The United States Went Off at the World Athletics Championships

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Track and field is, arguably, the most exciting yet vastly underappreciated sport in the world.

All you needed to do was watch the World Championships over the last week to recognize that.

For those who tuned in every day to check out some of the greatest athletes in the world, you were not disappointed.

Especially if you are from the U.S.

Over the span of nine days, the U.S. dominated the field, taking home 33 total medals (13 gold, 9 silver and 11 bronze).

It was a record-breaking event for Team USA, something that captivated the audience both at Hayward Field in Oregon and across the world.

U.S. Men’s Team

In the 100m, Fred Kerley, Marvin Bracy and Trayvon Bromell swept the field.

In the 200m, Noah Lyles, Kenny Bednarek and Erriyon Knighton swept the podium and Lyles set a new American record of 19.31, besting Michael Johnson’s 19.32.

Sweeping those two events is a feat that hasn’t happened since 1904.

While the men were sweeping the track, their counterparts in the field did the exact same in the shot put.

Olympic champ Ryan Crouser led the way by taking gold. He was followed by Joe Kovacs and Josh Awotunde, who set season bests and personal bests, respectively.

In the 400m, Michael Norman bounced back from a disappointing 5th place finish at the Tokyo Games last year to snatch gold in Oregon.

In the 110m hurdles, America went 1-2, with Grant Holloway taking gold and Trey Cunningham taking silver.

Rai Benjamin and Trevor Bassitt added more excitement in the 400m hurdles, with Benjamin taking gold and Bassitt, with a final lean at the tape, taking bronze in a thrilling race.

Zachery Ziemek took bronze in the decathlon by being consistent throughout.

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