It was drama all the way in a gripping women’s long jump final, with three different leaders in the opening three rounds and a shift in the medal positions in the last two rounds. When the dust settled, Brittney Reece was left standing as a four-time world long jump champion, matching a feat achieved on the men’s side by fellow US athlete Dwight Phillips and Cuba’s Ivan Pedroso.
Nathan Cleverly will defend his WBA World Light Heavyweight title against Badou Jack on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor blockbuster at the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas on Saturday, August 26.
Wayde van Niekerk underlined his status as one of the most extraordinary athletes currently operating in track and field as he successfully defended his world 400m title here without any of his talented rivals ever looking remotely likely to challenge him.
A terrible start prevented Usain Bolt from providing a perfect finish to his stellar individual sprinting career on a night when his perennial rival Justin Gatlin, five years his senior at 35, came through to win.
Yohan Blake finishes 4th after a dramatic 100m finals which see's defending champion Usain Bolt beaten by track rival Justin Gatlin. Yohan Blake potential favourite to medal, was dissapointed with his performance talks to us after the race.
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