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World Athletics Championships
Statusactive
GenreAthletics World championship
Date(s)varying
Frequencybiennial
Countryvarying
Inaugurated1983 (1983)
Next event2021
Organised byWorld Athletics
Websitewww.worldathletics.org
2019

The World Athletics Championships are a biennial athletics competition organized by World Athletics (formerly IAAF). The World Championships were started in 1976 in response to the International Olympic Committee dropping the men's 50 km walk from the Olympic programme for the 1976 Montreal Olympics, despite its constant presence at the games since 1932. The IAAF chose to host its own world championship event instead, a month and a half after the Olympics.[1][2] It was the first World Championships that the IAAF had hosted separate from the Olympic Games (traditionally the main championship for the sport). A second limited event was held in 1980, and the inaugural championships in 1983, with all the events, is considered the official start of the competition. Until 1980, the Olympic champions were considered as reigning World Champions. At their debut, these championhips were then held every four years, until 1991, when they switched to a two-year cycle since.

History[edit]

The idea of having an Athletics World Championships was around well before the competition's first event in 1983. In 1913, the IAAF decided that the Olympic Games would serve as the World Championships for athletics. This was considered suitable for over 50 years until in the late 1960s the desire of many IAAF members to have their own World Championships began to grow. In 1976 at the IAAF Council Meeting in Puerto Rico an Athletics World Championships separate from the Olympic Games was approved.

Following bids from both Stuttgart, West Germany and Helsinki, Finland, the IAAF Council awarded the inaugural competition to Helsinki, to take place in 1983 and be held in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium (where the 1952 Summer Olympics had been held).

Two IAAF world championship events preceded the inaugural edition of the World Championships in Athletics in 1983. The 1976 World Championships had just one event – the men's 50 kilometres walk which was dropped from the Olympic programme for the 1976 Summer Olympics and the IAAF responded by setting up their own contest. Four years later, the 1980 World Championships contained only two newly approved women's events, (400 metres hurdles and 3000 metres), neither of which featured on the programme for the 1980 Summer Olympics.[3][4]

Over the years the competition has grown in size. In 1983 an estimated 1,300 athletes from 154 countries participated.[5] By the 2003 competition, in Paris, it had grown to 1,907 athletes from 203 countries with coverage being transmitted to 179 different countries.

There has also been a change in composition over the years, with several new events, all for women, being added. By 2005, the only differences were men's competition in the 50 km walk, and equivalent events in women's 100 m hurdles and heptathlon to men's 110 m hurdles and decathlon.

The following list shows when new events were added for the first time.

Championships[edit]

Edition Year City Country Date Venue Capacity Events Nations Athletes Top of the
medal table
1976 Malmö Sweden Sweden 18 Sep Malmö Stadion 30,000 1 20 42  Soviet Union
1980 Sittard Netherlands Netherlands 14 – 16 Aug De Baandert 22,000 2 21 42  East Germany
1st 1983 Helsinki Finland Finland 7 – 14 Aug Olympiastadion 50,000 41 153 1,333  East Germany
2nd 1987 Rome Italy Italy 28 Aug – 6 Sep Stadio Olimpico 60,000 43 156 1,419  East Germany
3rd 1991 Tokyo Japan Japan 23 Aug – 1 Sep Olympic Stadium 48,000 43 162 1,491  United States
4th 1993 Stuttgart Germany Germany 13 – 22 Aug Gottlieb-Daimler-Stadion 70,000 44 187 1,630  United States
5th 1995 Gothenburg Sweden Sweden 5 – 13 Aug Ullevi 42,000 44 190 1,755  United States
6th 1997 Athens Greece Greece 1 – 10 Aug Olympiako Stadio 75,000 44 197 1,785  United States
7th 1999 Seville Spain Spain 20 – 29 Aug Estadio Olímpico 70,000 46 200 1,750  United States
8th 2001 Edmonton Canada Canada 3 – 12 Aug Commonwealth Stadium 60,000 46 189 1,677  Russia
9th 2003 Saint-Denis France France 23 – 31 Aug Stade de France 78,000 46 198 1,679  United States
10th 2005 Helsinki Finland Finland 6 – 14 Aug Olympiastadion 45,000 47 191 1,688  United States
11th 2007 Osaka Japan Japan 24 Aug – 2 Sep Nagai Stadium 45,000 47 197 1,800  United States
12th 2009 Berlin Germany Germany 15 – 23 Aug Olympiastadion 74,000 47 200 1,895  United States
13th 2011 Daegu South Korea South Korea 27 Aug – 4 Sep Daegu Stadium 65,000 47 199 1,742  United States
14th 2013 Moscow Russia Russia 10 – 18 Aug Luzhniki Stadium 78,000 47 203 1,784  United States
15th 2015 Beijing China China 22 – 30 Aug Beijing National Stadium 80,000 47 205 1,761  Kenya
16th 2017 London United Kingdom Great Britain 4 – 13 Aug London Stadium 60,000 48 205 2,036  United States
17th 2019 Doha Qatar Qatar 27 Sep – 6 Oct Khalifa International Stadium 48,000 49 206 1,772  United States
18th 2021 Eugene United States United States 6 – 15 Aug Hayward Field 30,000 49
19th 2023 Budapest Hungary Hungary 26 Aug – 3 Sep National Athletics Centre 40,000

