No less than 39 World Championships Medal Winners are lining up in Brussels, 9 of them are World Champions. Another 23 European Area medal winners (9 golds) and 23 Olympic medal winners (5 gold) complete the picture. It will be a night of World Class Athletics, that is for sure. The local fans will also be happy to welcome their best athletes and make it a wonderful evening in the King Baudouin Stadium.
The 800m Men's gathers the Oregon 2022 Top 3, the European Championships Top 2 and the Olympic Silver Medalist. Jake Wightman is also a World 1500m Champion. The Women’s High Jump also brings the WC Top 3 together again, as well as European silver medalist Maria Vukovic and Belgian Nafi Thiam who jumped highest of all athletes in Munich (1,98m) in the Heptathlon. Barbora Spotakova from the Czech Republic joins the field in the Javelin Throw and by right. The multiple World and Olympic Champion managed to earn bronze at the Europeans as well. The men's Pole Vault is the deepest field ever in Brussels, in terms of performance levels.
In the Women’s 100m Hurdles European Champion Pia Skrzyszowska is added to the field, while Shericka Jackson joins the mindblowing line up in the Women’s 100m. Laura Muir (EC gold, OG silver and WC bronze) heads the field in the Women’s 1500m. The Men’s 5000m looks amazing as well with the likes of Grant Fisher, Jacob Krop or Yomif Kejelcha on the infield. The Urban Shot Put event on Thursday evening offers European Champion Mihaljevic the opportunity to challenge some of the best Americans and Tom Walsh from New Zealand. Be there at the Brussels Fish Market, one of the main tourist attractions of the Belgian capital !
Medal winners on the provisional entry list :
200m: Erriyon Knighton (bronze WC)
400m: Belgian Tornados (OG bronze WC 4x400m, silver EC 4x400m), Jochem Dobber (silver OG 4x400m)
800m: Emmanuel Korir (gold WC and OG), Djamel Sedjati (silver WC), Marco Arop (bronze WC), Jake Wightman (gold WC 1500m, silver EC), Mariano Garcia (gold EC), Ferguson Rotich (silver OG)
5000m: Jacob Krop (silver WC), Stanley Mburu (silver WC 10.000m)
400m hurdles : Alison dos Santos (gold WC, bronze OG), Wilfried Happio (silver EC), Julien Watrin (bronze WC 4x400m, silver EC 4x400m)
Triple Jump : Yaming Zhu (bronze WC, silver OG), Jean-Marc Pontvianne (bronze EC)
Pole Vault : Mondo Duplantis (gold WC, EC, OG), Chris Nilsen (silver WC, OG), Thiago Braz (bronze OG), Pal Haugand Lillefosse (bronze EC)
Shot Put : Joe Kovacs (silver WC, OG), Josh Awotunde (bronze WC), Tom Walsh (bronze OG), Filip Mihaljevic (gold EC)
100m: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (gold WC, silver WC 200m, silver OG), Shericka Jackson (silver WC, gold WC 200m, bronze OG), Dina Asher-Smith (silver EC 200m, bronze OG 200m)
400m: Sada Williams (bronze WC), Mary Moraa (bronze WC 800m)
1500m: Laura Muir (gold EC, silver OG, bronze WC)
3000m steeple: Werkuha Getachew (silver WC), Mekdes Bekele (bronze WC), Peruth Chemutai (gold OG), Courtney Frerichs (silver OG), Luisa Gega (gold EC)
Long Jump : Ese Brume (silver WC, bronze OG)
100m Hurdles : Britany Anderson (silver WC), Jasmine Camacho-Quinn (gold OG and bronze WC), Kendra Harrison (silver OG), Megan Tapper (bronze OG), Pia Skrzyszowska (gold EC)
High Jump : Eleanor Patterson (gold WC), Yaroslava Mahuchikh (gold EC, silver WC, bronze OG), Elanda Vallortigara (bronze WC), Marija Vukovic (silver EC), Nafi Thiam (gold Heptathlon WC, OG, EC)
Javelin Throw : Kelsey-Lee Barber (gold WC, bronze OG), Kara Winger (silver WC), Haruka Kitaguchi (bronze WC), Elina Tzengo (gold EC), Adriana Vilagos (silver EC), Barbora Spotakova (bronze EC)