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It may be a short walk to the starting blocks. But the journey is
long. Some may have travelled here further than others. But that's only
if you're measuring in miles. The journey is something you live. It's
early mornings and endless drills. It is feeling the pain in the wind
and the rain. It's missing out. But you wouldn't have it any other way.
MUSIC There may be twists and turns in the
road. And you may question if you can get
there. But everyone has the same
destination in their sights. It's a case of who will arrive first.
Hello, good evening and welcome to the London Stadium for night eight
of this wonderful World Athletics Championships. A week ago tonight,
Mo Farah stormed the first gold of the Championships. Since then, wait
Britain have not won a medal. Dina Asher-Smith is the first chance
tonight. Can she get herself among the medals? We shall see. That race
goes off at 9:50pm tonight. And it is the final final of the night.
There is lots to come between now and then on BBC One. The men's
hammer final is about to get underway. Britain's Nick Miller is
in action. It is the final event of day one of the decathlon, the 400m.
The steeplechase final is just before 9:30pm, before the evening
concludes with the final. Dafne Schippers, the reigning champion,
start as favourite. Dina Asher-Smith couldn't walk let alone run six
months ago with a broken foot, but she continues to defy the odds, can
she claim in middle? -- a medal. I'm delighted to say that we have been
joined, Daley, Denise, Michael and I by Greg Rutherford. You enjoying
these Championships? I am. It's very different to be talking about it
than actually being out there. I have been every day in the mixed
zone. Normally I would be walking through it and talking to people
every day it's been really interesting. It's difficult... Some
athletes are trying to recover, and you are trying to grab them! Some
have been a bit awkward, but most have been lovely. Maybe that is
because it has been a very unpredictable Championships. I
imagine there's quite a few people walking through the mixed zone who
might have expected to do a bit better as they came off the track.
That has made it very exciting. We haven't seen as many amazingly fast
times, distances etc, but we have seen brilliant moments. One that six
out at the moment is Miller in the fore. That is something that
everybody is slightly confused about what happened. The more the
following day she was fine. She could be contested to win that local
tonight. An amazing Championship so far. One I'm really enjoying is
expected to. At the moment, the women's long jump competition, if
you are with us on BBC Two you will have seen most of that, it is drawn
to a conclusion. This is the leading jump, as we sit here now. Brittney
Reese of the United States of America. She put together a great
jumpy, Greg. She is one of the dominant forces the long jump. And
somebody who are classed as part of the big three, with Spanovic and
Bartoletta. As we are seeing here, Klishina is having the meat of her
life, never having won a world or Olympic medal, she has been over
seven metres before. She is now mixing it up for a medal. It's a big
one. Obviously she is competing at Willo Flood. It's fascinating to see
what happens if she gets top three -- on that note flight. And if she
makes the top of the podium, it will be the first of the air in a
athletes, who are not affiliated, who have been allowed to competing
at -- the dispensations. Klishina spends most of her time in the USA.
She has been deemed fit to compete here. Let's get out of the final
round of the long jump final. Steve Fulcher walk you through it. --
Steve will talk you through it. COMMENTATOR: The lead is Brittney
Reese of the USA. Bartoletta is one last chance to retain her World
Title and deprive her team-mate of the lead. Seven metres and two
centimetres for Brittney Reese. And a very average series so far for
Tianna Bartoletta, but it is improving as she goes. Last chance
for the reigning champion. Fast NB approach. Oh, now then. That's her
best jumpers or fast NB approach. Her best jumps of foreign
competition. I think it is going to challenge that lead. It may put her
up into the medals -- of the competition. Bartolotti much more
committed there. -- Bartoletta. That is the one thing she has going for
her. She'd rate so much speed, nearly ten metres per second on the
runway there is a book she'd rate so much speed. She keeps her feet up
high and hangs on to the landing. It is 6.97 for Tianna Bartoletta. She
goes up into third place, and pushes Lorraine Ugen down into fifth place.
So, then, she moves further away from the levels. Can she climb back
up the leaderboard? Look at Lorraine Ugen, the last chance. Over striding
again. A bit shy of what she needs. Oh, that's disappointing. I thought
she may have been able to muster something that in that last round.
Just has been pushing her run-up back and over striding. You can see
her reaching. She doesn't quite get to the board. They will have moved
it back because she was so close. 30 centimetres there. That's always a
problem. You move the runner-up back and then your eyes take over and
used to fill the space in front of you with that over striding. Really
unfortunate -- you start to fill the space. Lorraine Ugen, no improvement
in the last round, has to settle for fifth place with that 6.70 two. --
six .72. She shows massive potential and I'm sure she has learned a lot,
somebody to watch going forward, for sure. Lorraine Ugen, 25 years of
age. Beginning to believe, maybe. So, then. Klishina, two centimetres
behind the lead. Brittney Reese. Seven metres on the button in the
fifth round. In the last round, in pursuit of a gold medal. Good
height. And good distance. Oh, did she is that back there is likely?
Maybe. The gold-medal line just beyond that seven-metre line. Good
job from Klishina. She has cemented herself that in the silver medal
place. A little thing on the board with the bent knee. Her right elbow
may have cost us valuable centimetres. A good job, she has
jumped really well through this competition, Darya Klishina. But it
looks as though it's a silver medal. 7.02 would ask questions of Brittney
Reese in this last round. An agonising wait for her. There is
Brittney Reese watching on. A good poker face. She knows that Spanovic
in fourth place... 6.83 full Klishina. No improvement. So then,
only Spanovic is left to challenge, to get back into the medals. She is
in fourth place with 6.90 six. -- six .96. Last jump from European
indoor champion. It's a big one. Wow, look at that! Really close
tussle for the medals. And Spanovic may have saved her best for last
year. 6.96 is her best. That's might have a look at this. She runs and
accelerates. She strides on the runways... Very good board. Will it
be enough to beat Brittney Reese? Will she go to fall into the medals?
Spanovic waiting. It is 6.91. Outside of the medals. That confirms
victory for Brittney Reese of the USA. Amazing fourth World Title. And
America have been so dominant. Brittney Reese and Tianna Bartoletta
between them. Well, it wasn't quite the firework competition that we
thought about. It was very close indeed. Centimetres, just two of
them between gold and silver. And Brittney Reese has bought the
opportunity to jump with no pressure is all in the knowledge that she has
claimed the victory here. And can let loose. Fast NB approach,
Brittney Reese, last jump, big foul. It is possibly how long is definite
-- fast on the approach. It won't matter, she has the gold -- it is
possibly her longest effort. Brittney Reese, big victory there.
