On the eighth day of the World Athletics Championships, held in Eugene (Oregon), such important events as the women’s 35-kilometer walk, the men’s and women’s 4×100-meter relay, the men’s 400-meter final and women and the 400 meter hurdles final. feminine.
Exhibition by the Peruvian Kimberly García
The debut of the women’s 35K walk at a World Cup this Friday was a replica of the 20K a week ago. The medals were taken by the same three women who stood on the podium back then, in the same positions. Peru’s Kimberly García (Huancayo, 28 years old) won the test with ease in 2h 39m 16s. Behind was Poland’s Katarzyna Zdzieblo silver with 47 seconds and China’s Shijie Qieyang bronze with 1.21 minutes.
Raquel González and Laura García-Caro finished fifth and sixth, earning them the finalist spots. José Antonio Quintana’s students also set personal records of 2:42:27 and 2:42:45:00, which put them second and third in the all-time Spanish rankings.
Heads and tails for Spain in the 4×100 relay
The women’s 4×100 team finished second in their run and qualified for the final, which set a new Spanish record (42.61 seconds). Instead, the Spaniards finished sixth and were dropped a position. In the end, they claimed a touch from the Canadian team that could have upset Pol Retamal, but the complaint was not accepted.
Shaunae Miller-Uibo from the Bahamas and Michael Norman from the USA became world champions in the 400 meters
Laying on the ground with the gold medal around her neck and still recovering from the effort, the Bahamain Miller Uibo was interviewed on the course. She won the women’s 400m with a time of 49.11 seconds, the best tally of the year. Dominican Marileidy Paulino (49.60s) and Barbados athlete Sada Williams (49.75s) shared silver and bronze, a record for their country.
In the men’s race, American Michael Norman won by a modest mark (44.29 seconds), followed by Kirani James (Granada) with 44.48 seconds and Britain’s Matthew Hudson Smish (44.66 seconds). World record holder Wayde van Niekerk from South Africa sank in the final meters and finished fifth (44.97 s).
World record for Sydney McLaughlin over 400 m hurdles
The American beat her previous mark by seven tenths and broke the world record in Oregon for the second time in just one month (50.68 seconds). It is the first world record ever broken in the World Cup. Not needing the pressure of her competitors to ask for more, the Los Angeles athlete pushed to the very end to lower her mark.
USA top medal table, Spain, 30
The first World Championships on US soil will initially be held with a clear dominance of the North Americans, who lead the medal table with 26 medals: 9 gold, 7 silver and 10 bronze medals. Ethiopia is second with 3 gold and 4 silver and 1 bronze. And Jamaica, third with 2 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze. Spain occupies position 30 with two bronze medals achieved by Asier Martínez in the 110m hurdles and by Mohamed Katir in the 1,500m.
Today’s session, Saturday 23rd, in Oregon:
This Saturday the focus is on the long jump, where Spain’s Fátima Diame will try to qualify for the final. There will be a dual national presence in the relay, in the women’s 4×400 series and the women’s 4×100 final. The men’s finals over 800 m, triple jump, javelin throw and 4 x 100 m as well as the women’s 5,000 m will also be held. The full program of the day can be found here.