2001 World Championships in Athletics

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Host city Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Nations participating189
Athletes participating1677
DatesAugust 3–12, 2001
Officially opened by Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien
Main venue Commonwealth Stadium

The 8th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada between 3 August and 12 August and was the first time the event had visited North America. The music for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies was composed by Canadian composers Jan Randall as well as Cassius Khan and the events were televised live to an estimated[ by whom? ] viewing audience of 4 billion people in over 200 countries.[ citation needed ] The ceremonies also featured a 1000 voice choir, and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

Contents

Men's Results

Track

1997 | 1999 | 2001 | 2003 | 2005

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 m
details
Maurice Greene
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
9.82
(WL)
Bernard Williams
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
9.942
(PB)
Ato Boldon
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago  (TRI)
9.98
200 m
details
Konstantinos Kenteris
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)
20.04 Christopher Williams
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
20.20 Kim Collins
Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg  Saint Kitts and Nevis  (SKN)
20.30
(NR St.Kitts)
Shawn Crawford
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
400 m
details
Avard Moncur
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas  (BAH)
44.64 Ingo Schultz
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
44.87 Greg Haughton
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
44.98
800 m
details
André Bucher
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)
1:43.70 Wilfred Bungei
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
1:44.55 Paweł Czapiewski
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)
1:44.63
(PB)
1500 m
details
Hicham El Guerrouj
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco  (MAR)
3:30.68 Bernard Lagat
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
3:31.10 Driss Maazouzi
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)
3:31.54
(SB)
5000 m
details
Richard Limo
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
13:00.77 Million Wolde
Flag of Ethiopia (1991-1996).svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)
13:03.471 John Kibowen
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
13:05.20
10,000 m
details
Charles Kamathi
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
27:53.25 Assefa Mezgebu
Flag of Ethiopia (1991-1996).svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)
27:53.97 Haile Gebrselassie
Flag of Ethiopia (1991-1996).svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)
27:54.41
Marathon
details
Gezahegne Abera
Flag of Ethiopia (1991-1996).svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)
2:12:42
(SB)
Simon Biwott
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
2:12:43 Stefano Baldini
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)
2:13:18
110 m hurdles
details
Allen Johnson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
13.04
(WL)
Anier García
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)
13.07
(SB)
Dudley Dorival
Flag of Haiti.svg  Haiti  (Haiti)
13.25
(NR)
400 m hurdles
details
Félix Sánchez
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic  (DOM)
47.49
(WL)
Fabrizio Mori
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)
47.54
(NR)
Dai Tamesue
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)
47.89
(NR)
3,000 m st.
details
Reuben Kosgei
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
8:15.16 Ali Ezzine
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco  (MAR)
8:16.21 Bernard Barmasai
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
8:16.59
20 km walk
details
Roman Rasskazov
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)
1:20:31 Ilya Markov
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)
1:20:33 Viktor Burayev
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)
1:20:36
50 km walk
details
Robert Korzeniowski
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)
3:42.08
(WL)
Jesús Ángel García
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)
3:43:07
(SB)
Edgar Hernández
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico  (MEX)
3:46:12
(PB)
4 × 100 m relay
details
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)
Morne Nagel
Corne Du Plessis
Lee-Roy Newton
Mathew Quinn
38.47
(NR)
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago  (TRI)
Marc Burns
Ato Boldon
Jaycey Harper
Darrel Brown
38.58
(NR)
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
Matthew Shirvington
Paul Di Bella
Steve Brimacombe
Adam Basil
38.83
(SB)
4 × 400 m relay
details
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas  (BAH)
Avard Moncur
Chris Brown
Troy McIntosh
Tim Munnings
Carl Oliver*
2:58.194
(NR)
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
Brandon Simpson
Christopher Williams
Greg Haughton
Danny McFarlane
Michael Blackwood*
Mario Watts*
2:58.39
(SB)
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)
Rafał Wieruszewski
Piotr Haczek
Piotr Długosielski
Piotr Rysiukiewicz
Jacek Bocian*
2:59.71
(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.
1 Ali Saïdi-Sief of Algeria originally finished second in the 5000 m in 13:02.16, but he was disqualified after he tested positive for nandrolone.
2 Tim Montgomery (USA) originally came second in the men's 100 meters in 9.85, but he was disqualified in 2005 after he admitted to drug use as a result of the BALCO scandal.
3 The USA originally finished first in 37.96 (Mickey Grimes, Bernard Williams, Dennis Mitchell, Tim Montgomery), but they were disqualified in 2005 after Tim Montgomery admitted to drug use as a result of the BALCO scandal.
4 The United States (Leonard Byrd, Antonio Pettigrew, Derrick Brew, Angelo Taylor) originally finished first in 2:57.54, but were disqualified in 2008 after Antonio Pettigrew admitted to using HGH and EPO between 1997 and 2003.

