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Athletes Associated with Florida Conclude Successful Trip to 2023 World Championships

Athletes Associated with Florida Conclude Successful Trip to 2023 World Championships


GAINESVILLE, Fla. โ€“ The 2023 Track & Field World Championships concluded Sunday after nine continuous days of competition. Current and former Florida Gators, as well as athletes that train in Gainesville, participated in all nine days of competition, taking part in 23 events over that span.
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The group of athletes earned, or contributed towards, seven medals and nine additional top ten finishes as they were challenged by the best talent in the entire world in their respective events.
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MEDALS BREAKDOWN
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Of the seven total medals earned by the set of nineteen athletes associated with Florida, four were gold, two were silver and one was bronze.
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The sole individual gold medal earned by the group was won by Grant Holloway who placed first in the men’s 110m hurdles. This was Holloway’s third consecutive World Championships gold medal in the event. Holloway is the second male athlete to win three 110m hurdles World Championships in the forty years the competition has been held.
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The remaining gold medals came in the relay variety. Current Gator Ryan Willie contributed to the United States gold medal in the mixed 4x400m relay by helping the team to the top qualifying time of the preliminary round.
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Athletes Trevor Bassitt and Quincy Hall, who both train in Gainesville, aided Team USA in their eventual gold medal in the men’s 4x400m relay. Bassitt helped the team qualify while Hall participated in the dominating finals victory. This was the ninth world men’s 4×400 gold in the last ten world finals.
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The first of two silver medalsย was won by Anna Hall in the women’s heptathlon. Hall placed second just a year after winning bronze at the 2022 World Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Hall became just the second American woman to win multiple world medals at the World Championships in the heptathlon.
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