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Monday, August 31, 2015

Pope Francis Delivers His First Message To The United States of America Monday August 31,2015

Pope Francis held a virtual audience with Americans in three U.S. cities on Monday, just weeks ahead of his visit to the country later this month

Pope Francis is scheduled to arrive Washington, D.C., on Sept. 22 and will visit New York City and Philadelphia before flying home to Rome on Sept. 27

Pope Francis Spoke from the Vatican to -
  • students at the Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Chicago
  • individuals from homeless shelters in Los Angeles and 
  • immigrants at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church near the U.S.-Mexico border in McAllen, Texas. 

During the audience, which will be part of an ABC News Special airing on Friday Sep 04,2015, Pope Francis  said he is praying for the U.S. and asked for Americans' prayers in turn

 The one-hour ABC special, titled "Pope Francis and the People," will air on the ABC Television Network on Friday at 10 p.m. EST.

The 'Virtual Audience'  moderated by "World News Tonight" anchor David Muir, offered Pope Francis a chance to connect with Americans in cities he will be unable to visit during his trip in late Sep 2015

Anti-Separatist Protest in Ukraine Turns Violent Monday August 31,2015

A Grenade exploded outside Ukraine's Parliament during a nationalist protest against a vote to give greater powers to separatist regions in the east, killing one police officer and injuring more than 120, the interior ministry said

The clashes marked the worst outburst of violence in the capital since the government took power in February 2014

The decentralisation of power was a condition of a true signed in Minsk in Feb 2015 aimed at ending the fighting between Ukrainian government troops and Russia-backed separatists that has left more than 6,800 dead since April 2014
 But some Ukrainians oppose changing the constitution, saying that it would threaten the country's sovereignty and independence.

In a televised address, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called the bill, which was adopted on Monday as '' a difficult but a logical step toward peace'' and insisted that it wouldn't give any autonomy to the rebels

The officer who was killed in the clashes on Monday August 31,2015 was a 25-year-old conscript,
Interior Minister Arsen Avakov told  that 122 people were hospitalised -- most are officers, but the number also includes Ukrainian journalists and two French reporters. No injuries were immediately reported among several hundred protesters including 100 die-hard activists, most of whom were members of Svoboda, a nationalist party that holds only a handful of seats in parliament. The protesters were carrying sticks and truncheons. Some of them were masked.

Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said that about 30 people have been detained, including the person who threw the grenade.

 Interior Minister Arsen Avakov identified the grenade thrower as a Svoboda member who fought in the east in one of the volunteer battalions which are loosely controlled by the government.
Poroshenko described the clashes outside the parliament as an attack on him and pledged to prosecute "all political leaders" who were behind the clashes. "There's no other way to describe what occurred outside the Rada other than a stab in the back," he said of the clashes outside parliament. Poroshenko said the vote confirmed Ukraine's "position as a trusted partner which fulfills its international obligations" and the country would have risked losing the support of the West and being left "alone with the aggressor."

A total of 265 deputies in the 450-seat parliament gave preliminary approval Monday August 31,2015 to the changes proposed by President Poroshenko.
 Three parties that are part of the majority coalition in parliament, however, opposed the constitutional changes.
"This is not a road to peace and not a road to decentralization," said the leader of one of those parties, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
 "This is the diametrically opposite process, which will lead to the loss of new territories."

Law Commission of India Recommneds That Death Penalty Must Be Abolished Except in Terror Cases

The Law Commission today recommended by a majority "swift" abolition of death penalty except in terror-related cases, noting it does not serve the penological goal of deterrence any more than life imprisonment.

The recommendation by the 9-member panel was, however, not unanimous, with one full-time member and two government representatives dissenting and supporting retention of capital punishment.

One of three full-time members Justice Usha Mehra (retd) and both the ex-officio members - Law secretary PK Malhotra and Legislative Secretary Sanjay Singh gave their dissenting notes.

The Law Commission comprises a Chairman, three full-time members, two ex-officio members who represent the government, and three part-time members

In its last report, the 20th Law Commission said there is a need to debate as to how to bring about the "abolition of death penalty in all respects in the very near future, soonest."

The panel, while refusing to recommend any single model for abolishing death penalty, said "the options are many - from moratorium to a full-fledged abolition bill. The Law Commission does not wish to commit to a particular approach in abolition. All it says is that such a method for abolition should be compatible with the fundamental value of achieving swift and irreversible, absolute abolition."

