The seventh and final 200m heat: Aaron Brown of Canada wins it, Great Britain’s Nathaneel Mitchell-Blake is second and South Africa’s Clarence Munyai is third. Japan’s Shota Ilzuka is fourth.
In the sixth 200m heat, Great Britain’s Zharnel Hughes is roared on, but he drops just outside the automatic qualification places, finishing third in 20.43sec. The USA’s Isiah Young wins it, South Africa’s Akani Simbine is second and Likourgos-Stefanos Tsakanos is third. One more heat to go.
In the women’s hammer throw final, Anita Wlodarczyk begins with a throw of 70.45m to take an early lead. Up steps Sophie Hitchon – and she makes 71.47m. This should be good.
The fifth 200m heat: Zambia’s Sydney Siame runs a personal best of 20.29sec to win it. His mother’s going wild in the stands. Trinidad & Tobago’s Kyle Greaux finishes second, Filippo Tortu of Italy finishes third, but Jamaica’s Warren Weir has surprisingly been pushed into fourth. The Wolf ran in 20.60.
Trumpets are blaring before the final of the women’s hammer throw. They should do that before West Ham home games here. Anyway, Great Britain’s Sophie Hitchon has a chance of a medal here, but Poland’s world record holder and defending champion Anita Wlodarczyk is the woman to beat here.
Heat number four: Turkey’s Ramit Guliyev motors home in 20.16sec. The USA’s Ameer Webb’s through in 20.22, France’s Christophe Lemaitre is third in 20.40 and Ivory Coast’s Wilfreid Koffi is fourth in 20.49.
The noise picks up before the third men’s 200m heat. Put your hands together for Great Britain’s Daniel Talbot, who has a season’s best of 20.20sec. South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk is a favourite here. It’s Van Nikerk who makes the quickest start out on lane 7, but Talbot’s alongside him in lane 8! The volume rises again. It’s a tremendous run from Talbot, who finishes second in a personal best of 20.16sec (.159), while Van Niekerk wins it in … 20.16sec (.158). What fine margins! Slovakia’s Jan Volko is third in 20.52 and Panama’s Alonso Edward is fourth in 20.61.
Out in the field, the women’s hammer final is starting soon. On the big screen, Colin Jackson says the warm-up area is “really cool”.
The second men’s 200m heat is dominated by the lightning quick Jereem Richards. The lightning Trinidadian steams home in 20.05sec. The USA’s Kyree King is second in 20.41, Jamaica’s Rasheed Dwyer is third in 20.49. Norways’s Jonathan Quaracoo is fourth in 20.40.
On your marks … set … pop! Yohan Blake motors round the bend, sees off strong competition from Sergey Smelek and finishes first in 20.39sec, easing off near the end. Sani Brown of Japan finishes second, but Switzerland’s Alex Wilson is third. Smelek faded and has to hope 20.58 will be enough to make the semis.
The men’s 200m heats are almost upon us. The biggest cheer is for
This is the start list for the women’s 1500m final:
Hanna Klein (Germany)
Laura Weightman (Great Britain)
Meraf Bahta (Sweden)
Sifan Hassan (Netherlands)
Caster Semenya (South Africa)
Malika Akkaou (Morocco)
Laura Muir (Great Britain)
Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon (Kenya)
Rababe Arafi (Morocco)
Genzebe Bibaba (Ethiopia)
Jennifer Simpson (USA)
Angelika Cichocka (Poland)
We don’t have to wait too long for the start of the men’s 200m heats. Yohan Blake is in the first one. He could do with cheering up a few Jamaicans.
Hello. It’s been a slightly slow start for Great Britain as far as the medals are concerned. Four days in and the host nation are still looking to add to Mo Farah’s latest gold on the opening night. Other than Katarina Johnson-Thompson’s heptathlon disappointment, mind, there haven’t really been any major flops, and the medal tally might start to tick over this evening. The past two nights have been about USA! USA! USA! stunning Jamaican favourites in the men’s and women’s 100m finals. The main event in this evening session, however, is the women’s 1,500m final, when all eyes will be on Britain’s Laura Muir.
The 24-year-old, who is also competing in the 5000m later in the week, is hopeful of making it on to the podium for the first time at a world championship, having finished fifth in Beijing two years ago and seventh in the 2016 Olympics. She finished fourth in her heat and second in her semi-final on Saturday. If she runs well tonight, the double’s on. Can she hold her nerve? We’ll find out later. Before that race, we’ve got plenty to keep us entertained. The action kicks off with the men’s 200m heats and continues with the women’s hammer throw and triple jump finals and the men’s 110m final.
It all begins at: 6.30pm BST.