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1997 World Championships in Athletics

6th World Championships in Athletics
File:Athens IAAF 1997.jpg
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Dates August 1–10, 1997
Athlete's Oath
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The 6th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at the Olympic Stadium, Athens, Greece between August 1 and August 10, 1997. In this event participated 1882 athletes from 198 participant nations.[1] Athens used the successful organization of the World Championships the next month during the IOC Session in Lausanne during its campaign to host the 2004 Summer Olympics as proof positive of Athens' and Greece's ability and readiness to organize large-scale, international sporting events.

Men's results

Track

1993 | 1995 | 1997 | 1999 | 2001

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
details
23x15px Maurice Greene (USA) 9.86 23x15px Donovan Bailey (CAN) 9.91 23x15px Tim Montgomery (USA) 9.94
200 m
details
23x15px Ato Boldon (TRI) 20.04 23x15px Frankie Fredericks (NAM) 20.23 23x15px Claudinei Quirino (BRA) 20.26
400 m
details
23x15px Michael Johnson (USA) 44.12 23x15px Davis Kamoga (UGA) 44.37
(NR)
23x15px Tyree Washington (USA) 44.39
(PB)
800 m
details
23x15px Wilson Kipketer (DEN) 1:43.38 23x15px Norberto Téllez (CUB) 1:44.00
(SB)
23x15px Rich Kenah (USA) 1:44.25
(PB)
1,500 m
details
23x15px Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) 3:35.83 23x15px Fermín Cacho (ESP) 3:36.63 23x15px Reyes Estévez (ESP) 3:37.26
5,000 m
details
Template:Country data KEN 13:07.38 23x15px Khalid Boulami (MAR) 13:09.34 Template:Country data KEN 13:11.09
10,000 m
details
23x15px Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) 27:24.58 Template:Country data KEN 27:25.62
(SB)
23x15px Salah Hissou (MAR) 27:28.67
(PB)
Marathon
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23x15px Abel Antón (ESP) 2:13:16 23x15px Martín Fiz (ESP) 2:13:21 23x15px Steve Moneghetti (AUS) 2:14:16
110 m hurdles
details
23x15px Allen Johnson (USA) 12.93
(WL)
23x15px Colin Jackson (GBR) 13.05
(SB)
23x15px Igor Kováč (SVK) 13.18
(SB)
400 m hurdles
details
23x15px Stéphane Diagana (FRA) 47.70
(WL)
23x15px Llewellyn Herbert (RSA) 47.86
(NR)
23x15px Bryan Bronson (USA) 47.88
3,000 m st.
details
Template:Country data KEN 8:05.84 Template:Country data KEN 8:06.04 Template:Country data KEN 8:06.04
20 km walk
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23x15px Daniel García (MEX) 1:21:43 23x15px Mikhail Shchennikov (RUS) 1:21:53 23x15px Mikhail Khmelnitskiy (BLR) 1:22:01
50 km walk
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23x15px Robert Korzeniowski (POL) 3:44:46 23x15px Jesús García (ESP) 3:44:59 23x15px Miguel Rodríguez (MEX) 3:48:30
4x100 m relay
details
23x15px Canada (CAN)
Robert Esmie
Glenroy Gilbert
Bruny Surin
Donovan Bailey
37.86
(WL)
23x15px Nigeria (NGR)
Osmond Ezinwa
Olapade Adeniken
Francis Obikwelu
Davidson Ezinwa
38.07 23x15px Great Britain (GBR)
Darren Braithwaite
Darren Campbell
Douglas Walker
Julian Golding
38.14
(SB)
4x400 m relay
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23x15px Great Britain (GBR)
Iwan Thomas
Roger Black
Jamie Baulch
Mark Richardson
2:56.65
(SB)1
Template:Country data JAM (JAM)
Michael McDonald
Greg Haughton
Danny McFarlane
Davian Clarke
2:56.75
(NR)
23x15px Poland (POL)
Tomasz Czubak
Piotr Rysiukiewicz
Piotr Haczek
Robert Maćkowiak
3:00.26

WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

1 The United States (Jerome Young, Antonio Pettigrew, Chris Jones, Tyree Washington) originally won the 4x400m relay in 2:56.47, but were disqualified in 2009 after Antonio Pettigrew admitted to using HGH and EPO between 1997 and 2003. [2]
2A slow, tactical race from the start, with Morceli tracking El Guerrouj all the way. Estevez tried to slow the pace down even further in the second lap to allow Cacho to save energy for his fast sprint finish. With the whole field still bunched up with 600m to go, El Guerrouj put on a burst of speed which only Morceli and Cacho were able to follow, but eventually, they too were dropped as El Guerrouj wound up the pace faster and faster. Cacho sprinted past Morceli in the home straight, and the dispirited defending champion slowed down towards the finish, allowing Estevez to pip him at the line for the bronze medal.

