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It’s Monday evening, and just like that the first three days of the World Athletics Championships, hosted in the Hungarian capital of Budapest, have come and gone. Blink and you’ll have missed all the early action, but don’t worry as there are six days of top-tier athletics left to come. Before we look ahead to day four, though, let’s go over what happened on day three at Budapest’s National Athletics Centre.
Sha’Carri stuns both Shericka and Shelly-Anne
The showpiece event on the third day was the Women’s 100 Metres Final, in which there was a colossal showdown between the up-and-comer Sha’Carri Richardson, who had been threatening to rise to the top of the division, and the tried-and-tested Jamaican pair of Shericka Jackson, who picked up silver in Oregon last year, and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who came into the event as not only the defending champion but as one of the best sprinters of all time.
After the semi-finals, Shericka Jackson was perhaps the favourite, having clocked a time of 10.79, which was faster than the times posted by both Richardson and Fraser-Pryce. However, in the final, the quality of the American was simply too much for not just Jackson but her compatriot too. The duo once again collected medals in this event, but this time they had to settle for silver and bronze. From lane nine, Sha’Carri Richardson flew out of the blocks and never looked back, clocking a championship-record time of 10.65 seconds.
It was also the US and Jamaica that dominated the Men’s 110 Metres Hurdles Final. Daniel Roberts took bronze for the US, while Jamaica’s Hansle Parchment ran a blinder for second. In first place, Grant Holloway, also of the US, was not for catching, as he stormed home in a season-best time to win by a relatively comfortable margin.
On the field, Daniel Staahl once again impressed. The Swedish powerhouse added another gold to his collection, securing his second world title with a championship-record throw of 71.46 metres. Staahl beat Kristjan Ceh of Slovenia, who took silver, and Lithuania’s Mykolas Alekna, who secured a bronze medal.
Day 3 results
Here is a breakdown of the results (medal winners) from each of the completed events that took place on the third day of the competition. In other words, these are the results from the events that concluded with a final (and thus medals were awarded) on day three.
Men’s triple jump
- Fabrice Zango Hughes (Burkina Faso)
- Lazaro Martinez (Cuba)
- Cristian Napoles (Cuba)
Men’s discus throw
- Daniel Stahl (Sweden)
- Kristjan Ceh (Slovenia)
- Mykolas Alekna (Lithuania)
Men’s 110 metres hurdles
- Grant Holloway (USA)
- Hansle Parchment (Jamaica)
- Daniel Roberts (USA)
Women’s 100 metres
- Sha’Carri Richardson (USA)
- Shericka Jackson (Jamaica)
- Shelly-Anne Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica)
Medal table after day three
The USA continue to sit pretty at the top of the medal table, but there’s been change elsewhere after what was an excellent evening session in Budapest. Here’s how the overall medal table for the 2023 World Athletics Championships stands:
- USA – 9 Medals – 5 Gold, 2 Silver, 2 Bronze
- Spain – 2 Medals – 2 Golds
- Ethiopia – 4 Medals – 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze
- Great Britain & Northern Ireland – 3 Medals – 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
- Sweden – 2 Medals – 1 Gold, 1 Silver
- Burkina Faso – 1 Medal – 1 Gold
- Canada – 1 Medal – 1 Gold
- Serbia – 1 Medal – 1 Gold
- Uganda – 1 Medal – 1 Gold
- Jamaica – 3 Medals – 2 Silver, 1 Bronze
- Cuba – 2 Medals – 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
- Italy – 2 Medals – 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
- Australia – 1 Medal – 1 Silver
- Botswana – 1 Medal – 1 Silver
- Kenya – 1 Medal – 1 Silver
- Poland – 1 Medal – 1 Silver
- Slovenia – 1 Medal – 1 Silver
- Brazil – 1 Medal – 1 Bronze
- Czech Republic – 1 Medal – 1 Bronze
- Hungary – 1 Medal – 1 Bronze
- Netherlands – 1 Medal – 1 Bronze
- Lithuania – 1 Medal – 1 Bronze
- Romania – 1 Medal – 1 Bronze
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