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DAY 8: 26 August, Saturday

EVENING Session

 

One of the highlights of the World Championships will be the men’s pole vault. Mondo Duplantis is sure to be eyeing more history with another world record attempt but first he’ll have to secure the win against a strong field that could include USA’s world and Olympic silver medallist Chris Nilsen.

 

There are seven finals with plenty of memorable moments in store. In the decathlon it all comes down to the 1500m, where Damian Warner, Kevin Mayer and Simon Ehammer will hope to be in the running for medals.

 

The 4x100m finals are always full of thrills and spills. Provided all has gone to plan in the qualification round, the Jamaican women's 4x100m team, which could feature the trio of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Elaine Thompson-Herah and Shericka Jackson, will hope to win the battle but will likely be up against another strong US quartet.

 

The men's 4x100m final could bring a much more open contest. If Marcell Jacobs arrives in Budapest healthy, then Italy will hope to beat the USA at the World Championships after their Olympic triumph. Canada will be relying on Olympic 200m champion Andre De Grasse to help them defend their title.

 

Anita Marton, Hungary’s 2018 world indoor champion, will hope to star in the shot put final, in which two amazing athletes, Gong Lijiao and Chase Ealey, are likely to fight for the gold medal.

 

Even the heats of the 4x400m relay could bring huge twists and turns for both women and men.

 

The final of the women’s 5000m will determine whether there will be another double among the long-distance runners. In addition to, Sifan Hassan may still have a chance, if Gudaf Tsegay and Beatrice Chebet do not surprise her. The men's 800m could be ruled by the excellent Emmanuel Korir, who always shows something remarkable at major championships. If he has a bad day, this could be one of the most open finals of the track events at the World Championships.

 

Leading athletes: 

 

Decathlon: 

Damian Warner, Olympic champion, heptathlon world indoor champion • Simon Ehammer, heptathlon world indoor silver medallist • Kevin Mayer, world record-holder, two-time world champion

 

Men’s pole vault final:

Mondo Duplantis, world record-holder, Olympic and world champion, two-time European champion • Chris Nilsen, world and Olympic silver medallist

 

Men's 4x400m relay heats:

USAJamaicaBelgium

 

Women's 4x400m relay heats:

USAJamaicaGreat Britain and Northern Ireland PolandNetherlands

 

Women's shot put qualification: 

Chase Ealey, world champion • Gong Lijiao, Olympic champion, two-time world champion • Anita Marton, world and Olympic medallist

 

Men's 800m final:

Emmanuel Korir, Olympic and world champion • Djamel Sedjati, world silver medallist • Marco Arop, world bronze medallist

 

Women's 5000m final: 

Sifan Hassan, Olympic and European champion • Gudaf Tsegay, world champion • Beatrice Chebet, world silver medallist

 

Men's 4x100m relay final:

ItalyCanadaUSAGreat Britain and Northern Ireland

 

Women's 4x100m relay final:

JamaicaUSAGermany

 

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