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Aimee Lewis

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  1. Post update

    Blimey. What a fantastic end to an entertaining day of track and field. Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin have ensured there'll be another headline-making showdown on Thursday in the 200m. Three men dipped under 44 seconds in the same 400m race for the first time in history, the exhausted victor carried away on a stretcher, while Kenya have their first javelin world champion. 

    We will be back tomorrow to guide you through another day. But until then why not check out CBBC's latest quiz, titled 'Could Rutherford jump...' or read our day-by-day coverage guide - or our medal table and results page... I could go on...Bye for now. 

  2. Questions for Michael Johnson?

    We're coming to the end of our coverage but before we go it's worth mentioning that Michael Johnson will be on BBC Radio 5 live on Thursday evening, between 20:10 and 21:00 BST. 

    If you've got any questions for the 400m world record holder, Thursday night could be the night for answers.

  3. Getting ready for day six...

  4. Niekerk update

    Phil Jones

    BBC Sport athletics reporter

    "Van Niekerk was going to go off in an ambulance but the ambulance has gone and he has stayed and is still receiving medical treatment in the stadium. I am not sure what the attention is he is receiving but it is more encouraging news."

  5. Van Niekerk still receiving treatment

    The latest on Wayde Van Niekerk is that the South African is a-ok, though he is still receiving medical treatment. 

  6. 'There won't be another YouTube athlete'

    Quote Message: Very few athletes have done what I have done. There will not be another YouTube athlete coming through. I want to go back and watch my throw, it was almost perfect. from Kenya's Julius Yego, javelin gold medallist
    Kenya's Julius Yego, javelin gold medallist
    Julius Yego
  7. 'To throw like this is unbelievable'

    Was Wayde Van Niekerk's 400m gold the performance of the day or did Julius Yego steal the show by winning Kenya's first gold in the field? 

    Quote Message: It was unbelievable, I am happy I won a gold medal for Kenya. I have been training hard for this championships. After Birmingham I had a serious injury and thought I would not be competing so to throw big like this is unbelievable. from Kenya's Julius Yego, javelin gold medallist
    Kenya's Julius Yego, javelin gold medallist
  8. 'Van Niekerk gave everything'

    Michael Johnson

    400m world record holder on BBC TV

    Van Niekerk was taken out of his comfort zone. Merritt stretched him, but he gave everything he had, he was able to hold form and get to the finish line. 

  9. Go hard, and go home on a stretcher

    What do you have to do to become a world champion? Push yourself when the legs are screaming no, go quicker than you've ever run before, take your body to places its never been. 

    You won't have the energy for a victory lap, mind, and stepping on that podium the next day is going to paaaain-ful. 

    Wayde van Niekerk
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  11. 'We are warriors'

    Quote Message: l ran a personal best, I ran well but not good enough for the gold. I can't complain, I got a silver and go home with some hardware. The 400m is never easy. We are warriors and rise to the occasion. from LaShawn Merritt, men's 400m silver medalist
    LaShawn Merritt, men's 400m silver medalist
    LaShawn Merritt
  12. National record not enough for a medal

    Domanica's Luguelin Santos broke a national record, clocking 44.11, but that was only good enough for fourth.

  13. It was a special race - James

    Quote Message: It was a special occasion, a once-in-a-lifetime race and I am glad to be part of a special group of 400m runners in this era. from Kirani James, who won bronze in the men's 400m final
    Kirani James, who won bronze in the men's 400m final
    Kirani James
  14. 'I will come back stronger'

    Quote Message: There were a lot of fireworks in the final. I tried to come out and put in a decent performance but it was just beyond my reach. I will take that, go home and come back and cause some problems. It is quite an achievement for me to come here and make the final and run 44 seconds back to back, but I will come back stronger. from Britain's Rabah Yousif, who came sixth in men's 400m final
    Britain's Rabah Yousif, who came sixth in men's 400m final
    Rabah Yousif
  15. Setting a new standard

  16. A historic 400m race

  17. Stretcher for Van Niekerk

    Britain's Rabah Yousif was sixth in 44.68. 

