Tokyo Olympics athletics schedule including men’s 100m final date and tips

All the dates for your Olympics diary!

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It’s impossible to think of the Olympics without athletics yet we we sit through the first week starved of track and field action.

Well, that’s all about to change as the sport sprints into view with more than a week of top-quality competition from the Japan National Stadium set to get underway.

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The Olympics athletics schedule for Tokyo 2020 takes place between Friday July 30 and Sunday August 8 so let’s take a hop, skip and a jump into the dates for all the events.

We’ve rounded up all the information you need to know including our three best bets.

Olympics Athletics Tips

Our writer Joe Short is on hand with his top tips for the track and field action including a medal hope for Team GB…

Men’s 100m – Trayvon Bromell

Bromell has competition from South Africa’s Akani Simbine and compatriot Ronnie Baker. Andre De Graase and Yohan Blake are also floating around the odds. But Bromell ran 9.80 in his US Olympic trials back in June and should shave off more time in Tokyo. He’s no Bolt, but right now he’s probably unstoppable.

Women’s 100m and 200m – Dina Asher Smith

She has two shots at winning a minimum bronze, and could well push for silver in the 100m. A gold may be a stretch too far.

Men’s 400m Hurdles – Karsten Warholm

Having cracked a 29-year-old world record this summer, Warholm heads to Tokyo in the form of his life. America’s Rai Benjamin is realistically the only man who can stop the Norwegian grabbing gold here. The rest are battling for bronze.

Olympics Athletics Schedule

The morning sessions get underway at around 1am for those watching in Ireland and the United Kingdom while the evening sessions are scheduled to start from around 11am.

100m

Women: Heats (morning, July 30), Finals (evening, July 31)
Men: Prelims (morning, July 31, Heats (evening, July 31), Finals (evening, August 1)

200m

Women: Heats (evening, August 3), Finals (evening, August 3)
Men: Heats (morning, August 3), Finals (evening, August 4)

400m

Women: Heats (morning, August 3), Finals (evening, August 6)
Men: Heats (morning, August 1), Finals (evening, August 5)

800m

Women: Heats (morning, July 30), Finals (evening, August 3)
Men: Heats (morning, July 31, Finals (evening, August 4)

1500m

Women: Heats (morning, August 2), Finals (evening, August 6)
Men: Heats (morning, August 3), Finals (evening, August 7)

5000m

Women: Heats (evening, July 30), Finals (evening, August 2)
Men: Heats (evening, August 3), Finals (evening, August 6)

10,000m

Women: Evening, August 7
Men: Evening, July 30

110m Hurdles

Women: Heats (morning, July 31), Finals (morning, August 2)
Men: Heats (evening, August 3), Finals (morning, August 5)

400m Hurdles

Women: Heats (morning, July 31), Finals (morning, August 4)
Men: Heats (morning, July 30), Finals (morning, August 3)

3000m Steeplechase

Women: Heats (morning, August 1), Finals (evening, August 4)
Men: Heats (morning, July 30), Finals (evening, August 2)

4x100m Relay

Women: Heats (morning, August 5), Finals (evening, August 6)
Men: Heats (morning, August 5), Finals (evening, August 6)

4x400m Relay

Women: Heats (evening, August 5), Finals (evening, August 7)
Men: Heats (evening, August 6), Finals (evening, August 7)
Mixed: Heats (evening, July 30), Finals (evening, July 31)

Marathon

Women: Morning, August 7
Men: Morning, August 8

20km Walk

Women: Evening, August 6
Men: Evening, August 5

50km Walk

Men: Morning, August 6

Long Jump

Women: Qualifying (morning, August 1), Finals (morning, August 3)
Men: Qualifying (evening, July 31), Finals (morning, August 2)

Triple Jump

Women: Qualifying (evening, July 30), Finals (evening, August 1)
Men: Qualifying (morning, August 3), Finals (morning, August 5)

High Jump

Women: Qualifying (morning, August 5), Finals (evening, August 7)
Men: Qualifying (morning, July 30), Finals (evening, August 1)

Pole Vault

Women: Qualifying (evening, August 2), Finals (evening, August 5)
Men: Qualifying (morning, July 31), Finals (evening, August 3)

Shot Put

Women: Qualifying (evening, July 30), Finals (morning, August 1)
Men: Qualifying (evening, August 3), Finals (morning, August 5)

Discus

Women: Qualifying (morning, July 31), Finals (evening, August 2)
Men: Qualifying (morning, July 30), Finals (evening, July 31)

Javelin

Women: Qualifying (morning, August 3), Finals (evening, August 6)
Men: Qualifying (morning, August 4), Finals (evening, August 7)

Hammer

Women: Qualifying (morning, August 1), Finals (evening, August 3)
Men: Qualifying (morning, August 2), Finals (evening, August 4)

Heptathlon

August 4-5

Decathlon

August 4-5

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