Wayde van Niekerk defends 400m title, Sam Kendricks wins pole vault at IAAF World Championships

1/10South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk successfully defended his world title in the 400 metres, adding to his Olympic gold and world record, at IAAF World Championships 2017 in London. AP

South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk successfully defended his world title in the 400 metres, adding to his Olympic gold and world record, at IAAF World Championships 2017 in London. AP

South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk successfully defended his world title in the 400 metres, adding to

2/10Wayde van Niekerk, running in Lane 6, paced his race perfectly and even eased up at the end to cross in 43.98 seconds. AP

Wayde van Niekerk, running in Lane 6, paced his race perfectly and even eased up at the end to cross in 43.98 seconds. AP

Wayde van Niekerk, running in Lane 6, paced his race perfectly and even eased up at the end to cross

3/10American Sam Kendricks celebrates after wining the gold medal in the men's pole vault final during the IAAF World Championships in London. AP

American Sam Kendricks celebrates after wining the gold medal in the men’s pole vault final during the IAAF World Championships in London. AP

American Sam Kendricks celebrates after wining the gold medal in the men’s pole vault final during t

4/10Sam Kendricks was clean through the first five jumps in the pole vault and was the only one to scale 5.95 metres. AP

Sam Kendricks was clean through the first five jumps in the pole vault and was the only one to scale 5.95 metres. AP

Sam Kendricks was clean through the first five jumps in the pole vault and was the only one to scale

5/10After a winning throw of 66.76 metres, two-time Olympic champion Barbora Spotakova of the Czech Republic won the gold medal in women's javelin a decade after her last world title. Spotakova won the gold at the 2012 London Games and then took a break from competition to become a mother. AP

After a winning throw of 66.76 metres, two-time Olympic champion Barbora Spotakova of the Czech Republic won the gold medal in women’s javelin a decade after her last world title. Spotakova won the gold at the 2012 London Games and then took a break from competition to become a mother. AP

After a winning throw of 66.76 metres, two-time Olympic champion Barbora Spotakova of the Czech Repu

6/10Women's javelin gold medalist Barbora Spotakova (Centre) stands with silver medalist China's Li Lingwei (L) and bronze medalist China's Lyu Huihui on the podium following the medal ceremony.

Women’s javelin gold medalist Barbora Spotakova (Centre) stands with silver medalist China’s Li Lingwei (L) and bronze medalist China’s Lyu Huihui on the podium following the medal ceremony.

Women’s javelin gold medalist Barbora Spotakova (Centre) stands with silver medalist China’s Li Ling

7/10Conseslus Kipruto secured Kenya another gold medal in the steeplechase with an unmatchable kick over the final 300 metres, leaving him enough of a gap to celebrate exuberantly down the final stretch. AP

Conseslus Kipruto secured Kenya another gold medal in the steeplechase with an unmatchable kick over the final 300 metres, leaving him enough of a gap to celebrate exuberantly down the final stretch. AP

Conseslus Kipruto secured Kenya another gold medal in the steeplechase with an unmatchable kick over

8/10Conseslus Kipruto is embraced by Morocco 's Soufiane Elbakkali after winning the men's 3000 metres steeplechase final. Kipruto easily held off El Bakkali to win in 8 minutes, 14.12 seconds, .37 seconds ahead of the Moroccan. AP

Conseslus Kipruto is embraced by Morocco ‘s Soufiane Elbakkali after winning the men’s 3000 metres steeplechase final. Kipruto easily held off El Bakkali to win in 8 minutes, 14.12 seconds, .37 seconds ahead of the Moroccan. AP

Conseslus Kipruto is embraced by Morocco ‘s Soufiane Elbakkali after winning the men’s 3000 metres s

9/10Frenchman Pierre-Ambroise Bosse earned the upset of the evening when he took the lead with 200 metres to go in the 800-metre final at the world championships and hung on for gold. AP

Frenchman Pierre-Ambroise Bosse earned the upset of the evening when he took the lead with 200 metres to go in the 800-metre final at the world championships and hung on for gold. AP

Frenchman Pierre-Ambroise Bosse earned the upset of the evening when he took the lead with 200 metre

10/10Pierre-Ambroise Bosse, who was fourth at the Olympics last year, won in 1 minute, 44.67 seconds, .28 seconds ahead of Adam Kszczot of Poland. AP

Pierre-Ambroise Bosse, who was fourth at the Olympics last year, won in 1 minute, 44.67 seconds, .28 seconds ahead of Adam Kszczot of Poland. AP

Pierre-Ambroise Bosse, who was fourth at the Olympics last year, won in 1 minute, 44.67 seconds, .28

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