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sgtdjones 2023-08-28 15:49:55 standings and medals

1 USA (12 gold) (8 silver) (9 bronze) ..29 medals
2 Canada (4 gold) (2 silver)...6 medals
3 Spain ( 4 gold) (1 sliver)..5 medals
4 Jamaica ( 3 gold) (5 silver) ( 4 bronze)...12 medals

World Athletics Championships medal table: Final standings and results from Budapest 2023

mikesiva 2023-08-30 08:29:00 

In reply to sgtdjones

Canada did well. They got four gold medals, and none of them were in race-walking!
If anyone wants to point a finger at a so-called First World country that underachieved, they should ask how many medals did Germany win?

Barry 2023-08-30 10:09:13 

In reply to mikesiva

I disagree…. big grin
2 medals were in decathlon… Canada was notably absent in the major track events… of course for uneducated onlookers cool


Medal Athlete Event Date
Gold Ethan Katzberg Men's hammer throw August 20
Gold Camryn Rogers Women's hammer throw August 24
Gold Marco Arop Men's 800m August 26
Gold Pierce LePage Men's decathlon August 26
Silver Damian Warner Men's decathlon August 26
Silver Sarah Mitton Women's shot put August 26

Arop is Sudanese…

sgtdjones 2023-08-30 16:27:00 

In reply to mikesiva

Germany was a disappointment ..I was surprised.

To the uniformed on this thread...T&T failed to capture a medal in the last 3 world Championships.

What does the decathlon consist of?

An all-round athletics test, the 10-event contest covers the whole range of athletics disciplines spread over two days. The first day consists of (in order): 100m, long jump, shot put, high jump and 400m. The second day's events are 110m hurdles, discus, pole vault, javelin and 1500m.

Brerzerk 2023-08-30 16:32:50 

In reply to sgtdjones

lol lol lol lol
Anyway. I'm still trying to find out how Canada topped JA on table standings withb3 less silvers, 5 less Bronzes but one more Gold. Does the Gold carry so much 'weight'?

sgtdjones 2023-08-30 16:38:15 

In reply to Brerzerk

Go back to the first Olympics and you will see such trend...and it follows till today. cool cool

If one has Gold , Silver and Bronze . Which entity has the advantage?

Barry 2023-08-30 17:12:33 

In reply to Brerzerk
Less medals, fruitpicker 13


Barry 2023-08-30 17:16:24 

In reply to sgtdjones
There is also an optional point system, darling


Usually the country that has led in total medals also led in the gold count - when did it not? Exceptions are the 1896, 1912 and 1964 Summer Olympics when the United States finished first in gold medal count but second in the overall medal count. Also in 2008, the US finished first in total medal count but second to China in the overall based on gold medals. A criticism of counting only gold medals to determine success is that it implies that winning silver and bronze, or making the final, is worthless.

Another commonly used method (the predominent method used in the USA) is to rank countries based on the total medals won. In this case, a silver and bronze medal count the same as the gold medal - is a silver or bronze really worth as much as a gold medal? Certainly not to the stand

There are numerous possible other ways of ranking success at the Olympics, with some of the alternative medal tally ranking systems having merit. A more extreme system that has been tried is to count all gold medals won, so the results from team sports count the number of individual medals given out. This totally biases countries which win medals in the team sports.

Then there are weighted systems which assign differing amounts of points to each of the gold, silver and bronze medals. You can see a discussion of the weighted methods which compares a few variations using this method. Other ranking methods have factored in demographic factors such as population size and economic factors such as gross domestic product (GDP).

This is in honour of the unnamed one-the best statistician I have known
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Barry 2023-08-30 17:18:35 

He knew everything . . . Think of Wendell Mottley and Dr Euric Bobb
big grin