IAAF World Championships: results for the 4×400 relay, 5000 meters, javelin, and high jump

Aug 17, 2013; Moscow, RUSSIA; Meseret Defar (ETH) reacts after winning the womens 5,000m in 14:50.19 in the 14th IAAF World Championships in Athletics at Luzhniki Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday was full of excitement at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow. We already brought you the results of some of the events — Usain Bolt’s easy win, Brianna Rollins upset victory in the hurdles, Uganda’s Stephen Kiprotich’s win in the marathon — and now it’s time to fill you in on the rest of the news.

Women’s high jump

Russia’s own Svetlana Shkolina won the high jump on Saturday, clearing a height of 2.03 meters. American Brigetta Barrett finished in second at 2.00 meters, and Spain’s Ruth Beitia tied with Russia’s Anna Chicherova for third.

Men’s javelin

Vitezslay Vesely of the Czech Republic won the men’s javelin throw with a toss of 87.17 meters. Tero Pitkamaki of Finland came in second at 87.07, and Dmitri Tarabin of Russia rounded out the top three with a throw of 86.23.

Women’s 4×400 relay

It was a great battle in the 4×400 on Saturday as Russia edged out the United States for the win by about 0.2 seconds (3:20.19 to 3:20.41). Great Britain finished in third at 3:22.61.

Women’s 5,000 meters

Ethiopia’s Meseret Degar won the women’s 5,000 meters with a time of 14:50.19. She finished ahead of Mercy Cherono (14:51.22) and Almaz Ayana (14:51.33).

[Source: IAAF.org]

Topics: 4x400 Relay, 5000 Meters, High Jump, IAAF World Championships, Javelin, Moscow

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