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2015 World Championships in Athletics

The fifteenth edition of the IAAF World Championships was held 22–30 August 2015 in Beijing, China.[1][2] 43 nations won medals, 144 of which were awarded. Kenya topped the medal table for the first time, with 7 gold, 6 silver and 3 bronze medals. The United States won 18 medals, six gold, six silver and six bronze, which was the highest tally. Host nation China, finished 11th on the medals table, while Russia finished ninth.

IAAF World Championships
Beijing 2015
第十五届世界田径锦标赛
2015 World Championships in Athletics logo.png
Host city Beijing, China
Nations participating 205
Athletes participating 1,781
Events 47
Dates 22–30 August 2015
Main venue Beijing National Stadium
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205 IAAF member countries and territories participated, two more than in 2013, with new IAAF member, Kosovo, making its debut. South Sudan was also set to participate for the first time, but its sole athlete did not show up in Beijing.[3]

Eritrea won their first world title at these championships, with Ghirmay Ghebreslassie winning the men's marathon.[4]

The event was the largest sporting event to take place at the Beijing National Stadium ("Bird's Nest") since the 2008 Summer Olympics.[5]

Contents

Bidding processEdit

When the seeking deadline passed on 15 March 2010, three candidate cities (Beijing, London and Chorzów) had confirmed their candidatures.[6][7] London then withdrew citing that they didn't want to seem to be biased towards the bids for the Olympic Stadium by committing themselves to an athletics event, as the host for this event was to be announced before their 2011 stadium bid deadline. London then stated that they would bid for 2017 and had the blessing of the IAAF to do so.[8] The IAAF announced Beijing as the winning candidate at the IAAF Council Meeting in Monaco on 20 November 2010.[9] The Council of IAAF approved the dates of 22 August until 30 August 2015.

VenueEdit

Beijing National Stadium during the championships
Inside in daylight
Outside at night

The event was primarily held at the Beijing National Stadium, which served as the athletics venue during the 2008 Summer Olympics. Weather concerns prompted a reduction in capacity for the World Championships in Athletics; only the lower and middle tiers of the stadium were open, capping the venue at around 54,000 spectators rather than its capacity of 80,000.[10] Tickets for the championships were available in three price categories, ranging from 50 RMB to 500 RMB.[11]

Qualifying standardsEdit

Event scheduleEdit

Legend
Key P Q H ½ F
Value Preliminary round Qualifiers Heats Semifinals Final
Men[12]
Date Aug 22 Aug 23 Aug 24 Aug 25 Aug 26 Aug 27 Aug 28 Aug 29 Aug 30
Event M A M A M A M A M A M A M A M A M A
100 m Q H ½ F
200 m H ½ F
400 m H ½ F
800 m H ½ F
1500 m H ½ F
5000 m H F
10,000 m F
Marathon F
110 m hurdles H ½ F
400 m hurdles H ½ F
3000 m steeplechase H F
4 × 100 m relay H F
4 × 400 m relay H F
20 km walk F
50 km walk F
Long jump Q F
Triple jump Q F
High jump Q F
Pole vault Q F
Shot put Q F
Discus throw Q F
Hammer throw Q F
Javelin throw Q F
Decathlon F
Masters 800 m F
Women[12]
Date Aug 22 Aug 23 Aug 24 Aug 25 Aug 26 Aug 27 Aug 28 Aug 29 Aug 30
Event M A M A M A M A M A M A M A M A M A
100 m H ½ F
200 m H ½ F
400 m H ½ F
800 m H ½ F
1500 m H ½ F
5000 m H F
10,000 m F
Marathon F
100 m hurdles H ½ F
400 m hurdles H ½ F
3000 m steeplechase H F
4 × 100 m relay H F
4 × 400 m relay H F
20 km walk F
Long jump Q F
Triple jump Q F
High jump Q F
Pole vault Q F
Shot put Q F
Discus throw Q F
Hammer throw Q F
Javelin throw Q F
Heptathlon F
Masters 400 m F

