Leading the GSC roll of honour at Hayward Field was the brilliant Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei, who mounted a successful defense of his world 10,000m title thanks to a late burst of speed.
Also impressive was Olympic 1500m champion Faith Kipyegon, as the stellar Kenyan regained her world 1500m title with another dazzling display of middle-distance running.
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The highlights of day 10:
In the 5000m final Joshua Cheptegei came in 9th with a time of 13:13.12.
Marione Fourie ran a PB of 12.93 in the 100mH semi-finals. This was not fast enough to make it to the finals.
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Adding to GSC’s success in Eugene was distance running star Letesenbet Gidey, who claimed her maiden global track title with a victory in the women’s 10,000m to go one better than the Ethiopian achieved at the 2019 World Championships in Doha.
Global Sports Communication athletes also enjoyed success in the field as Jianan Wang of China claimed a victory in the men’s long jump thanks to a stunning final round leap of 8.36m.
Compatriot Bin Feng also climbed the top of the podium in the women’s discus to deliver a sensational victory with a PB of 69.12m.
Jos Hermens, CEO of Global Sports Communication said, “Our athletes have worked hard to deliver at the World Athletics Championships in Eugene. To see the hard work of the whole team pay off is rewarding, and we are proud of all the amazing performances that have been delivered.”
In addition to the five gold medals, GSC took three silver medals and four bronze medals as well. Lieke Klaver ran a strong 4x400m mixed relay earning her a silver medal, Djamel Sedjati finished second in the 800m final, and Lijiao Gong took silver in the women’s shot put final. The bronze medals went to Shijie Qieyang (20km & 35km race walk), Jessica Schilder (shot put), Lonah Salpeter (marathon), and Yaming Zhu (triple jump).
Global Sports Communication medalists:
Joshua Cheptegei (Uga) – Men’s 10,000m
Letesenbet Gidey (Eth) – Women’s 10,000m
Faith Kipyegon (Ken) – Women’s 1500m
Jianan Wang (Chn) – Men’s long jump
Bin Feng (Chn) – Women’s discus throw
Djamel Sedjati (Alg) – Men’s 800m
Lieke Klaver (Ned) – 4x400m mixed relay
Lijiao Gong (Chn) – Women’s shot put
Shijie Qieyang (Chn) – Women’s 20km and 35km race walk
Jessica Schilder (Ned) – Women’s shot put
Lonah Salpeter (Isr) – Women’s marathon
Yaming Zhu (Chn) – Men’s triple jump