Rutherford fails to make final
Olympic long jump champion Greg Rutherford is out of the World Championships after falling short in qualification for the final on Wednesday.
Just a year on from winning Olympic gold at London 2012, a hamstring injury meant selection for Moscow was far from assured.
Rutherford eventually got the nod ahead of a fully-fit - and rather irritated - Chris Tomlinson but was unable to repay the selectors' faith, managing a best of 7.87 metres - well shy of the 8.35m personal best set last year.
Rutherford, for whom this was a first competition since tearing his hamstring at the Paris Diamond League meeting at the start of July, finished in 14th place in qualifying, with only the top 12 making the final.
It completes a desperately disappointing follow-up year for the Milton Keynes athlete, who has also lost his sponsorship and split with his American coach Dan Pfaff.
Despite being Olympic champion, his selection ahead of Tomlinson had been controversial. Because neither man had the 'A' qualifying standard only one could make the team and UK Athletics performance director Neil Black went with Rutherford, having initially delayed the pick.
Tomlinson was quick to vent his fury on Twitter.
"Words can't describe my anger," he wrote. "Season ruined on media profile and not current athletic form, thanks for the support from the athletics community."
Rutherford told the BBC after his event: "The season wasn't going too badly up until Paris, when I ruptured a hamstring.
"I broke all the rules, really, in rehabbing quicker than I think anybody has in history from a ruptured hamstring.
"Training has been going really well and I woke up today and thought, 'This is going to be good day'.
"But I knew after the final jump when I saw 7.87m come up that it wouldn't be enough and, even if it was enough, it's not really competitive. So I knew straight away.
"It's just a bad day for me, I tried my hardest to make it work, but for whatever reason I just couldn't time it properly.
"Initially when it (the injury) happened, I said 'no chance'. When they scanned it they said, 'You've got a pretty serious injury here'. After five weeks, I'm not sure I should even be running, let alone jumping.
"But two weeks later I took a fitness test and it looked great. I took the decision myself and UK Athletics have been great.
"But maybe I felt better than I actually was - I wasn't good enough today, that's the hard fact.''