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  • US Medal Performance

    While the US amassed an amazing 62 medals over the last two years, it is interesting to note that they were shut out of the M200, M400, M110H and W200. The US has never before won less than 3 medals in these events at a previous worlds and they have averaged 5 medals, with a max of 8.

    Over the last 5 global championships, the US has managed to medal in the vast majority of events: Counts include London '12, Moscow '13, Beijing '15, Rio '16, & London '17

    Nine medals: W400H
    Eight medals: MTJ & WLJ
    Seven medals: M100 & W100H
    Six medals: MSP & W400
    Five medals: M110H, M4x400, Dec, W100, W4x100, W4x400
    Four medals: M400, M400H, WPV
    Three medals: M1500, MLJ, W200, W800, W1500, W3000st, WSP
    Two medals: M200, M800, M5K, M3000st, M4x100, MPV, WHJ
    One medal: M10K, MMar, MHJ, MDT, W10K, WMar
    No Medals - and when US last won a medal in that event:
    M20W - never
    M50W - Curt Claussen 1999
    MHT - Lance Deal 1996
    MJT - Breaux Greer 2007
    W5K - never, although Mary Decker did win gold in its predecessor, the 3K in 1983
    W20W - never
    W50W - never, although this was the first championship contested
    WTJ - never
    WDT - Stephanie Brown-Trafton 2008
    WJT - Kate Schmidt 1976
    WHT - never
    Hept - Hyleas Fountain 2008

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    take this one to the bank: in 2019 US will duplicate their successes from London and recover SOME prominence in M200, M400, M110H and W200. For me, anything less than 35 total medals will be a low figure: too many up and coming great athletes to settle for anything less. A question: if bad publicity surrounding football and CTE escalates will more athletes in middle school, high school and college forego getting their brains turned to mush and return to track and field?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by thedoorknobbroke View Post
      A question: if bad publicity surrounding football and CTE escalates will more athletes in middle school, high school and college forego getting their brains turned to mush and return to track and field?
      If this year's NFL Draft in Philly on the same weekend of the declining attendance of Penn Relays are any proof, or lack thereof........!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by thedoorknobbroke View Post
        take this one to the bank: in 2019 US will duplicate their successes from London and recover SOME prominence in M200, M400, M110H and W200. For me, anything less than 35 total medals will be a low figure: too many up and coming great athletes to settle for anything less......
        There were a lot of cases where Americans significantly under-performed expectations. The w100H, wPV, m400H, mLJ and mSP are all good examples in addition to yours where one could have expected more American medals.

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        • #5
          Difference between the Men and Women in the TJ and LJ is pretty stark. And the opposite way between the two.
          Last edited by Halfmiler2; 08-14-2017, 11:10 PM.

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