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Bird’s Nest electrified as Zhang and Huihui earn final silvers for China

Bird’s Nest electrified as Zhang and Huihui earn final silvers for China

The storm which had turned the track into a stream two hours before the final session of the 15th International Association of Athletics World Championships may have passed, but electricity remained in the Bird’s Nest stadium tonight as Chinese athletes, perhaps inspired by the unlikely silver earned by their men’s 4x100 metres sprinters the previous night, added two more of the same colour.






Bolt completes 100/200 metre double, Taylor triple jumps 18.21m

Bolt completes 100/200 metre double, Taylor triple jumps 18.21m

For the second time in four days, Usain Bolt held off the challenge of Justin Gatlin of the United States here to complete his world 100/200 metre double in 19.55sec, the fastest 200m time run this year, and conclude a rare night of athletics that had already been punctuated with a historic triple jump of 18.21m by Christian Taylor, the second best ever achieved.






Greg Rutherford completes medal set as Wang wows Bird’s Nest with historic bronze

Greg Rutherford completes medal set as Wang wows Bird’s Nest with historic bronze

On a night when 18-year-old Jianan Wang wowed the Bird’s Nest Stadium by winning bronze in a global final contested, unprecedentedly, by three Chinese athletes, Britain’s Greg Rutherford fed off all the excitement and took gold with a season’s best of 8.41 metres to complete his set of Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European titles.