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2001 World Championships in Athletics

The 8th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada between 3 August and 12 August and was the first time the event had visited North America. The music for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies was composed by Canadian composers Jan Randall as well as Cassius Khan and the events were televised live to an estimated[by whom?] viewing audience of 4 billion people in over 200 countries.[citation needed] The ceremonies also featured a 1000 voice choir, and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

8th World Championships in Athletics
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Host cityEdmonton, Alberta, Canada
Nations participating189
Athletes participating1677
DatesAugust 3–12, 2001
Officially opened byGovernor General Adrienne Clarkson
Main venueCommonwealth Stadium
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Men's ResultsEdit

TrackEdit

1997 | 1999 | 2001 | 2003 | 2005

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
details
Maurice Greene
  United States (USA)
9.82
(WL)
Bernard Williams
  United States (USA)
9.942
(PB)
Ato Boldon
  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)
9.98
200 m
details
Konstantinos Kenteris
  Greece (GRE)
20.04 Christopher Williams
  Jamaica (JAM)
20.20 Kim Collins
  Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN)
20.20
(NR St.Kitts)
Shawn Crawford
  United States (USA)
400 m
details
Avard Moncur
  Bahamas (BAH)
44.64 Ingo Schultz
  Germany (GER)
44.87 Greg Haughton
  Jamaica (JAM)
44.98
800 m
details
André Bucher
  Switzerland (SUI)
1:43.70 Wilfred Bungei
  Kenya (KEN)
1:44.55 Paweł Czapiewski
  Poland (POL)
1:44.63
(PB)
1500 m
details
Hicham El Guerrouj
  Morocco (MAR)
3:30.68 Bernard Lagat
  Kenya (KEN)
3:31.10 Driss Maazouzi
  France (FRA)
3:31.54
(SB)
5000 m
details
Richard Limo
  Kenya (KEN)
13:00.77 Million Wolde
  Ethiopia (ETH)
13:03.471 John Kibowen
  Kenya (KEN)
13:05.20
10,000 m
details
Charles Kamathi
  Kenya (KEN)
27:53.25 Assefa Mezgebu
  Ethiopia (ETH)
27:53.97 Haile Gebrselassie
  Ethiopia (ETH)
27:54.41
Marathon
details
Gezahegne Abera
  Ethiopia (ETH)
2:12:42
(SB)
Simon Biwott
  Kenya (KEN)
2:12:43 Stefano Baldini
  Italy (ITA)
2:13:18
110 m hurdles
details
Allen Johnson
  United States (USA)
13.04
(WL)
Anier García
  Cuba (CUB)
13.07
(SB)
Dudley Dorival
  Haiti (Haiti)
13.25
(NR)
400 m hurdles
details
Félix Sánchez
  Dominican Republic (DOM)
47.49
(WL)
Fabrizio Mori
  Italy (ITA)
47.54
(NR)
Dai Tamesue
  Japan (JPN)
47.89
(NR)
3,000 m st.
details
Reuben Kosgei
  Kenya (KEN)
8:15.16 Ali Ezzine
  Morocco (MAR)
8:16.21 Bernard Barmasai
  Kenya (KEN)
8:16.59
20 km walk
details
Roman Rasskazov
  Russia (RUS)
1:20:31 Ilya Markov
  Russia (RUS)
1:20:33 Viktor Burayev
  Russia (RUS)
1:20:36
50 km walk
details
Robert Korzeniowski
  Poland (POL)
3:42.08
(WL)
Jesús Ángel García
  Spain (ESP)
3:43:07
(SB)
Edgar Hernández
  Mexico (MEX)
3:46:12
(PB)
4 × 100 m relay
details
  South Africa (RSA)
Morne Nagel
Corne Du Plessis
Lee-Roy Newton
Mathew Quinn
38.47
(NR)
  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)
Marc Burns
Ato Boldon
Jaycey Harper
Darrel Brown
38.58
(NR)
  Australia (AUS)
Matthew Shirvington
Paul Di Bella
Steve Brimacombe
Adam Basil
38.83
(SB)
4 × 400 m relay
details
  Bahamas (BAH)
Avard Moncur
Chris Brown
Troy McIntosh
Tim Munnings
Carl Oliver*
2:58.194
(NR)
  Jamaica (JAM)
Brandon Simpson
Christopher Williams
Greg Haughton
Danny McFarlane
Michael Blackwood*
Mario Watts*
2:58.39
(SB)
  Poland (POL)
Rafał Wieruszewski
Piotr Haczek
Piotr Długosielski
Piotr Rysiukiewicz
Jacek Bocian*
2:59.71
(SB)
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 Ali Saïdi-Sief of Algeria originally finished second in the 5000 m in 13:02.16, but he was disqualified after he tested positive for nandrolone.
2 Tim Montgomery (USA) originally came second in the men's 100 meters in 9.85, but he was disqualified in 2005 after he admitted to drug use as a result of the BALCO scandal.
3 The USA originally finished first in 37.96 (Mickey Grimes, Bernard Williams, Dennis Mitchell, Tim Montgomery), but they were disqualified in 2005 after Tim Montgomery admitted to drug use as a result of the BALCO scandal.
4 The United States (Leonard Byrd, Antonio Pettigrew, Derrick Brew, Angelo Taylor) originally finished first in 2:57.54, but were disqualified in 2008 after Antonio Pettigrew admitted to using HGH and EPO between 1997 and 2003.