She led from that third-round jump. Brittney Reese, they say it only
takes one jump. Brittney Reese only got two legal jumps out of the six,
but she got the 7.02. Brittney Reese has won a World Title every year for
five years in succession. And there's another one. Brittney Reese,
champion of the world. STUDIO: Congratulations to Brittney
Reese. High-quality long jumping. But really showing that Lorraine
Ugen, who has been knocking on the door, Greg Rutherford, of seven
metres, you have got to get over that seven metres, at least within
touching distance, to get on the podium. Definitely. The women's long
jump is one of the strongest events at the Championships. You look at
some of the girls in there, they are some of the best ever at women's
long jump. Brittney Reese has a PB of 7.30 one. She is an exceptional
job at -- seven .31. A worthy winner against might. We have been hearing
all kinds of things about conditions here. We were under the impression
that it was a quick drag, maybe that is because we were here on warmer
anniversary game nights. -- a quick track. Some of the distances have
been a bit down. Conditions on conducive to speed power events
anyway. It has been called, the wind has been swelling. I was watching
the long jump at the start for the women, they were having quite a lot
of headwinds. I mean, it's no good for sprinting or jumps. I think the
distance runners will probably like it a bit better because it is cooler
and they can push a bit harder. Fundamentally, if you are trying to
run fast, jump long. These are the conditions to do that. These girls
have gone a fantastic performance. I haven't said good evening once more.
Daley Thompson is with us on the sofa tonight alongside Denise and
Michael. Although these conditions might not be conducive to distances
and times, it doesn't seem to be stopping by USA collecting more gold
medals. Things just getting better. We had two of them on the sofa this
evening. Kori Carter and Christian Taylor. And there's another one.
There are two muddles here. The bronze medal, and Brittney Reese --
two muddles. She is just an icon now of the women's long jump, she has
won so many titles that I've lost count. The American team is doing
fantastic. You know, there have been some misses there as well but
there's so much depth with that team and that really allows them just to
rack up the medals. OK, it is time to get going on the track for the
men's 400m of the Digard long, it is the last event of day one. Let's
remind you of the standings because it has been a while so they were in
action. They were doing high jump at 5:30pm. That left the leaderboard,
if you like, looking like this. Cameron Meyer of France has -- Kevin
Mayer of France has had a great day so far. The 400m is in the burst of
those heats. Andrew Cotter is calling this one for you.
COMMENTATOR: Mikel dude is goes in this one, as he did in the 100m. He
hasn't run this year, too quick for many of these athletes. Because he
hasn't run one this season, he gets put first up. The French athlete
downing 20 Six Place at the moment. Thomas found a platinum.
He is not too far away from his wife's personal best. Kevin Mayer
got off to a flyer. A big personal best. Very close to PB in the long
jump, the shot put. Just a centimetre a way in the high jump.
That is why he leads by 109 points from the Germans. So, outside those
might you have got the Estonian athlete and the Japanese, 30th. --
outside Dudas. In terms of overall standings, Cameron Meyer is first --
Kevin Mayer is first. And the Estonian athlete in lane seven is
eight. The quickest man here will be the Frenchman.
So Kevin Mayer chasing down a personal best. And already making a
move on Maicel Uibo, the east tonian and also as expected Mihail Dudas,
the Serbian, who has won 4747 before. He's striding away from the
best. Mayer begins the long, long hunt for Mihail Dudas. That long
stride, almost more suited to 400 metres. Mihail Dudas, and Mayer.
Kevin Mayer looking for a 48. 28. Mayer is finishing the stronger of
these two at the moment. Dudas is beginning to tire.
Smiles and celebrates. These two, a little bit too good forest of this
field because they hadn't run 400 metres, hadn't registered times this
season. So put into this heat. But Dudas and Mayer, a class apart.
Dudas from 13th place and Kevin Mayer, he's clear at the moment.
He's 109 points cleerp. He's a very good 400-metre runner. Some in the
fourth heat who could put a bit of pressure on. But that time from
Kevin Mayer, which we will clear up in a moment, I don't think many will
make up much ground on the silver-medallist. But now the
strong, strong favourite for gold here.
You said you were in the mix zone. You have to get down there for your
next shift. What has been your highlight so far? I really loved
watching the win actually. I think the fact he'd only done the event
two years. He was a decathlete before that. Someone who is 21 come
out of multi-events win a world title. The time was not that fast.
What a brilliant story. Thank you very much, Greg. Let's
have a reflection on Kevin Mayer there - that 400 metres. Started the
day strongly, ended it very strongly. That is the best way.
Establish yourself, let everybody know you are in great shape. What I
was looking for is when he was competing last year in the Olympics
he was the favourite. Now it is a different ball game and a different
menialty. He shows he is really strong after four events. He's
enjoying carrying that cloak of favourite, isn't he? And not having
Ashton-Eaton there. He wants to prove he's the one. He absolute will
I wants to be the man. For lo so long there has been the main man,
who has been a great champion, but he knows that, I guess in world
athletic terms, his per for mans last year got overshadowed. That
medal got lost in the greatness of Ashton-Eaton. He's come in on a
mission. I think he's set out and laid out his determination and what
he wants to prove to everybody is, actually am the new guy, a new man
and watch what I can do. He's got to contend with Boss, who was in the
studio the other night, who will give him a challenge.
The champion, lying in fourth, going into the 400 metres. What have you
made of him today. World champion twice. He's 33 now. And to be
honest, he's amazing. He's producing season's bests.
As I said, you cannot ask for much more. You will see him in the 100.
He looked really good. Started the day well with a 10. 75. That, as I
say is a season's best for him. And considering he's 33 years old,
he is running really well. 168 points for that. A great start
as we learn from Christian Taylor, the man who is the American team
captain. Motivating his team. Trey has been around for so many years.
He's had injuries that have prevented him really proving what
he's got. He's been consistent over the years. He's strong. He's got
some strong events and this kept him in the game this one. He needed to
pull out a big one for that shot put. He was under pressure. 800
points he got there. He's, I'm surprised, I don't think
many people thought he would come back to this level. Not just
physically and start doing television in the US as well and
moved on. He's done a brilliant job of getting back into it, getting
himself healthy, into these championships in medal contention.
What does he need to do here to finish his day with some confidence?
