2003 World Championships in Athletics

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IX World Championships in Athletics
Paris IAAF 2003.jpg
Host city Saint-Denis, France
Nations participating 198
Athletes participating 1679
Dates 23 August – 31 August
Main venue Stade de France
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The 9th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held from 23 August to 31 August 2003 in the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis, France.

Men's Results[edit]

Track[edit]

1999 | 2001 | 2003 | 2005 | 2007

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
details
Kim Collins
 Saint Kitts and Nevis
10.07 Darrel Brown
 Trinidad and Tobago
10.08 Darren Campbell
 Great Britain
10.08
SB
200 m
details
John Capel
 United States
20.30 Darvis Patton
 United States
20.31 Shingo Suetsugu
 Japan
20.38
400 m
details
Tyree Washington
 United States
44.771 Marc Raquil
 France
44.79
NR
Michael Blackwood
 Jamaica
44.80
800 m
details
Djabir Saïd-Guerni
 Algeria
1:44.81 Yuriy Borzakovskiy
 Russia
1:44.84 Mbulaeni Mulaudzi
 South Africa
1:44.90
1500 m
details
Hicham El Guerrouj
 Morocco
3:31.77 Mehdi Baala
 France
3:32.31 Ivan Heshko
 Ukraine
3:33.17
5000 m
details
Eliud Kipchoge
 Kenya
12:52.79
CR
Hicham El Guerrouj
 Morocco
12:52.83 Kenenisa Bekele
 Ethiopia
12:53.12
10,000 m
details
Kenenisa Bekele
 Ethiopia
26:49.57
CR
Haile Gebrselassie
 Ethiopia
26:50.77
SB
Sileshi Sihine
 Ethiopia
27:01.44
Marathon
details
Jaouad Gharib
 Morocco
2:08:31
CR
Julio Rey
 Spain
2:08:38 Stefano Baldini
 Italy
2:09:14
110 m hurdles
details
Allen Johnson
 United States
13.12 Terrence Trammell
 United States
13.20
SB
Liu Xiang
 China
13.23
400 m hurdles
details
Félix Sánchez
 Dominican Republic
47.25
WL
Joey Woody
 United States
48.18
SB
Periklís Iakovákis
 Greece
48.24
3000 m steeplechase
details
Saif Saaeed Shaheen
 Qatar
8:04.39 Ezekiel Kemboi
 Kenya
8:05.11 Eliseo Martin
 Spain
8:09.09
PB
20 km race walk
details
Jefferson Pérez
 Ecuador
1:17:21
WBP
Paquillo Fernández
 Spain
1:18:00
SB
Roman Rasskazov
 Russia
1:18:07
SB
50 km race walk
details
Robert Korzeniowski
 Poland
3:36:03
WBP
German Skurygin
 Russia
3:36:42
NR
Andreas Erm
 Germany
3:37:46
NR
4 x 100 m relay
details
John Capel,
Bernard Williams,
Darvis Patton,
Joshua J Johnson
 United States
38.06 Vicente de Lima,
Édson Luciano Ribeiro,
André Domingos da Silva,
Cláudio Roberto Souza
 Brazil
38.26
SB
Timothy Beck,
Troy Douglas,
Patrick van Balkom,
Caimin Douglas
 Netherlands
38.87
4 x 400 m relay
details
Leslie Djhone,
Naman Keïta,
Stéphane Diagana,
Marc Raquil
 France
2:58.962
NR
Brandon Simpson,
Danny McFarlane,
Davian Clarke,
Michael Blackwood
 Jamaica
2:59.60
SB
Avard Moncur,
Dennis Darling,
Nathaniel McKinney,
Chris Brown
 Bahamas
3:00.53
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 Jerome Young of the United States originally finished first in 44.50, but was disqualified after he tested positive for drugs in 2004.
2 The United States (Calvin Harrison, Tyree Washington, Derrick Brew, Jerome Young) originally finished first in 2:58.88, but were disqualified after Jerome Young and Calvin Harrison both tested positive for drugs in 2004.

