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ATHLETICS

United States going for everything at World Athletics Championships

USATF take 151 stars to the Eugene World Championships, including Sydney McLaughlin, Ryan Crouser, Noah Lyles, Christian Coleman and Allyson Felix.

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American sprinter Noah Lyles celebrates his victory in the 200 meters at the Doha 2019 World Championships in Athletics.
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On Wednesday, the United States Athletics Federation presented its powerful list to fight for everything at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene (Oregon), where it wants to demonstrate once again why it is the great world power of track and field and also do it in front of a home crowd on the emblematic stage of Hayward Field.

Who’s in the US athletics team?

USATF will attend the largest event in world athletics with an impressive participation of up to 151 athletes, including 29 Olympic medalists and nine current world champions in their respective disciplines.

The United States starts as the clear favorite to win the title in events such as the:

  • women’s 400 meter hurdles, with the world record holder Sydney McLaughlin and the world champion Dalilah Muhammad
  • shot put with another record breaker like Ryan Crouser
  • women’s 800 meters with Athing Mu, Ajee Wilson and Raevyn Rogers
  • men’s 200 meters, with Noah Lyles, who will defend the title won at Doha 2019, plus chances with Erriyon Knighton, Fred Kerley and Kenny Bednarek.

Other great stars of the American team, in addition to the aforementioned Crouser, McLaughlin and Lyles, will be Donovan Brazier (800 meters), Nia Ali (women’s 100 meters hurdles), Grant Holloway (men’s 110 meter hurdles), DeAnna Price (hammer throw), Christian Taylor (triple jump).

And let’s not forget sprinter Christian Coleman, who could not compete in the Tokyo Games after his doping sanction; and the legendary Allyson Felix, who will feature in her last major competition as a professional.