2007 World Championships in Athletics

2007 World Championships in Athletics

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The 11th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), were held at Nagai Stadium in Osaka, Japan from August 24 to September 2, 2007. 200 of the IAAF's 212 member federations entered a total of 1,978 athletes, the greatest number of competitors at any World Championships to date.[1][2]

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Doping concerns

The IAAF stepped up its "war on doping" at the Osaka games, taking in excess of 1,000 drug tests for the first time [3] and lobbying the World Anti-Doping Agency to adopt stiffer penalties for first-time doping offences in its code of practice.[4] Before the Championships, former Olympic champion Ed Moses had voiced concerns about the extent of doping in the sport, and had even predicted that a medallist at the event would be found to have taken a banned substance.[5] Despite these fears, the IAAF announced that only one of the samples taken over the course of the Championships was "suspicious" and required more examination.[6] The governing body refused to elaborate further until more was known, but the French hurdler Naman Keïta admitted to having failed a drug test.[7] The IAAF later confirmed that Keïta had tested positive for testosterone in an out-of-competition test at a training camp, and labelled the World Championships 'drug-free'.[8]

Highlights

Despite no world records being broken, the Championships saw a number of significant personal and team achievements. The USA dominated the overall standings ahead of Kenya and Russia, equalling its best ever medal haul (first achieved in 1991) with 26, fourteen of them golds. The U.S. also set another Championship first by triumphing in all four relay races.[9] These accomplishments were highlighted by three individual performances: Tyson Gay and Allyson Felix collected three gold medals each (Gay in the 100 and 200 metres and the 4 × 100 m relay, Felix in the 200 m and the two women's relays), a feat previously achieved only by Marita Koch, Carl Lewis and Maurice Greene;[9] while Kenyan-born Bernard Lagat became the first man to win both the 1500 and 5000 m titles at the same World Championships.[10] Perhaps the most unlikely American medal came from 110 m hurdler David Payne, who as first alternate had not travelled to Osaka with the rest of the team. After Dominique Arnold withdrew from the event with an injury, Payne only arrived in Japan the night before the heats, and proceeded to move through the rounds before taking bronze with a personal best.[10]

Amongst prominent European successes were Swede Carolina Klüft's third consecutive world heptathlon title with a European record score, the victory of 39 year-old German Franka Dietzsch in the discus, which made her the second-oldest world champion ever[11] and Nelson Évora's win in the triple jump, beating world-leading Brazilian Jadel Gregorio and defending champion Walter Davis. Christine Ohuruogu of GBR and Northern Ireland claimed a surprise gold in the women's 400 metres, less than a month after the expiry of a year-long ban imposed for missing three drug tests,[12] while high jumper Kyriakos Ioannou claimed the first ever medal for Cyprus in a World Championships.[13] RUS's Tatyana Lebedeva just missed out on an unprecedented long jump/triple jump double, but still ended up with a gold and a silver medal.[14]

African countries were typically well represented in the middle and long-distance events, with Kenyans claiming both the men's and women's marathon titles and Ethiopia winning three golds.

Host nation Japan gained its only medal on the final day with a bronze for Reiko Tosa in the women's marathon.

