Highlights from the World Championships in Eugene

The World Championships ended in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday with seven medals for Great Britain.

Here, the PA news agency looks at some of the stories after the championships in America.

Hudson-Smith’s bravery

Hudson-Smith has struggled with injuries and mental health issues (Martin Rickett/PA)

(PA wire)

No one expected Matt Hudson-Smith to disclose his attempted suicide when he spoke just minutes after being awarded his 400m bronze medal.

The 27-year-old has endured a three-year injury nightmare in which he racked up medical bills and lost sponsors, and he has shown courage in speaking out about his struggles.

His medal at Hayward Field on Friday night proves he can compete at the front and is in a much better position on and off the track.

Wightman’s Miracle

Jake Wightman’s shock gold in the 1500m was one of the biggest feel-good stories of the championships.

The 28-year-old was not expected to take down Olympic champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen, but he passed him in the 200m to win in style.

That he did it in front of trainer and father Geoff – who commented in Hayward Field – and mother Susan captured the world’s imagination.

Fast Shericka

Shericka Jackson is the world’s fastest woman in the 200m after winning gold in Eugene.

Her time of 21.45 seconds is beaten only by Florence Griffiths-Joyner’s 21.34 seconds in 1988, the legality of which has been questioned by many.

Both of her long-time records are in jeopardy, as Griffith-Joyner ran the 100m in 10.49 seconds in 1988.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce finished second behind Jackson in the 200m after winning the 100m – her fifth world distance title – in a championship record 10.67 seconds.

McLaughlin’s magic

McLaughlin celebrates her gold and world record (Martin Rickett/PA)

(PA wire)

There was no doubt that Sydney McLaughlin was a superstar before the championships, but the 22-year-old cemented her legacy in Oregon.

She broke her own world record by lowering the 400m hurdles mark to 50.68 seconds – the fourth time she broke the record in 13 months – to win gold.

After that, she insisted she could go even faster, despite wiping out the field at Eugene on Friday.

Hodgkinson’s Hope

Keely Hodgkinson may be athletics’ golden girl in Britain even after missing out on 800m glory.

She may have taken silver, beaten by USA’s Athing Mu, who also guided her to Olympic gold in Tokyo last year, but her star continues to rise.

With Dina Asher-Smith doubtful for the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham through injury, Hodgkinson can emerge from a summer – which also includes the European Championships – as the face of British athletics.

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/eugene-jakob-ingebrigtsen-oregon-great-britain-world-athletics-b2130334.html Highlights from the World Championships in Eugene

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