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

1Anna HallUSA3998
2Katarina Johnson-ThompsonGBR3905
3Chari HawkinsUSA3900
4Taliyah BrooksUSA3888
5Sophie WeissenbergGER3877
6Noor VidtsBEL3833
7Anouk VetterNED3792
8Saga VanninenFIN3771
9Auriana Lazraq-KhlassFRA3712
10Sofie DokterNED3711
11Kate O’ConnorIRL3684
12Xénia KrizsánHUN3672
13Emma OosterwegelNED3666
14Esther Conde-TurpinFRA3626
15Vanessa GrimmGER3599
16Léonie CamboursFRA3581
17Rita NemesHUN3580
18Sarah LaggerAUT3478
19Paulina LigarskaPOL3427
20Ekaterina VoroninaUZB3393
21Martha Valeria Araujo SinisteCOL3357

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