Day 5 Athletics: World Championships

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Day 5

Five more gold medals are decided at the London Stadium on day five. Highlights include the finals of the men's 800m, 400m, steeplechase, pole vault and women's javelin.

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The 400m is like no other race. Run as fast as you can for as long as


you can, it's as simple and complicated as that. COMMENTATOR:


Can anyone possibly beat this man? Explode out of the blocks and try to


sustain an even pace. Adjustments are always necessary. The challenge


is you have to make the right one. After all, the 400m is as much a


feat of physical endurance as it is of mental discipline and race


management. COMMENTATOR: Here comes Johnson now. He ran the perfect


race. Block out your competitors, yet be completely aware of them.


Counterintuitive? Absolutely. Van Niekerk has gone very quickly... And


it is a new world record! One thing you have no control over is the


lactic acid in your legs that will build and build. It's agony.


Everywhere you look, there's challengers. That lovely action,


holding it together. But in all honesty, glory is a pretty good


painkiller. It is day five, we are at the


halfway point almost in these championships, can you believe it


already, here in London and it's a slightly cooler day today but what


time we have been having so far. The agony, ecstasy, controversy, twists


and turns and what happens tonight is anyone's guess. That's why the


fans are flocking here to the Olympic Park, they are seeing world


last performances and a chance to say I was there when it happened. It


could be Kyle Langford having the race of his life tonight in the


men's 800m. The crowd is filling already, so respectful because the


medal ceremonies are happening in front of knowledgeable crowds. Once


again I have a great studio line-up this evening. It is a big hello for


the first time in the studio to Colin Jackson, of course double


world champion. Where has his cushion gone? I wondered why I had


you tonight! Michael is here of course, and Paula as well. So many


stories to get stuck into, not least what is going on with Isaac Makwala.


Kyle Langford's family have been getting attention so it has been a


great family affair and he's such a character, you cannot help but get


sucked into his energy. Yes, it is the energy and enthusiasm. He ran


out of his skin to make this final, run the perfect race. Let's just


hope the Kyle Langford that turned up for the semifinals is the one


who's there tonight and not the one who turned up for the heat. The


penultimate race on the track this evening and last night it was the


hurdles final and finally Jamaica got themselves a gold. At last. But


Omar McLeod was under a lot of pressure to and deliver. There is


jeopardy with the ten barriers that can get in the way of your


performance but it was good to see him get that gold medal for himself


and for Jamaica, and I liked the fact there were two Europeans on the


rostrum as well. He's coming into the studio later. You may have seen


a long lingering cuddle with his mum last night. There's a lot to chat to


him about, and he has two small dogs. I know one is a shiatsu. I'm


going to get him to do some gospel singing on the sofa and then I will


feel my job is done. Michael, obviously brilliant as always,


evocative description of what the 400m feels like and tonight it's a


great final. It is obviously van Niekerk's first step in achieving


that double. Yes, and it is tricky because the other competitors are


not concerned about the double. They will destroy that and he's got a


first step. He is focused on the double but you have got to win this


first so he will be managing how much he puts into it and how much he


holds back. If he controls the race, how much does he hold back? One


person he won't be facing tonight is Isaac Makwala, who last night pulled


out of the heat because he succumbed to this norovirus. However he was


passed fit to run tonight and this morning he spoke to BBC News


correspondent Natalie Perks and told her how disappointed he was that he


could not run last night. I was not that sick, I just vomited. I vomited


when I got on the bus. The medics asked me whether I'm OK, I said I'm


not OK, then they took me to the medical room. I waited about 30


minutes, there was nothing, then I went out. I just go to do my warm up


before the 200. But during the warm up I wanted to go to the coat room.


I think they put it to the IAAF that I am sick, because they saw me


vomiting but I am OK. What are you waiting for now? They are waiting


for the medical resource but because they didn't test me I don't know


what medical results they are waiting for. This is bad. Sometimes


I feel heartbroken yesterday. I was ready for this, I worked hard for


this. I feel like sabotage or something like that. You feel like


the IAAF have sabotaged you? I don't know what it is, I don't know


because I don't have the full information about this. If they said


you couldn't run, what would you feel? Like I said, I would be


heartbroken. Even now I'm not feeling OK to have the bad news. And


you feel 100% fit to run tonight? Yes, I'm feeling good to run


tonight. That was a few hours ago. Isaac


Makwala was fit and said he even felt he could have run last night


but the IAAF felt differently. There is a DNS next to his name and if we


look, the IAAF have issued this fairly ambiguous statement.


It doesn't explain exactly why, and he in his own interview with Natalie


said he wasn't tested for anything and so we don't have an advancement


on that at the moment. This story is taking all kinds of twists and turns


and BBC News correspondent Natalie Perks is track-side and can bring us


up to speed because there's even more developments. It's quite a


bizarre situation. I headed to the hotel earlier which has been


confirmed as not the source of the illness but where the affected


athletes are and I are expected to find the athlete in isolation. He


felt he was fine and hadn't been tested. Throughout the day we have


been speaking to his coach, the Botswanan team and they have had no


updates until five hours before he was due to race in that huge final


tonight against Wayde van Niekerk, telling him he was pulled out of the


race for a medical condition. A very bland statement from the IAAF. They


haven't done themselves any favours because they are not telling us why


they have taken this decision, having not tested him in his words.


Clearly they have made the decision because they feel worried he might


come here, affect other athletes and cause damage to himself but they are


not saying that, and for him of course it's devastating. He has


tried to peak in his training to try to do the double as Michael has


done, to do the 200m and 400m and pulled out of both and he says he is


fit. Have you heard anything from the Botswana delegation? Not since


this statement was released so we are trying to find out what the


situation is because there's lots of talk he will turn up tonight, he


will try to get in. There's rumours the IAAF won't let him in, that his


accreditation now is invalid. Obviously it was clear he was


devastated, they clearly believe he could have run tonight and don't


understand the medical reasons given to them. It is a very odd situation


that will only develop throughout the night. Of course there was the


German triple jumper Neil Eckhardt who collapsed because of the virus


but was still allowed to compete in the triple jump on Monday with the


caveat there was no sickness, but a collapse and then being able to


compete seems quite a big jump, if you excuse the pun, then Thomas Barr


bowled out himself. You would think it would now stop athletes admitting


they are sick if the IAAF are going to be this hard. That is the bizarre


situation they have found themselves in. By not communicating throughout


the day as to how and why they have come to this decision. All they have


said is Italy's rule 113 that they can pull someone out of the race


presumably for the safety of themselves and others around them.


-- it is rule 113. But one athlete has been left devastated and don't


forget he's the fastest man over 200m this year. We have been denied


the chance of seeing him in what should have been a fantastic duel


against Wayde van Niekerk. Now because of this medical condition we


are not going to get to see that so it is disappointing for the fans and


the athlete. Public Health England have said 30 athletes and support


staff have been affected by what is confirmed as the norovirus. Is the


IAAF is just trying to contain this? We have spoken to the London


organising committee of 2017 and they have described it as an


occupational hazard. So when you get 20,000 people coming to one place in


one hotel you will get books going around. It has happened before, it


is not the first and won't be the last time but they seem to have done


a good job of containing it. We know of nine, four in the German team and


four support staff affected. They believe they have got it under


control but of course with Makwala pulling out it will dominate


headlines and has done all day. The IAAF have been unable to keep a lid


on it. Natalie, we will come back to you if this story moves on. Jackie


Brock Doyle as a spokesman for the IAAF and we have this comment from


her. It's a sad case but we have to process for the health and wellbeing


of all athletes. Clear guidelines have been issued to team managers


and doctors on Sunday. The Botswana team turned up for briefings, we


cannot go into details of athletes. But the one thing is to hear Isaac


Makwala say he wasn't tested for anything. This is going to be one of


those situations where the IAAF is going to realise that some point


that they have got this horribly wrong. Either by disqualifying this


athlete from competition unnecessarily or by not


communicating clearly to him and his team and to the media as to why they


have chosen to disqualify him and what the procedures are. Does this


go across the board and apply to all athletes? What is the criteria? If


you collapse you are OK but if you vomit you are not OK? What I'm also


wondering about here as well is if the idea is to contain this and


disallow the athlete to compete because of potentially contaminating


other athletes, is he still staying in the hotel with other athletes and


has he been advised to not be around other people? It doesn't appear that


any sort of guidelines were recommended to him as to what he


should and should not do in terms of coming into contact with other


people. So there's a lot of inconsistency here.


Isaac Makwala, fastest time in the world this year for 200 metres,


right? Second fastest time in the world this year for 400 metres. And


now he has been pulled out of both of these races. There are conspiracy


theories. It is going to be suggested, Paul, what happens with a


vacuum? People fill it with information that might not be true.


-- Paula. There are going to be series. What Michael said is


speculation. It is a pretty strong accusation. It isn't an accusation,


Paula, we have to make sure we don't distil this stuff. If you have said


something you have said it. That is the elephant in the room is what I


am saying. Without information that is... It has already started. And


the safety, as well. It started last night when people saw him not in the


preliminaries for the 200 metres. Who is behind this? It started


immediately and it is going to start. And when an athlete comes out


with a statement like you did it is difficult. Absolutely, to justify


that. And there was the redraw of the 400 metres, as well. I forgot


about that. That adds to it. People add all of this together and make up


all sorts of figures. So, let's see. I understand they are not helping


themselves, but at the same time, first and foremost, in the IAAF,


they have to be protecting the athletes. Protecting everybody. You


should be the spokesperson for the IAAF. Had we heard it from them we


would be OK. But I'm not. It takes somebody to say what you are saying


then we would understand. But they are not saying anything. We would


like to have somebody from the IAAF on this sofa. We've tried to get


somebody to explain exactly what the criteria is. Is every athlete who


has thrown up being subjected to these tests? I'm trying to think. I


have been to a couple of championships. I'm wondering if it


ever happens like this before. I don't think so, Michael? I can't


remember anything of this nature ever. Not that there has never been


sickness, but the IAAF have gone in. He has come clean, said there is


nothing wrong with me, I've not been tested for what they are accusing me


of, so it is really strange. It is all very strange indeed. Paula, what


you said, if they had said that, if they would come out, the point is


they would give more information to us and everyone. Then people


wouldn't make these assumptions. Because you are right. Public health


is a concern. If they said, this is what we are doing, this -- these are


the athlete it applies to. We are doing this because of this, these


are the guidelines, this is why we are doing it, this is who it applies


to. This is what we've done to get to this point. It's unfortunate,


etc. Then people will say, that makes sense. In the absence of any


of that, any statement other than the one they gave, the ambiguous


one, you are left to wonder. If they had gone as far as to withdraw an


athlete they would have run some sort of test to confirm their


original revivalists. But he said he hasn't had any tests. Do you know


that? -- to confirm there is Nora virus. He hadn't had a test this


morning, when he spoke to Natalie, and you have to believe the person


standing in front of you. If he says that we have to believe what he is


saying to us. Fact is, he is not on the start list for tonight's


400-metre final. It was a hotly anticipated race. You can see the DS


next to his name. It would have been a fascinating contest between Isaac


Makwala and van Niekerk. He will be sadly missed because it was going to


be a sporting spectacle. Absolutely. At the Diamond League Kieran close


to the line. For me it is frustrating. -- he came close to the


line. We have been robbed of a sensational final. I wonder what the


process is for an appeal. Ryan Krauser was here last night. He was


hoping to appeal to the grand jury to sit and review his


disqualification, the throw which would have won him the gold in the


shot put, is there a grand jury situation he could go in for now? If


there is it doesn't help the athlete because he isn't going to run. He is


out on the race is done. Is he in any mental shape to come back and


compete, even if they do allow him? Everything he has been through. And


to be told this five hours before competing is, I mean, you know... He


said he was heartbroken to miss 200 metres. Imagine. We've talked about


his position. Fastest in the world 200 metres, second fastest in the


world 400 metres, not being allowed to compete. We have talked about how


hard he has worked for this. Of all of the years I've seen him run, he's


an amazing athlete, he is in the best shape of his life this year


right now. This is his best chance to get a medal and possibly even


when one of those events. More so than any other point in his career.


He will now miss that opportunity. There have been so many twists and


turns on the story all day. I bet my bottom dollar that by the end of


going off at night there will be another twist. We will bring you


news when we get it. In the meantime, plenty to look forward to


tonight. We will kick off with the women's javelin final. Two women


with three Olympic titles between them go head-to-head.


Busy night out there on the warm up track. Don't worry, I did not miss


out a big race tonight, Mo Farah, of course, it is the 5000 metres heats


tomorrow. Is it normal to come down the night before? Yes come he's


probably doing some strides. Just to make sure his legs are turning over


OK. -- yes, he's probably. Lavillenie there. Brilliant time


last year in Rio in the pole vault final. The local lad ended up with a


silver. Can Lavillenie do it tonight?


Ship is getting ready for her 200 metres heat. -- Schippers. She has


got on the podium before. Can she do it tonight? That was an epic battle


last time with Thompson. That will have lifted her spirits. And that is


Shannon Hylton. If she could emulate Alison Phoenix, well, because they


have similar styles, that would be amazing. She is an exciting


prospect. This is the biggest stage she has been on. I wonder how she


will fare later on. After four days this is how things are looking.


It has been the greatest of days for Great Britain. A few medals which


were earmarked, or at least people had high hopes for, have gone


missing. At the beginning of the medal table Denise was chastising


Michael about it. You seem to have very few. You must be sitting quite


smug now, because you are the closest so far. I want my three.


Looking for it. I'm hoping for a couple more. Paula guaranteed me Mo


Farah last night. If you guarantee me victory for Mo Farah that gives


me gold, I'm just looking for a bronze somewhere. We can remind you


of our predictions. Things are taking shape. Paula had seven, any


regrets? I still back the athletes. Michael's three is looking like a


banker. Between six - eight was the estimation. It is just Mo Farah with


that medal for Great Britain, a gold medal in the ten kilometres.


We knew, didn't we? Everybody was going through a transition time in


athletics. We knew there would be a mix of events and victories. But it


has changed so much, hasn't it? The performances from the British


athletes are pretty strong. I don't think any of them are failures. They


are all going through that transition. I said at the beginning


there would be many fourth, fifth, six places we should celebrate.


Because they are good, strong performances for the period right


now. In a few years we may be don't want that, but hey. We are saying,


yes, OK, in the future, but they are not happy with it. They are the


disappointed ones. Callum Hawkins really thought he was going for the


bronze and he was very disappointed. And Laura Muir was disappointed, as


well. All of these things, they are going to gain. And they will be


looking for the improvement. Holly Bradshaw was disappointed. So the


kitchen -- -- Sophie Hitchon was also


disappointed. She felt if she had made a slightly


different tactical decision she could have done something. That's


given her confidence. Those people who we thought would not finish


high, they did, and people we were hoping would get on the rostrum,


they didn't quite. But it is a World Championship. In athletics the World


Championships truly is a World Championships. I think we have 205


nations competing here. It is global level. There are few sports that can


say that. Absolutely. I was talking about the spread of medals the other


night. If you look at other Olympic sports like cycling and Marinko


Matosevic of nations is not quite so great. I'm not decrying any of those


achievements, but when you are competing against 200 nations. --


like cycling and rowing not so many nations take part. I'm pretty


pleased with what I am seeing from the British team at the moment. They


are enthusiastic. And they have the sense of disappointment, as well,


which means they will stay hungry. What you said earlier, Colin, when


we put up the graphic and showed the different places and you said they


are good performances. They are good performances. They are great


performances, actually. Some of them performed really well. Better than


should have been expected. We need to keep that in mind when we start


to put the pressure on it. Because that is hope. There is a difference


between what we hope that the athletes and what is probable. I


used to base myself on what is probable. If I gave you my hopes, I


would be just behind the US in the table.


