World Championships: Bowie wins 100m title, Thompson flops

Tori Bowie made up metres on long time leader Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast to edge her with the final dip on the line.

"The only thing I knew was that tonight I was going to lay it all on the line," said Tori Bowie after the race.   -  GETTY IMAGES

American Tori Bowie won the women's 100 metres world title on Sunday making up for her silver in last year's Olympics.

The 26-year-old made up metres on long time leader Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast to edge her with the final dip on the line.

The Netherlands' Dafne Schippers finished third while hot favourite and 100m Olympic champion Elaine Thompson faded to finish fifth.

WALSH TAKES SHOT GOLD

Tomas Walsh of New Zealand won the men's shot put world title with a stunning series of throws climaxing with a best of 22.03 metres.

The 25-year-old -- a former builder which he credits for his body strength -- edged out America's defending champion Joe Kovacs, who posted a best of 21.66.

THIAM PIPS SCHAFER FOR HEPTATHLON CROWN

Olympic champion Nafi Thiam added the world crown to her accolades with victory in the heptathlon.

The 21-year-old Belgian amassed a winning total of 6,784 points, with overnight leader Carolin Schafer of Germany taking silver with 6,696.

Dutchwoman Anouk Vetter claimed bronze (6,636).

"It's really incredible, I'm very happy," said Thiam, who trailed in a distant last in the seventh and final event, the 800m, and was made to wait for confirmation of her victory.