Van Niekerk's golden double on track - just

World Athletics Championships Ramil Guliyev Ruins Wayde Van Niekerk's Double Dream

The Botswanan was forced to run an additional solo qualifying time earlier in the evening as the IAAF had barred him from competing in the initial 200m qualifiers (and also the 400m final) because he had been diagnosed with the highly contagious norovirus and was put under a 48-hour quarantine.

"If I was an overnight success and it was my first gold medal I could accept a statement like that but I've been putting out great performances in the last two years now".

Having got out of the blocks sharply, Makwala came out of the bend with a realistic chance of a medal but faded to finish sixth.

"I work just as hard as every other competitor".

Jereem Richards of Trinidad and Tobago was given the same time but was relegated to third by one thousandth of a second.

Guliyev appeared to still harbour affection for Azerbaijan - who will surely be ruing the day they let their star name defect - as he draped the nation's flag around him, along with the Turkish equivalent, at the end of a thrilling race.

There were a few boos from the packed-out London Stadium crowd as Guliyev streaked through the line ahead of Van Niekerk, thousands immediately upping and leaving rather than savouring the winning moment which ruined the South African's bid to match Michael Johnson, the United States track legend who won the double at the 1995 Gothenburg worlds and went on to repeat the feat a year later in the Atlanta Olympics.

Guliyev, who became a Turkish citizen in 2011 and was cleared to represent his new country in 2013, did fire out a warning in the semi-finals when he won his heat ahead of Webb and Van Niekerk and, though he slipped into the final pretty much under the radar, he had been confident all along.

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He said: "It's one of the craziest championships".

"When I got into the race I was feeling good, but the last 50 metres I was feeling exhausted, the lactic acid came".

Guliyev was left with the last word, hailing the "best moment of my career".

Taylor's best mark of 17.68 metrers was enough to edge out Claye, who could only manage 17.63m. "I'm on top of the world right now, it's been such a long year".

But, instead of being in a battle with the Briton's world record, Taylor's attention was focused largely on compatriot Will Claye, the Olympic silver medallist at Rio 2016. Nelson Evora of Portugal took the bronze with 17.19m. Coming away with two medals - both a good colour, gold and silver.

His teammate and reigning Olympic champion, Thomas Röhler cut things a little closer, clearing the 83-meter benchmark by 87 centimeters to join him in the final as the eighth-best qualifier.

Carter ran 53.07 seconds from the outside lane to claim a surprise win ahead of Muhammad, who won gold in the Rio Olympics past year.

"I have believed for the whole year that I could do it".

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