LAUGHTER But when you look at what is


probable, and you think about Sophie Hitchon, the example, she had a good


performance, not fantastic, but she shouldn't be so disappointed because


she came into this with a tenth best performance. That meant she would


have to leapfrog seven people in order to get a medal.


Most people had Britain down for maybe two so it is what's probable


versus what is hoped for. And getting into the final... Fantastic.


I was speaking to Darren Campbell the other day about the state of


British sprinting, it is in fantastic shape. When you look at


people getting into the final and running a personal best, now you


have to keep that going and put pressure on athletes and say hey,


you are medal prospect. When they say up there in the studio are


saying medal prospect, I know these guys cannot beat them. OK, we will


have a look in a moment at potential medals, not probable, to come


throughout the rest of the championships but real medals are


being given out down there. It was the triple jump final last night and


what a great ding-dong it was. Yes, here is Caterine Ibarguen, who had


to give way to the youngster, Rokas, by two centimetres. She saved her


best for the fifth round, the Colombian lead for the majority of


the competition and she went ahead and never looked back. Coached by


the Olympic long jump champion of 2000. We have the national anthem of


Venezuela. So the same medallists from Rio with


the gold uncivil -- silver medals reversed. A new star in Yolimar


Rojas. Two centimetres, if only my feet


were a bit smaller? I don't know, it is the cruellest of distances, but


Caterine Ibarguen is a fantastic competitor and even last night when


she lost the title by two centimetres she was still performing


and she's a real showgirl, Colin. She's Latin American, she has that


flair which is nice to see because we want the entertainment side of it


as well, don't we? Yes, let's get over to Phil Jones now who has one


of the coaches on our commentary team. Tony, from a coach's


perspective we want to hear what you have to say about the performances


so far. I know you are with Phil. Gabby saying will you be assessing


the British performance as success or failure or somewhere in between?


It is not easy but we have huge expectation, we have a huge


expectation of the football team when there is any event so it is not


unreasonable. 60% to 70% of the team have come here and worked hard just


to be here but the other 30% make up the probabilities and possibilities.


If I'm honest I think there is only one probability in this team that


somebody, regardless of what would happen, would win a medal and you


have to say that is Mo Farah. That should give us two medals. Men there


are others who are more reliant on what the opposition do, somebody


falls over or doesn't qualify. In answer to the question, we probably


should be at two medals. We will come back to this point in a minute


but first I will hand to Andrew who has the medal ceremony for the men's


110 metres hurdles. Yes, this was the defending


champion, the Russian competing as an organised neutral athlete. We


will hear shortly be Jamaican athlete to the first time because


MacLeod came in as the favourite. What a run it was from Omar McLeod.


It was the Olympic champion in Rio and he now delivers the world title


for Jamaica. He is the first medallist for Jamaica. The first


gold-medallist. And Omar McLeod is the best sprint hurdler in the


world, just outside 13 seconds but a very impressive performance and the


Jamaican anthem for the first time inside the stadium at these


championships. One of the brightest smiles in the


athletics. Omar McLeod and bright spark last night with his win.


Shubenkov with the silver, Omar McLeod with the gold medal. It takes


us back to what we were talking about with the British team, whether


it is disappointing or not. Talk about your take on the mental


toughness of the team, do you think that's a factor when the


championships are at home and the expectations are higher? When we are


at home we do expect more and you use the energy from the crowd to


lift you. Some people have performed a season 's best level and that the


level you need to perform at. You should either produce a season 's


best or personal-best and anything less than that you underperform so


you have got to use the energy and step up at these championships


because this is the pinnacle of the season, what you have worked for.


We've seen a lot of tears from athletes who feel they have missed


an opportunity to perform on the biggest stage of all, saying it's a


once-in-a-lifetime thing. Is that a factor as well? You are naturally


disappointed, you get the fight or flight thing going on when you have


underperformed but we are an incredibly well funded, your job is


to get medals wherever possible. Sophie Hitchon was ranked eight and


finished seventh, at least she stepped up one place. Yes, be


disappointed but you have to reflect. As I did with Jess when she


got a silver medal, you have to reflect, and my working smart enough


to take it forwards? Tony, thank you. And they come thick and fast,


these medal ceremonies here in the stadium, and it is the 1,500m


women's 1,500m ceremony coming up next and we were agonisingly close


to adding to the tally. It would have been wonderful to see Laura


Muir, out into the stadium but she was just pipped by Caster Semenya


Semenya who was at the back of the pack and worked it hard on the home


straight. Steve Cram will talk us through the ceremony. South Africa


have never had anyone in the final. A late decision for her to come into


the final and she took the bronze medal. Not quite as good, a


different record for Jenny Simpson, her fourth medal in a global final.


A brilliant silver medal, charging down the home straight. She said I


thought I was going to win it, well that was brave because she was a


long way back. She was for herself in the steeplechase, I wonder if she


could picture what was going to happen in the ensuing years. Just


shows commune of a quite know where athletes are headed. Laura Muir was


fourth, let's hope it is a chance for her to maybe chase this young


lady here. I saw her today actually, she was full of smiles and said it


was a hard race. Commonwealth champion, Olympic champion, now the


world champion. And she is the consummate racer. She always seems


to put herself in the right place, do the right things. Really smart on


the track as is Jenny Simpson and it was tactics that decided the medals


in the end. So gold for Kenya in the women's 1,500m.


The debate continued today amongst the endurance fraternity about what


a great race it was, and about the tactics. Laura Muir fourth, Laura


Wakeman six, but Faith Kipyegon again best in the world and I don't


think anyone would deny her that right. Her coaches say she will be


back in the 800m. A great race, a memorable 1,500m at these World


Championships. It was a dramatic race. The sense of


anticipation and excitement in the stadium ahead of it was intense.


Let's remind ourselves of how it pans out.


What a task ahead for Laura Muir, some of the fastest women in the


world and everywhere you look opportunities. The person who has


just added this extra frisson for all sorts of reasons is Caster


Semenya Semenya. What can Laura Muir do? Is there a medal for Great


Britain? Laura has gone straight to the front. It is going hard and


going quick. There is only one tactic here, to run for gold.


This is all about Laura Muir. She has the Olympic champion loitering


on the outside. This is playing right into a Caster Semenya's hands.


I don't understand about the second lap being slower. And here they go.


Caster Semenya will be the next one to go. We have just over 500 metres


to go in this final. They are pushing and shoving for space. Laura


Muir is coming. Can she get close enough? They are all in contention


as the bell rings. Come on, Laura Muir. Caster Semenya is still


coming. Simpson is coming back to take on Laura Muir. Caster Semenya


is charging. It is going to be the Olympic champion. And Caster Semenya


gets the bronze medal. Laura Muir was so close. And when you have the


medal snatched away from you in the latter stages it is gut wrenching. I


gave it everything I could. Everything was tied up. Before I


knew it, she went past me. Considering the disruption I've had


this year I gave it everything and that is all I could do. She was


visibly upset. Her voice was wavering, Laura Muir, you got the


sense she felt it was an opportunity missed. I spoke -- you spoke to both


Lloris afterwards, did expressed that? -- Lauras afterwards. When you


have come so close. They put everything out there. They all went


through a gambit of emotions. Laura came back from a stress fracture


injury. She ran it like that. She knows she made slight


miscalculations. She possibly did not run her best there. But she was


also missing the mental strength she needed. Probably because she did not


run as well as she wanted to in Monaco. That affected her


confidence. She wasn't a confident Laura Muir. I think she was just


distraught last night. She was asking herself, what do I need to


do? The biggest thing she can do is go away, come back, and race the


5000 metres with no pressure on her. We cannot build her up too much. We


can't expect too much. Perhaps we expected too much from her last


night. She needs to go out, raise the 5000 metres, and see what


happens, see what she can salvage from this. I think the other Laura


realised in that race, actually, I am a better 1500 metres runner than


I thought. But a third of the people around me think it. She was almost


leaving it a little bit too late. She only felt that strong in the


closing stages of the race. She wants to immediately start building


on her confidence and see what she can do in the coming 1500 metres --


in the 1500 metres. She signalled she was happy with it. When it is


such a loaded field it is a great achievement. We were talking about a


lack of medals but that is progress. Six of the world is pretty good. But


when you are in one of the strongest and deepest 1500 metres we've ever


seen, then that is a fantastic performance. Denise has joined us.


Good to see you tonight. As always. Last night that race was


bittersweet, wasn't it? It was. But confidence is everything in sport.


It affects the decisions you make. In a race like that where the split


seconds to make decisions, if they are slightly wrong it can cost you


medals. But I was pleased for Laura Weightman because she has had a real


battle to get back to the stage. She belongs on this stage. The 800


metres final, always one of the great races, and the stadium played


host to arguably one of the events of the 2012 Olympic games when that


magnificent athlete, David radicchio, of Kenya won gold and the


world record. Two to go through automatically. The


rest are looking for fastest losers places. A great run from David


McBride. Lewandowski is hunting him down. McBride at the front.


Lewandowski is chasing. Langford digging in. Karl Langford gets


second place and goes through to the World Championship final. He showed


great maturity. He has a very large contingent following him here


tonight. You may have already heard about his mum and dad who run a chip


shop in his hometown of Watford. I think they are giving away free fish


and chips if he does well. So if you are in that area do pop in. They're


not frying up but they are talking to Ore. We have the Langford family


here. Give a cheer, everyone. CHEERING


Donald and Karen, mum, your son is in the final. Can you believe it?


Come on, we love it. We can believe it, he is talented. He is going to


go on to better things. It might have been different. It was only


about five years ago when he chose this sport. Six years ago he chose


the sport, five years ago he chose the event. He has come on very


quickly and gone on to good things. It might have been different, what


have I heard about him having another career. He was terrible at


peeling potatoes. It was never for him. Much better at running? Yes.


Let me talk to sisters and girlfriend, Ellie. We were talking


before. This is the state of play. Three years ago you were dating a


boy, three years later he is in the Olympic stadium running for gold.


Can you believe it? Not really. He has always been a fantastic run. For


him to be in the World Championship final is insane. I am shocked. I'm


sure you are. What has it been like back home? You have been back and


forth, what has it been like? Crazy. Everybody is watching it. Everybody,


not just athletes. It's crazy. What do your friends make of it? I walked


out of the stadium yesterday, I was getting loads of messages, people


saying congratulations. It's amazing to think our brother is in that


stadium doing what he is amazing at. I can see the smiles on your faces.


You must be proud. What has Kyle told you about it being the wall of


noise in there? I heard you guys screaming. What is it like when all


of those Brits are cheering your boy? It was deafening, almost. He


said his ears were tingling afterwards. Crazy. And one last push


tonight for the final. Can he do it? If everything goes well and he feels


good I think he can get a medal. But we need to be realistic. You never


know. I have heard that if he gets a medal... The Langfords are giving


out free fish and chips in Watford. I will be front row. Great to see


all of you. Thank you. Thank you. One more cheer for them, why not?


CHEERING Loads of support here.


I just feel hungry now. LAUGHTER


It is a chilly night, as well, a great big plate of steaming fish and


chips would be lovely, anyone? What a great family. What a great feeling


that they are going to be here tonight, thousands of people


cheering on Kyle. He showed great maturity in that semifinal. He did.


He made some great decisions in the closing stages when the decisions


were crucial, putting himself in the right place, following Lewandowski.


He reacted. He went back to what his coach had showed him. He talked


about the cones in warm up. I think then the atmosphere and the stadium


he owes a big thank you to everybody who was there. I was down there 20


metres from the finishing line and it was huge, the cheering from the


crowd, it was really loud. He's done so well to get to this point.


Absolutely let's remind ourselves of the story of his semifinal. This is


him from the beginning. He settled in fine. At a brisk pace. He just


settled right in. I don't know if we can watch the race all the way


through, but he did not commit too match. He went to get himself into a


good position. He was lucky that McBride took it on. This is coming


up to the bowel. Reasonably good pace. He always looks like he is


working hard even if he is not. -- to the Bell. Lewandowski went past


him. He got boxed in a little bit by the Kenyan, but he did not get


bothered. He surged to go past. He did not overwork it. He relaxed.


Lewandowski around. Afterwards he said he felt Lewandowski was kicking


off and he said he hadn't even started. He said he thought he would


wait a little bit, move out wide, then kick. And he said when he did


he felt strong. Then when you are pulling somebody in, and that is one


of the favourites to win this race there, who he has knocked out in the


closing stages of that race. You can see how hard he is working. All the


way to the line. Lewandowski knows he has made a mistake. He went a


little bit too soon. He wasn't banking on Kyle Langford having that


reaction and be able to come back at him. What kind of race, we've


discussed not putting too much pressure on people, the difference


between hopefuls and probables, what kind of race would it need to be for


him to put himself into a position where he can challenge for a medal?


That is a huge ask. That is a lot of pressure on his shoulders. What


about a slow race? I don't think a slow race would suit him. Decent


pace, not too fast. He just needs to be in the perfect position. Other


people need to be tired on the home straight. He needs the noise from


the crowd to give him some extra legs in the latter stages, and the


extra energy to come through. It is fantastic he is in that final. But


he could get a medal. It could happen. He will be out on the warm


up track very soon, I'm sure. His races and until 9:35pm. Mo Farah,


out on the warm up track, giving Omar MacLeod a cuddle. He will be


coming up here later with his mum. We cannot wait. And he will be


bringing his medal, as well. Who is that guy on the right? Usain Bolt.


He is here. Obviously getting himself into a bit of relay


practice, one would think. That is the next thing on his agenda. They


will be practising those changeovers. Yes and they rarely


dropped it. But we've seen lots of strange things here. Hopefully that


doesn't happen. I would hate to be the first person, or the person


making sure he gets the baton. Huge pressure. Let's get out onto the


track because the first race of the night is the women's 200-metre


heats. In the first of those heats, only the world champion. Nearly a


full house again to watch Schippers. Three British athletes, as well, in


the seven heats. We have been talking about the temperatures, it


is cool. We won't be seeing some blistering times. A bronze medal was


an unexpected bonus, helped in small measure by Elaine Thompson faltering


badly. Bianca Williams is the first of the British athletes to go. She


will be on the inside. She will get a very warm, if that is possible, a


warm welcome indeed from the stadium. Gaither, the 100 metres


champion. There is the defending champion, Schippers. 21.63 when she


won the world title. A bit of that pace at the moment. Day from


Australia, she comes from the same town as Jason Day, the golfer, but


no relation. Belimpasaki I was at the championships in. Lille Forced


and Bianca Williams. This is the culmination of a lot of hard work.


