1991 World Championships in Athletics

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3rd World Championships in Athletics
Tokyo IAAF 1991.jpg
Host city Tokyo, Japan
Nations participating167
Athletes participating1517
DatesAugust 23 – September 1
Officially opened by Emperor Akihito
Main venue Olympic Stadium

The 3rd World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held in the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan between August 23 and September 1 and athletes from 167 countries participated in the event. [1]

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The event is best-remembered for the men's long jump competition, when Carl Lewis made the best six-jump series in history, only to be beaten by Mike Powell, whose 8.95 m (29 ft 4.36 in) jump broke Bob Beamon's long-standing world record from the 1968 Summer Olympics.

Men's results

Track

1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995

GamesGoldSilverBronze
100 m
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Carl Lewis  (USA)9.86
(WR)
Flag of the United States.svg  Leroy Burrell  (USA)9.88
(PB)
Flag of the United States.svg  Dennis Mitchell  (USA)9.91
(PB)
200 m
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Michael Johnson  (USA)20.01
(CR)
Flag of Namibia.svg  Frankie Fredericks  (NAM)20.34Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Atlee Mahorn  (CAN)20.49
400 m
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Antonio Pettigrew  (USA)44.57Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Roger Black  (GBR)44.62Flag of the United States.svg  Danny Everett  (USA)44.63
800 m
details
Flag of Kenya.svg  Billy Konchellah  (KEN)1:43.99Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  José Luíz Barbosa  (BRA)1:44.24Flag of the United States.svg  Mark Everett  (USA)1:44.67
1500 m
details
Flag of Algeria.svg  Noureddine Morceli  (ALG)3:32.84
(CR)
Flag of Kenya.svg  Wilfred Kirochi  (KEN)3:34.84Flag of Germany.svg  Hauke Fuhlbrügge  (GER)3:35.28
5000 m
details
Flag of Kenya.svg  Yobes Ondieki  (KEN)13:14.45
(CR)
Flag of Ethiopia (1975-1987).svg  Fita Bayisa  (ETH)13:16.64Flag of Morocco.svg  Brahim Boutayeb  (MAR)13:22.70
10,000 m
details
Flag of Kenya.svg  Moses Tanui  (KEN)27:38.74Flag of Kenya.svg  Richard Chelimo  (KEN)27:39.41Flag of Morocco.svg  Khalid Skah  (MAR)27:41.74
Marathon
details
Flag of Japan.svg  Hiromi Taniguchi  (JPN)2:14:57Flag of Djibouti.svg  Hussein Ahmed Salah  (DJI)2:15:26Flag of the United States.svg  Steve Spence  (USA)2:15:36
110 m hurdles
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Greg Foster  (USA)13.06Flag of the United States.svg  Jack Pierce  (USA)13.06Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Tony Jarrett  (GBR)13.25
400 m hurdles
details
Flag of Zambia.svg  Samuel Matete  (ZAM)47.64Flag of Jamaica.svg  Winthrop Graham  (JAM)47.74
(NR)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Kriss Akabusi  (GBR)47.86
(NR)
3000 m st.
details
Flag of Kenya.svg  Moses Kiptanui  (KEN)8:12.59Flag of Kenya.svg  Patrick Sang  (KEN)8:13.44Flag of Algeria.svg  Azzedine Brahmi  (ALG)8:15.54
20 km walk
details
Flag of Italy.svg  Maurizio Damilano  (ITA)1:19:37
(CR)
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Mikhail Shchennikov  (URS)1:19:46Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Yevgeniy Misyulya  (URS)1:20:22
50 km walk
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Aleksandr Potashov  (URS)3:53:09Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Andrey Perlov  (URS)3:53:09Flag of Germany.svg  Hartwig Gauder  (GER)3:55:14
4 × 100 m relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Andre Cason
Leroy Burrell
Dennis Mitchell
Carl Lewis
Michael Marsh*
37.50
(WR)
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)
Max Morinière
Daniel Sangouma
Jean-Charles Trouabal
Bruno Marie-Rose
37.87Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)
Tony Jarrett
John Regis
Darren Braithwaite
Linford Christie
38.09
4 × 400 m relay
details
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)
Roger Black
Derek Redmond
John Regis
Kriss Akabusi
Ade Mafe*
Mark Richardson*
2:57.53
(AR)
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Andrew Valmon
Quincy Watts
Danny Everett
Antonio Pettigrew
Jeff Reynolds*
Mark Everett*
2:57.57Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
Patrick O'Connor
Devon Morris
Winthrop Graham
Seymour Fagan
Howard Burnett*
3:00.10
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)

