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DAY 1: 19 August, Saturday



Here come the first finals in the stadium. The action starts with the 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, 5000m and 10,000m treble, should he feel the schedule allows it. Slovenian world discus champion Kristjan Ceh, who resembles the famous superhero Superman, should also start competing.


In the heptathlon, Nafissatou Thiam could be two events closer to another world title. We should keep an eye on Pedro Pichardo and Andy Diaz 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.


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 USA’s three medallists from Oregon: reigning world champion Fred Kerley, Marvin Bracy and Trayvon Bromell.


In the women's 10,000m Olympic champion Sifan Hassan of Netherlands could be among those looking to make a strong start. 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 • Jake Wightman, world champion • Timothy Cheruiyot, 2019 world champion, Olympic silver medallist



Nafissatou Thiam, multiple Olympic, world and European champion • Anouk Vetter, Olympic and world silver medallist • Adrianna Sulek, European silver medallist, world indoor silver medallist


Men's discus throw qualification:

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


Men’s triple jump qualification:

Andy Diaz, 17.70m PB • Pedro Pichardo, Olympic, world and European champion • Hugues Fabrice Zango, Olympic and world medallist, world indoor record-holder


Men's 100m heats:

Marcell Jacobs, Olympic champion, world indoor champion, European champion • Fred Kerley, world champion, Olympic silver medallist • Trayvon Bromell, 2016 world indoor champion, world bronze medallist • Marvin Bracy, world silver medallist • Letsile Tebogo, two-time world U20 champion


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


Mixed 4x400m relay final:

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