Not just the training. -- the championships in Lille. She had been


studying nearby. She had her funding cut in November. Getting her chance


to line up in this first heat of the women's 200 metres.


They get under way and Dafne Schippers once she gets into her


running will be pulling away from the rest. At the moment Bianca


Williams moving smoothly round the bend and moving strongly. Williams


is real competition, Dafne Schippers was able to look around at her


leisure, strolling clear. There is a fast finish from the Greek athlete


as well. Bianca Williams unfortunately just fading a little


bit down the home straight, but Dafne Schippers 22.63, made that


look very easy indeed and she will move on with plenty of east of the


semifinals on Thursday. Bianca Williams had herself in a critical


position going into the bend but as she came down the home straight just


began to be passed by the others. Colin, take a look. Yes, this is


probably Dafne Schippers' most favourite event, she is strong and


has good technique and just wants to progress with no upset whatsoever,


with as little energy used as possible. At this stage Bianca is


still in contention for the qualifying position but she just


loses it at the end. Yes, Belimpasaki just coming through.


Dafne Schippers is talking to fill. It's a cold night, Dafne Schippers


is stopped to talk. How do you feel? Good, great race. Tell me about


confidence, does it give you a boost for this one? Yes, a medal as a


medal. And you feel you have it within you to replicate what you did


a few years ago? We will see. We wish you all the best for the next


round, thanks for talking. The javelin behind me is under way,


here are the athletes. The reigning world champion goes


last. So Khaladovich, the European champion last summer. It's a nice


flight to open up for the Belarussian. In the early stages,


wearing the back support. Pops it a little bit sideways, but decent


control there. She got flight out of it and whoever lines up the javelin


best tonight will go away champion. That's the key in the major


championships. So easy to try too hard and Fawcett. 63.04, takes the


lead. One of the favourites, the oldest in the feared field,


Spotakova. Doesn't lie in that up. That's below 60m. She's a 72-metre


world record holder when she's at her very best. Just look at this.


The point goes up in the air and off it goes. That is just pointing up


vertically in the air and the javelin stalls badly. Steve, where


would you be looking in a stadium like this, where would you fix


your... Let's have a look at this, this is her qualifying throw. That


was lined up but she still has this temptation to look skywards. That's


where the maybe poor flights come in. That's shy of 65. Look at her


sight line, she's looking up in the air and just about catches this. She


didn't in the first round final. Spotakova, she just catches that


point and the javelin stalls. It's about flying it Polly, cleanly to


get the distance. -- flying it properly.


Only three fastest losers over the seven heats, and afterwards Bianca


Williams spoke to fill. You must have been chomping at the


bit to get started, how did it feel? Good, the crowd is so loud. I


couldn't even tell you what happened, it was just rubbish. I


can't believe I struggled that much. I had such a good season and


unexpected season, I thought I could get automatic qualifying. I don't


even know what to say. This year, has the drop in funding made you are


hungry athlete to get to this point in the first place? Definitely.


Every session I said I need to be in London, I'm not getting left behind.


I had the help of my partner, my coach, my agent, just pushing me to


get to this point. I feel like I have let them down. I know, it's


difficult at this moment to know what to say. We appreciate you


stopping in to talk to us, Bianca. It is 23.3, it's a cold night. She


will be hoping not to many go quick here. Kambundji will hope to go


through fairly easily here. She's got a couple of good athletes


outside her. Kimberly Duncan will perhaps be


quickest here. There she is, coached by Dennis


Shaver at Louisiana University. Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake from there


as well. Kambundji gets out well. Just moving away with the American


looking fairly smooth, these two. Also going well is Rosa of Rozelle


in third. Kimberlyn Duncan, Kambundji and Rosa, those other


three. Keeping an eye on the clock for the times, the fastest losers.


No problem for those two. I was saying Colin, the qualification


isn't as stretched. Pyeongchang and Hilton coming up. I wonder if Bianca


thought, just a tenth or two quicker and she would have definitely been


going through. Yes, but so much talent there and a big future. These


two in this heat, you would expect them to go through.


It is good to see, the sprinting has certainly pulled up, hasn't it? Into


the second round of the women's javelin final.


Khaladovich, 63.04. That's a better throw. It's below 65 metres.


Expecting to go to 67 metres. She has thrown in the past beyond 68


metres so lots to keep an eye on. 64.05 does extend her lead. Here is


Kolak of Croatia, a big surprise winner last year in Rio. Made a


massive six-metre gain last year. Again, has controlled that point


nicely. There is your longest throw so far, just on that 65-metre line.


Was a massive surprise winner last year but has really backed it up


this summer and leads the world rankings. 68.43 she threw in


Lausanne so the world leader and Olympic champion responding, being


everything and the champion has taken the lead. Well, Spotakova,


probably the most experienced athlete. If she keeps the site lying


down, she knows she is capable. That's better, look at the flight on


this. That's over 65 metres. Much better throw. It's only the second


round, but the longest throw we have seen so far. Great competitive


throw, and look at the flight on that. The javelin climbing cleanly,


not stalling out as the first one did. 66.76, that takes the lead.


Coming up in the next heat of the women's 200m, Shannon Hilton of


Great Britain. She's had a fantastic year and topped it off after


becoming the champion of Great Britain.


Shannon Hilton leading at the moment! Pities Hilton and Henry


competing. Shannon Hilton holds on to become the champion. To make my


first senior individual is amazing. This year I had in mind to qualify


for the World Championships. They did come off the back of last year


in a bad way but I try to work so hard and I'm happy I have qualified,


and I am so excited will stop I am so happy. I'm going to get emotional


but she so ta... She is so talented, isn't he? -- she? It's amazing


because we are both flying the flag is not only for Great Britain but


Blackheath and Bromley as well so it is amazing. My twin sister is always


there for me. It's like we always go through things together and it's


nice to have that person alongside you. Especially through the hard


training sessions and it's great to have someone there always knowing


what you are going through. It's amazing to have a best friend as


well as a training partner. Coming off the back of last year, it has


taught me a lot about myself. I learnt a lot. It was hard but you


have got to bounce back and I have shown myself I have quite a strong


character and I am quite resilient. My motto in life is to turn


negatives into positives because I know life as an athlete isn't always


going to be plain sailing so I have just got to bounce back and that's


what I try to do. It's great that British sprinting is


in a really good place right now and everyone will have to push


themselves because the level is getting higher and higher. It is


reaching new limits, test yourself and see what you can do. She lines


up in lane seven. Welcome to the stadium.


Shannon Hilton has fairly fast athletes either side of her. --


Hylton. We didn't see Lalova-Collio. Forbes


on the inside. The major threats to Hylton come from Lalova-Collio on


one side. Bianca Williams is the fastest of the losers. Three to go


through over the seven heats. Hylton was a great promise a few years ago


before the injury. The champion is in line seven. -- lane seven.


Lalova-Collio on one side and Stevens on the other side of


Williams. Stevens is going now. Hylton try to keep pace. Hylton is


starting to struggle. Stevens takes the first position. Two British


athletes have gone. They have both finished fourth. And the stadium


falls near silent after the big support from Hylton. I don't think


she will be quick enough that 23.30. I don't think Bianca Williams will


be quick enough either. Take a look, Colin. Much better in this 200


metres that she was in the 100 metres. Nice, controlled race. I


think she just chased Shannon. She did not put her under much pressure.


She just glided around. She just kept going at a lovely rhythm.


Shannon may have committed herself a bit too much over the first 100


metres. She paid for it down on the home straight. She is young. She


doesn't have this type of experience yet. And this is a big crowd and a


big stadium. Plenty more to come from this young lady. Keep your


fingers crossed and we will keep our eye on the clock. A look round the


bend. Round the bend in the 200 metres is so important. It is a


vital part. You've got to set yourself up to come off the bend


well. You are not going to demand more. You are looking for turnover


off the bend. So it is important you have that good transition off it.


Shannon, coming through in fourth place, and she can speak to us now.


A sense of bemusement. You say you were really disappointed. Yes I


don't know what happened. I know I had to get out. I stumbled a bit on


the top bend. And then I just lost it on the home straight. I am


disappointed to be honest. One of my slowest times of the year. I am


gutted. This is all new to you. We were talking about what you've been


through last year. You came through a lot. UK champion. Did you put a


lot of pressure on yourself tonight? I didn't, I just wanted to enjoy


myself. I am a bit disappointed with how I ran that last 50 metres. Yes.


I wasn't the best. I don't think it is going to be enough to get through


at all. So. That's how it is. Learn, I guess, see how it goes. Thank you


for talking to us, Shannon. Shannon Hylton surprised with the


way she ran that. I think a lot of the athletes are running a little


bit slower tonight, probably because it is a bit chilly. Hylton's time is


just outside the fastest losing places.


She won't be making it through. And very disappointed, Hylton, with her


own performance. She is part of the next generation. We are looking to


these youngsters coming through to be over the next cycle, coming


forwards over the next few years. They will be the ones we are talking


about for medals. But these are early days. She has a twin sister.


She ran the 400 metres in the trials. This is what experience


means, it is so valuable. It really is. You don't just become a champion


or a finalist like that. There is so much to take in, so much to learn. A


lot of athletes, especially when you run a quick time, there is an


expectation that you always tap into that. It always there. Which looks


back at the race. She says she can't remember what happened, but she will


see a lot of analytical errors in the race which she may not have


picked up. Michael did. She looks nice around the bend. Look at her


stride. Nice, long stride. Really reaching out. Stevens wasn't making


much ground on her from the US, but now she is. The stride now is much


different. It is choppy. Look at her as compared to the others, it is


much shorter. That could be an issue of speed endurance. You don't see


much of a difference between hers and any others here. On the other


side of this, now coming off the bend, the stride has shortened up a


little bit. She talked about getting out. She did that. This could be an


issue of once you start to fatigue the stride will naturally shorten.


This could be a matter of a lack of speed endurance, the ability to hold


that speed for the entire 200 metres. And if that is the case it


is something you have to work on in the autumn. But if you already know


that going into it you have a different strategy. Some athletes


can come down from the 400 metres. Those athletes will be able to run


the same speed for the entire 200 metres. An athlete going up from 100


metres might not have that speed endurance and will need to go for


something like 400. You get out, you relax, then you get back into it. I


think a lot of these young athletes and coaches, her coach probably


hasn't got, and this is with respect, experience at this level of


how to deal. She has come into these championships. She has prepared for


the trials particularly. This is what she's done in a few weeks. We


talk about sharpening up and making sure. But some athletes need to do


the background work and maybe look at some of the lifting. Along with


that, when an athlete is 20, it may be 22, 23 before you figure out what


you need to do with that athlete. I'm sure it is early days for her


and her coach in trying to figure out you get this athlete, you know


there is potential, but how you get the athlete their potential and it


can take a few years. That takes guts. Lots of padding. I was going


to say, Usain Bolt bombed out of his first Olympic Games. He was a young


lad. He did not make it all the way through to the finals. That's a good


example. It took while. They knew that he had talent. He was


sensational at 400 metres. It took a while to figure out how to get the


athlete to the potential. That's the case with every athlete.


We have just gone through the athlete on the inside lane. Clarke,


and Odiong of Bahrain. Williams of Barbados, just 19. As one of the


favourites, we just saw a glimpse of her, Miller we go -- Miller-Uibo. If


she won the 400, all with the winner of the 100 metres coming together,


getting ahead of myself, but you just want to see her nicely go


through. The Olympic champion at 400, taking on both events, don't


forget. 21.91 she has run this year. A new


national record. Not settled there. The way she goes. For a tour athlete


it takes her longer to get up and going in the 200 metres. -- tall


athlete. Once she gets her long legs moving come here she goes, on the


inside. Miller-Uibo, looking around, taking it easy, making it look very


serene. 22.7. Odiong taking the other spot. It was like one of those


change of strides. When we get going around the bend, then off we go. No


risk. She is tall. Probably never going to start as quickly out of the


blocks are some of the real sprinters. But once she gets into


full flow, goodness me she can move. It's really nice to see, isn't it?


When you are talented like that you can do that in the first round. Come


the final she will have to put her foot down. And have a much more


positive bend. It is lovely to see her go in full flow. This double


arrangement isn't unusual in the women's event. Many have done it in


the past. What she is attempting this pretty phenomenal. But not


unusual. It will be good to see because she is a strong athlete.


Very talented. She is definitely going to be one of those athletes to


focus on. And remember she is still only 23. A very easy qualification


for her. Another great field events underway.


The men's pole vault final. The event which gave us so much


entertainment last year in Rio. And it is stacked. Barber is the


reigning world champion. Lavillenie, the world record-holder there, and


this one is set out to be a belter. First up we get to see Kendricks of


the USA. Second Lieutenant Goldin the Army. That is more like it. --


Second Lieutenant in the Army. Unbeaten in 2017, Kendricks. He


comes into this probably has the favourite. He gets off to a good


start. I'm going to bring Tony in on Kendricks. I know you have been


watching his technique closely. He has an upright position. Take a look


between the right foot landing, and of the left, getting the pole above


his head, it needs to be out within tenths of a second from the right to


the left. He swings the left lane leg long. By the time the poll is


fully extended he has to continue going straight up. -- he swings the


left leg long. A lot of athletes get into that position, and when they


haven't finished uncoiling big over the bar and they are more likely to


knock it off. You can see here. The pole extends. It helps him go up and


over. As simple as that. It sounds simple. Immensely technical. A


three-dimensional event. And one guy who has got it extremely right in


the past, Barber. The reigning champion. He did almost a western


role in qualification to manoeuvre himself very athletically over his


qualifying height. Barber, 23, 5.72 his season's best. Well. Exactly


what you are explaining, Tony. That is what Barber didn't do, I suspect?


Short. Smiley. Probably short again. A new British record. Great Britain


have the bronze medal. She has ruptured her foot. Surgery, a couple


of pins in it, now I need to get on in it. But seriously. By. --


goodbye. She is in heat five, the British record-holder, big on


talent, big personality. Yes, she has been coming back from


the foot injury. It is coming back, but the lack of training, she was


only running on grass back in June so it's a little bit too early but


she's getting there and I think the most talented of British sprinters


to come through in recent years. The record-holder At 100 and 200 and she


goes in lane two. Crystal Emanuel, broke the Canadian


record in Ireland in Cork in July, 22 point 50. Nobody in


lane five. And on the inside, Dina Asher-Smith. Fifth in both Beijing


and the Olympics in Rio. To make the final here would be a huge


achievement, bearing in mind where she has been this year. Estelle


Raffai we didn't get to see, she has had some medals at the Junior


Championships last year. But the complexion of this has completely


changed without Michelle-Lee Ahye, who was sixth in the 100m. She is a


nonstarter so Dina Asher-Smith... Bianca Williams still the fastest of


the losers. Dina Asher-Smith got off to a very good start. Moving well.


Crystal Emanuel also moving smoothly. Dina Asher-Smith pulling


away. These two long way clear of the rest. 22.73, and that is a


season 's best time for Dina Asher-Smith, and in cool conditions.


