Athletics

Global Cup - Athletics

2023

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 United States 631 15.7
2 Kenya 352 8.8
3 Jamaica 300 7.5
4 Ethiopia 232 5.8
5 Great Britain 226 5.6
6 Canada 143 3.6
7 Australia 133 3.3
8 Spain 132 3.3
9 Netherlands 114 2.8
10 Italy 110 2.7

2022

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 United States 718 19.6
2 Jamaica 246 6.7 1
3 Kenya 196 5.3 -1
4 Ethiopia 174 4.7 4
5 Great Britain 142 3.9 4
6 China 135 3.7 1
7 Canada 123 3.4 -1
8 Poland 108 2.9 -4
9 Netherlands 100 2.7 -4
10 Australia 100 2.7 2

2021

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 United States 587 15.5
2 Kenya 265 7.0
3 Jamaica 230 6.1
4 Poland 168 4.4
5 Netherlands 160 4.2
6 Canada 150 4.0
7 China 146 3.9
8 Ethiopia 139 3.7
9 Great Britain 138 3.7
10 Italy 118 3.1

2019

Top Positions Points % Chg
1 United States 1875 20.1
2 Kenya 664 7.1
3 Jamaica 654 7.0
4 Ethiopia 458 4.9
5 China 432 4.6
6 Germany 425 4.5
7 Great Britain 405 4.3
8 Canada 300 3.2
9 Poland 293 3.1
10 Uganda 256 2.7

Per Capita Cup - Athletics

2023

Top Positions People Per Point Chg
1 Jamaica 9103
2 Slovenia 64559
3 Norway 65972
4 Estonia 67616
5 Croatia 129819
6 Lithuania 140735
7 Kenya 141193
8 Netherlands 150561
9 Sweden 157522
10 Ireland 169928

2022

Top Positions People Per Point Chg
1 Jamaica 11101
2 Slovenia 60762 1
3 Norway 97736 -1
4 Lithuania 100525 11
5 Estonia 135232 14
6 Sweden 148256 -1
7 Netherlands 171640 -3
8 Croatia 173092 13
9 Switzerland 234683 7
10 Australia 246873 2

2021

Top Positions People Per Point Chg
1 Jamaica 11873
2 Norway 94246
3 Slovenia 103295
4 Netherlands 107275
5 Sweden 157522
6 New Zealand 160879
7 Belgium 162442
8 Portugal 166283
9 Kenya 187547
10 Cuba 214489

2019

Top Positions People Per Point Chg
1 Jamaica 4176
2 Bahrain 13074
3 Estonia 15026
4 Norway 36651
5 Cuba 58538
6 Sweden 65891
7 Kenya 74849
8 Croatia 76930
9 Netherlands 77841
10 New Zealand 89377
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Asia, Africa the emerging forces in Athletics as USA win London 2017 Worlds

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Mo Farah of GBR

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Amantle Montsho of Botswana

Continental trends in Athletics

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World Athletics Championships, Daegu 2011

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Usain Bolt of Jamaica

Athletics

The GSN Global Cup and Global Ranking focus on the major Athletics competitions in the world. Beginning with the ultimate, the Olympic Games, and following with the World Athlet...

Bungei of Kenya leading the pack

IAAF World Athletics Championships 2009

Berlin’s sky is still bright with Bolt’s lightning flashes but the IAAF World Athletics Championships was not all about the Jamaican sprinter’s astounding perf...

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Athletics Global Cup 2009 results

As the IAAF World Athletics Championships followed on from the Beijing Olympics, the first five nations in the ranking remained the same as in 2008.