The 18th Edition of the World Athletics championships occurred from the 15th of July to the 24th of July 2022 at Hayward Field, Eugene – Oregon.
The championships were initially scheduled to take place from the 6th to the 15th of July 2021 but were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to the postponement of the 2020 Olympics.
The next edition of the World Athletics Championships will take place in Budapest, Hungary.
The 18th Edition of the World Athletics championships, dubbed “Oregon 22 – feel the glory”, saw 180 nations compete and invited over 1,700 athletes from across the globe. The athletes competed in over 49 events for both men and women over the 10-day period. Prize money of 70, 000 US dollars were awarded to individual winning athletes while 80, 000 US Dollars were awarded to the winning teams.
The event invited masses of audiences around the globe as the stadium was fully filled on all 10 days. World-leading times were set, seasons and personal bests for most athletes, and 3 world records were broken.
How many records were broken at Oregon22?
Three records were broken at Oregon22.
Nigeria’s Tobi Amusan broke the world record for the women’s 100 meters hurdles event with a massive 12.12 obliterating the 12.5 seconds set by America’s Kendra Harrison in 2016.
Armand Duplantis broke his own record in the men’s pole vault by jumping a height of 6.21 meters breaking his former record of 6 meters. None of the other athletes managed to jump over 6 meters.
Sydney Mclaughlin broke her former record in the 400 meters hurdles with a time of 50.68 seconds, beating her former record by 0.73 seconds.
At the end of the 10-day event, The United States won the most medals by sweeping 33 medals off the medal table, followed by Jamaica and Ethiopia with 10 medals each.