2001 World Championships in Athletics

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8th World Championships in Athletics
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Host city Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Nations participating 189
Athletes participating 1677
Dates August 3–12, 2001
Main venue Commonwealth Stadium
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The 8th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada between 3 August and 12 August and was the first time the event had visited North America. The music for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies was composed by Canadian composer Jan Randall and the events were televised live to an estimated viewing audience of 4 billion people in over 200 countries, the ceremonies also featured a 1000 voice choir, and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

Men's Results[edit]

Track[edit]

1997 | 1999 | 2001 | 2003 | 2005

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
details
Maurice Greene
 United States
9.82
(WL)
Bernard Williams
 United States
9.942
(PB)
Ato Boldon
 Trinidad and Tobago
9.98
200 m
details
Konstantinos Kenteris
 Greece
20.04 Christopher Williams
 Jamaica
20.20 Kim Collins
 Saint Kitts and Nevis
20.20
(NR St.Kitts)
Shawn Crawford
 United States
400 m
details
Avard Moncur
 Bahamas
44.64 Ingo Schultz
 Germany
44.87 Greg Haughton
 Jamaica
44.98
800 m
details
André Bucher
 Switzerland
1:43.70 Wilfred Bungei
 Kenya
1:44.55 Paweł Czapiewski
 Poland
1:44.63
(PB)
1,500 m
details
Hicham El Guerrouj
 Morocco
3:30.68 Bernard Lagat
 Kenya
3:31.10 Driss Maazouzi
 France
3:31.54
(SB)
5,000 m
details
Richard Limo
 Kenya
13:00.77 Million Wolde
 Ethiopia
13:03.471 John Kibowen
 Kenya
13:05.20
10,000 m
details
Charles Kamathi
 Kenya
27:53.25 Assefa Mezgebu
 Ethiopia
27:53.97 Haile Gebrselassie
 Ethiopia
27:54.41
Marathon
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Gezahegne Abera
 Ethiopia
2:12:42
(SB)
Simon Biwott
 Kenya
2:12:43 Stefano Baldini
 Italy
2:13:18
110 m hurdles
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Allen Johnson
 United States
13.04
(WL)
Anier García
 Cuba
13.07
(SB)
Dudley Dorival
 Haiti
13.25
(NR)
400 m hurdles
details
Félix Sánchez
 Dominican Republic
47.49
(WL)
Fabrizio Mori
 Italy
47.54
(NR)
Dai Tamesue
 Japan
47.89
(NR)
3,000 m st.
details
Reuben Kosgei
 Kenya
8:15.16 Ali Ezzine
 Morocco
8:16.21 Bernard Barmasai
 Kenya
8:16.59
20 km walk
details
Roman Rasskazov
 Russia
1:20:31 Ilya Markov
 Russia
1:20:33 Viktor Burayev
 Russia
1:20:36
50 km walk
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Robert Korzeniowski
 Poland
3:42.08
(WL)
Jesús Ángel García
 Spain
3:43:07
(SB)
Edgar Hernández
 Mexico
3:46:12
(PB)
4 × 100 m relay
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 South Africa (RSA)
Morne Nagel
Corne Du Plessis
Lee-Roy Newton
Mathew Quinn
38.47
(NR)
 Trinidad and Tobago (TRI)
Marc Burns
Ato Boldon
Jaycey Harper
Darrel Brown
38.58
(NR)
 Australia (AUS)
Matthew Shirvington
Paul Di Bella
Steve Brimacombe
Adam Basil
38.83
(SB)
4 × 400 m relay
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 Bahamas (BAH)
Avard Moncur
Chris Brown
Troy McIntosh
Tim Munnings
Carl Oliver*
2:58.194
(NR)
 Jamaica (JAM)
Brandon Simpson
Christopher Williams
Greg Haughton
Danny McFarlane
Michael Blackwood*
Mario Watts*
2:58.39
(SB)
 Poland (POL)
Rafał Wieruszewski
Piotr Haczek
Piotr Długosielski
Piotr Rysiukiewicz
Jacek Bocian*
2:59.71
(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 Ali Saïdi-Sief of Algeria originally finished second in the 5000 m in 13:02.16, but he was disqualified after he tested positive for nandrolone.
2 Tim Montgomery (USA) originally came second in the men's 100 meters in 9.85, but he was disqualified in 2005 after he admitted to drug use as a result of the BALCO scandal.
3 The USA originally finished first in 37.96 (Mickey Grimes, Bernard Williams, Dennis Mitchell, Tim Montgomery), but they were disqualified in 2005 after Tim Montgomery admitted to drug use as a result of the BALCO scandal.
4 The United States (Leonard Byrd, Antonio Pettigrew, Derrick Brew, Angelo Taylor) originally finished first in 2:57.54, but were disqualified in 2008 after Antonio Pettigrew admitted to using HGH and EPO between 1997 and 2003.

