1991 World Championships in Athletics

1991 World Championships in Athletics

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1991 World Championships in Athletics
Host city Tokyo, Japan
Athletes participating 1,517
Events 43
Opening ceremony August 23, 1991
Closing ceremony Sept. 1, 1991
Main Stadium Olympic Stadium

The 3rd World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held in the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan between August 23 and September 1.

The event is best-remembered for the men's long jump competition, when Carl Lewis made the best six-jump series in history, only to be beaten by Mike Powell, whose 8.95 m jump broke Bob Beamon's epic world record from the 1968 Summer Olympics.

Contents

Men's Results

Track

1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995

Games Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
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United States Carl Lewis (USA) 9.86
(WR)
United States Leroy Burrell (USA) 9.88
(PB)
United States Dennis Mitchell (USA) 9.91
(PB)
200 m
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United States Michael Johnson (USA) 20.01 Namibia Frankie Fredericks (NAM) 20.34 Canada Atlee Mahorn (CAN) 20.49
400 m
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United States Antonio Pettigrew (USA) 44.57 Great Britain Roger Black (GBR) 44.62 United States Danny Everett (USA) 44.63
800 m
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Kenya Billy Konchellah (KEN) 1:43.99 Brazil José Luiz Barbosa (BRA) 1:44.24 United States Mark Everett (USA) 1:44.67
1,500 m
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Algeria Noureddine Morceli (ALG) 3:32.84
(CR)
Kenya Wilfred Kirochi (KEN) 3:34.84 Germany Hauke Fuhlbrügge (GER) 3:35.28
5,000 m
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Kenya Yobes Ondieki (KEN) 13:14.45
(CR)
Ethiopia Fita Bayisa (ETH) 13:16.64 Morocco Brahim Boutayeb (MAR) 13:22.70
10,000 m
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Kenya Moses Tanui (KEN) 27:38.74 Kenya Richard Chelimo (KEN) 27:39.41 Morocco Khalid Skah (MAR) 27:41.74
Marathon
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Japan Hiromi Taniguchi (JPN) 2:14:57 Djibouti Ahmed Saleh (DJI) 2:15:26 United States Steve Spence (USA) 2:15:36
110 m hurdles
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United States Greg Foster (USA) 13.06 United States Jack Pierce (USA) 13.06 Great Britain Tony Jarrett (GBR) 13.25
400 m hurdles
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Zambia Samuel Matete (ZAM) 47.64 Jamaica Winthrop Graham (JAM) 47.74
(NR)
Great Britain Kriss Akabusi (GBR) 47.86
(NR)
3,000 m st.
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Kenya Moses Kiptanui (KEN) 8:12.59 Kenya Patrick Sang (KEN) 8:13.44 Algeria Azzedine Brahmi (ALG) 8:15.54
20 km walk
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Italy Maurizio Damilano (ITA) 1:19:37
(CR)
Soviet Union Mikhail Shchennikov (URS) 1:19:46 Soviet Union Yevgeniy Misyulya (URS) 1:20:22
50 km walk
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Soviet Union Aleksandr Potashov (URS) 3:53:09 Soviet Union Andrey Perlov (URS) 3:53:09 Germany Hartwig Gauder (GER) 3:55:14
4x100 m relay
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United States United States
Andre Cason
Leroy Burrell
Dennis Mitchell
Carl Lewis
37.50
(WR)
France France
Max Morinière
Daniel Sangouma
Jean-Charles Trouabal
Bruno Marie-Rose
37.87 Great Britain Great Britain
Tony Jarrett
John Regis
Darren Braithwaite
Linford Christie
38.09
4x400 m relay
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Great Britain Great Britain
Roger Black
Derek Redmond
John Regis
Kriss Akabusi
2:57:53
(AR)
United States United States
Andrew Valmon
Quincy Watts
Danny Everett
Antonio Pettigrew
2:57:57 Jamaica Jamaica
Patrick O'Connor
Devon Morris
Winthrop Graham
Seymour Fagan
3:00.10

