Bolt and Gatlin ready for 200 metre final at Beijing

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Bolt and Gatlin ready for 200 metre final at Beijing

Julius Yego has added another medal for Kenya at the IAAF Championships in Beijing.

The Kenyan threw an incredible 92.72 metres to take the gold.

Egypt’s Ihab El Sayed won the silver followed by Finland’s Tero Pitkamaki who took home a bronze medal.

In the women’s pole vault, Cuba’s Yarisley Silva needed a jump of 4.9 metres to take the top spot and claim her first major global title.

Fabiana Murer of Brazil took silver with a new South American record of 4.85m.

Greece’s Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou completed the podium.

Hyvin Jepkemoi won gold in the women’s 3000 metre steeplechase. Tunisia’s Habiba Ghribi picked up the silver and Germany’s Gesa Krause managed the bronze.

Wayde van Niekerk became the fourth fastest man in history over 400 metres when he won his first world championship gold medal.

The South African was just ahead of defending champion La Shawn Merritt from the US and Grenadian Olympic gold medallist Kirani James.

Zuzana Hejnova of the Czech Republic won the gold in the women’s 400 metre hurdles in a time of 53.50 seconds.

Shamier Little and Cassandra Tate of the United States completed the podium.

Usain Bolt has topped his heat in the semi final of the 200 metre sprint.

The 29-year-old is unbeaten at a major global championships since he won the gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He clocked a time of 19.95 seconds on Wednesday.

The Jamaican will face Justin Gatlin in the final. The American ran the third fastest time of the year in 19.87 seconds to win the second heat.

The 33-year-old, who has lost five years of his career due to doping bans is unbeaten in the half-lap event since 2013.