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Coin Jackson is the champion of the
Supporters are looking on in
He is the world champion.
One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six.
look as if he is going tb world
might just about get there. Did he
And it's over.
And we will
see the world's fastest ever man
indoors, Christian Coleman in the
men's 60 metres. That is one of nine
events that are going to be decided
tonight. Laura Muir goes in the
final of women's 1,500 metres. The
women's 60 hurdles final promises to
be a final. The America women are
looking good, led by Kendra
Harrison. And the heptathlon with
the French athlete in the lead.
This is thousand evening pans out.
-- this is how the evening pans out.
We welcome this Saturday teatime,
Katarina Johnson-Thompson. Fantastic
to have you here.
I think I was
still doing the long jump yesterday.
Very fresh information to me when
people call me the world champion.
Did you get any sleep? I saw you
posting at an un-Godly hour you
should get some sleep.
Yes, I left
my alarm on from the day before and
it was a 7am wake up call and the
memories started flooding in. I
slept from 3 to 7.
I'm sure a lot
was going on h your mind. You had
family here. They must have been
Thripped to see you achieve that --
thrilled to see you achieve that?
Yes it was amazing, they came to the
hotel and spoke about the whole day
and it was a thing I will cherish
Can we have a look at your
I have just picked it up.
It is lovely.
It is lovely.
We have the library
We want to talk about your
day and what going through your
head. Let's look back at how you won
Is this an opportunity
for Katarina Johnson-Thompson? Not
the best of starts. Williams may win
this. 8.07. It is the time that is
1.97 in Rio. That is more like it.
She is in the lead over all. Shot
put next. Moves to the back of the
circle. Legs involved. That is a
That is huge. That will
make such a difference to her.
Johnson-Thompson very capable of
putting it out of reach here. Last
That looks much better.
should know if she runs to her
potential this will be not a lap,
but four laps of honour. In the gold
medal position. She says this is my
race, this is my time, this is my
title. She has the gold medal. She
is the world indoor champion.
said your alarm went off at 7. What
is going through your mind on the
morning with five events ahead of
you and you know you have a real
opportunity to get on top?
something I have been overwhelmed
with in the past. Five events in one
day is a lot. But I was chilled and
I thought, I have just got hurdles
and high jump and I have some time
to do the shot put and I'm in the
mind set of taking things in
sections. I wasn't too worried. I
was just focussed
Was ate conscious
thing that in the past you were
looking ahead too much?
especially even in the lead up, in
the the build up, I used to get
overwhelmed trying to think about
every technical event. I wouldn't
able to sleep maybe two nights
before. The Thursday night I slept
like a baby and woke up fully rested
and ready to go.
Is it too pre
presumptuous to say you looked like
you were enjoying yourself in the
No, I had a very bad warm
up. People would have seen I wasn't
throwing very far. Two of aaunties
came on dance cam and one gave it a
go and it relaxed me. I I was like,
they're here and enjoying
themselves. I took my advice. Jonny
was there, my coach, to hell me do
the shot put. It built and built up
and my first throw was decent.
has been the difference out side of
aunties, you can't take them to
every competition. What has been the
difference in the competition and
previous ones, where you said this
one you didn't get so nervous and
were able to be more relaxed?
Exactly that, in the shot put
especially when I used to not do a
good warm up or a good first throw,
I would fall apart and think, I'm
never going to throw it. I feel like
I was able to understand where I was
on each of the event and be like, OK
I need to do this and build it and
just take it in my stride and not
panic. Because I know I'm capable of
The high jump, you were
short of your best, still the best
in the field. Were you able to say,
I have lot a few points, and I'm
going to have to now pull something
out of bag in the shot put?
always feels like the case in the
shot put, my shot put cancels out my
high jump and I'm lucky because
nothing cancels out the long jump. I
found the high jump competition
difficult. My adrenaline went after
I knew I was the last one in. I'm
just happy I was able to, yeah... I
think that was the jump. I was
aiming for 1.94. So I didn't want to
celebrate. But it didn't come off. I
was happy with the way I bounced
back from the high jump.
spoken about the ability of
heptathletes to leave baggage
behind, you seemed to manage it and
just park whatever happened in the
event before and move forward?
you have to, good or bad f you have
an amazing vent, you can't, I have
done that in the past, had an
amazing high jump and think
everything is going great. So I
tried take each event as they come
good or bad.
You have had some
difficult times in big global events
and big events for you haven't come
off, whether Beijing or in London
and it felt like yesterday was a
real redemption, you were righting
wrongs and proving to yourself you
can get to the top. Did you feel
yesterday was a break through
Yes, I felt break through,
the start of something hopefully. I
know I can compete at this level and
I have a gold medal. To me it is a
huge confidence boost to know I have
a global title and I'm working
towards something special in the
next couple of years and trying to
I know she won't say, that,
making that transition and moving to
France, a lot of people, athletes
move, they do, but they tend to go
to countries, where they speak
English. That whole independence...
If they speak English.
moving to France, big adjustment,
upheaval and having to settle
yourself into a new regime shouldn't
be underestimated. I think you're
bearing the fruits of second winter
being in a positive environment with
a good training group. I think that
For sure, last year I think
it was too soon. I remember people
saying, don't be scared but I was
so, I wanted London 2017 so much.
This year's the first year I have
had the full winter training and
learned techniques and the direction
I want to go in and I think it is
coming together and I was happy I
was able to rectify it at home.
proud of you, the critics that
didn't believe you had the ability
to move forward. I think you have
demonstrated that you're ready.
stubborn. People wanted me to go to
single events, but I'm stubborn and
I believe in myself and I believe
I'm a heptathlete and I want to show
I can do this.
You talked of
sacrifice in your interview
yesterday, you take yourself to a
different country, settle in
somewhere away from the home
comforts and there must have been
times where you questioned whether
that was the right move or not.
for sure. It is inevitable that I
questioned it, especially after last
year where it didn't come together
in London. Now I know I'm on the
right path and it will be worth it.
What are you excited about for the
future? You have got Commonwealth
Games coming up and now you I think
you probably feel got that off your
back, what excites you about the
I just want to do more of
what I did yesterday. I want to be
comfortable in my surroundings and I
want my body, I want to be confident
with my body, no injuries, training
and be here winning medals. I know
in the past I have concentrated so
much on points or scores or heights
and I just want to get into that
mentality where I want to win and
come here and be competitive. Like
you used when you were a kid.
dogs and your mum are getting a bit
I spoke to my mum yesterday
and, my Nan was with the nothings
watching that interview, she said,
they're my dogs.
You have lost your
dogs! The Commonwealth Games is a
few weeks away, you must take so
much confidence from that
performance into the heptathlon
there. Do you feel you have this new
mind set and putting it over two
days will be the next challenge. You
have got to bed and get up the next
day with the same mind set.
will be interesting, it is only a
month and instead of breaking down
the training after the indoor
season, I'm trying to build on the
pentathlon and I am going to have a
week off and go back into training
and build it up. And then I have got
16 weeks until the Europeans and
this song will be on my play list!
This puts you in your happy place.
Three times yesterday.
talked of plan about attempting this
year and we have three major
Championships, you want to go for
I'm just focusing on trying to build
my craft and working on building it
We have discussed
various events over the last few
years the best way forward, I have
asked Denise is it to strengthen the
events you are weaker on, to go for
the events you are great at and not
worry about that. Have you had a
rethink at all?
I always try and
work on my throwing, it is an
ongoing process and I don't think I
will ever be finished, but for me my
strengths are so strong, I need to
make sure that those events, my high
jump and long jump that I didn't do
yesterday where they need to be. I
try not to get too down with myself,
and I know I'm competing with my
training partner, she did an amazing
throw yesterday, she got 15.50, and
it just shows that certain people
have certain strengths, and certain
people have certain weaknesses, and
she can throw that in training and I
can't even do that. She's just got
it, and she would ask me the same
for the high jump, so it is trying
to get to a place where I am happy
And while there isn't another
global event this year, in the
European Championships hopefully you
will come up against W Thiem, which
is a wonderful opportunity, and if
things go right next month, more
good training under your belt, that
is a great opportunity for you.
Definitely, that is what I'm working
towards, and it will be a great
opportunity, especially with
Karolina Schaeffer from Germany as
well, so I definitely am going to do
the Commonwealth Games and have a
long time to build on both of those
It is about taking one
step at a time, and she is right,
you have to get to that happy place
where there is an acceptance, at
this point she is not going to throw
15 metres in the shot, but she will
improve and be solid. But what has
let her down has been her strengths,
so that cannot happen. Every
heptathlete is walking that fine
line between giving, taking and
keeping the balance.
You can hear
the music behind us, which means
there is a medal ceremony about a
happen. It was the men's competition
this morning, won by Tomas Walsh of
New Zealand, so Steve Backley will
talk us through this.
COMMENTATOR: It was a very
entertaining competition, this. So,
in reverse order, Tomas Stanek, one
of the most consistent performers
before the championships, 21 metres
and 44 centimetres, made to look
rather ordinary by the standards set
by Tom Walsh. But a good performance
for Stanek. And David Storl, another
medal for his enormous collection,
twice world champion, three times
European champion, same distance,
silver and bronze, but went to a
carrot back to the next best throw,
and even that was just a few
centimetres. But the main man, Tom
A superb performance, Championship
record, the fourth best ever,
dominated all three throwers would
have taken the gold medal. He was a
talented rugby player growing up,
his mum wanted him to play for the
all Blacks. He says now he has made
the right decision, and you can't
argue with that. Jebet chip record,
22.31. And we will enjoy the New
Zealand national anthem. All smiles
from Tom Walsh.
Brilliant stuff for Tom Walsh,
another global title. Boy is he
going to be a handful in the
Commonwealth Games next month in
STUDIO: Congratulations to Tomas
Walsh, and we will be having another
medal ceremony in a couple of
minutes, we have another couple of
minutes here with Kat. Has it been a
crazy 24-hour is?
She is, she is just happy
in her own space, right? It is just
the way she is.
Lets give a robbery
at home another look at that gold,
as you don't know, it could be the
only one Great Britain have, we hope
that there are more to come, but
look, the wonderful design of all
the famous buildings of Birmingham
there, and of course you got one
Commonwealth Games to go down to the
goalposts for, and in four years'
time you will be back in Birmingham
hopefully for the Commonwealth Games
Yes, it will be my second
Commonwealth Games, this was my
Are you going to do some more
No, that is me done now.
Yes, it definitely,
it is my second pentathlon of my
senior career, so this is my
favourite sort of arena to do it.
Clearly she likes in doors at!
Glasgow next year.
Thank you for
coming to chat to us, and best of
luck. It seems to be going the right
way, so best of luck, keep doing
what you are doing. Of course, it is
as I say the 60 metres medal
ceremony. For that fantastic final
last night. It was a one-two for the
Ivory Coast, and they are top of the
medal table after that magnificent
final. It all came right last night
after a tough few years the Murielle
Ahoure, she has won medals on the
first stage, the world stage, and
Steve Cram will talk us through the
If you look in the middle tables and
performances, she had the total
number of medals won back by her
country. And then they win another
two. And joining them, Mujinga
Kambundji. Switzerland have never
won a medal in this event before.
When was Switzerland's last medal at
these Championship is? It was 2001.
Swiss 800 metres runner.
Swiss 800 metres runner.
Well done. And if Switzerland have
had to wait a long time for a medal
at these championships, then
suddenly for Ivory Coast, two come
along at once. And it is a new
personal best, Murielle Ahoure was
just a fraction away from her world
record. But the champion, winning
her country's first ever global gold
medal, from the Ivory Coast,
Murielle Ahoure, with a superb
performance, 6.97. You have to go
all the way back to the olden days
of the 1990s for a time given that,
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won four
years ago 64.90 eight. So if that is
any measure, then Murielle Ahoure is
right up there with a top-class
What a moment for her, and what a
moment for the Ivory Coast, gold and
silver in the women's 60 metres.
Murielle Ahoure and Marie-Josee Ta
Lou, her team-mate, and Mujinga
Kambundji for Switzerland taking the
STUDIO: So far for Great Britain it
has all been about the women, hasn't
it? It has very much been ladies
night. We've just had a chat with
Katarina Johnson-Thompson, and we
saw Laura Muriel take a medal
earlier on, can she add to her
growing collection of world and
COMMENTATOR: Laura Muir stretches
away and comes to win the gold
COMMENTATOR: Laura Muir stretches
away and comes to win the gold medal
for Britain. Look how fast she is
going. She has now got two gold
medals. She is the champion again.
Laura Muir! Laura Muir has one last
effort. She has definitely got a
medal, but what colour will it be?
Indoors is something she excels at.
Steve Cram and Paula Radcliffe are
up in the commentary box. Good
Good to see
you both up there and enjoying the
light show going on behind you. This
is obviously a great opportunity for
Laura, because the tactics as you
pointed out, Steve, with the men and
the heats of the women the other
day, they are so important indoors,
and Laura navigated her semifinal
very well the other day. It was
always going to be tough, so how do
you see at playing out for her
tonight? How do you see her
approaching this one?
I think she is
probably going to have to be a
little bit patient again almost like
she was in the 3000. I don't think
she will want to make the first
move. She has got Dibaba again, and
she has got Chepkoech as well. I
think Laura just needs to be as
close as she can when the real move
comes on and see what she has got
left in her legs. She will fight for
a medal like she did in the 3000.
Have you spoken to her or her coach,
Paula? Do you know how she's
feeling, has she got it left in her
legs after the tough 3000 and in the
1500 coming less than 24 hours
I haven't spoken to her, I
spoke to her after the race and she
was happy then, but I think they
feel it is a little bit less
pressure heading into the 1500
metres, just go in and enjoy
themselves. I did speak to Hassane
earlier, and she said she felt
better in the heats of the 1500 and
she had in the 3000, so I think it
will come down to who is the less
fatigued, and Chepkoech is obviously
fatigued, and Chepkoech is obviously
the one coming in with fresh legs.
The way that the three of them ran
that final half of the 3000 is will
undoubtedly have taken something out
of them, and if I'm honest, I think
the person who is more likely to
show the cracks is actually Dibaba.
I think Sam and Laura will be tired,
but they will fight through it.
Dibaba if she feels tired tends to
have that tendency to give up a
little bit or make the wrong
That is where we
disagree, I think Dibaba will still
be strong. When it is not going
well, Dibaba just cracks, I do agree
with that, but I think she is the
one who will force this. Chepkoech
is capable, but if she will just
take this on, they will make it a
race that the 3000 women will feel
the 3000 in ie make it a 1500 metres
that is hard rather than to burn up
over the last few laps. If it is not
moving after five or 600 metres, I
think Dibaba will want to get
through. It is an intriguing race,
three or four great athletes in
there, so let's hope Laura can do
A busy evening tonight, nine
finals, I have no doubt we will
speak to as the evening progresses.
The light show was for the pole
vaulters who are coming in and being
introduced. Stefanidi just has one
piece missing and it is this. You
would put money on her.
If you're a
gambling person for sure. She has
been fantastic last season. And that
hunger, that desire to add to her
collection is so important. She is
They're just warming up
for that and we can just go back and
relive a bit of 60-metre... Let's
look at those... Heats. Which
happened this morning of course.
Christian Coleman had a stumble.
Yes, but he looked so in control,
even with the stumble. It gives an
indication of the calibre he has,
just the class of the field, the
world record holder. He will want to
get that right. The world champion
calibre athlete after making a
mistake. They want to show
themselves and prove to themselves
that I know what I'm doing here and
I won't make a mistake like that
again. It will be interesting, he
may lay down something to send a
message to anyone who may have
thought after this morning that he
The Chinese athlete
has this incredible start.
He has a
great start. If Coleman was to
faulter, he would be the one to get
in there. He has a good chance for a
medal, because of the way he starts
and his ability to drive out of the
blocks aggressively. I expect he and
Coleman will be just about even for
the first 20 metres are so. He is so
efficient and he has power. Pretty
quick. Good leg speed. Also just the
ability to create angles out of
blocks to give him that force to go
forward. That is good core strength
that allows him to do that.
going off at 10 past 7 the
semi-finals. In Su's semi is Ujah,
what did you make of his
He looked good. He gets
faster. You will notice, unlike the
others, he gets faster as the race
gets going. He starts to pull away
later. What is impressive and it
wasn't what I saw in that race, but
speaking with him before I came here
in the lobby, he just seemed like he
is in a mind set that he knows this
is an opportunity for him. He said
he felt good this morning and felt
good about this afternoon. But he
knows he has work to do. And his
mind set seems like he understands
what is ahead of him and he feels
confident of what he needs to do and
that he can do it. But he knows it
It is a great place to be.
