World Athletics Championships

The World Athletics Championships (until 2019 known as the World Championships in Athletics) are a biennial athletics competition organized by World Athletics (formerly IAAF, International Association of Athletics Federations). Alongside the Olympic Games, they represent the highest level championships of senior international outdoor athletics competition for track and field athletics globally, including marathon running and race walking. Separate World Championships are held by World Athletics for certain other outdoor events, including cross-country running and half-marathon, as well as indoor and age-group championships.

World Athletics Championships
StatusActive
GenreWorld Championships
Athletics
Date(s)varying
Frequencybiennial
Countryvarying
Inaugurated1983 (1983)
Previous event2022
Next event2023
Organised byWorld Athletics
Websiteworldathletics.org

The World Championships were started in 1976 in response to the International Olympic Committee dropping the men's 50 km walk from the Olympic programme for the 1976 Montreal Olympics, despite its constant presence at the games since 1932. The IAAF chose to host its own world championship event instead, a month and a half after the Olympics.[1][2] It was the first World Championships that the IAAF had hosted separate from the Olympic Games (traditionally the main championship for the sport).

A second limited event was held in 1980, and the inaugural championships in 1983, with all the events, is considered the official start of the competition. Until 1980, the Olympic champions were also considered as reigning World champions.

At their debut, these championships were then held every four years, until 1991, when they switched to a two-year cycle.

HistoryEdit

The idea of having an Athletics World Championships was around well before the competition's first event in 1983. In 1913, the IAAF decided that the Olympic Games would serve as the World Championships for athletics. This was considered suitable for over 50 years until in the late 1960s the desire of many IAAF members to have their own World Championships began to grow. In 1976 at the IAAF Council Meeting in Puerto Rico an Athletics World Championships separate from the Olympic Games was approved.

Following bids from both Stuttgart, West Germany and Helsinki, Finland, the IAAF Council awarded the inaugural competition to Helsinki, to take place in 1983 and be held in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium (where the 1952 Summer Olympics had been held).

Two IAAF world championship events preceded the inaugural edition of the World Championships in Athletics in 1983. The 1976 World Championships had just one event – the men's 50 kilometres walk which was dropped from the Olympic programme for the 1976 Summer Olympics and the IAAF responded by setting up their own contest. Four years later, the 1980 World Championships contained only two newly approved women's events, (400 metres hurdles and 3000 metres), neither of which featured on the programme for the 1980 Summer Olympics.[3][4]

Over the years the competition has grown in size. In 1983 1,333 athletes from 153 countries participated.[5] By the 2003 competition, in Paris, it had grown to 1,679 athletes from 198 countries with coverage being transmitted to 179 countries.

There has also been a change in composition over the years, with several new events, all for women, being added. By 2005, the only differences were men's competition in the 50 km walk, and equivalent events in women's 100 m hurdles and heptathlon to men's 110 m hurdles and decathlon.

The following list shows when new events were added for the first time.