22.73 for Dina Asher-Smith and she's looking like the Dina Asher-Smith


old. Cool is an understatement, it is nearly autumnal. She gets out of


the blocks and puts herself in a good position straightaway. We all


know what she is capable of, she's the British record-holder so she's


highly skilled, highly capable. We have seen the problems she has been


dealing with this season so it's so nice to see her returning to this


type of form. Controlled aggression gets her through that line very


comfortably indeed with an easy season's best and I think there's


still a couple more tenths to come off that. Yes, there is no


Michelle-Lee Ahye. Sometimes that does help you run more quickly. She


has a couple of months' droning under her belt so she's not far off


her best. Yes, remember she's gone close to the 22 second mark so she's


running a well-balanced race. Lots of experience. She runs in the


Diamond League, she knows how to compete at this level. And after the


fact because she's such a beautiful, talented runner, where running fast


is really effortless for her, when she can get back onto her game it's


going to be really easy for her to do that. I want to know how close


she feels to her best. Let's get her thoughts, she's talking to Phil. I


will ask that straightaway then. Andrew Cotter in the commentary was


asking how close you feel to your best. We will have to wait and see.


Obviously breaking my foot this year wasn't great but I just want to try


and make the final. It is a minor miracle you are here performing this


way when earlier in the year you were having to learn to walk again


basically. I am so grateful to be here because I thought there were


points when I wouldn't and you have to get over that but to be wearing


this kit and in front of this incredible crowd feels so good. When


do the thoughts transition from being happy to making the team to


competing in Monaco and winning and getting a boost... I have to be


realistic, it might not be possible but I'm going to try my best. Great


start, Dina, keep it going. Thank you, have a good evening.


Bianca Williams is still the fastest of the losers at the moment but Dina


Asher-Smith is safely through, season 's best time.


That was a fairly inspiring performance from Dina Asher-Smith


because she was out of the picture a couple of months ago and then got


herself to the trials, didn't do what we expect from her there but


has raised herself into what looks like a bit of form there. I am


really staggered. The injury she had was really serious. I'm amazed that


not only her skill but mental strength to come through and be so


determined to be in these championships. Naturally she is


listened to medical advice but she wanted to be here so she has almost


willed herself and the racing has been staggering. That time is


outstanding. She only did the hundreds in the trials because she


was worried about her foot in the bend. She's not racing 200s. Some


athletes overcooked themselves through the season, it may be to her


advantage that she's raising herself into fitness through this


championship? I think she would prefer to do it the other way, to


get some races under her belt before coming to this Championships. Given


the setback she had, I believe anything she can get here is a bonus


so 22.73 is a good time, it's not anywhere close to her best which she


would need to be at to get medals but she would want to take this and


if I were her coach I would say take this round by round, see what we can


get out of it and work on things, use this as an opportunity but not


to be doing things like that! Dina was just below him a moment ago and


I think if he falls on her he will have to deal with a lot of athletics


fans! Lynch the hedgehog! I have seen plenty of squashed hedgehogs in


my time, if we are not careful there could be another one there. Let's


take in some javelin action. Steve Backley.


Lingwei Li of China in the third round of this competition. Look at


that! That's almost on top of Spotakova's lead. Her best ever is


only 65.11 so what an effort, what the time to produce your lifetime


best. One of the trio of Chinese javelin throwers. A strong trio at


that as well. Fifth in the last World Championships but did not


qualify at the last two. Goes into second place. A nonstarter is Laura


Muller and she has been going well at the 200m this year so that makes


this a little bit easier. It will be Ta Lou everyone will be watching.


She was just pipped to the gold medal at 100m. Every chance of a


medal in the 200m for the Ivorian as well. So the top three to go


through. Strong on the outside, we have Atcho as well. The Bahamian is


nowhere. Look at this, so late, she will get third! Ta Lou wins it. She


slept round the bend, she was so far back then suddenly got moving. You


could maybe say yeah, OK, she knew she was going to get into the top


three. Ta Lou one of the real medal contenders. I will let Colin have a


look at this. She was so wide, she took a long way


around the turn, so to put her foot down on this home straight, which


she really did, says something about the quality of the athlete. We know


she is very talented. I stopped you before talking about the Swiss


athletes, they are having a good championships, coming through very


strong. Ta Lou, we expect her to do this and she has done it. What will


she get in the final? That's the big question. The little bit earlier we


told you the news that Isaac Makwala of Botswana is not going to start


the 400m final later, hotly anticipated of course. A great


rivalry with van Niekerk. He didn't compete in the heats last night, we


were told he had a bug. He told our news correspondent who was


heartbroken not to raise, he felt fine even though he was sick. As we


came into the stadium tonight, we heard it was official from the IAAF


that he was not going to be racing tonight. We hadn't heard from the


Botswanan delegation at that point, but we then heard from the Botswanan


delegation that he was going to come tonight and try to get into the


stadium, and so it appears that is exactly what has happened. You see


him there in the blue top with the headphones and rucksack and he's


trying to get in but it would appear his accreditation has been voided,


somehow negated, and he's not allowed to come into the stadium.


He's being told there by the security that he is not allowed into


the stadium. And so he has done what he said, come here tonight because


he wants to compete but this is what the IAAF are working on, the basis


that an affected person must remain isolated for 48 hours after the last


episode of vomiting or diarrhoea. This is not law, it is what they


suggest and the IAAF are taking this to the letter and saying it is not


48 hours since he was last ill. So, Denise, an athlete being refused


entry into the competition. You've got children, this is like school


ground. You keep your child away from school. This is the World


Championships, I haven't seen anything like this, ever. I don't


know about you. I understand he's got to protect other athletes but if


he feels strong enough, well enough to compete surely he should be given


an opportunity. Had he been staying on his own in a flat somewhere and


not told anyone who -- told anyone who was sick, he would be here


tonight. It seems over the top. He's planning on staying in his lane, not


coming into close contact with anyone else and this sends out a


dangerous message because other athletes who get ill will not be


giving away any sign of that. They will be hiding it and it is then


dangerous to their health because if they need medical support they will


not be telling you anyone now. And this is a regional vagary because


this is Public Health England. Everyone has different regional


recommendations. Lack of preparation for this sort of


thing. A lack of good decision-making. These things will


happen. If it isn't this, next time it's something else. You need people


able to make good decisions and responsible decisions on the fly in


the moment, and this represents the lack of preparation and lack of


ability to respond in a way that... Look, if this was something that we


talk about, we talk about taking things to the letter, OK? That may


be the principal. But are you doing not for everyone? Because all we


know right now is that it just applies to Isaac Makwala. They


haven't put out a statement everybody saying, this is what we've


done. This is what is happening in other situations with other


athletes. They've not told us anything. More big news. Tory Bhui


is out. She said she would make a decision about whether she would


double up or not. It appears she is not. -- Tory Bowie.


We don't know if it is an injury. That is where she was supposed to


be. Bowie, the champion, with the quickest time this season. She isn't


going. Suddenly this event is very open. No Tori Bowie. Haase got a new


personal best this season. Santos was impressive in the 100 metres.


Great progress, down to 10.90 one. Only seventh in the final. The times


in the 200 not quite so good. Schippers goes in the fourth game.


Bass can go below 23 seconds. Hackett has served doping bans. She


had a two-year ban which ended in 2015. She was Olympic finalist in


2012. That was one of the results that has been annulled. But she


should go through here. Incidentally, Bianca Williams, just


doing the maths, there are only six now, seven to go through as one of


the fastest losers, Bianca Williams. You look at somebody like


Asher-Smith running fast again. And no Bowie. So it is an open event.


Haase of Germany to keep an eye on. Look out for Hackett and Santos and


Haase. Already making a good move. Hooper moving nicely around the


outside. This is close. Three will go through automatically. Hackett


trying to get back. But she's struggling now. Santos comes


through. Hooper almost gets third place. It wasn't the most impressive


of the heats. That was because we lost Bowie. Haase is through. Santos


was finishing strongly. But not the quickest of those heats.


Confirmation that Bianca Williams will go through, hopefully, but


Colin will talk us through. I can confirm Bianca is through. Santos,


she has gone under 11 seconds at these championships. Improved


dramatically. There she is in green. You would expect her to run harder,


put herself in contention so she wouldn't have to work so hard to


qualify. I'm disappointed in her 200-metre form. But it is early


stages. And, of course, they will all have to come back and put their


foot down a little bit more for the next round. Let's have a look. Haase


from Germany. Nice, controlled wrong, isn't it? And does not look


like she is stressing. I is completely focused. Working towards


the line. And guarantees have victory -- and guarantees her


victory, which also guarantees a good semi-. Nice action from Haase.


Just maintaining her form through the line. And we move over to the


pole vault. Art struggling. Oh my goodness. Did it snap? It didn't.


You could see his top hand. There is take on the top. -- there is tape.


The force of him running income he might have got underneath it. He has


let go with his top hand. He is limping from the shin. Because I


think as it kicked back it gave him a real slap on the shin. It isn't


pleasant. It is a little bit scary. But he looks all right. His top hand


slips. He is using chalk. His right hand slips a little bit. Off he


comes. And then the pole flies past him. Thank goodness he has the


momentum to carry him through, because he is heading headfirst onto


metal. That can be very dangerous. Unfortunately for Art there. Another


athlete in a similar situation is another former champion, six tee of


Germany. He won in 2013. He took silver. --


holds up -- Holzdeppe. He is out. A previous champion in the very early


stages. Barber, the reigning world champion, did go clear. We saw him


fail earlier. It wasn't his arms. The stands were too far back. You


can move them closer to you. And his body has just come down on it. Two


great field events underway. We are in the fifth round. She came so


close to Olympic glory. She has produced something very good in this


fifth round. Her team-mate is in second place. This may challenge.


Runs off nicely. Control is the point. Gives it an almighty whack.


It is a clean thump. Looking to get the javelin to fly like it is going


down the drain pipe without touching the sides. Goes into third place.


China in three and two. Spotakova is being challenged here. Nice throw in


the fifth round. And the Olympic champion, the previous Olympic


champion, that is, Spotakova, won here five years ago. She cannot


quite extend her lead. She may not need to. She is ahead of Li. She


will go into the six round. I have seen some tough battles for


Spotakova in the past, but she goes through to the next round.


This was the seventh heat. No Bowie. Haase and Santos going through


automatically. The semifinals will take place on Thursday. Asher-Smith


looking good again. Got a season best. Asher-Smith might not be 1


million miles away. We go further down, as well. All of these


qualifiers. But there is another page which includes the name of


Bianca Williams. She was actually fastest of the losers with 23.30.


Hylton was just a fraction of a second behind one of the fastest


losers. We have been joined in the studio from the Chief Executive of


the Botswana Olympic Committee. Thank you for coming up. You have


just come up here a moment ago. We didn't know you were coming. I'm


assuming you've come to give us news about Isaac Makwala and the current


situation. Absolutely. We saw him being refused entry into the


stadium. Where is he? He has been denied entry to the studio. He's


been taken back to the hotel. What did the IAAF say to him? We don't


have any official communication from them. We are waiting for the reasons


as to why he has been barred. Do you have any right to appeal? I haven't


gone through the rules. I believe I am able to appeal. Effectively this


afternoon we wrote a medical condition to the IAAF, seeking


extradition. There were communications from the media that


Isaac Makwala would not be able to compete. Up until now we don't know


why. Up until now, and is the final is later this evening, you feel like


you haven't had any clarity on the situation as to why he cannot


compete? That's right. There has been no communication. Except from


the fact he was barred because of a medical condition. It would appear


that it is a generalised assumption. It could be possibly related to


norovirus, we have heard. He said he was heartbroken that he didn't


compete last night. He said he was absolutely ready to compete tonight.


Is he physically ready to take part in the final? I'm that Isaac Makwala


this morning. I also met him around three o'clock. Communication is why


he was ready and raring to go and take this on in the final. The


recommendations the IAAF have put into place are based on Public


Health England. They are not law of the land. They are recommendations.


As far as you are aware, are they legally binding? Have you any legal


recourse. The important thing is the fact they should have been some


communications from IAAF. There hasn't been any communication. We


only heard from a leak from the media about him not being able to


participate. He has been working for years to get here. You know how well


he has been performing. He was looking forward to this. A gold


medal contender. He was. We thought he would get a medallion.


International athletics, communication is so poor. This is


why we are in the situation on so many problems. This is appalling.


Exactly. For us it is a basis of effective communication. We want


them to communicate effectively and formally. If they felt this was a


public health outcry, we therefore will not be able to have Isaac


Makwala to have access to the stadium. There are many officials


around the globe. Did they request that he be put in quarantine? No. We


haven't had that communication. We haven't had communication to the


effect that he should be separated from other athletes. Even if that


was done, we don't even know how long that would have to be done. He


has been informed that he cannot compete, cannot enter the stadium,


but he has not been informed if he needs to stay away from other


athletes. Have other accommodation is being made for him? No. On the


200 metres, we were told last night that he had taken himself out. Was


he taken out of the 200 metres by the IAAF and told he couldn't


compete? All of that seems to be allegations that cannot be verified


at the moment. He had already started warming up


for the event yesterday. So he was physically active? Yes. He


was told he could not. What he said in his interview to Natalie Pirks


today was that no one had tested him and yet under their rules he was not


fit so what medical basis have they got? Have they done any test since


this morning to say he's not fit to compete? No, there has been no


medical tests and in fact as we speak we are expecting a medical


certificate indicating clearly what the concerns are. Right now we are


working on the basis of generalised assumptions. Even though there was


an outbreak of the norovirus, it is on the basis of one symptom he has


exhibited. It could have been the result of many other conditions. We


are firing all kinds of questions that you and I apologise. That's all


right, don't apologise. Have you heard from any other coaches, teams


or officials that athletes from other teams have been put in the


same situation as Isaac Makwala? No, in fact the communication from the


IAAF I'm sorry to say has not been effective. I believe this is a


concern. Many are looking forward to see Isaac do the best today. Sport


has a lot of positive effects, and that we have been denied, his


contributing to the National identity. The final is in one hour


and 20 minutes time, would he be ready to race in that final? I


believe given the chance he would be ready to race but there are also


lots of psychological situations he has been going through. Would you


stay with us? We appreciate you being so candid because nobody from


the IAAF has come to give their side so thank you very much. Let's get


back out on the track because it is the women's 400m hurdles semifinals


and Andrew Cotter has the first of these for you.


The men's steeplechase is not too far away, about 9:10pm. That will be


cleared away. Oh! That's unpleasant. His lineage ends here. Anyway we


move onto the first of the semifinals the women's 400m hurdles.


Two Americans. Little has scraped in. Hejnova, the defending champion.


The good news is that everyone has turned up for this one. We have had


a couple of dropouts in the women's 200m but here in the hurdles varies


Kori -- there is Kori Carter. Shamier Little gave Muhammad a great


race but yesterday it went horribly wrong and she almost crawled home to


sneak through. Carter, as mentioned, third behind Shamier Little. Hejnova


has won the last two world titles. She delivers on the big occasion,


gets it right from the world stage. She looked good in her first-round


heat. The strong growth -- stronger athletes in the outer lanes.


