1999 World Championships in Athletics

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7th World Championships in Athletics
Seville IAAF 1999.jpg
Host city Seville, Spain
Nations participating201
Athletes participating1821
DatesAugust 20–29, 1999
Officially opened by King Juan Carlos I
Main venue Estadio Olímpico

The 7th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at the Estadio Olímpico, Seville, Spain, between the August 20 and August 29.

Contents

One of the main highlights of the games was the world record set in the 400 metres by Michael Johnson of the United States in a time of 43.18 seconds.

Men's results

Track

1995 | 1997 | 1999 | 2001 | 2003

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 m
details
Maurice Greene
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
9.80
(CR)
Bruny Surin
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
9.84
(=NR)
Dwain Chambers
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
9.97
(PB)
200 m
details
Maurice Greene
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
19.90
(SB)
Claudinei da Silva
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
20.00
(PB)
Francis Obikwelu
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
20.11
400 m
details
Michael Johnson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
43.18
(WR)
Sanderlei Claro Parrela
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
44.29
(AR)
Alejandro Cárdenas
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
44.31
(NR)
800 m
details
Wilson Kipketer
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark
1:43.30 Hezekiél Sepeng
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
1:43.32 Djabir Saïd-Guerni
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria
1:44.18
(NR)
1500 m
details
Hicham El Guerrouj
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
3:27.65
(CR)
Noah Ngeny
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
3:28.73
(NR)
Reyes Estévez
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
3:30.57
(PB)
5000 m
details
Salah Hissou
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
12:58.13
(CR)
Benjamin Limo
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
12:58.72 Mohammed Mourhit
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
12:58.80
10,000 m
details
Haile Gebrselassie
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
27:57.27 Paul Tergat
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
27:58.56 Assefa Mezgebu
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
27:59.15
Marathon
details
Abel Antón
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
2:13:36 Vincenzo Modica
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
2:14:03 Nobuyuki Sato
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
2:14:07
110 m hurdles
details
Colin Jackson
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
13.04
(SB)
Anier García
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
13.07
(NR)
Duane Ross
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
13.12
(PB)
400 m hurdles
details
Fabrizio Mori
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
47.72
(WL)
Stéphane Diagana
Flag of France.svg  France
48.12
(SB)
Marcel Schelbert
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland
48.13
(NR)
3000 m st.
details
Christopher Kosgei
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
8:11.76 Wilson Boit Kipketer
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
8:12.09 Ali Ezzine
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
8.12.73
20 km walk
details
Ilya Markov
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
1:23:34 Jefferson Pérez
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador
1:24:19 Daniel García
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
1:24:31
50 km walk
details
Ivano Brugnetti
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
3:47:541
(PB)
Nikolay Matyukhin
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
3:48:18 Curt Clausen
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
3:50:55
4 × 100 m relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Jon Drummond
Tim Montgomery
Brian Lewis
Maurice Greene
37.59
(WL)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)
Jason Gardener
Darren Campbell
Marlon Devonish
Dwain Chambers
Allyn Condon*
37.73
(AR)
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)
Raphael de Oliveira
Claudinei da Silva
Édson Ribeiro
André da Silva
38.052
(AR)
4 × 400 m relay
details
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)
Tomasz Czubak
Robert Maćkowiak
Jacek Bocian
Piotr Haczek
Piotr Długosielski*
2:58.913
(SB)
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
Michael McDonald
Greg Haughton
Danny McFarlane
Davian Clarke
Paston Coke*
Omar Brown*
2:59.34Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)
Jopie van Oudtshoorn
Hendrick Mokganyetsi
Adriaan Botha
Arnaud Malherbe
3:00.20
(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)

Note: * Indicates athletes who ran in preliminary rounds.
1 German Skurygin of Russia originally won the gold medal in the 50 km walk in 3:44:23, but was disqualified after he tested positive for drugs in November 2001.
2 Nigeria (Innocent Asonze, Francis Obikwelu, Daniel Effiong, Deji Aliu) originally won the bronze medal in 37.91, but were disqualified on August 31, 2005 after it was found Asonze had failed a doping test in June 1999.
3 The United States (Jerome Davis, Antonio Pettigrew, Angelo Taylor, Michael Johnson) originally won the gold medal in 2:56.45, but were disqualified in 2008 after Antonio Pettigrew admitted to using HGH and EPO between 1997 and 2003.

Field

1995 | 1997 | 1999 | 2001 | 2003

EventGoldSilverBronze
High jump
details
Vyacheslav Voronin
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
2.37
(WL)
Mark Boswell
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
2.35
(NR)
Martin Buß
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
2.32
Pole vault
details
Maksim Tarasov
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
6.02
(CR)
Dmitri Markov
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
5.90 Aleksandr Averbukh
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel
5.80
(NR)
Long jump
details
Iván Pedroso
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
8.56 Yago Lamela
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
8.40 Gregor Cankar
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia
8.36
(SB)
Triple jump
details
Charles Friedek
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
17.59
(WL)
Rostislav Dimitrov
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria
17.49
(PB)
Jonathan Edwards
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
17.48
Shot put
details
C.J. Hunter
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
21.79
(PB)
Oliver-Sven Buder
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
21.42
(SB)
Oleksandr Bagach
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
21.26
Discus throw
details
Anthony Washington
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
69.08
(CR)
Jürgen Schult
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
68.18
(SB)
Lars Riedel
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
68.09
Javelin throw
details
Aki Parviainen
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
89.52 Konstadinos Gatsioudis
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
89.18 Jan Železný
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
87.67
Hammer throw
details
Karsten Kobs
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
80.24 Zsolt Németh
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
79.05 Vladislav Piskunov
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
79.03
Decathlon
details
Tomáš Dvořák
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
8744 Dean Macey
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
8556
(PB)
Chris Huffins
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
8547
(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)