I think he's got to run close to his personal best. The high jump was
good for him. His shot put was OK. He's not going fantastic. He's not
going so bad. He can gain some confidence if he runs really well
now. It is weird for you, I imagine watching these 400-metre races,
because it's so different to the men's 400, with respect, Daly. These
guys have competed all day across a range of different disciplines and
then they have to run a lap as fast as they can. It is tough. It is
tough because the strategy has to be completely different from a world
class 400-metre runner who is coming in fresh. These guy vas to take into
congum gum -- have to take into context what they have been doing.
You only have so much left at the end of the day. How do you manage
that efficiently to get to the finish line with zero? Absolutely.
Michael has hit the nail on the head. The nice thing, you have to
spend days together. It is not like being a sprinter where you do the
100 and you spend two minutes with everybody. Here you spend the whole
two days. The other thing that Ashley has to do, he runs about
46.5, 49.5 and, if he gets anywhere under 49.8, he's doing well.
Let's get down to the track and Steve Cram, in these days of people
being kind of suspicious of each other, to see two people sharing a
bottle of water there shows great trust between these athletes.
None of you have sat next to Andrew Cotter obviously in the commentary
box - no sharing of water, or anything. Trey Hardee outside Ashley
Bryant there. Trey Hardee is having a good day. He's in fourth place.
He's had seasons best. Tricky conditions here - the veteran. These
guys, as Daly said, all running about 49 seconds. Trey Hardee has
run quicker. There's only 36 points between second and fourth. Second,
third and fourth. Ashley getting a good cheer from the crowd.
Trey Hardee, the only one in this field who can have any thoughts
about a possible medal. What a story, I guess, that would be.
The two Germans. I guess Trey Hardee will look for
something, as will Ashley Bryant. If he could get low 49s, that would be
great. It is a bit breezy today around the
Olympic Park. You can see the wind just fluttering
there. Hardee well out of the blocks, for a
33-year-old he started quicker than anybody else and left Ashley Bryant
behind. Will he pay for that? Settles down and out. Further
outside Braun of the Netherlands has started quickly.
Trey Hardee set the pace. Ashley Bryant struggling a little bit.
Passed him through 200 metres on the stagger. Now Trey Hardee checking
back a little bit. Has he got anything here on the home straight?
The others will chase. He might have overcooked this a little bit through
the first 00 metres. He is a -- first 200 metres. He is a strong
man. Dubler comes through. Trey Hardee fighting through the last
five, ten metres. Hardee may well have gone sub 49. Will not be too
far away. He set out as though he was 23, not 33.
And found a bit of pace. With the 400, it is a tough event at the best
of times. But at the end of the day, it will always be hard. Toni, are
you watching this? Yes. I am. 400 metres. I think it is one of the
toughest things to do. 400 at the best of times is a hard event. Maybe
overcooked it, Trey Hardee there. He's a 47. 5 man at best. But you
cannot read a lot into that. I think what Trey would have gone is not
gone through the motions, but done enough to get through the American
trials in order to be here. He's gone out hard. I was speaking to his
coach, who is here, well Paul Doyle is his agent more than anything.
They are hoping for around 8.4, 85. He could be -- 8.5. He could be
there or thereabouts when they decide the medals at the end. He's
run well. Ashley Bryant a season's best for him in the 400 as well.
Hardee, out of four events has had season's bests including the 400.
The men's hammer about to get under way. Nick Miller did well to make
this final and has a chance. It is a wide-open competition. Two Poles
expected to do well. Miller hoping for big things. So
then, into the second round, and at the moment it is Quentin Bigot of
France in the lead. 76.22 in the first. That is a throw
that will take the lead. In this second round Poles throwing over 80
metres. Just feeling their way into this competition. Maybe a few
nerves. It was heaving with rain in qualifying. The hammer thrower threw
well. Great Britain's Miller after a foul in the round, he qualified in
the wet. Looking to repeat that kind of performance, needs to relax, find
some rhythm early in this competition. This looks good. Oh,
fell away. Did he save it? I think he did. It's not a bad throw though
at all, considering he was off balance. That bodes really well,
gold and silver medal lines just behind him.
Sokyrskii just shy of Miller's record. He's thrown better than
that. His season's best this year is around the mark. So Nick Miller in
with a chance here. Good second throw from Miller.
So here is the Olympic champion, somewhat of a surprise last year.
Pawel Fajdek going out in qualifying in Rio.
Nazarov, 35 years of age. Hammer thrower's tend to mature later than
other athletes across other events. Glove on the left-hand.
7. 2 62 hammer. All about sitting back wide, getting that power.
Didn't quite get the acceleration there, or did he? Well, that's a
throw just shy of the gold medal line, if those lines are accurate.
Like a wind surfer, sitting back on the sail, have to sit back and keep
that large orbit. We are in this second round and it looks like we
are waiting for somebody to take control. Goes into second place.
Earlier this evening, Brittney Reese of the United States jumped 7.2 to
secure her Third World Championship gold. She's got indoor gold and
Olympic gold. She delivered again. And Phil caught up with her
afterwards. jet, I congratulations! You held for
fingers up and you are celebrating. It's an amazing achievement, can you
believe it? No, I can't! I had a tough couple of weeks with the death
of my grandfather, I had a hard time getting over it. He was the reason
why I got on the track. I know that I needed to come out here and put in
a performance for him, not just for myself. I'm glad I got my four for
him. That is a great tribute to him, you're victory is a great tribute to
him. I know he will have a smile right now. Is for the couple of
years you had of injury, you bounced back for real. It says a lot about
your character. Your loss says a lot about your character, you are a
strong person as well as a talented one. I've been through a lot, but I
know that I can do it. I'm still in top shape, I'm still a contender in
this event and I'm going to continue to get stronger and stronger until
I'm done. Condolences on your loss. But you have paid the perfect
tribute your grandfather tonight with that so few and really excited
about that. Well done. We are into the third round of this
men's hammer final. Nick Miller findings of a ninth place. Only
eight will make it through to the second half of the competition and
get three more throws. His best so far, 75 metres 78. He needs more. He
is capable of more. Somewhere close to his British record might be
needed here. That's a big shout from him. It's a long throw. Look at
this! Great Britain's Nick Miller right in amongst it. Between the
gold and silver medal lines there. Well, we know he's brave enough.
He's committed enough. He's capable enough of going all the way here.
Especially at these distances. It's 77.31, Miller goes into the silver
medal position in the third round. Beautiful throw.
