Salwa sets the track on fire

Wins Women’s 400m With Third Fastest Time Ever

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Sport -

Doha: Kata­rina John­sonThomp­son de­posed her at Nafis­satou Thiam hep­tathlon world cham

on when two other 2017 ti­tle­hold­ers sur­ren­dered their crowns. John­son-Thomp­son's ry could be de­scribed shock but Eid Na

in the 400 res caused shock waves the Ath­let­ics Cham

here on Thurs­day. The 21- old Bahraini — who left 2017 cham­pion Phyl­lis Fran­cis trail­ing in her wake — the third fastest time in his­tory of 48.14 sec­onds. Only East Ger­many's world holder Marita Koch JarmiKra­tochvilova of the forCze­choslo­vakia have faster both were over

In do­ing so she be­came the first to beat hot faMiller-Ui

over bo in over two both 200m 400m.

The Miller-Uibo house­hold's tro­phy cab­i­net will be en­riched by two sil­ver

her hus­band Mai­cel Uibo fin­ished sec­ond in de­cathlon. That com­pe­ti­tion was des­tined to see cham­pion on

France's world holder Kevin Mayer had to wave the white flag due to in­jury in the third event of the day, the

Ger­many's Nik­las Kaul emerged in

event that went down to the wire the fi­nal the 1,500m.

John­son-Thomp­son

was un­re­lent­ing in her of

fi­nally tak­ing the scalp of Thiam, who was bur

by el­bow in­jury. Re­sults: Men: De­cathlon: 1. Nik­las Kaul (Ger, 8,691pts); 2. Mai­cel Uibo (Est, 8,604); 3. Damian Warner (Can, 8529). Women: Shot put: 1. Li­jiao Gong (Chn, 19.07m); 2. Dan­niel Thomas-Dodd (Jam, 19.17); 3. Christina Sch­wanitz (Ger, 19.17). Hep­tathlon: 1. Kata­rina John­son-Thomp­son (GBR, 6,981pts); 2. Nafis­satou Thiam (Bel, 6,677); 3. Ver­ena Preiner (Aut, 6,560). 400m: 1. Salwa Eid Naser (Brn, 48.14), 2. Shau­nae Miller-Uibo (Bah, 48.37); 3. Sh­er­icka Jack­son (Jam, 49.47).

Toor, Jin­son crash out

In­dia's Asiad duo of shot Te­jin­der Pal Toor 1500m

Jin­son John­son cra­sout of the Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onships fail­ing to for the fi­nals of their events.

The 24- old Toor duced sea­son's best ef­fort of 20.43m to fin­ish eighth in the Group B und 18th over­all out of com­peti­tors while Jin­son below sec­onds to end 10th in his first heats on Thurs­day. He fin­ished over­all out of 43

AFP

Bahrain's Salwa Eid Naser ges­tures af­ter win­ning the gold

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