Ezekiel Kemboi laid claim to being the greatest steeplechaser of all time as the extrovert Kenyan won a record-equalling third 3000 metres steeplechase world title at the world championships. The twice Olympic champion, 31, equalled Moses Kiptanui's record as he coasted to victory. "It's good to be the king," Kemboi said. He also has three world silvers and could well win a record fourth in two years. The hopes of the Dominican Republic's 400m hurdling great Felix Sanchez of becoming the first man to win three golds in the event are in tatters after he failed to make an impact in the final. Now 35, the two-time Olympic champion didn't sound like a man confident he could line-up in Beijing in 2015, even with his deep reserves of self-belief. "I don't know," he said. "I need to think about it. There's still two long years ahead." Despite the final being packed with veterans it was Jehue Gordon, 21, who won gold in a thrilling finish, American Michael Tinsley having to add this silver to his Olympic one. Gordon's gold was only Trinidad and Tobago's second title, after Ato Boldon won 200m gold in 1997. "The victory will change my life, but not me as a person," Gordon said. The championships have yet to see a world record but Ukrainian Bohdan Bondarenko gave the noisy young fans from his country reward with gold for a high jump of 2.41 metres. He then had a tilt at the world record, but Cuban legend Javier Sotomayor's 20-year mark of 2.45m refused to fall. Nevertheless, Bondarenko, 23, vowed it would one day soon. "I was fighting with the bar, not with my rivals," Bondarenko said, explaining he had been partly forced into what he called "adventurism" by a foot injury which prevented him from jumping as much as he might have liked in the competition. "I knew I had to jump high and I did it. I'm sure I'm capable of setting the new world record sooner or later and I hope it will be pretty soon." Bondarenko looks set to dominate his event for years to come and the same might well be true of Colombia's Caterine Ibarguen, 26, who gave her country their first world title in the women's triple jump. "I am so proud to make history for my country, it means a lot to me and to Colombia," the London Olympic silver medallist said.