Event summaryEdit

MenEdit

TrackEdit

Chronology: 2011 | 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019
Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details[13]
Usain Bolt
  Jamaica (JAM)
9.79 SB Justin Gatlin
  United States (USA)
9.80 Trayvon Bromell
  United States (USA)
Andre De Grasse
  Canada (CAN) PB
9.92
200 metres
details[14]
Usain Bolt
  Jamaica (JAM)
19.55 WL Justin Gatlin
  United States (USA)
19.74 Anaso Jobodwana
  South Africa (RSA)
19.87 NR
400 metres
details[15]
Wayde van Niekerk
  South Africa (RSA)
43.48 WL AR LaShawn Merritt
  United States (USA)
43.65 PB Kirani James
  Grenada (GRN)
43.78
800 metres
details[16]
David Rudisha
  Kenya (KEN)
1:45.84 Adam Kszczot
  Poland (POL)
1:46.08 Amel Tuka
  Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH)
1:46.30
1500 metres
details[17]
Asbel Kiprop
  Kenya (KEN)
3:34.40 Elijah Manangoi
  Kenya (KEN)
3:34.63 Abdalaati Iguider
  Morocco (MAR)
3:34.67
5000 metres
details[18]
Mo Farah
  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
13:50.38 Caleb Ndiku
  Kenya (KEN)
13:51.75 Hagos Gebrhiwet
  Ethiopia (ETH)
13:51.86
10,000 metres
details[19]
Mo Farah
  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
27:01.13 Geoffrey Kamworor
  Kenya (KEN)
27:01.76 Paul Tanui
  Kenya (KEN)
27:02.83
Marathon
details[20]
Ghirmay Ghebreslassie
  Eritrea (ERI)
2:12:27 Yemane Tsegay
  Ethiopia (ETH)
2:13:07 Solomon Mutai
  Uganda (UGA)
2:13:29
110 metres hurdles
details[21]
Sergey Shubenkov
  Russia (RUS)
12.98 NR Hansle Parchment
  Jamaica (JAM)
13.03 Aries Merritt
  United States (USA)
13.04
400 metres hurdles
details[22]
Nicholas Bett
  Kenya (KEN)
47.79 WL NR Denis Kudryavtsev
  Russia (RUS)
48.05 NR Jeffery Gibson
  Bahamas (BAH)
48.17 NR
3000 metres steeplechase
details[23]
Ezekiel Kemboi
  Kenya (KEN)
8:11.28 Conseslus Kipruto
  Kenya (KEN)
8:12.38 Brimin Kipruto
  Kenya (KEN)
8:12.54
20 kilometres walk
details[24]
Miguel Ángel López
  Spain (ESP)
1:19:14 PB Wang Zhen
  China (CHN)
1:19:29 Benjamin Thorne
  Canada (CAN)
1:19:57 NR
50 kilometres walk
details[25]
Matej Tóth
  Slovakia (SVK)
3:40:32 Jared Tallent
  Australia (AUS)
3:42:17 Takayuki Tanii
  Japan (JPN)
3:42:55
4 × 100 metres relay
details[26]
  Jamaica (JAM)
Nesta Carter
Asafa Powell
Nickel Ashmeade
Usain Bolt
Rasheed Dwyer*
37.36 WL   China (CHN)
Mo Youxue
Xie Zhenye
Su Bingtian
Zhang Peimeng
38.01   Canada (CAN)
Aaron Brown
Andre De Grasse
Brendon Rodney
Justyn Warner
38.13
4 × 400 metres relay
details[27]
  United States (USA)
David Verburg
Tony McQuay
Bryshon Nellum
LaShawn Merritt
Kyle Clemons*
Vernon Norwood*
2:57.82 WL   Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)
Renny Quow
Lalonde Gordon
Deon Lendore
Machel Cedenio
Jarrin Solomon*
2:58.20 NR   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
Rabah Yousif
Delanno Williams
Jarryd Dunn
Martyn Rooney
2:58.51
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)

* Runners who participated in the heats only and received medals.

FieldEdit

Chronology: 2011 | 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019
Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details[28]
Derek Drouin
  Canada (CAN)
2.34 m Bohdan Bondarenko
  Ukraine (UKR)
Zhang Guowei
  China (CHN)
2.33 m Not awarded
Pole vault
details[29]
Shawnacy Barber
  Canada (CAN)
5.90 m Raphael Holzdeppe
  Germany (GER)
5.90 m Renaud Lavillenie
  France (FRA)
Piotr Lisek
  Poland (POL)
Paweł Wojciechowski
  Poland (POL)
5.80 m
Long jump
details[30]
Greg Rutherford
  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
8.41 m Fabrice Lapierre
  Australia (AUS)
8.24 m Wang Jianan
  China (CHN)
8.18 m
Triple jump
details[31]
Christian Taylor
  United States (USA)
18.21 m WL AR Pedro Pablo Pichardo
  Cuba (CUB)
17.73 m Nelson Évora
  Portugal (POR)
17.52 m
Shot put
details[32]
Joe Kovacs
  United States (USA)
21.93 m David Storl
  Germany (GER)
21.74 m O'Dayne Richards
  Jamaica (JAM)
21.69 m NR
Discus throw
details[33]
Piotr Małachowski
  Poland (POL)
67.40 m Philip Milanov
  Belgium (BEL)
66.90 m NR Robert Urbanek
  Poland (POL)
65.18 m
Hammer throw
details[34]
Paweł Fajdek
  Poland (POL)
80.88 m Dilshod Nazarov
  Tajikistan (TJK)
78.55 m Wojciech Nowicki
  Poland (POL)
78.55 m
Javelin throw
details[35]
Julius Yego
  Kenya (KEN)
92.72 m WL AR Ihab El-Sayed
  Egypt (EGY)
88.99 m Tero Pitkämäki
  Finland (FIN)
87.64 m
Decathlon
details[36]
Ashton Eaton
  United States (USA)
9045 pts WR Damian Warner
  Canada (CAN)
8695 pts NR Rico Freimuth
  Germany (GER)
8561 pts 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)

