World Athletics Championships: Day 6 Live: WCH Oregon 2022: The sixth day of the World Athletics Championships will witness some big names…
World Athletics Championships: Day 6 Live: WCH Oregon 2022: The sixth day of the World Athletics Championships will witness some big names in action. In the women’s discus throw final, Bin Feng is still in the lead after four rounds. With a timing of 49.55, Shaunae Miller-Uibo emerged as the fastest in the 400m women semifinals to qualify for finals. Meanwhile, Kirani James, Wayde van Niekerk and Michael Norman will grab all attention in the men’s 400m semifinals. Follow World Athletics Championships Live updates with InsideSport.IN
Women Discus Throw Final
- Feng is still in the lead after four rounds of throws, she registers 65.88, but her first throw keeps her in pole position for gold as of now
- Perkovic produces a below par throw of 67.74
- Allman has not been able to bring her A game, she registers 68.05, still in third place
- Now we come down to just the top eight throwers
- The race, as it seems, to be between the three athletes
- Perkovic registers a foul throw while Ben Feng 66.89
- Allman comes up with her best throw so far, throws the disc, 68.30
- Perkovic has come with a better throw in second attempt, 68.45m
- Despite a foul throw, Bin Feng is still in lead with her earlier throw
- Bin Feng comes up with a brilliant show, registers her personal best with 69.12
- Sandra PERKOVIĆ is another serious contender, and she delivers a 67.74 throw
- Valarie Allman, the overwhelming favourite, has started on a bright note with a throw of 67.62
|Local Time||My Time||sex||event||Round|
|15:20||03.5:20||W||Javelin Throw||Qualification – Group A||Startlist|
|16:50||04.5:50||W||Javelin Throw||Qualification – Group B||Startlist|
|18:15||06.5:15||W||400 Metres Hurdles||Semi-Final||Startlist|
|19:45||07.5:45||W||3000 Metres Steeplechase||Final||Startlist|
Women’s Discus Throw Final
There is good competition for the gold medal in the discus throw. There are some serious contenders, including Valarie Allman, who is a strong favourite for the gold. The American was at her impressive best in the qualification round, throwing the disc a distance of 68.36m. She has already thrown the disc the furthest this year at 71.46 in April.
The Tokyo Olympic gold medallist should add to her kitty unless someone outshines her in the event. Yaime Perez will be looked upon as a prime contender. She had the third best throw of 65.32 in the qualification, her season’s best. Now the question remains if she can better that show in the medal round. Also Sandra Perkovic has it in her to challenge Allman with the Croatian having a best throw of 68.19 this year.
Women’s 400m semifinals
Shaunae Miller-Uibo 🇧🇸 ran a very relaxed 51.10s to win the first heat of the women’s 400m at the World Championships, ahead of Aliyah Abrams 🇬🇾 who was 2nd in 51.98s while Gabby Scott 🇵🇷 placed 3rd in 52.05s. pic.twitter.com/T5FJ0kC7zI
— Track & Field Gazette (@Athleticsglobe) July 17, 2022
Shaunae Miller-Uibo will be in the centre of things when the semifinals takes place in Oregon. Her timings might not have been impressive in the heats (51.10), but she did take it easy and is one of the strong contenders to not only reach the final, but also finish in the podium. Miller-Uibo, who has won gold in the last two Olympics in the event, has run sub 50 already this year as well.
Marileidy Paulino will also be looking to just seal a spot in the finals, before unleashing her full speed in the final. She has been in huge form this year, and has run the fastest this year at 49.49.
Men’s 400m semifinal
Men’s 400m summary (best times)
Bayapo Ndori 🇧🇼 (44.87s)
Wayde van Niekerk 🇿🇦 (45.18s)
Kirani James 🇬🇩 (45.29s)
Michael Norman 🇺🇸 (45.37s)
Jonathan Jones 🇧🇧 (45.46s)
Matthew Hudson-Smith 🇬🇧 (45.49s)
Champion Alison 🇺🇸 (45.56s)
Nathon Allen 🇯🇲 (45.61s) pic.twitter.com/jYkx4RllXo
— Victor K Almeida 📰 (@AlmeidaVictorK) July 17, 2022
It consists of some of the biggest names in the field of 400m. The trio of Kirani James, Wayde van Niekerk and Michael Norman add glitter to the field of semifinals.
Among the trio, Wayde has already set the benchmark with a timing of 45.18 in the heats, followed by James (45.29) and Norman (45.37). It was evident that they were just looking to seal a spot in the next round in the heats.
However, it was Bayapa Nodori, who grabbed major eyeballs in the heats. He was the lone person to run a sub 45, clocking 44.87 with his personal best. Can he outdo the trio in the semifinals as well?