Tremendous noise inside the stadium for Nick Miller. As we move on the
third of the four heats of the men's 400m capital. The German is sitting
in third place at the moment. He is settling in. We have seen that
montage of Daley Thompson winning the gold in the first war
Championships in Helsinki. His father is a competitor rival. I say
a rival, he never got close! Anyway, in the bronze medal position at the
moment with the last event of the first day of the decathlon. Rick of
Rijkaard is a decent 400m man. The quickest man may well be in lane
eight. Also going well, Kirk Felix in the inside and the green and red
of grenade. Fifth place at the moment. Ukrainian, Cazenove, inside
his line. Rico Fry and trying to keep pace with some very quick men.
-- Praught. Rico Freimuth is finishing strongly.
Rico Freimuth Reading his teeth and digging in as the Japanese athlete
fades away. Rico Freimuth is going to take it 48-42. A seasons best
time, that is something for Rico Freimuth. Down on his personal best.
Really it is how he has been running this season. He knows that is a
decent time to produce a season's best. 48.41, slower than Kevin Mayer
run in the first heat. He will lose a little bit of ground on Kevin
Mayer. But it is him trying to keep pace. Kaczmarek was tied on the same
number of points, a very quick 400m runner. Rico Freimuth did what he
had to do in posting a decent time to put him in a very good position
at the end of the first day. Well, there's Nick Miller. What an
effort from him within 24 centimetres of his British record in
that third round. He goes up into the medals at the halfway stage.
Great performance from the Brit. One of two very capable Polish hammer
throwers watching. 76.54 in the second round. Expect more, because
he is ranked two in the world behind his team-mate this year. Wojciech
Nowicki, round three. Good angle, good positions. He hooked it. Is it
going to stay in the sector's it does, just. And it's going to take
the lead, I think, if the lying is beyond that gold line for Wojciech
Nowicki. Nothing still to really scare Nick
Miller, I have to say. Throws of 77, even 78 metres. He looks capable of
doing that. Nick Miller's British record, 70s .55. You may need to
improve that -- 77 .50 five. The French athlete, he served a
two-year drugs ban, I should share that with you, Quentin Bigot. He
likes that. He's got onto this. Around that, oh, right on the
medals. You could throw your hat over one, two and three here. It
looks as though it is a throat that might push Nick Miller threat off
further down the pecking order. -- push Nick Miller further down.
Nothing that should scan it Miller. He can go beyond all of these guys.
I know he believes that he can. 77.46, an improvement for Quentin
Bigot. Miller down to fourth place as we stand. Three throws remaining.
Just 15 centimetres operating Nick Miller and that middle zone. --
separating. I spoke to him at the British Championships, he said it
was up to him to get his arms long, accelerate the ball down through the
bottom and out. He had a tendency to bend his arms and shot as a
conference which slowed the hammer. But we have seen some great hammer
throwing from him today. That is the talk of Gustavsson, his coach, also
the bronze-medallist last year. Sophie Hitchon, Nick Miller, can he
medal here at the World Championships? That would be some
performance. As the attention turns to the
Olympic champion, Dilshod Nazarov. It really close tussle this is going
to be for the medals. As the Tajikistan Olympic champion settles
at the back of the circle. Wind it wants around the head and start the
full term, settling, the knees bend, exhilaration. He doesn't like it.
It is a big effort? Name at just around 75 metres. No improvement for
Dilshod Nazarov, he stays in fifth place. Some frustration. Frustration
gathering for the Olympic champion. Knees extended, driving up, looking
to finish that. He maybe doesn't feel, it is very much a feel, rhythm
and balance event. You do get a lot of feedback from the forces that
come through the body. Dilshod Nazarov not liking that. No
improvement. So, the Polish athlete is expected to take the victory
here. But he is in seventh place with 77 metres and nine centimetres.
He is unbeaten this year, though. Maybe he just needs to relax. He
messed up last year. Can he happened twice? A big shout from him. He
likes it a lot. There is the best throw we have seen so far. Finally,
Pawel Fajdek getting it right and putting it possibly out of reach.
Well, reigning world champion, Pawel Fajdek, he is fallible, though, as
he showed last year in real, not making the final. -- last year in
Rio. It opened the door for Dilshod Nazarov, one of the last Olympic
Games. But here at the worlds, he takes the lead. Nick Miller, now in
fifth place. But the medal is still within his grasp. And he has three
more throws to get back in amongst those medals. Really close
competition. Nick Miller right in amongst it. Well, we now have the
final heats. Two athletes, Bubba Ruger has not been having a good
day, the German, at all. Nos a prize that he doesn't like it appear.
The man who was at the start of this final event on the first day, joint
second place, the German, he has just seen from Earth -- he has just
seen Rico he ran a good 400, keeping himself
in contention. Gavin Williams of the USA. -- Devon Williams. That is a
personal best. He set it this year. 48.4. Two empty lanes. Then we go to
the Estonian athlete. Another one to have run a personal best that the
400 this year. And everyone, the Olympic bronze-medallist -- and
Damian Warner. Distant from the medal Chase at the moment. He needs
a very good 400 here, one. At the moment not contending the way he
would have liked. Dazzle Boaden of Austria on the inside. -- distilled
burger. As they dropped the end of day
Warner is so quick, such a fast man. He didn't produce a particularly
good time at the 100 early on. What can he do here in the 400? And
Kazmirek, can he put a bit of distance between himself and his
competitor? Oh, Kazmirek has got thicker outside
him, and Victor -- has got Victor outside of him. Now moves into his
stride nicely. Williams sees him disappear through that first 200m.
One going well, near the inside on lane three. It's just the Canadian
and the German -- Warner going well. It looks as though Kazmirek might
want to touch this. One, as the stag unwinds, might just have the lead
coming into the home straight. Kaczmarek and Damian Warner. Look at
this, Kazmirek moving away. As Damian Warner starts to fade a
little bit. Watch the clock, 47.2. A season's best for the man who missed
out on the medals in Rio. He was behind Damien won on that occasion.
He is doing himself the power of good here. That is an excellent 400m
the finished day one. -- to finish day one. He will be still in touch
to some expense, but importantly for him, putting distance between
himself and his competitor. Kazmirek looks like a proper runner. I
thought he had given too much energy going down the back straight with
that effort. But he has surged past the man on his outside. He had
plenty in the final 50 metres. These are heavy men, powerful athletes. It
really starts to pay off over the past 50 metres. Kazmirek, rewarded
with a very good time. STUDIO: We are about 35 minutes away
from the final track event of the night, which is the women's 200m
final. And Great Britain has its that event. Lena Asher-Smith. Lining
up, she may be quite petite in size -- Deena Asher Smith. But she has
bags of personality. Short, smiley, probably shot again
because I am really small. You can't really see it from here, but I'm
really small. The new British record... Great Britain have a
bronze medal! She has fractured her foot. I had to have surgery. Chaka
Hahn love screws in it and get on with it. I wasn't too happy with
this, especially my straight -- -- chuck a couple of screws in it and
get on with it. She goes in lane eight at that race.
