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The 10th World Championships in Athletics
IAAF World Championships in Athletics
The World Championships in Athletics is an event organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations . Originally, it was organised every four years, but this changed in 1991, and it has since been organised biennially.-History:...

, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations
International Association of Athletics Federations
The International Association of Athletics Federations is the international governing body for the sport of athletics. It was founded in 1912 at its first congress in Stockholm, Sweden by representatives from 17 national athletics federations as the International Amateur Athletics Federation...

 (IAAF), were held in the Olympic Stadium
Helsinki Olympic Stadium
The Helsinki Olympic Stadium , located in the Töölö district about from the center of the Finnish capital Helsinki, is the largest stadium in the country, nowadays mainly used for hosting sports events and big concerts. The stadium is best known for being the center of activities in the 1952...

, Helsinki
Helsinki
Helsinki is the capital and largest city in Finland. It is in the region of Uusimaa, located in southern Finland, on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, an arm of the Baltic Sea. The population of the city of Helsinki is , making it by far the most populous municipality in Finland. Helsinki is...

, Finland
Finland
Finland , officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of Northern Europe. It is bordered by Sweden in the west, Norway in the north and Russia in the east, while Estonia lies to its south across the Gulf of Finland.Around 5.4 million people reside...

 (6 August 2005 – 14 August 2005), the site of the first IAAF World Championships in 1983. One theme of the 2005 championships was paralympic sports, some of which were included as exhibition
Exhibition game
An exhibition game is a sporting event in which there is no competitive value of any significant kind to any competitor regardless of the outcome of the competition...

 events. Much of the event was played in extremely heavy rainfall.

Opening ceremony


Apocalyptica
Apocalyptica
Apocalyptica is a band from Helsinki, Finland, formed in 1993. The band is composed of classically trained cellists Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lötjönen, and Perttu Kivilaakso and drummer Mikko Sirén...

 and Nightwish
Nightwish
Nightwish is a Finnish symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland. Formed in 1996 by songwriter and keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen, guitarist Emppu Vuorinen, and former vocalist Tarja Turunen, Nightwish's current line-up has five members, although Tarja has been replaced by Anette Olzon and the...

 performed at the opening ceremony of the event over a heavy rainfall. Geir Rönning
Geir Rönning
Geir Rönning is a professional singer-songwriter from Ålesund, Norway. He later moved to the capital Oslo in the 1980s, and later on to Stockholm, Sweden, where he found opportunity to start a musical career. He later moved to Finland, which he represented in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2005...

, Finland's Eurovision Song Contest 2005
Eurovision Song Contest 2005
The Eurovision Song Contest 2005 was the 50th Eurovision Song Contest, which was held at the Palace of Sports, Kiev, Ukraine. The winner was Greece's My Number One, written by Christos Dantis and Natalia Germanou and performed by Swedish-born Greek singer Elena Paparizou, who scored 230 points,...

 entrant, sang "Victory" the official song of the 2005 IAAF World Championships.

Events


With the addition of the women's 3000 metres steeplechase
Long-distance track event
Long-distance track event races require runners to balance their energy. These types of races are predominantly aerobic in nature and at the highest level, exceptional levels of aerobic endurance is required more than anything else...

 to the schedule, this year's program of events was closer to parity for women and men. With the exception of the 50 km walk
Race walking
Racewalking, or race walking, is a long-distance athletic event. Although it is a foot race, it is different from running in that one foot must appear to be in contact with the ground at all times...

 the women competed in practically the same events as the men. Two differences remaining from before, though, were the short hurdles race (100 metres for women vs. 110 metres for men), and the multi-event competition (heptathlon
Heptathlon
A heptathlon is a track and field athletics combined events contest made up of seven events. The name derives from the Greek hepta and athlon . A competitor in a heptathlon is referred to as a heptathlete.-Women's Heptathlon:...

 for women vs. decathlon
Decathlon
The decathlon is a combined event in athletics consisting of ten track and field events. The word decathlon is of Greek origin . Events are held over two consecutive days and the winners are determined by the combined performance in all. Performance is judged on a points system in each event, not...

 for men).

Since the first World Championships in Helsinki 1983
1983 World Championships in Athletics
The inaugural World Championships in Athletics were run under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations and were held at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki, Finland between August 7 and August 14, 1983....

, seven new events have been added for women:
  • 10000 metres
    Long-distance track event
    Long-distance track event races require runners to balance their energy. These types of races are predominantly aerobic in nature and at the highest level, exceptional levels of aerobic endurance is required more than anything else...

    , introduced in 1987
    1987 World Championships in Athletics
    The 2nd World Championships in Athletics under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations were held in the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy between August 28 and September 6, 1987.-Track:1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995...

  • 5000 metres
    Long-distance track event
    Long-distance track event races require runners to balance their energy. These types of races are predominantly aerobic in nature and at the highest level, exceptional levels of aerobic endurance is required more than anything else...

    , replaced 3000 metres
    Middle distance track event
    Middle distance running events are track races longer than sprints, up to 3000 metres. The standard middle distances are the 800 metres, 1500 metres and mile run, although the 3000 metres may also be classified as a middle distance event. The 880 yard run, or half mile, was the forebear to the...

     in 1995
    1995 World Championships in Athletics
    The 5th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at the Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg, Sweden between August 5 and August 13.This edition featured 1804 athletes from 191 nations....

  • triple jump
    Triple jump
    The triple jump is a track and field sport, similar to the long jump, but involving a “hop, bound and jump” routine, whereby the competitor runs down the track and performs a hop, a bound and then a jump into the sand pit.The triple jump has its origins in the Ancient Olympics and has been a...

    , introduced in 1993
    1993 World Championships in Athletics
    The 4th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held in the Gottlieb Daimler Stadium, Stuttgart, Germany between August 13 and August 22 with the participation of 187 nations....

  • 20 km walk
    Race walking
    Racewalking, or race walking, is a long-distance athletic event. Although it is a foot race, it is different from running in that one foot must appear to be in contact with the ground at all times...

     introduced in 1999
    1999 World Championships in Athletics
    The 7th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at the Estadio Olímpico, Seville, Spain, between the August 20 and August 29....

    , replaced 10 km walk
    Race walking
    Racewalking, or race walking, is a long-distance athletic event. Although it is a foot race, it is different from running in that one foot must appear to be in contact with the ground at all times...

     that first appeared in 1987
    1987 World Championships in Athletics
    The 2nd World Championships in Athletics under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations were held in the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy between August 28 and September 6, 1987.-Track:1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995...

  • pole vault
    Pole vault
    Pole vaulting is a track and field event in which a person uses a long, flexible pole as an aid to leap over a bar. Pole jumping competitions were known to the ancient Greeks, as well as the Cretans and Celts...

    , introduced in 1999
    1999 World Championships in Athletics
    The 7th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at the Estadio Olímpico, Seville, Spain, between the August 20 and August 29....

  • hammer throw
    Hammer throw
    The modern or Olympic hammer throw is an athletic throwing event where the object is to throw a heavy metal ball attached to a wire and handle. The name "hammer throw" is derived from older competitions where an actual sledge hammer was thrown...

    , introduced in 1999
    1999 World Championships in Athletics
    The 7th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at the Estadio Olímpico, Seville, Spain, between the August 20 and August 29....

  • 3000 metres steeplechase
    Long-distance track event
    Long-distance track event races require runners to balance their energy. These types of races are predominantly aerobic in nature and at the highest level, exceptional levels of aerobic endurance is required more than anything else...

    , introduced in 2005


The original winning bid for the competition was for London
London
London is the capital city of :England and the :United Kingdom, the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom, and the largest urban zone in the European Union by most measures. Located on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its...

, England
England
England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west; the Irish Sea is to the north west, the Celtic Sea to the south west, with the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south separating it from continental...

, but the cost to build the required stadium at Picketts Lock
Picketts Lock
Pickett's Lock or Picketts Lock is an area of Edmonton, in the London Borough of Enfield. It is bordered by River Lee Navigation to the east, Pickett's Lock Lane to the south, Meridian Way A1055 to the west and the Ponders End industrial area to the north...

 and host the event was deemed too expensive by the government. UK Athletics
UK Athletics
UK Athletics is the governing body for the sport of athletics in the United Kingdom. It is responsible for overseeing the governance of athletics events in the UK as well as athletes, their development, and athletics officials....

 suggested to move the host city to Sheffield
Sheffield
Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough of South Yorkshire, England. Its name derives from the River Sheaf, which runs through the city. Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, and with some of its southern suburbs annexed from Derbyshire, the city has grown from its largely...

 (using Don Valley Stadium
Don Valley Stadium
The Don Valley Stadium is a stadium in Sheffield, England and is the home of Rotherham United F.C.. The stadium is an athletics stadium which has hosted major UK Athletic events and the 1991 World Student Games. Sheffield Eagles RLFC and Parramore Sports FC also use the stadium. It was designed by...

), but the IAAF stated that having London as the host city was central to their winning the bid. The championships bidding process was reopened as a result. The United Kingdom's withdrawal as host was an unprecedented case for a major sporting event in a developed country.

Helsinki was considered by many to be the outsider in the race to host the games with rival bids being presented by Berlin
Berlin
Berlin is the capital city of Germany and is one of the 16 states of Germany. With a population of 3.45 million people, Berlin is Germany's largest city. It is the second most populous city proper and the seventh most populous urban area in the European Union...

 in Germany
Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

; Brussels
Brussels
Brussels , officially the Brussels Region or Brussels-Capital Region , is the capital of Belgium and the de facto capital of the European Union...

 in Belgium
Belgium
Belgium , officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a federal state in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts the EU's headquarters, and those of several other major international organisations such as NATO.Belgium is also a member of, or affiliated to, many...

