Gabby Logan introduces more athletics from the London Stadium, with the women's 100m hurdles, 800m and men's 1,500m semi-finals providing the main focus on the track.
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STUDIO: Day eight and the women's 200m final is one of the highlights
on another action packed evening here at the World Athletics
Championships at the London Stadium. Dina Asher-Smith has made it into
that race at 9:50pm tonight. After such a troubled year, can she make
it to the podium? Britain still only has one medal, the one goal. That
was one week ago, when Mo Farah won the 10,000 metres here. The fans
have been packing in every evening, creating an amazing atmosphere.
Loving watching the top-class action. Whoever wins the medals, it
is top-class sport. But home medals always make the feel-good factor
feel stronger. There is Wayde van Niekerk, his first day off in about
a week. He has had six races in six days, he is out there enjoying the
atmosphere with the fans on the way into the stadium side. What can we
hope for this evening? The action will be underway very shortly. The
decathlon high jump as been going on for a short while, we will update
you. But speaking of decathlon, we have an athletics legend joining
Michael and Denise denied. We have already had our daily dose, we had
you on this morning -- Denise and I. Michael, this is the first time
we've seen each other for a wee while. When did you meet and talk up
with Daley? The first time I remember meeting Daley, I stayed at
your house, I believe it was 1993. We stayed up all night debating
athletes and which sports had the real athletes. That was quite a
debate. Which spores did you decide? After four or five hours, -- which
spores. We decided it was only 200m runners, 400m runners and the
Caplice. It was a proper debate, that's what we came up with. And the
start of a metre and respectful French band relationship, I'm sure.
Denise, we are of a similar age. -- friendships. He was our sporting
icon. But you, being a multi-eventer, did you get is papped
into his sporting genius and experience -- did did you get to tap
into? I always looked up today Roux. He was on one of my favourite cereal
boxes so I saw him most morning is! -- I always looked up to Daly. Then
I got to meet him and things have got better from there! Just a real
icon. You know, a real inspiration for me. You would Great Britain's
first ever gold-medallist in a World Athletics Championships back in
1983. We like digging into the archives... I was only six at the
time! With that incredible moustache?! That's amazing! Let's
Wardy down memory lane. I think you will enjoy this. -- let's walk you
down memory lane. COMMENTATOR: Thomson coming away on
the near side, holding up at the moment. Thompson leading by a long
margin. Nicholas in second. 10.62, a good start for Daley. And that's
better. That's better. What a response from the man. Can Daley get
somewhere near the 15 metres and 44 centimetres that we know he's
capable of? Oh, yes! That's an enormous putt for Daley. Oh, good,
oh, good... Big smile, it's back again. Thompson now driving hard.
But he's cutting in. Tying up. It is Nicklaus who is coming through. And
Thomson and Nicklaus in a line... Oh, there's a disaster... Daley
coming through. It is a good run by Bentz. Baby has run well. -- Daley
has run well. That's nice! Solid, what a good piece of throwing.
Second attempt at five metres ten. Oh, he's clear! 510! Daley needs a
better cushion if he can get it for about 15 seconds to make up in that
1500 metres. He has thrown well. Providing he is fit... Oh,
absolutely on the male! Put him to the test and he comes through it
every time. -- on the nail. Daley Thompson has done enough. There is
our first world champion! And that is quite magnificent.
STUDIO: I know you've already admired your cushion! Ewels says
everything about you, that's the iconic picked sure where you are
stood and everyone else has scattered and strewn all over the
floor, exhausted -- the iconic picture. That kind of personified UN
that era, didn't it? It's unfortunate, five seconds later I'm
laying down! -- it personified you and that era. The 1500s, it was
always the agony. That was probably your least favourite event. You
know, we weren't built for it, none of us well. Steve Cram and Seb Coe,
they only weighed six down something! We are all 15 or 16
stone. -- six stone something. How important was that first World
Championships for the sport, and in the middle of those two Olympic
Games to just stamp your dominance with those great rivalries? It was
great for the sport, the World Championships, just because it was
at a point where football wasn't very big in the world, and athletics
was just starting to grow. And with the help of, you know, Seb Coe,
Steve Cram etc, people gravitated towards the sport and it really
started to build up, almost from that, until Michael was running in
1996-2000. It is darting to come back up against point for Woody
Guthrie dim particular, adding the World Championships into the mix,
you were not racing on a regular basis and you can do the Friday
nights. It's fantastic, you're right. A major Championship every
two or three years. There wasn't really much. The World
Championships, for me it was a great stepping stone and a platform so
that people could see us. We loved it, and we love dipping into our
archives for you. We have another great evening in store. Let's bring
you through what you can expect tonight. The first event is the 100m
herbal semifinals. Expect another masterclass from the world
record-holder. It is the final of the women's long jump. Just after
some 30 PM there are three women's 800m semifinal, all three feature
British interest. As was the reigning champion, Caster Semenya.
The men's hammer final is at 8:30pm, followed by one of the final events
of the day. The steeplechase final is just before 9:30pm, before the
evening concludes with the women's 200m final. US PGA golf continues,
of course. It's on the red button right now, and you can watch it on
BBC Two tonight at 1105 by. And our coverage goes on through the
weekend. Of course, tomorrow morning there is a session at 9:30am. And of
course, the Premier League season starts this weekend.
Tomorrow night, Gary and the gang are back for much of the day at
10:30pm. Also on BBC One -- match of the day. We have got loads to look
forward to. Let's start by updating you with the de Kock one. He is the
story of the multi-eventer for the men and Phil Jones has the story for
this morning -- with verdict have one.
Day eight, and the sun was shining and the decathletes took to the
stage for their first event, the 100m. Andrew Cotter was up bright
and early to see how it all unfolded.
COMMENTATOR: Away cleanly. A great start. Look at the Frenchmen go,
Kevin Myers. He takes it 10.17. A big personal best. He has seen that
on the screen. Cleanly away. It is one of bringing
them... -- it is worn. -- Damian Warner. A strong start for the
Olympic bronze-medallist Damian Warner. And a timely personal best
from France's Kevin Maher. Next, the athletes took to the pit
for the long jump. Current world leader of Germany set the benchmark
with a jump of seven metres .40 eight. Damien won a took world get
into his stride, but produced this on his third attempt - a distance of
seven metres 44. He was looking to build on his 100m personal bests and
attacked the wrong way to record this effort of seven metres 52. He
dug deep in front of noisy home support. His third jump of seven
metres 44 with his best, and he received the reception he deserved.
And they stayed on their feet for the final event of the morning - the
chop block. Ashley Bryant struggled to get paste to the leaders -- the
shot put. The Olympic silver-medallist, Kevin Myers, the
poster boy of French athletics. -- Kevin Mayer. That put the overall
leader under pressure to respond. And respond he did, with a throw of
40 metres 85, Rico Freimuth. The USA's Trey Hardy put himself into
medal contention. But one looked like he was feeling the effects of
the Nora virus that he picked up earlier this week. He was out of the
medal mix. STUDIO: These are the standings
after three events. It is Kevin Mayer of France, the
silver-medallist from Rio, he leads the weight from Rico Freimuth, the
leading scorer in the world this year. -- who leads the way. The
former world champion is in third place for the USA, Trey Hardy.
Damian Warner is down there in six after a disappointing start to the
day. Ashley Bryant of Great Britain in 17. The high jump competition is
going on as we speak. Steve, good evening. Good evening, Gaby, good
evening, all. This is a look back at some of the performances so far in
the fourth of the dig have run events. Rico Freimuth of Germany --
of the decathlon events. 1.99. Bronze-medallist in Beijing two
years ago. Second time career, it's there, as he did at the previous
heights. So, going well. The better jumpers are in the other pool, I
should point out. Two consecutive high jump competition going on
simultaneously. This is Trey Hardy. Twice a world champion in the past.
He comes into this with bags of experience. Also 1.99, and also goes
clear. The American. A big season's best there. Good time to do that, on
the Ben ultimate event of day one of this decathlon. -- on the
penultimate event. Really good clearance, this. That is 1.99 for
the American. But the stronger jumpers in this group, Damian
Warner, one of them. Personal best of two metres and nine centimetres,
but we have heard of that virus that he picked up a few days ago. And
that was a third time failure at two metres and five centimetres. Down on
his best. So, what are slightly behind his
best but Mayer has put together a fantastic first place score. This is
his first attempt at two metres and eight centimetres, comfortably going
into... Extending his lead certainly without Clarence, going really well,
early days. The fourth of the ten events for Mayer but going extremely
well, he has an extremely strong day two. Leading from the get go. But
this event, we know that Kazmirek is a brilliant high jumper, 2.15 and
ever he can get it right. Fourth in Rio, can he get on to the rostrum?
Seasoned's best for him. Shaping up nicely for him and these points will
be accumulated with the 100 metres, the shot put has already taken
place. Mayer was not done yet, this was 2.11, the third time and no
clearance. Three fouls. That meant Mayer had to settle for 2.08 but he
might be on the personal best, here's en route for the gold medal.
