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Ozaki wins Japan’s Lone Medal in Berlin

Japan's Yoshim Ozaki, placed second in marathon

Japan's Yoshimi Ozaki, placed second in marathon

     In the IAAF World Championships from Berlin it was Japan’s Yoshimi Ozaki leading most of the way in the grueling marathon (42K) race before being passed by China’s Bai Xue in the final kilometer.

    Xue won the gold medal clocking 2 hours 25 minutes and 15 seconds with Ozaki taking the silver finishing 10 seconds behind Xue.

    Ozaki’s medal was the only one that Japan could muster during the two week world championships in track and field.

China's Bai Xue win the marathon at the World Championships in Berlin

China's Bai Xue win the marathon at the World Championships in Berlin

August 23, 2009 Posted by | Events | , , , , | Leave a comment

Top 20 Male Performances at World Track & Field Championships

Long jump champion, Dwight Phillips

Long jump champion, Dwight Phillips

All-athletics.com has ranked the top 20 male performaces at the IAAF World Championship Track & Field Meet from Berlin.

Usain Bolt 100m
Usain Bolt 200m
Jamaica 4x100m
Tyson Gay 100m
Ezekiel Kemboi 3000mSC
Kenenisa Bekele 10000m
Abel Kirui Marathon
Christian Cantwell Shot Put
Lashawn Merritt 400m
Dwight Phillips Long Jump
Phillips Idowu Triple Jump
Sergey Kirdyapkin 50km Walk
Trey Hardee Decathlon
Robert Harting Discus
Kerron Clement 400m Hurdles
Steven Hooker Pole Vault
Ryan Braithwaite 110m Hurdles
Valeriy Borchin 20km Walk
Trinidad and Tobago 4x100m
Alonso Edwards 200m
Richard Kipkemboi Mateelong 3000mSC
USA 4x400m

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Top 20 Women Performances at World Track & Field

Melanie Walker, Jamaica, ranks as the #1 performance

Melanie Walker, Jamaica, ranks as the #1 performance

  All-Athletics.com has ranked the top 20 performances by women at the IAAF World Championships from Berlin.

Melaine Walker 400m Hurdles
Shally-Ann Fraser 100m
United States 4x400m
Jessica Ennis Heptathlon
Blanka Vlašić High Jump
Sanya Richards 400m
Caster Semenya 800m
Allyson Felix 200m
Jamaica 4x100m
Anita Wlodarczyk Hammer Throw
Marta Domínguez 3000mSC
Brittney Reese Long
Brigitte Ann Foster-Hylton 100m Hurdles
Valerie Adams-Vili Shot Put
Steffi Nerius Javelin Throw
Kerron Stewart 100m
Linet Chepkwemoi Masai 10000m
Lashinda Demus 400m Hurdles
Yargelis Savigne Triple Jump
Shericka Williams 400m

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