While supporting death for those convicted in terror cases and for waging war against the country, the report,

'The death Penalty' said that although there is no valid penological justification for treating terrorism differently from other crimes, concern is often raised that abolition of capital punishment for terror-related offences and waging war will affect national security.

The panel also questioned the "rarest of rare" doctrine in awarding death to convicts.

"After many lengthy and detailed deliberations, it is the view of the Law Commission that the administration of death penalty even within the restrictive environment of 'rarest of rare' doctrine is constitutionally unsustainable.

"Continued administration of death penalty asks very difficult constitutional questions...these questions relate to the miscarriage of justice, errors, as well as the plight of the poor and disenfranchised in the criminal justice system," the report said.


Mahindra TUV300's Bookings to Open From September 1, 2015

Bookings for the much-awaited sub-compact SUV - the TUV300 - will begin from September 1, 2015 at all Mahindra Dealerships across India. 

Set to launch on September 10, 2015, the TUV300 will be positioned above the slow-selling Quanto, and will take on the Ford EcoSport upon its launch

About 18 % Women in India Affected by Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS): Study

A recent study has revealed that about 18 % of women in India, mostly from the East, suffer from Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), a disorder which causes infertility among the fairer sex.

Metropolis Healthcare, a multinational chain of pathology laboratories, conducted an inclusive study to observe the trends in the PCOS cases in young women in India. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a prevalent endocrine disorder in women and the leading cause of infertility nowdays.

Metropolis conducted a pan India study on 27,411 samples of testosterone over a period of 18 months, out of which 4824 (17.60 per cent) women face hormonal associated risk with polycystic ovarian syndrome.

The increasing trend of PCOS is predominantly seen in the child bearing age group of 15 to 30 years.

Among the samples tested East India shows alarming levels of 25.88 % women affected by
PCOS, followed by 18.62 % in North India, which can be largely attributed to lack of awareness among young women and ignorance.

Gynecological symptoms include irregular or scanty periods which are usually the first red flag in adolescents
Infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss affect the women in the reproductive age and PCOS in older women can even lead to cancer of the uterus, cardiac disease and type 2 diabetes.

Google-Sanofi Partnership to develop tools to treat diabetes

Google Inc and French drugmaker Sanofi SA said they will partner to develop tools to improve the management and treatment of diabetes.

Sanofi will work with Google's life sciences team to collect, analyze and understand information impacting diabetes, which is expected to affect 592 million by 2035, according to the International Diabetes Federation.


Google's life sciences unit is already collaborating with Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG to develop contact lenses to help diabetics track blood glucose levels or restore the eye's ability to focus.

Google has also tied up with DexCom Inc, a maker of continuous glucose-monitoring (CGM) devices, to develop a CGM device the size of a band-aid that can be worn on the skin.

Google is also working with Biogen Inc to study the progression of multiple sclerosis.

2015 US Open -Day One Upsets Monday August 31,2015

Kei Nishikori was back in the US Open spotlight on Monday August 31,2015 but for all the wrong reasons as last year's runner-up headlined a day of first-round upsets at Flushing Meadows.

Fourth seed Kei Nishikori, who last year became the first Asian man to reach a grand slam final, found defeat hard to swallow after squandering two match points in the 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 7-6(6), 6-4 loss to Frenchman Benoit Paire.

The 25-year-old Japanese had plenty of company at the exit following a string of opening-day upsets that included Serbian seventh seed and former world number one Ana Ivanovic, eighth seeded Czech Karolina Pliskova and 10th-seed Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain.

Ana Ivanovic crashed out of the US Open first round on Monday, losing 3-6, 6-3, 3-6 to Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova

Anna Tatishvili gave the home fans a reason to get excited as the 121st-ranked American qualifier destroyed eighth seeded Czech Karolina Pliskova 6-2, 6-1

Frenchwoman Oceane Dodin kept the upsets trending with 2-6, 7-5, 6-3 victory over Jelena Jankovic, the 21st seed and 2008 US Open runner-up.

Maruti Suzuki Dzire's 1 million 'sweet celebration' mesmerizes Mumbai


To mark one of India's best loved cars reaching yet another milestone, Maruti Suzuki is saying kuch meetha ho jaaye and taking its sweet celebrations around the country.
The latest stop in this celebration drive was the nation's financial capital - Mumbai.

The grand event at Malad's Inorbit Mall on August 22 and 23,2015
 was the second mega event after the largely successful one at Gurgaon in early August.