    An incredibly quick race and Wayde van Niekerk's legs have given away. There'll be no lap of honour for the South African as the medical team come to take him away on a stretcher. Exhausted and elated in equal measure. 

    Van Niekerk
  18. 'So much pain for Van Niekerk'

    Darren Campbell

    Former British sprinter on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: Van Niekerk can't celebrate, he's holding on to the barrier for support, and he's down again. He's in so much pain. He's not thinking about a lap of honour. That's how hard it was.
  19. 'What a run by Van Niekerk'

    Allison Curbishley

    BBC athletics expert on Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: That's how you run a 400m! He screamed out of the blocks and put so much air between Kirani James and himself that he gave James no chance of thinking he could close the gap. That was painful, he will be crying lactic, he can't even stand up.
    Wayde Van Niekerk
  20. 'Stunning win for Van Niekerk'

    Steve Cram

    BBC athletics commentator

    Quote Message: A stunning performance from Van Niekerk. Who could have predicted he would run a 43.48 seconds, that puts him fourth on the world all-time list. Merritt and James could not catch him, a brilliant win and a brilliant time to beat a brilliant field.
  21. Van Niekerk wins 400m gold

    LaShawn Merritt explodes out of the blocks like a firecracker. Can anyone chase him down? Yep. South Africa's  Wayde van Niekerk gets him at the bend and is home and dry in 43.48. 

    That puts the South African fourth in the all-time list. Merritt takes silver in a personal best 43.65, while Olympic champion Kirani James ends up with a bronze in a season's best 43.78.

  22. Brit Rabah in action

  23. Men's 400m final

    Michael Johnson

    400m world record holder on BBC TV

    Quote Message: This is the highest quality field of 400m runners I have seen in a long time. Six of the eight athletes in the field have under 44 seconds, we haven't see that in the 400m for quite some time.
  24. Men's 400m final

    Olympic champ Kirani James was beaten by LaShawn Merrit in the 2013 World Championships final, of course, and the American is in contention again, in Beijing to defend his title.

    Britain's Rabah Yousif Bkheit, who set a personal best in the semi-final, crosses his fingers as he's announced.

    "I'm going to declare war now. I'm going to chase after a medal," he said after progressing to the final. 

    Kirani James
  25. Men's 400m final

    That hour is now upon us. The curtain will close on day five of the World Championships when the 400m final concludes. 

    The one-lap kings set quick times in the heats, not so quick in the semi-finals, so how fast will they go today? 

    It's very much seen as a battle between Olympic champion Kirani James and South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk. 

  26. 'There's energy left in the tank'

    Quote Message: I am a bit tired and need some rest, but I am feeling OK. I tried to preserve some energy for the final. The 200m is my best event and I believe I will do well." from Usain Bolt after winning his 200m semi-final
    Usain Bolt after winning his 200m semi-final
  27. 200m lane draw - Bolt in six, Gatlin in four

    The draw for Thursday's 200m final has been revealed and Britain's Zharnel Hughes has drawn the short straw. He's in lane five, which doesn't sound so bad, but he's got Justin Gatlin inside him in lane four and training partner Usain Bolt outside him in lane six.

  28. Jepkemoi digs deep for steeplechase gold

    Allison Curbishley

    BBC athletics expert on Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: That looked like it was going to be a German victory but what a run from the Kenyan athlete. She didn't take the water jump the prettiest but she wanted the gold the most.
  29. Post update

  30. Post update

    Andrew Cotter

    BBC Sport commentator

    Quote Message: Kenya are collecting gold after gold, what a championship they are having.
  31. Jepkemoi is world steeplechase champion

    Hyvin Kiyeng

    What a finish. There were three in contention... swaying, running like they've been on the hard liquor such punishment their legs have taken. 

    But it was Kenya's Hyvin Jepkemoi who had the speed to pull clear of the rest, winning in 9:19.11.

