Day 3: One Page Recap of Monday’s Action At 2015 Worlds

August 24, 2015

BEIING – Here we briefly recap all of Monday’s Day 3 evening action. For much more detailed analysis, post-race videos, click on the links below.

Pat Graham of the AP has a nice recap of the day’s action as well here that contrasts Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce’s celebration with Molly Huddle’s.

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Women’s 10,000m: Molly Huddle Gives the Bronze to Emily Infeld, as Vivian Cheruiyot Returns with Gold

Internationally the storyline of this one was Vivian Cheruiyot of Kenya returning from maternity leave in grand style and winning her fourth world title (two at 10,000, two at 5,000), as she was too good over the final lap, outkicking Gelete Burka of Ethiopia for gold in a very slow race that had eight women in contention at the bell, including all three Americans.

For Americans, the story line for this one was entirely different, as unheralded Emily Infeld, only third in the 10,000m at the USA chapionships, got the bronze as fellow American Molly Huddle inexplicably celebrated early, putting her arms up before the finish, just as Infeld passed her on the inside. There is no sugar coating this one, after a lifetime of training and 9,997 meters of racing, Huddle was going to secure the bronze until she let up just before the line. American fans were left to comprehend the agony of Huddle and at the ecstasy of Infeld at the same time, as the US had its best finish ever in this event with Shalane Flanagan finishing 6th, to make it 3-4-6. Full LRC recap here.

1 560 Vivian Jepkemoi CHERUIYOT KENKEN 31:41.31
2 338 Gelete BURKA ETHETH 31:41.77
3 891 Emily INFELD USAUSA 31:43.49
4 890 Molly HUDDLE USAUSA 31:43.58
5 566 Sally Jepkosgei KIPYEGO KENKEN 31:44.42 SB
6 880 Shalane FLANAGAN USAUSA 31:46.23
7 348 Alemitu HEROYE ETHETH 31:49.73
8 573 Betsy SAINA KENKEN 31:51.35 SB
9 349 Belaynesh OLJIRA ETHETH 31:53.01
10 618 Susan KUIJKEN NEDNED 31:54.32

Men’s Steeplechase: Ezekiel Kemboi Makes it Official, He’s the Greatest Championship Steepler of All-Time as Evan Jager Falters

Ezekiel Kemboi of Kenya won his fourth straight World Championship to go with his 2 Olympic titles and prove he’s the greatest championship steepler ever as he led an unprecedented Kenyan 1-2-3-4 sweep. 2015 World #2 Evan Jager was in the lead at the bell raced like a contender for the gold until the final 300m when he fell off the pace and faded to sixth behind training partner Dan Huling.

Full LRC recap here with 16 minute interview with Jager.

1 683 Ezekiel KEMBOI KENKEN 8:11.28
2 690 Conseslus KIPRUTO KENKEN 8:12.38
3 689 Brimin Kiprop KIPRUTO KENKEN 8:12.54
4 680 Jairus Kipchoge BIRECH KENKEN 8:12.62
5 1027 Daniel HULING USAUSA 8:14.39
6 1030 Evan JAGER USAUSA 8:15.47
7 742 Brahim TALEB MARMAR 8:17.73
8 312 Matthew HUGHES CANCAN 8:18.63 SB
9 815 Krystian ZALEWSKI POLPOL 8:21.22 SB
10 1000 Donald CABRAL USAUSA 8:24.94

Men’s Pole Vault: University of Akron’s Shawn Barber Wins Gold in Pole Vault

Shawn Barber, the 21-year old NCAA champ from the University of Akron and Kingwood, Texas, who competes for Canada, was the surprise gold medallist as he made it over 5.90 without a miss. He came up short on setting a PR of 6.00, but 5.90 was good enough for gold as only defending champ Raphael Holzdeppe cleared 5.90 as well after 6 guys made 5.80. *Interview with Barber Here

POS BIB ATHLETE COUNTRY MARK DETAIL 5.50 5.65 5.80 5.90 6.00 6.05
1 301 Shawnacy BARBER CANCAN 5.90 O O O O XXX
2 557 Raphael Marcel HOLZDEPPE GERGER 5.90 O XO XXO XXX
3 800 Piotr LISEK POLPOL 5.80 O O O XXX

Women’s 100m: Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce Wins Global 100m Title #5

There isn’t a better women’s 100m runner than Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce. She showed it again Monday night as she won her 5th global title at 100 (2 Olympics,  3 Worlds).  She got off to a tremendous start that allowed her to celebrate before the finish line. The siler medal went to former heptathlete Dafne Schippers, who was the bronze medallist in the multi at Worlds two years ago at just age 21. Schippers started sprinting full-time this year and the results have been astounding. American Tori Bowie got the bronze. *Schippers Interview *Article

