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Summary

  1. South Africa's Wayde van Niekerk wins 400m gold
  2. Isaac Makwala ruled out of 400m final after norovirus outbreak
  3. GB's Kyle Langford fourth in the men's 800m final
  4. Czech Barbora Spotakova wins women's javelin

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance

All times stated are UK

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Another dramatic night in, and sometimes just outside, the stadium.

We shall see you on Wednesday evening for, amongst others, the women's shot put final, the women's 400m final and the men's 400m hurdles final.

Golden moment

Men's pole vault final

That's how you do it! Sam Kendricks is a second lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve.

He's also a world champion.

Gold for Kendrick in Pole Vault

'Our decision is to protect all athletes'

Makwala out

Pam Venning:

"We had to use the assumption that if he has the same symptoms as the people who have been confirmed as having norovirus, then he is contagious and a risk to other athletes.

"We have communicated with all of the teams. I was phoned immediately and we contacted the team leader.

"Our decision is to protect all the athletes across the championships."

Pam Venning, the IAAF medical rep, has handled some very tough questioning very well there.

IAAF responds to Makwala exclusion

Van Niekerk takes gold

Men's 400m final

Had it in the bag, eased down, gold in the bank.

Wayde van Niekerk now has two world championship gold medals, an Olympic gold medal, and a Commonwealth silver.

All at 400m. He has no 200m medals apart from in last year's African championships. That could well change on Thursday night.

Gold for Wayde van Niekerk in the 400m final

Men's 400m final

The row over Isaac Makwala's exclusion from that 400m final rumbles on and on.

Wayde van Niekerk's time tonight would have seen him finish fourth in last year's Olympic final - which he won of course in a world record time.

Men's 400m final

Wayde van Niekerk is having a lie down on the South African flag, he's ran a lot of races this week and still has the 200m to come.

Wayde van Niekerk
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Double still on

Men's 400m final

Michael Johnson

Four-time Olympic gold medallist athlete on BBC TV

Wayde van Niekerk starts to tie up at the end and it's only 43.98 seconds but he won't be concerned about that because he came here for the double and the first half of that is now complete.

Wayde Van Niekerk
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'Only Van Niekerk can jog over the line to win gold'

Men's 400m final

Allison Curbishley

BBC athletics expert on Radio 5 live

Wayde van Niekerk
BBC

Only Wayde van Niekerk can switch off and jog over the line to win the 400m. Each round we've seen him we've not seen him hit the pedal. He's trying to conserve energy for the 200m.

Gold medal - Sam Kendricks

Men's pole vault final

The American has gold to go with his Olympic bronze from last year.

Gold for Kendrick in Pole Vault

Men's pole vault final

Some great camaraderie between the pole vault competitors tonight, I must say. They've been chatting all night and were standing together to watch that 400m final.

Now Renaud Lavillenie has to clear 6.01m.

It's his last chance. He'll go from bronze to gold if he does...

Nowhere near that time. He's out.

Wayde van Niekerk is the third man after Michael Johnson and Jeremy Wariner to win men's 400m at consecutive world championships. Good company.

Men's 400m final

Steve Cram

BBC athletics commentator on BBC TV

He may have a little bit of the 200m in his legs still from yesterday but Wayde van Niekerk is just so much better than everybody else.

Wayde van Niekerk
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Men's 400m final

Fred Curley has run fast this year but he was nowhere, struggling to seventh in 45.23 seconds.

Men's 400m final

Wayde van Niekerk can run faster than that, maybe doubling up is hurting him a bit, but he was dominant and wins his second world title.

Steven Gardiner has silver with Abdalelah Haroun taking bronze for Qatar.

Gold for Wayde van Niekerk in the 400m final

Gold medal - Wayde van Niekerk

Men's 400m final

Wayde van Niekerk is serene through the first 200m, then puts his foot down. It's good, it's fast, and he shuts down to win in 43.98!

That was a class above.

Away!

Men's 400m final

Away first time...

Tom Fordyce

Chief sports writer at London Stadium

Wonderful pole vault final wrapped around 800m and 400m ding-dongs. When athletics gets scheduling right, breathless excitement and drama

Men's 400m final

There is a Botswanan in the final of course, Baboloki Thebe is out in lane nine. Wayde van Niekerk is a massive favourite though.

Men's 800m

See for yourself how close Kyle Langford was to a medal...

Langford 4th in 800m final

Men's pole vault final

Sam Kendricks has cleared 5.95m! It was his last life and he sneaks over! A bit of a wobble but he's there.

