Open main menu

2003 World Championships in Athletics

The 9th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held from 23 August to 31 August 2003 in the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis, France.

IX World Championships in Athletics
Championnats du tydedrrdrdte-Saint-Denis, France
Paris 2003 IAAF.jpg
Host cityGhencea
CountryFrance
Nations participating198
Athletes participating1679
Dates23 August – 31 August
Officially opened byPresident Jacques Chirac
Edmonton 2001 Helsinki 2005  >

Contents

Men's resultsEdit

TrackEdit

1999 | 2001 | 2003 | 2005 | 2007

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
details
Kim Collins
  Saint Kitts and Nevis
10.07 Darrel Brown
  Trinidad and Tobago
10.08 Darren Campbell
  Great Britain
10.08
(SB)
200 m
details
John Capel
  United States
20.30 Darvis Patton
  United States
20.31 Shingo Suetsugu
  Japan
20.38
400 m
details
Tyree Washington
  United States
44.771 Marc Raquil
  France
44.79
(NR)
Michael Blackwood
  Jamaica
44.80
800 m
details
Djabir Saïd-Guerni
  Algeria
1:44.81 Yuriy Borzakovskiy
  Russia
1:44.84 Mbulaeni Mulaudzi
  South Africa
1:44.90
1500 m
details
Hicham El Guerrouj
  Morocco
3:31.77 Mehdi Baala
  France
3:32.31 Ivan Heshko
  Ukraine
3:33.17
5000 m
details
Eliud Kipchoge
  Kenya
12:52.79
(CR)
Hicham El Guerrouj
  Morocco
12:52.83 Kenenisa Bekele
  Ethiopia
12:53.12
10,000 m
details
Kenenisa Bekele
  Ethiopia
26:49.57
(CR)
Haile Gebrselassie
  Ethiopia
26:50.77
(SB)
Sileshi Sihine
  Ethiopia
27:01.44
Marathon
details
Jaouad Gharib
  Morocco
2:08:31
(CR)
Julio Rey
  Spain
2:08:38 Stefano Baldini
  Italy
2:09:14
110 m hurdles
details
Allen Johnson
  United States
13.12 Terrence Trammell
  United States
13.20
(SB)
Liu Xiang
  China
13.23
400 m hurdles
details
Félix Sánchez
  Dominican Republic
47.25
(WL)
Joey Woody
  United States
48.18
(SB)
Periklís Iakovákis
  Greece
48.24
3000 m steeplechase
details
Saif Saaeed Shaheen
  Qatar
8:04.39 Ezekiel Kemboi
  Kenya
8:05.11 Eliseo Martin
  Spain
8:09.09
(PB)
20 km race walk
details
Jefferson Pérez
  Ecuador
1:17:21
(WBP)
Paquillo Fernández
  Spain
1:18:00
(SB)
Roman Rasskazov
  Russia
1:18:07
(SB)
50 km race walk
details
Robert Korzeniowski
  Poland
3:36:03
(WBP)
German Skurygin
  Russia
3:36:42
(NR)
Andreas Erm
  Germany
3:37:46
(NR)
4 x 100 m relay
details
  United States (USA)
John Capel
Bernard Williams
Darvis Patton
Joshua J. Johnson
38.06   Brazil (BRA)
Vicente de Lima
Édson Ribeiro
André da Silva
Cláudio Roberto Souza
38.26
(SB)
  Netherlands (NED)
Timothy Beck
Troy Douglas
Patrick van Balkom
Caimin Douglas
Guus Hoogmoed*
38.87
4 x 400 m relay
details
  France (FRA)
Leslie Djhone
Naman Keïta
Stéphane Diagana
Marc Raquil
Ahmed Douhou*
2:58.962
(NR)
  Jamaica (JAM)
Brandon Simpson
Danny McFarlane
Davian Clarke
Michael Blackwood
Michael Campbell*
Lansford Spence*
2:59.60
(SB)
  Bahamas (BAH)
Avard Moncur
Dennis Darling
Nathaniel McKinney
Chris Brown
Carl Oliver*
3:00.53
(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 Jerome Young of the United States originally finished first in 44.50, but was disqualified after he tested positive for drugs in 2004.
2 The United States (Calvin Harrison, Tyree Washington, Derrick Brew, Jerome Young) originally finished first in 2:58.88, but were disqualified after Jerome Young and Calvin Harrison both tested positive for drugs in 2004.

