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1991 World Championships in Athletics

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 and athletes from 167 countries participated in the event.[1]

3rd World Championships in Athletics
Tokyo IAAF 1991.jpg
Host cityTokyo, Japan
Nations participating167
Athletes participating1517
DatesAugust 23 – September 1
Officially opened byEmperor Akihito
Main venueOlympic Stadium
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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 (29 ft 4.36 in) jump broke Bob Beamon's long-standing world record from the 1968 Summer Olympics.

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Men's resultsEdit

TrackEdit

1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995

Games Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
details
  Carl Lewis (USA) 9.86
(WR)
  Leroy Burrell (USA) 9.88
(PB)
  Dennis Mitchell (USA) 9.91
(PB)
200 m
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  Michael Johnson (USA) 20.01
(CR)
  Frankie Fredericks (NAM) 20.34   Atlee Mahorn (CAN) 20.49
400 m
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  Antonio Pettigrew (USA) 44.57   Roger Black (GBR) 44.62   Danny Everett (USA) 44.63
800 m
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  Billy Konchellah (KEN) 1:43.99   José Luíz Barbosa (BRA) 1:44.24   Mark Everett (USA) 1:44.67
1500 m
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  Noureddine Morceli (ALG) 3:32.84
(CR)
  Wilfred Kirochi (KEN) 3:34.84   Hauke Fuhlbrügge (GER) 3:35.28
5000 m
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  Yobes Ondieki (KEN) 13:14.45
(CR)
  Fita Bayisa (ETH) 13:16.64   Brahim Boutayeb (MAR) 13:22.70
10,000 m
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  Moses Tanui (KEN) 27:38.74   Richard Chelimo (KEN) 27:39.41   Khalid Skah (MAR) 27:41.74
Marathon
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  Hiromi Taniguchi (JPN) 2:14:57   Hussein Ahmed Salah (DJI) 2:15:26   Steve Spence (USA) 2:15:36
110 m hurdles
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  Greg Foster (USA) 13.06   Jack Pierce (USA) 13.06   Tony Jarrett (GBR) 13.25
400 m hurdles
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  Samuel Matete (ZAM) 47.64   Winthrop Graham (JAM) 47.74
(NR)
  Kriss Akabusi (GBR) 47.86
(NR)
3000 m st.
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  Moses Kiptanui (KEN) 8:12.59   Patrick Sang (KEN) 8:13.44   Azzedine Brahmi (ALG) 8:15.54
20 km walk
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  Maurizio Damilano (ITA) 1:19:37
(CR)
  Mikhail Shchennikov (URS) 1:19:46   Yevgeniy Misyulya (URS) 1:20:22
50 km walk
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  Aleksandr Potashov (URS) 3:53:09   Andrey Perlov (URS) 3:53:09   Hartwig Gauder (GER) 3:55:14
4 × 100 m relay
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  United States (USA)
Andre Cason
Leroy Burrell
Dennis Mitchell
Carl Lewis
Michael Marsh*
37.50
(WR)
  France (FRA)
Max Morinière
Daniel Sangouma
Jean-Charles Trouabal
Bruno Marie-Rose
37.87   Great Britain (GBR)
Tony Jarrett
John Regis
Darren Braithwaite
Linford Christie
38.09
4 × 400 m relay
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  Great Britain (GBR)
Roger Black
Derek Redmond
John Regis
Kriss Akabusi
Ade Mafe*
Mark Richardson*
2:57.53
(AR)
  United States (USA)
Andrew Valmon
Quincy Watts
Danny Everett
Antonio Pettigrew
Jeff Reynolds*
Mark Everett*
2:57.57   Jamaica (JAM)
Patrick O'Connor
Devon Morris
Winthrop Graham
Seymour Fagan
Howard Burnett*
3:00.10
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)

Note: * Indicates athletes who ran in preliminary rounds.

FieldEdit

1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995

Games Gold Silver Bronze
Long jump
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  Mike Powell (USA) 8.95
(WR)
  Carl Lewis (USA) 8.91w   Larry Myricks (USA) 8.42
Triple jump
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  Kenny Harrison (USA) 17.78   Leonid Voloshin (URS) 17.75   Mike Conley (USA) 17.62
High jump
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  Charles Austin (USA) 2.38
(CR)
  Javier Sotomayor (CUB) 2.36   Hollis Conway (USA) 2.36
Pole vault
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  Sergey Bubka (URS) 5.95
(CR)
  István Bagyula (HUN) 5.90   Maksim Tarasov (URS) 5.85
Shot put
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  Werner Günthör (SUI) 21.67   Lars Arvid Nilsen (NOR) 20.751   Aleksandr Klimenko (URS) 20.34
Discus throw
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  Lars Riedel (GER) 66.20   Erik de Bruin (NED) 65.82   Attila Horváth (HUN) 65.32
Hammer throw
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  Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 81.70   Igor Astapkovich (URS) 80.94   Heinz Weis (GER) 80.44
Javelin throw
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  Kimmo Kinnunen (FIN) 90.82   Seppo Räty (FIN) 88.12   Vladimir Sasimovich (URS) 87.08
Decathlon
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  Dan O'Brien (USA) 8812
(CR)
  Mike Smith (CAN) 8549   Christian Schenk (GER) 8394
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 Georg Andersen of Norway originally won the silver medal, but he was disqualified after he tested positive for steroids.[2]

