Dafne Schippers defends 200m title; Emma Coburn wins steeplechase at IAAF World Championships

1/14Netherlands' Dafne Schippers successfully defended her 200-metre title at IAAF World Championships 2017 in London, dipping at the line just ahead of Marie-Josee Ta Lou. AP

Netherlands’ Dafne Schippers successfully defended her 200-metre title at IAAF World Championships 2017 in London, dipping at the line just ahead of Marie-Josee Ta Lou. AP

Netherlands’ Dafne Schippers successfully defended her 200-metre title at IAAF World Championships 2

2/14Dafne Schippers (centre) came out of the bend just ahead of Ivory Coast's Marie-Josee Ta Lou and finished in 20.05 seconds. Shaunae Miller-Uibo (right), the 400 Olympic champion, took the bronze medal. AP

Dafne Schippers (centre) came out of the bend just ahead of Ivory Coast’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou and finished in 20.05 seconds. Shaunae Miller-Uibo (right), the 400 Olympic champion, took the bronze medal. AP

Dafne Schippers (centre) came out of the bend just ahead of Ivory Coast’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou and fin

3/14Emma Coburn led an unlikely 1-2 finish for the United States in the steeplechase. Courtney Frerichs took silver while defending champion Hyvin Jepkemoi of Kenya earned bronze. AP

Emma Coburn led an unlikely 1-2 finish for the United States in the steeplechase. Courtney Frerichs took silver while defending champion Hyvin Jepkemoi of Kenya earned bronze. AP

Emma Coburn led an unlikely 1-2 finish for the United States in the steeplechase. Courtney Frerichs

4/14Emma Coburn took the lead for good at the final water jump and kicked for home to finish in a championship record of 9 minutes, 2.58 seconds. Courtney Frerichs was 1.19 seconds behind, holding off Hyvin Jepkemoi in a sprint finish. AP

Emma Coburn took the lead for good at the final water jump and kicked for home to finish in a championship record of 9 minutes, 2.58 seconds. Courtney Frerichs was 1.19 seconds behind, holding off Hyvin Jepkemoi in a sprint finish. AP

Emma Coburn took the lead for good at the final water jump and kicked for home to finish in a champi

5/14Frenchman Kevin Mayer, the Olympic silver medalist in Rio de Janeiro, got off to a strong start in the decathlon with a lifetime best of 10.7 seconds in the 100 metres.

Frenchman Kevin Mayer, the Olympic silver medalist in Rio de Janeiro, got off to a strong start in the decathlon with a lifetime best of 10.7 seconds in the 100 metres.

Frenchman Kevin Mayer, the Olympic silver medalist in Rio de Janeiro, got off to a strong start in t

6/14Kevin Mayer extended his lead in the decathlon with a strong showing in high jump. AP

Kevin Mayer extended his lead in the decathlon with a strong showing in high jump. AP

Kevin Mayer extended his lead in the decathlon with a strong showing in high jump. AP

7/14American Brittney Reese won her fourth world title in the long jump with a mark of 7.02 meters. AP

American Brittney Reese won her fourth world title in the long jump with a mark of 7.02 meters. AP

American Brittney Reese won her fourth world title in the long jump with a mark of 7.02 meters. AP

8/14Russia's Darya Klishina, competing as a neutral athlete because of her country's doping past, took silver with a jump of 7 metres. AP

Russia’s Darya Klishina, competing as a neutral athlete because of her country’s doping past, took silver with a jump of 7 metres. AP

Russia’s Darya Klishina, competing as a neutral athlete because of her country’s doping past, took s

9/14Silver medallist Darya Klishina (L), gold medallist Brittney Reese (centre) and bronze medallist Tianna Bartoletta (R) smile during the medal ceremony for the women's long jump during the IAAF World Championships in London. AP

Silver medallist Darya Klishina (L), gold medallist Brittney Reese (centre) and bronze medallist Tianna Bartoletta (R) smile during the medal ceremony for the women’s long jump during the IAAF World Championships in London. AP

Silver medallist Darya Klishina (L), gold medallist Brittney Reese (centre) and bronze medallist Tia

10/14Poland's Pawel Fajdek won his third straight hammer throw world title with a throw of 79.81 metres. AP

Poland’s Pawel Fajdek won his third straight hammer throw world title with a throw of 79.81 metres. AP

Poland’s Pawel Fajdek won his third straight hammer throw world title with a throw of 79.81 metres.

11/14Poland's gold medal winner Pawel Fajdek (L) and bronze medal winner and compatriot Wojciech Nowicki congratulate each other after the men's hammer throw final. Russia's Valeriy Pronkin took silver ahead of Nowicki. AP

Poland’s gold medal winner Pawel Fajdek (L) and bronze medal winner and compatriot Wojciech Nowicki congratulate each other after the men’s hammer throw final. Russia’s Valeriy Pronkin took silver ahead of Nowicki. AP

Poland’s gold medal winner Pawel Fajdek (L) and bronze medal winner and compatriot Wojciech Nowicki

12/14Former Olympic champion Sally Pearson of Australia produced the fastest time to win her 100-metre hurdles semifinal heat at the world championships. AP

Former Olympic champion Sally Pearson of Australia produced the fastest time to win her 100-metre hurdles semifinal heat at the world championships. AP

Former Olympic champion Sally Pearson of Australia produced the fastest time to win her 100-metre hu

13/14Olympic champion Caster Semenya of South Africa made it to the final of the 800 metres and will be the favourite for another gold. AP

Olympic champion Caster Semenya of South Africa made it to the final of the 800 metres and will be the favourite for another gold. AP

Olympic champion Caster Semenya of South Africa made it to the final of the 800 metres and will be t

14/14Kenya's Asbel Kiprop (L) stayed on course for a fourth straight world title in the 1,500 metres, coming from way back with a strong final kick to qualify for Sunday's final. Kiprop finished just behind Kenyan teammate Elijah Manangoi (R) to go through as automatic qualifiers. AP

Kenya’s Asbel Kiprop (L) stayed on course for a fourth straight world title in the 1,500 metres, coming from way back with a strong final kick to qualify for Sunday’s final. Kiprop finished just behind Kenyan teammate Elijah Manangoi (R) to go through as automatic qualifiers. AP

Kenya’s Asbel Kiprop (L) stayed on course for a fourth straight world title in the 1,500 metres, com

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