    Tunisia's Habiba Ghribi had to make do with second, while Germany's Gesa Felicitas Krause was third. 

  32. Gold for Silva

  33. Silva wins pole vault gold

    The pole jump final is reaching a conclusion and, on her final attempt, Cuba's Yarisley Silva clears 4.90m! Bravo. Her team are cock-a-hoop and who can blame them. Their lady has one hand on the gold medal. 

    Yarisley Silva
  34. Women's 3,000m steeplechase

    The next gold medal will be awarded to the best female 3,000m steeplechaser in the world. Kenya's Virginia Nyambura, victorious in three Diamond League races this year, is one of the favourites. 

    The others to keep an eye on are Tunisia's Habiba Ghribi and Ethiopian duo Hiwot Ayalew and Sofia Assefa. 

  35. Seventh for Bradshaw

    Holly Bradshaw fails all three attempts at 4.80, which means the Briton has no chance of winning a medal in the pole vault. 

    She did vault a season's best 4.70m, though, and can say she's the seventh best pole vaulter in the world

    Holly Bradshaw
  36. Bolt in 'cruise mode'

    Colin Jackson

    Two-time world 110m hurdles champion on BBC TV

    Usain Bolt
    Quote Message: Bolt was just in cruise mode and did enough to come off the bend in first place. He has so much spare. He is maybe looking to do something special in that final.
  37. Can Gatlin beat Bolt in the 200m?

    Darren Campbell

    Former British sprinter on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: "Gatlin will have to jump all over Bolt around the bend. The lane draw will be so important in the final. Can Gatlin put Bolt under pressure? This is getting more and more exciting.
  38. Bolt wins 200m semi in 19.96

    Usain Bolt closes in on Danny Talbot coming into the bend and it's easy for the six-time Olympic champion, who wins in a season's best 19.96. 

    Talbot was sixth, producing a personal best 20.27. 

    The two other automatic qualifiers were South Africa's Anaso Jobodwana (20.01)  and Turkey's Ramil Guliyev (20.10).

    Usain Bolt
  39. Bolt centre of attention

  40. 'Worrying for the rest'

    Michael Johnson

    400m world record holder on BBC TV

    Quote Message: 19.87 secs is worrying for everyone in the 200m, that is faster than most athletes in the field and Gatlin cruised to it.
  41. Bolt aims to stay on course for double

    13:46 BST

    The final 200m semi-final of the day and the cameras are focusing their lenses on Usain Bolt. Britain's Danny Talbot is running on the Jamaican's outside. 

    Kei Takase (Jpn)

    Miguel Francis (Ant)

    Ramil Guliyev (Tur)

    Kenji Fujimitsu (Jpn) 

    Anaso Jobodwana (SA)

    Usain Bolt (Jam)

    Daniel Talbot (GB)

    Roberto Skyers (Cub)  

  42. Gatlin is the man to beat

    Colin Jackson

    Two-time world 110m hurdles champion on BBC TV

    Quote Message: Gatlin thumped everyone on the bend, he is the man in form, the world leader at this distance and you can see why.
  43. 'Gatlin looks in good form'

    Darren Campbell

    Former British sprinter on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: Gatlin exploded out of the blocks and was able to coast in the straight. He crumbled under the pressure in the 100m but to run this time in the semi-finals shows there's no fitness issues, it's whether Bolt can put the pressure on him again.
  44. Gatlin wins 200m semi-final in 19.87

    Justin Gatlin

    Justin Gatlin ahead after 100m and while Alonso Edward (20.02) and Femi Ogunode (20.05) close in on him with the finishing line nearing, the American comfortably wins in 19.87. 

  45. Hughes ran a mature race

    Michael Johnson

    400m world record holder on BBC TV

    Quote Message: It was not the best of starts from Zharnel Hughes but he looked very comfortable on the curve and handled himself very well. He runs like an athlete who is far more experienced and I was very impressed. He has put himself in a good position to get a medal.
  46. Gatlin favourite in second 200m semi

    13:38 BST

    Justin Gatlin is in the second semi. "He who must not be named," says Andrew Cotter in the commentary box. 

