Men’s 110m hurdles among three medalist track and field events on Day 13 – NBC4 Washington
Track and field events are in full swing at the Tokyo Olympics, and that continues on Day 13.
Gold medals are expected to be awarded Wednesday night in three men’s events – 110m hurdles, triple jump and shot put. Various other events are also on the program, including the first rounds of the men’s and women’s 4x100m relay, the men’s decathlon competitions and the women’s heptathlon competitions.
Here’s everything you need to know about the track and field events on Day 13:
Men’s 110m hurdles final
Two Americans will make up the eight-man squad – Grant Holloway and Devon Allen. Holloway and Allen both won their semifinals, with times of 13.13 and 13.18, respectively. Ronald Levy of Jamaica won the other semi with a 13.23.
The 110m hurdles final is set for 10:55 p.m. ET.
Men’s triple jump final
Twelve men are in contention for Olympic gold in the triple jump, including two Americans. Will Claye and Donald Scott both placed fourth in their respective pools to advance to the final. Claye jumped 16.91m, compared to 17.01m for Scott. Portugal’s Pedro Pichardo (17.71m) and Chinese Zhu Yaming (17.11m) led both groups in qualifying.
The triple jump final begins at 10 p.m. ET.
Men’s Shot Put Final
The third gold medal will be awarded in the men’s shot put, where three American athletes are hoping for gold. Six athletes from the two initial groups qualified. The American Ryan Crouser punctuated his group with a throw of 22.05 m. The other two Americans – Joe Kovavs and Payton Otterdahl – narrowly qualified, placing fifth and sixth respectively in the other group.
Athletes will begin the shot put final at 10:05 p.m. ET.
4x100m Relay Women First Round
The United States team begins its quest for a third consecutive gold medal in the women’s 4x100m relay. The US team of Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight and Carmelita Jeter set the world record in this event at the 2012 Olympics.
Eight teams will compete in the two qualifying races, with the top three from each round automatically qualifying for the final. The two remaining places in the final are allocated to the two best times among the non-qualified. The U.S. team will compete in the first qualifying race, which begins at 9 p.m. ET. The second round is scheduled for 9:09 p.m. ET.
4x100m Relay Men First Round
The US men’s team has not won a medal in the 4x100m relay since winning silver in 2004. Trayvon Bromell, Ronnie Baker, Fred Kerley, Micah Williams and Cravon Gillespie will try to change that in Tokyo, as four of those five men will compete.
Similar to the women’s format, eight teams are in each qualifying race – the top three in each go to the final, and the last two places go to the two fastest non-qualifiers. The first round is set at 10:30 p.m. ET and the second round – where the United States takes place – is set at 10:39 p.m. ET.