IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017 medal tally: USA win in steeplechase, long jump to continue dominance

Out of the 12 medals up for grabs on Day 8 of the IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017, the United States of America won 4 to add on to their burgeoning medal tally in this event.

In the field, American Brittney Reese claimed a fourth world title in the long jump, having previously won in 2009, 2011 and 2013.

United States' gold medal winner Brittney Reese celebrates after the women's long jump final during the World Athletics Championships in London Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

United States' gold medal winner Brittney Reese celebrates after the women's long jump final. AP

There were also two silver medals for Russian athletes competing under a neutral flag as their country's federation remains banned by the IAAF over a widespread state-sponsored doping programme. Darya Klishina split the Americans in the women's long jump, with veteran defending champion Tianna Bartoletta taking bronze. The other neutral athlete, Valeriy Pronkin was sandwiched in between Poland's Pawel Fajdek, who won a third consecutive gold in the men's hammer throw and bronze medal winner Wojciech Nowicki.

Dutch sprinter Dafne Schippers held on to retain her world 200 metres title on Friday. "I fought for that," said Schippers, who won 200m silver in the Rio Olympics. "I have worked so hard this year so I am so happy. It's so cool. Two times in a row is very special too.

Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas, who in the space of 20 metres fell from clear leader to finish fourth in the 400 metres, had the consolation of claiming bronze in 22.15 seconds.

For all the excitement of the sprint, the most dramatic race of the evening was the women's 3000m steeplechase.

It had everything, from one of the four Kenyans actually running past the first water jump to a fall to smart tactical racing that had the crowd on their feet.

Olympic bronze medallist Emma Coburn finished the final 150 metres strongly for a first American steeplechase gold in a championships record, with team-mate Courtney Frerichs taking silver ahead of Kenya's defending champion Hyvin Jepkemoi.

Here is the IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017 medal tally after Day 8

RankCountryGold SilverBronzeTotal
1United States of America88723
2Kenya3148
3Poland2226
4South Africa2125
5People's Republic of China1214
6Ethiopia1203
7Turkey1102
7Bahrain1102
9Netherlands1023
9Jamaica1023
11Venezuela1012
11France1012
13Norway1001
13Belgium1001
13Greece1001
13Czech Republic1001
13Great Britain and N.I1001
13New Zealand1001
13Lithuania1001
20Authorized Neutral Athlete0303
21Cote D'Ivoire0202
22Bahamas0112
22Hungary0112
24Uganda0101
24Sweden0101
24Colombia0101
24Morocco0101
24Germany0101
29Croatia0011
29Tanzania0011
29Trinidad and Tobago0011
29Cuba0011
29Qatar0011
29Kazakhstan0011
29Portugal0011

With inputs from AFP


Published Date: Aug 12, 2017 12:48 pm | Updated Date: Aug 12, 2017 01:27 pm


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