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1997 World Championships in Athletics

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 August 10, 1997. In this event participated 1882 athletes from 198 participant nations.[1] Athens used the successful organization of the World Championships the next month during the IOC Session in Lausanne during its campaign to host the 2004 Summer Olympics as proof positive of Athens' and Greece's ability and readiness to organize large-scale, international sporting events.

6th World Championships in Athletics
Athens IAAF 1997.jpg
Host cityAthens, Greece
Nations participating198
Athletes participating1882
DatesAugust 1–10, 1997
Main venueOlympic Stadium
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Contents

Men's resultsEdit

TrackEdit

1993 | 1995 | 1997 | 1999 | 2001

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Maurice Greene
  United States (USA)
9.86 Donovan Bailey
  Canada (CAN)
9.91 Tim Montgomery
  United States (USA)
9.94
200 metres
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Ato Boldon
  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)
20.04 Frankie Fredericks
  Namibia (NAM)
20.23 Claudinei Quirino
  Brazil (BRA)
20.26
400 metres
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Michael Johnson
  United States (USA)
44.12 Davis Kamoga
  Uganda (UGA)
44.37 NR Tyree Washington
  United States (USA)
44.39 PB
800 metres
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Wilson Kipketer
  Denmark (DEN)
1:43.38 Norberto Téllez
  Cuba (CUB)
1:44.00 Rich Kenah
  United States (USA)
1:44.25 PB
1500 metres
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Hicham El Guerrouj
  Morocco (MAR)
3:35.83 Fermín Cacho
  Spain (ESP)
3:36.63 Reyes Estévez
  Spain (ESP)
3:37.26
5000 metres
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Daniel Komen
  Kenya (KEN)
13:07.38 Khalid Boulami
  Morocco (MAR)
13:09.34 Tom Nyariki
  Kenya (KEN)
13:11.09
10,000 metres
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Haile Gebrselassie
  Ethiopia (ETH)
27:24.58 Paul Tergat
  Kenya (KEN)
27:25.62 Salah Hissou
  Morocco (MAR)
27:28.67 PB
Marathon
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Abel Antón
  Spain (ESP)
2:13:16 Martín Fiz
  Spain (ESP)
2:13:21 Steve Moneghetti
  Australia (AUS)
2:14:16
110 metres hurdles
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Allen Johnson
  United States (USA)
12.93 WL Colin Jackson
  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
13.05 Igor Kováč
  Slovakia (SVK)
13.18
400 metres hurdles
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Stéphane Diagana
  France (FRA)
47.70 WL Llewellyn Herbert
  South Africa (RSA)
47.86 NR Bryan Bronson
  United States (USA)
47.88
3000 metres steeplechase
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Wilson Boit Kipketer
  Kenya (KEN)
8:05.84 Moses Kiptanui
  Kenya (KEN)
8:06.04 Bernard Barmasai
  Kenya (KEN)
8:06.04
20 kilometres walk
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Daniel García
  Mexico (MEX)
1:21:43 Mikhail Shchennikov
  Russia (RUS)
1:21:53 Mikhail Khmelnitskiy
  Belarus (BLR)
1:22:01
50 kilometres walk
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Robert Korzeniowski
  Poland (POL)
3:44:46 Jesús García
  Spain (ESP)
3:44:59 Miguel Rodríguez
  Mexico (MEX)
3:48:30
4 × 100 metres relay
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  Canada (CAN)
Robert Esmie
Glenroy Gilbert
Bruny Surin
Donovan Bailey
Carlton Chambers*
37.86 WL   Nigeria (NGR)
Osmond Ezinwa
Olapade Adeniken
Francis Obikwelu
Davidson Ezinwa
38.07   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
Darren Braithwaite
Darren Campbell
Douglas Walker
Julian Golding
Marlon Devonish*
Dwain Chambers*
38.14
4 × 400 metres relay
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  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
Iwan Thomas
Roger Black
Jamie Baulch
Mark Richardson
Mark Hylton*
2:56.65   Jamaica (JAM)
Michael McDonald
Greg Haughton
Danny McFarlane
Davian Clarke
Linval Laird*
2:56.75 NR   Poland (POL)
Tomasz Czubak
Piotr Rysiukiewicz
Piotr Haczek
Robert Maćkowiak
3:00.26
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

