BBC Sport athletics

Related BBC sites

Page last updated at 12:56 GMT, Friday, 2 September 2011 13:56 UK

World Athletics Championships 2011 day seven as it happened

Schedule from day seven in Daegu (external link from official website)

LIVE TEXT COMMENTARY (all times BST)

To get involved use Twitter (via hashtag #bbcathletics ) or text us on 81111 (UK) with ATHLETICS before your message. (Not all contributions can be used. Messages charged at your standard operator rate.)

By Chris Whyatt

1355: So that's all from me now. Thanks for your fine company. Do stick with the BBC Sport website though. We'll have highlights of today's action in about two hours, dissected expertly by Steve Cram. And join Phil Dawkes tomorrow for all the latest from Daegu.

1353: Easy as pie to pick out tomorrow's highlight, which sits on the shelf like the most sumptuous cake you've ever wanted to scoff. Yes, Usain Bolt. He's up in the men's 200m final at around 1320 BST. Love to know to odds on him false-starting. Elsewhere, Britain's American-born Tiffany Ofili-Porter could be a medal hope in the 100m hurdles - if she can make the final. And the British women will be hoping to better the seventh-placed men in the 4x400m relay.

1343: We know about Chris Tomlinson's 'devastation' after finishing 10th in the long jump, following that niggling knee injury. But who won? Dwight Phillips, of the United States, successfully defended his title. Real dominance. The three-time world champion won with a leap of 8.45m on his second attempt. Australia's Mitchell Watt took silver.

Gold medal
1339: Couple of results to wrap, and the women's javelin was nothing short of a sensational battle. Seriously - no hyperbole needed. Russia's Maria Abakumova won with a champ-record throw of 71.99m while the world-record holder, Czech Republic's Barbora Spotakova, took silver with a hurl of 71.58.

1331: Here's Nigel Levine, who ran in the 4x400m relay for Great Britain after Dai Greene pulled out, telling BBC Sport: "I wanted Dai to run. He could have run a great leg, but he gave me a chance to shine." Martyn Rooney says: "Bronze was there for the taking."

1328: Shane Victor, who ran the first leg for South Africa instead of Oscar Pistorius, has a slower PB than the double leg amputee, Mark Pougatch on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra points out with surprise. And South Africa clocked a slower overall time than the semi-final in which Pistorius took place. Interesting to ruminate on, do we think?

BBC Radio 5 Live
Veroncia Campbell-Brown on BBC Radio 5 live: "It is special. It was a great race. I was very confident. It was fate. I've been praying. I made some mistakes in the 100m."

1321: The big news though, really, is that South Africa grabbed a brilliant silver. That means that Oscar Pistorius becomes the first Paralympian to win a medal at an able-bodied world championships. He didn't compete in the final, but did help the team qualify for it - and all athletes who compete in the heats are eligible for a medal. Superb. Poor result for GB. Jamaica were third.

Gold medal
UNITED STATES WIN THE 4x400M WITH BRITAIN SEVENTH

1317: Britain struggling. Jamaica leading now...

1316: Richard Strachan hands over to Nigel Levine, Britain down in sixth. USA leading, no South Africa now.

1313: Great Britain in sixth place in the medals table at present. And here's the 4x400m relay final. All five nations above them competing.

Text in your views on 81111
Ruth Williams in Neath: "Brilliant to see Caster Semenya running season's best in women's 800m. Can't wait for final..! Gutted for Marilyn Okoro & Jenny Meadows. Also for my fellow countryman Christian Malcolm."

BBC Radio 5 Live
1304: "He was always a champion in our eyes anyway. Saying well done isn't enough, is it?" says modest but uber-proud Steve Greene, Dai's father, on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra. Sounds like he had some tears in his eyes. All eyes on Nigel Levine then, who replaces Dai in the 4x400m relay final. Steve's not in Daegu. He's doing some plastering in Dai's new house today.

Gold medal
1301: "Who can keep their form and stay relaxed? That was Campbell-Brown. Carmeleta Jeter [who finished second] kicked off the bend and I didn't think she would hold on, but she did," Darren Campbell on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

VERONICA CAMPBELL-BROWN WINS THE WOMEN'S 200M FINAL

Breaking news
BREAKING NEWS UPDATE FROM DAEGU
Dai Greene is OUT of the relay. Following his warm up he is not ready for it, the British team confirms, following yesterday's epic victory in the 400m hurdles final. The team is now Strachan, Levine, Clarke and Rooney. Apologies for any confusion with the earlier update. He was on the actual starters list.