Field[edit]

1997 | 1999 | 2001 | 2003 | 2005 | 2007

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details
Martin Buß
 Germany
2.36
(WL)
Yaroslav Rybakov
 Russia
2.33
(PB Rybakov)
(SB Voronin)
Vyacheslav Voronin
 Russia
Pole vault
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Dmitri Markov
 Australia
6.05
(CR)
Aleksandr Averbukh
 Israel
5.85 Nick Hysong
 United States
5.85
(SB)
Long jump
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Iván Pedroso
 Cuba
8.40 Savanté Stringfellow
 United States
8.24 Carlos Calado
 Portugal
8.21
(SB)
Triple jump
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Jonathan Edwards
 Great Britain
17.92
(WL)
Christian Olsson
 Sweden
17.47 Igor Spasovkhodskiy
 Russia
17.44
(PB)
Shot put
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John Godina
 United States
21.87 Adam Nelson
 United States
21.24 Arsi Harju
 Finland
20.93
(SB)
Discus throw
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Lars Riedel
 Germany
69.72
(CR)
Virgilijus Alekna
 Lithuania
69.40 Michael Möllenbeck
 Germany
67.61
(PB)
Hammer throw
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Szymon Ziółkowski
 Poland
83.38
(CR)
Koji Murofushi
 Japan
82.92 Ilya Konovalov
 Russia
80.27
(SB)
Javelin throw
details
Jan Železný
 Czech Republic
92.80
(CR)
Aki Parviainen
 Finland
91.31 Konstadinos Gatsioudis
 Greece
89.95
Decathlon
details
Tomáš Dvořák
 Czech Republic
8902
(CR)
Erki Nool
 Estonia
8815
(NR)
Dean Macey
 Great Britain
8603
(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's Results[edit]

Track[edit]

1997 | 1999 | 2001 | 2003 | 2005

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
details
 Zhanna Pintusevich (UKR) 10.82
(WL)
 Ekaterini Thanou (GRE) 10.912
(SB)
 Chandra Sturrup (BAH) 11.02
200 m
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 Debbie Ferguson (BAH) 22.521  LaTasha Jenkins (USA) 22.85  Cydonie Mothersille (CAY) 22.882
400 m
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 Amy Mbacke Thiam (SEN) 49.86
(NR)
 Lorraine Fenton (JAM) 49.88
(SB)
 Ana Guevara (MEX) 49.97
SB
800 m
details
 Maria Mutola (MOZ) 1:57.17  Stephanie Graf (AUT) 1:57.20
(SB)
 Letitia Vriesde (SUR) 1:57.35
(SB)
1,500 m
details
 Gabriela Szabo (ROU) 4:00.57
(SB)
 Violeta Szekely (ROU) 4:01.70  Natalya Gorelova (RUS) 4:02.40
5,000 m
details
 Olga Yegorova (RUS) 15:03.39  Marta Dominguez (ESP) 15:06.59  Ayelech Worku (ETH) 15:10.17
10,000 m
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 Derartu Tulu (ETH) 31:48.81  Berhane Adere (ETH) 31:48.85  Gete Wami (ETH) 31:49.98
Marathon
details
 Lidia Șimon (ROU) 2:26:01  Reiko Tosa (JPN) 2:26:06  Svetlana Zakharova (RUS) 2:26:18
100 m hurdles
details
 Anjanette Kirkland (USA) 12.42
(WL)
 Gail Devers (USA) 12.54
SB
 Olga Shishigina (KAZ) 12.58
(SB)
400 m hurdles
details
 Nezha Bidouane (MAR) 53.34
(WL)
 Yuliya Pechonkina (RUS) 54.27  Daimi Pernia (CUB) 54.51
20 km walk
details
 Olimpiada Ivanova (RUS) 1:27:48
(CR)
 Valentina Tsybulskaya (BLR) 1:28:49
(PB)
 Elisabetta Perrone (ITA) 1:28:56
4 × 100 m relay
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 Germany (GER)
Melanie Paschke
Gabi Rockmeier
Birgit Rockmeier
Marion Wagner
42.323
(SB)
 France (FRA)
Sylviane Félix
Frédérique Bangué
Muriel Hurtis
Odiah Sidibé
42.39
(SB)
 Jamaica (JAM)
Juliet Campbell
Merlene Frazer
Beverly McDonald
Astia Walker
Elva Goulbourne*
42.40
(SB)
4 × 400 m relay
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 Jamaica (JAM)
Sandie Richards
Catherine Scott-Pomales
Debbie-Ann Parris
Lorraine Fenton
Michelle Burgher*
Deon Hemmings*
3:20.65
(WL)
 Germany (GER)
Florence Ekpo-Umoh
Shanta Ghosh
Claudia Marx
Grit Breuer
3:21.97
(SB)
 Russia (RUS)
Irina Rosikhina
Yuliya Pechonkina
Anastasiya Kapachinskaya
Olesya Zykina
Natalya Shevtsova*
3:24.92