All-time medal table[edit]

Proportional symbol map of the world showing medal totals by country since 1983 for the IAAF World Championships in Athletics

Updated after the 2019 World Athletics Championships.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States17011794381
2 Kenya605041151
3 Russia435248143
4 Germany383647121
5 Jamaica354943127
6United Kingdom Great Britain & Northern Ireland303638104
7 Ethiopia29302685
8 Soviet Union23272878
9 Cuba22241460
10 East Germany21191656
11 China19252367
12 Poland19152559
13 Czech Republic155525
14 France13182354
15 Australia12141036
16 South Africa127827
17 Italy11161744
18 Ukraine11131539
19 Morocco1012830
20 Belarus10111233
21 Sweden96621
22 Norway94417
23 Bahamas89825
24 Spain7181439
25 Finland78722
26 Bahrain73313
27 Canada6141636
28 Japan671629
29 Portugal67922
30 Algeria61310
31 New Zealand6118
32 Romania581124
33 Greece561122
34 Netherlands55919
35 Bulgaria53816
36 Czechoslovakia44311
37 Croatia4329
38 Qatar4239
39 Colombia4228
 Uganda4228
41 Ireland4206
42 Switzerland4048
 Authorised Neutral Athletes[1]38112
43 West Germany36312
44 Trinidad and Tobago35715
45 Mexico34714
46 Lithuania3216
47 Ecuador3115
 Mozambique3115
49 Denmark3014
50 Estonia26210
51 Dominican Republic2114
52 Tajikistan2103
53 Grenada2013
 Venezuela2013
55 Brazil16613
56 Namibia1416
57 Turkey1304
58 Belgium1258
59 Zambia1203
60 Slovenia1135
61 Tunisia1113
62 Botswana1102
 Eritrea1102
 Panama1102
65 Saint Kitts and Nevis1045
66 Slovakia1034
67 Syria1023
68 Senegal1012
 Somalia1012
70 Barbados1001
 North Korea1001
72 Hungary07714
73 Nigeria0459
74 Ivory Coast0415
75 Kazakhstan0358
76 Burundi0213
 Djibouti0213
 Israel0213
79 Cameroon0202
 Puerto Rico0202
81 Austria0134
82 Bosnia and Herzegovina0112
 Cyprus0112
 Ghana0112
 Latvia0112
 Sri Lanka0112
 Suriname0112
 Tanzania0112
89 Bermuda0101
 Egypt0101
 Sudan0101
92 Serbia0033
93 American Samoa0011
 Burkina Faso0011
 Cayman Islands0011
 Dominica0011
 Haiti0011
 India0011
 Iran0011
 Saudi Arabia0011
 South Korea0011
 Zimbabwe0011
Totals (102 nations)7797877812347
Notes

^[1]  ANA is the name, under which Russian athletes competed in the 2017 and 2019 Championships. Their medals were not included in the official medal table.[6]

All-time placing table[edit]

In the IAAF placing table the total score is obtained from assigning eight points to the first place and so on to one point for the eight placed finalists. Points are shared in situations where a tie occurs. However, the IAAF site shows all points rounded to the nearest integer.

