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IAAF World Championships London 2017 medal predictions

IAAF World Championships London 2017 medal predictions

We take a look at who could fill the top three spots in each event over the next 10 days

More than 2000 athletes from 205 countries are set to compete at the IAAF World Championships in London between August 4-13.

AW-August-3-2017-cover-150Some will secure spots on the podium, but who? As AW editor Jason Henderson writes in this week’s magazine, “Experience has taught me it’s not wise to make too many predictions. Such championships are a magnificent tale of the unexpected and the surprises and breakthrough performances are partly what makes it all so entertaining.”

Throwing caution to the wind, we’ve made some event-by-event medal predictions and you can find them listed below. Check out the latest edition of AW magazine for our full previews for every event and then let us know your thoughts. Whether you agree or disagree with our predictions, get vocal on Twitter and Facebook, or pop a comment beneath this post.

MEN

100m
1 Usain Bolt (JAM); 2 Christian Coleman (USA); Justin Gatlin (USA)

200m
1 Wayde van Niekerk (RSA); Isaac Makwala (BOT) 3 Yohan Blake (JAM)

400m
1 Wayde van Niekerk (RSA); 2 Fred Kerley (USA); 3 Steve Gardiner (BAH)

800m
1 Emmanuel Korir (KEN); 2 Nijel Amos (BOT); 3 Kipyegon Bett (KEN)

1500m
1 Ronald Kwemoi (KEN); 2 Elijah Manangoi (KEN); 3 Asbel Kiprop (KEN)

5000m
1 Mo Farah (GBR); 2 Muktar Edris (ETH); 3 Paul Chelimo (USA)

10,000m
1 Mo Farah (GBR); 2 Geoffrey Kamworor (KEN); 3 Abadi Hadis (ETH)

3000m steeplechase
1 Conseslus Kipruto (KEN); 2 Evan Jager (USA); 3 Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad (FRA)

Marathon
1 Daniel Wanjiru (KEN); 2 Tamirat Tola (ETH); 3 Tsegaye Mekonnen (ETH)

110m hurdles 
1 Omar McLeod (JAM); 2 Aries Merritt (USA); 3 Sergey Shubenkov (ANA)

400m hurdles
1 Kerron Clement (USA); 2 Kyron McMaster (IVB); 3 Karsten Warholm (NOR)

High jump
1 Mutaz Essa Barshim (QAT); 2 Derek Drouin (CAN); 3 Bohdan Bondarenko (UKR)

Pole vault
1 Sam Kendricks (USA); 2 Pawel Wojciechowski (POL); 3 Renaud Lavillenie (FRA)

Long jump
1 Luvo Manyonga (RSA); 2 Ruswahl Samaai (RSA); 3 Jeff Henderson (USA)

Triple jump
1 Christian Taylor (USA); 2 Will Claye (USA); 3 Chris Benard (USA)

Shot put
1 Ryan Crouser (USA); 2 Joe Kovacs (USA); 3 Tom Walsh (NZL)

Discus
1 Daniel Stahl (SWE); 2 Philip Milanov (BEL); 3 Robert Harting (GER)

Hammer
1 Pawel Fajdek (POL); 2 Wojciech Nowicki (POL); 3 Dilshod Nazarov (TJK)

Javelin
1 Thomas Rohler (GER); 2 Johannes Vetter (GER); 3 Tero Pitkamaki (FIN)

Decathlon
1 Kevin Mayer (FRA), 2 Damian Warner (CAN), 3 Rico Freimuth (GER)

20km walk
1 Wang Kaihua (CHN); 2 Christopher Linke (GER); 3 Dane Bird-Smith (AUS)

50km walk
1 Jared Tallent (AUS); 2 Yohann Diniz (FRA); 3 Hirooki Arai (JPN)

4x100m
1 Jamaica; 2 USA; 3 Japan

4x400m
1 USA; 2 Botswana; 3 Jamaica

WOMEN

100m
1 Elaine Thompson (JAM); 2 Tori Bowie (USA); 3 Michelle-Lee Ahye (TTO)

200m
1 Tori Bowie (USA); 2 Dafne Schippers (NED); 3 Shaunae Miller-Uibo (BAH)

400m
1 Shaunae Miller-Uibo (BAH); 2 Allyson Felix (USA); 3 Quanera Hayes (USA)

800m
1 Caster Semenya (RSA); 2 Francine Niyonsaba (BDI); 3 Ajee’ Wilson (USA)

1500m
1 Faith Kipyegon (KEN); 2 Sifan Hassan (NED); 3 Genzebe Dibaba (ETH)

5000m
1 Hellen Obiri (KEN); 2 Genzebe Dibaba (ETH); 3 Almaz Ayana (ETH)

10,000m
1 Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH); 2 Almaz Ayana (ETH); 3 Gelete Burka (ETH)

3000m steeplechase
1 Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi (KEN); 2 Ruth Jebet (BRN); 3 Celliphine Chepteek Chespol (KEN)

Marathon
1 Edna Kiplagat (KEN); 2 Berhane Dibaba (ETH); 3 Mare Dibaba (ETH)

100m hurdles
1 Kendra Harrison (USA); 2 Sally Pearson (AUS); 3 Danielle Williams (JAM)

400m hurdles
1 Dalilah Muhammad (USA); 2 Shamier Little (USA); 3 Zuzana Hejnova (CZE)

20km walk
1 Lu Xiuzhi (CHN); 2 Wang Na (CHN); 3 Yanng Jiayi (CHN)

50km walk
1 Ines Henriques (POR); 2 Hang Yin (CHN); 3 Katie Burnett (USA)

High jump
1 Maria Lasitskene (ANA); 2 Vashti Cunningham (USA); 3 Kamila Licwinko (POL)

Pole vault
1 Sandi Morris (USA); 2 Katerina Stefanidi (GRE); 3 Jenn Suhr (USA)

Long jump
1 Ivana Spanovic (SRB); 2 Brittney Reese (USA); 3 Tianna Bartoletta (USA)

Triple jump
1 Caterine Ibarguen (COL); 2 Yulimar Rojas (VEN); 3 Olga Rypakova (KAZ)

Shot put
1 Anita Marton (HUN); 2 Michelle Carter (USA); 3 Gong Lijiao (CHN)

Discus
1 Sandra Perkovic (CRO); 2 Yaime Perez (CUB); 3 Denia Caballero (CUB)

Hammer
1 Anita Wlodarczyk (POL); 2 Wang Zheng (CHN); 3 Malwina Kopron (POL)

Javelin
1 Barbora Spotakova (CZE); 2 Sara Kolak (CRO); 3 Kathryn Mitchell (AUS)

Heptathlon
1 Nafissatou Thiam (BEL); 2 Carolin Schafer (GER); 3 Katarina Johnson-Thompson (GBR)

4x100m
1 Jamaica; 2 USA; 3 Germany

4x400m
1 USA; 2 Jamaica; 3 GBR

» Agree or disagree with our picks? Let us know via social media or comment below. See our August 3 magazine for previews, statistics, rankings and more

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