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Start list: Women’s 800m final; Athing Mu, Keely Hodgkinson, and Mary Moraa go for gold

Athing Mu leads Jamaica's Natoya Goule-Toppin in the women's 800m

BUDAPEST, Hungary (27 August) – Athing Mu, Keely Hodgkinson, and Mary Moraa are the favorites to win the women’s 800m gold medal today at the 2023 World Athletics Championships, and here is the start list for the final as we brace for what should be an exciting contest.

All eyes will be on Athing Mu, who comes into this final as the reigning Olympic and world champion. The American has been a dominant force in the middle-distance races, but Great Britain’s Keely Hodgkinson, the world and Olympic silver medalist, will be difficult to beat.

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Hodgkinson has finished second behind Mu at both the Tokyo 2020 Games and last year’s world championships in Oregon, but she comes into this showdown as the world leader, setting the stage for another thrilling showdown.

Not to be forgotten, Kenya’s Mary Moraa, the world bronze medalist, is also a strong contender for the gold medal.

With three Americans in the final, the question arises: Can more than one of them make it on the podium?

The race promises to be a thrilling contest, with the world’s best middle-distance women’s runners vying for the top spot.

Women’s 800m Final Start List – 27 August 2023, 20:45

  • Lane 2: Adelle Tracey (JAM) – PB: 1:58.99, SB: 1:58.99
  • Lane 3: Raevyn Rogers (USA) – PB: 1:56.81, SB: 1:58.98
  • Lane 4: Athing Mu (USA) – PB: 1:55.04, SB: 1:58.73
  • Lane 5: Jemma Reekie (GBR) – PB: 1:56.90, SB: 1:57.30
  • Lane 6: Keely Hodgkinson (GBR) – PB: 1:55.77, SB: 1:55.77
  • Lane 7: Mary Moraa (KEN) – PB: 1:56.71, SB: 1:56.85
  • Lane 8: Halimah Nakaayi (UGA) – PB: 1:57.62, SB: 1:57.62
  • Lane 9: Nia Akins (USA) – PB: 1:58.61, SB: 1:58.61
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