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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 city Athens, Greece
Nations participating 198
Athletes participating 1882
Dates August 1–10, 1997
Main venue Olympic Stadium
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Beer glass with championships branding

Contents

Men's resultsEdit

TrackEdit

1993 | 1995 | 1997 | 1999 | 2001

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
details
  Maurice Greene (USA) 9.86   Donovan Bailey (CAN) 9.91   Tim Montgomery (USA) 9.94
200 m
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  Ato Boldon (TRI) 20.04   Frankie Fredericks (NAM) 20.23   Claudinei Quirino (BRA) 20.26
400 m
details
  Michael Johnson (USA) 44.12   Davis Kamoga (UGA) 44.37
(NR)
  Tyree Washington (USA) 44.39
(PB)
800 m
details
  Wilson Kipketer (DEN) 1:43.38   Norberto Téllez (CUB) 1:44.00
(SB)
  Rich Kenah (USA) 1:44.25
(PB)
1,500 m
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  Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) 3:35.83   Fermín Cacho (ESP) 3:36.63   Reyes Estévez (ESP) 3:37.26
5,000 m
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  Daniel Komen (KEN) 13:07.38   Khalid Boulami (MAR) 13:09.34   Tom Nyariki (KEN) 13:11.09
10,000 m
details
  Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) 27:24.58   Paul Tergat (KEN) 27:25.62
(SB)
  Salah Hissou (MAR) 27:28.67
(PB)
Marathon
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  Abel Antón (ESP) 2:13:16   Martín Fiz (ESP) 2:13:21   Steve Moneghetti (AUS) 2:14:16
110 m hurdles
details
  Allen Johnson (USA) 12.93
(WL)
  Colin Jackson (GBR) 13.05
(SB)
  Igor Kováč (SVK) 13.18
(SB)
400 m hurdles
details
  Stéphane Diagana (FRA) 47.70
(WL)
  Llewellyn Herbert (RSA) 47.86
(NR)
  Bryan Bronson (USA) 47.88
3,000 m st.
details
  Wilson Boit Kipketer (KEN) 8:05.84   Moses Kiptanui (KEN) 8:06.04   Bernard Barmasai (KEN) 8:06.04
20 km walk
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  Daniel García (MEX) 1:21:43   Mikhail Shchennikov (RUS) 1:21:53   Mikhail Khmelnitskiy (BLR) 1:22:01
50 km walk
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  Robert Korzeniowski (POL) 3:44:46   Jesús García (ESP) 3:44:59   Miguel Rodríguez (MEX) 3:48:30
4 × 100 m 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 (GBR)
Darren Braithwaite
Darren Campbell
Douglas Walker
Julian Golding
Marlon Devonish*
Dwain Chambers*
38.14
(SB)
4 × 400 m relay
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  Great Britain (GBR)
Iwan Thomas
Roger Black
Jamie Baulch
Mark Richardson
Mark Hylton*
2:56.65
(SB)1
  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.
1 The United States (Jerome Young, Antonio Pettigrew, Chris Jones, Tyree Washington) originally won the 4 × 400 m relay in 2:56.47, but were disqualified in 2009 after Antonio Pettigrew admitted to using HGH and EPO between 1997 and 2003. [2]
2A 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.

FieldEdit

1993 | 1995 | 1997 | 1999 | 2001

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details
  Javier Sotomayor (CUB) 2.37
(WL)
  Artur Partyka (POL) 2.35
(SB)
  Tim Forsyth (AUS) 2.35
Pole vault
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  Sergey Bubka (UKR) 6.01
(CR/WL)
  Maksim Tarasov (RUS) 5.96   Dean Starkey (USA) 5.91
(SB)
Long jump
details
  Iván Pedroso (CUB) 8.42
(SB)
  Erick Walder (USA) 8.38
(SB)
  Kirill Sosunov (RUS) 8.18
(SB)
Triple jump
details
  Yoelbi Quesada (CUB) 17.85
(WL/NR)
  Jonathan Edwards (GBR) 17.69   Aliecer Urrutia (CUB) 17.64
(SB)
Shot put
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  John Godina (USA) 21.441   Oliver-Sven Buder (GER) 21.24   C. J. Hunter (USA) 20.33
Discus throw
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  Lars Riedel (GER) 68.54   Virgilijus Alekna (LTU) 66.70
(SB)
  Jürgen Schult (GER) 66.14
(SB)
Hammer throw
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  Heinz Weis (GER) 81.78   Andriy Skvaruk (UKR) 81.46
(SB)
  Vasiliy Sidorenko (RUS) 80.76
(SB)
Javelin throw
details
  Marius Corbett (RSA) 88.40
(AR)
  Steve Backley (GBR) 86.80   Kostas Gatsioudis (GRE) 86.64
Decathlon
details
  Tomáš Dvořák (CZE) 8837
(CR/WL/NR)
  Eduard Hämäläinen (FIN) 8730
(NR)
  Frank Busemann (GER) 8652

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 Aleksandr Bagach of Ukraine originally won the shot put with 21.47m, but was disqualified after he tested positive for steroids.