Updated after the 2017 Championships[7]

Rank Country 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 4 5 6 7 8 Medals Points
1  United States 155 106+1= 88+2= 64+5= 79+3= 66+3= 67 65+4= 352 3600
2  Germany[a] 60 61 60+2= 74+2= 64+1= 59+1= 51+5= 42+1= 183 2246.5
3  Russia[b] 46 51+5= 46+3= 55+2= 44+3= 44+2= 36+1= 41 151 1772
4  Kenya 55 48 37 42 35 23 42 16 140 1517
5  Great Britain 28 33 38 37+2= 45+1= 30+1= 27+1= 21 99 1229
Notes

Multiple medalists[edit]

Multiple winners[edit]

Boldface denotes active athletes and highest medal count among all athletes (including these who not included in these tables) per type.

Men[edit]

All events[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Events From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Usain Bolt  Jamaica 100 m / 200 m / 4 × 100 m relay 2007 2017 11 2 1 14
2 LaShawn Merritt  United States 400 m / 4 × 400 m relay 2005 2015 * 8 * 3 * 11 *
3 Carl Lewis  United States 100 m / 200 m / 4 × 100 m relay / Long jump 1983 1993 8 1 1 10
4 Michael Johnson  United States 200 m / 400 m / 4 × 400 m relay 1991 1999 8 8
5 Mo Farah  Great Britain 5000 m / 10,000 m 2011 2017 6 2 8
6 Sergey Bubka  Soviet Union
 Ukraine
Pole vault 1983 1997 6 6
7 Jeremy Wariner  United States 400 m / 4 × 400 m relay 2005 2009 5 1 6
8 Kenenisa Bekele  Ethiopia 5000 m / 10,000 m 2003 2009 5 1 6
Lars Riedel  Germany Discus throw 1991 2001 5 1 6
10 Maurice Greene  United States 100 m / 200 m / 4 × 100 m relay 1997 2001 5 5

* including one medal in the relay event in which he participated in the heats only

Individual events[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Events From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Usain Bolt  Jamaica 100 m / 200 m 2007 2017 7 1 1 9
2 Mo Farah  Great Britain 5000 m / 10,000 m 2011 2017 6 2 8
3 Sergey Bubka  Soviet Union
 Ukraine
Pole vault 1983 1997 6 6
Michael Johnson  United States 200 m / 400 m 1991 1999 6 6
5 Carl Lewis  United States 100 m / 200 m / Long jump 1983 1993 5 1 1 7
6 Kenenisa Bekele  Ethiopia 5000 m / 10,000 m 2003 2009 5 1 6
Lars Riedel  Germany Discus throw 1991 2001 5 1 6
8 Ezekiel Kemboi  Kenya 3000 m steeplechase 2003 2015 4 3 7
9 Haile Gebrselassie  Ethiopia 5000 m / 10,000 m 1993 2003 4 2 1 7
10 Hicham El Guerrouj  Morocco 1500 m / 5000 m 1995 2003 4 2 6

Women[edit]

All events[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Events From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Allyson Felix  United States 200 m / 400 m / 4 × 100 m relay / 4 × 400 m relay / 4 × 400 m mixed relay 2005 2019 * 13 * 3 2 * 18 *
2 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce  Jamaica 100 m / 200 m / 4 × 100 m relay 2007 2019 9 * 2 * * 11 *
3 Gail Devers  United States 100 m / 100 m hurdles / 4 × 100 m relay 1991 2001 5 3 8
4 Sanya Richards-Ross  United States 400 m / 4 × 400 m relay 2003 2015 5 2 7
5 Jessica Beard  United States 4 × 400 m relay / 4 × 400 m mixed relay 2009 2019 *** 5 *** * 1 * **** 6 ****
Tirunesh Dibaba  Ethiopia 5000 m / 10,000 m 2003 2017 5 1 6
Natasha Hastings  United States 4 × 400 m relay 2007 2017 **** 5 **** 1 **** 6 ****
8 Jearl Miles Clark  United States 400 m / 4 × 400 m relay 1993 2003 4 3 2 9
9 Valerie Adams (Vili)  New Zealand Shot put 2005 2013 4 1 5
Vivian Cheruiyot  Kenya 5000 m / 10,000 m 2007 2015 4 1 5