Field[edit]

1999 | 2001 | 2003 | 2005 | 2007

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details
Jacques Freitag
 South Africa
2.35
SB
Stefan Holm
 Sweden
2.32 Mark Boswell
 Canada
2.32
SB
Long jump
details
Dwight Phillips
 United States
8.32 James Beckford
 Jamaica
8.28
SB
Yago Lamela
 Spain
8.22
Pole vault
details
Giuseppe Gibilisco
 Italy
5.90
NR
Okkert Brits
 South Africa
5.85
SB
Patrik Kristiansson
 Sweden
5.85
PB
Triple jump
details
Christian Olsson
 Sweden
17.72 Yoandri Betanzos
 Cuba
17.28
SB
Leevan Sands
 Bahamas
17.26
Shot put
details
Andrei Mikhnevich
 Belarus
21.69
PB
Adam Nelson
 United States
21.26 Yuriy Bilonoh
 Ukraine
21.10
Discus
details
Virgilijus Alekna
 Lithuania
69.69
SB
Robert Fazekas
 Hungary
69.01 Vasiliy Kaptyukh
 Belarus
66.51
SB
Javelin
details
Sergey Makarov
 Russia
85.44 Andrus Värnik
 Estonia
85.17 Boris Henry
 Germany
84.74
Hammer
details
Ivan Tikhon
 Belarus
83.05 Adrian Ànnus
 Hungary
80.36 Koji Murofushi
 Japan
80.12
Decathlon
details
Tom Pappas
 United States
8750 Roman Šebrle
 Czech Republic
8634 Dmitry Karpov
 Kazakhstan
8374
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)

Women's Results[edit]

Track[edit]

1999 | 2001 | 2003 | 2005 | 2007

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
details
 Torri Edwards (USA) 10.93
(PB)
 Zhanna Pintusevich (UKR) 10.99
(SB)
 Chandra Sturrup (BAH) 11.02
200 m
details
 Anastasiya Kapachinskaya (RUS) 22.38
(PB)
 Torri Edwards (USA) 22.47  Muriel Hurtis (FRA) 22.59
400 m
details
 Ana Guevara (MEX) 48.89
(PB)
 Lorraine Fenton (JAM) 49.43
(SB)
 Amy Mbacke Thiam (SEN) 49.95
(SB)
800 m
details
 Maria Mutola (MOZ) 1:59.89  Kelly Holmes (GBR) 2:00.18  Natalya Khrushchelyova (RUS) 2:00.29
1,500 m
details
 Tatyana Tomashova (RUS) 3:58.52
(CR)
 Süreyya Ayhan (TUR) 3:59.04  Hayley Tullett (GBR) 3:59.95
(PB)
5,000 m
details
 Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH) 14:51.72  Marta Dominguez (ESP) 14:52.26  Edith Masai (KEN) 14:52.30
10,000 m
details
 Berhane Adere (ETH) 30:04.18
(CR)
 Werknesh Kidane (ETH) 30:07.15
(PB)
 Sun Yingjie (CHN) 30:07.20
(PB)
Marathon
details
 Catherine Ndereba (KEN) 2:23:55
(CR)
 Mizuki Noguchi (JPN) 2:24:14  Masako Chiba (JPN) 2:25:09
100 m hurdles
details
 Perdita Felicien (CAN) 12.53
(NR)
 Brigitte Foster (JAM) 12.57  Miesha McKelvy (USA) 12.67
400 m hurdles
details
 Jana Pittman (AUS) 53.22
(PB)
 Sandra Glover (USA) 53.65
(SB)
 Yuliya Pechonkina (RUS) 53.71
20 km walk
details
 Yelena Nikolayeva (RUS) 1:26:52
(CR)
 Gillian O'Sullivan (IRL) 1:27:34  Valentina Tsybulskaya (BLR) 1:28:10
(NR)
4 x 100 m relay
details
Patricia Girard-Léno
Muriel Hurtis
Sylviane Félix
Christine Arron
 France
41.78
(WL)
Angela Williams
Chryste Gaines
Inger Miller
Torri Edwards
 United States
41.83
(SB)
Olga Fyodorova
Yuliya Tabakova
Marina Kislova
Larisa Kruglova
 Russia
42.66
4 x 400 m relay
details
Demetria Washington,
Jearl Miles Clark,
Me'Lisa Barber,
Sanya Richards
 United States
3:22.63
(WL)
Anastasiya Kapachinskaya,
Natalya Nazarova,
Olesya Zykina,
Yuliya Pechonkina (Nosova)
 Russia
3:22.91
(SB)
Allison Beckford,
Lorraine Fenton (Graham),
Ronetta Smith,
Sandie Richards,
 Jamaica
3:22.92
(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)