What you have seen without Ashton Eaton, what have you made of the
competition? Mayer is fantastic, fantastic that the Olympics, this is
his first decathlon this year and he is looking at the scores and 40 or
50 points ahead of his best, but about anybody in the field so it
looks like he has got the competition to lose and I think that
Freimuth is doing very well and Damian Warner, he was affected.
Sickness. Everything is 10% under. We will also talk about the British
interest but it is the final of the women's long jump. We got up at her
family a little bit earlier. Lovely to see all of you, including niece
and nephew. We will talk to you later but I am sensing some
nervousness? Yes. Some nodding head. I will talk to the sister, Esse, how
is Lorraine feeling? She feels really good, she is excited and she
wants to perform and show what she can do. There is an overriding
feeling with the athletes that we will be with you on -- and a second,
a lot of the athletes want to give their all? That is all she wants to
do, she has worked really hard, she has had a lot of dedication and she
really wants to show what she can do and obviously she wants a medal,
that would be great but she just wants to do her best, really. She
has just looking forward to performing in front of the home
crowd. And her family. You are the worst one of the group! As far as
the nerves are concerned? I think you are 100% correct! It is just
like, when she is out there, I am expecting her to do well. If she
makes any mistake or any foul, these are the things you pray against but
as a father... It is the hardest thing, you cannot do anything about
it. Angela, it would be lovely because none of you could see
Lorraine winning the world medal a few years ago in person? It would be
lovely to see her jumping very well tonight, she has worked really hard
and we have been supporting her, and her friends and colleagues at work
have been supporting her and it is just amazing to see her at the
finals. It is really lovely and it would be great for her to get a
medal. It is lovely to see all of you supporting a girl. Nathanial,
how is she going to do? Your auntie, is she going to do well? The moment
of truth! And he became a little bit shy! Annabel, are you going to wave
the flag? Yes! That was the answer we were looking for! Just wave those
flags! That is all we need to see. More support from the Ugen family
and all of us, she will be wonderful, I am sure. Wave that
flag! Absolutely lovely, great family support and a lovely line
from her father, there is a little bit of him out there every time she
jumps and you can sense the anticipation they have and they
should feel confident with her performance, she qualified and third
and has been winning medals on the world stage. She is not probable or
possible, she has a real chance of getting onto the podium? Based on
qualifications, conditions were not great but she qualified comfortably,
she looked good and was running well so this is about keeping the mind in
the right place and being ready to raise your game and be able to
respond and I think Lorraine can do that. The conditions are nice, she
has to be accurate. She has turned a corner, mentally. She has to
penetrate that big three, Ivana Spanovic and Brittney Reese? What we
have seen is some of those that are the big favourites to take the
medals in this Championships have failed to do so and some of those
folks who have been on the edge of the medals have come through and
snatched them so she has a fantastic opportunity. One of the greats of
jumping, Christian Taylor, won his third world title last night with
his third jump, the American is a big favourite with the crowd, he
calls himself an honorary but, he wears that 18.30 on his wrist, he is
very vocal about beating Jonathan Edwards. It did not happen last
night but yet another gold. He was very emotional after which, having
his coach and seeing his family. It was quite tense, at some points he
did not look like he had it in the bag? It was not a vintage Christian,
you expect him normally to respond early in the competition, between
himself and Will Claye, but emotional, I have never seen him...
It was very much that he did not get the distance he wanted and
recognising that medal. He is about to get his gold medal. And I am sure
the crowd will show their appreciation. Christian Taylor! That
is the appreciation. Christian Taylor. Another world gold medal.
The preamble of the world record faded and it didn't turn into a
tussle between himself and his team-mate, Will Claye, that made it
even more sweet, even when not at his best, he still champion of the
world. Christian Taylor used to this.
So, another win for Christian Taylor, a trio of world gold medals
and the world record still stands, he has talked about that a lot, the
only thing left on his CV, that still belongs to Jonathan Edwards,
22 years ago, 18.29. He is planning to jump in France next week. He is
learning that up as an assault on the world record but for now,
Christian Taylor is champion of the world. There was a five centimetre
margin from Will Claye and Christian Taylor. Some great contests we are
seeing here but yet again, we hear the American anthem in this stadium
and if we have a look at the medals table... They are doing some serious
damage at the top. And pulling well away from Kenya, who topped the
table in Beijing. South Africa are becoming a force in athletics and
then Poland and write down two nations with just one gold medal,
including Great Britain that there is a spread across the nations with
so many countries picking up either their first gold medal in 30 years,
like Norway, but the USA, almost three times as many medals as anyone
else. Michael Johnson did not expect them to do quite that well. Let us
have a look at Great Britain's best, so far. We had Mo Farah winning the
10,000 metres gold medal and we left the stadium with optimism, thinking
there was more to come. But there was those fours, now, what if those
placings meant points? Well, in the placing table, points awarded from
1-8, this is official, not just ourselves making ourselves feel
good, we would be in sixth place because of those placings and we can
take some optimism from that and those athletes who came in fourth
place, they are very young and up and coming and we are in this
transition period, we used to rely on the likes of Mo Farah and
Rutherford for these medals and these younger athletes are launching
themselves onto the stage. Everybody does it, America spent a number of
years behind Jamaica in the sprint and we are the same. And the big
guns have left the stage and it is up to the young guns to take those
places and it takes time, you have to be very fortunate for there to be
a conveyor belt and I think they have done very well and they will
take this experience into the next major championship. Was there any
overreliance on those athletes? They mask the fact that at the time there
were not enough athletes coming through? I would not say
overreliance, those athletes were world beaters, they knew how to deal
with this arena. Our youngsters need time, like Daley says, only this
environment to learn how to conduct themselves and not get intimidated
in the courtroom or when next to one of the big championship performers,
Libyans or world record holders, they have to deal with it and that
takes time, to learn what your way is. Those fourth places are very
good, they are young, and we have been a little bit unfortunate, maybe
some wrong decisions. Andrew Cottee, he should have been challenging for
the medal. It was not meant to be and that is sport. It is the
unbreakable nature of it and he was in great shape and he will be
kicking himself that he could not challenge, but to be in the final.
In terms of the mental side of the major championship, we have debated
over the past few days about whether or not those athletes are
intimidated? Has fourth place shown they don't have the mental strength
to be here? Those athletes finishing in fourth place, none of them seemed
intimidated and does post race interviews smacked of
disappointment. They were aiming for the podium? I do not know where that
came from, that they were lacking in anything. Whether that was
motivation or mental capacity of physical ability to get into the
medals. It is hard to get a gold, silver or bronze. We have seen world
champions, Olympic champions, favourites, getting themselves into
the final and not get a medal, it is tough and those fourth place dishes
are an indication of what could be possible and future championships.
We do the job of presenting all the information and facts about the
British athletes but I think those athletes themselves, their personal
coaches and UK Athletics, it will have to look at this and think, this
athlete was fourth, in what context? Was it downfield? You cannot depend
on that next year. With some more work, you might get the bronze? But
the standard might rise. Look at all of this in context and take into
account what might happen over the next year or two and the
circumstances and what they need to do to be consistent and improve and
take into consideration the discussion as well that even if you
get all of this athletes to do what they are supposed to, that means
somebody is going to falter, they will have an off day, hopefully not
get norovirus but something will happen. Those things happen. You
have to understand that. The biggest thing for athletics
generally is injury and injury prevention, that is what curtails
the progression of athletes usually. Staying healthy is a big thing, and
understanding what works in your training and back off and went alone
to increase. So there's a lot to take in. As you say, great positives
from those. And the young athletes that were there and did so well on
this page. Let's go back to this morning. It was the start of the
women's high hurdles. There were five heats. Let's recap them.
COMMENTATOR: Cleanly away. Going so quickly.
Porter gets out pretty well, so does Simmons of Jamaica. Porter being run
out at the moment, might not even get the top four. Simmons in the
rally. That is the three. So, Porter is going to be sick. -- going to be
sixth. Alison already out in front. Harris and so quick. Look at her
move between the hurdles. The Belarussian athlete is on the
outside. The Jamaican Thompson alongside Alison.
A very good start in lane two, the young Jamaican. Nelson trying to run
her down. But now Sir Lee Pearson stamping her authority all of this
heat. -- Sir Lee Pearson. Look at the Australian, 10.73. The nearside
of the line, Manning leading them out. A nasty fall for the
Trinidadian athlete. Manning takes it. So, these are the qualifiers for
the semifinals tonight. No British athletes in there. Tiffany Porter
failing to go through. But a very strong American challenge. A good
Jamaican challenge as well. Sally Pearson looking strong. But throw
Americans going through. Those are all of the contenders for the
semifinals -- four Americans going through.
