world athletic championship Current Affairs - 2020
The World Athletics Championship is organized by IAAF – International Association of Athletics Federations. This year it was held between September 27 and October 6, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. Athletes from 209 countries from all over the world participated in more than 49 athletic events.
The competition was previously known as World Championship in Athletics. It is the first time it is being conducted in its new name.
The competition had several record breakers this year. The 200m winner Noah Lyles and Niklas Kaul of Germany in Decthlon victor were the youngest gold medalists in their respective events. Ukraine athlete Yaroslava Mahuchikh broke her own record twice winning silver medal. She is one of the athletes born after 200 to hold the record.
USA bagged maximum gold in the event. India ranked 7th in 100 metres, 6th in 400 meters, 8th in 200 meters and 1500 meters respectively.