Tokyo 2020 athletics day 9: Busy medal day with women's 10,000m, men's 1500 and 4 x 400m relays decided

EUGENE, OREGON - JUNE 26: Allyson Felix looks on during day nine of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 26, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
EUGENE, OREGON - JUNE 26: Allyson Felix looks on during day nine of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 26, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

With the finals of the women's marathon, women's high jump, women's 10,000m, men's javelin, men's 1,500m, women's 4x400m relay and men's 4x400m relay taking place, here’s everything you need to know about the ninth day of the Olympic athletics competition at Tokyo 2020 on 7 August 2021.

What’s happening?

Day nine of the Tokyo 2020 athletics competition is packed to the brim with action, beginning with the women's marathon final, women's high jump final and the women's 10,000m final. The action continues with the finals of the men's javelin and men's 1,500m before the relay events get underway, including the men's and women's 4x400m finals.

Who should I expect to see?

The women's marathon, which will be staged north of Tokyo in Sapporo and Hokkaido, has been an Olympic event since 1984 and Kenya's Brigid Kosgei will be the favourite alongside the Ethiopian trio of Birhane Dibaba, Roza Dereje and Zeineba Yimer.

In the women's high jump, three-time world champion Maria Lasitskene of the ROC team will be one to watch.

Emily Sisson of Team USA and Camille Buscomb of New Zealand are in the mix in the women's 10,000m finals along with Tsehay Gemechu of Ethiopia

On the men's side of the day's action, Johannes Vetter of Germany will be looking for medals in the javelin -- as will Finland's Lassi Etelatalo, while Team USA's young Collegian Cole Hocker (of the University of Oregon) looks to shock the field of pros in the men's 1500m finals.

Over in the relays, the U.S. men's team set the pace in the 4x400m prelims while, on the women's side, Alysson Felix and Team USA will also be among the favourites.

What happened in the Rio 2016 finals?

Women's marathon final:

1- JEMIMA SUMGONG

2- EUNICE KIRWA

3- MARE DIBABA

Women's high jump final:

1- RUTH BEITIA

2- MIRELA DEMIREVA

3- BLANCA VLASIC

Women's 10,000m final:

1- ALMAZ AYANA

2- VIVIAN CHERUIYOT

3- TIRUNESH DIBABA

Men's javelin final:

1- THOMAS ROHLER

2- JULIUS YEGO

3- KESHORN WALCOTT

Men's 1,500m final:

1- MATTHEW CENTROWITZ

2- TAOUFIK MAKHLOUFI

3- NICHOLAS WILLIS

Women's 4x400m relay final:

1- USA

2- JAMAICA

3- GREAT BRITAIN

Men's 4x400m relay final:

1- USA

2- JAMAICA

3- BAHAMAS

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Competition schedule

Date and Time: Sat 7 Aug. 7:00 - 10:15

Venues: Sapporo Odori Park

  • Women's Marathon Final
  • Women's Marathon Venue Ceremony

Date and Time: Sat 7 Aug. 19:00 - 22:20

Venues: Olympic Stadium

  • Men's 50km Race Walk Victory Ceremony
  • Women's 20km Race Walk Victory Ceremony
  • Women's 4 x 100m Relay Victory Ceremony
  • Men's 4 x 100m Relay Victory Ceremony
  • Women's High Jump Final
  • Women's 10,000m Final
  • Men's Javelin Throw Final
  • Women's Javelin Throw Victory Ceremony
  • Men's 1500m Final
  • Women's 10,000m Victory Ceremony
  • Men's 1500m Victory Ceremony
  • Women's 4 x 400m Relay Final
  • Men's Javelin Throw Victory Ceremony
  • Men's 4 x 400m Relay Final
  • Women's High Jump Victory Ceremony
  • Women's 4 x 400m Relay Victory Ceremony
  • Men's 4 x 400m Relay Victory Ceremony