2015 World Championships in Athletics

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15th IAAF World Championships in Athletics
第十五届世界田径锦标赛
2015 World Championships in Athletics logo.png
Host city Beijing,
 China
Nations participating 206
Athletes participating 1,933
Events 47
Dates 22–30 August 2015
Main venue Beijing National Stadium
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The 15th World Championships in Athletics were held 22–30 August 2015 in Beijing, China.[1][2] 43 nations won medals, 144 of which were awarded. Kenya topped the medal table for the first time. The host, China, finished in 11th on the medals table, while Russia, the overall winner of 2013, ended as no. 9 in the medal count. USA ended third with the biggest total of medals: 18.

206 IAAF member countries and territories participated, the same number as in 2013, with the new IAAF member, Kosovo, making their debut. South Sudan was also set to participate for the first time, but its sole athlete did not show up in Beijing.[3]

The event was the largest sporting event to take place at the Beijing National Stadium ("Bird's Nest") since the 2008 Summer Olympics.[4]

Bidding process[edit]

When the seeking deadline passed on 15 March 2010, three candidate cities (Beijing, London and Chorzów) had confirmed their candidatures.[5][6] London then withdrew citing that they didn't want to seem to be biased towards the bids for the Olympic Stadium by committing themselves to an athletics event, as the host for this event was to be announced before their 2011 stadium bid deadline. London then stated that they would bid for 2017 and had the blessing of the IAAF to do so.[7] The IAAF announced Beijing as the winning candidate at the IAAF Council Meeting in Monaco on 20 November 2010.[8] The Council of IAAF approved the dates of 22 August until 30 August 2015.

Venue[edit]

Beijing National Stadium during the 2008 Summer Paralympics.

The event was primarily held at the Beijing National Stadium, which served as the athletics venue during the 2008 Summer Olympics. Weather concerns prompted a reduction in capacity for the World Championships in Athletics; only the lower and middle tiers of the stadium were open, capping the venue at around 54,000 spectators rather than its capacity of 80,000.[9] Tickets for the championships were available in three price categories, ranging from 50 RMB to 500 RMB.[10]

Qualifying standards[edit]

Event schedule[edit]

Q Qualifiers H Heats ½ Semifinals F Final


Medal table[edit]

  *   Host nation

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Kenya 7 6 3 16
2  Jamaica 7 2 3 12
3  United States 6 6 6 18
4  Great Britain 4 1 2 7
5  Ethiopia 3 3 2 8
6  Poland 3 1 4 8
7  Canada 2 3 3 8
 Germany 2 3 3 8
9  Russia 2 1 1 4
10  Cuba 2 1 0 3
11  China* 1 7 1 9
12  Netherlands 1 1 1 3
13  South Africa 1 0 2 3
14  Belarus 1 0 1 2
15  Colombia 1 0 0 1
 Czech Republic 1 0 0 1
 Eritrea 1 0 0 1
 Slovakia 1 0 0 1
 Spain 1 0 0 1
20  Australia 0 2 0 2
 Croatia 0 2 0 2
22  Bahamas 0 1 1 2
 Trinidad and Tobago 0 1 1 2
 Ukraine 0 1 1 2
25  Belgium 0 1 0 1
 Brazil 0 1 0 1
 Egypt 0 1 0 1
 Israel 0 1 0 1
 Tajikistan 0 1 0 1
 Tunisia 0 1 0 1
31  France 0 0 2 2
32  Bahrain 0 0 1 1
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 0 1 1
 Finland 0 0 1 1
 Greece 0 0 1 1
 Grenada 0 0 1 1
 Japan 0 0 1 1
 Kazakhstan 0 0 1 1
 Latvia 0 0 1 1
 Morocco 0 0 1 1
 Portugal 0 0 1 1
 Serbia 0 0 1 1
 Uganda 0 0 1 1
Total 47 48 49 144

Event summary[edit]

Men[edit]

Track[edit]

