On the first day of the world CHAMPIONSHIPS in athletics there are three Dutchmen in the action in the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha. Friday ended with the night-time marathon for women through the streets of the Qatari capital.
Be the first Dutchman to act on the world, it is Killiana Immediate, which will be her first appearance at a major tournament. The 22-year-old Dutch champion in pole-vaulting her personal best (4,51 m) to improve, for a chance to win a spot in the finals on Sunday.
In the 100-meter men’s Taymir Burnet is the only Dutch asset, because it can use Churandy Martina as individuals, not placed for the world cup. Burnet is in the go to setting for the series. She, like Burnet, later in the tournament will be in action in the 4×100-meter relay team.
In the semi-finals and the final of the 100 metres, the most publicized showdown in track and field athletics are on Saturday are on the program. In the absence of Usain Bolt, who retired two years ago, is the American , Christian, Coleman , the favorite to win the gold medal.
Nick o’leary is running on Friday in the 400-meter hurdles. The 22-year-old world cup debutant picked up earlier this year and the silver medal at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS under 23 in the Swedish Gävle.
The Khalifa International Stadium is equipped with air-conditioning. (Photo: Pro-Shots)
Temperature is above 30 degrees celsius during the marathon
We will end the day with marathon for women, which is due to the heat in the Doha round before 23: 59 (local time) from the start. During the day, it’s almost 40 degrees, and it is expected that in the course of the marathon in a little over 30 degrees, it will be.
In contrast to the marathoners, the athletes in the stadium to not be bothered by the heat because the air conditioning is on.
In the heart of Doha, is one hour later than in the uk. In this program, the Dutch era.
Complete schedule Friday, september 26,
15: 30: Qualifying long jump men
15: 30: pre-Round 100-metre men’s (Burnet)
15.40: qualifying group A with A kogelslingeren women
16.10 hours: I-Series 800-meter women’s
16.30 h: Qualification in pole-vaulting, women (Immediate)
17.05 pm: a Series of 100-meter men’s (Burnet)
17: 10: qualifying group B kogelslingeren women
17.40 pm: Qualifying high jump women
18.00 hour: the Series, the 3000-meter steeplechase women’s
18.25 pm: Qualifying triple jump men
18.55 hrs: a Series of 5,000-meter men’s
19: 30: a Series of 400-meter hurdles-men (o’leary’s)
22.59 pm: Marathon women