PORTLAND, Oregon -- Home-field advantage paid off in a huge way for Team USA Sunday at the IAAF World Indoor Championships. With eight medals on the day, Team USA broke its own championship record for number of medals won, with 23, and number of golds, with 13. The medal tally crushed the previous records of 19 medals overall from 1999, and 10 gold medals from 2012. Ethiopia finished second in the medal tables with five medals and two gold, as Team USA totaled 249 points on the placing table to Ethiopia’s 56.
Highlighting Sunday competition for Team USA were gold medals from Matt Centrowitz, Vashti Cunningham, Marquis Dendy and both relays. The golds brought a dramatic conclusion to a weekend of competition witnessed by a total of 39,283 fans at the Oregon Convention Center, including a sell-out 7,191 on Sunday.