The Russian team showed the best result in 20 years at the World Championships in Athletics

Finished 13th IAAF World Championships in Athletics, held in South Korea.
The Russian national team won the second place. On account of the Russians 19 medals — nine gold, four silver and six bronze.

Tatyana Chernova — world champion in the heptathlon


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Sergey Bakulin champion in walking for 50 km.


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The President of the Russian Athletics Federation (ARAF) Valentin Balahnichev received the flag of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in honor of the fact that next World Cup will be held in 2013 in Moscow. Summer World Championships in Athletics will be held in Russia for the first time.

Overall medal standings
1. USA — 12 gold, 8 silver and 5 bronze medals.
2. Russia — 9, 4, 6.
3. Kenya — 7, 6, 4.
4. Jamaica — 4, 4, 1.
5. Germany — 3, 3, 1.

Russian National team in athletics for the last 10 years
2001. First Place — 5 gold, 7 silver and 6 bronze medals.
2003. Second Place — 7, 7, 5.
2005. Second Place — 7, 8, 5.
2007. Third Place — 4, 7, 3.
2009. Fourth place — 4, 3, 6.
, 2011. Second Place — 9, 4, 6.

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