The World Championships in London did not disappointment, with fantastic performances across all events. It was also a championships that featured surprise wins and moments that shocked track and field fans.

There were endless highlights but here are seven moments that captivated the whole world.

1. Usain Bolt settles for 100m bronze, as Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman take gold and silver

Everyone expected to be the perfect ending to Usain Bolt’s glorious track career in London, but it was not to be, as USA duo Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman came away with an American sprint one-two.

In his last individual final Bolt finished third for bronze, while Gatlin’s win saw him become the oldest athlete to win the 100m gold. The American’s victory was accompanied by loud boos from the London stadium crowd, with his participation in the event raising many questions.

Gatlin followed up his win by bowing to the 11-time world champion in honour of all accomplishments in the sport.

2. Mo Farah missed out on fourth consecutive 5,000m title

In his final championship track race, Mo Farah was denied a fourth consecutive 5,000m title, as Ethiopia’s Muktar Edris stormed to gold, with Farah having to settle for a hard fought silver.

After years of trying, Farah, who won the world 10,000m gold on the opening night of the World Championships, was finally tactically outmatched by an Ethiopian team, with 23-year-old Edris becoming the new champion. Crossing the line Edris celebrated by replicating the four-time Olympic champion’s trademark ‘Mobot’.

Farah will now turns his focus to marathons after his final track race at the Diamond League final in Zurich at the end of August.

3. Former decathlete Karsten Warholm wins 400m hurdles

Norway’s Karsten Warholm blew the field away to win gold in the 400m hurdles final. The 21-year-old took the race from the start and produced a perfectly-paced race to cross the line in 48.35 seconds.

The former decathlete’s gold medal is Norway’s first world track gold since Ingrid Kristiansen in 1987. His reaction following his win has seen him become a star of social media.

4. American one-two in Steeplechase

One of the biggest surprises of the World Championships was the steeplechase performances of American duo Emma Coburn and Courtney Frerichs as they ended Kenya’s dominance of the event. Coburn won the race with a superb water jump, sprinting to cross the line in 9:02.58, setting an American and Championship record.

The 26-year-old became the first American since 1952 to win gold in a global steeplechase championship, while Frerichs’s silver medal time of 9:03.77, was a personal best for the 24-year-old.

5. A new 800m Bosse

In the absence of world record holder it was Pierre-Ambroise Bosse of France took charge of the 800m with a shock win to become the new world champion.

The Frenchman kicked impressively and held on to win gold from Adam Kszczot of Poland. It was a season’s best for the new world champion.

6. 200m gold for Turkey’s Ramil Guliyev

Turkey’s Ramil Guliyev took everyone by surprise to win 200m gold, as 400m champion Wayde van Niekerk was denied in his quest to become the first man since Michael Johnson to win a 200m and 400m double.

It was Turkey’s first gold medal at a World Championships, and Guliyev, who was born in Azerbaijan celebrated his gold medal with both Azerbaijani and Turkish flags.

7. Golden performance from Great Britain’s quartet to win 4x100m world title

A near-perfect display from the British relay quartet clinched gold from the favoured USA team that featured 100m gold and silver medalists, Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman.

The performance a world leading time, British record and European record also saw GB become the third fastest relay team of all time.

In a sad ending to his track career Usain Bolt pulled up injured running the anchor leg for Jamaica as he tried to chase down Britain’s Mitchell-Blake and USA’s Coleman.

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