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A Home Run: US Turns in Record-setting Medal Day At Worlds

Gold medalist Katie Nageotte, of the United States, poses with silver medalist Sandi Morris, of the United States, left, after the women's pole vault final at the World Athletics Championships on Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Gold medalist Katie Nageotte, of the United States, poses with silver medalist Sandi Morris, of the United States, left, after the women's pole vault final at the World Athletics Championships on Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Eugene, Ore. (AP) -- Except for a single, barely perceptible flinch, this would've been a Perfect 10 for the U.S. track and field team.

As it ended up, the Americans still won nine medals on home turf Sunday at world championships in what will go down as one of the most memorable days for the red, white and blue in its long, successful history. It was the best single medal day for a nation at worlds, according to meet organizers.