World Athletics Championship today – timetable and TV schedule for 23/08/2023

The first four days have quickly come and gone in the Hungarian capital of Budapest, and what a four days they have been. Luckily, we’re not at the end just yet. There are five days of prestigious competition to go, so let’s look ahead to day five of the 2023 World Athletics Championships.

Day 5 Schedule
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On day four we saw yet more superb stuff in the National Athletics Centre, Budapest. Kenya’s sensational Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon led a classy field a merry dance in the women’s 1500m, as she kept her world title with a decisive victory, while Morocco’s Soufiane Elbakkali also got the job done in striking fashion, leaving behind some classy opponents to win the men’s 3000 metres streeplechase, securing his second world title.

Looking ahead to the fifth day of the competition, there’s plenty to get excited about, that’s for sure. For starters, after two single-session days, we’re back to a double session. In the morning we have seven events to get stuck into, including the heats for the women’s 800 metres, plus the men’s long jump qualification. In the evening, there’s the small matter of the women’s pole vault final, plus the men’s 1500 metres final.

Schedule for day five of the World Athletics Championships

To confirm, there will be both a morning session and an evening session on day five. The full day’s schedule looks like this:


10:05 – Women’s 800 Metres (Heats)

10:15 – Men’s Pole Vault (Qualification)

10:20 – Women’s Javelin Throw (Qualification – Group A)

11:10 – Women’s 5000 Metres (Heats)

11:15 – Men’s Long Jump (Qualification)

11:55 – Women’s Javelin Throw (Qualification – Group B)

12:05 – Women’s 200 Metres (Heats)

12:50 – Men’s 200 Metres (Heats)


19:00 – Women’s Hammer Throw (Qualification – Group A)

19:10 – Women’s Triple Jump (Qualification)

19:30 – Women’s Pole Vault (Final)

19:45 – Women’s 3000 Metres Steeplechase (Heats)

20:35 – Women’s Hammer Throw (Qualification – Group B)

20:40 – Women’s 100 Metres Hurdles (Semi-Final)

21:15 – Men’s 1500 Metres (Final)

21:35 – Women’s 400 Metres (Final)

21:50 – Men’s 400 Metres Hurdles (Final)

Day 5 TV schedule

As has the been the case on each of the first four days of the 2023 World Athletics Championship, coverage of the event is available on the BBC. Depending on when you’re watching, the action will be broadcast on either BBC One, BBC Two or BBC Three.

Here are the full TV timings for the fifth day:

Wednesday 23rd August

BBC Two: 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

BBC Red Button: 5:45 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

BBC One: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

If you’re not able to tune in live, then fear not, there will be a highlights package shown on BBC Three from 9:00 p.m. each night.

World Athletics Championships live stream

There is of course live streaming available as well. Should you wish to watch the coverage via a live stream, you have a couple of options, the first of which is to visit the BBC Sport website. Alternatively, you can visit the BBC iPlayer, where you’ll easily be able to pick up a live stream of all the live coverage from the Hungarian capital.

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