Field[edit]

1999 | 2001 | 2003 | 2005 | 2007

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details
 Hestrie Cloete (RSA) 2.06
(WL, AR)
 Marina Kuptsova (RUS) 2.00  Kajsa Bergqvist (SWE) 2.00
Pole vault
details
 Svetlana Feofanova (RUS) 4.75
(CR)
 Annika Becker (GER) 4.70
(SB)
 Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS) 4.65
Long jump
details
 Eunice Barber (FRA) 6.99
(SB)
 Tatyana Kotova (RUS) 6.74  Anju Bobby George (IND) 6.70
(SB)
Triple jump
details
 Tatyana Lebedeva (RUS) 15.18
(SB)
 Françoise Mbango Etone (CMR) 15.05
(AR)
 Magdelin Martinez (ITA) 14.90
(NR)
Shot put
details
 Svetlana Krivelyova (RUS) 20.63  Nadzeya Astapchuk (BLR) 20.12
(PB)
 Vita Pavlysh (UKR) 20.08
(SB)
Discus throw
details
 Irina Yatchenko (BLR) 67.32
(SB)
 Anastasia Kelesidou (GRE) 67.14
(SB)
 Ekaterini Voggoli (GRE) 66.73
(PB)
Hammer throw
details
 Yipsi Moreno (CUB) 73.33  Olga Kuzenkova (RUS) 71.71  Manuela Montebrun (FRA) 70.92
Javelin throw
details
 Mirela Manjani (GRE) 66.52
(WL)
 Tatyana Shikolenko (RUS) 63.28  Steffi Nerius (GER) 62.70
Heptathlon
details
 Carolina Klüft (SWE) 7001
(WL)
 Eunice Barber (FRA) 6755
(SB)
 Natalya Sazanovich (BLR) 6524
(SB)
Swedish Carolina Klüft won with big margin following a breaking of her personal best in six of the seven events and the totals. She was the third woman ever to score more than 7000 points.

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)

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1.  United States 8 7 1 16
2.  Russia 7 7 5 19
3.  France 3 3 2 8
4.  Ethiopia 3 2 2 7
5.  Belarus 3 1 3 7
6.  Sweden 2 1 2 5
7.  Kenya 2 1 1 4
7=  South Africa 2 1 1 4
9.  Morocco 2 1 0 3
10.  Greece 1 1 2 4
11.  Cuba 1 1 0 2
12.  Italy 1 0 2 3
13.  Canada 1 0 1 2
14.  Algeria 1 0 0 1
14=  Australia 1 0 0 1
14=  Dominican Republic 1 0 0 1
14=  Ecuador 1 0 0 1
14=  Lithuania 1 0 0 1
14=  Mexico 1 0 0 1
14=  Mozambique 1 0 0 1
14=  Poland 1 0 0 1
14=  Qatar 1 0 0 1
14=  Saint Kitts and Nevis 1 0 0 1
24.  Jamaica 0 4 2 6
25.  Spain 0 3 2 5
26.  Hungary 0 2 0 2
27.  Germany 0 1 3 4
27=  Japan 0 1 3 4
27=  Ukraine 0 1 3 4
30.  Great Britain 0 1 2 3
31.  Brazil 0 1 0 1
31=  Cameroon 0 1 0 1
31=  Czech Republic 0 1 0 1
31=  Estonia 0 1 0 1
31=  Ireland 0 1 0 1
31=  Trinidad and Tobago 0 1 0 1
31=  Turkey 0 1 0 1
38.  Bahamas 0 0 3 3
39.  China 0 0 2 2
40.  India 0 0 1 1
40=  Kazakhstan 0 0 1 1
40=  Netherlands 0 0 1 1
40=  Senegal 0 0 1 1

References[edit]

For more information about these results including in-depth results of all heats and finals that include photo finish, wind readings and reaction times see the link below.

External links[edit]

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