Anna Hall of USA in the women's heptathlon at the World Athletics Championships

BUDAPEST, Hungary (August 19) — World bronze medalist and the current world leader Anna Hall of the United States took the lead after the first day of the heptathlon at the 2023 World Athletics Championships on Saturday.

Hall, who emerged as the leading contender for the title after the withdrawal of Belgium’s Nafi Thiam, ended the day with a total of 3998 points after four events, with standout performances in the 200 meters and shot put.

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After a slow start in the 100m hurdles, Great Britain’s former world champion, Katarina Johnson-Thompson, recovering from an Achilles tendon injury, finished the day with a winning performance in the 200m, clocking 23.48 seconds while finishing the day with 3905 points.

Chari Hawkins, another American contender, is currently in third place with 3900 points, while Taliyah Brooks, also from the USA is in fourth with 3888 points. Germany’s Sophie Weissenberg rounds out the top five with 3877 points.

The second day of competition in the women’s heptathlon on Sunday will see the athletes taking part in the Long Jump, Javelin Throw and conclude with the 800m.

The 2023 World Athletics Championships, which have seen a mix of weather conditions and intense competition on the first day on Saturday, will be unfolding until August 27.

Women’s Heptathlon Score After 4 Events

Position Athlete Country Points
1 Anna Hall USA 3998
2 Katarina Johnson-Thompson GBR 3905
3 Chari Hawkins USA 3900
4 Taliyah Brooks USA 3888
5 Sophie Weissenberg GER 3877
6 Noor Vidts BEL 3833
7 Anouk Vetter NED 3792
8 Saga Vanninen FIN 3771
9 Auriana Lazraq-Khlass FRA 3712
10 Sofie Dokter NED 3711
11 Kate O’Connor IRL 3684
12 Xénia Krizsán HUN 3672
13 Emma Oosterwegel NED 3666
14 Esther Conde-Turpin FRA 3626
15 Vanessa Grimm GER 3599
16 Léonie Cambours FRA 3581
17 Rita Nemes HUN 3580
18 Sarah Lagger AUT 3478
19 Paulina Ligarska POL 3427
20 Ekaterina Voronina UZB 3393
21 Martha Valeria Araujo Siniste COL 3357

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