Silver-medallist aptly Polish Championships in Amsterdam last


year. Nugent, the Jamaican. She used to run for the United States but has


always held dual citizenship so running for Jamaica now. Third at


the Jamaican Championships. So Hejnova, the defending champion. And


Shamier Little trying to get it right after a horrible first round,


goes on the outside. Eilidh Doyle will go in the third semifinal, but


first the first semifinal in the women's 400m hurdles. So Hejnova who


won the world title in the red vest and black shorts rising first over


the first barrier and looking very strong although Fontanive it is


keeping her company at the moment. But Hejnova does like to make a move


in the second half of the race. Now Hejnova beginning to make progress.


Two to go through automatically and the two fastest losers. Little to


try to chase them down. Carter, just a Little check as Hejnova goes


smoothly over the barrier. She will take the victory, Carter able to


look round. Wenda Nel coming through for third place. I had a close eye


on Little, wondering what she would do after the disastrous heat, but it


wasn't good enough. She was probably in fourth place there. But Hejnova,


when you are as silky smooth as she is, you rely on that technique so


she doesn't stress when people go in front of her. She has the ability to


change down with very Little effort which means she saves a lot of


energy when she comes off the final hurdle and you need that charge


towards the line. Look at Carter, this is the contrast because she's


having a stutter every now and again but Hejnova able to keep that long


stride. Yes, that's exactly what you want to do. Sight the hurdle early


so you can take it on the right leg, put yourself in a good position to


run after the final barrier and Hejnova does that time and time


again. If you are competing against her, it must be very frustrating.


All the time, be very accurate and deliver the performance she is


capable of. Carter, don't write her off for a medal. The final is


another day. We rejoin this men's pole vault


final. Lisek stayed alive and has a chance now. He jumped six metres


indoors, he was brilliant. Outdoors struggling slightly, maybe... But


goes clear at 5.70 five. He has championship pedigree, the tall


Pole. We rejoin the final stages of this women's javelin final. Kolak,


the Olympic champion won in Rio. She's chasing 66.70 six. That nosed


badly and went short. Trying too hard. Maybe memories from last year.


Expected and hoped to repeat that performance but her best 64.95 and


is knocked out of the medals. Was knocked out of the medals a few


throws ago now by one of two Chinese athletes. And here is the other one,


who has one last chance to close down the 50 centimetres that she is


behind Spotakova of the Czech Republic. Li accelerates. That's


never going to work. She decelerated in the last few strides and the


hands of -- the victory to Spotakova. We see that replay. You


won't see the deceleration I'm talking about at that speed. She


performed well, a lifetime best and a silver medal. Li makes way for


Spotakova. Champion here in 2012, to retain her Olympic title. And


Spotakova absolutely fantastic, she's been the greatest ever. So,


then, she's already won the competition. Almost a demonstration


throw. Very supportive crowd. She's had some good times in this stadium


in the past. The world champion again releases the javelin for the


final time this evening in the knowledge it doesn't matter and it


gets short of her lead. It doesn't matter a jot because the oldest


athlete in the competition, I'm sure she won't mind me saying that, 36


years of age. It's quite amazing she produces it time and time again. A


fantastic athlete. I'm going to suggest it's probably her heptathlon


background that makes her. It's about being athletic, this is an


athletic event and being able to control it and delivered through the


javelin. Brilliant celebrations. Climbed over the fence there. I'm


surprised she didn't hurdle it. High five for her performance director,


the one-time world champion for the cattle on. So then, back down to the


opposite end of the stadium. Sam Kendricks, Second Lieutenant in the


US Army, has a clean sheet so far. 5.70 five. Good plant, very clean


attempt, way better than we saw in qualifying. I think he's using a


stiffer pole so it goes vertical much quicker. It's interesting to


know, I mean obviously a different number of poles each athlete has in


their bag. The push off really is the difference between his top hand,


his right hand, and where the bar is. You still need to push off


physically and get over. There are the qualifiers from the


women's 400m hurdles. Little will have to wait and see. So Meghan


Beesley with a tough task here. Achilles surgery last year meant she


missed out on the Olympic Games in Rio, managed to get herself back


this year to these championships but in the semifinal here this is tough.


They are all tough to be honest. Peterson of Denmark. Nathanial from


Nigeria, wouldn't have reckoned on her being amongst it. Sprunger with


a massive performance in Lausanne. Tracey, very experienced Olympic


finalist last year. She will get a big cheer here, Meghan Beesley. That


personal-best goes back to the last World Championship in Beijing. So


disappointed to miss out on Rio. The fastest losers sports, 76 at the


moment. Doyle is yet to race, she will be in the third of the three


tonight. Folorunso is the European under 23


champion. She beat Turner to the final. Turner did not make it


through to this round. Beesley in lane three.


Peterson has been having a consistent season. Tate started


quickly around the outside. And the Nigerian is fast, as well. Athletes


have been trying to get into the top. It is all about judging it


right. Tate has got it hard over the first 200 metres. Petersen tends to


judge her efforts very well. Also going well is Tracey, the Jamaican,


in the yellow. Tracey and the American on the outside are one and


two at the moment. Surely it will not stay that way. There are others


with a chance on the home straight. Tate looks like she may have


misjudged this. Tracey in the lead, then sprung. Petersen trying to get


back. Tracey climbs over the last one. Sprunger will get the second


spot. Tate will hang on for third. We were chatting on the way in about


this 400-metre hurdles. Doyle to come. Super fast times from the


Americans in the trials. Not being reproduced. I might not have been


talking to you about it, Colin, but the point is, the standard is so


high. It is hard to reproduce. Just getting under 55 is proving


difficult. It has been a real struggle for the ladies. There is


Megan. I was watching her today going around here. She clattered the


eighth hurdle. That really held her back. I was hoping she would be


rewarded with a season's best because she has been battling all


year to get these championships. I hope she keeps faith in herself and


phase in her ability. Because she is very talented this event. -- and


phrase-macro in her ability. If she can get all of that behind her and


have a good winter she will be phenomenal. Out in front, the


Jamaican and the Swiss, they really ran the best race, didn't they? In


the sense that it was the most controlled. They did not break too


heart. And they have been rewarded with the first two places. -- too


hard. The Isaac Makwala story has taken yet another turn. A moment ago


you will have seen the chief executive of the Botswana athletics


Federation explaining to us that they've had a complete lack of


information coming from the IAAF about the reasons, the real reasons,


why they thought Isaac Makwala should not have been competing both


last night in the heat and a night in the final. In the last few


moments, Simon O'Brien, sitting to my right, has been given an e-mail.


It comes from the IAAF. It further expands those reasons from the


medical team. Let's remind ourselves what happened. About one hour ago


Isaac Makwala, a gold-medal contender, the second fastest man in


the world this year at 400 metres, he was a contender for the 200, as


well. The fastest man over 200. He was trying to get into the stadium.


He was refused entry. This was an hour ago. He said that his


accreditation wasn't working. He was taken to an IAAF office. He has been


taken back to the hotel. Simon has just given me this e-mail which has


come from the IAAF to the president of the Botswana Federation. Within


this e-mail it says the diagnosis Isaac Makwala has, he has a


notifiable infectious disease. He has to be quarantined. These


procedures are mandated by Public Health England. They were clearly


explained in the terms on Sunday to the Botswana delegation in person.


Contrary to the assertions, the decision to withdraw him was based


on medical examination conducted in the warm up medical Centre by a


qualified doctor on Monday and recorded in the electronic records.


The copy of this medical record was given to a member of staff following


the examination. It goes on to say that they are sorry he isn't


competing. This arrived this evening. You were not present.


Nobody was present when that examination happened yesterday?


That's correct. There was nobody present. Isaac Makwala was in the


tent. We were informed only when one of the officials from the IAAF came


over and tried to search me. When I went back over to the medical centre


Isaac was walking out of the medical centre and said he had been trapped


there for 30 minutes on his own, having had an interview, spoken to


somebody, then he wanted to go and warm up. He was just left and there.


Nobody on our team was notified until I got there. This medical


examination has now been sent to you today. It showed what? I received


medical information from one of the team from the IAAF at 10am this


morning. On there it said of all the symptoms he was experiencing it was


just sickness. Vomiting. Don't get too graphic, but he was sick once?


Yes, as he stepped off the bus. Before his 200-metre heat. Sick once


on Sunday evening. This examination was yesterday. I -- any other tests?


If had its body temperature taken. It was 36.9. Completely Norman. --


he had his body temperature taken. With those measurements would you be


happy? Completely normal. -- completely normal. You are fine.


There is nobody else around him who has been sick? Exactly. What is your


summation as to why he isn't competing? It's difficult to say. He


is fit and very well. He is prepared to run. He has been kept away by the


IAAF. Meanwhile the IAAF have said this. There is an electronic medical


record which was handed over late last night. Three team members that


it went to were present, it says, who was present? At the medical


examination. There was nobody present. They said the team leader


physio and Doctor. They were all notified by the quarantine period.


We read that statement out that there has been a generic statement


about 48 hours of quarantine. At the moment it is he said she said.


Except one side is saying more because they are here. The other


side is, kind of, batting back. Taking the IAAF at their word, that


medical officials from the Botswana team worked there, and that this


information was that the team doctor, or team medical official


last night, and they were recommended by the NHS that he has


to be quarantined for 48 hours and all of those things. If that had


been in the statement they initially sent out to us, we would be thinking


different, and thinking different about the situation. What we are


criticising now is the lack of communication. We have a problem


with the lack of communication. Nobody has a problem with the IAAF


acted in the interest of public safety. Separate of that, if Isaac


Makwala and his team had been given this information then maybe you


would not have shown up tonight. We have to go down to the track. It is


the 400 metre hurdle third and final heat. The British team captain,


Doyle, is taking part, but we will continue with this.


We are enthralled, as much as everybody else, Doyle here. On the


outside lane. She was just edged in the first round. Claxton of Puerto


Rico goes on the inside of her. Rosolova, not as good as her


team-mates, but very impressive in that first semifinal. Keep an eye on


Whyte here. Just a couple of seconds off her personal best before. The


favourite for this title is the American champion, the Olympic


champion, Muhammad. She seems to be clear of that hamstring problem


which affected her previously. Watson is getting close to an old


Canadian record in this event. Pedro so, a famous name in athletics. She


has a famous cousin who now runs for Italy. And Woodruff will be up


against it here. To put things into perspective, people expect great


things of Doyle. She's the team captain. Ranked 12th in the world


coming into these championships. Only seven of the women who have run


faster than her Art in these semifinals. It is nipped and tucked


to make the final. Two through automatically. -- are in the


semifinals. Doyle on the far side. She always


tends to run a tidy race. She gets her stride right. Whyte, with all of


that strapping, has been going well this season. Muhammad trying to get


herself into good position. Taking it a little bit easy. Doyle running


strong at the moment. Only two go through automatically. Great from


the Canadian, Watson, inside Muhammad. Watson is chasing down


Muhammad. Doyle in a good position at the moment. Muhammad will be


clear. Doyle and Watson to have a battle. But you're so trying to come


back. Doyle has to chase second-place or the time. Muhammad


stretching for that. Stretching out towards the line. Doyle trying to


get there. Doyle just out of the automatic confirmation places. She


has to be inside 55.40. That is a stretch with that gap. It is going


to be very close for Doyle. Watson has been impressive this season, the


Canadian champion. Muhammad and Watson are the automatic qualifiers.


When you see the time come up let me know. It's good. She is through.


Great stuff. Big relief for all of us. She will be the last of the


fastest losers. She doesn't know yet. She will go through with Tate.


We knew it was going to be close for her. It had to be a great race from


her. It was tidy. In the closing stages she wasn't able to get back


up to Watson in particular. My eyes were scanning all over. So much


potential. So many people with different races. The most important


thing for me is to get the rhythm. Sometimes you can get the rhythm and


timing right. Even if you cruise in the early rounds are you still keep


that same stride pattern. All that changes is the frequency. That is


what gets you faster times. Keeping the stride pattern and believing all


the way. Muhammad, we expected this from her, didn't we? The world


leader. Fastest Olympic champion. We expected her to be a bit more


dominant than she was here. Victory, guess, but for me it looks like


there will be another favourite. A nice, controlled, balanced run. All


of the action will happen inside her. She needs to rely on her stride


pattern. She needs to know that the timing and rhythm is right. As well


as the frequency. All of these things to think about. As she pushes


round, remembering the conditions around you, whether you think it is


time to change it down a notch. You get the stride of the Trail Lake.


Tuck it insured and it allows you to chop the stride, add another one,


and keep the fluency. -- the trail leg. Doing that keeps your energy as


high as you can. At this stage it's the only moment when she sees what


is going on in front of her. She thinks I still have the energy, I


still have the drive, but she mustn't get over excited. She didn't


know her finish, she does now, she is through to the final which will


take place on Thursday. It has just been announced to the


crowd that you are through. What a reception. You must be thrilled. I'm


over the moon. These ones are always difficult to qualify for. Outside of


the top two you are not guaranteed everything. I'm so glad I'm in the


final. I can enjoy tomorrow and get ready for Thursday. The standard of


your event has gone even higher, it seems, to still be in contention at


this stage of your career, you've been here so many times and you are


still doing it. It's great. I've been consistent over the years. I've


made the step up. I haven't run a quick time. I'm just glad I will be


a part of it. What is it like as team captain, having to consult the


people that have been taking part this week and maybe not done what


they wanted? I try and do that anyway, regardless of being captain


because I've been there myself. We have ups and downs in athletics.


People picked me up in the past. I try to do that, pick people up, chat


to them. This performance will have given everybody a left. Well done.


-- lift. The noise in the stadium went up a


few decibel is. Renaud Lavillenie for once not the favourite, burdened


by the expectation may be of taking the title, it has eluded him. He has


had a troubled summer in his pole vault. Two weeks ago his wife gave


birth to his first child, maybe a renewed sense of purpose and


perspective because he looks as good as we have seen him all summer. The


first time clearance there of 5.75, clean sheet so far. The world record


order looking really good in warm up and his first two attempts. Good


start for him. The same height but he's carrying a


failure at this height which will penalise him slightly. He did go


clear at the second attempt. Wojciechowski goes fifth. So


important not to get fouls. Yes, he failed on his first attempt. Crosses


galore across the world champion, look at his scoresheet, it's a bit


of a mess. First time at his first height, has to do that again to stay


involved. Barbour. No. He's out. Unfortunately too much for the


reigning champion and has had a bit of a scrappy summer with a mixture


of results really. As unloved as consistent as we have seen him in


the past. And down on his lifetime best. So, a new champion. Or another


champion, I should say. Barber cannot retain but there are other


previous world champions involved so the Canadian, his work is done, he's


out. There is the result of the last of


the semifinals in the women's 400m hurdles. Eilidh Doyle is through to


that final as well, and these the qualifiers. Looking at the


favourites, Muhammad, although she's pushed hard, Watson should still


start as favourite. But Hejnova is the one they will be trying to


catch. Simon O'Brien is on the medical team


to the Botswana medical association, and the chief executive of the


Botswana Federation are still with us. I just want to ask, there's


nothing in the medical report as far as you are aware that could come to


light later that will examine right the IAAF? Not at all, he has normal


heart rate and body temperature. He said he was sick whilst leaving the


bus whilst getting to the stadium, that is it. As far as you are aware,


there's no reason. Have you got a reason why you think this is


happening? There has been slight confusion. On the medical report I


collected this morning, at the beginning it said Isaac had said to


the doctor that he vomited at 10pm the previous evening. At 10pm the


previous evening he was sitting with me receiving treatment and I have


pictures on my mobile phone that proves he was with me at that time.