Chronology: 2011 | 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019
Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details[11]
 Usain Bolt
Jamaica (JAM)
9.79 SB  Justin Gatlin
United States (USA)
9.80  Trayvon Bromell
United States (USA)
 Andre De Grasse
Canada (CAN) PB
9.92
200 metres
details[12]
 Usain Bolt
Jamaica (JAM)
19.55 WL  Justin Gatlin
United States (USA)
19.74  Anaso Jobodwana
South Africa (RSA)
19.87 NR
400 metres
details[13]
 Wayde van Niekerk
South Africa (RSA)
43.48 WL, AR  LaShawn Merritt
United States (USA)
43.65 PB  Kirani James
Grenada (GRN)
43.78 SB
800 metres
details[14]
 David Rudisha
Kenya (KEN)
1:45.84  Adam Kszczot
Poland (POL)
1:46.08  Amel Tuka
Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH)
1:46.30
1500 metres
details[15]
 Asbel Kiprop
Kenya (KEN)
3:34.40  Elijah Motonei Manangoi
Kenya (KEN)
3:34.63  Abdalaati Iguider
Morocco (MAR)
3:34.67
5000 metres
details[16]
 Mo Farah
Great Britain (GBR)
13:50.38  Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku
Kenya (KEN)
13:51.75  Hagos Gebrhiwet
Ethiopia (ETH)
13:51.86
10,000 metres
details[17]
 Mo Farah
Great Britain (GBR)
27:01.13  Geoffrey Kamworor
Kenya (KEN)
27:01.76  Paul Tanui
Kenya (KEN)
27:02.83
Marathon
details[18]
 Ghirmay Ghebreslassie
Eritrea (ERI)
2:12:27  Yemane Tsegay
Ethiopia (ETH)
2:13:07 SB  Solomon Mutai
Uganda (UGA)
2:13:29
110 metres hurdles
details[19]
 Sergey Shubenkov
Russia (RUS)
12.98 NR  Hansle Parchment
Jamaica (JAM)
13.03 SB  Aries Merritt
United States (USA)
13.04 SB
400 metres hurdles
details[20]
 Nicholas Bett
Kenya (KEN)
47.79 WL, NR  Denis Kudryavtsev
Russia (RUS)
48.05 NR  Jeffery Gibson
Bahamas (BAH)
48.17 NR
3000 metres steeplechase
details[21]
 Ezekiel Kemboi
Kenya (KEN)
8:11.28  Conseslus Kipruto
Kenya (KEN)
8:12.38  Brimin Kipruto
Kenya (KEN)
8:12.54
20 kilometres walk
details[22]
 Miguel Ángel López
Spain (ESP)
1:19:14 PB  Wang Zhen
China (CHN)
1:19:29  Benjamin Thorne
Canada (CAN)
1:19:57 NR
50 kilometres walk
details[23]
 Matej Tóth
Slovakia (SVK)
3:40:32  Jared Tallent
Australia (AUS)
3:42:17 SB  Takayuki Tanii
Japan (JPN)
3:42:55
4 × 100 metres relay
details[24]
 Jamaica (JAM)
Nesta Carter
Asafa Powell
Nickel Ashmeade
Usain Bolt
37.36 WL  China (CHN)
Mo Youxue
Xie Zhenye
Su Bingtian
Zhang Peimeng
38.01  Canada (CAN)
Aaron Brown
Andre De Grasse
Brendon Rodney
Justyn Warner
38.13
4 × 400 metres relay
details[25]
 United States (USA)
David Verburg
Tony McQuay
Bryshon Nellum
LaShawn Merritt
2:57.82 WL  Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)
Renny Quow
Lalonde Gordon
Deon Lendore
Machel Cedenio
2:58.20 NR  Great Britain (GBR)
Rabah Yousif
Delano Williams
Jarryd Dunn
Martyn Rooney
2:58.51 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]

Chronology: 2011 | 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019
Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details[26]
 Derek Drouin
Canada (CAN)
2.34  Bohdan Bondarenko
Ukraine (UKR)
 Zhang Guowei
China (CHN)
2.33 Not awarded
Pole vault
details[27]
 Shawnacy Barber
Canada (CAN)
5.90  Raphael Holzdeppe
Germany (GER)
5.90  Renaud Lavillenie
France (FRA)
 Piotr Lisek
Poland (POL)
 Paweł Wojciechowski
Poland (POL)
5.80
Long jump
details[28]
 Greg Rutherford
Great Britain (GBR)
8.41 SB  Fabrice Lapierre
Australia (AUS)
8.24 SB  Wang Jianan
China (CHN)
8.18
Triple jump
details[29]
 Christian Taylor
United States (USA)
18.21 WL, AR  Pedro Pablo Pichardo
Cuba (CUB)
17.73  Nelson Évora
Portugal (POR)
17.52 SB
Shot put
details[30]
 Joe Kovacs
United States (USA)
21.93  David Storl
Germany (GER)
21.74  O'Dayne Richards
Jamaica (JAM)
21.69 NR
Discus throw
details[31]
 Piotr Małachowski
Poland (POL)
67.40  Philip Milanov
Belgium (BEL)
66.90 NR  Robert Urbanek
Poland (POL)
65.18
Hammer throw
details[32]
 Paweł Fajdek
Poland (POL)
80.88  Dilshod Nazarov
Tajikistan (TJK)
78.55  Wojciech Nowicki
Poland (POL)
78.55
Javelin throw
details[33]
 Julius Yego
Kenya (KEN)
92.72 WL, AR  Ihab El-Sayed
Egypt (EGY)
88.99 SB  Tero Pitkämäki
Finland (FIN)
87.64
Decathlon
details[34]
 Ashton Eaton
United States (USA)
9045 WR  Damian Warner
Canada (CAN)
8695 NR  Rico Freimuth
Germany (GER)
8561 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[edit]

