There’s set to be half-lap heaven on day seven as both 200m finals take place and such is the standard, world records could even be on the cards. Shericka Jackson and Noah Lyles came very close at the last World Championships. Now, with a good wind, another year of training and rivals such as Gabby Thomas, Sha’Carri Richardson, Erriyon Knighton and Kenny Bednarek, we could see miracles.
The relays are getting started and this session will see athletes battle to make the final. The 4x100m provides a great show, because here the athletes are not only fighting for themselves, but also for their teammates and their nations. This is what can most unite the crowd and the athletes.
In the final of the women's javelin throw, the young Adriana Vilagos from Serbia could cause a big surprise. Last year, at the age of 18, she won a silver medal at the European Championships, and now she could gain some new fans in Budapest. Elina Tzengko from Greece could also represent the young generation as world champion after her European Championships title last year but they will have to see off the challenge of athletes such as Haruka Kitaguchi, two-time world champion Kelsey-Lee Barber and Olympic champion Liu Shiying.
History could also be made in the women’s triple jump final, where Yulimar Rojas will have the chance to break her own world record in front of another global crowd.
The battle between Damian Warner and Kevin Mayer could intensify in the decathlon, while Athing Mu, Keely Hodgkinson and Mary Moraa should be heating up in the 800m.
Damian Warner, Olympic champion, heptathlon world indoor champion • Kevin Mayer, world record-holder, two-time world champion
Men's 4x100m relay heats:
Italy • USA • Canada
Women's triple jump final:
Yulimar Rojas, world record-holder, Olympic and three-time world champion • Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk, European champion, world indoor silver medallist • Shanieka Ricketts, world silver medallist
Women's 4x100m relay heats:
Jamaica • USA
Women's javelin final:
Kelsey-Lee Barber, two-time world champion • Liu Shiying, Olympic champion • Elina Tzengko, European champion • Adriana Világos, European silver medallist, two-time world U20 champion • Haruka Kitaguchi, world bronze medallist
Women's 800m semifinals:
Athing Mu, Olympic and world champion • Keely Hodgkinson, European champion, world and Olympic silver medallist • Mary Moraa, world bronze medallist
Women's 200m final:
Shericka Jackson, world champion • Sha’Carri Richardson • Mujinga Kambundji, European champion • Dina Asher-Smith, 2019 world champion • Gabby Thomas, the world leader with 21.60
Men's 200m final:
Noah Lyles, three-time world champion • Kenny Bednarek, world and Olympic silver medallist • Erriyon Knighton, world bronze medallist • Andre De Grasse, Olympic champion