Van Niekerk prolongeert title in 400 meters at world CHAMPIONSHIPS athletics

Van Niekerk prolongeert title in 400 meters at world CHAMPIONSHIPS athletics

Wayde van Niekerk has Tuesday his world title in a row continued in the 400 metres. The 25-year-old South African won the final with force majeure in a time of 43,98 seconds.

Van Niekerk was over faster than number two, Steven Gardiner of the Bahamas (44,41). The bronze went to Abdelah Haroun of Qatar, which is a time of 44,48 ran.

Van Niekerk ran last year with the Olympic Games, the seventeen-year-old world record of Michael Johnson from the books. He finished when in 43,03.

ly due to the weather conditions in the Olympic Stadium in London came to Van Niekerk not now in the near of that time.


In the final lacked the Botswaan Isaac Makwala. The main competitor of Van Niekerk could not start the international athletics federation IAAF.

He was Monday ill and turned out to be a contagious virus. The athlete was not agree and did best efforts, still at the start, but the IAAF was grim.

Shortly before the world cup called the afzwaaiende Usain Bolt, who is himself after this world CHAMPIONSHIP will say goodbye to the sport, Van Niekerk as the new big star of athletics.

Van Niekerk is doing at this world cup is also an attempt to bring the world title to conquer in the 200 metres.

Day 5 world CHAMPIONSHIPS athletics

The supreme Dafne Schippers has all the time in order to look in her series of the 200 metres.

“This felt so simple. However, that is a very nice feeling,” said Schippers immediately after after her 200 metres.

Schippers saw her large unsecured Bowie just before the start of the 200 meter cancel.

Isaac Makwala was not allowed to start in the final of the 400 meters, because he is sick. “I have surrendered, that was it.”

Melissa Boekelman in action during the qualification of the shot put.

Boekelman are celebrating after achieving the final in the shot put.

Wayde van Niekerk win his world title in the 400 meters in a time of 43,98.

Pierre-Ambroise Bosse picked up surprisingly the gold in the 800 metres.

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800 metres

Pierre-Ambroise Bosse picked up surprisingly the gold in the 800 metres. The Frenchman won in a time of 1.44,67, the Pole Adam Kszczot (second) and the Kenyan Kipyegon Bett (third).

Nijel Amos from Botswana was the big favorite, but came in the final leg deficit and eventually had to settle for a fifth place.

The world title at the polstookhoogspringen went to Sam Kendricks. The American went to a height of 5,95 meters and managed to hit no one else.

The Pole Piotr Lisek and the Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie came no further than 5,89 metres. Lisek had less attempts, giving him the silver medal and Lavillenie delighted to take the bronze.

The 3000 meter steeple chase was a victim for the Kenyan Conseslus Kipruto. He remained the Moroccan Soufiane Elbakkali just before. The American Evan Jager won the bronze medal.

Barbora Spotakova was for the second time in her career world champion in the javelin. The 36-year-old Czech was ten years after her previous title of world’s best with a throw of 66,76 ft. Li Lingwe from China and Croatia’s Sara Kolak were respectively second and third.

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