Van Niekerk ran 43.98 to win handily over Bahamas' Steven Gardiner (44.41) and Qatar's Abdalelah Haroun (44.48). NCAA champ Fred Kerley was 7th.
*The Telegraph: "Van Niekerk's Stunning 400m Triumph Overshadowed By Withdrawal Of Rival Isaac Makwala"
*Botswana Federation Criticizes IAAF For Lack Of Communication They say they heard from the media rather than the IAAF and they claim "no medical tests" were conducted, just "generalized assumptions" based on "one symptom." It's also worth noting that a German TJer was allowed to compete even while sick.
*IAAF Statement "The IAAF is very sorry that the hard work and talent of Isaac Makwala won’t be on display tonight but we have to think of the welfare of all athletes."
*Van Niekerk Responds: “As much as we all strive to leave with gold medals we also want to go out there and have best guys on the track with us. It’s such a massive pity. I have lot of sympathy for him."
Bett says he's actually more concerned about Poland's Adam Kszczot than Nijel Amos or Mo Aman.
Renaldo Nehemiah: "I don't condone doping but Justin Gatlin is not the poster child for it."
Schafer: "I think only those very close to me know how much this medal means to me and how hard these past few years have been."
*The Guardian: Laura Muir Gives Everything, But Is Pipped To A Medal In 1500 Final “I don’t know. It’s fourth, isn’t it? I gave it everything I could but the last 50m I just tied up and they flew past me. I knew it was close. It happened so late in the race I couldn’t react."
*Laura Muir Refuses To Enter Caster Semenya Debate All she said was, “I’ve not got anything to say about that."
The two exchanged the lead multiple times, but in the end Rojas won by the smallest of margins with 14.91m to Ibarguen's 14.89.
Yet another gold for Poland's consistent hammer thrower as she threw 77.90m to beat China's Zheng Wang by almost 2 meters.
McLeod ran 13.04 to win over Russian "neutral" Sergey Shubenkov and Hungary's Balazs Baji. The USA was shut out of the medals for the first time in Worlds history as Aries Merritt finished 5th.
US's Quanera Hayes went out.
He had made the semi-final, but was hit by gastroenteritis.
Multiple athletes from the same hotel, including Botswana's Isaac Makwala, suffered gastroenteritis. This forced Makwala to withdraw from the 200m.
*Up to 30 people hit by virus outbreak at London World Championships hotel
*Reuters: Hotel says it's not to blame for athletes' stomach bug Do they think it's a coincidence that Botswana, German, Canadian, Irish and Puerto Rican athletes staying at the same hotel all got sick?
*Isaac Makwala Insists He's Fit To Run The 400 After Illness Forces Him Out Of 200 Heats Apparently he said he warmed up and was ready to run the 200, but IAAF medical officials instructed (forced?) him to withdraw.