London Athletics 2017 Results & News
Great Britain Hits Medal Target
After the great performance last year at the Olympics, the women's teams reached the podium yet again with silver, while the men won the bronze medal in the 4x400m. Great Britan upped their position on the standings with three medals coming their way in just a little over an hour on Saturday night. Since Robbie Grabarz and Laura Muir fell short in the men's high-jump and the women's 5,000m, respectively, Great Britain would have barely met their podium target.
Great Britain had been set an optimistic pre-championship target of 6-to-8 medals, a somewhat impossible idea when they had just one medal (Sir Mo Farah) with just one day remaining. Although London Athletics 2017 betting odds didn't promise a great success, the results were impressive at the end
It's incredible how Britain's sprinters beat America and Jamaica, two dominant forces in the 4x100 world. The personal bests and the finals — the way most men and women finished way higher than they were ranked coming in is also mind-boggling.
Mo Farah Misses Out On Fifth Consecutive Distance Double
Famous runner Mo Farah missed out incredibly on a 5th major championships distance double in a row when he finished second in the 5,000 metre at the World Athletics Championships 2017.
The 34-year-old runner, who managed to win 10,000 metre gold in the first days of the event, was overtaken by opponents in the final lap and Muktar Edris (Ethiopia) broke clear to grab the gold. Mo Farah took silver in his final major track championships though.
The London Athletics 2017 Medal Table
United States took the highest number of medals, 30, while Kenya and South Africa reached the 'podium'. France and China both got their fair share of both medal and bronze medals, while Great Britain met their World Championships target. One year after the 2016 Olympics, things are more balanced and their are still chances for new athletes to make themselves heard — as it is the case with Muktar Edris from Ethiopia who overtook Mo Farah in the 10,000 metre race.
Usain Bolt Retires at the World Athletics Championships 2017
The 400 metre race was definitely not the fastest of Usain Bolt's career, as his personal best dates back to 2007 at 45.28, but it was truly a landmark circuit for the Jamaica representative who has given track and field a totally new meaning with his unique personality and superhuman talent. Bolt torn his hamstring on the anchor leg of the shorter 4x100 metre race, but the Jamaican phenomenon soaked up the adoration in the London Stadium on a farewall lap of honour after the IAAF World Championships London 2017 ended.
The 30-year-old won a bronze medal in the 100m final on the second day of the event and took his men's record medal haul at the World Championships to a staggering 14.
The Most Compelling and Competitive Championships of all Time
The World Athletics 2017 results are definitely impressive when looking at the United States, the country that topped the medal table but overall each day of the ten days brought impressive results and breathtaking efforts. And now you can see athletics tips we have gathered for you during the competitions.
The IAAF President Sebastian Coe spoke ahead of the final evening session on Sunday, August 13th, saying that he does not remember a time when the event has been so competitive, with so compelling stories about them. He described that spectators sometimes saw no more than the thickness of a vest between the opponents, pinpointing at the connection between athletes and fans. He ended his speech described the IAAF World Championships London 2017 as the most describing the event as the most competitive and compelling World Championships of all time.