ChampionshipsEdit

Edition Year City Country Date Venue Capacity Events Nations Athletes Top of the medal table,
World Team since 2022
1976 Malmö   Sweden 18 Sep Malmö Stadion 30,000 1 20 42   Soviet Union
1980 Sittard   Netherlands 14 – 16 Aug De Baandert 22,000 2 22 42   East Germany
1st 1983 Helsinki   Finland 7 – 14 Aug Olympiastadion 50,000 41 153 1,333   East Germany
2nd 1987 Rome   Italy 28 Aug – 6 Sep Stadio Olimpico 60,000 43 156 1,419   East Germany
3rd 1991 Tokyo   Japan 23 Aug – 1 Sep National Stadium 48,000 43 162 1,491   United States
4th 1993 Stuttgart   Germany 13 – 22 Aug Neckarstadion 70,000 44 187 1,630   United States
5th 1995 Gothenburg   Sweden 5 – 13 Aug Ullevi 42,000 44 190 1,755   United States
6th 1997 Athens   Greece 1 – 10 Aug Olympiako Stadio 75,000 44 197 1,785   United States
7th 1999 Seville   Spain 20 – 29 Aug Estadio de La Cartuja 70,000 46 200 1,750   United States
8th 2001 Edmonton   Canada 3 – 12 Aug Commonwealth Stadium 60,000 46 189 1,602   Russia
9th 2003 Paris   France 23 – 31 Aug Stade de France 78,000 46 198 1,679   United States
10th 2005 Helsinki   Finland 6 – 14 Aug Olympiastadion 45,000 47 191 1,687   United States
11th 2007 Osaka   Japan 24 Aug – 2 Sep Yanmar Stadium Nagai 45,000 47 197 1,800   United States
12th 2009 Berlin   Germany 15 – 23 Aug Olympiastadion 74,000 47 200 1,895   United States
13th 2011 Daegu   South Korea 27 Aug – 4 Sep Daegu Stadium 65,000 47 199 1,742   United States
14th 2013 Moscow   Russia 10 – 18 Aug Luzhniki Stadium 78,000 47 203 1,784   United States
15th 2015 Beijing   China 22 – 30 Aug Beijing National Stadium 80,000 47 205 1,761   Kenya
16th 2017 London   United Kingdom 4 – 13 Aug London Stadium 60,000 48 199 1,857   United States
17th 2019 Doha   Qatar 27 Sep – 6 Oct Khalifa International Stadium 48,000 49 206 1,775   United States
18th 2022 Eugene   United States 15 – 24 Jul Hayward Field 25,000 49 180 1,700+   United States
19th 2023 Budapest   Hungary 18 – 27 Aug National Athletics Centre 34,000
20th 2025 Tokyo   Japan National Stadium 68,000

All-time medal tableEdit

Updated after the 2022 World Athletics Championships.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States183126105414
2  Kenya625544161
3  Russia425248142
4  Germany393648123
5  Jamaica375644137
6  Ethiopia33342895
7  Great Britain & Northern Ireland313743111
8  Soviet Union23272878
9  China22262674
10  Cuba22241460
11  East Germany21191656
12  Poland20182563
13  Czech Republic155626
14  France14182355
15  Australia14141139
16  Italy12161947
17  South Africa127827
18  Ukraine11141641
19  Morocco1112831
20  Belarus10111233
21  Sweden106824
22  Norway105520
23  Bahamas99826
24  Spain7181641
25  Canada7161740
26  Japan791632
27  Finland78722
28  Portugal77923
29  Bahrain73313
30  Algeria62311
31  New Zealand6118
32  Romania581124
33  Netherlands581023
34  Greece571123
35  Bulgaria53816
36  Uganda52411
37  Qatar52310
38  Czechoslovakia44311
39  Croatia44210
40  Colombia4228
41  Ireland4206
42  Switzerland4059
  Authorised Neutral Athletes[1]38112
43  West Germany36312
44  Trinidad and Tobago35715
45  Mexico34714
46  Lithuania3328
47  Dominican Republic3216
48  Ecuador3115
  Grenada3115
  Mozambique3115
51  Denmark3014
  Venezuela3014
53  Brazil26715
54  Estonia26210
55  Belgium22711
56  Slovenia2136
57  Tajikistan2103
58  Peru2002
59  Nigeria15511
60  Namibia1416
61  Kazakhstan1359
62  Turkey1304
63  Zambia1203
64  Tunisia1113
65  Botswana1102
  Eritrea1102
  Panama1102
68  Saint Kitts and Nevis1045
69  Slovakia1034
70  Syria1023
71  Barbados1012
  Senegal1012
  Somalia1012
74  North Korea1001
75  Hungary07714
76  Ivory Coast0415
77  Israel0224
78  Burundi0213
  Djibouti0213
  Puerto Rico0213
81  Cameroon0202
82  Austria0134
83  Bosnia and Herzegovina0112
  Burkina Faso0112
  Cyprus0112
  Ghana0112
  India0112
  Latvia0112
  South Korea0112
  Sri Lanka0112
  Suriname0112
  Tanzania0112
93  Bermuda0101
  Egypt0101
  Sudan0101
96  Serbia0033
97  American Samoa0011
  Cayman Islands0011
  Dominica0011
  Haiti0011
  Iran0011
  Philippines0011
  Saudi Arabia0011
  Zimbabwe0011
Totals (104 entries)8288368302494
Notes

