Redemption for Ingebrigtsen in 5000m final


Norwegian superstar Jakob Ingebrigtsen has again claimed 5000m redemption at the world championships, four days after the bitter disappointment of missing out on the 1500m title.

In a repeat of last year's world titles in Eugene, Ingebrigtsen won the 5000m gold, this time finishing over the top of Spain's Mohamed Katir to win in 13 minutes 11.30 seconds.

"I had to deliver an optimal race," Ingebrigtsen said.

"I've been dizzy all day, and I didn't feel good in the warm-up, which I haven't done in the last few days either. Then it's incredibly big to still take the victory.

"Getting sick is a nightmare."

Ingebrigtsen was out-kicked by Josh Kerr in the 1500m earlier in the championships, just as happened 12 months ago when he came up short against another British miler, Jake Wightman.

The Norwegian bided his time on Sunday, sitting near the back of the field before unleashing a withering final sprint.

The bronze went to Kenyan Jacob Krop.

Kenyan Mary Moraa upstaged pre-event favourites Keely Hodgkinson and Athing Mu to win the women's 800m.

Olympic and defending champion Mu set the pace from the gun but was never able to put a big enough gap on the chasing pack.

Moraa stayed on her shoulder and flew home in the final straight to win in a personal best time of 1:56.03.

Britain's Hodgkinson came through on the inside to pocket the silver, with Mu having to settle for third place.

"After bronze last year I wanted to improve and I have," Moraa said. "Everyone in the final was so fast I knew I would have to have a fast finish. I came from a long way behind but I managed to do it."

Javelin star Neeraj Chopra won India's first-ever world athletics gold, two years after achieving the same feat at Olympic level.

Chopra took the crown with a best throw of 88.17m.

Femke Bol anchored the Netherlands to victory in the women's 4x400m relay, eight days after stumbling in the shadow of the line in the mixed 4x400m relay with the gold seemingly in her grasp.

The United States won the men's 4x400m in 2:57.31 - the fastest time in the world this year.