Aug 18, 2013; Moscow, RUSSIA; Eunice Sum (KEN) celebrates after winning the womens 800m in 1:57.38 in the 14th IAAF World Championships in Athletics at Luzhniki Stadium. From left: Ekaterina Poistogova and Mariya Savinova (RUS), Sum and Alysia Montano (USA). Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

IAAF World Championships: results for the women’s 800m, men’s triple jump, men’s 1500m, and women’s javelin


The 2013 IAAF World Championships concluded on Sunday in Moscow. Besides Jamaica’s dominance in the 4x100m relays, here’s the rest of the results from the final day of competition:

Women’s 8oom

Eunice Jepkoech Sum of Kenya won the women’s 800 meters in exciting fashion, edging out home-favorite Mariya Savinova by only 0.42 seconds (1:57.38 to 1:57.80). Brenda Martinez of the United States finished in third at 1:57.91.

Men’s triple jump

France’s Teddy Tamgho blew away the competition in the men’s triple jump, becoming only the third athlete ever to clear 18.0 meters. Finishing behind the 24-year-old were Pedro Pablo Pichardo of Cuba (17.68 meters) and Will Claye of the United States (17.52 meters).

Women’s javelin

Germany’s Christina Obergfoll won the women’s javelin event with a throw of 69.05 meters. Australia’s Kimberley Mickle set a personal best of 66.60 meters and took second; Maria Abakumova of Russia finished in third with a throw of 65.09 meters.

Men’s 1,500m

Defending world champion Asbel Kiprop of Kenya won the men’s 1,500m, turning in a time of 3:36.28. American Matthew Centrowitz, who used to run for the Oregon Ducks, finished in second with a time of 3:36.78. South Africa’s Johan Cronje won the bronze with a time of 3:36.83

[Source: IAAF.org]

 

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