WATCH LIVE: Allyson Felix, Boris Berian compete in track and field finals

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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.

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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.

WATCH LIVE: Men’s pole vault, men’s 800 and women’s 400 finals — 7:15 p.m. Eastern

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.

12-year-old skateboarders earn medals at world championships

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At the world skateboarding championships, 12-year-olds Chloe Covell from Australia and Onodera Ginwoo from Japan earned silver and bronze medals, respectively, in Sunday’s street finals.

In the women’s event, Covell took silver behind Brazilian 15-year-old Rayssa Leal, who was a silver medalist herself at the Tokyo Games.

Frenchman Aurélien Giraud, a 25-year-old who was sixth in skateboarding’s Olympic debut in Tokyo, won the men’s final in the United Arab Emirates. Ginwoo was third behind Portugal’s Gustavo Ribeiro.

The top Americans were Olympic men’s bronze medalist Jagger Eaton in sixth and 15-year-old Paige Heyn in seventh in the women’s event.

Nyjah Huston, a six-time world champion who placed seventh in Tokyo, missed worlds after August surgery for an ACL tear.

Up to three men and three women per nation can qualify per event (street and park) for the 2024 Paris Games. World rankings come June 2024 determine which Americans qualify.

In Tokyo, four of the 12 skateboarding medalists were ages 12 or 13.

Japan’s Kokona Hiraki, then 12, won silver in women’s park to become the youngest Olympic medalist since 1936, according to Olympedia.org. Japan’s Momiji Nishiya, then 13, won women’s street and became the youngest gold medalist in an individual event since 1936.

Worlds conclude this week with the men’s and women’s park events. The finals are Saturday.

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Francesco Friedrich, most decorated bobsledder in history, rebounds for 12th world title

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A week after his first major championships defeat in seven years, German Francesco Friedrich returned to his winning ways to close the world bobsled championships on Sunday.

Friedrich’s four-man sled won the world title by 69 hundredths of a second over British and Latvian sleds that tied for silver, combining times from four runs over the last two days in St. Moritz, Switzerland. It marked Great Britain’s first world championships men’s bobsled medal since 1966.

Geoff Gadbois drove the lone U.S. sled in the field, finishing 18th.

Friedrich, the most decorated bobsledder in history, extended his records with a fifth consecutive world four-man title and 12th world championship between two- and four-man events.

Germany swept all four titles at bobsled worlds with four different drivers taking gold.

Friedrich had won 12 consecutive Olympic or world titles before taking two-man silver at worlds last week in St. Moritz, Switzerland. He was dethroned in that event by countryman Johannes Lochner.

Friedrich has been hampered recently by a muscle injury from sprint training in late December. Going into worlds, Lochner had won four consecutive World Cup two-man races, while Hall won the last two World Cups in four-man.

Friedrich, 32, said before this season that he plans to make the 2026 Milan-Cortina Winter Games his final competition. Friedrich and push athlete Thorsten Margis can break the record of four career Olympic bobsled gold medals that they currently share with retired Germans Andre Lange and Kevin Kuske.

The World Cup season concludes with stops in Igls, Austria, and Sigulda, Latvia, the next two weekends.

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