, Budapest
Budapest
Budapest is the capital of Hungary. As the largest city of Hungary, it is the country's principal political, cultural, commercial, industrial, and transportation centre. In 2011, Budapest had 1,733,685 inhabitants, down from its 1989 peak of 2,113,645 due to suburbanization. The Budapest Commuter...

 in Hungary
Hungary
Hungary , officially the Republic of Hungary , is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is situated in the Carpathian Basin and is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Ukraine and Romania to the east, Serbia and Croatia to the south, Slovenia to the southwest and Austria to the west. The...

, Moscow
Moscow
Moscow is the capital, the most populous city, and the most populous federal subject of Russia. The city is a major political, economic, cultural, scientific, religious, financial, educational, and transportation centre of Russia and the continent...

 in Russia
Russia
Russia or , officially known as both Russia and the Russian Federation , is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects...

 and Rome
Rome
Rome is the capital of Italy and the country's largest and most populated city and comune, with over 2.7 million residents in . The city is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, on the Tiber River within the Lazio region of Italy.Rome's history spans two and a half...

 in Italy
Italy
Italy , officially the Italian Republic languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Italy's official name is as follows:;;;;;;;;), is a unitary parliamentary republic in South-Central Europe. To the north it borders France, Switzerland, Austria and...

.

Drug testing


The IAAF conducted their largest ever anti-doping program at an athletics event for the championships, with 705 athletes subjected to a total 884 of tests. There were two athletes who failed drugs tests: Indian discus throw
Discus throw
The discus throw is an event in track and field athletics competition, in which an athlete throws a heavy disc—called a discus—in an attempt to mark a farther distance than his or her competitors. It is an ancient sport, as evidenced by the 5th century BC Myron statue, Discobolus...

er Neelam Jaswant Singh
Neelam Jaswant Singh
Neelam Jaswant Singh is an Indian discus thrower.Her personal best throw is 64.55 metres, achieved at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan....

 tested positive for the stimulant pemoline
Pemoline
Pemoline was first synthesized in 1913 but it's activity was not discovered until the 1930s. Under the names it was used as a medication used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy. Under the Convention on Psychotropic Substances, it is a Schedule IV drug...

, and Vladyslav Piskunov
Vladyslav Piskunov
Vladyslav Yuriyovych Piskunov is a former Ukrainian hammer thrower.Piskunov originally won a gold medal at the 1994 World Junior Championships, but failed a drugs test and became disqualified...

, a Ukrainian hammer throw
Hammer throw
The modern or Olympic hammer throw is an athletic throwing event where the object is to throw a heavy metal ball attached to a wire and handle. The name "hammer throw" is derived from older competitions where an actual sledge hammer was thrown...

er, tested positive for the steroid drostanolone
Drostanolone
Drostanolone is an anabolic steroid. Its main medical applications are to lower cholesterol levels, and as an antineoplastic agent in the treatment of some cancers. It is most commonly marketed as the ester drostanolone propionate .Ringold, H. J.; Batres, E.; Halpern, O.; Necoechea, E.; J. Amer....

. Singh received a two year ineligibility ban, while Piskunov received a life ban from athletics as this was his second offence.

Track


2001 | 2003 | 2005 | 2007 | 2009
100 m
Justin Gatlin
Justin Gatlin
Justin Gatlin is an American sprinter. He is an Olympic gold medalist, with a 100 m personal best of 9.85 seconds. He served a four-year ban from track and field for testing positive for a banned substance; Gatlin had appealed the ban in 2009, but it was later denied.- Biography :Gatlin attended...


 United States
9.88
SB
Michael Frater
Michael Frater
Michael Frater O.D is a sprinter who specialises in the 100 metres event. He won a silver medal at the 2005 World Championships and a gold medal at the 2003 Pan American Games for the event....


 Jamaica
10.05 Kim Collins
Kim Collins
Kim Collins is a track and field sprinter from the Caribbean nation of Saint Kitts and Nevis. In 2003, he became the World Champion in the 100 m. He represented his country at the Summer Olympics on four occasions, from 1996 to 2008, and was the country's first athlete to ever reach an event...


 Saint Kitts and Nevis
10.05
200 m
Justin Gatlin
Justin Gatlin
Justin Gatlin is an American sprinter. He is an Olympic gold medalist, with a 100 m personal best of 9.85 seconds. He served a four-year ban from track and field for testing positive for a banned substance; Gatlin had appealed the ban in 2009, but it was later denied.- Biography :Gatlin attended...


 United States
20.04 Wallace Spearmon
Wallace Spearmon
Wallace Spearmon, Jr., is a sprint athlete, who specializes in the 200 meters. He is a two-time NCAA outdoor champion in the 200 m and won the silver medal in the event at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics...


 United States
20.20 John Capel
John Capel
John Capel, Jr. is an American track and field athlete who was a world champion sprinter. Capel played college football for the University of Florida, where he was also a member of the Florida Gators track and field team....


 United States
20.31
SB
Justin Gatlin wins the 200 metres, becoming the second athlete to win a sprint double in a single World Championships (Maurice Greene
Maurice Greene (athlete)
Maurice Greene is a retired American track and field sprinter who specialized in the 100 meters and 200 meters. He is a former 100 m world record holder with a time of 9.79 seconds. During the height of his career he won four Olympic medals and was a five-time World Champion...

 was the first, in 1999). Tyson Gay
Tyson Gay
Tyson Gay is an American track and field sprinter. His primary events are the 100 meters and 200 meters. His personal bests establish him as the second fastest athlete in the 100 meters and the fifth fastest athlete in the history of the 200 meters, with times of 9.69 and...

 finishes fourth (20.34) to complete an American 1-2-3-4, the first time any nation has achieved this in a world championship athletics event. Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt
The Honourable Usain St. Leo Bolt, OJ, C.D. , is a Jamaican sprinter and a five-time World and three-time Olympic gold medalist. He is the world record and Olympic record holder in the 100 metres, the 200 metres and the 4×100 metres relay...

 of Jamaica pulls a muscle at about 150 m into the race and finishes last.
400 m
Jeremy Wariner
Jeremy Wariner
Jeremy Mathew Wariner is an American track athlete specializing in the 400 meters. He has won four Olympic medals and six World Championships medals...


 United States
43.93
WL
Andrew Rock
Andrew Rock
Andrew Rock is an American sprinter who specializes in the 400 meter dash.-Early career:Rock was born in Marshfield, Wisconsin, and grew up in Stratford, Wisconsin, where he graduated from high school in 2000...


 United States
44.35
PB
Tyler Christopher
Tyler Christopher (athlete)
Tyler Christopher is a Canadian sprinter who specializes in 400 meters. He is the Canadian record holder for the distance in both indoor and outdoor competition.In 2004 he won the NACAC U23 Championships...


 Canada
44.44
NR
Olympic champion Wariner wins easily, with his first time under 44 seconds.
800 m
Rashid Ramzi
Rashid Ramzi
Rashid Ramzi is a Moroccan-Bahraini track and field athlete competing internationally for Bahrain in the 800 metres and 1500 metres. Ramzi was investigated by the IAAF after the 2008 Summer Games and was stripped of his gold medal for doping.Ramzi was born in Asfi, Morocco...


 Bahrain
1:44.24
PB
Yuriy Borzakovskiy
Yuriy Borzakovskiy
Yuriy Mikhailovich Borzakovskiy is a Russian middle distance athlete specializing in the 800 metres.-Athletic career:Borzakovskiy's first major international success was a victory at the 2000 European Indoor Championships when he was only 18 years old. At the 2000 Summer Olympics he reached the...


 Russia
1:44.51 William Yiampoy
William Yiampoy
William Oloonkishu Yiampoy is a Kenyan runner who specializes in the 800 metres. His personal best is 1:42.91 minutes, achieved in September 2002 in Rieti....


 Kenya
1:44.55
Yuriy Borzakovskiy starts his trademark sprint finish at 200m to go, but was boxed in behind Mehdi Baala of France which allowed Rashid Ramzi to win his second gold in the championships.
1500 m
Rashid Ramzi
Rashid Ramzi
Rashid Ramzi is a Moroccan-Bahraini track and field athlete competing internationally for Bahrain in the 800 metres and 1500 metres. Ramzi was investigated by the IAAF after the 2008 Summer Games and was stripped of his gold medal for doping.Ramzi was born in Asfi, Morocco...


 Bahrain
3:37.88 Adil Kaouch
Adil Kaouch
Adil Kaouch is a Moroccan middle distance runner.In 1998 he won the World Junior Championships over 1500 metres...


 Morocco
3:38.00
SB
Rui Silva
Rui Silva
Rui Silva is a Portuguese athlete, who represents Sporting Clube de Portugal. As a distance runner, he specializes at the 1500 and 3000 m events, although he has at times run the 800 metres as well. He is the national champion at 1500 m...


 Portugal
3:38.02
This was the first 800-1500 m double in open global championship since New Zealand
New Zealand
New Zealand is an island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses and numerous smaller islands. The country is situated some east of Australia across the Tasman Sea, and roughly south of the Pacific island nations of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga...

's Peter Snell
Peter Snell
Sir Peter George Snell, KNZM, MBE is a former New Zealand athlete, now resident in Texas, United States. He had one of the shortest careers of world famous international sportsmen, yet achieved so much that he was voted New Zealand’s "Sports Champion of the Century"...

 achieved it at the Tokyo Olympics
1964 Summer Olympics
The 1964 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVIII Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in Tokyo, Japan in 1964. Tokyo had been awarded with the organization of the 1940 Summer Olympics, but this honor was subsequently passed to Helsinki because of Japan's...

 in 1964. Ramzi, near the front at the bell, kicked with 300 metres to go and made another decisive move with 200 to go.
5000 m
Benjamin Limo
Benjamin Limo
Benjamin Kipkoech Limo is a Kenyan middle distance runner. He runs every distance from 1500 m to 10,000 m, but mainly competes in 5,000 m, where he has won international medals....


