World Athletics Championships: What to watch on day nine


  • Laura Muir qualified with a personal best for the 5,000m final on Sunday
  • Both GB teams will be in action in the 4x400m relay finals aiming for medals
  • South African Olympic champion Caster Semenya is the hot 800m favourite

Sportsmail Reporter

Day nine at the World Athletics Championships in London sees the action come to a close with the final day of events.

Fans will be mindful to keep an eye out for Laura Muir, who is looking for a medal in the 5,000m, while both Team GB 400m squads will be in their finals.

Controversial South African Caster Semenya also takes to the track, expecting a medal. Here, Sportsmail takes a look at the pick of the bunch…

Laura Muir qualified with a personal best for the 5000m final, which takes place on Sunday

Laura Muir qualified with a personal best for the 5000m final, which takes place on Sunday

Laura Muir qualified with a personal best for the 5000m final, which takes place on Sunday

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BBC2: 1pm-4.30pm and 6.30pm-8pm

BBC1: 8pm-10pm

BBC Radio 5 Live: 8pm

British Hopes

LAURA MUIR

She qualified with a personal best for the 5000m final and will hope to put aside her disappointment of missing out on a medal in the 1500m.

400M TEAMS

Both GB teams will be hoping for a successful end to the championships. The women won bronze at Rio, while the men were disqualified in the heats in Brazil.

Best of the Rest

CASTER SEMENYA

The South African two-time Olympic champion strode smoothly into the 800m final and she is the hot favourite, having not lost a race at this distance since 2015. 

South African two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya is the hot 800m favourite

South African two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya is the hot 800m favourite

South African two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya is the hot 800m favourite