2021 review: middle and long distance | NEWS – World Athletics

As the year draws to a close, we look back at the key moments of 2021 in each area of the sport.

The series continues with a review of the middle and long distance disciplines.

 

Women’s 800m

Season top list

1:55.04 Athing Mu ?? USA Eugene 21 August
1:55.88 Keely Hodgkinson ?? GBR Tokyo 3 August
1:56.28 Rose Mary Almanza ?? CUB Stockholm 4 July
1:56.44 Natoya Goule ?? JAM Stockholm 4 July
1:56.67 Workua Getachew ?? ETH Hengelo 8 June

Full season top list
Full indoor season top list

World Athletics rankings

1 Keely Hodgkinson ?? GBR 1404
2 Athing Mu ?? USA 1390
3 Kate Grace ?? USA 1381
4 Natoya Goule ?? JAM 1380
5 Jemma Reekie ?? GBR 1375

Full rankings

Olympic medallists

? Athing Mu ?? USA 1:55.21 NR
? Keely Hodgkinson ?? GBR 1:55.88 NR
? Raevyn Rogers ?? USA 1:56.81 PB
  Full results

Major winners

Olympic Games: Athing Mu ?? USA 1:55.21
Wanda Diamond League: Keely Hodgkinson ?? GBR 1:57.98
European Indoor Championships: Keely Hodgkinson ?? GBR 2:03.88
South American Championships: Deborah Rodriguez ?? URU 2:03.38
World U20 Championships: Ayal Dagnachew ?? ETH 2:02.96

Season at a glance

The 800m boasts the winner of the Female Rising Star honour at this year’s World Athletics Awards in the USA’s Athing Mu, but the teenager’s performances mean she has secured incredible success at senior level, too.

Not only did the 19-year-old win the Olympic title in Tokyo, but her 1:55.04 at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Eugene was another world-leading performance that improved her own US record. Indoors, she broke the world U20 record for the distance, clocking 1:58.40 in Fayetteville.

Mu achieved three of the four fastest times of the outdoor season, her 1:55.04 in Eugene backed up by 1:55.21 to win in Tokyo and 1:56.07 to claim the US title. It was actually another Female Rising Star nominee and a fellow 19-year-old who was Mu’s closest challenger, with Keely Hodgkinson having broken 2004 Olympic champion Kelly Holmes’ 26-year-old British record with 1:55.88 to secure silver in Tokyo. That performance, and her Diamond Trophy win, helped Hodgkinson to top of the world rankings, ahead of Mu and her fellow US runner Kate Grace. Bronze in Tokyo was claimed by the USA’s Raevyn Rogers.

Hodgkinson also set a world indoor U20 record, with 1:59.03 clocked in Austria in January before Mu improved it further a month later.

Also indoors, Ethiopia’s Gudaf Tsegay ran a world indoor-leading 1:57.52 to move to ninth on the world indoor all-time list, just five days after breaking the world indoor record in the 1500m.

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Source: https://www.worldathletics.org/news/news/2021-review-middle-long-distance

As the year draws to a close, we look back at the key moments of 2021 in each area of the sport.

The series continues with a review of the middle and long distance disciplines.

 

Women’s 800m

Season top list

1:55.04
Athing Mu ?? USA
Eugene
21 August
1:55.88
Keely Hodgkinson ?? GBR
Tokyo
3 August
1:56.28
Rose Mary Almanza ?? CUB
Stockholm
4 July
1:56.44
Natoya Goule ?? JAM
Stockholm
4 July
1:56.67
Workua Getachew ?? ETH
Hengelo
8 June

Full season top listFull indoor season top list

World Athletics rankings

1
Keely Hodgkinson ?? GBR
1404
2
Athing Mu ?? USA
1390
3
Kate Grace ?? USA
1381
4
N…….

As the year draws to a close, we look back at the key moments of 2021 in each area of the sport.

The series continues with a review of the middle and long distance disciplines.

 

Women’s 800m

Season top list

1:55.04
Athing Mu ?? USA
Eugene
21 August
1:55.88
Keely Hodgkinson ?? GBR
Tokyo
3 August
1:56.28
Rose Mary Almanza ?? CUB
Stockholm
4 July
1:56.44
Natoya Goule ?? JAM
Stockholm
4 July
1:56.67
Workua Getachew ?? ETH
Hengelo
8 June

Full season top listFull indoor season top list

World Athletics rankings

1
Keely Hodgkinson ?? GBR
1404
2
Athing Mu ?? USA
1390
3
Kate Grace ?? USA
1381
4
N…….

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