The high attraction of 'The sweets are on us' campaign's Mumbai leg was a mouth-watering art installation titled 'Dzire Curtain Raiser' that was made up of more than a million chocolate boxes created by Rajesh Sawant.

Another highlight was the wishing well in which attendees put in their names and unlike other wishing wells in the outside would, this one actually gave out prizes to the lucky ones.
India loves its sweets and marks its celebrations with the best of them. This is the tradition that Maruti Suzuki is sharing and celebrating with 'The sweets are on us.'

From little kids in prams to elderly grandparents, everyone had a sweet time at Inorbit Mall.

Similar eye-catching installations and events are also planned in India's other mega cities - Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore.

The million milestone is not just an achievement for Maruti Suzuki Dzire, but also a benchmark to the brand's growth.

It has been a long and exciting journey for the Maruti Suzuki Dzire, which made its debut in 2008.

During its seven-year journey, Maruti Suzuki Dzire not just bagged some prestigious awards like India Design Mark's Good Design Award, it also became the 15 millionth vehicle to be rolled out by India's best loved car maker.

Over the years, the Dzire sedan has emerged as one of the most desirable and aspirational cars in the country.
The best-selling and award-winning car is also exported to countries around the world in Africa, South America, Central America, West Asia, ASEAN and SAARC countries.

5 differentiating factors that make tennis at the Flushing Meadows one of its kind(US Open Tennis)

1)The US Open is the only Grand Slam tournament to offer a tiebreaker (or play-off) in every set, which differs from the other three majors. At the Australian Open, the French Open, or Wimbledon, it is only employed in the final set at a 6-6 tie (third set for women's singles, fifth set for men's singles) and the match continues until one player wins by two games. The previous sets played before the decider always have tiebreakers, like the US Open.

2)US Open is the only Grand Slam to offer the same trophy to women's and men's singles champions and was the first major tournament to promote equal pay.
Unlike other majors, both the women's and men's singles champions receive the US Open trophy.
 In 1973, both the singles champions – John Newcombe and Margaret Court – received USD 25,000 each, thus making US Open the first Major to offer equal prize money irrespective of the players' gender.

3)Talking about equality, year's final Grand Slam includes matches played in stadiums dedicated to two black trendsetters. The Arthur Ashe Stadium is dedicated to Arthur Ashe, the first black player to represent the United States in the Davis Cup and the inaugural champion of the US Open in 1968. It replaced the Louis Armstrong Stadium as the main stadium of the US Open in 1997. The Louis Armstrong Stadium was named after the famous jazz musician, Louis Armstrong. Stachmo probably made himself a means for desegregation. Both the stadiums are part of USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows.

4)In 1975, the US Open became the first Grand Slam tournament to be played at night, following the trend set by other popular outdoor sports like football (both the American and soccer), cricket and rugby. And under the artificial lights, the US Open trophy was for the first time lifted by two new players – Spaniard Manuel Orantes after winning men's singles event, and American Chris Evert after winning women's singles event. Orantes never won another major, but Evert went to become a legend – winning another five US Open titles in 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980 and 1982.

5)It's the only Grand Slam tournament to have been conducted on three different playing surfaces. It started as a grass-court tournament in a garden (1881–1974), then moved on to clay surface (1975–1977), before finally switching to a hard court (1978 to Present).
American legend Jimmy Connors is the only player to win the tournament on those three different surfaces. He won the US Open five times in 1974, 1976, 1978, 1982 and 1983.

India vs South Africa Series to be known as 'The Mahatma Gandhi-Nelson Mandela Series'.


The BCCI and Cricket South Africa (CSA) have announced that they will title all future bilateral series between the two countries - 'The Mahatma Gandhi-Nelson Mandela Series'

The Test series between the respective countries will be played for the 'Freedom Trophy', which is dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.

BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya, said:"The struggle for freedom has been the common thread between our countries.

Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela liberated our nations with non-violence and non co-operation as their weapons which have inspired the world, to adopt and achieve their goals in a peaceful manner. We dedicate this trophy to Mahatma and Madiba, the guiding souls of our nations."

BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur, said:"The Test Series has been christened as the 'Freedom Trophy'. Freedom for which Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela sacrificed their lives and thereby allowed a nation to be born free from years of bondage and suppression."
"BCCI, on behalf of every citizen of our country is able to pay tribute to these great leaders by naming the series after them and appeal to each and every citizen of our country to imbibe their ideals and follow the path advised by them," he added.

