Prediction Department — 2019 World Championships Medalists

Can WR holder Wayde van Niekerk bounce back from injury to claim his third 400 gold in a row? (GLADYS CHAI/ASVOM AGENCY)

Picking World Championships podium people in January—when a crystal ball sometimes looks more like a snow globe—is always risky business, but it’s ultra-risky when you do it for a year in which the WC is set to roll around on its latest dates ever, September 28–October 06. We assigned the unenviable task to a pair from our World Rankings Panel, Richard Hymans doing the men, Jonathan Berenbom the women. Note that we didn’t include either athletes under provisional doping bans or Russians who have yet to be granted Neutral status by the IAAF. If the IAAF’s proposed testosterone rules finally get the green light, that too could change things.

Overall, the choices add up to a solid 28-medal haul (14 men, 14 women) for Team USA, 11 of them gold (5 men, 6 women). Last time around, London ’17, the U.S. total was 24 medals, split 13/17, with 10 golds (3 men, 7 women).

MEN’S MEDAL PICKS
GOLD SILVER BRONZE
100 Christian Coleman (USA) Ronnie Baker (USA) Reece Prescod (Great Britain)
200 Noah Lyles (USA) Ramil Guliyev (Turkey) Akeem Bloomfield (Jamaica)
400 Wayde van Niekerk (South Africa) Michael Norman (USA) Abdalelah Haroun (Qatar)
800 Emmanuel Korir (Kenya) Clayton Murphy (USA) Michael Saruni (Kenya)
1500 Timothy Cheruiyot (Kenya) Elijah Manangoi (Kenya) Jakob Ingebrigtsen (Norway)
Steeple Conseslus Kipruto (Kenya) Soufiane El Bakkali (Morocco) Evan Jager (USA)
5000 Selemon Barega (Ethiopia) Yomif Kejelcha (Ethiopia) Hagos Gebrhiwet (Ethiopia)
10,000 Joshua Cheptegei (Uganda) Rhonex Kipruto (Kenya) Richard Yator (Kenya)
110H Sergey Shubenkov (Russia) Omar McLeod (Jamaica) Ronald Levy (Jamaica)
400H Abderrahmane Samba (Qatar) Rai Benjamin (USA) Karsten Warholm (Norway)
Mar Eliud Kipchoge (Kenya) Leul Gebrselassie (Ethiopia) Tamirat Tola (Ethiopia)
20W Eiki Takahashi (Japan) Eider Arévalo (Colombia) Daisuke Matsunaga (Japan)
50W Matej Tóth (Slovakia) Maryan Zakalnytskyy (Ukraine) Hiroki Arai (Japan)
4 x 100 United States Great Britain Jamaica
4 x 400 United States Botswana Bahamas
HJ Mutaz Barshim (Qatar) Brandon Starc (Australia) Maksim Nedasekau (Belarus)
PV Timor Morgunov (Russia) Sam Kendricks (USA) Mondo Duplantis (Sweden)
LJ Juan Miguel Echevarría (Cuba) Luvo Manyonga (South Africa) Ruswahl Samaai (South Africa)
TJ Christian Taylor (USA) Pedro Pichardo (Portugal) Will Claye (USA)
SP Tom Walsh (New Zealand) Ryan Crouser (USA) Darrell Hill (USA)
DT Andrius Gudžius (Lithuania) Fedrick Dacres (Jamaica) Ehsan Hadadi (Iran)
HT Paweł Fajdek (Poland) Wojciech Nowicki (Poland) Bence Halász (Hungary)
JT Thomas Röhler (Germany) Magnus Kirt (Estonia) Andreas Hofmann (Germany)
Dec Kevin Mayer (France) Damian Warner (Canada) Arthur Abele (Germany)
WOMEN’S MEDAL PICKS
GOLD SILVER BRONZE
100 Elaine Thompson (Jamaica) Marie-Josée Ta Lou (Côte d’Ivoire) Dina Asher-Smith (Great Britain)
200 Dina Asher-Smith (Great Britain) Shaunae Miller-Uibo (Bahamas) Dafne Schippers (Netherlands)
400 Shaunae Miller-Uibo (Bahamas) Salwa Eid Naser (Bahrain) Phyllis Francis (USA)
800 Caster Semenya (South Africa) Francine Niyonsaba (Burundi) Ajee’ Wilson (USA)
1500 Faith Kipyegon (Kenya) Shelby Houlihan (USA) Laura Muir (Great Britain)
Steeple Beatrice Chepkoech (Kenya) Hyvin Jepkemoi (Kenya) Celliphine Chespol (Kenya)
5000 Hellen Obiri (Kenya) Sifan Hassan (Netherlands) Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia)
10,000 Almaz Ayana (Ethiopia) Sifan Hassan (Netherlands) Senbere Teferi (Ethiopia)
100H Brianna McNeal (USA) Keni Harrison (USA) Jasmine Camacho-Quinn (Puerto Rico)
400H Sydney McLaughlin (USA) Dalilah Muhammad (USA) Shamier Little (USA)
Mar Mary Keitany (Kenya) Vivian Cheruiyot (Kenya) Tirunesh Dibaba (Ethiopia)
20W Jiayu Yang (China) Shenjie Qieyang (China) Antonella Palmisano (Italy)
50W Rui Liang (China) Hang Yin (China) Claire Tallent (Australia)
4 x 100 United States Jamaica Great Britain
4 x 400 United States Jamaica Poland
HJ Mariya Lasitskene (Russia) Yuliya Levchenko (Ukraine) Mirela Demireva (Bulgaria)
PV Sandi Morris (USA) Katerína Stefanídi (Greece) Eliza McCartney (New Zealand)
LJ Brittney Reese (USA) Ivana Španović (Serbia) Malaika Mihambo (Germany)
TJ Caterine Ibargüen (Colombia) Yulimar Rojas (Venezuela) Shanieka Ricketts (Jamaica)
SP Lijiao Gong (China) Christina Schwanitz (Germany) Raven Saunders (USA)
DT Sandra Perković (Croatia) Yaimé Pérez (Cuba) Dani Stevens (Australia)
HT Anita Włodarczyk (Poland) DeAnna Price (USA) Joanna Fiodorow (Poland)
JT Huihui Lu (China) Barbora Špotáková (Czech Republic) Christin Hussong (Germany)
Hept Nafi Thiam (Belgium) Carolin Schäfer (Germany) Yorgelis Rodríguez (Cuba)

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