Budapest 23 – Day 6

Can Femke Bol claim the crown as the queen of the 400m hurdles with McLaughlin-Levrone out of the picture?

Day 6 – Recap

Bol reigns supreme and a double gold for Jamaica on day 6.


After a day with a huge shock, today was a day when a favourite showed exactly why she’s the one to beat. Jamaica had a golden evening with the men and women both delivering. 


Earlier in the evening, Jakob Ingebrigsten returned to the track after his defeat to Josh Kerr in the 1500. This time, taking on the longer 5000m distance. We also determined who would be competing in the 200m finals on the 25th.


Day 6: Men’s 5000m Heats

Jakob Ingebrigtsen returned to the track to make another bid for gold at this years World Athletic Championships.First things first, he had to successfully negotiate his heat. This proved to be no issue for the Norwegian, he finished an easy third with a time of 13:36.21. Katir won the heat in 13:35.90 while Gebriwhet took second place. 


The second heat of the evening saw Luis Grijalva take the win for Guatamala in 13:32.72. Next over the line was Yomif Kejelcha who was closely followed by Mo Ahmed of Canada. Through both heats, the favourites progressed as expected and the final looks sure to be a very competitive race with such a strong starting field. Can Jakob claim his gold or will someone else be waiting in the wings to steal his thunder?

Qualifying for the final:

Luis Grijalva 13:32.72

Yomif Kejelcha 13:32.83

Mohammed Ahmed 13:33.16

Berihu Aregawi 13:33.23

Oscar /chelimo 13:33.40 (SB)

Mohammed Ismail 13:33.51

Jakob Krop 13:33.63

Ishmael Kipkrui 13:33.63

Mohammed Katir 13:35.90

Hagos Gebriwhet 13:36.15

Jakob Ingebrigsten 13:36.21 (SB)

Quassim Oumaiz 13:36.35

Abdihamid Nur 13:36.37

Jimmy Gressier 13:36.42

Paul Chelimo 13:36.51

Narve Nordas 13:36.55

Day 6: Women’s 200m Semi Finals

All eyes were on Sha’Carri Richardson. The recently crowned queen of the 100m would be back to see if she could take a double gold. Shericka Jackson would be out to make sure that she didn’t.


The first semi-final saw Gabrielle Thomas take the win in 21.97 with Team GB’s Dina Asher-Smith following home in 22.28. Whilst in heat 2, Julien Alfred took first with another Brit in second. Alfred’s 22.17 was enough to push Daryll Neita’s 22.21 (PB) into second place. 


Following on into the third heat, we saw the re-match that everyone was waiting for. Jackson vs Richardson. The win from Jackson in 22.00 was enough to see of her rival’s 22.20. Would this foreshadow the final? We will have to wait until Friday to see!

Qualifying for the final:

Gabrielle Thomas 21.97

Shericka Jackson 22.00

Julien Alfred 22.17

Sha’Carri Richardson 22.20

Daryll Neita 22.21 (PB)

Marie-Josee Ta Lou 22.26 (=SB)

Dina Asher-Smith 22.28

Anthonique Strachan 22.30

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Day 6: Men’s 200m Semi Finals

Noah Lyles was looking to mark his dominance in a second event this year. After taking the 100m title, he was keen to add the 200. We didn’t have to wait long to see if he would take a step closer to his goal. Fist out of the blocks in the first heat, he smashed the field with a 19.76 to put the competition on notice. He was not her to play. Alexander Ogando crossed the line in 20.02 to take the second automatic qualification spot. 


Following on in the second heat, the American victory parade continued. This time in the form of Kenneth Bednarek who ran 19.96. Next over the line was Letsile Tobogo taking the second qualification spot in 19.97. Last up on the track, the Stars and Stripes continued to show the world that they are the preeminent sprinting power in the world. Erriyon Knighton came through with a 19.98 win. Behind him, Zharnel Hughes clocked 20.02 to seal his final berth.

Qualifying for the final:

Noah Lyles 19.76

Kenneth Bednarek 19.96

Letsile Tobogo 19.97

Erriyon Knighton 19.98

Zharnel Hughes 20.02

Alexander Ogando 20.02

Andre De Grasse 20.10

Joseph Fanbulleh 20.21

Andrew Hudson 20.38 (qR)

Day 6: Men’s 800m Semi Finals

In a very open event, the semi finals would give us a good guide of who may be favourite in a very wide field. Heat 1 saw Algeria’s Slimane Moula take the first qualification spot with a 1:43.93. Botswana’s Tshepiso Masalela set a PB with 1:44.14 to take the second automatic spot.


Heat 2 saw the arrival of the probable favourite for the final. Canada’s Marco Arop proved stronger than the rest and ran 1:44.02 for the win. Algeria gained a second place in the final when Djamel Sedjati crossed the line in 1:44.49.


Finally, we saw Emmanual Wanyonyi take the win in the third heat with a time of 1:43.83. Right behind him, Adrian Ben of Spain set a PB of 1:43.92 to book a final spot.

Qualifying for the final:

Emmanuel Wanyonyi 1:43.83

Adrian Ben 1:43.92 (PB)

Slimane Moula 1:43.93

Marco Arop 1:44.02

Bryce Hoppel 1:44.04

Tshepiso Masalela 1:44.14 (PB)

Ben Pattison 1:44.23

Djamel Sedjati 1:44.49

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Day 6: Women’s 100m Hurdles Final

With all the pre-championship favourites in the blocks, this was sure to be a very good race. An excellent start for Danielle Williams proved to be the difference between gold and silver. Leaving the blocks faster than any other woman in the race, she made the difference count. First over the line in a season’s best 12.43, she claimed the title just one hundredth of a second clear of Jasmine Camacho-Quinn. The bronze went to Kendra Harrisonof the USA. 


World record holder Tobi Amusan was never a factor in this race and finished in sixth with a time of 12.62.


Danielle Williams 12.43 (SB)

Jasmine Camacho-Quinn 12.44

Kendra Harrison 12.46

Day 6: Men’s 400m Final

In a race packed with World and Olympic Champions, we saw a young upstart take the crown. In his first attempt on the world stage, Antonio Watson claimed the title with an astonishing kick from the final bend. Outclassing a field which included world record holder Wayde Van Neikerk, Watson was a very popular winner in the stadium. Matthew Hudson-Smith of Great Britain took silver with 44.31 and America’s Quincey Hall set a PB of 44.37 to take home the bronze.


Antonio Watson 44.22

Matthew Hudsom-Smith 44.31

Quincey Hall 44.37 (PB)

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Day 6: Women’s 400m Hurdles Final

Femke Bol came to Budapest without the imposing figure of Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone looming large over her. She came into the final looking to make sure that everyone knew that she was now the 400m hurdle queen. From the 200m mark, the result was never in doubt. Leading the field by some margin, she increased her lead as the final hurdles were crossed and streaked home to claim her crown over a second ahead of second placed Shamier Little. On the other hand, Rushell Clayton of Jamaica missed silver by just one hundredth of a second.

An amazing victory and a show to the world that the 400m hurdles is in safe hands on the women’s side.


Femke Bol 51.70

Shamier Little 52.80 (SB)

Rushell Clayton 52.81 (PB)

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