2015 World Championships in Athletics

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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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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, the overall winner and host in 2013, finished ninth.

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]

Bidding process[edit]

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.

Venue[edit]

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 standards[edit]

Event schedule[edit]

Q Qualifiers H Heats ½ Semifinals F Final


Event summary[edit]

Men[edit]

Track[edit]

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

Field[edit]

Chronology: 2011 | 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019
Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details[27]
Derek Drouin
Canada Canada (CAN)
2.34 m Bohdan Bondarenko
Ukraine Ukraine (UKR)
Zhang Guowei
China China (CHN)
2.33 m Not awarded
Pole vault
details[28]
Shawnacy Barber
Canada Canada (CAN)
5.90 m Raphael Holzdeppe
Germany Germany (GER)
5.90 m Renaud Lavillenie
France France (FRA)
Piotr Lisek
Poland Poland (POL)
Paweł Wojciechowski
Poland Poland (POL)
5.80 m
Long jump
details[29]
Greg Rutherford
United Kingdom Great Britain (GBR)
8.41 m Fabrice Lapierre
Australia Australia (AUS)
8.24 m Wang Jianan
China China (CHN)
8.18 m
Triple jump
details[30]
Christian Taylor
United States United States (USA)
18.21 m WL AR Pedro Pablo Pichardo
Cuba Cuba (CUB)
17.73 m Nelson Évora
Portugal Portugal (POR)
17.52 m
Shot put
details[31]
Joe Kovacs
United States United States (USA)
21.93 m David Storl
Germany Germany (GER)
21.74 m O'Dayne Richards
Jamaica Jamaica (JAM)
21.69 m NR
Discus throw
details[32]
Piotr Małachowski
Poland Poland (POL)
67.40 m Philip Milanov
Belgium Belgium (BEL)
66.90 m NR Robert Urbanek
Poland Poland (POL)
65.18 m
Hammer throw
details[33]
Paweł Fajdek
Poland Poland (POL)
80.88 m Dilshod Nazarov
Tajikistan Tajikistan (TJK)
78.55 m Wojciech Nowicki
Poland Poland (POL)
78.55 m
Javelin throw
details[34]
Julius Yego
Kenya Kenya (KEN)
92.72 m WL AR Ihab El-Sayed
Egypt Egypt (EGY)
88.99 m Tero Pitkämäki
Finland Finland (FIN)
87.64 m
Decathlon
details[35]
Ashton Eaton
United States United States (USA)
9045 pts WR Damian Warner
Canada Canada (CAN)
8695 pts NR Rico Freimuth
Germany 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)

Women[edit]

Track[edit]

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

Field[edit]

Chronology: 2011 | 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019
Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details[50]
Mariya Kuchina
Russia Russia (RUS)
2.01 m PB Blanka Vlašić
Croatia Croatia (CRO)
2.01 m Anna Chicherova
Russia Russia (RUS)
2.01 m
Pole vault
details[51]
Yarisley Silva
Cuba Cuba (CUB)
4.90 m Fabiana Murer
Brazil Brazil (BRA)
4.85 m =AR Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou
Greece Greece (GRE)
4.80 m
Long jump
details[52]
Tianna Bartoletta
United States United States (USA)
7.14 m WL PB Shara Proctor
United Kingdom Great Britain (GBR)
7.07 m NR Ivana Španović
Serbia Serbia (SRB)
7.01 m NR
Triple jump
details[53]
Caterine Ibargüen
Colombia Colombia (COL)
14.90 m Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko
Israel Israel (ISR)
14.78 m NR Olga Rypakova
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan (KAZ)
14.77 m
Shot put
details[54]
Christina Schwanitz
Germany Germany (GER)
20.37 m Gong Lijiao
China China (CHN)
20.30 m Michelle Carter
United States United States (USA)
19.76 m
Discus throw
details[55]
Denia Caballero
Cuba Cuba (CUB)
69.28 m Sandra Perković
Croatia Croatia (CRO)
67.39 m Nadine Müller
Germany Germany (GER)
65.53 m
Hammer throw
details[56]
Anita Włodarczyk
Poland Poland (POL)
80.85 m CR Zhang Wenxiu
China China (CHN)
76.33 m Alexandra Tavernier
France France (FRA)
74.02 m
Javelin throw
details[57]
Katharina Molitor
Germany Germany (GER)
67.69 m WL PB Lü Huihui
China China (CHN)
66.13 m AR Sunette Viljoen
South Africa South Africa (RSA)
65.79 m
Heptathlon
details[58]
Jessica Ennis-Hill
United Kingdom Great Britain (GBR)
6669 pts Brianne Theisen-Eaton
Canada Canada (CAN)
6554 pts Laura Ikauniece-Admidiņa
Latvia 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 events[edit]

