Day 4, Part 2 Athletics: World Championships

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Day 4, Part 2

Gabby Logan presents continued live coverage from the London Stadium, including the finals of the women's 1,500m and the men's 110m hurdles.

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Faces world domination for Mo Farah. Michael Johnson storming away to


another gold medal. Magnificent, Carl Lewis, that is


history in the making. Jessica Ennis-Hill is back on top of


the world. Its huge! Its massive!


Champion of the world. Usain Bolt! At 9:50pm tonight Scotland's Laura


Muir will run three and three quarters laps of this tract in a bid


to become the first British woman ever to win the 1500 metres in the


World Championships. COMMENTATOR: Laura Muir doing what


she does best, digging deep and grimacing down the back straight.


People always ask me what it's like to be a distance runner. For me, the


psychological balance, the powerful yet intricately woven physical and


mental process that racing is all about is maybe best summed up by


these words. With every step you tread, with


every breath you take, determination makes you run. Never stop. Got to


win. Got to run until you drop. Keep the pace, hold the race. I've got to


keep running the course. I've got to keep running and win at all costs.


I've got to keep going. Be strong, must be so determined, and push


myself on. Run on and on, run on and on. We all love a bit of Iron


Maiden. # I've got to keep running and win


at all costs # I've got to keep going


# Be determined and push myself on # STUDIO: She is a fair maiden that we


didn't have Paula down as an Iron Maiden fan, you live and learn. The


women's 1500 metre final is the big attraction on Dave four, so far


we've had three amazing days. So many controversies, stories and


magic, that's why we love the sport so much, and all that has been can


-- captured here and lots of action is still to come. Laura Muir is out


on the track, she has just arrived on the warm up track, getting


herself ready. One hour 16 minutes away. It is quite a chilly evening,


the temperature has dropped a few degrees so she will keep those


layers on a little longer, I think. Iron Maiden fan, Paula Radcliffe, is


the sandwich filler Twin Denise Lewis and Michael Johnson, whose


musical taste is no doubt will come out over the next few days. Did that


surprise you about Paula? Nothing surprises me about Paula, I can see


a bit of Iron. A bit of head-banging. Paula has surprised me


before so I can see that. Tonight come of this final is such an


exciting final, they are calling it the greatest final in the


championship in terms of the sheer talent that is in there, and it's


difficult to pick out their favourite. Who would do that after


last night anyway's it personifies exactly that, just how great sport


is when it is unpredictable, when it is all down to that intriguing


battle over what people will do, how they will run it. Because, not


everybody can go into that race and execute the plan from start to


finish. Laura Muir is one of those people who can do that, she can have


a plan and go out and lay everything on the line for that plan, there are


lots of girls in the race who will not be prepared to do that, so


that's why I say when we looked down to find who will be the natural


frontrunner to take that on to take the race and take the sting out of


Caster Semenya who has looked frighteningly easy through the


rounds so far. Sifan Hassan has been the best woman in the world so far


and knows she is in better shape than she has been. Genzebe Dibaba


has not been in good form. They'll have to do something. Will Laura


Muir run safe and run for the bronze medal? Laura Muir has never done


that in her life. Will she lay it all on the line and go for gold and


in doing so really lay herself wide open to the people who will sit and


wait like Jenny Simpson, Laura Weightman sneaking over the radar,


and Meraf Bahta. Some headlines from what has happened so far this


evening, if you are not with us on BBC Two for the women's hammer final


and Sophie Hitchon of Great Britain came into this as a contender for a


rostrum finish but sadly it plateaued for Sophie this evening,


she was landing her throws around the same mark of the final throw as


it was in Rio was her best at 72.32, immense disappointment finishing


seventh, and of course a bronze-medallist in Rio a year ago


and not able to improve her PB tonight which would have taken her


to a medal finish, Denise. She was bitterly disappointed afterwards.


Bitterly disappointed. A lot of expectation. Britain are not only


looking for medals, but for her personally just being in shape,


mentally focused, and not delivering what she expected to be a great


performance. And of course it was won by Anita Wlodarczyk, the out and


out favourite, her distance was down, 77.90, she threw, but it was


enough, a couple of metres ahead of second place, so congratulations to


Poland, one and three in that hammer final. Just as we came on air it was


the men's 400 metres hurdles heats, the second heat and Steve Cram is


your commentator. COMMENTATOR: There is the line-up for the second


semifinal, Jack Green in lane three, the real dangers in five, TJ Holmes


of the USA, Mamadou Kasse Hann of France, Jim Yuille hide -- Jaheel


Hyde of Jamaica. And Mitu qualified by rights and two fastest losers


through to Wednesday's final. Jack will have to run quicker than he has


done maybe in his career to get through here. Changing down on


hurdle eight in the heats, he said he might change down earlier today


in hurdle seven and bring it home from their but he has already got


some ground to make up, TJ Holmes going well, the 20-year-old of


Jamaica Jaheel Hyde going well and outside him Jack Green with a bit of


distance to make up. They will need to be strong in the home straight,


they have gone out hard. Jack Green has got to go here. TJ Holmes,


Jaheel Hyde, over on the inside Kariem Hussein is coming fast. Look


at Kariem Hussein. TJ Holmes will get up to second place, Jack Green


may have been fourth. Fourth is the least he would have to do given the


time was 49.13, a really messy race from everyone, Kariem Hussein in


lane two did we had to do and everybody is, to be honest, did not


perform up to scratch, so whatever happens Jack Green is out, not quick


enough in the heat, terrible race from Jaheel Hyde, terrible race from


Hann, Jack Green is out. Confirmation of the result, slow


semifinal, they went out hard and could not bring it back, the only


one who ran his own race was Kariem Hussein. TJ Holmes got the nod, so


those two through to the final, no fastest loser.


The last of the semifinals, these are those who will contest it.


