Shaunae Miller-Uibo bounces back to ease into 200m final

Shaunae Miller-Uibo bounces back to ease into 200m final

The 28-year-old has won three Diamond League meets this season and with reigning champion Christina Schwanitz and four-time champion Valerie Adams both absent this season, Gong surely won't have too many better chances to add a global title to her resume.

"I am so excited".

On day 5, South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk defended his 400 metres world title to complete one half of his quest to become the first athlete since Michael Johnson in 1995 to win the 200/400 metres double.

Miller-Uibo seemed set for the gold in the final stretch before she pulled up, allowing Phyllis Francis of the United States to upset the favourites and win.

The 31-year-old, also a victor of six Olympic golds, managed to equal the record of 14 World Championship medals shared by fellow sprinters Usain Bolt and Merlene Ottey.

Felix's bronze took her world championship medal haul to 14, matching the record of Jamaican sprinters Usain Bolt and Merlene Ottey. Gong made of light of the wet conditions as she broke 19 metres with five of her six attempts and won with a fifth throw of 19.94 metres.

The American veteran Allyson Felix took third with 50.08 seconds and Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas finished fourth. But is likely to surpass her later this week if the US manages to win a medal in the relays.

Sum, who won gold in Moscow in 2013 and bronze in Beijing two years ago, was scheduled to race in the 800m heats on Thursday.

The 21-year-old only returned to competition last month.

"Running a quicker time than I did here would be good in the final".

First, he had to run alone in the rain inside 20.53 seconds - the slowest of Monday's qualifiers to reach the semi-finals.

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