Mihambo sails to long jump gold while Cheptegei wins 10,000 metres
DOHA – Germany's Malaika Mihambo capped off a dominating campaign soaring to long jump gold at the world championships on Sunday.
Owner of the top three jumps of the season coming into the championships, Mihambo made it four by flying 7.30 metres to land on top of the podium.
Ukraine's Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk took the silver with 6.92m edging out Ese Brume by a centimetre, leaving the Nigerian to settle for bronze on 6.91.
Mihambo was the only jumper to get over seven metres, the German doing so on each of her last three attempts.
In another event, Uganda's Joshua Cheptegei triumphed after a close battle in the 10,000 metres, winning his first world title and bringing his country their second medal of the championships.
Cheptegei remained near the front of the pack for most of the race and surged in the final kilometre to pass leader Rhonex Kipruto and held off the challenge of Yomif Kejelcha of Ethiopia to finish in a world leading time of 26 minutes 48.36 seconds.
Kejelcha finished just under one second behind Cheptegei, clinching silver with a personal best time of 26:49.34.
Kenya's Kipruto had to settle for bronze after having led for most of the race, crossing the finish line in 26:50.32.Reuters