DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the world track and field championships Saturday (all times local):

6:55 p.m.

Defending champion Brittney Reese is out of the women's long jump after missing qualification for the final by a single centimeter.

Reese jumped 6.52 meters and was in the 12th and last qualifying spot before Jamaica's Chanice Porter displaced her with the last jump of the session.

It's a major disappointment for Reese, who had cleared seven meters earlier this season. Malaika Mihambo of Germany posted the best qualifying result with 6.98.

Germany's Johannes Vetter, the 2017 champion, was best in qualifying for the men's javelin with a throw of 89.35 meters.

The 2015 world champion Julius Yego of Kenya and 2012 Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago also qualified, but Germany's 2016 Olympic gold medalist Thomas Roehler of Germany was 23rd and failed to make the final.


5:55 p.m.

Nigeria's Tobi Amusan was fastest in the heats of the women's 100-meter hurdles, with world record holder Kendra Harrison of the United States not far behind.

Harrison ran 12.55 seconds in what was the fastest world championship heat in history, but in the next race Amusan beat her time with 12.48.

The 2015 world champion Danielle Williams was another heat winner for Jamaica. Germany's 2015 silver medalist Cindy Roleder and European champion Elvira Herman of Belarus also qualified.

Olympic champion Brianna McNeal of the U.S. was the biggest name eliminated after false-starting in her heat.

Defending world champion Sally Pearson of Australia retired last month following a string of injuries.

Semifinals and finals are Sunday.


5:30 p.m.

Just minutes into day nine of the world track and field championships, Olympic 100-meter hurdles champion Brianna McNeal was out.

The joint fourth-fastest woman in history in her event, American McNeal false-started in the second heat and was disqualified.

She initially disputed the verdict before accepting it after watching a replay, and then collapsed to the floor in a backstage area with her hands covering her face.

Also Saturday, there are the finals of the men's and women's 4x100 relays and the women's 5,000 and triple jump. Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands can add 1500 gold to her earlier victory in the 10,000 meters.

There's also the men's shot put final in the stadium, while the men's marathon runners will have to contend with stifling heat and humidity on the Doha seafront.


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