Which US athletes compete today, July 22, at the Oregon22 World Athletics Championships
With a host of athletes in action across a variety of events, Team USA will be liking there chances of a grabbing a medal or two, but who’s out there and in what event? Let’s find out!
Heading into Day 7 of the World Championships and we’ve got the makings of a genuine showdown in the Women’s 400m finals, while the Americans will also be looking for their first medal ever in Women’s Javelin. Let’s take a look at the American Athletes in action!
Will Sydney McLaughlin take gold in the Womens 400m hurdles final?
Sydney McLaughlin has quite simply been revolutionary in the 400m hurdles over the last year. After her near miss at the 2019 World Championships, where she finished second to her teammate Dalilah Muhammad who actually broke the world record with a time of 52.16, the young American has gone on to do the same. It should be said, however, that she did it not once, but three times.
First, she broke Muhammad’s record at the U.S. Olympic Trials in 2021 with a time of 51.90 and then her own at the Tokyo Olympics themselves with a time of 51.46. Lastly, as if for good measure she broke her own record once more in a prelude to the World Championships - the U.S. Championships in June - with a time of 51.41. Can she go even faster? The world is waiting to see. Alongside McLaughlin and Muhammad, there will also be two other Americans in the final. Shamier Little and Britton Wilson will be on the track in Eugene and likely not there to just make up the numbers.
Can the U.S. get their first medal ever in Women’s Javelin?
Team U.S. is looking to land their first ever medal in the event, but fan favorite Maggie Malone failing to make the final, the only chance they’ve got is former American record holder Kara Winger. Currently ranked in the top four for 2022. Winger who won the USATF Championships with a season best of 64.26m, will be appearing at the World Championships for her sixth and final time.
Ajee Wilson is the lone American in the Women’s 800m semifinal
After Athing Mu’s failure to qualify, there is just one hope for American glory and that’s Ajee Wilson. A bronze medal winner in the event at the 2019 World Championships, Wilson will be hoping to make yet another appearance in the finals, but she will face stiff competition.
The power of three in Womens 35k race walk
With three women in the field, the Americans will be hoping to make an impact, but this is a tough event and the field is most definitely stack. Stephanie Casey, Miranda Melville and Maria Michita-Coffey will be carrying American hopes, but it’s an early start at 6:15 a.m., so you’ll need to rise with the birds if you’re hoping to catch this one.
Champion of the Men’s 400m?
With a name like Champion Allison, one would think the result should be a forgone conclusion, but unfortunately for the American he’s going to face some stiff competition. Watch out for world record holder, South African Wayde Van Niekerk, whose time of 43.03 is the fastest of the field heading into the final. Then there is also Barbadian Jonathan Jones who put on a show in the semi-finals.