Women's results

Track

1995 | 1997 | 1999 | 2001 | 2003

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 m
details
Marion Jones
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
10.70
(CR)
Inger Miller
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
10.79 Ekaterini Thanou
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
10.84
200 m
details
Inger Miller
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
21.77
(WL)
Beverly McDonald
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
22.22
(PB)
Merlene Frazer
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
22.26
Andrea Philipp
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
400 m
details
Cathy Freeman
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
49.67
(SB)
Anja Rücker
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
49.74
(PB)
Lorraine Graham-Fenton
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
49.92
(PB)
800 m
details
Ludmila Formanová
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
1:56.68 Maria Mutola
Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique
1:56.72 Svetlana Masterkova
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
1:56.93
1500 m
details
Svetlana Masterkova
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
3:59.53
(SB)
Regina Jacobs
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
4:00.35
(PB)
Kutre Dulecha
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
4:00.96
(SB)
5000 m
details
Gabriela Szabo
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
14:41.82
(CR)
Zahra Ouaziz
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
14:43.15 Ayelech Worku
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
14:44.22
(PB)
10,000 m
details
Gete Wami
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
30:24.56
(CR)
Paula Radcliffe
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
30:27.13
(NR)
Tegla Loroupe
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
30:32.03
(NR)
Marathon
details
Jong Song-Ok
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea
2:26:59
(NR)
Ari Ichihashi
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
2:27:02
(PB)
Lidia Șimon
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
2:27:41
100 m hurdles
details
Gail Devers
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
12.37
(WL)
Gloria Alozie
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
12.44
(AR)
Ludmila Engquist
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
12.47
(NR)
400 m hurdles
details
Daimí Pernía
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
52.89
(WL)
Nezha Bidouane
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
52.90
(AR)
Deon Hemmings
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
53.16
(SB)
20 km walk
details
Liu Hongyu
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
1:30:50 Wang Yan
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
1:30:52 Kerry Saxby-Junna
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
1:31:18
(SB)
4 × 100 m relay
details
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas  (BAH)
Savatheda Fynes
Chandra Sturrup
Pauline Davis-Thompson
Debbie Ferguson
Eldece Clarke-Lewis*
41.92
(WL)
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)
Patricia Girard
Muriel Hurtis
Katia Benth
Christine Arron
Fabé Dia*
42.06
(NR)
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
Aleen Bailey
Merlene Frazer
Beverly McDonald
Peta-Gaye Dowdie
42.15
(SB)
4 × 400 m relay
details
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)
Tatyana Chebykina
Svetlana Goncharenko
Olga Kotlyarova
Natalya Nazarova
Natalya Sharova*
Yekaterina Bakhvalova*
3:21.98
(WL)
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Suziann Reid
Maicel Malone-Wallace
Michelle Collins
Jearl Miles Clark
Andrea Anderson*
3:22.09
(SB)
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
Anke Feller
Uta Rohländer
Anja Rücker
Grit Breuer
Anja Knippel*
3:22.43
(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)

Note: * Indicates athletes who ran in preliminary rounds.

Field

1995 |1997 |1999 |2001 |2003

EventGoldSilverBronze
High jump
details
Inha Babakova
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
1.99 Yelena Yelesina
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
1.99 Svetlana Lapina
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
1.99
(PB)
Pole vault
details
Stacy Dragila
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
4.60
(WR)
Anzhela Balakhonova
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
4.55
(AR)
Tatiana Grigorieva
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
4.45
Long jump
details
Niurka Montalvo
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
7.06
(NR)
Fiona May
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
6.94 Marion Jones
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
6.83
Triple jump
details
Paraskevi Tsiamita
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
14.88 Yamilé Aldama
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
14.61 Olga Vasdeki
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
14.61
Shot put
details
Astrid Kumbernuss
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
19.85
(SB)
Nadine Kleinert
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
19.61
(PB)
Svetlana Krivelyova
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
19.43
Discus throw
details
Franka Dietzsch
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
68.14 Anastasia Kelesidou
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
66.05 Nicoleta Grasu
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
65.35
Hammer throw
details
Mihaela Melinte
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
75.20 Olga Kuzenkova
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
72.56 Lisa Misipeka
Flag of American Samoa.svg  American Samoa
66.06
Javelin throw
details
Mirela Manjani
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
67.09
(PB)
Tatyana Shikolenko
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
66.37
(PB)
Trine Hattestad
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
66.06
Heptathlon
details
Eunice Barber
Flag of France.svg  France
6861
(PB)
Denise Lewis
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
6724 Ghada Shouaa
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria
6500
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

  *   Host nation (Spain)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)103417
2Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)54312
3Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)44412
4Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)2226
5Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco  (MAR)2215
6Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)2204
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)2204
8Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)*2114
9Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)2035
10Flag of Romania.svg  Romania  (ROU)2024
11Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)2013
12Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)1427
13Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)1416
14Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)1203
15Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia  (AUS)1124
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)1124
17Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)1102
18Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas  (BAH)1001
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN)1001
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)1001
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea  (PRK)1001
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)1001
23Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)0246
24Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)0213
25Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)0202
26Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)0112
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria  (NGR)0112
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (SAF)0112
29Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria  (BUL)0101
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador  (ECU)0101
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)0101
Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique  (MOZ)0101
33Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico  (MEX)0022
34Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria  (ALG)0011
Flag of American Samoa.svg  American Samoa  (ASA)0011
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium  (BEL)0011
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel  (ISR)0011
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)0011
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia  (SLO)0011
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)0011
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland  (SUI)0011
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria  (SYR)0011
Totals (42 nations)464647139
Source:

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