The 16th edition of IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) World Championships 2017 was held in London. The championships were held in the London Stadium in Stratford. ‘Hero-the Hedgehog’ was a Mascot of 2017 IAAF World Championships and ‘Whizbee-the Bee’ was the Mascot for the Para Athletics.
The USA topped the tally of Medals with 30 medals. Top 5 Countries in the list of Medals were-
- US (30 Medals)
- Kenya (11 Medals)
- Great Britain (6 Medals)
- Poland (8 Medals)
- China (7 Medals)
Important Highlights of The Event-
- Legendary Sprinter Usain Bolt Retires.
- Justin Gatlin wins men’s 100m gold.
- Davinder Singh Kang has become the first Indian to qualify for the final round of the javelin throw at World Championships.
- High jump champion Ruth Beitia of Spain receives Fair Play Award.