Miller-Uibo focused on making up for 400m mishap

by Steven Clarke August 13, 2017, 0:08
Miller-Uibo focused on making up for 400m mishap

She was only a mere.14 seconds ahead of Salwa Eid Naser of Bahrain. Felix held on for the bronze in 50.08 and Miller-Uibo was fourth in 50.49.

Dafne Schippers remained on course to become the first Dutch athlete to win successive world titles as the defending champion won the opening heat, ahead of American Deajah Stevens, in the same time as Miller-Uibo. Felix looked her usual smooth self despite the sodden track and had made up the stagger on Francis, a lane outside her, by the end of the first bend.

The 25-year-old clocked a personal best of 49.92 seconds for the gold on Wednesday night. "I've got time to recover now and give it my all in the final", he said.

"I know a lot of people thought I'd hurt my hamstring", she said.

The 31-year-old, also a victor of six Olympic golds, managed to equal the record of 14 World Championship medals shared by fellow sprinters Usain Bolt and Merlene Ottey.

The Chinese threw her fifth attempt 19.94m to win from Anita Marton by 45 centimetres, while Olympic champion Michelle Carter could only do enough for bronze.

Jamaican Bolt, in his swansong season, can move to 15 with a medal in the 4x100m relay this weekend, but Felix is slated to run both the 4x100 and 4x400m relays for the U.S. team, which could take her to 16.

Sum, who won gold in Moscow in 2013 and bronze in Beijing two years ago, was scheduled to race in the 800m heats on Thursday.

Botswana's Isaac Makwala reached the 200 metres final against all the odds, qualifying from the notoriously hard inside lane made even more hard by wet conditions after gaining a reprieve from the IAAF.

Both runner failed to qualify for their respective finals.

Makwala was declared medically fit by the IAAF - who pulled him from the 200m heat and 400m final due to illness amid an outbreak of gastroenteritis at a team hotel - and qualified for the semi-finals via a time trial earlier on Wednesday.

The 21-year-old only returned to competition last month.


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