AR Area record | CR championship record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB/PR personal best/record | SB seasonal best | WL world leading (in a given season) | WR world record

Field

1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995

Games Gold Silver Bronze
Long jump
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United States Mike Powell (USA) 8.95
(WR)
United States Carl Lewis (USA) 8.91
(PB)
United States Larry Myricks (USA) 8.42
Triple jump
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United States Kenny Harrison (USA) 17.78 Soviet Union Leonid Voloshin (URS) 17.75 United States Mike Conley (USA) 17.62
High jump
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United States Charles Austin (USA) 2.38
(CR)
Cuba Javier Sotomayor (CUB) 2.36 United States Hollis Conway (USA) 2.36
Pole vault
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Soviet Union Sergey Bubka (URS) 5.95
(CR)
Hungary István Bagyula (HUN) 5.90 Soviet Union Maksim Tarasov (URS) 5.85
Shot put
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Switzerland Werner Günthör (SUI) 21.67 Norway Lars Arvid Nilsen (NOR) 20.75 Soviet Union Aleksandr Klimenko (URS) 20.34
Discus throw
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Germany Lars Riedel (GER) 66.20 Netherlands Erik de Bruin (NED) 65.82 Hungary Attila Horváth (HUN) 65.32
Hammer throw
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Soviet Union Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 81.70 Soviet Union Igor Astapkovich (URS) 80.94 Germany Heinz Weis (GER) 80.44
Javelin throw
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Finland Kimmo Kinnunen (FIN) 90.82 Finland Seppo Räty (FIN) 88.12 Soviet Union Vladimir Sasimovich (URS) 87.08
Decathlon
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United States Dan O'Brien (USA) 8812
(CR)
Canada Mike Smith (CAN) 8549 Germany Christian Schenk (GER) 8394

AR Area record | CR championship record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB/PR personal best/record | SB seasonal best | WL world leading (in a given season) | WR world record

  • Georg Andersen of Norway was the original silver medalist in the shot put but was disqualified after he tested positive for anabolic steroids.

Women's Results

Track

1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995

Games Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
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Germany Katrin Krabbe (GER) 10.99 United States Gwen Torrence (USA) 11.03 Jamaica Merlene Ottey (JAM) 11.06
200 m
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Germany Katrin Krabbe (GER) 22.09 United States Gwen Torrence (USA) 22.16 Jamaica Merlene Ottey (JAM) 22.21
400 m
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France Marie-José Perec (FRA) 49.13 Germany Grit Breuer (GER) 49.42 Spain Sandra Myers (ESP) 49.78
800 m
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Soviet Union Lilia Nurutdinova (URS) 1:57.50 Cuba Ana Fidelia Quirot (CUB) 1:57.55 Romania Ella Kovacs (ROU) 1:57:58
1,500 m
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Algeria Hassiba Boulmerka (ALG) 4:02.21 Soviet Union Tatyana Dorovskikh (URS) 4:02.58 Soviet Union Lyudmila Rogachova (URS) 4:02.72
3,000 m
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Soviet Union Tatyana Dorovskikh (URS) 8:35.82 Soviet Union Yelena Romanova (URS) 8:36.06 Kenya Susan Sirma (KEN) 8:39.41
(AR)
10,000 m
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Great Britain Liz McColgan (GBR) 31:14.31 China Zhong Huandi (CHN) 31:35.08 China Wang Xiuting (CHN) 31:35.99
Marathon
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Poland Wanda Panfil (POL) 2:29:53 Japan Sachiko Yamashita (JPN) 2:29:57 Germany Katrin Dörre (GER) 2:30:10
100 m hurdles
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Soviet Union Ludmila Narozhilenko (URS) 12.59 United States Gail Devers (USA) 12.63 Soviet Union Natalya Grigoryeva (URS) 12.69
400 m hurdles
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Soviet Union Tatyana Ledovskaya (URS) 53:11
(CR)
Great Britain Sally Gunnell (GBR) 53:16
NR
United States Janeene Vickers (USA) 53:47
10 km walk
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Soviet Union Alina Ivanova (URS) 42:57
(CR)
Sweden Madelein Svensson (SWE) 43:13 Finland Sari Essayah (FIN) 43:13
4x100 m relay
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Jamaica Jamaica
Dahlia Duhaney
Juliet Cuthbert
Beverly McDonald
Merlene Ottey
41.94 Soviet Union Soviet Union
Natalya Kovtun
Galina Maltchouguina
Yelena Vinogradova
Irina Privalova
42.20 Germany Germany
Grit Breuer
Katrin Krabbe
Sabine Richter
Heike Drechsler
42.33
4x400 m relay
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Soviet Union Soviet Union
Tatyana Ledovskaya
Lyudmila Dzhigalova
Olga Nazarova
Olga Bryzgina
3:18:43 United States United States
Rochelle Stevens
Diane Dixon
Jearl Miles
Lillie Leatherwood
3:20.15 Germany Germany
Uta Rohländer
Katrin Krabbe
Christine Wachtel
Grit Breuer
3:21:25

