10 August 2017
Session 9 ticketed at: 56,290
The IAAF World Championships London 2017 has a special digital toolkit for spectators and fans to use as they watch the action unfold live in the stadium or at home.
Spectators and fans around the world are encouraged to share their experiences by using #BeTheNext and by downloading the official Championships app for free.
In addition, in a Championships first and to commemorate Usain Bolt’s farewell from the track, an emoji of the Jamaican’s trademark ‘Lightning Bolt’ pose will follow #BeTheNext on Twitter.
Similar to Bolt, Sir Mo Farah will also compete on the track at a major championship for the last time in London and will too have his own event emoji with his famous ‘Mobot’ being activated on Twitter by #MoFarah.
Yesterday’s rain should give way to a largely dry day. Bright spells are expected to punctuate the thick cloud cover.
|There are a further three finals taking place this evening, starting with the men’s triple jump at 20:20. USA duo Christian Taylor and Chris Benard line up after solid qualifying performances from the USA athletes with the former seeking a hat-trick of world titles in the event.
Zuzana Hejnova has her eye on the women’s 400m hurdles title at 21:35 having clocked the quickest time in the semi-finals. Closing the evening action at 21:52 is the men’s 200m final, where Isiah Young of USA, Jereem Richards of Trinidad and Tobago and Botswana’s Isaac Makwala all go head to head.
Having amassed a total of 24 consecutive victories coming into the Championships, Maria Lasitskene is expected comfortably negotiate the women’s high jump qualification at 19:10. Lithuania’s Airine Palsyte also starts her campaign, the only other athlete having jumped over two metres this season.
Expect a German dominance in the men’s javelin qualification rounds, taking place at 19:05 and 20:35. Johannes Vetter and Thomas Rohler have each thrown five metres further than their nearest rival, compatriot Andreas Hofmann, this season.
There are heats in the women’s 5,000m at 18:30, featuring Kenyan Hellen Obiri alongside all three podium athletes from the previous championships, Ethiopian trio Almaz Ayana, Senbere Teferi and Genzebe Dibaba.
Caster Semenya looks to add to the 1500m bronze she picked up on Monday in the women’s 800m heats at 19:25. Asbel Kiprop lines up in the first round of the men’s 1500m at 20:25.
After missing out on a 400m medal last night, Shaunae Miller-Uibo will start in the 200m semi-finals alongside Dafne Schippers, who was quickest in the heats, at 21:05.
“I am a train driver and would like to thank my employer, SNCF, our national railway company, for their flexibility. I drive trains between Metz and Valenciennes. it helps me to be balanced.”
– Quentin Bigot (FRA), Hammer, Qualification
Communications Team Member
The slick organisation of London 2012 made Barbara proud to be British. She now wants to help make the IAAF World Championships a success.