Note: * Indicates athletes who ran in preliminary rounds.

Field

1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995

GamesGoldSilverBronze
Long jump
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Mike Powell  (USA)8.95
(WR)
Flag of the United States.svg  Carl Lewis  (USA)8.91w Flag of the United States.svg  Larry Myricks  (USA)8.42
Triple jump
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Kenny Harrison  (USA)17.78Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Leonid Voloshin  (URS)17.75Flag of the United States.svg  Mike Conley  (USA)17.62
High jump
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Charles Austin  (USA)2.38
(CR)
Flag of Cuba.svg  Javier Sotomayor  (CUB)2.36Flag of the United States.svg  Hollis Conway  (USA)2.36
Pole vault
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Sergey Bubka  (URS)5.95
(CR)
Flag of Hungary.svg  István Bagyula  (HUN)5.90Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Maksim Tarasov  (URS)5.85
Shot put
details
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Werner Günthör  (SUI)21.67Flag of Norway.svg  Lars Arvid Nilsen  (NOR)20.751Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Aleksandr Klimenko  (URS)20.34
Discus throw
details
Flag of Germany.svg  Lars Riedel  (GER)66.20Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Erik de Bruin  (NED)65.82Flag of Hungary.svg  Attila Horváth  (HUN)65.32
Hammer throw
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Yuriy Sedykh  (URS)81.70Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Igor Astapkovich  (URS)80.94Flag of Germany.svg  Heinz Weis  (GER)80.44
Javelin throw
details
Flag of Finland.svg  Kimmo Kinnunen  (FIN)90.82Flag of Finland.svg  Seppo Räty  (FIN)88.12Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Vladimir Sasimovich  (URS)87.08
Decathlon
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Dan O'Brien  (USA)8812
(CR)
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Mike Smith  (CAN)8549Flag of Germany.svg  Christian Schenk  (GER)8394
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 Georg Andersen of Norway originally won the silver medal, but he was disqualified after he tested positive for steroids. [2]