STUDIO: Sunny morning but great skies over the stadium, no sign of
rain -- grey skies. Andrew Cotter and Colin Jackson are standing by
for the first of the semifinals. That lady, Sally Pearson love this
lady, great memories for her. Even though she won the title in 2012,
she feels she has unfinished business in the major Championships
because she missed the worlds after a horrible fall in the Diamond Lee,
she fell and broke her wrist. She missed Rio because of hamstring
problems. After those injuries, we felt that was her on the wane,
perhaps she was going to retire. But she's come back and gradually had
times have got quicker and quicker. It's really nice to see that. She
has been frustrated from injury after injury. If she can return to
very good form, which she is obviously showing here, and that
season's best was that season's best was set here. Pearson goes in lane
six. Nadine de Klerk seven. She took the European under 23 title over the
hurdles recently -- Nadir Unal Visser. Felicity George, the
Canadian. And then outside, the Belgian
record-holder came through well in her heat to take the fourth place.
We have focused on Sally Pearson. But we are looking at making
Simmons, a strong Jamaican challenge. -- Megan Simmons.
So, three semifinals in the 100m hurdles. Two only to go through
automatically. And just coming into shot, Sally
Pearson, Megan Simmons, for the first of the semifinals in the
women's 100m hurdles. Cleanly away. A good start by Megan
Simmons. The Jamaican athlete in trouble already. Sally Pearson so
smooth and fluid. Coming away from the West. Sally Pearson the Olympic
champion in 2012, what a run! 12.54... That was, well might you
can always get quicker but in hurdling terms that was near enough
perfect. You saw the big smile on her face. Huge relief from Sally.
She knows what she's capable of. It has been really frustrating for her.
I've been speaking to her quite a bit and disgusting bits and bobs.
The only thing that's going to hold her back from getting a medal at
these Championships will be her mind -- disgusting bits and bobs. She's
got to believe that she is at the top her against a pillar near
Ali had to work hard to avoid the pitfall, in the end she has done
very well to take one of the automatic qualifying places. Look at
that start! She really put us off into a lot of pressure, knowing that
Simmons to her right is capable of very quick times indeed. Ali did
very well to keep a call head and work her way through the field. She
didn't rush and she didn't stress. -- a cool head. Mistakes are made,
you have to put them behind you and what was the automatic qualifying
mark. She has managed to do that with 12.79. Let's look at Sally
Pearson. And Olympic champion, a world champion in the past, and she
still holds this World Championship record. Look at how effective she is
in every single one of those barriers. She pulls her trail leg
through, a good, straight line. She puts her power in the direction she
wants to go, nothing going from side to side. Nearly perfection in
hurdling. Megan Simmons was beginning to look a bit ragged
towards the end and she slipped out of the automatic qualifying. But she
did come through, silver-medallist in Rio. Ali goes through with Sally
Pearson. Visser and Simmons are at the moment the fastest of the
losers. Two semifinals to come. From the 100m hurdles to the 400m
hurdles. I'm delighted to say we have another gold-medal winner on
the sofa. Corey Carter of the United States, congratulations on the
victory last night, beating of course Olympic and world champions.
And your American team-mate, Mohammed, into second and third
place. How are you feeling? I'm just on top of the world right now. It
was a crazy race against some amazing athletes. And we came out on
top. It's such a blessing, I'm so grateful right now. We really enjoy
the race. It was a fantastic experience in the stadium. And
really widely supported. The British team captain Elder Doyle was in
there as well. -- Eid Doyle. Talk is what is going through your mind and
strategy at the race, and your lame position. Being in lane nine -- lame
position. I knew I had to take the first 200 out really hard. Everybody
was already facing by. I wouldn't know where I was until I got to the
lane. My goal is to go 15th or sixth, but I messed up and hold back
hurdle six and my coach wasn't happy about that. I top myself, you have
to get to the finish. What's I got to hurdle eight I felt like I was in
no man's land, I do feel anyone next to me. Coming off here I can feel
myself, I was going to have to fight to the finish. Once I got off hurdle
pen I pushed myself all the way through the line. In the 400
hurdles, it's all about how you finish. You, that was the race.
Brilliant analysis of your race. Just before the race, Michael and I
were chatting about Mohammed is being the Olympic champion. I said,
if there is one person to come through and be an interloper, who is
going to do it? He said, Kori Carter. Thank you! Absolutely, you
ran a fantastic race. I thought back to last year, everybody talked about
how lane nine is a terrible place to be, until Wayde van Niekerk Rins
43.3 out there. It's not where you want to be, but it does give you
enough to run your own race and focus on that without the disruption
of looking at the other competitors. I may gain game and a chaser. -- I'm
a gamer. I like to be on the inside because I like to hunt people down.
I don't even make the final, I thought I had an opportunity, I'm
not going to use lane nine as an excuse to not do what I was going to
do. I try to use it to my advantage. My coach told me I would be a world
champion, and I believe that, despite my lane. It was a fantastic
run and a fantastic race. What we also liked was your game face on the
start line! Clearly in the zone. Hang on a minute, I've got to do a
smile, I'll do that right now, I'll smile, there you go! And now back on
my game face! I was obligated to give a wave and they smile when they
say my name. But when you are in the zone, its game time and your focus
and your Intel mode. -- you are Intel mode. You are obviously a
woman of many different sides. As well as your game face changing, I'm
intrigued to read about Dru Love of squirrels. Not the most obvious --
you will love of squirrels. You hunt them down and kill your opponents on
the track, but Sorrells, what's all that about? I see a lot of myself in
swirls. They are really intelligent but they are also fun and a bit
crazy. -- in squirrels. They are just really cute and adorable and I
connect with them on an emotional level bike I'm sorry that it's a
hedgehog that it is the mascot here. That's OK! Kori, stay where you are,
we have got the long jump final. The first jump... And it is a great
opportunity for the rainbow -- Lorraine Ugen. She has a chance to
take it in the field. That's a good start, but it's a foul for Lorraine
Ugen. That's disappointing. But it looked a magnificent jump to start
with. Oh, by the smallest of margins. 1.8 centimetres there. Very
different conditions to those we saw in provocation. Of course, it was so
wet during that qualifying round. The coach Jackson with a foul. Here
are all the athletes. First up, Lorraine Ugen. That's a slight
disappointment. Watch out for Spanovic, the European indoor
champion. And the lead qualifier, Klishina. But the main protagonists
are these two Americans. It is the duck is a battle between these two,
Brittney Reese and Bartoletta have both won those titles in the past.
But Lorraine Ugen is very much involved. Yes, the long jump final
is right through the evening. And we will be watching that, we won't miss
anything. Christina Manning in this second semifinal. Daniel Williams,
the defending champion, in the lane next to her. She is in four, Manning
in five. Talay was a bronze-medallist in Beijing four
years ago, from Belarus. This youngster, 21, everyone is young to
me! Thomson is a former world youth champion. Herman, of Belarus. The
latest World Junior Championships, she is 20. 12.85 this year. And then
a great performance from this young lady from Nigeria. She's at the
University of Texas at El Paso. We have just seen Sally Piazon go 12.50
four. -- Sally Pearson. You would think that would be in with a great
chance of a medal in the final. What can the defending champion do here?
Daniil Williams has really come into form. Just at the right time. Into a
headwind around 12.66 at provocation this morning. That is Christina
Manning next to her. Daniil Williams.
Danielle Williams had a terrible start T defending chasm Ion is out
of this. She's hurdling terrible -- the defending champion is out of
this. She's hurdling terribly. I don't know whether something
happened with the blocks at the beginning of the week, but Danielle
Williams, who ran so well this morning, I was actually reading a
piece where she said I don't get the respect I deserve for being the
world champion. She didn't run like a world champion. She didn't run
anywhere near as well as she did this morning. Right from the start
when you hit the first hurdle like that your race is pretty much done.
I thought she was caughting a little bit asleep at the blocks. When
you're chasing, you're putting the pressure on yourself. It was not
necessary for her to do that. Watch her out of the blocks here.
I tell you what happened, Steve, I was watching, she did a very short
first stride out the blocks. She's usually a little bit longer going
into that first barrier. That caught her too far and away. And you throw
up the lead leg hoping you will clear the barrier. That is what
happened to her there. She'll be frustrated with that circumstance.
Knocks back all the way. She's trying to get back into the rhythm.
Unfortunately for her, she didn't have that time.
Well, she was running well enough to have been a contender. Her last two,
three races and the heats this morning looked good. She's next to
mannen. Her race has gone there -- next to Manning. Her race has gone
there, hasn't it? No time to accelerate again. The people in
front of you are in their top speed and they are easing away from you.
All you are doing is time after time generating speed between those
hurdles. You can imagine how frustrated she'll be. Each hurdle
she hits will cause a problem. It's been a pretty rotten week. We go on
about Great Britain, think about the Jamaican camp. This was their last
chance of a female gold medal individually. That is gone now. I
don't think they would have won gold. Manning going through with
Talay. The other Jamaican, 12.88, we'll have to see.
