South African runner Caster Semenya

South Africa's middle distance runner Caster Semenya hoisted her country's colors at the London Games' opening ceremony. 

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Caster Semenya of the South Africa Olympic athletics team carries her country's flag during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Caster Semenya of the South Africa Olympic athletics team carries her country's flag during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: (L-R) Halima Hachlaf of Morocco (L) and Caster Semenya of South Africa compete in the Women's 800m Round 1 Heats on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 8, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Olympics Day 12 - Athletics
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: (L-R) Halima Hachlaf of Morocco (L) and Caster Semenya of South Africa compete in the Women's 800m Round 1 Heats on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 8, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Athletics - 76th ISTAF Berlin - Berlin, Germany - August 27, 2017 South Africa's Caster Semenya wins the Women's 600m with USA's Ajee Wilson in second place REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
76th ISTAF Berlin
Athletics - 76th ISTAF Berlin - Berlin, Germany - August 27, 2017 South Africa's Caster Semenya wins the Women's 600m with USA's Ajee Wilson in second place REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 file photo, Russia's Maria Savinova celebrates as she crosses the finish line ahead of South Africa's Caster Semenya to win the women's 800-meters final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. Russian runner Maria Savinova has been given a date to appeal against her 4-year doping ban and being stripped of the 2012 Olympic 800-meter title she won ahead of Caster Semenya. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 Savinova's appeal against the IAAF and the Russian track federation will be heard Dec. 4. A verdict should follow within weeks. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)
Russian runner Maria Savinova appeals against doping ban
FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012 file photo, Russia's Maria Savinova celebrates as she crosses the finish line ahead of South Africa's Caster Semenya to win the women's 800-meters final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. Russian runner Maria Savinova has been given a date to appeal against her 4-year doping ban and being stripped of the 2012 Olympic 800-meter title she won ahead of Caster Semenya. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 Savinova's appeal against the IAAF and the Russian track federation will be heard Dec. 4. A verdict should follow within weeks. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus, File)
Caster Semenya of South Africa, right, leads the Women's 800m during the Weltklasse IAAF Diamond League international athletics meeting in the Letzigrund stadium in Zurich, Switzerland, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. (Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP)
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Caster Semenya of South Africa, right, leads the Women's 800m during the Weltklasse IAAF Diamond League international athletics meeting in the Letzigrund stadium in Zurich, Switzerland, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. (Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP)
South Africa's Caster Semenya celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's 800-meter final during the World Athletics Championships in London Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Bolt gets the cheers, and Americans get the medals at worlds
South Africa's Caster Semenya celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's 800-meter final during the World Athletics Championships in London Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
South Africa's Caster Semenya crosses the finish line to win the women's 800 m final during the World Athletics Championships in London Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
Bolt gets the cheers, and Americans get the medals at worlds
South Africa's Caster Semenya crosses the finish line to win the women's 800 m final during the World Athletics Championships in London Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
South Africa's Caster Semenya celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win the Women's 800 meters final ahead of Burundi's Francine Niyonsaba at the World Athletics Championships in London Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Bolt gets the cheers, and Americans get the medals at worlds
South Africa's Caster Semenya celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win the Women's 800 meters final ahead of Burundi's Francine Niyonsaba at the World Athletics Championships in London Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
South Africa's Caster Semenya celebrates winning the gold in the final of the Women's 800m during the World Athletics Championships in London Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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South Africa's Caster Semenya celebrates winning the gold in the final of the Women's 800m during the World Athletics Championships in London Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
South Africa's Caster Semenya, who won the women's 800m race at the world championships in London, claiming her third world title, has been dogged by accusations that she took testosterone suppressing medication (AFP Photo/Adrian DENNIS)
South Africa's Caster Semenya, who won the women's 800m race at the world championships in London, claiming her third world title, has been dogged by accusations that she took testosterone suppressing medication
South Africa's Caster Semenya, who won the women's 800m race at the world championships in London, claiming her third world title, has been dogged by accusations that she took testosterone suppressing medication (AFP Photo/Adrian DENNIS)
Athletics - World Athletics Championships – women’s 800 metres final – London Stadium, London, Britain – August 13, 2017 – Caster Semenya of South Africa reacts after winning the gold medal. REUTERS/Toby Melville
World Athletics Championships
Athletics - World Athletics Championships – women’s 800 metres final – London Stadium, London, Britain – August 13, 2017 – Caster Semenya of South Africa reacts after winning the gold medal. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Athletics - World Athletics Championships - Women's 800 Metres - London Stadium, London, Britain – August 13, 2017. Caster Semenya of South Africa wins the final ahead of Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi and Ajee Wilson of the U.S. REUTERS/John Sibley
World Athletics Championships
Athletics - World Athletics Championships - Women's 800 Metres - London Stadium, London, Britain – August 13, 2017. Caster Semenya of South Africa wins the final ahead of Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi and Ajee Wilson of the U.S. REUTERS/John Sibley
Athletics - World Athletics Championships - Women's 800 Metres - London Stadium, London, Britain – August 13, 2017. Caster Semenya of South Africa celebrates winning the final. REUTERS/Toby Melville
World Athletics Championships
Athletics - World Athletics Championships - Women's 800 Metres - London Stadium, London, Britain – August 13, 2017. Caster Semenya of South Africa celebrates winning the final. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Athletics - World Athletics Championships - Women's 800 Metres - London Stadium, London, Britain – August 13, 2017. Caster Semenya of South Africa wins the final ahead of Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
World Athletics Championships
Athletics - World Athletics Championships - Women's 800 Metres - London Stadium, London, Britain – August 13, 2017. Caster Semenya of South Africa wins the final ahead of Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
South Africa's Caster Semenya runs during Women's 800 meters semifinal at the World Athletics Championships in London Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
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South Africa's Caster Semenya runs during Women's 800 meters semifinal at the World Athletics Championships in London Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
Athletics - World Athletics Championships - women's 800 metres semi-final – London Stadium, London, Britain - August 11, 2017 - Caster Semenya of South Africa competes. REUTERS/Toby Melville
World Athletics Championships
Athletics - World Athletics Championships - women's 800 metres semi-final – London Stadium, London, Britain - August 11, 2017 - Caster Semenya of South Africa competes. REUTERS/Toby Melville
Athletics - World Athletics Championships – women's 800 metres semi-final – London Stadium, London, Britain – August 11, 2017 – Caster Semenya of South Africa competes. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
World Athletics Championships
Athletics - World Athletics Championships – women's 800 metres semi-final – London Stadium, London, Britain – August 11, 2017 – Caster Semenya of South Africa competes. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Athletics - World Athletics Championships - women's 800 metres semi-final – London Stadium, London, Britain - August 11, 2017 - Lynsey Sharp of Britain, Charlene Lipsey of the U.S. and Caster Semenya of South Africa compete. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
World Athletics Championships
Athletics - World Athletics Championships - women's 800 metres semi-final – London Stadium, London, Britain - August 11, 2017 - Lynsey Sharp of Britain, Charlene Lipsey of the U.S. and Caster Semenya of South Africa compete. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Athletics - World Athletics Championships – women's 800 metres semi-final – London Stadium, London, Britain – August 11, 2017 – Caster Semenya of South Africa competes. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
World Athletics Championships
Athletics - World Athletics Championships – women's 800 metres semi-final – London Stadium, London, Britain – August 11, 2017 – Caster Semenya of South Africa competes. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Athletics - World Athletics Championships - Women's 800 Metre Semi Final 2 - London Stadium, London, Britain – August 11, 2017. Caster Semenya of South Africa wins the race. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
World Athletics Championships
Athletics - World Athletics Championships - Women's 800 Metre Semi Final 2 - London Stadium, London, Britain – August 11, 2017. Caster Semenya of South Africa wins the race. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
Athletics - World Athletics Championships - Women's 800 Metres Semi-Final - London Stadium, London, Britain – August 11, 2017. Caster Semenya of South Africa wins the semi-final heat. REUTERS/Toby Melville
World Athletics Championships
Athletics - World Athletics Championships - Women's 800 Metres Semi-Final - London Stadium, London, Britain – August 11, 2017. Caster Semenya of South Africa wins the semi-final heat. REUTERS/Toby Melville
South Africa's Caster Semenya (R) shakes hands with Britain's Lynsey Sharp after the semi-final of the women's 800m athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium in London on August 11, 2017 (AFP Photo/Jewel SAMAD)
South Africa's Caster Semenya (R) shakes hands with Britain's Lynsey Sharp after the semi-final of the women's 800m athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium in London on August 11, 2017
South Africa's Caster Semenya (R) shakes hands with Britain's Lynsey Sharp after the semi-final of the women's 800m athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium in London on August 11, 2017 (AFP Photo/Jewel SAMAD)
Athletics - World Athletics Championships – Women's 800 metres heats – London Stadium, London, Britain – August 10, 2017 – Caster Semenya of South Africa competes REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
World Athletics Championships
Athletics - World Athletics Championships – Women's 800 metres heats – London Stadium, London, Britain – August 10, 2017 – Caster Semenya of South Africa competes REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Athletics - World Athletics Championships - Women's 800 Metres Heats - London Stadium, London, Britain – August 10, 2017. Caster Semenya of South Africa in action. REUTERS/Phil Noble
World Athletics Championships
Athletics - World Athletics Championships - Women's 800 Metres Heats - London Stadium, London, Britain – August 10, 2017. Caster Semenya of South Africa in action. REUTERS/Phil Noble
