Highlights IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017, Results, Day 2 in London: Gatlin wins 100m gold, Bolt claims bronze

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Highlights IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017, Results, Day 2 in London: Gatlin wins 100m gold, Bolt claims bronze
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    And that brings us to the end of the second day of the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships. Justin Gatlin spoils Usain Bolt's farewell party to win the men’s 100m title, while Ayana creates world record to become the world champion. You can scroll down to get a gist of what happened throughout the day. We will be back tomorr...technically today (IST) as there will be plenty more action. Hope you have enjoyed our coverage. Good night! 

    Say hello to the new world champion! 

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    Here is the final result of the men's 100m event. Gatlin surged ahead out of nowhere to snatch gold from compatriot Chris Coleman. Despite the unusual result, where Bolt finished third, the London Stadium was rocking throughout. You will be remembered forever, Usain! 


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    Justin Gatlin bows to the legendary Usain Bolt after winning 100m gold. This is class!

    Bolt deserves it all! 

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    At the age of 35, Justin Gatlin, who first became the men’s 100m world champion in Helsinki, has taken vexed routes from one place to another, including the two lengthy drug bans to reach where he is in London tonight. 

    With that win, Gatlin becomes the oldest winner of the men's 100m title at the World Championships. 

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    Usain Bolt does a lap of honour. Justin Gatlin wonders about it all.

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    Justin Gatlin wins men's 100m gold!

    A sloppy start there by Usain Bolt as he has a lot of ground to make while Christian Coleman is just speeding away. WOAH! There comes Justin Gatlin out of nowhere. The American, the man who is booed every time he appears on the big screen, has won it! Gatlin is the new World champion. Coleman takes silver, and Bolt bronze.

    At the age of 35, Justin Gatlin becomes the oldest winner of the men's 100m title at the World Championships...twelve years after first winning this title in Helsinki.

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    Usain Bolt will line up in lane no. 4. London is nervous, and so is the rest of the world! 

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    And here they come. Modern Day Gladiators of Speed.

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    Starters Block awaits the Big Cats.

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    South Africa's Luvo Manyonga wins men's long jump gold!

    America's Lawson warms up before his final leap and he makes a run in a bid to beat 8.48m. Ohhhhh and it's close! 4cm short! Manyonga is the world champion

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    Meanwhile, Britain's Katarina receives a huge roar as Johnson-Thompson storms to the fastest 200m time of the day in the heptathlon event in 22.86. 

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    For a lot of South African fans, they want to see Akani Simbine try and do his personal best - 9.89.

    Can they all prevent The Big Man from running away with a farewell Gold Medal? Minutes away.

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    A total of eight runners will contest in the Final. Except for Britain's Reece Prescod, rest have finished below 10 seconds.

    Coleman and Blake might push the timing. Don't rule out Gatlin and a good start from him could make it highly competitive.

    The seasons best time is with Christian Coleman at 9.82. Usain Bolt's 9.95 is in 8th spot for the year. But remember, 9.58 belongs to Bolt set way back in 2009 in Berlin.

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    Less than half an hour to go for the much-anticipated 100m final. Usain Bolt vs Chris Coleman vs Justin Gatlin. It doesn't get better than this, does it? 

    But the question is, can Bolt pull off yet another world-class show before hanging up his flashy boots? 

    Coleman is a genuine threat. Look at how these two stare each other ahead of the final.  

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    And Swapna Barman finishes 6th in the 200m Heptathlon event. 

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    India's Swapna Barman is about to run the 200m race in the Heptathlon. 

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    Ethiopian runner Almaz Ayana wins women’s 10,000m gold

    For a runner who hadn't raced at all this season due to injury, this is some feat. Ayana laps world class athletes with ease as she cruises by the bell with a vast lead. She wins in 31:03:50 with a margin of 46.37, which is by far the biggest in championship history.

    Tirunesh Dibaba wasn't in the shape to cover Ayana's break but she added to her medal haul, winning silver in 31:02.69 ahead of Kenya's Agnes Tirop (31:03.50).

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    The Ethiopian Olympic champion, Ayana is on the verge of adding her name to the list of athletics greats. She has covered the 3km segment between four and seven kilometres in just 8 minutes 33 seconds. What an extraordinary athlete! 

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    Almaz Ayana now leads by almost 240m with 4 laps to go. The Olympic champion will now be world champion.

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    Almaz Ayana, the Rio Olympic Champion, leads by almost 80m in the 10,000m final. 

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    Almaz Ayana takes off in style after a clumsy start in the beginning of the 10,00m final. It's going to be close, very close. 

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    Next up will be the women’s 10,000m final where Ethiopian Tirunesh Dibaba, a three-time world champ, will be eyeing for glory but faces tough competition from the Kenyans. Let's wait and watch how things pan out from here on. 

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    Join the discussion! 

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    Here are the top 6 athletes after three rounds of discus throwing: 

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    Now this is some news! 

    Anyway, all eyes will be on the Final 100m race. 

