2015 World Athletic Championships

Beijing hosted the 15th IAAF World Athletic Championships this year, from August 22 - 30, 2015, and it was the largest sporting event to take place at the Beijing National Stadium (“Bird’s Nest”) since the 2008 Summer Olympics. Even with its sixth straight title in the men's 4x400-meter relay, the United States still finished behind Jamaica and Kenya with only six gold medals at this year's world championships. Jamaica again proved it is much more than just Usain Bolt when the country's women's team defeated the Americans on Sunday in the 4x400 relay to win its seventh gold medal and deny Allyson Felix a 10th world title. Overall, however, the United States finished with 18 medals, the most of the championships. Kenya had 16 and Jamaica had 12.

 


 

 

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Text from the AP news story, US finishes behind Kenya, Jamaica with 6 gold medals, by Raf Casert. 

 

 

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