A detailed look ahead to Tuesday evening’s action in London by Steve Smythe
From the women’s javelin final through to the men’s 400m final, here’s a detailed guide to the action on day five of the IAAF World Championships in London.
Want to know what else is coming up? Check out our day-by-day guide here and see the latest edition of AW magazine for full event-by-event previews.
Times stated are local (BST) and were correct at the time of publication.
19:20 – Women’s javelin final
This looks an open final with plenty of options including defending champion Kathrina Molitor, who looks to be back in good form, up against world record-holder Barbora Spotakova, Olympic champion Sara Kolak, China’s qualification leader Huihui Lyu and European champion Tatsiana Khalodovich.
19:30 – Women’s 200m heats
The first three in each heat and three fastest losers progress.
GB’s Bianca Williams goes in heat one and should be in contention for the third spot behind defending champion Dafne Schippers and Bahamas athlete Tynia Gaither. Namesake Jodean Williams of Jamaica with a 22.94 PB looks the danger for the Brit.
The second heat should be between American Kimberlyn Duncan and Switzerland’s improving Mujinga Kambundji.
Heat three sees British champion Shannon Hylton probably needing a PB to progress.
US champion and Rio finalist Deejah Stevens is favourite while Jamaica’s Sashalee Forbes and Bulgaria’s European silver medallist Ivet Lalova-Collio should also be to the fore.
The attention in heat four will be on Olympic 400m champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo, starting her bid for the shorter event of her double. Jamaican Simone Facey should follow her home.
Rio and Beijing finalist Dina Asher-Smith is not back to her previous year’s form after her injury but she should progress, possibly behind 100m finalist Michelle-Lee Ahye and Canadian Crystal Emmanuel.
The 100m silver medallist Marie-Josée Ta Lou should dominate heat six with Germany’s Laura Muller possibly the best of the rest.
The final heat has Ta Lou’s 100m conqueror Tori Bowie going for the double. She should win easily with probably second close between Semoy Hackett and Rebekka Haase.
19:35 – Men’s pole vault final
Though not in his best shape can world record-holder Renaud Lavillenie bid for his first world title after he has won minor medals in the last four championships? World leader Sam Kendricks, former champion Pawel Wojciechowski and defending champion Shaun Barber look the most likely to deny him. World junior record-holder Armand Duplantis could also be a factor.
20:35 – Women’s 400m hurdles semi-finals
The first two in each heat plus the next two fastest make the final.
Defending champion Zuzana Hejnova and Americans Kori Carter and Shamier Little should contest the first semi-final.
Beijing bronze medallist Cassandra Tate, Rio silver medallist Sara Slott Petersen and fellow finalist Ristanaana Tracey look likely to dispute the two spots in the second semi.
Meghan Beesley will look to go inside 56 for the first time this season.
Drawn in the outside lane, British team captain Eilidh Doyle has a tough task to keep her run of finals going in the last semi-final.
US champion and world leader Dalilah Muhammad should win with the other likely contestants including Canada’s Sage Watson and Jamaican Rhonda White.
20:40 – Women’s shot put qualifying
18.30m or a top 12 place is required to make the final with world-leader Lijiao Gong and Rio champion Michelle Carter among the favourites.
Rachel Wallader’s PB is 17.53m and anything near that would be a success.
21:10 – Men’s 3000m steeplechase final
There is usually Kenyan domination but maybe not this year.
Four-time champion Ezekiel Kemboi, bidding for an incredible eighth successive medal, is not fully fit while Olympic champion Conseslus Kipruto has an ankle injury and is short of racing. Jairus Birech is consistent but not usually a world beater.
World-leader Evan Jager is probably favourite and the Olympic silver medallist has the speed to go one better.
Moroccan Soufiane El Bakkali has impressed in the Diamond League and could also win while France’s eccentric three-time Olympic medallist Mahiedine Mekhissi also has blazing finishing speed.
Ethiopia also have a strong improving trio.
21:35 – Men’s 800m final
With world leader Emmanuel Korir out this looks open with 2012 runner-up Nijel Amos marginal favourite and probably possessing the best kick.
Former champion Mohammed Aman has not looked at his best but could still surprise though Kenyan Kipyegon bett looks a more reliable challenger.
Though he has only ran 1:45.21 this year, formr medallist Adam Kszczot probably has the best racing brain and looked the best in the semi finals.
Canadian Brandon McBride has run well this year and is another outside hope.
On his heat form, Kyle Langford, who was lucky to progress as a fastest loser, would be hopelessly outclassed but a strong kick in his semi-final showed he has the finish speed to challenge for a medal if in the right position. It would be a shock though if he was nearer the front than the back and he is the only runner with a PB outside 1:45.
21:50 – Men’s 400m final
This is set to be a great race as South Africa’s world record-holder Wayde Van Niekerk looks to add world gold to his Olympic title. Steven Gardiner ran a Bahamas record of 43.89 to make the final, while Isaac Makwala had initially been due to race after being forced to miss yesterday’s 200m heats due to being affected by the gastroenteritis outbreak, but it was later reported that he would no longer be running the one-lap event either.
Makwala’s teammate Baboloki Thebe, USA’s Fred Kerley, Qatar’s Abdalelah Haroun and Jamaicans Nathon Allen and Demish Gaye complete the field.
» To find out what else is coming up, check out our day-by-day guide here, while our medal predictions can be found here. See the latest edition of AW magazine for full event-by-event previews, interviews, news, a form guide and more