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Busy medal day with women’s 10,000m: Tokyo 2020 athletics day 9

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On the ninth day of the Olympics, there are many events you can watch. You will be able to watch the finals for women’s marathon, high jump, 10K race, javelin throw, 1500m race and 4×400 relay.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – AUGUST 19: Silver medalist Hellen Onsando Obiri of Kenya celebrates after the Women’s 5000m Final on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

What’s happening?

Day nine of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will have a lot of events. The first event will be the women’s marathon final. The next event is the high jump final, and after that is the men’s 10,000m final. Next are javelin and 1,500m finals for men. Then relay races, including 4x400m for both men and women.

Who should we expect to see?

The women’s marathon is an Olympic event. It will be held north of Tokyo, in Sapporo and Hokkaido. Brigid Kosgei will be among the favourites to win. There are three other people from Ethiopia who are also going to try to win.

In the high jump, Maria Lasitskene from the Russian team is a three-time world champion. She will be competing with Emily Sisson and Camille Bascombe from Team USA and Tsehai Gemechu of Ethiopia in the 10,000m final.

The men in the race will be aiming for a medal. They are Johannes Vetter of Germany and Finn Lassi Etelatalo. Cole Hawker (from University of Oregon) is also aiming to shock the professionals in the 1500m final.

In the relay, Team USA will set the pace in this race. The men’s team and Alisson Felix will be among favorites in women’s race.

Hellen Obiri

Ethiopia’s Tsegay, Kenya’s Obiri go 1-2 in women’s 5K prelim. Event world-leader Gudaf Tsegay of Ethiopia won heat 2 of the women’s 5000m prelims in 14:55.74, finishing ahead of two-time reigning world champion Hellen Obiri of Kenya; USA’s Elise Cranny placed fourth to advance.

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