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Coe defends next IAAF World Championship host after London 2017 chairman claims Doha "really strange choice"

Coe defends next IAAF World Championship host after London 2017 chairman claims Doha "really strange choice"

International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) President Sebastian Coe has promised that the next World Championships in 2019 will remain in Doha after the choice of the Qatari capital was criticised by Ed Warner, the chairman of this year's event in London, which finished here tonight. 


Bolt insists he has no regrets on holding off retirement until IAAF World Championships

Bolt insists he has no regrets on holding off retirement until IAAF World Championships

Usain Bolt insisted he had no regrets over his decision to prolong his career beyond last year's Olympic games and stressed his legacy would not be tarnished by his failure to win a gold medal at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships, which finished here tonight. 



Barshim claims first big world as Perković regains crown

 Barshim claims first big world as Perković regains crown

On the final day of an International Association of Athletics Federations World Championships that have produced a succession of surprise results, the last two field event golds in the men’s high jump and women’s discus went to the disciplines’ undisputed, pre-eminent performers - Mutaz Essa Barshim and Sandra Perković.


Diniz is oldest male world champion in 50km walk, Henriques wins inaugural women’s race

 Diniz is oldest male world champion in 50km walk, Henriques wins inaugural women’s race

Yohann Diniz, who turns 40 on January 1 next year, became the oldest male athlete in the history of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships to win a title as he earned France its third gold here in the men’s 50 kilometres walk - on a day when Portugal’s Ines Henriques secured a historic victory in the inaugural women’s event.


Bolt pulls up injured in final race as Britain take stunning 4x100 metres relay gold at IAAF World Championships

Bolt pulls up injured in final race as Britain take stunning 4x100 metres relay gold at IAAF World Championships

Usain Bolt endured a desperately disappointing ending to his glittering career as he sustained an injury during the final leg while Britain powered through to secure a shock 4x100 metres relay victory in a dramatic race at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships here tonight.