It was Britain's fifth medal of the championships and is a big boost to the GB team which makes head coach Charles van Commenee's overall target of "seven to eight" much more likely than it had appeared midway through the week.
Greene hopes to match gold in 2012
joined US team-mates Lashinda Demus, who won the women's 400m hurdles, and Jennifer Simpson, 1500m champion, on top of the podium as he won high jump gold from Russia's Aleksey Dmitrik and Trevor Barry of the Bahamas. His first-time clearance at 2.35m was enough to take the title, with pre-event favourite Ivan Ukhov out of the medals.
defended his men's 3,000m steeplechase world title, producing a memorable celebratory dance as he slowed to cross the line in a time of 8:14.85, comfortably ahead of compatriot Brimin Kipruto (8:16.05).
confirmed his position as favourite for the men's 1500m with a classy qualification, while Norway's Olympic and world champion Andreas Thorkildsen was an uncharacteristic fourth as he came through javelin qualifying.
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