Glasgow last week, he wasn't at his
best and I was concerned, because he
started to talk about winning. I
want to see the old CJ where he is
focussed on being himself and just
running his own race.
That is to
come. Now the turn of the hurdlers.
First the women's semi-finals.
COMMENTATOR: The great hope rests
with Pearson. Plotitsyna there.
Charlton has had a good season.
Amusan can threaten the medals. If
she makes the final. Manning one of
three very strong Americans. Fifth
in London at the World
Championships. Won the Tour title
after her victory in Glasgow. Herman
of Belarus, a world junior champion
a couple of years ago and Kozak of
Hungary. On the inside we saw
Loncarek of Croatia.
Christina Manning goes in lane 6.
Look out for Amusan and Charlton
And well only two go through. It is
tight for second. But Christina
Manning ran a good race and a
determined race to take her through.
Amusan with a smile as well.
Manning, we talk about the
imponderables, the things that can
go wrong in hurdles and negotiating
the barriers and the pit falls,
Christina Manning and Charlton has
second place with a national indoor
We have got to look at that
third place time as well. Very swift
running by the Nigerian. Wasn't
Manning great? Very good out of the
blocks. She is aggressive, the gun
goes, crack, head down, she focuses
on the hurdle. She runs off hard,
powerfully and strong. Keeping it
nice and calm. Not rushing anything.
Just relying on the times and times
she has done hurdle clearances. She
has done this well. Comes off the
final barrier and cruises into a
And 7.91 for Amusan the
Nigerian. You would suspect that
might be good enough with the two
fastest losers going through. A good
run by Charlton. She goes through
with Christina Manning.
STUDIO: We are lucky we have seen
one gold medal in the studio, I'm
delighted the women's 60-metre cold
medal winner is with us, Murielle
Ahoure. We loved your victory last
You ran so well.
Your progress through the whole day
was fantastic. You must have felt
like you had so much energy, because
you hit the board at the end and ran
straight back again. I think you ran
I was so excited, I
couldn't believe it. I have trained
so hard for this from the beginning
of the season. My coach Alan Powell,
I train in Texas, he told me I could
do this and we tried two times
already and I came out with two
silvers. We were just excited. Our
goal was to definitely to get gold
this year. So third time, I'm so
It proves that patience is a
virtue. When you talk about age, but
you have been in the game a while.
almost pulled his hamstring, trying
to catch you!
Oh, my goodness.
patience to keep coming back was so
Thank you so much. It has
been amazing. It has been a tough
last couple of years for me from
injury and last year my father
passed away from cancer after
battling for two years. So I went
through depression and different
things. But God put people in my
life. My mentor. She also died from
breast cancer. It was good to have
uplifting people with her and my
When your dad died you sad
you could hardly get out of bed.
know I don't know how I got the
first place in the world charp ships
last year. I was not there at all.
Just a total fog. So the leader was
there with me and talked me through
and she gave me her energy and you
know my coach again, we talked
through face time, 24/7. Probably
too much. But it is good.
-- stay us with. Now back to the
60-metre hurdle and Steve Cram. And
we have two potential medal winners.
You have the reigning
European champion and Sally Pearson
and Harrison, the world record
holder. Harrison looked superb in
qualifying yesterday. Didn't even
win the US champs. This is the
question against Harrison, it is
when the chips are down, can she
perform? This is how they line up.
Lindley of Nigeria ya, Kerekes,
Talay. Lindley of Nigeria, a new
personal best this year. She won in
Ireland. Kerekes of Hungary. The
Hungarian indoor champion. Talay,
not almost back to her best. She won
a bronze medal indoors in 2012 and
outdoors in 2015. So Harrison, is
this her chance to win the global
title? Looks a little nervous. Sally
Pearson looks like she means
business as ever. Mixing an outdoor
and indoor season. Heading back to
the Commonwealth Games in our home
patch. Roleder of jarmy. And Boons
of the Netherlands. She was second
in Ireland to Lindley. And Neziri of
Finland. Just the top two. So the
fastest loser time for Amusan was
7.91. So if either of these, well
there is three, Roleder, Pearson and
Harrison, who ever finishes third
needs to be quick.
A Championship record, Jones, goes
back to Doha in 2010. That could be
under threat today.
It is going to be Harrison. Roleder
comes through. 7.77. The third will
probably be quick enough. One more
semi-final to come of course.
Harrison was not as quick as Pearson
out of the blocks. By the time she
got the first hurdle she was on her
way. That is taken up to 7.79.
Pearson at the moment is a hundredth
That 7.92 could be vital.
She is hanging on. Kendra Harrison
is a brilliant all-round athlete.
She handled Pearson well. Sally's
always great, drives hard. Nearly
perfect over this barrier. But
Kendra has that leg speed. Look how
aggressive she is. When her trail
leg hits the floor, she pushes on.
That shows she is confident in her
technique and can marry the leg
speed with good solid technique and
that gets her to the line most of
the time first.
How do you compare
to that the run in the heats? That
looked more of an effort. Let's do
the result first.
And what an exciting final that will
be at 8:55pm. There is a story doing
the rounds that last night when you
win to get your flag to do the lap
of honour, there was no Ivory Coast
Flag around, so you took an Irish
Yes, and I just flipped it
upside down, so it is just the
We can work with this! I
love the idea, you can't tell the
We have to do is a thing
about that, there should be some
Ivory Coast flags out here, because
you are on the rise.
The Irish are
There is a resurgence of
sprinters that you guys have, with
Murray and Ta Lou.
We have three,
but one couldn't make it here.
Before when I started in the Olympic
is, I was totally alone and scared
out of my mind, but every year,
people keep coming, so we are so
excited, the team is growing, we
have heard Liz and shot put is. --
hurdlers and shot puts.
And you top
the medal table at the moment, and
you are the first African sprinter,
male or female, to win the 60 metres
title, so a real pioneer.
crazy. In 2013, I was the first
African woman to medal, so to be
able to do this boar years later
after every I have been through is
So what is next?
coach wants me to focus on the 200
metres this year. I don't like it
too much, but it makes my 100 metres
better, so I will go back and do
some heavy training.
I'm sure you
will carry forward wonderful
Thank you so much
for having me, I appreciate it.
Patrick's Day is coming up soon, so
if you fancy it a visit to Dublin!
Thank you. Let's get back out there
for the third and final semifinal of
these women's 60 metres hurdles.
COMMENTATOR: United States have two
from two so far, Christina Manning
and Kendra Harrison winning so far
can Shinnie canal -- Sherrock
can Shinnie canal -- Sherrock Nelvis
do it as well? Overall this is a
very strong event, the 60 hurdles,
and there is the line-up for this
Sharika Nelvis certainly the athlete
to watch in lane three, two go
through automatically, and I would
stick minor character and say that
the fastest losers might be OK with
7.91 and 7.92. Eline Berings, still
running close to eight seconds. I
think you will have to go below
eight seconds. Mrs Rita Hurske of
Finland. And the fastest in the
world this year, 7.70 she has run,
two hundreds outside the world
record. Isabelle Pedersen equalled
her personal best in the first
round. Stephanie Bendrat at, the
Austrian champion, usually a quick
starter. And Nadine Visser, won the
European under 21 title last year.
Another one who is a good
multi-event, Karolina Koleczek of
Poland, silver in the European under
23s. And Andrea Ivancevic in the
outside lane. So, two to go through,
and we have had two very clean races
so far. The fastest losers at the
moment, and only two will go
through, they are Amusan of Nigeria.
Sharika Nelvis has watched her
team-mates Manning and Harrison go
through. She will try and take her
place in the final. That is just
before nine o'clock this evening.
The last semifinal in the women's 60
A good start by Isabelle Pedersen,
and also by that rat. And under
pressure here, that was close, and
Sharika Nelvis almost eased back on
the line. 7.83 for the winner, so
all three will go through, but what
a run for Nadine Visser. She has
been running well, but 7.83, that is
a big personal best for the Dutch
athlete. And Stephanie Bendrat and
Sharika Nelvis as well. I think
Nelvis knew that she was going to go
through, but down into second place
there. What a run from Nadine
Visser, Nelvis has more to spare,
but that was a good race.
can you imagine when read the others
into that? Nelvis look like she
clattered that first hurdle. No, she
clears that one well. It was in lane
two, that caused that upset for her.
She never got into the groove, I
thought she had made a mistake early
on. To accelerate through, chilled
at the end that is a risk to take
when people are right your.
and Visser have run good personal
races. They really pushed Nelvis all
This is what we like to
see, people arriving at these
championships coming into great
form, making competitive races right
the way through. This is going to be
a red-hot final.
And that run by
Isabelle Pedersen in third place is
going to knock out Sally Pearson,
because she will go through,
Isabelle Pedersen, with Amusan as
the fastest loser.
the fastest loser. It was a good run
by Visser to make sure things, and
she goes through with Sharika
Let's have a look at Nelvis from
here. She is the fastest woman in
the world, remember. Works fast into
that first hurdle. Takes it well,
and I think she didn't look as
aggressive as the other two Arican
-- Americans coming off the
barriers. I think she has a lot more
in the tank, if I'm honest, and I
think this is just a little sign
that she is going to say, I can
still run 7.8 and I will cruise
And I'm glad I stuck my
neck out and said I thought that
Sally Pearson would be fine, she is
not, she is gone, because Isabelle
Pedersen ran a great personal best
to go through. This, Nelvis and
Pedersen are all qualified, but
Sally Pearson is not true. She is
focused on the Commonwealth Games,
but she would have loved to have
been in the final here. Not quite an
form to challenge here, but once you
are into the finals, you never know,
and those are the women who will
contest the final later on this
Thank you, Andrew. Let's pick the
bones out of that lot, and we talk
about the differences with 60
metres, 100 metres, but would you
say the 60 metres indoors is a more
true reflection of the long event in
terms of their is not as much
I think the 60 metres
hurdles on the 100 metres hurdles
are very similar, I do think there
is much of a difference at all.
we see more of the usual names?
Exactly. I don't think that a better
start in the hurdles will have an
advantage over someone who is not as
good a start in the hurdles. I think
the hurdlers who are more mistake
prone will have an advantage at 60
because it is fewer hurdles, you
don't have as much opportunity...
And I think taking into account the
speed and endurance
And I think taking into account the
speed and endurance element at the
end of hurdles eight, nine and ten.
I am thinking of Tiffany Porter at
this moment in time, fantastic
indoors, clean and strong up to the
eighth hurdle, but sometimes you see
her tiring, I think fatigue kicks
in. But you have got to start
indoors, you have got to be strong
and get that first hurdle cleanly.
Let's go through the heats in order,
then. Christina Manning in the first
then. Christina Manning in the first
Think she feels there
is something to prove that this
championships. She was able to get
in here by her performance on the
circuit. And she ran very, very
clean here, she did well through the
rounds and is really determined,
very clean through this race and
seem to control it from the very
beginning all the way through to the
end. So she certainly will figure
into the medals. Third fastest time
this year of all the 60 metres
hurdles women, and it's not about
times, though. It is about place.
And I think she feels that she has a
real opportunity. With her time she
will be in the middle of the track,
and the other Americans will be
there along with a Visser in the
She is making up for lost
time, she had a couple of years of
injury, but since last
year, and definitely indoors, she
has look formidable.
And how great
to have her here because she did so
well in the circuit, she got a bonus
play, see you don't want any of the
American athletes to miss out on
this stage. The second heat, and the
greatest of all in terms of world
records, that is Kenny Harrison.
little jump in the blocks, but she's
always smooth, came under a little
bit of pressure on that first hurdle
from Sally Pearson, but acquitted
herself well. She is so quick
between the hurdles, just
unbelievable, she was able to
overcome that slight deficit to the
first hurdle, just a little bit
quicker, but then Kenny Harrison
just able to make up ground in
between the hurdles, because she is
just so quick and so fast. But she
has had problems in the past, not
able to make the Olympic team in
2016 when she was overwhelming
favourite last year out of the
medals at the World Championships,
coming into that championship. So I
think similar to a KJT situation,
you want that global medal, and this
is an opportunity for her.
through the rounds.
herself of some of those demons.
backing up that time, superfast.
Sally Pearson and Kenny, you see
they are both two technically
proficient hurdlers, and Sally was
able to raise her game, so it was a
little bit much like a revenge race
for those two, and Kenny came out on
top. She is looking dangerous for
She is looking great, and I
think this may be a good situation
for her, because she doesn't come
into this with the fastest time, so
maybe Sharika Nelvis who we saw in
the next heat came in with a fastest
time, 7.70 four the year, that might
have taken the pressure off Kenny.
think so, because it is that final
when there's fast girls are lined
up, can she keep her composure.
Let's have a look and complete the
triptych. Nadine Visser looks like
the one perhaps who could be
breaking up the American dominance.
I think not only this but also
leader from Germany. If you
leader from Germany. If you look at
this, she looks like she is running
with the handbrake, and I know Colin
Jackson suggested she was holding
something back, but she doesn't look
as confident as she has so far this
season, so I am just wondering how
she is going to get her mind in the
right place to deliver yet another
I will ask
you to pick your one, two, three for
me later on. The final is five to
nine, but we are now entering into
the men's heats, and plenty of
Easter come. -- plenty of these to
come. The first has a Brit involved,
I think Dave King will think he has
a good chance of going through here,
we have one nonstarter, the athlete
from Iraq not in this. King is in
four. This is Milan Trajkovic from
Cyprus, won earlier this year, has
been very good on the circuit.
Nicholas Hough just missed out on a
medal in Glasgow.
medal in Glasgow. Zebroski from
Poland, and then David King. UK
outdoor champion last year, second
in the indoor Championships.
And then Vladimir Vukicevic from nor
me, and Aurel Manga, had a chance in
what could be an open event. Smit
from the Netherlands, the Dutch
champion. So, top four to go through
here. If you look on times, they are
certainly in the mix, but it is
going to be close. It depends on who
delivers the performance here. Hough
has not run indoors, the Australian.
King may well qualify. 7.57. He
continues what has been a good
season. He got a reasonable start.
King got a good start in the middle.
There was one or two hitting
hurdles. Hough didn't perform well.
Well done David King, into the
semi-final. The winning time 7.56.
He will be pleased, he was on the
edge on paper for qualification.
I was talking to a journalist about
his potential and I said he has been
good. And being in that outside
lane, you can concentrate and get
away from the mess happening. There
is a lot of hurdles being clattered
and David King managed to do that.
But it was a fast race. For me, I
think David maybe a bit disappointed
he didn't get closer to the top end,
get closer to that 7.60 mark. But I
think that may be enough. I'm going
to keep scanning down and see
exactly where he is for
He makes it through
in the top four, Collin,. He is not
quite at the top. Was he hampered.
Zebrowski was clattering hurdles.
When people clatter hurdles, they
come into you and you naturally
extend your stride and then you
literally have to jump to it clear
it. David could have suffered from
But he is through. 7.69 his
time. He is with JJ.
how do you feel?
It was good.
Executed pretty well. I just needed
more urgency over the first. But I
did what I needed to do. So I'm
Coming into this you said
consistency was key, did you feel
Something I struggled with last
year. I dropped a time last year.
But this year I'm consistently in
the 7.6s and looking for that drop
now and if I time it right hopefully
it will come.
It your first World
Championships, how is it living up
to your expectations?
It's great. I
have always loved coming to
Birmingham. Now with a big home
crowd it is incredible.
for talking to us. Best of luck
One or two won't be happy.
Hough did get a personal best and
I'm told he is in the Australian
team for the Commonwealth Games in
Some pole vault action getting under
way and Sandi Morris about to jump.
We have Stefanidi, the Greek
athlete. We enjoyed watching her
jump in Glasgow. And Nageotte is
there. These events have been
competitive and this looks as though
it is going to go that way. Sandi
Morris. 4.50. That is a brilliant
clearance. A succession of silver
medals for Morris at world and
Olympic level. A good start for her.
Eliza McCartney has had Achilles
problems. But that is a good start.
Also the Olympic bronze medal fris
Rio. Big -- bronze-medallist from
Rio. Here is a previous world
champion. Silva, world champion in
2015. So these early heights just to
sort out your run up, get rid of the
nerves maybe. But Silva under
pressure. Has that stayed on? It
does. It is a successful clearance.
But needs a bit of a tidy up.
They're the main protagonists. We
haven't seen Stefanidi yesterday.
The Greek athlete is the favourite.
Now to the men's 60 metres hurdles.
Here is how they line up.
Baji ran a clean race to win bronze
at the World Championships last
year. Thomas of Trinidad & Tobago.
He has been around a long time. 30
now. But a new personal best this
season. Czykier. And there is Ben
Reynolds from Ireland. He goes in
lane 5 alongside, well, I was going
to say the fastest in the world.
