London 2012 Track and Field Schedule: Start Times for Day 10 Medal Events

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistAugust 6, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06:  Lolo Jones of the United States jumps over a hurdle alongside Phylicia George of Canada in the Women's 100m Hurdles heat on Day 10 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 6, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)
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Today is one of the biggest days for track and field at the 2012 Olympics, with 15 events taking place and four medal events. 

All four of the medal events today are not as big as the 100-meter dash that took place on Sunday—which is always one of the marquee events of the Olympics—but they are going to get plenty of attention, and deservedly so.

In order to give you, the viewer, an easy way of navigating your schedule around the races, here is a list of start times for the medal events in track and field on Day 10. 


Men's High Jump Final (2:00 p.m. ET)

The finals of the men's high jump will bring plenty of excitement as 14 participants battle for the gold medal. The world record of 2.45 meters is likely safe, since the personal best for any finalist this year is 2.40 meters by Russia's Ivan Ukhov. 


Men's Discus Throw Final (2:45 p.m. ET)

Not leaving time to breathe after the finals of the high jump, the men's discus throw kicks off at 2:45 this afternoon. Robert Harting from Germany has the longest throw this Olympic season, with a toss of 70.66 meters. 


Women's 100m Hurdles (4:00 p.m. ET)

It is a huge day for the women's 100-meter hurdles today, as we are still waiting for the final field to be set. The semifinals take place at 2:15 p.m. ET. With stud runners like Lolo Jones, Dawn Harper, Sally Pearson and Alina Talay vying for position, this field should be stacked when the final eventually gets set. 


Men's 1500m Final (4:15 p.m. ET)

The final track and field event of the day is not heavy on star power, but the number of elite runners in the 1500-meter final is going to make this one of the most hotly contested battles of the entire day. 

Abdalaati Iguider of Morocco set the tone in the semifinals with a time of three minutes, 33.99 seconds. Kenya's Silas Kiplagat and New Zealand's Nicholas Willis finished second and third, respectively, during the semis and one-tenth of a second apart.