The IAAF World Championships in Athletics 2015: updates until August 27th

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The IAAF World Championships in Athletics 2015, the 15th edition of the IAAF World Championships in Athletics, held in Beijing, China, from 22 to 30 August 2015. The Beijing National Stadium is the same as that in 2008 hosted the athletic competitions during the Olympic Games. The capital of China is the fourth Asian city to host a World Cup after Tokyo (1991), Osaka (2007) and Daegu (2011). In Beijing Italy it is represented by 33 athletes: 14 men and 19 women. The World Cup in 2015 were preceded by the election of Sebastian Coe as new president of the IAAF: the 59 year old British twice Olympic gold in 1500 officially take office on August 31, after the close of the World Championships in Beijing.

Here are some news until August 27th, the sixth day.

Usain Bolt is the world champion of the 100 meters in Beijing: 9 “79 his time, surpassed by a penny the super opponent Justin Gatlin. Gold medal for the Jamaican, silver for the US and sensational double bronze for Andre De Grasse Trayvon Bromell, third equal with 9”92. Only Tyson Gay sixth, followed by Asafa Powell, seventh. He is always the king, even in the 200 meters. In the final on away double Usain Bolt has emerged with the time 19”55. For Justin Gatlin still a defeat against the big rival despite a great 19”74. The South African anaso jobodwana won a bronze with 19 “87. Bolt ripped Gatlin also the best world performance of the season.

Miguel Angel Lopez won gold in the men’s 20km run, setting his personal best with a time of 1h 19 ’29 “and finishing in front of the Chinese Wang Zhen (1h 19′ 29”), who was alone in the lead up to 17 km, but was reached and then passed by the Spaniard in the last 3 km. In third place it was surprisingly the Canadian Benjamin Thorne who finished in 1h 19 ’57 “.

In the batteries of the men’s 400 m the fastest were Yousef Ahmed Masrahi, Saudi Arabia and the Jamaican athlete Rusheen McDonald, both with a time of 43 “93 in the second battery, for Masrahi is the new African record and for McDonald is the new Jamaican record.

In the batteries of the women’s 100 meters the American champion Tori Bowie and the champion Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce were the fastest with a time of 10 “88.

The Kenyan Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi won the gold medal in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 9’19 “11, ahead of Tunisian Habiba Ghribi (9’19” 24) and Germany’s Gesa Krause (9’19 “25) .

The Cuban Yarisley Silva won with the extent of 4 meters and 90 centimeters the gold medal in the pole vault, silver with 4.85 for the Brazilian Fabiana Murer, bronze with 4.80 for the Greek Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou.

The Kenyan Julius Yego won with the extent of 92 meters and 72 centimeters the gold medal in the javelin throw. Yego preceded the Egyptian Ihab El Sayed Abdelrahman, silver with 88.99 and the Finn Tero Pitkamaki, bronze with 87.64.

The Czech Zuzana Hejnová won with a time of 53.50 the gold medal in the 400m hurdles, which confirms the title won two years ago in Moscow, preceded the US Shamier Little, silver in 53.94, and Cassandra Tate, bronze in 54.02.

Gold to the American Christian Taylor, former world champion in Daegu 2011 and Olympic champion in London: Beijing imposes itself with the extent of 18.21 centered in the sixth and final attempt. This is the world first season, only eight centimeters from the record established with 18.29 Jonathan Edwards August 7, 1995 in Gothenburg. Behind Taylor, the Cuban Pedro Pablo Pichardo, silver with 17.73 and the Portuguese Nelson Evora, bronze with the measure of 17.52.

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