— Published 11 August 2023

Budapest will be packed with athletes

With just nine days to go, World Athletics unveiled the final entry lists for the 2023 World Athletics Championships in Budapest (19-27 August) on Thursday 10 August. A total of 2,187 athletes will be competing in the Hungarian capital. They come from 202 countries. Of the 44 individual winners at the 2022 event in Eugene, Oregon, 38 will be present in Budapest to defend their titles. Among the attractions of the competition are two-time Peruvian world champion Kimberly Garcia, competing in the 20km and 35km walk, Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, in the running for a sixth world title in the 100m, and Pawel Fajdek of Poland, who is also determined to win a sixth gold medal in the hammer throw, after winning the last five consecutive world titles. World Athletics also notes that American Ryan Crouser (shot put), Sweden’s Mondo Duplantis (pole vault), Kenya’s Faith Kipgeyon (1500m), and Venezuela’s Yulimar Rojas (triple jump) are among the world record holders who will attempt to win two consecutive world titles, starting next week in Budapest.