Here is Samba both Qatar, running for Qatar of the last couple of


years, from Mauritania, 48.31 this season. Looked very good in


qualifying. Ludvy Vaillant of France, another youngster, a new


personal best this season, 49.31. Might struggle against the athlete


outside and in side. Yasmani Copello, the bronze-medallist in


Rio, former Cuban are now running for Turkey. Ricardo Cunningham of


Jamaica is 36 now, giving away a few years. Much of his career was spent


as an 800-metre runner but pretty good times in this event now. And on


the inside in lane two, Eric Futch, the US champion, down to 48.18 this


season, works with the same coach as Kerron Clement. That second


semifinal was very disappointing in terms of standard from a lot of


them, the times, not just Jack Green, but everyone down on their


best. The fastest losers, two of them from the first semifinal,


48.66, the last of them Kemar Mowatt of Jamaica. So, Eric Futch, Ricardo


Cunningham, Yasmani Copello, Ludvy Vaillant of France, Samba of Qatar


in six, Marcio Teles of Brazil goes in seven, the Italian in eight and


the Argentinian in lane nine. The last of the semifinals of the


men's 400 metres hurdles, the final is on Wednesday and a bit of a


movement made by samba of Qatar in lane six in the red vest, the tall


figure striding beautifully down the back straight, samba with a fraction


of the lead at the moment. The Brazilian, Marcio Teles has fallen,


and it looked nasty. Samba still moving nicely, and also the French


youngster Ludvy Vaillant. Yasmani Copello, the Turkish athlete is


beginning to look like he is jogging, so powerful in the final


stages. Eric Futch trying to get into things and be American does


that, the Olympic champion is spent. These three are battling. Eric Futch


checks so he misses out on automatic qualifying and it's about the time


now, as Samba takes it, Yasmani Copello second and Eric Futch run


out of automatic qualifying, the US champion. The time of the winner is


48.77, so he will not go through, Eric Futch, it will just be those


two men in the first positions. Yasmani Copello. Marcio Teles is


getting treatment. Samba of Qatar was the winner. This was Marcio


Teles taking a nasty fall on the back straight, just getting back to


his feet. Third from the left of your screen, I think he cracks it


with his lead leg, he was all over the place and he hooked his lead


foot under the barrier. You've got to remember that these hurdles are


weighted, they are not flimsy and will just drop. Have a look at this


race, this is what I call a well-balanced race, they didn't go


out particularly hard, they went out with the right pace. Getting into


the rhythm of the 400-metre hurdles is important, you heard Eilidh Doyle


say that, you don't want to mess about, get into your stride pattern


and get it right and these two athletes did that and they are


rewarded with a direct place in the final. Good, solid, and looking


forward to a good final. Marcio Teles is getting helped off but that


was a slower heat semifinals are the fastest losers both coming from that


first semifinal, which we will tidy up for you later on.


Another field event final just about to get under way, the women's triple


jump, three main contenders, Rypakova, the Olympic champion of


2012, the Venezuelan at the bottom of your screen, one of the most


successful athletes in the world across all events, Caterine Ibarguen


makes her quest to be three times world champion. So, Olga Rypakova


enjoyed this stadium in 2012 en route to becoming Olympic champion.


She is now 32 years of age. It was bronze last year for the Kazakhstan


athlete. Behind Rojas and Ibarguen. Rypakova, round one of the women's


triple jump final. It is a big jump beyond 14 metres. That is a good


start for her. Season's best of 14.64, rangy athlete, good step,


good balance, stretched well in to the middle phase, held it into the


final jump. Let's have a look at the board. Slight adjustment can be


made. It is a really good start for Olga Rypakova. She is a 15-metre


jumper when she gets it really right. 14.45. In the lead in the


first round. Caterine Ibarguen chasing Rypakova's gleed. Look at


that. -- lead. Another athlete that can go to 40 metres and beyond as


she did last summer on the way to Olympic glory, 15.17 on that


occasion. -- 14 metres and beyond. She looks as if she has made inroads


into the leading mark of Rypakova, that looks closer to the 15-metre


line for Ibarguen. Synonymous with the event, probably as much as


Christian Taylor is on the men's side. Christian Taylor, we sought


qualify earlier this season -- we sought qualify, this is the final,


medals on offer, a bug when has two medals already in her collection. It


is young versus old. Ibarguen is 33 years of age, Rojas, the Venezuelan,


21 years of age. 14.67, out in front.


I mentioned Christian Taylor. This was earlier this evening in the


qualifying. 17 metres exactly was needed.


18 metres 11. That was his best from this year.


Good on the board. Out to qualify. In excess of that 17-metre mark. His


team-mate was better, 17. 20. Only three athletes got the lead in


qualifying. Got the automatic qualifying in the men's triple jump.


Christian Naples of Cuba. The 18-year-old was the third.


Will Clay also making up that American ci yes. But Christian


Taylor goes into this final, 17. 15. Here are all the qualifiers for that


triple jump final. That looks like the battle.


Nathan Fox, unfortunately not able to get into contention.


19th place. The qualifiers then for the final of


the men's 400. Clement, the quickest of them.


We have a very busy night still to come here. Let's look at what's


coming up. The women's, Allyson Felix is out


there for the 400 metres. Reigning Olympic champion Omar


McLeod has talked about breaking the hurdles record this year. Can he do


it tonight? The man who holds that record is Aries Merritt. Going for a


first outdoor world title. And Laura Weightman, she's looking


to shine in that 1500 metre final at 9. 50pm.


Joining Weightman is Caster Semenya, an Olympic champion over 800 metres.


Looking for a first 1500 metre medal. There'll be Faith Chepngetich


Kipyegon. Can she grab gold? On paper, it is one of the hardest


races of the championship. Nine-world champion finalist Allyson


Felix features at 8.55. You can expect a fierce battle


between Aries Merritt and Mcleod. It is the 1500 metre final. Could be


the race of the championship, not least if Laura Muir gets herself on


to the podium. And Laura Muir, on her own there, in the warm-up area.


Just under an hour to go. Her date with destiny. She's been magnificent


indoors, a double champion, breaking British records. She's got a hugely


talented field to contend with. It is absolutely stacked. Not least


Caster Semenya. She's there on the right, the South African, who of


course is dominant in 800 metres. She's chosen the 1500 metres this


time around. She made her qualifying look very straightforward. Let's


look at the medal table. Had a few chances to add to tallies.


And this evening we have seen a couple of medal ceremonies. But it


is very, very even. New Zealand, of course with that shot put gold in


the men's competition last night. United States leading the way, from


Ethiopia. There have been a few women actually really who we had


high hopes to get on to the rostrum, Holly Bradshaw, Sophie Hitchon,


obviously, as an Olympic bronze-medallist. Of the six to


eight that British Athletics have targeted, would they have been in


that group? I think so. At least from KJT as


well. There would have been at least a couple in there. I think that six


to eight range was pretty much based on, yes, we have two guaranteed for


Mo, and then we've got a whole... Guaranteed, even after thafl 10 K.


That was the way they are looking at it. It is two guaranteed there. From


the rest, we've got a whole bunch that everything needs to go right.


Things need to go right in there. I had Walkins in there. There are some


that aring noing on the -- are knocking on the door. Calum thought


he was capable of getting that medal. That's a good sign, he can


come back and attack for more. Sophie Hitchon said she's her, the


biggest disappointment - nobody can be more disappointed than she can


herself because so much was riding on it. That is all a good sign.


