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Olga Rypakova of Kazakhstan wins Bronze medal in Triple Jump- IAAF World Championship 2017

London: Asian record holder and multiple Olympic medallist Olga Rypakova of Kazakhstan won bronze medal in the women triple jump final with a season best jump of 14.77m in the IAAF World Championship in London. It was at the same stadium Olga had won her Olympic Gold medal in 2012.  

Olga said, "It seems I am on a wave of bronzes but the girls are so strong in our event this year. Of course, after winning bronze in Beijing and Rio, I was hoping for gold and was pushing hard to do my best. But the differences were very small and I really gave 100 percent into my attempts tonight. I got very tired after the third jump and could not improve after that. But I am very pleased for this medal. I still have two competitions in front of me but after London, I look forward to going home for a while because I have not seen my kids for a month. I love this stadium, I have the best memories winning my Olympic gold here. I think that was the best competition of my life.

Li Lingwei of China win silver medal in Javelin Throw at IAAF World Championship

London, 9 Aug: Twice Asian Champion Li Lingwei of China finally won her maiden World Championship medal in the form of silver medal with a new personal best throw of 66.25m in the women javelin throw final of the IAAF World Championship in London.

Li said "I am happy because I made it into the final and the Chinese team won two medals. It has not been easy for me in the past half year because I had several injuries during training. I am quite surprised I improved my performance and won the silver medal."

Her teammate Lyu Huihui who won set new Asian record during qualification could managed to win bronze medal with best throw of 65.26m. Lyu said "This final is very satisfactory for the Chinese team, three of us in the final with two medals. That proves the growing development for Chinese javelin throw.  "I won silver in 2015 and now I get the bronze medal. This is a fine result. I am an old athlete with a lot of experience. I had a stable performance with reasonable results. My run-up was quite short. Every athlete has specific characteristics. Also I trust in my coach because I have improved a lot in recent years."

Wang Zheng of China wins Silver in Women Hammer Throw- IAAF World Championship London

London, 8 Aug: Wang Zhang, Asian Record holder in the women hammer throw won her first World Championship medal with a throw of 75.94m. Wang was leading half way with 75.94m but she was edged out by Anita, World record holder from Poland. Anita threw hammer to 77.90m to win gold medal. Wang had to settle on silver medal. After placing fourth in 2013 and fifth in 2015, and having failed to record a valid mark at last year's Olympics, Wang was rewarded for a consistent series with her first global championships medal.

Zhang Wenxiu of China announced her retirement from competitive athletics after she finished on the 4th place. Sixteen years after making her first World Championships final at the age of 15, world and Olympic silver medallist Zhang Wenxiu recorded a season's best of 74.53m for fourth, just 23 centimetres shy of bronze. It was her 11th consecutive global championships final and her 10th consecutive top-five finish.

 

Haroun of Qatar become first Asian medallist in 400m run at IAAF World Championship

London 9th Aug: Former Asian champion Abdalelah Haroun of Qatar has become first Asian medallist in the 400m at the IAAF World Championship, winning bronze medal in 44.48s. Haroun late surge in the final 50m earned him season best timing as well as bronze medal. He said, "The first thing I wanted to do was reach the final but I've had to fight for a medal. I knew it was a big chance for me so, I am very happy to have taken the opportunity. It is a very special moment for my country and an honour to take the bronze medal with me."

Rose Chelimo of Bahrain win Women's Marathon - IAAF World Championship 2017

London, 7 Aug: Rose Chelimo made history for Bahrain as she earned her country its first ever gold in the women’s marathon (6 Aug) at the World Championships in a slow-burning race that flared into dramatic life over the final seven kilometres as she won a personal duel with Kenya’s 2011 and 2013 winner Edna Kiplagat, who in turn secured silver by a stride from the fast-finishing US runner Amy Cragg.

In what was only her fourth marathon, the 28-year-old Chelimo finished in 2:27:11 after resisting what looked like a decisive break from her 37-year-old Kenyan rival inside the final mile and regaining a lead she would not relinquish.

As the leaders vied for gold, Cragg was engaged in a struggle for bronze with a second Kenyan, Flomena Cheyech Daniel, finding the energy to sprint clear as she reached the final stretch before the finish line on Tower Bridge.

Indeed, Cragg, her face set with effort, came within a metre of silver as she all but caught the flagging Kiplagat, who had been seeking an unprecedented third world marathon title, with both women clocking 2:27.18.

"I am very happy,” said Chelimo, who finished eighth at the Olympic Games last year. “I was not expecting to win today, I tried my best and I managed to become the world champion.

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