Jarrett Eaton starts favourite.
Parokhonka of Belarus and Iribarne
of Cuba has been running well this
season. I said Jarrett Eaton is the
favourite, but he was going so well
and then hit a barrier and didn't
finish in Glasgow last weekend.
Shortly after taking the US title.
He will want a clean run to feel his
way back in. You see some great
names down there.
names down there. Robles and
Holloway, who can forget them?
Four to go through
Cleanly away and Eaton out strongly.
Thomas is all over the shop. Coming
through is Iribarne. Eaton takes
from it Iribarne. That is what Eaton
wanted after that run in Glasgow,
because he had been going so well,
took the US title and hit that
barrier and it can play with your
mind a bit. To have a decent run,
all that he was wanting.
had a good warm up preparing for
this after the mishap of Glasgow. I
will say. When he smashed the hurdle
and hit the deck. You need that bit
of a confidence-run. Even when you
have been running well all year. You
need to remind yourself about the
barriers and sometimes how they can
give you a bit of a bite if you
don't do them well.
second from the right, he tries to
bound to the first barrier and boom,
your race is gone.
Of all the
hurdlers he is the shortest I know,
but he is powerful. When you get it
wrong, you end up in problems like
We saw the name of Robles and
Iribarne maybe another great Cuban
talent coming through. Reynolds
couldn't get quite there. We have
been looking at the strength of
women's hurdling from the United
States and Eaton laying down a
marker here. So the
This athlete has made a big break
through. Katie Nageotte. Carries a
foul here though. Tidies that up
nicely at 4.50. A bit of a wobbly
start. Under a bit of pressure. Big
smiles from her. World leader.
smiles from her. World leader. The
youngest competitor in the field,
Nina Kennedy, just 20 years of age.
Getting close to her lifetime best
now. 4.60. Oh, yes. A shriek from
her! She is pleased with that. The
Australian goes into the lead with
that. Some athletes with bigger
potential to come. Nina Kennedy,
great vaulting there. Clean plant.
Rocked back. Good drive upwards. All
in line. Good balance.
in line. Good balance. Eliza
McCartney. No-heighted at her last
competition. Bronze-medallist in
Rio. Surprise bronze-medallist. A
big break through that was for her.
What a good clearance that was. Came
down on it and gave it a wobble. But
only because the bar was not quite
in the right place. Seemed to have
plenty of height.
plenty of height. McCartney joins
Kennedy, the Kiwi and the Australian
both going very nicely indeed. But
we still wait for Stefanidi. The
Olympic and world champion. To join
the competition. McCartney only came
in on Monday. Shook off a bit of jet
lag. So as we turn our attention to
a previous world champion. Silva,
now 30 years of age.
This is her first competition this
winter. A clean plant and oh, yes.
Kind of stretching everything out of
She is gripping down on the
top of the pole. What I mean is her
top hand, there is a lot of pole
behind it. In doing that, gripping
lower on that pole, it makes it
stiffer. So again checking where her
left foot it. Previously they were
concerned where her takeoff position
Now the next heat of 60-metre
hurdles. Ronald Levy ran 7. 49
winning in Glasgow. That put him in
contention. As a possible medallist,
if not the gold-medallist. Who
knows? A long way to do for all of
that. First four will do through.
Contreras of Spain.
Contreras moved from Cuba to
represent Spain a couple of years
ago. The Spanish champion. Dahl
Molin. Close to going sub 13 seconds
last year outdoors. Maholtra of
Indonesia. Contan stantino of
Brazil. Javier McFarlane hopes
He hopes to usurp his brother in
this event. Thingalaya has a good
chance here. A couple of
performances in the United States.
Given himself a season's best of
7.83. Its more experience as well
which counts for a lot. This man,
although he has only had one indoor
race this year, it was good enough
to impress a lot of people.
Constantino of Brazil and McFarlane
of Peru, the South American
representatives will have something
to say about qualification here.
They get away safely, it is a good
7.62, Al-Molad wins it. And Leavy,
sometimes I think when it looks so
easy to qualify, you should be
winning your heat. If he wants to be
a medal contender, he should, even
though Al-Molad ran well, you should
be winning your heat, getting into
the winning habit.
You do want to
win your heat, because it makes
things a little more complicated
later on, when they do the new draw,
you could end up in a loaded
semifinal. But Levy did make a
mistake going into that barrier, and
that could have cost of a little.
When you get dragged back for
hurdle, it is really off-putting
because it takes you out of your
rhythm. He is going well, but he
catches that barrier with the top of
his hamstring and his trail leg, and
it just pulls him back and causes
him a little bit of grief. He is
tall and rangy, seven strides going
into this barrier, takes it well, he
is lovely and fluid when he gets it
right, and I know there has been a
real buzz about him in training, but
you see how he caught that with the
back of his hamstring, it causes his
hips to drop. You lose so much speed
when you do that. A little rusty,
but he will get that out of the way.
I have a question for you. Let's
concentrate on the guy who wins
this, Al-Molad. He is hurdling so
close to the others, is he hurdling
the wrong hurdler?
He is swinging
his lead leg a little bit around his
barrier, but where he will come into
trouble later on when are people
next to him running at the same
pace. He is quite slight and may get
We will watch for that. He
is through, there are the top men,
Levy and Contreras join him.
So, Sandi Morris, perfect job so
far, just that one attempt at 24.50,
just one attempt needed. Super job,
possibly the best we have seen so
far, good clearance from Sandi
Morris, still kind of jockeying for
position. We expect the medals to go
for 80 plus. Sandi Morris is
certainly a contender. Certainly by
the margin of this clearance, it
would suggest that. She is way over
that. So, Sandi Morris going strong.
Sadly, Great Britain's Holly
Bradshaw who we would have loved to
see competing here, injured at the
moment. We hope she will be back for
the Commonwealth Games. Next up, a
man who has had his fair share of
injuries, didn't quite carry his
early speed through when he won his
European title, but this is another
big opportunity for him. He is drawn
in lane eight, and I wonder if in
the hurdles that is a good thing to
be away from any potential trouble
in the middle?
I like to think he is
focusing on his lane and getting
out. As long as he runs a smooth
race, whatever lane you are in
shouldn't really make a difference.
It is nice to be in the middle, but
this allows him to focus on his
lane, he has got what should be a
is there, the world record-holder
Hopefully his mental state
is in a good place.
When he got back
to the hotel after the morning
session, he went out for a relaxing
walk, he looked very relaxed.
is a very open event right now, so I
think his opportunity is right there
in front of him for him to grab, and
he will have Merritt in his heat,
but I don't think there is anyone
else who will give him a real
problem. He just has to get clean
through this round and get to the
next one, and that is where it will
crank up a little bit and you will
have to be more competitive.
Cotter has this one.
ANDREW COTTER: Thank you. Andy
Pozzi, a lot of spectators have come
to see how he fares this evening, a
big talent, and also a very popular
man is a Aries Merritt, very popular
American in lane four.
Here is chill one -- Cheung from
China, Aries Merritt, what a
wonderful hurdler he is, few have
had as good a season as he has,
world record outdoors. Getting back
to that sort of form as well. Al
Mandeel alongside him has
Mandeel alongside him has just won
the Asian championship.
the Asian championship. Xie took
over the mantle of Chinese champion.
And Pozzi takes the roar of the
crowd. He has been close to medals
in 2012 and 2014, a lot of injury
problems since then. Last year,
European indoor champion, but didn't
quite get it right at the World
Championships in London. So, highs
and lows last year, looking to start
his season well. Great performance
at the world indoors. But Aries
Merritt after his great year in
2012, ran 7.43 indoors then, 7.46
this season, so not too far away
after all his health issues.
So, Cheung on the inside, then
Douvalidis. Pozzi is in lane eight,
four to go through automatically,
one more seat after this.
Cleanly away again, and Aries
Merritt very strong, Pozzi going
well, they are clean at the moment.
Douvalidis going well, and it is
7.54, a very smooth run from Andrew
Pozzi, no troubles at all and he
looks sharp. He ran a cleanly, and a
smile from Aries Merritt, who will
also go through. He will have more
to spare, didn't quite get it right
on that occasion. Balnuweit was
going well as well. He has seasons
best time indoors, Pozzi, and that
is the way to do it, Colin.
messing about from Andrew Pozzi. He
is out on his own, lane eight, can
just concentrate on the barrier in
front of him. He knows he is in
great shape. He has really not done
as much racing as he would like to
have done, but it really doesn't
show here. He has come with a
season's best, exactly what you want
from your British athletes. There he
is on the left of the screen, drives
hard, seven strides to that first
hurdle. A little bit of rock and
roll as he comes off hurdle four,
but no worries, he is safely
Let's have another look at it out of
the blocks, and
the blocks, and again, Xie on his
left, but he has freed around him.
That is a luxury on these first
rounds where you can concentrate on
your own race. He has done a good
warm up and this is a one-off race,
but he clattered that barrier just
with his ankle, and that tugs you
back a little bit. So on reflection,
season's best, 7.53, with those
little mistakes, that is a very good
Andrew, not mucking about?
have said it every time we have
spoken, I am in good nick and I'm
coming into these championships in
good shape, and I just had a great
time out there, really enjoyable.
What about your drawer, lane eight,
didn't affect you?
No, it's fine, it
is just such an amazing atmosphere
in this The Hive Stadium. I have
raced out of lane nine before.
Actually with this arena, no, it is
You have raced in every
lane here, because you have grown up
At least a decade, and a lot
of big milestones in my career have
been here, so I'm just delighted to
be here, and that was a good first
run. I maybe got too close to four,
and just tipped it, but it was nice
to be relaxed.
Quick word about your
team, you had your best man's speech
at the beginning of this, how do you
feel it is going?
I am loving it. I
have been watching mainly from the
hotel, but they are just incredible.
So many performances, and everyone
in that team has conducted
themselves amazingly, so it has
really been good to watch.
for speaking to me, best of luck
That is a good run for Pozzi, he
goes through with Aries Merritt and
Douvalidis and Balmy
He led like a captain, and that was
a very good heat indeed. Denise,
that is what you want at a major
championship, a seasons best, to
raise your game, he can rest up
tonight, semis and finals tomorrow,
you were impressed?
I was, he looked
good. Rattled a few hurdles, but
confidence, exude in confidence and
really drawing from the crowd. He
talks about important this stadium
is in his life and his career.
was a good start and he was very
clear and handled this the way we
expected. He wasn't going to get a
lot of pressure from anyone, you can
see Xie hit that hurdle, but he was
still able to get himself through to
the next round. Andrew really
getting through this with no
mistakes, taking his time, being
patient, doing what he needs to do.
I'm sure he understands and knows
that that next round will crank up
and he will need to be ready, but
that should give him some
confidence, finishing ahead of Aries
Merritt and running a really clean
race through this first round.
let's go to the next heat, shall we?
Steve Cram, and Pascal
Martinot-Lagarde in this one, the
Frenchman is still only 26, and I
feel like he has been here for a
Yes, he is walking around like he
was 86, at first I thought he was
hurt, gingerly walking around, busy
just getting himself prepared
mentally. He is a big unit, and he
is very good at this event indoors
as well as outdoors, of course.
Fourth at the Olympic Games and in
the World Championships back in
2015. He has these injury problems,
probably hasn't been able to fulfil
all of his potential, but he is
lining up here against a think maybe
one of the toughest of the heats,
and he should be a cake, but you
have Masuno, love it, Joseph,
Svoboda. Masuno hasn't run indoors
yet this year, semifinalist
outdoors. This man, as I said, had a
silver medal at these world indoor
Championships on the last two
occasions, would love to go one
better here. Eddie Lovett from the
US Virgin Islands. And the man from
Switzerland, Jason Joseph, European
junior champion last year, he is
only 19. Svoboda, the European
indoor champion a few years back,
came back and picked up a bronze
medal, a surprise bronze medal, with
good performances. Fofana of Italy,
and then Jonathan Cabral, knew from
the USA, hurdling for Canada. Tough
to make the US team.
to make the US team. Tevenino in
lane eight. So, just to remind you,
top four to go
top four to go through, 7.77, that
is the so far fastest losers.
So, Martinot-Lagarde will spring
into action here. 7.54 is his
season's best. He hasn't run under
7.50 in his career, but he is
perfectly capable of getting in
Martinot-Lagarde gets a cracking
start, Svoboda going well in the
middle. Cabral of Canada coming
through, but it is Martinot-Lagarde
of Canada who will win it from tech
Maxwell and Svoboda -- from Cabral
and Svoboda. When he is going well,
Martinot-Lagarde, he is going to be
a handful. I'm not sure there are
any outright favourites in this, but
we saw Andrew run very well in the
previous heat. A lot of familiar
The most important
thing here is to be able to handle
the pressure. If you can do that and
run a clean, smooth race, sometimes
it may be the sensible thing just
come off the pedal a little bit to
make sure you have a clean run,
because when it comes down to it,
right at the end, it will be the
person who is the smoothest,
cleanest run who will take this
title. Let's have a look at Pascal.
He is one of the few Europeans who
has gone under 13 seconds outdoors.
No real pressure on this, he is not
coming in as French champion, he was
runner-up in their trials, so the
him to come here now, he can ease
his way through it uses reputation
and the fact that he is good, he has
a bit of class about him, to see him
through these early rounds.
Does his height hinder him. He is
very hunched when he runs. He can't
use his full height.
has his own style and you take the
barriers the way you can do it. The
way your body is designed. His
technique is not trained. That is
the way he does it.
OK, we'll take
that! He is not trained! Let's just,
we are waiting for the result and
now to the pole vault.
Sidorova, the Russian cleared to
compete as a neutral athlete. It is
her opening height.
That is good. Very good indeed.
She has jumped 4.87 this year. In
really good shape. Throws her hat in
the ring as another contender. It
will go down to a real battle
between four or five athletes.
Including Katie Nageotte. She has
shown she can compete.
Very nicely indeed. First time
clearance that. Looking comfortable.
The next height 4.70.
The result of that fifth heat we saw
7.6 #2shgs Martinot-Lagarde's
Fairly straight forward in term of
qualification, nice to see Pozzi is
heading up the qualifying. He is
heading the qualifiers.
heading the qualifiers. So many
familiar names. David King making
it. He was in the first heat. He is
through to the semi-finals. That is
when it will get tough.
STUDIO: The semis and the final are
in the final session which is
tomorrow, we are on air from 2.45.
Colin Jackson will be in the
commentary box. He can have a quick
word with us now about the heats and
it is lovely to see Andy Pozzi
running so well. Who do you think is
going to be challenging him?
will be a close race. We saw what
Jarrett did. He had a clumsy run in
Glasgow but he has returned well.
Never write off merit. Levy will be
strong in the semi-final tomorrow.
So you know at the moment for me it
will be the person with the cleanest
race, keeps their head.
run, it looked like he got
Yeah, I don't
think Andrew needs to step up much
more. The little mistakes he made,
he got close to a couple of
barriers, he can resolve that by
doing a slightly drill session in
his warm up. Although he made the
mistakes they will cost him perhaps
five or six hundredth and when it
comes down to the final, those five
or six hundredths could be crucial.
Thank you Colin. We are going to
head back to the pole vault
competition. Because Steve Backley,
the New Zealander, Eliza McCartney
is going very well? COMMENTATOR: Yes
a good day for New Zealand. But she
has her work cut out at 4.70 now.
There was a big bend on that and she
has come down on the bar. Too much
of this new height. I think we will
see some casualties at this height.
McCartney, mum was a gymnast. Her
dad was a high jumper. That is the
first big recipe to make a pole
She drifted off side ways. Needs to
tidy that up a bit. First time fail
as with all of the vertical jumps it
is three consecutive fouls and
you're out. Sfud
STUDIO: On the track Ujah is getting
ready for his semi-final.
ready for his semi-final. He will
want to get in the top two.
want to be in the top two. If he is
not, that will actually dent his
confidence going into the final.
Because that would be below par for
him. He should be top two.
him. He should be top two.
be out on him quickly.
worry about lanes at this point. It
is getting through the rounds,
running your best race. He will want
to send a message that I'm here for
In terms of Su's season,
because he is such a good indoor
athlete, he will be wanting to get
to the top of the rostrum. This will
be the biggest thing he could
achieve this year.
I think he feels
this is a real opportunity to win a
gold medal at a Championship, at a
World Championship. He is so
consistent and goes into this and if
he gets to the final with a lot of
confidence. Because he can rely on
his consistency. He knows that he is
in that position where he just has
to execute his best race and let the
chips fall where they may. He
doesn't make mistakes. He wouldn't
have to be concerned about
overcoming any confidence issues or
thinking I have to improve. He just
has to run his best race.
his heat. Focus on his start.
will notice diagonal angle is much
better than anyone else. He is very
focussed and efficient and very
clean with his technique. Upper body
and lower body. No wasted motion.
