Sydney McLaughlin sets new world record in Tokyo 2020 - Oregon22
American 400m hurdles champion Sydney McLaughlin produced a captivating performance, lowering her world record of 51.90 seconds to 51.46 seconds, on her way to becoming the Tokyo 2020 Olympic champion.

The following are the schedule and start times for the men’s and women’s 400m hurdles for the World Athletics Championships 2022 which will be held on the campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene, from 15-24 July.

Television and live streaming coverage will be provided by CNBC, USA Network, Peacock, and Read more: When is the World Athletics Championships 2022 and How to watch it?

Competition at the championships, which will be the first of its kind to be hosted in the United States, will begin on Friday (15), but the start of the 400m hurdles will get going a day later on Saturday 16 July.

The men’s heats will be first on the track with the opening round races schedule to go off at 1:20 pm local time in Oregon / 4:20 pm ET.

The semi-finals are set to go off on Sunday (17) at 6:03 pm local time / 9:03 pm ET, with the final down for Tuesday (19) at 10:50 pm ET.

Alison dos Santos of Brazil and USA’s Rai Benjamin are the leading contenders for the gold medal while Norwegian Karsten Warholm, the world record holder and the defending champion is yet to complete a race this season after picking up a hamstring injury so we will have to wait to see how he will perform in Oregon. If he indeed competes.

Meanwhile, the women’s 400m hurdles heats will take place on the same day of the men’s final.

Defending champion Dalilah Muhammad and countrywoman Sydney McLaughlin, the Olympic champion and world record holder, will take the track for the first round on Tuesday evening at 8:15 pm ET.

The semi-finals are one day later on Wednesday (20) at 9:15 pm ET, while the final is on Friday (22) at 10:50 pm ET.

Besides Muhammad and McLaughlin, track and field fans can also expect the likes of Femke Bol of The Netherlands, Britton Wilson (USA), Jamaicans Janieve Russell, Shiann Salmon, and Rushell Clayton, the reigning world bronze medalist, to be in the mix.

Women’s and men’s 400m hurdles schedule

Women’s 400 Metres Hurdles      
Heats Tuesday 19 July 2022 17:15 20:15
Semi-Final Wednesday 20 July 2022 18:15 21:15
Final Friday 22 July 2022 19:50 22:50
Men’s 400 Metres Hurdles      
Heats Saturday 16 July 2022 13:20 16:20
Semi-Final Sunday 17 July 2022 18:03 21:03
Final Tuesday 19 July 2022 19:50 22:50
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