<p>Her 1,500m near miss may have filled her with mental anguish, but the pain was all physical when Laura Muir tackled the 5,000m for only the third time in her life on Thursday night. The diminutive Scot was temporarily reduced to a comatose state for close to a minute, as she lay on the track exhausted following a somewhat mixed performance in her 5,000m heat. The positive slant was that she qualified for Sunday’s final and set an outdoor personal best in the process. The negative came in the fact that, having finished seventh and only progressed as a fastest loser, any medal aspirations look to be wide of the mark. Visibly feeling the effects of her 1,500m exertions earlier in the week when she fell agonisingly short of the podium in finishing fourth, Muir had little to give in the latter stages over the longer distance last night. Muir pushes herself to the limit towards the end of the race Credit: John Patrick Fletcher/Action Plus Grimacing as her rivals turned the screw, she faded badly in the final lap before trailing home in 14 minutes 59.34 seconds. It was still the fastest time by a British runner outdoors this year, but it suggested that far more is required to challenge for the podium if the final is a similarly quick race. “That was long,” she said. “I ran as hard as I could, but that was fast. “I took a day to think about the 1,500m and after that put it behind me and mentally was very positive for this race. “My body felt fine apart from that last lap. I recovered well afterwards and I’ve two or three days before the final so I should recover. “I know I’m better than I ran today and hopefully I can show it in the final.” Scotland will be doubly represented in that race after Eilish McColgan matched her team-mate in setting a personal best. McColgan, whose mother Liz won the world 10,000m title 26 years ago, clocked 15min 0.38sec to finish fourth in the other heat and advance automatically to Sunday’s final. Katarina Johnson-Thompson could have been forgiven for opting against taking up her high jump entry last night after it had killed her hopes of a heptathlon medal on Sunday. It was a good night for Katarina Johnson-Thompson Credit: Ben Stansall/AFP Instead she confronted her demons head on, partially banishing them with a 1.92m leap to advance through to Saturday’s final. “It was just one of those things where if you fall off a bike you have to just get back on it straight away,” she said. “I didn’t want to leave the stadium in those terms with the high jump, so I’m glad I came back and proved that it was a freak accident and I can jump.” A 1.98m jumper at her best, Johnson-Thompson unexpectedly crashed out after clearing a lowly 1.80m during the heptathlon last weekend. Had she matched the height she cleared last night, she would have catapulted herself to the silver medal. “I made a promise to myself that whatever I jump I’m not going to add it in to the heptathlon,” she said. “I’m a high jumper now.” Former world and European junior champion Morgan Lake will join Johnson-Thompson in the final after a near faultless round of jumping also saw her go clear at 1.92m. Little over six weeks ago, Dina Asher-Smith had yet to even put her running spikes on after undergoing surgery for a broken foot, but the multiple British record holder completed a remarkable comeback to make it to the 200m final last night. Dina Asher-Smith celebrates qualifying for the 200m final Credit: David J. Phillip/AP The fastest teenager in the world when she finished fifth at her debut World Championships two years ago, Asher-Smith had come into this season with hopes of making it onto a global podium for the first time. Those aspirations were dashed when she suffered a freak training accident in February and she admitted she would be “very, very happy” to even make the final in her home town. With a smile and a couple of fist pumps she celebrated achieving her aim, having tracked Marie-Josee Ta Lou to finish second in her semi-final in a season’s best 22.73sec. “I’m absolutely over the moon, especially after the year I’ve had,” she said. British team captain Eilidh Doyle finished last in the 400m hurdles final as American Kori Carter claimed gold in 53.07sec. It was a tough race for Eilidh Doyle Credit: John Walton/PA All three British women made it safely through the 800m heats. Adelle Tracey, Lynsey Sharp and Shelayna Oskan-Clarke all progressed, along with South Africa’s double Olympic and double world champion Caster Semenya, who barely broke sweat in winning her heat. Chris O’Hare and Jake Wightman both advanced from the 1500m heats. 9:58PM Van Niekerk gets silver, Jereem Richards bronze There was a thousandth of a second between them, but Van Niekerk edged it ahead of Jereem Richards of Trinidad and Tobago. 9:56PM Mitchell-Blake ends up fourth Another fourth-place finish for a British athlete, but Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake ran brilliantly there. He’s only 23, and surely has a sparkling future ahead. A near miss for Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake Credit: Adam Davy/PA 9:54PM Gulivey takes gold! Stunning speed on show in that race, and it’s Ramil Guliyev who broadsides the big names. 9:50PM The grand finale It’s the event we’ve all been waiting for, the men’s 200m final. Isaac Makwala? Wayde van Niekerk? Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake? Who will be in the fastest three? 9:48PM Christian Taylor wins gold in the triple jump Real entertainment from Taylor and Will Claye there, who wowed the crowd with some of their jumps. Claye takes silver, while Nelson Evora of Portugal gets bronze with a jump of 17.19. 9:41PM Carter wins it, Doyle comes in last Brilliant from Carter, who pips Muhammad right at the end. Eilidh Doyle gave everything there, but the competition was brutal. Jamaican hurdler Ristananna Tracey wins bronze, while Zuzana Hejnova comes in fourth. Kori Carter wins 400m hurdles gold Credit: Andrej Isakovic/AFP 9:38PM Dalilah Muhammad and Kori Carter the two to beat The duo from the USA have the two fastest season’s bests, Muhammad at 52.64 and Carter at 52.96. 9:33PM Eilidh Doyle arrives Sparks fly, pyrotechnics flare, and British team captain Eilidh Doyle arrives at the London Stadium. Time for the women’s 400m hurdles. Can Doyle defy expectations and end up on the podium tomorrow? 9:32PM Claye and Taylor battling it out Honestly, if you aren’t watching the triple jump, switch the telly on right now. The rivalry between these two athletes is something to behold. 9:27PM Superb from Asher-Smith! She qualifies in second behind the Ivory Coast’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou, zipping home with a time of 22.73. Dina Asher-Smith is in the 200m final Credit: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile 9:23PM Can Dina Asher-Smith make it through? She’s fast, but is she fast enough to qualify for the 200m final? Let’s find out. 9:19PM Miller-Uibo wins it, Williams out Miller-Uibo storms home at 22.49, while Williams doesn’t have enough to qualify and finishes 6th. Shaunae Miller-Uibo is through to the 200m final Credit: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Europe 9:16PM False start for Brazil’s Rosangela Santos She’s out of the race, unfortunately, having fallen out of the blocks. 9:13PM Shaunae Miller-Uibo in the second 200m semi-final Having stumbled right at the end in last night’s 400m final and missed out on a medal, Miller-Uibo looks mean and motivated here. Britain’s Bianca Williams also enters the fray. 9:07PM Schippers wins first women’s 200m semi-final We have another event here, and it’s a speedy one. The reigning world champion – Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands – wins it with a time of 22.49, with Deajah Stevens also through in second at 22.71. Dafne Schippers is through to the 200m final Credit: Andrej Isakovic/AFP 9:06PM Christian Taylor ups the stakes once again! This triple jump final is absolutely gripping, with favourites Taylor and Claye swapping the lead like a hot potato. Taylor comes in at 17.68, with three more jumps to go. 9:02PM More javelin qualifying Olympic champion Thomas Rohler is through with a throw of 83.87. Competitors need 83.00 or more to go through automatically. 9:01PM Will Claye takes the lead in the triple jump! It comes in at 17.63, though it looked further at first glance. Still, majestic stuff. 8:55PM Britain’s Jake Wightman goes through in the 1,500m He finishes fourth in the third heat and will go through to the semi-finals along with Chris O’Hare. Fellow Brit Josh Kerr misses out. 8:49PM Morgan Lake and Katarina Johnson-Thompson through to the high jump final Both cleared the required height of 1.92, and will be in contention for medals on Saturday. 8:48PM Will Claye with a big leap in the triple jump, Taylor beats it After an impressive first jump of 17.54, Claye soars through the air and posts 17.52. He’s immediately bettered by Christian Taylor, who ups his efforts to 17.57. Will Claye will want to beat compatriot Christian Taylor in the triple jump Credit: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters 8:42PM O’Hare through in third Good run from O’Hare, who goes through automatically with a time of 3:42.53. 8:38PM It’s Chris O’Hare’s turn in the 1,500m Another Brit attempts to qualify here. The first heat was a slow one, so there should be fastest losers’ places on offer. 8:35PM Christian Taylor with a jump of 15.97 He’s in sixth place after an underwhelming first attempt in the triple jump. Christian Taylor in the triple jump final Credit: Matthias Schrader/AP 8:34PM Lake also over at 1.92 Morgan Lake clears the bar serenely, following hot on Johnson-Thompson’s heels. 8:33PM Kerr finishes towards the back of the pack The young Brit fails to qualify, with Kenya’s Elijah Motonei Manangoi winning the heat at 3:45.93. It was a tight squeeze at the front, with a photo finish needed to determine who went through. 8:28PM Katarina over the bar at 1.92 It’s looking good in the high jump for Johnson-Thompson. Katarina Johnson-Thompson going strong in the high jump Credit: Michael Steele/ Getty Images Europe 8:27PM Josh Kerr in men’s 1,500 qualifying Another British representative here, with Kerr running in the first heat. 8:25PM First final of the evening coming up The men’s triple jump is on the way. Can anyone beat Jonathan Edwards’ world record of 18.29? Christian Taylor and Will Claye of the USA will certainly give it a go. Taylor apparently showed up at the London Stadium earlier wearing a wristband with ‘18.30’ on it, which is the definition of ‘backing yourself’. 8:18PM Francine Niyonsaba the fastest of the 800m women The Burundian runner clocked in with a time of 1.59.86. Francine Niyonsaba was the fastest qualifier in the 800m heats Credit: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters 8:17PM And Johnson-Thompson matches her! The bar doesn’t even quiver this time. Great technique from Johnson-Thompson. 8:16PM Morgan Lake clears 1.89 in the high jump The bar wobbles, but she’s over. 8:15PM Adelle Tracey makes it a trio of British qualifiers The 24-year-old goes through as one of the fastest losers with a personal best of 2:02.28. Excellent running from the Brits, all three of whom are in the semis. 8:08PM Fifth heat of the women’s 800m Charlene Lipsey of the USA wins it with a time of 2:02.74. Hedda Hynne of Norway is through in second and Dorcus Ajok of Uganda in third. 7:56PM Lynsey Sharp through in the fourth 800m heat Sharp comes second behind Kenya’s Margaret Nyairera Wambui, who ran extremely well. There was a bit of a foot race at the end, but Sharp seemed to think better of it. 7:52PM Men’s javelin qualifying Plenty of strong throws in the javelin so far, but Germany’s Johannes Vetter has managed a ridiculous distance of 91.20, just because he can. What a show off. 7:47PM Semenya wins the 800m third heat Caster Semenya cruises into first place with a time of 2:01.33. She looked to be in third gear, at the most. Caster Semenya sails through in her 800m heat Credit: Adrian Dennis/AFP 7:44PM Brits look comfortable in the high jump Johnson-Thompson and Lake both clear 1.85 with ease. Johnson-Thompson has already improved on her disappointing high jump performance in the heptathlon. 7:40PM Shelayna Oskan-Clarke through to the semis Strong running there from Oskan-Clarke, who finishes third in her 800m heat. “It was a really messy race… I had to dig deep down the home straight, had to get in the top three, so I’m happy with that,” she says. 7:37PM Morgan Lake clears 1.80 in the high jump Lake and Johnson-Thompson are going steady, with the 12 best performers going through. Morgan Lake looks confident in the high jump Credit: John Walton/ PA 7:34PM Several Brits in these qualifiers As well as Katarina Johnson-Thompson, we have Morgan Lake in the high jump. In the 800m heats, Shelayna Oskan-Clarke, Lynsey Sharp and Adelle Tracey will all be hoping to go through. 7:29PM Wilson wins the first 800m heat Ajee Wilson of the USA triumphs with a time of 2:00.52. 7:28PM So many qualifiers The women’s 800m qualifying will run simultaneously to the high jump qualifying. Is that enough qualifying for you? It’s more than enough for us, that’s for sure. 7:25PM Women’s high jump qualification, now Katarina Johnson-Thompson has cleared 1.80, which is good. 7:17PM Huddle drops off, Muir and McColgan through Strange pacing from Molly Huddle, who has nothing left to give at the end and just scrapes through as a fastest loser. Eilish McColgan gets a personal best of 15:00.38 and qualifies automatically. Steph Twell is a long way off, unfortunately, while Muir is through as a fastest loser, too. An excellent race from Eilish McColgan Credit: Adrian Dennis/AFP 7:10PM Steph Twell falls to the back of the pack, Eilish McColgan still in the mix It’ll take a miracle for Twell to qualify, but McColgan could still manage it. 7:07PM Molly Huddle miles ahead The American 10,000m record holder has stormed out in front, and will have to drop off big time not to qualify. Meanwhile, the group pace isn’t the fastest. Fingers crossed for Muir! 6:57PM Genzebe Dibaba out Having struggled in the 1,500m, Dibaba is a confirmed absentee for the second heat. Eilish McColgan and Steph Twell are the British representatives in this race. No Genzebe Dibaba here Credit: Jewel Samad/AFP 6:53PM “It was not what I was used to” Muir nods to her preference for the 1,500m in her post-race interview, though she insists she’s still feeling positive about the final. 6:50PM Obiri wins the heat Hellen Onsando Obiri wins it with a time of 14:56.70, ahead of Almaz Ayana, Senbere Teferi, Susan Krumins and Shannon Rowbury. They go through automatically, while Muir’s time of 14:59.34 could still see her go through as one of the fastest losers. Hellen Onsando Obiri wins the 5,000m first heat Credit: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP 6:48PM Muir falls behind She finishes 7th in the end after tiring fast on the final stretch, collapsing exhausted to the floor as she crosses the line. Muir will have to wait on the results of the second heat to see if she goes through to the final. It looked like there was nothing left in the tank there, which doesn’t bode well. 6:44PM Muir in the top five going into the final lap She’ll qualify as things stand, but she’s being pushed hard here. 6:38PM Obiri and Teferi going strong in the 5,000m, Genzebe Dibaba could be out Kenya’s Hellen Onsando Obiri and Ethiopia’s Senbere Teferi will be hoping to win medals come the final on Sunday, and both are going strong in this heat. Drama elsewhere, as there is some suggestion that Genzebe Dibaba might be out of the second heat with illness. The Ethiopian runner would have been one of the favourites, and her absence could shake things up. 6:28PM Women’s 5,000m first heat Muir is warmed up and ready to race. The 1,500m is, by her own admission, her best event, but she will certainly be hoping to qualify in the top five here. Laura Muir competes in the first round of the 5,000m Credit: Mustafa Yalcin/ Anadolu Agency 6:25PM It’s the medal ceremonies Karsten Warholm receives his 400m hurdles gold medal after his explosive race last night. He came in at 48.35, while Yasmani Copello was second at 48.49 and Kerron Clement was third at 48.52. 6:21PM More news on the norovirus outbreak at the Championships The mini-epidemic of norovirus which cost Isaac Makwala his place in the 400m final has reportedly worsened, with the number of people affected rising to at least 40. Makwala missed out on his chance to go toe-to-toe with Wayde van Niekerk on Tuesday, which will no doubt motivate him even more ahead of the 200m final tonight. The BBC report that Botswana will honour Makwala with a national holiday if he wins gold this evening. No word on whether South Africa will do the same for Van Niekerk. Your move, South Africa. Your move. Isaac Makwala has recovered from illness to make the 200m final Credit: Mustafa Yalcin/ Anadolu Agency 6:06PM Laura Muir in the house Muir has arrived at the London Stadium ahead of the 5,000m. She’s not the only Brit attempting to qualify, with Eilish McColgan and Steph Twell racing in the second heat. 5:49PM Welcome to Day Seven of the IAAF World Championships We’ve had 23 events so far, seven days of coverage and a whole host of near misses for British competitors, but we’ve got even more athletics coming up this evening. There are a multitude of qualifiers to start us off, with Laura Muir featuring in the first round of the women’s 5,000m at 18:30. Having missed out on a medal in the 1,500m she will be hoping to go one better in this event, though she has admitted that she’s “less experienced” at the shorter distance and will go up against medal contenders like Kenya’s Hellen Onsando Obiri and Ethiopia’s Senbere Teferi in the first heat. For those of you who only care about gold, silver and bronze – the glory hunters, the true medal heads – there are three finals on the way in the men’s triple jump, women’s 400m hurdles and men’s 200m. The triple jump has been billed as a head-to-head between the USA’s Christian Taylor and Will Claye, with the former winning gold and the latter silver at both London and Rio. British team captain Eilidh Doyle will run in the 400m hurdles, though she is an underdog in a field which also contains Dalilah Muhammad and Kori Carter of the USA, as well as Czech hurdler Zuzana Hejnova and Switzerland’s Lea Sprunger. Meanwhile, the men’s 200m final looks like a fateful showdown between Wayde van Niekerk and Isaac Makwala, the latter of whom was denied his place in the 400m final on account of illness. In reality, there are several other contenders for gold, with Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake an outside bet for Britain. Eilidh Doyle features in the 400m hurdles final tonight Credit: John Patrick Fletcher/ Action Plus </p>
