1991 World Championships in Athletics

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3rd World Championships in Athletics
Tokyo IAAF 1991.jpg
Host city Tokyo, Japan
Nations participating 167
Athletes participating 1517
Dates August 23 – September 1
Main venue Olympic Stadium
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The 3rd World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held in the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan between August 23 and September 1 and athletes from 167 countries participated in the event.[1]

The event is best-remembered for the men's long jump competition, when Carl Lewis made the best six-jump series in history, only to be beaten by Mike Powell, whose 8.95 m jump broke Bob Beamon's long-standing world record from the 1968 Summer Olympics.

Men's results[edit]

Track[edit]

1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995

Games Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
details
 Carl Lewis (USA) 9.86
(WR)
 Leroy Burrell (USA) 9.88
(PB)
 Dennis Mitchell (USA) 9.91
(PB)
200 m
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 Michael Johnson (USA) 20.01  Frankie Fredericks (NAM) 20.34  Atlee Mahorn (CAN) 20.49
400 m
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 Antonio Pettigrew (USA) 44.57  Roger Black (GBR) 44.62  Danny Everett (USA) 44.63
800 m
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 Billy Konchellah (KEN) 1:43.99  José Luiz Barbosa (BRA) 1:44.24  Mark Everett (USA) 1:44.67
1500 m
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 Noureddine Morceli (ALG) 3:32.84
(CR)
 Wilfred Kirochi (KEN) 3:34.84  Hauke Fuhlbrügge (GER) 3:35.28
5000 m
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 Yobes Ondieki (KEN) 13:14.45
(CR)
 Fita Bayisa (ETH) 13:16.64  Brahim Boutayeb (MAR) 13:22.70
10,000 m
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 Moses Tanui (KEN) 27:38.74  Richard Chelimo (KEN) 27:39.41  Khalid Skah (MAR) 27:41.74
Marathon
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 Hiromi Taniguchi (JPN) 2:14:57  Hussein Ahmed Salah (DJI) 2:15:26  Steve Spence (USA) 2:15:36
110 m hurdles
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 Greg Foster (USA) 13.06  Jack Pierce (USA) 13.06  Tony Jarrett (GBR) 13.25
400 m hurdles
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 Samuel Matete (ZAM) 47.64  Winthrop Graham (JAM) 47.74
(NR)
 Kriss Akabusi (GBR) 47.86
(NR)
3000 m st.
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 Moses Kiptanui (KEN) 8:12.59  Patrick Sang (KEN) 8:13.44  Azzedine Brahmi (ALG) 8:15.54
20 km walk
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 Maurizio Damilano (ITA) 1:19:37
(CR)
 Mikhail Shchennikov (URS) 1:19:46  Yevgeniy Misyulya (URS) 1:20:22
50 km walk
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 Aleksandr Potashov (URS) 3:53:09  Andrey Perlov (URS) 3:53:09  Hartwig Gauder (GER) 3:55:14
4×100 m relay
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 United States (USA)
Andre Cason
Leroy Burrell
Dennis Mitchell
Carl Lewis
37.50
(WR)
 France (FRA)
Max Morinière
Daniel Sangouma
Jean-Charles Trouabal
Bruno Marie-Rose
37.87  Great Britain (GBR)
Tony Jarrett
John Regis
Darren Braithwaite
Linford Christie
38.09
4×400 m relay
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 Great Britain (GBR)
Roger Black
Derek Redmond
John Regis
Kriss Akabusi
Ade Mafe*
Mark Richardson*
2:57:53
(AR)
 United States (USA)
Andrew Valmon
Quincy Watts
Danny Everett
Antonio Pettigrew
2:57:57  Jamaica (JAM)
Patrick O'Connor
Devon Morris
Winthrop Graham
Seymour Fagan
3:00.10

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]

1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995

Games Gold Silver Bronze
Long jump
details
 Mike Powell (USA) 8.95
(WR)
 Carl Lewis (USA) 8.91
(PB)
 Larry Myricks (USA) 8.42
Triple jump
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 Kenny Harrison (USA) 17.78  Leonid Voloshin (URS) 17.75  Mike Conley (USA) 17.62
High jump
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 Charles Austin (USA) 2.38
(CR)
 Javier Sotomayor (CUB) 2.36  Hollis Conway (USA) 2.36
Pole vault
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 Sergey Bubka (URS) 5.95
(CR)
 István Bagyula (HUN) 5.90  Maksim Tarasov (URS) 5.85
Shot put
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 Werner Günthör (SUI) 21.67  Lars Arvid Nilsen (NOR) 20.75 1  Aleksandr Klimenko (URS) 20.34
Discus throw
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 Lars Riedel (GER) 66.20  Erik de Bruin (NED) 65.82  Attila Horváth (HUN) 65.32
Hammer throw
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 Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 81.70  Igor Astapkovich (URS) 80.94  Heinz Weis (GER) 80.44
Javelin throw
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 Kimmo Kinnunen (FIN) 90.82  Seppo Räty (FIN) 88.12  Vladimir Sasimovich (URS) 87.08
Decathlon
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 Dan O'Brien (USA) 8812
(CR)
 Mike Smith (CAN) 8549  Christian Schenk (GER) 8394

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: 1Georg Andersen of Norway originally won the silver medal in the shot put, but was disqualified after he tested positive for steroids.[2]

