The ten protagonists to follow from the World Cups in Budapest

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The Budapest World Cups, from Saturday, August 19, bring together the biggest stars of athletics in the Hungarian capital, among them are ten athletes who want to write their name in golden letters in the history book of this sport.

To all the athletes participating in Budapest, There are ten that stand out and where most of the spotlight will fall:

1

Jakob Ingebrigtsen

1,500-5,000

The Norwegian is aiming for the gold double she missed at the Eugene World Cups in 2022, when she finished second in the 1,500 and won the 5,000.

Ingebrigtsen was this year’s indoor European champion in the 1,500 and 3,000 and won all four races she ran outdoors in the 1,500, all on the Diamond League circuit in Rabat, Oslo, Lausanne and Chorzow. He also set the world record for two miles in Paris with a time of 7:54.10.

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2

ryan crouser

Gun shot

The American pitcher, double Olympic champion and current world champion, will be looking to defend the title he won last year in Eugene with the confidence that he has not known defeat so far this season.

Crouser, world record holder, was endorsed by the 23.56 meters he achieved in May in Los Angeles and allowed him to improve his personal best by nineteen centimeters.

Faith Kipyegon, happy after her victory in the 1,500 meters in Monaco

3

Faith Kipyegon

1,500-5,000

The Kenyan, a double 1500 world and Olympic champion, holds three world records this season at 1500 meters, 5000 meters and the mile. In Budapest, she will look to revalidate her crown in the 1,500, a distance she has not beaten since June 10, 2021, and also achieve the double that no woman has achieved so far in those two trials.

Armand Duplantis

4

Armand Duplantis

Pole vault

Despite his youth -23 years old-, the Swede is accumulating trophies and medals. The first was gold at the U18 World Cup in Cali (Colombia) in 2015, followed by Olympic gold in Tokyo and victories at the outdoor (Eugene, 2022) and indoor (Belgrade, 2022) World Cups, as well as at the outdoor Europeans (Berlin 2018 and Munich 2022) and internal (Torun 2021).

In the final of the 2022 Eugene World Cup, he reached 6.21 meters, winning gold and breaking a new international record that he has held ever since and tried to overcome without success on several occasions. He did it only once, but on an indoor track, this 2023 in Clermont-Ferrand (France), reaching 6.22.

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5

Yulimar Rojas

Triple jump

The Venezuelan is, since 2017, the only woman to climb to the top of the triple jump podium at major world championships.

Yulimar Rojas became the first woman to win three world titles in the discipline last year in Oregon after those in London (England) in 2017 and Doha (Qatar) in 2019. In London she did it with a best jump of 14.91 meters, in Doha with one at 15.37 and in Oregon with 15.47.

During that time, he was also proclaimed Olympic champion, winning in Tokyo with a world record of 15.67 meters, seven centimeters less than the 15.74 on the indoor track registered in March 2022.

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6

Femke Bowl

400 billboards

The 23-year-old Dutchman hopes to build on a sensational year in Budapest after setting several indoor world records, becoming the European indoor champion and becoming the second fastest athlete in the 400 outdoor hurdles with 51.45, just behind the American Sydney McLaughlin, who will not go to Budapest due to injury.

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7

Shelly Ann-Fraser-Pryce

100 and 4×100

Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, 36, has eight Olympic medals (three gold, four silver and one bronze) and fourteen world medals (10 gold and four silver) between the 100, 200 and 4×100 meters. No active athlete comes close to her on the list of winners and only American Allyson Felix has climbed more podiums of that caliber in history.

Fraser-Pryce is a five-time world champion in the 100 meters and in Budapest she will look to continue to retain her crown as the queen of speed.

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8

noah lyles

100, 200 and 4×100

The American is the world leader of the year and the defending champion won the 200 last 2022 in Eugene. In Budapest he will be looking for gold but will also drop the 19.31 he has over the distance to get closer to Usain Bolt, who clocked 19.19.

In the Hungarian city the goal is to try to achieve a golden triplet in the 100, 200 and the 4×100 relay.

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9

Karsten Warholm

400 billboards

The other reference of Norwegian athletics, Kartsten Warholm, arrived in Budapest with a thorn in his seventh place in the final of the Eugene World Cup but with the best time of the year (46.51), allowing him to dream of gold.

Warholm already knows what it’s like to hear his country’s anthem at the top of the podium. He did it in London 2017 and Doha 2019.

Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei celebrates his victory with the public

10

Joshua Cheptegei

10,000 meters

The Ugandan, double world champion at Doha 2019 and Eugene 2022, will be looking for his third consecutive world gold in a race where he will start as favourite.

The record holder in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters, if he wins in Budapest, he will join only one of Haile Gebrselassi’s four titles in the 1990s.

Source: La Verdad

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