The final day of the World Athletics Championships 2015 began with the women’s marathon, in which the domain Kiplagat, champion in 2011 and finished 2013 and this time could not even get on the podium. A podium that was decided in the last 100 meters of 42’1195 kilometers, Mare Dibaba victory for the first Ethiopian to win a gold in the women’s marathon.
Already in the afternoon session, we saw the competition female javelin with an exciting denouement. The last attempt, the Chinese Huihui Lyu sent with a throw of 66’13 meters, which had also been record of Asia. The local athlete and gold touched with the fingers, but in his latest attempt German Katrhina Molitor managed to reach 67’69 meters, the best throw of his career worth a gold medal.
The other contest that remained to be decided was the men’s high jump with three men, Bohdan Bondarenko, Derek Drouin and Zhang Guowei, tied after overcoming all heights without a zero and not being able to cross the bar at 2.36. So, we had to resort to a playoff to elucidate gold, prize for the Canadian Drouin who was the first and only one to make a jump correctly during the playoff round.
On the track, the performance expected Genzebe Dibaba in the 5000 women, although young Ethiopian athlete has taken its toll attempt doublet and did not live up to expectations. Not only could not keep pace infernal Almaz Ayana , gold record of the championships included, but in the final was also overtaken by his compatriot Senbere Teferi relegated to bronze.
After the race was held 1500 men , in which the favorite, Asbel Kiprop, yes met forecasts and notched his third world gold . Although the last step goal was going well back in the group, it imposed its tremendous strides in the last 200 meters to finish beating the also Kenyan Manangoi, silver, and the Moroccan Iguider, who was bronze, with the Algerian Makhloufi, Olympic champion out the podium.
And the World, which began with an unusual marathon, finished with classic long relay, the 4 x 400. In women, gold stared Jamaica despite the incredible post Allyson Felix to the United States, who had to settle for silver. In men, the United States itself could take the win, ahead of Trinidad and Tobago and Britain, with Jamaica off the podium.