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Full track and field schedule for Thursday, August 5th in the Tokyo 2021 Summer Olympics

We take a look at the full track and field schedule on the slate for Thursday, August 5th at the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics.

Ryan Crouser (USA) competes in the men’s shot put qualification during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Summer Games at Olympic Stadium. Andrew Nelles-USA TODAY Sports

We’ll see six gold medals awarded in track and field on Thursday, August 5th at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. And the full breadth of disciplines covered by the International Amateur Athletics Federation will be covered.

The final of the men’s triple jump leads off the competition at 11:00 p.m. ET Wednesday night in the USA. Pedro Pichardo of Brazil is the -285 favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook, with Will Claye of the United States at +700 underdog, but the third-choice which puts him in good shape to take home a medal.

One of the biggest American favorites for gold anywhere at the games is Ryan Crouser, who is -1000 to win the men’s shot put. Crouser won gold in Rio, set the current world record holder at the last Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon and is the only man in this field to ever throw the 16-pound ball over 23 meters.

Katie Nageotte of the United States is the +110 favorite in the women’s pole vault. She and the ROC’s Anzheilka Sidorova are the only two in this field to jump 4.95 meters, and they have a strong chance at being the last two standing in this event.

Also today will determine the winner of the men’s 20k racewalk, which is not a sport. What’s next, gold medals for the cartwheeling your way around a track? Sorry, this is just silly. We’re not apologizing for this editorial opinion in an informative piece, and put all your money on Japan’s Toshikazu Yamanishi at +110 to win it if you must. But any sport where having two feet off the ground at the same time is a penalty cannot be classified as “athletics.” And they’re all cheating anyway.

Full Track and Field schedule for Thursday, August 5th

Olympics Track and Field schedule, August 5th

Start Time Event
Start Time Event
Session 14 9:00 - 15:05
9:00 Men's Decathlon 110m Hurdles - Heat 1
9:08 Men's Decathlon 110m Hurdles - Heat 2
9:10 Women's High Jump Qualification - Group B
9:10 Women's High Jump Qualification - Group A
9:16 Men's Decathlon 110m Hurdles - Heat 3
9:40 Women's Heptathlon Long Jump - Group A
9:40 Women's Heptathlon Long Jump - Group B
9:50 Men's Decathlon Discus Throw - Group A
10:00 Women's 4 x 100m Relay Round 1 - Heat 1
10:09 Women's 4 x 100m Relay Round 1 - Heat 2
10:55 Men's Decathlon Discus Throw - Group B
11:00 Men's Triple Jump Final
11:05 Men's Shot Put Final
11:30 Men's 4 x 100m Relay Round 1 - Heat 1
11:39 Men's 4 x 100m Relay Round 1 - Heat 2
11:55 Men's 110m Hurdles Final
12:30 Women's Heptathlon Javelin Throw - Group A
12:45 Men's Decathlon Pole Vault - Group A
12:45 Men's Decathlon Pole Vault - Group B
13:40 Women's Heptathlon Javelin Throw - Group B
Session 1 16:30 - 18:05
16:30 Men's 20km Race Walk Final
Session 15 19:00 - 21:45
19:15 Men's Decathlon Javelin Throw - Group A
19:20 Women's Pole Vault Final
19:25 Women's 4 x 400m Relay Round 1 - Heat 1
19:37 Women's 4 x 400m Relay Round 1 - Heat 2
20:00 Men's 1500m Semi-Final 1
20:10 Men's 1500m Semi-Final 2
20:20 Men's Decathlon Javelin Throw - Group B
21:00 Men's 400m Final
21:20 Women's Heptathlon 800m - Heat 1
21:30 Women's Heptathlon 800m - Heat 2
21:40 Men's Decathlon 1500m - Heat 1