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Results from IAAF World Athletics Final Results – Day 2

THESSALONIKI, Greece —

Complete results from the second and final day of the IAAF World Athletics Final in Thessaloniki, Greece on Sunday 13, September.

Some of the winners on the first were Usain Bolt, Sanya Richards, Ryan Brathwaite and Carmelita Jeter. There were several other champions in the well energetic stadium, including Ethiopian Meseret Defar, Blanka Vlasic, Valerie Vili and Melaine Walker, among others.

200-1, Usain Bolt, Jamaica, 19.68 seconds. 2, Wallace Spearmon, United States, 20.21. 3, Brendan Christian, Antigua, 20.65. 4, Stephane Buckland, Mauritius, 20.75. 5, Paul Hession, Ireland, 20.78. 6, Marlon Devonish, Britain, 20.85. 7, Mark Jelks, United States, 20.90. 8, Brian Dzingai, Zimbabwe, 21.22.

1,500-1, William Biwott Tanui, Kenya, 3:35.04. 2, Leonel Manzano, United States, 3:35.40. 3, Augustine Kiprono Choge, Kenya, 3:35.46. 4, Yusuf Saad Kamel, Bahrain, 3:36.11. 5, Gideon Gathimba, Kenya, 3:36.36. 6, Belal Mansoor Ali, Bahrain, 3:36.42. 7, Mohamed Moustaoui, Morocco, 3:37.43. 8, Deresse Mekonnen, Ethiopia, 3:37.51. 9, Nathan Brannen, Canada, 3:40.12. 10, Christian Obrist, Italy, 3:45.81.

5,000-1, Imane Merga, Ethiopia, 13:29.75. 2, Micah Kipkemboi Kogo, Kenya, 13:29.76. 3, Edwin Cheruiyot Soi, Kenya, 13:29.76. 4, Joseph Kitur Kiplimo, Kenya, 13:30.22. 5, Mark Kosgey Kiptoo, Kenya, 13:30.59. 6, Lucas Kimeli Rotich, Kenya, 13:30.75. 7, Vincent Kiprop Chepkok, Kenya, 13:30.76. 8, Silas Kipruto, Kenya, 13:31.48. 9, Abraham Chebii, Kenya, 13:35.59. 10, Leonard Patrick Komon, Kenya, 13:41.93. 11, Mike Kipruto Kigen, Kenya, 13:45.96. 12, Ali Abdosh, Ethiopia, 13:50.82.

110 hurdles-1, Ryan Brathwaite, Barbados, 13.16. 2, Dexter Faulk, United States, 13.26. 3, Dwight Thomas, Jamaica, 13.29. 4, Petr Svoboda, Czech Republic, 13.50. 5, Andrew Turner, Britain, 13.57. 6, Joel Brown, United States, 13.62. 7, Antwon Hicks, United States, 13.81. 8, Ryan Wilson, United States, 14.19.

3,000 steeplechase-1, Ezekiel Kemboi, Kenya, 8:04.38. 2, Paul Kipsiele Koech, Kenya, 8:05.47. 3, Bouabdellah Tahri, France, 8:09.14. 4, Roba Gary, Ethiopia, 8:11.32. 5, Jukka Keskisalo, Finland, 8:12.04. 6, Brimin Kiprop Kipruto, Kenya, 8:16.44. 7, Michael Kipyego, Kenya, 8:17.46. 8, Richard Kipkemboi Mateelong, Kenya, 8:18.83. 9, Abel Kiprop Mutai, Kenya, 8:24.11. 10. Wesley Kiprotich, Kenya, 8:24.95. 11. Elijah Chelimo Kipterege, Kenya, 8:32.76. 12, Tareq Mubarak Taher, Bahrain, 8:36.99.

Long jump-1, Fabrice Lapierre, Australia, 27 feet, 4 inches. 2, Dwight Phillips, United States, 27-0½. 3, Godfrey Khotso Mokoena, South Africa, 26-9 3/4. 4, Ndiss Kaba Badji, Senegal, 26-1½. 5, Salim Sdiri, France, 25-11. 6, Nils Winter, Germany, 25-10 3/4. 7, Christopher Tomlinson, Britain, 25-9 1/4. 8, Roman Novotny, Czech Republic, 25-0 3/4.

Pole vault-1, Maksym Mazuryk, Ukraine, 18-8 1/4. 2, Derek Miles, United States, 18-4½. 3, Damiel Dossevi, France, 18-4½. 4, Viktor Chistiakov, Russia, 18-0½. 4, Romain Mesnil, France, 18-0½. 6, Konstadinos Filippidis, Greece, 18-0½. 6, Jeremy Scott, United States, 18-0½. Renaud Lavillenie, France, NM.

Javelin-1, Andreas Thorkildsen, Norway, 287-10. 2, Tero Pitkamaki, Finland, 275-10. 3, Mark Frank, Germany, 270-6. 4, Vadims Vasilevskis, Latvia, 268-7. 5, Oleksandr Pyatnytsya, Ukraine, 264-5. 6, Teemu Wirkkala, Finland, 264-1. 7, Ainars Kovals, Latvia, 262-8. 8, Eriks Rags, Latvia, 245-10.

