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DAY 1: 19 August, Saturday



Here come the first finals in the stadium. The action starts with the Men’s 1500m heats and this could be the first time we see Norway’s Jakob Ingebrigtsen, who has voiced his ambition to take on a 1500m and 5000m double. Slovenian world discus champion Kristjan Ceh, who resembles the famous superhero Superman, should also start competing.


In the heptathlon, Anna Hall continues her campaign to surpass the 7000 points. We should keep an eye on Hugues Fabrice Zango and Jaydon Hibbert in the triple jump, as well.


There could be three heavy favourites in the men’s shot put final: USA’s world record-holder Ryan Crouser, 2017 world champion Tom Walsh from New Zealand and two-time world champion Joe Kovacs of USA, who has Hungarian roots. Crouser can possibly throw the first world record of the World Championships.


The world's top men’s 100m sprinters will also take to the stage as they prepare for another epic clash. The Olympic champion Marcell Jacobs from Italy could win his first world 100m title but he’ll have some strong opposition, which could include the reigning world champion Fred Kerley and Noah Lyles, who’ll try to win both the 100m and the 200m in Budapest.


In the women's 10,000m Olympic champion Sifan Hassan of Netherlands could be among those looking to make a strong start. She could have an unforgettable battle against the world record holder, Letesenbet Gidey and Gudaf Tsegay. One of the most exciting recent innovations to the programme, a spectacular mixed relay will conclude the opening night.


Leading athletes: 


Men’s 1500m heats:

Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Olympic champion, two-time European champion, world silver medallist • Timothy Cheruiyot, 2019 world champion, Olympic silver medallist



Anouk Vetter, Olympic and world silver medallist • Anna Hall, world bronze medallist


Men's discus throw qualification:

Kristjan Ceh, world champion • Daniel Stahl, Olympic and 2019 world champion


Men’s triple jump qualification:

Hugues Fabrice Zango, Olympic and world medallist, world indoor record-holder • Jaydon Hibbert, 17.87m PB 


Men's 100m heats:

Marcell Jacobs, Olympic champion, world indoor champion, European champion • Fred Kerley, world champion, Olympic silver medallist • Letsile Tebogo, two-time world U20 champion • Noah Lyles, the title holder of the Men’s 200 metres with a 9.86 PB in the 100 metres


Men's shot put final:

Ryan Crouser, world record-holder, Olympic and world champion • Tom Walsh, 2017 world champion • Joe Kovacs, two-time world champion


Women's 10,000m final:

Sifan Hassan, Olympic and 2019 world champion • Letesenbet Gidey, world champion, world record-holder, Olympic bronze medallist • Gudaf Tsegay, the world leader with 29:29.73


Mixed 4x400m relay final:

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