Women's resultsEdit

TrackEdit

1993 | 1995 | 1997 | 1999 | 2001

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
details
  Marion Jones (USA) 10.83
(WL)
  Zhanna Pintusevich (UKR) 10.85   Savatheda Fynes (BAH) 11.03
(PB)
200 m
details
  Zhanna Pintusevich (UKR) 22.32   Susanthika Jayasinghe (SRI) 22.39   Merlene Ottey (JAM) 22.40
400 m
details
  Cathy Freeman (AUS) 49.77   Sandie Richards (JAM) 49.79
(PB)
  Jearl Miles Clark (USA) 49.90
800 m
details
  Ana Fidelia Quirot (CUB) 1:57.14   Yelena Afanasyeva (RUS) 1:57.56   Maria Mutola (MOZ) 1:57.59
1,500 m
details
  Carla Sacramento (POR) 4:04.24
(SB)
  Regina Jacobs (USA) 4:04.63   Anita Weyermann (SUI) 4:04.70
(SB)
5,000 m
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  Gabriela Szabo (ROU) 14:57.68   Roberta Brunet (ITA) 14:58.29
(SB)
  Fernanda Ribeiro (POR) 14:58.85
10,000 m
details
  Sally Barsosio (KEN) 31:32.92
(WJR)
  Fernanda Ribeiro (POR) 31:39.15
(SB)
  Masako Chiba (JPN) 31:41.93
Marathon
details
  Hiromi Suzuki (JPN) 2:29:48   Manuela Machado (POR) 2:31:12   Lidia Șimon (ROU) 2:31:55
10 km walk
details
  Annarita Sidoti (ITA) 42:55.49
(WL)
  Olga Kardopoltseva (BLR) 43:30.20   Valentina Tsybulskaya (BLR) 43:49.24
100 m hurdles
details
  Ludmila Engquist (SWE) 12.50
(SB)
  Svetla Dimitrova (BUL) 12.58   Michelle Freeman (JAM) 12.61
400 m hurdles
details
  Nezha Bidouane (MAR) 52.97
(AR)
  Deon Hemmings (JAM) 53.09
(SB)
  Kim Batten (USA) 53.52
4 × 100 m relay
details
  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
(SB)
  France (FRA)
Patricia Girard-Léno
Christine Arron
Delphine Combe
Sylviane Félix
Frédérique Bangué*
42.21
(NR)
4 × 400 m 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
(SB)
  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 (NOR) 1.99   Olga Kaliturina (RUS)
  Inha Babakova (UKR)
1.96
Long jump
details
  Lyudmila Galkina (RUS) 7.05
(WL/PB)
  Niki Xanthou (GRE) 6.94
(SB)
  Fiona May (ITA) 6.91
Triple jump
details
  Šárka Kašpárková (CZE) 15.20
(WL/NR)
  Rodica Mateescu (ROU) 15.16
(NR)
  Olena Hovorova (UKR) 14.67
(PB)
Shot put
details
  Astrid Kumbernuss (GER) 20.71   Vita Pavlysh (UKR) 20.66   Stephanie Storp (GER) 19.22
Discus throw
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  Beatrice Faumuina (NZL) 66.82   Ellina Zvereva (BLR) 65.90   Natalya Sadova (RUS) 65.14
Javelin throw
details
  Trine Hattestad (NOR) 68.78   Joanna Stone (AUS) 68.64
(PB)
  Tanja Damaske (GER) 67.12
(PB)
Heptathlon
details
  Sabine Braun (GER) 6739   Denise Lewis (GBR) 6654   Remigija Nazarovienė (LTU) 6566

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)

Medals tableEdit

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1.   United States 6 3 8 17
2.   Germany 5 1 4 10
3.   Cuba 4 1 1 6
4.   Kenya 3 2 2 7
5.   Ukraine 2 4 1 7
6.   Morocco 2 1 1 4
7=   Czech Republic 2 0 0 2
7=   Norway 2 0 0 2
9.   Russia 1 4 3 8
10.   Great Britain 1 4 1 6
11.   Spain 1 3 1 5
12.   Portugal 1 2 1 4
13.   Australia 1 1 2 4
14=   Italy 1 1 1 3
14=   Poland 1 1 1 3
14=   Romania 1 1 1 3
17=   Canada 1 1 0 2
17=   South Africa 1 1 0 2
19=   France 1 0 1 2
19=   Japan 1 0 1 2
19=   Mexico 1 0 1 2
22=   Denmark 1 0 0 1
22=   Ethiopia 1 0 0 1
22=   New Zealand 1 0 0 1
22=   Sweden 1 0 0 1
22=   Trinidad and Tobago 1 0 0 1
27.   Jamaica 0 4 3 7
28.   Belarus 0 2 2 4
29=   Greece 0 1 1 2
29=   Lithuania 0 1 1 2
31=   Bulgaria 0 1 0 1
31=   Finland 0 1 0 1
31=   Namibia 0 1 0 1
31=   Nigeria 0 1 0 1
31=   Sri Lanka 0 1 0 1
31=   Uganda 0 1 0 1
37=   Bahamas 0 0 1 1
37=   Brazil 0 0 1 1
37=   Mozambique 0 0 1 1
37=   Slovakia 0 0 1 1
37=    Switzerland 0 0 1 1
Total 44 45 43 132

ReferencesEdit

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