2009 World Championships in Athletics

2009 World Championships in Athletics

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The 2009 World Championships in Athletics were held in Berlin, Germany August 15 -23 2009.

The Championships were staged in the 74,845-seat Olympiastadion, which underwent a €242 million renovation ahead of the 2006 FIFA World Cup of football. The Marathon events as well as the events in Racewalking started and finished at the Brandenburg Gate.

In 2006, IAAF announced that the official colors blue and green would be used in the design of the event. The organizers announced a budget of €45 million to stage the event.

Athletes were hosted during the event in the Hotel Estrel (950 rooms) and Hotel Berlin (650 rooms).

In memory of their historic Olympic achievements at the Olympiastadion in 1936, a meeting took place between the families of Luz Long and Jesse Owens. Long's long jump advice to rival Owens remains a prominent example of sportsmanship and friendship in athletics.[1] A $100,000 bonus will be given to any athlete who breaks a world record at the competition.[2]

The IAAF initiated gender tests on 800m female champion Caster Semenya.[3]

Contents

Drug testing

The track meet featured one of the most comprehensive anti-doping initiatives ever undertaken by the IAAF. A total of 1000 samples will be collected from athletes and tested at labs accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency, and additional educational anti-doping activities will be available. IAAF President president Lamine Diack stressed that samples would be retained for future analysis, thus currently undetectable drugs could be tested for in the future, preventing athletes from flouting the anti-doping rules.[4]

Post-meet scuffle

Six track and field athletes from the world championships were arrested after a scuffle at a Berlin disco early on August 23. The six were being investigated on possible charges of disturbing the peace and causing bodily harm.

The athletes were not identified by name under German privacy laws. Police said in a statement they were a 26-year-old American man, three men from the Bahamas aged 24, 25 and 28, and two from Cuba aged 21 and 24. Police spokesman Frank Millert said the men all spent the night in jail, but were being released Sunday.

The incident occurred just before 4 a.m. Sunday as the athletes, who were part of a group of 20 people, tried to get into the overflowing nightclub, police said. Words were exchanged between the athletes and doormen after the group was told to stay in a waiting area, police said. The confrontation escalated when the doormen then tried to force the group to leave. Bottles were thrown at the club employees, injuring a 30-year-old and a 36-year-old in the head, and a 27-year-old in the face, police said. All three refused medical treatment.[5]

