LONDON 2017 IAAF CHAMPIONSHIPS: How USA’s Bowie 100m gold medal kept country on top

USA’S Bowie Towie determination and final dive was all she needed as she finished the race in 10.85s on Sunday to win the women’s 100m race at the ongoing IAAF World Athletics Championship holding in London.
Bowie fell to the ground after crossing the line and initially it was Ivory Coast’s Marie-Josee Ta Lou who celebrated only for the board to say otherwise. Ta Lou had to settle for silver while Dafne Schippers, the 2015 world champion in the 200, took bronze in 10.96.
In an interview immediately after the race, she said :”I had no idea that I had won,” said Bowie. “The only thing I knew was that tonight I was going to lay it all on the line.
“The dive doesn’t feel too good now,” said U.S. champion Bowie. “I never give up until I’m over the line.”

Meanwhile, the United States tops the medal table with two gold, four silver and two bronze medals.

Below is the medal table which was| updated on Aug 07, 2017 01:50 pm

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 2 4 2 8
2 Ethiopia 1 2 0 3
3 Kenya 1 1 2 4
4 South Africa 1 0 1 2
5 Belgium 1 0 0 1
5 Bahrain 1 0 0 1
5 Greece 1 0 0 1
5 Great Britain and N.I 1 0 0 1
5 New Zealand 1 0 0 1
5 Lithuania 1 0 0 1
11 Uganda 0 1 0 1
11 Sweden 0 1 0 1
11 Cote D’Ivoire 0 1 0 1
11 Germany 0 1 0 1
15 Netherlands 0 0 2 2
16 Venezuela 0 0 1 1
16 Tanzania 0 0 1 1
16 Jamaica 0 0 1 1
16 Croatia 0 0 1 1
16 Cuba 0 0 1 1

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