Talk:2009 World Championships in Athletics

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Participating nations[edit]

I wrote articles on half of the nations in which I included the competitors according to the entry list. I think that's important, but I won't have much time to work on in the next days. Someone else please take over. Cheers Per aspera ad Astra (talk) 07:40, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

Records footnote.[edit]

In the footnote that explains the abbreviations, like WR = World Record, PB = Personal best etc. in the chart of the results, it contains OR = Olympic Record. It doesn't need to contain it, because no Olympic Records can be set outside the Olympic Games. So the explanation of OR can be removed, but it is just a suggestion. I'm waiting for the replies... Dajes13 (talk) 17:09, 16 August 2009 (UTC) | 18:09, 16 August 2009 (CET)

Yes, it does fall out of place here, but these codes are part of a general-use template ({{Sports record codes}}) that is also used in Olympic Games articles. One could change the template's code so that it omits the OR from non-Olympic pages, but that would just complicate a minor issue, imo. Parutakupiu (talk) 16:35, 16 August 2009 (UTC)
Oh, I see. Thank you for your answer. Dajes13 (talk) 10:50, 17 August 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

Day 2 (16th)[edit]

It currently says the defending world champion was Tyson Gay, but I'm pretty sure that Bolt was already holding the title (9.69 in August 2008; 9.72 in May 2008). -- (talk) 12:28, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

Gay won the 100 m title at the World Championships in 2007. That's where the phrase defending world champion comes from.--Philipmj24 (talk) 07:51, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Medal Table[edit]

Currently the row with the host nation (Germany) is marked with a purple background color. I suggest instead of "Host nation (Germany)" the purple background should be used for the "Highest Total" instead - which also happens to be Germany (for now). -- (talk) 12:31, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

Day by Day[edit]

So the contest ended a few days ago then? (talk) 09:45, 20 August 2009 (UTC)

4x100m Women's and Men's relay finals[edit]

Jamaica just won the 4x100m Women's relay in 42.06sec, Bahamas 42.29sec, Germany 42.87sec.[1] And the Men just won as well in 37.31 running Usain and Asafa that means seven gold for the Jamaicans. Trinidad and Tobago took silver, Britain took bronze. --Xero (talk) 18:50, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

Wow, it's amazing to see such a small island of about 3 million people to be on par with the United States in the medal count. Are these results to good to be true? I guess we will find out.--Philipmj24 (talk) 23:51, 22 August 2009 (UTC)


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2009 World Championships in Athletics

Berlin's Olympiastadion, during the 2009 World Championships in Athletics, in which 1,984 participants from 201 nations competed. Most of the events were held inside the stadium, with the exceptions of marathon and racewalking. In the men's 100 metres race, Jamaican Usain Bolt shattered the world record, finishing in 9.58 seconds.

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