FieldEdit

1999 | 2001 | 2003 | 2005 | 2007

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details
Jacques Freitag
  South Africa
2.35
(SB)
Stefan Holm
  Sweden
2.32 Mark Boswell
  Canada
2.32
(SB)
Long jump
details
Dwight Phillips
  United States
8.32 James Beckford
  Jamaica
8.28
(SB)
Yago Lamela
  Spain
8.22
Pole vault
details
Giuseppe Gibilisco
  Italy
5.90
(NR)
Okkert Brits
  South Africa
5.85
(SB)
Patrik Kristiansson
  Sweden
5.85
(PB)
Triple jump
details
Christian Olsson
  Sweden
17.72 Yoandri Betanzos
  Cuba
17.28
(SB)
Leevan Sands
  Bahamas
17.26
Shot put
details
Andrei Mikhnevich
  Belarus
21.69
(PB)
Adam Nelson
  United States
21.26 Yuriy Bilonoh
  Ukraine
21.10
Discus
details
Virgilijus Alekna
  Lithuania
69.69
(SB)
Róbert Fazekas
  Hungary
69.01 Vasiliy Kaptyukh
  Belarus
66.51
(SB)
Javelin
details
Sergey Makarov
  Russia
85.44 Andrus Värnik
  Estonia
85.17 Boris Henry
  Germany
84.74
Hammer
details
Ivan Tikhon
  Belarus
83.05 Adrián Annus
  Hungary
80.36 Koji Murofushi
  Japan
80.12
Decathlon
details
Tom Pappas
  United States
8750 Roman Šebrle
  Czech Republic
8634 Dmitry Karpov
  Kazakhstan
8374
(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)

Women's resultsEdit

TrackEdit

1999 | 2001 | 2003 | 2005 | 2007

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
details
  Torri Edwards (USA) 10.93
(PB)
  Chandra Sturrup (BAH) 11.02   Ekaterini Thanou (GRE) 11.03
(SB)
200 m
details
  Anastasiya Kapachinskaya (RUS) 22.38
(PB)
  Torri Edwards (USA) 22.47   Muriel Hurtis (FRA) 22.59
400 m
details
  Ana Guevara (MEX) 48.89
(PB)
  Lorraine Fenton (JAM) 49.43
(SB)
  Amy Mbacke Thiam (SEN) 49.95
(SB)
800 m
details
  Maria Mutola (MOZ) 1:59.89   Kelly Holmes (GBR) 2:00.18   Natalya Khrushchelyova (RUS) 2:00.29
1,500 m
details
  Tatyana Tomashova (RUS) 3:58.52
(CR)
  Süreyya Ayhan (TUR) 3:59.04   Hayley Tullett (GBR) 3:59.95
(PB)
5,000 m
details
  Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH) 14:51.72   Marta Dominguez (ESP) 14:52.26   Edith Masai (KEN) 14:52.30
10,000 m
details
  Berhane Adere (ETH) 30:04.18
(CR)
  Werknesh Kidane (ETH) 30:07.15
(PB)
  Sun Yingjie (CHN) 30:07.20
(PB)
Marathon
details
  Catherine Ndereba (KEN) 2:23:55
(CR)
  Mizuki Noguchi (JPN) 2:24:14   Masako Chiba (JPN) 2:25:09
100 m hurdles
details
  Perdita Felicien (CAN) 12.53
(NR)
  Brigitte Foster (JAM) 12.57   Miesha McKelvy (USA) 12.67
400 m hurdles
details
  Jana Pittman (AUS) 53.22
(PB)
  Sandra Glover (USA) 53.65
(SB)
  Yuliya Pechonkina (RUS) 53.71
20 km walk
details
  Yelena Nikolayeva (RUS) 1:26:52
(CR)
  Gillian O'Sullivan (IRL) 1:27:34   Valentina Tsybulskaya (BLR) 1:28:10
(NR)
4 × 100 m relay
details
  France (FRA)
Patricia Girard-Léno
Muriel Hurtis
Sylviane Félix
Christine Arron
41.78
(WL)
  United States (USA)
Angela Williams
Chryste Gaines
Inger Miller
Torri Edwards
Lauryn Williams*
41.83
(SB)
  Russia (RUS)
Olga Fyodorova
Yuliya Tabakova
Marina Kislova
Larisa Kruglova
42.66
4 × 400 m relay
details
  United States (USA)
Demetria Washington
Jearl Miles Clark
Me'Lisa Barber
Sanya Richards
DeeDee Trotter*
3:22.63
(WL)
  Russia (RUS)
Anastasiya Kapachinskaya
Natalya Nazarova
Olesya Zykina
Yuliya Pechonkina (Nosova)
Svetlana Pospelova*
Svetlana Goncharenko*
3:22.91
(SB)
  Jamaica (JAM)
Allison Beckford
Lorraine Fenton (Graham)
Ronetta Smith
Sandie Richards
Michelle Burgher*
3:22.92
(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.