Men's results

Track

2005 | 2007 | 2009 | 2011 | 2013

Event Gold Silver Bronze[6]
100 metres Jamaica Usain Bolt (JAM) 9.58
WR
United States Tyson Gay (USA) 9.71
NR
Jamaica Asafa Powell (JAM) 9.84
SB
200 metres Jamaica Usain Bolt (JAM) 19.19
WR
Panama Alonso Edward (PAN) 19.81
AR
United States Wallace Spearmon (USA) 19.85
SB
400 metres United States LaShawn Merritt (USA) 44.06
WL
United States Jeremy Wariner (USA) 44.60
SB
Trinidad and Tobago Renny Quow (TRI) 45.02
800 metres South Africa Mbulaeni Mulaudzi (RSA) 1:45.29 Kenya Alfred Kirwa Yego (KEN) 1:45.35 Bahrain Yusuf Saad Kamel (BRN) 1:45.35
1500 metres Bahrain Yusuf Saad Kamel (BRN) 3:35.93 Ethiopia Deresse Mekonnen (ETH) 3:36.01 United States Bernard Lagat (USA) 3:36.20
5000 metres Ethiopia Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 13:17.09 United States Bernard Lagat (USA) 13:17.33 Qatar James Kwalia C'Kurui (QAT) 13:17.78
10,000 metres Ethiopia Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 26:46.31
CR
Eritrea Zersenay Tadese (ERI) 26:50.12
SB
Kenya Moses Ndiema Masai (KEN) 26:57.39
SB
Marathon Kenya Abel Kirui (KEN) 2:06:54
CR
Kenya Emmanuel Kipchirchir Mutai (KEN) 2:07:48 Ethiopia Tsegay Kebede (ETH) 2:08:35
110 metres hurdles Barbados Ryan Brathwaite (BAR) 13.14
NR
United States Terrence Trammell (USA) 13.15 United States David Payne (USA) 13.15
400 metres hurdles United States Kerron Clement (USA) 47.91
WL
Puerto Rico Javier Culson (PUR) 48.09
PB
United States Bershawn Jackson (USA) 48.23
3000 metres steeplechase Kenya Ezekiel Kemboi (KEN) 8:00.43
CR
Kenya Richard Kipkemboi Mateelong (KEN) 8:00.89
PB
France Bouabdellah Tahri (FRA) 8:01.18
AR
20 kilometres walk Russia Valeriy Borchin (RUS) 1:18:41 China Hao Wang (CHN) 1:19:06
PB
Mexico Eder Sánchez (MEX) 1:19:22
SB
50 kilometres walk Russia Sergey Kirdyapkin (RUS) 3:38:35
WL
Norway Trond Nymark (NOR) 3:41:16
NR
Spain Jesus Angel Garcia (ESP) 3:41:37
SB
4 x 100 metres relay Jamaica Jamaica
Steve Mullings
Michael Frater
Usain Bolt
Asafa Powell
Dwight Thomas*
Lerone Clarke*
37.31
CR
Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
Darrel Brown
Marc Burns
Emmanuel Callander
Richard Thompson
Keston Bledman*
37.62
NR
Great Britain Great Britain
Simeon Williamson
Tyrone Edgar
Marlon Devonish
Harry Aikines-Aryeetey
38.02
SB
4 x 400 metres relay United States United States
Angelo Taylor
Jeremy Wariner
Kerron Clement
LaShawn Merritt
Lionel Larry*
Bershawn Jackson*
2:57.86
WL
Great Britain Great Britain
Conrad Williams
Michael Bingham
Robert Tobin
Martyn Rooney
David Greene*
3:00.53
SB
Australia Australia
John Steffensen
Ben Offereins
Tristan Thomas
Sean Wroe
Joel Milburn*
3:00.90
SB

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

* Runners who participated in the heats only and received medals.

Field

2005 | 2007 | 2009 | 2011 | 2013

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump Russia Jaroslav Rybakov (RUS) 2.32 Cyprus Kyriakos Ioannou (CYP) 2.32 Poland Sylwester Bednarek (POL) 2.32
Germany Raul Spank (GER) 2.32
Pole vault Australia Steven Hooker (AUS) 5.90 France Romain Mesnil (FRA) 5.85 France Renaud Lavillenie (FRA) 5.80
Long Jump United States Dwight Phillips (USA) 8.54 South Africa Godfrey Khotso Mokoena (RSA) 8.47 Australia Mitchell Watt (AUS) 8.37
Triple jump Great Britain Phillips Idowu (GBR) 17.73
WL
Portugal Nelson Evora (POR) 17.55 Cuba Alexis Copello (CUB) 17.36
Shot put United States Christian Cantwell (USA) 22.03
WL
Poland Tomasz Majewski (POL) 21.91 Germany Ralf Bartels (GER) 21.37
PB
Discus throw Germany Robert Harting (GER) 69.43
PB
Poland Piotr Malachowski (POL) 69.15
NR
Estonia Gerd Kanter (EST) 66.88
Javelin throw Norway Andreas Thorkildsen (NOR) 89.59
SB
Cuba Guillermo Martinez (CUB) 86.41
SB
Japan Yukifumi Murakami (JPN) 82.97
Hammer throw Slovenia Primož Kozmus (SLO) 80.84
SB
Poland Szymon Ziółkowski (POL) 79.30
SB
Russia Aleksey Zagornyi (RUS) 78.09
Decathlon United States Trey Hardee (USA) 8790
WL
Cuba Leonel Suárez (CUB) 8640
Russia Aleksandr Pogorelov (RUS) 8528
PB