CSA President Chris Nenzani,said,"The revered names of Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela leave us with a huge responsibility to live up to the legacies they have left us.
Above all else they stood for doing the right thing and persevered at great personal cost to achieve freedom for their country regardless of how long it took them.

CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat, said:"For the people of both our countries there is no greater duty than to uphold the ideals of both Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela. As cricket loving people we must fight hard to win on the field of play but never forget to do battle in the spirit of these two great men.
"Naming all future bilateral series between our two countries after Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela is eternal news for our people and cricketers and I would like to thank the Nelson Mandela Foundation for their support," concluded Lorgat.


2015 Petrol Price REvision Monday August 31,2015

Petrol price cut by Rs 2/litre, diesel by 0.50 paise

Petrol price was on Monday slashed by Rs 2 per litre while that of diesel were cut by 0.50 per litre to be effective midnight tonight.

The cut in the prices are inclusive of state levies and will vary from state to state.

Will the cut in the prices, petrol will now cost Rs 61.20 a litre in Delhi while diesel will cost Rs 44.45 a litre.

Earlier on August 16, oil companies had cut the prices of petrol by Rs 1.27 per litre while that of diesel was cut by Rs 1.17 per litre.

"Since last price change (with effect from August 1, 2015), there has been a decrease in international prices of both petrol and diesel. The rupee-dollar exchange rate has, however, depreciated during this period. Combined impact of both these factors warrants a downward revision in prices, the impact of which is being passed on to the consumers with this price decrease," IndianOil said in a statement.

Supreme Court Says Santhara The Jain Ritual Of Fasting Unto Death Can Continue For Now Monday August 31,2015

The Supreme Court Monday August 31,2015stayed the operation of a Rajasthan High Court order terming as illegal the religious practice of santhara, a ritual of fasting until death prevalent among Jain community members.
"Issue notice. Leave granted," a bench comprising Chief Justice H L Dattu and Justice Amitava Roy said while staying the HC order and issuing notices to the Centre, Rajasthan and others.
The bench was hearing a batch of petitions filed by various religious bodies of Jain community members against the High Court order on santhara.
The pleas had sought a stay on the high court judgement, claiming it was passed without appreciating the basic philosophy and tenets of the Jain religion.
The Rajasthan High Court had on August 10 held 'santhara' as illegal making it punishable under section 306 and 309 of IPC related to abetment of suicide.
The petitions claimed that the high court erred in equating the religious practice with the offence of suicide.
The petition came in the backdrop of protests by the community in Rajasthan and some other states against the high court order


This is an age old Custom in INDIA , known as "Santhara" , where a follower or devotee of the JAIN sect , gives up all food and water voluntarily , and wait for Death.This is not considered dying but taking a "Samadhi" , becoming one with the supreme being, the all mighty.

Santhara is the Jain religious ritual of voluntary death by fasting. Supporters of the practice believe that Santhara cannot be considered suicide, but rather something one does with full knowledge and intent, while suicide is viewed as emotional and hasty. Due to the prolonged nature of Santhara, the individual is given ample time to reflect on his or her life. The vow of Santhara is taken when one feels that one's life has served its purpose. The goal of Santhara is to purify the body and, with this, the individual strives to abandon desire.

During the last days the person is in the company of fellow devotees who sing hymns and prayers and religious texts in order that the transition from the "Earthly" to the "Heavenly" is joyous and peaceful .

England Batsman Ian Bell Announces Retirement From ODI's Saturday August 29,2015

Ian Bell has confirmed his intention to retire from one-day international cricket as he seeks to prolong his test career after winning the Ashes for the fifth time in his illustrious England career earlier this month.

The Warwickshire batsman, who has featured in 115 tests, 161 ODIs and eight Twenty20 matches for his country since debuting against the West Indies in August 2004, endured a mixed series against Australia and averaged 26.87 over nine innings with three half-centuries and a high score of 65 achieved in the crucial eight-wicket victory at Edgbaston.

Ian Bell has been criticised extensively for his lack of form at times over recent months, but was elevated to number three during the aforementioned third test as head coach Trevor Bayliss and captain Alastair Cook altered their batting order after deciding to omit Gary Ballance.