    Sixteen-year-old Abdul Hakim Sani - who won his heat - in this race, too. 

    Reynier Mena (Cub)

    Jeremy Dodson (Sam)

    Alonso Edward (Pan)

    Julian Forte (Jam)

    Femi Ogunode (Qat)

    Justin Gatlin (USA)

    Yancarlos Martinez (Dom)

    Abdul Hakim Sani Brown (Jpn)

  47. Hughes confident ahead of final

    Quote Message: I hit my toe on the bloke and that slowed me down when I got out, but nevertheless I am in the final that is what I wanted and I have a good lane draw. I am ready to run against the best guys in the world. from Zharnel Hughes after winning his 200m semi-final
    Zharnel Hughes after winning his 200m semi-final
    Zharnel hughes
  48. Hughes ready to compete with best

    How good was Zharnel Hughes' performance? He pushed Jamaica's Nickel Ashmeade (20.19) into second and Dutchman Churandy Martin (20.20) into third. 

    Familiar names failed to qualify - with Christophe Lemaitre fifth and Warren Weir seventh. 

  49. 'Fantastic run from Hughes'

    Darren Campbell

    Former British sprinter on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: Zharnel Hughes could go on to break the British record and could get a bronze medal. That was a fantastic, professional run. He didn't ease down too early. He wanted one of the middle lanes and to be taken seriously as a contender.
  50. Brit Hughes wins to reach 200m final

    How good is British champion Zharnel Hughes?  The Briton crosses himself before he places both hands on the track in preparedness for lift-off. 

    Everyone comes out of the bend shoulder-to-shoulder, but Zharnel Hughes nips ahead, clocking 20.14. He's through to the final. 

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  52. Hughes goes in first 200m semi

    13:30 BST

    Before we talk more about Justin Gatlin and Usain Bolt, we must focus on the first heat which features Britain's Zharnel Hughes. Here's how they line up: 

    Nickel Ashmeade (Jam)

    Akani Simbine (SA)

    Warren Weir (Jam)

    Churandy Martina (Ned)

    Likourgos-Stefanos Tsakonas (Gre)

    Zharnel Hughes (GB)

    Brendon Rodney (Can)

    Christophe Lemaitre (Fra)

  53. I'm tired - Bolt

    "I’m feeling tired,” said Usain Bolt on Tuesday after clocking 20.28 seconds to reach the 200m semi-finals. But a champion doesn't rest. 

    The Jamaican, who his hoping to win a third consecutive 200m world title, must go again. And hopefully again, if he reaches the final. 

    Bolt's drawn in the third semi-final and will set off at around 13:46 BST. 

    Usain Bolt
  54. Men's 200m semi-finals

    Justin Gatlin and Usain Bolt are never away from the Bird's Nest. The world's two premier sprinters are racing around half of the track again  at bullet speeds in a bid to reach the 200m final. 

    Gatlin, the world 200m champion in 2005, has been dominant in this event this year, running three of the five fastest times of the year, but we've learned from Sunday's 100m final that setting world leading times counts for nothing at a major championship. 

    Justin Gatlin times
  55. Yego's show-stopping throw

  56. Child disappointed with result

    Quote Message: Sixth in the world is a great achievement but I felt I let myself down a bit. I felt I could have got a medal. I am going to take this motivation and hopefully do something at the Olympics next year. from Eilidh Child after coming sixth in the 400m hurdles final
    Eilidh Child after coming sixth in the 400m hurdles final
    Eilidh Child
  57. Hejnova wins 400m hurdles gold

    Colin Jackson

    Two-time world 110m hurdles champion on BBC TV

    Quote Message: "Hejnova is brilliant and has a lot of patience, she has a good technique and good rhythm. Even when there are distractions around her she keeps a cool head which is crucial when it comes to the final two barriers and that is why you see her run a new world lead and take the title.
  58. Tough race for Child

    Michael Johnson

    400m world record holder on BBC TV

    Quote Message: It was always going to be a tough race for Eilidh today She was not in a lane close to Hejnova and Little and was not able to get into the mix.
  59. Child sixth in 400m hurdles

    Yego's history-making meant our attention was sharply drawn away from the women's 400m hurdles final. For those of you wanting a bit more information, Eilidh Child came sixth in 54.78. 