At the beginning of this year she broke her foot. Couldn't walk. Took
her six weeks to get back on her feet. She's made these championships
and this final. She was fifth in Rio, of course last year and fifth
in the last world's. But that woman there was first last time she raced
200 metres in a World Championships. And Talu had a wonderful 100 metres.
She took away that silver medal. Stevens of the United States also a
really, really strong 200-metre runner. She'll look to push herself
amongst the medals, as will Kimberlyn Duncan of the United
States and Crystal Emmanuel of Canada.
Nick Miler looking to extend, well if he controls this and the hammer
doesn't hit the floor, he can start again.
Right, needs to compose himself. There's his clock. He did well there
to save that. And give himself another chance.
Just looking to get rid of that dizziness which will be in his head
or spinning around two or three times. He will use all the clock
here. He's 20 centimetres behind his season's best. Less than a metre
behind a silver medal. Miller, no, no, no, fourth attempt.
All unravelled just a little bit. Two attempts remaining.
As long as he keeps the hammer head turning and keeps it off the floor
outside of the circle, he has to go again. As Steve mentioned, it is
difficult with dizziness and is there enough time to compose
yourself? A lot of effort goes into those turns. Unfortunately there he
tried to start again, but he's still in the competition, he's thrown
really well. So I am sure there's more to come from Nick Miller here.
So Nick Miller eyeing up in front of him, as we see Quentin Bigot of
France. Sokyrskii, a neutral athlete, Fife
centimetres short of Miller's record and the poles out in front. Medals
are within reach of Nick Miller. And boy, does the British team need
them. So here is Sokyrskii. Fourth place
so far. Transferred from the Ukraine to Russia in 2014. It is bad timing,
isn't it? Sokyrskii. 77. 50.
So then, with two throws after this one to conclude this competition the
throwers just looking to, well, there is a metre ahead of Nick
Miller that he needs to find. Sokyrskii is one of them. Just
centimetres ahead of the Brit. So then Sokyrskii looking to move up
the medals. Can he? A bit flat there. Got his angles a little bit
wrong. It is over 75 metres again. But only just. He found it anyway.
Sometimes this happens, nobody has done much A decent throw, but no-one
else for a while. A foul from Sokyrskii. I know you probably can't
hear this at home, but the stadium's gone a bit quiet. When we had the
action on the track and there was music, we just have a slow Erith
them to it. -- slower Rhythm to it. You cannot
see this off camera, but the mascot, Hero The hedge hoj, maybe he can
liven up the stadium for us! There he is. Don't do it! He's done it.
Well done! So it is a strange atmosphere in the
stadium. This might be good for Nick Miller. He needs to compose himself,
slow down. Thinking clearly under pressure - a big factor when it
comes to delivering at major championships.
Well, Steve, while Nick Miller prepares himself, the steeplechasers
head out for their final. There's Emma Coburn. The Olympics for
Coburn. These World Championships for Krause. Can either get among the
African contingent which is so strong here? Emma Coburn is getting
married later this year, on my birthday. Thought I should remind
you at this point. Poland in gold and silver, as was
expected on paper, at least. Of course, that doesn't make any
difference, and its distance is within reach of Nick Miller.
Nowicki, round four. A big scream, big shout from him. I don't know
why, because it was no improvement. Just maybe trying to wake himself
up, get emotionally involved back in this. Huge forces - of course we
cannot see them, but massive. These guys lift some of the biggest
weights in the gym of all the athletes.
78. 03. Still in second place. No
improvement for him. Expect this to go far - he is in the lead and once
he's out in front, he can settle. He's released a big throw again
here. Fajdek has released it on that
80-metre line. So might be a slight improvement. He knows he's leaving
the door open for his team-mate. Possibly others if they can come
join them. Nowicki has a season's best. So, still there. 79. 81 to
consolidate his first place. So Miller knows what he needs to do.
He is still in fifth place - a Bronze Medal at the moment is 77.
67. Miller will need to throw a British record further than he's
ever thrown before and he's got two throws to do it.
Can Nick be our hero? There's Hero The Hedgehog.
A few other people around here he might be able to take the jobs of.
Well, another distance final. : 5,000 tomorrow night. Mo Farah. Got
the women's 5,000 as well. The 1500 for men. 800 for women and this
steeplechase final here and this lady here, the world record holder.
Emma Coburn ran brilliantly, the American, in Rio. Coached by her
partnership. Getting married later in the year. Diro, such good
athletes here. Jepkemoi will hope she can keep her
title. Two years ago, seems such a long time ago now.
This young lady has a prospect here, Celliphine Chepteek Chespol - a
medal at the junior cross-country championships earlier in the year
and has run under nine minutes and she's only 18.
The women's 38,000-metres steeplechase final.
Away they go. Just over seven-and-a-half laps of the track.
They don't take the water jump on the first lap.
Quickly the USA. I will bring Paula in a second as I watch them go
around that bemed. You see the cones that are out, some controversy, she
was disqualified in the qualification for putting a foot on
the line, on the water jump. She's not in this final. Probably two
Americans. That was deemed harsh. We have seen it over the last couple of
championships. They have definitely kept a close eye on where the
athletes place their feet around that bend. She barely brushed the
line. Maybe a little bit unlucky to be disqualified. That
disqualification stood. It means that her training partner and
team-mate was the only representative of that training
group. There are still two American girls here in this final, with Emma
Coburn leading that American challenge. They will have their work
cut out to keep up with the Kenyan and Bahrainiian challenger. We are
keeping an eye on Nick Miller, he will go shortly in the hammer. In
fact, he's heading towards the circle now. Steve, there he is down
in the... Well, he's waiting to go into the circle. What do you reckon?
Well, he needs to really set a rhythm in this round. He's just seen
a neutral athlete go into the Bronze Medal position with a throw of 77.
98. So the medal that Nick Miller would so dearly want to attain at
these World Championships is moving slightly further away from him.
