From Usain Bolt’s injury to Kevin Mayer’s maiden gold – Heartbreaks and celebrations from Day 9 of Championships

1/10The penultimate day of the World Championships had one of the most unexpected and shocking ends as Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt pulled a hamstring and tumbled down on to the track in the anchor leg of his swansong race, the 4x100m relay, at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in London. AP

The penultimate day of the World Championships had one of the most unexpected and shocking ends as Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt pulled a hamstring and tumbled down on to the track in the anchor leg of his swansong race, the 4x100m relay, at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in London. AP

The penultimate day of the World Championships had one of the most unexpected and shocking ends as J

2/10Jamaica's Usain Bolt, second left, walks with his teammates acknowledging the crowd that rallied behind him despite his having to pull out of the race with just 50 metres to spare in the last lap due to a hamstring injury. AP

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, second left, walks with his teammates acknowledging the crowd that rallied behind him despite his having to pull out of the race with just 50 metres to spare in the last lap due to a hamstring injury. AP

Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, second left, walks with his teammates acknowledging the crowd that rallied beh

3/10The other athlete who was pulling the curtains down on his career after the World Championship, Mo Farah(L) lost the 5,000 m event to Ethiopia's Muktar Edris, centre, while he won the silver and the bronze was won by United States' Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo(R). AP

The other athlete who was pulling the curtains down on his career after the World Championship, Mo Farah(L) lost the 5,000 m event to Ethiopia’s Muktar Edris, centre, while he won the silver and the bronze was won by United States’ Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo(R). AP

The other athlete who was pulling the curtains down on his career after the World Championship, Mo F

4/10One of the greatest distant-runners, men's 5000m silver medalist Britain's Mo Farah, poses with his family on the podium following the medal ceremony. AP

One of the greatest distant-runners, men’s 5000m silver medalist Britain’s Mo Farah, poses with his family on the podium following the medal ceremony. AP

One of the greatest distant-runners, men’s 5000m silver medalist Britain’s Mo Farah, poses with his

5/10Meanwhile France's Kevin Mayer (Centre) won his maiden decathlon world title with a world leader tally of 8768 points. Kai Kazmirek(L) and Rico Freimuth(R) gave Germany both the bronze and silver medals. AP

Meanwhile France’s Kevin Mayer (Centre) won his maiden decathlon world title with a world leader tally of 8768 points. Kai Kazmirek(L) and Rico Freimuth(R) gave Germany both the bronze and silver medals. AP

Meanwhile France’s Kevin Mayer (Centre) won his maiden decathlon world title with a world leader tal

6/10It was a good day for Germany in the field events as Johannes Vetter won the javelin final with a throw of 89.89 metres. Though nowhere near his personal best, it was enough on this day as Vetter won his first world title.  AP

It was a good day for Germany in the field events as Johannes Vetter won the javelin final with a throw of 89.89 metres. Though nowhere near his personal best, it was enough on this day as Vetter won his first world title.  AP

It was a good day for Germany in the field events as Johannes Vetter won the javelin final with a th

7/10The United States' 4x100m relay team (Aaliyah Brown, Allyson Felix, Tori Bowie and Morolake Akinosun) celebrate after winning the gold. The team set a new world level with a time of 41.82 seconds to win the title to add on to their Rio Olympic gold. AP

The United States’ 4x100m relay team (Aaliyah Brown, Allyson Felix, Tori Bowie and Morolake Akinosun) celebrate after winning the gold. The team set a new world level with a time of 41.82 seconds to win the title to add on to their Rio Olympic gold. AP

The United States’ 4x100m relay team (Aaliyah Brown, Allyson Felix, Tori Bowie and Morolake Akinosun

8/10World champion in 2011 and Olympic gold medallist in 2012, Australia's Sally Pearson, centre, overcame two years of injury agony to mark her comeback with a gold in the 100m hurdles at the World Championships with a speed of 12.59 seconds as United States' Dawn Harper Nelson(L) won the silver and Germany added to its medal tally with Pamela Dutkiewicz(R) winning the bronze. AP

World champion in 2011 and Olympic gold medallist in 2012, Australia’s Sally Pearson, centre, overcame two years of injury agony to mark her comeback with a gold in the 100m hurdles at the World Championships with a speed of 12.59 seconds as United States’ Dawn Harper Nelson(L) won the silver and Germany added to its medal tally with Pamela Dutkiewicz(R) winning the bronze. AP

World champion in 2011 and Olympic gold medallist in 2012, Australia’s Sally Pearson, centre, overca

9/10Maria Lasitskene became the first Russian to win a gold medal at the World Championships after successfully defending her high jump gold. Ukraine's Yuliia Levchenko(L) and Poland's Kamila Licwinko(R) won the silver and bronze medals. AP

Maria Lasitskene became the first Russian to win a gold medal at the World Championships after successfully defending her high jump gold. Ukraine’s Yuliia Levchenko(L) and Poland’s Kamila Licwinko(R) won the silver and bronze medals. AP

Maria Lasitskene became the first Russian to win a gold medal at the World Championships after succe

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