Thrilling Triumphs in Budapest

PUMA Athletes shine Bright at the World Athletics Championships

August 28, 2023

PUMA Athletes shine Bright at the World Athletics Championships

August 28, 2023

It’s time to celebrate the incredible feats of our PUMA athletes who left their mark and impressed at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest. From heart-pounding races to gravity-defying leaps, our athletes gave their best and reached new heights. Let’s dive into the achievements of our champions!

Forever.Hungry. in Hungary

The World Championships took place from the 19th to 27th of August in Budapest, marking an exhilarating athletic spectacle with the spirit of FOREVER.FASTER. carried by over 175 PUMA athletes. Our athletes achieved an amazing total medal count of 6x πŸ₯‡; Β 8x πŸ₯ˆ and 8x πŸ₯‰.

Monday: Double pack at the Triple Jump!

Our PUMA athletes kicked the week off with great achievements, taking home four medals!

  • Lazaro Martinez (CUB) – Triple Jump: 17.41m (-0.6) πŸ₯ˆ
  • Cristian Napoles (CUB) – Triple Jump: 17.40m (+0.1) πŸ₯‰
  • Hansle Parchment (JAM) – 110m Hurdles: 13.07 (0.0) πŸ₯ˆ
  • Shericka Jackson (JAM) – 100m: 10.72 (-0.2) πŸ₯ˆ

Tuesday: High Jump Domination

Tuesday witnessed a spectacular display of high-flying athleticism as our PUMA athletes swept the podium in the men’s High Jump. The triumphant trio:

  • Gianmarco Tamberi (ITA) – High Jump: 2.36m πŸ₯‡
  • JuVaughn Harrison (USA) – High Jump: 2.36m πŸ₯ˆ
  • Mutaz Barshim (QAT) – High Jump: 2.33m πŸ₯‰
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Wednesday: Golden Brilliance and More

Wednesday brought a rush of medals, with PUMA athletes adding four trophies to their collection. The spotlight shone brightly on our champions:

  • Karsten Warholm (NOR) – 400m Hurdles: 46.89 sec. πŸ₯‡
  • Nina Kennedy (AUS) – Pole Vault: 4.90m πŸ₯‡
  • Kyron McMaster (IVB) – 400m Hurdles: 47.34 sec. πŸ₯ˆ
  • Wilma Murto (FIN) – Pole Vault: 4.80m πŸ₯‰


Our PUMA athletes continued to shine, with an outstanding tally of four medals. The podium witnessed the remarkable achievements of:

  • Wayne Pinnock (JAM) – Long Jump: 8.50m (-0.1) πŸ₯ˆ
  • Matthew Hudson-Smith (GBR) – 400m: 44.31 πŸ₯ˆ
  • Tajay Gayle (JAM) – Long Jump: 8.27m (-0.3) πŸ₯‰
  • Rushell Clayton (JAM) – 400m Hurdles: 52.81 πŸ₯‰

Friday: Record-Setting Velocity

Friday was nothing short of exhilarating, with Shericka Jackson displaying her exceptional prowess in the 200m. Setting records ablaze, she sprinted to victory with a championship record, personal best, national record, and the second-best time ever recorded in the 200m. Leyanis Perez Hernandez added her first global medal – Β a bronze – on top to the PUMA collection!

  • Shericka Jackson (JAM) 200m – 21.41 (+0.1) πŸ₯‡
  • Leyanis Perez Hernandez (CUB) Triple Jump – 14.96m (+0.1) πŸ₯‰

Saturday: Pole Vault Triumph

Saturday saw PUMA athletes reaching for the skies and capturing the whole set of medals in the Men’s Pole Vault.

  • Mondo Duplantis (SWE) – 6.10m πŸ₯‡
  • EJ Obiena (PHI) – 6.00m πŸ₯ˆ
  • Kurtis Marschall (AUS) – 5.95m πŸ₯‰

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On the final day, Yaroslava Mahuchikh finally brings high jump gold home to Ukraine while Nicola Olyslagers notches another global medal, adding a bronze in Budapest to her collection.

  • Yaroslava Mahuchick (UKR) High Jump – 2.01 m πŸ₯‡
  • Nicola Olyslagers (AUS) High Jump –99m πŸ₯‰

Top 8 Triumphs: Rising Stars in the Mix!

And the celebrations don’t end with the medals. We’re beyond proud of our athletes who made it to the finals and reached the top 8 in their disciplines. We also celebrate:

Long Jump:

  • Larissa Iapichino (ITA) – 5th place
  • Thobias Montler (SWE) – 6th place

Discus Throw:

  • Fedrick Dacres (JAM) – 5th place


  • Ewa Swoboda (POL) – 6th place
  • Hakim Sani Brown (JAP) – 6th place
  • Julien Alfred (LCA) – 5th place

High Jump:

  • Sanghyeok Woo (KOR) – 6th place
  • Luis Enrique Zayas (CUB) – 6th place

110m Hurdles:

  • Wilhem Belocian (FRA) – 8th place
  • Jason Joseph (SUI) – 7th place

Pole Vault:

  • Tina Sutej (SLO) – 4th place
  • Angelica Moser (SUI) – 5th place
  • Thibaut Collet (FRA) – 5th place
  • Sandi Morris (USA) – 7th place
  • Ben Broeders (BEL) – 7th place
  • Robeilys Peinado (VEN) – 8th place


  • Candice McLeod (JAM) – 7th place

400m Hurdles:

  • Janieve Russell (JAM) – 7th place
  • Andrenette Knight (JAM) – 8th place

100m Hurdles:

  • Devynne Charlton (BAH) – 4th place
  • Ditaji Kambundji (SUI) – 7th place

Triple Jump:

  • Shanieka Ricketts (JAM) – 4th place
  • Liadagmis Povea (CUB) – 6th place


  • Julien Alfred (LCA) – 4th place
  • Andre de Grasse (CAN) – 6th place
  • Andrew Hudson (JAM) – 8th place

As the curtain closes on this remarkable championship, our PUMA athletes have not just competed, but left their mark on the world of athletics. Their achievements echo the spirit of FOREVER.FASTER, inspiring generations to come.


Contrats to all our PUMA athletes πŸŽ‰!

We are looking forward to their next endeavours and can’t wait for the Olympic Games in Paris next year!

We Stay #Forever.Hungry. πŸ”₯

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