World Athletics Championships 2017: Mo Farah goes for 5,000m gold – live!


7.40pm BST

After the conclusion of the ninth event in the men’s decathlon, here’s how they stand:

7.34pm BST

The women’s high jump final is just getting going and this promises to be an entertaining contest. The reigning world champion Mariya Lasitskene – from Russia but competing as an authorised neutral athlete – is the favourite, although she faces Spain’s 38-year-old Olympic champion Ruth Beitia and several talented young entrants. Among the contenders is Britain’s Katarina Johnson-Thompson, who suffered a disappointing heptathlon but bounced back to win a place in this final, and has already cleared 1.88m without a blemish on her card. Here comes her third jump… she clatters into the bar at 1.92m.

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August 12th, 2017 by