Thaul goes in and gets them more fired up the next time they come


around. It is UK Sport that set the target of six to eight. They would


have been hopeful with it being a home championship that would have


been at the upper end of that tally. UK Sport set the target and how it


affects the sport should we not get the medal target. You must be


chuffed about how the United States are doing at the moment? I think


that, though, you know, with what we do, in terms of getting people sort


of hyped up, Sophie Hitchon, I mean, I think that was just a lot of


pressure on her. She's tenth best coming into the world in this


championship. Her performance was tenth best in the world. To expect


her to leapfrog six people to get into bronzed people is expecting


quite a lot. It is the women's 400 metres semi-finals about to take


place now on the track. Steve Cram is there for you.


Not a Stella year. Hayes of the United States. This is


McPherson of Jamaica who will hope she can get ahead of these two we


are seeing here, Hayes, 49. 72. Really enjoy watching her. Her


husband will take part later on in this week. The Olympic champion.


Patience Okon George, of Nigeria, in lane four.


51. 06 this year. Roxana Gomez, Bianca Razor, another


couple in this, Ashley Kelly from the British virgin islands on the


outside. And Gunta Latiseva-Cudare, of


Latvia. First two to go through. The only


British athlete to make it through was Zoey Clark. It will be tough for


her at this level. First two and fastest through. We


expect the Olympic champion who has been in great form all year. And 400


metres against the American champion, Quanera Hayes. It should


be straightforward for those two. When she won that Olympic title, she


threw herself over the line. Coaches maybe giving them diving


lessons! I don't know. Is Quanera Hayes suffering here? She's


beginning to run now. She's got a lot of ground to make up. McPherson


is up there with Miller-Uibo. Yes, maybe McPherson is going to now


try and hold off. The charging Quanera Hayes. That was too slow


through the first 200 metres. She's trying to get there. It will be


McPherson who takes second. What on earth was the American champion


doing? I know she would have looked at that and I said the two should


qualify, no problem for the Olympic champion. But the American champion,


well actually I will let Michael come in on this. I was astounded.


That couldn't have been the game plan. Steve, I have no more than you


do. I don't know what she was doing there. She literally was asleep on


the back stretch and when she saw the Olympic champion, Miller-Uibo,


come by her she didn't react. This is a semifinal. You know you are


under pressure. Get up to race pace. At this point everything looks OK.


But she never really pushes down the back stretch. You see Shaunae


Miller-Uibo go past here. Now Miller-Uibo, now she's married and


getting into the current and not running it like a final. Now she can


relax down the home stretch. Quanera Hayes, on the outside,


trying to get back into it. Looked like maybe there was something wrong


on the back stretch. She's obviously got the speed and endurance, because


she's making a mad dash for the finish line. Trying to get one of


those guaranteed spots in the final. But not to be. But maybe she'll get


in on time. She may well do. It may well be


quick enough. The overall standard is not great, isn't exceptional this


year. At this point she seemed to switch off. And you see Shaunae


Miller-Uibo go past here at that point. You wonder after what we have


heard about some of the athletes suffering from food poisoning and


maybe something was wrong. It looked at 200 metres she may have taken a


look down, but now things seem to be OK, back in to it. And technique


looks great. Technique looks fine. It looks like there's nothing really


wrong here. It will be interesting to see, to hear from her what was


going on and I am sure we'll get some news. Shaunae Miller knows


she's got this in hand and knows she'll have a battle in that final


against Allyson Felix, who we will see coming up later in one of the


semi-finals. That should be a real battle between those two.


Allyson Felix coming up in the next semifinal. Zoey Clark will be in the


third. Let's tidy that up. The Olympic champion winning, very


comfortable. McPherson taking second spot. And Hayes, the US champion,


50. 71. The women's triple jump final, 14.55


in the first round. Trailing 14.60 seven. That's better, though. The


battle of the South Americans. It is playing out as anticipated. 14.67,


the league is under threat. She has evened out her phases


somewhat, carrying the speed through into the job very well. 14.98,


silver last year in Rio. You can see the speed continuing into the jump


and is giving her plenty of distance. Lots more to come from the


young Venezuelan, going into the gold medal position. 14.82 in the


second round. So, what can the reigning champion do to respond?


She's had her lead taken away. Hitting the ball well. Well, it is


shy of the gold mine -- hitting the board well. Similar to her first


round jump of 14.60 seven. -- of the gold line. The battle of the South


Americans. It is also experienced versus youth. Ibarguen is the most


experienced triple jump, at 33 years of age. Rojas, raw and talented, in


the gold medal position. Ibarguen relegated to silver at the moment.


But four jumps remaining. 14.69, a slight improvement for Ibarguen.


Nearing the end of things on this rather cool Monday night in the East


End of London, looking down at the stadium. A wonderful site, heading


further west, towards the centre of the city. Just four races left. The


next is the second semifinal of the women's 400-metre hurdles. In front


of a capacity crowd. Conditions are pretty good. It's a little bit cool.


Look out for Naser of Bahrain as well in lane seven.


There is Shericka Jackson. Bronze in the last World Championships and


Olympics behind a big two, Allyson Felix and Miller-Uibo. Felix is


winning in 2005, 2007 and 2009. 400 champion in Beijing four years ago


and an Olympic 200-metre champion here five years ago. But the Olympic


400 metres escaped in Rio. Nirmla, from northern India. 51.28 this


season. Lydia Jele of Botswana, some way down on her season's best time


of 50.30 two. In qualifying she was 51.40 one. Get a closer look of


Naser of Bahrain in lane seven. Vasiliou is in lane six. Ajayi of


Nigeria in lane eight. Williams-Mills in nine, the


Jamaican. Allyson Felix is in four. Keep an eye on Naser, the


19-year-old in seven. Running a personal best previously.


The second semifinal in the women's 400-metre hurdles. There is Naser in


lane seven with the blonde hair. Look at Allyson Felix, look at her


go, passing Shericka Jackson already. Allyson Felix is moving


along so well, Jackson trying to respond and doing so at the moment.