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

Women's results

Track

2005 | 2007 | 2009 | 2011 | 2013

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Jamaica Shelly-Ann Fraser (JAM) 10.73
WL, NR
Jamaica Kerron Stewart (JAM) 10.75
PB
United States Carmelita Jeter (USA) 10.90
200 metres United States Allyson Felix (USA) 22.02 Jamaica Veronica Campbell-Brown (JAM) 22.35 Bahamas Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie (BAH) 22.41
400 metres United States Sanya Richards (USA) 49.00
WL
Jamaica Shericka Williams (JAM) 49.32
PB
Russia Antonina Krivoshapka (RUS) 49.71
800 metres South Africa Caster Semenya (RSA) 1:55.45
WL
Kenya Janeth Jepkosgei (KEN) 1:57.90
SB
Great Britain Jenny Meadows (GBR) 1:57.93
PB
1500 metres Bahrain Maryam Yusuf Jamal (BRN) 4:03.74 Great Britain Lisa Dobriskey (GBR) 4:03.75 United States Shannon Rowbury (USA) 4:04.18
5000 metres Kenya Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN) 14:57.97 Kenya Sylvia Jebiwott Kibet (KEN) 14:58.33 Ethiopia Meseret Defar (ETH) 14:58.41
10,000 metres Kenya Linet Chepkwemoi Masai (KEN) 30:51.24
SB
Ethiopia Meselech Melkamu (ETH) 30:51.34 Ethiopia Wude Ayalew (ETH) 30:51.95
Marathon China Xue Bai (CHN) 2:25:15 Japan Yoshimi Ozaki (JPN) 2:25:25 Ethiopia Aselefech Mergia (ETH) 2:25:32
100 metres hurdles Jamaica Brigitte Foster-Hylton (JAM) 12.51
SB
Canada Priscilla Lopes-Schliep (CAN) 12.54 Jamaica Delloreen Ennis-London (JAM) 12.55
SB
400 metres hurdles Jamaica Melanie Walker (JAM) 52.42
CR, NR
United States Lashinda Demus (USA) 52.96 Trinidad and Tobago Josanne Lucas (TRI) 53.20
NR
3000 metres steeplechase Spain Marta Domínguez (ESP) 9:07.32
WL
Russia Yuliya Zarudneva (RUS) 9:08.39
PB
Kenya Milcah Chemos Cheywa (KEN) 9:08.57
PB
20 kilometres walk Russia Olga Kaniskina (RUS) 1:28:09 Ireland Olive Loughnane (IRL) 1:28:58
SB
China Hong Liu (CHN) 1:29:10
SB
4 x 100 metres relay Jamaica Jamaica
Simone Facey
Shelly-Ann Fraser
Aleen Bailey
Kerron Stewart
42.06
Bahamas Bahamas
Sheniqua Ferguson
Chandra Sturrup
Christine Amertil
Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie
42.29
SB
Germany Germany
Marion Wagner
Anne Möllinger
Cathleen Tschirch
Verena Sailer
42.87
SB
4 x 400 metres relay United States United States
Debbie Dunn
Allyson Felix
Lashinda Demus
Sanya Richards
Natasha Hastings*
Jessica Beard*
3:17.83
WL
Jamaica Jamaica
Rosemarie Whyte
Novlene Williams-Mills
Shereefa Lloyd
Shericka Williams
Kaliese Spencer*
3:21.15
SB
Russia Russia
Anastasiya Kapachinskaya
Tatyana Firova
Lyudmila Litvinova
Antonina Krivoshapka
Natalya Nazarova*
Natalya Antyukh*
3:21.64
SB

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

* Runners who participated in the heats only and received medals.

