August 15, 2022

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Nottinghamshire’s Jake Wightman has received Britain’s first gold on the World Athletics Championships in Oregon....

Nottinghamshire’s Jake Wightman has received Britain’s first gold on the World Athletics Championships in Oregon.

The 28-year-old took the 1500m title in a time of three minutes 29.23 seconds forward of Olympic champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Spain’s Mohamed Katir.

Wightman went into the championships with the quickest time on the earth this yr and went for broke with 200m to go.

It’s by far the largest success of his profession, having beforehand received European and Commonwealth bronze and solely got here 10th eventually yr’s Olympics in Tokyo.

World Athletics moved Wightman’s medal ceremony to Tuesday night native time as a result of the unique one on Wednesday would have clashed together with his flight house.

Elsewhere on the championships defending champion Dina Asher-Smith has reached the ultimate of the 200m.

The 26-year-old got here second in 21.96 seconds – a season’s finest – in her semi-final behind the USA’s Tamara Clark.

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