^[1]   ANA is the name under which Russian athletes competed in the 2017 and 2019 Championships. Their medals were not included in the official medal table.[6][7]

All-time placing tableEdit

In the IAAF placing table the total score is obtained from assigning eight points to the first place and so on to one point for the eight placed finalists. Points are shared in situations where a tie occurs. However, the IAAF site shows all points rounded to the nearest integer.

Updated after the 2019 Championships[8]

Rank Country       4 5 6 7 8 Medals Points
1   United States 170 116+1= 92+2= 72+5= 84+3= 71+3= 74+2= 72+4= 381 3911.5
2   Germany[a] 62 61 64+2= 77+2= 65+1= 60+2= 52+5= 45+1= 189 2316
3   Russia[b] 45 54+6= 47+2= 56+2= 41+3= 44+2= 35+1= 40+1= 154 1782.5
4   Kenya 60 50 41 45 38 26 45 19 151 1640
5   Great Britain & N.I. 30 36 38 42+2= 47+1= 33+1= 30+1= 20 104 1313
6   Jamaica 35 49 42+1= 32 28 26 27 24 127 1308.5
7   Ethiopia 29 30 26 23 19 16 19 17 85 892
8   China 20 24+1= 22 19 32 20+1= 20 22+1= 67 814.5
9   Soviet Union 23 25+2= 28 21+1= 17 12 11 17+1= 78 793
10   France 13 18 21+2= 25 27+1= 30+1= 23+1= 31+1= 54 772.6
11   Poland 19 14+1= 21+4= 20+1= 23 22+2= 27 20+2= 59 745.8
12   Cuba 22 23+1= 13+1= 31 10+2= 17 22 19 60 743
13   Italy 11 15+1= 18 12 16+2= 24+1= 30+2= 28+2= 45 603.5
14   Spain 7 17+1= 13+1 18 18 23 17 19 39 549
15   Ukraine 11 11+2= 15 18 21 16+1= 19+1= 8 39 538.6
Notes

Multiple medalistsEdit

Multiple winnersEdit

Boldface denotes active athletes and highest medal count among all athletes (including these who not included in these tables) per type.

MenEdit

All eventsEdit

Rank Athlete Country Events From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Usain Bolt   Jamaica 100 m / 200 m / 4 × 100 m relay 2007 2017 11 2 1 14
2 LaShawn Merritt   United States 400 m / 4 × 400 m relay 2005 2015 * 8 * 3 * 11 *
3 Carl Lewis   United States 100 m / 200 m / 4 × 100 m relay / Long jump 1983 1993 8 1 1 10
4 Michael Johnson   United States 200 m / 400 m / 4 × 400 m relay 1991 1999 8 8
5 Mo Farah   Great Britain & N.I. 5000 m / 10,000 m 2011 2017 6 2 8
6 Sergey Bubka   Soviet Union
  Ukraine
Pole vault 1983 1997 6 6
7 Jeremy Wariner   United States 400 m / 4 × 400 m relay 2005 2009 5 1 6
8 Kenenisa Bekele   Ethiopia 5000 m / 10,000 m 2003 2009 5 1 6
Lars Riedel   Germany Discus throw 1991 2001 5 1 6
10 Paweł Fajdek   Poland Hammer throw 2013 2022 5 5
Maurice Greene   United States 100 m / 200 m / 4 × 100 m relay 1997 2001 5 5

* including one medal in the relay event in which he participated in the heats only

