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A day after watching Usain Bolt regain the World 100m title he had won in 2009, fellow Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce did the same thing as she produced a consummate exhibition of sprinting from the gun to finish two metres clear of the field in a race where five women beat 11 seconds.
One woman became a champion by the thinnest of margins and another by the widest in a shorter race. There were surprises, predictable coronations, redemption and last-page heroics. There
Tuesday’s action on day four of the IAAF World Championships may be the most emblematic of the entire meet, if only because it features the primary component of the Championships’ logo.
History has taught us never to discount Christine Ohuruogu but boy did she leave it late, very late, to regain the World 400m title she last won in Osaka six years ago.
If at first you don’t succeed then try and try again... that should be the mantra of David Oliver, who after years of major championship frustration finally delivered his first major title at the age of 31.
David Oliver had a hard time talking to his mother after the biggest win of his life.
We knew Pawel Fajdek was good. The Polish hammer thrower had won the gold medal at two consecutive World University Games. He had a personal best of 81.39m. He had thrown 79.99m already in 2013.
The women’s 100m final featured the eight fastest entrants of the championships, but ultimately there was no doubt over the winner as Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce triumphed with the biggest winning margin in World Championships history.
The fifth IAAF Ambassadors Press Conference featured the Triple Jump World record holder, 2000 Olympic Games champion and double World champion Jonathan Edwards, and former 800m World record holder and three-time World champion over 800m Wilson Kipketer.
At the fourth of the IAAF Ambassadors Press Conferences, 1993 IAAF World Championships gold medallists Frankie Fredericks and Colin Jackson were accompanied on Tuesday (13) by Russia bronze medal winner in the 110m Hurdles at this year’s Championships, Sergey Shubenkov.