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Summary

  1. GB's men and women win 4x400m relay bronze medals
  2. Britain end championships with record four gold medals
  3. One silver and two bronzes takes the total to seven
  4. Kenya lead medal table from Jamaica, USA and GB in fourth

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Goodbye

The credits roll... and cue to black... 

The 2015 World Championships come to an end, leaving us with fantastic memories. Usain Bolt overcame Justin Gatlin to prove he's the best that's ever been; Jessica Ennis-Hill proved she's a super mum; Greg Rutherford proved he's a worthy champion while Mo Farah proved he can make history again and again.

There were superheros and bizarre moments, and super-human feats. 

Thanks, as always, for joining us. Until next time...

Beijing in a sentence

Michael Johnson

400m world record holder on BBC TV

Amazing performances, national and world records.

Beijing in a sentence

Daley Thompson

Two-time Olympic decathlon champion on BBC TV

I never thought I would see Kenya and Jamaica on top of the medal table.

Beijing in a sentence

Denise Lewis

Olympic heptathlon gold medallist on BBC TV

Reminded me why I fell in love with the sport in the first place. It was an enjoyable championships and great performances for Britain.

Beijing in a sentence

Paula Radcliffe

Women's marathon world record holder on BBC TV

Athletics as a sport fighting back, showed it is alive and vibrant and the wonderful stories in the stadium.

Bolt still celebrating

Usain Bolt has posted a picture on Instagram with his 4x100m relay champions. "Golden Relay Squad out and bad," the 11-time world champion writes. 

Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt

Medal ceremony

Former IAAF president Lamine Diack will present the final medals of the day to the 4x400m relay top three. 

Britain's quartet on the podium, of course, and Martyn Rooney seems delighted with his miniature mascot, waving it in the air to someone whose attention he's caught in the crowd. That's a gift for baby Rooney. 

GB men bronze medal ceremony
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Medal ceremony

Former IAAF president Lamine Diack will present the final medals of the day to the 4x400m relay top three. 

Britain's quartet on the podium, of course, and Martyn Rooney seems delighted with his miniature mascot, waving it in the air to someone whose attention he's caught in the crowd. That's a gift for baby Rooney. 

Women's 4x400m medal ceremony

Great Britain women
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Hopefully Britain's 4x400m women's relay quartet had accounted for cuddly toys and medals in their luggage. 

On this day...

While we're waiting for more medal ceremonies, did you know that #OnThisDay in '91, Mike Powell set his long jump WR?

While we're waiting for more medal ceremonies, did you know that #OnThisDay in '91, Mike Powell set his long jump WR?

Who are Britain's future stars?

GB future stars
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The future is looking bright, so they say, but who are the young athletes who could star for Britain in future championships? 

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Two bronze in the 4x400m. 4 golds in total. Fantastic end to the World Champs. Looking bright for Rio 2016 #Beijing2015 #bbcathletics

On the 4x100m relay debacle

Neil Black is asked about Britain's sprint relay team and Richard Kilty's tweets suggesting there's disharmony in the team and that CJ Ujah should not have run the last leg. 

"We shouldn't judge Richard Kilty in the heat of the moment when he is disappointed and upset," says Black. "We came to win medals in all four relays, we did that in two. That's a pretty good record.

"We're not concerned. We've got high standards. We were not going to settle for fifth, sixth or seventh, so we went for a medal.

"We take risks to win medals. It didn’t work out but we’d do it again. We move on and stay positive."

Medal haul 'what we expected'

Asked about Britain's medal haul of four golds, a silver and two bronzes, Neil Black says: "This is about what we expected. We’re looking to win medals and this is there or thereabouts. 

"We’re happy with how people have performed on a global level. And those fourth, fifth and sixth places are brilliant and that’s what we were expecting in Beijing. It's on the road to the Rio Olympics and London Worlds in 2017."

'Unbelievable championships'

Neil Black's summation

Neil Black, Britain's performance director, says the championships "couldn't be better". 

He tells Gabby Logan: "There have been brilliant performances over the whole competition with some of our established stars producing again. 

"And then some of our young people in new events are being competitive. It's been an unbelievable championships and we are really happy and proud."

Rutherford sad to say goodbye

Really sad to see these World Championships coming to an end. It's been a fantastic week of athletics with some exceptional performances 🇬🇧

Asher-Smith setting sights on London

It doesn't get much better. A World Champs in my hometown - @London2017 is going to be phenomenal #London2017

It doesn't get much better. A World Champs in my hometown - @London2017 is going to be phenomenal #London2017

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Relay entrances a new highlight for #Beijing2015 (but would rather we got the baton round safely) #bbcathletics

Britain's best ever

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Britain's previous best gold-medal haul was three in Stuttgart in 1993 and Moscow in 2013. The Super Saturday gang - Mo Farah (2), Jessica Ennis-Hill and Greg Rutherford - have made Beijing the team's most successful championships yet. 

Bronze Rooney?

Martyn Rooney joked he would call his son Bird's Nest Rooney, here is what hos wife had to say...

