11 August 2017
Session 10 ticketed at: 22,020
Session 11 ticketed at: 50,220
Session 9 of the Championships was the biggest ticketed session so far at 56,290. It was the sixth time a session had been ticketed at over 50,000 with the cumulative figure so far in excess of 460,000 with five sessions still to go in the London Stadium.
Organisers announced a week before the Championships kicked off that the event would be the best ever in terms of ticket sales. The average attendance across the nine sessions staged so far is over 51,000.
There are four special ‘Legend Tickets’ inspired by worlds records set at previous World Championships by Colin Jackson, £12.91, Jonathan Edwards, £18.29 and Sally Gunnell £52.74 while all children’s tickets are priced at £9.58 in honour of Usain Bolt’s current 100m record.
Dry with some sunny spells through the morning and into the early afternoon, but turning cloudier from the west later in the afternoon, with some some patchy rain. Breezier later.
The evening closed with Ramil Guliyev seeing off the challenge from 400m champion Wayde Van Niekerk to claim his first world title in the men’s 200m final. It went down to one thousandth of a second to separate Niekerk with Trinidad and Tobago’s Jereem Richards, the South African narrowly picking up silver.
With the world record remaining untouched, USA’s Christian Taylor snatched the men’s triple jump title with a best of 17.68m. Teammate Will Claye was just five centimetres down, taking silver, with Nelson Evora of Portugal picking up bronze.
USA picked up further honours in the women’s 400m hurdles final, with Kori Carter and Dalilah Muhammad going one-two. It took a personal best of 53.74 seconds for Jamaica’s Ristananna Tracey to take the final podium spot.
Dafne Schippers and Shaunae Miller-Uibo both stopped the clock at 22:49 in the women’s 200m semi-finals, with Marie-Josée Ta Lou only a hundredth behind for third overall.
A strong two heats in the women’s 5,000m heats saw Hellen Obiri sail through as quickest qualifier. The only man to surpass 90m, Johannes Vetter lead the way in the men’s javelin qualifications.
Britain’s Katarina Johnson-Thompson returned to the women’s high jump after finishing fifth in the heptathlon, clearing 1.92m to qualify for Saturday’s final. Kamila Licwinko, Maria Lasitskene and Yuliia Levchenko join her.
Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi sped to a swift victory in the final of six women’s 800m heats. 1500m bronze medallist Caster Semenya is also through to the semi-finals.
Kenya’s Asbel Kiprop could be on track for his fourth men’s 1500m title after qualifying for tonight’s semi-final. Luke Mathews of Australia was fastest of the 41 finishers in last night’s heats.
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