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Welcome to BBC Two viewers who have joined our coverage. We are a few
minutes away from the last event of the heptathlon, the 800 metres. Kata
Rita -- Katarina Johnson-Thompson needs the run of her career. It is
possible. On BBC One we will stay here to see this race so Poldark
will follow on BBC One in five minutes. Athletics will continue on
BBC Two. Let's join Steve Cram. Thank you. Let's look at the full
start list. She's in fifth place. Vetter has had a brilliant
competition. There's not much to choose between Vetter and Schafer.
Four tenths of a second for Vetter to get ahead of Schafer. K J D would
have to do something nobody has ever done before. -- KJ T.
These are the athletes in descending order. Look at the personal best.
KJT's personal-best is 2.0 six. The fastest ever heptathlon I can find
in the final was two point 05. Jess has run 2.0 seven. She would have to
go to war three seconds quicker to put any pressure at all on Vetter,
who is not a good 800 metres runner. Rodriguez is in fourth place. She
has a personal best of 2.12. We hope Kat can run quick enough to go into
fourth. Vetter and Schafer look to be too distant, but, and it's a
massive but, the slimmest of chances. Vetter and Chef -- Vetter
and Schafer no medal is theirs. Thiam has been supreme, the Olympic
champion. Nothing spectacular from the first event. Even that hurdles
yesterday wasn't her best, but she's been solid all the way through and
that high jump, oh dear, how much that has cost Katarina
Johnson-Thompson. The final event of the heptathlon, the 800 metres. What
does a coach say? There isn't any other instruction than just run as
hard as you can. To do that in the 800, you have to be sensible. It's
an interesting thought. I asked Jessica to be sensible another of
times and the best of 2.07 summit she ran 59 seconds for the first
400! Salman-Rath has run 28.75 for the first 200. To put that into
context, that's 56 at the bell, two laps of that. 1.52? I don't think
they will run 1.52 so rhythm is important. She has to run a big
personal-best. Win this race, Johnson-Thompson, with the crowd
behind her. She can't affect what happens behind her. The others have
16 or 16 seconds. -- 16 or 17 seconds. Look at Rodriguez. She has
a big gap between herself, she's in fourth place, and she's committed
herself massively. She's gone with it. Schafer wants to put some
distance between herself and Vetter so she can get silver. Katarina
Johnson-Thompson responding. Has she got anything for the last 200
metres? The German is out in front. Can she raise her game? She's giving
it a go. The others are way too close for her to get a medal.
Salman-Rath still leading. Katarina Johnson-Thompson trying to chase her
home, doing her best, giving everything. Rodriguez is fading. We
look for the battle behind. Watch the clock. It's going to be about
2.07. Katarina Johnson-Thompson will be close to a personal best. Here
they come behind. Vetter crosses the line in about 2.19. About 12
seconds. Sadly it won't be enough to affect the medals. It means Schafer
will move into the silver medal position. I don't know whether or
not Rodriguez has moved up... He's shaking her head. Schafer will get
bronze. Thiam the gold-medallist. Not always across the line first,
but another supreme competition from the Olympic champion. A case of what
might have been for Katarina Johnson-Thompson. (STUDIO) she gave
it everything in that 800 metres, but it was just too big a gap for
her. 2.07. That's it for the athletics on BBC One, time for
Poldark. The athletics is on BBC Two. Join us on BBC Two.
The Olympic Stadium in the Queen Elizabeth Park as night falls and
the athletics programme for Day three is drawing to a close. Two
days of events for the heptathlon have come to an end. Denise and Jess
are alongside me, you both know the motion that goes through when you've
put so much into seven events. This is the first time you've seen a
major championship since retirement where you want the one everyone is
hugging! I know exactly how it feels and you're physically exhausted,
mentally drained. This is such a nice moment, to share it with the
girls. You've got through the two days of gruelling competition. It's
an amazing feeling and 40 amp to become well champion at the age she
is, it's incredible. -- and four Thiam. She's a champion. She's had
an incredible two years from 11 thin the World Championships in 2015,
Olympic champion a year later and now well champion. There is some
great talent bursting through and it promising -- aid promises to be an
exciting few years ahead. She has so much potential to come. She hasn't
tapped into all her ability yet. To have Carolin Schafer come through
the way she has, "Months in the last two years, it bodes well for the
event. Katarina Johnson-Thompson will be
reflecting on the two days. She will know exactly what she's done wrong,
exactly where she could have picked up more points and exactly what
she's got to do if she wants to get these seven events together. She has
the talent, she has the potential to get onto the rostrum. It's
incredibly frustrating. I know Kat, she's run, she'll be thinking, what
is it? Whiny again? -- wide me again. People will ask what if she
could have got on the rostrum. Incredible javelin. Kat has to think
long and hard about her progression. Everyone is moving forward and she's
just standing still a little bit. We know she's got fantastic talent, but
for the high jump where would she have placed? What was her potential
now we know the results? Where could she have placed? Definitely a
medallist. I wouldn't say gold, but maybe bronze or silver. She has
changed, she's moved from Britain to France so there's a lot of
information to ingest in the last six or seven months. A lot of
technical changes. She's travelling two welds at the moment. I am
confident with another good winter behind her, the confidence is clear
that it's improving because the second day wasn't bad. Her second
day was good, but it's a tough event, even when you're successful
it's tough and it can grind you down. I worry for Kat because she's
had so many setbacks. She keeps coming back, but the high jump she
can work on, but the throwing and some of the other areas she needs to
get them right to be on the podium. It's not my School of thought that
you only focus on your strengths. You need to address those
weaknesses. Her javelin was much better, but the shot, the model
still is in there. You have to walk in the circle and trust your
technique and she is not there yet. Her best events really let her down,
I think. To see her happy with 6.56, it's not like Kat and normally she'd
be disappointed. These scenes are lovely. The points are in. Steve,
take us through the final result. It was a busy two days for the
heptathlete is culminating in that 800 metres. It didn't go smoothly
for Katarina Johnson-Thompson, as we'd hoped. The high jump this time
was what let her down. Here are the final results. Johnson-Thompson, if
she had gone clear at 1.95 in the high jump, which she did comfortably
last year, she would have been right behind Nafi Thiam chasing the gold
medal. The almost 200 points she lost in the high jump cost her dear.