* including one medal in the relay event in which she participated in the heats only
*** including three medals in the relay events in which she participated in the heats only
**** including four medals in the relay events in which she participated in the heats only

Individual events[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Events From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Tirunesh Dibaba  Ethiopia 5000 m / 10,000 m 2003 2017 5 1 6
2 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce  Jamaica 100 m / 200 m 2009 2019 5 5
3 Gail Devers  United States 100 m / 100 m hurdles 1991 2001 4 2 6
4 Allyson Felix  United States 200 m / 400 m 2005 2017 4 1 2 7
5 Valerie Adams (Vili)  New Zealand Shot put 2005 2013 4 1 5
Vivian Cheruiyot  Kenya 5000 m / 10,000 m 2007 2015 4 1 5
7 Jackie Joyner-Kersee  United States Heptathlon / Long jump 1987 1993 4 4
Brittney Reese  United States Long jump 2009 2017 4 4
Anita Włodarczyk  Poland Hammer throw 2009 2017 4 4
10 Liu Hong  China 20 km walk 2009 2019 3 2 5

Athletes with most appearances[edit]

There are 61 athletes that have competed in at least eight editions.[7]

App. Name Country Years contested Events
13 Jesús Ángel García Bragado  Spain 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 19 50 km walk
11 Susana Feitor  Portugal 91, 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11 10 km walk / 20 km walk
João Vieira  Portugal 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 20 km walk / 50 km walk
10 Franka Dietzsch  Germany 91, 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09 Discus throw
Nicoleta Grasu  Romania 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13 Discus throw
Virgilijus Alekna  Lithuania 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13 Discus throw
Kim Collins  Saint Kitts and Nevis 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 15 100 m / 200 m / 4x100 m
9 Laverne Eve  Bahamas 87, 91, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07 Javelin throw
Tim Berrett  Canada 91, 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07 20 km walk / 50 km walk
Jackie Edwards  Bahamas 91, 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07 Long Jump / Triple Jump
Maria Mutola  Mozambique 91, 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07 800 m
Elisângela Adriano  Brazil 91, 93, 97, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11 Shot put / Discus throw
Venelina Veneva-Mateeva  Bulgaria 91, 95, 99, 01, 03, 05, 09, 11, 15 High Jump
Danny McFarlane  Jamaica 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09 400 m / 400 m hurdles / 4x400 m
Hatem Ghoula  Tunisia 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 13 20 km walk
Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie  Bahamas 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 07, 09, 11, 13 100 m / 200 m / 4x100 m
Nicola Vizzoni  Italy 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13 Hammer throw
Chris Brown  Bahamas 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15 400 m / 4x400 m
Zhang Wenxiu  China 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17 Hammer throw
Inês Henriques  Portugal 01, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 20 km walk / 50 km walk
Allyson Felix  United States 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 200 m / 400 m / 4x100 m / 4x400 m / 4x400 m Mixed
Bat-Ochiryn Ser-Od  Mongolia 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 Marathon
8 Merlene Ottey  Jamaica /  Slovenia 83, 87, 91, 93, 95, 97, 03, 07 100 m / 200 m / 4x100 m
Jan Železný  Czechoslovakia /  Czech Republic 87, 91, 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03 Javelin throw
Yelena Nikolayeva  Soviet Union /  Russia 87, 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05 10 km walk / 20 km walk
Fiona May  Great Britain /  Italy 91, 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05 Long Jump
Beverly McDonald  Jamaica 91, 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05 100 m / 200 m / 4x100 m
Lars Riedel  Germany 91, 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05 Discus throw
Dragutin Topić  SFR Yugoslavia / IWP * /
 FR Yugoslavia /  Serbia and Montenegro /  Serbia
91, 93, 95, 97, 99, 05, 07, 09 High Jump
Iryna Yatchenko  Soviet Union /  Belarus 91, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 07, 09 Discus throw
Eunice Barber  Sierra Leone /  France 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07 Heptathlon / Long Jump / 100 m hurdles
Kevin Sullivan  Canada 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07 1500 m
Manuel Martínez  Spain 93, 95, 97, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09 Shot put
Steffi Nerius  Germany 93, 95, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09 Javelin throw
Amy Acuff  United States 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09 High Jump
Chandra Sturrup  Bahamas 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09 100 m / 200 m / 4x100 m
Aleksander Tammert  Estonia 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09 Discus throw
María Vasco  Spain 95, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11 10 km walk / 20 km walk
Koji Murofushi  Japan 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 07, 11, 13 Hammer throw
Szymon Ziółkowski  Poland 95, 99, 01, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13 Hammer throw
Marlon Devonish  Great Britain 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11 100 m / 200 m / 4x100 m
Nadine Kleinert  Germany 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11 Shot put
Sergey Makarov  Russia 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11 Javelin throw
Ēriks Rags  Latvia 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11 Javelin throw
Roman Šebrle  Czech Republic 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11 Decathlon
Omar Zepeda  Mexico 97, 01, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 17 20 km walk / 50 km walk
Mario Pestano  Spain 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13 Discus throw
Félix Sánchez  Dominican Republic 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13 400 m hurdles / 4x400 m
Bouabdellah Tahri  France 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13 1500 m / 3000 m steeplechase
Zoltán Kővágó  Hungary 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 15, 17 Discus throw
Mélina Robert-Michon  France 01, 03, 07, 09, 13, 15, 17, 19 Discus throw
Ruth Beitia  Spain 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17 High Jump
Gerd Kanter  Estonia 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17 Discus throw
Ezekiel Kemboi  Kenya 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17 3000 m steeplechase
Churandy Martina  Netherlands Antilles /  Netherlands 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 19 100 m / 200 m / 4x100 m
Zuzana Hejnová  Czech Republic 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 400 m hurdles / 4x400 m
Horacio Nava  Mexico 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 20 km walk / 50 km walk
Krisztián Pars  Hungary 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 Hammer throw
Martyn Rooney  Great Britain 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 400 m / 4x400 m / 4x400 m Mixed
Levern Spencer  Saint Lucia 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 High Jump
Dragana Tomašević  Serbia and Montenegro /  Serbia 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 Discus throw

