of 20.29.

  • Wayde van Niekerk finishes with a timing of 20.16 and so does Great Britain's Daniel Talbot in 20.16. Photo finish there.

  • Heat 3 now and South Africa's 400m World Record Holder Wayde Van Niekerk in lane 7. He is in the 200m with a personal best of 19.84. Also featuring is Alonso Edward of Panama with a personal best of 19.81.

  • Wow!!!!Trinidad and Tobago's Jereem Richards runs it in 20.05. Fast.

  • Heat 2 coming up in 200m. Jereem Richards is in the fray and he has a personal best of 19.97. Jamaica's Rasheed Dwyer with a personal best of 19.80 also features.

Day 4 Preview: Usain Bolt will not defend his 200 metres crown, one he has held since setting a world record 19.19 seconds in Berlin in 2009. It could well come down to a battle between South Africa's world and Olympic 400 metres champion Wayde van Niekerk and Botswanan rival Isaac Makwala, both seeking a first 200/400 metres world double since Michael Johnson in Gothenburg in 1995.

Aries Merritt could provide the fairytale that the athletics championships need after Justin Gatlin denied Usain Bolt his golden farewell in the 100 metres. The 31-year-old American is one outstanding performance away from repeating his Olympic winning feat on the same track in 2012 and just two years after a kidney transplant. His biggest threat will be Jamaica's Olympic champion Omar McLeod who looked to be in ominously good shape and is determined to break Merritt's world record in the final.

The Women's 1,500 metres finals will see Caster Semenya, South Africa's defending double Olympic 800 metres champion and two-time world gold medallist aiming for an audacious middle-distance double. Although her career has been mired by arguments over her elevated levels of naturally occurring testosterone, Semenya is happy to focus on her performances on the track. Challenging Semenya will be Ethiopia's Genzebe Dibaba and Netherlands' Sifan Hassan.

With inputs from AFP.

Updated Date: Aug 08, 2017 03:01 AM

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