Hammer Throw-1, Primoz Kozmus, Slovenia, 261-10. 2, Igors Sokolovs, Latvia, 260-3. 3, Krisztian Pars, Hungary, 254-2. 4, Aleksey Zagornyi, Russia, 253-6. 5, Dilshod Nazarov, Tajikistan, 253-1. 6, Szymon Ziolkowski, Poland, 252-6. 7, Andras Haklits, Croatia, 247-2. 8, Ali Mohamed Al-Zinkawi, Kuwait, 241-6.

Women

100-1, Carmelita Jeter, United States, 10.67. 2, Shelly-Ann Fraser, Jamaica, 10.89. 3, Kerron Stewart, Jamaica, 10.90. 4, Chandra Sturrup, Bahamas, 11.17. 5, Sherone Simpson, Jamaica, 11.20. 6, Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie, Bahamas, 11.24. 7, LaVerne Jones-Ferrette, Virgin Islands, 11.25. 8, Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Trinidad and Tobago, 11.27.

400-1, Sanya Richards, United States, 49.95. 2, Novlene Williams-Mills, Jamaica, 50.34. 3, Shericka Williams, Jamaica, 50.49. 4, Nicola Sanders, Britain, 51.01. 5, Amantle Montsho, Botswana, 51.39. 6, Christine Ohuruogu, Britain, 51.42. 7, Tatyana Firova, Russia, 51.81. 8, Monica Hargrove, United States, 52.05.

800-1, Anna Willard, United States, 2:00.20. 2, Maggie Vessey, United States, 2:00.31. 3, Jennifer Meadows, Britain, 2:00.41. 4, Mariya Savinova, Russia, 2:00.72. 5, Elisa Cusma Piccione, Italy, 2:00.84. 6, Mayte Martinez, Spain, 2:00.86. 7, Jemma Simpson, Britain, 2:00.99. 8, Oksana Zbrozhek, Russia, 2:04.79.

3,000-1, Meseret Defar, Ethiopia, 8:30.15. 2, Vivian Cheruiyot, Kenya, 8:30.61. 3, Wude Ayalew, Ethiopia, 8:30.93. 4, Iness Chepkesis Chenonge, Kenya, 8:37.17. 5, Kalkidan Gezahegne, Ethiopia, 8:38.61. 6, Sylvia Jebiwott Kibet, Kenya, 8:46.46. 7, Lidia Chojecka, Poland, 8:49.55. 8, Laura Kenney, Britain, 8:50.37. 9, Frehiwat Goshu, Ethiopia, 8:58.21. 10, Krisztina Papp, Hungary, 8:58.47. 11, Kseniya Agafonova, Russia, 9:11.21. 12, Konstadina Kefala, Greece, 9:43.14.

400 hurdles-1, Melaine Walker, Jamaica, 53.36. 2, Kaliese Spencer, Jamaica, 53.99. 3, Josanne Lucas, Trinidad and Tobago, 54.31. 4, Angela Morosanu, Romania, 54.62. 5, Anna Jesien, Poland, 54.98. 6, Sheena Tosta, United States, 55.31. 7, Tiffany Williams, United States, 56.92. Lashinda Demus, United States, DNF.

High jump-1, Blanka Vlasic, Croatia, 6-8 1/4. 2, Anna Chicherova, Russia, 6-6 3/4. 3, Antonietta Di Martino, Italy, 6-5½. 4, Chaunte Howard Lowe, United States, 6-5½. 5, Irina Gordeeva, Russia, 6-4 1/4. 6, Svetlana Shkolina, Russia, 6-4 1/4. 7, Ruth Beitia, Spain, 6-2 3/4. 8, Viktoriya Klyugina, Russia, 6-2 3/4.

Triple jump-1, Mabel Gay, Cuba, 47-11 3/4. 2, Biljana Topic, Serbia, 47-9 1/4. 3, Tatyana Lebedeva, Russia, 47-6 1/4. 4, Yamile Aldama, Sudan, 47-2½. 5, Dana Veldakova, Slovakia, 47-2 1/4. 6, Anna Pyatykh, Russia, 47-0 1/4. 7, Trecia Smith, Jamaica, 45-7. 8, Teresa Nzola Meso, France, 44-9.

Discus-1, Yarelis Barrios, Cuba, 216-1. 2, Zaneta Glanc, Poland, 20-7-10. 3, Melina Robert-Michon, France, 202-7. 4, Nicoleta Grasu, Romania, 202-0. 5, Dani Samuels, Australia, 196-8. 6, Stephanie Brown Trafton, United States, 195-9. 7, Aretha Thurmond, United States, 195-8. 8, Sandra Perkovic, Croatia, 180-0.

Shot put-1, Valerie Vili, New Zealand, 69-1½. 2, Nadzeya Ostapchuk, Belarus, 64-2 1/4. 3, Natallia Mikhnevich, Belarus, 63-2 3/4. 4, Nadine Kleinert, Germany, 62-6. 5, Michelle Carter, United States, 61-2 3/4. 6, Misleydis Gonzalez, Cuba, 60-6½. 7, Denise Hinrichs, Germany, 58-9 1/4. 8, Anca Heltne, Romania, 58-0 1/4.