But he is capable. It is still within half a metre of his British
record. And half a metre of his season's best. So really close. I
think close enough to really believe, really believe - that is
what he's got to do. In this penultimate throw of the
hammer final. Can Nick Miller throw a throw to get
himself into the medals? Two spins before four turns - it's fast, his
time - it is a big throw for Miller. I thought that was better. Maybe
just lost that release there. It looked quick. Fell away, lost his
balance. Hopefully he got some sort of
feeling there that tees him up for the last round. Just leaning back
there, off balance slightly. And Nick Miller, no improvement. It is
76. 16 though. So, one throw remaining.
Still needs something up towards 78 metres to get into the meadles. --
medals. So one more throw for Nick Miller.
We have had drama all over the place in this steeplechase. It has been
around that lady there, number 11, Chepkoech. I said you don't take the
water jump after the start, but the next time around, yes, you have.
Hold on a minute! She's gone all of the way back now. She hasn't cut any
corners and she's taken the water jump. Whether or not she'll be
disqualified, I don't know. Anyway, she then absolutely legged it to
catch up and then took about 200 metres and then this happened. So,
she took one or two down with her and then got up again and tried to
catch the field. The problem for her is the race was up and away and
running. Chepkoech started to push the pace
already. And she's now back in that second group, if you like. So we
have seven that have broken away. Chepkoech leading them. The world
record holder. The Kenyans will be working together here. Chepkoech,
the defending champion and the two Americans. And Yavi trying to hang
on in there. She is having a phenomenal race,
Chepkoech. She has already used those surges of adrenaline couple of
times to get as of back into contention, and made mistakes. The
race mean well was moving on each time she has managed to get herself
back up there in this group that is breaking away. They went through the
first kilometre in three minutes and two, then they have picked it up.
That is why it has all stretched out. Emma Coburn trying to her mum.
A team-mate with her. But the youngster, Chespol, in second place,
just following the leader. She clattered into the barrier in Paris
in the Diamond League. That's what we're talking about Wow! That is how
Campbell got disqualified last year when Chespol didn't take that
Quansah properly. They are being very strict on this. You bet the
Americans will already be that little bit there when Chespol
almost, as she went past the corner, did she stand on the line, did she
cut it? Let's have a little look. Coming from the corner... No, I
think she was all right. She's obviously been warned and want and
won by the Kenyan federations. I think she's all right there. -- and
warned. Emma Coburn still there. This pace has turned into a pretty
quick race. Emma Coburn hanging onto the back of that group. Courtney
Frerichs behind her is having the race of her life. I have been
looking to see where Krause is, and she is way back. She was impeded on
the second for Chepkoech. It definitely impeded and affected her
race. At the moment, Emma Coburn is hanging in there and Courtney Frears
taking it better than her team-mate. She has only run nine 9.19. Just
inside three minutes for the second kilometre. Very fast indeed. This is
even Emma Coburn's best. She looked up at the screen. She knows that the
Olympic champion is ahead of her. Chespol, this brilliant and, the
18-year-old does behind. I would be thinking, if I was Emma Coburn,
surely Chepkoech, I don't know if she realises what Chepkoech has had
to do. The defending champion is tucked in there. She might be
thinking, I only have to beat one of them in front of me. She has to
believe that she knows she has a strong finish and she will be able
to use that over the final lap. It depends how much they use in energy,
trying to stay with Jebet's surge. It looked as though Chespol is spent
now. The 18-year-old has been in very good form. She has fallen off
the pace. Jebet trying to run away and wear them down. Trying to get a
gap year. She's still got her defending champion in fourth place
at the moment. Look at the American. Emma Coburn looks good, comfortable
and strong. From bowler Colorado. She won a medal last year. Her
team-mate is having a cracking race, but she is coming to take the medal.
Her hurdling technique is better than that of the other two, but does
she have the endurance pace to stay strong enough of this last lap?
Courtney Frerichs is still there. Jebet catches the heels of
Chepkoech. Emma Coburn, her team-mate has got past her and is
thinking, what a nerve is going on? Look at Fredericks, she's going for
this. All of a sudden, the world-record holder is gone. Four
women, just two strides between them all. Chepkoech finally starts to
fault. It is two Americans against the defending champion, what a race
this is! Emma Coburn on the inside, takes the wall better than her
team-mate and the defending champion, Jepkemoi. Emma Coburn has
got one more barrier to take safely. She's over it. This is going to be a
superb performance. Another shock at these Championships. It's the USA,
Emma Coburn, the gold-medal. Courtney Frerichs the silver. 9:2.5
nine. -- 9:2.5. She is inside the American record. They move up both
of them onto the all-time list as well. The 1-2 in the steeplechase.
Not for Kenya, or Ethiopia, or Bahrain, or any of the countries
which have the North African runners running for them, for the USA.
Courtney Frerichs cannot believe it. What testimony, Paula, to her
partner? The two of them have worked together for the last 12 months or
so. Said it was about time you started coaching me, I believe in
it. Courtney Frerichs can't believe it. Sometimes when you do that,
people question it and think it is to close a relationship. But
goodness me has it pulled through. It definitely has. Whoever said the
steeplechase was not a dramatic event? There was so much drama in
that race. Chepkoech, she just... She made so many mistakes you can't
even start to list them in that race. Emma Coburn kept her head. She
ran the race of her life, as did Courtney Frerichs, who took it to
her. She probably knew in fairness of that last lap that she didn't
have the speed of the final lap that Emma Coburn had. She laid it on the
line and did the work to take the questions and be able to ask those
questions, and she hung on bravely, and it really was their hurdling
technique that counted, I think, over that final lap. You made the
point about Chepkoech, she had missed the water jump, run 30 metres
more than everyone else and has had a fall. Only at this point did she
fall off it. The difference, Paula, when this happens, Cockburn, no feel
for this last, watch this. -- Emma Coburn. Great technique. Courtney
Frerichs as well. This is the first Championship record of these World
Championships in London. 9.02. Goodness me there will be a public
inquiry in Kenya! Now, while we are watching these we
may be getting some news which could be good news about Lynsey Sharp. I
will bring that to you when we confirm it. That Emma Coburn and
Courtney Frerichs, an unbelievable 1-2. Gold and silver for the USA.
That will be celebrated in bowler, Colorado, I'll tell you, never mind
in the USA. -- in bowler Colorado. Superb.
STUDIO: Well, that was an incredible race. We've had so many surprises
already in this Championship. That is another one. We're still waiting
to confirm the news about Lynsey Sharp. We will do that, we will can
permit as soon as we can. But Emma Coburn and Courtney Frerichs. We've
seen some celebrations, there's another one. Look at those images!
