From August 19 to 27, Budapest, Hungary, played host to the prestigious World Athletics Championships 2023. The event showcased an array of incredible track and field performances, culminating in a celebration of athletic prowess and determination. As the dust settles, let’s take a closer look at the medalists and record-breakers who left an indelible mark on this global competition.
Day 1: August 19, 2023
The Championships kicked off with a bang. On the first day, spectators were treated to remarkable performances in various events, including the Men’s 20-kilometer Race Walk. Álvaro Martín of Spain secured gold with a time of 1:17:32, setting a World Lead (WL). Perseus Karlström from Sweden and Caio Bonfim from Brazil took silver and bronze, respectively.
In the Men’s Shot Put, Ryan Crouser of the USA set a Championship Record (CR) with a throw of 23.51 meters to claim the gold medal.
On the track, the Women’s 10,000 meter event saw Gudaf Tsegay of Ethiopia clinch gold, followed by Letesenbet Gidey, also from Ethiopia, and Ejgayehu Taye, completing an Ethiopian sweep of the podium.
The Mixed 4x400m Relay witnessed the United States rewriting history with a World Record (WR) time of 3:08.80, while Great Britain & Northern Ireland and Czechia took silver and bronze, respectively.
Day 2: August 20, 2023
Day two was equally action-packed. Mara Pérez of Spain secured the Women’s 20km Race Walk gold, while Ivana Vuleta of Serbia leaped to victory in the Women’s Long Jump.
In the Men’s Hammer Throw, Ethan Katzberg of Canada set a National Record (NR) of 81.25 meters to claim the top spot on the podium.
The Women’s Heptathlon saw Katarina Johnson-Thompson of Great Britain achieve a season-best score of 6740 points to secure gold.
Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda emerged victorious in the Men’s 10,000-meter event, showcasing superb endurance and skill.
Day 3: August 21, 2023
Hugues Fabrice Zango of Burkina Faso clinched the gold medal in the Men’s Triple Jump, while Daniel Sthl of Sweden set a Championship Record (CR) in the Men’s Discus Throw.
The Men’s 110-meter Hurdles event witnessed a thrilling showdown, with Grant Holloway of the USA securing gold.
In the Women’s 100m final, Sha’Carri Richardson of the USA set a Championship Record (CR) with a lightning-fast time of 10.65 seconds.
Day 4: August 22, 2023
The Men’s High Jump featured an exciting competition, with Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy and JuVaughn Harrison of the USA sharing the gold medal.
Laulauga Tausaga of the USA secured gold in the Women’s Discus Throw.
In the Men’s 1500m, Josh Kerr of Great Britain impressed with a season-best time, earning him a gold medal.
The Women’s 400m final witnessed a spectacular performance by Marileidy Paulino of the Dominican Republic, who set a National Record (NR) to claim gold.
Day 5: August 23, 2023
In a rare occurrence, the Women’s Pole Vault saw a tie for gold between Nina Kennedy of Australia and Katie Moon of the USA. Meanwhile, the Men’s 1500m event was won by Josh Kerr of Great Britain.
Shericka Jackson of Jamaica set a Championship Record (CR) in the Women’s 200m final, securing the gold medal.
Day 6: August 24, 2023
Miltiadis Tentoglou of Greece soared to victory in the Men’s Long Jump, while Camryn Rogers of Canada triumphed in the Women’s Hammer Throw.
Danielle Williams of Jamaica secured gold in the Women’s 100m Hurdles final.
Day 7: August 25, 2023
Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela dominated the Women’s Triple Jump, clinching the gold medal.
In the Women’s Javelin Throw, Kitaguchi Haruka of Japan took the top spot on the podium.
Shericka Jackson of Jamaica continued her incredible run, setting a Championship Record (CR) in the Women’s 200m final.
Day 8: August 26, 2023
The Men’s Marathon saw Victor Kiplangat of Uganda emerge as the victor, with Amane Beriso Shankule of Ethiopia taking gold in the Women’s Marathon.
Armand Duplantis of Sweden showed his prowess in the Men’s Pole Vault, securing the gold medal.
Chase Ealey of the USA emerged as the champion in the Women’s Shot Put.
Day 9: August 27, 2023
The final day of the Championships featured the highly-anticipated Men’s 4x100m Relay, with the USA securing gold.
In the Women’s 4x100m Relay, Great Britain & Northern Ireland claimed gold with a Championship Record (CR).
The Women’s 1500-meter event saw Winny Chebet of Kenya achieve victory.
The Championships concluded with the Women’s 800m, where Ajee’ Wilson of the USA set a Championship Record (CR) to claim the gold medal.
As the athletes basked in the glory of their achievements, the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary, undoubtedly left an enduring legacy of extraordinary performances and memorable moments in the world of track and field. This showcase of talent and dedication served as a testament to the enduring spirit of sport and the incredible feats that athletes can achieve on the world stage.