1993 | 1995 | 1997 | 1999 | 2001

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
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Javier Sotomayor
  Cuba (CUB)
2.37 m WL Artur Partyka
  Poland (POL)
2.35v Tim Forsyth
  Australia (AUS)
2.35 m
Pole vault
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Sergey Bubka
  Ukraine (UKR)
6.01 m CR/WL Maksim Tarasov
  Russia (RUS)
5.96 m Dean Starkey
  United States (USA)
5.91 m
Long jump
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Iván Pedroso
  Cuba (CUB)
8.42 m Erick Walder
  United States (USA)
8.38 m Kirill Sosunov
  Russia (RUS)
8.18 m
Triple jump
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Yoelbi Quesada
  Cuba (CUB)
17.85 m WL/NR Jonathan Edwards
  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
17.69 m Aliecer Urrutia
  Cuba (CUB)
17.64 m
Shot put
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John Godina
  United States (USA)
21.44 m Oliver-Sven Buder
  Germany (GER)
21.24 m C. J. Hunter
  United States (USA)
20.33 m
Discus throw
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Lars Riedel
  Germany (GER)
68.54 m Virgilijus Alekna
  Lithuania (LTU)
66.70 m Jürgen Schult
  Germany (GER)
66.14 m
Hammer throw
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Heinz Weis
  Germany (GER)
81.78 m Andriy Skvaruk
  Ukraine (UKR)
81.46 m Vasiliy Sidorenko
  Russia (RUS)
80.76 m
Javelin throw
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Marius Corbett
  South Africa (RSA)
88.40 m AR Steve Backley
  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
86.80 m Kostas Gatsioudis
  Greece (GRE)
86.64 m
Decathlon
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Tomáš Dvořák
  Czech Republic (CZE)
8837 pts CR/WL/NR Eduard Hämäläinen
  Finland (FIN)
8730 pts NR Frank Busemann
  Germany (GER)
8652 pts
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)
  • nb2 Aleksandr Bagach of Ukraine originally won the shot put with 21.47 m, but was disqualified after he tested positive for steroids.

Women's resultsEdit

TrackEdit

1993 | 1995 | 1997 | 1999 | 2001

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Marion Jones
  United States (USA)
10.83 WL Zhanna Pintusevich
  Ukraine (UKR)
10.85 Savatheda Fynes
  Bahamas (BAH)
11.03 PB
200 metres
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Zhanna Pintusevich
  Ukraine (UKR)
22.32 Susanthika Jayasinghe
  Sri Lanka (SRI)
22.39 Merlene Ottey
  Jamaica (JAM)
22.40
400 metres
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Cathy Freeman
  Australia (AUS)
49.77 Sandie Richards
  Jamaica (JAM)
49.79 PB Jearl Miles Clark
  United States (USA)
49.90
800 metres
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Ana Fidelia Quirot
  Cuba (CUB)
1:57.14 Yelena Afanasyeva
  Russia (RUS)
1:57.56 Maria Mutola
  Mozambique (MOZ)
1:57.59
1500 metres
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Carla Sacramento
  Portugal (POR)
4:04.24 Regina Jacobs
  United States (USA)
4:04.63 Anita Weyermann
  Switzerland (SUI)
4:04.70
5000 metres
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Gabriela Szabo
  Romania (ROU)
14:57.68 Roberta Brunet
  Italy (ITA)
14:58.29 Fernanda Ribeiro
  Portugal (POR)
14:58.85
10,000 metres
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Sally Barsosio
  Kenya (KEN)
31:32.92 WJR Fernanda Ribeiro
  Portugal (POR)
31:39.15 Masako Chiba
  Japan (JPN)
31:41.93
Marathon
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Hiromi Suzuki
  Japan (JPN)
2:29:48 Manuela Machado
  Portugal (POR)
2:31:12 Lidia Șimon
  Romania (ROU)
2:31:55
10 kilometres walk
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Annarita Sidoti
  Italy (ITA)
42:55.49 WL Olga Kardopoltseva
  Belarus (BLR)
43:30.20 Valentina Tsybulskaya
  Belarus (BLR)
43:49.24
100 metres hurdles
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Ludmila Engquist
  Sweden (SWE)
12.50 Svetla Dimitrova
  Bulgaria (BUL)
12.58 Michelle Freeman
  Jamaica (JAM)
12.61
400 metres hurdles
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Nezha Bidouane
  Morocco (MAR)
52.97 AR Deon Hemmings
  Jamaica (JAM)
53.09 Kim Batten
  United States (USA)
53.52
4 × 100 metres relay
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  United States (USA)
Chryste Gaines
Marion Jones
Inger Miller
Gail Devers
41.47 CR/AR   Jamaica (JAM)
Beverly McDonald
Merlene Frazer
Juliet Cuthbert
Beverly Grant
42.10   France (FRA)
Patricia Girard-Léno
Christine Arron
Delphine Combe
Sylviane Félix
Frédérique Bangué*
42.21 NR
4 × 400 metres relay
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  Germany (GER)
Anke Feller
Uta Rohländer
Anja Rücker
Grit Breuer
3:20.92 WL   United States (USA)
Maicel Malone-Wallace
Kim Graham
Kim Batten
Jearl Miles Clark
Michelle Collins*
Natasha Kaiser-Brown*
3:21.03   Jamaica (JAM)
Inez Turner
Lorraine Graham
Deon Hemmings
Sandie Richards
Nadia Graham-Hutchinson*
3:21.30 NR
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

