IAAF World C'ships Day 7: Jinson Johnson, Tejinder fail to make final in respective events

Day seven of the IAAF World Championships will see two Indians in action - Tejinder Pal will take part in shot put, while Jinson Johnson will feature in 1500m.

Jinson Johnson will be in action in the men's 1500m on day seven of the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar.

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's Live coverage of Day seven of the IAAF World Championships in Doha.

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-  That's it for today! Tune in again tomorrow as India's Avinash Sable will feature in the men's 3000m steeplechase final, while Irfan Thodi and Devender Singh will take part in the men's 20km walk final. Until then, see you!

So both the Indian athletes who were in action today fail to go past the initial round. A disappointing day for Tejinder Pal and Jinson Johnson in the men's shot put and 1500m respectively.

-  Jinson Johnson fails to qualify for the semifinals! He finishes 10th in Heat 2 with a timing of 3:39:86. He can't make the penultimate round based on the six best fastest timings as well.

-  Jakob Ingebrigsten (Norway - 3:37:67) tops the heat.

-  Heat 1 is done and dusted! Crazy scenes at the Khalifa stadium in Doha!!! Nine men have finished the race within a time period of half a second. It appeared as though all of them crossed the finish line at the same time.

-  The Kenyans have traditionally dominated the 1500m event at the World Championships. Elijah Manangoi is the defending champion but he is not participating this time due to injury. So we will have a new champion.

The first heat of the men's 1500m is 15 minutes away!

-  There will be three heats in the men's 1500m and the top six from each heat will advance to the semifinals, while the fastest six apart from the direct qualifiers will also make it to the penultimate round.

-  Jinson Johnson, the other Indian athlete in action today, will feature in Heat 2 of the men's 1500 metres event in around 40 minutes from now!

-  So there will be exactly 12 participants, the minimum count, in the men's shot put final at the 2019 IAAF World Championships. Eight athletes qualified from Group A, while four made it to the last round from Group B.

-  Tejinder Pal Toor's 2019 World Championships campaign in Doha ends with a disappointing throw of 19.55m! The Indian athlete tried hard but he couldn't clear the qualification mark of 20.9m in three attempts.

-  The second round of throws are done and dusted! Tejinder still sits at eighth. However, the placing doesn't matter anymore.

-  Filip Mihaljevic of Croatia also qualifies for the final with a throw exactly measuring 21m. Indian athlete Tejinder now has to breach the qualification mark of 20.9m to make the men's shot put final at the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar.

-  Tejinder Pal commits a foul in his second attempt, so 20.43m remains his best so far!

-  11 shot putters are already in the final. So one more slot to fill before reaching the minimum requirement (12 contestants) of the final.

-  India's Tejinder Pal Singh Toor is currently at the eighth position after the first round of throws in the men's shot put Qualification group B.

-  Ryan Crouser (USA - 21.67m), Jacko Gill (New Zealand - 21.12m) and Joe Kovacs (USA - 20.92m) have already breached the qualification mark and are in the final.

Tejinder registers a season-best throw of 20.43m first up!

-  Tejinder Pal's season-best throw is 20.36m, which is about half a metre lesser than the qualification mark. So the Indian shot putter must be at his absolute best to make the final.

-  India's Tejinder Pal Singh Toor will take part in the men's shot put qualification in less than 10 minutes!

-  The shot putter who bagged silvers at both the 2016 Olympics and 2017 World Championships Joe Kovacs and the Rio men's shot put gold-medallist Ryan Crouser will be seen in action in group B. Both the athletes belong to the United States. Kovacs, however, had won the top prize at the 2015 Worlds.

-  We are 20 minutes away from men's shot put Qualification group B action!

-  Tomas Walsh is the defending champion and he also won a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

-  Darlan Romani (Brazil - 21.69m), Armin Sinancevic (Serbia - 21.51m), Darrell Hill (USA - 21. 25m), Konrad Bukowiecki (Poland - 21.16m), Tomas Stanek (Czech Republic - 21.02m), Tim Nedow (Canada - 20.94m) and Chukwuebuka Enekwechi (Nigeria - 20.94m) are the other seven progressing to the next round.