Men's results

Track

2003 | 2005 | 2007 | 2009 | 2011

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m Tyson Gay
United States United States
9.85 Derrick Atkins
Bahamas Bahamas
9.91
NR
Asafa Powell
Jamaica Jamaica
9.96
Powell got the best start and led the race halfway through, but Gay caught up and ran past Powell with some 30 meters left, being able to hold up his top speed longer. Powell seemed to get tense in the end and admitted to giving up when he realised he was out of contention[15], as even Atkins ran past him in the last moments of the race.
200 m Tyson Gay
United States United States
19.76
CR
Usain Bolt
Jamaica Jamaica
19.91 Wallace Spearmon
United States United States
20.05
Gay became only the third male athlete to complete the sprint double at a World Championship.[16] Spearmon finished one hundredth of a second ahead of Rodney Martin to win bronze.
400 m Jeremy Wariner
United States United States
43.45
WL
LaShawn Merritt
United States United States
43.96
PB
Angelo Taylor
United States United States
44.32
The United States completed a clean sweep of the medals, with Wariner successfully defending his title. Merritt and Taylor claimed their first individual World Championship medals. Merritt ran under 44 seconds for the first time.
800 m Alfred Kirwa Yego
Kenya Kenya
1:47.09 Gary Reed
Canada Canada
1:47.10 Yuriy Borzakovskiy
Russia Russia
1:47.39
After a slow 55 second first lap, Reed of Canada held the lead, followed closely by Abraham Chepkirwok. The final 100 meters produced a frenetic sprint to the finish in which Kirwa Yego nipped Reed at the line.
1500 m Bernard Lagat
United States United States
3:34.77 Rashid Ramzi
Bahrain Bahrain
3:35.00
SB
Shadrack Korir
Kenya Kenya
3:35.04
KENn-born Lagat outkicked the field in a close finish (eight athletes were within a second of first place), holding off Ramzi to win the first championship 1500 m gold for the United States since the 1908 Olympics.
5000 m Bernard Lagat
United States United States
13:45.87 Eliud Kipchoge
Kenya Kenya
13:46.00 Moses Kipsiro
Uganda Uganda
13:46.75
A slow, tactical race saw the athletes remain bunched until Mohammed Farah tried to pull away at the beginning of the final lap. The Briton dropped back to fifth around the last bend, however, and Lagat surged past Kipchoge on the home straight to become the first ever winner of a world 1500/5000 m double.
10,000 m Kenenisa Bekele
Ethiopia Ethiopia
27:05.90
SB
Sileshi Sihine
Ethiopia Ethiopia
27:09.03 Martin Mathathi
Kenya Kenya
27:12.17
Zersenay Tadese set a fast pace for most of the race (because he knew he could not outsprint Bekele, according to SBS commentators), gradually reducing the pack to 4. Mathathi took the lead with two laps to go, and Tadese fell back to finish fourth. The two Ethiopians went past Mathathi at the bell, with Bekele sprinting away in the last 100m to win his third consecutive title.
Marathon Luke Kibet
Kenya Kenya
2:15:59 Mubarak Hassan Shami
Qatar Qatar
2:17:18 Viktor Röthlin
Switzerland Switzerland
2:17:25
