Laura Muir and Katarina Johnson-Thompson led five British women into World Championship finals at the London Stadium on Thursday as Great Britain’s wait for a second medal continued.

Eilidh Doyle suffered disappointment, finishing in eighth place in the 400 metres hurdles final, and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake was fourth in the 200m final as Turkey’s Ramil Guliyev claimed a shock win.

Guliyev won in 20.09 seconds as Wayde van Niekerk had to settle for silver in 20.11secs.

The South African had been seeking to become the first athlete since Michael Johnson in 1995 to win the 200m-400m double at the Worlds.

Jereem Richards of Trinidad and Tobago took bronze in 20.11, behind Van Niekerk on a photo finish, and Mitchell-Blake clocked 20.24.

Botswana’s Isaac Makwala, who had to plea to world governing body the IAAF to run following a bout of illness which ruled him out of Monday’s 200m heats and Tuesday’s 400m final, was sixth in 20.44.

“I feel like I have let the nation down today,” Mitchell-Blake told the BBC. “I know I had the calibre to get a medal. I wanted to win.”

Sir Mo Farah’s 10,000m gold last Friday remains the hosts’ only medal in the first seven days of competition and his quest for a golden double continues in Saturday’s 5,000m final.

Muir and Eilish McColgan advanced to the final of the corresponding women’s event on Sunday, while Dina Asher-Smith progressed to Friday’s 200m final.

Morgan Lake and Johnson-Thompson, who finished fifth in the heptathlon on Sunday, qualified for Saturday’s high jump final.

Johnson-Thompson’s bid for a heptathlon medal was undone by her 1.80m leap in the high jump, 18 centimetres short of her personal best.

But her performance in the individual event was far better, with one failure at 1.89m en route to leaping over 1.92m – a height Lake also achieved.

Johnson-Thompson leapt 1.98m in the heptathlon in Rio – a mark that would have been good enough for gold in the individual event and that prompted her entry here.

“If you fall off a bike you’ve got to just get back on it straight away,” Johnson-Thompson said.

“I didn’t want to leave the stadium in those terms with the high jump, so I’m glad I came back and proved to myself more than anyone it was a freak accident and I can jump.

“After the heptathlon I was down, but I’m happy I had this to get me out of that.”

The number of Scots in action had led some to label the evening ‘Tartan Track Thursday’.

British team captain Doyle was in her third world final, but clocked 55.71 as Kori Carter of the United States won gold in 53.07, ahead of compatriot and Olympic champion Dalilah Muhammad in 53.50.

Doyle said: “If I had finished eighth and nailed the race I would’ve been happy, but I feel I could have gone a lot faster.

“I am not saying I could have finished amongst the medals, but I feel I could have finished higher.”

British record holder Muir, who finished fourth in the 1500m on Monday, finished seventh in her heat, clocking 14:59.34 to advance as a fastest loser.

McColgan finished fourth in the second heat in a personal best of 15:00.38. Steph Twell finished 15th in 15:41.29.

Muir said: “I felt good out there apart from that last lap. I know I’m better than I ran today and hopefully I can show it in the final.”

The other Scots in action were Lynsey Sharp, Chris O’Hare, Jake Wightman and Josh Kerr.

Sharp, Shelayna Oskan-Clarke and Adelle Tracey all qualified for Friday night’s 800m semi-finals, while O’Hare and Wightman advanced to Friday’s 1500m semi-finals. Kerr did not.

Asher-Smith, who fractured her foot in February, is a genuine medal hope.

She clocked 22.73 to finish behind Ivory Coast’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou in second place and advance to the 200m final.

“I’m absolutely over the moon, especially after the year that I’ve had,” Asher-Smith said. “I’d love to get in the mix a bit, but we’ll see.”

Bianca Williams was sixth in her semi-final heat in 23.40.