Individual eventsEdit

Rank Athlete Country Events From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Usain Bolt   Jamaica 100 m / 200 m 2007 2017 7 1 1 9
2 Mo Farah   Great Britain & N.I. 5000 m / 10,000 m 2011 2017 6 2 8
3 Sergey Bubka   Soviet Union
  Ukraine
Pole vault 1983 1997 6 6
Michael Johnson   United States 200 m / 400 m 1991 1999 6 6
5 Carl Lewis   United States 100 m / 200 m / Long jump 1983 1993 5 1 1 7
6 Kenenisa Bekele   Ethiopia 5000 m / 10,000 m 2003 2009 5 1 6
Lars Riedel   Germany Discus throw 1991 2001 5 1 6
8 Paweł Fajdek   Poland Hammer throw 2013 2022 5 5
9 Ezekiel Kemboi   Kenya 3000 m steeplechase 2003 2015 4 3 7
10 Haile Gebrselassie   Ethiopia 5000 m / 10,000 m 1993 2003 4 2 1 7

WomenEdit

All eventsEdit

Rank Athlete Country Events From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Allyson Felix   United States 200 m / 400 m / 4 × 100 m relay / 4 × 400 m relay / 4 × 400 m mixed relay 2005 2022 ** 14 ** 3 3 ** 20 **
2 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce   Jamaica 100 m / 200 m / 4 × 100 m relay 2007 2022 10 * 4 * * 14 *
3 Gail Devers   United States 100 m / 100 m hurdles / 4 × 100 m relay 1991 2001 5 3 8
4 Sanya Richards-Ross   United States 400 m / 4 × 400 m relay 2003 2015 5 2 7
5 Jessica Beard   United States 4 × 400 m relay / 4 × 400 m mixed relay 2009 2019 *** 5 *** * 1 * **** 6 ****
Tirunesh Dibaba   Ethiopia 5000 m / 10,000 m 2003 2017 5 1 6
Natasha Hastings   United States 4 × 400 m relay 2007 2017 **** 5 **** 1 **** 6 ****
8 Jearl Miles Clark   United States 400 m / 4 × 400 m relay 1993 2003 4 3 2 9
9 Valerie Adams (Vili)   New Zealand Shot put 2005 2013 4 1 5
Vivian Cheruiyot   Kenya 5000 m / 10,000 m 2007 2015 4 1 5
Liu Hong   China 20 km walk 2009 2019 4 1 5

* including one medal in the relay event in which she participated in the heats only
** including two medals in the relay events in which she participated in the heats only
*** including three medals in the relay events in which she participated in the heats only
**** including four medals in the relay events in which she participated in the heats only

Individual eventsEdit

Rank Athlete Country Events From To Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce   Jamaica 100 m / 200 m 2009 2022 6 1 7
2 Tirunesh Dibaba   Ethiopia 5000 m / 10,000 m 2003 2017 5 1 6
3 Gail Devers   United States 100 m / 100 m hurdles 1991 2001 4 2 6
4 Allyson Felix   United States 200 m / 400 m 2005 2017 4 1 2 7
5 Valerie Adams (Vili)   New Zealand Shot put 2005 2013 4 1 5
Vivian Cheruiyot   Kenya 5000 m / 10,000 m 2007 2015 4 1 5
Liu Hong   China 20 km walk 2009 2019 4 1 5
8 Jackie Joyner-Kersee   United States Heptathlon / Long jump 1987 1993 4 4
Brittney Reese   United States Long jump 2009 2017 4 4
Anita Włodarczyk   Poland Hammer throw 2009 2017 4 4

Athletes with most appearancesEdit

There are 64 athletes (35 men and 29 women) that have competed in at least eight editions.[8]

