Guliyev denies Van Niekerk to win historic 200m gold for Turkey

Ramil Guliyev denied Wayde van Niekerk a famous IAAF World Championships double by winning a historic 200 metres gold for Turkey as Isaac Makwala missed out on a medal at London Stadium on Thursday.

Azerbaijan-born Guliyev dipped over the line to edge out 400m champion Van Niekerk, with Jereem Richards having to settle for bronze in a thrilling finish.

Makwala was unable to claim what would have been one of the most popular medals in London, finishing sixth after being banned from competing in the 400m when he was placed under quarantine following a norovirus outbreak.

It was very much Guliyev's night, defying the odds to win Turkey's first World Championships gold.

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