A strong day for Kenya as Ezekiel Kemboi continues his never ending dominance in the men’s 3000 meters steeplechase while Vivian Cheruiyot took gold in the women’s 10,000 meters. Shawnacy Barber of Canada surprised many with gold in the men’s pole vault, Caterine Ibargüen of Colombia one a close contest in the women’s triple jump and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won another gold for Jamaica in the 100 meters race, this time for the women.
Men’s 3000 meters steeplechase: The dominance of Ezekiel Kemboi from Kenya continues, winning this for the fourth consecutive time in the world’s, adding to his two Olympic golds, running a 8:11.28. Conseslus Kipruto ran a 8:12.38 to take silver, followed by Brimin Kipruto with 8:12.54, taking bronze, making it a 1-2-3 for Kenya.
Men’s pole vault: Shawnacy Barber of Canada surprised with a 5.90 on his first try to take the gold medal. Raphael Holzdeppe of Germany, the winner from two years ago, cleared 5.90 but only on his third try to take silver. Bronze went three ways: Pawel Wojciechowski and Piotr Lisek of Poland, sharing it with the record holder, France’s Renaud Lavillenie, all clearing 5.80.
Women’s 100 meters: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce continues her dominance at the event with her third World’s gold in the 100, running a 10.76. The Jamaican slowed down, allowing Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands to come close with 10.81, setting a new national record. Tori Bowie of the United States took bronze, running a 10.86.
Women’s 10,000 meters: A second world’s gold medal at this distance for Vivian Cheruiyot of Kenya and her fourth overall, running a 31:41.31. She was followed by Gelete Burka of Ethiopia with a 31:41.77 for silver and Emily Infeld of the United States with a 31:43.49 for bronze.
Women’s triple jump: Caterine Ibargüen of Colombia wins this event for the second straight time with a 14.90, her best this season. Israel’s Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko becomes only the second athlete from the country and first women to win a medal at the world’s, setting a new national record of 14.78 for silver. Bronze went to Olga Rypakova of Kazakhstan, jumping a 14.77.