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World Athletics Championships: final day round-up


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World Athletics Championships: final day round-up

Jamaica won the 4×400 metres relay gold medal in the last women’s track race of the world championships in Beijing, China.

Jamaica overtook the U.S. in the final few metres to clock three minutes and 19.13 seconds.

The U.S. hung on for silver while Great Britain took bronze.

Earlier in the day Almaz Ayana led a Kenyan clean sweep of the 5000 metres podium.

She clocked a championship record 14 minutes 26.83 seconds to beat compatriot Senbere Teferi by more than 17 seconds.

1,500 metre winner Genzebe Dibaba won bronze.

Ethiopia’s Mare Dibaba won a thrilling women’s marathon title pipping Kenya’s Helah Kiprop in a sprint finish to the line.

Dibaba won the race in two hours, 27 minutes and 35 seconds.

The bronze went to the reigning Asian champion Eunice Kirwa of Bahrain.

Great Britain’s men won bronze in the 4×400 metres relay behind winners the US and Trinidad & Tobago.

Martyn Rooney anchored GB home overtaking Jamaica on the line to round off the podium.

It was a sixth successive world title in the discipline for the US.

Kenya’s Asbel Kiprop won the 1,500 metres world title for the third consecutive time.

He produced a stunning a late charge from 12th in the last half-lap to take gold ahead of team mate Elijah Manangoi and Morocco’s Abdelaati Iguider

Canada’s Derek Drouin won the men’s high jump gold medal clearing 2.34-metres in a sudden-death finale.

Ukraine’s defending champion Bogdan Bondarenko and China’s Zhang Guowei shared silver.

Germany’s Katharina Molitor won javelin gold with the final throw of the competition.

The 31-year-old hit 67.69 metres relegating China’s Lyu Huihui into silver and South Africa’s Sunette Viljoen into bronze.

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