Budapest 23 – Day 3

The turn of the fast women tonight. Who will be the fastest woman on the planet on day 3 of the championships?

Day 3 Evening Session

Women’s 400m Hurdles Heats


First out of the blocks on the day 3 evening sessions were the women in the 400m hurdles. A chance to see how Femke Bol recovered from her tumble in the mixed relay. Would she be physically and mentally right for the challenge or would there be some residual nerves left? Questions were soon answered. 1st in her heat, fastest overall qualifying time and step closer to her first medal of the tournament. Can she see it all the way through?

Qualifying for the semi final:

Femke Bol 53.39

Kemi Adeyoka 53.56 (AR)

Rushell Clayton 53.97

Andrenette Knight 54.21

Delilah Muhammad 54.21

Jessie Knight 54.27

Aomide Folorunso 54.30

Shamier Little 54.40

Carolina Krafzik 54.53

Jenieve Russell 54.53

Viivi Lehikoinen 54.65

Anna Cockerell 54.68

Anna Ryzhykova 54,70

Rebecca Sartori 54.82 (PB)

Cathelijn Peeters 54.95

Viktoriya Tkachuk 55.05

Nikoleta Jichova 55.10

Hanne Claes 55.13

Noura Ennadi 55.21

Zeney Van Der Walt 55.21

Line Kloster 55.23

Elleen Demes 55.29 (PB)

Gianna Woodruff 55.31

Savannah Sutherland 55.85

Day 3 Evening Session: Men’s 400m Hurdles Semi Final

Karsten Warholm’s quest for gold continued apace, the fastest qualifier for the final in 47.09. Later on this evening, he will be joined by the other strong medal contenders Rai Benjamin, Alison Dos Santos and Kyron McMaster. Roshawn Clarke ran an under 20 world record of 47.34 to ensure his place in the final.

Qualifying for the final:

Karsten Warholm 47.09

Rai Benjamin 47.24

Roshawn Clarke 47.34 (U20 WR)

Trevor Bassitt 47.38 (PB)

Alison Dos Santos 47.38 (SB)

Kyron McMaster 47.72

Rasmus Magi 48.30

Joshua Abuaku 48.39

Day 3 Evening Session: Men’s 110m Hurdles Semi Final

Grant Holloway is looking for a hat trick of titles. He took a very positive first step this evening winning his heat and leading the field in 13.02. Young Frenchman Sasha Zhoya ran a 13.15 PB to qualify as second fastest man. With 3 men in the final, can they sweep the podium in the final later on?

Qualifying for the final:

Grant Holloway 13.02

Sasha Zhoya 13.15 (PB)

Shunsuke Izumiya 13.16

Freddie Crittenden 13.17 (SB)

Hansle Parchment 13.18

Daniel Roberts 13.19

Wilhelm Belocian 13.23

Jason Joseph 13.25

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Day 3 Evening Session: Women’s 100m Semi Final

The fastest women in the world took to the track to determine who would take the title. Three stacked semi-finals began with the ever dominant Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (tonight wearing fiery hair)  taking on fast starting Pole Ewa Swoboda and Team GB’s Daryll Netia who was hoping to build on her recent European successes. With only the top two from each heat going through automatically and two fastest losers joining them, the races were sure to be tough. An easy 10.89 for Fraser-Pryce saw her through safely with Tamari Davis taking second in 10.98. The rest would have to wait for times to see their fate. 

The hardest heat

Next up, in heat 2, probably the toughest of all featuring the holders of the fastest times this year, Sha’Carri Richardson would take on Shericka Jackson and Marie-Josee Ta-Lou to see who would book their berth in the final. A clean start saw Ta-Lou and Jackson run away with the heat. 10.79 from Jackson to win the heat with Ta Lou crossing the line a couple of thousandths later. The surprise of the heat was the distance behind Sha’Carri Richardson fell after a poor start. Putting on the turbo boosters to finish in third, she will have to hope her time (10.84) takes her through.

Drama in the final semi

Moving on to the final semi of the evening, Dina Asher-Smith took on NCAA champion Brittany Brown and Julien Alfred. On times, this would probably be the easiest heat of the evening and give Richardson hope of moving on. For the first time this evening, a false start. A warning awarded to Alfred, no disqualification this time. Second time, away clean. Alfred broke the tape first in 10.92 with Brown second in 10.97. Asher-Smith’s 11.01 in third would put her level with Swoboda. In a break from tradition, nine women will begin the final to see who is the fastest on the planet.

Qualifying for the final:

Shericka Jackson 10.79

Marie-Josee Ta Lou 10.79

Sha’Carri Richardson 10.84

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce 10.89

Julien Alfred 10.92

Brittany Brown 10.97

Tamari Davis 10.98

Ewa Swoboda 11.01

Dina Asher-Smith 11.01

Day 3 Evening Session: Women’s 400m Semi Final

The one lap wonders took to the track to book their berth in the final. Paulino looking very strong in her first heat, taking the win in 49.54.  Lieke Klaver featured in the second heat looking to avenge her misfortune on day 1 of the championships. Hoping to take a medal this year, she took a clean, fast start and dominated the field to win in 49.88 with Talitha Diggs coming second in 50.86.


The final heat saw Poland’s Kaczmarek as the favourite. She lived up to the sobriquet winning her heat in 49.50 with Sada Williams taking second in 49.58 which was a national record.

Qualifying for the final:

Natalia Kaczmarek 49.50

Marileidy Paulino 49.54

Sada Williams 49.58 (NR)

Rhasidat Adeleke 49.87

Lieke Klaver 49.87

Cynthia Bolingo 49.96 (NR)

Candice McLeod 50.62

Talitha Diggs 50.86

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Day 3 Evening Session: Men’s 110m Final

13 seconds away from history, the men took to the blocks. Who would hold their nerve and take the title. Could Holloway make it a third World Championship gold? Could Parchment make it a world gold to add to the Olympic? 


From the gun, Holloway led the field. He left no doubt about his third world championship victory breaking the tape in 12.96. Hansle Parchment ran a season’s best 13.07 in second and Daniel Roberts took bronze for the USA. 

At only 25 years of age, how long will Holloway’s dominance last?


Grant Holloway 12.96

Hansle Parchment 13.07 (SB)

Daniel Roberts 13.09

Day 3 Evening Session: Women’s 100m Final

Would Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce make it 6? Could Sha’Carri take her first? Would Shericka Jackson show that she is now the Jamaican power? Might it be the dark horse Ta Lou usurping the others to take the crown?


With nine women taking the blocks for the start, there was an extra hopeful on the track. The silence descended, the anticipation felt across the stadium. The set. The gun. Away cleanly. All eyes were on the Jamaicans in the middle lanes. Out in lane 9, Richardson put in the work and got her reward. A first global medal and her promise lived up to. She’s not back, she’s better.


Jackson took second and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce took her first ever bronze. 


Can she take it further at the Olympics next year or will the Jamaicans fight back?


Richardson 10.65 (CR)

Shericka Jackson 10.72

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce 10.77

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