12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics berlin 2009

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Schedule for berlin 2009 has been set

Author: BOCTickets Thursday, November 29th, 2007
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Almost daily chances for DLV athletes to win medals

According to their current athletic performances, the athletes in the German Athletic Association (DLV) will have a chance to win medals on most of days of the World Championships in Athletics berlin 2009™ (from Saturday, August 15, 2009 to Sunday, August 23, 2009 ). According to the schedule of events suggested by the organisational committee BOC 2009 and approved by the world athletics association IAAF, the first German athlete to compete will be André Höhne, who will vie for a medal in the 20-km Race Walk in the early morning of the first day of competition, heading down the boulevard Unter den Linden and finishing behind the Brandenburg Gate. On the evening of the opening day, the winners of the men’s Shot Put and of the women’s 10,000 Metres will also be determined in the Olympic Stadium.

According to the schedule, between three and eight of a total of 47 finals will take place on each of the days of World Championship competition. The qualifications will begin, in general, shortly after 10 a.m., while the evening events will start around 6 p.m. and end shortly before 10 p.m. The 100 Metres finals will take place on the second day for the men, and on the third day for the women. Discus world champion Franka Dietzsch (Neubrandenburg) will defend her title on August 21 st, and one day later defending champion in the Hammer Throw, Betty Heidler (Frankfurt), will once again reach for gold.

The road races will be take place on the mornings of the final weekend. On Friday morning, the race walkers will set out on their 50-km course. On Saturday and Sunday mornings, the men and women’s marathons (respectively) will lead the athletes on four laps past the most important sights and edifices of the German capital. The start and finish will be at the Brandenburg Gate. In a city filled with running enthusiasts, the streets are expected to be packed with spectators. As tradition demands, the final events of the World Championships will be the 4x400m Relays for both the men and women.

The Days of the Finals - berlin 2009

Saturday, August 15th 20km walking men, shot put men, 10.000m women, heptathlon women (1st day)
Sunday, August 16th 20km walking women, shot put women, heptathlon women (2nd day), 100m men
Monday, August 17th hammer throw men, pole vault women, triple jump women, 3.000m steeplechase women, 10.000m men, 100m women
Tuesday, August 18th triple jump men , 400m women, javelin throw women, 3.000m steeplechase men, 400m hurdles men
Wednesday, August 19th discus throw men, 100m hurdles women, 800m women, 1.500m men, decathlon men (1st day)
Thursday, August 20th high jump women, 400m hurdles women, 200m men, 110m hurdles men, decathlon men (2nd day)
Friday, August 21st 50km walking men, high jump men, discus throw women, 200m women, 400m men
Saturday, August 22nd marathon men, pole vault men, long jump men, hamer throw women, 5.000m women, 4x100m women, 4x100m men
Sunday, August 23rd marathon women, long jump women, javelin throw men, 5.000m men, 1.500m women, 800m men, 4x400m women, 4x400m men

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