Russia at the World Athletics Championships

Russia competed at every edition of the IAAF World Championships in Athletics 1993 to the 2017 World Championships, from which its athletes have been banned from competing as Russian. In order for Russian nationals to compete at the World Athletics Championship (from 2017 on), they must be approved as authorised neutral athletes by the IAAF. Prior to 1993, Russian athletes competed for the Soviet Union. Russia has the second-highest medal total among nations at the competition (153), after the United States. At 47 gold medals, it holds the third-highest total after the United States and Kenya. It has had the most success in women's events and in field events. As a major nation in the sport of athletics, it typically sent a delegation numbering over 100 athletes.

Russia at the
World Championships in Athletics
Flag of Russia.svg
IAAF codeRUS
National federationAll-Russia Athletic Federation
Websiteeng.rusathletics.com
Medals
Ranked 3rd
Gold
47
Silver
54
Bronze
52
Total
153
World Championships in Athletics appearances (overview)

It topped the medal table at the 2001 tournament, following disqualifications of American medalists for doping. Russia also finished top of the medal table at the 2013 Moscow Championships, but lost this position due to doping disqualifications of its own athletes. Russia's performance at the competition has been strongly affected by doping. The country was banned from competing in 2017 due to systemic doping issues and Russians had to gain special dispensation to compete as Authorised Neutral Athletes.[1] Various members of the Russian delegation have been banned for doping at every edition of the competition it has competed at, with the exceptions of 2003 and 2015 (though Russian medalists in both those years were subsequently banned).[2][3]

Russia's most successful athlete at the competition is horizontal jumps specialist Tatyana Lebedeva, who between 2001 and 2009 won two triple jump gold medals, a long jump title, and two further silver medals. Women's pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva has also won three gold medals, in addition to a bronze. Yuliya Pechonkina, a 400 metres hurdles and relay athlete, has won the most medals for Russia, with her total of seven. The most successful Russian man at the World Championships is high jumper Yaroslav Rybakov, who won three high jump silvers before becoming champion in 2009.

Medal tableEdit

Championships Men Women Total
Gold Silver Bronze Gold Silver Bronze Gold Silver Bronze Total Rank Athletes
1993 Stuttgart 0 3 3 3 5 2 3 8 5 16 3
1995 Göteborg 0 1 0 1 3 7 1 4 7 12 11
1997 Athens 0 2 2 1 2 1 1 4 3 8 9
1999 Seville 3 1 0 2 3 3 5 4 3 12 2
2001 Edmonton 1 3 3 4 4 3 5 7 6 18 1
2003 Paris 1 2 1 6 5 4 7 7 5 19 2
2005 Helsinki 1 3 2 6 4 2 7 7 4 18 2
2007 Osaka 0 1 1 4 6 2 4 7 3 14 3
2009 Berlin 1 0 1 1 0 4 2 0 5 7 10 106
2011 Daegu 1 1 1 2 0 2 3 1 3 7 6 76
2013 Moscow 1 0 2 2 2 1 3 2 3 8 6 119
2015 Beijing 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 1 1 4 9 62
Total 10 18 16 33 34 32 43 52 48 143 3

MedalistsEdit

Athlete Gold Silver Bronze Total Years
Tatyana Lebedeva 3 2 0 5 2001–2009
Yelena Isinbayeva 3 0 1 4 2003–2013
Yuliya Pechonkina 2 3 2 7 2001–2007
Tatyana Lysenko 2 1 0 3 2005–2013
Olimpiada Ivanova 2 0 0 2 2001–2005
Tatyana Tomashova 2 0 0 2 2003–2005
Yaroslav Rybakov 1 3 0 4 2001–2009
Irina Privalova * 1 2 2 5 1993–1995
Anna Chicherova 1 2 2 5 2007–2015
Maksim Tarasov * 1 2 1 4 1993–1999
* Includes medals won competing for the Soviet Union

