Laura Muir comes home fourth and Laura Weightman finishes sixth in 1500m World Championships final
Last Updated: 08/08/17 7:46am
Laura Muir fell agonisingly short of a medal in the 1500 metres at the World Championships after finishing fourth in a thrilling sprint finish.
The 24-year-old could not hold on in the final 100m and missed out on a podium place by seventh hundredths of a second as Caster Semenya pipped her to bronze
Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon took gold in a time of four minutes 2.59 secs, with America's Jenny Simpson clinching silver in 4:02.76. Muir came home in 4:02.97 while fellow Brit Laura Weightman came home sixth.
Meanwhile, Sophie Hitchon could only finish seventh in the hammer final in London on Monday.
But there was success for Britain's 200m men's sprint trio as Danny Talbot, Zharnel Hughes and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake reached Wednesday's semi-finals.
British Athletics captain Eilidh Doyle qualified for the 400m hurdles semi-final along with Meghan Beesley but Jess Turner missed out.
Nathan Fox also failed to reach the men's triple jump final with a best leap of 16.49m, well below the 17m qualifying mark, while Jack Green did not progress past the 800m semi-final.
Zoey Clark also bowed out at the semi-final stage in the women's 400m.