Saturday 12th August 2017

Event of the day

Our event of the day...

is the penultimate day of the IAAF World Championships in London. A total of seven gold medals are on offer, with athletes competing in the women’s high jump, women’s 100m hurdles, men’s javelin, men’s 5,000m, the men’s and women’s 4x100m relay and the conclusion of the men's decathlon.

The men’s 5,000m race will see Mo Farah competing for his seventh world championship gold medal, following qualification for the final earlier this week. After also claiming gold in the 10,000m race last week, a win would see Farah clinch his fifth long distance double at a world championship or an Olympics, in what would be an incredible ending to his illustrious career on track.

Today will also see Usain Bolt’s remarkable career come to an end, with the Jamaican competing in the men’s 4x100m relay. Another highlight of the day will be the women’s 100m hurdles final - the American Kendra Harrison remains favourite, after breaking the world record at London’s Anniversary games this time last year. It will be a great day of world class athletics.

Honourable mentions... 

around the globe go to the first Saturday of the 2017/18 Premier League season, where a total of seven fixtures are set to be played throughout the day. Our pick of the day goes to Premier League newcomers Brighton and Hove Albion, who host Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City at the Amex Stadium in Brighton.

At the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy, Sri Lanka, India face the home nation in the third and final test match of the series. Meanwhile, play continues at the PGA Championship at the Quail Hollow Country Club in North Carolina. The WTA Rogers Cup continues in Toronto, whilst the ATP Rogers Cup resumes in Montreal. There are five games in the AFL with Geelong Cats hosting Richmond Tigers the pick of the games. Finally, round 23 of the NRL continues, with three fixtures being played across Australia - Melbourne Storm versus Sydney Roosters at the AAMI Park in Melbourne is the match to watch.

Whatever you’re watching, enjoy!


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