World Athletics Championships: Trinidad and Tobago stun America for 4x400m gold

World Athletics Championships: Trinidad and Tobago stun America for 4x400m gold

By Oliver Dickson Jefford
A Championship that has been full of surprises ended with one more shock result, with Trinidad and Tobago’s Lalonde Gordon passing America’s Fred Kerley on the final straight for the nation’s first gold....
World Athletics Championships: Caster Semenya takes second 800m world title

World Athletics Championships: Caster Semenya takes second 800m world title

By Oliver Dickson Jefford
The South African was pushed hard by the likes of Francine Niyonsaba and Ajee Wilson, though set a new lifetime best to regain the title she won in 2009....
World Athletics Championships: Hellen Obiri fends off Almaz Ayana for 5,000m gold

World Athletics Championships: Hellen Obiri fends off Almaz Ayana for 5,000m gold

By Oliver Dickson Jefford
Obiri and Ayana contested a thrilling duel in London, though the Kenyan produced an incredibly strong final 300m to beat the Ethiopian. Sifan Hassan took bronze....

World Athletics Championships: Maria Lasitskene wins gold to retain her High Jump title

Before the start of the High Jump competition, there were talks of a potential medal for a British athlete, Katerina Johnson-Thompson, and Morgan Lake who both qualified quite comfortably.  Russia's Maria Lasitskene, Yuliya Levchenko, and Kamila Licwinko all qualified as the three best jumpers in the field, clearing the height at 1.92m along with Britain's Johnson-Thompson and USA's Inika McPherson in fourth and fifth.  The gold went to Lasitskene, becoming the first Neutral Athlete to place first. She also retained her World Championships title from two years ago with a jump of 2.03m. Ukraine's Levchenko took the silver, clearing 2.01 as Licwinko went home with the bronze jumping 1.99m for Poland. Britain's Johnson-Thompson finished in fifth place, clearing 1.95m and Morgan Lake also clearing the same height but finishing sixth on countbacks.  Lasitskene claims gold again; retains her gold from Beijing  The first round of jumps saw all athletes clear the opening height of 1.84m with only McPherson choosing to pass that height. With...
World Athletics Championships: Great Britain take shock men's 4x100m gold

World Athletics Championships: Great Britain take shock men's 4x100m gold ByOliver Dickson Jefford

The British quartet led throughout the race, holding off America at the last, though there was a sad end for Usain Bolt who pulled up injured....
World Athletics Championships: American quartet seal women's 4x100m title

World Athletics Championships: American quartet seal women's 4x100m title ByOliver Dickson Jefford

In an entirely clean race by all eight teams involved, it was the American quartet who proved too strong continue a highly successful Championships for the nation....
World Athletics Championships: Sally Pearson regains 100m hurdles title

World Athletics Championships: Sally Pearson regains 100m hurdles title ByOliver Dickson Jefford

With world record holder Kendra Harrison faltering, it was the Australian who took another gold, ahead of Dawn Harper-Nelson and Pamela Dutkiewicz...
World Athletics Championships: Dafne Schippers successfully defends 200m title

World Athletics Championships: Dafne Schippers successfully defends 200m title ByOliver Dickson Jefford

The Dutchwoman was forced to settle for silver in the Olympic games last year, though she went one better this time to get her second medal of the meet, ahead of the likes of Marie-Josee Ta Lou and Shaunae Miller-Uibo....
World Athletics Championships: Brittney Reese wins long jump as the USA continue goldrush

World Athletics Championships: Brittney Reese wins long jump as the USA continue goldrush

By Pathik Gamana
Brittney Reese claimed a fourth World Champs gold medal, to take her overall medal tally to eight. Darya Klishina competing as a neutral claimed the silver whilst Bartoletta by the skin of her teeth stole the bronze medal....
World Athletics Championships: Kori Carter fends off Dalilah Muhammad for 400m hurdles title

World Athletics Championships: Kori Carter fends off Dalilah Muhammad for 400m hurdles title

By Oliver Dickson Jefford
Carter, out in lane eight, was behind her fellow American at the start but pulled through to take her first global title....
World Athletics Championships: Ramil Guliyev takes surprise 200m gold

World Athletics Championships: Ramil Guliyev takes surprise 200m gold

By Oliver Dickson Jefford
The Turk, who used to represent Azerbaijan, ran well around the bend and held firm down the home straight as he fended off the likes of Wayde Van Niekerk and Jereem Richards....
World Athletics Championships: Christian Taylor edges Will Claye to claim historic third gold medal

World Athletics Championships: Christian Taylor edges Will Claye to claim historic third gold medal ByPathik Gamana

In a fascinating battle, Christian Taylor won a third triple jump world championships title ahead of Will Claye who took the silver and Nelson Evora the bronze....
World Athletics Championships: Phyllis Francis upsets the field to take gold in the 400m

World Athletics Championships: Phyllis Francis upsets the field to take gold in the 400m ByPathik Gamana

In a dramatic Women's 400m final, Phyllis Francis of the USA took home gold with Bahrain's Salma Eid Naser taking silver with a national record and Allyson Felix took home the bronze medal....
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