App. Name Country Years contested Events
13 Jesús Ángel García Bragado   Spain 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 19 50 km walk
12 João Vieira   Portugal 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 22 20 km walk / 35 km walk / 50 km walk
11 Susana Feitor   Portugal 91, 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11 10 km walk / 20 km walk
10 Franka Dietzsch   Germany 91, 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09 Discus throw
Nicoleta Grasu   Romania 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13 Discus throw
Virgilijus Alekna   Lithuania 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13 Discus throw
Kim Collins   Saint Kitts and Nevis 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 15 100 m / 200 m / 4x100 m
Inês Henriques   Portugal 01, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 22 20 km walk / 35 km walk / 50 km walk
Allyson Felix   United States 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 22 200 m / 400 m / 4x100 m / 4x400 m / 4x400 m Mixed
Bat-Ochiryn Ser-Od   Mongolia 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 22 Marathon
9 Laverne Eve   Bahamas 87, 91, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07 Javelin throw
Tim Berrett   Canada 91, 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07 20 km walk / 50 km walk
Jackie Edwards   Bahamas 91, 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07 Long Jump / Triple Jump
Maria Mutola   Mozambique 91, 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07 800 m
Elisângela Adriano   Brazil 91, 93, 97, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11 Shot put / Discus throw
Venelina Veneva-Mateeva   Bulgaria 91, 95, 99, 01, 03, 05, 09, 11, 15 High Jump
Danny McFarlane   Jamaica 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09 400 m / 400 m hurdles / 4x400 m
Hatem Ghoula   Tunisia 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 13 20 km walk
Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie   Bahamas 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 07, 09, 11, 13 100 m / 200 m / 4x100 m
Nicola Vizzoni   Italy 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13 Hammer throw
Chris Brown   Bahamas 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15 400 m / 4x400 m
Zhang Wenxiu   China 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17 Hammer throw
Mélina Robert-Michon   France 01, 03, 07, 09, 13, 15, 17, 19, 22 Discus throw
8 Merlene Ottey   Jamaica /   Slovenia 83, 87, 91, 93, 95, 97, 03, 07 100 m / 200 m / 4x100 m
Jan Železný   Czechoslovakia /   Czech Republic 87, 91, 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03 Javelin throw
Yelena Nikolayeva   Soviet Union /   Russia 87, 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05 10 km walk / 20 km walk
Fiona May   Great Britain & N.I. /   Italy 91, 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05 Long Jump
Beverly McDonald   Jamaica 91, 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05 100 m / 200 m / 4x100 m
Lars Riedel   Germany 91, 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05 Discus throw
Dragutin Topić   SFR Yugoslavia / IWP * /
  FR Yugoslavia /   Serbia and Montenegro /   Serbia
91, 93, 95, 97, 99, 05, 07, 09 High Jump
Iryna Yatchenko   Soviet Union /   Belarus 91, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 07, 09 Discus throw
Eunice Barber   Sierra Leone /   France 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07 Heptathlon / Long Jump / 100 m hurdles
Kevin Sullivan   Canada 93, 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07 1500 m
Manuel Martínez   Spain 93, 95, 97, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09 Shot put
Steffi Nerius   Germany 93, 95, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09 Javelin throw
Amy Acuff   United States 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09 High Jump
Chandra Sturrup   Bahamas 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09 100 m / 200 m / 4x100 m
Aleksander Tammert   Estonia 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09 Discus throw
María Vasco   Spain 95, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11 10 km walk / 20 km walk
Koji Murofushi   Japan 95, 97, 99, 01, 03, 07, 11, 13 Hammer throw
Szymon Ziółkowski   Poland 95, 99, 01, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13 Hammer throw
Marlon Devonish   Great Britain & N.I. 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11 100 m / 200 m / 4x100 m
Nadine Kleinert   Germany 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11 Shot put
Sergey Makarov   Russia 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11 Javelin throw
Ēriks Rags   Latvia 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11 Javelin throw
Roman Šebrle   Czech Republic 97, 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11 Decathlon
Omar Zepeda   Mexico 97, 01, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 17 20 km walk / 50 km walk
Mario Pestano   Spain 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13 Discus throw
Félix Sánchez   Dominican Republic 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13 400 m hurdles / 4x400 m
Bouabdellah Tahri   France 99, 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13 1500 m / 3000 m steeplechase
Zoltán Kővágó   Hungary 01, 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 15, 17 Discus throw
Ruth Beitia   Spain 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17 High Jump / 4x100 m
Gerd Kanter   Estonia 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17 Discus throw
Ezekiel Kemboi   Kenya 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17 3000 m steeplechase
Churandy Martina   Netherlands Antilles /   Netherlands 03, 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 19 100 m / 200 m / 4x100 m
Zuzana Hejnová   Czech Republic 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 400 m hurdles / 4x400 m
Horacio Nava   Mexico 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 20 km walk / 50 km walk
Krisztián Pars   Hungary 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 Hammer throw
Martyn Rooney   Great Britain & N.I. 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 400 m / 4x400 m / 4x400 m Mixed
Levern Spencer   Saint Lucia 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 High Jump
Dragana Tomašević   Serbia and Montenegro /   Serbia 05, 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 Discus throw
Andrés Chocho   Ecuador 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 22 20 km walk / 35 km walk / 50 km walk
Gong Lijiao   China 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 22 Shot put
Donald Thomas   Bahamas 07, 09, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 22 High Jump