* At the 1993 World Championships in Athletics in Stuttgart, Germany, Dragutin Topić completed as Individual World Championship Participant (IWP) as Athletic Federation of Yugoslavia was suspended by IAAF due to United Nations sanctions stemming from the Yugoslav wars.

World records[edit]

A total of 32 world records have been set or equalled at the competition, 17 by men, 13 by women and 2 – in the mixed relay.

The first world record to be set at the World Championships was by Jarmila Kratochvílová of Czechoslovakia, who ran 47.99 seconds to win the women's 400 m final.

A peak of five world records came at the 1993 World Championships in Athletics. The most recent world record was in the Women's 400 metres hurdles, which Dalilah Muhammad of the United States finished in 52.16 second in 2019. World records have become less common as the history of the event has expanded, with no world records set in the 1997, 2001, 2007 and 2013 editions.

American athletes have been the most successful with thirteen world records set by that nation in total, followed by Jamaica and Great Britain on four each. Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has broken the most world records at the competition, at four, one more than American Carl Lewis. Jonathan Edwards holds the distinction of breaking the world record twice in one championships – improving upon his own newly-set world record in the 1995 men's triple jump final. The men's 4 × 100 metres relay has yielded the most world records, with five set between 1983 and 2011.

Ben Johnson's time of 9.83 seconds at the 1987 World Championships men's 100 m final was initially considered a world record, but this was later rescinded after Johnson admitted to steroid use between 1981 and 1988.

Also, a doping disqualification has led to a performance being retrospectively recognised as a world record: the 2009 Jamaican men's 4 × 100 metres relay team time of 37.31 seconds was taken as the world record after the team's time of 37.10 at the 2008 Beijing Olympics was rescinded due to the disqualification of Nesta Carter (not present in the World Championships team).