 Kenya
13:32.55 Sileshi Sihine
Sileshi Sihine
Sileshi Sihine is an Ethiopian long-distance runner.Sihine achieved a silver medal in the 10,000 metres at the 2004 Athens Olympics and the 2008 Beijing Olympics as well as at the 2005 World Championships and 2007 World Championships as well as a bronze medal in 2003...


 Ethiopia
13:32.81 Craig Mottram
Craig Mottram
Craig Mottram is an Australian long distance and middle distance runner.-Biography:Born on 18 June 1980 in Frankston, Victoria, Mottram specialises in the 5000 m event. He attended the prestigious Geelong Grammar School. At 6 feet 2 inches he is unusually tall for a distance runner.Amongst...


 Australia
13:32.96
A slow pace race, ending in a sprint for the line in the last lap. Defending champion Eliud Kipchoge
Eliud Kipchoge
Eliud Kipchoge is a Kenyan long distance runner who has won medals at Olympic and World level....

 of Kenya just misses out of the bronze. (13:33.04)
10,000 m
Kenenisa Bekele
Kenenisa Bekele
Kenenisa Bekele is an Ethiopian long-distance runner, who holds the world record and Olympic record in both the 5000 metres and 10,000 metres events...


 Ethiopia
27:08.33 Sileshi Sihine
Sileshi Sihine
Sileshi Sihine is an Ethiopian long-distance runner.Sihine achieved a silver medal in the 10,000 metres at the 2004 Athens Olympics and the 2008 Beijing Olympics as well as at the 2005 World Championships and 2007 World Championships as well as a bronze medal in 2003...


 Ethiopia
27:08.87 Moses Mosop
Moses Mosop
Moses Cheruiyot Mosop is a Kenyan middle and long distance athlete. He competed for Kenya at the 2004 Olympic Games and went on to take 10,000 metres bronze at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics...


 Kenya
27:08.96
PB
The pace was slow for the first sixteen laps until Bekele surged to the front with a 62-second seventeenth lap, whittling the pack down to nine men. The pace would dawdle again, the ninth kilometre was the slowest since the first in 2:48, though the last one was run in a furious 2:29. The pack of nine was still together at the bell, although somewhat strung out. Bekele ran the last lap in 54 seconds, holding off the challenge of Mosop thanks to help from Sihine and Dinkessa, who boxed him on the penultimate straight. Bekele would then hold off a charge from Sihine, while Dinkessa faded to seventh due to his exertions.
Marathon
Jaouad Gharib
Jaouad Gharib
Jaouad Gharib is a Moroccan long-distance runner who competes in the marathon. Winner of the 2003 World Championships and 2005 World Championships over the distance, he is also notable because he only began running seriously at the age of twenty-two...


 Morocco
2:10:10 Christopher Isengwe
 Tanzania
2:10:21
PB
Tsuyoshi Ogata
Tsuyoshi Ogata
is a Japanese long-distance athlete competing mainly in the marathon.In August 2003 he came twelfth at the 2003 World Championships in Paris. In August 2005 he won a bronze medal at the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki...


 Japan
2:11:16
SB
Gharib attacked just before 30 km mark, getting Italian Olympic champion Stefano Baldini
Stefano Baldini
Stefano Baldini is a retired Italian athlete and the 2004 Olympic and former European champion in the marathon....

 with him. Baldini had cramps few kilometres later and he retired after 35 kilometres.
110 m hurdles
Ladji Doucouré
Ladji Doucouré
Ladji Doucouré is a French athlete of Malian and Senegalese descent. He was a football player and decathlete before specializing in hurdling.-Career:...


 Early Modern France
13.07 Liu Xiang
Liu Xiang
Liu Xiang is a Chinese 110 meter hurdler. Liu is an Olympic Gold medalist and World Champion. His 2004 Olympic gold medal was the first in a men's track and field event for China....


 Mainland China
13.08 Allen Johnson
Allen Johnson
Allen Kenneth Johnson is a retired hurdling athlete and won Olympic Gold in the 110 metre high hurdles at the 1996 games in Atlanta, Georgia....


 United States
13.10
In a very tight race, Frenchman Ladji Doucouré wins the 110 m hurdles, battling with Allen Johnson in the middle lanes and just crossing the line ahead of the fast finishing Liu Xiang.
400 m hurdles
Bershawn Jackson
Bershawn Jackson
Bershawn Jackson is an American athlete, who mainly competes in the 400 m hurdles, but is also a capable 400 m runner.At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Jackson won a bronze medal in the 400 m hurdles...


 United States
47.30
PB
James Carter
James Carter (athlete)
James Carter is an American athlete competing in 400 m hurdles. His personal best is 47.43, set during the 2005 World Championships in Athletics where he won the silver medal.- Achievements :...


 United States
47.43
PB
Dai Tamesue
Dai Tamesue
is an Japanese athlete, competing mainly in 400 m hurdles but also 400 m.Tamesue won a bronze medal at the 2001 World Championships in Edmonton, setting a new personal best of 47.89 which still stands, and won another bronze medal at the 2002 Asian Games. He finished third again at the 2005 World...


 Japan
48.10
SB
In driving rain, Dai Tamesue starts fast to take the early lead before being overtaken on the final bend. Bershawn Jackson shows better form in the final straight to stretch away from James Carter. Tamesue dives over the line for a bronze to edge out Kerron Clement
Kerron Clement
Kerron Stephon Clement is Trinidadian-born track and field athlete who represents the United States and specializes in the 400-meter hurdles...

 of the USA who jogs over the line.
3000 m s'chase
Saif Saaeed Shaheen
Saif Saaeed Shaheen
Saif Saaeed Shaheen formerly Stephen Cherono is a steeplechase runner now representing Qatar. He currently holds the world record for 3000 metre steeplechase. His older brother Abraham Cherono is also a steeplechase runner.He was the 1999 World Youth Champion in the steeplechase and set a world...


 Qatar
8:13.31 Ezekiel Kemboi
Ezekiel Kemboi
Ezekiel Kemboi Cheboi is a Kenyan athlete, winner of the 3000 metres steeplechase at the 2004 Summer Olympics, the 2009 World Championships and the 2011 World Championships. He became African Junior Champion in 2001 and came to prominence with a silver medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games...


 Kenya
8:14.95 Brimin Kipruto
Brimin Kipruto
Brimin Kipruto is a Kenyan middle distance runner who specialises in the 3000 metres steeplechase. He was born in Korkitony, Keiyo District...


 Kenya
8:15.30
A comfortable race for Said Saaeed Shaheen as Ezekiel Kemboi fails to mount a serious challenge. Brimin Kipruto finishes fast to edge Brahim Boulami
Brahim Boulami
Brahim Boulami is a Moroccan athlete who had set two world records in the 3,000 meter steeplechase, 7:55.28 and 7:53.17. The latter was overturned because he tested positive for the banned performance enhancing drug EPO...

 into fourth place by two hundredths of a second.
20 km walk
Jefferson Pérez
Jefferson Pérez
Jefferson Leonardo Pérez Quezada is a retired Ecuadorian race walker. He specializes in the 20 km event, in which he has won the only two medals his country has ever achieved in the Olympic Games....


 Ecuador
1:18:35
SB
Francisco Javier Fernandez
Francisco Javier Fernández
Francisco Javier Fernández Peláez is a Spanish race walker. He specializes in the 20 km race walk....


 Spain
1:19:36 Juan Manuel Molina
Juan Manuel Molina
Juan Manuel Molina Morote is a male race walker from Spain.-Achievements:-References:*...


 Spain
1:19:44
PB
50 km walk
Sergey Kirdyapkin
Sergey Kirdyapkin
Sergey Alexandrovich Kirdyapkin is a Russian race walker.He won the gold medal in the 50 km race at the 2005 World Championships in a personal best time of 3:38:08 hours. He won his second world title at the 2009 World Championships, finishing in 3:38:35, his second fastest ever time.He is married...


 Russia
3:38:08
PB
Aleksey Voyevodin
Aleksey Voyevodin
Aleksey Nikolayevich Voyevodin is a Russian race walker mainly competing over the 50 km distance. He has one World Championships silver medal, and won a bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics....


 Russia
3:41:25 Alex Schwazer
Alex Schwazer
Alex Schwazer is an Italian race walker.Schwazer won the bronze medal in the 50 km race at the 2005 World Championships in a national record time of 3:41.54 hours...


 Italy
3:41:54
NR
Sergey Kirdyapkin, the former junior world champion led from early on and secures the global title in a personal best time. At around the 20 km mark he was caught by Aleksey Voyevodin, but by 40 km Kirdyapkin had shaken off his fellow Russian, who went on to earn silver in 3:41.25. Italian Alex Schwazer powers through late on to claim the bronze in a national record 3:41.54. There were fourteen disqualifications, and seven athletes did not finish.
4×100 m
 Early Modern France
Ladji Doucouré
Ladji Doucouré
Ladji Doucouré is a French athlete of Malian and Senegalese descent. He was a football player and decathlete before specializing in hurdling.-Career:...


Ronald Pognon
Ronald Pognon
Ronald Pognon is a French sprint athlete. He originally specialized in the 200 metres, but later shifted to the shorter sprint distances...


Eddy De Lépine
Eddy De Lépine
Eddy De Lépine is a French sprinter. Together with Ladji Doucouré, Ronald Pognon, and Lueyi Dovy, he won a gold medal in 4 x 100 metres relay at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics....


Lueyi Dovy
Lueyi Dovy
Lueyi Dovy is a French sprinter of Gabonese descent. Together with Ladji Doucouré, Ronald Pognon and Eddy De Lépine he won a gold medal in 4 x 100 metres relay at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics.-External links:...