You don't see any rocking from side
to side. You see just power and
efficiency. That is a great
combination for him and it works
really well. From 60 to 100 outdoors
he can't dupe duplicate the same
power. Ujah, he is an outdoor
He won the Diamond League
and that was a big step up to get
known among the top athletes.
so consistent last season, that he
got better and better. That is
confidence that he would have gained
from being the Diamond League winner
set him in good stead. Now he wants
to take that step forward. He had
that fantastic relay run as well.
But he will be looking to be
They said that moment in
London where they won the gold in
the 4x100 has given them a taste of
That is refreshing to hear.
Unlike in America, you could live
off a relay medal in this country
and these athletes I have heard them
I want more than that. This is not,
they don't get in the sport to win
the relay. It is an individual
sport. It is refreshing to hear them
say, yeah, I want more. That gave me
confidence. Now it also made me more
There is more on the table
for them here and Steve Cram will
see if Ujah can get through to the
final. COMMENTATOR: Thankfully it is
a straight line in terms of
navigating. He just has to do it as
fast as he can. Given the
performance in qualifying, he has
every chance. He looked good and
strong. So did Su, they are the two
we expect to come through. Others
will hope they will go through. De
Grace is the record holder. This is
Rodriguez, a very experienced
Spaniard. His best is a few years
back. Cisse looks sharp. He won't be
too far away. Ujah, a nice clean
start and perform the way he did
earlier would be fine. Good
reception for him. Olszewski from
Poland. Su, this pocket rocket, just
explodes out of the blocks. Nobody
really gets through that first 20
metres than him. Clarke of Jamaica
will be a danger. Didn't look so
good, it took him a while to get
going in the heats this morning.
Safo-Antwi, a former British
competitor. He is in lane 8.
Only the first two will definitely
make it through to the final. Our
last event tonight is at 10 past 9.
CJ will so be hoping he will be
there. Expecting to be there. Su in
6. Watch ought for Cisse. Oh, no.
Well, that is about as clean a false
start you're ever going to see. Can
you believe that, Colin?
disappointed for that young man. He
has worked hard to be here. But look
I mean, you know, CJ's got
plenty of experience. I know he is
neven nervous. He only had to have a
Please disqualify lane
How can he think that is a
surprise? Sorry CJ. But unless you
think something set you off, that
was as clear a false start as you
Very disappointed for him.
But part of 60-metre race and all
sprinting is the discipline of the
start. You have got to be prepared
to sit in your blocks and just wait
for the starter's gun.
global final goes begging for CJ
Ujah. This time a false start. And
really. I bet he is thinking can I
please rewind the clock? So now
somebody else will step into these
shoes. Because that was a spot in
the final just waiting for him
really. Just quickly look at this.
He is away. There was a little move
from Olszewski next to him. But
you're just got to wait. Su not one
of his best starts. Su
of his best starts. Su makes it
through and Safo-Antwi has taken
advantage of CJ's major mistake.
Su, yes, I always watch him
in the early rounds and he doesn't
do anything sensational. He prepares
himself for the big final race. He
tends to run around 6.5 mark and
then he drops into the 40s. You
would expect him when you can see
the pace he can run that he could
step on it. Look how he moves away
and keeps that frequency going from
40 to 50 and 60 and pulls away.
Great run by Safo-Antwi to take
second spot. Su out of blocks, we
know he is a good starter. That is
very, very clear. He works hard.
Because at this stage he is not
quite heading the field. He will be
thinking, I need to step up a bit.
When he does, he just accelerates
effortlessly. He just gets leg speed
He looked really
relaxed. He puts it all together
like you said and we could be in for
something fast. We have the other
big names yet to come. The two men
through Su and Safo-Antwi.
You can't believe it, the first of
those semifinals and we looked to
the start, we thought that this
would be quite straightforward, they
could easily qualify from this, that
you also said earlier on today?
Earlier today I said, he is in the
right mindset, and I said to him
when I saw him in the lobby,
somebody always does something
stupid, make sure it's not you. And
I just can't believe this, because
it seemed like he was in a good
space, and I'm not sure what he was
thinking. Just for people at home,
this is not difficult. I know you
see a lot of false start is, but it
is not difficult. I never fault
started in a race. We saw Usain Bolt
do it once, and he is the best there
has ever been, but this is not hard
to do, and especially when you get
that feed in the semifinal, this is
a semifinal when he wouldn't even
have had to have run his best. You
didn't have to get a blazing start
here in order to get through. So you
just don't take the chance,
especially knowing the rules, you
are out if there is a false start.
You sit there, reacts to the gun,
don't try to anticipate it, be in as
higher state of focus as you
possibly can, and when the gun goes
off, you run.
It is discipline, but
it happens to the best of us,
Linford Christie did it. But I just
feel for him right now. No
justification. And Christian
Coleman, the world record-holder,
going in this.
And he is alongside an empty lane,
because Collins doesn't run.
Christian Coleman, the world
record-holder, looking to tidy up
his start from the first round.
Silver medallist at the world
outdoors last year behind Justin
Gatlin in London. Emre Zafer Barnes,
former Jamaican schools champion, he
looked good in qualifying as well.
China might have two in the final,
because Xie, the 200 metres record
holder in China is running well over
the shorter distances. And what
about the Ivory Coast, because they
have the gold and silver from the
women's 60 metres, and Meite going
here, Arthur Cisse is leading in the
heats. Good times for the Ivory
Coast. Kimmari Roach from Jamaica
goes in seven, and rows of Sweden.
-- Rose of Sweden on the outside.
So, Coleman gathers himself.
And we have seen
intense Su so far looking pretty
impressive, but he just needs to
nail that start this time. Two to go
through automatically to the final.
And it is a good start from
Christian Coleman, he dipped a
little but is straight into his
running, Christian Coleman, 6.40
five. Barnes was there, that is fast
to say the least. I think he knows
that there are things he can pick up
on, 6.45, though, and if he gets it
right in the final, no one can
really catchy and matches raw pace.
But that was impressive once again
from Christian Coleman.
impressive. Still wasn't the best
out of the blocks, and someone like
Su will look at that and say, if I
can maximise my start, put him under
pressure early so he is not running
so smoothly, he feels like he has to
chase me and we can have a race.
that it is the question, because he
is running free and on his own,
nobody challenging him, but if
someone were able to get a Su
Bingtian style start alongside him,
put him under pressure...
done 6.30 already this year, so it
may be hard for somebody to get onto
his shoulder. Let's watch the start
again, this is still a little messy
for him. He gets down again, doesn't
really get his feet under him, but
when he is upright, he is already
switched off and he is just thinking
to himself, where is the finishing
line? He doesn't even realise how
fast he is going. Crosses the line,
probably thinks that is a nice 6.6
mark, and it is the 6.45 mark.
extraordinary. The championship
record is 6.42, Maurice Greene back
in 1999. That will be more than
under threat in the final, I think
it will go. China will have two
athlete in the final, Barnes at the
moment is one of the fastest losers,
Meite misses out to Cisse, his
fellow countrymen, who is still in
one of the fastest loser positions.
Christian Coleman looking
untouchable, and that word also
describes this athlete, etc Nice
Defra needy -- Ekaterini Stefanidi.
Almost, little shaky on the bottom
hand, but she had to wait 90
minutes, because they took them off
the track and had to reintroduce
them. She has waited for an hour and
a half to do her first vault. She
didn't quite get that hand ahead of
her in front, so there is a little
slack. What a professional. What a
champion. She can deal with it at
these early heights.
She is the
Olympic champion. Here is another
athlete who can give her something
to think about.
to think about. This is Anzhelika
Sidorova, a neutral athlete, also
with a clean card. Looking to match
the height of Stefanidi. That is a
great clearance, just two athlete we
have seen go clear at this new
height of 4.70 metres. Everyone else
has had a foul, including Sandi
Morris. The two Americans have
fouled at this fight,
fouled at this fight, so Sidorova
and Stefanidi are the only two
athlete is to go clear.
wearing that pink tape, so maybe a
little niggle in the knee just
needing additional support.
And before the final 60 metres
semifinal heat, let's have a quick
word on Coleman. That strange
replication of the start. What is
I had a chance to really
look at it. Look at the right foot
when it comes out of the block. When
the right foot comes off the block,
he tries to shorten that step, and
when he tries to shorten that step,
it throws him off, I'm not sure why
he is trying to do that. What you
can sometimes do when you get that
shorter step is get more power from
it and it propels you forward, but
what it is doing for him is it is
throwing his balance off because it
is not a normal thing, not a normal
stride. And so we saw this morning
there was an over exaggeration on
the left side that caused him to
collapse that. This time there was a
little bit of a hitch again, didn't
work for him but he was able to
recover. It wasn't as dramatic this
time. Obviously he is the class, and
he looked amazing recovering from
that, but we see now that he doesn't
do that. He gets that part of it
right, that could be another world
record, because he looks incredible
once he does get out.
Let's hope he gets it right on the
night later on. Andrew Robertson,
the only Briton left in the 60
STEVE CRAM: Andrew wearing arm
warmers, he wasn't this morning,
probably fairly fortunate not to
have been. That himself this
morning, so we will see how he goes.
There we saw Dominik Zalesky of the
Czech Republic, and this is Ronnie
Baker, who was chased Christian
Coleman home this year. He was
number one in doors last year in the
world. Warren Fraser from the
Bahamas. I'm not sure we will see
him contending for the second spot
here, it is really Baker compared to
the rest. Mohammed from Saudi
Arabia, the 21-year-old. Michael
Pohl from Germany, and then somebody
I was quite impressed with today,
the freshfaced Iranians Hassan
Taftian, 6.51 this year. He looked
good this morning, has he got some
more in the tank? So there is a good
line-up. . Two, don't forget, so we
expect Baker to go through, but who
will join him, and will we have any
more. ? I wonder if those act like
blinkers, like you get a horse
focused ahead. Because it is not
cold in here.
Robertson does get a very good start
this time. They are forging away.
Hassan Taftian on this side going
well, it is going to be those two,
Hassan Taftian joining Baker, 6.53.
It is kind of business taking care
of the Baker, no more than that.
Didn't need to be quick, as we just
saw with Coleman, he knew he had a
comfortable semi from his point of
view. The question was always going
to be who is going to join him, and
it was indeed the Iranians who is
very happy, look at him. He is
through to the final.
very good. Behind Baker it was a
very competitive race, so for him to
come through that, I think with a
best performance from him as well.
He is in lane eight, closest to us
there, and he had to work his way,
passing of a body inside of him, and
Baker was chilling all the way
through. I think you said it right,
he knew he had this race under this
belt, he worked hard for the first
15-20 metres, and once you could
settle down, that's exactly what he
Just a quick word on Andy
Robertson, he is just walking off.
He finished in fifth place.
have a look again. The winner right
in the centre of the picture for us,
Baker of the United States. Good,
competent 60 metres runner. No
stress or strain. Andy was running
hard on the inside, trying his best,
but it wasn't his today. Out of the
blocks, he works hard, doesn't he? I
think he would love to be back in
that same type of form that we saw
him in when he was running those
6.54s in Belgrade, he was capable of
winning medals were. He might be
disappointed, but he got as far as
he could do, semifinal was a good,
solid performance from him.
OK, so the result is 6.52 and 6.57
for the two qualifiers, and Jan
Volko with that 6.58 will go
through. Just querying that, because
I wasn't sure that was quick enough,
but it is Barnes and Volko who go
through as the fastest losers. The
others must be kicking themselves.
Only two athletes have gone clear so
far at this new height of 4.70
metres, Stefanidi of Greece, and
Sidorova, the neutral athlete. And
that is a really nice jump from the
American, Sandi Morris. Ignore that
for now, more jobs to come, it has
been going up in ten centimetres
increments, but the next fight is
4.75, it slows down a bit. Morris
has bought herself some more jumps.
Now to her team-mate, who beat
Morris in the US trials, and is the
world leader. But also carrying a
foul at this height of 4.70,
Nageotte. Second time of asking, she
goes clear. So the Americans maybe
not quite what they would have
wanted, but they are in the mix. We
have only got four clear now, it is
a 4.70, and Nageotte in fourth
place. The Americans going strong
Just pushing the polar way,
has height and keeps going. A little
different from Sandi Morris, she
tends to pull down on her top hand
and create more of the Bend instead
of pushing the poll to create the
bend, she pulls down. That makes the
poll soft, so my money is on
Nageotte, I think, going higher.
STUDIO: The next final on the track
is the men's 800 metres featuring
Elliot Giles of Great Britain who
looked very good indeed in the
semifinals, and Paula Radcliffe is
in the common shoe box for us. You
can see it is at 7.30 5pm on the
track, and the heptathlon 1000m will
be an exciting race, because Damian
Warner is hot on the heels of May,
very similar times in their personal
bests, and as the evening goes on,
that final that you should mark your
card for, the 1500m at 8.35, Laura
Muir looking for that, but it will
be down to the tactics. Then the
fastest men in the world indoors
this year lining up just after nine
o'clock. Paula, Elliot Giles looked
so good in his heat, and if you look
down the list, very evenly paced the
time, this field. There is not a lot
between them obviously. We know that
Kszczot has got the speed, but
Elliot Giles could get himself on
He has, he's got the best
opportunity of getting a global
medal on the main stage. He is aware
of that, he's running very well. He
showed that in his semis, in his
seats, he needs to go out there,
keep his head and race it really
well. Similar to the way he did in
keep his head and race it really
well. Similar to the way he did in
qualifying, where he judged his run
to perfection, didn't let himself
get carried away by what others were
doing but concentrated on running
his own race. Behind Adam Kszczot,
who really has his best shot of a
global first medal, a gold medal,
it's wide open. De Arriba is a big
risk, especially if it's not quick
enough but Elliot Giles is in the
best shape he's been. He is building
up well from here to the
Commonwealth Games and who needs to
seize this opportunity.
It was his
attitude, what he said, you felt it
was a man who is focused and has got
himself a PB, he wants to go better
than he wants to go faster, he's not
settling until he leaves here with
some metal in his pocket.
a really good sign, he knows what he
needs to do, he knows what he's
capable of doing, he's trained well
and now needs to put the finishing
touches to it all.
Thank you very
much, we'll be heading down to Steve
Cram for commentary on that shortly
but Steve Backley, the pole vault.
Four athletes clear of 470 so far.
This will be a new lifetime best if
she can go clear and join the
athletes already gone over. And she
has! Great jump from the Canadian, a
lifetime best, in the World Indoor
I'm so impressed by
that. What you won't have seen
earlier is her second attempt. She
was stood on the runway ready to go,
then they made her sit down and when
she did finally get on the runway
she went and ran under the bar, so
to come again, build the adrenaline
in there and focus again and get
over a personal best at the World
Indoor Championship is, that's
quality. A quality performance to
pyrotechnics start and we're going
to see some fireworks, I'm sure, in
this 800-metre final. Adam Kszczot,
saw Walden as Spain, two Spaniards
in this final. -- Saul Ordonez. No
Donovan Brazier of the USA, but they
do have Drew Windle, who could be a
threat if it's a little bit slow.
Smaili must be delighted he's in
here, although he didn't win a
bronze at the world Junior
Championships two years ago. A
threat in the closing stages if he's
closing of, De Arriba as run closely
this year, a bronze-medallist at the
European indoors last year. Elliot
Giles gets a huge roar from this
crowd. His family are in here
watching him tonight and as Paula
was saying, what an opportunity
here. He's a great athlete, a great
talent, and he knows that with how
these rounds have gone, we've had
some disqualifications, had one or
two others who didn't perform, but
he did. Although there were only ten
men contested the heats, which I
don't think I've ever seen to World
Championship, World Indoor
Championship, he did what he had to
do and got into the final here. Ten
became six and this is now the and
events which Tom McKean won a good
few years back. Andrew Osagie, our
most recent medallist, bronzes from
him, can Elliot Giles join them?
him, can Elliot Giles join them? So
Elliott is just going to have to see
how this race unfurls. I don't think
the problem is here there are no
front runners, there are no natural
front runners. Windle likes to come
from the back, you can see the
Spanish athlete De Arriba already at
the back, so probably there's a
reluctant leader here, Smaili is
going through a fairly pedestrian
first 200. They settled down. I
reckon they'll run I don't know,
54-55 seconds for the first 400,
which will make it a kickers' race.