FieldEdit

1997 | 1999 | 2001 | 2003 | 2005 | 2007

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details
Martin Buß
  Germany (GER)
2.36
(WL)
Yaroslav Rybakov
  Russia (RUS)
2.33
(PB Rybakov)
(SB Voronin)
Vyacheslav Voronin
  Russia (RUS)
Pole vault
details
Dmitri Markov
  Australia (AUS)
6.05
(CR)
Aleksandr Averbukh
  Israel (ISR)
5.85 Nick Hysong
  United States (USA)
5.85
(SB)
Long jump
details
Iván Pedroso
  Cuba (CUB)
8.40 Savanté Stringfellow
  United States (USA)
8.24 Carlos Calado
  Portugal (POR)
8.21
(SB)
Triple jump
details
Jonathan Edwards
  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
17.92
(WL)
Christian Olsson
  Sweden (SWE)
17.47 Igor Spasovkhodskiy
  Russia (RUS)
17.44
(PB)
Shot put
details
John Godina
  United States (USA)
21.87 Adam Nelson
  United States (USA)
21.24 Arsi Harju
  Finland (FIN)
20.93
(SB)
Discus throw
details
Lars Riedel
  Germany (GER)
69.72
(CR)
Virgilijus Alekna
  Lithuania (LTU)
69.40 Michael Möllenbeck
  Germany (GER)
67.61
(PB)
Hammer throw
details
Szymon Ziółkowski
  Poland (POL)
83.38
(CR)
Koji Murofushi
  Japan (JPN)
82.92 Ilya Konovalov
  Russia (RUS)
80.27
(SB)
Javelin throw
details
Jan Železný
  Czech Republic (CZE)
92.80
(CR)
Aki Parviainen
  Finland (FIN)
91.31 Konstadinos Gatsioudis
  Greece (GRE)
89.95
Decathlon
details
Tomáš Dvořák
  Czech Republic (CZE)
8902
(CR)
Erki Nool
  Estonia (EST)
8815
(NR)
Dean Macey
  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
8603
(PB)
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)