AR Area record | CR championship record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB/PR personal best/record | SB seasonal best | WL world leading (in a given season) | WR world record

Field

1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995

Games Gold Silver Bronze
Long jump
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United States Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 7.32 Germany Heike Drechsler (GER) 7.29 Soviet Union Larisa Berezhnaya (URS) 7.11
High jump
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Germany Heike Henkel (GER) 2.05 Soviet Union Yelena Yelesina (URS) 1.98 Soviet Union Inha Babakova (URS) 1.96
Shot put
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China Huang Zhihong (CHN) 20.83 Soviet Union Natalya Lisovskaya (URS) 20.29 Soviet Union Svetlana Krivelyova (URS) 20.16
Discus throw
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Bulgaria Tsvetanka Khristova (BUL) 71.02 Germany Ilke Wyludda (GER) 69.12 Soviet Union Larisa Mikhalchenko (URS) 68.26
Javelin throw
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China Xu Demei (CHN) 68.78 Germany Petra Meier (GER) 68.68 Germany Silke Renk (GER) 66.80
Heptathlon
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Germany Sabine Braun (GER) 6672 Romania Liliana Nastase (ROU) 6493 Soviet Union Irina Belova (URS) 6448

AR Area record | CR championship record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB/PR personal best/record | SB seasonal best | WL world leading (in a given season) | WR world record

Medal table by country

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1. United States United States 10 8 8 26
2. Soviet Union Soviet Union 9 9 11 29
3. West Germany West Germany 5 4 8 17
4. Kenya Kenya 4 3 1 8
5. Great Britain Great Britain 2 2 3 7
6. China China 2 1 1 4
7. Algeria Algeria 2 0 1 3
8. Jamaica Jamaica 1 1 3 5
9. Finland Finland 1 1 1 3
10= France France 1 1 0 2
10= Japan Japan 1 1 0 2
12= Bulgaria Bulgaria 1 0 0 1
12= Italy Italy 1 0 0 1
12= Poland Poland 1 0 0 1
12= Switzerland Switzerland 1 0 0 1
12= Zambia Zambia 1 0 0 1
17. Cuba Cuba 0 2 0 2
18= Canada Canada 0 1 1 2
18= Hungary Hungary 0 1 1 2
18= Romania Romania 0 1 1 2
21= Brazil Brazil 0 1 0 1
21= Djibouti Djibouti 0 1 0 1
21= Ethiopia Ethiopia 0 1 0 1
21= Namibia Namibia 0 1 0 1
21= Netherlands Netherlands 0 1 0 1
21= Norway Norway 0 1 0 1
21= Sweden Sweden 0 1 0 1
28. Morocco Morocco 0 0 2 2
29. Spain Spain 0 0 1 1

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