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Rojas topples Ibarguen to earn Venezuela’s first ever world gold

Rojas topples Ibarguen to earn Venezuela’s first ever world gold

A monumental women’s triple jump final here ended - eventually - with Colombia’s 33-year-old world and Olympic champion Caterine Ibarguen being deposed by her exuberant 21-year-old rival Yulimar Rojas, who thus claimed Venezuela’s first gold in the history of the International Association of Athletics Federations’ World Championships here.






Van Niekerk sets world 400m record and Bolt wins third Olympic 100m title on dream night

Van Niekerk sets world 400m record and Bolt wins third Olympic 100m title on dream night

A stupendous night of athletics here produced the result that most people wanted to see as Usain Bolt beat Justin Gatlin to earn a third consecutive Olympic 100 metres title in 9.80sec, but even that huge feat was overshadowed by the performance of South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk as he won 400m gold from lane eight in a world record of 43.03, breaking Michael Johnson’s 17-year-old mark.