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Two world records fall, US wins three more gold on final night

Almost a year ago, until the day of the Tokyo Olympics, Orwat Birosan finished the women’s 100-meter hurdles medal race in 4th place, the worst place to finish in major athletics.

On Sunday during the final session of the 2022 World Championships in Athletics, Amsan, a Nigerian who was the NCAA champion at Texas-El Paso, spent the night of her life.

Running in the first heat of the three semi-final heats, Orwatobiro surprised the crowd with a record of 12.12 seconds, chased fans and broke the world record of 12.20 set by Kendra Harrison of the United States in 2016.

July 24, 2022; Eugene, Oregon, USA; Orwat Birosan (NGR) celebrates after setting a new world record in the women’s 100m hurdles qualifying heat at the World Athletics Championships Oregon 22 in Hayward Field. increase. Required Credits: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The final took place in less than two hours and the world record was excellent, but Amsan and seven other women in the hurdle final were there to win the gold medal.

If Orwatobiro was overwhelmed by the sensational semi-finals or was mentally engrossed, he certainly couldn’t tell in the finals. Running very close to American Aria Armstrong and Jamaica’s Britany Anderson on the first four hurdles, Amsan pulled away after the fifth and maintained the world championship victory lead.

Her time of 12.06 seconds was another amazing mark, but it is not considered an official world record as the anemometer during the race showed +2.5 meters per second. Only wind measurements below +2.0 are official.

Orwatobiro is the first man or woman to win World Gold in Nigeria.

Anderson won the silver medal at 12.224 and Tokyo gold medalist Puerto Rico Jasmine Camachoquin won the bronze medal at 12.229, so the silver and bronze medals were decided in 1/1000 second.

When she crossed the line in the semi-finals, Amsan seemed unable to believe what she was seeing on the giant truckside watch that froze at 12.12. Her hands were wide open and her mouth remained open. A few seconds later she began screaming and hugged Daniel Williams of Jamaica.

The three semi-races were totally great. Of the 24 women who participated, four had national records, and the other seven women ran the best of their lives in addition to Amsan’s world mark.

The United States was locked out in the 100-meter hurdles, but the Americans weren’t locked out at night.

A 20-year-old from New Jersey, Athing Mu became the first American woman to win the World Gold at 800 meters, overtaking Britain’s Keeley Hodgkinson. Hodgkinson’s Mu time was from 1: 56.30 to 1: 56.38. Mary Moraa of Kenya won the bronze medal at 1: 56.71.

Mu was a gold medalist at last year’s Summer Olympics.

The United States won the last two races of the tournament, the men’s and women’s 4×400 meters relay. The men of Elija Godwin, Michael Norman, Bryce Deadmon and Champion Allison got the baton at 2:56:17, the fastest in history.

For women, Tarisa Digs, Abby Steiner, Dalilah Muhammad and Sydney McLaughlin won gold medals, setting a time of 3: 17.79. This is also one of the fastest times in history. McLaughlin’s anchor leg was unrealistic 47.91 seconds, even if it wasn’t actually pushed. The United States won in almost three seconds.

As she competed in the qualifying round on Saturday, legendary Allyson Felix also won a gold medal and another 20 world medals for her career.

July 24, 2022; Eugene, Oregon, USA; Athing Mu (USA) celebrates after winning the women's 800m final at the World Athletics Championships Oregon 22 in Hayward Field. Required Credits: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

July 24, 2022; Eugene, Oregon, USA; Athing Mu (USA) celebrates after winning the women’s 800m final at the World Athletics Championships Oregon 22 in Hayward Field. Required Credits: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The women’s relay was the last running event of the tournament, but the men’s pole vault was still over. The astounding Louisiana-born Mondo Duplantis, who competes for his native Sweden, has already won a gold medal, but the bar was set at 6.21 meters (20 feet 4.5 inches). More than 2 years.

Duplantis couldn’t get it in the first attempt, but the second time he sailed the bar with plenty of time, started celebrating from the crowd, and the young superstar who jumped off the landing mat chased and then fronted. I did a flip.

The United States, which won three gold medals on Sunday night, Christopher Nilsen’s pole vault silver medal and Zack Ziemek’s decathlon bronze medal, is the most common in one country in the event’s nearly 40-year history. I won 33 medals.

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