USA leads the standings at World Athletics Championship 2022 as they improved their medal haul on Day 5. The hosts have secured a total of 18 medals (6 gold, 5 silver, 7bronze) till now after an impressive display in the 400m hurdles. The hosts are followed by Ethiopia with six medals (3 gold, 3 silver). Meanwhile, Kenya remain third. Murali Sreeshankar Qualifies For Long Jump Final At World Athletics Championships 2022.
The World Athletics Championships are underway from July 15 onwards in the USA. The eighteenth edition of the global athletics competition will be held in Eugene, Oregon, USA till 24 July. After almost three years, World Athletics are organizing this event as the Championships were postponed in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid 19 pandemic. The event is already in the spotlight as athletes from all over the world will be participating in the global tournament for top honours. World Athletics Championships 2022 Live Streaming Online: Get Free Telecast Details of Athletics Championships on TV in India.
All eyes will be on team USA, the world no 1 team as they would look to give their all on their home turf. In the history of the World Athletics Championships, USA have claimed the highest number of medals (381) winning almost 170 gold medals. Kenya hold the second position in the all-time medal tally, clinching 151 in total. Russia (142), Germany (121) and Jamaica (127) come next on the table. The great sporting rival of USA, China surprisingly sit at the 11th position with only 67 medals in which they claimed 20 gold honours.
For India, they have only won one medal, which is a bronze one and have not tasted any joyous moments in recent times. In the last edition of the event, which happened in Doha in 2019, USA grabbed 29 medals (14 gold, 11 silver, bronze 4) in total, which is more than double in numbers of Kenya’s medal tally (11). Doha Championships was the seventeenth edition of the global event. Nearly 206 nations participated in various event categories from 27 September to 6 October 2019. From these nations, 1772 athletes in both men’s and women’s categories took part in the event. World Athletics Championships 2022: From Neeraj Chopra to Tajinderpal Singh Toor, Here’s A List of Athletes Part of Indian Contingent
2022 World Athletics Championships Medal Tally:
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Oregon22 would be a competition where Indians would look to perform on the highest level as they have managed to win only one medal in the history of the World Athletics Championships through Anju Bobby George’s Bronze title in 2003. India have sent a 23-member squad to Eugene, USA to compete in the Championships. Neeraj Chopra, who clinched the gold medal in Tokyo Olympics, has also travelled with the national contingent. In the shot put category, Tajinderpal Singh Toor would go for the highest honours, given his recent fine form.
In Men’s long-jump category, three Indians- Jeswin Aldrin, Murali Sreeshankar and Muhammed Anees Yahiya would compete. Sandeep Kumar, Priyanka Goswami and Rahul Kumar are the three race walkers, who also will be in the spotlight for India. From javelin throw to Men’s Hurdles, from 3000m Steeplechase to 20KM Race Walk, the 18 Indian male and 5 female athletes would compete in total 13 event categories.
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