FieldEdit

1999 | 2001 | 2003 | 2005 | 2007

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details
  Hestrie Cloete (RSA) 2.06
(WL, AR)
  Marina Kuptsova (RUS) 2.00   Kajsa Bergqvist (SWE) 2.00
Pole vault
details
  Svetlana Feofanova (RUS) 4.75
(CR)
  Annika Becker (GER) 4.70
(SB)
  Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS) 4.65
Long jump
details
  Eunice Barber (FRA) 6.99
(SB)
  Tatyana Kotova (RUS) 6.74   Anju Bobby George (IND) 6.70
(SB)
Triple jump
details
  Tatyana Lebedeva (RUS) 15.18
(SB)
  Françoise Mbango Etone (CMR) 15.05
(AR)
  Magdelin Martinez (ITA) 14.90
(NR)
Shot put
details
  Svetlana Krivelyova (RUS) 20.63   Nadzeya Astapchuk (BLR) 20.12
(PB)
  Vita Pavlysh (UKR) 20.08
(SB)
Discus throw
details
  Irina Yatchenko (BLR) 67.32
(SB)
  Anastasia Kelesidou (GRE) 67.14
(SB)
  Ekaterini Voggoli (GRE) 66.73
(PB)
Hammer throw
details
  Yipsi Moreno (CUB) 73.33   Olga Kuzenkova (RUS) 71.71   Manuela Montebrun (FRA) 70.92
Javelin throw
details
  Mirela Manjani (GRE) 66.52
(WL)
  Tatyana Shikolenko (RUS) 63.28   Steffi Nerius (GER) 62.70
Heptathlon
details
  Carolina Klüft (SWE) 7001
(WL)
  Eunice Barber (FRA) 6755
(SB)
  Natallia Sazanovich (BLR) 6524
(SB)
Swedish Carolina Klüft won with big margin following a breaking of her personal best in six of the seven events and the totals. She was the third woman ever to score more than 7000 points.
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

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)87116
2  Russia (RUS)77519
3  France (FRA)3328
4  Ethiopia (ETH)3227
5  Belarus (BLR)3137
6  Sweden (SWE)2125
7  Kenya (KEN)2114
  South Africa (RSA)2114
9  Morocco (MAR)2103
10  Greece (GRE)1135
11  Cuba (CUB)1102
12  Italy (ITA)1023
13  Canada (CAN)1012
14  Algeria (ALG)1001
  Australia (AUS)1001
  Dominican Republic (DOM)1001
  Ecuador (ECU)1001
  Lithuania (LTU)1001
  Mexico (MEX)1001
  Mozambique (MOZ)1001
  Poland (POL)1001
  Qatar (QAT)1001
  Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN)1001
24  Jamaica (JAM)0426
25  Spain (ESP)0325
26  Hungary (HUN)0202
27  Germany (GER)0134
  Japan (JPN)0134
29  Bahamas (BAH)0123
  Great Britain (GBR)0123
31  Brazil (BRA)0101
  Cameroon (CMR)0101
  Czech Republic (CZE)0101
  Estonia (EST)0101
  Ireland (IRL)0101
  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)0101
  Turkey (TUR)0101
38  Ukraine (UKR)0033
39  China (CHN)0022
40  India (IND)0011
  Kazakhstan (KAZ)0011
  Netherlands (NED)0011
  Senegal (SEN)0011
Totals (43 nations)464646138

ReferencesEdit

For more information about these results including in-depth results of all heats and finals that include photo finish, wind readings and reaction times see the link below.