With the London 2017 Athletics World Championship starting Friday, we take a look at the highlight events and which athletes you should be looking out for.

 

The Main Events

 

4th August

8.20pm 100m round 1

 

5th August

7pm 100m Semi-Finals

8.05pm Men’s Long Jump Final

8.10pm Men’s 10,000m Final

9.45pm 100m Final

 

6th August

7.10pm Women’s 100m Semi-Finals

 

7th August

9.30pm Men’s 110m Hurdles Final

 

8th August

9.10pm Men’s 3,000 Steeplechase Final

9.35pm Men’s 800m Final

9.50pm Men’s 400m Final

 

9th August

8.55pm Men’s 200m Semi-Finals

9.50pm Women’s 400m Final

 

10th August

8.20pm Men’s Triple Jump Final

9.50pm Men’s 200m Final

 

12th August

8.15pm Men’s Javelin Final

8.20pm Men’s 5000m Final

9.30pm Women’s 4x100m Relay

9.50pm Men’s 4x100m Relay

 

13 August

8.10pm Women’s 800m Final

8.30pm Men’s 1500m Final

 

Who To Look Out For

For the first time in a long time, Usain Bolt may not be the main attraction, that title could go to South African sensation Wayde Van Niekerk as he attempts to win both the 400m (WR) and the 200m events. Here are 10 athletes to keep an eye on over the next few days.

 

Usain Bolt – Jamaican sprinter, competing in the 100m event, Bolt is without doubt the best sprinter to have ever lived.

Wayde Van Niekerk – Perhaps the best natural athlete alive today, South African 400m world record holder Wayde Van Niekerk will be hoping for double gold as he attempts to make the most of Bolts absense in the 200m.

Nafissatou Thiam – This Belgium heptathlete is hoping to add to her Olympic gold from the Rio games.

Luvo Manyonga – With a personal best of 8.65m in the long jump, this South African athlete will surely be the favorite for the crown in London.

Evan Jager – Evan is an American 3,000 steeple chase runner and has proven that he can compete with the Kenyan and Ethiopian elite long distance runners.

Omar Mcleod – The Jamaican 110m hurdler hasn’t been in the best of form, but when he gets it right he’s certainly the best in the world.

Mo Farah – Global icon and leading British hope Mo Farah will once again grace the track with his relentless energy and star quality.

Aries Merrit – Another 110m hurdler and Mcleods biggest competition. Look for either the US athlete or the Jamaican Mcleod at the finishing line because it’s highly likely that one or the other will be taking home the gold.

Allyson Felix – Allyson is a legend in the sport of track and field, she’ll be hoping that she can bring home the gold for the US team in the women’s 400m.

Caster Semenya – The South African woman Caster Semenya has been the subject of gender allegations in the past and continues to face questioning to this day. However her talent is unquestionable and certainly worth watching.

With the London 2017 Athletics World Championship starting Friday, we take a look at the highlight events and which athletes you should be looking out for.

 

The Main Events

 

4th August

8.20pm 100m round 1

 

5th August

7pm 100m Semi-Finals

8.05pm Men's Long Jump Final

8.10pm Men's 10,000m Final

9.45pm 100m Final

 

6th August

7.10pm Women's 100m Semi-Finals

 

7th August

9.30pm Men's 110m Hurdles Final

 

8th August

9.10pm Men's 3,000 Steeplechase Final

9.35pm Men's 800m Final

9.50pm Men's 400m Final

 

9th August

8.55pm Men's 200m Semi-Finals

9.50pm Women's 400m Final

 

10th August

8.20pm Men's Triple Jump Final

9.50pm Men's 200m Final

 

12th August

8.15pm Men's Javelin Final

8.20pm Men's 5000m Final

9.30pm Women's 4x100m Relay

9.50pm Men's 4x100m Relay

 

13 August

8.10pm Women's 800m Final

8.30pm Men's 1500m Final

 

Who To Look Out For

For the first time in a long time, Usain Bolt may not be the main attraction, that title could go to South African sensation Wayde Van Niekerk as he attempts to win both the 400m (WR) and the 200m events. Here are 10 athletes to keep an eye on over the next few days.

 

Usain Bolt - Jamaican sprinter, competing in the 100m event, Bolt is without doubt the best sprinter to have ever lived.

Wayde Van Niekerk - Perhaps the best natural athlete alive today, South African 400m world record holder Wayde Van Niekerk will be hoping for double gold as he attempts to make the most of Bolts absense in the 200m.

Nafissatou Thiam - This Belgium heptathlete is hoping to add to her Olympic gold from the Rio games.

Luvo Manyonga - With a personal best of 8.65m in the long jump, this South African athlete will surely be the favorite for the crown in London.

Evan Jager - Evan is an American 3,000 steeple chase runner and has proven that he can compete with the Kenyan and Ethiopian elite long distance runners.

Omar Mcleod - The Jamaican 110m hurdler hasn't been in the best of form, but when he gets it right he's certainly the best in the world.

Mo Farah - Global icon and leading British hope Mo Farah will once again grace the track with his relentless energy and star quality.

Aries Merrit - Another 110m hurdler and Mcleods biggest competition. Look for either the US athlete or the Jamaican Mcleod at the finishing line because it's highly likely that one or the other will be taking home the gold.

Allyson Felix - Allyson is a legend in the sport of track and field, she'll be hoping that she can bring home the gold for the US team in the women's 400m.

Caster Semenya - The South African woman Caster Semenya has been the subject of gender allegations in the past and continues to face questioning to this day. However her talent is unquestionable and certainly worth watching.