DopingEdit

Athlete Sex Event Year(s) Result Notes
Liliya Nurutdinova Women 800 m 1993 7th
Olimpiada Ivanova Women 10,000 m walk 1997  
Lyubov Tsyoma Women 800 m 1997 DNF (semis)
German Skurygin Men 50 kilometres walk 1999  
Svetlana Laukhova Women 100 m hurdles 2001 5th (heats)
Yekaterina Leshchova Women 200 m 2001 6th (heats)
Natalya Sadova Women Discus throw 2001  
Svetlana Krivelyova Women Shot put 2005 4th
Tatyana Kotova Women Long jump 2005  
Olga Kuzenkova Women Hammer throw 2005  
Svetlana Cherkasova Women 800 m 2007 6th (h)
Yuliya Fomenko Women 1500 m 2007 7th
Gulfiya Khanafeyeva Women Hammer throw 2007 10th
Darya Pishchalnikova Women Discus throw 2007  
Yelena Soboleva Women 1500 m 2007  
Valeriy Borchin Men 20 kilometres walk 2009
2011
  (2009)
  (2011)
Disqualified at two editions
Sergey Kirdyapkin Men 50 kilometres walk 2009
2011
  (2009)
DNF (2011)
Disqualified at two editions
Mikhail Lemayev Men Marathon 2009 45th
Ildar Minshin Men 3000 m steeplechase 2009 7th
Anna Alminova Women 1500 m 2009 10th (semis)
Yuliya Chermoshanskaya Women 4 × 100 m relay 2009 4th Russian relay team disqualified
Yelizaveta Grechishnikova Women 5000 m 2009
2011
10th (h)
14th
Olga Kaniskina Women 20 kilometres walk 2009
2011
  (2009)
  (2011)
Disqualified at two editions
Anastasiya Kapachinskaya Women 400 m
4 × 400 m relay
2009
2011
7th (2009)
  (2011)
2009 and 2011 bronze medal-winning Russian relay teams annulled. Disqualified at two editions
Svetlana Klyuka Women 800 m 2009 5th (semis)
Mariya Konovalova Women 10,000 m 2009 11th
Tatyana Petlyuk Women 800 m
4 × 400 m relay
2009
2011
6th (semis)
DNF (h)
2009 Russian relay team disqualified
Nailya Yulamanova Women Marathon 2009 8th Bronze medal-winning Russian team for the 2009 World Marathon Cup annulled
Denis Alekseyev Men 4 × 400 m relay 2011 4th Russian relay team disqualified
Sergey Bakulin Men 50 kilometres walk 2011  
Vladimir Kanaykin Men 20 kilometres walk 2011  
Sergey Morozov Men 20 kilometres walk 2011 12th
Stanislav Yemelyanov Men 20 kilometres walk 2011 5th
Igor Yerokhin Men 50 kilometres walk 2011
Yekaterina Kostetskaya Women 800 m 2011 5th
Olga Kucherenko Women Long jump 2011
2013
 
5th
Disqualified at two editions
Yekaterina Sharmina Women 1500 m 2011
2013
9th (semis)
6th
Disqualified at two editions
Tatyana Mineyeva Women 20 kilometres walk 2011 17th
Anna Omorova Women Shot put 2011 10th
Yuliya Stepanova Women 800 m 2011 8th
Mariya Savinova Women 800 m 2011
2013
 
 
Disqualified at two editions
Olesya Syreva Women 1500 m 2011 9th (semis)
Yuliya Zaripova Women 3000 m steeplechase 2011  
Soslan Tsirikhov Men Shot put 2013 13th (q)
Anna Bulgakova Women Hammer throw 2013 5th
Vera Ganeyeva Women Discus throw 2013 7th (q)
Yevgeniya Kolodko Women Shot put 2013 5th
Antonina Krivoshapka Women 400 m
4 × 400 m relay
2013   Gold medal-winning Russian relay team disqualified

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