That will play into the hands of
Adam Kszczot and De La Riva as well,
probably Elliot Giles, who needs to
get itself in the right position but
it reduces it from an 800-metre race
to a 400-metre race and it becomes
key that you are in the right spot
to be able to respond to it.
and Elliot Giles getting caught in
the pushing and shoving, Windle
grabbing took on to the shorts of
Windle. It's become a sprinters'
race. Ordonez is trying to make him
run wide. Elliot Giles should try to
shut off and he does, good, well
done, gives yourself a chance. He's
given De Arriba the job to go wide.
Elliott has given himself a huge
He's put self in
there with a really good chance,
look at the composure of Adam
Kszczot, he doesn't do anything
before he needs to.
out from the front, Adam Kszczot has
never won a gold medal at a major
event apart from the Europeans, he's
looking for a world title. Elliot
Giles is third, can he hang onto it?
Kszczot is coming away for the gold,
Windle will get the silver, Ordonez
gets bronze, Elliot Giles run out of
it. Well done Adam Kszczot, an awful
lot of people in athletics will be
absolutely delighted for him, he's a
really nice guy, a popular guy, and
he's tried to win this medal on so
many occasions, it seems. It's been
silver in the past, outdoors and
indoors, and now he's the world
champion. Perfectly judged
performance from him. He's a
classical tactical 800-metre runner.
I think Elliot got himself caught up
in some of the pushing and shoving,
didn't have as clean arrays, he made
a good move when he held De Arriba
off but got himself into a push and
shove with Drew Windle, who we knew
would finish quickly. I think
Elliott must be thinking, goodness
me, that was a huge chance, a great
opportunity, didn't quite happen.
will definitely learn, I don't think
he did a lot wrong, he got caught up
in the tactical battle in the push
is shows which zap a bit of your
energy, I've just been told by Mark
Butler he ran 25.07 for his last 200
metres and that was when he'd
already conferred a little bit
before them, you can see what that
means to him, how many times has
been second or third, so to finally
get that global medal is so
deserved. He's so impressive, the
way he moved to the front and urged
the pace on. He wasn't willing to go
and commit to it and when he does
commit, that's when just thrown down
and they have a split second to
react. At this point Drew Windle had
not reacted well, he was right up
the inside but he managed to pick up
and he was running into the back of
the runners in front of him. All he
did was raise his hand there to
steady himself against Elliot Giles,
but he had more in his legs and
Elliot used that burst of energy too
soon and was not able to find any
more in the straight.
Yeah, it was
at this point here I think Giles was
thinking I've got the bronze medal
here and Ordonez surprised all of
us. We thought De Arriba, but when
Windle comes past Elliot has nothing
left. Had he been able, he'd will
say better than us, but when the
pace really came on he didn't seem
to have enough endurance almost to
keep going at that fast-paced. He
ran out of legs a little bit, or he
thought the medal was his. You see
him holding his head in his hands,
the worst place to come is fourth,
he's come very close to winning a
medal. That was a huge opportunity.
If you said to him, by the way, you
just have to beat Ordonez and Drew
Windle to win a medal he'd have
said, yes, I'll take that, thank you
very much. Didn't quite happen. The
times are irrelevant in a tactical
race like that, at a popular gold
medal for Adam Kszczot of Poland,
Drew Windle, as advised silver medal
for the USA, and indeed also for
Ordonez, winning a medal for Spain,
who gets it ahead of Elliot Giles.
Your face as you came
who gets it ahead of Elliot Giles.
Your face as you came across
who gets it ahead of Elliot Giles.
Your face as you came across the
line really said it all. It's
Yeah, you have to deal
with the set of cards you've been
dealt with and I got caught out a
few times. No excuses, the other
guys put themselves in better
positions today. I'm gutted, because
I believe I could have medalled but
it's pointless me saying that
because I didn't. It's tough.
you feel about your performance? You
were having to really fight for your
position within that race.
was messy. The Spanish guy was
headless, I could tell he would be
scrappy because of how ready he was
to surge. I thought I'd sit there
rather than try to go round him. I
don't know what happened but I think
how was in third going off the last
bend and I don't know, I stood up as
opposed to leaning forward and saw
someone come straight past me and it
was just then, it is gut-wrenching
but it's part of the process and if
you didn't lose some you wouldn't
get to the top one day. Hopefully
this is part of what is meant to be.
A fantastic attitude. Obviously want
to come away with a medal but you
are local boy. What has it been like
being able to come out to a place
you know so well, with these
incredible crowds, who have probably
gone as well for you than anybody
I mean, being in front
of a crowd, to be honest, even if I
did get that bronze medal I'd feel
sad because you are still not
winning, are you, but it would have
been nice to have won just for my
home crowd. I'll have to wait until
the Commonwealth is now to get my
next shot and that's 2022, I think,
so I've got a long wait before I get
to see the crowd, so hopefully round
two and go again.
thank you for speaking to me and
what a wonderful attitude you have.
what a wonderful attitude you have.
Back to the pole vault, Eliza
McCartney of New Zealand, already
has that national record, the bar
has been raised to 4.75 metres. This
will be a new lifetime best if she
can get it. She does. That's a
magical jump, considering her
preparation has been, well, less
than perfect. First-time clearance
and the first athlete to go clear
and McCartney goes into the lead as
we get to the sort of heights where
medals are going to be contested.
Six athletes still remain, Newman of
Canada, McCartney we've seen go
clear, Morris, a Katerina Stefanidi,
Anzhelika Sidorova and the pole
vault is hotting up.
vault is hotting up. We see Sandi
Morris, who has been good apart from
one glitch at the previous height.
Her first try, it's superb. She'd be
looking so impressive will stop in
all of the Heights, just that tiny
glitch that may count of course,
when it comes to sorting out the
medals. But that now goes into the
lead. Determination etched on her
face there, drives up hard and high.
A really good clearance, 4.75
metres, and the 20 centimetres over
that, takes you into, well, world
beating territory. So a Katerina
Stefanidi after that long wait
cleared at 4.70, the previous
height, but has made a mess of that.
That's unusual for her. She's
usually so consistent. That's a
secret weapon. She's only ranked
fourth in the world but a foul at
4.75, questions being asked of the
Olympic and world champion.
Coming up to 1000 metres, the final
event of the men's heptathlon and
Kevin Mayer in the lead from Damian
Warner and there's just three
seconds in terms of points between
them in the 1000 metres. They have
almost identical PBs as well and the
reason it's so tight is because,
well, Damian Warner had an
absolutely fantastic pole vault, for
him, and here he is, Denise, about
to clear 4.90. This is above perhaps
what he would have expected.
way more than he would have expected
we would have expected. We don't
know how well his training has been
going, but what a clearance. This
was possibly one of his weaker
events in this two Day competition
Couple that with a man who is
a fantastic pole vault, Kevin Mayer,
having a bit of a shocker.
shocker. He passed the next heights,
so this clearance, or failure was a
shock, a real shock. You know, he's
such a competent and confident pole
vault. You can see how much that
means to him.
But it is that a
fantastic finale because it's the
two of them going for it in terms of
a race with each other, because it's
almost the winner takes the spoil.
Gilbert men absolutely, we said it
will be a thrilling heptathlon and
it has played out that way. Let's go
back out to the women's pole vault
because a Katerina Stefanidi, the
world, Olympic, European indoor
champion just had a failure at 4.75.
She will go again, Steve Backley.
She is unbeaten for a year and has
been dominant in this event. The
secret is consistency and timing of
her jumps. Needs this and a second
chance at 4.70 five. Better.
better. Sidorova gets into a rhythm
baguettes the poll out early and
over. She won't get a chance again
until the bar goes up to four metres
80. That is the next height.
Stefanidi, a Chellini clearance at
the second time of asking. -- a
clean clearance. So, Stefanidi, as
we stand, in the bronze medal. The
next height is 4.80.
We will keep
abreast of everything that is
happening in the pole vault. Now for
the final event in the heptathlon.
1000 metres ahead of the and that is
all up full grabs for the bronze
medal. Only 1.5 seconds separating
two competitors. The gap of 30 four
points between Damian Warner and
Kevin Mayer. 2.37 or thereabouts. We
only have nine left standing.
Dolezal is in ninth place. Ruben
Gado. Dominik Distelberger will be
the next one out. I think the key is
going to be, I am always interested
in the decathlon when pacing
yourself in a way that is against
the clock a little bit because that
is based on the sort of times that
you know you normally run also being
aware of what your competitors are
trying to do. Kevin Mayer needs to
keep Damian Warner in his sights, I
guess. Three seconds doesn't sound a
lot but it is quite a lot over a
thousand metres. Uibo has had a
brilliant competition. Kazmirek was
ten centimetres less and closed the
gap to 13 points. Here we go. Damian
Warner, Commonwealth champion back
in 2014, of course. Let's not forget
that in this commonwealth year. The
world champion, Olympic
silver-medallist, giving himself a
bit of a concern after that were
pole vault. Indoors, it is five laps
of the track. I am looking Steve and
Tony in theirs. If you have to make
up three seconds in a thousand
metres, and you are not used to
doing this all that often, if you
know what I mean, what to think
Warner will try to do, if anything?
I think it will be a steady pace.
was speaking to Michael Smith, the
current coach for the Canadian
Bridge David only needs to run 2.42
to break. They've worked this way to
get close to Kevin Mayer. The last
time he ran was around 2.40 one.
We're not sure how good he is, even
though they have equal PB is. It was
a couple of years ago that Kevin ran
his PB. He will slowly turn the
screw lap by lap.
Here we go in the
final event, the thousand metres, in
the pentathlon. David Warner needs
to somehow find a way to put
pressure on the Frenchman, who has
slotted into second place behind
Sintnicolaas. Kazmirek, the other
two we are watching. The difference
is not much full that they are quite
well matched if you look at personal
bests. It is about how you feel on
the day. Warner will be thinking he
has too forced the issue a little
The race is on. Fascinating
watching. Warner knows he have to
stretch out there. He has something
to work off but does he had the
ability? Warner is a better runner
than me. Look at the gap opening up!
Three seconds has to be the
difference for the Canadian to
overhaul the French athlete. May I
cannot let him get much further
ahead. Warner is picking up the pace
was that it is really stretching out
a couple of seconds. -- up the pace
Dash it is really stretching out a
couple of seconds. The pace would
get him into the 2.37 Web 2.0 38.
You're probably think that is what
he needs to do and hope that cannot
run 2.40, 2.40 one. My worry is that
he is going quick in the middle. He
really has to build the pace. He is
not going to break me. He is doing a
good job and Uibo is helping him.
Getting close now on Damian Warner,
who may have gone too quick, too
It is so difficult to be the
man out in front. Very good to see
where Warner can find the extra
second and a half from that final
lap. Looks like he will do enough
here in the final hundred metres.
Warner has just found a little bit
extra and starts to kick away as
Meier starts to tire. They are all
starting to kick hard. It will be a
couple of seconds. Will it be three?
Damian Warner has found something
extra. Watch the clock! That is one,
two, three. It will be very tight.
Kazmirek has lost the bronze medal.
We don't will get that. Who has won
the gold medal? What a performance
from Warner?! He slowed and then
picked up again when he realised he
had a little bit left. You have to
be careful about how they do the
rankings. That time for Warner has
just gone up. It is gold medal to
Kevin Mayer by five points. Meier
has won it. The thousand 348 points.
That is the equivalent of a couple
of intents a second. -- tenths of a
second. He threw himself at the line
and had nothing left to give. There
is the bronze-medallist. You have to
hand it to the silver-medallist,
Damian Warner, for having a crack at
If the women's pentathlon was
clear-cut in the order did not
change in the final event, that is
an extraordinary race. Talking of
the lactic build-up for these
athletes who have been competing so
hard... Coming here Warner found a
bit more running in his legs towards
the end. To lose by five points is
cruel. Have a look at me as he comes
down the final 30 metres or so. This
lactic build-up he has, he was
fading, wading through a snow drift
towards the end. Warner is still
full of running belatedly speaking.
Watch me in fourth place. --
relatively speaking. It comes down
to five points overall. Warner has
nothing more to give but look at
Kevin Mayer and the effort required,
because of the pole vault, to help
himself at the line will stop
ultimately, to take gold. -- at the
line and ultimately to take gold. We
will know shortly that he has the
gold medal and how close it was.
Warner thought he might have done
enough. It has been a great
championship for Warner. He really
has delivered. Meier was at bit
below his best. He did enough, just
enough will stop
In the end, the gap
between the two of them was two and
a half seconds. There is the result
of the 1000 metres. Kevin Mayer in
fourth place doing enough to hang
on. We vote taking the bronze with a
superb run. -- Uibo taking the
Damian Warner was so close with a
new record for him.
new record for him. Uibo, a record
for him as well with 6205.
the women's pole vault. Sidorova
chose to pass at the previous
height. 480 and the first attempt.
Gets it. That is a brilliant
clearance for Sidorova, the neutral
athlete. The first athlete we have
seen broke clear at this height. She
seems pretty relaxed about it. Maybe
more to come. Stefanidi and Morris
were good at the previous height.
The jumps are starting to count as
we turn our attention to the triple
jump. DOS Santos is the leader. He
only started competing at the end of
last year and has improved ever
since. He used to have high jump.
First round of the triple jump. He
is still learning the event. So many
people are talking about his
potential. It is enormous and he
improves every time he jumps. He has
long levers, it used to good effect.
Chasing the lead. 17.22 takes the
Well we are going to show you
a new result for the 800 metres for
men with Elliott Giles in the bronze
medal position. The reason for that
is the American has been
disqualified. Drew Windle was on the
inside. I think it might have been
on the last bend. I am not sure it
is here. Elliott Giles is as much to
blame for that. I mentioned that in
commentary at the time that he was
hanging onto the pants of an athlete
but you have to obstruct an athlete.
There was a time when... I know he
pulls that shirt. That is not an
obstruction. He is pulling his
shirt. He has been disqualified for
jostling and obstruction. I think
that is a bit harsh on Drew Windle.
I know it gives the bronze medal to
Elliott Giles. This is more relevant
to me. No, the guy on Ian Sadler is
trying to force him into a position
that was not there. -- on the
inside. Smiley was trying to come
through on the inside when there was
not room to do that. There was also
another incident on the last bend.
We will try to work out what that
was for and whether or not that will
stand. At the moment, Elliott Giles
has the bronze medal.
Extraordinary scenes, as you know,
our studio is whether podiums are.
We heard this news a few minutes
ago, that Windle would be
disqualified and then we saw Windle
walk up with the other two athletes,
no Elliot Giles, so we figured
perhaps this wasn't happening at the
knees and Michael, then
extraordinary beyond belief, Elliot
Giles walks up behind him so we
currently have four athletes to our
right-hand side is waiting for a
medal ceremony. We haven't seen Drew
Windle leave, we have seized the --
we have seen the evidence, if you
like, that Steve Cram was talking
about there. What do you make of it?
like, that Steve Cram was talking
about there. What do you make of it?
The behaviour is very odd, I would
imagine the US team is trying to
make the case for why Drew Windle
pulled the other athlete's jersey,
maybe he had a legitimate reason for
it, maybe they are trying to make up
and manufacture a legitimate reason
for it but on the surface it seems
not very sportsmanlike and it could
affect that runner's progress and
stride, so that would be impeding
that athletes, and he would deserve
to be disqualified based on what it
One of our crew here has
just been unspoken and Elliot Giles
and he said, right now, he has no
idea what's going on. He doesn't
know what's happening, he is as
confused as the rest of us.
will he have seen that piece of
footage? He probably hasn't. I think
Michael is right, there is some sort
of counterprotest going in.
hasn't been told that he's going to
be gifting a medal, so obviously I
think we can surmise the American
team are putting in a counter
Right, he's probably been
told there's a protest otherwise,
he's being, someone is under
investigation and they are sorting
out now and they hope to have it
sorted before the actual ceremony
and that's probably what is
OK, we will bring you
news when we have news. The pole
news when we have news. The pole
vault hopefully is a bit more
count on it, it gets complicated
with these fouls and clearances but
we know one thing, Anzhelika
Sidorova, the neutral athlete, is
that Nick lead. She's the only
athlete to have gone clear at 4.80
metres. Stefanidi of Greece is
capable of joining her, a second
chance to get this height. 4.80,
it's too much. As we said earlier
she's never, well, she hasn't lost
in over a year now, Stefanidi, the
Olympic champion from Rio, the world
champion from London last summer,
outdoors. Right then, we are into
the third attempt now of this height
of 4.80, Eliza McCartney of New
Zealand. To stay involved. She came
down on that, had the height, didn't
have the penetration through, and
McCartney, well, currently in the
bronze medal position because of her
first time clearance of 4.75, the
previous height, and national
record, continental record.
