As It Happened: IAAF World Athletics Championships London 2017 | Day 8

Edgar Kazibwe August 11, 20179:47 pm

Welcome to the live updates of the World Championships!

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Ugandans are in action today.

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Unfortunately Uganda’s Dorcus Ajok starts on a terrible note.

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After a spirited race, Uganda’s Dorcus Ajok finishes last (8th) in the women’s 800m semi finals. key

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Caster Semenya of South Africa wins to qualify for the final posting 1:58:90.

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Uganda’s Dorcus Ajok posted 2:02:00 failing to make the finals of the women’s 800m. key

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Uganda’s Halima Nakaayi in heat 3 now in action as well. Its the Women’s 800m semi finals.

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Nakaayi is currently running in the middle of the pack. And the bell rings!

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Its a race of her life. Make it or break it!

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Nakaayi literally sprinting for the home straight!

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Nakaayi finishes fourth! One place short from automatic qualification! Nice race though!

Edgar Kazibwe August 11, 201710:01 pm

Uganda’s Halima Nakaayi has posted 2:01:74 in the women’s 800m semi finals to finish 4th in heat 3. She misses out the final. key

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UP NEXT: Uganda’s Ronald Musagala follows in heat one of the men’s 1500m semi finals.

Musagala qualified for this feat yesterday evening.

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Musagala will run in lane 2.

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His personal best is the same as his season best! 3:33:65

Men’s 1500m semi final.

The first 5 in each heat qualify automatically. The next 2 fastest will then also make it.

Finals will be on Sunday.

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And we are underway!

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Musagala is currently 5th.

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Musagala is running comfortably.

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World Champion Asbel Kiprop is last in the pack.

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And the race seems so slow!

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Musagala still 7th. Pace is now increasing!

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Kiprop still at the back!

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And the bell rings.

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Kenya’s Manangoi in the lead.

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Asbel Kiprop now sprints to the front.

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Manangoi and Kiprop of Kenya finish 1st and 2nd.

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Uganda’s Ronald Musagala finishes 9th in the men’s 1500m semi final heat 1. Fails to make the final. key

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Uganda’s Musagala posted 3:24:01 failing to make the final of the men’s 1500m from heat 1. key

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That’s all from Ugandans competing today.

Hard luck.

No one has qualified for the finals today. key

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Thank you for following!