1 510 Shelly-Ann FRASER-PRYCE JAMJAM 10.76 0.161
2 622 Dafne SCHIPPERS NEDNED 10.81 NR 0.129
3 865 Tori BOWIE USAUSA 10.86 0.153
4 508 Veronica CAMPBELL-BROWN JAMJAM 10.91 0.137
5 806 Michelle-Lee AHYE TTOTTO 10.98 0.145
6 807 Kelly-Ann BAPTISTE TTOTTO 11.01 0.127
7 519 Natasha MORRISON JAMJAM 11.02 0.200
8 637 Blessing OKAGBARE NGRNGR 11.02 0.185
Women’s Triple Jump: Caterine Ibarguen Defends

This one was not a surprise as Caterine Ibarguen won her 29th competition in a row to defend her world title. Her last loss came at the 2012 Olympics. Ibarguen needed to be at her best today as the top 5 all set seasonal best, with Hanna Knazyeva-Minenko setting a national record for Israel for silver.

1 277 Caterine IBARGÜEN COLCOL 14.90 +0.1 SB
2 485 Hanna KNYAZYEVA-MINENKO ISRISR 14.78 -0.1 NR
3 550 Olga RYPAKOVA KAZKAZ 14.77 +0.1 SB
4 199 Gabriela PETROVA BULBUL 14.66 +0.4 PB
5 531 Kimberly WILLIAMS JAMJAM 14.45 0.0 SB
6 844 Olga SALADUKHA UKRUKR 14.41 +0.4
7 721 Ekaterina KONEVA RUSRUS 14.37 0.0
8 427 Kristin GIERISCH GERGER 14.25 +0.1
9 363 Jeanine ASSANI ISSOUF FRAFRA 14.12 0.0
10 279 Yosiry URRUTIA COLCOL 14.09 -0.3
11 528 Shanieka THOMAS JAMJAM 14.08 +0.2
12 172 Keila COSTA BRABRA 13.90 +0.2

Men’s 400m Semis: A Wide Open Final is Set

Isaac Makwala of Botswana, known for running fast at an obscure track in Switzerland, ran fast tonight (44.11) on a grand stage today as he had the fastest time for the final and punched his hand into the air after winning his heat. Makwala had never made it past the first round before this Worlds.  Kirani James won his heat as did Wayde Van Niekerk to set up what looks to be a wide open final as barely half a second separated all of the finalists.

1 1 2 243 Isaac MAKWALA BOTBOT 44.11 Q
2 1 1 580 Kirani JAMES GRNGRN 44.16 Q
3 2 1 410 Luguelín SANTOS DOMDOM 44.26 Q NR
4 1 3 857 Wayde VAN NIEKERK RSARSA 44.31 Q
5 2 3 1047 LaShawn MERRITT USAUSA 44.34 Q SB
6 2 2 715 Yousef Ahmed MASRAHI KSAKSA 44.40 Q
7 3 2 520 Rabah YOUSIF GBRGBR 44.54 q PB
8 3 3 938 Machel CEDENIO TTOTTO 44.64 q

Women’s 400m Hurdles: Final Set

World leader Shamier Little of Texas A&M was in lane 1 after a poor first round, and she’ll have some work to do in the final as she was the last qualifier for the final and may be in lane 1 again.

Full results here, qualifiers belowl.

1 1 3 303 Zuzana HEJNOVÁ CZECZE 54.24 Q
2 1 1 922 Cassandra TATE USAUSA 54.33 Q
3 1 2 310 Sara Slott PETERSEN DENDEN 54.34 Q
4 2 2 525 Kaliese SPENCER JAMJAM 54.45 Q
5 2 1 707 Wenda NEL RSARSA 54.63 Q
6 2 3 523 Janieve RUSSELL JAMJAM 54.78 Q SB
7 3 1 387 Eilidh CHILD GBRGBR 54.80 q
8 3 2 896 Shamier LITTLE USAUSA 54.86 q

Javelin Qualifying: (story here, results here): Olympic Champ Keshorn Walcott Out

The big news was the Olympic champ Keshorn Walcott did not qualify. He had a narrow foul on his first throw that would have qualified him, but came up short on his last two throws.

AM Session: All 3 Americans Made the Steeple Final for the first time in history as Emma Coburn looked good and Allyson Felix started her quest in the 400

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