WomenEdit

TrackEdit

Chronology: 2011 | 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019
Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details[37]
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
  Jamaica (JAM)
10.76 Dafne Schippers
  Netherlands (NED)
10.81 NR Tori Bowie
  United States (USA)
10.86
200 metres
details[38]
Dafne Schippers
  Netherlands (NED)
21.63 WL CR AR Elaine Thompson
  Jamaica (JAM)
21.66 PB Veronica Campbell-Brown
  Jamaica (JAM)
21.97
400 metres
details[39]
Allyson Felix
  United States (USA)
49.26 WL PB Shaunae Miller
  Bahamas (BAH)
49.67 PB Shericka Jackson
  Jamaica (JAM)
49.99 PB
800 metres
details[40]
Maryna Arzamasava
  Belarus (BLR)
1:58.03 Melissa Bishop
  Canada (CAN)
1:58.12 Eunice Jepkoech Sum
  Kenya (KEN)
1:58.18
1500 metres
details[41]
Genzebe Dibaba
  Ethiopia (ETH)
4:08.09 Faith Kipyegon
  Kenya (KEN)
4:08.96 Sifan Hassan
  Netherlands (NED)
4:09.34
5000 metres
details[42]
Almaz Ayana
  Ethiopia (ETH)
14:26.83 CR Senbere Teferi
  Ethiopia (ETH)
14:44.07 Genzebe Dibaba
  Ethiopia (ETH)
14:44.14
10,000 metres
details[43]
Vivian Cheruiyot
  Kenya (KEN)
31:41.31 Gelete Burka
  Ethiopia (ETH)
31:41.77 Emily Infeld
  United States (USA)
31:43.49
Marathon
details[44]
Mare Dibaba
  Ethiopia (ETH)
2:27:35 Helah Kiprop
  Kenya (KEN)
2:27:36 Eunice Kirwa
  Bahrain (BHR)
2:27:39
100 metres hurdles
details[45]
Danielle Williams
  Jamaica (JAM)
12.57 PB Cindy Roleder
  Germany (GER)
12.59 PB Alina Talay
  Belarus (BLR)
12.66 NR
400 metres hurdles
details[46]
Zuzana Hejnová
  Czech Republic (CZE)
53.50 WL Shamier Little
  United States (USA)
53.94 Cassandra Tate
  United States (USA)
54.02
3000 metres steeplechase
details[47]
Hyvin Jepkemoi
  Kenya (KEN)
9:19.11 Habiba Ghribi
  Tunisia (TUN)
9:19.24 Gesa Felicitas Krause
  Germany (GER)
9:19.25 PB
20 kilometres walk
details[48]
Liu Hong
  China (CHN)
1:27:45 Lü Xiuzhi
  China (CHN)
1:27:45 Lyudmyla Olyanovska
  Ukraine (UKR)
1:28:13
4 × 100 metres relay
details[49]
  Jamaica (JAM)
Veronica Campbell-Brown
Natasha Morrison
Elaine Thompson
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Sherone Simpson*
Kerron Stewart*
41.07 WL CR   United States (USA)
English Gardner
Allyson Felix
Jenna Prandini
Jasmine Todd
41.68   Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)
Kelly-Ann Baptiste
Michelle-Lee Ahye
Reyare Thomas
Semoy Hackett
Khalifa St. Fort*
42.03 NR
4 × 400 metres relay
details[50]
  Jamaica (JAM)
Christine Day
Shericka Jackson
Stephenie Ann McPherson
Novlene Williams-Mills
Anastasia Le-Roy*
Chrisann Gordon*
3:19.13 WL   United States (USA)
Sanya Richards-Ross
Natasha Hastings
Allyson Felix
Francena McCorory
Phyllis Francis*
Jessica Beard*
3:19.44   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
Christine Ohuruogu
Anyika Onuora
Eilidh Child
Seren Bundy-Davies
Kirsten McAslan*
3:23.62
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)

* Runners who participated in the heats only and received medals.