It's official... Bronze Beijing Rooney. Just kidding guys. Massive congrats to the boys & captain @MartynRooney #beijing #BirdsNest

Rooney 'incredibly happy'

When I crossed the line I knew I had got him. I am incredibly happy for the guys and happy I did not mess it up. It has been a special week having my first child. I did not want to go home empty handed, I wanted to bring something back to my wife to make it worthwhile. Hopefully she is proud of what I have done. I can't wait to meet him.

Britain's Martyn Rooney. 4x400m bronze medallist

Baby and medal celebrations

What should Martyn Rooney call his newborn son? Phil Jones says some have suggested the 400m runner should name his first born after the 400m world champion Wayde van Niekerk. That would, of course, mean a Wayde Rooney has entered the world. 

Rooney, diplomatically, says there's nothing wrong with the name Wayde but says he's unlikely to name his son after the South African. 

Kenya's gold rush

Best performance ever for kenyan in #Beijing2015 7Gold 6Silver & 3Bronze and thats take kenya to the top of the world in medal table!!!!!!!

Britain fourth in medal table

Britain end the championships fourth in the medal table with a total of seven medals and four golds - which is the team's most successful golden haul. 

Kenya are numero uno - 16 medals in total, including seven gold ones. 

Medal table
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Child delighted with bronze

I didn't have a great Championship individually but to come out with these girls, they pick you up and you get another chance to get a medal.

Eilidh Child, 4x400m bronze medallist

Rooney's the Daddy

Martyn Rooney wasn't initially in the British team, but a successful appeal ensured he made it to Beijing and he was then named team captain. Representing his country did mean he missed the birth of his first child, though. 

Missing the birth of your child, that's an example of the sacrifices athletes go through to bring these medals home

Missing the birth of your child, that's an example of the sacrifices athletes go through to bring these medals home

Two bronze medals for Britain in the 4x400m relays and the women's team are talking to Phil Jones on the telly. Christine Ohuruogu wearing fetching headgear - a union bow. A national flag simply won't do these days.  

Great Britain men celebrate win
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'That is ridiculous'

Michael Johnson

400m world record holder on BBC TV

You don't do this it is ridiculous by (Jamaican) Francis, it is youth and excitement and it played into the hands of LaShawn Meritt.

Steve Cram

BBC athletics commentator

I'm going with the big daddy Rooney and yes he has, bronze for Britain, you never ever doubt his ability to get it home for you.

GB team celebrate
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What a run!! Great jobs lads #relay 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧

TWO BRONZES!!! Yessssss 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧

Wow! Another bronze 4x400m Brilliant performance guys!

USA win 4x400m gold, Britain take bronze

Oh my word! Jamaica's Javon Francis presses some sort of booster button with 250m remaining, overtaking LaShawn Merrit to take the lead with the speed of a 200m runner... Astonishing. Foolish? Yep. By the time it comes to the final 10m the Jamaican runs out of steam, which allows Martyn Rooney to pip him to win bronze for Britain.

LaShawn Merritt guides America to gold in 2:57.82, while Trinidad and Tobago claim silver in a national record 2:58.20. 

Finish of the men's 4x400m
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USA First, Britain third...

Tony McQuay puts the Americans in first spot...  Britain third going into the third leg.

Men's 4x400m relay final

How will the British quartet of Rabah Yousif, Delanno Williams, Jarryd Dunn and Martyn Rooney fare? We will soon find out. The starter's gun has just gone off...

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What a smashing performance from the GB girls in 4x400m! Held off rest of the world in style even if frontrunners unassailable #bbcathletics

Men's 4x400m relay final

USA relay team
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The Americans steal the show again during introductions for the 4x400m relay with a baseball themed 'celebration'. These posturings are nice additions to the championships.

Britain? They nick Brazilian Bebeto's 'baby' goal celebration during the 1994 World Cup, a nod to captain Martyn Rooney who has recently become a father. 

GB relay team
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Drouin wins high jump gold

The bar has been lowered to 2.34m in the high jump jump-off and Canada's Derek Drouin is the only man to clear the height, and he did so comfortably.

The 2013 world champion Bohdan Bondarenko and China's Zhang Guowei will share silver. 

Derek Drouin in action
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#bbcathletics WOW what a run for our 4×4 @chrissyohuruogu @EilidhChild @serenbdavies and Aneka fabliss Bronze well done girls👏👏👏👍👍

Men's high jump final - jump-off

There's a jump off in the men's high jump final. Birthday boy and defending champion Bohdan Bondarenko, Canada's Derek Drouin and China's Guowei Zhang will battle for gold. 

All have three failures at 2.36m, but as all have cleared all previous heights on their first attempts they go again at 2.36m. 

Drouin and Bondarenko fail on 2.36m again...

Men's high jump final

Mutaz Essa Barshim
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There will be no medal for Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim in the men's high jump, which is a shock. The world leader coming to Beijing, whose personal best 2.43m is the equal third highest of all-time, fails at 2.36m. 

'What a surprise'

Steve Cram

BBC athletics commentator

Britian's split times:

Ohuruogu: 51.1 seconds 

Onuora: 50.8 seconds

Child: 50.6 seconds

Bundy-Davies: 50.9 seconds

America woes continue. They got a medal but it was not what was expected. What about the British team? I really liked the quartet. It was set up beautifully by Ohuruogu and Onuora, Child was excellent on the third leg and it was an inspired decision to put here there and Bundy-Davies brought it home. What a lovely surprise.