Field

1997 | 1999 | 2001 | 2003 | 2005 | 2007

EventGoldSilverBronze
High jump
details
Martin Buß
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
2.36
(WL)
Yaroslav Rybakov
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)
2.33
(PB Rybakov)
(SB Voronin)
Vyacheslav Voronin
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)
Pole vault
details
Dmitri Markov
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
6.05
(CR)
Aleksandr Averbukh
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel  (ISR)
5.85 Nick Hysong
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
5.85
(SB)
Long jump
details
Iván Pedroso
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)
8.40 Savanté Stringfellow
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
8.24 Carlos Calado
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)
8.21
(SB)
Triple jump
details
Jonathan Edwards
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)
17.92
(WL)
Christian Olsson
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)
17.47 Igor Spasovkhodskiy
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)
17.44
(PB)
Shot put
details
John Godina
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
21.87 Adam Nelson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
21.24 Arsi Harju
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)
20.93
(SB)
Discus throw
details
Lars Riedel
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
69.72
(CR)
Virgilijus Alekna
Flag of Lithuania (1988-2004).svg  Lithuania  (LTU)
69.40 Michael Möllenbeck
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
67.61
(PB)
Hammer throw
details
Szymon Ziółkowski
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)
83.38
(CR)
Koji Murofushi
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)
82.92 Ilya Konovalov
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)
80.27
(SB)
Javelin throw
details
Jan Železný
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)
92.80
(CR)
Aki Parviainen
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)
91.31 Konstadinos Gatsioudis
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)
89.95
Decathlon
details
Tomáš Dvořák
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)
8902
(CR)
Erki Nool
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia  (EST)
8815
(NR)
Dean Macey
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)
8603
(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's Results

Track

1997 | 1999 | 2001 | 2003 | 2005

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 m
details
Zhanna Pintusevich
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)
10.82
(WL)
Ekaterini Thanou
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)
10.912
(SB)
Chandra Sturrup
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas  (BAH)
11.02
200 m
details
Debbie Ferguson
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas  (BAH)
22.521 LaTasha Jenkins
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
22.85 Cydonie Mothersille
Flag of the Cayman Islands.svg  Cayman Islands  (CAY)
22.882
400 m
details
Amy Mbacke Thiam
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal  (SEN)
49.86
(NR)
Lorraine Fenton
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
49.88
(SB)
Ana Guevara
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico  (MEX)
49.97
SB
800 m
details
Maria Mutola
Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique  (MOZ)
1:57.17 Stephanie Graf
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria  (AUT)
1:57.20
(SB)
Letitia Vriesde
Flag of Suriname.svg  Suriname  (SUR)
1:57.35
(SB)
1,500 m
details
Gabriela Szabo
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania  (ROU)
4:00.57
(SB)
Violeta Szekely
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania  (ROU)
4:01.70 Natalya Gorelova
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)
4:02.40
5,000 m
details
Olga Yegorova
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)
15:03.39 Marta Dominguez
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)
15:06.59 Ayelech Worku
Flag of Ethiopia (1991-1996).svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)
15:10.17
10,000 m
details
Derartu Tulu
Flag of Ethiopia (1991-1996).svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)
31:48.81 Berhane Adere
Flag of Ethiopia (1991-1996).svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)
31:48.85 Gete Wami
Flag of Ethiopia (1991-1996).svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)
31:49.98
Marathon
details
Lidia Șimon
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania  (ROU)
2:26:01 Reiko Tosa
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)
2:26:06 Svetlana Zakharova
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)
2:26:18
100 m hurdles
details
Anjanette Kirkland
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
12.42
(WL)
Gail Devers
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
12.54
SB
Olga Shishigina
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan  (KAZ)
12.58
(SB)
400 m hurdles
details
Nezha Bidouane
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco  (MAR)
53.34
(WL)
Yuliya Pechonkina
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)
54.27 Daimí Pernía
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)
54.51
20 km walk
details
Olimpiada Ivanova
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)
1:27:48
(CR)
Valentina Tsybulskaya
Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus  (BLR)
1:28:49
(PB)
Elisabetta Perrone
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)
1:28:56
4 × 100 m relay
details
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
Melanie Paschke
Gabi Rockmeier
Birgit Rockmeier
Marion Wagner
42.323
(SB)
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)
Sylviane Félix
Frédérique Bangué
Muriel Hurtis
Odiah Sidibé
42.39
(SB)
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
Juliet Campbell
Merlene Frazer
Beverly McDonald
Astia Walker
Elva Goulbourne*
42.40
(SB)
4 × 400 m relay
details
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
Sandie Richards
Catherine Scott-Pomales
Debbie-Ann Parris
Lorraine Fenton
Michelle Burgher*
Deon Hemmings*
3:20.65
(WL)
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
Florence Ekpo-Umoh
Shanta Ghosh
Claudia Marx
Grit Breuer
3:21.97
(SB)
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)
Irina Rosikhina
Yuliya Pechonkina
Anastasiya Kapachinskaya
Olesya Zykina
Natalya Shevtsova*
3:24.92
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 Kelli White originally finished third in the 200 m in 22.56, but she was disqualified in 2004 after she admitted to using steroids as a result of the BALCO doping scandal.
2 Marion Jones (USA) finished second in the 100m in 10.85 and first in the 200m in 22.39, but she was disqualified in 2005 after she admitted to using steroids as a result of the BALCO doping scandal.
3 The USA team of Kelli White, Chryste Gaines, Inger Miller, and Marion Jones originally finished first in a time of 41.71, but were disqualified in 2004 after Kelli White admitted to using steroids as a result of the BALCO doping scandal.