* At the 1993 World Championships in Athletics in Stuttgart, Germany, Dragutin Topić completed as Individual World Championship Participant (IWP) as Athletic Federation of Yugoslavia was suspended by IAAF due to United Nations sanctions stemming from the Yugoslav wars.

World recordsEdit

A total of 35 world records have been set or equalled at the competition: 18 by men, 15 by women, and 2 in the mixed relay.

The first world record to be set at the World Championships was by Jarmila Kratochvílová of Czechoslovakia, who ran 47.99 seconds to win the 1983 women's 400 m final.

A peak of five world records came at the 1993 Championships.

The most recent world record was in the Men's Pole vault in 2022, when Armand Duplantis of Sweden cleared the new record height of 6.21 metres. World records have become less common as the history of the event has expanded, with no world records set in the 1997, 2001, 2007 or 2013 editions.

American athletes have been the most successful with fourteen world records, followed by Jamaica and Great Britain on four each. Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has broken the most world records at the competition, at four, while American Carl Lewis set three. Jonathan Edwards holds the distinction of breaking the world record twice in one championships: improving upon his own newly-set world record in the 1995 men's triple jump final. The men's 4 × 100 metres relay has yielded the most world records, with five set between 1983 and 2011.

Ben Johnson's time of 9.83 seconds at the 1987 World Championships men's 100 m final was initially considered to be a world record, but this was rescinded in 1989 after Johnson admitted to steroid use between 1981 and 1988.

Also, the 2009 Jamaican men's 4 × 100 metres relay team time of 37.31 seconds was retrospectively recognised to as the world record after the team's time of 37.10 at the 2008 Olympics was rescinded after the disqualification of Nesta Carter (who was not present in the World Championships team).

