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.

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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.

*Day 9 results are here

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.

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

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

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.

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.

1 1436 Sifan HASSANNED 3:51.95 CR
2 1310 Faith KIPYEGONKEN 3:54.22 NR
3 728 Gudaf TSEGAYETH 3:54.38 PB
4 1977 Shelby HOULIHANUSA 3:54.99 AR
5 883 Laura MUIRGBR 3:55.76 SB
6 429 Gabriela DEBUES-STAFFORDCAN 3:56.12 NR
7 1300 Winny CHEBETKEN 3:58.20 PB
8 2004 Jenny SIMPSONUSA 3:58.42 SB
9 1383 Rababe ARAFIMAR 3:59.93
10 1072 Ciara MAGEEANIRL 4:00.15 PB
11 1811 Winnie NANYONDOUGA 4:00.63
12 1976 Nikki HILTZUSA 4:06.68

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).

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)

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