Ezekiel Kemboi

BEIJING, China – Kenya finished a top of the medal table at the conclusion of the IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Beijing, China on Sunday.

The African nation, which collected 16 medals overall, including seven gold medals, top the tally winning top two places than everyone else.

The United States finished with 18 medals, but only six of those were golds.

Jamaica, led by Usain Bolt, who won three of his country’s seven gold medals (100, 200, 4×100) and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who finished with two finished second in the medal standings with USA, who were below their usual dominant self, finishing third.

Both Kenya and Jamaica collected a gold medal on the final day of competition on Sunday to hold off those behind them.

Another fantastic World Championships inside the Bird’s Nest and fans and organizers will be delighted at how things turned out.

IAAF World Championships Final Medal Table Standings

Final Medal Table
3United States66618
4Great Britain & N.I.4127

15th Complete IAAF World Championships-Medal Table

Erik Kynard was hoping to collect a medal in the men’s High Jump, but he struggled to going and only cleared 2.25m.

He was very disappointed, but admits that he was expecting a bad day, given the way he felt before the start of the event.

“It went terribly,” Kynard said. “I performed the way I felt. I didn’t feel good and I didn’t perform good.

“Right now I feel like I’m going in the wrong direction. I’ve had an up and down season. The event as a whole has been up and down for me. I felt okay, but technically I was mediocre. In a technical event, you can’t be mediocre.

“It doesn’t matter how good your body feels. It’s just like the hurdles, you hit one, you hit two it doesn’t matter. Today I felt strong, fit, fast.

“I was having trouble figuring out the runway a little bit. But when you’re mediocre technically in a technical event, you won’t have the finish that you came to have.”

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