Kerr and Caudery light up Budapest

September 2, 2023

Budapest 2023 proved to be a memorable world championships for the sport with superb performances and thrilling memories. BASC members voted Josh Kerr's brilliant victory ove Ingebrigsten in the 1500m as their most memorable moment, proving that lightning can strike twice after replicating Jake Wightman's feat from Eugene last year. The BASC Committee also selected Molly Caudery's 5th place and PB in the pole vault final as their Breakthrough performance of the championships.

Our other individual medalists were shortlisted for the memorable moment: Katarina Johnson-Thompson delighted British fans with her second world gold in the heptathlon, made even more special after her injuries and struggles over the last few years. Silver medalist Matthew Hudson-Smith won silver with his gutsy 400m final run, having already broken the long-standing European Record in the semis. For Keely Hodgkinson it was another silver in the 800m - surely that gold will come? Ben Pattison became the first British man to win an 800m medal in the last 36 years with a gutsy bronze. Zharnel Hughes capped a memorable season (breaking both 100m and 200m British records) by capturing bronze in the 200m.

Other athletes considered for the club's Breakthrough Athlete award were Anna Purchase and Eugene Amo-Dadzie.

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