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

Medal table[edit]

  *   Host nation

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Kenya (KEN) 7 6 3 16
2  Jamaica (JAM) 7 2 3 12
3  United States (USA) 6 6 6 18
4  Great Britain (GBR) 4 1 2 7
5  Ethiopia (ETH) 3 3 2 8
6  Poland (POL) 3 1 4 8
7  Canada (CAN) 2 3 3 8
 Germany (GER) 2 3 3 8
9  Russia (RUS) 2 1 1 4
10  Cuba (CUB) 2 1 0 3
11  China (CHN)* 1 7 1 9
12  Netherlands (NED) 1 1 1 3
13  South Africa (RSA) 1 0 2 3
14  Belarus (BLR) 1 0 1 2
15  Colombia (COL) 1 0 0 1
 Czech Republic (CZE) 1 0 0 1
 Eritrea (ERI) 1 0 0 1
 Slovakia (SVK) 1 0 0 1
 Spain (ESP) 1 0 0 1
20  Australia (AUS) 0 2 0 2
 Croatia (CRO) 0 2 0 2
22  Bahamas (BAH) 0 1 1 2
 Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) 0 1 1 2
 Ukraine (UKR) 0 1 1 2
25  Belgium (BEL) 0 1 0 1
 Brazil (BRA) 0 1 0 1
 Egypt (EGY) 0 1 0 1
 Israel (ISR) 0 1 0 1
 Tajikistan (TJK) 0 1 0 1
 Tunisia (TUN) 0 1 0 1
31  France (FRA) 0 0 2 2
32  Bahrain (BHR) 0 0 1 1
 Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) 0 0 1 1
 Finland (FIN) 0 0 1 1
 Greece (GRE) 0 0 1 1
 Grenada (GRN) 0 0 1 1
 Japan (JPN) 0 0 1 1
 Kazakhstan (KAZ) 0 0 1 1
 Latvia (LAT) 0 0 1 1
 Morocco (MAR) 0 0 1 1
 Portugal (POR) 0 0 1 1
 Serbia (SRB) 0 0 1 1
 Uganda (UGA) 0 0 1 1
Total 47 48 49 144

Participating nations[edit]

207 countries (or more accurately, IAAF members) with a total of 1,933 athletes were entered.[59] 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-doping[edit]

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).[60]

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.[60]

Initial analysis identified two failed tests, both Kenyan women: hurdler Koki Manunga and sprinter Joy Nakhumicha Sakari. Both were disqualified immediately from the competition.[60]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  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. 
  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/. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  12. ^ Men's 100 metres results
  13. ^ Men's 200 metres results
  14. ^ Men's 400 metres results
  15. ^ Men's 800 metres results
  16. ^ Men's 1500 metres results
  17. ^ Men's 5000 metres results
  18. ^ Men's 10,000 metres results
  19. ^ Men's marathon results
  20. ^ Men's 110 metres hurdles results
  21. ^ Men's 400 metres hurdles
  22. ^ Men's 3000 metres steeplechase results
  23. ^ Men's 20 kilometres walk results
  24. ^ Men's 50 kilometres walk results
  25. ^ Men's 4 × 100 metres relay results
  26. ^ Men's 4 × 400 metres relay results
  27. ^ Men's high jump results
  28. ^ Men's pole vault results
  29. ^ Men's long jump results
  30. ^ Men's triple jump results
  31. ^ Men's shot put results
  32. ^ Men's discus throw results
  33. ^ Men's hammer throw results
  34. ^ Men's javelin throw results
  35. ^ Men's decathlon results
  36. ^ Women's 100 metres results
  37. ^ Women's 200 metres results
  38. ^ Women's 400 metres results
  39. ^ Women's 800 metres results
  40. ^ Women's 1500 metres results
  41. ^ Women's 5000 metres results
  42. ^ Women's 10,000 metres results
  43. ^ Women's marathon results
  44. ^ Women's 100 metres hurdles results
  45. ^ Women's 400 metres hurdles results
  46. ^ Women's 3000 metres steeplechase results
  47. ^ Women's 20 kilometres walk results
  48. ^ Women's 4 × 100 metres relay results
  49. ^ Women's 4 × 400 metres relay results
  50. ^ Women's high jump results
  51. ^ Women's pole vault results
  52. ^ Women's long jump results
  53. ^ Women's triple jump results
  54. ^ Women's shot put results
  55. ^ Women's discus throw results
  56. ^ Women's hammer throw results
  57. ^ Women's javelin throw results
  58. ^ Women's heptathlon results
  59. ^ "IAAF: 15th IAAF World Championships Athletes -IAAF World Championships". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2015-08-25. 
  60. ^ a b c IAAF anti-doping programme concludes in Beijing. IAAF (2015-09-01). Retrieved on 2015-09-05.

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