World Athletics Championships: Great Britain won two bronzes and Usain Bolt completed the sprint double on penultimate day in Moscow

Last Updated: 18/08/13 8:37am

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Christine Ohuruogu claimed her second medal of the World Championships by anchoring Great Britain's women's 4x400 metres relay team to bronze in Moscow.

The quartet of Eilidh Child, Shana Cox, Margaret Adeoye and Ohuruogu finished behind winners Russia and the United States in a season's best time of three minutes 22.61 seconds.

The team were missing the injured Perri Shakes-Drayton, who was forced to fly home after injuring her knee during the 400m hurdles final, but the strength of individual gold medallist Ohuruogu on the final lap secured a place on the podium.

Ohuruogu said: "I really am proud of the team. They all turn up, show up and do exactly what's asked of them, they're phenomenal athletes. Eilidh with what she's run, Margaret who stepped in last minute to cover for Perri and Shana who always runs a good leg.

"I've got a bronze, but I'm more happy for them in getting a bronze."

Tiffany Porter added a second bronze medal for Great Britain on Saturday night by coming home third in the 100m hurdles in a personal best of 12.55 seconds.

"My goal is to defend my titles at the next Olympics as it hasn't been done before by anyone. And this World Championships is a stepping stone towards that goal."
Usain Bolt

American Brianna Rollins took the title in 12.44s with Australia's Sally Pearson - the defending champion - second in 12.50s.

Porter said: "I'm just so happy, I'm elated. It's been a very difficult season for me and I've made a lot of changes, but I've maintained the faith throughout the season, despite the races I've had, and I'm happy I was able to put it together today when it mattered the most."

Sprint double for Bolt

Jamaica's Usain Bolt completed the sprint double by claiming his third straight 200m world title in a time of 19.66 seconds.

Bolt, who also won both sprint events at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics and the 2009 World Championships, was always in command from lane four and even eased up over the last few strides.

His compatriot Warren Weir took silver in a personal best 19.79s from lane eight, while Curtis Mitchell - the fastest qualifier - secured bronze for the United States in 20.04s.

"When I entered the straight I felt tired, my legs felt a little bit heavy," said Bolt, who celebrated by dancing on the track with Weir to Bob Marley's 'Three Little Birds'.

"My coach told me not to push to hard if it was possible so I backed off a little. The 200m is my favourite event so this victory is very important to me.

"My goal is to defend my titles at the next Olympics as it hasn't been done before by anyone. And this World Championships is a stepping stone towards that goal."

British teenager Adam Gemili, who had broken 20 seconds for the first time in the semi-finals, came fifth in 20.08s.

Gemili said: "It's an unbelievable experience to be in that final on the outside Usain Bolt and just being in the top eight and finishing fifth. I'm just very proud, very happy and very grateful to be in this position.

"Just after Bolt the whole stadium erupted and I thought one day hopefully I'll be in that position.

"I was very close to medal - just four hundredths (of a second) - and I missed out on the Olympic final (in the 100m last year) by four hundredths as well, so it's always those fours.

"But as I get older and stronger that will hopefully come down and down and down. Hopefully I'll be up there getting a medal in future years."

Shkolina thrills home crowd

Russia's Svetlana Shkolina won the women's high jump with a leap of 2.03 metres, while Vitezslav Vesely of Czech Republic earned gold in the men's javelin with a throw of 87.17m.

Ethiopian Meseret Defar won her second 5,000m world title - to go with two Olympic golds in the event - in a time of 14 minutes 50.19 seconds.

And Uganda's Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich showed he was no one-hit wonder by breaking Kenya's stranglehold on the men's marathon at the world championships with victory in two hours nine minutes 51 seconds on Saturday.

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