World Athletics in London 2017 : Usain Bolt Stood in Third
Today, I present you with the highlights of World Champions in Athletics held in London in 2017 . I am trying my best to support and present an information which will be useful for the curious minds of the South Asia especially the sprinters and athletics lovers. The information will equally be helpful for the students who are sport lovers, and also the competitors of the upcoming Public Service Competition Exams.
International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) awarded London to be the host for the 2017 World Athletics. The event took place from 4th of August to 13 August. The main venue of the event was Olympic Stadium. The Stadium has a seating capacity of 66000. Following are the most important points to remember about 2017 Athletics World Championship:
- The Moscot of the event was: hedgehog (a spiny mammal whose appearance is similar to porcupine of a rodent family)
- US stood 1st in the championship with 27 medals (9 gold, 10 silver, 8 bronze)
- Kenya stood 2nd in the rank with 8 medals
- Poland stood 3rd in the rank with 7 medals
- Ethiopia and the UK (Great Britain): the host of country of the event stood in 4th.
- In the event altogether 113 medals were distributed (37 Gold, 37 Silver and 38 Bronze)
The interesting thing about the 2017 Olympics Athletics is that Usain Bolt stood in 3rd place. The winner of the race Justin Galtin ;, an American track and field sprinter, defeats an eight- time Olympic Gold Medalist and eleven-time world champion Usain Bolt.
- Usain Bolt is a Jamaican track and field sprinter who has earned “Lightning Bolt” as a nickname.
2017 Athletics Champions:
- 100 metre (male) winner: Justin Galtin (US)
- 100 metre (female) winner: Tori Bowie (US)
Nepal’s Participation in 2017 London Athletics
In the 2017 London Athletics World Championships, Nepal has also participated. From Nepal, Bhumiraj Rai has participated but did not finish the marathon.
Participation of SAARC Countries
- All the SAARC countries except Bhutan participated in the 2017 Athletics championship.
IAAF World Championship 2019 is going to be held in Doha, Qatar.
IAAF World Championship 2021 is going to be held in Eugene, Oregon, United States.
Kenya is going to bid for the Athletics World Championship 2023.