Track[edit]

Chronology: 2011 | 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019
Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
details[35]
 Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Jamaica (JAM)
10.76  Dafne Schippers
Netherlands (NED)
10.81 NR  Tori Bowie
United States (USA)
10.86
200 metres
details[36]
 Dafne Schippers
Netherlands (NED)
21.63 WL, CR, AR  Elaine Thompson
Jamaica (JAM)
21.66 PB  Veronica Campbell-Brown
Jamaica (JAM)
21.97 SB
400 metres
details[37]
 Allyson Felix
United States (USA)
49.26 WL, PB  Shaunae Miller
Bahamas (BAH)
49.67 PB  Shericka Jackson
Jamaica (JAM)
49.99 PB
800 metres
details[38]
 Maryna Arzamasava
Belarus (BLR)
1:58.03  Melissa Bishop
Canada (CAN)
1:58.12  Eunice Jepkoech Sum
Kenya (KEN)
1:58.18
1500 metres
details[39]
 Genzebe Dibaba
Ethiopia (ETH)
4:08.09  Faith Kipyegon
Kenya (KEN)
4:08.96  Sifan Hassan
Netherlands (NED)
4:09.34
5000 metres
details[40]
 Almaz Ayana
Ethiopia (ETH)
14:26.83 CR  Senbere Teferi
Ethiopia (ETH)
14:44.07  Genzebe Dibaba
Ethiopia (ETH)
14:44.14
10,000 metres
details[41]
 Vivian Cheruiyot
Kenya (KEN)
31:41.31  Gelete Burka
Ethiopia (ETH)
31:41.77  Emily Infeld
United States (USA)
31:43.49
Marathon
details[42]
 Mare Dibaba
Ethiopia (ETH)
2:27:35  Helah Kiprop
Kenya (KEN)
2:27:36  Eunice Kirwa
Bahrain (BRN)
2:27:39
100 metres hurdles
details[43]
 Danielle Williams
Jamaica (JAM)
12.57 PB  Cindy Roleder
Germany (GER)
12.59 PB  Alina Talay
Belarus (BLR)
12.66 NR
400 metres hurdles
details[44]
 Zuzana Hejnová
Czech Republic (CZE)
53.50 WL  Shamier Little
United States (USA)
53.94  Cassandra Tate
United States (USA)
54.02
3000 metres steeplechase
details[45]
 Hyvin Jepkemoi
Kenya (KEN)
9:19.11  Habiba Ghribi
Tunisia (TUN)
9:19.24  Gesa Felicitas Krause
Germany (GER)
9:19.25 PB
20 kilometres walk
details[46]
 Liu Hong
China (CHN)
1:27:45  Lü Xiuzhi
China (CHN)
1:27:45  Lyudmyla Olyanovska
Ukraine (UKR)
1:28:13
4 × 100 metres relay
details[47]
 Jamaica (JAM)
Veronica Campbell-Brown
Natasha Morrison
Elaine Thompson
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
41.07 WL, CR  United States (USA)
English Gardner
Allyson Felix
Jenna Prandini
Jasmine Todd
41.68 SB  Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)
Kelly-Ann Baptiste
Michelle-Lee Ahye
Reyare Thomas
Semoy Hackett
42.03 NR
4 × 400 metres relay
details[48]
 Jamaica (JAM)
Christine Day
Shericka Jackson
Stephenie Ann McPherson
Novlene Williams-Mills
3:19.13 WL  United States (USA)
Sanya Richards-Ross
Natasha Hastings
Allyson Felix
Francena McCorory
3:19.44  Great Britain (GBR)
Christine Ohuruogu
Anyika Onuora
Eilidh Child
Seren Bundy-Davies
3:23.62 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]