38.08
WL
 Trinidad and Tobago
Kevon Pierre
Kevon Pierre
Kevon Pierre is a sprinter from Trinidad and Tobago. Pierre traveled to the 2005 World Championships having set personal bests in both 100 and 200 metres two months prior to the meet. He competed in the 200 metres contest, but was knocked out in the heats...


Marc Burns
Marc Burns
Marc Burns is an athlete from Trinidad and Tobago specializing in the 100 metres and the 4x100 metres.Participating in the 2004 Summer Olympics, he was disqualified from his 100 metres heat, thus failing to make it through to the second round.Marc Burns placed second in the men's 100 metres dash...


Jacey Harper
Darrel Brown
Darrel Brown
Darrel Brown is a sprinter from Trinidad and Tobago who specializes in the 100 metres.In the beginning of his career he performed well in World Youth and Junior Championships. At the 2000 World Junior Championships he finished fourth in both 100 metres and 4 x 100 metres relay...

38.10
NR
 United Kingdom
Jason Gardener
Jason Gardener
Jason Carl Gardener is a retired British sprint athlete, and former World Indoor Champion. Gardener was educated at Beechen Cliff School and the City of Bath College, and went on to graduate from Bath Spa University.-Athletics career:Gardener started his career at the World Junior Championships in...


Marlon Devonish
Marlon Devonish
Marlon Ronald Devonish, MBE is an English sprint athlete.He is a member of the Coventry Godiva Harriers athletics club and is coached by Tony Lester. Early in his career he was successful at both 100 and 200 metre distances, winning English Schools and European Junior titles at both, but in recent...


Christian Malcolm
Christian Malcolm
Christian Sean Malcolm is a Welsh athlete, specialising in the 200m.Malcolm was born in Cardiff and resides in Newport, Wales. He won the title of World Junior Athlete of the Year in 1998 and in the 1998 World Junior Championships, he won the 200m in 20.44 seconds...


Mark Lewis-Francis
Mark Lewis-Francis
Mark Anthony Lewis-Francis is a British track and field athlete, specifically a sprinter, who specialises in the 100 metres. A renowned junior, his greatest sporting achievement at senior level has been to anchor the Great Britain and Northern Ireland 4 x 100 metres relay team to a shock gold...

38.27
SB
The United Kingdom just beat Jamaica (38.28, SB) and Australia (38.32, SB) to bronze medal position. The United States
United States
The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

' team does not participate, having bungled their first relay stick handoff in their qualification heat the previous day.
4×400 m
 United States
Andrew Rock
Andrew Rock
Andrew Rock is an American sprinter who specializes in the 400 meter dash.-Early career:Rock was born in Marshfield, Wisconsin, and grew up in Stratford, Wisconsin, where he graduated from high school in 2000...


Derrick Brew
Derrick Brew
Derrick Brew is a 2004 Olympic Gold medalist in the Men's 4x400 meter relay for the United States. Earlier in the games he took third in the US sweep of the 400m. He went to Klein Forest High School...


Darold Williamson
Darold Williamson
Darold Williamson is an American track athlete.He ran the anchor leg on the gold medal winning 4x400 meter relay team at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. He is 2005 graduate of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where he won the Big 12 Conference championship in the 400 meter run three years in...


Jeremy Wariner
Jeremy Wariner
Jeremy Mathew Wariner is an American track athlete specializing in the 400 meters. He has won four Olympic medals and six World Championships medals...

2:56.91
WL
 The Bahamas
Nathaniel McKinney
Nathaniel McKinney
Nathaniel Benjamin McKinney is a Bahamian athlete competing mainly in the 4 x 400 m relay.At the 2004 Olympic Games McKinney's relay team finished sixth...


Avard Moncur
Avard Moncur
Avard Moncur is a Bahamian athlete competing in the 400 metres. He was born in Nassau.Moncur's most successful year came in 2001 when he won the gold medal in the 400m and the 4x400m relay at the 2001 World Championships...


Andrae Williams
Andrae Williams
Andrae Williams is a Bahamian athlete.-2004:In the 2004 Olympic Games, Williams was a member of the Bahamian 4 x 400 metres relay team that finished 6th.-2005:...


Chris Brown
2:57.32
NR
 Jamaica
Sanjay Ayre
Sanjay Ayre
Sanjay Claude Ayre is a world-class Jamaican sprinter specializing in the 400 meters.Puma North America Signed Ayre to an undisclosed record 3 year contract in June 2003. Together with Brandon Simpson, Lansford Spence and Davian Clarke he won a bronze medal in the 4 x 400 metres relay at the 2005...


Brandon Simpson
Brandon Simpson
Brandon Simpson is a sprinter who represents Bahrain, having previously represented Jamaica. He has won a bronze medal in 4 x 400 metres relay at three world championships; 2001, 2003 and 2005. He finished 6th in the individual 400 metres contest in 2005, and 5th at the 2004...


Lansford Spence
Lansford Spence
Lansford Spence is a Jamaican sprinter. Together with Sanjay Ayre, Brandon Simpson and Davian Clarke he won a bronze medal in 4 x 400 metres relay at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics. He also competed in the individual contest, but was knocked out in the semi final. In 2006 the relay team...


Davian Clarke
Davian Clarke
Davian Clarke is a Jamaican athlete, who mainly competes in the 400 metres. He won the bronze medal in the 4 x 400 metres relay at the 1996 Olympics, and many relay medals followed, before he won his first individual medal at the 2004 IAAF World Indoor Championships.-Achievements:-External links:*...

2:58.07
SB

Field


2001 | 2003 | 2005 | 2007 | 2009
High jump
Yuriy Krymarenko
Yuriy Krymarenko
Yuriy Krymarenko is a Ukrainian high jumper. His personal best performance is 2.33 m.Krymarenko won a gold medal in the 2005 World Championships in Athletics, clearing the height of 2.32 m which was the lowest winning result for men's high jump in a long time. The favorites of the contest, most...


 Ukraine
2.32 Víctor Moya
Víctor Moya
Víctor Rafael Moya is a Cuban high jumper.Relatively young, he participated in his first major competition in the 2005 World Championships where he cleared 2.29 metres, a new personal best, and won a surprise silver medal along with Yaroslav Rybakov. Two weeks later in Brussels he set another...


 Cuba
2.29
Yaroslav Rybakov
Yaroslav Rybakov
Yaroslav Vladimirovich Rybakov is a Russian high jumper.He is the 2002 European Champion high jumper, and at the 2005 World Championships he shared the silver medal with Victor Moya of Cuba....


 Russia
Surprise winner. Also seven athletes achieved 2.29m. Olympic champion Stefan Holm failed to make the podium
Pole vault
Rens Blom
Rens Blom
Rens Blom is a former Dutch athlete competing in pole vault.-Biography:He achieved the result of 5.75 as early as in 2000, but five years passed without much progression. However, on June 8, 2004 in Zaragoza he set the current Dutch record with 5.81...


 Netherlands
5.80
SB
Brad Walker
 United States
5.75 Pavel Gerasimov
 Russia
5.65
SB
In rain and heavy wind, Rens Blom wins the first Dutch gold medal at a World Championship.
Long jump
Dwight Phillips
Dwight Phillips
Dwight Phillips is an American athlete and a four-time world champion in the long jump...


 United States
8.60
WL
Ignisious Gaisah
Ignisious Gaisah
Ignisious Gaisah is a Ghanaian athlete competing in the long jump.Gaisah currently lives and trains in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He came to the Netherlands in 2001 and soon flabbergasted everyone at his local club by saying his personal best was 7,85 metres and started proving it as well. He...


 Ghana
8.34
NR
Tommi Evilä
Tommi Evilä
Tommi Evilä is a Finnish long jumper. He gained fame following his surprise bronze in the 2005 Helsinki World Championships, which was Finland's only medal in the games....


 Finland
8.25
Dwight Phillips takes the gold comfortably with his first jump, but the contest for the other medals is fierce. Tommi Evilä wins Finland's only medal of the championships, just beating Salim Sdiri
Salim Sdiri
Salim Sdiri is a French long jumper of Tunisian descent. His personal best jump is 8.42 metres, achieved in June 2009 in Pierre-Bénite, which is the current French national record...

 of France and Joan Lino Martínez
Joan Lino Martínez
Joan Lino Martínez Armenteros is a Spanish athlete. He competes in the long jump.Martínez was born to a Cuban father and Spanish mother. After his switch from Cuba to Spain, he did not compete internationally until 2004, when he won the bronze medal in the Olympic Games...

 of Spain to third place.
Triple jump
Walter Davis
Walter Davis (athletics)
Walter L. Davis is an African American athlete competing in the triple jump and occasionally in the long jump. He was born in Lafayette, LouisianaDavis won the 2005 World Outdoor & 2006 World Indoor Championships....


 United States
17.57
SB
Yoandri Betanzos
Yoandri Betanzos
Yoandri Betanzos Francis is a Cuban athlete competing in the triple jump.His personal best jump is 17.65 metres, achieved in April 2009 in Havana...


 Cuba
17.42
SB
Marian Oprea
 Kingdom of Romania
17.40
Leevan Sands
Leevan Sands
Leevan Sands is a Bahamian triple jumper. He was born in Nassau.His personal best jump is 17.59 metres, achieved in 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing...

, of the Bahamas, in bronze medal position for a long time, is pipped to fourth by Marian Oprea's last jump.
Shot put
Adam Nelson
Adam Nelson
Adam Nelson is an elite American shotputter. A 1997 graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, Nelson has competed in two Olympic Games...