The athlete at the top, Thiam, world champion.
This is a look back at the pole vault that took place a few moments
ago. Ekaterini Stefanidi, the Olympic champion. Unbeaten in 2017.
She's been flawless again this evening. 4.82. She is so consistent.
Not her best clearance, a fair rattle, but the bar stayed aloft.
She just finds a way of winning. She is not necessarily the best on
paper, but she wins time and time again because of her consistency. As
it turns out, she didn't know it at the time, but that was the gold
medal winning jump. Morris passed at 4.80 nine. -- 4.89. She adds another
gold medal to her outstanding collection. Sandi Morris had to
settle for silver in Rio and same result here. She had to go clear
here at 4.89. She got a bit sideways on that. Silver for Morris.
That was all a few moments ago. 4.91, the bar has been raised to.
The championship record is 5.01. 4.91. Wow! That is a world leading
jump and it underlines her dominance. Icing on the cake. She's
already won. That's a really impressive jump. No one really
doubted it. The world leading jump so far was hers at 4.80 five. Gold,
on top of the world in every sense. Ekaterini Stefanidi. A failure at
4.89 but then 4.91. A fist pump from her coach. Gold for Greece. It's the
kind of consistency that brings medals. A hug from Sandi Morris in
silver. It's all getting rather busy now.
It's time for the 800 men. Three very tough semifinal is coming up.
Adam Kszczot Boland, the two-time European champion. Polish 1500
champion. Our 1500 champion, Elliot Giles, but he's better at 800. He
will know how tough the task is with only two to qualify. Nijel Amos, one
of the favourites for the gold-medal, back to the sort of form
that saw him chase home David Rudisha in this stadium in 2012.
Isaiah Harris of the United States. The Americans have three very good
runners in the semifinals. Rotich. Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich. Named
after Alex Ferguson. Guy Learmonth, a month ago you might
not think he was going to be here, because of the season he was having.
He went to the British Championship, came in the top two, got the
qualifying time and got through. And so did Elliott Giles. The other we
haven't seen in Kevin Lopez. Top two, two fastest through to the
final. Kyle Langford goes in the next one. They will want to have
somebody take it up quickly with Amos in this. Ayouni has gone
quickest through the first 150 metres. Amos now coached by Mark
Rowland and he will want to control this. Rotich. A bit of pushing and
shoving. It is slower than they wanted. It is the Kenyan Rotich in
the front. It almost has to slow down. This is a difficult task for
the two British athletes. You want them to get amongst them. Get as
high as they can and hope the basis fast enough. The two qualifiers will
be very difficult to beat. The first two and two fastest losers. 52 for
the opening lap and Amos following Rotich. Giles is in a good position.
Behind them Learmonth, who has been running well. Harris coming out
wide. Rotich is pushing and shoving and Amos pushes out. Learmonth gets
himself out. The Poll striking for home. Two Brits in fourth and fifth.
The Poll is doing what he does best. He wins it. Amos second. I don't
think Learmonth obviously technically has still got an
opportunity. Brendan, you know, when they run 53 or 52.95, this guy puts
himself in the right place. Learmonth was fifth in the end.
They're both out. Fifth and sixth. You look at your semi and you see
how tough it was, they did well in the heats. I don't know what else do
you do. You're right. Rotich there Amos on the outside of him. Amos is
running into the outer lane. Amos is a real
talent. The two British runners are doing well. Moving into fifth and
sixth. But the pace wasn't fast enough.
I would be surprised if any other than the top two will qualify.
Here are the times. Rotich will have an anxious wait. Kszczot and Amos
safely through. The time of 1. 46. 49 for Rotich looks vulnerable. Tom
Walsh of New Zealand is having a good competition here. Here is a
look back to what he did in the third round. He is in the lead with
21.64. Used to work 30 hours a week as a body builder. That was a slight
improvement. The Americans at the moment, Kovacs and Crouser sitting
behind the Kiwi. Times it perfectly. Really good example of rotational
shot put technique there from Tom Walsh. He is only 1.85 tall. Very
fast, very powerful. And this is Kovacs's response in that round
three. Another big effort from him. Suffered with a groin injury all
year, the raivening world champion -- reigning world champion. He is
down on what he can do. Much quicker, more athletic in many ways.
But it is down on Walsh's throw. He is in the silver medal position at
the moment. That was a throw of 21.66. Very close for the medals.
Three throws remaining. This is the second semi-final. And
Kupers does not start. That is to the advantage of others. Kupers
would have been challenging. The others have a greater chance to go
through as one of the automatic qualifiers. Kyle Langford waits for
his introduction. He knows he rode his luck to come through. Can he
find something, and get himself closer to the mix with a couple of
hundred metres to go? He is going to find something special to go
through. But he has given himself a chance.
The Americans have three runners through. What a good run from
Kszczot. Lewandowski has also been a great strength for Polish middle
distance running. Windle third at the US Championships and with the
pedigree to move through here. Brandon McBride, the Canadian
champion was second in Monaco. Korir, no David Rudisha. But this
man for Kenya, what a talent he is. Gakeme of Burundi. Alzofairi, the
new Asian champion. And then Kyle Langford waits for the noise of
60,000. This track brought his personal best in the Diamond League
meeting last month and he will need something beyond that go through. To
give himself a chance and get himself close. Not rely on a kick
finish. Which would have served him well in years past as a junior. But
this a far bigger stage. The second semi-final in the men's 800 metres.
