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World record for Amusan, the USA triumph

World record for Amusan, the USA triumph

In addition to the titles won by Kevin Mayer and Armand Duplantis, the last evening of the world championships in athletics saw Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan break the world record in the 110m hurdles, the Norwegian Jakob Ingebrigtsen win the 5000m and the American teams men and women win the 4x400m relay.

A third world record at the Eugene World Championships! After Sydney McLaughlin in the 400m hurdles and Armand Duplantis in the pole vault, it was Tobi Amusan who made history! The 27-year-old Nigerian, fourth at the last Worlds and the last Olympics, struck hard in the semi-finals of the 100m hurdles, winning in 12″12, thus erasing the 12″20 of the American Kendra Harrison (second in this race) established in 2016. And less than two hours later, Amusan confirmed by winning the final in 12″06, but his time was not approved because the wind was blowing at more than two meters per second. It is still a first world title for the Nigerian, while Jamaican Britany Anderson won silver and Puerto Rican Jasmine Camacho-Quinn bronze. In the 800m, the reigning Olympic champion, American Athing Mu, triumphed in 1’56″30, while Briton Keely Hodgkinson (1’56″38) and Kenyan Mary Moraa (1’56 ″71, personal best) complete the podium. In the long run, Malaika Mihambo brought her only gold medal to the German delegation, jumping 7.12m. She beat the Nigerian Ese Brume (7.02m) and the Brazilian Leticia Oro Melo, author of her personal best in 6.89m.

Ingebrigtsen and the American torchbearers at the top

Beaten by Jake Wightman in the 1500m final, Jakob Ingebrigtsen took brilliant revenge in the 5000m final, winning the gold medal (13’09″24) ahead of the Kenyan Jacob Krop (13’09″98) and the Ugandan Oscar Chelimo (13’10″20). Finally, as tradition dictates, the world championships ended with the 4x400m relay, and the Americans triumphed on home soil. On the men’s side, Elija Godwin, 400m world champion Michael Norman, Bryce Deadmon and Champion Allison won the gold medal in 2’56″17 ahead of Jamaica and Belgium. France, led by Thomas Jordier, Loïc Prevot, Simon Boypa and Téo Andant, took seventh place more than three seconds from the podium. On the women’s side, Talitha Diggs, Abby Steiner, Britton Wilson and Sydney McLaughlin won in 3’17″79, ahead of Jamaica and Great Britain. The French Sokhna Lacoste, Shana Grebo, Sounkamba Sylla and Amandine Brossier took a fine fifth place, in 3’25″81, also more than three seconds from the podium.

Final Medal Ranking
1- United States: 33 medals (13 gold, 9 silver, 11 bronze)
2- Ethiopia: 10 (4, 4, 2)
3- Jamaica: 10 (2, 7, 1)
4- Kenya: 10 (2, 5, 3)
5- China: 6 (2, 1, 3)
6- Australia: 3 (2, 0, 1)
7- Peru: 2 (2, 0, 0)
8- Poland: 4 (1, 3, 0)
9- Canada: 4 (1, 2, 1)
– Japan: 4 (1, 2, 1)

22- France: 1 (1, 0, 0)

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