 United States
21.73
SB
Rutger Smith
Rutger Smith
Rutger Smith is a Dutch track and field athlete competing in the shot put and discus throw. He was the first athlete to win medals at the World Championships in both events. He represented the Netherlands at the Summer Olympics in 2004 and 2008...


 Netherlands
21.29 Ralf Bartels
Ralf Bartels
Ralf Bartels is a German shot putter. He became European Champion at the 2006 European Championships in Athletics in Gothenburg, Sweden after beating Belarusian Andrei Mikhnevich with a final put of 21.13 metres, two centimetres ahead of the Belarusian.Bartels also won bronze at the 2005...


 Germany
20.99
After two Olympic and two World Championship silver medals, Adam Nelson finally takes his first gold at the international level.
Discus throw
Virgilijus Alekna
Virgilijus Alekna
Virgilijus Alekna is a Lithuanian athlete who specialises in the discus throw. He won medals at the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympics, including two golds.-Career:...


 Lithuania
70.17
CR
Gerd Kanter
Gerd Kanter
Gerd Kanter is an Estonian discus thrower. He was the 2007 World Champion in the event and won the gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics...


 Estonia
68.57 Michael Möllenbeck
Michael Möllenbeck
Michael Möllenbeck is a German discus thrower.His greatest achievements are two World Championship bronze medals, and his bronze at the 2005 World Championships was especially welcome as Germany struggled to win medals.His personal best throw is 67.64 metres, achieved in June 2002 in Dortmund...


 Germany
65.95
Defending champion Virgilijus Alekna takes home the gold with the competition's only longer-than-70 m throw. Fellow Balt
Balts
The Balts or Baltic peoples , defined as speakers of one of the Baltic languages, a branch of the Indo-European language family, are descended from a group of Indo-European tribes who settled the area between the Jutland peninsula in the west and Moscow, Oka and Volga rivers basins in the east...

 Gerd Kanter is the runner-up.
Javelin throw
Andrus Värnik
Andrus Värnik
Andrus Värnik is an Estonian javelin thrower. His personal best set in 2003, 87.83 m, is also the Estonian record....


 Estonia
87.17 Andreas Thorkildsen
Andreas Thorkildsen
Andreas Thorkildsen is a Norwegian javelin thrower, born in Kristiansand. He is the first male javelin thrower in history to be European champion, World champion and Olympic champion...


 Norway
86.18 Sergey Makarov
 Russia
83.54
Surprise winner Andrus Värnik takes Estonia's first gold medal at the World Championships, beating the reigning Olympic champion Andreas Thorkildsen by 99 cm. Finland's young star Tero Pitkämäki
Tero Pitkämäki
Tero Kristian Pitkämäki is a Finnish javelin thrower and the former World Champion. Pitkämäki is known for his rivalry with Olympic champion Andreas Thorkildsen. The two are very close friends, however...

 throws below his usual level in the heavy rain, and finishes fourth (81.27 m).
Hammer throw
Ivan Tikhon
Ivan Tikhon
Ivan Tsikhan, also spelled sometimes as Ivan Tikhon is a Belarusian hammer thrower. He is a three-time world champion, an Olympic medalist, and European champion.-Biography:...


 Belarus
83.89
CR
Vadim Devyatovskiy
Vadim Devyatovskiy
Vadim Anatolyevich Devyatovsky is a Belarusian hammer thrower.He finished fourth at the 2004 Summer Olympics, and in 2005 he won the World Championships silver medal. In July the same year he threw 84.90 metres, which currently is his personal best. He originally won a silver medal at the 2008...


 Belarus
82.60 Szymon Ziółkowski
 Poland
79.35
SB
Tikhon had no marking until after his second throw.
Decathlon
Bryan Clay
Bryan Clay
Bryan Ezra Tsumoru Clay is an American decathlete. He is the reigning Olympic champion for the decathlon and was also World champion in 2005.-Biography:...


 United States
8732
WL
Roman Šebrle
Roman Šebrle
Roman Šebrle is an athlete from the Czech Republic. He is considered to be one of the best decathlon athletes of all time. Originally a high jumper, he competes in decathlon and heptathlon for team TJ Dukla Praha and is a world record holder in the decathlon...


 Czech Republic
8521 Attila Zsivóczky
Attila Zsivóczky
Attila Zsivóczky is a Hungarian track and field athlete, competing in decathlon. He has previously specialized in high jump, where he took a fourth place at the 1994 World Junior Championships in Athletics...


 Hungary
8385
Aleksandr Pogorelov
Aleksandr Pogorelov
Aleksandr Gennadiyevich Pogorelov is a Russian decathlete.-Achievements:-External links:...

 just loses the bronze after the 1500 m.

Track


2001 |2003 |2005 |2007 |2009 |
100 m
Lauryn Williams
Lauryn Williams
Lauryn Williams is a track and field sprint athlete, competing internationally for the United States...


 United States
10.93 Veronica Campbell
Veronica Campbell
Veronica Campbell-Brown C.D is a track and field sprint athlete, competing internationally for Jamaica. A five-time Olympic medallist, she is the reigning World and Olympic 200 metres champion...


 Jamaica
10.95
SB
Christine Arron
 Early Modern France
10.98
Lauryn Williams
Lauryn Williams
Lauryn Williams is a track and field sprint athlete, competing internationally for the United States...

 obtains a surprise victory beating the favourite Christine Arron that finished only third behind also Veronica Campbell.
200 m
Allyson Felix
Allyson Felix
Allyson Felix is a track and field sprint athlete, who competes internationally for the United States, primarily in the 200 meters. She also competes at the 100 meters and the 400 meters distances...


 United States
22.16 Rachelle Boone-Smith
Rachelle Boone-Smith
Rachelle Boone-Smith is an American sprint athlete.She won the 200 metres silver medal at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics. Prior to the 2005 World Championships she had competed only in one international major event, namely the 2004 World Indoor Championships where she did not reach the...


 United States
22.31 Christine Arron
 Early Modern France
22.31
SB
Veronica Campbell
Veronica Campbell
Veronica Campbell-Brown C.D is a track and field sprint athlete, competing internationally for Jamaica. A five-time Olympic medallist, she is the reigning World and Olympic 200 metres champion...

 ran a terrible bend (she runs out of her lane) and finished fourth.
400 m
Tonique Williams-Darling
Tonique Williams-Darling
Tonique Williams-Darling is a Bahamian sprint athlete. She won the gold medal in the 400 meters at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.-College:...


 The Bahamas
49.55
SB
Sanya Richards
Sanya Richards
Sanya Richards-Ross is a track and field athlete who competes internationally for the United States. She won an Olympic gold medal in the 4×400 meters relay at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, an individual bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics for the 400 m, and a gold medal in the 2009...


 United States
49.74 Ana Guevara
Ana Guevara
Ana Gabriela Guevara Espinoza is a now-retired Mexican track and field athlete, specialized in the 400 meters. Her career began in 1996 carrying out diverse tours, participating in her first international competences...


 Mexico
49.81
In a high quality final (despite heavy rainfall), Tonique Williams-Darling overtakes Sanya Richards just before the finish.
800 m
Zulia Calatayud
Zulia Calatayud
Zulia Inés Calatayud Torres is a Cuban runner competing mostly in the 800 metres event.-Early career:Calatayud, who attended Havana's Manuel Permuy Sports School, got involved in athletics to help her deal with her asthma. She first gained prominence by reaching the semi-finals of the 400m at the...


 Cuba
1:58.82 Hasna Benhassi
Hasna Benhassi
Hasna Benhassi is a Moroccan middle distance athlete.She first came to international prominence at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, winning a surprise silver medal behind Kelly Holmes. She repeated this feat by winning silver at the 2005 World Athletics Championships in Helsinki,...


 Morocco
1:59.42 Tatyana Andrianova
Tatyana Andrianova
Tatyana Nikolayevna Andrianova is a Russian middle distance runner who specializes in the 800 metres. She did not compete in the 2006 and 2007 seasons, but improved on her personal best time in 800 metres in 2008....


 Russia
1:59.60
Former world champion Maria de Lurdes Mutola comes fourth.
1500 m
Tatyana Tomashova
Tatyana Tomashova
Tatyana Ivanovna Tomashova is a Russian middle distance runner. At the 2000 Summer Olympics she competed in 5000 metres, but she has participated in shorter races since, now competing mainly in the 1500 metres...


 Russia
4:00.35
SB
Olga Yegorova
Olga Yegorova
Olga Yegorova is a Russian middle distance runner.Her first international appearance came at the 1990 World Junior Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, where she finished 9th in the 1500m won by future world record holder Qu Yunxia...


 Russia
4:01.46 Bouchra Ghezielle
Bouchra Ghezielle
Bouchra Ghézielle, née Ben Thami is a Moroccan-French track and field athlete, now competing for France. She competes mainly on the 1500 m distance but also on 800 m and 3000 m distances....


 Early Modern France
4:02.45
Yuliya Chizhenko
Yuliya Chizhenko
For the Russian backstroke swimmer with the same name see Yuliya Fomenko Yuliya Nikolaevna Chizhenko-Fomenko is a Russian middle distance runner who specializes in the 1500 metres....

 finished second in 4:00.93, but she was disqualified for obstructing Maryam Yusuf Jamal
Maryam Yusuf Jamal
Maryam Yusuf Jamal is a Bahraini middle distance runner.Born in Ethiopia, 2005 was her first full season. She gained the national record and ran the fastest 3000 m of 2005 with a time of 8:28.87 at a race in Oslo...

 of Bahrain
Bahrain
' , officially the Kingdom of Bahrain , is a small island state near the western shores of the Persian Gulf. It is ruled by the Al Khalifa royal family. The population in 2010 stood at 1,214,705, including 235,108 non-nationals. Formerly an emirate, Bahrain was declared a kingdom in 2002.Bahrain is...