Back to this women's long jump final. This is Darya Klishina.
Jumped in Rio last year. Cleared to compete from that Russian
team that is still banned so then opening job for Klishina. That's a
big leap. Out towards seven metres. That is the best we have seen so
far. Ivana Spanovic, of Serbia. She also jumped way out to seven metres.
It was a foul for the European indoor champion.
Klishina, good on the board and has put a mark out here.
It's six metres 78. That will take the lead. They are expecting jumps
in excess of seven metres. We are in the first round.
There's Lorraine Ugen looking on. And a little bit earlier this
evening Corey Carter got her gold medal. Tell us your emotions when
you are stepping up here to get your medal? It was a great moment. It
culminated this season of all the hard work and sacrifice that me, my
team-mates have put in. For it to pay off and finally get that gold
medal, it is such a big moment for me. I have two very quick questions.
We have seen so many 400 metres hurdlers lose it because of their
technique, how much pure hurdling do you do? Secondly, Harrison does
hurdles, she can do both - is she ever going to come back? I also do
both hurdles and I did both hurdles in college, so I think I bring it,
we do a lot of hurdle work. The coach makes sure we are working both
legs. He's very technical. He's all about
the touchdowns. That brings confidence when I do the 400
hurdles. I think she will come back to the 400 hurdles. We have banter
WHO can be the -- about who can be the best. She looked amazing, as
always. I imagine being the world record-holder is not enough for her
because she's not got that global medal yet. Your performance must
have inspired her. She's such a worker. She's always grinding and
looking to make herself better. If the coach tells her to do one, she
does two. She is always asking questions about who get better. I
have no doubt she'll come out with a gold here. She's got to get through
this semifinal. As we can see the hurdles are so unpredictable.
Hopefully for you and your room mate it will be a double gold. Thank you
for coming in and sharing your joy with us. And her room mate, is going
in the next. Kendra Harrison goes alongside Dawn
Harper Nelson. Both the Jamaican challenge is
crumbling, the American challenge is tough. Christina Manning is through,
and two here in Harrison and Dawn Harper Nelson alongside each other.
Two fastest losers will go through. Jamaica have one clinging on in
Thompson. Devynne Charlton of Bahamas, 21
years old and new PB down to 12. 74. Scraped into the semi-finals.
Sharona Bakker of the Netherlands. She is coming through as one of the
fastest losers. Pamela Dutkiewicz can go very
quickly. Semi-finalist in Rio. Former world junior champion from
Norway, Isabelle Pedersen. Look out for these two - Kendra
Harrison has not lost a race, any race since the 2016 US trials where
it all went wrong and she didn't go to Rio. Shortly after missing out on
Rio, she came here for the Diamond League meeting ran a new world
record. Won that title in Beijing and so
nearly took it again in 2012. 200ths of a second behind, Dawn Harper
Nelson. Hanna Plotitsyna, her personal best
down this season, at the age of 30. 12. 89.
And very possibly the last Jamaican standing, Rushelle Burton, hanging
on to the fastest loser places. Rushelle Burton goes on the outside.
So, again two automatic qualifiers and the two fastest losers at the
moment, Nadine Visser and Yanique Thompson.
Even the strongest of favourites and Kendra Harrison is that - all know
that the hurdles, every time is a journey into the unknown.
It can go horribly wrong. Danielle Williams has just found that. Look
out for Pamela Dutkiewicz. Last of the semi-finals.
There's a twitch there. That's Dutkiewicz.
Dutkiewicz with an obvious little juder in the blocks.
And a judder is enough to be a false start. If you relief pressure on the
blocks that will be the end of Dutkiewicz. It will be really
frustrating for her because she's been doing very well this season.
So, she has been given this false start. She will be devastated. Final
is at stake here for her. She's trying her best, isn't she? I mean
Charlton went off after that, but Dutkiewicz with the obvious trigger
for everyone else. Looked busy.
So the officials study and I think, I would be very surprised if the
shepherd'sis not coming for her. There's a green card coming out.
That's a huge let off for Pamela Dutkiewicz.
It's all fine. Deep breath. Nothing to see here. Move along. How did she
get away with that quickly? I think because she didn't leave the blocks.
She left them, if not in mind, but in body, and set off everyone else.
Green card. Start again. Just a technical infringement, green
card. We'll do it again. We have been talking about the lack of false
starts at this championships and still there have been precious few.
So, Harrison settles in once again, alongside Dawn Harper Nelson.
Charlton, Bakker, Dutkiewicz, Pedersen, Plotitsyna, Nelson and
Rushelle Burton. A Little Rock again from Dutkiewicz.
Harrison will have to come from deep here. Harrison trying to get there.
Nelson, also well on the outside. Rushelle Burton.
Harrison is not going to get there. She's not going to get there. 12.
64. Is she quick enough to go through?
Well, we said before this race, what can go wrong in the hurdles? Dawn
Harper Nelson is through. But is Kendra Harrison through? The
qualifying time we are looking for, 12. 83. Dutkiewicz goes through
automatically. Pamela Dutkiewicz goes through, with Dawn Harper
Nelson and Kendra Harrison, 12. 86, by 200ths of a second, she is
through. She is through to the final and Phil will be able to tell Hertha
she's through to the final and she's talking to Phil now.
Thank you. You are through to the final. This shows what can happen in
hurdles, no matter how good you are? I am glad to have got through the
next round. What was going through your mind? That first hiccup threw
me off. I tried to make it through. You have done that. And now the
finals, a clean slate, you can come back to what you have done for so
long - dominating this event? I am excited for finals. It is my first
one. I am really looking forward to get a job done. If you were to make
a mistake good to get it out of the way now.
We wish well for the final. Thank you.
She was trying to maintain composure. From the very first
barrier, she got very close to it. Didn't give herself enough time.
Room to clear it. So she hit it flush with the lead leg. That wipes
out all the speed generated from the blocks. It is very difficult because
you have to make a decision whether you do chase and you push on or you
stay relaxed and you just pull yourself through the field slowly
but surely. You were talking about here, Andrew, the semi-finals, and
of course your natural instinct is so chase, you know you are down, but
that can cause more mistakes. She did clatter a few more barriers down
there. Everybody else kept a cool head.
Dutkiewicz will be delighted she took an automatic place. She's got
Isabelle Pedersen on the line by 100ths of a second. The second
fastest of the losers. I am hoping she can really put it behind her now
and line up tomorrow with a clear mind. If I am honest with you, it
will be in her brain. Each time she does a warm-up, each time she does
any technical work, it will be in there thinking, yes, I got too
close, I made mistakes, but I need this title. So much to talk about in
this heat, first Pamela Dutkiewicz getting spare and coming through to
take one of the automatic qualifying places along with Dawn Harper
Nelson. A season's best time. And then Kendra Harrison, 12. 86 to take
it by 100th of a second from Isabelle Pedersen. These are the
qualifiers. Four Americans in there. Top three
at Rio in the Olympic Games and they have four going in the final
tomorrow. Back to this long jump final and
Brittney Reese getting ready to take her first jump.
Three times she's won this title in the past. She is the world leader.
Chasing the lead of 678. May challenge for that lead. It is a
valid jump. A little bit of breeze coming into
the stadium here. It is fresh - it is slightly cool. The jumpers would
like it a little bit warmer. Slightly awkward landing there for
Brittney Reese. A big screen from her as she cuts
the sand. That 6.75 for Brittney Reese. Here is your agenda, round
two. Does she like it? Is difficult to tell from that angle, how
foragers -- from Lorraine Ugen -- how far it is. It's another red
flag. Oh, dear. Yes, sticking that take-off leg out, so it's a blocking
legs, reaching it into the plaster there. She knows by that action that
she is close to jumping well. Some words with the coach, making the
adjustment. Big pressure on the rain in Ugen
now. She has to have a third jump in the top eight to take part in the
second half of the competition, the top eight only for six jumps. Sean
Jackson doing his best to make those technical adjustments for Lorraine
Ugen. STUDIO: In our interview with Kori
Carter, she used a word which may have caused offence to a British
audience. Our American colleagues have told us that it is a word in
America which is commonly used to describe excitement, exuberance and
enthusiasm, that was the context that she was using it in, but we
apologise if it caused offence. Joining us in the studio, another
American gold medal winner, Christian Taylor, third World Title.
We are absolutely thrilled for you, thank you so much for joining us.
How you feeling? Thanks, Gaby. I've been following two guys all week.