1254: Clitheroe, by the way, has the letters "TBDD" written on her hand. She says it stands for "Think, Believe, Dream, Dare". And I should point out she's now 37, and started her career as a 1500m runner while also competing in the steeplechase. She won the European Indoor 3000m title earlier this year. Impressive woman.

BREAKING NEWS FROM DAEGU
Dai Greene runs for Great Britain in the 4x400m relay at 1315 BST.

1243: Devastating finish from the Kenyan, pulling away from Meseret Defar - who finished third after being pipped on the line for silver by Sylvia Kibet. "The physio had done wonders with me the last few days. I've had a little nerve issue the last few days. It's tough out there. That's my second fastest five kilometres," says Helen Clitheroe on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra after finishing 12th. "I want to be a top eight, then five, then top three performer. But it's a difficult event with the African nations competing. I am training in Kenya though! I have to be positive. I'm proud of myself."

Gold medal
10000M GOLD MEDALLIST KENYA'S VIVIAN CHERUIYOT DOES 'THE DOUBLE' BY WINNING THE WORLD 5000M

1238: Vivian Cheruiyot looking likeliest. Pace quickens. Kenyans and Ethiopians galore at the front...

1236: Helen Clitheroe still in touch, just, as the 5000m final reaches a mile to go. Lungs burning. Not too quick. Going to come down to a sprint finish it seems. Huge cheers from the crowd...

BBC Radio 5 Live
Tomlinson - who finishes 10th after clearly struggling with a heavily-strapped knee - tells BBC Radio 5 live sports extra: "I went through it and with my knee I just couldn't take off today. I'm just not good enough to win these sort of competitions when I'm injured. It's a car crash. I've been in great shape. I know I'm in great shape and the body just let me down. It's an intense sport and the way I feel at the moment I wish I was a plasterer or something like that, but this is the career that I have chosen. I'm pretty devastated I'm not out there."

BRITAIN'S CHRIS TOMLINSON IS OUT OF THE LONG JUMP FINAL

1228: The women's 5000m final is under way. Helen Clitheroe representing Britain amid a 15-strong field. Steve Backley, apparently, does a little javelin when he signs his autograph.

BBC Radio 5 Live
A celeb has been spotted
World 200m record holder Usain Bolt on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra: "I'm happy to be back out there. I was just disappointed on Sunday night [the 100m disqualification], I'd worked hard on my start and just wanted to show the world I'd got back on my feet. My race today, it was all about trying to expend as less energy as possible. That's what I tried to do. The Koreans are showing me a lot of love. There won't be anything special at this championships because there is too much breeze in this stadium. I know what shape I'm in at the moment."

Darren Campbell on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra: "Looking at the field, apart from Usain Bolt, there's a great opportunity to get a silver or bronze medal and I think Christian Malcolm will look at that as a lost opportunity. Maybe he got his preparation wrong, who knows? We spoke about experience. Christian has performed in hugh finals before. I really don't know where he goes from here."

BRITAIN'S CHRISTIAN MALCOLM FINISHES FIFTH WITH 20.88 IN HIS SEMI, FAILING TO QUALIFY FOR THE MEN'S 200M FINAL

1211: Yep - he lit that metaphorical cigar. So easy. You've seen him do it before. Yet it never gets boring. It's always utterly thrilling.

BBC Radio 5 Live
1206: "As long as Usain Bolt is in the stadium, athletics is alive," Darren Campbell on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra.

USAIN BOLT JOGS TO VICTORY IN HIS 200M SEMI-FINAL

BBC Radio 5 Live
1200: "The sport hasn't had a character like this for a long time," says Steve Backley on 5 live sports extra, drowned out by Beatlemania-like screams. Not for Steve, I'm afraid. But, yes, for Bolt, who practices his start with the eyes of the world on him. And there's the showmanship. No stress evident. Eh?

1159: Brazil's Sandro Viana is disqualified from the first of three 200m semi-finals, pleading innocence with the excuse that the shutters of a camera set him away. His plea falls on deaf ears. You're fired! Christophe Lemaitre won it. WORLD RECORD HOLDER BOLT IS NEXT.

1155: Team-mate Chris Tomlinson struggling somewhat in his long jump final too. Will keep you posted on his progress. Meanwhile...

