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Another day of the 2023 World Athletics Championships has been completed and yet another fantastic day of athletics has been enjoyed by both those watching on TV and those watching live from Budapest’s National Athletics Centre. There’s still plenty to come from the Hungarian capital, though before we get excited for the action on day five of the competition, let’s go over Tuesday’s results.
Kipyegon keeps her title
The women’s 1500 metres final was arguably the main event on day four, and what an event it shaped up to be with two colossal performers in the form of Sifan Hassan and Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon going head-to-head.
With contrasting styles, Hassan stalked from the rear, while Kipyegon set the pace from the front, and it turned out to be a pace that was just too hot to handle as the Kenyan took off and never saw another athlete, running clear inside the final lap to win by comfortable margin. The magnificent world-record holder secured her third 1500m world title, becoming the first women to ever achieve such a feat. Ethiopian youngster Diribe Welteji ran a blinding race from just behind the eventual winner, picking up silver, while Hassan had to settle for bronze.
Another showstopping performance came in the men’s 3000 metres steeplechase, which was won in runaway fashion by the ever impressive Soufiane Elbakkali, who timed his assault to perfection, tracking danger man Lamecha Girma all the way until striding clear inside the final 200 metres. The Moroccan athlete picked up his second world title having won this event last year in Canada.
In the field, we had the women’s discus throw, which gave us a USA one-two as Laulauga Tausaga threw a personal-best of 69.49 to secure her first world title, beating compatriot Valarie Allman into second, while China’s Bin Feng picked up the bronze.
In the men’s high jump, Olympic hero Gianmarco Tamberi, with his half beard/half clean shaven look, picked up his first ever gold medal at the World Championships, beating USA’s JuVaughn Harrison, who cleared the same height as the Italian but failed to do so at the first attempt, thus resulting in a silver-medal spot for the 24-year-old. Former world champion Mutaz Essa Barshim took bronze.
Day 4 results
Below are the results from the events which concluded with finals on day four. To avoid any confusion, these are the results from events where medals were awarded after a final that took place on the fourth day of the competition.
Men’s high jump
- Gianmarco Tamberi (Italy)
- JuVaughn Harrison (USA)
- Mutaz Essa Barshim (Qatar)
Women’s discus throw
- Laulauga Tausaga (USA)
- Valarie Allman (USA)
- Bin Feng (China)
Women’s 1500 metres
- Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon (Kenya)
- Diribe Weltejl (Ethiopia)
- Sifan Hassan (Netherlands)
Men’s 3000 metres steeplechase
- Soufiane Elbakkali (Morocco)
- Lamecha Girma (Ethiopia)
- Abraham Kibiwott (Kenya)
Medal table after day four
There’s no change at the top of the table as the US continue to stride out in front as far the overall medals are concerned, but not everything has remained the same as it was at the end of yesterday. Here’s what the overall medal table looks like after the fourth day of the 2023 World Athletics Championships.
- USA – 12 Medals – 6 Gold, 4 Silver, 2 Bronze
- Spain – 2 Medals – 2 Golds
- Ethiopia – 6 Medals – 1 Gold, 3 Silver, 2 Bronze
- Great Britain & Northern Ireland – 3 Medals – 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
- Italy – 3 Medals – 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
- Kenya – 3 Medals – 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
- Sweden – 2 Medals – 1 Gold, 1 Silver
- Morocco – 1 Medal – 1 Gold
- 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
- Australia – 1 Medal – 1 Silver
- Botswana – 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
- China – 1 Medal – 1 Bronze
- Hungary – 1 Medal – 1 Bronze
- Netherlands – 1 Medal – 1 Bronze
- Lithuania – 1 Medal – 1 Bronze
- Romania – 1 Medal – 1 Bronze
- Qatar – 1 Medal – 1 Bronze
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