Sex Event Record Athlete Nation Date Year
Men 4 × 100 metres relay 37.86 Emmit King
Willie Gault
Calvin Smith
Carl Lewis
  United States (USA) 10 August 1983
Women 400 metres 47.99 Jarmila Kratochvílová   Czechoslovakia (TCH) 10 August 1983
Women High jump 2.09 m Stefka Kostadinova   Bulgaria (BUL) 30 August 1987
Men 100 metres 9.86 Carl Lewis   United States (USA) 25 August 1991
Men Long jump 8.95 m Mike Powell   United States (USA) 30 August 1991
Men 4 × 100 metres relay 37.50 Andre Cason
Leroy Burrell
Dennis Mitchell
Carl Lewis
  United States (USA) 1 September 1991
Men 110 metres hurdles 12.91 Colin Jackson   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 20 August 1993
Men 4 × 100 metres relay 37.40 Jon Drummond
Andre Cason
Dennis Mitchell
Leroy Burrell
  United States (USA) 21 August 1993
Men 4 × 400 metres relay 2:54.29 Andrew Valmon
Quincy Watts
Butch Reynolds
Michael Johnson
  United States (USA) 22 August 1993
Women 400 metres hurdles 52.74 Sally Gunnell   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 19 August 1993
Women Triple jump 15.09 m Anna Biryukova   Russia (RUS) 21 August 1993
Men Triple jump 18.16 m Jonathan Edwards   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 7 August 1995
Men Triple jump 18.29 m Jonathan Edwards   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 7 August 1995
Women 400 metres hurdles 52.61 Kim Batten   United States (USA) 11 August 1995
Women Triple jump 15.50 m Inessa Kravets   Ukraine (UKR) 10 August 1995
Men 400 metres 43.18 Michael Johnson   United States (USA) 26 August 1999
Women Pole vault 4.60 m Stacy Dragila   United States (USA) 21 August 1999
Men 20 kilometres race walk 1:17:21 Jefferson Pérez   Ecuador (ECU) 23 August 2003
Men 50 kilometres race walk 3:36:03 Robert Korzeniowski   Poland (POL) 27 August 2003
Women Pole vault 5.01 m Yelena Isinbaeva   Russia (RUS) 12 August 2005
Women Javelin throw 71.70 m Osleidys Menéndez   Cuba (CUB) 14 August 2005
Women 20 kilometres race walk 1:25:41 Olimpiada Ivanova   Russia (RUS) 7 August 2005
Men 100 metres 9.58 Usain Bolt   Jamaica (JAM) 16 August 2009
Men 200 metres 19.19 Usain Bolt   Jamaica (JAM) 20 August 2009
Men 4 × 100 metres relay 37.31 Steve Mullings
Michael Frater
Usain Bolt
Asafa Powell
  Jamaica (JAM) 22 August 2009
Women Hammer throw 77.96 m Anita Włodarczyk   Poland (POL) 22 August 2009
Men 4 × 100 metres relay 37.04 Nesta Carter
Michael Frater
Yohan Blake
Usain Bolt
  Jamaica (JAM) 4 September 2011
Men Decathlon 9,045 pts Ashton Eaton   United States (USA) 29 August 2015
Women 50 kilometres race walk 4:05:56 Inês Henriques   Portugal (POR) 13 August 2017
Mixed 4 × 400 metres relay 3:12.42 Tyrell Richard
Jessica Beard
Jasmine Blocker
Obi Igbokwe
  United States (USA) 28 September 2019
Mixed 4 × 400 metres relay 3:09.34 Wilbert London III
Allyson Felix
Courtney Okolo
Michael Cherry
  United States (USA) 29 September 2019
Women 400 metres hurdles 52.16 Dalilah Muhammad   United States (USA) 4 October 2019
Women 400 metres hurdles 50.68 Sydney McLaughlin   United States (USA) 22 July 2022
Women 100 metres hurdles 12.12 Tobi Amusan   Nigeria (NGR) 24 July 2022
Men Pole vault 6.21 m Armand Duplantis   Sweden (SWE) 24 July 2022

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Matthews, Peter (2012). Historical Dictionary of Track and Field (pg. 217). Scarecrow Press (eBook). Retrieved on 8 September 2013.
  2. ^ IAAF Statistics Book Moscow 2013 (pg. 179). IAAF/AFTS (2013). Edited by Mark Butler. Retrieved on 9 September 2013.
  3. ^ IAAF World Championships in Athletics. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 8 September 2013.
  4. ^ Archive of Past Events. IAAF. Retrieved on 8 September 2013.
  5. ^ "First World Outdoor Championships in Helsinki a landmark for track & field." Usatf.org. Retrieved 23 July 2012.
  6. ^ "IAAF World Championships London 2017 Medal Table". worldathletics.org.
  7. ^ "IAAF World Championships DOHA 2019 Medal Table". worldathletics.org.
  8. ^ a b c d "World Athletics Championships Oregon 22 – Statistics Handbook". worldathletics.org. Retrieved 12 July 2022.

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