McCartney, bronze in Rio, may have
another global bronze here. But
there's a couple of athletes who can
deprive her of that medal. There's
nothing else she can do, she is out,
three fouls, her work is done. A
great performance. A from the coach
but Sandi Morris has an attempt, the
two Americans both have one more
chance, and of course Stefanidi as
well. Stefanidi the background,
there's Sandi Morris in the
foreground, will be the next
athlete. It's been a really tough
competition for the pole vault is.
Real stop start, the cone comes out,
the bar is re-raised, with all the
sprinting going on it's been very
disruptive. The athletes have been
ready to go, then they've been asked
to pause and weight, so a lot of
patience and composure needed. Once
again, Sandi Morris, they are used
to that, by the way. That is part
and parcel of world-class pole
vaulting. Sandi Morris, two fouls at
4.80, height she has cleared
comfortably this year. 4.90 is her
season's vest, 4.95 her lifetime
best, so she knows she is capable.
She has to commit to this 100%.
Morris, for a medal, she's in second
anyway. And gets it! Sandi Morris
has produced a beautiful job. She
may have hurt her right elbow, I
think will stop she's been the best
so far and has produced something
really special there.
I think so, a
super job, composed herself really
well in her mind. A little kick from
the poll, I think. As the poll
unwinds, it kicks back and hits you
in the forearm. She will be used to
those kind of stingers.
Oh, yeah, just ouch, ouch, I think
we will favour. The
yeah, caught her
elbow on the top of the pole on the
way down. I hope she's OK to
continue, because she's clear. She's
in second place, third time
clearance for Morris, first time for
sift -- -- for Sidorova. Stefanidi,
last chance, she gets it as well!
The Katerina Stefanidi, such a
brilliant jumper and proves her
brilliance once again!
I think she
was a little lucky, I'm not sure she
planted well, it was kind of a
double hit. The pole went in and
moved across. There was a little
judder but she managed to ride
through it and get up and over the
bar. I think she realises she might
have been a bit fortunate there.
has looked tense throughout this
competition. A question of how she
is handling the pressure, the
fielding pressure, the expectation,
we know she is used to that and it
builds on that unbeaten record of 18
or 19 competition is now under
year's worth of them is building and
she is the target. It is well and
truly placed on her back. Sidorova,
the neutral athlete, the only
athlete with a clean card, is in
front and Morris and Stefanidi, the
American and Greek jumpers, share
second place and that knocks
McCartney eyed amazingly out of the
Is no bronze medal, there's
two Silvers but the bar will go up,
4.85. Time to reset and go again. It
is a height these ladies are capable
It isn't over yet. 4.85, the
next height. There it is, being
raised. On the opposite side,
parallel to that pole vault runway
as the triple jump, Nelson Evora.
17.14 metres in the first round. Dos
Santos of Brazil leading. This is
big, that was a lovely jump, held
his speed through the phases
beautifully. Ten years since he took
gold in the Olympics. Let's have a
look at this.
Look at how active he
is on the floor, reaches, poles, as
a sideways glance at the scoreboard
and decides where he wants to land.
17.2 to the lead, its
17.40, he goes into the lead.
Zoey Clark are introduced to the
cloud ahead of the women's 400
metres final. Into the arena, Eilidh
Doyle. A chance of a medal here, I
think the Americans that are about
to be introduced might control this
final. Shakima Wimbley, gold in the
four by four in London last year,
had a great battle with this woman,
Courtney Okolo in the United States
championships. It was decided by
100th of a second and Okolo took it,
Wimbley second and those two may the
women to beat here. I'm sure if they
have their own private show they
will be close behind them. You look
at Eilidh Doyle and Justyna
Swiety-Ersetic. Jenkins of Jamaica
on the inside.
on the inside. Again, in the women's
400, not quite as bad as it was on
the mend's 400, but to an extent
dominated by disqualifications.
MacPherson in the semifinal went
out, which lets Zoey Clark in and
Lee Springer -- Lea Sprunger, who
was going so well, was disqualified.
An opportunity now for Clark, who
thought it was about the
Commonwealth Games this year and
here she is in the world indoor
final and for Doyle to take her
first individual medal on the world
stage. But Courtney Okolo and
Shakima Wimbley are the two to beat,
the Americans, in the outside lanes.
The final of the women's 400 metres.
Eilidh Doyle able to target and try
and work off the Americans outside.
Shakima Wimbley and Courtney Act
Coro are so strong. -- Courtney
Okolo. Wimbley looking for the lead
at the break, Doyle has gone out
strongly, so too has Zoey Clark.
Justyna Swiety-Ersetic, the Polish
athlete, is waiting. Doyle is
jostling with Wimbley at the moment.
Doyle in between the two Americans,
Wimbley, in the pink hairband will
come again. Clark in fourth place.
There is the roar from the cloud.
Trying to hold on, Wimbley, has she
got anything left? Doyle is in the
silver medal position, Wimbley on
her shoulder. Wembley comes through
for silver, bronze to Eilidh Doyle
just ahead of Justyna
Swiety-Ersetic, so there's a medal
for Eilidh Doyle but Courtney Okolo,
we thought it might be a close
battle but not so, Courtney Okolo a
long way clear. She has the gold
medal. Eilidh Doyle has bronze in
the world indoors, behind Shakima
Wimbley. American one - two, close
to silver for Eilidh Doyle but
bronze will eventually be
celebrated, celebrated by Doyle,
because that is some achievement. It
was always going to be about the two
Americans but in the end about one,
Courtney Okolo. Eilidh Doyle won
that medal by being aggressive after
the first 200 metres, getting a
place on the inside, holding off
Wimbley and being strong, so strong,
and she so deserved that. Again,
there are medals that are given a
championships and then there are
ones that are received not only by
the athlete but received really well
everybody else as well but not in
Eilidh Doyle to win an individual
medal at these championships is
superb. There it is, right now, had
she lost out she would have had to
check out, come background but she
holds it there. She will come under
pressure later run and she knows
that but she stays strong. She
pushes on once more, makes Wimbley
have to wait and be patient. Wimbley
has nothing else and has to come
again. Now Eilidh Doyle had to hang
in, hang in, hang in, hold on for
the medal. It's there, a brilliant
performance from Eilidh
the medal. It's there, a brilliant
performance from Eilidh. I'm so
pleased for her. Some athletes don't
seize an opportunity, it was an
opportunity admittedly given to her
by others not performing and making
it to the final but once she was in,
boy, she grabbed the opportunity.
She grabbed the opportunity. We
believe is a great talent, 22 years
old and was always going to threaten
to come past and take the silver, as
she did but Doyle, at the break, at
the bell, at the 200-metre mark, you
saw her keeping her line, holding
off Wimbley and making Wimbley
worked very hard for the silver
medal. Courtney Okolo, a personal
best, just behind the quickest time
of another American who is not here
but Okolo and Wimbley, and for alien
model -- for Eilidh Doyle, a bronze
Back to this triple jump
final, a great atmosphere here in
Birmingham. A bit of a lacklustre
first half of the competition, his
best so far in sixth place,
silver-medallist at the Olympics,
Will Claye. He knows it, that's much
better. Let's have a look at this,
Will Claye. Because the lead is
7.40, Nelson Evora, we saw that a
few moments ago. A really slow
start. A lot of the athletes taking
their time to feel their way into
That was great
speed into the board and he carried
it, stood the board, was leaning
back. Right on top of his foot,
drove himself flat down the triple
jump runway and into the pit.
17.43, Will Claye takes the lead.
Where did that come from?
the running, all from the speed he
generated on the runway, loads of
speed which you can convert into a
great hop, a great active is that I
kept it going into the sandpit.
to the pole vault. Anzhelika
Sidorova, 4.85, gets it! Oh my
goodness, that has got to be a gold
medal winning jump! It's not
confirmed, but we've seen Sandi
Morris and Katerina Stefanidi foul.
The first chance, first-time
clearances, right across the board.
She looks to be on form. That could
easily go to 4.90. She is looking
unbeatable at the moment. Morris has
been jumping really nicely, capable
certainly going clear. But the first
clearance is very significant
because the other athletes will have
to jump higher to go ahead of
Sidorova, twice European champion
indoors and out. So, athletes can
choose to pass. I think Morris is
doing a bit of a strategic
That is interesting,
shaking the hand of your opposition.
She might have been passing that she
gave her opposition well done and
prepared herself. That is the spray
they put on top of the pole to give
them some extra tacky so they can
hold on to the pole.
Morris in your
shot is in second place, joint with
Stefanidi, who has fouled. We know
the three medals but we do not know
where they are going. Morris has
chosen to pass, as we expected. A
real cat and mouse now.
You have got
silver, pretty much guaranteed.
Stefanidi files in this height...
That is the tactic. Can you outjump
Sidorova and go to 90 which Sidorova
has not done this year but Morris
has? It is cat and mouse. Gets to be
a bit of a chess game in the end.
new height of 4.90. Looks like
Morris will be the first athlete to
attempt the height. If you get it,
you have a really good chance of
Sidorova will get
three chances but the other two
girls will only get two. Back
carried, that bowel.
carried, that bowel. Three
consecutive fouls. -- that carried,
that foul. Three silvers in global
competition, including this one, and
the Olympics, and the outdoor World
Championships. Often referred to as
the bridesmaid. A bit unfair because
she has produced brilliant jumps
when it matters time and again but
never quite got on the top spot. And
she do it this time around? Morris
of the United States. The first
athlete to attempt this new height.
She has come down on that.
absolutely great. She pulled down on
the pole for me a little bit and
that forced her to go straight up
and not penetrate in. You can move
the upright. That top and pulling
like a lever, you get a bit more
bend and it takes longer to uncoil
but its sacrifices the momentum
forwards into the bed and that puts
the bar in the wrong place.
the look on her face. It is not look
of disappointment but of optimism.
She knows she is capable of getting
A nod from her coach. She has
done this before. She has a personal
best of 4.95 and she has cleared
4.90 this year. She must be
confident and go for it.
in exactly the same position as
Morris, carrying that foul from the
previous height. This is the only
title she has never won. This, to
complete the set. And, I said
earlier that she tends to produce it
when it matters. What an
understatement but that time is now.
Stefanidi with a really good chance
of taking gold issue goes clear at
this attempt. 4.90, first time of
asking. No comments did not like it.
She has not looked her consistent
self. She had a cold last weekend
and looked a little out of sorts and
was under pressure but responded
well. She does not look on top of
her game this evening.
Not really. I
would have to agree with that. And
it is not going well, she has the
stand set at 18, which means the bar
is as far back as it would go at 80
centimetres. Again, that means the
polls she is using is a bit soft.
polls she is using is a bit soft. --
pole. Next the 400 metres final for
men. The United States with a couple
of athletes but I am not sure they
will be heading for a one, two in
The Trinidad and Tobago
athlete, Deon Lendore. Aldrich
Bailey Junior took second in the US
Championships, running in that the
race. The Americans had many, many
high-quality athletes in this event.
Michael Cherry, the US champion. He
and Bailey Junior are somewhat damn
the rankings in terms of time this
year. -- down the rankings. Mass
lack is only half a second off the
time that brought him the world
record. -- Maslak. Santos got the
silver medal at London. He might be
the man to beat, Oscar Husillos.
the man to beat, Oscar Husillos. A
good evening for Spain so far. They
took silver in the 800 metres. The
ever-changing 800 metres. Much
attention focused on Maslak as he
goes for a hat-trick of world indoor
title. Can he find that form? He
improved from the first round where
he got it slightly wrong. He was
better in the semifinal and went out
harder but Husillos in lane six has
been running so, so strongly. He cut
his Spanish indoor record yesterday.
What can Michael Cherry do in lane
three, the US champion? Bailey
inside him, the two Americans going
in two and three outside. Lendl and
Maslak goes in four.
Maslak goes in four. The men's
hundred metres. Look at Maslak in
lane four! Already alongside Santos.
I am sure that Michael Cherry has
hit the line. Is he racing for
nothing at all us something better
than that? Now staring down at the
cones as they break. Husillos from
Santos and then Maslak and Ben
Cherry. Santos trying to chase him
down. Michael Cherry alongside. A
long way clear and looking for
Spanish gold in the 400 metres.
Santos is not going to get there, or
is he? Husillos holds on with Santos
in second and Maslak inferred.
44.93, a championship record. He
gets quicker and quicker. From first
round to semifinal and final now.
What a way to win gold and red gold
at the world indoors for Spain and
Oscar Husillos, he was the man to
beat. The Spanish fans celebrate for
the gold for Oscar Husillos. In fact
it is a European record as well. It
was long held by the great German
athlete going back to 1988 and
Husillos has taken that as well.
Championship record, European
record, gold medal in the Spanish
flags can at last.
flags can at last. Maslak and Santos
were in the bronze medal position.
Cherry from the United States might
be disqualified in any case. You
were watching in an earlier round
and you said this man looks good and
didn't heed tonight?!
chatting thing who we thought would
win and I thought Husillos would be
the boy. He had the pace to attack
the first 200 without overextending.
Now he has done it in new territory,
to be honest. This is a superb
display of how to run indoor 400
metre running. He stayed strong on
the last lap. Only in the last ten
did his legs start to buckle. What a
return to form by Santos. They have
to hand it to Husillos. That is a
world shattering performance to run
sub 45 seconds. Absolutely superb.
Gold for Spain.
Gold for Spain.
Morris, a second
chance to go clear at this new
height. No one yet has got it.
Morrison silver medal position. She
has been I her elbow. --
has been I her elbow. -- icing her
elbow. Morris of the United
elbow. Morris of the United States,
4.90. She gets it. Possibly a gold
winning medal jump. A beautiful
jump. Morris... Two athletes remain.
For now though, cheered out in
front. -- she is out in front.
Choosing to pass at 4.85, 4.90 is
equal to the championship record and
puts her in the gold medal spot.
now. We still have Sidorova.
Stefanidi also still to take her
last attempt. Remember she carried
that foul, so that was the last
chance. Stefanidi, to match that
That was close, so close.
Stefanidi bowels out with a bronze
medal. -- bows out. She has to
settle for bronze. At the moment, it
is Morris who has gone into the gold
medal position and Sidorova, who has
looked very cool, calm and collected
at all of the heights so far. Just
that one foul, or failure, at this
If she clears 4.90, she goes
back into first place because she is
on one foul against her name
compared with Morris, who has six
fouls, I think.
Total fouls at the
current height. The present height
Five fouls in fact.
Apologies. So, Sidorova to go back
into the lead. Silence around the
stadium. That was a good effort. It
is the second failure. She is not
out yet because, as Tony pointed out
little while ago, she did have a
clearance at the previous height.
So, that is two fouls. She may pass
because she needs more to go back
ahead of Morris.
I think if she
clears 4.90, she goes back into the
lead. So, she has one more.
show you the result from the men's
400 metres, unofficial at the
moment. It might not matter to
Michael Cheryl. Oscar Husillos,
championship record and European
record. An extraordinary run for the
Next up on the track, the women's
1500 metres final, featuring a
Laura Muir stretches away and comes
to win the gold medal for Great
Britain. Look how fast she is going.
She's now got two gold medals. She's
a champion again!
Muir, one last effort! She's
definitely got a medal. What colour
will it be?
Indoors is something she
A bronze on might one, 1500 metres
tonight. She will be inspired by her
Scottish team-mate Eilidh Doyle
Scottish team-mate Eilidh Doyle
taking the bronze tonight in that
400 metres and she's more than
capable of mixing it herself onto
the podium tonight, Laura?
you've called it, it's all about
tactics, it's about being in the
right place at the right time to
strike. If anyone can do it, Laura
can. But it's about staying focused.
She's in good shape, she's in good
enough shape to challenge here for a
medal but going to be really tough
This is her last major
championships for a while, she's not
running in the Commonwealth
Championships. We haven't updated
you on the mend's 800-metre medal
ceremony that isn't happening at the
moment because of a disqualification
that is still standing, but Sidorova
is about to go. Here's Steve
is about to go. Here's Steve
She looks like she will have her
third attempt at 4.90, she's just
watched Sandi Morris go clear. There
she is on the right, with Katie
Nageotte. Sidorova, I to nothing,
third attempt at 4.90, she does.
It's a brilliant job.
pressure, isn't it? That's pressure.
Clapping her hands, there is a
mixture of emotions there, well done
for clearing 4.90, but I'm a bit
upset you cleared 4.90! Competition
She equals the
Championship record. Sidorova
showing some character. But still in
second place, so I say jump to
nothing, it did of course keep her
in the competition and now she gets
three chances at the next height,
which will be 4.95. Sandi Morris
will get to go first. Morris is
still in the lead, because she
cleared at the second time of
asking, Sidorova at the third time
of asking. Relief for Sidorova and,
well, it's going to take a new
Championship record to decide
between the two possibly.
