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World Athletics Championship results of the day 25/08/2023

Budapest bore witness to yet another captivating day in the World Athletics Championship as it ebbed and flowed to the joy of the viewers. There were some amazing displays by the the wonderful athletes as the jubilation of victory and the heartbreak off near misses were the theme of the day. The tournament is nearing its conclusion with only two more days to go, but before setting sights to the end let us go through the events of the sublime seventh day.

Stupendous Shericka strikes gold

Among all the wonderful events, one of the main attraction of the day was perhaps the female 200m sprint finale. Could Sha’Carri Richardson make it a rare sprint double or would Shericka Jackson defend her title? The reigningΒ  world champion of the discipline answered all questions in superb style,Β  as she defended her title in a blurring blitz.

Richardson got off the blocks quickly, but Shericka simply stormed away after she found fifth gear. The Jamaican speedster obliterated the championship record, setting a new one of 21.41 seconds, which also happens to be the second best timing in the history of the discipline itself.

This was a brilliant demonstration of talking the talk and walking the walk from Shericka as she showed supreme confidence in saying that she has got even faster, before the tournament. Many believed this will put additional pressure on her; and if it did, she absolutely thrived on it, defending her title with a aplomb.

Gaby Thomas surprised many as initially, she was the outsider in the Shericka vs Sha’Carri story but she came out with everything she got and earned herself a well deserved sliver medal. Sha’Carri Richardson got a bronze medal but to her it will probably feel more like a consolation prize.

Lyles lifts the double

The other mega event which had fans glued to their screens was also the last event of the day, the men’s 200m. Just like the women’s 200m, the burning question here was also of the magical sprint double, with Noah Lyles the protagonist, having already secured the 100m gold.

While his compatriot Richardson couldn’t pull it off, Lyles didn’t disappoint the narrative writers as he etched his name among the truly elite of the sport by claiming the elusive double. His name will now be taken in the same list as legends like Usain Bolt and Carl Lewis, previous winners of the auspicious accolade.

Like he did in the 1oom event, Lyles left his competitors at his wake, storming to victory in 19.52 seconds, .23 less than silver winner and country man Erriyon Kighton. Leslie Tebogo won the bronze of the event and only the second medal for his country in the World Athletics Championship.

Kitaguchi and Rojas win gold with final flourishes

Elsewhere both Haruka Kitaguchi and Yulimar Rojas secured golds in their categories with massive final pushes. Kitaguchi who was third after the fifth round got in a mammoth 66.73 meter final throw which got her in the driver’s seat to win the ultimate prize after Hurtado fell short.

Rojas’s story was even more dramatic as the three time defending championΒ  of Women’s triple Jump was in eighth position before the final jump. She then pulled the rabbit out of the hat as she leapt an incredible 15.08 m to jump into the gold medal position.

World Athletics Championship results of the day 25/08/2023
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Results for day seven of the World Athletics Championships

Here are the results from the four events that reached their conclusion today. To prevent any misunderstanding, these are events that had their finals and medals awarded on day 7.

Women’s triple jump

  1. Yulimar Rojas (Venezuela) – Gold
  2. Maryna Beckh-Romanchuk (Ukraine) – Silver
  3. Leyanis Perez Hernandez (Cuba) – Bronze

Men’s 200m

  1. Noah Lyles (USA) –Β  Gold
  2. Erriyon Knighton (USA) – Silver
  3. Letsile Tebogo (Botswana) – Bronze

Women’s 200m

  1. Shericka Jackson (Jamaica) – 21.34s – Gold
  2. Gabby Thomas (USA) – 21.81s – Silver
  3. Sha’Carri Richardson (USA) – 21.92s – Bronze

Women’s javelin throw:

  1. Haruka Kitaguchi (Japan) – Gold
  2. Flor Denis Ruiz Hurtado (Colombia) – Silver
  3. Mackenzie Little (Australia) – Bronze

Medal table after day seven

A look at the medal tally and all one can see is the extent of domination USA has exerted on this World Athletics Championship. They started getting out of reach almost as soon as the Championship began, and it has been about increasing the deficit from there on. Jamaica got the next best number of medals but they will be disappointed that a few more of them aren’t gold.

Spain have maintained their gold or nothing run with all of their medals being the top prize, however they failed to add anything to their tally on day 7. USA dominated the day taking home the highest number of medals in the 7th day as well, with 1 gold 2 silver and 1 bronze, all coming in the 200m category.

This is how the medal tally reads After day 7 of the World Athletics Championship:

  1. USA – 23 Medals – 8 Gold, 8 Silver, 7 Bronze
  2. Spain – 4 Medals – 4 Golds
  3. Jamaica – 9 Medals – 3 Gold, 3 Silver, 3 Bronze
  4. Great Britain & Northern Ireland – 4 Medals – 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
  5. Canada – 2 Medals – 2 Golds
  6. Ethiopia – 6 Medals – 1 Gold, 3 Silver, 2 Bronze
  7. Italy – 3 Medals – 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
  8. Kenya – 3 Medals – 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
  9. Norway – 3 Medals – 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
  10. Australia – 3 Medals – 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
  11. Sweden – 2 Medals – 1 Gold, 1 Silver
  12. Netherlands – 2 Medals – 1 Gold, 1 Silver
  13. Japan – 2 Medal – 1 Gold, 1 Bronze
  14. Greece – 2 Medals – 1 gold, 1 Bronze
  15. Morocco – 1 Medal – 1 Gold
  16. Burkina Faso – 1 Medal – 1 Gold
  17. Serbia – 1 Medal – 1 Gold
  18. Uganda – 1 Medal – 1 Gold
  19. Dominican Republic – 1 Medal – 1 Gold
  20. Venezuela – 1 Medal – 1 Gold
  21. Poland – 2 Medals – 2 Silvers
  22. Cuba – 2 Medals – 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
  23. Botswana – 2 Medals – 1 Silver, 1 Bronze
  24. Slovenia – 1 Medal – 1 Silver
  25. British Virgin Islands – 1 Medal – 1 Silver
  26. Peru – 1 Medal – 1 Silver
  27. Puerto Rico – 1 Medal – 1 Silver
  28. Colombia – 1 Medal – 1 Silver
  29. Brazil – 1 Medal – 1 Bronze
  30. Czech Republic – 1 Medal – 1 Bronze
  31. China – 1 Medal – 1 Bronze
  32. Hungary – 1 Medal – 1 Bronze
  33. Lithuania – 1 Medal – 1 Bronze
  34. Romania – 1 Medal – 1 Bronze
  35. Qatar – 1 Medal – 1 Bronze
  36. Finland – 1 Medal – 1 Bronze

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