FROM ALFONS JUCK
2017 IAAF WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
QUOTE OF THE DAY
Omar McLeod: "I am always confident. It is a privilege - I am getting better and better. I am not limiting myself, so if it [the world record] happens it happens. I have heard that I might run in the 4x100m relay. Let's see what happens, hopefully I will be selected."
Tori Bowie: "“The dive doesn’t feel too good now. But that has saved me at championships in the past. I never give up until I’m over the line.”
RESULT OF THE DAY
Stefanidi 491 World lead in pole vault after one not succesful attempt at 489. Also Greek record.
SURPRISE OF THE DAY
Elaine Thompson (5th) not winning a medal, first time since 2003 Jamaica no medal in 100m women. Ryan Crouser (6th) first loss since September 2016 and no medal in shot put.
MEDALS (20 countries, +11)
USA 2-4-2, ETH 1-2-0, KEN 1-1-2, RSA 1-0-1, BEL, BRN, GRE, GBR, NZL, LTU 1-0-0
POINTS (31 countries +14)
USA 65, KEN 54, ETH 33, GBR 22, JAM 21, RSA and NED 18
AGENT RANKINGS (by individual gold medals)
Ricky Simms 2, Jos Hermens 2, Lee-Roy Newton, Valentina Fedyushina, Karen Locke, Andy Stubbs, Helena Van der Plaetsen, Kimberly Holland, Marc Corstjens
BEIJING 2015 WINNERS (1-5)
yes (1): Farah (10k)
no (1): Bolt (100), Malachowski, Kovacs, Silva, M. Dibaba
RIO 2016 WINNERS (4-4)
yes (1): Farah (10k), Ayana (10k), Thiam, Stefanidi
no (1): Henderson, Bolt (100), Thompson (100), Crouser
WORLD LEADS (3)
Farah 10k, Ayana 10k, Stefanidi PV
LONDON (GBR): Steven Gardiner posted huge 43.89 in men 400 m semifinal what is Bahamas national record. And fourth best in the World 2017. And best ever non final result at World Champs. LaShawn Merritt was out clearly, Matthew Hudson-Smith also but with EL 44.74.
LONDON (GBR): Nafi Thiam and Ekaterini Stefanidi as Rio gold medalists, won also golds in London.
LONDON (GBR): Anouk Vetter scored a Dutch record of 6636 in heptathlon, the best ever mark for bronze at the World Championships.
LONDON (GBR): For the first time ever the IAAF World Championships marathons were held on the same day in back-to-back fashion, with the men running in the morning and the women in the afternoon. The results were also historic. Kenya's Geoffrey Kirui (his 4th marathon ever) became the first man ever to win the Boston Marathon and World Championships marathon in the same year, clocking 2:08:27 here and claiming his first world title. On the women's side Rose Chelimo became the first woman from Bahrain to win a world marathon title, stopping the clock at 2:27:11 after a compelling late-race battle with Kenya's Edna Kiplagat. Silver medalist Tola needed medical attention immediately following the race, said he was sick and also had an Achilles injury. From RRW.
LONDON (GBR): Briton Callum Hawkins said that the cheers of the crowd in the final kilometers were so loud that he couldn't even hear his footfalls, finished fourth in a personal best 2:10:17. It was a bittersweet result for the Scotsman, who had finished tenth in the Rio Olympic Marathon last summer. It would have been a dream come true to win a medal on British soil. "I don't know if there's much I can actually say about it without ruining the interview," Hawkins said. "It was tough. It was crazy." From RRW.
LONDON (GBR): Reigning world champion, Mare Dibaba of Ethiopia, finished eighth in 2:28:49. She limped badly as she made her way through the mixed zone, holding the back of her right leg." Best European was Charlotte Purdue as 13th in 2:29:48. From Britain as in the men competition.
LONDON (GBR): Estonian European medalist Rasmus Magi did not compete in the 400 m hurdles heats due to hamstring injury not healed 100%. He still hopes to compete later in the season.
LONDON (GBR): The sun is shining in London once more, with Jess Trengove of Australia crossing a stunning ninth place in the women’s marathon on day three of the 2017 IAAF World Championships. Stopping the clock at 2:28:59, the fastest ever by an Australian woman at the world titles, the performance is also the best ever female placing. She joins Rob de Castella and Steve Moneghetti as one of three green and gold athletes to finish among the top-ten at the IAAF World Championships.
LONDON (GBR): Some important names not qualifying, for example in 400 m hurdles heats McMaster because of lane violation, Culson and Stigler, in women 400 m US Kendal Ellis, in steeple 2008 Olympic winner Brimin Kipruto, in hurdles heats Jamaican Levy injured, in semis out for Pozzi and US duo Allen and Harris. Kenyan WL holder Emmanuel Korir out in 800 m semifinals.
LONDON (GBR): Top result in women javelin qualification was a new Asian record by Liu Huihui with 67.59. Cuban Yargelis Rodriguez with 6594 in heptathlon got CAC record.
LONDON (GBR): A streaker who sprinted down the home straight shortly before the 100 metres men final has been released without being charged, insidethegames has been told. The long-haired man managed to leap on the track moments before participants including Usain Bolt and eventual winner Justin Gatlin entered the stadium for the blue ribbon event. He had the words "Peace and Love" written on his chest and "For Mum" on his back.
LONDON (GBR): Czech team was considering protest after a video on twitter suggested Tomas Stanek´s best effort of 21.41 was wrongly measured. But an explanation about not fully correct position of camera gave the explanation that everything was all-right and no protest was filed.
MELBOURNE (AUS): Athletics Australia is saddened to confirm the passing of Olympic legend, Betty Cuthbert, after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. An icon of athletics in Australia and around the world, Betty shot to fame at the Melbourne 1956 Olympic Games, winning gold in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay.
LONDON (GBR): Thiam and Rodriguez HJ result was 195.