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DAY 2: 20 August, Sunday

EVENING Session

 

One of the most-awaited sessions of the World Championships, including the final of the men's 100m, features on day two. Marcell Jacobs should be the European favourite, but he will have strong US opponents like the defending champion Fred Kerley. Also watch out for Botswana's world U20 record-holder Letsile Tebogo, who could make a breakthrough to become one of the world's top sprinters in Budapest. 

 

Bence Halasz in the men’s hammer throw final could create the most important Hungarian moment of the World Championships. Polish fans should also have the chance to cheer for Pawel Fajdek and Wojciech Nowicki. We will also see if Nafi Thiam can win another world title in the heptathlon.

 

In the women's long jump final, Serbia's Ivana Vuleta, Germany's Malaika Mihambo, Ukraine's Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk and Venezuela’s Yulimar Rojas could deliver a breath-taking show.

 

This would be Jakob Ingebrigtsen's toughest night if he chooses to take on historical treble. First he would have to succeed in the 1500m semifinals and then beat athletes such as defending champion Joshua Cheptegei, who would be much fresher than him, in the 10,000m final. The Norwegian will have less than an hour between the two races.

 

 With the 100m, 1500m and 10,000m all on the programme, the best sprinters, middle distance runners and distance runners will all be on the track.

 

This day, 20 August, is a national holiday in Hungary, the celebration of the founding of the state. To mark the occasion there will be a magnificent fireworks display over the Danube from 9pm. As a result, this session will finish earlier than on the other evenings.

 

Leading athletes: 

 

Men's 100m semifinals and final:
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
 

Women’s long jump final:
Ivana Vuleta, two-time world indoor champion, two-time European champion • Malaika Mihambo, Olympic, world and European Champion • Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk, world and European silver medallist • Yulimar Rojas, multiple world and Olympic triple jump champion • Ese Brume, world and Olympic medallist
 

Women's 1500m semifinals:
Faith Kipyegon, two-time Olympic and two-time world champion • Gudaf Tsegay, world 5000m champion, 1500m silver medallist • Laura Muir, Olympic and world medallist, two-time European champion • Sifan Hassan, Olympic 5000m and 10,000m champion, 1500m bronze medallist

 

Men's 1500m semifinals:
Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Olympic champion, two-time European champion, world silver medallist • Jake Wightman, world champion • Timothy Cheruiyot, 2019 world champion, Olympic silver medallist

 

Men’s hammer throw final:
Pawel Fajdek, five-time world champion, European champion • Wojciech Nowicki, Olympic champion, two-time European champion • Mykhaylo Kokhan, European U23, U20 and U18 gold medallist

 

Heptathlon 800m:
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 10,000m final:
Jakob Ingebrigtsen, world 5000m champion, Olympic 1500m champion • Joshua Cheptegei, two-time world champion • Selemon Barega, Olympic champion • Jacob Kiplimo, Olympic and world bronze medallist
 

 

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