World Athletics Championships 2022: How many medals did Team GB win, where would Scotland have placed in the medal table, and which British athletes triumphed?

The world’s finest athletes are now returning home after 10 days of running, jumping and throwing at the World Athletics Championships.

More than 1,700 athletes from 180 different countries were competing in the event held in the US state of Oregon over the last couple of weeks.

Great Britain sent 80 competitors – 38 men and 42 women – many of whom will now take part in the Birmingham Commonwealth Games that starts this Thursay.

Here’s how they got on.

How many medals did Team GB win?

At the 2022 World Athletics Championships Team GB won a total of seven medals.

This consisted of one gold medal, one silver medal, and five bronze medals.

Who won the medals for Team GB?

Jake Wightman was the only member of Team Great Britain to win gold at the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Oregon.

Jake Wightman won Gold in the Men's 1500 metres

Keely Hodgkinson won Silver in the Women's 800 metres

Laura Muir won Bronze in the Women's 1500 metres

Dina Asher-Smith won Bronze in the Women's 200 metres

Matthew Hudson-Smith won Bronze in the Men's 400 metres

Jona Efoloko, Zharnel Hughes, Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, Reece Prescod and Adam Gemili won Bronze in the Men's 4 × 100 metres relay

Victoria Ohuruogu, Nicole Yeargin, Jessie Knight, Laviai Nielsen and Ama Pipi won Bronze in the Women's 4 × 400 metres relay

How did Team GB’s performance compare to previous Championships?

The last time Team GB won more medals at the World Athletics Championships was at the 2011 Daegu event, when they came home with eight.

Since then they have won seven at both Moscow in 2013 and Beijing in 2015, six in London 2017, and five in Doha 2019.

Their biggest medal haul was in Stuttgart in 1993, when they won 10, coming fourth in the medal table.

Their 11th place in the medals table in Oregon this year, however, was their worse finishing position since Osaka 2007.

Who topped the medals table?

The United States topped the medal table with 33 medals (13 gold, 9 silver, and 11 bronze), followed by Ethiopia (4 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze), Jamaica (2 gold, 7 silver, 11 bronze), Kenya (2 gold, 5 silver, 3 bronze) and China (2 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze).

How would Scotland have performed?

If Scottish athletes were competing for their home nation (as they do at the Commonwealth Games), Scotland would have claimed two individual medals – Jake Wightman’s Gold in the Men's 1500 metres and Laura Muir’s Bronze in the Women's 1500 metres.

This would have placed Scotland joint 19th in the medals table, alongside Brazil, Germany and Italy.

Without the two Scottish athletes Team GB would have come a lowly 29th in the medals table, just behind the Netherlands.

Add in the bronze medal that Scottish-American runner Nicole Yeargin helped Team GB win in Women's 4 × 400 metres relay and Scotland would have finished joint 16th with Belgium, Sweden and Uganda.

Read more:


Want to join the conversation? Please or to comment on this article.