That is utter disbelief. Courtney Frerichs, where did she get
that from? That was brilliant. We are into the last round of the men's
hammer final. Valeriy Pronkin. The neutral athlete. Chasing the two
Polish throwers, Nvidia on -- no Wakey and Fajdek. -- Nowicki.
Oh, it's very long in terms of the levers that he used. It is a big
throw. The challenge is just beyond the silver medal line. It is on the
edge of it. This is going to come down to the smallest of margins. He
is one of the tall throwers. Kept his levers well there. And his
balance, we talked about balance early year. A really good example of
that. 78-16. Pronkin separates the Polish droves. Nick Miller, you know
exactly what you need to do to get the bronze medal, -- Polish
throwers. Nowicki, beyond his British record. Millot needs to turn
faster and be stronger with it than ever before -- Munua. More forces,
of course. He needs some quick turn the. Oh, it's hitting the cage. Oh,
I'm so disappointed for Nick Miller. He really went for it and it ends in
a foul. The coach is not happy. He knew that was an opportunity. Sixth
place for Miller. The fast free terms of course, the more force
there is, the more he is leading back to counter it, his head in his
hands. He knew that he had a throw in excess of his lifetime best in
him there. But he just couldn't find it in the last round. His best,
77.31. So, disappointment for Miller. Nowicki of Poland has been
pushed down into bronze by that through of Pronkin that we just saw
two throws a go. Fajdek is out in front. Nowicki, either set for
bronze or improve his evening's work and the colour of his medal. He is
guaranteed bronze. Can he find more? It's long. Oh, he's not sure about
it. No, you won't. So, Fajdek again takes a goal. There he is. -- takes
a goal. As we've seen on a number of occasions, getting ready for his
final throw. His first reaction is necessarily a celebration. Poland
one and three, Pronkin, the neutral athlete, in silver. And Pawel Fajdek
retains his World Title. Nowicki hands the victory to his team-mate,
Pawel Fajdek. Well, we can now confirm that news about Lynsey
Sharp. She has been reinstated. She's received a conduct warning
from the jury of appeal. It has been reinstated. And that time of 1:59.47
means that she is in the final is the fastest loser. Let's remind you
what happened. Lynsey Sharp was in a battle down the home straight with
lips each of the USA. -- with Lipsey. Lynsey Sharp and Lipsey were
fighting for third spot. Lynsey Sharp.
fighting for third spot. Lynsey Linked arms unintentionally,
apparently, I think to keep her balance. She pushed away off Lipsey.
The two of them did qualify as fastest losers. Originally they had
been disqualified. She had been reinstated and is in the final.
We are at the halfway stage in the decathlon. And Kevin Maher has had,
well, his best first they ever. The Frenchman silver-medallist in Rio
last year, he is 43 points up on what he did last year for that
French record. And it is day two, even better. For the final event in
his second day, he has had a lifetime best this year. He has been
given something to think about. Five events to come tomorrow.
STUDIO: The excitement is building here in the stadium towards the last
event on the track, the women's 200m final. Michael has gone over to his
touch-screen corner, I will head over there now. It is a very
exciting final. It just occurred to me then, Dafne Schippers has got the
bronze medal in the 100m. She is a 200m brushless. Then you have
Miller-Uibo, this is where they should be meeting, this is the event
you would think it is perfect for a head-to-head. It turned out to be a
good head-to-head matchup. Miller-Uibo in the 400, that didn't
materialise. That look at both of them, starting with Dafne Schippers.
A world champion at 200m. 21.63 in a fantastic race. She is a really
strong athlete, tall ranging. She runs pretty much at even pays, the
200m here. Coming from the 100m. They are already starting to slow it
down. You see the mph going down. She has already got the lead. She
established a good lead of the pit. She ran a hard bend, she always
does. Right here coming off, starting to look round, with the
100m to go on, still in that semifinal. A world-class field. That
was impressive. She looked really good. I would say that she probably
looked best in has a final ESA they. So she is in a great position going
into this final. Let's look at Shaunae Miller we bow here. You can
see how she runs it, which is a bit different. A bit different approach
coming from the 400, you would expect. She wrote it hard. But she
is not running as hard around the bend. She waits until she comes off
the bend. And now she starts to put on this speed. You can see the speed
going up, up to 22, 20 2.3, now she starts to relax as she establishes
the lead in the first ten metres or so after coming off that bend.
That's a little bit of a different approach. I would expect that in the
final... Clearly nothing wrong with her tribute in the 400m in the
semifinal. Dina Asher-Smith, an incredible year, really. Injury at
the beginning of the year, unable to run. She has run herself in the last
few weeks into some kind of shape. What have you made of her
performance so far? She's so small, she's able to
generate the power you need out of the start. So a really good
semifinal here. It shocked us all a bit to see her come around the bend,
at this point n the lead and starting to fight down the home
stretch. Unlike the last two we saw, she's got to run the whole thing. We
saw some fatigue there. The forces you want to generate are here, where
you are pushing back against the track and she is able to hold that
position much longer than most people because of how short she is.
You want from here, to shoulder to hip, to knee, to ankle. You want to
generate that force as long as you can. Because she's so short, she's
able to do it for longer. That is a real weapon for her. They didn't run
the 200s in the trial. They were not sure how her foot would stack up.
Here she is, and as always with these finals there is the showbiz
razzmatazz and the athletes take to the course. We expect she'll get a
huge reception from the home crowd - craving some kind of success here in
this stadium. We've had so many near misses. What do you feel - could she
run herself into the medals? She's in lane eight, which Michael
suggested, she's going to out really hard around that bend. So it is just
whether she has the discipline not to overcook it on the turn. And
leave herself something in that last 40 metres. What we didn't see in the
semis. You have to watch for Ta Lou. She's in lane four. She's run a
personal best this year. There she is. If anything that we have seen
over the past week is anything to go on, the things we have seen, it is,
it hasn't been the big ones and this one and Miller-Uibo we have talked
about, it may be those outside the medals or potential bronzed whofl
have gone and got that. Do Do you go and save something for
the end of the race? Something that is missing from her is speed and
endurance. I would hope I could hang on. She kind of had to go for it in
the semis. Like a normal season, she would know where she was with her
fitness, but she's still testing that. Is this going to be too big an
ask for her after the season she's had. Let's see Dina Asher-Smith,
fifth in Rio, fifth in Beijing. In front of a home crowd. What can she
do. Andrew Cotter and Colin Jackson. THE COMMENTATOR: That would have
been a distant dream a couple of months ago - anything will be a huge
bonus. Now the rain starts to come down here. This is the line up for
the 200 metres. Those three in the middle, Marie-Josee Ta Lou, Nick
Miller and Dafne Schippers will be very hard to beat.
