Day 6 Highlights

There were three gold medals decided on the sixth night of the Championships with the finals of the women’s shot put, men’s 400m hurdles and women’s 400m finals all scheduled.

 The women’s 400m rounded off the night with American Phyllis Francis overtaking Shaunae Miller-Uibo in the last ten metres for gold. Miller-Uibo would finish fourth as Salwa Eid Naser took silver and Francis’ American teammate Allyson Felix silver.

 The men’s 400m hurdles final was clinched by Norwegian Karsten Warholm who led from the start to finish strongly. Yasmani Copello came home in seconds for silver while Olympic champion Kerron Clement picked up bronze.

 In the women’s shot put final China’s Lijiao Gong triumphed to take the gold by almost half a metre over Anita Marton while there was another American in third as Michelle Carter took bronze.

 The women’s 3000m steeplechase went over three heats and safely saw European champion Gesa Felicitas Krause through along with Beatrice Chepkoech and Ruth Jebet as the two fastest.

 In women’s long jump qualifying, Darya Klishina and Tianna Bartoletta progressed to the final with the first and second best leaps respectively. The men’s 200m semi-finals saw Isiah Young, Jereem Richards and Isaac Makwala qualify for the final as the three fastest in that order.

 The men’s hammer throw qualifying took place with Wojciech Nowicki battling wet conditions to advance to the final in first with an effort of 76.85m. The two men’s 5,000m heats saw Selemon Barega and Yomif Kejelcha Kejelcha victorious with defending champion and 10,000m winner in London Mo Farah also safely through.

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