Sex Event Record Athlete Nation Date Year
Men 4 × 100 metres relay 37.86 Emmit King
Willie Gault
Calvin Smith
Carl Lewis
 United States (USA) 10 August 1983
Women 400 metres 47.99 Jarmila Kratochvílová  Czechoslovakia (TCH) 10 August 1983
Women High jump 2.09 m Stefka Kostadinova  Bulgaria (BUL) 30 August 1987
Men 100 metres 9.86 Carl Lewis  United States (USA) 25 August 1991
Men Long jump 8.95 m Mike Powell  United States (USA) 30 August 1991
Men 4 × 100 metres relay 37.50 Andre Cason
Leroy Burrell
Dennis Mitchell
Carl Lewis
 United States (USA) 1 September 1991
Men 110 metres hurdles 12.91 Colin Jackson  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 20 August 1993
Men 4 × 100 metres relay 37.40 Jon Drummond
Andre Cason
Dennis Mitchell
Leroy Burrell
 United States (USA) 21 August 1993
Men 4 × 400 metres relay 2:54.29 Andrew Valmon
Quincy Watts
Butch Reynolds
Michael Johnson
 United States (USA) 22 August 1993
Women 400 metres hurdles 52.74 Sally Gunnell  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 19 August 1993
Women Triple jump 15.09 m Anna Biryukova  Russia (RUS) 21 August 1993
Men Triple jump 18.16 m Jonathan Edwards  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 7 August 1995
Men Triple jump 18.29 m Jonathan Edwards  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 7 August 1995
Women 400 metres hurdles 52.61 Kim Batten  United States (USA) 11 August 1995
Women Triple jump 15.50 m Inessa Kravets  Ukraine (UKR) 10 August 1995
Men 400 metres 43.18 Michael Johnson  United States (USA) 26 August 1999
Women Pole vault 4.60 m Stacy Dragila  United States (USA) 21 August 1999
Men 20 kilometres race walk 1:17:21 Jefferson Pérez  Ecuador (ECU) 23 August 2003
Men 50 kilometres race walk 3:36:03 Robert Korzeniowski  Poland (POL) 27 August 2003
Women Pole vault 5.01 m Yelena Isinbaeva  Russia (RUS) 12 August 2005
Women Javelin throw 71.70 m Osleidys Menéndez  Cuba (CUB) 14 August 2005
Women 20 kilometres walk 1:25:41 Olimpiada Ivanova  Russia (RUS) 7 August 2005
Men 100 metres 9.58 Usain Bolt  Jamaica (JAM) 16 August 2009
Men 200 metres 19.19 Usain Bolt  Jamaica (JAM) 20 August 2009
Men 4 × 100 metres relay 37.31 Steve Mullings
Michael Frater
Usain Bolt
Asafa Powell
 Jamaica (JAM) 22 August 2009
Women Hammer throw 77.96 m Anita Włodarczyk  Poland (POL) 22 August 2009
Men 4 × 100 metres relay 37.04 Nesta Carter
Michael Frater
Yohan Blake
Usain Bolt
 Jamaica (JAM) 4 September 2011
Men Decathlon 9,045 pts Ashton Eaton  United States (USA) 29 August 2015
Women 50 kilometres race walk 4:05:56 Inês Henriques  Portugal (POR) 13 August 2017
Mixed 4 × 400 metres relay 3:12.42 Tyrell Richard
Jessica Beard
Jasmine Blocker
Obi Igbokwe
 United States (USA) 28 September 2019
Mixed 4 × 400 metres relay 3:09.34 Wilbert London III
Allyson Felix
Courtney Okolo
Michael Cherry
 United States (USA) 29 September 2019
Women 400 metres hurdles 52.16 Dalilah Muhammad  United States (USA) 4 October 2019

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Matthews, Peter (2012). Historical Dictionary of Track and Field (pg. 217). Scarecrow Press (eBook). Retrieved on 8 September 2013.
  2. ^ IAAF Statistics Book Moscow 2013 (pg. 179). IAAF/AFTS (2013). Edited by Mark Butler. Retrieved on 9 September 2013.
  3. ^ IAAF World Championships in Athletics. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 8 September 2013.
  4. ^ Archive of Past Events. IAAF. Retrieved on 8 September 2013.
  5. ^ "First World Outdoor Championships in Helsinki a landmark for track & field." Usatf.org. Retrieved 23 July 2012.
  6. ^ "IAAF: IAAF World Championships London 2017 Medal Table - iaaf.org". iaaf.org.
  7. ^ a b c d "IAAF Statistics Book – IAAF World Championships Doha 2019". iaaf.org. p. 48. Retrieved 28 September 2019.

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