Laura Muir edges through in 5,000m, while Dina Asher-Smith caps remarkable comeback by qualifying for 200m final

Her 1,500m near miss may have filled her with mental anguish, but the pain was all physical when Laura Muir tackled the 5,000m for only the third time in her life on Thursday night. The diminutive Scot was temporarily reduced to a comatose state for close to a minute, as she lay on the track exhausted following a somewhat mixed performance in her 5,000m heat. The positive slant was that she qualified for Sunday’s final and set an outdoor personal best in the process. The negative came in the fact that, having finished seventh and only progressed as a fastest loser, any medal aspirations look to be wide of the mark. Visibly feeling the effects of her 1,500m exertions earlier in the week when she fell agonisingly short of the podium in finishing fourth, Muir had little to give in the latter stages over the longer distance last night. Muir pushes herself to the limit towards the end of the race Credit: John Patrick Fletcher/Action Plus Grimacing as her rivals turned the screw, she faded badly in the final lap before trailing home in 14 minutes 59.34 seconds. It was still the fastest time by a British runner outdoors this year, but it suggested that far more is required to challenge for the podium if the final is a similarly quick race. “That was long,” she said. “I ran as hard as I could, but that was fast. “I took a day to think about the 1,500m and after that put it behind me and mentally was very positive for this race. “My body felt fine apart from that last lap. I recovered well afterwards and I’ve two or three days before the final so I should recover. “I know I’m better than I ran today and hopefully I can show it in the final.” Scotland will be doubly represented in that race after Eilish McColgan matched her team-mate in setting a personal best. McColgan, whose mother Liz won the world 10,000m title 26 years ago, clocked 15min 0.38sec to finish fourth in the other heat and advance automatically to Sunday’s final. Katarina Johnson-Thompson could have been forgiven for opting against taking up her high jump entry last night after it had killed her hopes of a heptathlon medal on Sunday. It was a good night for Katarina Johnson-Thompson Credit: Ben Stansall/AFP Instead she confronted her demons head on, partially banishing them with a 1.92m leap to advance through to Saturday’s final. “It was just one of those things where if you fall off a bike you have to just get back on it straight away,” she said. “I didn’t want to leave the stadium in those terms with the high jump, so I’m glad I came back and proved that it was a freak accident and I can jump.” A 1.98m jumper at her best, Johnson-Thompson unexpectedly crashed out after clearing a lowly 1.80m during the heptathlon last weekend. Had she matched the height she cleared last night, she would have catapulted herself to the silver medal. “I made a promise to myself that whatever I jump I’m not going to add it in to the heptathlon,” she said. “I’m a high jumper now.” Former world and European junior champion Morgan Lake will join Johnson-Thompson in the final after a near faultless round of jumping also saw her go clear at 1.92m. Little over six weeks ago, Dina Asher-Smith had yet to even put her running spikes on after undergoing surgery for a broken foot, but the multiple British record holder completed a remarkable comeback to make it to the 200m final last night. Dina Asher-Smith celebrates qualifying for the 200m final Credit: David J. Phillip/AP The fastest teenager in the world when she finished fifth at her debut World Championships two years ago, Asher-Smith had come into this season with hopes of making it onto a global podium for the first time. Those aspirations were dashed when she suffered a freak training accident in February and she admitted she would be “very, very happy” to even make the final in her home town. With a smile and a couple of fist pumps she celebrated achieving her aim, having tracked Marie-Josee Ta Lou to finish second in her semi-final in a season’s best 22.73sec. “I’m absolutely over the moon, especially after the year I’ve had,” she said. British team captain Eilidh Doyle finished last in the 400m hurdles final as American Kori Carter claimed gold in 53.07sec. It was a tough race for Eilidh Doyle Credit: John Walton/PA All three British women made it safely through the 800m heats. Adelle Tracey, Lynsey Sharp and Shelayna Oskan-Clarke all progressed, along with South Africa’s double Olympic and double world champion Caster Semenya, who barely broke sweat in winning her heat. Chris O’Hare and Jake Wightman both advanced from the 1500m heats. 9:58PM Van Niekerk gets silver, Jereem Richards bronze There was a thousandth of a second between them, but Van Niekerk edged it ahead of Jereem Richards of Trinidad and Tobago. 9:56PM Mitchell-Blake ends up fourth Another fourth-place finish for a British athlete, but Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake ran brilliantly there. He’s only 23, and surely has a sparkling future ahead. A near miss for Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake Credit: Adam Davy/PA 9:54PM Gulivey takes gold! Stunning speed on show in that race, and it’s Ramil Guliyev who broadsides the big names. 9:50PM The grand finale It’s the event we’ve all been waiting for, the men’s 200m final. Isaac Makwala? Wayde van Niekerk? Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake? Who will be in the fastest three? 9:48PM Christian Taylor wins gold in the triple jump Real entertainment from Taylor and Will Claye there, who wowed the crowd with some of their jumps. Claye takes silver, while Nelson Evora of Portugal gets bronze with a jump of 17.19. 9:41PM Carter wins it, Doyle comes in last Brilliant from Carter, who pips Muhammad right at the end. Eilidh Doyle gave everything there, but the competition was brutal. Jamaican hurdler Ristananna Tracey wins bronze, while Zuzana Hejnova comes in fourth. Kori Carter wins 400m hurdles gold Credit: Andrej Isakovic/AFP 9:38PM Dalilah Muhammad and Kori Carter the two to beat The duo from the USA have the two fastest season’s bests, Muhammad at 52.64 and Carter at 52.96. 9:33PM Eilidh Doyle arrives Sparks fly, pyrotechnics flare, and British team captain Eilidh Doyle arrives at the London Stadium. Time for the women’s 400m hurdles. Can Doyle defy expectations and end up on the podium tomorrow? 9:32PM Claye and Taylor battling it out Honestly, if you aren’t watching the triple jump, switch the telly on right now. The rivalry between these two athletes is something to behold. 9:27PM Superb from Asher-Smith! She qualifies in second behind the Ivory Coast’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou, zipping home with a time of 22.73. Dina Asher-Smith is in the 200m final Credit: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile 9:23PM Can Dina Asher-Smith make it through? She’s fast, but is she fast enough to qualify for the 200m final? Let’s find out. 9:19PM Miller-Uibo wins it, Williams out Miller-Uibo storms home at 22.49, while Williams doesn’t have enough to qualify and finishes 6th. Shaunae Miller-Uibo is through to the 200m final Credit: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Europe 9:16PM False start for Brazil’s Rosangela Santos She’s out of the race, unfortunately, having fallen out of the blocks. 9:13PM Shaunae Miller-Uibo in the second 200m semi-final Having stumbled right at the end in last night’s 400m final and missed out on a medal, Miller-Uibo looks mean and motivated here. Britain’s Bianca Williams also enters the fray. 9:07PM Schippers wins first women’s 200m semi-final We have another event here, and it’s a speedy one. The reigning world champion – Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands – wins it with a time of 22.49, with Deajah Stevens also through in second at 22.71. Dafne Schippers is through to the 200m final Credit: Andrej Isakovic/AFP 9:06PM Christian Taylor ups the stakes once again! This triple jump final is absolutely gripping, with favourites Taylor and Claye swapping the lead like a hot potato. Taylor comes in at 17.68, with three more jumps to go. 9:02PM More javelin qualifying Olympic champion Thomas Rohler is through with a throw of 83.87. Competitors need 83.00 or more to go through automatically. 9:01PM Will Claye takes the lead in the triple jump! It comes in at 17.63, though it looked further at first glance. Still, majestic stuff. 8:55PM Britain’s Jake Wightman goes through in the 1,500m He finishes fourth in the third heat and will go through to the semi-finals along with Chris O’Hare. Fellow Brit Josh Kerr misses out. 8:49PM Morgan Lake and Katarina Johnson-Thompson through to the high jump final Both cleared the required height of 1.92, and will be in contention for medals on Saturday. 8:48PM Will Claye with a big leap in the triple jump, Taylor beats it After an impressive first jump of 17.54, Claye soars through the air and posts 17.52. He’s immediately bettered by Christian Taylor, who ups his efforts to 17.57. Will Claye will want to beat compatriot Christian Taylor in the triple jump Credit: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters 8:42PM O’Hare through in third Good run from O’Hare, who goes through automatically with a time of 3:42.53. 8:38PM It’s Chris O’Hare’s turn in the 1,500m Another Brit attempts to qualify here. The first heat was a slow one, so there should be fastest losers’ places on offer. 8:35PM Christian Taylor with a jump of 15.97 He’s in sixth place after an underwhelming first attempt in the triple jump. Christian Taylor in the triple jump final Credit: Matthias Schrader/AP 8:34PM Lake also over at 1.92 Morgan Lake clears the bar serenely, following hot on Johnson-Thompson’s heels. 8:33PM Kerr finishes towards the back of the pack The young Brit fails to qualify, with Kenya’s Elijah Motonei Manangoi winning the heat at 3:45.93. It was a tight squeeze at the front, with a photo finish needed to determine who went through. 8:28PM Katarina over the bar at 1.92 It’s looking good in the high jump for Johnson-Thompson. Katarina Johnson-Thompson going strong in the high jump Credit: Michael Steele/ Getty Images Europe 8:27PM Josh Kerr in men’s 1,500 qualifying Another British representative here, with Kerr running in the first heat. 8:25PM First final of the evening coming up The men’s triple jump is on the way. Can anyone beat Jonathan Edwards’ world record of 18.29? Christian Taylor and Will Claye of the USA will certainly give it a go. Taylor apparently showed up at the London Stadium earlier wearing a wristband with ‘18.30’ on it, which is the definition of ‘backing yourself’. 8:18PM Francine Niyonsaba the fastest of the 800m women The Burundian runner clocked in with a time of 1.59.86. Francine Niyonsaba was the fastest qualifier in the 800m heats Credit: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters 8:17PM And Johnson-Thompson matches her! The bar doesn’t even quiver this time. Great technique from Johnson-Thompson. 8:16PM Morgan Lake clears 1.89 in the high jump The bar wobbles, but she’s over. 8:15PM Adelle Tracey makes it a trio of British qualifiers The 24-year-old goes through as one of the fastest losers with a personal best of 2:02.28. Excellent running from the Brits, all three of whom are in the semis. 8:08PM Fifth heat of the women’s 800m Charlene Lipsey of the USA wins it with a time of 2:02.74. Hedda Hynne of Norway is through in second and Dorcus Ajok of Uganda in third. 7:56PM Lynsey Sharp through in the fourth 800m heat Sharp comes second behind Kenya’s Margaret Nyairera Wambui, who ran extremely well. There was a bit of a foot race at the end, but Sharp seemed to think better of it. 7:52PM Men’s javelin qualifying Plenty of strong throws in the javelin so far, but Germany’s Johannes Vetter has managed a ridiculous distance of 91.20, just because he can. What a show off. 7:47PM Semenya wins the 800m third heat Caster Semenya cruises into first place with a time of 2:01.33. She looked to be in third gear, at the most. Caster Semenya sails through in her 800m heat Credit: Adrian Dennis/AFP 7:44PM Brits look comfortable in the high jump Johnson-Thompson and Lake both clear 1.85 with ease. Johnson-Thompson has already improved on her disappointing high jump performance in the heptathlon. 