Muchtar Mohammed has staged a dramatic late rally to snatch a place on the British team to Daegu as he won the 800m A race in a big PB of 1:45.90 at the Karlstad Grand Prix, Sweden, to surge well inside the UKA B standard (1:46.30).

His win assumes even greater weight and merit as he convincingly saw off Olympic silver medalist Ismail Ismail Ahmed (SUD), a 1:43.82 performer, who was runner-up in 1:46.09 while Denmark’s Andreas Bube was third in 1:46.49.

As maintained yesterday (re “The day after…”) that fall in the heats of the men’s 800m at the UK Trials on Friday could turn a blessing in disguise for the European U23 bronze medalist in that he could return to the chase of qualifying standards earlier, and so it turned out as he has now gained a sound edge in the battle for what could be a remaining third place.

That is because new UK champion Andie Osagie still needs at least one more outing in the B territory, having recently set a big PB of 1:45.63, but on current form he looks as though he is going to storm inside the A standard of 1:45.40 at Crystal Palace, where Mohammed could now hopefully grab a late entry himself.

Incidentally, Sweden looks to shape a happy ground for the 20-year-old Sheffield AC runner as he also set his previous lifetime best of 1:46.58 at Sollentuna in late June.

Lennie Waite, who won the women’s 3000m steeplechase title in Birmingham, came sixth in the flat women’s 3000m in 9:20.88, an outdoor PB, in a race won by Morocco’s Nadia Noujani in 9:07.83 (PB).

Abubaker Kaki (SUB) edged out American Gareth Heath in a debut appearance way beyond his regular distances over 3000m setting 7:57.10 to 7:57.32 respectively while Ngoni Makusha (ZIM), who remained quiet for a while after an explosive start to the season, run away with victory in the 100m in 10.11 secs (-0.1m/sec).

Great Karolina Kluft (SWE) took the long jump with a third-round 6.58m (1.6m/sec) from American Bianca Glenn, second at 6.45m, fellow Swede Emma Green Tregaro edged the high jump over 1.92m and Joel Brown clinched the 110m hurdles in 13.58 secs in other notable performances.