, therefore Olga Yegorova gets the silver and Bouchra Ghezielle of France gets the bronze.
5000 m
Tirunesh Dibaba
Tirunesh Dibaba
Tirunesh Dibaba also known as Tirunesh Dibaba Kenene is an Ethiopian long distance track athlete and the outdoor 5000 metres world record holder. She is the current Olympic 5000 metres and 10,000 metres champion...


 Ethiopia
14:38.59
CR
Meseret Defar
Meseret Defar
Meseret Defar is a female long-distance runner from Ethiopia who competes chiefly in the 3000 metres and 5000 metres events. She has won medals at top-tier international competitions including Olympic and World Championship gold medals over 5000 metres...


 Ethiopia
14:39.54 Ejegayehu Dibaba
Ejegayehu Dibaba
Ejegayehu Dibaba is an Ethiopian long-distance runner.She is a member of the Oromo ethnic group from the high-altitude Arsi Zone of the Oromia Region. She is the third child of six, her younger sisters Tirunesh and Genzebe are also international long distance athletes, and brother Dejene is marked...


 Ethiopia
14:42.47
Tirunesh Dibaba becomes the first woman to win the 5000 m and 10000 m at the same championships. Also, as in the 10000 m race, the winner's elder sister Ejegayehu Dibaba takes the bronze, stepping onto an entirely Ethiopian podium. Ethiopia claim the first four places, the second time that a country has ever achieved this (after the USA Men's 200m above).
10,000 m
Tirunesh Dibaba
Tirunesh Dibaba
Tirunesh Dibaba also known as Tirunesh Dibaba Kenene is an Ethiopian long distance track athlete and the outdoor 5000 metres world record holder. She is the current Olympic 5000 metres and 10,000 metres champion...


 Ethiopia
30:24.02 Berhane Adere
Berhane Adere
Berhane Adere is an athlete from Ethiopia.Adere held the African record for 10,000 metres in a time of 30:04.18, set at the 2003 World Championships, where she won gold...


 Ethiopia
30:25.41
SB
Ejegayehu Dibaba
Ejegayehu Dibaba
Ejegayehu Dibaba is an Ethiopian long-distance runner.She is a member of the Oromo ethnic group from the high-altitude Arsi Zone of the Oromia Region. She is the third child of six, her younger sisters Tirunesh and Genzebe are also international long distance athletes, and brother Dejene is marked...


 Ethiopia
30:26.00
Fascinating race with Paula Radcliffe
Paula Radcliffe
Paula Jane Radcliffe, MBE is an English long-distance runner. She is the current women's world record holder in the marathon with her time of 2:15:25 hours...

, using the race as preparation for the marathon, setting most of the pace before her lack of competitive 10k races this season sees her drop back with three laps to go. The three medal winners shows amazing acceleration with one lap to go, Berhane Adere kicking first but quickly covered by Tirunesh Dibaba with elder sister Ejegayehu Dibaba unable to match their pace. Tirunesh kicks again and goes past Adere with 250 metres to go to claim the gold. Reigning Olympic
Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics
At the 2004 Summer Olympics, the athletics events were held at the Athens Olympic Stadium from August 18 to August 29, except for the marathons , the race walks , and the shot put...

 champion Xing Huina
Xing Huina
Xing Huina is a Chinese track and field athlete.-Biography:Xing was born to family of farmers in Hanting, Weifang, Shandong. Standing 1.66 m tall and weighing 50 kg , she began training at Weifang City Sport School, coached by Chi Yuzhai...

 cannot cope with the acceleration and finishes fourth.
Marathon
Paula Radcliffe
Paula Radcliffe
Paula Jane Radcliffe, MBE is an English long-distance runner. She is the current women's world record holder in the marathon with her time of 2:15:25 hours...


 United Kingdom
2:20:57
CR
Catherine Ndereba
Catherine Ndereba
Wincatherine Nyambura Ndereba is a Kenyan marathon runner. She has twice won the marathon at the World Championships in Athletics and won silver medals in the Olympics in 2004 and 2008. She is also a four-time winner of the Boston Marathon...


 Kenya
2:22:01
SB
Constantina Tomescu
Constantina Tomescu
Constantina Diţă , is a Romanian long-distance runner, who specializes mainly in the half marathon and marathon....


 Kingdom of Romania
2:23:19
Paula Radcliffe sets the pace of the race, leading all the way from start to finish. Constantina Tomescu is able to keep up with Radcliffe the longest, but begins to fall behind after the 25 km mark and at the end finds herself overtaken by the defending champion Catherine Ndereba. Derartu Tulu
Derartu Tulu
Derartu Tulu is an Ethiopian long distance track, road and marathon athlete.Derartu , a member of the Oromo ethnic group, grew up tending cattle in the village of Bekoji in the highlands of Arsi Province...

 finishes fourth.
100 m hurdles
Michelle Perry
Michelle Perry
Michelle Perry is an American athlete. At the 2004 Summer Olympics she placed 14th overall in the heptathlon competition...


 United States
12.66 Delloreen Ennis-London
Delloreen Ennis-London
Delloreen Ennis-London is a Jamaican hurdling athlete who won the silver medal in the 100 metre hurdles at the 2005 World Championships....


 Jamaica
12.76 Brigitte Foster-Hylton
Brigitte Foster-Hylton
Brigitte Foster-Hylton O.D is a Jamaican 100m hurdler. She was the World Champion over 100m hurdles in 2009....


 Jamaica
12.76
A dramatic race, as Olympic champion Joanna Hayes
Joanna Hayes
Joanna Dove Hayes is an American hurdler, who won the gold medal in the 100 metres hurdles at the 2004 Summer Olympics....

 leads but loses her balance after the second last hurdle, runs into the last hurdle, and comes last.
400 m hurdles
Yuliya Pechonkina
Yuliya Pechonkina
Yuliya Sergeyevna Pechonkina, née Nosova is a Russian former athlete who specialized in the 400 metres hurdles and 4 x 400 metres relay....


 Russia
52.90
WL
Lashinda Demus
Lashinda Demus
Lashinda Demus is an American hurdler who specialises in the 400 meter hurdles.Her personal best time over 400m hurdles is 52.47 seconds in Daegu, South Korea on September 1, 2011, which is currently the women's 3rd fastest time ever. Also she is the American Record holder in 400m Hurdles...


 United States
53.27
PB
Sandra Glover
Sandra Glover
Sandra Glover is an African American athlete competing in the 400 metres hurdles.-Achievements:*Four-time U.S...


 United States
53.32
PB
Yuliya Pechonkina wins the gold. The USA appeals after Pechonkina appears to have not jumped over the first hurdle correctly, but the appeal fails.
3000 m s'chase
Dorcus Inzikuru
Dorcus Inzikuru
Dorcus Inzikuru is a Ugandan athlete competing in steeplechase. She won the inaugural World title in women's 3000 m steeplechase, as well as the first Commonwealth title in the event. Her coach is Renato Canova. Sometimes her name is spelt "Docus"...


 Uganda
9:18.24
CR
Yekaterina Volkova
Yekaterina Volkova
Yekaterina Gennadiyevna Volkova is a Russian long-distance runner who specializes in the 3000 metres steeplechase.In her major international debut she won the silver medal at the 2005 World Championships...


 Russia
9:20.49
PB
Jeruto Kiptum
Jeruto Kiptum
Jeruto Kiptum is a Kenyan middle distance runner who specializes in the 3000 metres steeplechase.She was born in 1981 in Metkei, Keiyo District...


 Kenya
9:26.95
NR
Dorcus Inzikuru wins Uganda's first ever gold medal in the World Championships
20 km walk
Olimpiada Ivanova
Olimpiada Ivanova
Olimpiada Vladimirovna Ivanova is a Russian race walker. She has 4 medals from the major events. She was born in Munsjuty, Chuvashia.Her first gold medal was won in the 2001 Edmonton World Championships, where she beat the rest of the world with the time 1.27:48...

 
 Russia
1:25:41
WL
Ryta Turava
Ryta Turava
Ryta Turava is an athlete from Belarus, competing in race walking. She was born in Vitebsk....

 
 Belarus
1:27:05
NR
Susana Feitor
Susana Feitor
Susana Paula de Jesus Feitor, DamIH is a Portuguese racewalker. She was born in Alcobertas, Médio Tejo.-Achievements:-References:...

 
 Portugal
1:28:44
SB
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4×100 m relay
 United States
Angela Daigle
Angela Daigle
Angela Daigle is an American sprinter, she graduated from Fresno in 1999. Together with Muna Lee, Me'Lisa Barber and Lauryn Williams she won a gold medal in 4 x 100 metres relay at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics.-External:...


Muna Lee
Me'Lisa Barber
Me'Lisa Barber
Me'Lisa Barber is an American track and field sprint athlete.-Career:Barber won her first major international championships gold medal by running the lead leg on Team USA’s winning 4x400 m relay team at the 2003 World Outdoor Championships in Paris.She ran on the 2001 Team USA World University...


Lauryn Williams
Lauryn Williams
Lauryn Williams is a track and field sprint athlete, competing internationally for the United States...

41.78
WL
 Jamaica
Daniele Browning
Sherone Simpson
Sherone Simpson
Sherone Simpson is a track and field sprint athlete, competing internationally for Jamaica. She is a gold medalist in the 4 x 100 meter relay from the 2004 Olympics and silver medalist in 2005 World Championships and now is the silver medalist in the individual event at the 2008 Summer Olympics...


Aleen Bailey
Aleen Bailey
Aleen Bailey is a track and field sprint specialist, competing internationally for Jamaica. She competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics and won the gold medal as a member of the 4 x 100 m relay team...


Veronica Campbell
Veronica Campbell
Veronica Campbell-Brown C.D is a track and field sprint athlete, competing internationally for Jamaica. A five-time Olympic medallist, she is the reigning World and Olympic 200 metres champion...