7:40PM Shelayna Oskan-Clarke through to the semis Strong running there from Oskan-Clarke, who finishes third in her 800m heat. “It was a really messy race… I had to dig deep down the home straight, had to get in the top three, so I’m happy with that,” she says. 7:37PM Morgan Lake clears 1.80 in the high jump Lake and Johnson-Thompson are going steady, with the 12 best performers going through. Morgan Lake looks confident in the high jump Credit: John Walton/ PA 7:34PM Several Brits in these qualifiers As well as Katarina Johnson-Thompson, we have Morgan Lake in the high jump. In the 800m heats, Shelayna Oskan-Clarke, Lynsey Sharp and Adelle Tracey will all be hoping to go through. 7:29PM Wilson wins the first 800m heat Ajee Wilson of the USA triumphs with a time of 2:00.52. 7:28PM So many qualifiers The women’s 800m qualifying will run simultaneously to the high jump qualifying. Is that enough qualifying for you? It’s more than enough for us, that’s for sure. 7:25PM Women’s high jump qualification, now Katarina Johnson-Thompson has cleared 1.80, which is good. 7:17PM Huddle drops off, Muir and McColgan through Strange pacing from Molly Huddle, who has nothing left to give at the end and just scrapes through as a fastest loser. Eilish McColgan gets a personal best of 15:00.38 and qualifies automatically. Steph Twell is a long way off, unfortunately, while Muir is through as a fastest loser, too. An excellent race from Eilish McColgan Credit: Adrian Dennis/AFP 7:10PM Steph Twell falls to the back of the pack, Eilish McColgan still in the mix It’ll take a miracle for Twell to qualify, but McColgan could still manage it. 7:07PM Molly Huddle miles ahead The American 10,000m record holder has stormed out in front, and will have to drop off big time not to qualify. Meanwhile, the group pace isn’t the fastest. Fingers crossed for Muir! 6:57PM Genzebe Dibaba out Having struggled in the 1,500m, Dibaba is a confirmed absentee for the second heat. Eilish McColgan and Steph Twell are the British representatives in this race. No Genzebe Dibaba here Credit: Jewel Samad/AFP 6:53PM “It was not what I was used to” Muir nods to her preference for the 1,500m in her post-race interview, though she insists she’s still feeling positive about the final. 6:50PM Obiri wins the heat Hellen Onsando Obiri wins it with a time of 14:56.70, ahead of Almaz Ayana, Senbere Teferi, Susan Krumins and Shannon Rowbury. They go through automatically, while Muir’s time of 14:59.34 could still see her go through as one of the fastest losers. Hellen Onsando Obiri wins the 5,000m first heat Credit: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP 6:48PM Muir falls behind She finishes 7th in the end after tiring fast on the final stretch, collapsing exhausted to the floor as she crosses the line. Muir will have to wait on the results of the second heat to see if she goes through to the final. It looked like there was nothing left in the tank there, which doesn’t bode well. 6:44PM Muir in the top five going into the final lap She’ll qualify as things stand, but she’s being pushed hard here. 6:38PM Obiri and Teferi going strong in the 5,000m, Genzebe Dibaba could be out Kenya’s Hellen Onsando Obiri and Ethiopia’s Senbere Teferi will be hoping to win medals come the final on Sunday, and both are going strong in this heat. Drama elsewhere, as there is some suggestion that Genzebe Dibaba might be out of the second heat with illness. The Ethiopian runner would have been one of the favourites, and her absence could shake things up. 6:28PM Women’s 5,000m first heat Muir is warmed up and ready to race. The 1,500m is, by her own admission, her best event, but she will certainly be hoping to qualify in the top five here. Laura Muir competes in the first round of the 5,000m Credit: Mustafa Yalcin/ Anadolu Agency 6:25PM It’s the medal ceremonies Karsten Warholm receives his 400m hurdles gold medal after his explosive race last night. He came in at 48.35, while Yasmani Copello was second at 48.49 and Kerron Clement was third at 48.52. 6:21PM More news on the norovirus outbreak at the Championships The mini-epidemic of norovirus which cost Isaac Makwala his place in the 400m final has reportedly worsened, with the number of people affected rising to at least 40. Makwala missed out on his chance to go toe-to-toe with Wayde van Niekerk on Tuesday, which will no doubt motivate him even more ahead of the 200m final tonight. The BBC report that Botswana will honour Makwala with a national holiday if he wins gold this evening. No word on whether South Africa will do the same for Van Niekerk. Your move, South Africa. Your move. Isaac Makwala has recovered from illness to make the 200m final Credit: Mustafa Yalcin/ Anadolu Agency 6:06PM Laura Muir in the house Muir has arrived at the London Stadium ahead of the 5,000m. She’s not the only Brit attempting to qualify, with Eilish McColgan and Steph Twell racing in the second heat. 5:49PM Welcome to Day Seven of the IAAF World Championships We’ve had 23 events so far, seven days of coverage and a whole host of near misses for British competitors, but we’ve got even more athletics coming up this evening. There are a multitude of qualifiers to start us off, with Laura Muir featuring in the first round of the women’s 5,000m at 18:30. Having missed out on a medal in the 1,500m she will be hoping to go one better in this event, though she has admitted that she’s “less experienced” at the shorter distance and will go up against medal contenders like Kenya’s Hellen Onsando Obiri and Ethiopia’s Senbere Teferi in the first heat. For those of you who only care about gold, silver and bronze – the glory hunters, the true medal heads – there are three finals on the way in the men’s triple jump, women’s 400m hurdles and men’s 200m. The triple jump has been billed as a head-to-head between the USA’s Christian Taylor and Will Claye, with the former winning gold and the latter silver at both London and Rio. British team captain Eilidh Doyle will run in the 400m hurdles, though she is an underdog in a field which also contains Dalilah Muhammad and Kori Carter of the USA, as well as Czech hurdler Zuzana Hejnova and Switzerland’s Lea Sprunger. Meanwhile, the men’s 200m final looks like a fateful showdown between Wayde van Niekerk and Isaac Makwala, the latter of whom was denied his place in the 400m final on account of illness. In reality, there are several other contenders for gold, with Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake an outside bet for Britain. Eilidh Doyle features in the 400m hurdles final tonight Credit: John Patrick Fletcher/ Action Plus

<p>Laura Muir qualifies for the 5,000m as one of the fastest losers, three days after she narrowly missed out on bronze to Caster Semenya in the 1,500m. British team captain Eilidh Doyle misses out on a medal in the women’s 400m hurdles final, finishing 8th. The men’s 200m is at 21:50, and will see Wayde van Niekerk and Isaac Makwala face off after their dramatic and divergent paths to the final. Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake will also feature. 9:58PM Van Niekerk gets silver, Jereem Richards bronze There was a thousandth of a second between them, but Van Niekerk edged it ahead of Jereem Richards of Trinidad and Tobago. 9:56PM Mitchell-Blake ends up fourth Another fourth-place finish for a British athlete, but Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake ran brilliantly there. He’s only 23, and surely has a sparkling future ahead. 9:54PM Gulivey takes gold! Stunning speed on show in that race, and it’s Ramil Guliyev who broadsides the big names. 9:50PM The grand finale It’s the event we’ve all been waiting for, the men’s 200m final. Isaac Makwala? Wayde van Niekerk? Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake? Who will be in the fastest three? 9:48PM Christian Taylor wins gold in the triple jump Real entertainment from Taylor and Will Claye there, who wowed the crowd with some of their jumps. Claye takes silver, while Nelson Evora of Portugal gets bronze with a jump of 17.19. 9:41PM Carter wins it, Doyle comes in last Brilliant from Carter, who pips Muhammad right at the end. Eilidh Doyle gave everything there, but the competition was brutal. Jamaican hurdler Ristananna Tracey wins bronze, while Zuzana Hejnova comes in fourth. Kori Carter wins 400m hurdles gold Credit: Andrej Isakovic/AFP 9:38PM Dalilah Muhammad and Kori Carter the two to beat The duo from the USA have the two fastest season’s bests, Muhammad at 52.64 and Carter at 52.96. 9:33PM Eilidh Doyle arrives Sparks fly, pyrotechnics flare, and British team captain Eilidh Doyle arrives at the London Stadium. Time for the women’s 400m hurdles. Can Doyle defy expectations and end up on the podium tomorrow? 9:32PM Claye and Taylor battling it out Honestly, if you aren’t watching the triple jump, switch the telly on right now. The rivalry between these two athletes is something to behold. 9:27PM Superb from Asher-Smith! She qualifies in second behind the Ivory Coast’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou, zipping home with a time of 22.73. Dina Asher-Smith is in the 200m final Credit: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile 9:23PM Can Dina Asher-Smith make it through? She’s fast, but is she fast enough to qualify for the 200m final? Let’s find out. 9:19PM Miller-Uibo wins it, Williams out Miller-Uibo storms home at 22.49, while Williams doesn’t have enough to qualify and finishes 6th. Shaunae Miller-Uibo is through to the 200m final Credit: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Europe 9:16PM False start for Brazil’s Rosangela Santos She’s out of the race, unfortunately, having fallen out of the blocks. 9:13PM Shaunae Miller-Uibo in the second 200m semi-final Having stumbled right at the end in last night’s 400m final and missed out on a medal, Miller-Uibo looks mean and motivated here. Britain’s Bianca Williams also enters the fray. 9:07PM Schippers wins first women’s 200m semi-final We have another event here, and it’s a speedy one. The reigning world champion – Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands – wins it with a time of 22.49, with Deajah Stevens also through in second at 22.71. Dafne Schippers is through to the 200m final Credit: Andrej Isakovic/AFP 9:06PM Christian Taylor ups the stakes once again! This triple jump final is absolutely gripping, with favourites Taylor and Claye swapping the lead like a hot potato. Taylor comes in at 17.68, with three more jumps to go. 9:02PM More javelin qualifying Olympic champion Thomas Rohler is through with a throw of 83.87. Competitors need 83.00 or more to go through automatically. 9:01PM Will Claye takes the lead in the triple jump! It comes in at 17.63, though it looked further at first glance. Still, majestic stuff. 8:55PM Britain’s Jake Wightman goes through in the 1,500m He finishes fourth in the third heat and will go through to the semi-finals along with Chris O’Hare. Fellow Brit Josh Kerr misses out. 8:49PM Morgan Lake and Katarina Johnson-Thompson through to the high jump final Both cleared the required height of 1.92, and will be in contention for medals on Saturday. 8:48PM Will Claye with a big leap in the triple jump, Taylor beats it After an impressive first jump of 17.54, Claye soars through the air and posts 17.52. He’s immediately bettered by Christian Taylor, who ups his efforts to 17.57. Will Claye will want to beat compatriot Christian Taylor in the triple jump Credit: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters 8:42PM O’Hare through in third Good run from O’Hare, who goes through automatically with a time of 3:42.53. 8:38PM It’s Chris O’Hare’s turn in the 1,500m Another Brit attempts to qualify here. The first heat was a slow one, so there should be fastest losers’ places on offer. 8:35PM Christian Taylor with a jump of 15.97 He’s in sixth place after an underwhelming first attempt in the triple jump. Christian Taylor in the triple jump final Credit: Matthias Schrader/AP 8:34PM Lake also over at 1.92 Morgan Lake clears the bar serenely, following hot on Johnson-Thompson’s heels. 8:33PM Kerr finishes towards the back of the pack The young Brit fails to qualify, with Kenya’s Elijah Motonei Manangoi winning the heat at 3:45.93. It was a tight squeeze at the front, with a photo finish needed to determine who went through. 8:28PM Katarina over the bar at 1.92 It’s looking good in the high jump for Johnson-Thompson. Katarina Johnson-Thompson going strong in the high jump Credit: Michael Steele/ Getty Images Europe 8:27PM Josh Kerr in men’s 1,500 qualifying Another British representative here, with Kerr running in the first heat. 8:25PM First final of the evening coming up The men’s triple jump is on the way. Can anyone beat Jonathan Edwards’ world record of 18.29? Christian Taylor and Will Claye of the USA will certainly give it a go. Taylor apparently showed up at the London Stadium earlier wearing a wristband with ‘18.30’ on it, which is the definition of ‘backing yourself’. 8:18PM Francine Niyonsaba the fastest of the 800m women The Burundian runner clocked in with a time of 1.59.86. Francine Niyonsaba was the fastest qualifier in the 800m heats Credit: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters 8:17PM And Johnson-Thompson matches her! The bar doesn’t even quiver this time. Great technique from Johnson-Thompson. 8:16PM Morgan Lake clears 1.89 in the high jump The bar wobbles, but she’s over. 8:15PM Adelle Tracey makes it a trio of British qualifiers The 24-year-old goes through as one of the fastest losers with a personal best of 2:02.28. Excellent running from the Brits, all three of whom are in the semis. 8:08PM Fifth heat of the women’s 800m Charlene Lipsey of the USA wins it with a time of 2:02.74. Hedda Hynne of Norway is through in second and Dorcus Ajok of Uganda in third. 7:56PM Lynsey Sharp through in the fourth 800m heat Sharp comes second behind Kenya’s Margaret Nyairera Wambui, who ran extremely well. There was a bit of a foot race at the end, but Sharp seemed to think better of it. 7:52PM Men’s javelin qualifying Plenty of strong throws in the javelin so far, but Germany’s Johannes Vetter has managed a ridiculous distance of 91.20, just because he can. What a show off. 7:47PM Semenya wins the 800m third heat Caster Semenya cruises into first place with a time of 2:01.33. She looked to be in third gear, at the most. Caster Semenya sails through in her 800m heat Credit: Adrian Dennis/AFP 7:44PM Brits look comfortable in the high jump Johnson-Thompson and Lake both clear 1.85 with ease. Johnson-Thompson has already improved on her disappointing high jump performance in the heptathlon. 