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Oregon World Athletics Championships 2022: How many disciplines are there?

The World Athletics Championships are heading to the U.S. for the first time ever where the best track and field athletes in the world come together.

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The World Athletics Championships are heading to the U.S. for the first time ever where the best track and field athletes in the world come together.
SAMEER AL-DOUMYAFP

The historic Hayward Field at the University of Oregon will be hosting the first-ever World Athletics Outdoor Championships in the U.S. between 15-24 July. This high-profile event is there to crown the world champions in all the different athletics disciplines.

Representing the pinnacle of achievement for athletes, track and field fans around the world prepare to watch the world’s best go at it in their respective events. More than 1900 athletes from 192 countries will be in action as 37 individual winners from the 2019 championships in Doha make their way back to defend their titles this year, and 42 individual gold medalists from the Tokyo Olympics also seek more global recognition.

In the women’s events, the likes of Sydney McLaughlin, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shericka Jackson, Abby Steiner, Dina Asher-Smith, Athing Mu, Faith Kipyegon, and Valarie Allman seek to be crowned.

And among the featured men going after world titles are Noah Lyles, Fred Kerley, Erriyon Knighton, Michael Norman, Steven Gardiner, Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Ryan Crouser, Armand Duplantis, Grant Holloway, and Hansle Parchment, in addition to many others.

How many disciplines are at the World Athletic Championships?

There are 49 track and field disciplines at the World Athletic Championships, making this event one of the largest sporting events in the world. Some of these include race walking and race running. We compiled a list for you below with all the male and female disciplines:

DisciplineMenWomen
100 MetersMenWomen
400 MetersMenWomen
800 MetersMenWomen
1500 MMenWomen
5000 MMenWomen
10,000 MMenWomen
MarathonMenWomen
3000 Meters SteeplechaseMenWomen
100 meters HurdlesWomen
110 meters HurdlesMen
400 meters hurdlesMenWomen
HeptathlonWomen
DecathlonMen
High jumpMenWomen
Pole VaultMenWomen
Long JumpMenWomen
Triple JumpMenWomen
Shot PutMenWomen
Discus ThrowMenWomen
Hammer ThrowMenWomen
Javelin ThrowMenWomen
20 Kilometers race walkMenWomen
35 Kiloemeters race walkMenWomen
4x100 Meters RelayMenWomen
4x 400 Meters RelayMenWomen
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