Kenyan William Kiplagat, who had held a medal position for much of the race, faded badly to finish 8th, in a race where 57 out of 94 starters finished. Swiss Röthlin ran a well-paced race to take a surprise medal. Eritrean Yared Asmerom, along with three Japanese athletes, was unlucky to finish without medals, despite well-timed surges. Japan won the World Cup race, with Korea and Kenya also picking up medals in the team event.
110 m H Liu Xiang
China China
12.95 Terrence Trammell
United States United States
12.99 David Payne
United States United States
13.02
PB
Olympic champion Liu came from behind to claim his first World Championship gold. Trammell, leader for much of the race, took silver, while Payne won the bronze despite only arriving in Osaka as an alternate the day before the event began.[10]
400 m H Kerron Clement
United States United States
47.61
WL
Félix Sánchez
Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
48.01
SB
Marek Plawgo
Poland Poland
48.12
NR
Despite a hesitation before clearing the penultimate hurdle, Clement set a world leading time to claim gold.
3000 m SC Brimin Kipruto
Kenya Kenya
8:13.82 Ezekiel Kemboi
Kenya Kenya
8:16.94 Richard Mateelong
Kenya Kenya
8:17.59
The Kenyans continued their dominance of the steeplechase with a medal sweep.
20 km Walk Jefferson Pérez
Ecuador Ecuador
1:22:20 Francisco Javier Fernández
Spain Spain
1:22:40 Hatem Ghoula
Tunisia Tunisia
1:22:40
After having led for most of the way, Italy's Ivano Brugnetti was disqualified after 12 km. Fernández was disqualified after having lifted inside the stadium, to overtake Ghoula metres before the line and fourth-place Eder Sánchez was awarded the bronze. However, the Spaniard was later reinstated. This was world record-holder Pérez's third straight title.
50 km Walk Nathan Deakes
Australia Australia
3:43:53
SB
Yohann Diniz
France France
3:44:22
SB
Alex Schwazer
Italy Italy
3:44:38
China's Yu Chaohong took an early lead in hot conditions, but was overtaken before the halfway mark by the leading group.
4 × 100 m United States United States
Darvis Patton
Wallace Spearmon
Tyson Gay
LeRoy Dixon
37.78
WL
Jamaica Jamaica
Marvin Anderson
Usain Bolt
Nesta Carter
Asafa Powell
37.89
NR
Great Britain Great Britain
Christian Malcolm
Craig Pickering
Marlon Devonish
Mark Lewis-Francis
37.90
SB
The United States led throughout to win, giving Gay his third gold medal of the Championships. Powell received the final baton in fifth place but powered ahead of second-placed Lewis-Francis on the home straight to win silver for the Jamaicans in a national record time.
4 × 400 m United States United States
LaShawn Merritt
Angelo Taylor
Darold Williamson
Jeremy Wariner
2:55.56
WL
Bahamas Bahamas
Avard Moncur
Micheal Mathieu
Andrae Williams
Chris Brown
2:59.18
SB
Poland Poland
Marek Plawgo
Daniel Dąbrowski
Marcin Marciniszyn
Kacper Kozłowski
3:00.05
SB
With the three individual 400 m medallists on their team, the U.S. were strong favourites going into the race and duly led from start to finish. Jamaica held second place after three legs, but anchor Sanjay Ayre was passed by Brown on the back straight and Kozłowski on the home straight.

