A day-by-day look back at some of the standout moments from the championships in the UK capital
The IAAF World Championships London 2017 might now be over but the memories will last a lifetime.
Here we take a look back at some of the standout moments from the 10-day event.
Day one – Friday August 4
The first final of the championships saw a 10th consecutive global gold gained by Mo Farah he won the 10,000m in superb style, beating Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei and Kenyan Paul Tanui. Usain Bolt took to the track for the first time at his final major championships, winning his 100m heat in 10.07, while Justin Gatlin had to endure a few boos from sections of the London Stadium as he won his heat in 10.05.
— Athletics Weekly (@AthleticsWeekly) August 4, 2017
Day two – Saturday August 5
Justin Gatlin spoiled the farewell party of the world’s most popular athlete as he won the 100m title ahead of Christian Coleman and Usain Bolt. Luvo Manyonga leapt to long jump gold, while Andrius Gudzius was a surprise discus winner and Almaz Ayana destroyed her opposition to take the 10,000m title. Last year’s British 10,000m champion Jessica Martin announced her retirement from international athletics.
— Athletics Weekly (@AthleticsWeekly) August 5, 2017
Day three – Sunday August 6
Geoffrey Kirui claimed men’s marathon gold as Callum Hawkins finished a fine fourth, while the women’s title was won by Rose Chelimo from two-time champion Edna Kiplagat and American Amy Cragg as Charlotte Purdue was top Brit. Callum Hawkins later explained how he is looking forward to doing domestic battle with Mo Farah on the roads after his superb run in London. Tom Walsh won the shot put title and Katerina Stefanidi was a class apart to claim pole vault victory. Tori Bowie dipped to take the 100m title ahead of Marie-Josée Ta Lou in a thrilling final. Nafissatou Thiam added the world heptathlon title to her Olympic gold, while Britain’s Katarina Johnson-Thompson finished fifth. Kyle Langford stormed into the 800m final.
— Athletics Weekly (@AthleticsWeekly) August 6, 2017
Day four – Monday August 7
Anita Wlodarczyk maintained her dominance to win a third world hammer title, while Omar McLeod won a first gold for Jamaica at the London championships by taking the 110m hurdles title. Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon won a breathless 1500m as Britain’s Laura Muir just missed a medal and Laura Weightman was a superb sixth.
— Athletics Weekly (@AthleticsWeekly) August 7, 2017
Day five – Tuesday August 8
Barbora Spotakova continued her winning ways in London as she regained the javelin title, while Conseslus Kipruto added the world title to his Olympic steeplechase gold. USA’s Sam Kendricks won the pole vault from Piotr Lisek and Renaud Lavillenie. Pierre-Ambroise Bosse was a surprise 800m winner as Britain’s Kyle Langford unleashed an inspired sprint finish to place fourth. Langford later spoke about targeting titles in the future. Wayde van Niekerk won the 400m but spared a thought for Isaac Makwala who was prevented from competing following illness.
— Athletics Weekly (@AthleticsWeekly) August 8, 2017
Day six – Wednesday August 9
Mo Farah cruised through his 5000m heat to remain on track for another world distance double, while Isaac Makwala took on a solo 200m heat in an attempt to progress to the semi-finals following his illness. There was gold for Gong Lijiao in the shot put, while Norway’s Karsten Warholm stunned the world and himself with a clear-cut victory in the 400m hurdles. USA’s Phyllis Francis won 400m gold as Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo suffered a stumble.
— Athletics Weekly (@AthleticsWeekly) August 9, 2017
Day seven – Thursday August 10
USA’s Olympic champ Christian Taylor completed a world triple jump treble, while Kori Carter led a US one-two in the 400m hurdles. Ramil Guliyev powered to a surprise 200m victory ahead of Wayde van Niekerk and Jereem Richards, as Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake took fourth place for the home nation and Isaac Makwala finished sixth.
— Athletics Weekly (@AthleticsWeekly) August 10, 2017
Day eight – Friday August 11
USA’s Brittney Reese won her eighth global long jump gold, with GB’s Lorraine Ugen finishing fifth. A memorable women’s 3000m steeplechase was won by Emma Coburn as she led a US one-two in a championship record time. The women’s 200m title was retained by Dafne Schippers in a race which saw GB’s Dina Asher-Smith finish fourth as she continued her comeback after injury. Pawel Fadjek sealed a world hammer hat-trick and Nick Miller produced the best-ever result by a British man at the world championships.
— Athletics Weekly (@AthleticsWeekly) August 11, 2017
Day nine – Saturday August 12
A relay great morning of action saw all four British teams advance to the finals, while Usain Bolt took to the track for his penultimate race. Sally Pearson surged to victory in the 100m hurdles to gain a golden global comeback, while Maria Lasitskene retained the high jump title and two British athletes cleared 1.95m in the same competition for the first time. Mo Farah missed out on a golden global goodbye to the track as Muktar Edris won the 5000m title for Ethiopia. A second gold was won for the host nation as the men’s 4x100m team stormed to take the title and Usain Bolt bowed out injured, while GB’s women struck sprint relay silver behind the USA. Johannes Vetter won javelin gold and Kevin Mayer claimed the decathlon title.
— Athletics Weekly (@AthleticsWeekly) August 12, 2017
Day 10 – Sunday August 13
Yohann Diniz dominated the men’s 50km race walk, while Ines Henriques set a world record in the women’s race. Jiayu Yang won a dramatic women’s 20km race walk, while Eider Arevalo claimed gold in the men’s event for Colombia but there was disqualification disappointment for Britain’s Tom Bosworth. Mutaz Essa Barshim claimed the high jump title and the women’s discus was won by Sandra Perkovic. Elijah Manangoi led a Kenyan one-two in the 1500m, while Hellen Obiri outkicked Almaz Ayana to the 5000m title as Britain’s Laura Muir and Eilish McColgan placed sixth and 10th respectively. Caster Semenya added the world 800m title to her Olympic crown. Trinidad and Tobago shocked the US team as GB grabbed bronze in the men’s 4x400m, while the women’s event went USA’s way as GB secured silver. Usain Bolt bid a bittersweet goodbye.
Bolt: "I'm always going to leave everything on the track … I don't know why this happened but I feel everything happens for a reason." pic.twitter.com/HukQkAPOKp
— Athletics Weekly (@AthleticsWeekly) August 13, 2017
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