    "I feel like I've let myself down a bit," says the Briton. 

    Silver? Shamier Little in 53.94. Perhaps more athletes will now start wearing bows in their hair. Bronze went to Cassandra Tate (54.02) to complete and American two-three. 

  60. A legend and an icon

    Allison Curbishley

    BBC athletics expert on Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: Julius Yego is on billboards everywhere in Kenya. If he was a legend already in Kenya he's now elevated himself to icon. He will enjoy every moment of this. Another medal for Kenya - they are taking over the world!
  61. Yego wins - first field gold for Kenya

    A celebratory jig from Julius Yego as he learns he has become world champion, the first Kenyan to win a world title in a field event. 

    The Commonwealth Champion's 92.72m winning throw ruined everyone else's hopes. Only two men have thrown further than that. 

    Egypt's Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed (88.99) wins silver, with Finland's Tero Pitkamaki (87.64) taking bronze. 

  62. Hejnova wins 400m hurdles gold

    The favourite and defending champion Zuzana Hejnova is clear of everyone after negotiating the final barrier which means there's only going to be one winner. 

    The Czech wins in a world leading 53.50. Brit Eilidh Child was sixth. 

    Zuzana Hejnova
  63. 'Anything can happen for Child'

    400m hurdles final (13:10 BST)

    Perri Shakes-Drayton

    British 400m runner on BBC TV

    Quote Message: It was one of the slowest qualifying times to make it, but this is a new day. When you're in the final then it's an opportunity. There are barriers in front of these athletes - you never know what might happen.
  64. Gunnell backs Child

    400m hurdles final (13:10 BST)

  65. Women's 400m hurdles final

    Holly Bradshaw clears a season's best 4.70m at her first attempt and the Briton gives out a cat-like yelp. 

    But what can Eilidh Child go in the women's 400m hurdles final? The Scot preparing herself on the start line, swaying from side to side. 

    Thankfully, America's Shamier Little has decided to compete wearing a radioactive green ribbon in her hair.

    Eilidh Child
  66. Asher-Smith has 'staggering potential'

    Denise Lewis

    Olympic heptathlon gold medallist on BBC TV

    Quote Message: "It is staggering what her potential is and where she can go from here. She still has a lot of power and strength to build on.
  67. Asher-Smith through to 200m semi

  68. Yego still leading the javelin

    We're into the final round in the javelin and, unsurprisingly, Julius Yego skipped the fourth and fifth rounds after his record-setting 92.72m effort in the third round. 

    The Kenyan looks set for gold, with Egypt's Ihab Abdelrahman El Sayed his closest challenger with a season's best 88.99m. 

  69. Asher-Smith delighted with run

    Quote Message: "I'm really, really happy. I didn’t expect to run a PB in the heat. I did feel relaxed which is why I was quite surprised with the time. The three who won gold have inspired us. I just have to see how the next round goes. from Dina Asher-Smith British 200m qualifier talking to BBC Sport
    Dina Asher-SmithBritish 200m qualifier talking to BBC Sport
    Dina Asher-Smith
  70. 'Asher-Smith looked relaxed'

    Michael Johnson

    400m world record holder on BBC TV

    I was very impressed with the start and she looked comfortable on the bend. She was really, really relaxed running the personal best. She looks like she's been doing this for 10 years, but she's only 19. Let's see what she does over the next few years.

