IAAF day three top performers

Aung Thu at Muangthong United

There were ten champions crowned on the third day of the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Portland on Saturday.

Ashton Eaton became the first man to win three world indoor heptathlon titles a day after his wife, Canada’s Brianne Theisen-Eaton, won the pentathlon title.

Yulimar Rojas became Venezuela’s first athletics global champion as she dominated the triple jump to win with 14.41m to win the gold medal with her only valid jump.

USA’s Boris Berian lead from start to finish in the 800 metres to win the USA’s 100th gold medal in the history of the World Indoor Championships.

The 23-year-old hit the first 200m in 23.92 and the half-way mark in 49.73 to win gold with a time of 1:45.83.

Bahrain’s continental champion Kemi Adekoya claimed gold in an Asian indoor record of 51.45 holding off US pair of Ashley Spencer (51.72) and Quanera Hayes (51.76) to become the first Asian gold winner for her country.

American Michelle Carter became the first US woman to win a global title in the shot put by throwing a world-leading 20.21m to win gold.

Czech Republic’s Pavel Maslak successfully defended his world indoor 400m title with a time of 45.44.

Dong Bin became the third Chinese athlete ever to win a world indoor title. Dong sealed his victory by leaping 17.33m in the penultimate round of the triple jump with Germany’s Max Hess getting the silver.

Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands won gold in the women’s 1500m final winning in 4:04.96.

American Barbara Pierre accelerated from a perfect start to claim her first global title with 7.02 in the 60m.

Tamberi put Italy back on top of the podium by winning the men’s high jump title with a first-time clearance at 2.36m to earn the gold medal.