• Wayde van Niekerk and Julius Yego Headline World Championships Day 5
South African Wayde van Niekerk and Kenya's Julius Yego were the top stars during the day 5 of the 15th world athletics championships in Beijing on Wednesday, Aug 26.
- Van Nierken runs sensational 43.48 to claim world 400m title: Video
- Kenya's Julius Yego throws over 92m mark in the men's javelin final: video
- Hejnova Defends world 400m hurdles title: video
- Silva beats Murer in the women's pole vault: video
- Kenya's Jepkemoi in a thriller finish takes 3000m steeple world crown: video
Kenya's Julius Yego became the first Kenyan athlete to win gold in any the field event with his massive throw of 92.72m. Yego's became the third-longest javelin thrower ever with the current javelin type and produced the world’s best throw in 14 years.
Czech Republic's Zuzana Hejnova successfully defended her 400m hurdles world title from two years ago. Hejnova in the final with pushed away from the rest of the field to cross the line first in a new world leading 53.50.
Cuban pole vaulter Yarisley Silva added to her world indoor title the world championships outdoor gold medal. Silva clearing 4.90m beat former world champion Fabiana Murer of Brazil, who managed to set a new South American record of 4.85m. Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou of Greece took bronze with a new PB of 4.80m.
The women's 3000m steeple became one of the most competitive events of these championships as the podium was decided in a sprint finish. After all Kenya's Hyvin Jepkemoi prevailed with a time of 9:19.11. Tunisia's Habiba Ghribi (9:19.24) and Germany's Gesa Felicitas Krause (9:19.25) took silver and bronze, while Ethiopia's Sofia Assefa was right behind the winners with a time of 9:20.01.