Women's resultsEdit

TrackEdit

1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995

Games Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
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  Katrin Krabbe (GER) 10.99   Gwen Torrence (USA) 11.03   Merlene Ottey (JAM) 11.06
200 m
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  Katrin Krabbe (GER) 22.09   Gwen Torrence (USA) 22.16   Merlene Ottey (JAM) 22.21
400 m
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  Marie-José Pérec (FRA) 49.13   Grit Breuer (GER) 49.42   Sandra Myers (ESP) 49.78
800 m
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  Liliya Nurutdinova (URS) 1:57.50   Ana Fidelia Quirot (CUB) 1:57.55   Ella Kovacs (ROU) 1:57.58
1500 m
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  Hassiba Boulmerka (ALG) 4:02.21   Tetyana Dorovskikh (URS) 4:02.58   Lyudmila Rogachova (URS) 4:02.72
3000 m
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  Tetyana Dorovskikh (URS) 8:35.82   Yelena Romanova (URS) 8:36.06   Susan Sirma (KEN) 8:39.41
(AR)
10,000 m
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  Liz McColgan (GBR) 31:14.31   Zhong Huandi (CHN) 31:35.08   Wang Xiuting (CHN) 31:35.99
Marathon
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  Wanda Panfil (POL) 2:29:53   Sachiko Yamashita (JPN) 2:29:57   Katrin Dörre (GER) 2:30:10
100 m hurdles
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  Ludmila Narozhilenko (URS) 12.59   Gail Devers (USA) 12.63   Nataliya Grygoryeva (URS) 12.69
400 m hurdles
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  Tatyana Ledovskaya (URS) 53.11
(CR)
  Sally Gunnell (GBR) 53.16
NR
  Janeene Vickers (USA) 53.47
10 km walk
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  Alina Ivanova (URS) 42:57
(CR)
  Madelein Svensson (SWE) 43:13   Sari Essayah (FIN) 43:13
4 × 100 m relay
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  Jamaica (JAM)
Dahlia Duhaney
Juliet Cuthbert
Beverly McDonald
Merlene Ottey
Merlene Frazer*
41.94
(NR)
  Soviet Union (URS)
Natalya Kovtun
Galina Malchugina
Yelena Vinogradova
Irina Privalova
42.20   Germany (GER)
Grit Breuer
Katrin Krabbe
Sabine Richter
Heike Drechsler
42.33
4 × 400 m relay
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  Soviet Union (URS)
Tatyana Ledovskaya
Lyudmila Dzhigalova
Olga Nazarova
Olha Bryzhina
Anna Chuprina*
3:18.43   United States (USA)
Rochelle Stevens
Diane Dixon
Jearl Miles
Lillie Leatherwood
Natasha Kaiser-Brown*
3:20.15   Germany (GER)
Uta Rohländer
Katrin Krabbe
Christine Wachtel
Grit Breuer
Annett Hesselbarth*
Katrin Schreiter*
3:21.25
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)

Note: * Indicates athletes who ran in preliminary rounds.

FieldEdit

1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995

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

Note: * Indicates athletes who only ran in the preliminary round and also received medals.

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)108826
2  Soviet Union (URS)991129
3  Germany (GER)54817
4  Kenya (KEN)4318
5  United Kingdom (UKB)2237
6  China (CHN)2114
7  Algeria (ALG)2013
8  Jamaica (JAM)1135
9  Finland (FIN)1113
10  France (FRA)1102
  Japan (JPN)1102
12  Bulgaria (BUL)1001
  Italy (ITA)1001
  Poland (POL)1001
   Switzerland (SUI)1001
  Zambia (ZAM)1001
17  Cuba (CUB)0202
18  Canada (CAN)0112
  Hungary (HUN)0112
  Romania (ROU)0112
21  Brazil (BRA)0101
  Djibouti (DJI)0101
  Ethiopia (ETH)0101
  Namibia (NAM)0101
  Netherlands (NED)0101
  Norway (NOR)0101
  Sweden (SWE)0101
28  Morocco (MAR)0022
29  Spain (ESP)0011
Totals (29 nations)434343129

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "iaaf.org - Osaka 2007 - History". Archived from the original on 2009-05-10. Retrieved 2009-04-03.
  2. ^ Track and Field. LA Times (1991-09-13). Retrieved on 2011-06-22.