Louise Hazel showed that there’s more than one golden girl of British heptathlon as she took gold for England over seven events.
Hazel was second overnight, the competition lead by Canadian Jessica Zelinka but after notching up personal bests in the javelin and the long jump at the beginning of day two she took the lead.
And it was a lead that she would never relinquish as she had a nine second cushion over Zelinka going into the 800m; however Zelinka did have a better personal best over the distance of eight seconds.
But Hazel kept the Canadian in her sights for the duration of the race, finishing fourth just five second behind her rival.
And that was enough to see her take gold with the Canadian in second. And there was double England medal joy as Grace Clements took a well deserved bronze.
Speaking to Sky Sports after her win she said: In January I told my physio that I was going to get a gold medal, but I was only joking.
"So to come here, be realistically outside of a medal chance, and to come away with gold is more than I ever expected.
"I fancied myself more as a bronze medallist, but as the events went on, I knew it was on."
"I was running around and I kept telling myself, 'You're cool, you're calm, you're under control'.
"As I was running in I was counting - I think she (Zelinka) got about six seconds on me, but I knew I just had to finish."
Hazel’s gold was the second for England on Saturday as Jo Jackson was top of the pile in the 20 kilometre walk.
Earlier in the day Jackson had dominated the 20k walk as she broke away from the rest of the pack before half way through the race.
She crossed the line in one hour and 34 minutes and 22 seconds while Claire Tallent of Australia took silver and Grace Njue of Kenya taking the bronze.
There was also silver medal joy for Greg Rutherford, who has had a season blighted by injury once again, in the men’s long jump.
Rutherford leapt to a distance of 8.22m to take the silver medal, just eight meters below the winning jump of Fabrice Lapierre of Australia.
Chris Tomlinson was unable to register a height after injuring his heel in the qualifying round.
FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw