2005 World Championships in Athletics

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2005 World Championships in Athletics
Yleisurheilun maailmanmestaruuskilpailut 2005
Världsmästerskapen i friidrott 2005
Helsinki 2005.svg
Host city Helsinki, Finland
Nations participating196
Athletes participating1,891
Events47
Dates6–14 August 2005
Officially opened by President Tarja Halonen
Main venue Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Helsinki Olympic Stadium at the opening day of the 2005 World Championships in Athletics. 2005 World Championships in Athletics 2.jpg
Helsinki Olympic Stadium at the opening day of the 2005 World Championships in Athletics.

The 10th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), were held in the Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland (6 August 2005 14 August 2005), the site of the first IAAF World Championships in 1983. One theme of the 2005 championships was paralympic events, some of which were included as exhibition events. Much of the event was played in extremely heavy rainfall.

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Background

Bidding

The original winning bid for the competition was for London but the cost to build the required stadium at Picketts Lock and host the event was deemed too expensive by the government. UK Athletics suggested to move the host city to Sheffield (using Don Valley Stadium), but the IAAF stated that having London as the host city was central to their winning the bid. The championships bidding process was reopened as a result. The United Kingdom's withdrawal as host was the first case for a major sporting event in a developed country since Denver's withdrawal as host of the 1976 Winter Olympics. [1]

Helsinki was considered by many to be the outsider in the race to host the games with rival bids being presented by Berlin in Germany; Brussels in Belgium, Budapest in Hungary, Moscow in Russia and Rome in Italy.

Opening ceremony

Apocalyptica and Nightwish performed at the opening ceremony of the event over a heavy rainfall. Geir Rönning, Finland's Eurovision Song Contest 2005 entrant, sang "Victory" the official song of the 2005 IAAF World Championships.

Events

With the addition of the women's 3000 metres steeplechase to the schedule, that year's program of events was closer to parity for women and men. With the exception of the 50 km walk the women competed in practically the same events as the men. Two differences remaining from before, though, were the short hurdles race (100 metres for women vs. 110 metres for men), and the multi-event competition (heptathlon for women vs. decathlon for men).

Since the first World Championships in Helsinki 1983, seven new events have been added for women:

Drug testing

The IAAF conducted their largest ever anti-doping program at an athletics event for the championships, with 705 athletes subjected to a total 884 of tests. [2] There were two athletes who failed drugs tests: Indian discus thrower Neelam Jaswant Singh tested positive for the stimulant pemoline, and Vladyslav Piskunov, a Ukrainian hammer thrower, tested positive for the steroid drostanolone. [3] Singh received a two-year ineligibility ban, [4] while Piskunov received a life ban from athletics as this was his second offence. [5]

In March 2013, the IAAF announced that re-testing of samples taken during these championships revealed that five medal winners had proved positive for banned substances. The athletes involved were Belarusian Nadzeya Ostapchuk (shot put gold), Belarusian Ivan Tsikhan (hammer throw gold), Russian Olga Kuzenkova (hammer throw gold), Russian Tatyana Kotova (long jump silver) and Belarus's Vadim Devyatovskiy (men's hammer silver). [6] Belarusian Andrei Mikhnevich (shot put 6th) had also tested positive and was disqualified. [7]