7:40PM Shelayna Oskan-Clarke through to the semis Strong running there from Oskan-Clarke, who finishes third in her 800m heat. “It was a really messy race… I had to dig deep down the home straight, had to get in the top three, so I’m happy with that,” she says. 7:37PM Morgan Lake clears 1.80 in the high jump Lake and Johnson-Thompson are going steady, with the 12 best performers going through. Morgan Lake looks confident in the high jump Credit: John Walton/ PA 7:34PM Several Brits in these qualifiers As well as Katarina Johnson-Thompson, we have Morgan Lake in the high jump. In the 800m heats, Shelayna Oskan-Clarke, Lynsey Sharp and Adelle Tracey will all be hoping to go through. 7:29PM Wilson wins the first 800m heat Ajee Wilson of the USA triumphs with a time of 2:00.52. 7:28PM So many qualifiers The women’s 800m qualifying will run simultaneously to the high jump qualifying. Is that enough qualifying for you? It’s more than enough for us, that’s for sure. 7:25PM Women’s high jump qualification, now Katarina Johnson-Thompson has cleared 1.80, which is good. 7:17PM Huddle drops off, Muir and McColgan through Strange pacing from Molly Huddle, who has nothing left to give at the end and just scrapes through as a fastest loser. Eilish McColgan gets a personal best of 15:00.38 and qualifies automatically. Steph Twell is a long way off, unfortunately, while Muir is through as a fastest loser, too. An excellent race from Eilish McColgan Credit: Adrian Dennis/AFP 7:10PM Steph Twell falls to the back of the pack, Eilish McColgan still in the mix It’ll take a miracle for Twell to qualify, but McColgan could still manage it. 7:07PM Molly Huddle miles ahead The American 10,000m record holder has stormed out in front, and will have to drop off big time not to qualify. Meanwhile, the group pace isn’t the fastest. Fingers crossed for Muir! 6:57PM Genzebe Dibaba out Having struggled in the 1,500m, Dibaba is a confirmed absentee for the second heat. Eilish McColgan and Steph Twell are the British representatives in this race. No Genzebe Dibaba here Credit: Jewel Samad/AFP 6:53PM “It was not what I was used to” Muir nods to her preference for the 1,500m in her post-race interview, though she insists she’s still feeling positive about the final. 6:50PM Obiri wins the heat Hellen Onsando Obiri wins it with a time of 14:56.70, ahead of Almaz Ayana, Senbere Teferi, Susan Krumins and Shannon Rowbury. They go through automatically, while Muir’s time of 14:59.34 could still see her go through as one of the fastest losers. Hellen Onsando Obiri wins the 5,000m first heat Credit: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP 6:48PM Muir falls behind She finishes 7th in the end after tiring fast on the final stretch, collapsing exhausted to the floor as she crosses the line. Muir will have to wait on the results of the second heat to see if she goes through to the final. It looked like there was nothing left in the tank there, which doesn’t bode well. 6:44PM Muir in the top five going into the final lap She’ll qualify as things stand, but she’s being pushed hard here. 6:38PM Obiri and Teferi going strong in the 5,000m, Genzebe Dibaba could be out Kenya’s Hellen Onsando Obiri and Ethiopia’s Senbere Teferi will be hoping to win medals come the final on Sunday, and both are going strong in this heat. Drama elsewhere, as there is some suggestion that Genzebe Dibaba might be out of the second heat with illness. The Ethiopian runner would have been one of the favourites, and her absence could shake things up. 6:28PM Women’s 5,000m first heat Muir is warmed up and ready to race. The 1,500m is, by her own admission, her best event, but she will certainly be hoping to qualify in the top five here. Laura Muir competes in the first round of the 5,000m Credit: Mustafa Yalcin/ Anadolu Agency 6:25PM It’s the medal ceremonies Karsten Warholm receives his 400m hurdles gold medal after his explosive race last night. He came in at 48.35, while Yasmani Copello was second at 48.49 and Kerron Clement was third at 48.52. 6:21PM More news on the norovirus outbreak at the Championships The mini-epidemic of norovirus which cost Isaac Makwala his place in the 400m final has reportedly worsened, with the number of people affected rising to at least 40. Makwala missed out on his chance to go toe-to-toe with Wayde van Niekerk on Tuesday, which will no doubt motivate him even more ahead of the 200m final tonight. The BBC report that Botswana will honour Makwala with a national holiday if he wins gold this evening. No word on whether South Africa will do the same for Van Niekerk. Your move, South Africa. Your move. Isaac Makwala has recovered from illness to make the 200m final Credit: Mustafa Yalcin/ Anadolu Agency 6:06PM Laura Muir in the house Muir has arrived at the London Stadium ahead of the 5,000m. She’s not the only Brit attempting to qualify, with Eilish McColgan and Steph Twell racing in the second heat. 5:49PM Welcome to Day Seven of the IAAF World Championships We’ve had 23 events so far, seven days of coverage and a whole host of near misses for British competitors, but we’ve got even more athletics coming up this evening. There are a multitude of qualifiers to start us off, with Laura Muir featuring in the first round of the women’s 5,000m at 18:30. Having missed out on a medal in the 1,500m she will be hoping to go one better in this event, though she has admitted that she’s “less experienced” at the shorter distance and will go up against medal contenders like Kenya’s Hellen Onsando Obiri and Ethiopia’s Senbere Teferi in the first heat. For those of you who only care about gold, silver and bronze – the glory hunters, the true medal heads – there are three finals on the way in the men’s triple jump, women’s 400m hurdles and men’s 200m. The triple jump has been billed as a head-to-head between the USA’s Christian Taylor and Will Claye, with the former winning gold and the latter silver at both London and Rio. British team captain Eilidh Doyle will run in the 400m hurdles, though she is an underdog in a field which also contains Dalilah Muhammad and Kori Carter of the USA, as well as Czech hurdler Zuzana Hejnova and Switzerland’s Lea Sprunger. Meanwhile, the men’s 200m final looks like a fateful showdown between Wayde van Niekerk and Isaac Makwala, the latter of whom was denied his place in the 400m final on account of illness. In reality, there are several other contenders for gold, with Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake an outside bet for Britain. Eilidh Doyle features in the 400m hurdles final tonight Credit: John Patrick Fletcher/ Action Plus </p>
London 2017 World Championships, live updates: Eilidh Doyle misses out on a medal, Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake in contention

Laura Muir qualifies for the 5,000m as one of the fastest losers, three days after she narrowly missed out on bronze to Caster Semenya in the 1,500m. British team captain Eilidh Doyle misses out on a medal in the women’s 400m hurdles final, finishing 8th. The men’s 200m is at 21:50, and will see Wayde van Niekerk and Isaac Makwala face off after their dramatic and divergent paths to the final. Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake will also feature. 9:58PM Van Niekerk gets silver, Jereem Richards bronze There was a thousandth of a second between them, but Van Niekerk edged it ahead of Jereem Richards of Trinidad and Tobago. 9:56PM Mitchell-Blake ends up fourth Another fourth-place finish for a British athlete, but Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake ran brilliantly there. He’s only 23, and surely has a sparkling future ahead. 9:54PM Gulivey takes gold! Stunning speed on show in that race, and it’s Ramil Guliyev who broadsides the big names. 9:50PM The grand finale It’s the event we’ve all been waiting for, the men’s 200m final. Isaac Makwala? Wayde van Niekerk? Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake? Who will be in the fastest three? 9:48PM Christian Taylor wins gold in the triple jump Real entertainment from Taylor and Will Claye there, who wowed the crowd with some of their jumps. Claye takes silver, while Nelson Evora of Portugal gets bronze with a jump of 17.19. 9:41PM Carter wins it, Doyle comes in last Brilliant from Carter, who pips Muhammad right at the end. Eilidh Doyle gave everything there, but the competition was brutal. Jamaican hurdler Ristananna Tracey wins bronze, while Zuzana Hejnova comes in fourth. Kori Carter wins 400m hurdles gold Credit: Andrej Isakovic/AFP 9:38PM Dalilah Muhammad and Kori Carter the two to beat The duo from the USA have the two fastest season’s bests, Muhammad at 52.64 and Carter at 52.96. 9:33PM Eilidh Doyle arrives Sparks fly, pyrotechnics flare, and British team captain Eilidh Doyle arrives at the London Stadium. Time for the women’s 400m hurdles. Can Doyle defy expectations and end up on the podium tomorrow? 9:32PM Claye and Taylor battling it out Honestly, if you aren’t watching the triple jump, switch the telly on right now. The rivalry between these two athletes is something to behold. 9:27PM Superb from Asher-Smith! She qualifies in second behind the Ivory Coast’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou, zipping home with a time of 22.73. Dina Asher-Smith is in the 200m final Credit: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile 9:23PM Can Dina Asher-Smith make it through? She’s fast, but is she fast enough to qualify for the 200m final? Let’s find out. 9:19PM Miller-Uibo wins it, Williams out Miller-Uibo storms home at 22.49, while Williams doesn’t have enough to qualify and finishes 6th. Shaunae Miller-Uibo is through to the 200m final Credit: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Europe 9:16PM False start for Brazil’s Rosangela Santos She’s out of the race, unfortunately, having fallen out of the blocks. 9:13PM Shaunae Miller-Uibo in the second 200m semi-final Having stumbled right at the end in last night’s 400m final and missed out on a medal, Miller-Uibo looks mean and motivated here. Britain’s Bianca Williams also enters the fray. 9:07PM Schippers wins first women’s 200m semi-final We have another event here, and it’s a speedy one. The reigning world champion – Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands – wins it with a time of 22.49, with Deajah Stevens also through in second at 22.71. Dafne Schippers is through to the 200m final Credit: Andrej Isakovic/AFP 9:06PM Christian Taylor ups the stakes once again! This triple jump final is absolutely gripping, with favourites Taylor and Claye swapping the lead like a hot potato. Taylor comes in at 17.68, with three more jumps to go. 9:02PM More javelin qualifying Olympic champion Thomas Rohler is through with a throw of 83.87. Competitors need 83.00 or more to go through automatically. 9:01PM Will Claye takes the lead in the triple jump! It comes in at 17.63, though it looked further at first glance. Still, majestic stuff. 8:55PM Britain’s Jake Wightman goes through in the 1,500m He finishes fourth in the third heat and will go through to the semi-finals along with Chris O’Hare. Fellow Brit Josh Kerr misses out. 8:49PM Morgan Lake and Katarina Johnson-Thompson through to the high jump final Both cleared the required height of 1.92, and will be in contention for medals on Saturday. 8:48PM Will Claye with a big leap in the triple jump, Taylor beats it After an impressive first jump of 17.54, Claye soars through the air and posts 17.52. He’s immediately bettered by Christian Taylor, who ups his efforts to 17.57. Will Claye will want to beat compatriot Christian Taylor in the triple jump Credit: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters 8:42PM O’Hare through in third Good run from O’Hare, who goes through automatically with a time of 3:42.53. 8:38PM It’s Chris O’Hare’s turn in the 1,500m Another Brit attempts to qualify here. The first heat was a slow one, so there should be fastest losers’ places on offer. 8:35PM Christian Taylor with a jump of 15.97 He’s in sixth place after an underwhelming first attempt in the triple jump. Christian Taylor in the triple jump final Credit: Matthias Schrader/AP 8:34PM Lake also over at 1.92 Morgan Lake clears the bar serenely, following hot on Johnson-Thompson’s heels. 8:33PM Kerr finishes towards the back of the pack The young Brit fails to qualify, with Kenya’s Elijah Motonei Manangoi winning the heat at 3:45.93. It was a tight squeeze at the front, with a photo finish needed to determine who went through. 8:28PM Katarina over the bar at 1.92 It’s looking good in the high jump for Johnson-Thompson. Katarina Johnson-Thompson going strong in the high jump Credit: Michael Steele/ Getty Images Europe 8:27PM Josh Kerr in men’s 1,500 qualifying Another British representative here, with Kerr running in the first heat. 8:25PM First final of the evening coming up The men’s triple jump is on the way. Can anyone beat Jonathan Edwards’ world record of 18.29? Christian Taylor and Will Claye of the USA will certainly give it a go. Taylor apparently showed up at the London Stadium earlier wearing a wristband with ‘18.30’ on it, which is the definition of ‘backing yourself’. 8:18PM Francine Niyonsaba the fastest of the 800m women The Burundian runner clocked in with a time of 1.59.86. Francine Niyonsaba was the fastest qualifier in the 800m heats Credit: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters 8:17PM And Johnson-Thompson matches her! The bar doesn’t even quiver this time. Great technique from Johnson-Thompson. 8:16PM Morgan Lake clears 1.89 in the high jump The bar wobbles, but she’s over. 8:15PM Adelle Tracey makes it a trio of British qualifiers The 24-year-old goes through as one of the fastest losers with a personal best of 2:02.28. Excellent running from the Brits, all three of whom are in the semis. 8:08PM Fifth heat of the women’s 800m Charlene Lipsey of the USA wins it with a time of 2:02.74. Hedda Hynne of Norway is through in second and Dorcus Ajok of Uganda in third. 7:56PM Lynsey Sharp through in the fourth 800m heat Sharp comes second behind Kenya’s Margaret Nyairera Wambui, who ran extremely well. There was a bit of a foot race at the end, but Sharp seemed to think better of it. 7:52PM Men’s javelin qualifying Plenty of strong throws in the javelin so far, but Germany’s Johannes Vetter has managed a ridiculous distance of 91.20, just because he can. What a show off. 7:47PM Semenya wins the 800m third heat Caster Semenya cruises into first place with a time of 2:01.33. She looked to be in third gear, at the most. Caster Semenya sails through in her 800m heat Credit: Adrian Dennis/AFP 7:44PM Brits look comfortable in the high jump Johnson-Thompson and Lake both clear 1.85 with ease. Johnson-Thompson has already improved on her disappointing high jump performance in the heptathlon. 