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Highest TV ratings for Stellar World Championships in Oregon  

by July 25th, 2022

Records  went  tumbling  at  the  just  concluded  world  athletics  championships  in  Eugene , Oregon  where  world  athletics  US. partner  NBC  reported with three days of ratings still to be reported that the Championships had reached more viewers – 13.7 million – than any previous edition.

This as the USA topped  the medal tally with a championship  record  13 gold, nine silver and 11 bronze. 

Ethiopia was   next with four gold, four silver and two bronze, ahead of Jamaica, who won two gold, seven silver and a bronze, and Kenya, who secured two gold,  five silver and three bronze.

A  record  29  countries  won  at  least  one  gold  medal,  up  from  26 in  2017………….and  a total of 45 countries featured in the medals table, with six – Barbados, the Czech Republic, Israel, Philippines, Puerto Rico and Switzerland – earning one bronze.

More than 1,700 athletes from 179 countries, plus the athlete refugee team,  competed in Oregon, watched by almost 150,000 ticketed spectators.

There were  three  world  records  at  the  championships  and  there has also been a record in terms of the number of countries with athletes reaching finals.

The list of 81 countries is up from 76 countries in Doha in 2019, with Liberia, Niger, Pakistan, Samoa, Philippines and Guatemala reaching a final for the first time in world championships history.

 

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