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.
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).