2022 World Athletics Championships: Nigeria finish 18th overall on medal table

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Team Nigeria on Sunday ended its campaign at the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Oregon, U. S. with an impressive 18th place finish out of a total of 43 countries which participated.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Tobi Amusan’s record breaking performance in the 100 metres hurdles and Ese Brume’s impressive effort in the Women’s long jump ensured Nigeria finished on a high note.

Team Nigeria indeed saved her best for the last day of the championships after what seemed like was going to be another poor outing for the country at the championships.

This was when Tobi Amusan broke the 100m hurdles World Record in the semifinals with an astonishing 12.12 seconds and followed up with a (+2.5) wind assisted 12.06 seconds to win Nigeria’s first gold medal at the championships.

The feat by the 25-year-old meant that she made history as the first Nigerian to win a world title and an unprecedented world record in one day.

Team Nigeria would go on to celebrate another podium finish in the Long Jump, with Ese Brume’s extraordinary effort.

The Commonwealth and Africa record holder, long jumper Brume leapt over 7.02 metres to clinch silver medal, behind rival Malika Mihambo of Germany who jumped a record 7.12 metres for the gold medal.

The victory for the team on Sunday also meant Nigeria finished as the fourth best African team at the championships behind Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda.

Ethiopia, Jamaica and Kenya each finished the world championships with a total of 10 medals.

Ethiopia lead the way with four gold medals, the second most of any country, while Kenya  finished in the fourth.

Uganda finished 14th position on the table with three medals.

NAN also reports that for the first time, the World Athletics Championships was held on American soil and as far as winning medals is concerned, Table-toppers Team USA made its time count over the past 10 days.

The United States ended the competition with a total of 33 medals, more than three times as many as any other country in the competition and more than any single country has ever won at a world championships.

This includes 13 gold medals more than any other country.

The Americans swept the podium in three separate events: the men’s 100 metres dash, the men’s 200 metres dash and the men’s shot put.

The last day of competition was no exception for Team USA’s dominance at Oregon22.

Four Americans made it to the podium on Sunday, including gold medal performances from Athing Mu in the women’s 800 metres, the men’s 4×400 metres relay and the women’s 4×400 metres relay.

In total, athletes from 43 different countries are going home with at least one medal.

The championships which began on July 15 ended on Sunday.

WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022 FINAL MEDALS TABLE

(Through Day 10, after 48 event finals)

Country            Total Gold   Silver   Bronze

U.S                 33    13        9           11

Ethiopia                10      4          4             2

Jamaica                10      2          7             1

Kenya                   10      2         5              3

UK                        7       1         1              5

China                     6        2         1              3

Poland                   4        1         3              0

Japan                     4        1         2              1

Australia                3         2        0              1

Canada                   3        1         1             1

Norway                  3        1         1             1

Belgium                 3        1         0             2

Sweden                  3        1         0              2

Uganda                  3        1         0              2

Netherlands           3         0         2              1

Peru                       2         2         0              0

Dominican Rep.    2          1        1               0

Nigeria                   2         1        1               0

Brazil                     2         1        0               1

Germany                2         1        0               1

Italy                       2         1        0              1

Lithuania               2         0        1              1

Ukraine                  2        0        1               1

Spain                      2       0         0               2

Bahamas                1      1         0               0

Grenada               1       1           0            0

Kazakhstan          1       1           0            0

Morocco              1       1           0            0

Portugal               1       1           0           0

Qatar                    1      1           0           0

Slovenia               1      1           0            0

Venezuela            1       1          0            0

Algeria                 1       0           1           0

Burkina Faso        1       0           1           0

Croatia                 1       0           1          0

Greece                  1       0           1         0

India                     1       0           1         0

South Korea         1       0           1          0

Barbados              1        0           0          1

Czech Rep.           1        0           0          1

Israel                    1         0           0         1

Phillipines            1          0          0          1

Puerto Rico          1          0          0          1

Switzerland          1          0          0          1

(NAN)

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