41.99
SB
 Belarus
Yulia Nestsiarenka
Natalya Sologub
Alena Nevmerzhitskaya
Alena Nevmerzhitskaya
Alena Neumiarzhitskaya is a Belarusian sprinter.She won a bronze medal in 4 x 100 metres relay at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics together with Yulia Nestsiarenka, Natallia Solohub and Aksana Drahun...


Oksana Dragun
Oksana Dragun
Aksana Drahun , aka Oksana Dragun, is a Belarusian sprinter who specializes in the 100 metres. Her personal best time is 11.28 seconds, achieved in July 2005 in Minsk....

42.56
NR
4×400 m relay
 Russia
Yuliya Pechonkina
Yuliya Pechonkina
Yuliya Sergeyevna Pechonkina, née Nosova is a Russian former athlete who specialized in the 400 metres hurdles and 4 x 400 metres relay....


Olesya Krasnomovets
Natalya Antyukh
Natalya Antyukh
Natalya Nikolayevna Antyukh is a Russian athlete who primarily competed in the 400 metres and 400 metre hurdles.In addition to winning medals in individual contests, she has been a very successful relay runner, winning a silver medal at the 2004 Olympics....


Svetlana Pospelova
Svetlana Pospelova
Svetlana Pospelova is a Russian sprinter who primarily competes over 400 metres.She was banned from competing in 2000 after she failed an out-of-competition test at the 2000 Summer Olympics...

3:20.95  Jamaica
Shericka Williams
Shericka Williams
Shericka Williams is a Jamaican sprinter and former student of St. Elizabeth Technical High School....


Novlene Williams
Novlene Williams
Novlene Hilaire Williams-Mills is a track and field athlete, competing internationally for Jamaica. She was initially a bronze medalist in the 4 x 400 m relay at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece...


Ronetta Smith
Ronetta Smith
Ronetta Smith is a Jamaican sprinter.A 400m runner with a personal best of 51.23 , Smith has never reached an international final in an individual race. However, she was a part of the Jamaican 4 x 400 meters relay teams that won the bronze medal at the 2003 World Championships and the silver medal...


Lorraine Fenton
Lorraine Fenton
Lorraine Fenton is a retired Jamaican athlete who specialized in the 400 metres....

3:23.29
SB
 United Kingdom
Lee McConnell
Lee McConnell
Lee McConnell is a Scottish athlete, who competes in the 400 metres. She attended Holyrood R.C. Secondary School in Glasgow before graduating from Loughborough University in 2000 with a degree in Sports Science. She became the Scottish 200 metres champion in 2002, and 2005. She also won the 400...


Donna Fraser
Donna Fraser
Donna Karen Fraser in Thornton Heath, Croydon is an English athlete who mainly competed in the 200 and 400 metres.-Career:...


Nicola Sanders
Nicola Sanders
Nicola Clare Sanders is a British sprinter and hurdler.-Early achievements:Nicola won a bronze medal in the 1999 European Athletics Junior Championships in Riga at 400 m hurdles. That same year she was 4th in the 400 m hurdles at the World Youth Championships...


Christine Ohuruogu
Christine Ohuruogu
Christine Ijeoma Ohuruogu MBE is an English athlete, who specialises in the 400 metres; the event for which she is the current Olympic and former World and Commonwealth Champion...

3:24.44
SB

Field


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High jump
Kajsa Bergqvist
Kajsa Bergqvist
Kajsa Margareta Bergqvist is a Swedish former high jumper. She won one bronze medal in the Olympic Games, one gold and two bronze medals in the World Championships in Athletics and one gold and one bronze in the European Championships. Her personal outdoor record of 2.06 m, set in Germany in 2003,...


 Sweden
2.02
WL
Chaunte Howard
Chaunte Howard
Chaunté Lowe is an American athlete, who competes in the high jump and participated in the 2004 and 2008 Summer Olympics. She is the American record holder in the high jump with a height of 2.05 m.-Early career:...


 United States
2.00
PB
Emma Green
Emma Green
Emma Anna-Maria Green Tregaro is an athlete competing in high jump. She won a bronze medal in the event at the 2005 IAAF World Championships. She represented Sweden at the 2008 Summer Olympics...


 Sweden
1.96
PB
The weather conditions during final were not the best, and may well have hampered performances. Kajsa Bergqvist showed what willpower and dedication can achieve, as she claimed her first world championship gold medal after clearing 2.02m with only one foul in her entire series of jumps despite being having only recovered from injury within the past few months. Newcomer Chaunte Howard was the only real threat to Kajsa, and a big surprise, seemingly to herself as much as to the spectators. Her respectable jump technique and result make her someone to keep an eye on in the future. Swede Emma Green continued her quick rise to the elite level, taking the bronze in her first ever major championships.
Pole vault
Yelena Isinbayeva
Yelena Isinbayeva
Yelena Gadzhievna Isinbayeva is a Russian pole vaulter. She is twice an Olympic gold medalist , five-times a World Champion, and the current world record holder in the event...


 Russia
5.01
WR
Monika Pyrek
Monika Pyrek
Monika Pyrek is a Polish pole vaulter.Born in Gdynia, competing at the 2004 Olympics, she placed fourth with 4.55 metres, just behind another Polish pole vaulter born in Gdynia, Anna Rogowska. Monika Pyrek won a silver medal in the 2005 World Championships in Athletics with the result 4.60 m...


 Poland
4.60 Pavla Hamáčková
Pavla Hamácková-Rybová
Pavla Hamáčková-Rybová is a Czech athlete who finished 11th place overall in the final of the 2004 Summer Olympics pole vault competition....


 Czech Republic
4.50
Already having secured her victory by doing the competition's only 4.70 m jump, Yelena Isinbayeva breaks her own world record from three weeks ago by 1 centimetre.
Long jump
Tianna Madison
Tianna Madison
Tianna Madison, born on August 30, 1985, in Elyria, Ohio, is a female track and field athlete from the United States of America who competes the long jump and the 100 meter dash...


 United States
6.89
PB
Tatyana Kotova
Tatyana Kotova
Tatyana Vladimirovna Kotova is an athlete who competes for Russia in the long jump. Her personal best was a jump of 7.42 m at Annecy in 2002. In September, 2000 she was injured in a car accident....


 Russia
6.79 Eunice Barber
Eunice Barber
Eunice Barber is a Sierra Leonean athlete competing in heptathlon and long jump. Barber initially competed for Sierra Leone and then for France from 1999 onwards...


 Early Modern France
6.76
An unexpected win for Tianna Madison, as Tatyana Kotova finishes second for the third World Outdoor Championships in a row.
Triple jump
Trecia Smith
Trecia Smith
Trecia-Kaye Smith is a Jamaican athlete competing mainly in triple jump. In college, she competed for the University of Pittsburgh from 1996–1999 and was a seven-time NCAA national champion , 15-time All-American, a 14-time Big East Conference...


 Jamaica
15.11
WL
Yargelis Savigne
Yargelis Savigne
Yargelis Savigne Herrera is a Cuban athlete competing in the triple jump and long jump.Her international breakthrough came in 2005, when she, competing in both the triple and long jump events at the 2005 World Championships, won a silver medal and finished fourth, respectively...


 Cuba
14.82
PB
Anna Pyatykh
Anna Pyatykh
Anna Viktorovna Pyatykh is a professional Russian triple jumper. She has won the SPAR European Cup four consecutive times, won a bronze medal at the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki and has also competed at the 2004 Athens Olympics.In 2006 she finished second at the 2006 IAAF World Indoor...


 Russia
14.78
Trecia Smith makes the three longest jumps in the final to take the gold. Yargelis Savigne takes silver in her first international competition with Anna Pyatykh third. Pre-event favourite Tatyana Lebedeva
Tatyana Lebedeva
Tatyana Romanovna Lebedeva is a Russian athlete who competes in both the long jump and triple jump events. She is one of most successful athletes in the disciplines, having won gold medals at Olympic, world and European levels...

 from Russia, who would go on to be the sole winner of the 2005 Golden League
IAAF Golden League
The IAAF Golden League was an annual series of track and field meetings organised by the International Association of Athletics Federations...

 jackpot, did not take part because of injury.
Shot put
Nadzeya Astapchuk
 Belarus
20.51 Olga Ryabinkina
Olga Ryabinkina
Olga Sergeyevna Ryabinkina is a female shot putter from Russia.She finished tenth at the 2000 Summer Olympics. At the 2004 Summer Olympics she failed to progress from the initial round....


 Russia
19.64 Valerie Vili
Valerie Vili
Valerie Kasanita Adams , ONZM is a shot putter from New Zealand. She is the reigning Olympic, world and Commonwealth champion...


 New Zealand
19.62
20 year old Valerie Vili earns a surprise bronze, as Nadzeya Astapchuk wins her first Outdoor World Championships Gold.
Discus throw
Franka Dietzsch
Franka Dietzsch
Franka Dietzsch is a German discus thrower best known for winning gold medals at three World Championships in Athletics...


 Germany
66.56
SB
Natalya Sadova
Natalya Sadova
Natalya Ivanovna Sadova , née Koptyukh is a Russian discus thrower who has competed in many Olympiads.She won the gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics held in Athens, Greece in 2004, as well as a silver medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, and placed fourth in 2000 Summer...


 Russia
64.33 Věra Pospíšilová-Cechlová
Vera Pospíšilová-Cechlová
Věra Pospíšilová-Cechlová is a Czech athlete, competing in the discus throw and the shot put. She married Czech professional wrestler Jakub Cechl on 17 October 2003....