And after admitting he needed time to assess things following the draining experience of England's 4-1 win that ended on something of a sour note with a heavy defeat at The Oval, the 33-year-old insists he is not yet ready to step away from the test arena but will opt out of ODI duty to allow England's younger crop to stake their claim.
"For that reason I've decided now is the right time to officially stand down from international one-day cricket and put all my focus and attention on my Test career," he revealed in his column for The Metro newspaper. "I've a huge amount still to give in the Test arena and still have so many ambitions left to achieve, both from a personal and a team perspective.
"I spoke with our Trevor Bayliss, Paul Farbrace and Alastair Cook in the aftermath of the Oval Test. We had a really good talk and I was as honest as I could be. Deep down though, I think I probably knew I wasn't ready to call time on my England Test career. I still have that hunger and desire. The day you don't, is the day you step away

2015 England Vs Australia T20 at Cardiff Monday August 31,2015

England v Australia limited-overs schedule

31 Aug: T20, Cardiff, 15:00 BST
3 Sep: 1st ODI, Southampton, 14:00
5 Sep: 2nd ODI, Lord's, 10:30
8 Sep: 3rd ODI, Old Trafford, 14:00
11 Sep: 4th ODI, Headingley, 10:30
13 Sep: 5th ODI, Old Trafford, 10:30

England batsman Joe Root has been rested for the limited-overs series against Australia.

Joe Root,the 24-year-old, England's leading run-scorer during their 3-2 Ashes win, will miss the Twenty20 and five one-day internationals starting on 31 August.

Uncapped Essex left-arm pace bowler Reece Topley, 21, has been named in a 13-man T20 squad.

All-rounder Moeen Ali, rested for the ODIs against New Zealand this summer, has been recalled for both formats.

The one-day squad features five players - Moeen, Jos Buttler, Steven Finn, Ben Stokes and Mark Wood - who helped England win the Ashes.

Reece Topley and batsman James Vince, who were in the squad for the last T20 international against New Zealand but did not play in the 56-run win at Old Trafford, retain their places.

England T20 squad: Eoin Morgan (Middlesex, capt), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Sam Billings (Kent), Jos Buttler (Lancashire, wk), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), Ben Stokes (Durham), Reece Topley (Essex), James Vince (Hampshire), David Willey (Northamptonshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire).

England ODI squad: Eoin Morgan (Middlesex, capt), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Sam Billings (Kent), Jos Buttler (Lancashire, wk), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Liam Plunkett (Yorkshire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), Ben Stokes (Durham), James Taylor (Nottinghamshire), David Willey Northamptonshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham).



  • Alex Hales
  • Jason Roy
  • Moeen Ali
  • Eoin Morgan(c)
  • Ben Stokes
  • Jos Buttler(wk)
  • Sam Billings
  • Adil Rashid
  • David Willey
  • Steven Finn
  • Reece Topley
  • David Warner
  • Shane Watson
  • Steven Smith(c)
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Mitchell Marsh
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Matthew Wade(wk)
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile
  • Mitchell Starc
  • Cameron Boyce
  • Pat Cummins
 Australia won the toss and chose to field

England Scored 182/5 in 20 Overs
Fall of Wickets(England)
Alex Hales                   03(7 Balls)
Jason Roy                   11(16 Balls 4x1)
Eoin Morgan                74(39 Balls 4x3 and 6x7)
Jos Butler                     11(4 Balls 4x1 and 6x1)
Sam Billings                  02(7 Balls)
Moeen Ali                     72*(46 Balls 4x6 and 6x3)
Ben Stokes                    01*(1 Ball)
Wicket Takers(Australia)
Pat Cummins                 2/25(4 Overs)
Nathan Coulter Nile         1/24(4 Overs)
Mitchell Starc                  1/32(4 Overs)
Australia Socred 177/7 in 20 Overs(Target 183 Runs in 20 Overs)
Fall of Wickets(Australia)
David Warner                04(6 Balls)
Shane Watson                08(5 Balls 4x2)
Glenn Maxwell               44(32 Balls 4x4 and 6x1)
Mitchell Marsh                13(13 Balls 4x1)
Steve Smith                    90(53 Balls 4x7 and 6x4)
Mathew Wade                 02(2 Balls)
Nathan Coulter Nile          00(1 Ball)
Pat Cummins                   00(0 Ball)-Run-out
Mitchell Starc                   00*(0 Ball)
David Willey                    2/34(4 Overs)
Moeen Ali                        1/03(1 Over)
Reece Topley                   1/35(4 Overs)
Steven Finn                      1/39(4 Overs)

Match Result - England won by 5 runs
MOM - Moeen Ali(England)
Series Result - England won the one-off match

England captain Eoin Morgan marked his return to cricket by top-scoring for his side in a five-run win over Australia in the lone Twenty20 international in Cardiff on Monday.
Morgan made 74 and shared a third-wicket stand of 135 in just 75 balls with fellow left-hander Moeen Ali (72 not out) in a total of 182 for five after England, sent into bat, had slumped to 18 for two.

