World Athletics Championships 2017

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    The end of an era and I will miss Usain Bolt from the competitive world of athletics. He is the ultimate sportsmen and the Athletics world be a sadder place without him competing - he is a one off and a global star. there is no one who can compare.

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    This thread is for all things Athletic

    Well done MO too but spare us the children on the track and shake hands with your competitors first.

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    Usain Bolt and Mo Farah take to the global stage one last time at the London 2017 World Championships from 4-13 August, bidding to crown their track careers with more gold medals.

    Jamaican Bolt, who has completed the 100m-200m sprint double at the past two World Championships, will compete in the 100m and 4x100m relay as he bids farewell to the sport.

    Great Britain's Farah, who will switch to road racing next season, seeks to complete an unprecedented fifth double in the 5,000m and 10,000m, having won both titles at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, as well as at the 2013 and 2015 World Championships.

    Other home British medal hopes include Laura Muir in the 1500m and 5,000m, Katarina Johnson-Thompson in the heptathlon, Andrew Pozzi in the 110m hurdles, Sophie Hitchon in the hammer and walker Tom Bosworth.
     
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    Eight-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt described his performance as "very bad" as he won his 100m heat at the World Championships in 10.07 seconds.

    The Jamaican, who is retiring after the event in London, beat Great Britain's James Dasaolu into second (10.13) but was frustrated with his start.

    "I'm not fond of these blocks," said Bolt. "I have to get this together."

    The USA's Justin Gatlin, twice suspended for doping, was booed when he came out to race but eased through.

    Britons Reece Prescod (10.03) and Chijindu Ujah (10.07) took top-three spots to reach Saturday's semi-finals.

    Come on boys!!
     
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    I was gutted that Bolt didnt win, but there was a part of me that felt sorry for Gatlin with the booing and at the end of the day he is a human being - and he has served his sentence - dont know have mixed feelings on it but i didnt like the boos.

    World Championships 2017: Justin Gatlin win not the perfect script - Lord Coe

    Justin Gatlin's 100m victory at the World Championships in London was "not the perfect script", says Lord Coe.

    American Gatlin, 35, who has twice served a doping ban, pulled off a shock win to end Usain Bolt's reign in the Jamaican's final individual race.

    "I'm not eulogistic that someone who has served two bans has walked off with one of our glittering prizes," said Coe, who is president of athletics' governing body the IAAF.

    "But he is eligible to be here."

    Bolt, 30, had been favourite to secure his 20th global gold in the final major championships of his glittering career, but the three-time 100m Olympic champion had to settle for bronze, finishing behind Gatlin and his USA team-mate Christian Coleman.

    Gatlin was booed by the crowd at London Stadium as he celebrated, but was embraced by Bolt on the finish line.

    Speaking on BBC Radio 5 live's Sportsweek, Coe added: "It's not the perfect script. I thought Usain was very generous with the observations he made.

    "That must have been a bitter event for him to swallow. He was bigger than the moment and it typifies his career."

    Why was Gatlin banned?
    In 2001, when he was still at college, Gatlin was given a two-year suspension for taking a banned amphetamine.

    He successfully argued this was due to medication he took for attention deficit disorder and was allowed to return to competition after a year.

    Then, in 2006 - having won the 100m and 200m double at the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki - he tested positive again, this time for testosterone.

    Gatlin was banned for eight years, avoiding a lifetime ban in exchange for his co-operation with doping authorities. This suspension was halved to four years on appeal.

    After Saturday's race, Jamaica's prime minister Andrew Holness admitted he would like to see athletes who fail drug tests receive life bans, saying: "It's the only way you're going to fully ensure that people don't cheat in the sport."

    In response, Coe added: "So would I and so would the majority of our sport. I'm not going to close the door on lifetime bans but we've constantly tried it and lost it.

    "It's worth remembering that Gatlin's first ban was for amphetamines, and the case against him was at the more serious end. That then got watered down. We then had the second major infringement. We applied for an eight-year ban and again that got lost."

    What will happen at the medal ceremony?
    The 100m medals will be presented at London Stadium at 18:50 BST on Sunday.

    After the hostile atmosphere in Saturday's race, some have questioned how the crowd will react to Gatlin standing on top of the podium - but Coe urged spectators to focus on the celebration of Bolt's career as he bows out.

    The Jamaican won 100m, 200m and 4x100m gold at the past three Olympic Games - Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016.

    However, his unprecedented 'triple triple' of nine gold medals was downgraded to eight after team-mate Nesta Carter, part of the 4x100m quartet in Beijing, tested positive for a banned substance. Carter has appealed against the decision.

    Bolt is also an 11-time World Championship gold medallist, and has won the 100m title three times.

    "I don't know what will happen but we have to remember that we're saying goodbye to an athlete who has done an extraordinary amount for the sport," said Briton Coe, who won Olympic 1500m gold in 1980 and 1984.