-  Eight athletes from group A have made it to the final. Tomas Walsh of New Zealand tops the group with a throw measuring 21.92m.

-  Men's Shot Put Qualification group A is underway! The qualification mark is 20.9m.

-  For full information on the Indians in the fray and the schedule, click here -IAAF World Championships 2019: Complete schedule, events, timings in IST, Indians in action.

-  Today, India's Tejinder Pal will be taking part in the men's shot put qualifiers. The Indian will be part of Qualification group B, which will begin at 11:10PM IST.

-  Meanwhile, another Indian athlete Jinson Johnson will feature in the men's 1500 metres event today. He will take to the track in Heat 2 at around 12:42PM IST.

DAY 6 REVIEW:

Asian champion P.U. Chitra clocked a personal best of 4:11.10s to finish eighth in the women's 1500m heats, but it was not enough to fetch her a semifinal berth at the IAAF World Athletics Championships 2019 in Doha on Wednesday.

READ| PU Chitra clocks PB, but falls short of 1500m semis

Chitra was in action in the second heat and the pace there was so slow that 10 of the 11 runners in the opening heat were faster than the second heat's winner. That suited the Indian, who was at the back of the pack for a major part of the race, and yet she was able to pull out a personal best, bettering her 4:11.55 that came in the inter-State Nationals in Guwahati last year, though she could only finish 30th overall.

- Dina Asher-Smith surges to 200m title -

Dina Asher-Smith did not shrink under the pressure as she clinched gold in the 200m at the World Athletics Championships.

The Briton was the heavy favourite in a race missing the likes of Elaine Thompson, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Dafne Schippers.

She justified her status in emphatic fashion, becoming Great Britain's first female sprint world champion.

The expectation was not too much for Asher-Smith and she ran a personal best and a national record of 21.88 seconds, finishing well clear of Brittany Brown (22.22) with her performance owing in part to a lightning fast start.

Victory never looked in doubt after she surged out of the blocks and the Briton was unable to keep her emotions in check as the magnitude of her achievement hit home.

"I just don't know what to say, I don't know if it's properly sunk in," she told BBC Sport. "It's been a long championships, I'm tired. It means so much."

Switzerland's Mujinga Kambundji (22.51) edged out Anglerne Annelus (22.59) for bronze.

- Omar Mcleod hamstrung in title defence -

There was drama in the men's 110m hurdles final, won by Grant Holloway of the United States. Omar McLeod's defence of his 110m hurdles title ended in nightmarish circumstances.

The Jamaican was neck and neck with Grant Holloway for much of the race but clipped the third-last hurdle, setting in motion a series of stumbles that saw him fall to the ground after clattering into the final obstacle.

Holloway, the youngest man in the field at 21, triumphed ahead of neutral athlete Sergey Shubenkov and France's Pascal Martinot-Lagarde, with McLeod left to rue an apparent hamstring injury.

"I was not getting pop because of the hamstring," McLeod told BBC Sport. "There's nothing to take away, I gave it my all, that's just how it is."

- Fit-again Kirani James storms into final -

Kirani James is on course to complete a remarkable comeback after qualifying second-fastest for the men's 400m final.

James - the Olympic champion in 2012 and runner-up in Rio three years ago - was diagnosed in 2017 with Graves' Disease, an autoimmune disorder that causes an overactive thyroid.

The Grenadian has barely raced in the past three seasons, but he looked in superb form as he posted a time of 44.23 on Wednesday, which was beaten only by Steven Gardiner.

The women's 400m hurdles semis were dominated by American athletes.

Olympic champion Dalilah Muhammad qualifed easily but her time of 53.91 seconds was bettered by Sydney McLaughlin, who cruised through in 53.81.