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 big surprise, a three-time champion and a late upset.

Almaz Ayana

It may have been one of the biggest upsets of the championships. The Ethiopian picked up the pace in the women’s 5000m with a few laps to go to leave favourite and compatriot Genzebe Dibaba stunned. As she widened the gap, not even the 1500m world record holder could find the finish it would have required to beat her as Ayana stormed to gold. Her time of 14:26.83 marks a new championship record, too.

Asbel Kiprop

The men’s 1500m promised to be exciting and it sure did not disappoint. Kenya’s Asbel Kiprop stormed to victory in 3:34.40 winning his third (!) world title. His gold made the championships complete for Kenya, as they topped the overall medal table with seven golds, and sixteen medals in total.

Katharina Molitor

You could almost hear 50,000 Chinese hearts break in Beijing’s Bird’s Nest. Huihui Lyu was leading the javelin competition with only one competitor left to throw. That competitor was Germany’s Katharina Molitor and she really pulled one out of the bag. Her huge final throw of 67.69m did not only secure her gold, but also meant a new world lead. Nerves of steel.