It's a dream come true to, peer and spend time with this panel of
legends. I even brought a gift for you guys. You already the best
guest! I try to do something different, you know! I thought, why
not make a lasting impression? It can say with you guys all week! Two
we only have one to share?! It's like the Palu! With a third gold
medal, you probably should have your own, Palu, really, you're on
cushion! -- in your own pillow. Tell us about last night in that
competition. All of the talk about world records. Actually when you get
out there it's about delivering enough to win that gold. You,
absolutely. I really took myself out of it, you know. It's really a dream
of mine to become the best ever. I never want to take away from the
winds and the experience. But really my side was only for that number,
you know. I've obviously been paying attention to Will and the
competition itself. I almost psyched myself out of the competition,
that's the only feedback by coach has given me. He says, get out your
head. You've been here before, compete to win. After that, see what
happens. And that's what happened. After the third jump, oh, here is
the third jump yet! You, I just relaxed a little bit. I saw the mark
that I need to pass. 17, 60 something. When you've jumped 18,
you know the feeling. I said, you've got to relax a little bit. I was
hoping that we'll would respond a little bit at the end. I'm a
competitor. I need to fight. Great emotion there. We'll talk about that
in just a moment. It is the start of the women's 800m only final. Stay
with us, Christian. We love having you here. Maybe more guests come.
Let's and enjoy the semifinal. Adelle Tracey of Great Britain going
in the first of It's great to see all three British
women in the semifinals. Adelle Tracey is in lane nine. It's going
to be a tough task for three. Two only will go through, the two
fastest losers. This is lane five. We have missed Melissa Bishop of
calendar, the world silver-medallist. She will be a real
threat. And indeed with Wilson, who is having a brilliant season, the
new American record-holder in Monaco, wasn't in Beijing two years
ago when she was injured. She had a chance to win a World Championship
medal. Of course, the likes of Caster Semenya and the top three
medallist from Rio left to come. Wilson's job is to get through here.
Hanna Hermansson of Sweden. Melissa Bishop, there she is. She was fourth
in Rio. Silver medal in Beijing. Wilson, the brilliant American, Ajee
Wilson. There she is. The 23-year-old. Adelle Tracey is on the
outside. She has never broken two minutes. She did very well to make
the World Championship team. She did that a personal best in qualifying
for the Surrey final. Apologies to her. I think she will have to take
that down another Notshe, Paula, if she's to have any chance, even if
she's not in the top two, being the fastest loser, on paper she should
finish sixth in this. She should. She is aware that she has bad the
race of her life. She certainly has a very good chance to learn about
personal best, to that elusive two-minute barrier here. Ajee Wilson
doing it what you always does. Taking it out hard. Now she will
slow it down. It is up to the shape of her life. She trains with
Charlene Webster, who we will be in the next semifinal. The two are in
great form. 57.82, strong front running. Their coach believes that
making them all strong. Wilson is going to make it a real test. Look
at Adelle Tracey, in a good position, running well. This is her
chance to react, if she can, if she has it in her legs. Melissa Bishop.
In the heats last night, that allow the field the bunch right up to the
other girls. It's on them now to keep it moving. Adelle Tracey has
been committed to this. The ship still looking nice and comfortable
behind Ajee Wilson. Adelle Tracey has to fight in here. Wilson, look
at how composed by American ears. Bishop, similarly so -- the American
is. Adelle Tracey is on the inside. But Wilson almost cruising through
here. Bishop trying to follow her through the top two into the final.
In the end, it was 1:59.21. That was controlled, impressive, it was
confidence running. Both Wilson and Bishop just confirming, Paula, the
season that they are having and that, final we know that we have got
Caster Semenya, Wilson has joined them, Ferring comfortably. Adelle
Tracey did everything she could do. She had to go with the pace and she
is attractive she could run a personal best. She might not be too
far away from it, but it was a tall order -- to see if she could run her
personal best. I don't think she did anything wrong. She tried to respond
in the final 200m. This last 200m is about the big two. Ajee Wilson and
Melissa Bishop closing the race. They tried to get bad, but they
couldn't compete with these two. Ajee Wilson is just going from
strength to strength this season. That run in Monaco where she really
challenged by the Semenya down that straight made her believe a little
bit more -- challenged Semenya. Adelle Tracey with another personal
best, but it is only by a couple of 100s. Wilson from the Juventus track
club in Philadelphia looking very good indeed. Let's confirm the
result. It was less about the time, just the manner in which she ran
there. 1:59.21. Bishop goes through with Adelle Tracey, another personal
best. This is Ivana Spanovic in this long jump final. A big foul in the
first round. Looking to get in mark in here. The lead. Still with
Klishina, 6.78 metres. Spanovic is capable, though. And that is beyond
its! That's a really solid jump out towards the seven-metre line. For
Spanovic. The coach likes it. She looked almost unbeatable indoors.
She jumped one of the best series ever, 7.24 metres, she jumped, on
the European indoors, en route to taking that final. For Spanovic, it
looks as if she may go into the lead. I think so. It is interesting
she is carrying ankle strapping on her right hip. Her right hip is
taped. She has got hip flexor issues there. She doesn't look completely
happy. Let's look at what it is. 6.96 to go into the lead. That's
superb. Great jump from Spanovic. So, Klishina has seen her lead over
taken. What can she do to respond? Tall ranging athlete. It's another
big jump for Klishina. It's going to challenge. Maybe just shy of
Spanovic. The two Americans opened up, 6.75 metres for Brittney Reese.
Lawrence Seagrave, we saw, her coach. A little think and left on
that particular job. But carries a lot of speed into the board. That's
the critical thing. This is a speed event. You've got to generate speed
and be able to take that speed out into the sand pit. Lorraine Ugen on
two fouls, remember. As is an's best. Klishina still in second
place. One question is dull being asked on social media is what will
be played -- one question I'm still being played if an athlete ana, not
affiliated to a country, wins a gold medal. It's not your favourite song,
it is the IAAF official anthem that they have. I don't know what that
sounds like, Denise, do you? I haven't heard it. We haven't heard
it! I've heard the Diamond League song! We might hear it, you never
know, we'll see how Klishina gets on in that long jump competition.
There's still a way to go yet. Christian Taylor is still with us
after that medal winning performance last night. We were thrilled to see
you out there, getting your gold medal and reducing the goods, as you
have done so many times before in World Championships -- producing the
goods. To back up those performances, here you are, getting
your gold medal a bit earlier this evening. You always appreciated by a
British crowd? Yes, I feel like an onion or Brit. I spent my time in
Loughborough, that was a very special time for me -- I felt like
an honourable it. It was a challenge because I was far away from home. My
little comfort area. But the Challengers, I rose to the occasion.
We haven't just that you next a Michael Jonzon for no reasonable. We
have read that you are thinking about the 400m with a pretty decent
time. Potentially getting into the relay squad to start off with, or is
this an individual aspiration? Michael is there, tapping on... A
little bit of both. I is bowed to wade early on this morning. I always
believe I can get a little something, maybe you can pass
something odd to me? It's just a dream of mine. I've watched him
since I came into the sport -- maybe you can pass something onto me.
Yeah, it's a lot of respect, you know. You pave the way, and I'm
grateful to that. Right now I Matt Forde five seconds, I've got dreams
of getting into the second Regent -- I am at 45 seconds. Next year, for
the US, Europe World Championships, -- no World Championships. Do you
think you can move over in that year? Absolutely, I want to continue
having fun, that is what helps of longevity. I have the opportunity to
go to the world relays in the Bahamas. That was an incredible
event. I really loved that, for the relay. But next year, why not, you
know? Will we see a triple dump next year -- a triple jump next year. We
have obligations. I still love jumping. But to give my mind little
break. To get into that... Yeah, it's challenging and it puts me in a
different mindset. If you want a real challenge, come to the
decathlon! We are fighting over you now likes Mac I'm scared of heights,
no pole it's the second week of the semifinals of the women's 800m.
Great Britain is Lynsey Sharp is in Semenya is in this. As you expect
when you get to this stage of the competition, of course you're going
to find that they are loaded with talent, Andrew Cotter.
COMMENTATOR: Yes, and a fume or talents, Caster Semenya outside
Lynsey Sharp, who looked comfortable -- passed that Semenya.
Only two will go through automatically. A very, very strong
semifinal. Selena but shall won in Belgrade in March. She took the
European 1500 metres title last summer in Amsterdam. And then on the
inside in laying two, the Lithuanian athlete, -- in laying two. I'm
likely to threaten here. The real pressure to Lynsey Sharp comes from
Semenya. Charlene Lipsey, we didn't get a chance to see the second
behind her training partner Angie Wilson, the US Championships. --
Ajee Wilson. Won the Diamond League meetings here in London. Look out
for the Ugandan athlete in lane eight. And ter Stegen of the
Netherlands goes in laying nine. Lynsey Sharp will have or are the
crowd behind her, but Caster Semenya, who ronde 1500. Semenya
straining to get to the line but took the bronze ahead of Laura Muir.
Lynsey Sharp ghost of a front door Caster Semenya. Lindsay stopped
setting the pace. Charlene Lipsey may take the lead.