When we confronted him yesterday evening, he said I never said that


to the doctor, I never said I vomited at 10pm. And at no point did


they take any blood test to check he was ill? No, no testing has been


done. We have sent enquiries to the IAAF


to say we want him to compete. We haven't heard a conclusive statement


from the IAAF, we have had drips and drugs. If they come forward with


something medically that proves they have done the right thing, it has


been a mess in terms of communication. Yes, the


communication needed to be handled. Yes, they will say they don't want


to get into a live argument on air, that they preferred to have the


documents there. I'm assuming you have kept records of everything you


have, so I guess this will play on. The big thing is making sure the


athletes' interests are protected because once the boat has sailed


they cannot do that. Is he going to be available for the relays?


Hopefully he will compete in the relays and we believe he is a very


strong guy, he should be able to. But tonight, one of the favourites,


one of the contenders for the gold medal will sit in the hotel room


watching the final that he was hoping to be pushing van Niekerk,


the Olympic champion, all the way to the line. For him, for Isaac Makwala


it is a sad situation. It will be some small consolation to get him


back on track, you know? It is the manner in which this decision was


arrived at, and as we have indicated this has been communicated in drips


and drugs. We hope it gets resolved in a way both sides feel the right


thing has been done. It is of course for van Niekerk the attempt to do


the double, the 200m, 400m double, something that certain Michael


Johnson knows all about. Let's go down memory lane to 1995 when he


king of the world. # This is how we do it... #.


COMMENTATOR: Already going away from Barber. Black being pressed, and


Johnson looks majestic. The world-record holder outside him a to


300 metres if he's got a chance. They come round to the 300-metre


mark and Johnson leads into the straight, and the number one is


leading by a big margin. Orton of Jamaica coming through in the bronze


medal position, and Johnson storming through will be the world champion


again. 43.39! It is one tenth outside the world-record, the second


fastest time of all time. The new championship record, and Michael


Johnson promised it all and delivered.


So the World Championship 200m final. This time he gets them away


and Michael Johnson going well, Williams going well but in lane


three it is Frankie Fredrickson. Fredrickson the champion is


trailing. Coming through is Jeff Williams. Johnson wins. And the


time, 19.79. The fastest time in the world this year by some distance.


And Johnson has done the double. The fascinating final in prospect in


the men's 3000 metres deep chase, sometimes overlooked in the UK


because of the lack of British interest but the story here make it


intriguing. The Olympic champion has been hindered by injury of late.


Chem -- Kemboi retired after the Olympic final when he thought he had


taken the bronze medal and then was disqualified because of the tiniest


of infringements am so he decides to come back and run again. He says


that's not the way he wanted to end his career but is he in the kind of


form to challenge? The Canadian was a real talent as a youngster. It was


a surprise when Elbakkali finished fourth in Rio. There is Kipruto and


he is the Olympic champion. Twice silver at the World Championships


behind Kemboi. He's only just come back from an ankle injury to full


training. There is another Kenyan who now runs for the United States.


Birech is in the final although he didn't look too impressive in


qualifying. Couldn't replicate his form from 2014. But this is the man,


the great American hope, Jager is the quickest in the world this year


and for so long he's had to give second best to Kenyans in various


guises and at World Championships it has been Kemboi. An astonishing


record, 35 now, four times world champion, twice Olympic champion. No


relays at other events to pad out his CV. It's an extraordinary record


he has produced but can he do it one more time? The final of the men's


3000 metres steeplechase. Mekhissi has been a controversial


figure but what a talent as well. And the other French athlete in


about eighth place was given the title after Mekhissi was


disqualified in his last race. For me, I'm looking at this race today


and I'm thinking back to the first World Championships in 1983.


The first two races were won by Europeans, since then it has been


dominated by Kenya. Tonight we may see a break in the stranglehold. The


man everyone is looking at, the tall figure of Jager of the United


States. This event is a poor relation of distance running, I


don't really know why because it's fantastic event. There will be a lot


of people in the States watching this race, and I hope people will be


excited about the challenge to the Kenyans because they have dominated


it so much. This race will be exciting from every point of view.


The steeplechase picks up a Little bit of pace. Elbakkali making a move


now into sixth. They are gathered over a few metres. The danger, well


we all know about the strength of Kenya, there are some good


Ethiopians too. We are getting towards the business end of the


men's pole vault final and a perfect card so far for Xue. First attempt


at 5.82. This will be a new lifetime best. He gets it! Xue has produced a


beautiful jump, a new Chinese record. Look at that, clean sheet


National record. So then, Kendricks, also with no foul is looking to


match that clearance of Xue, 5.82. First attempt. Also goes clear


comfortably. Probably the most impressive pole vault so far.


Perfect card. His bid to become world champion going very nicely


indeed. Drives even really well, rocks back, throws his head back a


Little bit as well and goes straight up towards the 12 o'clock.


things boding well for Kendricks for the rest of the competition. Kowal


came a cropper at one of the barriers. But he is way behind.


Seboka was there but he is slipping back. Kemboi is not too far-away.


The Kenyans are on the outside. Jager out in front. The Olympic


champion not too far-away, either. The pace is beginning to left. It


has to do now. For the opening 1000 metres the American was at 2.50 one.


Pretty slow. He's starting to test the other athletes. And immediately


he is trapped by the trio of Kenyan athletes, the Olympic champion and


world champion in there, and some competitiveness. Araptany has also


been on the floor. We are looking at the American, coming into the water


jump, trying to do his business from a way out. Jager is stretching his


legs at the moment. The Kenyans are chasing him down. And Elbakkali, the


Moroccan, who has been so quick this season. Jager is going to have to do


this the hard way, eating things out with the Olympic champion just


behind him. How hampered has Kipruto been by that ankle injury? A setting


himself up as a target. He is stretching them now. He is beginning


to gain ground. Kipruto is tracking him. He looks strong. Is he strong


enough to do it? Can he dictate? 2000 metres done. Still not


particularly quick. He has got a bit more to do this last just over 800


metres. It is going to be a burn up. Now it is down to four for the


medals. Just two Kenyans. Birech really faltered. They are just


stretching into the barrier. Kemboi back and forth. And Elbakkali, still


there, the Moroccan. Jager looking comfortable. But this is anything


but comfort as he again picks up the pace in the men's 3,000-metre


steeplechase. A couple of minutes of hard work for Jager. Campbell is now


struggling to maintain contact. Jager of the United States is


pouring it on now. Going well over the hurdles. Running well. Between


the barrier is doing everything he can. Putting the pressure on.


Testing them all. When you look at this, he is the best runner. This is


a flat race. Can he be the first American to win the steeplechase?


Can he be the first non-Kenyan to win the steeplechase for 30 years?


He goes clean over the water. Putting pressure on Kipruto and


Elbakkali. He is checking to see what is happening behind him. If you


look at their paces, you would think Jager is the most comfortable.


Consistency there. Elbakkali with a big expression on his face. Can any


of the others make a move? Jager has his chance now. The bell has been


wrong. The crowd roaring. They want to see the American do it. Elbakkali


is under pressure. Kemboi is behind Jager. Kipruto moving out, giving


himself a chance on the other side of the barrier. But down the back


straight it is Kipruto. Does Jager have a response? The Kenyans have


dominated this event. He has battled injury. Now he is out front.


Elbakkali looking strong. Around the bend they come. Is Jager spent? Cani


challenge the Kenyan? Sometimes the water can be a factor. A little bit


of a cheque from Kipruto. He senses his opportunity. Jager is perhaps


settling for bronze. One more barrier to go. The Olympic champion


flies into it. Big challenge by Elbakkali. He knows. He knows he is


world champion. Elbakkali settles for bronze. Jager has the bronze,


sorry, Silver for Elbakkali. It was a fast finish. It looks like... We


doubted Kipruto because of his injury problems over the last few


months. We should not have doubted him. He is world champion. He has it


all now. And Kenya, once again, have the title. We thought it might be


the end of the domination after 30 years but no. They can always find a


good steeplechase from Kenya. Almost by definition. Kenya wins the


steeplechase. Kemboi has done it four times before. He is with his


team-mate. A very close race to the finish. Elbakkali celebrating.


Jager, I am pleased he held on for the bronze medal. Again, a Kenyan


celebration once again. On a night when they run the steeplechase the


Kenyan spring a few flags. They usually need more than one. Tonight


they only need one. But it was a great race and a great victory.


Really interesting from every point of view. That was the decisive move


when he made it. It was just a change of pace. Jager had no


response. There is Elbakkali. Kneeling on the track. In tears


after his performance tonight. Very good. Very good performance there.


And the three Kenyan is celebrating. One place on the rostrum tonight. It


has been won, it has been two, it has sometimes been three, but


tonight they are sharing it. Kipruto there. And there is the brave Jager.


And here we are. Here is Jager. Leading for a couple of laps. The


pressure of leading catches up with him as he goes down the back


straight. There is the burst from Kipruto. The Olympic champion


desperately wants this one. He has been injured. He has not had a great


season. Suddenly, as he was passed, Jager really struggling. Coming into


the water jump, Elbakkali attacking. He looks promising at this point


Elbakkali. Jager there is a tired man. He has done a lot of running,


he has done a lot of leading. Over the water jump you could tell. His


body slumped. He was no longer a competitor. Kipruto clears that one,


and clears that one. Then Elbakkali is tempting him. He is listening to


the crowd, he is encouraging the crowd, he probably watched Mo Farah


the other night. He just cruises to victory. Crosses the finishing line.


And Kenya once again wins the steeplechase. Here it is. Head on.


He is looking, listening for the crowd. Elbakkali doesn't want any


messing about. He is looking at him, he is telling him, I am the boss.


Kenya is the boss tonight. And the Olympic champion becomes the world


champion. He wins it again. I don't know exactly what he is saying but


that is some celebration. Well done, Kipruto, and well done, Jager,


coming back and getting the bronze. He sort of got a bronze medal by


default before. After the infringement of Kemboi, that was. A


bit of effort from Elbakkali. Kipruto, gold medal. Kenya's gold


medal again. You have to have the confidence that you are going to win


a few celebrates like that coming down the home straight. -- you are


going to win if you celebrate like that.


This sex failed on his first attempt. His name translates as fox.


-- Lisek failed on his first attempt,


his name translates as fox. His record was 5.85. 5.89 when it


matters most is the terrific jump. Have a look at this. Some margin, as


well. He is working so hard off the top of the poll to get his body out


of the way. He pulls his body away. That is fantastic gymnastic ability


at the top. And look at his shoulders. That is how he is doing


it. That might put him in the medals. So, Kendricks, with a keen


eye on what Lisek has just done. He can go into the lead. He hasn't had


any fouls. He has got it, as well. Well, what a brilliant job.


Kendricks almost doing a lap of honour. Not quite there yet. I


suspect there is more drama to come. He must control himself and stay


focused. Congratulations to Xue. Great camaraderie amongst these


guys. Pushing skywards here. Kendricks has been brilliant all


year. He has brought that same form here to the World Championships.


Wonderful athleticism. First time clearance. Out in front. Xue having


a great night, as well. Kendricks of America looking imperious.


Lavillenie, it has eluded him over the years. Two crosses against his


name. He must go clear to remain. We know he can do it. Look at that.


Lavillenie, well, I mentioned earlier he has had a troubled


summer. He really has not looked his best. But the pressure on here in


the World Championships. That pressure has produced his season's


best of 5.80 nine. He has some fouls, but he is in bronze medal


position. -- Susan's best of 5.89. World record-holder. That was an


indoors record standing at 6.16. A great response from the flying


Frenchman. The next jump is going to be so important.


And it is a new world record! No matter where you look there are


challenges. It is still going to be an


incredible final. But it will take place without Isaac Makwala as you


have been hearing all night tonight. Next up on the track, the men's 800


metres final. A fantastic line-up, featuring Kyle Langford of Great


Britain. It has been an incredible season for the young man. He sneaks


through in the heats. He had a fantastic semifinal. What a season


it has been. He spoke to us earlier...


Kyle Langford coming, as well. Lewandowski chasing... Langford


digging in. Kyle Langford get it and he goes through to the World


Championship final. This is the best race he has ever


run in his life. This year for me has been a learning


curve. Not the season I wanted. I even came up with a personal best


and I made the world champs, I still don't feel I've achieved what I


wanted to achieve. Bittersweet, I find it, almost. I had a hard start


to the year with family members, and a friend passing away. When you go


through those difficult times like that it gives you perspective on


other things. Has it given new perspective on your career?


Sometimes there are bigger and more important things in life. Yes. The


thing with that is, my grandmother and friend would have wanted me to


pursue this and give it 100%. Not waste everything. I didn't really,


probably, grow up in the best of places. It wasn't bad but there were


not many opportunities. My parents were really helpful. They love


seeing what I am doing. I just want to take motivation from it. Keep


pushing forward. Obviously it is hard when things like this happen,


people passing away, and it, kind of, takes a toll on you a little


bit. But I think you've got to let it out. Speak about it. Come out the


other side. Use it as motivation. That is what I plan to do. I plan to


be relaxed and take the whole experience in and enjoy it. Because


I think if you don't enjoy it what was the point.


What an experience this is going to be for Kyle Langford, in his first


major championship final. A really talented field, Paula Radcliffe, and


I guess he will have his own tactics. What kind of race are you


expecting? I think what Kyle should be thinking is there's not really


any pressure on him here. He just needs to go in, race hard, not even


think too much about the fact he's in the World Championship final.


Treat it like any other race, finish as high up the field as he can and


not overthink it. Away from him, looking at the rest of this field,


where do you see the medals going? I think one of the prerace favourites


went out, but Amos, and Boss is dangerous too.


We have noticed the sprinters seem to like this entrance more than the


middle-distance runners. The theory as they need to do a few more


strides in the stadium. Kyle Langford raising his hand and taking


in the moment. And what a moment it is for him.


What kind of experience can he gained? What can he say is a good


results? He has gained experience with every stage. He needs to take


that step up and it might as well be tonight.


He's a young, ambitious athlete, cannot wait to see him in this one.


Steve Cram and Foster. And a measure of the fact he's in this, you have


to go all the way back to 1993, Curtis Robb was fourth, then no


British athletes with the exception of Asaje in 2013. So just to be


here, you measure him against the 800m laughs we have lost in the 20


years, that's a big achievement to get to this final. What he can do


from here, as Paula said there's no pressure. It has been blown open a


bit by no Rudisha. The fact there are eight different nationalities


represented here. Have a former world champion, Adam Kszczot.


Anything could happen here. And we will just have a look at the full


start list. McBride the front running Canadian may well take it


out. Amos will want it quick. Bosse Won't be too far from the front


either. There is a medal here for somebody. It's very high-quality


field. And Amos will have memories of 2012, chasing home Rudisha when


he broke the world record. Amos was just a junior himself on that day.


He broke the world record for a junior and here he is with a chance


to win. McBride isn't wanting to go to the bathroom, I think he's OK.