Korir, the 22-year-old talent can afford to sit at the back and let
the others watch. Just seven going. Kupers is missing. Two places and
two fastest losers and there is a chance to be a fastest loser, it
wasn't a fast first semi-final. A new stage for Langford. He has also
got the biggest support he will ever get. Now the key to this race is to
keep going at this sort of pace. They know 1. 46 is a time all they
can run faster than. There is some talent around Langford. He looks
good. We saw Kszczot steal this one and his team mate Lewandowski
getting ready. This is an important part of race for Kyle. He has got to
stick to his task. He has some rare talent around him. He has to hold it
there and let's hope he can do that. The crowd try and lift him. Kyle
Langford digging in. But Lewandowski coming past him. He is trying to get
back, but ahead of them a few paces ahead McBride and Korir. Two to go
through and the rest looking for fastest losers placer. Korir is
starting to struggle a bit. His head is bobbing as Lewandowski hunts him
down. Korir is in trouble. Lewandowski chasing and Kyle
Langford gets second place and goes through to the World Championship
final! He has done it. He has run it. What happened to Korir? That is
not a concern for Kyle Langford. Because he has judged so many races
in the past perhaps not so wisely. But that one was judged perfectly
and Kyle Langford's record is a place in the final. Well, a truly
deserved final spot. The men's 800 metres, one of Britain's favourite
events and it is great to know we will be represented in the final. I
don't like the finals going out without British athletes. I wouldn't
have liked the men's 800 without a British athlete. When he was
introduced there was a roar. But there was such a roar in the home
straight. It wasn't for McBride, who has run famously. Korir, we expected
so much from him and in the finishing straight he is propelled
by the fact he is in the straight and chasing down Lewandowski and
Korir. He has been a junior winner and this is the best race he has run
in his life. Second place in the semi-final and we are looking at
some athletes ahead of him who should have been ahead of him. But
there was a switch and another gear for Kyle Langford and a performance,
I'm delighted to see the young man, 21 years of age, and that roar, he
will never hear the like of that again. This was a fantastic
performance. Great finishing speed. Holding his form, holding his style
and he made 60,000 people very, very happy. A great performance by the
young man. A controlled performance in the finishing straight. Korir,
who promised such a lot, had nothing left in that finishing drive.
McBride was comfortable. Langford into the time. Well done, Kyle.
Brilliant. He said he was going to run his heart out and he did that
and he will go through to the final. Brendan saying brilliant, I think we
all echo that. Describe that last hundred metres for you. Well, I feel
a bit shattered, I was thinking stay down, good contention, see what p
happens. I was feeling good. But I got a bit cramped up again. With the
group. And... Got to the last hundred I felt good and me and John
it was before, we were doing a drill with cones and it was remember the
drills, keep your knees up and I did it. I brushed up on the the mistakes
yesterday and showed I'm still learning. I had a bad run yesterday.
Better today. What about the realise that yourself a World Championship
finalist in London? It is my goal to get into this final. From the start
of season. It has been rocky. Burr I'm here now and -- but I'm here
now. Well done. Thank you. What a run and Kyle Langford will go
through to the final. Brandon McBride ran an impressive race. It
is not all over for Korir. He might be in the final, because he is one
of two fastest losers as it stands. Just a reflection on that
heptathlon. This is Belgian's first gold medal in the World
Championships. It's taken a long time, they've had some great
athletes, but Nafi Thiam wins their first gold medal. Katarina
Johnson-Thompson in fifth place and cheese chat -- chatting to fill.
Fifth place in the world is a tremendous thing normally. But with
the talent you've got and the kind of athlete you are and the kind of
high jump you could have achieved, it's what might have been. It always
seems to be that way with me. I've got a lot of talent and I feel like
one of these days it will happen for me. I knew it was always going to be
difficult bouncing back. I feel like I've done a good job trying to find
myself and now I feel a bit defeatist. I've tried to change my
attitude and I feel like I came back and showed that even though I had a
difficult time in the second event I'm a fighter. You had a stellar 200
metres and then released wrong second day. Maybe long jump you
could have found more, but generally a really good second day. The first
time I've ever thrown over 40 in the javelin three times in a row. 800, I
haven't had a time like that since Moscow in 2013 so I'm happy with
that. The long jump is solid but I know I'm better than that. Denise
Lewis talking about the big change you made going from Britain to front
and taking in that information, technical changes. Not only the
mental attitude but the technical side as well, getting it right is
gay. It's been stripped down, my mental attitude. Bas macro getting
it right is key. London 2017I wanted it to come together, but I feel
positive for the future. We appreciate you talking to us. All
the best. I hope she can take something from
this. One or two shocks already in the 800 metres. Kyle Langford into
the final is the best shot. This has Donavan Brazier, one of my favourite
athletes to watch at the moment. Kipyegon Bett, the world junior jab
before. Bosse will be a danger. Aman not in the best of form. Andre is a
good runner. He was fourth in the world junior Championships in 2014.
This guy broke the United States junior record which belonged to the
great Jim Ryan. He's been under 1.44 this year. A really nice looking
runner. Mohamed Aman, world champion in Moscow in 2013. World Indoor
Championships on two occasions as well. Michal Rozmys.
Let's have a look at the introduction for peer Ambrose Boss.
A bit of a character. Watch this. -- Pierre-Ambroise Bosse. That's his
own tribute, that's nice. Here we go. This is the last of the
semifinals. Two fastest losers. 1:45.90 three. One of the preevent
favourites for tenure, will he go out? It will depend on the pace they
set. None of these are natural frontrunners. Bosse will want to sit
there. Bett has gone to the front. It's what happens from here. If they
go to slow from the next 300 metres, the fast time will go and they have
slowed. 24 seconds and then they slowed. The last heat is an
advantage because you know what to do. They are capable of 1.45. Four
could qualify from here. Bosse on the outside. A genie and hasn't
automatically qualified in the men's 800 metres yet and that's a
surprise. -- a Kenyan. I'm a bit worried for brazier. Bosse
is in good form after some injury problems. Have they got enough to
kick? Where is brazier going? Looking in trouble. He's such a
talent. Bett kicks from the fund. Aman finds something. It's all about
the clock. Donavan Brazier with a terrible run. Bosse may have done
enough. We may have all four. We'll just watch the clock. Kipyegon Bett
may have just made sure that his two team-mates, Ferguson and Emanuel
career have not made it through to the final by going quickly.
