On the fifth day of the World Athletics Championships, held in Eugene (Oregon), such relevant events as the women’s high jump final, the women’s and men’s 200m semifinals and the men’s 1,500m and 400m hurdles finals stood out the program.

Australian Patterson, world high jump champion

Eleanor Patterson of Australia jumped 2.02 metres, her country’s national record, and two centimeters more than her competitors on the podium. Second was the Ukrainian Yaroslava Mahuchick and third Elena Vallortigara with two meters.

200m semifinals: Jamaica dominates women, problems for USA in men

After her historic hat-trick in the 100m, the Jamaican is looking to repeat the double-hectometer feat. Shericka Jackson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce qualified for the 200m final with flying colours. Meanwhile, Elaine Thompson-Herah suffered a little more and competed on time. In the men’s, USA, who also won a 100m triplet, lost one of their most important men, 100m gold medalist Fred Kerley, who was left out, although they still have three medal contenders: Noah Lyles (who set 1 fastest time, 19.62s), Erriyon Knighton (19.77s) and Kenneth Bednarek (19.84s). The three members of the North American team made the top three marks of the semifinals.

Noah Lyles (centre), the man with the fastest time in the 200m semi-final.DPA via Europa Press (DPA via Europa Press)

Ingebrigtsen, silver in the 1,500m, won by Britain’s Jake Wightman. Katyr, Bronze

Great disappointment for Norwegian Jakob Ingebrigtsen, who, like at the World Indoor Championships in Belgrade in March, finished second in the 1,500m final. Briton Jake Wightman caused the surprise in a frenetic race won under 3m30s and in which the Spaniards played a great role: Mohamed Katir was third and Mario García Romo was third and fourth. Ignacio Fontes was eleventh.

Brazilian Dos Santos dethrones Warholm in the 400m hurdles

In a night of bad news for Norwegian athletics, Ingebrigtsen’s second place was followed by Karsetn Warholm’s seventh place in the 400m hurdles. The great dominator of the Test lately arrived with an injury that prevented him from preparing as he should. And it won’t be the first man in Oregon to add three world championships. Brazil’s Alison Dos Santos won in 46.29 seconds, a championship record.

USA top medal table, Spain, 26

The first World Championships on US soil will initially take place with a clear dominance of the North Americans, who lead the medal table with 6 gold, 5 silver and 7 bronze medals. Ethiopia is second with 3 gold and 3 silver. And Kenya third with 1 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze. Spain is 26th with two bronze medals achieved by Asier Martínez in the 110m hurdles and by Mo Katir in the 1,500m.

Today’s session, Wednesday 20th, in Oregon:

This Wednesday the focus is on the men’s 800m series (2:20am) with three Spanish competitors, Álvaro de Arriba, Adrián Ben and Mariano García. The women’s 400m hurdles semifinals will be run by Catalan Sara Gallego (3.15am), who broke a Spaniard’s World Cup record this Tuesday with 55.09 seconds. The women’s 3,000 hurdles final (4:45 a.m.) is also a hard-fought event, the day’s entire program can be found here.

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