Extraordinary news from the 400
metres, Oscar Soliz is, the
long-awaited Spanish gold and
amazing run, has been disqualified
-- Oscar Husillos. Santos thought he
had the silver, he's been
disqualified. As it stands, Pavel
Maslak has the gold medal, has a
third gold medal. An entirely
bizarre circumstances, Maslak will
get the gold, Michael Cherry the
silver, Deon Lendore the bronze and
disqualifications just come thick
and fast at these championships.
Spain will counter protest, I'm sure
they will, but its official now.
Oscar Husillos has nothing, he's
been disqualified after thinking he
had everything, the gold medal, the
European record, the championship
During the race I thought I saw Bush
During the race I thought I saw Bush
During the race I thought I saw Bush
budget was a lane infringement, the
same that -- the same rule that has
netted 16 disqualifications, that
would make it 18. Have you ever
known anything like this?
we should have known when an entire
heat was disqualified yesterday in
the 400 metres that this was going
to get crazy, and it has got crazy.
Ultimately as a championships you
want the rules to stand and athletes
need to abide by the rules, but this
needs to be looked at, because now
you've got so many, you know, people
just saw arrays but it didn't finish
the way they saw it. The results
don't reflect what they saw and
that's a problem. I don't know what
the lane infringement is... You
know, should you allow...
Is a lane
infringement doesn't affect somebody
You can gain an
advantage by being too far on the
inside of the lane, that is why the
line is there but maybe you might
need to look at this and maybe it's
two feet on the line, two steps on
the line or something, because
ultimately you can't continue to go
this way, where you have all of
late though, you can't have these
flexible rules come you can't change
Not going back and changing
these results, but I'm saying going
forward you don't want the next
indoor Championships you don't want
People won't come!
Yerbury is not just in the 400s,
three in the 3000, one in the 800
three in the 3000, one in the 800
metres. Here it is, you've got
Aldrich Bailey on the inside,
Michael Cherry on the inside, so the
winner was Husillos on the outside.
So far he's getting close to the
line, then off the line... I didn't
see anything there.
I think the
incident happened earlier on, on the
first bend, actually, Michael. You
could see him all to his running
style as he came out of the blocks
and ran the first turn, because this
is at the break. I think the
incident happened before that. You
saw him physically alter, like, oh
my goodness, I'm close to the line.
Must have happened at the first
Maslak has been promoted to
gold, which makes him the three-time
winner of the indoor 400 metres, but
not in the way he expected maybe.
It's time now for the 1500 metres.
Stay in your lanes, ladies! Of
course Laura Muir of Great Britain,
bronze-medallist at the 3000 metres,
going in this. Steve Cram, what an
I agree with Michael, it's become a
bit of a farce and we can't see any
judges out there, this is all being
done from television, as far as we
are aware, from video. It's not
helpful, to be perfectly honest. I
don't think any athletes are
deliberately cheating. If they are,
yes, you disqualify them, if thou
getting an advantage, disqualify
them, but it spoiled it for the
public and everybody watching as
well. The rules are rules, I guess,
that is what they will say to us.
Let's hope they all stay on their
feet, they don't push and shove and
they managed to not step on the
line, on the inside, as we see
Beatrice Chepkoech who may have an
opportunity to upset the apple cart
here. Asia brought, recently married
to the American 1500 metre runner,
hopefully he's given some helpful
thoughts here. Jens B Dibaba, the
gold-medallist in the 3000 metres.
-- Ginza be Dibaba. Winny Chebet had
to run the 800 metres this morning,
she was registered for that as well,
so she ran 2.18, had a trot around.
Shelby Houlihan was in the 3000
metres final, finished fifth, but a
dangerous athletes and can finish
quickly. Colleen Quigley, her
team-mate, has been a little bit
critical of some of the facilities
here. Sifan Hassan, the silver medal
in the 3000 for her, and she of
course the defending champion in
this particular event, the 1500
I great reception for Laura Muir,
has medal now in her bag to take
home. Can she make it two? Arafi
from Morocco, very experienced,
could be a danger if any of the big
names. Then we've got an extra one,
Meraf Bahta, well, she wasn't
disqualified. She was advanced into
the final because somebody pushed
her. She wasn't pushed, to be fair,
Colleen Quigley accidentally caught
her legs and she fell, so she has
been advanced to this final. Well,
Laura Muir knows Hassan and Dibaba
really well and we know that on more
than one occasion she has beaten
them. But they've beaten her as
well. Dibaba has it within herself,
the world record holder in this
event indoors and Laura Muir knows
this is going to be tough. We are
just getting and note that the jury
of appeal are going to meet to
discuss that 800 metres scenario
with Drew Windle, who at the moment
still remains disqualified. We have
and have the medal ceremony for that
event. We'll keep you up-to-date
with what they decide. So Laura,
she's in great shape. That's 3000
metres was a tough race.
metres was a tough race. She will
still have that in her legs a bit,
but all of them train for this. The
other endurance athletes come back
after the heats and will have had
another 24 hours to refresh. Kenyan
champion will be a threat. The
women's 1500 metres final. So I'm
not sure how quick they are going to
go here, Paula, but given that they
ran 4.4 for the last 1500 in the
3000 metres and 2.37 for the last,
we may see a similar race, worries
about the last 800 metres.
lap looks slow because they are
bunched up. It looked like Chepkoech
may go to the front to take the race
by the scruff of the neck but this
is the kind of face we see in a
10,000 metre race, so it's playing
into the hands of the sprinters.
never want this slow. They were
almost walking, almost tripping over
each other. 40 seconds for the first
200, and this is where your nerve
has to hold. You don't train to run
40 seconds for the first lap, but
bear in mind Laura Muir has run
bear in mind Laura Muir has run a
sub... Laura Muir plays into her
hands a little bit but there are big
fast kickers here and Dibaba won't
let this hang around too long at
this sort of pace. Your Babineaux,
she won't let this hang around too
long and Laura Muir has run that but
Hassan and Dibaba in Beijing, 1.57
in the middle of a 1500 metres, so
they are capable of kicking away
from this and the other girls in
this field have to be aware of that.
If you're in there and you don't
think you can run a sub 200 minutes
8-ender as you should be trying to
do something and make it into a 1500
metre race. Am not sure Chepkoech
has that sort of pace, here we go,
Dibaba has said enough is enough, we
are off and she backs herself to run
from the flood. She backs herself to
be stronger, she backs herself to be
able to run the finish out of
everybody else. She has gone really
hard, she is beginning to wind this
up. That was a 33. The next 200 will
be quicker. Hassan just a little
nudge from Arafi to Chepkoech, Laura
Muir in a good place. She will be
patient here, doesn't want to get
too involved when the big surges
come, try and stay in contact and
see what she can pick off in the
latter stages. Dibaba leads,
Chepkoech, then Hassan. Laura Muir
running sensibly at this point.
has slotted herself back in, she's
given a nudge to say you are not
cutting in front of me and she had
to go around her but she has allowed
her past in front and she looks as
though is she struggling to hang
onto this group of five now? By
bombing Laura Muir has to stay in
contact here, no worries yet, she is
realising the pace is on -- Laura
Muir has to stay in contact here.
The four athletes we thought would
contest the medals are in the first
four positions. Dibaba, Hassan, the
defending champion, Laura Muir
moving into third ahead of Chepkoech
and Bay Street could pull clear
because I don't know if Chepkoech
has the pace to go with them.
they are moving faster Laura Muir
looks so much better. She needs to
wait and be patient. These two are
They are going flat out,
Dibaba is stretching them, Laura
Muir has to stay strong and find
something in the last 50 metres.
She's never been this close to these
two at these stage so Dibaba and
Hassan and Laura Muir, has to keep
working hard here. Has got to keep
pushing. Look how fast they are
going here. It's remarkable. Flat
out, a lap to go. Dibaba goes again.
This is what she did in the 3000
metres. Laura Muir still hanging on.
Hassan is letting a gap to go there.
Laura can go past Hassan. Dibaba is
going away. She can still get their!
She has to try to get close! Half a
metre closer, Dibaba goes again. The
Ethiopian has got too much. Dibaba
makes it a double gold medal
performance. Laura Muir wins her
second medal, it's a silver for
Great Britain. A superb run from
Laura Muir. Sifan Hassan the bronze,
just for a moment I thought that
maybe Dibaba was going to come under
real pressure from Laura Muir. Let's
hand it to Dibaba, two brilliant
races and she ran the legs out of
everybody else. She made in the way
we thought she would, just wind it
up, wind it up. Laura was great.
Didn't overcommit too early, waited
for a chance to get past Hassan, did
her utmost best, as she always does,
to try to chase down Dibaba. Dibaba
was just too good but goodness me, a
bronze and now a silver medal, great
racing from three women, three top,
top endurance women who have given
us a great show in both events.
Yeah, a really great race. I do know
is Laura Muir might have run a
personal best for the last 800
metres of that race because
certainly she was moving very, very
quickly. She just managed to reverse
the medal position with Hassan from
the 3000 metres and did it by
judging the race to perfection.
Dibaba had taken it by the scruff of
the neck, she was winding it up,
winding it up, more and more each
lap and that's a very hard way to
run. You can see the damage it was
doing to the field. Chepkoech looked
so easy running 4.02 last week,
couldn't keep with that. Laura Muir
waited and waited, Hassan tried to
move it to close to Dibaba at that
point. It could have been forgiven
for thinking it was finishing a lap
earlier here, all three of them were
sprinting flat out. It was just
hanging on. Laura doesn't even check
up at the screen down the home
straight, her eyes are focused in
front. She's not worried about
danger from behind. She's trying
muster everything she can to give
one last attack on the final lap.
Even at this point he would think
that Hassan made out kick Laura
Muir. Having got the medal in the
3000 metres as well. Maybe she is
determined to dig a little deeper.
She is focusing on Dibaba. She has
never at any point settled on the
silver medal. She was not quite good
enough tonight to get back at
Two brilliant races from
three wonderful women. What about
Laura Muir law! She is full of
determination and talents and now
she is getting the timing right. Her
race brain is working superbly well.
Here, she is getting closer and
closer, has Dibaba got anything
left? Yes, she has. She has left
something. She is the redoubtable
competitor herself, particularly
running from the front when it is
going well. A stunning piece of
running by all three women,
particularly Laura Muir, a great
reward. A bronze and silver. I have
to say, I am sure Laura, and her
coach, Andy Young, this is the medal
that will mean a little bit more. A
1500 metres runner. She can do the
long distance and the short distance
but this is where her heart is.
Winning a silver medal, superbly
done. Dibaba up with two gold medals
for her and Ethiopian. What an
incredible couple of days for Laura
Muir. On Thursday morning she was in
a lecture. She had to get in a car,
which was difficult with the snow
full stop she got here late and
competed in the 3000 metres on
Friday. Here we are on Saturday with
the silver medal. Paul alluded to
it, that confidence and taking on
the big names, the names that will
be outdoors. These are the name she
will beat in the big championships,
if to get herself on to the rostrum
in the future. She has had an
amazing few days.
She has had an
amazing couple of days. Listening to
Paul comic you do not know what she
is capable of because she is so
talented and she can push on from
here. For all intents and purposes
she is not in tiptop shape, she is
in good shape. Juggling studying and
training has been difficult.
own admission she said she has not
done the volume of training she did
for Belgrade. It'll be interesting
to see what she can do when she can
devote more time to the sport.
will give her a big boost of
confidence. She has come here and
won a couple of medals and got ready
for the outdoors. Next you'll be a
real opportunity for her. She a
potential medallist. Going into next
year and the next two years.
a very exciting pole vault. Steve
Backley. Morris is in the lead. Two
fouls at this height. Both her and
Sidorova have equalled the
championship record of 4.19 metres.
They have both fouled twice. -- 4.90
metres. It probably means a
clearance here or either of them to
take the gold, if both of them have
fouled, then Morris will be handed
the gold. Morris to go first for the
USA. This looks really committed.
Has it stayed up? It has. Morris
with a beautiful jump. A smile on
the face of Sidorova will stop she
can respond but Morris, beautiful!
Has she sucked the wind out of the
sails of Sidorova? The bar is still
wobbling and the judge waited until
he was satisfied. They will study
the bar I make sure it is on
properly for the attempt of
Sidorova. -- and make sure.
that is enough now. She has been a
standout jumper, even from the other
side were looking with the naked eye
across the arena at Birmingham. She
looks a class apart from the rest of
the boulders. Sidorova has already
taken to the runway. Even if
Sidorova goes clear and matches this
currency is still in second place.
Just looking at her wryly smile, she
still has to go.
still has to go. -- matches this,
she is still in second place. Will
they make Sidorova wait while they
present their hurdles athletes? That
will be cruel.
will be cruel. Their positions have
been reversed. Sidorova, as we saw,
a little while ago, if she goes
clear, it will be a new lifetime
best she has already done that this
evening that she will stay in second
place. Silence again. 4.95 will stop
that was really close.
It was really
close will stop gold for Morris.
close will stop gold for Morris. --
it was really close and gold for
Morris. A succession of silver
medals and finally she takes the
gold. Sidorova as to settle for
second but with the new lifetime
best. Very entertaining. Gold for
Morris and the USA. Congratulations
I feel sorry for
Sidorova, having a clean record all
the way up to 4.85 and then
producing a personal best. You
cannot ask for more than that in a
major championships. An absolute
best at the championships. That is a
nice scene. They have been
congratulating each other all
through this competition. That
camaraderie is brilliant to see.
These are the gold and
silver-medallists. Is up for a
brilliant competition. Hugely
entertaining. -- bands up. Morris,
the best in the world, indoor
We have just seen the
vault again. We're just seeing on
the scorecard, the bar is being
raised to 5.04 metres.
raised to 5.04 metres.
dim around the arena and ready for
the introduction of the finalists in
the women's 60 metres hurdles. Three
Americans go here. Can anyone
challenge them? They are about to be
introduced to the Birmingham crowd.
Charlton, how well she has run so
far. The new record so far in the
semifinal, 7.80 nine.
semifinal, 7.80 nine. -- 7.89. The
youngest in the final, Amusan, the
Nigerian. Cindy Roleder, the
reigning European champion, won the
indoor title in outdoors a couple of
years ago. Nadine Visser is
separating the Americans in the
line-up. An astonishing run from
this. Christina Manning seems to be
on a mission here. Third at the US
championships. Here because she won
the overall indoor tour title.
Nelvis, the fastest in the world
this year. Kenny Harrison, we know
she is fast. Can she deliver in a
championship final? That is the one
query about her. Harrison holds the
world record outdoors over 100. We
are looking at the possible world
record going here.
7.86, and Jones has the championship
record. The chance for the first
ever medal sweep at the World
Championship. It has never been done
before. The wild card system allowed
Manning in. So, Harrison, Nelvis and
Manning. This set in the middle,
flying in the semifinals. Pedersen
of Norway, alongside Nelvis. One of
the highest quality fine as we have
had at the world indoor
This, the final of the women's 60
Stand up, please.
Showing a green card, please.
is the first time we have really had
the athletes being told to stand up
and reset themselves. Colin Jackson
alongside. Talking about Harrison,
the beautiful hurdler. So fast. It
is about doing it in the finals
She is a dynamic hurdler.
She has good technique. You hope she
is not vulnerable when it comes to
the highly pressured situations. She
deserves a title. Will this be the
They settle once more. Ready
for the final.
Harrison has taken it on the line.
7.70 and a championship record.
Beats the time of Jones. We should
never have doubted her ability to
deliver on this stage. How fast she
can run as Commissioner now she has
the gold medal. -- how fast she has
run! Manning celebrates her silver.
A great run from Harrison. Just
looking, will it be a one, two,
three? No, what around from the
Dutch athlete, Nadine Visser.
Finally she has the title she has
craved for so long.
competitive run. Exactly what we
would expect. The challenge
initially by Manning. She could not
hold on to the leg speed
demonstrated by Harris. Let's have a
look again. They both get out
tremendously strong with a good
technique. They are trying to hold
their form and keep strong under the
pressure. It pulls Harris ahead of
the rest of the field.
had been hoping for a one, two,
three but Nelvis losing her balance
at the end of the race and this was
able to come through.
that barrier which meant she could
not going into a proper sprinting
action off the final hurdle. She was
not really getting into that race.
Being away from the field would have
had a bit of an effect. These two,
the gold and silver-medallists.
This, the bronze-medallist to the
right of the screen. You can see how
she pushes away. That is what drags
into the next barrier. Nice and
aggressive. It is controlled. Allows
her to really get to the strong,
sprinting speed that is necessary.
Christina Manning just smiles and
thinks, well done mate you have got
The smile of a champion
and two stars and stripes fly
alongside the Dutch flag. A great
run by this to take the bronze
medal. Nothing for Nelvis of the
United States were no clean sweep.
