The results are in and you have voted Dafne Schippers’ historic 200m victory as your Performance of Day 7.

Schippers received an overwhelming majority of 75.35% of all the votes. The heptathlete-turned-sprinter improved with every round of the championships before clocking her remarkable 21.63 – the third fastest time in history. To relive her race, head this way.

The flying Dutchwoman was already back on the track again during day eight’s morning session, helping the Dutch 4x100m relay to a national record of 42.32 and a spot in the final. Is there anything this woman can’t do?


Of course cheering on your favourite athletes at the world championships is one thing, but we want the fan experience to go further than that.

The IAAF, in conjunction with Official Partner adidas, is asking you, the fan, to vote for your favourite performance of each day. After every evening session, a panel of experts will pick three athletes, who in any shape or form grabbed their imagination and will leave it to you to choose the winner.

Today's shortlist features a long-awaited comeback, the fastest European there ever was and a bronze medal turned gold.

Tianna Bartoletta

Possibly inspired by USA teammate Christian Taylor in the triple jump, Bartoletta finished the long jump with a bang, stunning competition leader Shara Proctor with a 7.14m sixth round jump. Her last leap also meant a personal best for the American who claimed her second world title 10 (!) years after taking the long jump crown in Helsinki in 2005. Quite fittingly, her winning jump came at almost exactly the same time as the next lady crossed the finish line in record time...

Dafne Schippers

You could say there was quite some pressure on the 23-year-old as she cruised through the rounds of the 200m with ease. However, not many would have expected the performance she delivered, setting a European record of 21.63 along the way to gold. It is the first outdoor world championship sprint gold for the Netherlands and the fastest time in the world in seventeen years. Add this to the 100m silver she won on Monday and you could say she's had a pretty good champs.

Sergey Shubenkov

After taking bronze at the 2013 World Championships in Moscow, the Russian bettered his medal tally to take gold in the Chinese capital. With an impressive dip on the line, he set a national record of 12.98 along the way. Not many had him on their betting slips, with the USA traditionally dominating the event, but a fine dip on the line saw the 24-year-old clinch the title.