Lewandowski will be hanging onto the next time. Bosse and Andre, third
and fourth here, we'll go through to the final. That's a shock. Brazier
has gone. Cheruiyot has gone. Correa has gone. It's opened up. It has
opened up. Some athletes you expected to be on the rostrum aren't
even in the final. Bett is the only Kenyan in the final. He wasn't going
to be beaten. Aman of Ethiopian has been struggling with his form, with
everything. Bosse keeping to the task. The Brazilian athlete coming
through as well. Brazier out of it. Bett looks good and strong. Aman
always looks under pressure. Bosse has done well to get back. Andre
from Brazil has come through. The good news is there's one Kenyan in
the final, there's always a Kenyan in the final of the men's 800
metres! And a Brit in the final. We can look forward to the men's 800
metres. Bosse and Andre, fastest qualifiers. That's the event leader
in the shot put final, Tom Walsh. Just three throws remaining in the
final round. Stipe Zunic of Croatia is guaranteed a bronze medal. Can he
improve? Kovacs is ahead of him. It's not going to threaten. I think
he might have fouled. He looks pleased with that. The Croatian is
the national record-holder from earlier this year. A former world
junior kick box champion so he can do what he likes! Nobody will stop
him. He moved to athletics in 2008. He tried javelin and then shot put.
Zoo Nick, bronze medal. Slightly surprisingly. Crouser probably the
biggest upset so far. He's in sixth place. His competition is over. His
best of the evening was 21.20. Last chance to challenge the lead of Tom
Walsh for Joe Kovacs. Massive! But it's a red flag. He doesn't like it.
He's not happy. The American reigning champion. We need to see
this. I'm sure the man with the red flag is right. It's just an
emotional response. He hit the top of the stock board. Not in the
recovery but during the throw. That's as close as it gets. Over 22
metres. Joe Kovacs has to settle for silver. What a dramatic end to the
competition. He's really not happy, but it was a foul. I wouldn't like
to tell him! Shall I pop down and have a word? Here is the champion of
the world. Bronze medal last year at the Olympics. A brilliant series. He
left his best until last as well. What an excellent finish.
Congratulations from Kovacs. What a victory that is. A surprise victory.
22.03. Bronze last year. Gold ahead of two highly fancied Americans.
America have been so dominant in this event in the past. Joe Kovacs,
Reese Hoffa, Adam Nelson, CJ Hunter. A long list of American world
champions. But not good enough today. Tom Walsh of New Zealand
finishing off with his best of the evening. A gold medal. Kovacs, a
controversial end. He had to settle for silver. I didn't think he would
accept it at one point. It was a long effort, 21.66. Nice to see a
New Zealander, a member of the Commonwealth, winning a gold medal.
Commonwealth Games in Australia next so he won't have far to travel.
Well, great gold medal for New Zealand. Where is the gold medal
going in this 800 metres? This was the result of the last semifinal.
Donavan Brazier, I'm told his shoelaces were undone all the way
through. That was a surprising performance from the talented
American. It means that Britain's Kyle Langford, 21 years old, has
made it through to the final. Amos is the favourite, but who knows what
might happen. (STUDIO) Kyle Langford's parents run
a Chipi. If you go in tomorrow, you might get an extra large portion of
chips with your fish! This music signals that it's time to get out of
here. At 9:50pm, the fastest woman in the world will be crowned. Let's
have a look at the eight contenders after the three semifinals.
Barry Jose Ta Lou, 10.87. -- marry Jose Ta Lou.
As expected, Thompson easing back. What about Sam Cross?
Elaine Thompson of Jamaica is the outstanding candidate. Those trying
to beat her are two athletes from Trinidad and Tobago and two from the
Ivory Coast. Dafne Schippers of Europe holding up the European flag.
It's interesting how the global swing in sprinting is happening. Who
can beat Elaine Thompson? Her effortless style, Michael, and the
way she's cruised through the heats and semifinals she looks unbeatable.
Looks impressive. Marie-Josee Ta Lou has looked very good this year.
She's been very consistent. She will be quick out of the blocks. She's in
lame four. Elaine Thompson has most of the big names, Tori Bowie being
the biggest, to her right. We could see a situation like Justin Gatlin
last night where the surprise comes from the far side of the track. Tori
Bowie is running great and she will have something to say. Elaine
Thompson, it's her race to lose and she executes pretty well. I haven't
seen her put a foot wrong in these championships. She does what is
expected. She has that very jovial, relaxed mindset and emotional state
before she gets on the blocks and then it's all business.
It is Jamaican independence day and I think Thomas is head
and shoulders over everyone. I think she could give a good race. It is
the big walk on. Are you a fan of the showbiz entrance. I do like
watching them. But I don't know how much I like doing them. Baptiste
giving it some. She is enjoying that. A lovely smile and she is
milking that. Tori Bowie. She's gone. I'm just so nervous when I
come out. I don't want to smile. No smile from her!
Ahye always likes some show business. Santos of Brazil. She has
had a great Championships. A huge personal best. We will have to watch
for her as well. They just want to get to the start line. They want to
check their blocks and get into the zone. What can this girl do, she has
an electric start. Can she hold her form. I think she can. She held it
at the end. But it will be difficult against this woman, she will be
coming. So many contrasting styles and ways to run the event. She does
it the best in terms of style and two contrasting style, Ta Lou and
Schippers. And Schippers, the way she has run through the
championship, Michael. She Schippers has been laboured and has not been
sharp. Maybe she has got race sharp leading into the final. We will see.