(TIME CORRECTION) Jeter beats the Jamaicans again with stunning 10.67 at WAF

By Gary Smith, World-Track

jeterTHESSALONIKI, Greece —

American Carmelita Jeter showed that she really did have an off day at the World Championships in Berlin when she clocked a magnificent 10.67seconds in a slight headwind to win the women’s 100m at the World Athletics Final here on Sunday.

Jeter, who has won every single race since losing to the Jamaicans in Berlin, finished with a super closing metres to overtake the rocket starting Shelly Ann Fraser, the woman who beat her for the world title last month.

The American might not have won the world title, but she proved that she is indeed the female sprint of the summer over this event, as she moved to number three on the all-time list.

"I couldn’t believe the time. It didn’t feel that fast but I will take it," said Jeter.

"It might be touchable now," she said. "I didn’t even know I would come out and do that time today but with a little bit more work under my belt I should go a lot faster."

Only Americans Florence Griffith Joyner, the world record holder in the evnt and the disgraced Marion Jones has gone faster .

Fraser was a distant second in 10.89secs with Stewart taking third in 10.90. Bahamian Chandra Sturrup finished fourth in 11.17, just ahead of Jamaican Sherone Simpson, at 11.20.

Relaxed Bolt runs 19.68 to win WAF

By Miranda Mitchell, World-Track

THESSALONIKI, Greece —

Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt powered around the bend and then cruised home in his very own way to win the men’s 200m by a daylight at the IAAF World Athletics Finals on Sunday.

After some pre-race dancing with his good pal American Wallace Spearmon, who he left in his dust, the world and Olympic champion showed his supremacy over the sprint events in what was his final race in yet another remarkably season.

The winning run of 19.68seconds by Bolt equalled the meeting record of American Tyson Gay, who only contested the 100m at the meeting.

"I am still very tired, but I said I was going to come out here and do my best and that’s what I did," Bolt said.

"This is my last race. I am going home now," he added.

Finishing behind the world record holder was Spearmon in a distant 20.21 and Antigua’s Brendan Christian, at 20.65.

Awesome Valerie Vili sets New Zealand record in Shot Put at WAF

By Symone Goss, World-Track

THESSALONIKI, Greece —

Valerie Vili produced a New Zealand national record, and world-leading and World Athletics Final championships best mark to win the women’s Shot Put competition in Thessaloniki on Sunday.

Vili, who dominated the event all summer won with a huge heave of 21.07metres to win by a daylight, as no other thrower went over the 20metres barrier.

“I came here to perform well and it proved to be a great competition for me,” said Vili.

Belarus’ Olympic bronze medallist Nadzeya Ostapchuk won the second place with a third round effort of 19.56m with her teammate Natallia Mikhnevich, the Olympic silver medallist finishing third with a mark of 19.27m.

Elsewhere in the field, Cuba’s Yarelis Barrios set a championship record of 65.86m to win the women’s discus throw, while Australian Fabrice Lapierre saved his best jump for last when he produced 8.33m to take the men’s long jump over American world champion Dwight Phillips (8.24m).

Primoz Kozmus of Slovenia won the men’s Hammer Throw with an effort of 79.80m to beat Latvia’s Igors Sokolovs (79.32) and Krisztian Pars (HUN), 77.49m.

On the track, American 400m queen Sanya Richards showed her class with a powerhouse finish to win the event in 49.95seconds over early race leaders Jamaicans Novlene Williams-Mills (50.34) and Shericka Williams (50.49).

Another American Anna Willard continued her unbeaten card over the 800m this summer with her fourth win from successive races here in Thessaloniki.

Coming from behind, Willard, the Olympic 3000m steeplechase finallist overhaul some strong finishers with another good run to win in 2:00.20.

A quick finishing Maggie Vessey from the United States took second in 2:00.31 and Briton world bronze medal winner Jennifer Meadows, third 2:00.41.

Kenya’s 19-year-old William Biwott Tanui won the men’s 1500m in 3:35.04 and Ethiopian Imane Merga won the men’s 5000m in 13:29.75.

Walker wins WAF 400m hurdles title in meeting record

By Gary Smith, World-Track

Melaine_walkerTHESSALONIKI, Greece —

Melaine Walker won her second World Athletics Final 400m hurdles title by a wide margin on Sunday when she ran away from a strong field to set a meeting record.

The Jamaican world and Olympic champion clocked 53.36seconds to lead a Caribbean sweep, as her fellow countrywoman Kaliese Spencer and Trinidad & Tobago’s rising star Josanne Lucas finished second and third, respectively.

"I never expected such a fast time today because I am really tired," said Walker, who broke away from the field with 150m to go in the race. "But every time I step on the track I always try to do my best."

Spencer, a finallist at the Berlin World Championships last month came home second in 53.99 with Lucas, the Berlin bronze medal winner taking third in 54.31.

American world silver medallist Lashinda Demus, who was a very strong candidate to challenged Walker for the top honours took only two strides before limping out of the race.