-: Oct 21, 2019 / Ustshahli Ustshahli

World Athletics Championships: Dina Asher-Smith through to 200m final


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By Saj Chowdhury
BBC Sport at Doha
Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith underlined her standing as preferred for the 200m domain as she qualified for Wednesday’s final.
The 23-year-old planet 100m silver medallist won her semi-final in 22.16 seconds – the fastest time of the afternoon.
Her hopes of being the first woman to acquire a world sprint title improved with winner Elaine Thompson’s withdrawal.
The closing at Doha’s Khalifa Stadium starts at 20:35 BST.
Compatriots Jodie Williams and Beth Dobbin didn’t qualify for the final.
Asher-Smith’s time proved to be a third of a second quicker than the second fastest qualifier, USA’s Brittany Brown. American winner Anglerne Annelus also characterized by winning her semi-final in 22.49.
The stars appear adapting using the Thompson joining Dutch defending champion Dafne Schippers bronze medallist Marie-Josee Ta Lou along with winner Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce one of the main contenders to have pulled out of Jamaica for Asher-Smith. Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare, who had run quicker than the Briton this calendar year, was disqualified in her warmth on Monday.
And before the championships, Bahamas’ Shaunae Miller-Uibo, that won the 200m Diamond League trophy by beating the winner in Zurich, chose to race in the 400m because of the scheduling.
Elsewhere, it was just another day for the group.
Nick Miller, rated fourth in the world, qualified for Wednesday’s hammer finished with a throw of 76.36m. The Commonwealth champion, that was just one of three guys to throw over 80m last year, could become the first British male medallist in a throwing event because Steve Backley won javelin silver.
Rabah Yousif, 32, was the only Briton to qualify to get the 400m semi-finals of Wednesday’s men as he finished third in his heat. European winner Matthew Hudson-Smith endured an accident and needed to be helped off the track.
“I’m surprised I felt great. I was not too stiff so I simply had to come along and give it a try,” said Yousif, that has already competed in two 4x400m races.
“I want another couple of gears.”
Grenada’s Kirani James, who won the world title in 2011 and golden in London 2012, has been the fastest qualifier within 44.94 moments. Fred Kerley and USA’s Michael Norman, just two of the favorites having both run under 44secs this year, are through.
Olympic and world champion and world record holder Wayde van Niekerk failed to recover from a knee injury in time for the Championships.
From the women’s 400m, Emily Diamond and Britons Laviai Nielsen missed out on a place in Thursday’s closing. Olympic champion Miller-Uibo eased into the closing and will be the favorite that was outstanding.
Both Western bronze medallist Meghan Beesley and Jessica Turner qualified for Wednesday’s 400m hurdles semi-finals. The set finished third in their respective heats.
“I’ve had two decades now, I am feeling powerful now,” Beesley told BBC Sport. “I hope I will go out there tomorrow and measure it up a bit.”
Sydney McLaughlin and USA set Dalilah Muhammad also improved. Olympic winner Muhammad, 29, is the hot favourite having set a new world record – 52.20 seconds – at the national trials.
In the men’s 3,000 m steeplechase heats, Zak Seddon, the only representative of Britain, finished seventh and missed out to a spot in Friday’s final.
The USA surged ahead at the trophy table following three gold medals on day five, such as Noah Lyles’ victory in the men’s 200m.
Additional success came in the men’s pole vault Swedish prodigy Armand Duplantis and final, which proved to be a tussle involving American defending champion Sam Kendricks.
It seemed that the 19-year-old European winner had it sewn up once he cleared 5.97m with his third effort, before the American matched his accomplishment to a roar within the Khalifa International Stadium.
Duplantis failed to clear 6.02m, which given Kendricks the victory count-back. Bronze went to Poland’s Piotr Lisek.
From the men’s 800m final, Donavan Brazier’s daring tactics paid off because he comfortably won in 1 minute 42.34 seconds – a new championship and USA record.
The 22-year-old, next in the world ranking supporting the Nijel Amos of Botswana, started his bid from 300m out and maintained his kind to win his first big title.
Bosnian Amel Tuka asserted the Ferguson Rotich of Kenya along with silver was next.
One of those moments of the championships came from the heats to the 400m hurdles when Qatar’s Mariam Mamdouh Farid ended last in 1 minute 9.49 seconds – almost 12secs behind another put athlete, but in a very long time.
One of two female athletes from Qatar for the first time, the 21-year-old, explained her involvement at the event was significant.
“My objective is inspiring the younger generation, breaking down barriers, making people’s understanding of the two women are in the Middle East,” said Farid, who was competing at a dark full bodysuit under a national group singlet.
“We are not oppressed. I can still compete with my head on. When there’s something I want to do, then I’ll do it”
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