7:40PM Shelayna Oskan-Clarke through to the semis Strong running there from Oskan-Clarke, who finishes third in her 800m heat. “It was a really messy race… I had to dig deep down the home straight, had to get in the top three, so I’m happy with that,” she says. 7:37PM Morgan Lake clears 1.80 in the high jump Lake and Johnson-Thompson are going steady, with the 12 best performers going through. Morgan Lake looks confident in the high jump Credit: John Walton/ PA 7:34PM Several Brits in these qualifiers As well as Katarina Johnson-Thompson, we have Morgan Lake in the high jump. In the 800m heats, Shelayna Oskan-Clarke, Lynsey Sharp and Adelle Tracey will all be hoping to go through. 7:29PM Wilson wins the first 800m heat Ajee Wilson of the USA triumphs with a time of 2:00.52. 7:28PM So many qualifiers The women’s 800m qualifying will run simultaneously to the high jump qualifying. Is that enough qualifying for you? It’s more than enough for us, that’s for sure. 7:25PM Women’s high jump qualification, now Katarina Johnson-Thompson has cleared 1.80, which is good. 7:17PM Huddle drops off, Muir and McColgan through Strange pacing from Molly Huddle, who has nothing left to give at the end and just scrapes through as a fastest loser. Eilish McColgan gets a personal best of 15:00.38 and qualifies automatically. Steph Twell is a long way off, unfortunately, while Muir is through as a fastest loser, too. An excellent race from Eilish McColgan Credit: Adrian Dennis/AFP 7:10PM Steph Twell falls to the back of the pack, Eilish McColgan still in the mix It’ll take a miracle for Twell to qualify, but McColgan could still manage it. 7:07PM Molly Huddle miles ahead The American 10,000m record holder has stormed out in front, and will have to drop off big time not to qualify. Meanwhile, the group pace isn’t the fastest. Fingers crossed for Muir! 6:57PM Genzebe Dibaba out Having struggled in the 1,500m, Dibaba is a confirmed absentee for the second heat. Eilish McColgan and Steph Twell are the British representatives in this race. No Genzebe Dibaba here Credit: Jewel Samad/AFP 6:53PM “It was not what I was used to” Muir nods to her preference for the 1,500m in her post-race interview, though she insists she’s still feeling positive about the final. 6:50PM Obiri wins the heat Hellen Onsando Obiri wins it with a time of 14:56.70, ahead of Almaz Ayana, Senbere Teferi, Susan Krumins and Shannon Rowbury. They go through automatically, while Muir’s time of 14:59.34 could still see her go through as one of the fastest losers. Hellen Onsando Obiri wins the 5,000m first heat Credit: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP 6:48PM Muir falls behind She finishes 7th in the end after tiring fast on the final stretch, collapsing exhausted to the floor as she crosses the line. Muir will have to wait on the results of the second heat to see if she goes through to the final. It looked like there was nothing left in the tank there, which doesn’t bode well. 6:44PM Muir in the top five going into the final lap She’ll qualify as things stand, but she’s being pushed hard here. 6:38PM Obiri and Teferi going strong in the 5,000m, Genzebe Dibaba could be out Kenya’s Hellen Onsando Obiri and Ethiopia’s Senbere Teferi will be hoping to win medals come the final on Sunday, and both are going strong in this heat. Drama elsewhere, as there is some suggestion that Genzebe Dibaba might be out of the second heat with illness. The Ethiopian runner would have been one of the favourites, and her absence could shake things up. 6:28PM Women’s 5,000m first heat Muir is warmed up and ready to race. The 1,500m is, by her own admission, her best event, but she will certainly be hoping to qualify in the top five here. Laura Muir competes in the first round of the 5,000m Credit: Mustafa Yalcin/ Anadolu Agency 6:25PM It’s the medal ceremonies Karsten Warholm receives his 400m hurdles gold medal after his explosive race last night. He came in at 48.35, while Yasmani Copello was second at 48.49 and Kerron Clement was third at 48.52. 6:21PM More news on the norovirus outbreak at the Championships The mini-epidemic of norovirus which cost Isaac Makwala his place in the 400m final has reportedly worsened, with the number of people affected rising to at least 40. Makwala missed out on his chance to go toe-to-toe with Wayde van Niekerk on Tuesday, which will no doubt motivate him even more ahead of the 200m final tonight. The BBC report that Botswana will honour Makwala with a national holiday if he wins gold this evening. No word on whether South Africa will do the same for Van Niekerk. Your move, South Africa. Your move. Isaac Makwala has recovered from illness to make the 200m final Credit: Mustafa Yalcin/ Anadolu Agency 6:06PM Laura Muir in the house Muir has arrived at the London Stadium ahead of the 5,000m. She’s not the only Brit attempting to qualify, with Eilish McColgan and Steph Twell racing in the second heat. 5:49PM Welcome to Day Seven of the IAAF World Championships We’ve had 23 events so far, seven days of coverage and a whole host of near misses for British competitors, but we’ve got even more athletics coming up this evening. There are a multitude of qualifiers to start us off, with Laura Muir featuring in the first round of the women’s 5,000m at 18:30. Having missed out on a medal in the 1,500m she will be hoping to go one better in this event, though she has admitted that she’s “less experienced” at the shorter distance and will go up against medal contenders like Kenya’s Hellen Onsando Obiri and Ethiopia’s Senbere Teferi in the first heat. For those of you who only care about gold, silver and bronze – the glory hunters, the true medal heads – there are three finals on the way in the men’s triple jump, women’s 400m hurdles and men’s 200m. The triple jump has been billed as a head-to-head between the USA’s Christian Taylor and Will Claye, with the former winning gold and the latter silver at both London and Rio. British team captain Eilidh Doyle will run in the 400m hurdles, though she is an underdog in a field which also contains Dalilah Muhammad and Kori Carter of the USA, as well as Czech hurdler Zuzana Hejnova and Switzerland’s Lea Sprunger. Meanwhile, the men’s 200m final looks like a fateful showdown between Wayde van Niekerk and Isaac Makwala, the latter of whom was denied his place in the 400m final on account of illness. In reality, there are several other contenders for gold, with Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake an outside bet for Britain. Eilidh Doyle features in the 400m hurdles final tonight Credit: John Patrick Fletcher/ Action Plus

<p>Her 1,500m near miss may have filled her with mental anguish, but the pain was all physical when Laura Muir tackled the 5,000m for only the third time in her life on Thursday night. The diminutive Scot was temporarily reduced to a comatose state for close to a minute, as she lay on the track exhausted following a somewhat mixed performance in her 5,000m heat. The positive slant was that she qualified for Sunday’s final and set an outdoor personal best in the process. The negative came in the fact that, having finished seventh and only progressed as a fastest loser, any medal aspirations look to be wide of the mark. Visibly feeling the effects of her 1,500m exertions earlier in the week when she fell agonisingly short of the podium in finishing fourth, Muir had little to give in the latter stages over the longer distance last night. Muir pushes herself to the limit towards the end of the race Credit: John Patrick Fletcher/Action Plus Grimacing as her rivals turned the screw, she faded badly in the final lap before trailing home in 14 minutes 59.34 seconds. It was still the fastest time by a British runner outdoors this year, but it suggested that far more is required to challenge for the podium if the final is a similarly quick race. “That was long,” she said. “I ran as hard as I could, but that was fast. “I took a day to think about the 1,500m and after that put it behind me and mentally was very positive for this race. “My body felt fine apart from that last lap. I recovered well afterwards and I’ve two or three days before the final so I should recover. “I know I’m better than I ran today and hopefully I can show it in the final.” Scotland will be doubly represented in that race after Eilish McColgan matched her team-mate in setting a personal best. McColgan, whose mother Liz won the world 10,000m title 26 years ago, clocked 15min 0.38sec to finish fourth in the other heat and advance automatically to Sunday’s final. Katarina Johnson-Thompson could have been forgiven for opting against taking up her high jump entry last night after it had killed her hopes of a heptathlon medal on Sunday. It was a good night for Katarina Johnson-Thompson Credit: Ben Stansall/AFP Instead she confronted her demons head on, partially banishing them with a 1.92m leap to advance through to Saturday’s final. “It was just one of those things where if you fall off a bike you have to just get back on it straight away,” she said. “I didn’t want to leave the stadium in those terms with the high jump, so I’m glad I came back and proved that it was a freak accident and I can jump.” A 1.98m jumper at her best, Johnson-Thompson unexpectedly crashed out after clearing a lowly 1.80m during the heptathlon last weekend. Had she matched the height she cleared last night, she would have catapulted herself to the silver medal. “I made a promise to myself that whatever I jump I’m not going to add it in to the heptathlon,” she said. “I’m a high jumper now.” Former world and European junior champion Morgan Lake will join Johnson-Thompson in the final after a near faultless round of jumping also saw her go clear at 1.92m. Little over six weeks ago, Dina Asher-Smith had yet to even put her running spikes on after undergoing surgery for a broken foot, but the multiple British record holder completed a remarkable comeback to make it to the 200m final last night. Dina Asher-Smith celebrates qualifying for the 200m final Credit: David J. Phillip/AP The fastest teenager in the world when she finished fifth at her debut World Championships two years ago, Asher-Smith had come into this season with hopes of making it onto a global podium for the first time. Those aspirations were dashed when she suffered a freak training accident in February and she admitted she would be “very, very happy” to even make the final in her home town. With a smile and a couple of fist pumps she celebrated achieving her aim, having tracked Marie-Josee Ta Lou to finish second in her semi-final in a season’s best 22.73sec. “I’m absolutely over the moon, especially after the year I’ve had,” she said. British team captain Eilidh Doyle finished last in the 400m hurdles final as American Kori Carter claimed gold in 53.07sec. It was a tough race for Eilidh Doyle Credit: John Walton/PA All three British women made it safely through the 800m heats. Adelle Tracey, Lynsey Sharp and Shelayna Oskan-Clarke all progressed, along with South Africa’s double Olympic and double world champion Caster Semenya, who barely broke sweat in winning her heat. Chris O’Hare and Jake Wightman both advanced from the 1500m heats. 9:58PM Van Niekerk gets silver, Jereem Richards bronze There was a thousandth of a second between them, but Van Niekerk edged it ahead of Jereem Richards of Trinidad and Tobago. 9:56PM Mitchell-Blake ends up fourth Another fourth-place finish for a British athlete, but Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake ran brilliantly there. He’s only 23, and surely has a sparkling future ahead. A near miss for Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake Credit: Adam Davy/PA 9:54PM Gulivey takes gold! Stunning speed on show in that race, and it’s Ramil Guliyev who broadsides the big names. 9:50PM The grand finale It’s the event we’ve all been waiting for, the men’s 200m final. Isaac Makwala? Wayde van Niekerk? Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake? Who will be in the fastest three? 9:48PM Christian Taylor wins gold in the triple jump Real entertainment from Taylor and Will Claye there, who wowed the crowd with some of their jumps. Claye takes silver, while Nelson Evora of Portugal gets bronze with a jump of 17.19. 9:41PM Carter wins it, Doyle comes in last Brilliant from Carter, who pips Muhammad right at the end. Eilidh Doyle gave everything there, but the competition was brutal. Jamaican hurdler Ristananna Tracey wins bronze, while Zuzana Hejnova comes in fourth. Kori Carter wins 400m hurdles gold Credit: Andrej Isakovic/AFP 9:38PM Dalilah Muhammad and Kori Carter the two to beat The duo from the USA have the two fastest season’s bests, Muhammad at 52.64 and Carter at 52.96. 9:33PM Eilidh Doyle arrives Sparks fly, pyrotechnics flare, and British team captain Eilidh Doyle arrives at the London Stadium. Time for the women’s 400m hurdles. Can Doyle defy expectations and end up on the podium tomorrow? 9:32PM Claye and Taylor battling it out Honestly, if you aren’t watching the triple jump, switch the telly on right now. The rivalry between these two athletes is something to behold. 9:27PM Superb from Asher-Smith! She qualifies in second behind the Ivory Coast’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou, zipping home with a time of 22.73. Dina Asher-Smith is in the 200m final Credit: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile 9:23PM Can Dina Asher-Smith make it through? She’s fast, but is she fast enough to qualify for the 200m final? Let’s find out. 9:19PM Miller-Uibo wins it, Williams out Miller-Uibo storms home at 22.49, while Williams doesn’t have enough to qualify and finishes 6th. Shaunae Miller-Uibo is through to the 200m final Credit: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Europe 9:16PM False start for Brazil’s Rosangela Santos She’s out of the race, unfortunately, having fallen out of the blocks. 9:13PM Shaunae Miller-Uibo in the second 200m semi-final Having stumbled right at the end in last night’s 400m final and missed out on a medal, Miller-Uibo looks mean and motivated here. Britain’s Bianca Williams also enters the fray. 9:07PM Schippers wins first women’s 200m semi-final We have another event here, and it’s a speedy one. The reigning world champion – Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands – wins it with a time of 22.49, with Deajah Stevens also through in second at 22.71. Dafne Schippers is through to the 200m final Credit: Andrej Isakovic/AFP 9:06PM Christian Taylor ups the stakes once again! This triple jump final is absolutely gripping, with favourites Taylor and Claye swapping the lead like a hot potato. Taylor comes in at 17.68, with three more jumps to go. 9:02PM More javelin qualifying Olympic champion Thomas Rohler is through with a throw of 83.87. Competitors need 83.00 or more to go through automatically. 9:01PM Will Claye takes the lead in the triple jump! It comes in at 17.63, though it looked further at first glance. Still, majestic stuff. 