The United States underlined their domination of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar as they added three golds on the final day of competition to take their count to 14 golds and 29 medals in all.
Nia Ali, in the women’s 100-metres hurdles, and the men’s and women’s 4x400m teams secured the victories that confirmed the US bragging rights.
A relentless 1500m performance by Timothy Cheruiyot confirmed Kenya in second position overall with five golds and 11 medals in all.
Jamaica finished third with three golds and 12 medals, one place ahead of China, who collected three titles and nine medals in all.
Germany was lifted to seventh place with what was arguably the finest individual performance of day 10 as Malaika Mihambo produced the best women’s long jump of the year, and the 12th best ever 7.30-metres.
She thus added world gold to the European gold she had earned on the home ground of Berlin last year.
Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk of Ukraine took the silver medal, edging ahead of early leader Ese Brume of with a fifth-round jump of 6.92m, the Nigerian taking bronze thanks to her second-round effort of 6.91m.
Mihambo had skirted trouble after a first-round mark of 6.52m and a foul left her needing something considerably better in round three if she was to make the cut of the top eight jumpers earning another three rounds.