Tag: Worlds 2015

USA Track floundered, but Tianna Bartoletta, Shawn Barber, Emily Infeld, Jessica Beard thrived at World Championships

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The headlines have been ugly this week for U.S. track and field following its disappointing IAAF World Championships in Beijing. Team USA’s 18 medals were its fewest at a world championship, including Olympics, since 2003. “Is America on the wrong track?” asked the Wall Street Journal. “Underwhelming,” opined the…

Greek Pole Vault Athlete Wins Bronze Medal in Beijing

Greek athlete Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou won the bronze medal at the women’s pole vault finals during the 15th IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, on Wednesday, after clearing a 4.55 meter jump in the semis on Monday. Greece’s pole vault champion was rewarded with the bronze medal courtesy of a 4.80 meter clearance, offering her country one…