  71. Praise for Asher-Smith

  72. 'Asher-Smith the real deal'

    Darren Campbell

    Former British sprinter on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: "Dina Asher-Smith is the real deal. This track is electric and for her to run that time from lane two shows her class. She looked so comfortable.
  73. Asher-Smith impresses in 200m

    Steve Cram

    BBC athletics commentator

    What a bend that was brilliant bend. A PB in qualifying. 

  74. Asher-Smith through in PB 22.22

    Dina Asher-Smith overtakes Ivet Lalova-Collio on her inside in just a few strides and, from lane one, comes out of the bend in first place and doesn't relinquish the lead. 

    A personal best 22.22 for the Briton, who eases off in the final few meters. 

    Jamaica's Sherone Simpson (22.52) was second, with Lalova-Collio (22.54) third. 

  75. Asher-Smith next up

    Britain's fastest teenager, the fastest woman in British history, is getting ready to race in the last 200m heat of the day. 

    History student, and history-maker, Asher-Smith broke the 100m British record earlier this summer and became the first British woman to dip under 11 seconds in the distance at the London Anniversary Games. What can she do on the biggest stages of all? 

    Dina Asher-Smith
  76. Campbell-Brown progresses

    News filtering through that Veronica Campbell-Brown is through to the semi-finals because, according to the rule book, the Jamaican did not impede another athlete or gain an advantage from straying into the wrong lane. 

    "What's the point of having lanes, then?" asks a colleague. 

  77. Easy progress for Schippers

    Dafne Schippers, world 100m silver medalist, goes in the penultimate 200m head and the Dutchwoman has time to ease off the throttle, glance around to see where her rivals are, and saunter to victory in 22.58. 

    Dafne Schippers
  78. Why are you wearing leggins?

    Quote Message: "I picked up a few niggles in holding camp and I wanted to make sure my muscles stayed together. I feel fine now and hopefully tomorrow I won't need these. from Margaret Adeoye tells Radio 5 live why she is running in leggins
    Margaret Adeoye tells Radio 5 live why she is running in leggins
  79. 'Campbell-Brown was in my lane'

    Quote Message: She helped me get to the finish line so I'm not complaining. That's not happened to me before. I felt a bit rusty but I wanted to make sure I got through. from Margaret Adeoye British 200m qualifier
    Margaret AdeoyeBritish 200m qualifier
  80. 'How do you do that?'

    Darren Campbell

    Former British sprinter on BBC Radio 5 live

    Quote Message: "It was almost like Campbell-Brown had too much speed around the bend and lost her way. She made no attempt to go back to her lane and I'm sure she will get disqualified, even though she was five metres ahead of Adeoye."
  81. Adeoye reaches 200m semis

    World Championships 200m heats

    Margret Adeoye was out of the top three after 150m, but the Briton pulls through to progress in 23.10. 

    Unsurprisingly, former champion Veronica Campbell-Brown won the race but - incredibly - she finished the race in Adeoye's lane. 

    The Jamaican, an experienced 33-year-old, a two-time champion, lost her bearings coming out of the bend and ended up in forbidden territory. Astonishing. Automatic disqualification for Campbell-Brown, surely. 

  82. Adeoye aiming to reach semis

    Margaret Adeoye, who is running in tights - the Beijing night perhaps a tad too chilly for her -  is the Briton contending the fifth 200m heat of the day. 

    Running besides her will be former champion Veronica Campbell-Brown, who returns to action after missing the last World Championships following a failed drugs test. 

    Margaret Adeoye
  83. Williams happy with 200m qualification

    Quote Message: That was crazy. I had a bad year. This is the best I've felt until last year. To run a season's best at my first world champs, I'm happy. from Bianca Williams British 200m runner
    Bianca WilliamsBritish 200m runner
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  85. Impressive Williams

    Michael Johnson

    400m world record holder on BBC TV

    Quote Message: It was a decent start. I'd like to see Bianca get out of the blocks quicker. It was really good form coming down the home straight.
  86. Williams through to 200m semis

    Acres between Elaine Thompson and the rest, who is almost able to walk to the line and clock 22.78. Britain's Bianca Williams came second in a season's best 22.85. Canada's Khamica Bingham (22.90) is the third automatic qualifier. 