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 Kelli White originally finished third in the 200 m in 22.56, but she was disqualified in 2004 after she admitted to using steroids as a result of the BALCO doping scandal.
2Marion Jones (USA) finished second in the 100m in 10.85 and first in the 200m in 22.39, but she was disqualified in 2005 after she admitted to using steroids as a result of the BALCO doping scandal.
3 The USA team of Kelli White, Chryste Gaines, Inger Miller, and Marion Jones originally finished first in a time of 41.71, but were disqualified in 2004 after Kelli White admitted to using steroids as a result of the BALCO doping scandal.

Field[edit]

1997 | 1999 | 2001 | 2003 | 2005 | 2007

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details
 Hestrie Cloete (RSA) 2.00
(SB)
 Inha Babakova (UKR) 2.00  Kajsa Bergqvist (SWE) 1.97
Pole vault
details
 Stacy Dragila (USA) 4.75
(CR)
 Svetlana Feofanova (RUS) 4.75
(CR)
 Monika Pyrek (POL) 4.55
Long jump
details
 Fiona May (ITA) 7.02  Tatyana Kotova (RUS) 7.01  Niurka Montalvo (ESP) 6.88
Triple jump
details
 Tatyana Lebedeva (RUS) 15.25
(WL)
 Françoise Mbango-Etone (CMR) 14.60  Tereza Marinova (BUL) 14.58
Shot put
details
 Yanina Karolchik (BLR) 20.61
(NR)
 Nadine Kleinert (GER) 19.86
(PB)
 Vita Pavlysh (UKR) 19.41
Discus throw
details
 Ellina Zvereva (BLR) 67.101  Nicoleta Grasu (ROU) 66.24  Anastasia Kelesidou (GRE) 65.50
(SB)
Hammer throw
details
 Yipsi Moreno (CUB) 70.65
(AR)
 Olga Kuzenkova (RUS) 70.61  Bronwyn Eagles (AUS) 68.87
Javelin throw
details
 Osleidys Menéndez (CUB) 69.53
(CR)
 Mirela Maniani (GRE) 65.78  Sonia Bisset (CUB) 64.69
Heptathlon
details
 Yelena Prokhorova (RUS) 6694
(SB)
 Natallia Sazanovich (BLR) 6539
(SB)
 Shelia Burrell (USA) 6472
(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)

1Natalya Sadova of Russia originally won the gold medal in discus throw (68.57), but she was later disqualified after she tested positive for caffeine.

Medals table[edit]

Note that the host, Canada, did not win any medals at these championships, this fate Canada shares only with Sweden (1995).

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1.  Russia 5 7 6 18
2.  United States 5 5 3 13
3.  Kenya 3 3 2 8
4.  Germany 3 3 1 7
5.  Cuba 3 1 2 6
6.  Bahamas 3 0 1 4
7.  Ethiopia 2 3 3 8
8=  Belarus 2 2 0 4
8=  Romania 2 2 0 4
10.  Morocco 2 1 0 3
11.  Poland 2 0 3 5
12=  Czech Republic 2 0 0 2
12=  South Africa 2 0 0 2
14.  Jamaica 1 3 2 6
15.  Greece 1 2 2 5
16.  Italy 1 1 2 4
17.  Ukraine 1 1 1 3
18.  Australia 1 0 2 3
19.  Great Britain 1 0 1 2
20=  Dominican Republic 1 0 0 1
20=  Mozambique 1 0 0 1
20=  Senegal 1 0 0 1
20=   Switzerland 1 0 0 1
24=  Japan 0 2 1 3
24=  Spain 0 2 1 3
26=  Finland 0 1 1 2
26=  France 0 1 1 2
26=  Sweden 0 1 1 2
26=  Trinidad and Tobago 0 1 1 2
30=  Austria 0 1 0 1
30=  Cameroon 0 1 0 1
30=  Estonia 0 1 0 1
30=  Israel 0 1 0 1
30=  Lithuania 0 1 0 1
35.  Mexico 0 0 2 2
36=  Bulgaria 0 0 1 1
36=  Cayman Islands 0 0 1 1
36=  Haiti 0 0 1 1
36=  Kazakhstan 0 0 1 1
36=  Portugal 0 0 1 1
36=  Saint Kitts and Nevis 0 0 1 1
36=  Suriname 0 0 1 1
Total 46 47 46 139

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