Chronology: 2011 | 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019
Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
details[49]
 Mariya Kuchina
Russia (RUS)
2.01 PB  Blanka Vlašić
Croatia (CRO)
2.01 SB  Anna Chicherova
Russia (RUS)
2.01
Pole vault
details[50]
 Yarisley Silva
Cuba (CUB)
4.90  Fabiana Murer
Brazil (BRA)
4.85 =AR  Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou
Greece (GRE)
4.80
Long jump
details[51]
 Tianna Bartoletta
United States (USA)
7.14 WL, PB  Shara Proctor
Great Britain (GBR)
7.07 NR  Ivana Španović
Serbia (SRB)
7.01 NR
Triple jump
details[52]
 Caterine Ibargüen
Colombia (COL)
14.90 SB  Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko
Israel (ISR)
14.78 NR  Olga Rypakova
Kazakhstan (KAZ)
14.77 SB
Shot put
details[53]
 Christina Schwanitz
Germany (GER)
20.37  Gong Lijiao
China (CHN)
20.30  Michelle Carter
United States (USA)
19.76
Discus throw
details[54]
 Denia Caballero
Cuba (CUB)
69.28  Sandra Perković
Croatia (CRO)
67.39  Nadine Müller
Germany (GER)
65.53
Hammer throw
details[55]
 Anita Włodarczyk
Poland (POL)
80.85 CR  Zhang Wenxiu
China (CHN)
76.33 SB  Alexandra Tavernier
France (FRA)
74.02
Javelin throw
details[56]
 Katharina Molitor
Germany (GER)
67.69 WL, PB  Lü Huihui
China (CHN)
66.13 AR  Sunette Viljoen
South Africa (RSA)
65.79
Heptathlon
details[57]
 Jessica Ennis-Hill
Great Britain (GBR)
6669 SB  Brianne Theisen-Eaton
Canada (CAN)
6554  Laura Ikauniece-Admidiņa
Latvia (LAT)
6516 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)

Participating nations[edit]

206 countries (or more accurately, IAAF members) participated with a total of 1,933 athletes entered. The biggest delegation was the one from the USA with 158 athletes. The number of athletes sent per nation is shown in parentheses. However, since those numbers include unused reserves and non-starters, the actual number of participants was significantly smaller.[58]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beijing to host 2015 World Athletics Championships". BBC Sport. 20 November 2010. Archived from the original on 25 November 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Beijing selected to host 2015 World Championships". iaaf.org. 2010-11-20. Retrieved 2011-09-03. 
  3. ^ "The Latest: Schwanitz wins shot put gold at worlds". www.dothaneagle.com. 22 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "Media Guide" (PDF). Official Site. 12 July 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "IAAF Council Meeting Notes – Day 1 – Doha 2010, 15 March". iaaf.org. 15 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "London enters the ring to stage 2015 world championships". the Guardian. 
  7. ^ "London pulls out of 2015 Worlds". BBC News. 4 November 2010. 
  8. ^ "Beijing awarded 2015 World Championships after London withdrawal". insidethegames.biz. 
  9. ^ "Beijing 2015 World Championships organisers confident of capacity 50,000 plus crowds". InsideTheGames.biz. Retrieved 6 July 2015. 
  10. ^ "Tickets IAAF WOrld CHampionships Beijing 2015". ticketing.iaafbeijing2015.com/. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  11. ^ Men's 100 metres results
  12. ^ Men's 200 metres results
  13. ^ Men's 400 metres results
  14. ^ Men's 800 metres results
  15. ^ Men's 1500 metres results
  16. ^ Men's 5000 metres results
  17. ^ Men's 10,000 metres results
  18. ^ Men's marathon results
  19. ^ Men's 110 metres hurdles results
  20. ^ Men's 400 metres hurdles
  21. ^ Men's 3000 metres steeplechase results
  22. ^ Men's 20 kilometres walk results
  23. ^ Men's 50 kilometres walk results
  24. ^ Men's 4 × 100 metres relay results
  25. ^ Men's 4 × 400 metres relay results
  26. ^ Men's high jump results
  27. ^ Men's pole vault results
  28. ^ Men's long jump results
  29. ^ Men's triple jump results
  30. ^ Men's shot put results
  31. ^ Men's discus throw results
  32. ^ Men's hammer throw results
  33. ^ Men's javelin throw results
  34. ^ Men's decathlon results
  35. ^ Women's 100 metres results
  36. ^ Women's 200 metres results
  37. ^ Women's 400 metres results
  38. ^ Women's 800 metres results
  39. ^ Women's 1500 metres results
  40. ^ Women's 5000 metres results
  41. ^ Women's 10,000 metres results
  42. ^ Women's marathon results
  43. ^ Women's 100 metres hurdles results
  44. ^ Women's 400 metres hurdles results
  45. ^ Women's 3000 metres steeplechase results
  46. ^ Women's 20 kilometres walk results
  47. ^ Women's 4 × 100 metres relay results
  48. ^ Women's 4 × 400 metres relay results
  49. ^ Women's high jump results
  50. ^ Women's pole vault results
  51. ^ Women's long jump results
  52. ^ Women's triple jump results
  53. ^ Women's shot put results
  54. ^ Women's discus throw results
  55. ^ Women's hammer throw results
  56. ^ Women's javelin throw results
  57. ^ Women's heptathlon results
  58. ^ "IAAF: 15th IAAF World Championships Athletes -IAAF World Championships". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2015-08-25. 

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