Two automatic qualifying places. Jackson responds. Felix sitting


alongside her. Felix with that long stride, a graceful sprinter, moving


around the bend. But Naser is still there and so is Williams-Mills, the


35-year-old Jamaican on the outside. Two automatic places. Felix in the


clear but here comes Naser. Jackson trying to get there but Naser coming


through. Allyson Felix well... No, Naser takes it. 50.0 eight. It was a


huge personal best to come down to 50.57 in the first round. This


19-year-old from Bahrain has just run 50.0 eight. A huge national


record. Astonishing time. She's beaten Allyson Felix. In the final


is when it matters and Felix had a little bit to spare but not much,


50.0 eight. We highlighted Naser the horse and -- Naser beforehand and we


will see her in the final. This was astonishing from Naser. Absolutely


astonishing from the 18-year-old. Allyson Felix was a little bit


different, running quickly down the back stretch. She has the gas on


here right now but you'll see that she's sort of comes off the gas, I


think she thought they were running to quickly. She sought Naser. Right


here, Felix takes her foot off the gas a little bit thinking that she's


not this. -- she saw Naser. Naser on the outside, third from the left,


now just racing down the home stretch. A very good race here. Nice


technique. Strong, able to hold her speed down the home stretch. Allyson


Felix she's that she gained on her and has to get back in, going to the


afterburners but not able to win this. A very quick heat. Felix out


of the blocks quickly, she has the 200 metres speed she can use, a lot


quicker than most of the other athletes in the heat. Nice and


relaxed down the back stretch. Let's see if we can see, just after 200,


she starts to slow down, her arms dropped a little bit, she starts to


relax round the bend. I'm not sure of that particular strategy. Maybe


working on a couple of different things in anticipation of what she


may get from Miller-Uibo in the final. We see her now in control of


the race, checking the big screen but then she has to kick back in


right there. Someone is coming up on me and I have to kick back in and


that's tough, a tough way to win. We talked about that in some of the


other rounds of the 400 metres. Easy qualification for Allyson Felix,


she'll be in the final but it was an amazing run by the young


18-year-old. Fantastic running there. Very interesting run. Naser,


50.0 eight. Felix has a bit more to give but Naser is a contender.


Williams-Mills and Jackson, the Jamaicans can adjust faster than


Hayes, so the American is out -- the Americans, just faster than Hayes.


It has been billed as the battle between Venezuela and Colombia but


Rypakova of Kazakhstan can spoil the South American party. She's done


that in the past. 14.45 in the first round. Trailing the South Americans


in the second round. We're into the third. Good extension there and


that's a big effort. That is going to threaten, maybe not for the lead,


which is Rojas at the moment, 14.80 two. Staying warm. Just locked


herself slightly in the second phase. What should be happening, she


should be leading with her thigh, rather than her foot. In the hot


phase, leading with the thigh and in the step phase, leading with the


third, slightly ahead of the hips. Difficult to maintain speed. The


critical thing is maintaining speed into the jump from the step phase.


14.77, a season's best, she goes into second place. There is


Ibarguen, relegated to third. You've been studying the phases, Toni, what


have you made of the difference between Rojas and Ibarguen? Both


hopping the same distance, 5.0 but the step phase is the difference,


and the jump phase, Rojas has a better job phase. It is like


Ibarguen should sacrifice a bit of step so she can have more for the


jump phase. Now to the third of the three semifinals.


Zoey Clark of Great Britain. There is Zoey Clark. What a year she's


had, I don't think she could have imagined this at the start of the


season, winning the British trials, 400 personal best, 200 personal


best. Gordon from Jamaica, winning the NCAA. Could be a threat here.


Montsho, former world champion, pipped by Christine Ohuruogu in


2013. 14-16, she is back. Not that welcome, I guess. Francis of the


United States, will she run better than Hayes did. We saw Allyson Felix


as well, going well, but just missing out on winning her semi.


Mupopo, the African champion, a new personal best this year in the 200


metres which may help her this year. Spell my of Germany. When you luck


through this semifinal, I know that Zoey Clark is actually the slowest


on the season's best in this. But she is in lane eight, with running


well this year and was close in qualification to her personal best.


The race of her life here. If a couple of others don't run well.


Hayes didn't, she is out. 100th of a second in terms of the fastest


losers. She isn't in but Felix is, so they are watching.


Gordon from the University of Texas, running for Jamaica here.


So, Zoey Clark will certainly have the crowd cheering her through this.


She certainly tapped it in the first 100. Bamgbose on the outside.


Francis is going very well in the middle, the American moving away


from Mupopo. Montsho is in the mix as well. Zoey Clark will have to try


and battle and get at least a personal best here. Mupopo is trying


to chase down, she is in four. Francis is leading it. And going


very well now, Francis, looking strong. Is she going to hold it?


Pressure from Mupopo. First two go through. Gordon trying to get there


but they are pulling away. Clark finishing well, she may be fifth


here. The American wins it, perhaps six or seven for Clark. 50.39, the


winning time. A couple of outstanding athletes. The young


Bahrain athlete throwing her way in, surely it is going to be between


Felix and Miller-Uibo. Just waiting for the time to come up for Zoey


Clark. I think very close to her personal best, if it isn't. It may


be only 100 or so. It is a personal best. Yeah this is... Francis was


always going to be the favourite for this race but I think you're right,


Steve, it is shaping up to be an amazing battle between Miller-Uibo


and Felix. Francis will put herself in the mix. Struggling a bit here,


looking a bit slow coming down the home stretch but great strategy,


putting herself in the mix. Montsho on the right-hand side. Former


world-beater at 400 metres. Struggling. Francis always runs this


way, you can see the rotation from right to left. That's think she'll


have to rectify if she to get some faster times and started to mix it


up with the likes of Allyson Felix and Miller-Uibo. Still, great


qualifying by Francis there. Rojas, 14.82 in the second round.


Rallying support from a big crowd again here inside the Olympic


Stadium. She is out in front. It's time may to stretch out and try and


create a gap between her and the rest of the field. Round three. The


event leader, Rojas. Again just chopping slightly. Another big


effort. Bang on the gold line that is hers.


That's good. Reaching, that active foot back underneath. She carries as


much speed as she can in the pit. Space on the board. Maybe more to


come from Rojas. The flamboyant indoor champion. She can do it when


it matters. She's in the lead and extended it. Rojas, at the halfway


stage, out in front. Are we witnessing a changing of the guard?


Ibarguen looking to respond. Oh, it is a bigs effort.


Really big jump from Ibarguen here. Works off that final phase and into


the pit. It is 14.89 for Ibarguen. We have a competition, no Brits


involved, unfortunately. You can throw a halt over the first


two, at least. Season's best for Ibarguen. Six centimetres between


gold and silver. Three jumps remaining.


Confirmation of the result: Gordon will be disappointed with


that. Zoey Clark taken 300ths off her personal best. Let's look at the


qualifiers. As I said, Shaunae Miller-Uibo, the champion.


Look at Williams-Mills. This will be her sixth World Championship final


at the age of 35, going through as the fastest loser.


# No-one to run to, baby... Laura Muir doing what she does


best... She's a class above everybody. Oh, my word! She's


smashed the British record. This is a display of distance at its very


best. She has a chance to make a bit of history.


