United States' Shaquille Walker claimed a superb and surprising 800m victory today ©Gwangju 2015

United States' Shaquille Walker paced his effort superbly to secure a shock 800 metres title today on the final day of athletics competition at the Gwangju 2015 Summer Universiade.

On another day in which action took place in wet and windy conditions, the American was down in fourth place at the halfway stage before picking up the pace to move into medal contention with half-a-lap to go.

He then overhauled long-time leader Rynardt van Rensburg of South Africa to triumph in 1min 49.05sec and become the first US man to win the two-lap race at the Universiade since Evans White in 1979 in Mexico City.

Morroco's Abdelati El Guesse claimed the silver medal as van Rensburg hung on for bronze.

There were more comfortable wins on the track for Azerbaijan's defending champion Hayle Ibrahimov, the only man to break 14 minutes in 13:44.28 to claim 5,000m victory, as well as for Docus Agok of Uganda in the women's 1500m.

Away from athletics, Chung Hyeon was among the home winner today in men's singles tennis ©Gwangju 2015
Away from athletics, Chung Hyeon was among the home winner today in men's singles tennis ©Gwangju 2015

Viktoiya Zyabina continued her brilliant Games with a third gold medal as Kazakhstan won the women's 4x100m relay, while 400m winner Leguelin Santos led the Dominican Republic to victory in the men's 4x400m event.

Japan claimed men's 4x100m honours, while Poland overhauled both the US and Russia to claim the women's 4x400m crown.

But Russia remained the dominant nation, with long jumper Pavel Shalin managing 8.29 metres in taking their 12th gold of the competition.

That was enough for Russia to stay ahead of China in second place on the medals table, with both on 32 golds, although hosts South Korea remain well clear on 44 after another superb day.

Badminton provided three victories, including for Sung Jihyun in the women's singles, while 19-year-old Chung Hyeon won the men's singles tennis and Yeon Jae Son inflicted a rare defeat on the Russian team in individual rhythmic gymnastics. 

Russia beat Ukraine for the second successive day in a volleyball final, this time in the men's event, while France beat Russia in the women's football final.

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