2015 World Championship in Athletics: All you need to know

first_imgThe 15th World Championship in Athletics were organised in Beijing, China from August 22 to August 30, 2015 by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). The event was the largest sporting event to be held in Beijing National Stadium, which is also known as the ‘Bird’s Nest’.A total of 1,933 athletes from 206 countries participated in the Championship and only, 43 nations won medals. For the first time, Kenya topped the table with seven gold medals, six silver medals and three bronze medals;  followed by Jamaica on second and the United States of America (USA) on third rank.The biggest delegation of athletes was from USA with 158 athletes, while Jamaica had 53 athletes and Kenya had 52 athletes. There were 18 athletes from India. The Indian athlete, O P Jaisha Orchatteri broke the national record in Women’s Marathon by finishing 18th in 2:37:29. Babar was the best Indian athlete in the Championship as she became the first Indian athlete to reach the final round in track events. India had many medal contenders, though no medal came home, this year.The final medal list as the 15th World Championship in Athletics concluded on August 30:1. Kenya: 16 medals (7 Gold, 6 Silver, 3 Bronze)2. Jamaica: 12 medals (7 Gold, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze)3. USA: 18 medals (6 Gold, 6 Silver, 6 Bronze)4. Great Britain: 7 medals (4 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze)5. Ethiopia: 8 medals (3 Gold, 3 Silver, 2 Bronze)6. Poland: 8 medals (3 Gold, 1 Silver, 4 Bronze)7. Canada: 8 medals (2 Gold, 3 Silver, 3 Bronze)7. Germany: 8 medals (2 Gold, 3 Silver, 3 Bronze)9. Russia: 4 medals (2 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze)10. Cuba: 3 medals (2 Gold, 1 Silver)last_img read more