Laura Muir will be going in about 31 minutes' time. This stadium is


anticipating, well the world of athletics is looking forward to it.


She will need to warm up because the temperature has dropped. There's


Semenya settlement Laura Weightman in the back-- there's Caster


Semenya, and Jake Wightman in the background.


Caster Semenya we have seen dominate at 800 metres when she races and


well now, the 1500 metres lies in wait for her.


I mean truly, these are the names of 1500 middle distance running and


they are all going to be lining up. It really is a loaded field.


Of course you wouldn't have a race without Genzebe Dibaba. Look at that


time the second fastest in the field is Laura Muir, which you cannot base


it on paper, Hassan will be a certain contender. It is hard to


separate these athletes. Caster Semenya, we have seen her run over


the years dominate racing. She decided to go for the 1500 metres.


When ever she races controversy is never that far away. Here's Phil


Jones. Laura Muir triumph in the 1500


metres final, a new headline act will be born. Another scenario could


see a more controversial outcome, involving an athlete used to


dominating the front and back pages. Caster Semenya has raced through a


career dogged by accusations and recriminations. Eight years ago she


announced her athletic prowess to the world, aged 18, having found


herself at the centres over her gender. All the controversy could be


behind her. She is going to dominate at this event. Controversies aside


for the time being. With World Championship gold and rapidly


improving times her identity was ever more scrutinised. The burning


question, was she in fact a he? It wasn't really good for me, for


publicity to become a world champion and you never celebrate it. So it --


she was asked to take a sex verifiation test. She was declared


ineligible for competition pending the outcome. I felt humiliated. At


the end of the day you cannot control what people think. 11 months


passed when the IAAF announced Semenya was clear to run. While the


sport was introduced new regulations testing testosterone levels, Semenya


was back winning silver. Another silver followed in London, 2012,


which will likely become gold after the Russian was stripped for the


title for doping. Semenya's biggest golden moment outright would come


four years later at Rio. Her time eclipsing anything she had


previously run. Semenya steps on the accelerator! Semenya is the


champion. For those who chased the first three home that night


questions over testosterone levels remained. The medallists were in one


camp. The next three finishers united in another, in suspicion and


perceived inequality. It is out of our control and very much relying on


the people at the top sorting it out. I think the public can see as


well... Sorry! Like, just how difficult it is.


The debate continues to make headlines, with newly commissioned


research by the IAAF of a naturally occurring levels of testosterone


suggesting 800-metre runners have a 1.8% advantage. And while that


evidence is being considered by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, all


Semenya can do is simply be herself. What I dream of is to become a


Olympic champion, a world champion. I can't stop running because of


people. I can not stop because of people say, she looks like a man,


this and that. You understand. It is their own problem. Not mine.


Caster Semenya said it is their problem, it is not mine. She had her


time away from the sport. She's come back. There still is this cloud,


that the IAAF is still looking into this situation. Where are they at


now? First of all, it is a complete minefield. To find a way out of


this, that is fair to everybody, is pretty much impossible. So, what


they have to do is find a way that is fair to the majority and respect


the rights of everybody. And it's really, really difficult. Looking on


the VT there with Lindsey and when she breaks down, because it's pretty


much impossible for Lindsey Sharp or for some of the girls with normal


levels of testosterone to compete on a level playing field with the girls


with elevated testosterone levels. It's that big of a performance


enhancer. Even if it is only 1.8%, that is still a couple of seconds


and that in racing is the difference between a medal and no medal. Of


course if you were artificially ingesting that level of testosterone


it would be seen as an unfair advantage and it would be, you'd be


doping. We saw in 2012 Caster Semenya winning a silver medal... .


: There are a lot of things in the mix there. This is the biggest issue


here, this naturally produced testosterone. Within that there's a


range of women who can use that testosterone and those who cannot


use that testosterone. And those that can't use it don't get the


advantage from it. And so then you have to look after those people's


rights in there as well. And it is just so complicated. And on no


foaled of play is this fair -- and in no field of play is this fair.


And no press dented in any other sport where you say, this is what


happened in this sport, this is very unique problem. Sorry, challenge,


let's say. It is a problem because it causes controversy. It is in


other sports as well. It is in weight lifting and boxing.


But the thing is, is there's no, I can't think of a single solution to


this. I mean, what is the solution to


this, where everyone is treated fairly? The Lynsey Sharp interview,


that was tough to listen to. At the same time what's the solution to


rectifying this for Lynsey Sharp? There isn't one, because Caster


Semenya is - it's not her fault and there's, you can't take her right to


compete away from her. It's a tough one. There are some


challenges at the end of the day, they are some challenges that there


are no solution for. I think this is one of them. The solution they would


put on the table is the solution that was there in the past, that if,


as a female, you have elevated testosterone levels, you have to


take medication to bring your testosterone levels back down within


that range to be able to compete. And yes, on some levels, that's


looked at as a performance dehappenser, if we can use that


word. It -- dehancer, if we can use that word. Maybe we have to talk


about certain females, it is the same as what... When women have the


time of the month - that can have a detrimental effect too. You are


right. There's no fair answer. You hear from Caster Semenya herself, it


is emotional. She's been dragged through this for so many years and


we are debating about it. We are not the scientists. We are not the


scientists. Should she win tonight this whole thing explodes again. It


is front-page news. It will be just awful. It is, because there are no


edifying headlines that can come from that, are there? It seems, as


you say, it seems unfair to everyone, her included justifying


the way she was born. How can you say to somebody, you are wrong? It


is that. We don't fit into categories. As athletes we don't fit


into normal categories. I guess what they are trying to do amongst all of


this is be fair, as I say, you cannot be fair to everybody. They


are trying to be fair to the majority of athletes and find a


solution. That solution may come in September. Before then, we may have


her winning two events. She could set the world record here. Thank you


very much for the moment. Let's go outside. The roars were of the


110-metre hurdlers and Aries Merritt has been in this stadium before. He


knows what it is like to win here. The world record-holder. What a five


years he's had to get to this point. Over to our commentary team. Colin


Jackson knows something about winning these championships.


Aries Merritt revealed a couple of years ago he was suffering from a


kidney disorder. He won bronze at those World Championships and


immediately after he had a kidney operation. In 2012 he had it all in


hurdling. He was the record-holder, 12.80. That stands. He was world


indoor champion. He's never won the world indoor championships. But the


man he has to beat and the others have to try and catch is Omar


McLeod, the Olympic champion. In hurdles there are favourites and


Omar McLeod is the man to beat here. This is the event of so many


variables. It takes one click of a barrier for it all to come undone.


