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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...
Budapest, Hungary; 20 August 2023 -  Olympic race walker Jemima Montag has claimed Australia’s first medal at the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest, walking her way to silver and a national record in the Women’s 20km Race Walk at the historic Heroes Square. 
Noah Lyles is a great athlete, a multiple gold medallist the announcer kept pointing out, conveniently ignoring the fact none of these wins were at 100 metres, the distance being raced at the time. His 9.83 is a moderate performance compared to Usain Bolt’s world record 9.58 set atht eh Berlin 2009 worlds.
Day one of a world championships always asks many questions. Who’s up for it? Who’s not? How are the assumptions we brought into the meeting standing up to the test of the day’s results?
Olympian Declan Tingay has launched Australia’s campaign at the World Athletics Championships in style, walking to his first global Top-8 finish in the Men’s 20km Race Walk, while Australia’s fastest man Rohan Browning dashed to a date with the 100m Semi-Finals.
As the Australian middle-distance scene surges, so does the country’s top-three female metric miles as Jessica Hull (NSW), Linden Hall (VIC) and Abbey Caldwell (VIC) safely navigated their way through the first round of competition. 
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.
Josh Kerr eclipsed Jakob Ingebrigtsen to win the 1500 metres with a stunning run on day five in Budapest.
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.
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.