GREAT BRITAIN'S GOLDIE SAYERS HAS BEEN ELIMINATED FROM THE FIRST PHASE OF THE JAVELIN FINAL

1152: So Dai Greene, warm-up permitting, will run in the men's 4x400m final (at around 1315 BST). But Oscar Pistorius won't - which is big news. His World Championships are over after it emerged, earlier on, that he has been left out of South Africa's team. "Gutted," was his reaction. South African team manager Magda Botha told BBC Sport that they simply selected the 'four best athletes', replacing the double leg amputee with 400m hurdles bronze medallist LJ van Zyl.

1145: Heartbreak for Jenny Meadows - she doesn't make it. Caster Semenya cruised to victory in that third semi, pulling her rivals along like the Pied Piper in a quick race which helped to drown Meadows time-wise. Team-mate Marilyn Okoro was off the pace there too.

NO BRITISH WOMEN QUALIFY FOR THE FINAL OF THE 800M

1142: She did clock a personal best of 1.59.77 though. Jenny Meadows is now the second fastest loser. Only two places available. Tension. We'll know in a couple of minutes. Here's the third semi...

BRITAIN'S EMMA JACKSON FAILS TO QUALIFY FOR 800M FINAL

BBC Radio 5 Live
1136: "The pressure, the stress, just got me towards the end," Meadows - a bronze medallist at the worlds in Berlin last time - now tells BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, who are live in Daegu. "Ill be devastated if I don't get in that final."

1132: "I tensed up at the end," Meadows, looking anguished, tells Channel 4. "Now I've got a really anxious wait. I did come here hoping for a medal." She was second for most of the race, supremely well-placed, but American runner Maggie Vessey pipped her at the last with 1:58:98. It was a quick time though. And, don't forget, 1500m silver medallist Hannah England qualified as a fastest loser...

OUCH! JENNY MEADOWS WILL HAVE TO RELY ON BEING ONE OF TWO FASTEST LOSERS TO QUALIFY FOR THE 800M FINAL

1125: Here's Jenny Meadows in the women's 800m semi-final. Tiny blonde figure. Wise on the outside at the moment. Quick pace, yes. Can she give the British squad another shot in the arm?

1123: There's Great Britain! Yes, Goldie Sayers posts her opening throw of the javelin final. But she'll need more than 57.32m. That's way short of medal contention. Hmmm. Named after Goldie Hawn?

1118: Can we spot a chink in the armour of his confidence? Usain Bolt's on the warm-up track as the growing crowd get giddy in South Korea. He goes at around 1200 BST in the 200m semi-finals...

1114: So how did joyous Hannah England spend the evening of her silver medal, a success she didn't think possible. Candid admission. "I went to doping control and then went back to the camp to have the same dinner I had for lunch, which wasn't very interesting food," she tells Channel 4. "But I lay awake until half three in the morning."

Text in your views on 81111
1109: Want to endow Greene with any more plaudits? All those thoughts you'd like to share, on anything remotely Daegu-related, are most welcome. To get in touch use Twitter via hashtag #bbcathletics or text us on 81111 (if in the UK).

1102: So, to confirm, Welshman Dai Greene - a name you may hear occasionally, once in a while, between now and a certain Olympic Games next year - has been provisionally named in the relay... but that is dependent on his warm up. Also, he will collect his gold medal tomorrow at around 1050 BST. What a phenomenal win yesterday.

Twitter
Britain's 400m hurdle gold medallist Dai Greene on Twitter: "Heading down the track for the relay. Hopefully my body will be up to the task. I'm greedy. I want another medal."

Breaking news
BREAKING NEWS FROM DAEGU
A senior IAAF source tells BBC World Service's Alex Capstick that the false start rule is NOT on the agenda for the IAAF council meeting at the end of the World Championships this Sunday.

1050: Straight to Daegu, and there's yesterday's surprise 1500m British silver medallist Hannah England on the second tier of the podium with a look of her awe on her face. Possibly holding back tears. Fantastic smile. Richly-deserved moment after her school sportsday-like finish, coming through from seventh very late on.

1045: Hello. Is it me you're looking for? Almost certainly, no actually, definitely not. But if you are after Usain Bolt, Dai Greene, Chris Tomlinson and Helen Clitheroe all running quickly and jumping longly (with a doffed cap to the lyrical power of Lionel Richie) then you've arrived at the perfect destination. Come in. Let me take your coat...



see also
Pistorius wins relay silver medal
02 Sep 11 |  Athletics
Idowu reaches final with one leap
02 Sep 11 |  Athletics
Superb Greene claims gold for GB
02 Sep 11 |  Athletics
England wins 1500m silver for GB
02 Sep 11 |  Athletics
World Athletics day-by-day guide
04 Sep 11 |  Athletics


related bbc links:

related internet links:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites


BBC iD

Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2019 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.