The second to last track event, that 1500 metre final to come. The 110


metres hurdle final is about to go. And this is how they line up:


Running as a neutral, Shubenkov. The fastest loser in the semifinal.


Ortega has looked impressive. Silver Medal in Rio. McLeod, Olympic


champion, the fastest man in the world this year. Such raw speed.


Baji, the Hungarian. Because of his great run in the semifinals, he led


Aries Merritt home there. He may be struggling against him inside and


outside. Dari and, suffering injuries -- Darien. Brathwaite of


Barbados, coming through with 13.26, a season's best. This may be the man


for Jamaica, if Parchment can get it right on the big occasion, bronze


five years ago and silver at the World Championships in Beijing. But


a very popular figure. Aries Merritt loves the stadium.


Waiting for their final race. Dari, a last cry of encouragement --


Darien. Shubenkov, McLeod, Baji. Brathwaite, Parchment. Aries Merritt


is in lane nine. Can Merritt finally win his first world title? Jamaica


still waiting for their first gold of the Championships. Is McLeod the


man to deliver? The final of the men's 110-metre hurdles.


McLeod at quickly as he always is, Baji is already losing contact.


Shubenkov trying to get there. It is McLeod and Shubenkov, but it is


McLeod who celebrates the gold. Olympic champion, world champion.


The Jamaican flags can fly at last. A valiant defence from Shubenkov of


his world title but the Olympic champion is the world champion. Omar


McLeod from Shubenkov, from Baji, who takes the bronze for Hungary.


Nothing for Aries Merritt here on this track this time. McLeod, the


world champion. What a run by Omar McLeod. The world leader, only one


fault, caused by cramp, during the season. Arriving here as a


favourite. When you've got those barriers in front of you, the


challenge and the pressure is magnified. Look at the celebrations,


the Jamaicans are thinking at last, we are on the board. Is this a


starting point for them to claim some of those medals back? That


might be Omar McLeod's mother. Your Championship record is safe, Colin!


McLeod becomes the world champion, the Olympic champion adding the


world champion. Shubenkov, we said he had looked very impressive in the


heat and semifinal but he was getting faster and he timed his run


so well. Aries Merritt, it didn't happen for him. Not winning a medal


here. He was finishing strongly but a fifth place eventually behind


Darien and Baji, who took bronze. I was saying he'd had quite a stellar


season. Something switched on in the semifinal. He beat Aries Merritt and


he thought to himself, I am one of the best high hurdle is in the world


and I have a chance. Trying to have a clean, safe race and if you do


that you can be rewarded with a medal. Shubenkov on the outside,


he's won this title before and doesn't want to give it up. Omar


McLeod, nimble over the barriers. He knows he must keep focused, he knows


that if he doesn't make a mistake he can get the title and he wins it


clearly. Shubenkov is clearly in second place. Everyone else, a photo


finish, a dash to the line. So close for third to sixth. Shubenkov


doesn't seem to have that raw speed any more, a couple of tenths of a


second missing from his best. And when you've missed so much training,


he has been ill, he had to come through the transplant. All these


things that would tell when it comes to the pressure of the occasion.


Slightly out of breath after round after round, it can count. The other


athletes will be disappointed, in particular Darien, who was in place


for the bronze medal but the last two barriers were his undoing.


McLeod is free, a great run for Shubenkov but look at Dari and over


the last couple of barriers. He chatters it and hold it back and it


literally pulls you back when you hit the hurdles. Really frustrating.


Sometimes people had a different technique where they can ride the


barriers down. But Dari and -- Darien committee has to sit back,


that sitting back technique. Every time he gets one he goes further and


further back. McLeod on the far right, look how he's just nipping


over them, using his leg speed. Look at that, he's so relieved. It's


amazing technique when you look because he isn't a tall man for a


hurdler. He has gone fractionally below ten seconds over 100 metres,


he has the speed between the barriers. He reminds me of an


American hurdler, Arthur Blake, with a similar technique. Good leg speed.


Look at that, so happy to see him getting the medal. Well, where Usain


Bolt couldn't manage it, McLeod delivers for Jamaica. Very, very


close as well behind McLeod. What a great title defence from the neutral


athlete, Shubenkov. That stumble from Darien over the last couple of


barriers. We're into the fifth round of this women's triple jump final.


Huge extrovert, Rojas. Just 21 years of age. Olympic Silver Medal est


last year. She's chasing the lead of de Waard when -- de Waard when.


14.80 nine. Roger as, short steps. A big effort. Looks like she was


slightly off the strike there. What she did do was keep the momentum


going. Even though it seemed like a short step, she was so quick on the


board she maintained the effort. That is a change from last year, an


improvement in her technique but is it an improvement in the distance?


Sitting at the top of the leaderboard in the triple jump


final. At the moment, 14.80 nine. Waiting for the measurement of


Rojas. Nervous moments, one job remaining. 14.90 Rojas goes into the


lead. -- 14.90 one. Taking the lead away from this athlete, Ibarguen.


The reorder after three rounds means that Ibarguen will be jumping last


so she has a chance to respond now and in the final round. This is the


penultimate round. Ibarguen responding to the best job so far,


from Rojas. Collapsing slightly. Running faster there. Crowding the


board a little bit on that jump. Didn't quite swing, a little bit or


forward rotation, tipping forward. It doesn't look like it's going to


challenge all believe. 14.91, Rojas. That was 14.71, so no improvement


for Ibarguen. One jump remaining. What a competition is unfolding


here. Front on, Ibarguen, the champion, looking for her third


victory. Short on the last step, you can see the collapse on the hopping


phase. Ten times body weight going through that single leg. Susan's


best not good enough -- season's best not good enough, but one more


jump to come. STUDIO: So, there you go, there are


the runners and riders, the women who are going to be out on the track


ready for the 1500 metres final at 9:50pm. The list of personal bests


is incredible, the talent that is in there. Laura Muir has the second


quickest on paper against Dibaba, an incredible 3:50.0 seven. Where will


it go in terms of time? Is it going to be a quick race? Who is going to


take it out, Paula? It's really up in the air. Logically, I don't see


why every other girl in the race would let it go slowly apart from


Semenya. We saw the damage that was done with the 1.56 800 metres in


that part of the race. Caster Semenya is going to be laughing at


that, it will be easy for her. The only way they can run the sting out


of her is to make it hard early on but I don't see who's going to do


it. Laura Weightman is coached by Steve Cram. So I imagine they've


been talking about tactics. Have they shared anything with you about


how Laura would like to run the race? They aren't going to hear it


so you can tell us! I don't think Laura Weightman... I don't think she


knows that a slow race isn't going to suit her. She is going to see it.