That's his normal warm up routine, he does it every time. Andre,


another great talent. He has had a new best this year. Adam Kszczot,


incredibly dangerous if they don't take it out hard. This is the man


everyone expects to do that, the Canadian has had an incredible


season. Semifinalist in the Olympics last year. Great talent, Kenya just


keep producing them and Bett is just 19, as indeed was Amos in the


Olympics in 2012. In fact he was 18 then, I think. Could well be the


favourite now. Coached by Mark Rowland, and he said I hope he gets


through the rounds. He has been building his injuries after a year


or two when things haven't been going well for him. So Bosse has


looked almost back to his best, the French record-holder. Yes, soak it


up. This is a great atmosphere and he's done incredibly well to be


here. The European junior champion from 2015. Then the world champion


from 2013. Slowly getting back to that sort of form. Eight men from


eight different countries to contest the 800m final.


As ever in middle-distance running, tactics are crucial. You have got to


get it right, you have got to have a plan. You watch what others do and


maybe change the plan if you have to. McBride will be thinking of


getting out. That is the Canadian who leads it. There you go, there's


the pushing and shoving we were worried about. As always in the


men's 800m, the opening 200m is very testy. You have got to be careful,


you cannot go to quit because it catches up with you later and there


is bumping going on already. Amos decides he doesn't want any more of


that and moves to the front running Canadian. Kyle Langford in a good


pace. The pace is strong. 50.7 is too quick, they will slow down from


here and I think I'll Langford will get some opportunities here, let's


hope he can take them. He has been sensible through the first 400 but


he has to stay in touch. The Paul has the best finish of anybody. Look


at the Frenchman trying to attack, Amos realises it, cannot get


through. He holds off Amos so the charge is on and the Frenchman has


got to the front. Kszczot is a long way back, it is Bosse leading it.


They are all going to try to chase for a medal and Kyle Langford is


coming but it might not be enough time. Kszczot will come through for


the silver. Bosse gets the gold, Kszczot gets the silver... And Kyle


Langford almost, almost got the bronze. He's looking, I wish you had


got it, mate, but sadly a couple of inches. Kyle Langford, by four


hundredths the second with a new personal best. First of all Bosse


was absolutely brilliant. Kszczot left it too late, Kyle followed him.


I said at the start there was going to be somebody getting in there, it


was nearly Kyle Langford! Doesn't matter, fourth was brilliant.


Sometimes when you get that close, when you are charging like that, you


think what is. We should applaud him for for. A shake of the head. He


will be lying in bed going what if, it was so close, I nearly had it. He


has got to be really pleased with that. He had a great reception, it's


a wonderful stadium with a brilliant crowd here and when they received


it, it was brilliant. McBride was leading and look at this point, they


are going to quit at the front. 50.7 is too fast so him staying off the


pace was very sensible. Then Bosse moves out. There is Kyle Langford


being overtaken by Kszczot who's having a real go. They're on the


bend goes Bosse, past Amos. There goes Amos again, Amos thinks he can


win this but Bosse is driving. Langford is last coming into the


finishing straight, really coming from an awful long way back. But


there is Bosse and Langford, this home straight is magical for him.


He's so much quicker than anybody else on the home straight. He hasn't


got very much experience but he's full of talent. His coming -- he is


coming past Amos. Look how close Kyle Langford is there. There is the


winner, Kszczot in second place, and look how close he is to Bett off


Kenya. His downstairs, how wonderful was that?


Brendan asking how wonderful was that? It's a tremendous performance.


It is bittersweet because I knew in my head I wanted to medal coming


into this tonight. I thought it was going to be fate


but you know, maybe I didn't raise the best I could have. I finished


strong. Just a bit gutted to be honest. It is hard being so close of


the medals. I proved it on the world stage and I'm only 21, I came for so


hopefully in the years to come you will see me taking on Mo Farah. I


want to say a massive thanks to the national lottery because without


these guys I would not have been here. All of those lottery players,


you are helping me fulfil my dreams. It might be your son or daughter one


day given the chance to train. I'm going to say thanks to Nike, my


parents, my coach, my old coach, and the fans have been amazing. Team


Langford are all cheering you on, you have done them proud tonight,


don't you think? Yes, I would love to have come away with a medal at


the home Championships in front of this crowd would have been amazing


and I know Great Britain need some medals so I wanted to get one, but


it wasn't to be today. I think I'm stamping my authority on a


world-class field now so I feel like stepping stones. So hopefully by


Tokyo he will see me there contending for the gold. The


tremendous performance tonight. Thank you.


Renaud Lavillenie has a chance here tonight. Kendricks is still out in


front, the American is the leader. Only three athletes remain. This is


an opportunity to close the competition out possibly on this


jump. 5.95, first attempt. That was really close but it is a foul for


Renaud Lavillenie. So he's in third place because of the previous fouls.


All first time fouls at 5.95. This was so close. Amos, and maybe


his coach was right, 55 seconds for Amos on the second lap. Bosse was so


strong, but Kyle was charging charging charging. He learnt a big


lesson in Beijing a couple of years ago, Rio, all part of the process of


the young man developing belief. He doesn't lack confidence, Kyle, but


goodness me. He probably thought at that point, did I? You start to


maybe convince yourself you got it, but I think he knew deep down. And


that he mentioned his old coat as well, George Harrison, he's done a


great job at setting him up and hopefully he will go on to win


medals in the future. Personal best for Kyle Langford in fourth place,


you cannot ask any more of any young athlete than that.


Where is Kendricks. 5.95. That was his second attempt. Kendricks is


still in the league. We are at the business end of this pole-vault


final. -- Kendricks is still in the lead. Kendricks was flawless until


this new height. He has opened the door again for Lavillenie. Let's see


if we can see if he does get himself over. It might be that he just wants


to adjust something. He can push them forward and backwards. Looks


like it needs to come towards him. It is too far away from him. He can


pull the uprights towards him. That will give him a chance. His high


point is in front of the bar. He will check that with his coach. He


has the side on view. Checking his take-off foot is directly below his


hand. It is a very technical event, the pole-vault, in every aspect,


during the run-up, the take-off, then it gets gymnastic as they go


into a one-handed handstand at six metres in the air. It's an


incredible event. Lavillenie, as I say, the door has been opened for


him because Kendricks, although he is in the lead, has two fouls. Lisek


of Poland also has two fouls. Lavillenie only has one. This jump


would take them world record-holder into the lead, despite the previous


fouls. He's never won a World Championships. It has almost been a


bit of an Achilles' heel for him. Kendricks supporting the world


record-holder. Lavillenie, second attempt, 5.9 five. Oh! -- 5.95. He


was over it again. He knows. He knows. He will also need to adjust


the uprights. It is going to go down to the third jumps for all athletes


still in contention. A cat and mouse for Lavillenie. It will go to the


third jumps, possibly to passes. We will update you in a second.


As we anticipated, a fantastic pole vault competition underway. Watch


out for Lavillenie. But there they come, the 400 metre men. For a final


that van Niekerk hopes will be a double. But he needs to content with


Gardiner. Now that Isaac Makwala is not lining up because of illness and


the IAAF has said he cannot run, do you think it is between those two I


don't think you can rule out Kerley. He had a horrible semifinal but


there is still a possibility for him. They had a day off, as well.


Van Niekerk didn't. That may have done Kerley some good. In Rio when


he ran the world record in lane nine. Or eight. He ran his own race.


Do you see those tactics being used to like? It will still run his own


race. With Kerley on the inside, he'll have to wonder where he is, so


I think he will run his own race. This is a compelling one. Lisek, he


has jumped six metres indoors. He knows he has the physical


capabilities to go over. Putting the pressure on Kendricks and the


villainy with 5.95. -- and Lavillenie with 5.95. Good


territory. But a third time failure. He is in silver medal position as we


stand. Let's have a look at Gartner, the


man who has looked fantastic. A majestic runner throughout these


heats and semifinals. He has looked very easy indeed. And has also not


been going for the double. Looking good. A young 400-metre runner. I've


seen him in the past. When I first saw him a couple of years ago I


thought he had tremendous ability. There he is. Very tall. An efficient


runner. You don't see much difference between the first part of


his race and the second part of it. He has got a lot of experience over


the last couple of years. He will be feeling confident in his position.


Because he is over in lane four. Two over inside of van Niekerk. He has


run so well in these early rounds. He will have a tremendous amount of


confidence. The pole-vault competition, it is now Kendricks of


the US. Possibly the most important jump of


his pole-vault career. 5.95, third attempt. Oh! Look at that! Kendricks


has been incredible all summer. He is unbeaten. On the circuit, that


is. It isn't a winning jump yet. An event that gave us the most dramatic


evening out in Rio one year ago. Also, once again, it was a bronze


last year for Kendricks. He has reinforced his chances of taking a


gold medal with a clearance of 5.95. He has jumped six metres this year.


He may need it again in a minute because the world record-holder has


a chance to also... Actually, looking at my computer, it looks


like Lavillenie has passed. The strategy is so compelling in


pole-vault. And whilst it is almost a rerun of last year. It is these


two men. Kendricks out in front. Lavillenie, who will have to clear


6.01. What a competition. Nice to see the two still chatting to each


other. Lavillenie will have to wait a little bit until this 400-metre


final. At least I am assuming he will wait. Here is the line-up.


There is no Isaac Makwala. I'm sure you have been following the story


online about that. No need for me to talk any more about it.


Van Niekerk is the world record-holder. It was always going


to be an intriguing final anyway. With van Niekerk having ruled the


world, of course, in recent times. The questions about whether Isaac


Makwala can run close. He is an there. So it is up to his young


team-mates. He is only 20. He started the season not that well.


Gaye has had a great season. He has set a personal best this year. As


have many others. That might be significant for van Niekerk.


Defending champion, Olympic champion, world record-holder, van


Niekerk of South Africa. 21-year-old Nathan Allen. Another


superb talent. Brilliant qualification for him. Gardiner, for


the first time, on the 44 seconds. Two national records for him this


year. Another 20-year-old. The world Junior champion from Qatar. Formerly


of Sudan. And if incredible talent from the USA. He finds himself in


lane two. He has run 43.7 this year. Kerley in his first individual major


championships. Well, we saw Gardiner, not since Michael Johnson


did anybody run it on the 44 seconds in a final. That was 43.89. How


quick can van Niekerk go? He has run under 44 a couple of times. He did


it in Beijing. And he famously did it in Rio when he won the gold


medal. The 400-metre final. The way they go. The crowd rising to


the night's final event. Van Niekerk has an empty lane outside of him but


he's already making up the stagger on Gaye. Trying to get away from


Gardiner and Nathan Allen. He goes through the first 200 quickly. He


has done it again here. Nathan Allen still with him. Gardiner still in


this. This is when van Niekerk starts to go away. Gardiner trying


to come through. So is Kerley. But it is van Niekerk at the moment.


Gardiner is charging. Van Niekerk is tiring up a little bit. He is


starting to look for the line. Van Niekerk is the world champion again.


43.98. They did their best. They could not hang onto his shirt tails.


It may not have been the best we have seen from van Niekerk. He may


still have a bit of a 200 metres in his from yesterday. -- in his legs


from yesterday. He is just so much better than everybody else. Too


quick, too strong, too fast, dominating this race. His second


world title. Gardiner got the silver medal. Heroine finishing extremely


quickly for the bronze medal. -- Harouin finishing extremely quickly.


We were billing this beforehand before we came to the championships


as a possible world record. That hasn't been the case. Attempting the


double might have been a factor. And the whole business with Isaac


Makwala adding to it. But hats off to van Niekerk, he's just better


than everyone. He is. This is where it shows. Watch him around here.


Very smooth. And very smooth for the entire race. You do not see much of


a transition. He maintains the same speed. Great speed and endurance.


Lane seven was empty, meaning he has already made up the stagger. And you


see now, the young athletes from the Bahamas, Gardiner, trying to get in


there. I believe all of those personal bests, I think the personal


best Gardiner ran in the earlier rounds may have taken it out of him.


Van Niekerk, very smooth, he started to tire up a little bit down the


home stretch. He decided I've got it I'm going to get ready for the 200


and just shut down at the very end. Taking the World Championship


victory. Not a great time at 43.80 nine. But he won't be concerned


about that. -- not a great time at 43.89. Great scenes at both ends of


the venue. Great victory for van Niekerk. But the pole-vault final is


heating up. Kendricks might be smiling, but he has just knocked the


poll off at the new height of 6.01. Perhaps a bit of gamesmanship going


on. Chatting to the opposition. Different to what we saw last year.


You may remember Lavillenie and the -- and da Silva being booed by the


Brazilian fans. But there is huge respect amongst this British crowd.


It's amazing to think he has never won a world title. He has been so


dominant. The Olympics have always gone well, but the World


Championships have never gone his way. Maybe this evening his fortune


can change. But at the moment, as we stand, he is in third place, bronze


medal, he is assured of that. But he can improve it. Two fouls already at


5.95. But then a pass for Lavillenie. As you can see, the bar,


6.01. Kendricks knocked it off. But he had a clearance of 5.95.


Lavillenie, the Frenchman, striding out in pursuit of 6.01. Last chance.


No. It wasn't to be. And another World Championships eludes a man who


has been so brilliant. The world record-holder. Congratulations from


Kendricks. The realisation of a dream country for the American. -- a


dream come true. So bronze medal for Renaud


Lavillenie, thumbs up. After the summer he has had, to take the world


bronze is some performance. And an entertaining end. The Polish jumper,


Lisek, with a new lifetime best. Kendricks in his tenth competition,


his tenth win and boy is that the most important. Sam Kendricks. The


great competition there and it may not have been the greatest of 400m


finals given what we have seen in recent years, the battles with James


and LaShawn Merritt. That's a lovely shot, isn't it. Exactly what happens


in the end, they are all full of lactic acid. I will talk through


this. The idea the empty lane was there but Michael made the point


very well, taking on the double Michael knows better than anyone


else that 200m, 400m double is tough and you have to be careful how you


judge your effort through the rounds. Danny Talbot pushed him


yesterday, and I thought he looked tired in the home straight. He has


run a good race today. The threat doesn't really materialise. You can


see him working hard and he looks at the screen, seeing if there is any


danger. No, there are reasons, I can pull this through to the finish now.


Almost got Gardiner for the silver. He's a lovely looking runner, van


Niekerk. He's looking up at the screen, watching, checking. 200m


semifinals tomorrow, and this is the hard one to shake out of the legs.


The 400m final. And the time by his standards was at the bottom end of


him pushing himself completely 100%. He is renowned for taking a little


while to recover, Wayde van Niekerk and he is living up to that


reputation today because I can tell you, he is still there. Ewan Thomas


knows what that feels like. I'm not sure if that's the first time he's


done an interview lying on his back. The full result, Wayde van Niekerk


of South Africa, the gold medal, 43.98, retaining his title.