She is out of blocks, Ta Lou to the left. Ta Lou quick and fluid and
Schippers starting to labour and get tight in her shoulders and she slows
down quicker than Ta Lou. But again Ta Lou, this is what we are going to
see in the final. Got great drive phase, gets a great start. Much more
efficient. Denise talked about whether she can hold that. She did
in the semi-final. She started to open the gap. We will see if she can
do it against the others in the final. Elaine Thompson who, has the
most natural, beautiful, if you want to copy any style in this
Championship, you would go for her wouldn't you? It is not the quickest
start. But just at this point she is pulling a bit to the right of the
lane. That is significant in a semi-final. Quick out of the blocks.
Great drive phase. But effortless here. This is what you want. The
more efficient you can get down the track, with speed, which she has,
the quicker you're going to run. That is what with we see. She can do
it better than anyone and it is nothing something you can
necessarily coach. It is just a natural stride and natural body
position that she has and technique she has and it is a great weapon for
her. If you have been a Jamaican sprinter in the last decade, you're
lost the spotlight to a certain Mr Usain Bolt. Perhaps if she was from
another nation she would have g more recognition. With the events of last
night it is time for her to shine and with no gold medal they would
love it on independence day. Yes they were quiet last night. I spoke
to my uncle and they were quiet. This is the moment they can make a
difference. Andrew Cotter take it away. COMMENTATOR: A less familiar
look to this final. Two from the Ivory Coast and two from Trinidad
Tobago and only one from the United States and one from Jamaica. But it
that is Jamaican in lane 6 who all will be trying to beat. Elaine
Thompson starts as the clear favourite. Tori Bowie behind her in
Rio. Ta Lou impressive in qualifying again. Thompson waits in two. First
to be introduced is Kelly Ann Baptiste. World bronze-medallist in
2011. She has served a drug ban. Back and running very quickly. And
Michelle Lee Ahye there. Marie Josee Ta Lou delivers on the big stage. In
Rio, a personal best in five of her six races. And what about Santos of
Brazil? A huge slice off her personal best. The south American
record. But where there was Usain Bolt last night, Jammeh can turns to
Elaine Thompson. The Olympic champion over 100 and 200 in Rio.
Not doing the 200 here. It is all on this. Tori Bowie will run the 200. A
good start, she could get close to Thompson. It has not been a great
day for Americans qualifying on the track. Murielle Ahoure goes in lane
8. Had one very quick time this season of 10.83. And Daphne
Schippers, just a shade off her very best. She will go in the 200. If she
can get a quick start and get herself moving in the latter stages,
she could challenge for a medal. 50,000 or so will fall silent for
the final track event of this evening. Baptiste and Ahye and Ta
Lou, Santos, Thompson, Bowie and Ahoure and Schippers.
Thamp son with a stumble and she has gone. Ta Lou will take it. The
golden boy who falls to earth, but the gold belongs to Ta Lou. What an
upset and Elaine Thompson was nowhere in it. Marie Josee Ta Lou
rules the world in the women's 100 metres. In fact, no, Torre Bowie has
been given it on the line by 100th of a second. Ta Lou thought she had
it. I thought she had it. But Tori Bowie will get to her feet and see
she is the world champion over 100 metres. Elaine Thompson offers her
congratulations. What happened to Thompson? And instead it is Tori
Bowie who turns silver from the Olympics into gold. So many
questions for Thompson. But it is Bowie's gold and we will watch the
replay and wonder what happened. From the gun Ta Lou is out. We
expected that. She has to hang on. Bowie has the ability to claw her
back in. We saw that in the semi-finals. She had things in the
bag. But Elaine Thompson could not get in the race. Huge surprise.
United States takes the men's 100 and the women's 100 metres. That is
a dip from Tori Bowie to take it. What a way to win it. Elaine
Thompson, you think she is going to pick up. But there was a bit of a
half wobble there from her. Yeah, it looked like she missed a stride,
missed a step and that was part of her acceleration and she was just
left completely left. What is interesting, she cruised through to
a time in the semi-final that was faster than what won that title
there. So she will be asking herself exactly what did go wrong. Marie
Josie Ta Lou may have thought she had it. But it gold for the United
States and Tori Bowie and you think of the dip from Miller in the 400 in
Rio to take gold from Felix. That was as much due to tired legs. But
that was a perfect dip. Gold for Bowie, silver for Ta Lou. And it was
Daphne Schippers who sneaks in to take bronze. Would that have been
the first three, would you have said that would be the first three? Well
Elaine Thompson not in the medals and she is talking to Phil. A great
surprise for us, what about you? I'm feeling great. I mean, I have to
give the three girls a lot of credit. I tried to ex-cute. I
planned it too. But I'm healthy. Was there anything in particular that
didn't go right for you? Well I tried to get a start. The first run,
I got a start, but I don't know what happened. I will have the look back
and watch. I had a good race. In terms of quality of field, you know,
you run with these girls on the Diamond League circuit and you beat
them all the time. So... Can you quite put it into context? Well as I
said, it was a strong field I have competed with these girls all
season. I have to give Tori and Ta Lou credit. Thank you for talking to
us. You're welcome. She is remaining very sanguine about it. But that was
everyone saying who can beat Elaine Thompson. Just there, she falls
back. She seemed to lose a stride. It is whether when she was extending
one bit and one bit went shorter. But whatever happened, it completely
confused us all. Let's see if there is any specific. She gets out well.
You don't expect her to fly out of the block. Just something gives to
Elaine and stops her. Ta Lou is driving hard. Bowie is running hard
to the line. Knowing she has that opportunity. The camera goes to Ta
Lou, she thinks she has got it. But by 100th of a second. How close that
is. But the gold goes to the United States. Ta Lou almost celebrating
and not dipping for the line. That cost her. Silver for Ta Lou, which
she still celebrated. A great bronze for Schippers.
