×

• USA dominates final day at world indoors

Article source: Athletics

The United States athletes dominated the final day of the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Portland by winning total of five events.


Americans won five golds in the women's high jump, men's 1500m, men's long jump and men's and women's 4x400m relays. 

The 18-year-old high jumper  Vashti Cunningham became the youngest female athlete ever to win gold at the world indoor championships.  Cunningham in front of a sell-out crowd of 7191 at the Oregon Convention Centre in Portland cleared 1.96m to win the women's high jump contest. 

The second gold for the Americans on final day came in the men's 1500m as Matthew Centrowitz outkicked everyone in the last stretch to cross the line first in 3:44:22. Jakub Holusa of Czech Republic was second just 0.08 seconds behind Centrowitz,  while New Zealand's Nick Willis was third in 3:44:37. Video

Some moments later USA's long jumper Marquis Dendy was announced the world indoor champion after his 8.26 jump in the second round. Australia's Fabrice Lapierre set a new Australian  indoor record of 8.25m to take silver, while Chinese jumper Changzhou Huan was third with a leap of 8.21m. Video

Both American men's and women's 4x400m relay teams concluded these championships with very dominant victories as American team competed  their best ever showing in the world indoor championships. Men's relay Video, Women's relayVideo.

Americans won total of 14 golds, 6 silver and 4 bronze medals at these championships. Second place in the medal standings was Ethiopian team with 2 golds, 2 silver and 1 bronze medals, while French team was third with 1 gold, 1 silver and 2 bronze medals.

See full medal standings list here.

See world indoor championships event videos here.

Day 4 results

SEX EVENT ROUND
M 60 Metres Hurdles Semi-Final Result Summary
W High Jump Final Result
M Long Jump Final Result
M 3000 Metres Final Result
W 800 Metres Final Result
W 3000 Metres Final Result
M 1500 Metres Final Result
W 4x400 Metres Relay Final Result
M 60 Metres Hurdles Final Result
M 4x400 Metres Relay Final Result



Latest Videos
» Live Stream Athletics
Sunday, Feb 17th at 00:00 (UTC)
Sunday, Feb 17th at 07:30 (UTC)
Sunday, Feb 17th at 10:00 (UTC)
» Flash News
• Fast European Sprinting at national championships

Several European women sprinters achieved fast times in different parts of Europe on Saturday. Mujinga Kambundji equaled  World lead to win Suiss indoor title in 7.08. Ewa Swoboda took the Polish 60m crown in 7.15. Dafne Schippers prevailed in the Dutch championships in 7.18 seconds while young dutch Seedo 7.27 set European all-time U18 best. Asha Phillip 7.14 at Birmingham GP.

February 17, 2019 See More on: Twitter

• Klosterhalfen 3000m NR/WL 8:32.47 at German Championships

Konstanze Klosterhalfen set a national record and World lead of 8:32.47 on day 1 at the German indoor championships. Also, Christina Schwanitz prevailed in the shot put with a World lead of 19.54m. Kristin Gierisch won the triple jump in a new meet record 14.38m. David Storl took the men's shot put with 21.32m SB. Kevin Kranz 5.59sec and Lisa Kwayie 7.19sec won the men's and women's  60m finals respectively.

February 16, 2019 See More on: German Champ Results

• Russia fields 11 athletes for 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow

A coaching staff of Russia Athletics Federation has recommended a team of 11 athletes to participate as neutral athletes at the 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships. Maria Lasitskene (HJ), Anzhelika Sidorova (PV), Polina Miller (sprints), Olga Mullina (PV), Maria Aglitskaya (sprints), Ilya Shurenev (Hept.), Ilya Ivanyuk (PV), Maxim Afonin (SP), Georgy Gorokhov (PV), Alexei Fyodorov (TJ), Yegor Nikolayev (mid-distance).

February 16, 2019 See More on: TASS.COM

• Medals for European Indoor Championships unveiled in Glasgow

The organizers of the Glasgow 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships have unveiled the event’s official medals with just over a fortnight until the championships take place from 1-3 March.  The local organizing committee has teamed up with the acclaimed Glasgow School of Art, whose resident designer Andrew Fleming has designed the official medals for the upcoming championships.

February 15, 2019 See More on: European Athletics

Past Headlines Latest Results Upcoming Events
Watch Athletics
©2019 WATCHATHLETICS.COM. All rights reserved.