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Team USA wins 25 Medals; Superlatives from the World Championships

8/18/2013
 
MOSCOW — Team USA finished with 25 medals - six gold, 14 silver and five bronze - tying their second-best medal tally at the World Outdoor Championships. Team USA again dominated the scoring table, finishing with 282 points to Russia’s 182 and Kenya’s 139.  The 100-point margin of victory was the largest ever for Team USA.

Team USA Medals (25)
Gold (6)
Brianna Rollins (Miami, Fla.) 100mH, 12.44, 8/17
Men’s 4x400m (David Verburg, Tony McQuay, Arman Hall, LaShawn Merritt), 2:58.71, 8/16
LaShawn Merritt (Norfolk, Va.) 400m, 43.74, 8/13
David Oliver (Clermont, Fla.) 110mH, 13.00, 8/12
Brittney Reese (Chula Vista, Calif.) LJ, 7.01m/23-0
Ashton Eaton (Eugene, Ore.) Decathlon, 8,809 pts.

Silver (14)
USA Women’s 4x100m (Jeneba Tarmoh, Alexandria Anderson, English Gardner, Octavious Freeman) 42.75, 8/18
Men's 4x100m (Charles Silmon, Mike Rodgers, Mookie Salaam, Justin Gatlin) 37.66, 8/18
Matthew Centrowitz (Portland, Ore.) 1500m, 3:36.78, 8/18
Women’s 4x400m (Jessica Beard, Natasha Hastings, Ashley Spencer, Francena McCorory) 3:20.42, 8/17
Brigetta Barrett (Tucson, Ariz.) HJ, 2.00m/6-6.75, 8/17
Ryan Whiting (Port Matilda, Pa.) SP, 21.57m/70-9.25, 8/16
Dalilah Muhammad (Bayside, N.Y.) 400mH, 54.09, 8/15
Michael Tinsley (Round Rock, Texas) 400mH, 47.70, 8/15
Jenny Simpson (Boulder, Colo.) 1500m, 4:02.99, 8/15
Nick Symmonds (Springfield, Ore.) 800m, 1:43.55, 8/13
Jenn Suhr (Churchill, N.Y.) PV, 4.82m/15-9.75, 8/13
Tony McQuay (Gainesville, Fla.) 400m, 44.40, 8/13
Ryan Wilson (Los Angeles, Calif.) 110mH, 13.13, 8/12
Justin Gatlin (Clermont, Fla.) 100m, 9.85, 8/11

Bronze (5)
Will Claye (Gainesville, Fla.) TJ, 17.52m/57-5.75, 8/18
Brenda Martinez (Big Bear, Calif.) 800m, 1:57.91, 8/18
Curtis Mitchell (Daytona Beach, Fla.) 200m, 20.04, 8/17
Lashinda Demus  (Los Angeles, Calif.) 400mH, 54.27, 8/15
Carmelita Jeter (Los Angeles, Calif.) 100m, 10.94, 8/12

Team USA Superlatives
Women
First ever world championship medal won in the 800m (bronze)
Highest-ever U.S. placings in a world championship in the 5,000m (6th), tied in the discus (5th)
Best ever U.S. mark in discus, hammer throw and 20 km race walk, and tied in high jump
Depth in middle distance events - first time ever to have three women in final of 800m and 5,000m
Brittney Reese - first woman to win three world outdoor golds in the long jump
Brianna Rollins - youngest ever gold medalist in the 100mH, 21-years-old
Mary Cain -  youngest woman to ever run in the 1500m final, 17-years-old
Ajee Wilson - set an American Junior 800m record (1:58.21)

Men
Highest ever U.S. placing in a world championship in the 800m (2nd), 10,000m (4th)
Best ever U.S. time in steeplechase and 800m
Arman Hall - youngest man to win a 4x400 gold, 19-years-old

Overall
With 25 medals, tied the second best number of world championship medals for Team USA (25 in 2011, 26 in 1991 and 2007)
Strength of middle distance runners - Team USA won a medal in both the men’s and women’s 800m and 1500m
Highest point total ever for any U.S. team at the world championships with 282, and the greatest margin of victory in the history of the world championships at 100

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