Field

2005 | 2007 | 2009 | 2011 | 2013

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump Croatia Blanka Vlašić (CRO) 2.04 Russia Anna Chicherova (RUS) 2.02 Germany Ariane Friedrich (GER) 2.02
Pole vault Poland Anna Rogowska (POL) 4.75 Poland Monika Pyrek (POL) 4.65
Not awarded
United States Chelsea Johnson (USA) (SB)
Long Jump United States Brittney Reese (USA) 7.10
WL
Russia Tatyana Lebedeva (RUS) 6.97
SB
Turkey Karin Mey Melis (TUR) 6.80
Triple jump Cuba Yargelis Savigne (CUB) 14.95 Cuba Mabel Gay (CUB) 14.61
SB
Russia Anna Pyatykh (RUS) 14.58
Shot put New Zealand Valerie Vili (NZL) 20.44 Germany Nadine Kleinert (GER) 20.20
PB
China Lijiao Gong (CHN) 19.89
PB
Discus throw Australia Dani Samuels (AUS) 65.44 PB Cuba Yarelis Barrios (CUB) 65.31 SB Romania Nicoleta Grasu (ROU) 65.20 SB
Javelin throw Germany Steffi Nerius (GER) 67.30
SB
Czech Republic Barbora Spotakova (CZE) 66.42 Russia Maria Abakumova (RUS) 66.06
Hammer throw Poland Anita Włodarczyk (POL) 77.96 WR Germany Betty Heidler (GER) 77.12 NR Slovakia Martina Hrasnova (SVK) 74.49
Heptathlon Great Britain Jessica Ennis (GBR) 6731 WL Germany Jennifer Oeser (GER) 6493 PB Poland Kamila Chudzik (POL) 6471 SB

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

Participating nations

The entry list released on the IAAF Website before the championships contained 2,098 athletes from 202 countries and territories.[7][8][9] Out of these athletes, a total of 1984 competed (1086 male, and 898 female) at the championships, with 201 of the 213 IAAF National Member Federations represented.[10][11] The number of athletes competing at the event broke the previous championship record of 1,821 athletes set at the 1999 World Championships in Athletics in Seville. The 100 metres race attracted 100 entries, while the Marathon race listed 101 athletes for competition.[12]

The event was expected to be the largest sports gathering in 2009, continuing in the vein of the World Championships in Athletics being the third largest sports event after the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup.[13]

External links

References

  1. Families of Jesse Owens, Luz Long to unite at World Championships IAAF (5 August 2009) Retrieved on 13 August 2009
  2. $100,000 IAAF World Record Program supported by TDK and Toyota – Berlin 2009 IAAF (14 August 2009) Retrieved on 14 August 2009
  3. "May Be "Impossible" To Tell Runner's Sex", CBS News, Aug. 22, 2009. Retrieved on 2009-08-25.
  4. Berlin to host largest ever IAAF Anti-Doping operation IAAF (11 August 2009) Retrieved on 12 August 2009
  5. "Six Worlds Athletes Jailed After Scuffle", CBS News, Aug. 23, 2009. Retrieved on 2009-08-25.
  6. http://berlin.iaaf.org/results/index.html Retrieved 2009-08-20.
  7. Provisional Entry List (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved on 18 August 2009.
  8. Provisional Entry List now available IAAF, Monday, 10 August 2009, Retrieved on 18 August 2009 Archived 8 September 2009
  9. Berlin Start Lists for Day One, 15 August IAAF, Friday, 14 August 2009, Retrieved on 15 August 2009 Archived 8 September 2009
  10. IAAF National Member Federations IAAF, Retrieved on 11 August 2009 Archived 8 September 2009
  11. Turner, Chris (2009-08-23). IAAF / LOC Press Conference - Berlin 2009 – Championships Debrief. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-09-24. Archived 2009-09-26.
  12. Record field listed for Berlin world atheltics Thaindian News citing DPA, Berlin, 9 August, Retrieved on 18 August 2009
  13. 205 Member Federations and $7 million in Prize Money set for Berlin. IAAF (3 July 2009) Retrieved on 14 August 2009