STUDIO: Tori turning silver into gold in another dramatic 100-metre
final. Two nights running, Michael Johnson, a Jamaican has been
overturned by an athlete by the United States. That was a fantastic
race to watch. Beside the fact of who is winning the races and the
personalities and all of that, this is fantastic to see. This is what
people should want to see with athletics, competition, there is
nothing better and nothing gets people on their feet like a race and
a finish like this where you don't know who is going to win. Tori Bowie
a great race. Kalou, we said she would be in it. She is going to
regret she didn't have it a bit of a better lean and an ability to get
across that line before Bowie. But fantastic race. I think that Elaine
Thomson, she held her drive phase a long time. And then when she
realised that, she had to come out of it quick, as opposed to being
patient and when you bring your head up, it throws all of that forward
momentum back and we saw her stop making momentum and making a gain on
the field and going back. I think she will be able to see that as she
said, just not sure what happened. But she will look at the race and
will be able to see what happened when she reviews it and will know
that was a mistake. We will look back and see if there is that
defining moment. There did seem to be a recognition almost in her face
that happened. But it is the heptathlon medal ceremony. Jessica
Ennis-Hill has been around this and Denise. Many times. Two days of
hard, hard graft and work and it is great they get their medals tonight.
Steve Cram? Yes there is nobody happier that Anouk vetter, a new
national record for the Netherlands. A gutsy 800 at the end. She didn't
get a personal best in that. She was passed by Carolin Schafer. What a
developing athlete she is. What a year she has had. Not as many points
as she scored before. But solid all the way through. A good 800 metres
to finish. A good javelin. Never really challenging the Olympic
champion. Nowhere near 7000 points this year pitch she didn't need to
be. Belgium's first ever world title. Nafi Thiam. 6784 points. What
a talent she is. Her high jump, 1.95, not as high as she achieved in
Rio last year, but didn't need to. She was able to stroll the 800
little bit. For the first time in the World Championships, the
national anthem of Belgium. You get the feeling we're going to
hear that jaunty little tune a few times over the next few years
because she is still developing, still improving. She didn't need to
be at her absolute best that these World Championships. A word again
about Katarina Johnson-Thompson, surely her time will come one day.
There was a medal there. 6636 was a great performance from there to in
bronze but it was within reach for Johnson-Thompson. Nafi Thiam adding
to her Olympic gold by becoming world champion.
(STUDIO) thank you, Steve. Jessica Ennis-Hill is with me. We always say
it when we sit up here and watch the last event, there is real
camaraderie, this sisterhood in the heptathlon where you guys have to be
fierce rivals for two days, but we know what you've been through. It is
a unique experience and that's something I miss. You come together
and celebrate what you've achieved over the two days. There's genuine
respect for each other. To see those three girls on the podium, how hard
they've worked this year, particularly Thiam, Olympic champion
last year and coming back and backing it up this year and becoming
world champion isn't easy. We hope Rodriguez and Johnson-Thompson
pushing her, how much can she dominate? Have they got an
incentive? I think they will push and continue to improve. I don't see
anyone beating her at the moment, it she's got so much more to come and
she's so young. I see her dominating for a few years. Katarina
Johnson-Thompson spoke to fill afterwards and she was quite
philosophical and quite pleased with the fact she had managed to in her
head put to bed the disappointment of the high jump and get on with it.
What advice would you give her? What does she need to do? Her interview
was great and she was taking the positives. She's determined athlete.
She will go away and work hard and she will hopefully come stronger. I
would say, take what you've taken from these championships, like every
Championships, to learn from it and to continue working in France, which
is a new experience for her. It can take one or two years to make the
change. She's got to trust in what she's doing and come back and
believe she can perform and get on the podium. You've watched her from
a very different perspective. Have you seen a growth and an increasing
maturity from where you've watched here? It's a very different
viewpoint. I was competing alongside her and I didn't see much detail
like you do when you're sitting here. I definitely see a difference
in her. She's disappointed, but you can see she's taking the positives.
She's not being defeatist or thought, this is it, I've not jumped
the 905I'm used to jumping, I'm going to call it a day. She's
carried on fighting. Do you see the difference, Michael? Not so much.
Not as much as I would like to see. I'd like to see a bit more. Let's go
back to the 100 metres. We can have some analysis to look in particular
at Elaine Thompson. I don't know if we should be completely shocked. She
put down a 10.71 this year so she was the favourite. Tori Bowie and Ta
Lou are obviously great competitors and will challenge. I think she held
the drive phase to long. Each athlete is driving out of the
blocks. You will notice that Tori Bowie is starting to come up, but
Elaine Thompson is still down. She realises she's held it to long. She
jerked her head up and all the momentum goes backwards. Now she's
trying to catch up and the pressure is on. Like we saw with Usain Bolt
last night, now you're under pressure and that nice, relaxed,
easy form we typically see she's struggling to get back into it.
Against this field and with the sort of gap that Ta Lou and Chloe already
had, it was impossible to catch up. How pleased I you've Tori Bowie?
She's been working very hard, she was close last year and she's a
fantastic athlete over 100 and 200 and this was her time. She too good
vantage of the opportunity and ran a season 's best when it counted.
That's the difference between Bowie and Thompson. Elaine not even close
to her season 's best and Tori Bowie running a season 's best. Let's see
what that has done to the medal table. I think you'll be quite
pleased, I know you're not parochial, but it's looking good for
the United States of America already.
Tonight was a bit as appointing for Great Britain in terms of potential
medal targets. -- a bit disappointing. You would have had
hopes for Holly Bradshaw, Thomson Johnson -- Johnson-Thompson. I think
this could have been a really great night and unfortunate to see how
Holly performed in the final. She could have got a bronze medal. Kat
could have got a bronze medal. But it's Championships. With athletics,
it's the process. You train for however long, all those hours and
those months, and it's these one-off moments we have and if it doesn't
come together, it doesn't come together and it's not happened for
us. We've loved having you here and seeing you tonight to pick up your
medal from day goo. What are you up to in the next month? I'm going to
kick back and relax! You're welcome back on the sofa any time you like.