  87. Women's 200m heats

    Britain's Bianca Williams, bronze medallist at the Commonwealth Games, sets off in the fourth 200m heat. 

    She will be against Jamaica's Elaine Thompson (lane five) who is the fastest Jamaican over the distance after setting a personal best 22.10 in July. 

    Bianca Williams
  88. Yego throws 92.72m

    Cor blimey! Julius Yego has produced a phenomenal throw. The 5ft 9in Kenyan has thrown a world leading 92.72, which is a Commonwealth record - and the third longest in history. 

    Kenya on course for a first non-track gold. 

  89. 'Doping is a massive issue in Kenya'

    Steve Cram

    BBC athletics commentator

    Quote Message: It is and it isn't disappointing news. It's disappointing people are still trying to cheat and it's good they are still catching them. It's not good for the Kenyan team. I don't think it's systemic, but it's a massive issue in Kenya.

    As we've already reported, Kenyan athletes Koki Manunga and Joyce Zakary have been given provisional bans after failing doping tests at the world championships.

    Zakary, 29, ran a Kenyan record of 50.71 in the heat of the 400m in Beijing but failed to start the semi-final. Manunga, 21, finished sixth in her heat in the 400m hurdles last Sunday and failed to progress to the next round. 

  90. Bradshaw clears 4.50m

    Holly Bradshaw progressing nicely in the pole vault. The Briton has cleared 4.50m on her first attempt, as have seven other athletes. 

    In the women's 200m, by the way, Marie-Josee Ta Lou (22.73), Jenna Prandini (22.95) and Justine Palframan (23.09) are through to the semi-finals. I know, big news. 

    But Blessing Okagbare has withdrawn from the third 200m heat, although we do not know why. 

  91. Yego currently sixth in javelin

    Germany's Thomas Rohler has set the standard in the men's javelin, throwing 86.68m on his first attempt. 

    Kenya's Julius Yego fouled on his first attempt but recorded 82.42m with his second effort. 

    Can he become the first Kenyan to win a field gold at a World Championships? 

  92. Women's 200m heats

    There must be something happening on the track, I hear you say. Well, yes there is. The women's 200m heats have just begun. 

    Britons Dina Asher-Smith (heat seven), Bianca Williams (heat four) and Margaret Adeoye (heat five) will be trying to reach the semi-finals. 

    Three from each heat progress and already through from the first heat are Candyce McGrone (22.45), Mujinga Kambundji (22.92) and Viktoriya Zyabkina (22.92).

    Dina Asher-Smith
  93. IAAF readers vote for Greg

  94. Rutherford - 'I did my best'

    Quote Message: It's been a mad day. I've had an hour's sleep - I've been doing media all day. On one level it's the best of all my golds. The people I went against at the Worlds didn't do as well as earlier in the year but I can only do my best. When I go out on the track it's about me and jumping far. I've been able to block out around me what's been happening. I'm very lucky to be competing at a high stage. from Greg Rutherford World long jump champion talking to BBC Sport
    Greg RutherfordWorld long jump champion talking to BBC Sport

    Greg Rutherford, with a precious gold medal hanging around his neck, is at the Bird's Nest and is talking to Gabby Logan and co.

  95. Merritt overcomes kidney problems

    Michael Johnson

    400m world record holder on BBC TV

    Quote Message: His training this year has been back on track and he's looked better than he has in the 100m hurdles. He would like to go to that kidney transplant next week with a gold medal. His USA team-mate David Oliver is running very well too.

    From the dispiriting to the inspiring. Olympic 110m hurdles champion Merritt and world record holder has kidney function which is less than 20%. He will have surgery on 1 September with sister, LaToya Hubbard, donating one of her kidneys.

    He qualified for the semi-finals earlier today.

  96. Two Kenyans test positive in Beijing

    Dark clouds hovering over today's athletics both literally and metaphorically because Kenyan athletes Koki Manunga and Joyce Zakary have been given provisional bans after testing positive for the use of banned substances at the World Championships. 

