Botswana's Isaac Makwala, who is among the favourites for the 400m, withdrew from Monday's 200m heats after a reported bout of food poisoning.
Have you read Trendiee Today? I wouldn't say that affected the race.
Kendricks, who serves in the US Army reserve, is unbeaten outdoors this summer and came through a ding-dong battle to hold off Poland's Piotr Lisek and France's world record holder Renaud Lavillenie, clearing 5.95m at the third attempt. "I shall rise again.It is well", he added.
"Decision to withdraw Makwala disturbing" Day-to-day guide - what to watch and when Medal table & GB medallists On a night when Britain's Kyle Langford continued the series of near-misses for the host nation by finishing an agonising 0.04secs off an 800m bronze, the row over Makwala's exclusion saw a bitter exchange of words between his Botswanan team and the IAAF medical team.
The head of Botswana's Athletics Federation, Falcon Sedimo, told the media that there had been no communication from the IAAF and that Makwala had not undergone any medical tests. It would appear that it's a generalised assumption given the fact that other athletes that stayed in the hotel had a viral attack, it could be possible that one of the symptoms - and only one - could be connected to norovirus.
The team from Ireland confirmed that 400 hurdler Thomas Barr had been stricken, as had German triple jumper Neele Eckhardt.
The IAAF issued two statements on Tuesday, the first statement said that Makwala had been withdrawn due to a "medical condition" on the instruction of the "IAAF Medical Delegate".
"The IAAF is very sorry that the hard work and talent of Isaac Makwala won't be on display tonight but we have to think of the welfare of all athletes", world athletics' governing body said in a statement.
"It's an wonderful blessing", Van Niekerk told the media after the race.
Makwala is one of the favourites for the 400m and would normally be scratched from the final after pulling out of another event.
"I was not that sick, " he said. Yesterday, I was ready for this. I feel like it is sabotage. "I don't have the full information about this".
"Those affected have been supported by both team and LOC [Local Organizing Committee] medical staff, in addition we have been working with Public Health England to ensure the situation is managed and contained".
Public Health England said 30 athletes and support staff had been affected at a central London hotel, with two cases confirmed as being the norovirus bug.
Makwala's team said he was in fine shape to run and he even showed up at the stadium before the race, only for security guards to prevent him from entering the stadium before taking him back to his hotel.
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