World Athletics releases schedule for Paris 2024 Olympics – Punch Sports Extra
By Anthony Nlebem.
The World Athletics has released the timetable for the athletics competition for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games scheduled to hold in Paris, from August 1 to 11.
The 11 days event will start with a 20km race walk event on day one and end with the women’s marathon on the final day of the Games.
Track and field competition will take place during 17 sessions at the Stade de France.
All track and field finals will be held in the evening sessions, while the road events will take place in the mornings on four different days.
Athletes looking to double up in the 100m, 200m, 800m, 1500m, 5000m and 10,000m will be able to do so, without having to compete in more than one discipline on any given day.
Other possible doubles include the long jump, triple jump, and 20km and 35km race walk.
The first track medals will be awarded on August 2 which concludes with the men’s 10,000m final.
The women’s triple jump, men’s shot put and women’s 100m finals all feature on day two, while day three starts with the women’s 3000m steeplechase heats and ends with the men’s 100m final.
The world’s best male pole vaulters will compete for the Olympic crown on day four, ahead of the men’s 1500m and women’s 200m finals on day five.
Day six kicks off with the 35km race walk and concludes with the men’s 3000m steeplechase final. The 400m hurdles events women’s final will be held on day seven and the men’s on day eight.
The men’s marathon and the women’s 4x400m finals will be held on day nine.
A repechage round in all individual track events from 200m to 1500m in distance, including the hurdles events, will be introduced at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
In the new format, athletes who do not qualify in round one heats of the 200m to 1500m will have a second chance to qualify for the semifinals by participating in repechage heats.
The World Athletics in December 2022, published a qualification system for athletics competing at the 2024 Olympic Games.
A dual qualification will see 50% of athletes qualify through entry standards and the remaining 50% qualify through World Rankings.
Originally Posted By Punch Sports Extra