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 (USA) 9.82
(WL)
 Bernard Williams (USA) 9.942
(PB)
 Ato Boldon (TRI) 9.98
200 m
details
 Konstantinos Kenteris (GRE) 20.04  Christopher Williams (JAM) 20.20  Kim Collins (SKN) 20.20
(NR St.Kitts)
 Shawn Crawford (USA)
400 m
details
 Avard Moncur (BAH) 44.64  Ingo Schultz (GER) 44.87  Greg Haughton (JAM) 44.98
800 m
details
 André Bucher (SUI) 1:43.70  Wilfred Bungei (KEN) 1:44.55  Paweł Czapiewski (POL) 1:44.63
(PB)
1,500 m
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 Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) 3:30.68  Bernard Lagat (KEN) 3:31.10  Driss Maazouzi (FRA) 3:31.54
(SB)
5,000 m
details
 Richard Limo (KEN) 13:00.77  Million Wolde (ETH) 13:03.471  John Kibowen (KEN) 13:05.20
10,000 m
details
 Charles Kamathi (KEN) 27:53.25  Assefa Mezgebu (ETH) 27:53.97  Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) 27:54.41
Marathon
details
 Gezahegne Abera (ETH) 2:12:42
(SB)
 Simon Biwott (KEN) 2:12:43  Stefano Baldini (ITA) 2:13:18
110 m hurdles
details
 Allen Johnson (USA) 13.04
(WL)
 Anier García (CUB) 13.07
(SB)
 Dudley Dorival (Haiti) 13.25
(NR)
400 m hurdles
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 Félix Sánchez (DOM) 47.49
(WL)
 Fabrizio Mori (ITA) 47.54
(NR)
 Dai Tamesue (JPN) 47.89
(NR)
3,000 m st.
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 Reuben Kosgei (KEN) 8:15.16  Ali Ezzine (MAR) 8:16.21  Bernard Barmasai (KEN) 8:16.59
20 km walk
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 Roman Rasskazov (RUS) 1:20:31  Ilya Markov (RUS) 1:20:33  Viktor Burayev (RUS) 1:20:36
50 km walk
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 Robert Korzeniowski (POL) 3:42.08
(WL)
 Jesús Ángel García (ESP) 3:43:07
(SB)
 Edgar Hernández (MEX) 3:46:12
(PB)
4x100 m relay
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 South Africa (RSA)
Morne Nagel
Corne Du Plessis
Lee-Roy Newton
Matthew Quinn
38.473
(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)
4x400 m relay
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 Bahamas (BAH)
Avard Moncur
Chris Brown
Troy McIntosh
Tim Munnings
2:58.19
(NR)
 Jamaica (JAM)
Brandon Simpson
Christopher Williams
Greg Haughton
Danny McFarlane
2:58.394
(SB)
 Poland (POL)
Rafał Wieruszewski
Piotr Haczek
Piotr Długosielski
Piotr Rysiukiewicz
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)

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 second in 2:58.21, 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 (GER) 2.36
(WL)
 Yaroslav Rybakov (RUS) 2.33
(PB Rybakov)
(SB Voronin)
 Vyacheslav Voronin (RUS)
Pole vault
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 Dmitri Markov (AUS) 6.05
(CR)
 Aleksandr Averbukh (ISR) 5.85  Nick Hysong (USA) 5.85
(SB)
Long jump
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 Iván Pedroso (CUB) 8.40  Savanté Stringfellow (USA) 8.24  Carlos Calado (POR) 8.21
(SB)
Triple jump
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 Jonathan Edwards (GBR) 17.92
(WL)
 Christian Olsson (SWE) 17.47  Igor Spasovkhodskiy (RUS) 17.44
(PB)
Shot put
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 John Godina (USA) 21.87  Adam Nelson (USA) 21.24  Arsi Harju (FIN) 20.93
(SB)
Discus throw
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 Lars Riedel (GER) 69.72
(CR)
 Virgilijus Alekna (LTU) 69.40  Michael Möllenbeck (GER) 67.61
(PB)
Hammer throw
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 Szymon Ziółkowski (POL) 83.38
(CR)
 Koji Murofushi (JPN) 82.92  Ilya Konovalov (RUS) 80.27
(SB)
Javelin throw
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 Jan Železný (CZE) 92.80
(CR)
 Aki Parviainen (FIN) 91.31  Konstadinos Gatsioudis (GRE) 89.95
Decathlon
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 Tomáš Dvořák (CZE) 8902
(CR)
 Erki Nool (EST) 8815
(NR)
 Dean Macey (GBR) 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
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 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
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 Maria Mutola (MOZ) 1:57.17  Stephanie Graf (AUT) 1:57.20
(SB)
 Letitia Vriesde (SUR) 1:57.35
(SB)
1,500 m
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 Gabriela Szabo (ROU) 4:00.57
(SB)
 Violeta Szekely (ROU) 4:01.70  Natalya Gorelova (RUS) 4:02.40
5,000 m
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 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
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 Lidia Simon (ROU) 2:26:01  Reiko Tosa (JPN) 2:26:06  Svetlana Zakharova (RUS) 2:26:18
100 m hurdles
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 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
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 Olimpiada Ivanova (RUS) 1:27:48
(CR)
 Valentina Tsybulskaya (BLR) 1:28:49
(PB)
 Elisabetta Perrone (ITA) 1:28:56
4x100m relay
details
Melanie Paschke,
Gabi Rockmeier,
Birgit Rockmeier,
Marion Wagner
 Germany
42.323
(SB)
Sylviane Félix,
Frédérique Bangué,
Muriel Hurtis,
Odiah Sidibé
 France
42.39
(SB)
Juliet Campbell,
Merlene Frazer,
Beverly McDonald,
Astia Walker
 Jamaica
42.40
(SB)
4x400m relay
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Sandie Richards,
Catherine Scott-Pomales,
Debbie-Ann Parris,
Lorraine Fenton
 Jamaica
3:20.65
(WL)
Florence Ekpo-Umoh,
Shanta Ghosh,
Claudia Marx,
Grit Breuer
 Germany
3:21.97
(SB)
Irina Rosikhina,
Yuliya Pechonkina,
Anastasiya Kapachinskaya,
Olesya Zykina
 Russia
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)

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
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 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 Manjani (GRE) 65.78  Sonia Bisset (CUB) 64.69
Heptathlon
details
 Yelena Prokhorova (RUS) 6694
(SB)
 Natalya 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) and South Korea (2011).

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

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