 Czech Republic
63.19
Dominating the competition in her second podium performance over the course of eight World Championships, Franka Dietzsch gets the gold medal, as she did in Sevilla six years ago.
Hammer throw
Olga Kuzenkova
Olga Kuzenkova
Olga Sergeyevna Kuzenkova is a Russian athlete, the first woman to throw the hammer more than 70 meters.She won gold in the women's hammer throw event at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.She trained with Aleksandr Seleznyov.-Notes:...


 Russia
75.10
SB
Yipsi Moreno
Yipsi Moreno
Yipsi Moreno González is a Cuban hammer thrower. She is a double world champion and Olympic silver medalist, a former world junior record holder and current area record holder...


 Cuba
73.08 Tatyana Lysenko
Tatyana Lysenko
Tatyana Viktorovna Lysenko is a Russian hammer thrower. She used to hold the world record with 77.80 metres, achieved on 15 August 2006 in Tallinn....


 Russia
72.46
Olga Kuzenkova added the world hammer title to the Olympic crown she had won in Athens the previous year. She achieved this after gaining the silver medal at the three previous championships.
Javelin throw
Osleidys Menéndez
Osleidys Menéndez
Osleidys Menéndez Sáez is a Cuban athlete competing in the javelin throw. She is a former Olympic champion, world champion, and world record holder. She has been described as the female "Jan Železný" of her times....


 Cuba
71.70
WR
Christina Obergföll
Christina Obergföll
Christina Obergföll is a German athlete, competing in the javelin throw.At the 2005 World Championships in Athletics she won the silver medal with a European record by finishing second behind Osleidys Menéndez, who set a new world record at the same event.Obergföll finished 4th at the 2006...


 Germany
70.03
AR
Steffi Nerius
Steffi Nerius
Steffi Nerius is a German athlete competing in the javelin throw. She won silver at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens and is the reigning World Champion; she is also a three-time bronze medalist at that level.Initially playing volleyball in school, she was too short for a career in this sport and...


 Germany
65.96
A high-quality contest where Olympic champion Osleidys Menéndez sets a new world record whereas Christina Obergföll sets a new European record.
Heptathlon
Carolina Klüft
Carolina Klüft
Carolina Evelyn Klüft is a Swedish athlete competing in triple jump, long jump and formerly in heptathlon and pentathlon. She won the Olympic heptathlon title in 2004...


 Sweden
6887
SB
Eunice Barber
Eunice Barber
Eunice Barber is a Sierra Leonean athlete competing in heptathlon and long jump. Barber initially competed for Sierra Leone and then for France from 1999 onwards...


 Early Modern France
6824 Margaret Simpson
Margaret Simpson (athlete)
Margaret Simpson is a Ghanaian heptathlete. She won a bronze medal at the 2005 World Championships, setting several personal bests in the process...


 Ghana
6375
(13.19 - 1.82 - 15.02 - 23.70 - 6.87 - 47.20 - 2:08.89) (12.94 - 1.91 - 13.20 - 24.01 - 6.75 - 48.24 - 2:11.94) (13.55 - 1.79 - 13.33 - 24.94 - 6.09 - 56.36 - 2:17.02)
A close heptathlon saw Eunice Barber take the early lead after winning the 100 mH and HJ. A foot injury hampered Carolina Klüft who jumped 12 cm below her season best in the HJ, however, she struck back in the SP with a PB. After the first day, Barber had only a 2-point lead over Klüft. Day two started with the LJ, where Klüft was expected to jump poorly due to her injury. If she had problems she hid them well, winning with an SB. In the JT Margaret Simpson set a new PB with an impressive 56.36 m, this would propel her to Ghana's first ever world championship medal. Before the final event, Klüft's lead was 18 points and Barber needed to beat her by 1.5 sec in the 800 m to win the gold medal. Barber stuck to Kelly Sotherton
Kelly Sotherton
Kelly Jade Sotherton is an English heptathlete and 400m sprinter. She was the bronze medallist at the 2004 Summer Olympics and was fourth at the 2008 Summer Olympics. She also was a bronze at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics, and was the heptathlon gold medallist at the 2006 Commonwealth...

, the eventual winner of the race, until the last 200 m but Klüft timed her race perfectly to beat Barber with another PB.

Exhibition events


Paralympic exhibition events at the World Championships:
T54 Wheelchair racing 100 m men David Weir
David Weir (paralympic athlete)
David Weir MBE is an elite British Paralympic wheelchair athlete from London, England. On 13 April 2008, Weir won his third London Marathon in a row, and his fourth in total. He came third in the 2010 London marathon, after getting a flat tyre on his new chair...


 United Kingdom
14.15 NR Kenny van Weeghel
Kenny van Weeghel
Kenny van Weeghel is a Paralympic athlete from the Netherlands competing in the 100, 200 and 400 m T54 class wheelchair racing.He won his first main title in 2001 on the 200 m of the European championships...

 
 Netherlands
14.19 Leo-Pekka Tähti
Leo-Pekka Tähti
Leo-Pekka Tähti is an athlete and Paralympian from Finland competing mainly in category T54 sprint events.He won the gold medal in the 100m and 200m events at the 2004 Summer Paralympics in Athens, Greece...

 
 Finland
14.22
Paralympic champion Leo-Pekka Tähti got off to a good start, but a battle between Britain's David Weir and Dutchman Kenny van Weeghel pushed both of them forward in the latter stages. Weir eventually won out, breaking his own British record, which he set in the semifinal at the 2004 Paralympics, by 0.02 s.
T54 Wheelchair racing 200 m men David Weir
David Weir (paralympic athlete)
David Weir MBE is an elite British Paralympic wheelchair athlete from London, England. On 13 April 2008, Weir won his third London Marathon in a row, and his fourth in total. He came third in the 2010 London marathon, after getting a flat tyre on his new chair...


 United Kingdom
25.47 Kenny van Weeghel
Kenny van Weeghel
Kenny van Weeghel is a Paralympic athlete from the Netherlands competing in the 100, 200 and 400 m T54 class wheelchair racing.He won his first main title in 2001 on the 200 m of the European championships...


 Netherlands
25.80 Supachai Koysub
Supachai Koysub
Supachai Koysub is an athlete and Paralympian from Thailand competing mainly in category T54 sprint events.He competed in the 2000 Summer Paralympics in Sydney, Australia...


 Thailand
26.03
Weir completes a widely anticipated double.
Wheelchair javelin men Jacques Martin
Jacques Martin (athlete)
Jacques Martin is a paralympic athlete from Canada competing mainly in category F55 throwing events.Jacques has competed in every paralympics from 1984 to Athens in 2004 In 1984 he won the shot putt for class 4 athletes whilst also competing in the javelin and discus. He wouldimprove on this feat...

 
 Canada
24.97 Markku Niinimäki
Markku Niinimäki
Markku Niinimäki is a Paralympian athlete from Finland competing mainly in category F54 shot putt and javelin events.Markku has competed in 2 Paralympic games. In 2004 he competed in the javelin and won a bronze medal in the F54 shot putt. In 2008 he won a silver in the combined F53/54 shot putt...

 
 Finland
23.82 Gerasimos Vrionis 
 Greece
16.75
T12 Visually impaired 200 m women Adria Santos
Adria Santos
Adria Santos is a Paralympian athlete from Brazil competing mainly in category T11 sprint events.She competed in the 1988 Summer Paralympics in Seoul, South Korea. There she won a silver medal in the women's 100 metres - B2 event and a silver medal in the women's 400 metres - B2 event. She also...


 Brazil
26.99 Purificacion Santamarta
Purificacion Santamarta
Purificacion Santamarta is a paralympic athlete from Spain competing mainly in category T11 sprint events.Purificacion has competed in seven Paralympics winning a total of 16 medals eleven of them gold. Her first games were way back in 1980 where she competed in the 60m and 400m winning the class...


 Spain
27.08 Paraskeví Kantza
Paraskevi Kantza
Paraskevi Kantza is a paralympic athlete from Greece competing mainly in category T11 sprint events.Paraskevi has competed in two Paralympics on both occasions competing in the T11 100m and 200m. Her first games were the 2004 Summer Paralympics in her home country where she won a bronze in the 100m...


 Greece
28.32 (PB)

Medals table


1. 14 8 3 25
2. 7 8 5 20
3. 3 4 2 9
4. 2 4 0 6
5. 2 2 1 5
6. 2 1 4 7
7. 2 0 1 3
8. 2 0 0 2
9. 1 5 2 8
10. 1 2 4 7
11. 1 2 0 3
12. 1 1 3 5
13. 1 1 0 2
13. 1 1 0 2
13. 1 1 0 2
16. 1 0 2 3
17. 1 0 0 1
17. 1 0 0 1
17. 1 0 0 1
17. 1 0 0 1
17. 1 0 0 1
22. 0 1 2 3
23. 0 1 1 2
23. 0 1 1 2
23. 0 1 1 2
26. 0 1 0 1
26. 0 1 0 1
26. 0 1 0 1
26. 0 1 0 1
30. 0 0 2 2
30. 0 0 2 2
30. 0 0 2 2
33. 0 0 1 1
33. 0 0 1 1
33. 0 0 1 1
33. 0 0 1 1
33. 0 0 1 1
33. 0 0 1 1
33. 0 0 1 1
33. 0 0 1 1



Commemorative coin

  • To commemorate the 2005 World Championships in Athletics the Finnish government issued a high value commemorative euro coin, the €20 10th IAAF World Championships in Athletics commemorative coin, minted in 2005. The obverse of the coin features Helsinki Olympic Stadium
    Helsinki Olympic Stadium
    The Helsinki Olympic Stadium , located in the Töölö district about from the center of the Finnish capital Helsinki, is the largest stadium in the country, nowadays mainly used for hosting sports events and big concerts. The stadium is best known for being the center of activities in the 1952...

    and above the stadium random waves express the feeling of the games.

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