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Athing MU - U.S.A. - 800m bronze medal at World Championships.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 27 August 2023

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Athing MU - U.S.A. - 800m bronze medal at World Championships.

Inspite running a season best, the 2020 (2021) Olympic and defending

champion, Athing Mu had to settle for third place at the 2023 Championships.

Athing is picture above leading the field in the final, as they approach the 'bell'.

2023 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary

Final women's 800m.

1st   Mary Moraa Kenya (KEN) 1:56.03 PB

2nd  Keely Hodgkinson Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 1:56.34

3rd   Athing Mu United States (USA) 1:56.61 SB

4th   Raevyn Rogers United States (USA) 1:57.45

5th   Jemma Reekie Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 1:57.72

6th   Nia Akins United States (USA) 1:57.73

7th   Adelle Tracey Jamaica (JAM) 1:58.41 PB

8th   Halimah Nakaayi Uganda (UGA) 1:59.18.


She very nearly fell during her semi-final in Budapest, as pictured above.


Athing Mu is the youngest woman in history to hold Olympic and World titles

in an individual track and field event. She was 19 when she won the Olympic

title in 2021.