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17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 - Day Four

We are four days into the World Athletics Championships in Doha, and so far, it has been jam-packed with exciting athletic performances. Fans can still enjoy another week of athletics action until Sunday 6th October when the World Athletics Championships will come to an end.

The performances at the Championships in Doha have certainly not been disappointing. Dina Asher-Smith claimed silver in the 100m final on Day 3 of the Championships, becoming the first British woman to win an individual World Championships sprint medal in 36 years. 

Legendary Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce took gold in the race sharing a victory lap with her young son. The thirty-two-year-old said post-race, "here I am breaking barriers and just inspiring a nation of women to continue to dream."

Some highlights of the upcoming events at the Championships include the Men's 200 Metres final on the 1st October at 20:40. You can also watch the Women's 200 Metres final on Wednesday 2nd October at 20:35 and the Women's 400 Metres final on Thursday 3rd October at 21:50.

The Men's and Women's 4x400 Metres Relay will conclude the World Athletics Championships on Sunday 6th October from 19:15 onward. You can check out a list of the upcoming events on the BBC website.

Aside from athletics, October will be a busy month for The FA Women's Super League. There will be 12 women's football fixtures during October, with Sunday 13th October and Sunday 27th October playing host to the majority of the fixtures.

Current table-toppers Arsenal Women and Manchester City Women will face each other in what's set to be a very competitive game on Sunday 27th October at Meadow Park.

The Tyrells Premier 15s Women's Rugby League continues throughout October. You can check out details of all the fixtures here.  

Harlequins Women v Richmond Women - Tyrells Premier 15s

For any boxing fans, the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships hosted by the city of Ulan-Ude, Russia, will commence on the 3rd October. The world's best female boxers will compete in the Championships for the most prestigious boxing titles in the world.

The city of Stuttgart, Germany, will play host to the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships from 4th October until 13th October. American champion gymnast Simone Biles looked on form as she was seen training in Stuttgart ahead of the championships.

British sisters, Ellie and Becky Downie, will be going into the championships with high hopes, with Ellie currently the reigning European all-around silver medallist and her sister Becky looking to improve on her recent bars silver at the European Games.

Taeja James from the city of Birmingham will compete in her second major championships as a senior gymnast. Commonwealth Gold medallist Georgia-Mae Fenton will be hoping to deliver a repeat performance in her specialist event, uneven bars. Joining them will also be the current European beam champion Alice Kinsella from Park Wrekin.  

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Head of GiveMeSport Women, Benny Bonsu described her excitement for what's to come in October, "We have an exciting month of sports ahead of us, along with a month of celebrating the history of black women in sports. The GiveMeSport Women's team have been out and about speaking to the public about their most inspirational women of colour and their favourite quotes, and we can't wait to share them with you.

"We also have so much exciting content from the England lionesses, England Netball, NFL, NBA and more... you have to follow us to enjoy all the goodness of women's sport this month."

Make sure you join us throughout October for more from our team at GMSW.

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