Kimberly Garcia Leon wins in Oregon22
Kimberly Garcia Leon of Team Peru celebrates after winning gold in the Women's 20 Kilometres Race Walk Final on day one of the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 at Hayward Field on July 15, 2022 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images for World Athletics)

QUOTE OF THE DAY
“I am very happy and proud of myself. At the 15km mark, my coach instructed me to up the pace. I told myself it would be now or never. In the last kilometre, I gave it all to break my national record. I have dreamed of this medal since I was little. I want to dedicate it to all Peruvians,” Kimberly Garcia said after 20km walk.

“For me, the qualifications are really the most difficult part of the championships,” Pawel Fajdek after hammer qualification.

RESULT OF THE DAY
Fred Kerley
, fastest ever heats at Worlds or Olympics 9.79, best ever heat overall is 9.74 Powell in Rieti 2007.
Ryan Crouser best qualification mark ever at Worlds 22.28m.
Dominican Republic 2nd best ever 3:09.82 in mixed 4×400 m.

SURPRISE OF THE DAY
Kimberly Garcia first ever medal for Peru at World Championships, NR and non-Russian WL 1:26:58. 4th best winning mark at Worlds.

MEDALS (8 countries)
JPN 1-1-0, PER and DOM 1-0-0

POINTS (18 countries)
JPN 19, POL 12, CHN 10

TITLE DEFENDERS
Yes (1): Yamazaki    No (1): Liu Hong, US (mx 4×4)

TOP MARKS
2 WL (mixed relay 3:11.75 USA and 3:09.82 DOM).

SPECIAL
Allyons Felix
, after bronze in her last Worlds 13-3-3 (medals), is the best ever in medals at the Worlds, second Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce 9-2-0, best male Usain Bolt 11-2-1.

STATS
Best non-qualifying marks at Worlds in women hammer 70.86 and shot 18.57.
In pole vault 15 finalists.
Fastest legs in 4×4 finals – 1st: 44.71 Goodwin, 2nd: 48.47 Paulino (50.15 Felix), 3rd: Norwood 44.40, 4th: Bol 48.95
Olympic medalists not qualifying Kigen, Bradshaw, Kopron.

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