Australia, however, were on course for victory while skipper Steven Smith was making a Twenty20 international best 90.
But they lost five wickets for 16 runs in 14 balls and finished on 177/8
England all-rounder Ben Stokes, who held a brilliant catch in the deep to dismiss Glenn Maxwell, was entrusted with a last over where Australia needed just 12 more runs to win.
However, they lost three wickets, two to run outs, with Stokes also having Nathan Coulter-Nile out for a duck when Adil Rashid held a skyer at short third man.
Stokes conceded just six runs off the over, with Australia finishing on 177 for eight
England now face 50-over world champions Australia in a five-match one-day international series starting in Southampton on Thursday.

2015 IAAF World Championships Beijing,China August 22 -30,2015 - Results and Medal Table


206 countries (or more accurately, IAAF members) participated with a total of 1,933 athletes. The biggest delegation was the one from the USA with 158 athletes.

Men's Track Events Winners

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres

 Usain Bolt
Jamaica (JAM)
9.79 SB  Justin Gatlin
United States (USA)
9.80  Trayvon Bromell
United States (USA)
 Andre De Grasse
Canada (CAN) PB
200 metres

 Usain Bolt
Jamaica (JAM)
19.55 WL  Justin Gatlin
United States (USA)
19.74  Anaso Jobodwana
South Africa (RSA)
19.87 NR
400 metres

 Wayde van Niekerk
South Africa (RSA)
43.48 WL, AR  LaShawn Merritt
United States (USA)
43.65 PB  Kirani James
Grenada (GRN)
43.78 SB
800 metres

 David Rudisha
Kenya (KEN)
1:45.84  Adam Kszczot
Poland (POL)
1:46.08  Amel Tuka
Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH)
1500 metres

 Asbel Kiprop
Kenya (KEN)
3:34.40  Elijah Motonei Manangoi
Kenya (KEN)
3:34.63  Abdalaati Iguider
Morocco (MAR)
5000 metres

 Mo Farah
Great Britain (GBR)
13:50.38  Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku
Kenya (KEN)
13:51.75  Hagos Gebrhiwet
Ethiopia (ETH)
10,000 metres

 Mo Farah
Great Britain (GBR)
27:01.13  Geoffrey Kamworor
Kenya (KEN)
27:01.76  Paul Tanui
Kenya (KEN)

 Ghirmay Ghebreslassie
Eritrea (ERI)
2:12:27  Yemane Tsegay
Ethiopia (ETH)
2:13:07 SB  Solomon Mutai
Uganda (UGA)
110 metres hurdles

 Sergey Shubenkov
Russia (RUS)
12.98 NR  Hansle Parchment
Jamaica (JAM)
13.03 SB  Aries Merritt
United States (USA)
13.04 SB
400 metres hurdles

 Nicholas Bett
Kenya (KEN)
47.79 WL, NR  Denis Kudryavtsev
Russia (RUS)
48.05 NR  Jeffery Gibson
Bahamas (BAH)
48.17 NR
3000 metres steeplechase

 Ezekiel Kemboi
Kenya (KEN)
8:11.28  Conseslus Kipruto
Kenya (KEN)
8:12.38  Brimin Kipruto
Kenya (KEN)
20 kilometres walk

 Miguel Ángel López
Spain (ESP)
1:19:14 PB  Wang Zhen
China (CHN)
1:19:29  Benjamin Thorne
Canada (CAN)
1:19:57 NR
50 kilometres walk

 Matej Tóth
Slovakia (SVK)
3:40:32  Jared Tallent
Australia (AUS)
3:42:17 SB  Takayuki Tanii
Japan (JPN)
4 × 100 metres relay

 Jamaica (JAM)
Nesta Carter
Asafa Powell
Nickel Ashmeade
Usain Bolt
37.36 WL  China (CHN)
Mo Youxue
Xie Zhenye
Su Bingtian
Zhang Peimeng
38.01  Canada (CAN)
Aaron Brown
Andre De Grasse
Brendon Rodney
Justyn Warner
4 × 400 metres relay