Men's results

Track

2001 | 2003 | 2005 | 2007 | 2009

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 m
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Justin Gatlin
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
9.88
SB
Michael Frater
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
10.05 Kim Collins
Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg  Saint Kitts and Nevis
10.05
200 m
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Justin Gatlin
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
20.04 Wallace Spearmon
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
20.20 John Capel
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
20.31
SB
Justin Gatlin wins the 200 metres, becoming the second athlete to win a sprint double in a single World Championships (Maurice Greene was the first, in 1999). Tyson Gay finishes fourth (20.34) to complete an American 1-2-3-4, the first time any nation has achieved this in a world championship athletics event. Usain Bolt of Jamaica pulls a muscle at about 150 m into the race and finishes last.
400 m
details
Jeremy Wariner
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
43.93
WL
Andrew Rock
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
44.35
PB
Tyler Christopher
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
44.44
NR
Olympic champion Wariner wins easily, with his first time under 44 seconds.
800 m
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Rashid Ramzi
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain
1:44.24
PB
Yuriy Borzakovskiy
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
1:44.51 William Yiampoy
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
1:44.55
Yuriy Borzakovskiy starts his trademark sprint finish at 200m to go, but was boxed in behind Mehdi Baala of France which allowed Rashid Ramzi to win his second gold in the championships.
1500 m
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Rashid Ramzi
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain
3:37.88 Adil Kaouch
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
3:38.00
SB
Rui Silva
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
3:38.02
This was the first 800–1500 m double in open global championship since New Zealand's Peter Snell achieved it at the Tokyo Olympics in 1964. Ramzi, near the front at the bell, kicked with 300 metres to go and made another decisive move with 200 to go.
5000 m
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Benjamin Limo
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
13:32.55 Sileshi Sihine
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
13:32.81 Craig Mottram
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
13:32.96
A slow pace race, ending in a sprint for the line in the last lap. Defending champion Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya just misses out of the bronze. (13:33.04)
10,000 m
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Kenenisa Bekele
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
27:08.33 Sileshi Sihine
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
27:08.87 Moses Mosop
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
27:08.96
PB
The pace was slow for the first sixteen laps until Bekele surged to the front with a 62-second seventeenth lap, whittling the pack down to nine men. The pace would dawdle again, the ninth kilometre was the slowest since the first in 2:48, though the last one was run in a furious 2:29. The pack of nine was still together at the bell, although somewhat strung out. Bekele ran the last lap in 54 seconds, holding off the challenge of Mosop thanks to help from Sihine and Dinkessa, who boxed him on the penultimate straight. Bekele would then hold off a charge from Sihine, while Dinkessa faded to seventh due to his exertions.
Marathon
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Jaouad Gharib
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
2:10:10 Christopher Isengwe
Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania
2:10:21
PB
Tsuyoshi Ogata
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
2:11:16
SB
Gharib attacked just before 30 km mark, getting Italian Olympic champion Stefano Baldini with him. Baldini had cramps few kilometres later and he retired after 35 kilometres.
110 m hurdles
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Ladji Doucouré
Flag of France.svg  France
13.07 Liu Xiang
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
13.08 Allen Johnson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
13.10
In a very tight race, Frenchman Ladji Doucouré wins the 110 m hurdles, battling with Allen Johnson in the middle lanes and just crossing the line ahead of the fast finishing Liu Xiang.
400 m hurdles
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Bershawn Jackson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
47.30
PB
James Carter
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
47.43
PB
Dai Tamesue
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
48.10
SB
In driving rain, Dai Tamesue starts fast to take the early lead before being overtaken on the final bend. Bershawn Jackson shows better form in the final straight to stretch away from James Carter. Tamesue dives over the line for a bronze to edge out Kerron Clement of the USA who jogs over the line.
3000 m s'chase
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Saif Saaeed Shaheen
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar
8:13.31 Ezekiel Kemboi
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
8:14.95 Brimin Kipruto
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
8:15.30
A comfortable race for Said Saaeed Shaheen as Ezekiel Kemboi fails to mount a serious challenge. Brimin Kipruto finishes fast to edge Brahim Boulami into fourth place by two hundredths of a second.
20 km walk
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Jefferson Pérez
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador
1:18:35
SB
Paquillo Fernández
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
1:19:36 Juan Manuel Molina
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
1:19:44
PB
50 km walk
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Sergey Kirdyapkin
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
3:38:08
PB
Aleksey Voyevodin
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
3:41:25 Alex Schwazer
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
3:41:54
NR
Sergey Kirdyapkin, the former junior world champion led from early on and secures the global title in a personal best time. At around the 20 km mark he was caught by Aleksey Voyevodin, but by 40 km Kirdyapkin had shaken off his fellow Russian, who went on to earn silver in 3:41.25. Italian Alex Schwazer powers through late on to claim the bronze in a national record 3:41.54. There were fourteen disqualifications, and seven athletes did not finish.
4×100 m
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Flag of France.svg  France
Ladji Doucouré
Ronald Pognon
Eddy De Lépine
Lueyi Dovy
Oudéré Kankarafou*
38.08
WL
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago
Kevon Pierre
Marc Burns
Jacey Harper
Darrel Brown
38.10
NR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Jason Gardener
Marlon Devonish
Christian Malcolm
Mark Lewis-Francis
38.27
SB
The Great Britain team just beat Jamaica (38.28, SB) and Australia (38.32, SB) to bronze medal position. The United States' team does not participate, having bungled their first relay stick handoff in their qualification heat the previous day.
4×400 m
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Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Andrew Rock
Derrick Brew
Darold Williamson
Jeremy Wariner
Miles Smith*
LaShawn Merritt*
2:56.91
WL
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas
Nathaniel McKinney
Avard Moncur
Andrae Williams
Chris Brown
Troy McIntosh*
2:57.32
NR
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
Sanjay Ayre
Brandon Simpson
Lansford Spence
Davian Clarke
Michael Blackwood*
2:58.07
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