Field

1993 | 1995 | 1997 | 1999 | 2001

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details
23x15px Javier Sotomayor (CUB) 2.37
(WL)
23x15px Artur Partyka (POL) 2.35
(SB)
23x15px Tim Forsyth (AUS) 2.35
Pole vault
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23x15px Sergey Bubka (UKR) 6.01
(CR/WL)
23x15px Maksim Tarasov (RUS) 5.96 23x15px Dean Starkey (USA) 5.91
(SB)
Long jump
details
23x15px Iván Pedroso (CUB) 8.42
(SB)
23x15px Erick Walder (USA) 8.38
(SB)
23x15px Kirill Sosunov (RUS) 8.18
(SB)
Triple jump
details
23x15px Yoelbi Quesada (CUB) 17.85
(WL/NR)
23x15px Jonathan Edwards (GBR) 17.69 23x15px Aliecer Urrutia (CUB) 17.64
(SB)
Shot put
details
23x15px John Godina (USA) 21.441 23x15px Oliver-Sven Buder (GER) 21.24 23x15px C. J. Hunter (USA) 20.33
Discus throw
details
23x15px Lars Riedel (GER) 68.54 23x15px Virgilijus Alekna (LTU) 66.70
(SB)
23x15px Jürgen Schult (GER) 66.14
(SB)
Hammer throw
details
23x15px Heinz Weis (GER) 81.78 23x15px Andriy Skvaruk (UKR) 81.46
(SB)
23x15px Vasiliy Sidorenko (RUS) 80.76
(SB)
Javelin throw
details
23x15px Marius Corbett (RSA) 88.40
(AR)
23x15px Steve Backley (GBR) 86.80 23x15px Kostas Gatsioudis (GRE) 86.64
Decathlon
details
23x15px Tomáš Dvořák (CZE) 8837
(CR/WL/NR)
23x15px Eduard Hämäläinen (FIN) 8730
(NR)
23x15px Frank Busemann (GER) 8652

WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

1 Aleksandr Bagach of Ukraine originally won the shot put with 21.47m, but was disqualified after he tested positive for steroids.

Women's results

Track

1993 | 1995 | 1997 | 1999 | 2001

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
details
23x15px Marion Jones (USA) 10.83
(WL)
23x15px Zhanna Pintusevich (UKR) 10.85 23x15px Savatheda Fynes (BAH) 11.03
(PB)
200 m
details
23x15px Zhanna Pintusevich (UKR) 22.32 23x15px Susanthika Jayasinghe (SRI) 22.39 Template:Country data JAM 22.40
400 m
details
23x15px Cathy Freeman (AUS) 49.77 Template:Country data JAM 49.79
(PB)
23x15px Jearl Miles Clark (USA) 49.90
800 m
details
23x15px Ana Fidelia Quirot (CUB) 1:57.14 23x15px Yelena Afanasyeva (RUS) 1:57.56 23x15px Maria Mutola (MOZ) 1:57.59
1,500 m
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23x15px Carla Sacramento (POR) 4:04.24
(SB)
23x15px Regina Jacobs (USA) 4:04.63 23x15px Anita Weyermann (SUI) 4:04.70
(SB)
5,000 m
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23x15px Gabriela Szabo (ROU) 14:57.68 23x15px Roberta Brunet (ITA) 14:58.29
(SB)
23x15px Fernanda Ribeiro (POR) 14:58.85
10,000 m
details
Template:Country data KEN 31:32.92
(WJR)
23x15px Fernanda Ribeiro (POR) 31:39.15
(SB)
Template:Country data JPN 31:41.93
Marathon
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Template:Country data JPN 2:29:48 23x15px Manuela Machado (POR) 2:31:12 23x15px Lidia Șimon (ROU) 2:31:55
10 km walk
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23x15px Annarita Sidoti (ITA) 42:55.49
(WL)
23x15px Olga Kardopoltseva (BLR) 43:30.20 23x15px Valentina Tsybulskaya (BLR) 43:49.24
100 m hurdles
details
23x15px Ludmila Engquist (SWE) 12.50
(SB)
23x15px Svetla Dimitrova (BUL) 12.58 Template:Country data JAM 12.61
400 m hurdles
details
23x15px Nezha Bidouane (MAR) 52.97
(AR)
Template:Country data JAM 53.09
(SB)
23x15px Kim Batten (USA) 53.52
4x100 m relay
details
Chryste Gaines,
Marion Jones,
Inger Miller,
Gail Devers
23x15px United States
41.47
(CR/AR)
Beverly McDonald,
Merlene Frazer,
Juliet Cuthbert,
Beverly Grant
Template:Country data Jamaica
42.10
(SB)
Patricia Girard-Léno,
Christine Arron,
Delphine Combe,
Sylviane Félix
23x15px France
42.21
(NR)
4x400 m relay
details
Anke Feller,
Uta Rohländer,
Anja Rücker,
Grit Breuer
23x15px Germany
3:20.92
(WL)
Maicel Malone-Wallace,
Kim Graham,
Kim Batten,
Jearl Miles Clark
23x15px United States
3:21.03
(SB)
Inez Turner,
Lorraine Fenton,
Deon Hemmings,
Sandie Richards
Template:Country data Jamaica
3:21.30
(NR)

WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

Field

1993 | 1995 | 1997 | 1999 | 2001

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details
23x15px Hanne Haugland (NOR) 1.99 23x15px Olga Kaliturina (RUS)
23x15px Inha Babakova (UKR)
1.96
Long jump
details
23x15px Lyudmila Galkina (RUS) 7.05
(WL/PB)
23x15px Niki Xanthou (GRE) 6.94
(SB)
23x15px Fiona May (ITA) 6.91
Triple jump
details
23x15px Šárka Kašpárková (CZE) 15.20
(WL/NR)
23x15px Rodica Mateescu (ROU) 15.16
(NR)
23x15px Olena Hovorova (UKR) 14.67
(PB)
Shot put
details
23x15px Astrid Kumbernuss (GER) 20.71 23x15px Vita Pavlysh (UKR) 20.66 23x15px Stephanie Storp (GER) 19.22
Discus throw
details
23x15px Beatrice Faumuina (NZL) 66.82 23x15px Ellina Zvereva (BLR) 65.90 23x15px Natalya Sadova (RUS) 65.14
Javelin throw
details
23x15px Trine Hattestad (NOR) 68.78 23x15px Joanna Stone (AUS) 68.64
(PB)
23x15px Tanja Damaske (GER) 67.12
(PB)
Heptathlon
details
23x15px Sabine Braun (GER) 6739 23x15px Denise Lewis (GBR) 6654 23x15px Remigija Nazarovienė (LTU) 6566

WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

Medals table

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1. 23x15px United States 6 3 8 17
2. 23x15px Germany 5 1 4 10
3. 23x15px Cuba 4 1 1 6
4. Template:Country data Kenya 3 2 2 7
5. 23x15px Ukraine 2 4 1 7
6. 23x15px Morocco 2 1 1 4
7= 23x15px Czech Republic 2 0 0 2
7= 23x15px Norway 2 0 0 2
9. 23x15px Russia 1 4 3 8
10. 23x15px Great Britain 1 4 1 6
11. 23x15px Spain 1 3 1 5
12. 23x15px Portugal 1 2 1 4
13. 23x15px Australia 1 1 2 4
14= 23x15px Italy 1 1 1 3
14= 23x15px Poland 1 1 1 3
14= 23x15px Romania 1 1 1 3
17= 23x15px Canada 1 1 0 2
17= 23x15px South Africa 1 1 0 2
19= 23x15px France 1 0 1 2
19= Template:Country data Japan 1 0 1 2
19= 23x15px Mexico 1 0 1 2
22= 23x15px Denmark 1 0 0 1
22= 23x15px Ethiopia 1 0 0 1
22= 23x15px New Zealand 1 0 0 1
22= 23x15px Sweden 1 0 0 1
22= 23x15px Trinidad and Tobago 1 0 0 1
27. Template:Country data Jamaica 0 4 3 7
28. 23x15px Belarus 0 2 2 4
29= 23x15px Greece 0 1 1 2
29= 23x15px Lithuania 0 1 1 2
31= 23x15px Bulgaria 0 1 0 1
31= 23x15px Finland 0 1 0 1
31= 23x15px Namibia 0 1 0 1
31= 23x15px Nigeria 0 1 0 1
31= 23x15px Sri Lanka 0 1 0 1
31= 23x15px Uganda 0 1 0 1
36= 23x15px Bahamas 0 0 1 1
36= 23x15px Brazil 0 0 1 1
36= 23x15px Mozambique 0 0 1 1
36= 23x15px Slovakia 0 0 1 1
36= 23x16px  Switzerland 0 0 1 1

References

  1. ^ [1]. Accessed 2009-04-03. Archived 2009-05-10.