"Thanks to IAAF for letting me run today."
Wayde Van Niekerk scrambled into the final as well as one of the fast losers it could be argued that he was tired having run last night, however Makwala has had to run two rounds in one day. Van Niekerk said: "I knew it would be a tough challenge. To see my name in the final is a real pleasure. I've got time to recover now and give it my all in the final."
Both would compete in what should be an explosive final on Thursday evening.
DEFENDING CHAMPION, Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi of Kenya, qualified for the final of the 3000m steeplechase in his heat, in second place, in 9:36:86secs. She also won this event in 2011. Her team mate Purity Kimui also qualified in third in 9:40.53s.
Another Kenyan Beatrice Chepkoech won the second heat in 9:19.03s. Ethiopian Birtukan Fente time of 9:33.99 was good enough for her to qualify as a fast loser.
Chelliphine Chespol won the final heat in 9:27.35 to make it three Kenyans in the final, which will take place on Friday evening. Another Ethiopian Etenesh Diro qualified as a fast loser in 9:31.87.
In the Men’s 5000m Ethiopians, Yomif Kejelcha and Muktar Eldris and Aron Kifle of Eritrea all qualified for the final of the 5000m. Seleman Barega of Ethiopia won his heat and Kenyan Cyrus Ruto also qualified.