Kadrian Goldson, representing Jamaica, claims the top spot in the men's 100m final with a stunning time of 10.04 seconds at the FISU World University Games in Chengdu, China
Jamaica's Kadrian Goldson secures the top spot in the men's 100m final with an impressive time of 10.04 seconds at the FISU World University Games in Chengdu, China.

China topped the medal table in athletics at the FISU World University Games in Chendgu (CHN) with an impressive performance, securing 10 gold, 8 silver, and 7 bronze medals.

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Turkiye secured the second position with 8 gold, 7 silver, and 3 bronze medals, while Poland claimed the third spot with 6 gold, 6 silver, and 4 bronze medals. In total, 33 countries managed to win medals at the prestigious event.

Rose Yeboah clears a high mark at FISU World University Games

The last day of the FISU World University Games saw a sensational result in the high jump competition, with Rose Yeboah from Ghana emerging victorious. She cleared a national record height of 1.94m in her third attempt, surpassing her previous personal best of 1.85m. It’s worth noting that she is also the African Champion of 2022. With her exceptional performance, Yeboah tied the 6th-best-ever African mark. Elena Kulichenko of Cyprus took the second position with an outdoor personal best of 1.91m.

In the javelin throw, Lithuanian athlete Edis Matusevicius secured the gold with a distance of 80.37 meters, edging out Cyprian Mrzyglod from Poland, who threw 80.02 meters.

Chinese athlete Zhang Jingqiang claimed victory in the long jump, leaping an impressive distance of 7.93m (+0.1) meters.

The tactical distance races were won by Maciej Wyderka from Poland in the 800 meters (1:49.09), Laura Pellicoro from Italy in the 1500 meters (4:15.82), and Simon Bedard of France in the 5000 meters (14:14.10).

In the morning half marathon, Hikaru Kitagawa from Japan secured the top spot in the women’s category with a time of 73:17, while Sezgin Atac from Turkiye dominated the men’s category, finishing with an impressive time of 64:36. Atac also managed to secure the second position in the 10 km race. Turkiye showcased their strength by winning both team competitions.

In the relay finals, China took home the gold in both the women’s 4×100 meters with a time of 43.70 and the men’s 4×100 meters in a thrilling finish against Thailand, with times of 38.792 and 38.798, respectively. Poland’s women’s team secured the victory in the 4×400 meters with a time of 3:32.81, while Turkish men’s team dominated the 4×400 meters in 3:03.46.

The FISU World University Games in Chendgu showcased remarkable talent and fierce competition, with athletes from various countries demonstrating their prowess on the track and field. Congratulations to all the winners and participants for their outstanding performances!

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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.