World Athletics Championships 2017 Day 3 schedule and TV highlights – what to watch this Sunday 6th August

World champion hurdler and BBC pundit Colin Jackson shares his picks of the day from London 2017


It’s Day 3 of the IAAF World Athletics Championships in London this Sunday 6th August 2017, with Britain’s Katarina Johnson-Thompson completing her bid for heptathlon gold.


Check out BBC pundit Colin Jackson’s athletics highlights of the day below, followed by the full schedule of events in London 2017.

Colin Jackson’s pick of the day


Women’s 100m Final 9.50pm, BBC2

“Sit back and enjoy the Elaine Thompson show. Jamaica’s Olympic 100m and 200m champion is nailed on for this one. She’s a phenomenon. At July’s Diamond League event in London her spikes were hurting so she binned them, ran in her training shoes and still left everyone in her wake! And if you can beat the best female sprinters in the world in your trainers, that tells you how far ahead of everyone else you are. The Netherlands’ Dafne Schippers will push her, but in that final 20m when Thompson turns on the after-burners, no one can live with her.”

Don’t miss

“Katarina Johnson-Thompson should be well placed as she goes into the heptathlon’s final event, the 800m (8.40pm BBC1). Along with the high jump and 200m, this is one of her strongest disciplines, so it could be a huge night for the 24-year-old. She hasn’t won a medal yet at a major championships, but on home soil a place on the rostrum isn’t out of the question. Belgium’s Olympic champion Nafissatou Thiam, 22, is a strong favourite for gold, but this could be the night KJT makes her big breakthrough. 

“Run through the streets of London, the men’s and women’s marathons will be an unbelievable spectacle (10.55am and 2.00pm BBC2). It’s the first time that both marathons have been staged back to back on the same day.”


Full schedule 

Daytime session 9.30am—5.00pm, BBC2

10.00am Heptathlon long jump

10.05am Men’s 3,000m steeplechase first round

10.40am Men’s pole vault qualifying

10.55am Men’s marathon

11.05am Men’s 400m hurdles first round

11.45am Heptathlon javelin

11.55am Women’s 400m rst round

1.00pm Heptathlon javelin

1.15pm Men’s 110m hurdles first round

2.00pm Women’s marathon

5.00pm Medal ceremony: women’s and men’s marathons 

Evening session 6.30pm—9.00pm, BBC1 / 9.00pm—10.30pm,  BBC2

6.45 Medal ceremony: women’s 10,000m

6.50 Medal ceremony: men’s long jump

7.00 Women’s pole vault final

7.05 Women’s javelin qualifying

7.10 Women’s 100m semi-finals

7.40 Men’s 400m semi-finals

8.00 Medal ceremony: men’s 100m

8.10 Men’s 100m hurdles semi-finals

8.30 Women’s javelin qualifying

8.35 Men’s shot put final

8.40 Heptathlon 800m (final event) 

9.15 Men’s 800m semi-finals

9.50 Women’s100m final

9.53 Medal ceremony: women’s heptathlon