BASC Athlete of the Year 2017

Another day at the world championships; another surprise winner; another 4th place for GB. Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, running from the difficult inside lane, clocked 20.24s to finish just outside the medals. Pre-event favourite Wayde Van Niekerk added a silver to his 400m gold, but it was Turkey's Guliyev (formerly of Azerbaijan) who won gold in 20.09s. Trinidad and Tobago's Jereem Richards took bronze. Team captain Eilidh Doyle, also running from the inside lane, finished eighth in the 400m hurdles final, won by USA's Kori Carter.

Outside of the finals, a string of British athletes progressed in their events, with several reaching finals. Britain has never had a female high jumper in a world championship final; now we have two in the same final. Heptathletes Morgan Lake and Katarina Johnson-Thompson qualified with clearances at 1.92m.

A few months ago, Dina Asher-Smith had to learn to walk again after breaking her foot in a freak training accident. Some questioned her inclusion on the team, but tonight she proved her doubters wrong as she reach the final through automatic qualification finishing second in her semi-final in another season's best time of 22.73s. Bianca Williams came sixth in her heat.

The British team was represented by Scottish athletes in both the women's 5000m and men's 1500m heats. Laura Muir held on to qualify as a fastest loser in the first 5000m heat clocking 14:59.34 in 7th place. Eilish McColgan qualified automatically in 4th in a personal best time of 15:00.38. Both will appear in Sunday's final. Steph Twell faded to 15th. In the 1500m heats. In the 1500m heats, Josh Kerr could not stay with the pace, but Chris O'Hare and Jake Wightman both reached the semi-finals, finishing 3rd and 4th in their heats.

In the men's triple jump final, it was a closely fought battle between Americans Will Claye and Christian Taylor. Taylor triumphed with 17.68m to Claye's best of 17.63m.

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