QUOTE OF THE DAY
"It was a blessing for me today," Christian Taylor.
"I was waiting till very last attempt to start to celebrate, girls are strong and I was thinking 77 will not be enough to win," Tatyna Lysenko.
"I was watching on the clock, saying to myself, I must do it," anchor Usain Bolt.
STATS (by Ken Nakamura):
Mo won first gold for GBR at 5000m
For the first time since 1987, African failed to win gold or silver at 5000m
Lagat became the first to win 3 medals at 5000m in World Championships
Mo Farah became the first European Champion at 5000m to win the same event at World Championships
Final 200m in 26.06 and final 400m in 52.61. Fast but the fastest. In 2007 (even slower race) the final 200m was 25.9, final 400m 52.3.
First time since 1983-1987, KEN was shut out of the medal at 5000m for two consecutive World Championships
Savinova is the 2nd European 800m Champion (first was Wodars) to win the World Championships
She is also the third World Indoor Champion (after Formanova and Mutola) at 800m to win the World Championships
TITLE DEFENDERS (individual)
Reese, Borchin, Hardee, Adams, Harting, Kaniskina, Philips, Cheruiyot, Bolt (200 m), Kemboi, A. Kirui
not succesful (26 events):
Bolt (100 m), Bekele (5 and 10km), Brathwaite, Hooker, L. Masai, Samuels, Kozmus, Fraser-Pryce, Richards-Ross, Clement, Rogowska, Ennis, Jamal, Walker, Savigne, Kamel, Cantwell, Kirdyapkin, Felix, Thorkildsen,F-Hylton, Vlasic, Idowu, Semenya, Wlodarczyk.