BUDAPEST, Hungary (August 19) — Inclement weather conditions at the stadium have prompted a delay in the commencement of events at the 2023 World Athletics Championships this morning. As rain continues to pour, organizers remain optimistic, projecting a start in approximately one hour.
Originally slated for a 4:30 a.m. ET kickoff, the men’s Shot Put qualification has been rescheduled to 5:30 p.m. ET. The persistent rainfall has left the ring drenched, necessitating efforts not only for drainage but also to ensure it remains as dry as possible.
This is crucial to avoid potential mishaps, especially for the throwers who employ a spinning technique.
At the moment, the race walkers are in action, but the conditions are not great for competition with several of the athletes slipping a bit and having to constantly checking their steps.
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