Ukrain’s Bohdan Bondarenko produced a stunning performance to claim the men’s high jump title at the World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on Thursday.
The 23-year-old cleared a meet record 2.41 metres to secure the win ahead of Olympic bronze medalist Mutaz Essa Barshim with Derek Drouin of Canada completing the podium.
Kenya’s Ezekiel Kemboi clinched his third consecutive 3000 metres steeplechase world title in convincing style.
The 31-year-old edged out compatriot Conseslus Kipruto while French sensation Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad repeated his bronze from Daegu to deny Kenya a podium sweep.
Trinidad and Tobago’s Jehue Gordon won his nation’s first world championship gold for 16 years when he outclassed Michael Tinsley in the men’s 400-meter hurdles final.
The 21-year-old clocked an impressive time of 47.69 seconds, the fastest in the world this year, with Tinsley taking silver with a personal best of 47.70.
Zuzana Hejnova of the Czech Republic also ran a personal best of 52.83 to secure the women’s 400 meter hurdles, downing American team-mates Dalilah Muhammad and reigning champion Lashinda Demus.
Sweden’s Ethiopian-born Abeba Aregawi bounced back from a disappointing fifth place finish at the London Games with an emphatic win in the women’s 1,500 meters final.
The 23-year-old held off a late surge from defending champion Jennifer Simpson with Kenya’s Hellen Obiri taking bronze.