400 metres hurdles at the World Championships in Athletics

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400 metres hurdles
at the World Championships in Athletics
Overview
Gender Men and women
Years held Men: 19832017
Women: 19802017
Championship record
Men 47.18 Kevin Young (1993)
Women 52.42 Melaine Walker (2009)
Reigning champion
Men  Karsten Warholm (NOR)
Women  Kori Carter (USA)

The 400 metres hurdles at the World Championships in Athletics has been contested by women since 1980 and by men since 1983.

The championship records for the event are 47.18 for men, set by Kevin Young in 1993, and 52.42 m for women, set by Melaine Walker in 2009.

Age records[edit]

  • All information from IAAF[1]
Distinction Male Female
Athlete Age Date Athlete Age Date
Youngest champion  Karsten Warholm (NOR) 21 years, 165 days 9 Aug 2017  Jana Pittman (AUS) 20 years, 292 days 15 Aug 2013
Youngest medalist  Llewellyn Herbert (RSA) 20 years, 14 days 4 Aug 1997  Petra Pfaff (GDR) 19 years, 305 days 16 Aug 1980
Youngest participant  Jehue Gordon (TTO) 17 years, 243 days 15 Aug 2009  Mirenda Francourt (SEY) 16 years, 99 days 26 Aug 1991
Oldest champion  Edwin Moses (USA) 32 years, 1 day 1 Sep 1987  Nezha Bidouane (MAR) 31 years, 324 days 8 Aug 2001
Oldest medalist  Kriss Akabusi (GBR) 32 years, 272 days 27 Aug 1991  Sandra Glover (USA) 36 years, 226 days 13 Aug 2005
Oldest participant  Danny McFarlane (JAM) 37 years, 185 days 18 Aug 2009  Tetyana Tereshchuk-Antipova (UKR) 37 years, 321 days 28 Aug 2007

Medalists[edit]

Men[edit]

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1983 Helsinki
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 Edwin Moses (USA)  Harald Schmid (FRG)  Aleksandr Kharlov (URS)
1987 Rome
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 Edwin Moses (USA)  Danny Harris (USA)  Harald Schmid (FRG)
1991 Tokyo
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 Samuel Matete (ZAM)  Winthrop Graham (JAM)  Kriss Akabusi (GBR)
1993 Stuttgart
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 Kevin Young (USA)  Samuel Matete (ZAM)  Winthrop Graham (JAM)
1995 Gothenburg
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 Derrick Adkins (USA)  Samuel Matete (ZAM)  Stéphane Diagana (FRA)
1997 Athens
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 Stéphane Diagana (FRA)  Llewellyn Herbert (RSA)  Bryan Bronson (USA)
1999 Seville
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 Fabrizio Mori (ITA)  Stéphane Diagana (FRA)  Marcel Schelbert (SUI)
2001 Edmonton
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 Félix Sánchez (DOM)  Fabrizio Mori (ITA)  Dai Tamesue (JPN)
2003 Saint-Denis
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 Félix Sánchez (DOM)  Joey Woody (USA)  Periklis Iakovakis (GRE)
2005 Helsinki
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 Bershawn Jackson (USA)  James Carter (USA)  Dai Tamesue (JPN)
2007 Osaka
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 Kerron Clement (USA)  Félix Sánchez (DOM)  Marek Plawgo (POL)
2009 Berlin
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 Kerron Clement (USA)  Javier Culson (PUR)  Bershawn Jackson (USA)
2011 Daegu
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 Dai Greene (GBR)  Javier Culson (PUR)  L. J. van Zyl (RSA)
2013 Moscow
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 Jehue Gordon (TRI)  Michael Tinsley (USA)  Emir Bekrić (SRB)
2015 Beijing
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 Nicholas Bett (KEN)  Denis Kudryavtsev (RUS)  Jeffery Gibson (BAH)
2017 London
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 Karsten Warholm (NOR)  Yasmani Copello (TUR)  Kerron Clement (USA)

Multiple medalists[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Period Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Félix Sánchez  Dominican Republic (DOM) 2001–2007 2 1 0 3
2 Samuel Matete  Zambia (ZAM) 1991–1995 1 2 0 3
3 Stéphane Diagana  France (FRA) 1995–1999 1 1 1 3
4= Edwin Moses  United States (USA) 1983–1987 2 0 0 2
4= Kerron Clement  United States (USA) 2007–2009 2 0 0 2
6 Fabrizio Mori  Italy (ITA) 1999–2001 1 1 0 2
7 Bershawn Jackson  United States (USA) 2005–2009 1 0 1 2
8 Javier Culson  Puerto Rico (PUR) 2009–2011 0 2 0 2
9= Harald Schmid  West Germany (FRG) 1983–1987 0 1 1 2
9= Winthrop Graham  Jamaica (JAM) 1991–1993 0 1 1 2
11 Dai Tamesue  Japan (JPN) 2001–2005 0 0 2 2