She may follow the lead of her training partner, as she did in the
first semifinal. Cichocka sitting at the back. She
leaves it late and she is maybe a better 800-metre runner than she is
1500. They went through the bell in
57.80.2. Lipsey leading them out. Verstegen
working hard. She might have a block to the athletes behind her at the
moment. She's a block to Lynsey Sharp at the moment. And Lynsey
Sharp trying to hold her off around that bend. She was not able to do
it. Verstegen has slotted back. Lynsey
Sharp is blocked by Caster Semenya. She needs to react if she can and
get in front of Caster Semenya. Semenya, comfortable. Lipsey has
done all the dragging. Sharp now chasing her done. It is Semenya and
Lipsey and Lynsey Sharp. This is where Sharp really starts to dig in
and Sharp around just to the shoulder of Lipsey. The American
responds. So too Cichocka, coming through.
Lipsey in second. Cichocka coming through the inside. Sharp run out of
it. Semenya - the winner, 1. 1.58.90. Again, it will be very,
very tight. Lynsey Sharp ran out of the automatic places. Again with
that quick first semifinal, the quickest losers coming into this
one. Semenya, again it looks so easy for her. But behind her what a race
was developing. A big race developing. We will look back at
that. I am watching the times come up on the screen. At the moment, at
the moment though there are two more races to come, Charlene Lipsey and
Lynsey Sharp are in fastest loser qualifying position.
Just such a shame that Lynsey Sharp stumbled and lost some more ground.
She did the right thing. She could see that Charlene Lipsey was
starting to... The biggest changer was from Angelika Cichocka, sitting
right back at this point. She left her charge very, very late. She
waited. She waited. She saw the gap on the inside and went for that.
Lynsey Sharp at this stage fighting as hard as she can, trying to reel
in. The last ten metres or so she catches Cichocka on the inside. She
tries to find more. I don't know whether she catches the elbow of
Lipsey a little bit, but she stumbles, she loses her balance and
that lost her a couple of more 100ths across the line. Semenya
again - look how comfortable she is. Everyone behind her straining and
Lipsey out easy there. And Sharp, great finish from Cichocka. You see
it so often as athletes drift out with fatigue and that jostle into
the back and Lipsey, but at the moment Lipsey and Sharp are the two
fastest losers, with one more semifinal to go.
Third round of the long jump. Lorraine Ugen, two fouls. She'll
need a jump somewhere beyond possibly a six metres and 60
centimetres. Difficult to tell. Top eight to make the last three jumps.
Ugen... That's better! Lorraine Ugen has produced a good jump.
Under some pressure. The white flag, in this third-round jump.
It is a beautiful jump, under the circumstances. Sean Jackson, coach,
giving nothing away. Let's look at this. She stands up on the
penultimate step. That gives the lift and speed. Before she's put the
foot out. Much more active underneath. That gives the lifting
height. 6. 72. Up into fourth place. U so she's close to that medal
place. Moves into fourth at the halfway stage. So then, good news
for Lorraine Ugen. Spanovic, the Serbian in the lead, with 6. 96, can
extend it here. Maybe didn't quite get the height
there. It is another long effort, though.
Good on the board again. She's so consistent.
Week in, week out. On the Diamond League.
The Serbian in front of the Americans, as is Lorraine Ugen.
Space to spare for Spanovic. Another 6.90 jump. What Spanovic is so good
at is the way she accelerates, shortens her stride. 6. 77 there.
So Lorraine Ugen finally up and running that third jump and putting
herself into touching distance of those medals. Christine Taylor is
with us. You breathes a sigh of relief. You know what it is like
when things are not clicking sometimes. You have not done it on
the bigger stage. There are times when it takes you time to get going.
In London 2012 - it is not the way you want to go into a final, but I
had a sigh of relief for her. She's a competitor. I think she's almost a
silent assassin. She's got the size, the speed. It takes one jump. That
is it. Tell me about the American gold rush going on at the moment -
leading at the top of the medal table by almost three times as many
as the rest - it has been pretty impressive so far. You have even
surprised Michael Johnson. We have our team meeting and Michelle and
Trey say we are the number one nation in the world, we are the
number one team, go out and represent. Don't change anything
that got you here. Go out there, have fun, represent in the best
light, and that's what we're doing. I'm so glad I can contribute to that
medal count. We are so glad you came up to see us today. If you want to
pop over at the weekend, you want to bring more gifts, feel free. Denise
is keeping hold at the moment. If you were not here earlier that will
confuse you! Let's get back outside because it is the final of those
semi-finals and Shelayna Oskan-Clarke, who has got herself
into world finals before is out there. Steve Cram has this one for
you. We have some news from the previous
semifinal. Tough semi-finals and, Andrew, Lynsey Sharp... Yes, Lynsey
Sharp has been disqualified and comes into the back of Charlene
Lipsey, there is a little grab on the arm. I think it is for this,
just as she's coming up to Lipsey. You are watching. It is the hook of
the arm on Lipsey's arm, that will be the reason for it. It is
unintentional. As her arm has come through, it has hooked itself
through the arm of Lipsey and that has been deemed as impeding her.
Christian Hering is on the outside of Shelayna Oskan-Clarke. Lynsey
Sharp was one of the fastest losers, that is now going to go to Yarigo.
If Shelayna Oskan-Clarke does not finish in the top two here - these
semi-finals are brutal here, because all of the top women in the world
from this year are here, including the three Olympic medallists. One of
them was Margaret Nyairera Wambui, of course, from Rio. Wambui, the
most recent race in Monaco completely threw the towel in, to be
honest. Joanna Jozwik, she was fifth. We had the top six from the
Olympics competing here. Niyonsaba is running better than last year.
Coached by Mark Roland. And Brenda Mratinez might have had a choice of
race, strong in 1500 metres. She choose the 800. She's definitely
their third best. But Lipsey is standing in the fastest loser spot
at the moment with her training partner.
Lofstrand, of South African. 21. Nakaayi, a Commonwealth youth
champion a good few years ago now. Shelayna Oskan-Clarke ... Top three
in 1. 59.5, and Shelayna Oskan-Clarke is definitely capable
of that. She will not think of anything other than the top two.
Just make sure the worst, your top three, maybe top four, at a stretch
- it will be interesting here. The question is, who will take it out in
this heat? Maybe Christian Hering, of Germany, on the outside. She
looks a little bit reluctant. They are queueing up here. The next one I
would have said would have been Brenda Mratinez - a 1500 metre
runner. Maybe she would take it out: Niyonsaba is at the front. She looks
much, much better than last year. She has all season. But she's looked
stronger and stronger with each race. Brenda Mratinez didn't look
good in the heats. Maybe that is why she's not gone to the front and try
and take it on. The slowest women on the field comes
around the outside because it is so slow. This is dangerous for Shelayna
Oskan-Clarke. Her tactics, always important, but wen you are in the
third semifinal, give yourself a chance.
Wambui is squeezing out Oskan-Clarke. And Martinez trying to
squeeze through on the the outside. Jozwik is on the outside. She's
timing it to prefer techtion. -- perfection.
Oskan-Clarke has got some work to do now. She's got to get past one of
the Olympic medallists, at the very least.
Jozwik is on the outside. Martinez is trying to strike on the
inside. Could we be in for a shock here? It will be very tight on the
line. Oskan-Clarke has gone. Niyonsaba, Wambui... Martinez will
not be quick enough. No surprises. I get frustrated a little bit, I
mean Shelayna has a good racing brain. I am not sure any others
apart from Wambui used their to any content, including Martinez, who is
a good 1500-metre runner. Give yourself a chance. Top four, you
could have got through, but not with... Paula, 60.8 first lap. Look
at that look from Shelayna Oskan-Clarke. She knows. She doesn't
need you or I to tell her what happened there. It is a shame. She
normally gets it right. When you are going in the final, semifinal, you
have to advantage. You know what those times. Somebody should have
told here coming into this what she needed to do to get the fastest
loser spot. They knew the script was written. It has happened race after
race. Controlled from the front and then
Wambui will make her charge late. And that is what happened. Martinez
was, she found space, gave it a good go. She was not able to get back on
to turns. She nearly got there but couldn't get there and then the pace
was too slow for any others behind to have a chance to take one of
those fastest loser spots. You have to look at the previous semifinal
now and feel for Lynsey Sharp. I don't think it was intentional. She
would have progressed as the fastest loser.
Wambui looks vulnerable again. Niyonsaba, for me, did control that
much better. It is not the sort of race that Wambui seems to enjoy,
anyway. Martinez almost strong enough to get her there.
Well, the news still, in case you missed it, Lynsey Sharp disqualified
and Tracey and Oskan-Clarke not quick enough to go through. No
British women in the final as it stands.
The slowest of the three, Wambui, that means that those were third,
fourth etc have no chance of going through. This is Brittney Reese, who
has had an uncharacteristically untidy start to this long jump
final. The lead still Spanovic. 6.96. Round three. Oh, look at this.
Rees has produced a beautiful job. She has tidied things up. And that's
much better. -- Brittney Reese. But North American way of jumping
sinking and lifting. They carry a lot of speed in those positions. You
got to be incredibly strong to do that. Up she goes, she stretches up.