And we will get more reaction on that race from Michael Johnson in a


moment but if you have been with us all evening you will know the reason


Isaac Makwala didn't run was because the IAAF didn't let him. Until this


point we have only had one side of the story. Now we have the head of


medical services at the IAAF. Thank you for joining us. We have read the


statements you put out through the evening. The questions that spring


to mind from the medical team of the Botswana 's, first of all as far as


you are aware was that anyone involved in the medical examination


from the Botswana association? No, because he came off his own accord


and was seen by one of the doctors and was examined. When he was told


he had DeCastro illness he decided to leave but another member of staff


brought him back in because we have an outbreak of gastroenteritis in


the hotel and it is highly infectious. Which medical


examinations have been conducted to ascertain that? He had taken the


history, and the history is very clear on this gentleman that he had


similar symptoms to the other athletes that have also been classed


as having this disease. The medical team from the Botswana association


said his heart rate and temperature was normal and the only thing that


has happened to him was he was sick ones. For them that didn't seem to


be enough to determine that it was norovirus. That was not the history


we had, he had been vomiting from 10pm the evening before and have


vomited at two o'clock that afternoon so that was the history he


gave to our doctor and what we wrote down in the records so as far as we


are concerned he is staying in the same hotel and has the same symptoms


as the other athletes who have also been quarantined from mixing with


other people. And you didn't take any blood test or other sample? No


because we had already had confirmation as to what the organism


was and advice from Public Health England was we didn't need to take


any more samples because the symptoms were the same. The length


of the vomiting and other aspects were the same so we didn't need to


take any other specimens. We've had a lot of athletes on social media,


Dai Greene for example who said he was sick in the build-up to his race


and nobody stopped him racing, we have heard swimmers saying the same


thing. Is this protocol you are just invoking now? No, we are following


the guidance from Public Health England. As soon as I knew we had a


high number of athletes with this vomiting I contacted Public Health


England. What was the motivation to stop him racing, to stop the spread?


My responsibility is to ensure the healthcare of all the athletes here


it is a very infectious and virulent disease. How are you going to police


this because one of his team-mates was in that race tonight? We isolate


them to their own room and ask them to stay there for 48 hours, and we


also ensure the rest of the team know. We called all of the team


leaders together on Sunday and went through the protocol from Public


Health England, and we are meeting more doctors tomorrow and team


leaders to go through the same process. Has he been provided his


own separate room and is he quarantined in the hotel? Because


the report we got is he still has the same roommate and is still in


the same room he was in prior to all of it. As far as we are where he was


in his own room because we would have sent someone to check, and the


hotel has been identifying extra rooms for people to stay in their


roommate has got the condition. He was at the track and warming up


ahead of the 200 and he said he felt OK. He spoke to one of our reporters


this morning and said he felt ready to race. His doctor in the team said


he was ready to race, can you understand why... Yes, I totally


understand and we feel sorry for the athletes but we have a


responsibility to all of the athletes. It is a very tight, close


community and we need to make sure all of the athletes are protected as


well. Did you contact other athletes to ask them whether they would mind


him competing in the state that he has been medically diagnosed in?


Because if they came back and said actually we have no problem, I...


All of the teams that have had athletes that have been isolated


have all been very cooperative and have helped us. We have applied the


interventions we have been advised to do so this is the first time we


have had... It is not a legally binding recommendation, Public


Health England recommend that. But it is recommended on tried and


tested experience. But his own medical team are responsible for him


and they say they are happy for him to compete for his health's sake,


there is no medical proof that it is norovirus, you are working on the


assumption it was. But it is commonality. There were a number of


athletes in that hotel with the same symptoms and we have positive


laboratory results from people staying in the hotel with the same


symptoms. But not him. But you cannot, it takes 36 hours for the


test to come back. We were advised we didn't need to take any more


tests by Public Health England because we had identified the


organism causing the virus. His temperature was taken and it was


normal. People have different varieties of presentations, you can


have severe diarrhoea and we have an athlete today who is quite sick from


the symptoms but somebody else might vomit once or twice. Some people


have diarrhoea, some people have a temperature and some people don't.


We have been looking at this in isolation but putting it in the


context of who the athlete is and what's going on at the time, at the


end of the day there was a decision made. I understand Public Health


England made a recommendation but the IAAF has the authority to make


the decision and has its own protocols. What was considered in


making this decision, and was it ever a point where there was any...


Any sympathy or empathy for the athlete, or any consideration from


allowing the athlete to go ahead and complete? We have great sympathy for


the athletes who cannot compete because they have contracted this


infection, but we are responsible for all of the athletes' help. One


case which Neil Eckhardt, who collapsed but was allowed to compete


in the triple jump, on what basis does that collapse, is that


overridden by being sick ones? I cannot comment on that. He may have


collapsed for many other reasons and I haven't heard about this. But


couldn't those symptoms be attributed to many other reasons as


opposed to making the assumption it is norovirus? I cannot comment on


this case because I don't know about it. I'm talking about Makwala. It is


difficult, he presented with the same symptoms, vomiting the nearly


18 hours in the hotel, which is exactly what other athletes have


done including those which we have identified viral identification from


the Public health laboratory, so you have to use the assumption that


anybody who is vomiting from that period of time in that situation


where the infection has got a hold, they have got the same symptoms so


we protect everybody. I must tell you what the medical representative


from the Botswana team said, that when they saw the report Isaac said


he never said he was ten o'clock the night before and had only been sick


ones that date, and at ten o'clock the night before he was having


treatment and there is photographic evidence of that. I have to stand by


my doctor, a qualified doctor who would not... He wrote down what he


assessed from the patient. I guess the guess the thing the IAAF is


creating here is president and across this championship every


athlete who is sick is going to have to be pulled from their races if it


is within 48 hours. Are they going to tell you now? We can only expect


that we have, at the moment we have great cooperation from all of the


teams that have presented with athletes who are sick. The one thing


beyond all of that is the communication, and what we have


understood from the Botswana team, and what we have received ourselves


in trying to report to the public the situation with Isaac Makwala,


we've had very little information ourselves, they have reported the


information has come in late, was there any consideration by the IAAF?


Because Isaac Makwala tried to get in tonight and was turned away. We


have communicated with all of the teams and will do again tomorrow. I


was phoned immediately, he was seen in the medical room. I was then with


the IAAF medical delegate and we proceeded or Stefan proceeded to


contact the team leader to withdraw him from the competition. At that


point could you not have checked him again to see if it was conclusive


that he was unwell to run? At that point, he believes in his heart he


is ready. Many of the athletes have very acute symptoms. He described to


our doctor and the doctor has noted that he started vomiting at 10pm the


night before and have vomited at two o'clock that afternoon. I have to


believe what the doctor has written in his notes, he's a professional


clinician so we have to take account of what he has written in the notes.


Ultimately it is your decision? It was not my decision, the decision is


purely the IAAF, a decision is to maintain the healthcare of the


athletes here. That is what I'm here to do, not to make decisions about


withdrawal. I can provide advice from Public Health England and


that's a very experienced highly qualified people who deal with these


situations all the time. I appreciate you giving that side of


the situation. It's understandable you don't want disease to spread.


What is apparent is a terrible level of communication that has gone on


here in terms of getting that message across. And athletes that


feels shattered, heartbroken. I understand that. -- an athlete that


feels. But you would risk many other athletes not competing, as well.


Worse case scenario, loads of people dropping out, staff being affected.


I understand. But when this started this morning, communication could


have been better and would have helped both sides to come out of


this with a little bit more clarity and certainty. I understand the


health of all of the other athletes had to be -- has to be protected, as


well. Could a simple blood test has helped? It doesn't tell you. You


don't take blood for this. You take other samples. You send them to a


specific laboratory in Cambridge. It can take up to 48 hours. The first


test went in on Friday. I got the results Sunday morning. I'm just


thinking for him. To help him psychologically deal with it. If you


are actually confronted with it in black and white then it is a little


bit easier. Now he is just thinking what if. It would also be easier for


the IAAF if in 36 hours you can say, we told you so, this is what... But


in the meantime he could have competed and affected other


athletes. We are saying, and we've been talking about the lack of


communication with the athlete, which is caused all of this drama


and cost a great deal of pain and anguish. Not from just not being


able to run, but having it not been explained why. He is extremely


confused and frustrated because he has not been communicated to as to


why this decision was made. My role is not to make that decision. My


role is to protect the rest of the athletes as the head of health care.


The issue was we were in touch with the team leader as soon as we could


be. We saw him at half past five. We had great difficulty in contacting


the right people at the right time because of the short period of time


we had. We appreciate you coming up and explaining this from the IAAF's


position and it is fair to say that nobody really ends the day, Isaac


Makwala or the medical team, thinking everybody is happy with


this decision. Certainly the night it felt like that. It felt different


because of that lane being empty in the final. It felt like when van


Niekerk crossed the line he did not look as joyous as I was expecting. I


don't know if he didn't get the contest he wanted. Isaac Makwala


will always have the what ifs, so will we, so will everybody, what


would have happened if he had been in that race? Thank you. We


appreciate it. Let's take a look at the medal table after events this


evening. The medal table hasn't changed


dramatically through the evening. Such a shame. Looking at Great


Britain down in ninth place. We have had some near misses, haven't we?


Kyle Langford was horrific the night. That bronze column for Great


Britain with Hawkins, Laura Muir, and Kyle Langford, it could look


different, so cruel. I think I am jinxing people. Nothing to do with


me! Just in my mind. Let's go back to the 400-metre race. It isn't one


of those finals like Beijing when van Niekerk had to be taken out on a


stretcher, he was absolutely exhausted, he got a world record in


Rio. It certainly didn't have that feel to it. It won't go down in


history. It didn't have that feel. How much of that and the time was...


Was van Niekerk thinking I've got a 200 metres coming up so I wouldn't


put everything into this. I've got the race won. I will just do what I


need to do to cross the finish line and get the gold medal. It doesn't


finish here. Van Niekerk running very relaxed down the back stretch.


Pushing around this bend. That is where Gardiner starts to make up


ground here. Left it a little bit late. I still believe a little bit


fatigued from the semifinal, which was blazing fast. I think he is


starting to fatigue little bit from the 200 metres yesterday. But he


realises he has a huge gap and he can relax. As you can see, he really


slows down coming over the finishing line, knowing that he has a 200


metres semifinal tomorrow that he will need to contest in. It's going


to go without saying that he knows now that the number one 200-metre


runner in the world isn't here. That's a problem. That is a problem


the sport will have. It will always linger over this. Again. Isaac


Makwala there, getting up to the pace. In control of this race from


start to finish. Talking about van Niekerk, not just the race,


beautiful stride. What makes him so good is he is super efficient all


the way round. Great speed endurance. We know he has fantastic


speed, as well, with a 19.84 200-metre personal best this year.


9.90 4/100 metres personal best, I believe. -- 9.94 personal best over


the hundred metres, I believe. Take it easy at this point without much


competition. Curley did not amount to much. He had a personal best this


year. But a very long collegiate season in the US. -- Kerley did not


amount to much. Her van Niekerk, 25, the oldest man in


that race. There is a young group of talent coming through that'll be


excited over the next few years and the next cycle. This will continue


to be an exciting event. Think about the last few years, what we have


been treated to. LaShawn Merritt and James. Those guys were fantastic,


winning it back and forth. I don't believe Gardiner and Kerley will get


close to van Niekerk. As long as he is healthy I think he will keep


going. And the 800-metre final which featured Britain's Kyle Langford. We


can relive the race again. As ever in middle distance running,


tactics are crucial. You've got to get it right. You've got to have a


plan. Watch what the others do and maybe change the plan if you need.


McBride will be thinking of getting out. Amos and his coach talked about


pushing and shoving to get into a good position behind McBride. The


Canadian in the lead. There is the pushing and shoving they were


worried about. Always in the men's 800 metres the opening 200 metres is


very testy. You've got to be careful. You've got to do it right.


There is bumping going on already. Amos on the outside decides he


doesn't want any more of that and begins to move close to the front


running Canadian. Kyle Langford in a good place. Pace is strong. He is


running this pretty well. Too quick. They must slow down from here.


Langford, coming from behind, will get opportunities here. Let's hope


he can take them. He has been sensible through the first 400. But


he needs to stay in touch. Bosse moving up on the outside, the tall


Frenchman. He is trying to attack. Amos realises and cannot get


through. Bett has managed to hold off Amos. Langford is still in the


back. France in the lead. Bett chasing. Kyle Langford is coming.


There might not be enough time for him. Bosse out in front. Kszczot


going for the silver. Langford is still coming. Bosse takes the gold.


Kszczot gets the silver medal. And Kyle Langford almost, almost got the


bronze. He is looking. I wish he got it. But sadly I don't think he is


there. Yes, a couple of inches. He just ran out of track. And when


you see it back it doesn't get easier. I was hoping he would get it


this time. CHUCKLES


Talk us through his race, Paula. Taking it on from the bell. He


judged the first lap perfect. He didn't waste the energy Amos used


trying to get himself out of a box and able to cover the lead McBride


made from the start. Bosse making his move and he made it brilliantly.


Absolutely at the right time. Kszczot Mr Ted if a bit. And just


here, this is when he looked at it back, there is little to say to an


athlete getting a personal best, but he just made the move a little bit


too late. Had he been a little bit closer to Kszczot. Look how much


ground he makes up on the athlete in front of him. He could feel the


crowd pushing him. We could feel it up here. Now he feels he is gaining.


He is past Amos. Had the finish line being just two metres further away,


even five metres away, he would have got there. It is just that couple of


seconds of just reacting early enough. He did everything perfect.


Carried it through in his mind all of the drills he's been through that


have brought him to this final. We told him to go out, run the race you


did in the semifinals again. He pretty much did that. Now he is


fourth in a World Championships final. He caved into this ranked


40th in the world. He has made a huge strides. -- he came into this.


We expect him to begin in finals now. -- one person we expected to be


in the finals was Asher-Smith. But getting there was a medical miracle.


She was told that she would be out for six months, but she came back


within that and she's looking good. She is. When you are injured


sometimes you have to just leave volume behind and just focus on


speed endurance. This is her in lane two. We expect a bullet like start


from her. She is electric over the bend. In 200 metres we always look


for the transition. She made it look effortless. Coasting. She knows she


is relaxed. Just track to go for. And what a simple, simple race.


Great to have her in the next round, Michael. Yes. We always expect her


to get a great start. That's one of her weapons. One of the things that


makes her so great is her efficiency. We talk about that a


lot. It's extremely important for sprinters. When she first came on


the scene we noticed that was one of her strengths. Very efficient. A


beautiful sprinter. Nice and relaxed there. That is another key as to why


she has been able to come back so quick. She isn't one of those people


who struggles to run a quick 200 metres. She is efficient with it. It


has been a quiet night, not much on at the track. It's been an


incredible few days. We are at the halfway point, can you believe it?


We still have half of this championship to come. Still time for


Great Britain to increase their medal tally. And still time for


plenty more controversy, as well. It has been a fascinating evening. Five


gold medals decided. We will enjoy them now. We will see you tomorrow.


Good night.


Five more gold medals are decided at the London Stadium on day five of the World Championships, presented by Gabby Logan.

South Africa's Olympic 400m champion and world record holder Wayde van Niekerk is attempting a 200-400m double in London and goes for gold over the longer distance on Tuesday night, while the finals of the men's 800m, steeplechase, pole vault and women's javelin all promise to be titanic tussles.

Eight-time world champion Michael Johnson is alongside Gabby to provide opinion and analysis, with commentary by Steve Cram, Andrew Cotter and Steve Backley.