21 AUG 2008 General News

Beijing 2008: Thu 21 Aug – Competition programme delays due to torrential rain

Walkers in the rain as Atheltics competitions start on Day seven in Beijing (IAAF.org)Walkers in the rain as Atheltics competitions start on Day seven in Beijing (IAAF.org) © Copyright

Torrential rain in Beijing this morning which is pounding so heavily on the roof of the Bird’s Nest that it is difficult to hear the stadium presentation music has caused the following delays to the competition programme on the Seventh Day of the Athletics competitions of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad.

Men’s Javelin Throw, Qual Group A – start 10:10hrs

Decathlon Long Jumps Groups A & B – start 11:00hrs

Women’s High Jump Qual Groups A & B – start 10:50hrs

Men’s Javelin Throw, Qual Group B – start 11:40hrs

Decathlon Shot Put Groups A & B – start 13.10

All other events remain without change, the women’s 20km Race Walk and Decathlon 100m are currently underway.

IAAF