I love the way she looks to the left, looking we -- the way she
wants to land. It is 7.2 four Brittney Reese. A novel of the head.
She goes out in front. -- a nod of the head. So, what does the reigning
world champion do to respond? That big effort from her team-mate. Oh,
look at that! Another jump on seven metres, but a foul. And the
Americans just feeling their way into this competition. A nod of his
head, he liked it. Three jumps remaining. In marginal foul from
Bartoletta. And she's in sixth place. Some adjustments to be made.
I think the coach knows it's a good job. He knows she's starting to get
into a groove. Great speed. Foul on this occasion. She's still in fifth.
That may prove critical, because Brittney Reese will have the last
jump when Bartoletta response on that round. -- when she responds.
Well, it was a dramatic race last night. Wayde van Niekerk. I actually
saw him on the way in today, he said he'd been shopping. He didn't have a
whole new outfit, but he certainly had a few bags, he had obviously
been enjoying his afternoon off. The gold-medallist, Turkey's first
gold-medal in the World Championships. Former Azerbaijan
man, who has switched to Turkey, much the consternation of his
homeland. He couldn't run in the Olympic Games, he has been training
in Russia recently. He does get around a little bit. 2009. -- 20
20.0 nine. Well, is full of smiles, and so he
should be. It was a phenomenal performance in the sense that is
where elsewhere. This young man of Trinidad and they are, very
impressed with him. Van Niekerk maybe just a little tight in the
semis, give him a back lane in that 200m final, right on the inside.
Fourth, a great run from him. Very, very close in the end. But the gold
medal went to Turkey. One of the shocks of the Championship.
Now, something to clean up from the semifinals of the women's 800m. This
was the result from the second semifinal. Lynsey Sharp finished
fourth in real time, but then was disqualified under IAAF rule 163.2,
which is about pushing, obstructing or jostling to impede somebody's
progress. Charlene Lipsey in front of her, the American. There was an
interlocking of arms, there we go. Lynsey Sharp, just the slightest
blocking of arms. That has been ruled to be impeding Charlene that
the's progress. The question is, I'm sure there will be an appeal. But
since Lipsey goes through ultimately anyway, has she impeded her
progress? Lynsey Sharp would have gone through with that time is one
of the fastest losers. Afterwards, Lynsey Sharp gave us her thoughts.
Lindsay, I can see you are emotional about the disqualification but are
puzzled by it also because you don't know what you've done wrong? Yes, as
far as I'm concerned I can't of anything that was any different to
any other race I've been in recently. I can't remember doing
anything. There's definitely races throughout the season where I've
been affected worse than I've affected anyone in that race. You
would have made it as one of the two fastest losers. Can you go and
counterprotest? Yes, I'll definitely have to go back and look at it with
British athletics. I can't remember anything. I've been in a lot of
scrappy races this year and I would put my hands up and say that I did
something, but I can't even remember where it would have been, I don't
remember anything. You had a word with Charlene at sea. We think it
was as you were coming towards the finish, you aren't interlocked with
hers. -- your arm. Paula Radcliffe just said, it wasn't intentional on
your part. She said she remembers getting hit a couple of times. But
so do I. I got kicked in the heats. It's just part of distance running.
Coming to the finish line, I was definitely reaching for the mind. I
was so desperate to get there that I would have dived across the line. I
was ready to hit the floor. I didn't intentionally run into her or her
arm or anything, so I don't know. We appreciate you talking to us.
Obviously you can go back and talk to the team, it's still something
you can resolve, I hope so. Thank you. Lynsey is obviously upset. This
is where it happened. Charlene Lipsey had moved out a little early
in the home straight. She suddenly realises that the athlete on the
inside is going to take away her position. There is a blocking of
arms. The crucial thing is here, Charlene Lipsey and Lynsey Sharp
would have qualified as the fastest losers. Charlene Lipsey has gone
through as a fastest loser. Lynsey Sharp would have done. That is
unintentional. Lynsey does push off as she is does to lose her balance.
But Charlene Lipsey hasn't been impeded in the sense that she
finished third and has gone through anyway. So she doesn't need to be
advanced. I think it would have gone past her anyway for that second
what. We have to see if the British team appeal that disqualification.
Back to this long jump. Tianna Bartoletta, the defending world
champion, looking a little bit out of sorts in the first three jumps at
least. Her team-mate, Brittney Reese, is in the lead. 7.0 two.
Bartoletta way shy of seven metres. That they jump she's capable of. She
jumped 7.01 this year. 7.17 was her lifetime best, from last year. A
thrilling end to the Rio Olympics. And Bartoletta, I don't know what to
make of that, really. Took the title is a young 19-year-old. Defended it,
or we gained it, I should say, ten years later. -- regained it. In
2015. She is in sixth place here. 6.64 is her best so far. So,
Lorraine Ugen. 6.72 to stay involved in that third round. We are in the
fourth round now. A good height again. But another red flag. She's
really peppered that plasticine by just a few centimetres. It won't be
measured. Jake White men just in time to get his introduction to the
crowd. Having an outstanding season, ready to go in the first semifinal
of the men's 1500 metres. The medallist for Morocco, in detail, at
the London Olympics. And the fastest man this year over this distance. A
silver-medallist at the last World Championships. A hamstring injury
ruined his efforts in Rio. He was impressive in the heats. He is very
strong. Kiprop, you can see on the outside,
the offending champion, he has won the last three world titles. Lining
up alongside the Norwegian athlete. Five to go through automatically to
Sunday's final. The two fastest losers. He will tuck himself into
the back as he always does, and make his move. We won sure about Kiprop
this year. He didn't have to work too hard to qualify because he
qualified automatically as a wild card entry. What a great family of
runners that is. A little is the ball from Durango in early on. Jake
Whiteman tucks in behind the Kenyan. His father announced in the stadium
as well. His father and coach, Jeff Wightman, a very good runner
himself. His mother was a good international marathon runner. So
he's got the pedigree. He is also improved so much this season. I've
been so impressed with him at shorter distances. It means he is a
class athlete. In the 1500 metres, well, at Oslo run was really
impressive. But this race is very slow. They set off with intent. The
first lap is going to be really slow. 62 seconds. Wightman on the
outside in a good place. Indeed is going to be a danger.
Right at the back is the champion, just cruising, staying out of
trouble. I'm a bit concerned these days because I think the athletes,
you know, they bump each other, they're running into each other,
running into spaces that don't exist. That's why we are getting
more of the bumping. But he is in the right place, Kiprop. Look at
Kiprop, a tall, elegant running machine. He will wait and sit at the
back behind the American champion. He will have that change of pace,
which she makes it look so easy. Man and boy, the other Kenyan in this
field. It is slow. -- mentor Lehmann Anglo.
Kiprop just waiting. Wightman sitting on the outside, now he
begins to make his move. Two or three for 800m. It will be a mighty
burn up. They are queueing up, moving for their positions. Getting
ready to watch Kiprop. Is he going to make a move? There is the bumping
that I talked about. It's getting worse. It's getting more common.
Kiprop is in the right place and Wightman is in the right place, on
the outside. As long as he stays there and doesn't worry about it too
much. Now he's going to move quickly into a position. And he's going to
try and stay there. And he's safer on the outside as they come into the
bend. And that has gone committee has pulled up and he has gone. --
Robbie Andrews. Kiprop frees himself from all of the trouble and goes in
search. The eyes of the crowd behind. Wightman is in a good
position at the moment. Blocked on the inside. The jostling starts. The
elbow is. Flies. -- the elbows start to fly. Kiprop has given them a
start and now he is moving like is printed on the back straight. Just a
few strides took him to fourth place. -- like a sprinter. Suddenly
in a better place, a little bit more freedom. And beside him you get it
either and Wightman is in sixth place at the moment. Wightman
looking to finish strongly. Kiprop stretches those long legs. Wightman
is struggling now. The grip leaves him. Wightman is not going to make
it. That might and Kiprop coming through. Celebrations. -- Motonei
Manangoi and Kiprop. Just when you thought that Jake Whiteman was going
to turn it on the home straight, because he looked strong and he was
not in a bad position, he faded and didn't have the pace to match the
rest and he will not go through. Kiprop did what he always does and
waited at the back, time did well, they'd out of all of the trouble. He
goes through. Motonei Manangoi goes through. They look good. But Jake
Whiteman will go no further. He ran well. That was a tough race for him.
He put himself in the position. But they were travelling, they were
really travelling. When he gave them that start, he really can do
anything about it. He's disappointed, his disappointed
father in the stadium commentary box. But I think you'll be
disappointed young man. I thought he had all the ingredients to make the
final. -- I think you will be a disappointed young man. Dust
interesting, given the last lap. -- just interesting. Well, he has still
just qualified here now. He had to accelerate. That on the inside. And
then the champion. It's not a fast one. The others are going to run
faster. Disappointment for Jake Whiteman. You see the difference
between raw speed and the speed that Jake was trying to gather but he
can't compete with these guys. They really a power part when it comes to
a fast finish. If it had been a longer run I think you might have
been a bit close. However, a last lap burn up. 52 seconds for Kiprop.