Medals by country[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 7 4 2 13
2  Dominican Republic (DOM) 2 1 0 3
3  Zambia (ZAM) 1 2 0 3
4  France (FRA) 1 1 1 3
5  Italy (ITA) 1 1 0 2
6  Great Britain (GBR) 1 0 1 2
7=  Kenya (KEN) 1 0 0 1
7=  Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) 1 0 0 1
7=  Norway (NOR) 1 0 0 1
9  Puerto Rico (PUR) 0 2 0 2
10=  Germany (GER) 0 1 1 2
10=  Jamaica (JAM) 0 1 1 2
10=  South Africa (RSA) 0 1 1 2
13  Russia (RUS) 0 1 0 1
14  Japan (JPN) 0 0 2 2
15=  Bahamas (BAH) 0 0 1 1
15=  Greece (GRE) 0 0 1 1
15=  Poland (POL) 0 0 1 1
15=  Serbia (SRB) 0 0 1 1
15=  Soviet Union (URS) 0 0 1 1
15=   Switzerland (SUI) 0 0 1 1

Women[edit]

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1980 Sittard
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 Bärbel Broschat (GDR)  Ellen Neumann (GDR)  Petra Pfaff (GDR)
1983 Helsinki
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 Yekaterina Fesenko (URS)  Ana Ambrazienė (URS)  Ellen Neumann-Fiedler (GDR)
1987 Rome
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 Sabine Busch (GDR)  Debbie Flintoff (AUS)  Cornelia Feuerbach (GDR)
1991 Tokyo
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 Tatyana Ledovskaya (URS)  Sally Gunnell (GBR)  Janeene Vickers (USA)
1993 Stuttgart
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 Sally Gunnell (GBR)  Sandra Farmer-Patrick (USA)  Margarita Ponomaryova (RUS)
1995 Gothenburg
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 Kim Batten (USA)  Tonja Buford (USA)  Deon Hemmings (JAM)
1997 Athens
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 Nezha Bidouane (MAR)  Deon Hemmings (JAM)  Kim Batten (USA)
1999 Seville
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 Daimí Pernía (CUB)  Nezha Bidouane (MAR)  Deon Hemmings (JAM)
2001 Edmonton
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 Nezha Bidouane (MAR)  Yuliya Pechonkina (RUS)  Daimí Pernía (CUB)
2003 Saint-Denis
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 Jana Pittman (AUS)  Sandra Glover (USA)  Yuliya Pechonkina (RUS)
2005 Helsinki
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 Yuliya Pechonkina (RUS)  Lashinda Demus (USA)  Sandra Glover (USA)
2007 Osaka
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 Jana Rawlinson (AUS)  Yuliya Pechenkina (RUS)  Anna Jesień (POL)
2009 Berlin
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 Melaine Walker (JAM)  Lashinda Demus (USA)  Josanne Lucas (TRI)
2011 Daegu
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 Lashinda Demus (USA)  Melaine Walker (JAM)  Natalya Antyukh (RUS)
2013 Moscow
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 Zuzana Hejnová (CZE)  Dalilah Muhammad (USA)  Lashinda Demus (USA)
2015 Beijing
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 Zuzana Hejnová (CZE)  Shamier Little (USA)  Cassandra Tate (USA)
2017 London
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 Kori Carter (USA)  Dalilah Muhammad (USA)  Ristananna Tracey (JAM)

Multiple medalists[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Period Gold Silver Bronze Total
1= Yuliya Pechonkina  Russia (RUS) 2001–2007 1 2 1 4
1= Lashinda Demus  United States (USA) 2005–2013 1 2 1 4
3 Nezha Bidouane  Morocco (MAR) 1997–2001 2 1 0 3
4 Deon Hemmings  Jamaica (JAM) 1995–1999 0 1 2 3
5= Jana Pittman  Australia (AUS) 2003–2007 2 0 0 2
5= Zuzana Hejnová  Czech Republic (CZE) 2013–2015 2 0 0 2
7= Sally Gunnell  Great Britain (GBR) 1991–1993 1 1 0 2
7= Melaine Walker  Jamaica (JAM) 2009–2011 1 1 0 2
9= Kim Batten  United States (USA) 1995–1997 1 0 1 2
9= Daimí Pernía  Cuba (CUB) 1999–2001 1 0 1 2
11= Ellen Fiedler  East Germany (GDR) 1980–1983 0 1 1 2
11= Sandra Glover  United States (USA) 2003–2005 0 1 1 2

Medals by country[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 3 8 6 17
2  Germany (GER) 2 1 4 7
3=  Australia (AUS) 2 1 0 3
3=  Morocco (MAR) 2 1 0 3
3=  Soviet Union (URS) 2 1 0 3
6  Czech Republic (CZE) 2 0 0 2
7=  Russia (RUS) 1 2 3 6
7=  Jamaica (JAM) 1 2 3 6
9  Great Britain (GBR) 1 1 0 2
10  Cuba (CUB) 1 0 1 2
11  Denmark (DEN) 1 0 0 1
12  Spain (ESP) 0 1 0 1
12=  Turkey (TUR) 0 1 0 1
14=  Poland (POL) 0 0 1 1
14=  Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) 0 0 1 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  • Butler, Mark et al. (2015). IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 Statistics Book. IAAF. Retrieved on 21 August 2016.

Specific[edit]

  1. ^ Butler 2015, p. 41.

External links[edit]