High jump takes centre stage on opening day of world indoors

High jump takes centre stage on opening day of world indoors

Laura Muir is a double world indoor medalist after a stellar run to win 1500m silver at the IAAF World Indoor Championships on Saturday night (March 3). "F**king indoors", was about all he could manage.

Hassan was second in 8:45.68, and Muir third in 8:45.78 in Arena Birmingham.

It appeared the home nation may have won another bronze on a Saturday packed with controversy when Elliot Giles, 23, was briefly promoted from fourth place in the men's 800m, when American Drew Windle was disqualified.

Dibaba finished in 8 minutes, 45.05 seconds.

Dibaba's final kilometre was 2:37 - around 7:52 pace - and the second half a very fast 4:04, which was 37 seconds quicker than the first half! Hasan had no response to Muir's devastating kick, and was third in 4:07.26.

"I was hurting on that last lap but I had to dig deep and I got a medal", said Muir in the wake of the race. "I was so focused on the race and the people in front of me that I wasn't even focusing on those behind me". I knew I had to build it up but react when I had to.

"The 2014 Commonwealth Games was an insight into just how well Scotland can play host to worldwide sporting events, and I am sure that Glasgow 2019 will be another step forward in cementing Scotland's status as a first-class deliverer of world-class sporting events". "I knew if I made the right moves, I could get another medal, and improve on the bronze".

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He said: "My performance from the British Championships to the Indoor Grand Prix in Glasgow at the weekend showed improvement but it was still not at the level I demand of myself".

Doyle battled Wimbley for the inside track space with 200 metres to go and took up a strong position, only for Wimbley to hunt her down in the home straight with Okolo in a class of her own. She had maybe not looked at her best this winter but still easily topped the 2018 world 1500m and 3000m lists and was bidding to win Ethiopia's eighth gold in the last nine editions where they have won a total of 14 medals.

In a fast race that saw the victor, Courtney Okolo of the United States, record a lifetime best of 50.55secs, Doyle struck on the final lap to move into third before surviving a late charge from Poland's Justyna Swiety-Ersetic at the line.

Muir was delighted with her first global medal and said: "Thank you to the crowd. It's not my preferred event so to do this is incredible". It was a fine call, both on a personal level, and for a young team making significant inroads.

Since Portland, the Christchurch shot putter has grabbed the Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medal and won the World Outdoor Championships title in 2017. "I've not seen the race back". I went out hard which was the plan and I'm so pleased with the result. "I think it has made my preparation slightly more straightforward".

"I felt so much more relaxed here than I was at Sopot four years ago when the pressure got to me".

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