Oregon World Athletics Championships 2022: What are the main American athletes to watch?
The USA athletics team will be making a strong appearance at the Oregon World Championships, with numerous athletes seeking medal sweeps.
The World Athletics Championships begins this weekend, 15-24 July, with around 2000 athletes from 200 countries competing in Eugene, Oregon, as the US welcomes the world to its first ever Championships since 1983.
Having topped the medals table three years ago in Doha 2019, the American team prepares to make some more history with its roster of 151 athletes representing the red, white and blue on home soil.
In the 400m hurdles final on July 22, two World record-holders and Olympic champions will look to further cement the US women’s global preeminence: Sydney McLaughlin and legendary Dalilah Muhammad, who became the first American woman to ever win Olympic gold in the 400-meter hurdles (2016).
On July 17, world record-holder and Olympic champion Ryan Crouser will take on two-time world champion Joe Kovacs in the men’s shot put, as he goes after the world crown.
The women’s 800m team consists of a strong squad of Athing Mu, Ajee Wilson and Raevyn Rogers, while the men’s 200m team is of Noah Lyles, Erriyon Knighton, Fred Kerley and Kenny Bednarek, who will be seeking medal sweeps in Eugene.
Donavan Brazier (men’s 800m), Christian Coleman (men’s 100m), Grant Holloway (men’s 110m hurdles), Christian Taylor (men’s triple jump), Kovacs (men’s shot put), Lyles (men’s 200m), as well as Nia Ali (women’s 100m hurdles), Muhammad (women’s 400m hurdles), and DeAnna Price (women’s hammer) will all be returning to defend the titles they earned in 2019.
And last but not least, 36-year-old Allyson Felix will be attending her 10th World Championships and her final season in track. The legend, who will be participating in the mixed 4x400m pool, has 18 world medals, including 13 golds.
USA team at Oregon World Champs
100m: Marvin Bracy, Trayvon Bromell, Christian Coleman, Fred Kerley
200m: Kenny Bednarek, Fred Kerley, Erriyon Knighton, Noah Lyles
400m: Champion Allison, Michael Cherry, Michael Norman, Randolph Ross
800m: Donavan Brazier, Bryce Hoppel, Jonah Koech, Brandon Miller
1500m: Johnny Gregorek, Cooper Teare, Josh Thompson
5000m: Grant Fisher, Woody Kincaid, Abdihamid Nur
10,000m: Grant Fisher, Joe Klecker, Sean McGorty
Marathon: Elkanah Kibet, Colin Mickow, Galen Rupp
3000m steeplechase: Hillary Bor, Evan Jager, Benard Keter
110m hurdles: Devon Allen, Trey Cunningham, Grant Holloway, Daniel Roberts
400m hurdles: Trevor Bassitt, Rai Benjamin, Khallifah Rosser
Decathlon: Steven Bastien, Kyle Garland, Zach Ziemek
High jump: Darius Carbin, JuVaughn Harrison, Shelby McEwen
Pole vault: Andrew Irwin, Chris Nilsen, Luke Winder
Long jump: Marquis Dendy, Steffin McCarter, Will Williams
Triple jump: Chris Benard, Will Claye, Donald Scott, Christian Taylor
Shot put: Josh Awotunde, Ryan Crouser, Joe Kovacs, Tripp Piperi
Discus: Andrew Evans, Sam Mattis, Brian Williams
Hammer: Daniel Haugh, Rudy Winkler, Alex Young
Javelin: Ethan Dabbs, Tim Glover, Curtis Thompson
20km race walk: Nick Christie, Dan Nehnevaj
35km race walk: Nick Christie
4x100m: Kyree King, Josephus Lyles, Elijah Hall-Thompson (plus athletes named in individual sprints)
4x400m: Bryce Deadmon, Vernon Norwood, Elija Godwin (plus athletes named in individual sprints)
100m: Aleia Hobbs, Melissa Jefferson, Twanisha Terry
200m: Tamara Clark, Jenna Prandini, Abby Steiner
400m: Talitha Diggs, Kendall Ellis, Lynna Irby
800m: Athing Mu, Raevyn Rogers, Ajee Wilson
1500m: Sinclaire Johnson, Cory McGee, Elle St. Pierre
5000m: Elise Cranny, Emily Infeld, Karissa Schweizer
10,000m: Alicia Monson, Natosha Rogers, Karissa Schweizer
Marathon: Emma Bates, Keira D’Amato, Sara Hall
3000m steeplechase: Emma Coburn, Courtney Frerichs, Courtney Wayment
100m hurdles: Nia Ali, Alia Armstrong, Keni Harrison, Alaysha Johnson
400m hurdles: Shamier Little, Sydney McLaughlin, Dalilah Muhammad, Britton Wilson
Heptathlon: Michelle Atherley, Anna Hall, Kendell Williams, Ashtin Zamzow-Mahler
High jump: Vashti Cunningham, Rachel Glenn, Rachel McCoy
Pole vault: Gabriela Leon, Sandi Morris, Katie Nageotte
Long jump: Quanesha Burks, Tiffany Flynn, Jasmine Moore
Triple jump: Tori Franklin, Jasmine Moore, Keturah Orji
Shot put: Adelaide Aquilla, Chase Ealey, Maggie Ewen, Jessica Woodard
Discus: Valarie Allman, Rachel Dincoff, Veronica Fraley, Laulauga Tausaga-Collins
Hammer: Brooke Andersen, Annette Echikunwoke, Janee Kassanavoid, DeAnna Price
Javelin: Ariana Ince, Maggie Malone, Kara Winger
20km race walk: Robyn Stevens, Miranda Melville
35km race walk: Stephanie Casey, Miranda Melville, Maria Michta-Coffey
4x100m: Celera Barnes, Tamari Davis, Gabby Thomas (plus athletes named in individual sprints)
4x400m: Wadeline Jonathas, Jaide Stepter, Kaylin Whitney (plus athletes named in individual sprints)
4x400m: Allyson Felix, Kennedy Simon, Ismail Turner, Noah Williams (plus athletes named in individual sprints)