 United States (USA)
David Verburg
Tony McQuay
Bryshon Nellum
LaShawn Merritt
2:57.82 WL  Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)
Renny Quow
Lalonde Gordon
Deon Lendore
Machel Cedenio
2:58.20 NR  Great Britain (GBR)
Rabah Yousif
Delano Williams
Jarryd Dunn
Martyn Rooney
2:58.51 SB
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

Men's Field Events Winners

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump

 Derek Drouin
Canada (CAN)
2.34  Bohdan Bondarenko
Ukraine (UKR)
 Zhang Guowei
China (CHN)
2.33 Not awarded
Pole vault

 Shawnacy Barber
Canada (CAN)
5.90  Raphael Holzdeppe
Germany (GER)
5.90  Renaud Lavillenie
France (FRA)
 Piotr Lisek
Poland (POL)
 Paweł Wojciechowski
Poland (POL)
Long jump

 Greg Rutherford
Great Britain (GBR)
8.41 SB  Fabrice Lapierre
Australia (AUS)
8.24 SB  Wang Jianan
China (CHN)
Triple jump

 Christian Taylor
United States (USA)
18.21 WL, AR  Pedro Pablo Pichardo
Cuba (CUB)
17.73  Nelson Évora
Portugal (POR)
17.52 SB
Shot put

 Joe Kovacs
United States (USA)
21.93  David Storl
Germany (GER)
21.74  O'Dayne Richards
Jamaica (JAM)
21.69 NR
Discus throw

 Piotr Małachowski
Poland (POL)
67.40  Philip Milanov
Belgium (BEL)
66.90 NR  Robert Urbanek
Poland (POL)
Hammer throw

 Paweł Fajdek
Poland (POL)
80.88  Dilshod Nazarov
Tajikistan (TJK)
78.55  Wojciech Nowicki
Poland (POL)
Javelin throw

 Julius Yego
Kenya (KEN)
92.72 WL, AR  Ihab El-Sayed
Egypt (EGY)
88.99 SB  Tero Pitkämäki
Finland (FIN)

 Ashton Eaton
United States (USA)
9045 WR  Damian Warner
Canada (CAN)
8695 NR  Rico Freimuth
Germany (GER)
8561 PB
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

Women's Track Events Winners

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres

 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Jamaica (JAM)
10.76  Dafne Schippers
Netherlands (NED)
10.81 NR  Tori Bowie
United States (USA)
200 metres

 Dafne Schippers
Netherlands (NED)
21.63 WL, CR, AR  Elaine Thompson
Jamaica (JAM)
21.66 PB  Veronica Campbell-Brown
Jamaica (JAM)
21.97 SB
400 metres

 Allyson Felix
United States (USA)
49.26 WL, PB  Shaunae Miller
Bahamas (BAH)
49.67 PB  Shericka Jackson
Jamaica (JAM)
49.99 PB
800 metres

 Maryna Arzamasava
Belarus (BLR)
1:58.03  Melissa Bishop
Canada (CAN)
1:58.12  Eunice Jepkoech Sum
Kenya (KEN)
1500 metres

 Genzebe Dibaba
Ethiopia (ETH)
4:08.09  Faith Kipyegon
Kenya (KEN)
4:08.96  Sifan Hassan
Netherlands (NED)
5000 metres

 Almaz Ayana
Ethiopia (ETH)
14:26.83 CR  Senbere Teferi
Ethiopia (ETH)
14:44.07  Genzebe Dibaba
Ethiopia (ETH)
10,000 metres

 Vivian Cheruiyot
Kenya (KEN)
31:41.31  Gelete Burka
Ethiopia (ETH)
31:41.77  Emily Infeld
United States (USA)

 Mare Dibaba
Ethiopia (ETH)
2:27:35  Helah Kiprop
Kenya (KEN)
2:27:36  Eunice Kirwa
Bahrain (BRN)
100 metres hurdles

 Danielle Williams
Jamaica (JAM)
12.57 PB  Cindy Roleder
Germany (GER)
12.59 PB  Alina Talay
Belarus (BLR)
12.66 NR
400 metres hurdles

 Zuzana Hejnová
Czech Republic (CZE)
53.50 WL  Shamier Little
United States (USA)
53.94  Cassandra Tate
United States (USA)
3000 metres steeplechase

 Hyvin Jepkemoi
Kenya (KEN)
9:19.11  Habiba Ghribi
Tunisia (TUN)
9:19.24  Gesa Felicitas Krause
Germany (GER)
9:19.25 PB
20 kilometres walk

