1997 World Championships in Athletics

1997 World Championships in Athletics

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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 10, 1997.

Contents

Men's results

Track

1993 | 1995 | 1997 | 1999 | 2001

Games Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
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United States Maurice Greene (USA) 9.86 Canada Donovan Bailey (CAN) 9.91 United States Tim Montgomery (USA) 9.94
200 m
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Trinidad and Tobago Ato Boldon (TRI) 20.04 Namibia Frankie Fredericks (NAM) 20.23 Brazil Claudinei da Silva (BRA) 20.26
400 m
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United States Michael Johnson (USA) 44.12 Uganda Davis Kamoga (UGA) 44.37
(NR)
United States Tyree Washington (USA) 44.39
(PB)
800 m
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Denmark Wilson Kipketer (DEN) 1:43.38 Cuba Norberto Téllez (CUB) 1:44.00
(SB)
United States Rich Kenah (USA) 1:44.25
(PB)
1,500 m*
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Morocco Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) 3:35.83 Spain Fermín Cacho (ESP) 3:36.63 Spain Reyes Estévez (ESP) 3:37.26
5,000 m
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Kenya Daniel Komen (KEN) 13:07.38 Morocco Khalid Boulami (MAR) 13:09.34 Kenya Tom Nyariki (KEN) 13:11.09
10,000 m
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Ethiopia Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) 27:24.58 Kenya Paul Tergat (KEN) 27:25.62
(SB)
Morocco Salah Hissou (MAR) 27:28.67
(PB)
Marathon
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Spain Abel Antón (ESP) 2:13:16 Spain Martín Fiz (ESP) 2:13:21 Australia Steve Moneghetti (AUS) 2:14:16
110 m hurdles
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United States Allen Johnson (USA) 12.93
(WL)
Great Britain Colin Jackson (GBR) 13.05
(SB)
Slovakia Igor Kovác (SVK) 13.18
(SB)
400 m hurdles
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France Stéphane Diagana (FRA) 47.70
(WL)
South Africa Herbert Llewellyn (RSA) 47.86
(NR)
United States Bryan Bronson (USA) 47.88
3,000 m st.
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Kenya Wilson Boit Kipketer (KEN) 8:05.84 Kenya Moses Kiptanui (KEN) 8:06.04 Kenya Bernard Barmasai (KEN) 8:06.04
20 km walk
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Mexico Daniel García (MEX) 1:21:43 Russia Mikhail Shchennikov (RUS) 1:21:53 Belarus Mikhail Khmelnitskiy (BLR) 1:22:01
50 km walk
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Poland Robert Korzeniowski (POL) 3:44:46 Spain Jesús García (ESP) 3:44:59 Mexico Miguel Rodríguez (MEX) 3:48:30
4x100 m relay
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Canada Canada
Robert Esmie
Glenroy Gilbert
Bruny Surin
Donovan Bailey
37.86
(WL)
Nigeria Nigeria
Osmond Ezinwa
Olapade Adeniken
Francis Obikwelu
Davidson Ezinwa
38.07 Great Britain Great Britain
Darren Braithwaite
Darren Campbell
Douglas Walker
Julian Golding
38.14
(SB)
4x400 m relay**
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United States United States
Jerome Young
Antonio Pettigrew
Chris Jones
Tyree Washington
2:56.47
(WL)
Great Britain Great Britain
Iwan Thomas
Roger Black
Jamie Baulch
Mark Richardson
2:56.65
(SB)
Jamaica Jamaica
Michael McDonald
Greg Haughton
Danny McFarlane
Davian Clarke
2:56.75
(NR)

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

*A 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.

