Britain’s Kyle Langford secured a place in the 800m final at the World Championships, after a terrific performance in the semi-final on Sunday evening.

The 21-year-old was fifth coming into the home straight, before sprinting down the final 100m to clinch the second automatic qualification place, crossing the line in 1:45.81 and finishing ahead of Marcin Lewandowski of Poland and Kenya’s Emmanuel Korir.

Canada’s Brandon McBride won in 1:45.53.

The European Junior champion said: “It was my goal to get into the final.

“From the start of the season it’s been a bit rocky, but I’m here now, let’s see what I can add on top of that.”

“The crowd was amazing. That roar was phenomenal – it actually made my ears go funny because it was so loud but that support was incredible,” he added.

Fellow GB athletes, Guy Learmonth and Elliot Giles, missed out on qualification for the final.