Field

1997 | 1999 | 2001 | 2003 | 2005 | 2007

EventGoldSilverBronze
High jump
details
Hestrie Cloete
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)
2.00
(SB)
Inha Babakova
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)
2.00 Kajsa Bergqvist
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)
1.97
Pole vault
details
Stacy Dragila
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
4.75
(CR)
Svetlana Feofanova
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)
4.75
(CR)
Monika Pyrek
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)
4.55
Long jump
details
Fiona May
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)
7.02 Tatyana Kotova
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)
7.01 Niurka Montalvo
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)
6.88
Triple jump
details
Tatyana Lebedeva
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)
15.25
(WL)
Françoise Mbango-Etone
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon  (CMR)
14.60 Tereza Marinova
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria  (BUL)
14.58
Shot put
details
Yanina Karolchik
Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus  (BLR)
20.61
(NR)
Nadine Kleinert
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
19.86
(PB)
Vita Pavlysh
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)
19.41
Discus throw
details
Ellina Zvereva
Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus  (BLR)
67.101 Nicoleta Grasu
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania  (ROU)
66.24 Anastasia Kelesidou
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)
65.50
(SB)
Hammer throw
details
Yipsi Moreno
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)
70.65
(AR)
Olga Kuzenkova
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)
70.61 Bronwyn Eagles
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
68.87
Javelin throw
details
Osleidys Menéndez
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)
69.53
(CR)
Mirela Maniani
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)
65.78 Sonia Bisset
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)
64.69
Heptathlon
details
Yelena Prokhorova
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)
6694
(SB)
Natallia Sazanovich
Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg  Belarus  (BLR)
6539
(SB)
Shelia Burrell
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
6472
(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)

1 Natalya Sadova of Russia originally won the gold medal in discus throw (68.57), but she was later disqualified after she tested positive for caffeine.

Medal table

Note that the host, Canada, did not win any medals at these championships. This fate Canada shares only with Sweden (1995).

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)57618
2Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)55313
3Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)3328
4Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)3317
5Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)3126
6Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas  (BAH)3014
7Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)2338
8Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus  (BLR)2204
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania  (ROU)2204
10Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco  (MAR)2103
11Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)2035
12Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)2002
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (SAF)2002
14Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)1326
15Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)1225
16Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)1124
17Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)1113
18Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia  (AUS)1023
19Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)1012
20Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic  (DOM)1001
Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique  (MOZ)1001
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal  (SEN)1001
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland  (SUI)1001
24Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)0213
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)0213
26Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)0112
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)0112
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)0112
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago  (TTO)0112
30Flag of Austria.svg  Austria  (AUT)0101
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon  (CMR)0101
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia  (EST)0101
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel  (ISR)0101
Flag of Lithuania (1988-2004).svg  Lithuania  (LTU)0101
35Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico  (MEX)0022
36Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria  (BUL)0011
Flag of the Cayman Islands.svg  Cayman Islands  (CAY)0011
Flag of Haiti.svg  Haiti  (HAI)0011
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan  (KAZ)0011
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)0011
Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg  Saint Kitts and Nevis  (SKN)0011
Flag of Suriname.svg  Suriname  (SUR)0011
Totals (42 nations)464746139
Source:

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100 metres at the World Championships in Athletics

The 100 metres at the World Championships in Athletics has been contested by both men and women since the inaugural edition in 1983. It is the second most prestigious 100 m title after the 100 metres at the Olympics. The competition format typically has two or three qualifying rounds leading to a final between eight athletes. Since 2011 a preliminary round has been held, where athletes who have not achieved the qualifying standard time compete to enter the first round proper.

4 × 100 metres relay at the World Championships in Athletics

The 4×100 metres relay at the World Championships in Athletics has been contested by both men and women since the inaugural edition in 1983. It is the second most prestigious title in the discipline after the 4×100 metres relay at the Olympics. The competition format typically has one qualifying round leading to a final between eight teams. As of 2015, nations can qualify for the competition through a top eight finish at the previous IAAF World Relays event, with the remaining teams coming through the more traditional route of ranking highly on time in the seasonal lists.

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