    "Gatlin is eligible to compete. It's not the most exciting day in prospect for me but he has to be accorded some respect."
     
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    There's currently an athlete running the women's marathon (mentioned by the commentators) called Tracey Barlow :D
     
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    Yes i saw that and thought of Tracey Love lol
    maybe she puts a few hours in running up and down the cobbles, inbetween selling 1 bunch of flowers a week in her shop.
     
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    What I have enjoyed most so far is that there have been so many surprises. Favorite after favorite has fallen, and unexpected athletes have won.

    But I did feel so bad for Lavillenie, the french pole vaulter. He was completely booed in the Olympics last year becase the crowd was cheering for the Brazilian guy. Lavillenie was tearing up over their asshole behavior. Now was his chance to win that gold. But it wasn't his day today either.
     
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    yes i wanted him to win also, and he has just become a dad for 1st time!

    Also thought the Norweigan guy did well in 400m hurdles

    World Championships: Norway's Karsten Warholm wins 400m hurdles gold
    Norway's 21-year-old Karsten Warholm powered to world 400m hurdles gold to light up a sodden night at London Stadium.

    The former decathlete, in his first full season in the event, left American Olympic champion Kerron Clement trailing in his wake as he led from the gun and crossed the line with wide-eyed shock written across his face.
     
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    Im glad he got the chance to run in the 200m semi

    Botswana will hold a national holiday in honour of Isaac Makwala if he wins 200m gold at the World Championships.

    Makwala, whose exploits in London have been a major talking point this week, races in the final later on Thursday.

    On Tuesday he was barred from the 400m final, as officials tried to halt a "very virulent" norovirus outbreak.

    But he returned and progressed from an individual 200m time trial on Wednesday - he was quarantined for Monday's heats - and celebrated by doing press-ups.

    The 30-year-old, who said he is "still running with a broken heart" will be going up against South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk, who on Tuesday dominated the 400m race for which Makwala said he had been training.
     
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    How did she lose this? Miller Uibo misses out on medal

    Incredible finish to the World Championship women's 400m final as Shaunae Miller-Uibo appears to have gold sewn up only to miss out on a medal, with Phyllis Francis winning.

    Felt so sorry for her when she pulled up, so near and yet so far.

    On a dramatic evening, Bahamian Shaunae Miller-Uibo fell apart in the final 10 strides to go from first to fourth and let American Phyllis Francis chase through late for 400m gold, 19-year-old Salwa Eid Naser grabbing silver for Bahrain ahead of American multiple world and Olympic champion Allyson Felix.
     
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    My money is on Mo and well done Andy Butchart and so glad the Kenyan who was tripped managed to qualify

    Farah through to 5,000m final

    Mo Farah cruises through his heat to reach Saturday's final of the 5,000m at the World Athletics Championships.
     
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    No fairytale ending for Usain Bolt or Mo Farah.
    Just goes to show that maybe they should have quit after the Olympics last year - at least Bolt should have.
    Also, Spanish high jumper Ruth Baitia should have quit after the Olympics. As Bolt, a shadow of her last year self.
     
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    World Championships 2017: Mo Farah misses out on fifth consecutive distance double
    Mo Farah missed out on a fifth major championships distance double in a row as he finished second in the 5,000m at the World Athletics Championships.

    The 34-year-old, who won 10,000m gold eight days ago, was swamped by his rivals in the final lap and Ethiopia's Muktar Edris broke clear to win gold.

    Britain's Farah kicked again to take silver at the London Stadium in his final major track championships.

    Britain's men won a stunning 4x100m relay gold as the women took silver.

    "It's been a long journey but it's been incredible," Farah told BBC Sport.

    "It didn't quite hit home until after I crossed the line and had a couple of moments to myself when I realised - this is it.

    "I gave it all - I didn't have a single bit left at the end."

    Four-time Olympic champion Farah will finish his track career with a record of 10 golds and two silvers in major championships.

    He is set to focus on marathons after his final track appearance at the 5,000m Diamond League final in Zurich on 24 August.

    Gold and silver in the two 4x100m relays takes Britain's medal tally at London 2017 to four - Farah supplying the other two - but the hosts are still two short of UK Sport's target of six to eight.

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    i was shouting at the TV, well done boys and I am gutted for Bolt

    he is a legend, and one of the best ambassadors for Sport in general and Athletics

    Great Britain claim world 4x100m world gold as Usain Bolt pulls up in final race

    Great Britain's men claimed a stunning 4x100m relay gold at the World Championships as Usain Bolt pulled up injured in his final race.

    On a febrile night of track and field, Mo Farah's own finale ended with 5,000m silver as he was beaten in a global final for the first time in six years.

    But with the young GB women's sprint quartet storming to a silver of their own it felt like a generational shift as the stadium came alive just as it had at the 2012 Olympics.

