Australia, Brazil, Great Britain and Slovenia each bagged their first gold medals of the 2022 World Athletics Championship on Tuesday night. Meanwhile, the United States extended their medal tally by adding two more in their list as Rai Benjamin bagged clinched silver and Trevor Bassitt bagged bronze in the men’s 400m hurdles.
US has now 18 medals comprising six golds, five silvers and seven bronze with five days of competition remaining. Shockingly, Japan who started the highly-competitive championship on a positive note and was leading the chart with two medals on the first day has slipped to 8th position with just two medals to date.
Ethiopia has gained a massive lead in the chart as they have now six medals, including 3-Gold, and as many as Silver. Kenya, Jamaica, Poland and China are in third, fourth, fifth and sixth positions respectively. Brazil opened their account on Tuesday as Alison dos Santos claimed gold in the men’s hurdle. Australia’s Eleanor Patterson won the gold medal in the women’s high jump, while Great Britain’s Jake Wightman surprised everyone by bagging gold in the men’s 1,500 meters and Solvenia’s Kristjan Ceh won the men’s discus.
Tuesday, July 19: Medallists
Women’s high jump
Gold: Eleanor Patterson, Australia
Silver: Yaroslava Mahuchikh, Ukraine
Bronze: Elena Vallortigara, Italy
Gold: Kristjan Ceh, Slovenia
Silver: Mykolas Alekna, Lithuania
Bronze: Andrius Gudzius, Lithuania
Men’s 1,500 meters
Gold: Jake Wightman, Great Britain
Silver: Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Norway
Bronze: Mohamed Katir, Spain
Men’s 400 hurdles
Gold: Alison dos Santos, Brazil
Silver: Rai Benjamin, United States
Bronze: Trevor Bassitt, United States
Indian squad for World Athletics Championship:
Men’s Javelin Throw – Neeraj Chopra, Rohit Yadav, Women’s Javelin Throw – Annu Rani, Men’s 20km Race Walk – Sandeep Kumar, Women’s 20km Race Walk – Priyanka Goswami, Men’s Shot Put – Tajinderpal Singh Toor, Men’s Long Jump – Murali Sreeshankar, Muhammed Anees Yahiya, Jeswin Aldrin, Men’s Triple jump – Abdulla Aboobacker, Praveen Chithravel, Eldhose Paul, Men’s 3000m Steeplechase – Avinash Sable, Women’s 3000m Steeplechase – Parul Chaudhary, Men’s 400m Hurdles – MP Jabir, Men’s 4x400m Relay – Noah Nirmal Tom, Amoj Jacob, Muhammed Ajmal, Naganathan Pandi, Rajesh Ramesh, Muhammed Anas Yahiya, Women’s 200m – S Dhanalakshmi
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