She's going to run at a good pace. I haven't asked her that, I wished her


luck, I said she's in the best shape she's been in, she has the stadium


behind her. As well as the other Laura. She is in a World


Championship final, she has been in an Olympic final before, she must


just race hard and see what happens. The real laying the cards on the


table is going to come from the other athletes. Is Laura Muir going


to go for it? All of those, Simpson, I can't see Hassan taking it on,


Kipyegon isn't going to take it on, Dibaba might have but she didn't


look good at all. I don't think we're going to see her run from the


semi but she didn't look convincing at all, she was the one working the


hardest and was only through as the fastest loser. Definitely not in the


3.50 shape that was on the board. Did you want to come in but Jim at


Paula answered my question. She tends to hang back but with her new


training base, she's moved to Portland? She's made a lot of


changes, she's training will be Li with Alberto Salazar in Portland.


Training for the 5000 metres, she could have come here in three


events, she's very strong commit she's fit. She's struggled with


injury problems last year. She's a much improved athlete to last year.


She normally hangs at the back. She will probably do that now to see how


things settle but she's very capable of taking it on and racing hard as


well. Michael, we quite often see in the big events like the worlds and


Olympics, accidents happen on the way to the final and you don't


always get the women or menu wants to be in the final. To have


everybody out there on the track who should be there because of their


times and performances, it feels like we have that moment. Yes, this


was always going to be one of the races at this Championship that


would be hotly contested with some big names. They all showed up. It


will be a close race and that gets people on their feet. We saw that in


the women's 100 metres last night, despite the controversy around the


men's 100 metres, we saw that and that is what the fans want to see,


they love competition. This is what we need more of in athletics, just


coming to see Mo Farah and Usain Bolt. Karen and CDs great athletes


trying to -- come and CDs great athletes trying to win a medal and


only one of them can win. That said, it is a race, it is strategic, it


isn't a Diamond League race, it isn't one where people have to think


about pacemakers. It is pure. There is a Venezuelan and Colombian


ding-dong going on in the triple jump. COMMENTATOR: It is indeed,


Venezuela have never won a medal in the World Championships. Taking


bronze last night. That is their first. Bronze in the pole vault.


Now, Rojas is out in front. She is the event leader, 14.91, just two


centimetres ahead of Ibarguen who will get to respond to whatever


Rojas can do right here and now. The crowd are on their feet. The crowd


have been really across this entire triple jump competition. Rojas, the


last round, to extend her lead. Again, quick on the approach but it


is a shorter effort. Shorter than her leading jump and she has left


the door open. No more for her to do to fight off the challenge of the


reigning champion, Ibarguen. Lost the position in that hop. The


leg dropped and then didn't have the impetus to come away into the second


phase. Well, a tough position, that. She's


out in front. 1491 in the fifth round. That's her best so far. Two


centimetres ahead of the Columbian. It is as predicted. The battle


between those two. So then, the most decorated triple


jumper in the women's version, Caterine Ibarguen. Twice world


champion. Looking to make it a third. She will need a jump between


14. 91. Oh! Maybe not quite enough.


Difficult to tell. Those lines, if they are accurate, it looked shy to


me. Ibarguen... It is, it is 14. 88.


Wow! Really close. A great performance. There's your reaction.


I told you she was flamboyant! Venezuela, now a gold for Yulimar


Rojas. Champion of the world. Great scenes T crowd have enjoyed


that competition. Didn't go beyond the 15-metre mark, as anticipated.


Yulimar Rojas, of Venezuela, silver in Rio, takes gold here at the World


Championships. Fantastic scenes out there. Rojas


winning gold for Venezuela. Ibarguen looks delighted to be involved in a


great head-to-head. It was a great head-to-head. These two have battled


for a while now. Both great athletes. A fantastic competition


between those two. The 1500 women are not messing around in their


entrance tonight. This is, if it is in ig to go by, it will be a quick


race! They have been couped up in the room. They want to get out, do


some strides. Make their way, 200 metres around the track and get the


racing under way. A lot of adrenaline. A lot of nerves build up


in the room. Being stuck there... Is shorter distances like to show off a


little bit more from the middle distances. That could be part of it.


It could be like these guys are like, we don't have time for that.


This is serious business - 1500 metres. You try and run 1500 metres.


Don't want to be posing. Paula, can you call it for us? I am too


nervous! I mean call the result - I don't mean comment tat on the race!


She knew what you meant! It is one of the most unpredictable finals of


these championships and we can't wait. Nor can the commentary


happened you over now. -- I will hand you over now.


There are champions, European champion, indoor champion and in the


shape of Laura Muir, a double indoor champion. Some of the fastest women


in the world, including Dibaba. Everywhere you look, opportunities.


I've heard two rumours, just to go against what Paula was saying a


little bit, one is that Laura will take it from the start and that


Dibaba will not let it go before she attacks hard. If that happens we are


in for fireworks. One or the other I suspect will happen. Laura


Weightman, it is another major championship for here. Commonwealth


silver-medallist, European bronze-medallist, European champion


at 5,000 metres, now going at 1500 metres standing next to her. So, for


the two Lauras, there'll be massive support here and they will be hoping


that it is a good, true honest race. If Laura Muir will take it out, that


would be the brave way to do it. The person who has just added this extra


for all sorts of reasons is Caster Semenya.


I know we have talked about athletes getting disqualified. I think both


the athletes who beat Hayley on that occasion were later disqualified. A


great race in 2003 and we're heading for one here.


Sifan Hassan, to me would have been the favourite before Caster Semenya


came to the 1500 metres. Laura Muir, we have mentioned.


Genzebe Dibaba, how good is she? Jennifer Simpson, of the United


States. I don't have time to keep talking


about how good they are all. -- all are.


Let's listen to introductions as they go down the line, because the


crowd have waited. This is the last event. The very popular Jennifer


Simpson. Olympic bronze-medallist last year. She'll always be a


danger. Runs smart. Uses her experience. Bahta came through as


the fastest loser in the semifinal. Arafi, the Moroccan, who is always


dangerous in slow erases. Is Kipchirchir in the shape she was


last year. Some suggesting not. Scotland's very own Laura Muir,


running for Great Britain. We weren't expecting this, Caster


Semenya, in the final of the 1500 metres, yet to go in the 800. They


will all fear Semenya. And I think that's why Sifan Hassan,


they told me if it is slow early on, she will go after about 400/500


metres, last 1,000 metres hard. Laura Weightman, she's been running


very well, Laura. Loved the experience in London 2012. She so


wanted to be back in the final and she's here. We were expecting


Klosterhalfen, the brilliant talent from Germany, but her team-mate,


Hanna Klein, made it through to the final. So, what tactics to be


employed? What can Laura Muir do? Is there a medal here for Great


Britain? The women's 1500 metre final.


