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IAAF World Championships from Berlin

USA's Michelle Perry, 110 meter hurdle champion

USA's Michelle Perry, 110 meter hurdle champion

The IAAF World Track & Field Championships begin today in Berlin and run through August 23.  The United States is expected to bring home the most medals in this international event.

Based on the latest All-Athletics World Rankings ( https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2009/07/23/new-world-rankings-in-track-field/,   the medal distribution by countries at the World Championships is predicted as follows:

Ivory Williams, USA, 100 meters
Ivory Williams, USA, 100 meters
Country Medals
United States (USA) 25
Russia (RUS) 18
Kenya (KEN) 13
Jamaica (JAM) 12
Ethiopia (ETH) 9
Cuba (CUB) 6
Germany (GER) 5
Australia (AUS) 4
Great Britain & NI (GBR) 4
Poland (POL) 4
Bahamas (BAH) 3
Belarus (BLR) 3
Norway (NOR) 3
Czech Republic (CZE) 2
France (FRA) 2
Portugal (POR) 2
Sudan (SUD) 2
Antigua & Barbuda (ANT) 1
Bahrain (BRN) 1
Brazil (BRA) 1
Canada (CAN) 1
Croatia (CRO) 1
Eritrea (ERI) 1
Estonia (EST) 1
Finland (FIN) 1
Hungary (HUN) 1
Maggie Vessey, USA, 800 meters
Maggie Vessey, USA, 800 meters
Italy (ITA) 1
Japan (JPN) 1
Latvia (LAT) 1
Lithuania (LTU) 1
Morocco (MAR) 1
New Zealand (NZL) 1
Panama (PAN) 1
Romania (ROU) 1
Slovak Republic (SVK) 1
Slovenia (SLO) 1
Spain (ESP) 1
South Africa (RSA) 1
Uganda (UGA) 1
Ukraine (UKR) 1
Trinidad & Tobago (TRI) 1

 

For complete results as they happen go to:  http://berlin.iaaf.org/index.html

August 15, 2009 Posted by | Events | , , , , | Leave a comment

New World Rankings in Track & Field

USA's Maggie Vessey is ranked number one in the world

USA's Maggie Vessey is ranked number one in the world

All-Athletes.com came up with their own release of World Track & Field Ranking which list American, Ivory Williams, as the fastest man in the world.

100m
200m
400m
800m
1500m
5000m
10000m
110/100m Hurdles
400m Hurdles
3000m Steeple
High Jump
Pole Vault
Long Jump
Triple Jump
Shot Put
Discus Throw
Hammer Throw
Javelin Throw
Race Walking
Decathlon/Heptathlon
Men
Ivory Williams (USA) 11. (20.)
Alonso Edwards (PAN) 8. (12.)
Yannick Fonsat (FRA) 63. (105.)
Michael Rimmer (GBR) 15. (23.)
Matt Lincoln (CAN) 81. (104.)
Matt Tegenkamp (USA) 18. (24.)
Carles Castillejo (ESP) 20. (59.)
Dwight Thomas (JAM) 18. (28.)
Lloyd Gumbs (GBR) 55. (103.)
M. Mekhissi Bennabad (FRA) 2. (3.)
Silvano Chesani (ITA) 108. (157.)
Renaud Lavillenie (FRA) 2. (3.)
Dwight Phillips (USA) 1. (2.)
Daniele Greco (ITA) 33. (42.)
Mateusz Mikos (POL) 95. (121.)
Boudewijn Luijten (NED) 123. (181.)
Yury Shayunou (BLR) 3. (4.)
Teemu Wirkkala (FIN) 5. (7.)
Dawid Tomola (POL) 88. (114.)
Eelco Sintnicolaas (NED) 14. (18.)
Women
Aleen Bailey (JAM) 19. (32.)
Olivia Borlee (BEL) 46. (61.)
Debbie Dunn (USA) 9. (15.)
Maggie Vessey (USA) 11. (18.)
Kelly McNeice-Reid (IRL) 68. (99.)
Svetlana Kudelich (BLR) 86. (144.)
Zsófia Erdélyi (HUN) 106. (191.)
Michelle Perry (USA) 10. (15.)
Anna Olichwierczuk-Jesien 2. (3.)
Sophie Duarte (FRA) 10. (14.)
Jennifer Klein (GER) 68. (118.)
Minna Nikkanen (FIN) 29. (37.)
Clélia Reuse (SUI) 126. (158.)
Haoua Kessely (FRA) 79. (106.)
Natalia Ducó (CHI) 23. (29.)
Eden Francis (GBR) 38. (45.)
Katerina Safránková (CZE) 59. (79.)
Ásdís Hjálmsdottír (ISL) 19. (24.)
Yelena Shumkina (RUS) 19. (24.)
Maiju Mattila (FIN) 101. (227.)

(The athlete’s previous week’s position is in brackets after the current World Ranking position)

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