Florence Griffith Joyner and Usain Bolt’s Long Standing Records on Target: When, Where and How to Watch World Athletics Championships Oregon 2022

Published 07/14/2022, 2:21 PM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Athletics – Men’s 100m – Semifinal – OLS – Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2021. Fred Kerley of the United States, Andre De Grasse of Canada, Yohan Blake of Jamaica, Tlotliso Leotlela of South Africa and Usheoritse Itsekiri of Nigeria in action during Semifinal 1 REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

With less than a day remaining for the World Athletics Championships to commence, the excitement level of fans is at an all-time high. And as the World Athletics is organizing the meet after three years, it calls for more reasons to look forward to it. Therefore, hopes are high among fans of track and field events.

The exhilaration among US citizens knows no bounds as the governing body is conducting the World Championships for the first time on US soil.


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The reason behind fan’s excitement for World Athletics Championships 2022

This year, the events are going to be even more breathtaking, which is evident from the brilliant performance of American athletes at the recent USATF Outdoor Championship, specifically the 100m event. All athletes completed the event below the 10-second mark in the race, which is a significant feat.

In the semi-finals, Fred Kerley clocked an astonishing 9.76s, the sixth fastest time in history and a new world lead. Moreover, the sprinter went on to clinch the gold in the finals with a time of 9.77s.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Athletics – Men’s 200m – Final – Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – August 4, 2021. Noah Lyles of the United States, Andre De Grasse of Canada and Kenneth Bednarek of the United States in action REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

The meet will also see the likes of Christian Coleman, Erriyon Knighton, Elaine Thompson-Herah, and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. Therefore, it is likely that the records of Usain Bolt and Florence Griffith Joyner will face substantial challenges from these athletes.

And athletes in other track and field events were not far behind. Therefore, people will witness a brilliant performance from the US team at the meet. However, it will not be easy as prominent athletes from around the globe will join the US athletes this year at the venue.

Where to watch the WCH Oregon22?

The body will conduct the WCH Oregon22 at the famous Hayward Field in Eugene between 15-24 July. For fans residing far off or outside the country, the organizers have designated country-wise broadcasting and streaming rights to various networks.

However, US citizens can catch the action on USA Network, CNBC, NBC, Peacock, and NBCSports.


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Schedule of events

16th July – 100m (Men)
17th July – 100m (Women)
18th July – 1500m (Women)
19th July – 1500m (Men)
21st July – 200m (Women), 200m (Men)
22nd July – 400m (Women), 400m (Men)
23rd July – 800m (Men)
24th July – 800m (Women)

Elaine Thompson-Herah (JAM) during the World Athletics Indoor Tour Gold Copernicus Cup 2022 in Torun, Poland, on February 22, 2022. (Photo by Foto Olimpik/NurPhoto via Getty Images)


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Fans can check out the complete schedule of the events here.



Aklanta Chetia

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Aklanta Chetia Wanniang is a US Sports author for EssentiallySports. He has a Master's degree in Literature from the University of Delhi. With an interest in learning about multiple sports, Aklanta himself is a former sportsperson and has participated in state and national level swimming events.

Edited By: Manaal Siddiqui