We've loved having Jess here. It's been great having you here. Think of
us while you're kicking back! You'll be watching! I'll be watching. Thank
you. I think we should head outside and find out what's being discussed.
Lots to discuss and I want to thank Jess for being part of the coverage
and giving me tips for having children. Chaos was the word she
gave me so thanks for that. Interesting day. Denise and Colin
with me. Up and down day for the British athletes, unexpected results
and lost to discuss. We have our troop of supporters watching us on
the way out from the stadium. Either they really like ask or they just
don't want to go to work tomorrow. Either way it's lovely to have them.
Let's talk about British athletes and a little bit of disappointment.
We've seen Nafi Thiam take a world title, truly deserved, but Katarina
Johnson-Thompson should have been on one of our boards. She ended up in
fifth. Where would you like to start with today? The long jump for me was
a solid job. We know she can jump much further than she produced
today. But it was tired legs. That issue of two fouls from the last
World Championships. It was about getting a safe one in. You see her
reaction. Please, please, please let it be valid and it was. Nice to see
her trying to push that positivity. Nice to see the fighting spirit
because that's what she needed to display after such a disappointing
first. She said afterwards that she was really happy to throw over 40
metres in the javelin. She said she was really trying to change her
attitude. It's difficult for her after injuries and disappointments
at major events. It's the first time I saw her smile so much Gerry
McGarvey addition which was nice to see. Perhaps that's a starting
point. It could be a breakthrough in the way she feels about her
performance. She needs to get her mind right. It's seven events and
not one event and she is gelling them better. I'm hoping she's
finishing it with the right frame of mind. It may not be a medal, but if
the mind is coming together, it's a good start. It's the best starting
place. It doesn't matter what talent you have, you have to get physical
and mental in harmony. She's improving. Her coach said to her, I
want you to be free through the heptathlon. I think she has
displayed that despite the disappointment. She got involved
with the girls, this is always the lovely part of the heptathlon. She's
got a little rice smile. I know inside she'll be bitterly
disappointed. -- wry smile. She should be disappointed because we
want her to move on. It's not always easy to go to a new country, new
coaching, she's changed so much. For her to compete the way she did and
end up with a bit of a smile is a solid start. We were hoping she
might deliver for many a year. It doesn't just come like that and
hopefully she will come good in the end. Somebody full of consistency,
delivering time after time, let's talk about Nafi Thiam. So young, so
astute and so good. So good and so confident. I always wondered how she
would cope with the pressure and the expectation. She is now the poster
girl of Belgium. This was probably not a vintage hurdles race for her,
but it was solid and that was all she needed to do in the first event.
High jump, always guaranteed success for her because she has competed in
single in this event. She delivered. 1.95. As we were watching the high
jump, the commentators were talking about her taking on the heights.
Maybe that might affect her physically. If you are on a positive
role, it takes the momentum through for the other offence. Absolutely,
she displayed another good shot put. There are no weaknesses. That's what
you want from the champion. A Habitat light that can aways keep it
together. -- a heptathlete. Her 200 and hurdles speeds are coming on.
You do forget how young she is. She's doing all right. More than all
right. Bags of talent. What about the progress in just two years.
2015, 11 thin the World Championships. Olympic gold and
world gold in two years. We'd all like that but we haven't got that
talent. The three of us, I haven't got that talent! She's already hit
7000 points. She could really dominate for a long time.
People forget she was the European bronze-medallist and we have been
watching her for a while. It is not having those weaknesses. A big
50-metre throw. That kind of talent and she is just starting. She is
still learning. We have got many years of watching that Nafi Thiam.
This was the last event, 800 metres. She had already done it. She run an
eight the way I would. She takes her time. It must be a pleasure to be
running the 800 thinking, I won't be that far behind and the title is
mine. Well, Catharina Johnson Thompson did everything she could to
stay in contention. Fifth wasn't too bad. The disappointment was easy to
see. But Nafi Thiam was the world champion. Congratulate wakeses to
her - congratulations to her. And Denise can put a second face on our
pretty thin gold medal board. It got these guys going, Denise doesn't
have to do much to get them going. Yesterday she showed us more than we
all thought. And they have come back. And pole vault and again
someone who we hoped might doing something special in Holly Bradshaw.
You come into the wormed Championships and she -- into the
World Championships and she had been making some strides. This was a
crucial final jump and we touched on the physicality of it. In the past
she has failed at the crucial moment. Here she did a good
clearance and I can see her thinking, why didn't I do that the
jump before? It was such a clean take. The jumps were going to count
her out. We will see. It was 4.75 she went for. That was telling in
the end. It is a height she should be able to do in her sleep. She is
more than capable of jumping this height and she was so close. Those
early failures at 4.65 cost her a medal and it is the decisions you
make in split moments that can take you out of the medals. But she will
learn from this. There is more to come from her. As it happened, Holly
was inconsolable, because it was that clearance at 4.65. On count
back, had she cleared it earlier she would have got bronze. This was her
reaction straight after knowing the result. But we were watching when
she was doing the jumps, her coach and they have a certain language. He
was making hand signals. The time was all counting down. We were
thinking, just jump. But they have their routine. Us as watchers can
get flustered with that. Ten seconds is a long time and we were watching
the clock and she was checking to make sure it was the right time to
move. In the end she would have made the call. She is the athlete. She is
going to make that call. I see a lot of her training in Cardiff. She
trains in the same gym I train in. She has improved so much physically
this year and her attitude has been spot on. Personally I'm a bit
disappointed. But it does set her up well for being a bit more hungry and
not making those mistakes again. So it is not the end for this year.
Still plenty to come. Catriona Stefanidi, is the Olympic champion
and showed everybody why. She has been in formidable form. Unbeaten in
the Diamond League. Today, she rose to the occasion again. Jumping 4.91.