FieldEdit

Chronology: 2011 | 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019
Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details[51]
Maria Kuchina
  Russia (RUS)
2.01 m PB Blanka Vlašić
  Croatia (CRO)
2.01 m Anna Chicherova
  Russia (RUS)
2.01 m
Pole vault
details[52]
Yarisley Silva
  Cuba (CUB)
4.90 m Fabiana Murer
  Brazil (BRA)
4.85 m =AR Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou
  Greece (GRE)
4.80 m
Long jump
details[53]
Tianna Bartoletta
  United States (USA)
7.14 m WL PB Shara Proctor
  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
7.07 m NR Ivana Španović
  Serbia (SRB)
7.01 m NR
Triple jump
details[54]
Caterine Ibargüen
  Colombia (COL)
14.90 m Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko
  Israel (ISR)
14.78 m NR Olga Rypakova
  Kazakhstan (KAZ)
14.77 m
Shot put
details[55]
Christina Schwanitz
  Germany (GER)
20.37 m Gong Lijiao
  China (CHN)
20.30 m Michelle Carter
  United States (USA)
19.76 m
Discus throw
details[56]
Denia Caballero
  Cuba (CUB)
69.28 m Sandra Perković
  Croatia (CRO)
67.39 m Nadine Müller
  Germany (GER)
65.53 m
Hammer throw
details[57]
Anita Włodarczyk
  Poland (POL)
80.85 m CR Zhang Wenxiu
  China (CHN)
76.33 m Alexandra Tavernier
  France (FRA)
74.02 m
Javelin throw
details[58]
Katharina Molitor
  Germany (GER)
67.69 m WL PB Lü Huihui
  China (CHN)
66.13 m AR Sunette Viljoen
  South Africa (RSA)
65.79 m
Heptathlon
details[59]
Jessica Ennis-Hill
  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
6669 pts Brianne Theisen-Eaton
  Canada (CAN)
6554 pts Laura Ikauniece-Admidiņa
  Latvia (LAT)
6516 pts 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)

Exhibition eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Masters 800 metres
details
David Heath
  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
2:00.92 Gunnar Rune Durén
  Sweden (SWE)
2:03.41 Michael Sherar
  Canada (CAN)
2:03.61
Masters 400 metres
details
Sarah Louise Read Cayton
  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
1:00.05 Virginia Corinne Mitchell
  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
1:00.81 Elizabeth Gail Wilson
  New Zealand (NZL)
1:02.54

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation

  *   Host nation (China)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Kenya (KEN)76316
2  Jamaica (JAM)72312
3  United States (USA)66618
4  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)4127
5  Ethiopia (ETH)3328
6  Poland (POL)3148
7  Canada (CAN)2338
  Germany (GER)2338
9  Russia (RUS)2114
10  Cuba (CUB)2103
11  China (CHN)*1719
12  Netherlands (NED)1113
13  South Africa (RSA)1023
14  Belarus (BLR)1012
15  Colombia (COL)1001
  Czech Republic (CZE)1001
  Eritrea (ERI)1001
  Slovakia (SVK)1001
  Spain (ESP)1001
20  Australia (AUS)0202
  Croatia (CRO)0202
22  Bahamas (BAH)0112
  Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)0112
  Ukraine (UKR)0112
25  Belgium (BEL)0101
  Brazil (BRA)0101
  Egypt (EGY)0101
  Israel (ISR)0101
  Tajikistan (TJK)0101
  Tunisia (TUN)0101
31  France (FRA)0022
32  Bahrain (BHR)0011
  Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH)0011
  Finland (FIN)0011
  Greece (GRE)0011
  Grenada (GRN)0011
  Japan (JPN)0011
  Kazakhstan (KAZ)0011
  Latvia (LAT)0011
  Morocco (MAR)0011
  Portugal (POR)0011
  Serbia (SRB)0011
  Uganda (UGA)0011
Totals (43 nations)474849144

Participating nationsEdit

207 countries (or more accurately, IAAF members) with a total of 1,933 athletes were entered.[60] Of those 1,771 athletes from 205 countries actually competed (thus excluding reserve athletes and non-starters). The biggest delegation was the one from the USA with 130 athletes. Two countries, Ghana and South Sudan were set to participate, but none of their athletes showed up. The number of athletes per nation is shown in parentheses.

