IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017 medal tally: USA dominate with 1-2 finish in triple jump, 400m hurdles

It was yet another day of American domination at the IAAF World Championships 2017 as the country's athletes pulled off a one-two in two events on Thursday.

Double Olympic champion Christian Taylor continued his dominance of the triple jump when he won his third world title, once again beating fellow American Will Claye into second place.

American Kori Carter pulled off another of the growing number of shocks at the World Championships on Thursday, achieving the rare feat of winning the 400 metres hurdles title from the outside lane.

United States' triple jump silver medal winner Will Claye, center, celebrates with women's 400-meter hurdles gold medal winner United States' Kori Carter, left, and United States' silver medal winner Dalilah Muhammad, right, during the World Athletics Championships in London Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

(L-R) Americans Kori Carter (400m hurdles gold medallist), Will Claye (triple jump silver medallist) and Dalilah Muhammad (400m hurdles silver medallist). AP


All eyes had been on Carter's US team mate, Olympic champion Dalilah Muhammad, who had been the strong favourite, but it was the former American champion in lane nine who maintained her form best to race to victory in 53.07 seconds.

Among the eight sprinters lined up at the start of the world 200 metres final and the 56,000 people in the crowd watching, only one man probably thought Ramil Guliyev would be the winner, and that was the Azerbaijani-born Turk himself.

His faith was fully justified as 20.09 seconds later he crossed the line ahead of a host of favoured rivals to take the gold medal that had been the property of Usain Bolt since 2009.

Wayde van Niekerk, seeking a 400/200m double had to settle for silver in 20.11, a thousandth of a second ahead of Jereem Richards of Trinidad and Tobago.

Shaunae Miller-Uibo put her 400 metres disappointment behind her to power into the 200m final, saying she had simply lost her balance in the showpiece race the day before.

Germany's Johannes Vetter and Thomas Rohler will take their burgeoning javelin rivalry into a potentially riveting final after achieving the automatic qualifying mark on Thursday.


Though India remained medal-less, Dalvinder Singh put in a record performance in javelin throw to make it to the final.

Olympic champion Caster Semenya maintained her two-year unbeaten record over 800 metres as she eased through the first round.

Her main challengers, Francine Niyonsaba, Margaret Wambui and Ajee Wilson, also cruised into Friday's semi-finals but defending champion Maryna Arzamasova was eliminated after finishing fourth in her heat.

Here is the IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017 medal tally after Day 7

RankCountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1United States of America67617
2Kenya3137
3South Africa2125
4People's Republic of China1214
4Poland1214
6Ethiopia1203
7Bahrain1102
7Turkey1102
9Jamaica1023
10France1012
10Venezuela1012
12Greece1001
12Norway1001
12Belgium1001
12Czech Republic1001
12Great Britain and NI1001
12New Zealand1001
12Lithuania1001
19Hungary0112
20Authorised Neutral Athlete0101
20Uganda0101
20Sweden0101
20Colombia0101
20Cote D'Ivoire0101
20Bahamas0101
20Morocco0101
20Germany0101
28Netherlands0022
29Croatia0011
29Tanzania0011
29Trinidad and Tobago0011
29Cuba0011
29Qatar0011
29Kazakhstan0011
29Portugal0011

With inputs from Reuters


Published Date: Aug 11, 2017 11:16 am | Updated Date: Aug 11, 2017 11:29 am



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