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World Athletics U20 Championships Final Medal Table

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World Athletics U20 Championships Final Medal Table
Kerrica Hill and Alexis James celebrate 1-2 finish in the women's 100m hurdles on the final day of the World Athletics U20 Championships

Team Jamaica was just edged out of the top spot on the medal table by the United States of America (USA) at the end of the World Athletics U20 Championships in Cali, Colombia.

Jamaica, however, ended with a record 16 medals, one more than USA, 15. The six gold, seven silver and three bronze won by Jamaica is a record at any international meeting. USA ended with seven gold, four silver and four bronze.

Jamaica’s Technical Director, David Riley, described the team’s performance as “amazing team effort by our Juniors #Cali2022 #TeamJamaica. 16 medals has exceeded all expectations and is the most by any team at the Championships. Wow. #WCLC2022.”

Kerrica Hill and Alexis James celebrate 1-2 finish in the women's 100m hurdles on the final day of the World Athletics U20 Championships
Kerrica Hill and Alexis James celebrate 1-2 finishes in the women’s 100m hurdles on the final day of the World Athletics U20 Championships.

World Athletics President Sebastian Coe tweeted: “Absolute pleasure to see so many talented athletes step up and perform on the big stage when it matters. Congratulations to everyone bringing home @WACali22 medals, personal bests and hopefully many new friends.”

World Athletics U20 Championships Medal Table

RANKCOUNTRY   TOTAL
1United States74415
2Jamaica67316
3Ethiopia65112
4Kenya33410
5South Africa2125
6Turkey2114
7France2103
8Germany1438
9Sweden1214
10Finland1203
11Japan1124
11Netherlands1124
13Botswana1102
13Bulgaria1102
13Greece1102
13Mexico1102
17Great Britain & N.I.1023
18Bahamas1012
18Estonia1012
18Italy1012
18Serbia1012
18Ukraine1012
23Israel1001
23Uzbekistan1001
25Colombia0213
25India0213
27Algeria0202
28Eritrea0112
29Cuba0101
29Slovenia0101
29Switzerland0101
32Australia0022
32Poland0022
34Brazil0011
34Bahrain0011
34Canada0011
34Cyprus0011
34Hungary0011
34Morocco0011
34Uganda0011
34Uruguay0011
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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.

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