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Field

2003 | 2005 | 2007 | 2009 | 2011

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High Jump Donald Thomas
Bahamas Bahamas
2.35
WL
Yaroslav Rybakov
Russia Russia
2.35
WL
Kyriakos Ioannou
Cyprus Cyprus
2.35
WL
Thomas won the gold with his first attempt at 2.35 m. Olympic champion Stefan Holm failed to clear this height - his best of 2.33 was good enough only for fourth. Ioannou's bronze was the first ever for Cyprus at any World Championships.
Pole Vault Brad Walker
United States United States
5.86 Romain Mesnil
France France
5.86
SB
Danny Ecker
Germany Germany
5.81
Walker was declared the winner on countback as he had cleared 5.86 with his first attempt, Mesnil with his second.
Long jump Irving Saladino
Panama Panama
8.57
AR
Andrew Howe
Italy Italy
8.47
NR
Dwight Phillips
United States United States
8.30
Saladino moved into the outright lead with his third round jump of 8.46. This distance looked set to win the title until Howe went 1 cm further in the final round. However, with the very last jump of the contest, Saladino flew at 8.57 to seal a dramatic gold for Panama.
Triple Jump Nelson Évora
Portugal Portugal
17.74
NR
Jadel Gregório
Brazil Brazil
17.59 Walter Davis
United States United States
17.33
SB
Évora assumed the lead from the very first jump and truly consolidated his victory with a second-best world leading mark at the third attempt. Gregório, the 2007 world leader, was only able to surpass Évora's first jump with his penultimate effort, leapfrogging defending champion Walter Davis, who had held second place since the opening round.
Shot Put Reese Hoffa
United States United States
22.04 Adam Nelson
United States United States
21.61
SB
Andrei Mikhnevich
Belarus Belarus
21.27
SB
Hoffa held the lead throughout the competition making the four longest throws of the final. Defending champion Nelson had only two legal throws, in the first two rounds. Dutchman Rutger Smith finished a close fourth and Dane Joachim Olsen was disappointed not to record a mark.
Discus Gerd Kanter
Estonia Estonia
68.94 Robert Harting
Germany Germany
66.68 Rutger Smith
Netherlands Netherlands
66.42
Double Olympic, European and double defending champion Virgilijus Alekna disappointed, finishing fourth with 65.24 m. With his bronze, Dutchman Smith set a new record, becoming the first person to win a World Championship medal in both shot put (a silver in 2005) and discus throw.
Javelin Tero Pitkämäki
Finland Finland
90.33 Andreas Thorkildsen
Norway Norway
88.61 Breaux Greer
United States United States
86.21
Pitkämäki's second round throw of 89.16 proved enough for victory. With the title already won, he went further still with the final throw of the competition.
Hammer Ivan Tsikhan
Belarus Belarus
83.63
WL
Primož Kozmus
Slovenia Slovenia
82.29 Libor Charfreitag
Slovakia Slovakia
81.60
SB
Tsikhan left it late to win his third consecutive world title. Lying fourth going into the final round, he produced a throw of 83.63 which none of the three remaining competitors could better.
Decathlon Roman Šebrle
Czech Republic Czech Republic
8676 Maurice Smith
Jamaica Jamaica
8644
NR
Dmitriy Karpov
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
8586
SB
Olympic champion Šebrle, World Championship runner-up in 2003 and 2005, won his first world title in a close contest. Smith led the standings through eight events, but the medals were then decided in the javelin discipline. Despite season best throws from Smith and Karpov, veteran Šebrle moved up from third to first in the overall standings thanks to a personal best of 71.18. The Czech then did enough to hold onto his lead in the concluding 1500m. Smith's score of 8,644 points was a huge improvement on the previous Jamaican record. Defending champion Bryan Clay withdrew injured after four events.

