World Championships 2015: Rutherford & Ohuruogu progress

Greg Rutherford qualifies for long jump final
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Britain's Olympic champion Greg Rutherford qualified second for Tuesday's long jump final at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing.

The 28-year-old jumped 8.25m, with American Jeff Henderson, the leading long jumper this year, recording 8.36m.

Fellow Britons Christine Ohuruogu and Anyika Onuora qualified for Tuesday's 400m semi-final.

Among other British hopefuls, Eilidh Child reached the 400m hurdles final, as did Rabah Yousif in the 400m.

Sudan-born Yousif, 28, recorded a personal best of 44.54 seconds to go through, but Great Britain captain Martyn Rooney failed to progress in the same event.

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Defending champion Ohuruogu, 31, won Olympic gold in Beijing in 2008 and returned to the Bird's Nest Stadium to win her heat in 51.01 seconds to progress to the semi-final, with the final on Thursday.

She will be joined in the semi-finals by Onuora, 30, who finished fourth in her heat with a personal best time of 51.14secs.

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Americans Phyllis Francis, Allyson Felix and Natasha Hastings, as well as the Jamaican quartet of Stephenie Ann McPherson, Shericka Jackson, Christine Day and Novlene Williams-Mills are also into the semi-finals.

British pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw recorded a season's best of 4.55m to finish joint top of qualifying with 13 other athletes, including America's 2013 silver medallist Jenn Suhr and Cuban world leading vaulter Yarisley Silva.

Bradshaw, 23, the 2013 European indoor champion, will compete in Wednesday's final.

Rutherford, who is looking to become only the fifth Briton to hold world, Olympic, European and Commonwealth titles simultaneously, will not be joined in the long jump final by fellow Briton Daniel Bramble, whose jump of 7.83m was only good enough for 18th overall.

But defending champion Aleksandr Menkov of Russia went through with a distance of 8.08m.

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Eilidh Childs (right) helped Britain to 4x400m bronze at the 2011 World Championships

Scotland's Child, 28, last year's European champion, came third in her heat in 54.80secs to reach Wednesday's final, but GB team-mate Meghan Beesley failed to make the cut, finishing 10th overall.

Britain's Kate Avery ran a time of 32mins 16.19secs to finish 15th in the 10,000m final, which was won by 2011 champion Vivian Cheruiyot of Kenya.

In the women's 3,000m steeplechase, Tunisian Habiba Ghribi underlined her status as favourite for the event by qualifying quickest in nine minutes 24.38 seconds.

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