8:55PM Britain’s Jake Wightman goes through in the 1,500m He finishes fourth in the third heat and will go through to the semi-finals along with Chris O’Hare. Fellow Brit Josh Kerr misses out. 8:49PM Morgan Lake and Katarina Johnson-Thompson through to the high jump final Both cleared the required height of 1.92, and will be in contention for medals on Saturday. 8:48PM Will Claye with a big leap in the triple jump, Taylor beats it After an impressive first jump of 17.54, Claye soars through the air and posts 17.52. He’s immediately bettered by Christian Taylor, who ups his efforts to 17.57. Will Claye will want to beat compatriot Christian Taylor in the triple jump Credit: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters 8:42PM O’Hare through in third Good run from O’Hare, who goes through automatically with a time of 3:42.53. 8:38PM It’s Chris O’Hare’s turn in the 1,500m Another Brit attempts to qualify here. The first heat was a slow one, so there should be fastest losers’ places on offer. 8:35PM Christian Taylor with a jump of 15.97 He’s in sixth place after an underwhelming first attempt in the triple jump. Christian Taylor in the triple jump final Credit: Matthias Schrader/AP 8:34PM Lake also over at 1.92 Morgan Lake clears the bar serenely, following hot on Johnson-Thompson’s heels. 8:33PM Kerr finishes towards the back of the pack The young Brit fails to qualify, with Kenya’s Elijah Motonei Manangoi winning the heat at 3:45.93. It was a tight squeeze at the front, with a photo finish needed to determine who went through. 8:28PM Katarina over the bar at 1.92 It’s looking good in the high jump for Johnson-Thompson. Katarina Johnson-Thompson going strong in the high jump Credit: Michael Steele/ Getty Images Europe 8:27PM Josh Kerr in men’s 1,500 qualifying Another British representative here, with Kerr running in the first heat. 8:25PM First final of the evening coming up The men’s triple jump is on the way. Can anyone beat Jonathan Edwards’ world record of 18.29? Christian Taylor and Will Claye of the USA will certainly give it a go. Taylor apparently showed up at the London Stadium earlier wearing a wristband with ‘18.30’ on it, which is the definition of ‘backing yourself’. 8:18PM Francine Niyonsaba the fastest of the 800m women The Burundian runner clocked in with a time of 1.59.86. Francine Niyonsaba was the fastest qualifier in the 800m heats Credit: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters 8:17PM And Johnson-Thompson matches her! The bar doesn’t even quiver this time. Great technique from Johnson-Thompson. 8:16PM Morgan Lake clears 1.89 in the high jump The bar wobbles, but she’s over. 8:15PM Adelle Tracey makes it a trio of British qualifiers The 24-year-old goes through as one of the fastest losers with a personal best of 2:02.28. Excellent running from the Brits, all three of whom are in the semis. 8:08PM Fifth heat of the women’s 800m Charlene Lipsey of the USA wins it with a time of 2:02.74. Hedda Hynne of Norway is through in second and Dorcus Ajok of Uganda in third. 7:56PM Lynsey Sharp through in the fourth 800m heat Sharp comes second behind Kenya’s Margaret Nyairera Wambui, who ran extremely well. There was a bit of a foot race at the end, but Sharp seemed to think better of it. 7:52PM Men’s javelin qualifying Plenty of strong throws in the javelin so far, but Germany’s Johannes Vetter has managed a ridiculous distance of 91.20, just because he can. What a show off. 7:47PM Semenya wins the 800m third heat Caster Semenya cruises into first place with a time of 2:01.33. She looked to be in third gear, at the most. Caster Semenya sails through in her 800m heat Credit: Adrian Dennis/AFP 7:44PM Brits look comfortable in the high jump Johnson-Thompson and Lake both clear 1.85 with ease. Johnson-Thompson has already improved on her disappointing high jump performance in the heptathlon. 7:40PM Shelayna Oskan-Clarke through to the semis Strong running there from Oskan-Clarke, who finishes third in her 800m heat. “It was a really messy race… I had to dig deep down the home straight, had to get in the top three, so I’m happy with that,” she says. 7:37PM Morgan Lake clears 1.80 in the high jump Lake and Johnson-Thompson are going steady, with the 12 best performers going through. Morgan Lake looks confident in the high jump Credit: John Walton/ PA 7:34PM Several Brits in these qualifiers As well as Katarina Johnson-Thompson, we have Morgan Lake in the high jump. In the 800m heats, Shelayna Oskan-Clarke, Lynsey Sharp and Adelle Tracey will all be hoping to go through. 7:29PM Wilson wins the first 800m heat Ajee Wilson of the USA triumphs with a time of 2:00.52. 7:28PM So many qualifiers The women’s 800m qualifying will run simultaneously to the high jump qualifying. Is that enough qualifying for you? It’s more than enough for us, that’s for sure. 7:25PM Women’s high jump qualification, now Katarina Johnson-Thompson has cleared 1.80, which is good. 7:17PM Huddle drops off, Muir and McColgan through Strange pacing from Molly Huddle, who has nothing left to give at the end and just scrapes through as a fastest loser. Eilish McColgan gets a personal best of 15:00.38 and qualifies automatically. Steph Twell is a long way off, unfortunately, while Muir is through as a fastest loser, too. An excellent race from Eilish McColgan Credit: Adrian Dennis/AFP 7:10PM Steph Twell falls to the back of the pack, Eilish McColgan still in the mix It’ll take a miracle for Twell to qualify, but McColgan could still manage it. 7:07PM Molly Huddle miles ahead The American 10,000m record holder has stormed out in front, and will have to drop off big time not to qualify. Meanwhile, the group pace isn’t the fastest. Fingers crossed for Muir! 6:57PM Genzebe Dibaba out Having struggled in the 1,500m, Dibaba is a confirmed absentee for the second heat. Eilish McColgan and Steph Twell are the British representatives in this race. No Genzebe Dibaba here Credit: Jewel Samad/AFP 6:53PM “It was not what I was used to” Muir nods to her preference for the 1,500m in her post-race interview, though she insists she’s still feeling positive about the final. 6:50PM Obiri wins the heat Hellen Onsando Obiri wins it with a time of 14:56.70, ahead of Almaz Ayana, Senbere Teferi, Susan Krumins and Shannon Rowbury. They go through automatically, while Muir’s time of 14:59.34 could still see her go through as one of the fastest losers. Hellen Onsando Obiri wins the 5,000m first heat Credit: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP 6:48PM Muir falls behind She finishes 7th in the end after tiring fast on the final stretch, collapsing exhausted to the floor as she crosses the line. Muir will have to wait on the results of the second heat to see if she goes through to the final. It looked like there was nothing left in the tank there, which doesn’t bode well. 6:44PM Muir in the top five going into the final lap She’ll qualify as things stand, but she’s being pushed hard here. 6:38PM Obiri and Teferi going strong in the 5,000m, Genzebe Dibaba could be out Kenya’s Hellen Onsando Obiri and Ethiopia’s Senbere Teferi will be hoping to win medals come the final on Sunday, and both are going strong in this heat. Drama elsewhere, as there is some suggestion that Genzebe Dibaba might be out of the second heat with illness. The Ethiopian runner would have been one of the favourites, and her absence could shake things up. 6:28PM Women’s 5,000m first heat Muir is warmed up and ready to race. The 1,500m is, by her own admission, her best event, but she will certainly be hoping to qualify in the top five here. Laura Muir competes in the first round of the 5,000m Credit: Mustafa Yalcin/ Anadolu Agency 6:25PM It’s the medal ceremonies Karsten Warholm receives his 400m hurdles gold medal after his explosive race last night. He came in at 48.35, while Yasmani Copello was second at 48.49 and Kerron Clement was third at 48.52. 6:21PM More news on the norovirus outbreak at the Championships The mini-epidemic of norovirus which cost Isaac Makwala his place in the 400m final has reportedly worsened, with the number of people affected rising to at least 40. Makwala missed out on his chance to go toe-to-toe with Wayde van Niekerk on Tuesday, which will no doubt motivate him even more ahead of the 200m final tonight. The BBC report that Botswana will honour Makwala with a national holiday if he wins gold this evening. No word on whether South Africa will do the same for Van Niekerk. Your move, South Africa. Your move. Isaac Makwala has recovered from illness to make the 200m final Credit: Mustafa Yalcin/ Anadolu Agency 6:06PM Laura Muir in the house Muir has arrived at the London Stadium ahead of the 5,000m. She’s not the only Brit attempting to qualify, with Eilish McColgan and Steph Twell racing in the second heat. 5:49PM Welcome to Day Seven of the IAAF World Championships We’ve had 23 events so far, seven days of coverage and a whole host of near misses for British competitors, but we’ve got even more athletics coming up this evening. There are a multitude of qualifiers to start us off, with Laura Muir featuring in the first round of the women’s 5,000m at 18:30. Having missed out on a medal in the 1,500m she will be hoping to go one better in this event, though she has admitted that she’s “less experienced” at the shorter distance and will go up against medal contenders like Kenya’s Hellen Onsando Obiri and Ethiopia’s Senbere Teferi in the first heat. For those of you who only care about gold, silver and bronze – the glory hunters, the true medal heads – there are three finals on the way in the men’s triple jump, women’s 400m hurdles and men’s 200m. The triple jump has been billed as a head-to-head between the USA’s Christian Taylor and Will Claye, with the former winning gold and the latter silver at both London and Rio. British team captain Eilidh Doyle will run in the 400m hurdles, though she is an underdog in a field which also contains Dalilah Muhammad and Kori Carter of the USA, as well as Czech hurdler Zuzana Hejnova and Switzerland’s Lea Sprunger. Meanwhile, the men’s 200m final looks like a fateful showdown between Wayde van Niekerk and Isaac Makwala, the latter of whom was denied his place in the 400m final on account of illness. In reality, there are several other contenders for gold, with Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake an outside bet for Britain. Eilidh Doyle features in the 400m hurdles final tonight Credit: John Patrick Fletcher/ Action Plus </p>
Laura Muir edges through in 5,000m, while Dina Asher-Smith caps remarkable comeback by qualifying for 200m final

Her 1,500m near miss may have filled her with mental anguish, but the pain was all physical when Laura Muir tackled the 5,000m for only the third time in her life on Thursday night. The diminutive Scot was temporarily reduced to a comatose state for close to a minute, as she lay on the track exhausted following a somewhat mixed performance in her 5,000m heat. The positive slant was that she qualified for Sunday’s final and set an outdoor personal best in the process. The negative came in the fact that, having finished seventh and only progressed as a fastest loser, any medal aspirations look to be wide of the mark. Visibly feeling the effects of her 1,500m exertions earlier in the week when she fell agonisingly short of the podium in finishing fourth, Muir had little to give in the latter stages over the longer distance last night. Muir pushes herself to the limit towards the end of the race Credit: John Patrick Fletcher/Action Plus Grimacing as her rivals turned the screw, she faded badly in the final lap before trailing home in 14 minutes 59.34 seconds. It was still the fastest time by a British runner outdoors this year, but it suggested that far more is required to challenge for the podium if the final is a similarly quick race. “That was long,” she said. “I ran as hard as I could, but that was fast. “I took a day to think about the 1,500m and after that put it behind me and mentally was very positive for this race. “My body felt fine apart from that last lap. I recovered well afterwards and I’ve two or three days before the final so I should recover. “I know I’m better than I ran today and hopefully I can show it in the final.” Scotland will be doubly represented in that race after Eilish McColgan matched her team-mate in setting a personal best. McColgan, whose mother Liz won the world 10,000m title 26 years ago, clocked 15min 0.38sec to finish fourth in the other heat and advance automatically to Sunday’s final. Katarina Johnson-Thompson could have been forgiven for opting against taking up her high jump entry last night after it had killed her hopes of a heptathlon medal on Sunday. It was a good night for Katarina Johnson-Thompson Credit: Ben Stansall/AFP Instead she confronted her demons head on, partially banishing them with a 1.92m leap to advance through to Saturday’s final. “It was just one of those things where if you fall off a bike you have to just get back on it straight away,” she said. “I didn’t want to leave the stadium in those terms with the high jump, so I’m glad I came back and proved that it was a freak accident and I can jump.” A 1.98m jumper at her best, Johnson-Thompson unexpectedly crashed out after clearing a lowly 1.80m during the heptathlon last weekend. Had she matched the height she cleared last night, she would have catapulted herself to the silver medal. “I made a promise to myself that whatever I jump I’m not going to add it in to the heptathlon,” she said. “I’m a high jumper now.” Former world and European junior champion Morgan Lake will join Johnson-Thompson in the final after a near faultless round of jumping also saw her go clear at 1.92m. Little over six weeks ago, Dina Asher-Smith had yet to even put her running spikes on after undergoing surgery for a broken foot, but the multiple British record holder completed a remarkable comeback to make it to the 200m final last night. Dina Asher-Smith celebrates qualifying for the 200m final Credit: David J. Phillip/AP The fastest teenager in the world when she finished fifth at her debut World Championships two years ago, Asher-Smith had come into this season with hopes of making it onto a global podium for the first time. Those aspirations were dashed when she suffered a freak training accident in February and she admitted she would be “very, very happy” to even make the final in her home town. With a smile and a couple of fist pumps she celebrated achieving her aim, having tracked Marie-Josee Ta Lou to finish second in her semi-final in a season’s best 22.73sec. “I’m absolutely over the moon, especially after the year I’ve had,” she said. British team captain Eilidh Doyle finished last in the 400m hurdles final as American Kori Carter claimed gold in 53.07sec. It was a tough race for Eilidh Doyle Credit: John Walton/PA All three British women made it safely through the 800m heats. Adelle Tracey, Lynsey Sharp and Shelayna Oskan-Clarke all progressed, along with South Africa’s double Olympic and double world champion Caster Semenya, who barely broke sweat in winning her heat. Chris O’Hare and Jake Wightman both advanced from the 1500m heats. 