Not too bad to have gold and silver
and gold for Harrison.
So just to tidy it all up for you,
Harrison with a championship record,
eclipsing the mark Gough Lolo Jones.
The Stena Manning with the silver,
Nadine Visser with the bronze,
Sharika Nelvis just out of things in
fourth place. Ewan-macro Sandi
Morris has won the competition and
now she gets a chance to have a
crack at a new, well, it would be a
world record. Have a chat with Tony
Minichiello as to what the world
record is because there is
confusion. 5.02, or 5.0 three.
Officially 5.02 because the
world-record holder jumps both those
heights, I'll explain more in a
second. A new world record, when
sideways on that. -- she went
sideways on that. So Sandi Morris,
two more chances. A nod from her
coach. Here's a little look back at
the triple jump. We saw this
earlier. This was Will Claye's
fourth round jump. The double
Olympic champion if it wasn't for
his team-mate. He knew that was
brilliant. We knew he'd done really,
really, well, taken it beyond the
reach of the best of the rest.
Slightly below what we've seen in
the past. Will Claye, well, I think
he's fairly pleased with that. World
leading jump, 17.43, ahead of Dos
Santos, a new lifetime best for him.
Gabby Adcock --
He's the man to beat in the 60-metre
final coming up shortly. Christian
Coleman, silver-medallist in London,
is now Steve Cram can take you
through the medal ceremony for the
heptathlon. What a thrilling end to
this it was, Steve.
Yeah, it was a
superb last event, the 1000 metres,
Kevin Ryan on doing so well in the
pole vault and also a bronze medal
going to Maicel Uibo, who had a
great competition all the way
through. Damian Garner, Warner,
excuse me, almost did enough, almost
took the silver but there is the
champion adding to the world title
he took last year and Steve, he
wasn't at his best. He was to begin
with and then normally have a
cracking second day but not today.
Well, do you know what, it was
similar to Kat Johnson-Thompson's
performance in many ways, he got the
job done. He trains with Kat in the
South of France. A solid
Ladies and gentlemen,
the national land of France. --
National anthem of France.
NATIONAL ANTHEM PLAYS
CHEERING AND APPLAUSE
A very emotional Kevin Mayer of
France, Liam Finn ringing around the
arena here in Birmingham -- the
anthem ringing around the arena here
in Birmingham. He is the double
world champion, outdoors and
indoors, in the heptathlon and
deserving winner by one of the
smallest margins, five points ahead
of Damian Warner, Maicel Uibo taking
the bronze forest Dhoni. A bit of
news for you, in the 800 metres we
are hearing that the American Drew
Windle has been reinstated. They are
going to have that medal ceremony
very shortly indeed. Elliot Giles
will not be receiving the bronze
medal, sadly. It's not good news
from a British perspective, but
probably a fair result in the end.
Thank you very much, Steve, one
medal that is secure is a silver for
Laura Muir in the 1500 metres. We
spoke to her.
I spoke to you after 3000 metres,
bronze, you said you would use that
medal to inspire and improve your
performances. That worked quickly,
Yeah, that bronze gave me
confidence. I can battle it out with
these girls and control the race and
I felt so strong in a last lap I
just went for it.
There was a
crucial moment when it broke down to
the three of you.
the three of you. Did you know it
was just the three of you at that
No, I didn't dare look back.
I ran as far as I can, it doesn't
make a difference if we've broken
away or not. I tried as hard as I
That was it, it was such a
massive final lap. How incredible
did it feel as you passed into the
silver position and knew you would
continue this through.
I didn't know
until the finish line, Hassan is a
top-quality athlete, a multiple
medallist, so I didn't take anything
for granted once I passed. I knew
she would be fighting behind me.
When you started this week, you were
at university, did you honestly
believe you would be finishing the
week is a double world medallist?
Honestly, no. The competition was so
tough I thought if I could medal in
one it would be in a great
achievement and to medal in two and
get a silver is, I'm so pleased. Why
the athletes UberEats there, they
will be on the outdoor season as
well. I asked you before the 3000,
these two medals, what will it mean
to you to know you can come here and
you can challenge the best in the
world? It's such a confidence
booster. I've been there or
thereabouts, fourth, fifth, sixth,
seventh in global championships
prior to this and it's about time I
got on the podium and I've done the
You are finishing up
your studies, he will be moving into
full-time athlete. Your performances
will only improve as a result,
I hope so. It certainly
means more recovery. I hope to
continue the veterinary alongside it
may be in all true role. It will
give me an opportunity to recover
better between sessions and get away
or training trips which will be
Thank you, Laura. You
can go and enjoy this one finally.
Thank you, cheers.
Confirmation that Drew Windle was
reinstated, it was almost quite
farcical going on, Drew and Elliot
Giles waiting imposition at the
medal ceremony to wait for the news,
they were waiting for 45 minutes but
sadly Elliot, it was probably the
right result in the end as Steve
said. Earlier on this evening we saw
Eilidh Doyle, captain of the British
team so many times and a real post a
goal for Scotland in the
Commonwealth Games, she's done so
well with the 4x400 but tonight was
her night as an individual. She's a
hurdler but over the flat she took
bronze medal and we
hurdler but over the flat she took
bronze medal and we spoke to her
Eilidh Doyle, the last time I spoke
to you in this mix zone I was
commiserations and you were out of
your door on the way to the pub. 24
hours later, bronze medal. Wow, what
a twist of emotions.
I I mean, last night I didn't quite
believe it until anything had been
sorted because the disqualifications
came through, there were appeals. I
was apprehensive about whether I
would be in the final or not. Then
it was confirmed, to have another
opportunity, a great opportunity and
if I could dig deep and try to win a
medal I had a chance to do that.
week ago we saw you in Glasgow, you
were really aggressive and that's
what you were today. It was being
aggressive that put you in
contention and got you that bronze.
Your bobbin yeah, I tried to work it
on the bend and I knew if I got
ahead I could carry on my running
nice and smoothly and not have to
chop too much. I tried to hang on
and get the silver. The calibre of
athletes in that race, in particular
two Americans, to be so close to
them, I'm really happy with that.
Now we move straight from a
delighted Eilidh Doyle to the
anticipation of one of the biggest
events of the weekend, the
anticipation of one of the biggest
events of the weekend, the men's
anticipation of one of the biggest
events of the weekend, the men's 60
metres. Misses Emre Zafer Barnes
competing for Turkey, then we're
going to get to some of the big
names here. Zhenye Xie, they are not
coming out in lane order. We'll get
the big names in a second, he needs
to be pointed where the star is.
It's up that way. What a great
performance from this man to make it
into the final, Hassan Taftian and
if you weren't with us earlier, CJ
Ujah. To the semifinals. In 2017 he
was top man in 60 metres. Ronnie
Baker, not this year, he's quick,
he's quick, he's very quick. He will
want to medal here. What about this
man here? Bingtian Su, a superb
60-metre runner from China. Can he
upset the apple cart and upset the
man who is the fastest ever in the
world at 60 metres, Christian
Coleman of the USA?
Coleman of the USA? Well, the last
time the world record was broken in
this championship was all the way
back in 1988, 1987 actually, a
certain Ben Johnson, and he was
disqualified, the world record was
given to Lee McRae, who finished
second. That was 6.50, a
championship best performance for
Rhys Green 6.4 two. Can Christian
Coleman go quicker than that here?
First of all he needs to beat those
meant to win the gold medal. -- beat
those men. When you are as good and
quick as he is there's always the
chance of something extra. It's a
fast track. There's a great
atmosphere tonight. We've had all
sorts going on. Are we in for
something special in this 60-metre
final? Jan Volko in lane one, Barnes
lane two, Zhenye Xie in five, Ronnie
Baker of United States in six,
Hassan Taftian in Iran in seven and
Sean Safo-Antwi in lane eight.
Sean Safo-Antwi in lane eight. The
men's 60-metre final.
Coleman wins it, a championship
record, 6.37. It was a great race.
They were closer than you might have
expected. Coleman is the world
champion. Adds it to his silver
medal V won outdoors last year. It
was quick, it was very, very quick.
But the other guys put in a superb
performance to make sure that he
couldn't relax at all. Ronnie Baker
and Bingtian Su, close. It's
Bingtian Su who gets the silver
medal. But Christian Coleman thou
got a good start. Never ever was
able to relax -- he was never able
to relax, he had to keep his foot
down all the way through. They kept
him honest. They ran really, really
well. Bingtian Su rewarded with a
silver medal. Baker got the bronze.
6.37, a championship record, 6.37 is
the official time. Well, something
special will stop
if anybody was
there in doubt about what this young
man is capable of I think they've
all be Lynn eliminated. He handled
the pressure well. He came into this
as a favourite. He didn't only run a
very quick time, he won this gold
medal with the pressure on him.
That's what is the most impressive
thing about this performance for me.
Repeat, repeat, repeat, that's
what's necessary. Bang, out of the
blocks, hard, well, no real mistakes
this time. It could still be a bit
better, he could get his feet under
him much quicker than that which
will assist his performance, but
look at everybody charging with him.
There was no let up, there was no
way that he could truly relax in
this field. For me, that's a good
sign, showing wraps when it comes
down doors, when the pressure is on,
this time around he may be able to
hold it together. He is working much
harder than we saw him in the early
rounds, that's pretty clear, but
it's a final and he's running one of
the fastest times we've ever seen on
If you look at Christian Coleman
here, he is doing everything he
needed to do and exactly what we
expected of him will stop the
situation here for him was not to
make any mistakes. He knew he had
the ability to win this race and to
break the world record again if the
opportunity was there. This was all
about winning medals. He was
consistent. Repeat, repeat, repeat.
A couple of little stumbles, trying
to do the short step out of the
blocks. No real issues here. Both
these athletes, both Berry
efficient. Su is very powerful but
for Christian, it is all about that
speed. The ability to pick up his
feet and put them down quickly.
Close at the line for second and
third. Ronnie Baker from the US in
third spot. The Chinese art on the
rise. Xie was force in that race
with a new record.
Morris for an
undisputed world record. That was
possibly her best. She'll ready had
the gold medal wrapped up. A great
performance earlier this evening.
Possibly went off the boil a little
bit but a great evening's work, all
the same. A gold medal for Morris
and a championship record, equalling
her lifetime best indoors. No world
record. Maybe that is something she
can build on. Three hours and 15
minutes since the start of that
competition and for Morris, the gold
It was quick for Chris
Coleman in the 60 metres. His
parents said, when he was little,
when he was two, he used to be
frightened of the Hoover. Whether
this is something special for him
going forward when he will be
cleaning up the gold medals
hopefully in the future. Excellent
from Su and Ronnie Baker in third
with .40 four.
Begins sprinter who
truly came to our attention in the
middle of that genetic evening when
Usain Bolt was different -- de
droned by Warren Gatland, he did not
get the plaudits he deserved. He was
22 on Tuesday could be talked about
what potential he could have over
100 metres. -- and we talked. He
wanted to be an American footballer.
I don't think he will regret his
change of career now.
He made it
through the American system as a
collegiate athlete. He came onto the
scene of the 100-metre runner and
had a very impressive race. We
showed how far out he was at 50
metres in that race against Usain
Bolt and Justin Gatlin 's. He had
real potential. Now Championship
ownership will be an interesting
Championships. Just the ability to
run against the best but this is
great execution. He was very
consistent. Time and again we see
him do the same things. That is the
mark of a world-class athlete who
has the opportunity to win medals
time and again over his career
because he is very consistent and
has the right attitude. Very
level-headed in terms of his
emotions. That is the sort of
mindset that most champions are made
up, especially early in their
careers, like he is forced we may
see some personality coming out of
him later, that would be fantastic
will stop once he gets into his
career amateur oils... He is doing
the right thing right now. -- and
Michels. He doesn't want to put
additional pressure on himself.
best thing to do is to keep winning.
He is learning to do that. I have
seen him interviewed. He is dusty to
learn. He is not intimidated. He
loves being here, to be at his best.
We would talk about Su and the
Chinese sprinting dynasty that is
coming. Two and four they finished.
Right now the women's 400 metres
medal ceremony, featuring Eilidh
Doyle for Britain and Scotland.
great run for a litre oil. Better
known as a hurdler. She has medals
that that discipline that she will
have one on the flat here. She very
nearly got in between the two
Americans for a silver. It will be
bronze for a litre oil in an event
where America is strong favourite.
-- it will be bronze for Eilidh
Doyle. Silver in the Commonwealth
Games. Over 400 metres flat, she has
a bronze at the world indoors now.
Used her expedience and very nearly,
not split the Americans, 22 and
another great talent but so many
have come through the American
system with the numbers they have.
Wimbley was second in the US
Championships behind the
Carlow -- Okolo. She takes the
title. There might have been
stronger competition had to people
not been disqualified. She won by
owners to second from Wimbley. Gold
for Okolo and gold for the United
The national anthem for the
United States of America.
NATIONAL ANTHEM OF USA PLAYS
NATIONAL ANTHEM OF USA PLAYS
And a word for Zoey Clark who made
the final as well in the women's 400
metres. She and Eilidh Doyle will go
into the relay squad and strengthen
that. Phyllis Francis as well
perhaps flooding into the American
quartet. The world record might be
under threat tomorrow. Bronze medal
in the individual for Eilidh Doyle,
silver medal to Wimbley and Okolo
with the gold.
with the gold.
Congratulations to a
litre oil. We will see another
Scottish athletes step up onto the
podium shortly. -- to Eilidh Doyle.
We have time to hear from the new
champion of the world over 60
metres. Christian Coleman is with JJ
You have been so dominant in this
championship. You are an undisputed
It feels pretty
good, especially when you say it
like that. I have been working so
hard and it is paying off.
come through there he is very
comfortably. There were stumbles
along the way. How does it feel to
run such a clean race for the final?
That is what the rounds off for. You
have to work through the kinks. I
felt pretty good. I took the race
and I am pretty happy.
In the final
it was the most challenging have
been today. Did you know you had it
all the way?
I felt pretty good out
of the blocks and I had some
clearance. I could get in. I feel
like I executed it pretty good.
You've got the silver before and
there was some talk about that and
the retirement of Usain Bolt that
you got lost in that noise. How does
it feel to be here and know that you
will be the future of the sport?
Nobody really remembers second. I
used that as fuel coming into this
season, working really hard. I
wanted to come out with a few golds.
Thank you for talking to me.
appreciate it. The very relaxed
Christian Coleman, who made light
work of winning his first gold on
the major stage, making it look
easy. That is usually the mark of
brilliance. It was a fantastic run
by him, as it was by Laura Mule,
winning her second medal in two
days. -- Muir.
Hassan wins another
medal at the global level. It is not
the defence of her titles she would
have wanted. She would have loved to
have won the gold medal again. She
will be pretty happy with that.
Coached by Alberto Salazar these
days and based in the US. She knew
she was in another tough race. In
2003, the only other medallist in
the women's 1500 metres was Kelly
Holmes, who then went on to win the
Olympic title. Who knows? Laura
Muir, world indoor silver-medallist.
A superb performance by her. Two
medals from two great races.
indoor champion... Dibaba can be
added to the very short
added to the very short list of
multiple winners. She did it in the
style she has become known for, run
away from Avebury made it so hard in
the last few laps. She got quicker
and quicker. -- ran away from
everybody and made it so hard in the
last few laps.
ETHIOPIAN NATIONAL ANTHEM PLAYS
Three wonderful women who gave us
two brilliant races. I am sure this
is not the last time we will see
these three on a global rostrum.
Dibaba the gold, Laura Muir the
silver. We have had some
extraordinary sessions of athletics
over the years but tonight will take
some beating. That was an incredible
few hours. The crowd was treated to
some top-class athletics.
know where to start for that this is
why I love athletics. It is
Do you think she looks a
How will she be Dibaba?
She tries. It is difficult outdoors
and difficult indoors as well.
Muir will find herself also asking
that question. How do you find a way
past Dibaba? She is either freezing
cold or fed up with Dibaba was
getting in her way.
you? Interestingly, the highlight
were the field events and it has
been throughout the championship.
The triple jump with the
championship record and the pole
vault going back and forth.
Eilidh Doyle. The women are
doing fantastically well. Join us
tomorrow night. The final session
starts at 2:45pm on BBC Two. It will
Gabby Logan introduces live coverage of the World Championships at Birmingham Arena. Saturday evening's action features the final of the men's 60m, 400m and 800m, and the women's 400m and 1500m. Michael Johnson, Denise Lewis, Paula Radcliffe and Colin Jackson provide expert analysis, while commentary is provided by Steve Cram, Andrew Cotter and Steve Backley.