 Liu Hong
China (CHN)
1:27:45  Lü Xiuzhi
China (CHN)
1:27:45  Lyudmyla Olyanovska
Ukraine (UKR)
4 × 100 metres relay

 Jamaica (JAM)
Veronica Campbell-Brown
Natasha Morrison
Elaine Thompson
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
41.07 WL, CR  United States (USA)
English Gardner
Allyson Felix
Jenna Prandini
Jasmine Todd
41.68 SB  Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)
Kelly-Ann Baptiste
Michelle-Lee Ahye
Reyare Thomas
Semoy Hackett
42.03 NR
4 × 400 metres relay

 Jamaica (JAM)
Christine Day
Shericka Jackson
Stephenie Ann McPherson
Novlene Williams-Mills
3:19.13 WL  United States (USA)
Sanya Richards-Ross
Natasha Hastings
Allyson Felix
Francena McCorory
3:19.44  Great Britain (GBR)
Christine Ohuruogu
Anyika Onuora
Eilidh Child
Seren Bundy-Davies
3:23.62 SB
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

Women's Field Events Winners

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
 Mariya Kuchina
Russia (RUS)
2.01 PB  Blanka Vlašić
Croatia (CRO)
2.01 SB  Anna Chicherova
Russia (RUS)
Pole vault
 Yarisley Silva
Cuba (CUB)
4.90  Fabiana Murer
Brazil (BRA)
4.85 =AR  Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou
Greece (GRE)
Long jump
 Tianna Bartoletta
United States (USA)
7.14 WL, PB  Shara Proctor
Great Britain (GBR)
7.07 NR  Ivana Španović
Serbia (SRB)
7.01 NR
Triple jump
 Caterine Ibargüen
Colombia (COL)
14.90 SB  Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko
Israel (ISR)
14.78 NR  Olga Rypakova
Kazakhstan (KAZ)
14.77 SB
Shot put
 Christina Schwanitz
Germany (GER)
20.37  Gong Lijiao
China (CHN)
20.30  Michelle Carter
United States (USA)
Discus throw
 Denia Caballero
Cuba (CUB)
69.28  Sandra Perković
Croatia (CRO)
67.39  Nadine Müller
Germany (GER)
Hammer throw
 Anita Włodarczyk
Poland (POL)
80.85 CR  Zhang Wenxiu
China (CHN)
76.33 SB  Alexandra Tavernier
France (FRA)
Javelin throw
 Katharina Molitor
Germany (GER)
67.69 WL, PB  Lü Huihui
China (CHN)
66.13 AR  Sunette Viljoen
South Africa (RSA)
 Jessica Ennis-Hill
Great Britain (GBR)
6669 SB  Brianne Theisen-Eaton
Canada (CAN)
6554  Laura Ikauniece-Admidiņa
Latvia (LAT)
6516 NR
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

Medal Table

  *   Host Nation
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Kenya 7 6 3 16
2  Jamaica 7 2 3 12
3  United States 6 6 6 18
4  Great Britain 4 1 2 7
5  Ethiopia 3 3 2 8
6  Poland 3 1 4 8
7  Canada 2 3 3 8
 Germany 2 3 3 8
9  Russia 2 1 1 4
10  Cuba 2 1 0 3
11  China* 1 7 1 9
12  Netherlands 1 1 1 3
13  South Africa 1 0 2 3
14  Belarus 1 0 1 2
15  Colombia 1 0 0 1
 Czech Republic 1 0 0 1
 Eritrea 1 0 0 1
 Slovakia 1 0 0 1
 Spain 1 0 0 1
20  Australia 0 2 0 2
 Croatia 0 2 0 2
22  Bahamas 0 1 1 2
 Trinidad and Tobago 0 1 1 2
 Ukraine 0 1 1 2
25  Belgium 0 1 0 1
 Brazil 0 1 0 1
 Egypt 0 1 0 1
 Israel 0 1 0 1
 Tajikistan 0 1 0 1
 Tunisia 0 1 0 1
31  France 0 0 2 2
32  Bahrain 0 0 1 1
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 0 1 1
 Finland 0 0 1 1
 Greece 0 0 1 1
 Grenada 0 0 1 1
 Japan 0 0 1 1
 Kazakhstan 0 0 1 1
 Latvia 0 0 1 1
 Morocco 0 0 1 1
 Portugal 0 0 1 1
 Serbia 0 0 1 1
 Uganda 0 0 1 1
Total 47 48 49 144