Japan is leading the standing after winning one Gold and one Silver on the first day of the World Athletics Championship. Peru and the Dominican Republic are second and third, respectively with one gold each. Standing fourth and fifth on the table are Netherlands and Poland with one silver each. While the hosts USA have won one bronze medal and are tied at sixth with Sweden and China.
The World Athletics Championships started on 15 July in the USA. This will be the eighteenth edition of the global athletics meet and is being held in Eugene, Oregon. After almost three years, the authorities are organizing this event as the Championships were postponed in 2020 and 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
All spotlights are on Team USA as they are the world’s no one team and would look to dominate the competition on their home turf. Throughout the history of the World Athletics Championships, the Americans have the highest number of medals, with a tally of 381 out of which nearly 170 medals are Gold. Kenya holds the second position in the all-time medal tally, clinching 151 in total.
Russia with 142, Germany with 121 and Jamaica with 127 are the next countries on the table. Meanwhile, India has only won one medal, which was a bronze medal.
India squad for World Athletics Championship:
Neeraj Chopra – Men’s Javelin Throw, Rohit Yadav – Men’s Javelin Throw, Avinash Sable – Men’s 3000m Steeplechase, MP Jabir – Men’s 400m Hurdles, Tajinderpal Singh Toor – Men’s Shotput, Murali Sreeshankar – Men’s Long Jump, Muhammed Anees Yahiya – Men’s Long Jump, Abdulla Aboobacker – Men’s Triple Jump, Eldhose Paul – Men’s Triple Jump. Praveen Chitravel – Men’s Triple Jump, Sandeep Kumar – Men’s 20km, Racewalk Amoj Jacob – Men’s 4x400m Relay.
Noah Nirmal Tom – Men’s 4x400m Relay, Muhammed Ajmal Variyatodhi – Men’s 4x400m Relay, Naganathan Pandi – Men’s 4x400m Relay, Rajesh Ramesh – Men’s 4x400m Relay, Muhammed Anas Yahiya – Men’s 4x400m Relay, Dhanalakshmi Sekhar – Women’s 200m, Aishwarya Mishra – Women’s 400m, Parul Chaudhary – Women’s 3000m, Steeplechase Annu Rani – Women’s Javelin Throw, Priyanka Goswami – Women’s 20km Racewalk.