Dina Asher-Smith ran the same time in the semifinal. And Deejah
Stevens, she can finish very strongly, so too can the two women
here. Dafne Schippers, when she gets
going, such a powerful sprinter. Bronze in the 100 metres and Nick
Miller, the Olympic 4 -- and Shaunae Miller-Uibo the Olympic champion.
Shaunae Miller-Uibo, the Olympic 4 -- and Shaunae
On the inside Crystal Emmanuel. Flying a few weeks ago. 22. 50, a
new Canadian record. And Emmanuel goes on the inside.
For this final event of this evening here what can Shaunae Miller-Uibo do
after that 400 metres? She will not falter as she did over the longer
distance. Dina Asher-Smith goes in eight.
Ta Lou left a little bit there. She'll power and get quickly to
running. Dina Asher-Smith out quickly. Now come Shaunae
Miller-Uibo. Schippers, Asher-Smith, can Asher-Smith hold on? It is Ta
Lou, Schippers. It is Schippers ahead. Ahead of Marie-Josee Ta Lou.
Shaunae Miller-Uibo and Dina Asher-Smith. Fourth at the World
Championships. It is 22. 07 for Dafne Schippers - the champion
defends her title. Bronze in the 100, bronze in the 200. She is
champion again. She knows she is fourth. They say it
is the coolest position. Bearing in mind what she's had to struggle
against this season. Schippers is unbeaten in the 200 metres. I am
very pleased for Dafne Schippers. But Dina Asher-Smith is something
incredible. Think of the whole process that she's gone through.
Time and time again, she has to battle through physically and
mentally, and she ends up in fourth place running a strongest race of
the season when it matters, going 22. 22. That is just phenomenal. I
can not describe to everybody how impressive that performance is by
Dina Asher-Smith. I can imagine how frustrated she is, Andrew, the fact
that she knows all the work she's missed and how close she was to
getting the medal. She will be disappointed, we know that. But boy,
oh, boy! We knew she would get out quickly. She took a huge amount out
of the field over the first 60 metres. No messing about. Out of the
blocks well. She's so experienced. Even tho eshe's young. She loves
this event. She works hard around that turn but kept a cool head the
whole way around. Look at Dafne Schippers - batting in the middle of
the field. She wants to hang on to this title, doesn't she? She was not
going to give it up easy. Straining at the back end, but doing enough to
hang on to gold. I think of 2013 and the silver-medallist in the 100, and
Marie-Josee Ta Lou denied by 300ths of a second here in the 200. That
must be cruel for her to take. The Americans, Kimberlyn Duncan and
Deejah Stevens would have come past Dina Asher-Smith. The time she's run
there, 22. 22 and so close to that Bronze Medal. So close. Painfully
close. But I hope this is really inspiration for them more than
anything else. Because she's worked so hard to get to this position.
Unbelievable performance. Through the rounds, learning every single
time and wow, wow, wow! What a wonderful run by her. I hope she
really appreciates what she's done. Dafne Schippers ahead of Marie-Josee
Ta Lou, Shaunae Miller-Uibo and Dina Asher-Smith talking now to Phil.
You are incredibly frustrated. I was coming down the home straight, I was
like, I didn't know I was in this kind of shape, but then to see that
I missed out on a bronze by 700ths. When you have broken your foot it is
really not that much. I am quite frustrated, but at the same time, in
like reflection I am really happy to have done a 22.22 with hardly any
training. So, yeah. When you were in the blocks what were you hoping to
achieve? I didn't even have placings in my mind. I know it sounds silly.
I was happy to be here. I thought focus on your aim and go for it. I
did and I was coming down the home straight. And the crowd were getting
louder and louder. I thought it means it is going well. Keep going.
And I did. Fourth - my best finish ever in a world final, but, so
close. In years to come, but I just wonder,
we've had so many fourth places in the British team, this one is a
stand out in that everything you have gone through, the broken foot,
the surgery, the pins in it and now here you are forth in the world. I
am so happy honestly to run 22.2. It is faster than what I did last
season. It is getting close to my PB. I am over the moon. We've had a
lot of fourth places. Lots of the fourth places have been by people so
young, they probably have another decade in them. They not have got a
medal today but they are ones to watch in the years to come. I want
to say thank you to all the people who got me back in track, to Martin
and obviously my coach, who just believed in me every single sfep of
the way. I honestly would not have been able to bang out a 22.2 if it
was no t for their belief and hard work. Thank you, guys. Thank you.
Yes, indeed and, as we were talking about there, fourth place - some
fourths are worth celebrating. Half a second quicker than she was in the
last round. Dafne Schippers defends her title
with that great run. A fascinating run for so many reasons, Michael. An
amazing race. We knew Dina Asher-Smith would get out quickly
over there on the far side of your screen sand -- screen and she did. I
talked about Ta Lou and how she's had a fantastic championships. The
battle was down the home stretch. Schippers did a fantastic job not
tightening up. Let's look at Dina Asher-Smith here. She ran the right
type of race. We talked about that before the race started. Go out and
go for it or safe something for the end. And she went for it. And what
happens is, we saw a little bit of fatigue at the end of that race in
the semi-finals, but the more you do this, the more your speed endurance
increases. There's nothing like a race to help you with that. She went
in there today, the speed endurance was there because her body's
basically saying, oh, we did this yesterday. I can do this and that
was a fantastic race. Congratulations to Dafne Schippers.
A few years ago she was competing as a he athlete, then she switched to
the sprint and she has been so dominant in the 200 since. She's a
great 200-metre runner too. An incredible backing up that victory
of 2015. She really was majestic there. We have seen how difficult it
is for a defending champion to actually defend at these
championships. She made it look great. She's strong. She's mentally
tough and hungry. Ta Lou - I am really impressed with Ta Lou. She
must have been disappointed after the 100 to come so close and to come
out here and to be only again a couple of hundreds away from the
gold. She's had a great championship.
She has. It has been a great night for the United States. They take
another two golds tonight. Brittney Reese in the long lump and the
steeplechase. We will get more reaction. We are switching over to
BBC Two right now. We are leaving you BBC One viewers with the news.
If you want more athletics reaction
Gabby Logan presents continued live coverage from the London Stadium. The evening concludes with the women's 200m final, and the medals are also decided in the women's 3,000m steeplechase and the men's hammer.