Women's results[edit]

Track[edit]

1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995

Games Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
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 Katrin Krabbe (GER) 10.99  Gwen Torrence (USA) 11.03  Merlene Ottey (JAM) 11.06
200 m
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 Katrin Krabbe (GER) 22.09  Gwen Torrence (USA) 22.16  Merlene Ottey (JAM) 22.21
400 m
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 Marie-José Pérec (FRA) 49.13  Grit Breuer (GER) 49.42  Sandra Myers (ESP) 49.78
800 m
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 Lilia Nurutdinova (URS) 1:57.50  Ana Fidelia Quirot (CUB) 1:57.55  Ella Kovacs (ROU) 1:57:58
1500 m
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 Hassiba Boulmerka (ALG) 4:02.21  Tatyana Dorovskikh (URS) 4:02.58  Lyudmila Rogachova (URS) 4:02.72
3000 m
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 Tatyana Dorovskikh (URS) 8:35.82  Yelena Romanova (URS) 8:36.06  Susan Sirma (KEN) 8:39.41
(AR)
10,000 m
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 Liz McColgan (GBR) 31:14.31  Zhong Huandi (CHN) 31:35.08  Wang Xiuting (CHN) 31:35.99
Marathon
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 Wanda Panfil (POL) 2:29:53  Sachiko Yamashita (JPN) 2:29:57  Katrin Dörre (GER) 2:30:10
100 m hurdles
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 Ludmila Narozhilenko (URS) 12.59  Gail Devers (USA) 12.63  Nataliya Grygoryeva (URS) 12.69
400 m hurdles
details
 Tatyana Ledovskaya (URS) 53:11
(CR)
 Sally Gunnell (GBR) 53:16
NR
 Janeene Vickers (USA) 53:47
10 km walk
details
 Alina Ivanova (URS) 42:57
(CR)
 Madelein Svensson (SWE) 43:13  Sari Essayah (FIN) 43:13
4×100 m relay
details
 Jamaica (JAM)
Dahlia Duhaney
Juliet Cuthbert
Beverly McDonald
Merlene Ottey
Merlene Frazer*
41.94  Soviet Union (URS)
Natalya Kovtun
Galina Malchugina
Yelena Vinogradova
Irina Privalova
42.20  Germany (GER)
Grit Breuer
Katrin Krabbe
Sabine Richter
Heike Drechsler
42.33
4×400 m relay
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 Soviet Union (URS)
Tatyana Ledovskaya
Lyudmila Dzhigalova
Olga Nazarova
Olga Bryzgina
Anna Chuprina*
3:18:43  United States (USA)
Rochelle Stevens
Diane Dixon
Jearl Miles
Lillie Leatherwood
Natasha Kaiser-Brown*
3:20.15  Germany (GER)
Uta Rohländer
Katrin Krabbe
Christine Wachtel
Grit Breuer
Annett Hesselbarth*
Katrin Schreiter*
3:21:25

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]

1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995

Games Gold Silver Bronze
Long jump
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 Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 7.32  Heike Drechsler (GER) 7.29  Larisa Berezhnaya (URS) 7.11
High jump
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 Heike Henkel (GER) 2.05  Yelena Yelesina (URS) 1.98  Inha Babakova (URS) 1.96
Shot put
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 Huang Zhihong (CHN) 20.83  Natalya Lisovskaya (URS) 20.29  Svetlana Krivelyova (URS) 20.16
Discus throw
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 Tsvetanka Khristova (BUL) 71.02  Ilke Wyludda (GER) 69.12  Larisa Mikhalchenko (URS) 68.26
Javelin throw
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 Xu Demei (CHN) 68.78  Petra Meier (GER) 68.68  Silke Renk (GER) 66.80
Heptathlon
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 Sabine Braun (GER) 6672  Liliana Nastase (ROU) 6493  Irina Belova (URS) 6448

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 only ran in the preliminary round and also received medals.

Medal table by country[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1.  United States 10 8 8 26
2.  Soviet Union 9 9 11 29
3.  Germany 5 4 8 17
4.  Kenya 4 3 1 8
5.  Great Britain 2 2 3 7
6.  China 2 1 1 4
7.  Algeria 2 0 1 3
8.  Jamaica 1 1 3 5
9.  Finland 1 1 1 3
10=  France 1 1 0 2
10=  Japan 1 1 0 2
12=  Bulgaria 1 0 0 1
12=  Italy 1 0 0 1
12=  Poland 1 0 0 1
12=  Switzerland 1 0 0 1
12=  Zambia 1 0 0 1
17.  Cuba 0 2 0 2
18=  Canada 0 1 1 2
18=  Hungary 0 1 1 2
18=  Romania 0 1 1 2
21=  Brazil 0 1 0 1
21=  Djibouti 0 1 0 1
21=  Ethiopia 0 1 0 1
21=  Namibia 0 1 0 1
21=  Netherlands 0 1 0 1
21=  Norway 0 1 0 1
21=  Sweden 0 1 0 1
28.  Morocco 0 0 2 2
29.  Spain 0 0 1 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "iaaf.org - Osaka 2007 - History". Archived from the original on 2009-05-09. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 
  2. ^ Track and Field. LA Times (1991-09-13). Retrieved on 2011-06-22.