Three more finals are on the track and field schedule for Monday, with the medal winners in men’s pole vault, men’s 800 and women’s 400 being determined.
In the women’s 400, American Allyson Felix is looking to win her first medal in this particular event. In her career Felix has won six Olympic medals, with three coming in the 200 (one gold, two silver) and the others as part of relay teams (three gold). Felix took gold in the 400 at last year’s World Championships in Beijing, and she enters the final as the favorite to take gold tonight.
Felix is one of three Americans in the 400 final, with Phyllis Richards and Natasha Hastings being the other two. Also in the final are Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas and Shericka Jackson of Jamaica, who finished second and third behind Felix at last year’s Worlds.
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The men’s pole vault will be the first final of the night, with American Sam Kendricks part of the field. Kendricks was one of five competitors to reach the 5.70 meter mark in qualifying, with reigning Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie of France being another. 2012 bronze medalist Raphael Holzdeppe, who also took silver at last year’s world championships, failed to qualify for the final as did 2015 World Championships co-bronze medalist Paweł Wojciechowski of Poland.
Canada’s Shawnacy Barber and Poland’s Piotr Lisek, who both won a medal at the worlds with Barber taking gold, qualified for the final.
The men’s 800 has two Americans competing in Boris Berian and Clayton Murphy making the cut for the final. But the clear favorite is Kenya’s David Rudisha, who took gold at last summer’s World Championships and is also the reigning Olympic champion. Rudisha is the only medalist from last year’s Worlds in the final, with fourth-place finisher Ferguson Rotich of Kenya and fifth-place finisher Pierre-Ambroise Bosse of France in the final.
There will also be qualifying heats in the women’s discus, men’s 110 hurdles and women’s 400 hurdles run throughout the evening.