Well, we won't have long to find out what tactics will ensure. Laura Muir


has gone straight to the front. It may be that the rumours were


correct. It's going hard and quick. There's only one tactic here - run


for gold. Well, I spoke to Sebastian Coe he


said this is a classic dilemma. The 1500 metre runners realise you have


to make it hard in the first two lengths otherwise the strength and


power of the 800-metre champion will prevail. There is bravery here


already on display from Laura Muir. Big anticipation of this race. Big


pressure on Laura Muir. She sticks to the task. She said she would go


to the front. As you mentioned, Steve, she's gone to the front and


the crowd are going crazy already. She's doing it smart. The thing not


to do would be not to go too excited. She was over 48 seconds.


About 64, 65. 64 is four minute pace. 65, you can pick up this. It


will be about building, building, building. Make the first 400 strong


enough. A platform, so it has not been that slow. Kipchirchir thinks,


OK, you have set off, by -- Kipyegon thinking you have set off.


They are all nicely bunched. Laura Muir acting like a minipace-maker.


She'll want to explode off the front here. Yegon thinks, OK, you have set


off, by -- Kipyegon thinking Caster Semenya has got herself into


a good position there. Muir is doing the work. This is a


decent pace. You don't have to burst at this point. They are all


gathering. The pace is clearly slowing. This is all about tactics.


This is all about Laura Muir. Can she control the race at the front?


She's trying to do that. She's got Olympic champion on her shoulder. An


800-metre champion loitering on the outside. As we go through the


800-metre point, let's see, it's not very fast at all. They are not


running the finish out of this champion. This has played into


Semenya's hands. I don't understand that slow second lap.


It may be the tactic, but it's given Semenya the chance. Here comes


Hassan on the outside. Here's the first big move.


Semenya will be next to go. Laura Muir caught out. Jennifer


Simpson going past her. Laura Muir has got a position. Here we go.


Hassan. We have got over 500 metres to go. Laura Muir getting pushed and


shoved. Dibaba trying to move out here.


Caster Semenya looks comfortable. A little further back. Now Laura Muir


around the outside. Now Laura Muir comes. This is a big run. She's been


gathering herself. Can she get close enough? The bell sounds. They are


all in contention. The 800-metre champion is giving them a bit of a


start. Hassan is making it a long run. Laura Muir is in a good place


now. She's got the strength. We think she has got the strength. Does


she have enough tonight? She makes the move. Laura Weightman tried to


hang on. Semenya is coming past. Hassan and Kipyegon stretching away.


Laura Muir is going with them. Past Jennifer Simpson. It is a


better-judged effort from Laura Muir but Semenya is still a long, long,


long way back. These two at the moment got it between them. Come on


Laura Muir. Find a little bit. Semenya is still coming. Hassan and


Kipyegon, together, stride for stride. Arms going together. Legs


going together. Jennifer Simpson is coming back to


take in on Laura Muir. Semenya is challenging. It will be the Olympic


champion. Simpson is going to get there for


silver and Caster Semenya gets the bronze.


Well, I have to say Kipyegon was the one out of the big names I was


doubting a little bit. Hats off to her. I went quiet, because Laura


Muir was so close and, when you have the medal snatched away from you in


the latter stages, it's gut-wrenching. Gut-wrenching. The


winner and the world champion is Kipyegon of Kenya. .


Laura Muir run out of it by 700ths of a second.


Laura Weightman ran well, she was in sixth. Two British women in the top


six. I am trying to process this, because


it was an odd race. Muir went to the front early and that 71 lap, she


must have thought, I've got the confidence when the attack comes, I


can cover it. She didn't manage to cover frit the front because they


stole a march. Then she just wasn't strong enough in the end. You know,


fourth is the worst, worst place to finish and when you have been that


close, when you have run that well, Jenny Simpson was brilliant. I


thought her race was run. Goodness me, let's give it to Kipyegon. The


Olympic champion, world champion. Superb. So sorry for Laura Muir.


Steve, like you processing how that race went, was a bit strange. She


ran the first lap solid. She ran the second lap poorly, slowly, too


slowly. You know, a great 1500 metre runner, beaten, inexperienced


800-metre runner, if it was a true-run race. That was the essence


of a true-run race. However Semenya came from a long way back. Laura


Muir came twice again. Semenya's last lap of 57. 57.08 seconds, well,


again, she came from too far behind. But Jenny Simpson, you know, she's


experienced enough. She knows what to do and I'm still confused about


that race. I'd like to see it properly, because so much was


happening. So much was happening in various points of the race, not just


on the run to the finish. You have to say that Laura Muir was so, so


close. It was so, so brave and what she did. The second lap just let her


down a little. I just think if that lap had been


more consistent, there's no point in running 71 seconds. You are not


achieving very much. You are sitting at the front. The rest of them are


gauging it. She should be disappointed. She will be


disappointed. She'll be a great athlete. She's demonstrated that.


She's going to win a global medal, I am pretty sure. She nearly did it


today and you know the tactics of today's race slightly different


tactics, could have given her a medal.


It was close, but forth this time. Next time, maybe.


STUDIO: Welcome to the BBC Two viewers who have just joined our


coverage from the World Athletics Championships from the London


Stadium. We've just witnessed a fascinating 1500 metres final. The


best women in the world, a totally loaded field and it was an


impossible one to call, no one knew how it was going to pan out. And


still, as Brendan Foster said, he wants to see it again so he can work


out what kind of tactics were employed. Who got it right, Paula?


Obviously Kipyegon won the medal, but did Laura Muir do the right


thing and could she have done more? Was she beholden to the tactics of


the others? You know, it's so hard, when you're in that situation and


you are racing, you are the only one who can really make those decisions


and make that move and Laura did what she thought would give her the


best shot and it nearly paid off. Yes, if you look at who ran the


perfect race, then Kipyegon did because she won did, and Simpson ran


an outstanding race. She's so good. Thank you, Paula, for the moment. If


you're watching on BBC One, we're going to go to the news. If you wish


to continue watching, switch over to BBC Two now and we'll have more


reaction and interviews from that incredible 1500 metres


Gabby Logan presents continued live coverage from the London Stadium, including the finals of the women's 1,500m and the men's 110m hurdles. The women's triple jump also reaches its climax, and the women's 400m reaches the semi-final stage.

Analysis comes from Michael Johnson, Paula Radcliffe and Colin Jackson, with Steve Cram leading the commentary team.