A huge jump. With all the pressure. All the expectation. It was nice to
see it. I was around some of the Greeks, they were going ballistic
when they saw her going over. It is great to see good athletics, when
sports people are doing well. She is at the top of her game and
delivering. This is why I love athletics, because you know you
cannot predict which country is going to win, you have got a whole
host of different countries getting and vying for medals. It is an
international event. Congratulations to Catriona Stefanidi. Colin, it is
your moment. He is going to try and do what Denise did. Stefanidi on the
gold medal podium if you wouldn't mind! There is more! We like that.
I'm not the one to call it. But I think Colin won that one. We have
got three gold-medallist on our podium. Before we move on, shall we
hear from Holly Bradshaw. Oh, we haven't got her any more. She has
gone. But she was very disappointed. There was so much going on today.
And there was one competition that is hotting up, the men's 400 metres
is one to watch. Kerwin mustn't be fazed by Kerley.
Kerley beginning to make his move. Gardiner putting pressure on Allen.
Kerley and gardener. Look at the style as he fires down the home
straight. Allen coming through. Only two to go through automatically. The
Americans being run out of it. Gardiner and Allen and Kerley will
have to hope for the top. He has gone hard in the semi-final.
LaShawn merit outside. Who redrew the heats have given us a nice one.
There is challengers. Van Niekirk has started well. Gordon in the red
has gone quickly through 200. Smith going well on the the inside. Hudson
Smith is right in the mix. He is past van Niekirk. Can he keep that
going. Haroun finishing quickly. Van Niekirk wins. Hudson just loses out
to Haroun. He has the speed and great 200 metres speed. Robinson
started quickly, the USA athlete in lane 7. A big gap appearing. It may
well be the action is in the outside lane. Roberts will try and react.
Makwala continues to go away. And that lovely action of his holding it
together. Makwala has time to look around. 44.30. Roberts third. 43.89,
a new national record. . Allen with a personal best. Maybe those four
with Gardiner, I don't know. I won't say. Van Niekirk is the favourite.
But it will be a brilliant race. Everybody here is looking forward to
the 400 metres final on Tuesday. It will be a hot ticket, of course van
Niekirk is the man to beat, but he won't have it all his own way? No,
remember, he doesn't have a day off. He has the 200 metres, but Makwala
is doing the 200. So they're battling for the double. Who will
win. Will bit from the Bahamas? Gutting for Matt Hudson Smith, who,
one place oud, out, or he would have been in the final. Before you joined
us, we talked of women's 100 metres and another shock, another Jamaican
we were expecting to win. Still trying to work out what happened.
She was the favourite and I have never seen her run like this. We
have to question is something wrong. But a great victory from Ta Lou.
Look at that reaction. But this was the winner in the end. What... It
was a perfect dip from Tori Bowie. If there was an great timing of a
dip that was it. She will have to recover from that to run the 200.
Sometimes when you pitch like that, you can knock yourself out. There is
a bit of strachs on the should -- scratches on the shoulder as well.
But she doesn't care. Well done on a wonderful performance. A gold medal.
What is it like to be world champion? Thank you so much. I mean
it is a wonderful feeling like... I'm so happy and... You know I feel
like the hard work has finally paid off. I couldn't be more happy. The
night is perfect. It is like it is still trying to sink in, seep in
maybe? Yes, I'm sure once I leave the track I will go, am I really the
world champion. It hasn't sunk in. But I'm so grateful and thankful and
tonight is one of best nights of my life. What a dip as well! What a
night, most of things I have won have been with with a dip. So now
the dip's the night. Are you, you are in one piece. You have had some
treatment and you're OK. I haven't had treatment, I'm a bit sore, but
nothing major, just bruises. We want you to celebrate pain-free. That
won't happen, but I will be fine tomorrow. Enjoy it. Thank you. She
went from exhausted to disbelief to hysterical to feeling the pain,
Denise, but she is holding the stars and stripes proudly. It was a
surprise win, but you have got to deliver on the day. It was a
surprise. It was close. But Bowie was the bridesmaid last year at the
Olympics, golden girl tonight. Well done to her. Next an event close to
Colin's heart, the 110 hurdles. Harris got left. Darien leading. And
Shubenkov coming back into it. Darien holds on to second behind the
Olympic champion. Left a bit and Allen going through. Pozzi hits the
front. Ove it is so close. He has been run out of it I think of
automatic qualifying and only 13.28. Four to the line just about together
and Pozzi was leading the way with a barrier to go. But he may have been
edged out of that. A good start by Baji. He is so pure over the
barriers. Baji, in the middle, running well. And it is Baji taking
it. A look across. Not as impressive from Merritt as it was in the first
round. Tomorrow's final, McLeod will start as favourite. Shubenkov is
going through as one of the fastest losers.
Colin, before the Championships, the Jamaicans would have had probably
lists of guaranteed gold-medallist, all sprinters, two haven't
delivered. Omagh McLeod has more pressure on him now? Yes he is the
No 1 sprinter. So he is looking better technically and much more Sol
Sid and consistent. -- solid and consistent. So much disappointment
for Andrew Pozzi, who in his semi-final was that close from
getting his place and leading before he clipped a hurdle. He was just
that, it was just that ninth hurdle. He hit it with his lead and trail
leg and he probably lost 400th of a second and he is out of final. And
unfortunately for Andrew, another British disappointment. But so much
to look forward to on day four. They're also hanging out. Have you
all had a good day? CHEERING AND APPLAUSE. If they say so ewe have to
take it as read. Join us again tomorrow.
Coverage of the World Championships continues, including the women's 100m final and reaction to the conclusion of the heptathlon, in which Katarina Johnson-Thompson hopes to succeed the retired Jessica Ennis-Hill as world champion.
The fastest woman in the world is crowned, with reigning Olympic champion Elaine Thompson the athlete to beat.
Double Olympic champion David Rudisha continues his title defence in the semi-finals of the 800m, while the men's shot-put champion is crowned.
Commentary is led by Steve Cram, with analysis from Michael Johnson. And Gabby Logan and Ore Oduba - alongside special guests - look back on the day's action.