Women's ResultsEdit

TrackEdit

1997 | 1999 | 2001 | 2003 | 2005

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
details
Zhanna Pintusevich
  Ukraine (UKR)
10.82
(WL)
Ekaterini Thanou
  Greece (GRE)
10.912
(SB)
Chandra Sturrup
  Bahamas (BAH)
11.02
200 m
details
Debbie Ferguson
  Bahamas (BAH)
22.521 LaTasha Jenkins
  United States (USA)
22.85 Cydonie Mothersille
  Cayman Islands (CAY)
22.882
400 m
details
Amy Mbacke Thiam
  Senegal (SEN)
49.86
(NR)
Lorraine Fenton
  Jamaica (JAM)
49.88
(SB)
Ana Guevara
  Mexico (MEX)
49.97
SB
800 m
details
Maria Mutola
  Mozambique (MOZ)
1:57.17 Stephanie Graf
  Austria (AUT)
1:57.20
(SB)
Letitia Vriesde
  Suriname (SUR)
1:57.35
(SB)
1,500 m
details
Gabriela Szabo
  Romania (ROU)
4:00.57
(SB)
Violeta Szekely
  Romania (ROU)
4:01.70 Natalya Gorelova
  Russia (RUS)
4:02.40
5,000 m
details
Olga Yegorova
  Russia (RUS)
15:03.39 Marta Dominguez
  Spain (ESP)
15:06.59 Ayelech Worku
  Ethiopia (ETH)
15:10.17
10,000 m
details
Derartu Tulu
  Ethiopia (ETH)
31:48.81 Berhane Adere
  Ethiopia (ETH)
31:48.85 Gete Wami
  Ethiopia (ETH)
31:49.98
Marathon
details
Lidia Șimon
  Romania (ROU)
2:26:01 Reiko Tosa
  Japan (JPN)
2:26:06 Svetlana Zakharova
  Russia (RUS)
2:26:18
100 m hurdles
details
Anjanette Kirkland
  United States (USA)
12.42
(WL)
Gail Devers
  United States (USA)
12.54
SB
Olga Shishigina
  Kazakhstan (KAZ)
12.58
(SB)
400 m hurdles
details
Nezha Bidouane
  Morocco (MAR)
53.34
(WL)
Yuliya Pechonkina
  Russia (RUS)
54.27 Daimí Pernía
  Cuba (CUB)
54.51
20 km walk
details
Olimpiada Ivanova
  Russia (RUS)
1:27:48
(CR)
Valentina Tsybulskaya
  Belarus (BLR)
1:28:49
(PB)
Elisabetta Perrone
  Italy (ITA)
1:28:56
4 × 100 m relay
details
  Germany (GER)
Melanie Paschke
Gabi Rockmeier
Birgit Rockmeier
Marion Wagner
42.323
(SB)
  France (FRA)
Sylviane Félix
Frédérique Bangué
Muriel Hurtis
Odiah Sidibé
42.39
(SB)
  Jamaica (JAM)
Juliet Campbell
Merlene Frazer
Beverly McDonald
Astia Walker
Elva Goulbourne*
42.40
(SB)
4 × 400 m relay
details
  Jamaica (JAM)
Sandie Richards
Catherine Scott-Pomales
Debbie-Ann Parris
Lorraine Fenton
Michelle Burgher*
Deon Hemmings*
3:20.65
(WL)
  Germany (GER)
Florence Ekpo-Umoh
Shanta Ghosh
Claudia Marx
Grit Breuer
3:21.97
(SB)
  Russia (RUS)
Irina Rosikhina
Yuliya Pechonkina
Anastasiya Kapachinskaya
Olesya Zykina
Natalya Shevtsova*
3:24.92
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 Kelli White originally finished third in the 200 m in 22.56, but she was disqualified in 2004 after she admitted to using steroids as a result of the BALCO doping scandal.
2Marion Jones (USA) finished second in the 100m in 10.85 and first in the 200m in 22.39, but she was disqualified in 2005 after she admitted to using steroids as a result of the BALCO doping scandal.
3 The USA team of Kelli White, Chryste Gaines, Inger Miller, and Marion Jones originally finished first in a time of 41.71, but were disqualified in 2004 after Kelli White admitted to using steroids as a result of the BALCO doping scandal.

FieldEdit

1997 | 1999 | 2001 | 2003 | 2005 | 2007

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details
Hestrie Cloete
  South Africa (RSA)
2.00
(SB)
Inha Babakova
  Ukraine (UKR)
2.00 Kajsa Bergqvist
  Sweden (SWE)
1.97
Pole vault
details
Stacy Dragila
  United States (USA)
4.75
(CR)
Svetlana Feofanova
  Russia (RUS)
4.75
(CR)
Monika Pyrek
  Poland (POL)
4.55
Long jump
details
Fiona May
  Italy (ITA)
7.02 Tatyana Kotova
  Russia (RUS)
7.01 Niurka Montalvo
  Spain (ESP)
6.88
Triple jump
details
Tatyana Lebedeva
  Russia (RUS)
15.25
(WL)
Françoise Mbango-Etone
  Cameroon (CMR)
14.60 Tereza Marinova
  Bulgaria (BUL)
14.58
Shot put
details
Yanina Karolchik
  Belarus (BLR)
20.61
(NR)
Nadine Kleinert
  Germany (GER)
19.86
(PB)
Vita Pavlysh
  Ukraine (UKR)
19.41
Discus throw
details
Ellina Zvereva
  Belarus (BLR)
67.101 Nicoleta Grasu
  Romania (ROU)
66.24 Anastasia Kelesidou
  Greece (GRE)
65.50
(SB)
Hammer throw
details
Yipsi Moreno
  Cuba (CUB)
70.65
(AR)
Olga Kuzenkova
  Russia (RUS)
70.61 Bronwyn Eagles
  Australia (AUS)
68.87
Javelin throw
details
Osleidys Menéndez
  Cuba (CUB)
69.53
(CR)
Mirela Maniani
  Greece (GRE)
65.78 Sonia Bisset
  Cuba (CUB)
64.69
Heptathlon
details
Yelena Prokhorova
  Russia (RUS)
6694
(SB)
Natallia Sazanovich
  Belarus (BLR)
6539
(SB)
Shelia Burrell
  United States (USA)
6472
(PB)
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)

1Natalya Sadova of Russia originally won the gold medal in discus throw (68.57), but she was later disqualified after she tested positive for caffeine.

Medal tableEdit

Note that the host, Canada, did not win any medals at these championships. This fate Canada shares only with Sweden (1995).

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Russia (RUS)57618
2  United States (USA)55313
3  Kenya (KEN)3328
4  Germany (GER)3317
5  Cuba (CUB)3126
6  Bahamas (BAH)3014
7  Ethiopia (ETH)2338
8  Belarus (BLR)2204
  Romania (ROU)2204
10  Morocco (MAR)2103
11  Poland (POL)2035
12  Czech Republic (CZE)2002
  South Africa (SAF)2002
14  Jamaica (JAM)1326
15  Greece (GRE)1225
16  Italy (ITA)1124
17  Ukraine (UKR)1113
18  Australia (AUS)1023
19  Great Britain (GBR)1012
20  Dominican Republic (DOM)1001
  Mozambique (MOZ)1001
  Senegal (SEN)1001
   Switzerland (SUI)1001
24  Japan (JPN)0213
  Spain (ESP)0213
26  Finland (FIN)0112
  France (FRA)0112
  Sweden (SWE)0112
  Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)0112
30  Austria (AUT)0101
  Cameroon (CMR)0101
  Estonia (EST)0101
  Israel (ISR)0101
  Lithuania (LTU)0101
35  Mexico (MEX)0022
36  Bulgaria (BUL)0011
  Cayman Islands (CAY)0011
  Haiti (HAI)0011
  Kazakhstan (KAZ)0011
  Portugal (POR)0011
  Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN)0011
  Suriname (SUR)0011
Totals (42 nations)464746139

See alsoEdit

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