After picking up an incredible 33 medals (12 GOLD, 9 SILVER, and 11 BRONZE) at the 2022 Athletics World Championships in Oregon, can the US athletics team go on to repeat their success at the upcoming 2023 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary? Or will another nation, for example, Ethiopia, Jamaica, or Kenya, who all picked up ten medals each, end up beating the US in terms of gold medals won?

The 2023 Athletics World Championships will run from August 19th until 27th, 2023, at the National Athletics Centre in Budapest, Hungary. It will be the 19th edition of world athletics, and there will be 48 individual events. Here is a closer look at exactly which countries are most likely to shine. 

Which teams won medals at the World Athletics Championships Oregon 2022

The United States will head into the upcoming World Athletics Championships 2023 as the favourites to win outright (e.g., win the most points and most medals). The event will be held at the National Athletics Centre in Budapest, Hungary, from August 17th until August 27th, 2023, but you don’t have to wait this long to have a flutter on your favourite athletics sports. 

Don’t forget that you can carry on betting on sports in Pennsylvania right now at several fully licensed online gambling websites. Now, let’s take a quick look at who the most successful teams were at the World Athletics Championships 2022, which took place between July 15th – 24th at the Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

The most successful team was the United States, who walked away with an impressive 33 medals. They picked up an astonishing 13 gold medals, 9 silver medals and 11 bronze medals. In comparison, Ethiopia, Jamaica, and Kenya finished in second, third, and fourth place, respectively, in terms of medals won. They all walked away with 10 medals. 

Ethiopia won 4 gold medals, which is why they finished above Jamaica and Kenya, who both only managed to land two gold medals each. However, Jamaica did finish above Ethiopia in terms of points. The US racked up 328 points. The second most successful team at this year’s championships was Jamaica with 110 points, and in third place was Ethiopia with 106 points. 

What kind of events are there at the World Athletics Championships

The main events you can watch or place a wager on are track (e.g., 100, 200, 400, 800, 1,500, 5,000, and 10,000 meters), as well as the marathon, hurdles, steeplechase, relays, and walking races. In the field, you have events, such as high jump, pole vault, triple jump, long jump, shot put, discus throw, javelin throw, and hammer throw, and in combined events, you have the decathlon and heptathlon. 

Most successful athletes in world athletics

Some of the most successful athletes in the history of world athletics are Michael Johnson, Usain Bolt, Mo Farah, Carl Lewis, Allyson Felix, Diane Asher-Smith, and Jeremy Wariner. Other top athletes have included Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Gwen Torrence, Justin Gatlin, LeShawn Merritt, Gail Devers, Christine Ohuruogu, Greg Haughton,  Sergey Bubka, Heike Drechsler, and Jackie Joyner-Kersee.