Motonei Manangoi quick on the inside too. Matthews is out of it. Iguider
is out of it. The result we will see in a few moments.
Not to be for Jake Wightman. Well, we are into the third round,
fourth round, I should say of the long jump. Darya Klishina eyeing up
the lead of Brittney Reese, 7. 7.02.
6.88 is her season's best. She only brought 6. 75 in as a season's best.
Really bringing her best to these World Championships. The
26-year-old, competing as an authorised neutral athlete, as we
said earlier. This looks like an improvement. It is. 6. 91. Up into
third place. So then, we are into round five of
this long jump. Bartoletta - been out of shorts so far. But that's
better, is it? Well, she looked optimistic. The leg shoot, maybe not
as clean as we have seen her in the past. It is better. The round
before, she drove her legs out and got into a good leg shoot, but
pulled her feet back underneath her. She's worked hard to get her feet
out and leave them out ahead. Seemed to lands like a gymnast as she
landed in that stood up position. That's better. 6. Ds 88, Bartoletta,
finding some form with the final stages. Goes up into fourth place.
Fifth round for Lorraine Ugen. Only one valid jump throughout
competition so far. That's surely another foul. Is it? It is. Didn't
make the adjustments necessary. Just about five strides, five or six
strides out from the board. She starts to lengthen her running, in
order to get faster she's lengthening. You have to control the
shin angle, keep your knee, foot in a line. Don't overreach. That is
what's putting her, I think, into the plasticine. She'll still in with
a chance for a medal. She'll need a lifetime best or there close to it.
7. 02 is in the lead but Lorraine Ugen is very capable.
One jump remaining. And Lorraine Ugen, the girl from
Bexley heath jumping well and can improve on that fifth place that
she's in as we go into the last round.
Darya Klishina, 6. 91 her best in tra previous round as improved every
jump. Penultimate jump for Klishina. Improvement in that previous jump
and she's done it again. This might challenge for the lead. So, the lead
of Brittney Reese, 7.02, under threat.
Running much quicker on the runway. Drives the knee. Really reaches.
Nearly a double kick. Oh, my word! They don't come much tighter than
that, I don't think. A margin of error. Good height. Beautiful jump
for Darya Klishina. It is seven metres exactly. Just two senty
metres behind the lead of Reese. This is going to be some finish,
isn't it, this last round? I look forward to seeing how it unfolds.
Well, wonderful long jump final over on the back straight. That is where
the start of the second semi-finalist. Chris O'Hare, hoping
to make it through. The Edinburgh athletics club man. There was
Nicholas Willis, Olympic medallist, on two occasions, from New Zealand.
Chris knows this is a big opportunity for him. I have been
really impressed with his season so far and his preparation for these
championships. Kwemoi, one of the preevent
favourites, who was lucky to come through as a fastest loser. A very
slow first race and then this man Douma was advanced after being
clipped in the home straight. I don't think it really affected him
too much. We have seen the very good Timothy Cheruiyot as well. And well,
everywhere you look here, this is the semifinal, Marcin Lewandowski
can be dangerous in races. There is Douma. As I said, he fell, it was
fairly fortunate, it was his fault, to and nobody was disqualified.
It was Musagala, who we saw in the first semifinal, who he had the
slight altercation with. They know that the time is around
about 3. 38, 39, the winning time. Seventh place was 3. 40. So, they
are all capable of running much quicker than that. Let's see if we
get honest pace in this race. Cheruiyot, from Kenya. He's got this
hunched style, leaning over style, which sometimes looks as if he stood
up a little bit he would run faster. Don't tell mim that, because he's
very, very good. He's taking them through a tad quicker. Chris is in a
good spot. He's got a great racing brain. He's had a very good season
and he is our last man standing for the final of the men's 1500 metres
on Sunday. Let's hope he can do a little bit better than his two
team-mates, his two Edinburgh athletic club team-mates. Poised,
not very quick. You don't have to run very quick to run the kind of
times that Steve was saying to qualify. I wouldn't want to tell him
like you said to stand up straight, Steve. He's a massive talent is
Timothy Cheruiyot. I think it is the strongest quartet
from Kenya I have seen for a long time.
Decent pace here. Chris O'Hare following Nicholas
Willis - that is never a bad plan. Chris, within striking distance.
Don't forget, top five, top seven if they are inside 3. 40. At the minute
the pace is taking them in that direction. Cheruiyot doing them a
favour. Cheruiyot is moving them along now. The pace is gathering.
They are strung out now. There'll be less potential for falling over as
they keep going. Nicholas Willis is cruising in the
back straight. He's at the perfect place Chris O'Hare. He's running
solidly, strongly. He's got a good guide in Nicholas Willis and the two
of them are moving close to the leading group. First five, this race
looks to be quicker, so it could be a space for the quickest losers.
They will accelerate on the last gap.
Kwemoi is setting up the pace as well.
Chris O'Hare is in a perfect place. Nicholas Willis wearing the all
black of New Zealand. Chris O'Hare, who is his shadow at
the moment. The top seven at this pace will go
through. Kwemoi still off the pace. Let's hope working in the back
straight to give himself a good run at the finish. Coming at it from
both sides. Now he has to hold on to that position. Lewandowski working
hard to be able to strike. His 800-metre pace will tell. Chris is
in a good spot. He's not panicking. He's very smart about knowing where
he needs to be. Top seven at this pace. Look at this from Chris
O'Hare. Lewandowski... Cheruiyot, Lewandowski, O'Hare trying to
squeeze through. Fast finishers on the outside. Chris O'Hare will go
for the line. Willis under pressure. Chris O'Hare into the final. I think
Willis will go through as the fastest loser as well.
Well done Chris O'Hare. Into the World Championship final
and what we have seen at these championships is when you're in the
final, anything can happen. And you know, the semifinal is
always the most dangerous. If you said Brendan, for trips and falls,
also in terms of if it is slow, the kickers get a chance and that one
was worked out perfectly well for Chris O'Hare. He didn't put a foot
wrong. He did not. Holusa was able to win it. We had three men lining
up, now we have one definitely in the final. Chris O'Hare - the roars
of the crowd. He will appreciate. He'll get a lot more on Sunday. If
he runs as wisely as that, I think he'll be in contention on Sunday.
Here they are, coming around the bend. There he is making a move.
He's accelerating quickly. Eased out by Lewandowski.
Wisely he has drifted further. Here they come in the straight. They are
battling. Nicholas Willis has guided him around.
Holusa through the finishing line. Chris O'Hare relaxing now. A shade
early. He had to keep going a little longer. Closed up very, very tight.
In front, on the line, Chris O'Hare, Lewandowski, Cheruiyot and Holusa
and Chris O'Hare, well, I thought that was a very, very mature
performance and I think we should all look forward to Sunday. I am
sure he'll carry the flag pretty well on Sunday evening.
You have shown what a great racing brain you have to reach the final.
It was a weird race, to be honest with you. Nicholas Willis is
normally a guy, I key off from behind. He was up there early on.
Just got to, I knew that if I could could be at the top five at the bell
I would be fine. I don't feel great, to be honest. Can chill out. With
performances like that can you be in the mix for the medals come Sunday?
Nobody's going in the final with any other expectation than trying to win
a medal. That's me, too. Wish you all the
best for the final. Well done for tonight. Appreciate it. Cheers!
Doesn't matter if you don't feel good in the semis. Getting through,
that is the important thing. He is through.
John Gregorek makes it through as well.
What a dramatic 15 or 20 minutes or so we've had. We will have chance to
discuss a little bit more of Lynsey Sharp's disqualification, which we
saw there in the 800 metres. We will change channels in a few moments'
time, to BBC One. Well done to Chris O'Hare - a great run. They are
fraught with danger these middle distance heats and finals. They are
so exciting. So full of drama and jeopardy. You can trust Chris. He's
proved it time and time again that he can navigate these rounds, get
himself into finals and from that point anything can happen. OK, guys,
we will move over to BBC One in just a moment and we will finish the
evening at about 9. 50pm with that 200 women's final.
My speed record for a full amputation of the leg
above the knee is 92 seconds. I intend to break that record today.
You kill many more people than I do.
Gabby Logan introduces more World Championship athletics from the London Stadium, with the women's 100m hurdles, 800m and men's 1,500m semi-finals providing the main focus on the track. A highly anticipated women's long jump final could be one of the closest and most exciting in the competition's history, with Brittany Reece, Tianna Bartoletta and Ivana Spanovic the leading contenders.
The action is described by Steve Cram, Andrew Cotter and Steve Backley, with Michael Johnson and Colin Jackson providing analysis.