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Women's Results

Track

2003 | 2005 | 2007 | 2009 | 2011

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
details
Veronica Campbell
Jamaica Jamaica
11.01 Lauryn Williams
United States United States
11.01
SB
Carmelita Jeter
United States United States
11.02
PB
It was arguably the closest World Championship 100 meter final for women (to date, the 1993 final is the only other race where the top two athletes clocked the same time).[17] With the top five finishing within five hundredths of a second, and with both gold and silver medalists, Veronica Campbell and Lauryn Williams, respectively, finishing at 11.01 seconds, it took some minutes for the judges to determine who had won.
200 m
details
Allyson Felix
United States United States
21.81
WL
Veronica Campbell
Jamaica Jamaica
22.34
SB
Susanthika Jayasinghe
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
22.63
Felix claimed a convincing victory with a personal best of 21.81, the fastest World Championship time since Inger Miller's gold medal run in 1999. Jayasinghe edged Torri Edwards for third to claim her first World Championship medal in ten years.
400 m Christine Ohuruogu
Great Britain Great Britain
49.61
PB
Nicola Sanders
Great Britain Great Britain
49.65
PB
Novlene Williams
Jamaica Jamaica
49.66
SB
Williams led the field approaching the home straight with the Russian Natalya Antyukh and American athlete Dee Dee Trotter ahead of the two Britons at this point. However, Ohuruogu and Sanders closed quickly on the other athletes. Williams held the lead up until the final five metres, where she tied up quickly, allowing the two British athletes to take the first two medals on a dip. Ohuruogu surprised the field to take the gold medal with a personal best, just 24 days after her 12 month suspension for missing three out-of-competition doping tests expired. [18][12]
800 m Janeth Jepkosgei
Kenya Kenya
1:56.04
WL
Hasna Benhassi
Morocco Morocco
1:56.99 Mayte Martínez
Spain Spain
1:57.62
PB
Jepkosgei led from start to finish.
1500 m Maryam Yusuf Jamal
Bahrain Bahrain
3:58.75
SB
Yelena Soboleva
Russia Russia
3:58.99 Iryna Lishchynska
Ukraine Ukraine
4:00.69
SB
World number one Soboleva led from the gun until passed by Jamal on the back straight of the last lap. Jamal's sprint failed to break the field, but she just managed to hold off Soboleva for the win.
5000 m Meseret Defar
Ethiopia Ethiopia
14:57.91 Vivian Cheruiyot
Kenya Kenya
14:58.50 Priscah Jepleting Cherono
Kenya Kenya
14:59.21
Defar added the world title to her Olympic gold medal. A personal best of 14:59.26 by Kenyan Sylvia Kibet left her in fourth, just five hundredths of a second outside the medals.
10,000 m Tirunesh Dibaba
Ethiopia Ethiopia
31:55.41
SB
Elvan Abeylegesse
Turkey Turkey
31:59.40 Kara Goucher
United States United States
32:02.05
SB
Dibaba fell behind the leaders half way through the race, with obvious stomach trouble, however she managed to pull back to the front and take historic back-to-back 10,000 m titles. Abeylegesse, was one of two athletes, who lost her shoe, and then had to stop to put it back on her foot before rejoining the race. Great Britain's Joanne Pavey went into third place in the penultimate lap, leading until the home straight, when Goucher went back to claim the medal.
Marathon Catherine Ndereba
Kenya Kenya
2:30:37 Zhou Chunxiu
China China
2:30:45 Reiko Tosa
Japan Japan
2:30:55
Ndereba pulled clear over the final two kilometres to win her second world title. Tosa delighted the home crowd by passing Zhu Xiaolin over the closing stages to claim the bronze.
100 m H Michelle Perry
United States United States
12.46 Perdita Felicien
Canada Canada
12.49
SB
Delloreen Ennis-London
Jamaica Jamaica
12.50
PB
The initial celebrations of Ennis-London[19] proved premature as defending champion Perry was confirmed the winner of a close race after an anxious wait.
400 m H Jana Rawlinson
Australia Australia
53.31
SB
Yuliya Pechenkina
Russia Russia
53.50
SB
Anna Jesień
Poland Poland
53.92
Rawlinson ran her fastest time of the season to hold off Pechenkina for the win.
3000 m SC Yekaterina Volkova
Russia Russia
9:06.57
CR / PB
Tatyana Petrova
Russia Russia
9:09.19
PB
Eunice Jepkorir
Kenya Kenya
9:20.09
Volkova set the second fastest time in the event's relatively short history to win from compatriot Petrova.
20 km Walk Olga Kaniskina
Russia Russia
1:30:09 Tatyana Shemyakina
Russia Russia
1:30:42 María Vasco
Spain Spain
1:30:47
Both Kaniskina and Shemyakina held on to their final places since they left the stadium for the first time, with the winner performing a very strong and consistent race. María Vasco raced from behind surpassing Tatyana Sibileva to prevent another Russian clean sweep.
4 × 100 m United States United States
Lauryn Williams
Allyson Felix
Mikele Barber
Torri Edwards
41.98
WL
Jamaica Jamaica
Sheri-Ann Brooks
Kerron Stewart
Simone Facey
Veronica Campbell
42.01
SB
Belgium Belgium
Olivia Borlée
Hanna Mariën
Élodie Ouédraogo
Kim Gevaert
42.75
NR
Individual 100 m champion Campbell almost ran down Edwards' lead on the final leg, but the U.S. sprinter hung on to ensure a successful title defence.
4 × 400 m United States United States
DeeDee Trotter
Allyson Felix
Mary Wineberg
Sanya Richards
3:18:55
WL
Jamaica Jamaica
Shericka Williams
Shereefa Lloyd
Davita Prendagast
Novlene Williams
3:19:73
NR
Great Britain Great Britain
Christine Ohuruogu
Marilyn Okoro
Lee McConnell
Nicola Sanders
3:20:04
NR
Felix pulled past Lloyd on the second leg to put the United States into first place, where they remained. The gold was Felix's third of the Championships. Sanders ran down Russian Natalya Antyukh on the finishing straight to win bronze for Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