    The 400 metres runners were targeted in pre-competition tests at their team hotel on 20 and 21 August, the sport's governing body, the IAAF, said in a statement.

  97. Bradshaw in pole vault final

    Steve Backley

    Four-time European javelin champion on BBC TV

    Quote Message: Eighteen months out and we didn't know what sort of shape she'd be in. In qualification she looked fantastic. She jumped to 4.55m. It's the re-entry to the sport she loves so who knows what might happen.

    For those of you wanting to know, Greece’sNikoleta KiriakopoulouandCuba’s Olympic silver medallistYarisley Silvahave been the form athletesof2015.

  98. Bradshaw in pole vault action

    Remember Holly Bleasdale? The Briton now goes by the name of Holly Bradshaw, primarily because she met a man called Mr Bradshaw and married him. 

    We've not seen her soaring ridiculous heights for about 16 months because of a back injury, and she's talked down her chances at these championships - but Bradshaw comfortably qualified for the final so perhaps there's a chance of a medal. 

    The pole vault final has begun and Bradshaw has cleared her opening height of 4.35m. 

  99. Rain drops keep falling on their heads...

    It's the weather for ducks in the Chinese capital, not pole vaulters. Here's a picture of Australia's Alana Boyd sheltering from the rain before the women's pole vault final begins. 

    Rain in Beijing
  100. Rudisha receives his 800m gold

    Michael Johnson

    400m world record holder on BBC TV

    David Rudisha
    Quote Message: Everyone loves him. Someone asked me, 'who would you pay to see?" I would pay to see David Rudisha. His win in the 800m Olympic final was one of the best all-time athletics performances I've ever seen.
  101. What the papers say

    Greg Rutherford has most of the Daily Telegraph's back page to himself. "One giant leap into history," says the paper of Rutherford's golden leap. 

    "He does not always conform, he speaks his mind and he calls out critics. But he is the best long jumper in the world," writes the paper's Ben Bloom. 

    Daily Telegraph
  102. Fancy going for a run?

  103. Get Involved #bbcathletics

    Sara L. Uckelman:  Watching #bbcathletics, I have a desire to rearrange athletes & disciplines. Put a pole vaulter in the 200m, a long jumper in gynmastics.

    Robert Leat:  Did anyone else notice the Chinese flag hit that guy in the face as it went up? 

  104. Vote of the day

    Mo Farah's 10,000m gold? Usain Bolt slaying Justin Gatlin in the 100m? Jessica Ennis-Hill's magical heptathlon comeback? Greg Rutherford's historic leap? 

    What has been your favourite moment of the World Championships? We really want to know the answer so if you could take part in our vote (on this page on desktop, or a tiny tab on mobile) we'd be most grateful. Thanks in advance. 

  105. Rutherford medal ceremony

    Has Greg Rutherford stopped smiling since Tuesday afternoon? It's highly unlikely. 

    He shows off the pearly whites as he receives his golden gong... God Save the Queen rings out...Rutherford breathes deeply. 

    Tears? A tiny drop if any. Perhaps he's all out of tears after his emotional interview with Phil Jones yesterday.

  106. Rutherford medal ceremony

    Dark skies over Beijing, a rumble of thunder in the air, but the angry skies remaining calm for the men's long jump medal ceremony. Greg Rutherford the man waiting to stand on top of the podium, head and shoulders above the rest in the world... 

  107. Oliver 'shining light for US'

    Reigning champion David Oliver, 33, won his heat in 13.15 seconds. The US team have suffered from ill-fortune and poor performances so far in these championships. 

    This year's leading long jumper Jeff Henderson and 2012 Olympic 10,000m silver medallist Galen Rupp failed to win medals in their respective events.

    Five-time national champion Bershawn Jackson failed to advance from the first round in the 400m hurdles, while 1500m runner Jenny Simpson finished 11th after losing her shoe in the final.