    Never before has a British team won a world sprint gold, but the quartet of CJ Ujah, Adam Gemili, Danny Talbot and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake ran a near-perfect race to hold off the fancied US team, with Japan taking bronze as Bolt collapsed halfway down the home straight.

    It was a horrible way for Bolt to end his career, suffering a muscle cramp as he attempted to chase down the two men in front of him.

    A wheelchair was brought to his side before he was helped to his feet and managed to limp away, but it means he leaves his final championship with only a bronze from the individual 100m.
     
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    Britain win silver in women's 4x100m at World Championships

    Great Britain's women won a fantastic silver medal in the 4x100 metres relay at the World Championships in London.

    The quartet of Asha Philip, Desiree Henry, Dina Asher-Smith and Daryll Neita came home in 42.12 seconds as the United States claimed gold in a world-leading 41.82secs.

    Britain were roared home by a packed London Stadium crowd and Neita, on the anchor leg, held off Jamaica by 0.07s to secure second place.

    The third British medal of the championships followed hot on the heels of Sir Mo Farah's silver in the 5,000m.

    But while that result left a spent Farah flat on the track with his head in his hands, the emotion amongst Britain's young female sprinters as they danced with delight on their lap of hour could not have been more different.

    We have worked so hard for us,” Neita said. “I tried my best down that last stretch and I’m ecstatic to bring the team a silver.” Asher-Smith, who has recovered from a fracture to her right foot, said: “To upgrade from Olympic bronze to world silver with these girls has been absolutely incredible, and to do it at home means so much. We are so proud to win the medal in London.”



    They left the last word, though, to Henry. “The relay is so, so important,” she said. “Ultimately, none of us could do it alone, so this is just a monumental team effort.” It was a sentiment that would echo long through the Stratford night, even if the pleasure of the unexpected was tempered by the manner of Bolt’s goodbye. It was hard not to suppress the thought, as he headed off to his life of unlimited Jamaican leisure, that he deserved better.
     
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    Athletics: Comeback queen Pearson roars to world 100m hurdles gold

    LONDON (Reuters) - Australia's Sally Pearson completed one of the great sporting comebacks when she overcame two years of injury agony to win the world 100 metres hurdles title at the age of 30 on Saturday.

    Pearson, world champion in 2011 and Olympic gold medallist in London in 2012 and with Olympic and world silvers to her name, held off Dawn Harper Nelson, one of four Americans in the field, for an emotional triumph.

    She missed the last two seasons due to hamstring and Achilles injuries and a badly broken wrist and feared for her career. But when she clocked 12.48 seconds in the London Diamond League last month - her fastest time for five years - she realised she was in medal-contending form.

    She then underlined that by reaching the final as the fastest qualifier in 12.53 on Friday.

    Pearson did not need to go that fast on Saturday but barely noticed the clock as she posted 12.59 seconds, screaming "oh my God" repeatedly after crossing the line.

    "I've worked so hard, I don't know what has just happened out there. I'm so tired but I'm sure it will sink in soon," she said.

    On her joyous finish-line exclamations, she said: "I don't know if it was surprise but the emotion just escaped my body because I was so excited and so happy to have achieved what I've worked so hard for.

    "I love this stadium, I love the people and I'm so happy to be back here doing the same thing again."

    Harper Nelson, the 2008 Olympic champion and silver medallist behind Pearson in 2012 took silver in 12.63 ahead of Germany’s Pamela Dutkiewicz, who claimed a surprise bronze in 12.72.
     
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    Frenchman gains global title as GB’s Ashley Bryant finishes strongly with 1500m PB
    Kevin Mayer won a European-dominated decathlon with a world-leading score of 8768 points at the IAAF World Championships in London.

    The French athlete was a different class over the whole competition even though he couldn’t maintain his second day form to match his French record form from Rio.

    His evening events were a 5.10m pole vault, a 66.10m javelin throw and a 4:36.73 1500m.

    “I am so, so tired,” he said after the 10 events. “I cannot even imagine I am the world champion. I just want to say this is the most amazing public in the world.

    “Every decathlon is exceptional. Now I am world champion. I love this crowd, this is an amazing stadium. I feel so happy to finish this decathlon.”

    Germany’s Rico Freimuth was second best most of the two days and a 4.80m pole vault, a 62.34m javelin and a laboured 4:41.57 1500m saw him secure silver with a score of 8564 points.

    Equally clear in third was his German team-mate Kai Kazmirek. He scored 8488 points as his evening efforts were a 5.10m vault, 62.45m javelin and a 4:38.07 1500m.

    Only the first three scored over 8400 points as Estonian Janek Oiglane achieved 8371 points, with a 71.73m javelin being his highlight.

    Early leader Damian Warner of Canada finished fifth after illness.

    Britain’s Ashley Bryant had a solid competition throughout. After a 4.30m pole vault dropped him to 17th, he rallied with a 67.97m javelin and a 4:27.15 1500m PB to finish 11th with 8049 points.


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