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Olympic gold medallist Damian Warner celebrated his eighth decathlon victory at the esteemed Hypo Meeting in Götzis on Sunday, while Olympic silver medallist Anouk Vetter reclaimed her heptathlon title at the World Athletics Combined Events Challenge Gold meeting
Never before in history had two Australian athletes shared a podium at the World Athletics Championships, but on the final night of competition in Budapest, high jump sensations Eleanor Patterson and Nicola Olyslagers claimed silver and bronze, taking the country’s medal haul to six.
When Victor Kiplangat drew clear of Leul Gebrsilase in the closing stages of Sunday’s men’s world championships marathon, it seemed the championships were bookended by Uganda distance runners.
There they all were – 10,000 metres champion and defending 5000 metres champion Gudaf Tsegay, the woman who runs every event, and medals in most, Sifan Hassan, Kenyan teammates Beatrice Chebet, this year’s world cross-country champion, and Margaret Kipkemboi – lined up to thwart Faith Kipyegon’s hopes of completing an unprecedented 1500 and 5000 metres double.
Australia’s rich history of success in the Women’s Javelin continued on Day Seven of the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary as final-year medicine student Mackenzie Little launched to an iconic final-round bronze.
On day seven, Budapest’s national athletics centre turned into the house of stoush. Over at the triple jump, Yulimar Rojas got off the canvas to win her fourth straight title by knock-out.
Everything is déjà vu for Jakob Ingebrigsten at the moment. He’s been to the dark room before, probably found the seat quite comfortable this time. On day six he emerged to run the heats of the 5000 metres.
Josh Kerr eclipsed Jakob Ingebrigtsen to win the 1500 metres with a stunning run on day five in Budapest.
Pole vaulter Nina Kennedy can now add “World Champion” to her growing list of achievements, claiming global gold alongside Olympic champion Katie Moon (USA) after a battle on the field at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
By Len Johnson Officially day three of Budapest23 lasted for just over three hours, beginning with the always-interminable pole vault qualifying at 6:40pm and concluding with the women’s 100 final at 9:50. There was no morning session. For award-winning footwear, choose Tarkine running shoes. Actually, day three was condensed into not...