1993 | 1995 | 1997 | 1999 | 2001

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details
Hanne Haugland
  Norway (NOR)
1.99 m Olga Kaliturina
  Russia (RUS)
Inha Babakova
  Ukraine (UKR)
1.96 m Not awarded
Long jump
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Lyudmila Galkina
  Russia (RUS)
7.05 m WL/PB Niki Xanthou
  Greece (GRE)
6.94 m Fiona May
  Italy (ITA)
6.91 m
Triple jump
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Šárka Kašpárková
  Czech Republic (CZE)
15.20 m WL/NR) Rodica Mateescu
  Romania (ROU)
15.16 m NR Olena Hovorova
  Ukraine (UKR)
14.67 m PB
Shot put
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Astrid Kumbernuss
  Germany (GER)
20.71 m Vita Pavlysh
  Ukraine (UKR)
20.66 m Stephanie Storp
  Germany (GER)
19.22 m
Discus throw
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Beatrice Faumuina
  New Zealand (NZL)
66.82 m Ellina Zvereva
  Belarus (BLR)
65.90 m Natalya Sadova
  Russia (RUS)
65.14 m
Javelin throw
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Trine Hattestad
  Norway (NOR)
68.78 m Joanna Stone
  Australia (AUS)
68.64 m PB Tanja Damaske
  Germany (GER)
67.12 m PB
Heptathlon
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Sabine Braun
  Germany (GER)
6739 pts Denise Lewis
  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
6654 pts Remigija Nazarovienė
  Lithuania (LTU)
6566 pts
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)

Medal tableEdit

 
Beer glass with championships branding
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)63817
2  Germany (GER)51410
3  Cuba (CUB)4116
4  Kenya (KEN)3227
5  Ukraine (UKR)2417
6  Morocco (MAR)2114
7  Czech Republic (CZE)2002
  Norway (NOR)2002
9  Russia (RUS)1438
10  Great Britain (GBR)1416
11  Spain (ESP)1315
12  Portugal (POR)1214
13  Australia (AUS)1124
14  Italy (ITA)1113
  Poland (POL)1113
  Romania (ROM)1113
17  Canada (CAN)1102
  South Africa (RSA)1102
19  France (FRA)1012
  Japan (JPN)1012
  Mexico (MEX)1012
22  Denmark (DEN)1001
  Ethiopia (ETH)1001
  New Zealand (NZL)1001
  Sweden (SWE)1001
  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)1001
27  Jamaica (JAM)0437
28  Belarus (BLR)0224
29  Greece (GRE)0112
  Lithuania (LTU)0112
31  Bulgaria (BUL)0101
  Finland (FIN)0101
  Namibia (NAM)0101
  Nigeria (NGR)0101
  Sri Lanka (SRI)0101
  Uganda (UGA)0101
37  Bahamas (BAH)0011
  Brazil (BRA)0011
  Mozambique (MOZ)0011
  Slovakia (SVK)0011
   Switzerland (SUI)0011
Totals (41 nations)444543132

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1]. Accessed 2009-04-03. Archived 2009-05-10.
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