Into the lead. Is that gold?

Sam Kendricks
EPA

Men's 400m final

A very late IAAF statement has just been released which says: "The IAAF is very sorry that the hard work and talent of Isaac Makwala won’t be on display tonight but we have to think of the welfare of all athletes."

Michael Johnson

Four-time Olympic gold medallist athlete on BBC TV

You can't count out Fred Kerley because at one point he has been the fastest in the world this year.

Plus, Kerley has had one more rest day than Van Niekerk which may have done him good.

'For running tips, watch these two'

Men's 400m final

Allison Curbishley

BBC athletics expert on Radio 5 live

If you were ever going to teach someone how to run then watch Wayde van Niekerk and Shaunae Miller-Uibo. They are so smooth.

Men's 400m final

The expectations on Wayde van Niekerk are massive here. Can he win in a fast time?

Wayde van Niekerk
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Lane draw

Men's 400m final

  1. Empty
  2. Fred Kerley (US)
  3. Abdalelah Haroun (Qat)
  4. Steven Gardiner (Bah)
  5. Nathon Allen (Jam)
  6. Wayde van Niekerk (SA)
  7. Isaac Makwala (Bot) - DNS
  8. Demish Gaye (Jam)
  9. Baboloki Thebe (Bot)

Men's pole vault final

World record holder Renaud Lavillenie is so close to clearing 5.95m! Looked like he was over it but just caught it on the way back down...

'The best 400m runner ever'

Men's 400m final (21:50 BST)

Michael Johnson

Four-time Olympic gold medallist

Wayde van Niekerk
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An incredible time set in Rio last summer...

Wayde van Niekerk is one of the special ones, when you've won the Olympics, World Champs and broken the world record you're in an elite group.

His 100m speed (He has run under 10 seconds) makes him the best 400m runner we've ever seen.

Fred Kerley is only in lane two but lane draws don't matter, it's an advantage for lane two because you can see everybody. Wayde broke the world record from lane 8.

'It's about medals not fast times for Van Niekerk'

Men's 400m final

Allison Curbishley

BBC athletics expert on Radio 5 live

Wayde van Niekerk
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It's a very different Wayde van Niekerk this year. When he went to Rio the weather was more conducive to fast sprinting and there was no pressure. Here it's all about winning medals for him.

Langford tributes

Soo close Kyle, held yourself well 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽

I ❤️ Kyle Langford - what a star! An excellent race. #iaafworlds #800m

Amazing effort from @KyleLangford_96!!!

'A chance to establish himself'

Men's 400m final (21:50 BST)

Steve Cram

BBC athletics commentator

Wayde van Niekerk
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Wayde van Niekerk sensationally broke Michael Johnson's 17-year-old 400m world record at the Rio Olympics last year, but there are a lot of things going on at an Olympics.

These championships will be a chance for him to really establish himself as a global star.

Wayde van Niekerk
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The 25-year-old is considered heir apparent to Usain Bolt as the next global figurehead for the sport. He is a quieter guy than Bolt - most are - but is warming to his time in the spotlight.

The intriguing thing for athletics fans is Van Niekerk only just missed going sub-43 seconds in Rio - he ran 43.03 - and we know London is a great stadium that can produce fast times.

Could he?

Men's pole vault final

Just three men left in the pole vault. Renaud Lavillenie, Sam Hendricks and Piotr Lisek. All miss their first jump at 5.95m.

So, so easy...

Men's 400m final

A man at the peak of his game. Wayde van Niekerk made his semi-final look like a stroll to the shops.

World Athletics Championships 2017: Wayde Van Niekirk cruises into the 400m final

Who to watch

Men's 400m final (21:50 BST)

Wayde van Niekerk
EPA

Wayde van Niekerk is attempting a 200m-400m double. The South African set a world record of 43.03 seconds in winning Rio Olympic gold, my own personal highlight of the Games. Didn't see that record going.

How fast can he go tonight?

Langford so close!

Men's 800m

Brendan Foster

Olympic medallist and BBC commentator on BBC One

He was last coming down the home straight. He hasn't got much experience but he is so much better than anyone else down that home straight!

Showboat in the steeplechase

Men's 3,000m steeplechase

That's how you celebrate a win. Great stuff from Conseslus Kipruto.

Gold for Kipruto in 3000m Steeplechase

Steve Cram

BBC athletics commentator on BBC TV

I said before the race, "someone could medal here who shouldn't" and it was so nearly Kyle Langford! It was SO NEARLY KYLE LANGFORD!