With the popular sports like football and cricket taking all the limelight and the media attention other sports are hindered in terms of popularity but the sports have managed to co-exist with these overly loved sports.
World Athletics Championship has ended, and it has gone largely unnoticed. It appeared as if Britain match their tally from 2017 when the women’s 4x400m team were upgraded to bronze after Jamaica’s disqualification. But it was overturned on appeal as the final day ended in GB disappointment. Their men’s 4x400m team had earlier failed to finish their race after a changeover error. The United States won the race as they finished top of the medal table with 14 golds. Dina-Asher Smith in the 200m and Katarina Johnson-Thompson in the heptathlon won the gold medals, plus a silver for Asher-Smith in the 100m and two 4x100m silvers which summed up Britain as they finished sixth in the table.
The 10-day event, where the spotlight seemed to be have fallen on some low attendances and the ban for coach Alberto Salazar as much as on the sporting action, ended by being hailed as the “best we have ever had“ in terms of athletic performance by IAAF chief Lord Coe which we think is just an overcompensating statement.
We as audiences should pay attention to these sports and keep them alive as most of the sports and the sports personalities involved do not get the appreciation that they deserve for their impeccable efforts. We should definitely try to be more aware and take interest in something other than what most of the world is following.