Athletics

Athletics has been part of both the Olympic and Paralympic Games since their inceptions. At the 2022 School Games, competitors will take to the track and field for what promises to be an action-packed sports programme.

The School Games has a rich history in athletics having seen a number of world-class athletes pass through its competitions, including Paralympic gold medallists Jonnie Peacock and Hannah Cockroft, as well as Olympians Katarina Johnson-Thompson, Dina Asher-Smith, and Adam Gemili, just to name a few. There's every chance you could be seeing the next rising star at Loughborough University this summer! 

Athletics has been a cornerstone of the Olympic Games since its inaugural edition in 1896. It has also been in every Paralympic Games since the disability competition was introduced in 1960. Team GB have won 201 Olympic athletics medals, more than twice as many as in any other sport, with 55 of those medals being gold. Only the United States, with 801, have won more Olympic athletics medals than Team GB. 

Did You Know? 

  • When Great Britain’s Jonathan Edwards set the current Triple Jump world record of 18.29m to win at the 1995 IAAF World Championships, he jumped a distance in excess of the width of a football penalty box. 
  • A version of the modern form of Shot Put can be traced to the Highland Games in Scotland during the 19th century where competitors threw a rounded cube, stone, or metal weight from behind a line. 
  • One of the original events at the Ancient Olympics was the ‘diaulos’, a race around two marks on a course roughly equivalent to the current 400m.

Schedule

2 Sep 2022

Paula Radcliffe Athletics Track

10:00
Girls
High Jump
Boys
Long Jump (inc. Para)
Girls
Discus (inc. Para)
10:30
Boys
Pole Vault
11:25
Boys
Discus (inc. Para)
12:10
Girls
Long Jump (inc. Para)
12:25
Boys
High Jump
12:55
Girls
Hammer
14:05
Girls
Shot Put (inc. Para)
14:10
Boys
Hammer
14:35
Girls
Pole Vault
15:05
Boys
Triple Jump
15:25
Girls
Javelin
16:05
Boys
Shot Put (inc. Para)
16:40
Boys
Javelin
Girls
Triple Jump

3 Sep 2022

Paula Radcliffe Athletics Track

10:00
Girls
300m Hurdles
10:10
Boys
400m Hurdles
10:20
Boys
800m Track
10:25
Girls
800m Track
10:35
Boys
100m Track
10:40
Girls
100m Track
10:45
Boys
100m Ambulant B Final
10:50
Boys
100m Ambulant A Final
10:55
Girls
100m Ambulant
11:00
Boys
100m Wheelchair
11:05
Girls
100m Wheelchair
11:15
Girls
300m Track
11:20
Boys
400m Track
11:30
Girls
3,000m Track
11:50
Girls
80m Hurdles
12:00
Boys
3,000m Track
12:20
Boys
100m Hurdles
12:35
Girls
200m Track
12:40
Boys
200m Track
12:50
Girls
1,500m Track
13:00
Boys
1,500m Track
13:10
Boys
1,500m Steeplechase
13:20
Girls
1,500m Steeplechase
13:30
Girls
4 x 100m Relay
13:35
Boys
4 x 100m Relay
13:40
Girls
4 x 300m Relay
13:50
Boys
4 x 400m Relay
14:10
Mixed
Universal Relay B Final
14:20
Mixed
Universal Relay A Final