Women's results

Track

1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995

GamesGoldSilverBronze
100 m
details
Flag of Germany.svg  Katrin Krabbe  (GER)10.99Flag of the United States.svg  Gwen Torrence  (USA)11.03Flag of Jamaica.svg  Merlene Ottey  (JAM)11.06
200 m
details
Flag of Germany.svg  Katrin Krabbe  (GER)22.09Flag of the United States.svg  Gwen Torrence  (USA)22.16Flag of Jamaica.svg  Merlene Ottey  (JAM)22.21
400 m
details
Flag of France.svg  Marie-José Pérec  (FRA)49.13Flag of Germany.svg  Grit Breuer  (GER)49.42Flag of Spain.svg  Sandra Myers  (ESP)49.78
800 m
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Liliya Nurutdinova  (URS)1:57.50Flag of Cuba.svg  Ana Fidelia Quirot  (CUB)1:57.55Flag of Romania.svg  Ella Kovacs  (ROU)1:57.58
1500 m
details
Flag of Algeria.svg  Hassiba Boulmerka  (ALG)4:02.21Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Tetyana Dorovskikh  (URS)4:02.58Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Lyudmila Rogachova  (URS)4:02.72
3000 m
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Tetyana Dorovskikh  (URS)8:35.82Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Yelena Romanova  (URS)8:36.06Flag of Kenya.svg  Susan Sirma  (KEN)8:39.41
(AR)
10,000 m
details
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Liz McColgan  (GBR)31:14.31Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Zhong Huandi  (CHN)31:35.08Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Wang Xiuting  (CHN)31:35.99
Marathon
details
Flag of Poland.svg  Wanda Panfil  (POL)2:29:53Flag of Japan.svg  Sachiko Yamashita  (JPN)2:29:57Flag of Germany.svg  Katrin Dörre  (GER)2:30:10
100 m hurdles
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Ludmila Narozhilenko  (URS)12.59Flag of the United States.svg  Gail Devers  (USA)12.63Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Nataliya Grygoryeva  (URS)12.69
400 m hurdles
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Tatyana Ledovskaya  (URS)53.11
(CR)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Sally Gunnell  (GBR)53.16
NR
Flag of the United States.svg  Janeene Vickers  (USA)53.47
10 km walk
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Alina Ivanova  (URS)42:57
(CR)
Flag of Sweden.svg  Madelein Svensson  (SWE)43:13Flag of Finland.svg  Sari Essayah  (FIN)43:13
4 × 100 m relay
details
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
Dahlia Duhaney
Juliet Cuthbert
Beverly McDonald
Merlene Ottey
Merlene Frazer*
41.94
(NR)
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)
Natalya Kovtun
Galina Malchugina
Yelena Vinogradova
Irina Privalova
42.20Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
Grit Breuer
Katrin Krabbe
Sabine Richter
Heike Drechsler
42.33
4 × 400 m relay
details
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)
Tatyana Ledovskaya
Lyudmila Dzhigalova
Olga Nazarova
Olha Bryzhina
Anna Chuprina*
3:18.43Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Rochelle Stevens
Diane Dixon
Jearl Miles
Lillie Leatherwood
Natasha Kaiser-Brown*
3:20.15Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
Uta Rohländer
Katrin Krabbe
Christine Wachtel
Grit Breuer
Annett Hesselbarth*
Katrin Schreiter*
3:21.25
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)

Note: * Indicates athletes who ran in preliminary rounds.

Field

1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995

GamesGoldSilverBronze
Long jump
details
Flag of the United States.svg  Jackie Joyner-Kersee  (USA)7.32Flag of Germany.svg  Heike Drechsler  (GER)7.29Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Larysa Berezhna  (URS)7.11
High jump
details
Flag of Germany.svg  Heike Henkel  (GER)2.05Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Yelena Yelesina  (URS)1.98Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Inha Babakova  (URS)1.96
Shot put
details
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Huang Zhihong  (CHN)20.83Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Natalya Lisovskaya  (URS)20.29Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Svetlana Krivelyova  (URS)20.16
Discus throw
details
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Tsvetanka Khristova  (BUL)71.02Flag of Germany.svg  Ilke Wyludda  (GER)69.12Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Larisa Mikhalchenko  (URS)68.26
Javelin throw
details
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Xu Demei  (CHN)68.78Flag of Germany.svg  Petra Meier  (GER)68.68Flag of Germany.svg  Silke Renk  (GER)66.80
Heptathlon
details
Flag of Germany.svg  Sabine Braun  (GER)6672Flag of Romania.svg  Liliana Năstase  (ROU)6493Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Irina Belova  (URS)6448
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)

Note: * Indicates athletes who only ran in the preliminary round and also received medals.

Medal table

  *   Host nation (Japan)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)108826
2Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)991129
3Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)54817
4Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)4318
5Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)2237
6Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)2114
7Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria  (ALG)2013
8Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)1135
9Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)1113
10Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)1102
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)*1102
12Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria  (BUL)1001
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)1001
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)1001
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland  (SUI)1001
Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia  (ZAM)1001
17Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)0202
18Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)0112
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)0112
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania  (ROU)0112
21Flag of Brazil (1968-1992).svg  Brazil  (BRA)0101
Flag of Djibouti.svg  Djibouti  (DJI)0101
Flag of Ethiopia (1975-1987).svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)0101
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia  (NAM)0101
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)0101
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)0101
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)0101
28Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco  (MAR)0022
29Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)0011
Totals (29 nations)434343129
Source:

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