Anti-dopingEdit

As part of the event, the IAAF conducted a wide-reaching anti-doping programme. This included information-led targeted tests in the months previous to the championships and testing of athletes in and outside of competition during the championships. In total, the IAAF undertook 1405 instances of athlete doping controls in Beijing. This included 662 blood tests to inform the longitudinal athlete biological passport programme, 161 blood tests specifically directed at identifying usage of either human growth hormone and/or erythropoiesis stimulating agents (EPO), 54 out-of-competition urine tests and 528 urine tests conducted on-site (which also incorporates 239 for EPO analysis).[61]

As was the case since the 2005 World Championships, athlete's doping samples were stored for future analysis, which could allow retrospective disqualifications via subsequent improvements to testing technology and methods. The number of tests was a new high for the event and the largest ever conducted by a sport-specific governing body at an event. The testing was undertaken in partnership with the Chinese National Anti-Doping Agency (CHINADA). An anti-doping education programme was also conducted, which included presentations on the risks of doping and a questionnaire designed by the World Anti-Doping Agency.[61]

Initial analysis identified two failed tests, both Kenyan women: hurdler Koki Manunga and sprinter Joy Nakhumicha Sakari. Both were disqualified immediately from the competition.[61]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Beijing to host 2015 World Athletics Championships". BBC Sport. 20 November 2010. Archived from the original on 25 November 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Beijing selected to host 2015 World Championships". iaaf.org. 2010-11-20. Retrieved 2011-09-03.
  3. ^ "The Latest: Schwanitz wins shot put gold at worlds". www.dothaneagle.com. 22 August 2015.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Monti, David. "Eritrea's Ghirmay Ghebreslassie Wins World Championships Men's Marathon". competitor.com. Competitor Group. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Media Guide" (PDF). Official Site. 12 July 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  6. ^ "IAAF Council Meeting Notes – Day 1 – Doha 2010, 15 March". iaaf.org. 15 March 2010.
  7. ^ "London enters the ring to stage 2015 world championships". the Guardian.
  8. ^ "London pulls out of 2015 Worlds". BBC News. 4 November 2010.
  9. ^ "Beijing awarded 2015 World Championships after London withdrawal". insidethegames.biz.
  10. ^ "Beijing 2015 World Championships organisers confident of capacity 50,000 plus crowds". InsideTheGames.biz. Retrieved 6 July 2015.
  11. ^ "Tickets IAAF WOrld CHampionships Beijing 2015". ticketing.iaafbeijing2015.com/. Archived from the original on 27 September 2015. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  12. ^ a b Timetable.
  13. ^ Men's 100 metres results
  14. ^ Men's 200 metres results
  15. ^ Men's 400 metres results
  16. ^ Men's 800 metres results
  17. ^ Men's 1500 metres results
  18. ^ Men's 5000 metres results
  19. ^ Men's 10,000 metres results
  20. ^ Men's marathon results
  21. ^ Men's 110 metres hurdles results
  22. ^ Men's 400 metres hurdles
  23. ^ Men's 3000 metres steeplechase results
  24. ^ Men's 20 kilometres walk results
  25. ^ Men's 50 kilometres walk results
  26. ^ Men's 4 × 100 metres relay results
  27. ^ Men's 4 × 400 metres relay results
  28. ^ Men's high jump results
  29. ^ Men's pole vault results
  30. ^ Men's long jump results
  31. ^ Men's triple jump results
  32. ^ Men's shot put results
  33. ^ Men's discus throw results
  34. ^ Men's hammer throw results
  35. ^ Men's javelin throw results
  36. ^ Men's decathlon results
  37. ^ Women's 100 metres results
  38. ^ Women's 200 metres results
  39. ^ Women's 400 metres results
  40. ^ Women's 800 metres results
  41. ^ Women's 1500 metres results
  42. ^ Women's 5000 metres results
  43. ^ Women's 10,000 metres results
  44. ^ Women's marathon results
  45. ^ Women's 100 metres hurdles results
  46. ^ Women's 400 metres hurdles results
  47. ^ Women's 3000 metres steeplechase results
  48. ^ Women's 20 kilometres walk results
  49. ^ Women's 4 × 100 metres relay results
  50. ^ Women's 4 × 400 metres relay results
  51. ^ Women's high jump results
  52. ^ Women's pole vault results
  53. ^ Women's long jump results
  54. ^ Women's triple jump results
  55. ^ Women's shot put results
  56. ^ Women's discus throw results
  57. ^ Women's hammer throw results
  58. ^ Women's javelin throw results
  59. ^ Women's heptathlon results
  60. ^ "IAAF: 15th IAAF World Championships Athletes -IAAF World Championships". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2015-08-25.
  61. ^ a b c IAAF anti-doping programme concludes in Beijing. IAAF (2015-09-01). Retrieved on 2015-09-05.

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