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World Track & Field Championships – Final Medal Count

Portugal's Nelson Evora wins a Silver Medal at Berlin World Championships

Portugal's Nelson Evora wins a Silver Medal at Berlin World Championships in the triple jump

The United States came away as the big winners in the final medal count in the IAAF World Championships in Track and Field held in Berlin, but tiny Jamaica stole the show with Usain Bolt’s world records.

Following is the total medal count for each country.   Gold, Silver, Bronze and total number of medals:

UNITED STATES 10 6 6 22
JAMAICA 7 4 2 13
KENYA 4 5 2 11
RUSSIA 4 3 6 13
POLAND 2 4 2 8
GERMANY 2 3 4 9
ETHIOPIA 2 2 4 8
GREAT BRITAIN & N.I. 2 2 2 6
SOUTH AFRICA 2 1 0 3
AUSTRALIA 2 0 2 4
BAHRAIN 2 0 1 3
CUBA 1 4 1 6
PR OF CHINA 1 1 2 4
NORWAY 1 1 0 2
SPAIN 1 0 1 2
BARBADOS 1 0 0 1
CROATIA 1 0 0 1
NEW ZEALAND 1 0 0 1
SLOVENIA 1 0 0 1
FRANCE 0 1 2 3
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 0 1 2 3
BAHAMAS 0 1 1 2
JAPAN 0 1 1 2
CANADA 0 1 0 1
CYPRUS 0 1 0 1
CZECH REPUBLIC 0 1 0 1
ERITREA 0 1 0 1
IRELAND 0 1 0 1
PANAMA 0 1 0 1
PORTUGAL 0 1 0 1
PUERTO RICO 0 1 0 1
ESTONIA 0 0 1 1
MEXICO 0 0 1 1
QATAR 0 0 1 1
ROMANIA 0 0 1 1
SLOVAK REPUBLIC 0 0 1 1
TURKEY 0 0 1 1

August 25, 2009 Posted by | Events | , , , , , | Leave a comment

BOLT: World’s Fastest Human!

Usain Bolt is the world's fastest person alive

Usain Bolt is the world's fastest person alive

With two world records in Berlin, Usain Bolt, should go down in history as the world’s fastest human.  Bolt set world records in the 100 meters (9.58 seconds) then crushed the 200 meter world record with a blistering 19.19 seconds.

19.19 seconds in the 200 meter - AMAZING!

19.19 seconds in the 200 meter - AMAZING!

Jamaican, Usain Bolt, is in a class of his own as he now owns the world records in both the 100 and 200 meter runs.

August 20, 2009 Posted by | Events | , , , , | Leave a comment