9:58PM Van Niekerk gets silver, Jereem Richards bronze There was a thousandth of a second between them, but Van Niekerk edged it ahead of Jereem Richards of Trinidad and Tobago. 9:56PM Mitchell-Blake ends up fourth Another fourth-place finish for a British athlete, but Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake ran brilliantly there. He’s only 23, and surely has a sparkling future ahead. A near miss for Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake Credit: Adam Davy/PA 9:54PM Gulivey takes gold! Stunning speed on show in that race, and it’s Ramil Guliyev who broadsides the big names. 9:50PM The grand finale It’s the event we’ve all been waiting for, the men’s 200m final. Isaac Makwala? Wayde van Niekerk? Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake? Who will be in the fastest three? 9:48PM Christian Taylor wins gold in the triple jump Real entertainment from Taylor and Will Claye there, who wowed the crowd with some of their jumps. Claye takes silver, while Nelson Evora of Portugal gets bronze with a jump of 17.19. 9:41PM Carter wins it, Doyle comes in last Brilliant from Carter, who pips Muhammad right at the end. Eilidh Doyle gave everything there, but the competition was brutal. Jamaican hurdler Ristananna Tracey wins bronze, while Zuzana Hejnova comes in fourth. Kori Carter wins 400m hurdles gold Credit: Andrej Isakovic/AFP 9:38PM Dalilah Muhammad and Kori Carter the two to beat The duo from the USA have the two fastest season’s bests, Muhammad at 52.64 and Carter at 52.96. 9:33PM Eilidh Doyle arrives Sparks fly, pyrotechnics flare, and British team captain Eilidh Doyle arrives at the London Stadium. Time for the women’s 400m hurdles. Can Doyle defy expectations and end up on the podium tomorrow? 9:32PM Claye and Taylor battling it out Honestly, if you aren’t watching the triple jump, switch the telly on right now. The rivalry between these two athletes is something to behold. 9:27PM Superb from Asher-Smith! She qualifies in second behind the Ivory Coast’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou, zipping home with a time of 22.73. Dina Asher-Smith is in the 200m final Credit: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile 9:23PM Can Dina Asher-Smith make it through? She’s fast, but is she fast enough to qualify for the 200m final? Let’s find out. 9:19PM Miller-Uibo wins it, Williams out Miller-Uibo storms home at 22.49, while Williams doesn’t have enough to qualify and finishes 6th. Shaunae Miller-Uibo is through to the 200m final Credit: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Europe 9:16PM False start for Brazil’s Rosangela Santos She’s out of the race, unfortunately, having fallen out of the blocks. 9:13PM Shaunae Miller-Uibo in the second 200m semi-final Having stumbled right at the end in last night’s 400m final and missed out on a medal, Miller-Uibo looks mean and motivated here. Britain’s Bianca Williams also enters the fray. 9:07PM Schippers wins first women’s 200m semi-final We have another event here, and it’s a speedy one. The reigning world champion – Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands – wins it with a time of 22.49, with Deajah Stevens also through in second at 22.71. Dafne Schippers is through to the 200m final Credit: Andrej Isakovic/AFP 9:06PM Christian Taylor ups the stakes once again! This triple jump final is absolutely gripping, with favourites Taylor and Claye swapping the lead like a hot potato. Taylor comes in at 17.68, with three more jumps to go. 9:02PM More javelin qualifying Olympic champion Thomas Rohler is through with a throw of 83.87. Competitors need 83.00 or more to go through automatically. 9:01PM Will Claye takes the lead in the triple jump! It comes in at 17.63, though it looked further at first glance. Still, majestic stuff. 8:55PM Britain’s Jake Wightman goes through in the 1,500m He finishes fourth in the third heat and will go through to the semi-finals along with Chris O’Hare. Fellow Brit Josh Kerr misses out. 8:49PM Morgan Lake and Katarina Johnson-Thompson through to the high jump final Both cleared the required height of 1.92, and will be in contention for medals on Saturday. 8:48PM Will Claye with a big leap in the triple jump, Taylor beats it After an impressive first jump of 17.54, Claye soars through the air and posts 17.52. He’s immediately bettered by Christian Taylor, who ups his efforts to 17.57. Will Claye will want to beat compatriot Christian Taylor in the triple jump Credit: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters 8:42PM O’Hare through in third Good run from O’Hare, who goes through automatically with a time of 3:42.53. 8:38PM It’s Chris O’Hare’s turn in the 1,500m Another Brit attempts to qualify here. The first heat was a slow one, so there should be fastest losers’ places on offer. 8:35PM Christian Taylor with a jump of 15.97 He’s in sixth place after an underwhelming first attempt in the triple jump. Christian Taylor in the triple jump final Credit: Matthias Schrader/AP 8:34PM Lake also over at 1.92 Morgan Lake clears the bar serenely, following hot on Johnson-Thompson’s heels. 8:33PM Kerr finishes towards the back of the pack The young Brit fails to qualify, with Kenya’s Elijah Motonei Manangoi winning the heat at 3:45.93. It was a tight squeeze at the front, with a photo finish needed to determine who went through. 8:28PM Katarina over the bar at 1.92 It’s looking good in the high jump for Johnson-Thompson. Katarina Johnson-Thompson going strong in the high jump Credit: Michael Steele/ Getty Images Europe 8:27PM Josh Kerr in men’s 1,500 qualifying Another British representative here, with Kerr running in the first heat. 8:25PM First final of the evening coming up The men’s triple jump is on the way. Can anyone beat Jonathan Edwards’ world record of 18.29? Christian Taylor and Will Claye of the USA will certainly give it a go. Taylor apparently showed up at the London Stadium earlier wearing a wristband with ‘18.30’ on it, which is the definition of ‘backing yourself’. 8:18PM Francine Niyonsaba the fastest of the 800m women The Burundian runner clocked in with a time of 1.59.86. Francine Niyonsaba was the fastest qualifier in the 800m heats Credit: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters 8:17PM And Johnson-Thompson matches her! The bar doesn’t even quiver this time. Great technique from Johnson-Thompson. 8:16PM Morgan Lake clears 1.89 in the high jump The bar wobbles, but she’s over. 8:15PM Adelle Tracey makes it a trio of British qualifiers The 24-year-old goes through as one of the fastest losers with a personal best of 2:02.28. Excellent running from the Brits, all three of whom are in the semis. 8:08PM Fifth heat of the women’s 800m Charlene Lipsey of the USA wins it with a time of 2:02.74. Hedda Hynne of Norway is through in second and Dorcus Ajok of Uganda in third. 7:56PM Lynsey Sharp through in the fourth 800m heat Sharp comes second behind Kenya’s Margaret Nyairera Wambui, who ran extremely well. There was a bit of a foot race at the end, but Sharp seemed to think better of it. 7:52PM Men’s javelin qualifying Plenty of strong throws in the javelin so far, but Germany’s Johannes Vetter has managed a ridiculous distance of 91.20, just because he can. What a show off. 7:47PM Semenya wins the 800m third heat Caster Semenya cruises into first place with a time of 2:01.33. She looked to be in third gear, at the most. Caster Semenya sails through in her 800m heat Credit: Adrian Dennis/AFP 7:44PM Brits look comfortable in the high jump Johnson-Thompson and Lake both clear 1.85 with ease. Johnson-Thompson has already improved on her disappointing high jump performance in the heptathlon. 7:40PM Shelayna Oskan-Clarke through to the semis Strong running there from Oskan-Clarke, who finishes third in her 800m heat. “It was a really messy race… I had to dig deep down the home straight, had to get in the top three, so I’m happy with that,” she says. 7:37PM Morgan Lake clears 1.80 in the high jump Lake and Johnson-Thompson are going steady, with the 12 best performers going through. Morgan Lake looks confident in the high jump Credit: John Walton/ PA 7:34PM Several Brits in these qualifiers As well as Katarina Johnson-Thompson, we have Morgan Lake in the high jump. In the 800m heats, Shelayna Oskan-Clarke, Lynsey Sharp and Adelle Tracey will all be hoping to go through. 7:29PM Wilson wins the first 800m heat Ajee Wilson of the USA triumphs with a time of 2:00.52. 7:28PM So many qualifiers The women’s 800m qualifying will run simultaneously to the high jump qualifying. Is that enough qualifying for you? It’s more than enough for us, that’s for sure. 7:25PM Women’s high jump qualification, now Katarina Johnson-Thompson has cleared 1.80, which is good. 7:17PM Huddle drops off, Muir and McColgan through Strange pacing from Molly Huddle, who has nothing left to give at the end and just scrapes through as a fastest loser. Eilish McColgan gets a personal best of 15:00.38 and qualifies automatically. Steph Twell is a long way off, unfortunately, while Muir is through as a fastest loser, too. An excellent race from Eilish McColgan Credit: Adrian Dennis/AFP 7:10PM Steph Twell falls to the back of the pack, Eilish McColgan still in the mix It’ll take a miracle for Twell to qualify, but McColgan could still manage it. 7:07PM Molly Huddle miles ahead The American 10,000m record holder has stormed out in front, and will have to drop off big time not to qualify. Meanwhile, the group pace isn’t the fastest. Fingers crossed for Muir! 6:57PM Genzebe Dibaba out Having struggled in the 1,500m, Dibaba is a confirmed absentee for the second heat. Eilish McColgan and Steph Twell are the British representatives in this race. No Genzebe Dibaba here Credit: Jewel Samad/AFP 6:53PM “It was not what I was used to” Muir nods to her preference for the 1,500m in her post-race interview, though she insists she’s still feeling positive about the final. 6:50PM Obiri wins the heat Hellen Onsando Obiri wins it with a time of 14:56.70, ahead of Almaz Ayana, Senbere Teferi, Susan Krumins and Shannon Rowbury. They go through automatically, while Muir’s time of 14:59.34 could still see her go through as one of the fastest losers. Hellen Onsando Obiri wins the 5,000m first heat Credit: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP 6:48PM Muir falls behind She finishes 7th in the end after tiring fast on the final stretch, collapsing exhausted to the floor as she crosses the line. Muir will have to wait on the results of the second heat to see if she goes through to the final. It looked like there was nothing left in the tank there, which doesn’t bode well. 6:44PM Muir in the top five going into the final lap She’ll qualify as things stand, but she’s being pushed hard here. 6:38PM Obiri and Teferi going strong in the 5,000m, Genzebe Dibaba could be out Kenya’s Hellen Onsando Obiri and Ethiopia’s Senbere Teferi will be hoping to win medals come the final on Sunday, and both are going strong in this heat. Drama elsewhere, as there is some suggestion that Genzebe Dibaba might be out of the second heat with illness. The Ethiopian runner would have been one of the favourites, and her absence could shake things up. 6:28PM Women’s 5,000m first heat Muir is warmed up and ready to race. The 1,500m is, by her own admission, her best event, but she will certainly be hoping to qualify in the top five here. Laura Muir competes in the first round of the 5,000m Credit: Mustafa Yalcin/ Anadolu Agency 6:25PM It’s the medal ceremonies Karsten Warholm receives his 400m hurdles gold medal after his explosive race last night. He came in at 48.35, while Yasmani Copello was second at 48.49 and Kerron Clement was third at 48.52. 6:21PM More news on the norovirus outbreak at the Championships The mini-epidemic of norovirus which cost Isaac Makwala his place in the 400m final has reportedly worsened, with the number of people affected rising to at least 40. Makwala missed out on his chance to go toe-to-toe with Wayde van Niekerk on Tuesday, which will no doubt motivate him even more ahead of the 200m final tonight. The BBC report that Botswana will honour Makwala with a national holiday if he wins gold this evening. No word on whether South Africa will do the same for Van Niekerk. Your move, South Africa. Your move. Isaac Makwala has recovered from illness to make the 200m final Credit: Mustafa Yalcin/ Anadolu Agency 6:06PM Laura Muir in the house Muir has arrived at the London Stadium ahead of the 5,000m. She’s not the only Brit attempting to qualify, with Eilish McColgan and Steph Twell racing in the second heat. 5:49PM Welcome to Day Seven of the IAAF World Championships We’ve had 23 events so far, seven days of coverage and a whole host of near misses for British competitors, but we’ve got even more athletics coming up this evening. There are a multitude of qualifiers to start us off, with Laura Muir featuring in the first round of the women’s 5,000m at 18:30. Having missed out on a medal in the 1,500m she will be hoping to go one better in this event, though she has admitted that she’s “less experienced” at the shorter distance and will go up against medal contenders like Kenya’s Hellen Onsando Obiri and Ethiopia’s Senbere Teferi in the first heat. For those of you who only care about gold, silver and bronze – the glory hunters, the true medal heads – there are three finals on the way in the men’s triple jump, women’s 400m hurdles and men’s 200m. The triple jump has been billed as a head-to-head between the USA’s Christian Taylor and Will Claye, with the former winning gold and the latter silver at both London and Rio. British team captain Eilidh Doyle will run in the 400m hurdles, though she is an underdog in a field which also contains Dalilah Muhammad and Kori Carter of the USA, as well as Czech hurdler Zuzana Hejnova and Switzerland’s Lea Sprunger. Meanwhile, the men’s 200m final looks like a fateful showdown between Wayde van Niekerk and Isaac Makwala, the latter of whom was denied his place in the 400m final on account of illness. In reality, there are several other contenders for gold, with Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake an outside bet for Britain. Eilidh Doyle features in the 400m hurdles final tonight Credit: John Patrick Fletcher/ Action Plus

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