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Yang Jiayu of China is new World champion in 20km race walk

London 14 Aug 2017: A dramatic last 100 metres saw leader Lyu Xiuzhi disqualified, leaving Chinese team-mate Yang Jiayu to take gold in the women’s 20km race walk.

The chief judge’s red card was flashed in front of Lyu with seconds left, but it was so quick, and caught in the moment, she made for the line regardless only to discover her finish had already been recorded.

A cracking race came down to just four when the afterburners were lit at 16 kilometres, and the order of medals was still undecided with the line in sight.

Lyu and Yan put the hammer down to forge a tiny gap between them and Maria Guadalupe González, but the Mexican is made of strong stuff as demonstrated winning a silver at the 2016 Olympics and gold at last year’s IAAF Walking Team Challenge.

Even with the pain etched on her face, González strove to get level with Yang and Lyu until the judge’s intervention decided the order of things. Read more on IAAF

Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar win High Jump on the last day of IAAF World Championship

London, 14 Aug 2017: Asian superstar high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar arrived in London with undefeated in six competitions and armed with the seven of the eight best clearances in the world, the Qatari was among the clearest favourites in the British capital over these ten days of competition.

Barshim admirably held up his end of the bargain with one of the most dominating high jump performances in recent memory to finally claim an elusive global outdoor title.

"I was so determined to win it," said Barshim, who took silver in 2013 but finished a disappointing fourth two years ago in Beijing. "I was expecting it tonight so I am glad I managed to fulfill my target tonight."

nd he made it look relatively easy, too.

The 26-year-old produced a flawless score card en route to his victory, sailing clear at 2.20m, 2.25m, 2.29m, 2.32m and 2.35m all with his first attempt to seal the win, his nation's third and its first in a dozen years. Even before he took that fifth jump, the title was all but secured, with only one other man still jumping. Read more on IAAF

Lijiao GONG of China wins World Championship title in Shot Put- IAAF World Championship

London, 10 Aug: At last, after years of competing in the finals of major events, China's Lijiao Gong finally won her first World Championship title in the women's Shot Put with a massive throw of 19.94m. Her efforts were praiseworthy considering slippery conditions of London Stadium. Gong has reached every global outdoor final since the 2007 World Championships when she finished seventh in Osaka at the age of 18.

It is also 26 year long wait for China to see another gold in women shot put. 

Gong Lijiao said "I was a bit worried about my condition because two years ago I was heading for gold and I changed a couple of things after the Olympic Games in Rio. I competed more this year to be ready for these championships.

"It is 26 years since China won a shot put medal, so it's a very special moment for me. Of course, the rain affected the competition and that is the reason we didn't go past 20 metres tonight.

"My next goal is, of course, the Tokyo Olympics. My memories of London 2012 are mixed because I was third originally, then I was moved to second later. I didn't like the way that happened. So I am glad to show all the hard work I've done in the past with this gold medal."

Click her for final results

Salwa Eid Naser of Bahrain beat her hero to win sliver in World Championship

London, 10 Aug: Teenager Salwa Eid Naser of Bahrain became the first Asian to win medal in the Women 400m run. Naser set new National record of 50.06s to claim silver medal beating her childhood hero Allyson Felix to third place. Former World youth champion in 400m has progressed rapidly since her gold medal winning performance in Cali in 2015. 

Naser said “I think I surprised my opponents and I even surprised myself,” she said. “Coming to these championships, I really did not think about a medal. After all the hard training I have been through, I just hoped to do something big.

“I was not chasing Felix; I was pushing myself until the very end. I did not even see what was going on in the last metres. Felix is my role model. I am following her on Instagram.

“In the future I will also focus on the 200m, but it’s 400m for now.”

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.