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

2003 | 2005 | 2007 | 2009 | 2011

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High Jump Blanka Vlašić
Croatia Croatia
2.05 Antonietta Di Martino /
Anna Chicherova
Italy Italy / Russia Russia
2.03
Di Martino: NR /
Chicherova: PB
After an outstanding season, Vlašić was the big favourite coming into the final, and she did not disappoint. Di Martino and Chicherova gave the Croatian a run for her money though, as they both cleared 2.03 and shared second place. With Russians Slesarenko and Savchenko both clearing 2.00, this was the first ever women's high jump competition with 5 jumpers over 2.00 and also the first ever with 3 jumpers clearing 2.03.
Pole Vault Yelena Isinbayeva
Russia Russia
4.80 Kateřina Baďurová
Czech Republic Czech Republic
4.75
NR
Svetlana Feofanova
Russia Russia
4.75
Isinbayeva was the only one to vault over 4.80 m. Then she attacked the world record trying to jump 5.02 m, but failed. Three athletes beat the height of 4.75 m, but only Baďurová succeeded with her first attempt, taking silver. Feofanova took bronze, beating Monika Pyrek thanks to her better first attempt on 4.70 m.
Long Jump Tatyana Lebedeva
Russia Russia
7.03 Lyudmila Kolchanova
Russia Russia
6.92 Tatyana Kotova
Russia Russia
6.90
SB
Lebedeva twice jumped 7.03 m to head a Russian clean sweep of the medals.
Triple Jump Yargelis Savigne
Cuba Cuba
15.28
WL
Tatyana Lebedeva
Russia Russia
15.07 Hrysopiyí Devetzí
Greece Greece
15.04
Lebedeva's dominance of the event and her hopes of an unprecedented long jump/triple jump double were ended by Savigne, whose opening jump of 15.28 m proved decisive.
Shot Put Valerie Vili
New Zealand New Zealand
20.54
WL / AR
Nadzeya Astapchuk
Belarus Belarus
20.48
SB
Nadine Kleinert
Germany Germany
19.77
SB
Astapchuk lead throughout the rounds but Vili responded in the final round with a 20.54 throw. Astapchuk's last round effort of 20.48 was not enough to catch the New Zealander, who set a Commonwealth record.
Discus Franka Dietzsch
Germany Germany
66.61 Darya Pishchalnikova
Russia Russia
65.78
PB
Yarelis Barrios
Cuba Cuba
63.90
PB
Dietzsch's opening effort of 66.61 m proved enough to secure the gold medal for the third time in her career. At 39, she became the second-oldest athletics world champion in history.[11]
Javelin Barbora Špotáková
Czech Republic Czech Republic
67.07
NR
Christina Obergföll
Germany Germany
66.46 Steffi Nerius
Germany Germany
64.42
The final was a battle between two pairs of German and Czech throwers which ended with a loss for this year unbeaten Obergföll. Špotáková improved the Czech national record (previously 66.21 held by herself since 2006) twice. She took an early lead for 66.40 m in her first attempt and secured the gold medal with her third throw (67.07) before Obergföll who reached 66.46 in the sixth attempt. Both Špotáková and Obergföl had a solid row of attempts over 60 m. Nerius (64.42) managed to get the bronze when she overcame Nikola Brejchová (63.73) in the fourth round.
Hammer Betty Heidler
Germany Germany
74.76 Yipsi Moreno
Cuba Cuba
74.74 Zhang Wenxiu
China China
74.39
In a tight contest, Moreno's final round throw fell just 2 cm short of Heidler's 74.76, set in round two. Ivana Brkljačić failed to follow up on her qualification-leading throw of 74.69 and had to settle with 11th place.
Heptathlon Carolina Klüft
Sweden Sweden
7032
WL / AR
Lyudmila Blonska
Ukraine Ukraine
6832
NR
Kelly Sotherton
Great Britain Great Britain
6510
SB
Klüft set a European Record and became the second highest scorer ever in taking her third consecutive World Championship title and 19th consecutive heptathlon win. Sotherton had to fight with Jessica Ennis for a medal in the 800 m, after a poor javelin. Ennis won the 800 meters by only 0.19 seconds which was not enough, giving her the fourth place after Sotherton.

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

External links

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