Gabby Thomas, Tamari Davis, TeeTee Terry, Sha'Carri Richardson as USA wins women's 4x100m relay gold - World Championships medal standings

BUDAPEST (August 28) — As the sun set all across the globe, the curtain came down on the World Athletics Championships 2023 in Budapest, marking the end of nine days of exhilarating track and field action. The United States, with its rich history in track and field, once again stamped its authority, topping the medal table standings here at Budapest 2023 with a staggering 29 medals, including 12 golds.

The American team, known for its depth and overwhelming talent, dominated the relay events, clinching four out of the possible five golds. Rai Benjamin, the Olympic 400m silver medalist, anchored the men’s 4x400m relay team to a dominant victory, finishing in a world-leading time of 2:57.31.

“It’s what we talked about before. After the 400m hurdles, I wanted to come back and anchor this relay. It means a lot that the guys have faith in me and trust me,” Benjamin remarked after the race.

Another North American nation, Canada, secured the second spot with six medals. Spain impressed by sweeping all golds in the race walk events, while Jamaica, the sprint powerhouse from the Caribbean, ensured its top position in the region with a total of 12 medals.

Meanwhile, Great Britain, despite facing challenges, managed to equal their best-ever haul from a World Championships, bringing home 10 medals.

Keely Hodgkinson, the rising star of British athletics, added another silver to her collection in the women’s 800m final on the last day on Sunday. The British 4x400m relay teams, both men and women, were also on the podium on day nine, clinching bronze medals.

France, after a long wait, finally had a reason to celebrate as they secured silver in the men’s 4x400m relay, marking their first podium finish of the Championships.

Ludvy Vaillant, who ran the first leg for the French team, expressed his joy, stating, “We dreamed about this, we talked about this with the guys. We broke a national record and won a silver medal. That is job done.”

Meanwhile, here at Budapest 23, a total of 46 countries have won at least one medal at the 2023 World Athletics Championships, and 23 teams have won at least one gold medal.

As the track and field fans and athletes bid farewell to Budapest 2023, the focus now shifts to Tokyo, which will host the next edition of the World Athletics Championships in 2025. With new records set and young talents emerging, the future of athletics looks brighter than ever.

And by the way, don’t forget that World-Track will also be covering the Paris 2024 Olympic Games next summer.

Great Team Work!

Big shout out to all our valuable reporters, including Gary Smith, Symone Goss, and of course, David Monti @d9monti and Jane Monti @janemonti1 from Race Results Weekly, for their brilliant contribution in the coverage of the World Athletics Championships in Budapest.

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images for World Athletics

Here are the final World Championships medal standings for Budapest 2023: Day 9

RANKCOUNTRYGOLDSILVERBRONZETOTAL
1United States128929
2Canada4206
3Spain4105
4Jamaica35412
5Kenya33410
6Ethiopia2439
7Great Britain & N.I.23510
8Netherlands2125
9Norway2114
10Sweden2103
11Uganda2002
12Australia1236
13Italy1214
14Ukraine1102
15Greece1012
15Japan1012
15Morocco1012
18Bahrain1001
18Burkina Faso1001
18Dominican Republic1001
18India1001
18Serbia1001
18Venezuela1001
24Poland0202
25Cuba0123
26Botswana0112
27Colombia0101
27Ecuador0101
27France0101
27Israel0101
27British Virgin Islands0101
27Pakistan0101
27Peru0101
27Philippines0101
27Puerto Rico0101
27Slovenia0101
37Pr Of China0022
37Czech Republic0022
39Barbados0011
39Brazil0011
39Finland0011
39Grenada0011
39Hungary0011
39Lithuania0011
39Qatar0011
39Romania0011

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