  • 00:31 (IST)

    So finally Genzebe Dibaba qualifies as one of the fastest losers. A sigh of relief for the reigning champion. 

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    Sifan Hassan wins 2nd Semi of 1500m 

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    Reigning World Champion 1500m Genzebe Dibaba finished 6th in the first semi-finals. She will wait to see if she can make it as two of the fastest losers.

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    Kipyegon (4:03.54) speeds through to the 1500m final with Britain's Laura Muir (4:03.64) on her shoulder. Semenya (4:03.80) finishes third, Hanna Klein of Germany fourth and Poland’s Angelika Cichocka taking the final position. 

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    Meanwhile, the women’s 1500m semi-finals event gets underway as Britain’s Laura Muir and Jess Judd receive a brilliant reception. Can the crowd favourites get themselves ahead of Olympic Champion Faith Kipyegon? 

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    Take a look at all the eight 100m finalists and their semi-final times:

    Coleman (USA) 9.97

    Bolt (Jamaica) 9.98

    Blake (Jamaica) 10.04

    Prescod (GB) 10.05

    Simbine (South Africa) 10.05

    Gatlin (USA) 10.09

    Vicaut (France) 10.09

    Su (China) 10.1

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    First sub 10 semis...Coleman 9.97, Bolt 9.98.

    What will the Final podium look like?

    Blake, Bolt and Coleman. Got to wait. 

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    Christian Coleman starts well and takes the lead. Bolt, on the other hand, was a bit slow but he does what he does best. The Jamaican makes up for the average start and takes the second position. Coleman has shown why he is a threat to others with the win. 

    So, we will have our world champion around 2 am IST


    Coleman 9.97, Bolt 9.98, Blake 10.04, Prescod 10.05, Simbine 10.05, Gatlin 10.09, Vicaut 10.09, Su Bingtian 10.10

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    Bolt is out on the track. With the fastest man of the year, USA's Christian Coleman. Also in the fray is Great Britain's CJ Ujah.

    Coleman can win. Bolt in the toughest semi-final race. 

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    And there he is. The man of the hour. Usain Bolt readies himself ahead of his 100m heat with the crowd going berserk once again! He didn't start good yesterday but he looks very focused today. 

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    2nd Heat is on. Yohan Blake is there. And China has Su Bingtian trying for a spot in the final. Blake has a 9.69 personal best. Let's see what happens here! 


    Blake goes through. And so did Great Britain's Reece Prescod.

  • 23:42 (IST)

    Akani Simbine made it to the semi-finals as a fastest loser but the South African came first in the 100m final in 10.05 ahead of Justin Gatlin in 10.09.

    Gatlin, who was booed once again, but there is a lot of mutual respect between Gatlin and Usain Bolt. Apparently, the duo shook hands on the warm-up track ahead of the semifinals. 

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    And OFF WE GO........


    First Heat over. Simbine and Gatlin through. Not fast. But good enough for a Final spot.

  • 23:38 (IST)

    The track gets ready as the men’s 100m semi-finals gets underway! Usain Bolt goes will contest in Heat 3 against two impressive opponents, Chijindu Ujah and Christian Coleman. Interestingly, the Heat 2 includes Yohan Blake, while James Dasaolu and Justin Gatlin will race in Heat 1

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    After the end of an entertaining afternoon session, time to get ready for the evening session as Usain Bolt will garner all the eyeballs tonight in the 100m semi-finals. Meanwhile, India's Swapna Barman will participate in the heptathlon event in about 5 minutes. 

    23:30 - Heptathlon shot put*

    23:35 - Men's 100m semi-finals

    23:56 - Men's discus final

    00:05 (6 August) - Women's 1500m semi-finals

    00:35 (6 August)- Men's long jump final

    00:40 (6 August)- Women's 10,000m final

    01:30 (6 August)- Heptathlon 200m*

    02:15 (6 August)- Men's 100m final

Day Two Preview:  IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017 will see its first full day of action with both afternoon and evening sessions scheduled for 5 August.

On the opening day of the Championships, there were no surprises when Usain Bolt qualified for the 100 metres semi-final. But, the day belonged to Briton distance-running legend, Mo Farah who cemented his place as the greatest long-distance runner by winning his third straight gold in a race that saw him trip on the last lap.

However, the centrepiece of Saturday's action will once again be Usain Bolt, who will be running his final 100 metres race later in the night. This will be the Jamaican sprinter's last ever individual race and he will be aiming to sign off in his trademark style.

There will be three other gold medal events scheduled in the evening sessions. The men's discus, long jump and the women's 10,000 metres will be decided and all three events have quite an open field with no clear favourites.

Wayde van Niekerk, who is looking to complete the 200 metres- 400 metres double, will be in action in the men's 400 metres qualifying that also has India's Muhammed Anas Yahiya in the fray.

The women's heptathlon is also scheduled on Saturday with Swapna Barman, the sole Indian in the mix and later in the day Dutee Chand will be in action in the 100 metres qualifying where Olympic champion Elaine Thompson is touted to be the favourite.


Updated Date: Aug 06, 2017 03:47 AM

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