Salwa sets the track on fire
Wins Women’s 400m With Third Fastest Time Ever
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.
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
Bahrain's Salwa Eid Naser gestures after winning the gold