Worlds Day 9 Live: Sifan Hassan 3:51.95 Double, Shelby Houlihan 3:54.99 American Record, Joe Kovacs Wins Greatest Shot Put Eve
October 5, 2019
DOHA, Qatar — The second to final day of the 2019 World Championships are in the books.
What a day. Joe Kovacs won the greatest shot put competition ever by coming out of nowhere as Ryan Crouser and Tom Walsh were stunned.
Sifan Hassan ran an amazing 3:51.95 1500m to complete the historic double just days after her coach Alberto Salazar was banned from the sport.
The US men with Christian Coleman and Noah Lyles won the 4×100.
Flash coverage is below. We’ll have much more discussion later.
You can find the latest discussion in the Official Live Day 9 thread here on our forums.
US Men Win 4×100 For First Time Since 2007
Believe it or not the US men had not won a 4×100 global title since 2007. Usain Bolt and some bad exchanges had made the streak so long but the team of Christian Coleman, Justin Gatlin, Mike Rodgers, and Noah Lyles got it done in style.
U.S. men win an Olympic/world 4x100m for the first time since 2007 (American record 37.10 seconds), and Noah Lyles and Christian Coleman embrace a little afterward. pic.twitter.com/9WpskTaUAx
— Nick Zaccardi (@nzaccardi) October 5, 2019
Jamaica Wins 4×100 Women’s Title as US Gets Bronze
Elaine Thompson did not run for Jamaica but they had a big lead and Shericka Jackson brought it home for gold
Jamaica women wins the 4×100 meters relay at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha Qatar https://t.co/ZsezHAVBOP
— Leslie Koroma (@lesliepkoroma) October 5, 2019
Men’s Shot Put: Joe Kovacs Wins Greatest Shot Put Ever
This was the greatest shot put competition ever. Ryan Crouser opened with a Championship Record 22.26, Tom Walsh followed with a PB and Championship record of 22.90. Crouser then improved to 22.71 but was still short of Walsh. Joe Kovacs then out of no where unleashed a 22.91. The competitiongwasn’t over and then Crouser threw a monster himself but it was .01 short of Kovacs but good enough to beat Walsh via second best throw.
So 1) Kovacs 22.91
2) Crouser 22.90
3) Walsh 22.90
Yes Walsh through 22.90 and lost
Joe Kovacs goes nuts, wins the world championships shot put on his final throw, by one centimeter with the joint-third best throw in history. pic.twitter.com/y1IJu7KpI6
— Nick Zaccardi (@nzaccardi) October 5, 2019
THAT SHOT PUT FINAL ?
? Joe Kovacs – 22.91 (CR)
? Ryan Crouser – 22.90 (PB)
? Tom Walsh – 22.90 (AR)
— GiveMeSport Athletics (@GMS_Athletics) October 5, 2019
Women’s 5,000 Hellen Obiri gets gold
After missing out of the medals in the 10,000, defending champ Hellen Obiri dug deep on the final lap and delighted the many Kenyans in the crowd to bring home the title in 14:26.72, a new Championship record. Karissa Schweizer of the US PRd in 9th in 14:45.
— Enchome?? (@jamesorenge97) October 5, 2019
Women’s 1500: Sifan Hassan CRUSHES it 3:51.95
Sifan Hassan took the lead in the middle of the first lap 63.51, and sped up from there, hitting 800 in 2:05.9,2 and 1200 in 3:07.36 1200. She wasn’t done yet as she picked it up the final lap and ran a 3:51.96 (2:52.59 at bell) championship record. Yes, this is the same woman that won the 10,000m and was coached by banned coach Alberto Salazar. Hassan pulled the field to fast times as Olympic Champion Faith Kipyegon got a national record in 2nd, Gudaf Tsegay of Ethiopia got a pb for the bronze, Shelby Houlihan crushed the American record to get fourth in 3:54.99.
Men’s shot put round 4
Crouser throws 22.71 (pb is 22.74) but it’s not enough to catch Walsh
Two championship records in shot put through halfway point
Ryan Crouser went huge in round 1 with a championship record. Tom Walsh then obliterated it with his first throw going .54 meters farther (21 inches for our American fans).
Incredible shot put in the works right now.
Champs record coming in was 22.23m.
Ryan Crouser 22.36 in rd 1
Tom Walsh 22.90 in rd 1 (5th-farthest throw ever, longest since 1990)
Darlan Romani 22.53 in rd 2
Still 4.5 rounds to go!
— Jonathan Gault (@jgault13) October 5, 2019
World leaders for Jamaica and USA in Women’s 4×400
Jamaica went first in heat 1 and ran a 3:23.64 world leading time. Super mom Allyson Felix was on the USA team in heat 2, hoping to add to her gold medal collection, and they ran a 3:22.96 world leader
Brianna McNeal False Starts and is DQ in Round 1 of hurdles, Tobi Amusan PRs to lead qualifying
Brianna McNeal’s worlds ended before it started when she false started. Otherwise the favorites advanced easily with Tobi Amusan leading the way with a 12.48 pb (12.49 old pb)
WOW! The Olympic champion Brianna McNeal is OUT of the 100m hurdles. She's disqualified for a false start in her heat! She's devastated as she walks off.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) October 5, 2019
Now that's how you open your #WorldAthleticsChamps account.
Big ups to Tobi Amusan, clocking a massive PB of 12.48s to win her Heat, which was the fastest time overall.
She's definitely in great shape to take down Glory Alozie's AR of 12.44s & perhaps win a medal in Doha???! pic.twitter.com/DzvWztpZ9h
— Nigeria Athletics (@NGAthletix) October 5, 2019