Budapest to host 2023 World Athletics Championships, know deets

The nineteenth edition of the 2023 World Athletics Championships is scheduled to be held from August 19 to August 27 2023, in Budapest, Hungary.

Budapest to host 2023 World Athletics Championships, know deets
Budapest to host 2023 World Athletics Championships, know deets

The nineteenth edition of the 2023 World Athletics Championships is scheduled to be held from August 19 to August 27 2023, in Budapest, Hungary.

During National trials for team Kenya on Friday 7th, and Saturday 8th, an athlete can win the trials but if he/she does not meet the required time, he/she cannot make the team.

In such cases, an athlete who already recorded the required time even before the trials, he/she is selected for the team. These are RULES and not discrimination or corruption.

For example, if athlete X wins the men’s 10,000m at the trial in a time of 27:25 and he has never recorded 27:10 in 10,000m within the qualifications period, the athlete does not make the team. However, if an athlete Z in the same trial finish 10th in a time of 28:11 but he had run 27:10 a few months ago (within the qualifications period), the athlete can be selected for the team.

The World Athletics Championships in Budapest will kick off on Saturday, August 19 2023, with an opening ceremony to mark the occasion. Over 2,000 athletes coming from more than 200 countries, including Saint Lucia will compete in the Hungarian capital in front of hundreds of thousands of fans and captivating a global audience of more than a billion viewers.

The showcase is the world’s third-largest sporting event. Saint Lucia will be represented by the reigning Sportswoman for the Year, Julien Alfred, who recently turned professional. She will compete in the 100 and 200-meter events. On Day Two of the championship, Alfred will start things off for Saint Lucia in the 100m Heats scheduled for 12.10 p.m.

The semifinal is slated for (8.35 p.m.) and the final (9.50 p.m.) Day three, afternoon session. The 200m Heats is scheduled for Day five morning session (12.05 p.m.)

Day six and Day seven, semifinal (8.20 p.m.) and (9.40 p.m.) respectively. Compatriot, Michael Joseph who won the silver in a time of 44.90 seconds at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in San Salvador earlier this month will again compete in the 400m.

The men’s 400m Heats is scheduled for Day Two (morning session 10.25 a.m.) Day four, is the men’s semifinal at (9.00 p.m.), while the final is scheduled for Day six at (9.35 p.m.).

Discus throw is going to be huge in Budapest. The greatest superheroes of one of the most ancient sport are guaranteed to mesmerize you. On August 21, you can see an exciting battle between the two giants, Kristjan Ceh and Daniel Stahl.

The championship will feature the women’s final as well, where the ballerina Valarie Allman faces the 6-times European champion Sandra Perkovic. Tickets are still available. Witness the Wonder in the magical capital of Hungary.