**In 2008, the IAAF stripped the USA's 4x400m relay team of its gold medals due to Antonio Pettigrew taking illegal drugs. New medals will be awarded to the British team after attempts to recover all the originals failed. The Americans' victory was by a margin of just 0.18 seconds.[1]

Field

1993 | 1995 | 1997 | 1999 | 2001

Games Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
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Cuba Javier Sotomayor (CUB) 2.37
(WL)
Poland Artur Partyka (POL) 2.35
(SB)
Australia Tim Forsyth (AUS) 2.35
Pole vault
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Ukraine Sergey Bubka (UKR) 6.01
(CR/WL)
Russia Maksim Tarasov (RUS) 5.96 United States Dean Starkey (USA) 5.91
(SB)
Long jump
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Cuba Iván Pedroso (CUB) 8.42
(SB)
United States Erick Walder (USA) 8.38
(SB)
Russia Kirill Sosunov (RUS) 8.18
(SB)
Triple jump
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Cuba Yoelbi Quesada (CUB) 17.85
(WL/NR)
Great Britain Jonathan Edwards (GBR) 17.69 Cuba Aliecer Urrutia (CUB) 17.64
(SB)
Shot put *
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United States John Godina (USA) 21.44 Germany Oliver-Sven Buder (GER) 21.24 United States C. J. Hunter (USA) 20.33
Discus throw
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Germany Lars Riedel (GER) 68.54 Lithuania Virgilijus Alekna (LTU) 66.70
(SB)
Germany Jürgen Schult (GER) 66.14
(SB)
Hammer throw
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Germany Heinz Weis (GER) 81.78 Ukraine Andriy Skvaruk (UKR) 81.46
(SB)
Russia Vasiliy Sidorenko (RUS) 80.76
(SB)
Javelin throw
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South Africa Marius Corbett (RSA) 88.40
(AR)
Great Britain Steve Backley (GBR) 86.80 Greece Kostas Gatsioudis (GRE) 86.64
Decathlon
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Czech Republic Tomáš Dvořák (CZE) 8837
(CR/WL/NR)
Finland Eduard Hämäläinen (FIN) 8730 Germany Frank Busemann (GER) 8652

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

* 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

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

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

1993 | 1995 | 1997 | 1999 | 2001

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

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

Medals table

Position Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1. United States United States 7 3 8 18
2. Germany Germany 5 1 4 10
3. Cuba Cuba 4 1 1 6
4. Kenya Kenya 3 2 2 7
5. Ukraine Ukraine 2 4 1 7
6. Morocco Morocco 2 1 1 4
7= Czech Republic Czech Republic 2 0 0 2
7= Norway Norway 2 0 0 2
9. Russia Russia 1 4 3 8
10. Spain Spain 1 3 1 5
11. Portugal Portugal 1 2 1 4
12. Australia Australia 1 1 2 4
13= Italy Italy 1 1 1 3
13= Romania Romania 1 1 1 3
15= Canada Canada 1 1 0 2
15= Poland Poland 1 1 0 2
15= South Africa South Africa 1 1 0 2
18= France France 1 0 1 2
18= Japan Japan 1 0 1 2
18= Mexico Mexico 1 0 1 2
21= Denmark Denmark 1 0 0 1
21= Ethiopia Ethiopia 1 0 0 1
21= New Zealand New Zealand 1 0 0 1
21= Sweden Sweden 1 0 0 1
21= Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 1 0 0 1
26. Great Britain Great Britain 0 5 1 6
27. Jamaica Jamaica 0 3 4 7
28. Belarus Belarus 0 2 2 4
29= Greece Greece 0 1 1 2
29= Lithuania Lithuania 0 1 1 2
31= Bulgaria Bulgaria 0 1 0 1
31= Finland Finland 0 1 0 1
31= Namibia Namibia 0 1 0 1
31= Nigeria Nigeria 0 1 0 1
31= Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 0 1 0 1
31= Uganda Uganda 0 1 0 1
36= Bahamas Bahamas 0 0 1 1
36= Brazil Brazil 0 0 1 1
36= Mozambique Mozambique 0 0 1 1
36= Slovakia Slovakia 0 0 1 1
36= Switzerland Switzerland 0 0 1 1

External links

References

  1. "British 4x400m quartet to receive 1997 World Championship golds", More Than The Games, Jan. 7, 2010. Retrieved on 2010-01-08.