2001 | 2003 | 2005 | 2007 | 2009

EventGoldSilverBronze
High jump
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Yuriy Krymarenko
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine
2.32 Víctor Moya
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
2.29
Yaroslav Rybakov
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Surprise winner. Eight athletes had cleared 2.29 m but on 2.32 m, 23 straight attempts were failed, until Krymarenko cleared with his last attempt.
Pole vault
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Rens Blom
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
5.80
SB
Brad Walker
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
5.75 Pavel Gerasimov
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
5.65
SB
In rain and heavy wind, Rens Blom wins the first Dutch gold medal at a World Championship.
Long jump
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Dwight Phillips
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
8.60
WL
Ignisious Gaisah
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana
8.34
NR
Tommi Evilä
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
8.25
Dwight Phillips takes the gold comfortably with his first jump, but the contest for the other medals is fierce. Tommi Evilä wins the host nation Finland's only medal of the championships, just beating Salim Sdiri of France and Joan Lino Martínez of Spain to third place.
Triple jump
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Walter Davis
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
17.57
SB
Yoandri Betanzos
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
17.42
SB
Marian Oprea
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
17.40
Leevan Sands, of the Bahamas, is in bronze medal position for a long time, but is pipped to fourth by Marian Oprea's last jump.
Shot put
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Adam Nelson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
21.73
SB
Rutger Smith
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
21.29 Ralf Bartels
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
20.99
After two Olympic and two World Championship silver medals, Adam Nelson finally took his first gold at the global level. Nelson would retroactively gain the 2004 Olympic gold after drug sample retesting disqualified the original gold medalist, but without a podium ceremony.
Discus throw
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Virgilijus Alekna
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania
70.17
CR
Gerd Kanter
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia
68.57 Michael Möllenbeck
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
65.95
Defending champion Virgilijus Alekna takes home the gold with the competition's only longer-than-70 m throw. Fellow Balt Gerd Kanter is the runner-up.
Hammer throw
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Vadim Devyatovskiy
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus
82.60 Szymon Ziółkowski
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
79.35
SB
Markus Esser
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
79.16
Ivan Tsikhan (1st) was later disqualified for doping.
Javelin throw
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Andrus Värnik
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia
87.17 Andreas Thorkildsen
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
86.18 Sergey Makarov
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
83.54
Surprise winner Andrus Värnik takes Estonia's first gold medal at the World Championships, beating the reigning Olympic champion Andreas Thorkildsen by 99 cm. Finland's young star Tero Pitkämäki throws below his usual level in the heavy rain, and finishes fourth (81.27 m).
Decathlon
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Bryan Clay
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
8732
WL
Roman Šebrle
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
8521 Attila Zsivoczky
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary
8385
Aleksandr Pogorelov just loses the bronze after the 1500 m.
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

2001 | 2003 | 2005 | 2007 | 2009

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 m
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Lauryn Williams
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
10.93 Veronica Campbell
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
10.95
SB
Christine Arron
Flag of France.svg  France
10.98
Lauryn Williams obtains a surprise victory beating the favourite Christine Arron that finished only third behind also Veronica Campbell.
200 m
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Allyson Felix
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
22.16 Rachelle Boone-Smith
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
22.31 Christine Arron
Flag of France.svg  France
22.31
SB
Veronica Campbell ran a terrible bend (she runs out of her lane) and finished fourth.
400 m
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Tonique Williams-Darling
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas
49.55
SB
Sanya Richards
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
49.74 Ana Guevara
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
49.81
In a high quality final (despite heavy rainfall), Tonique Williams-Darling overtakes Sanya Richards just before the finish.
800 m
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Zulia Calatayud
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
1:58.82 Hasna Benhassi
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
1:59.42 Tatyana Andrianova
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
1:59.60
Former world champion Maria de Lurdes Mutola comes fourth.
1500 m
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Tatyana Tomashova
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
4:00.35
SB
Olga Yegorova
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
4:01.46 Bouchra Ghezielle
Flag of France.svg  France
4:02.45
Yuliya Chizhenko finished second in 4:00.93, but she was disqualified for obstructing Maryam Yusuf Jamal of Bahrain, therefore Olga Yegorova gets the silver and Bouchra Ghezielle of France gets the bronze.
5000 m
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Tirunesh Dibaba
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
14:38.59
CR
Meseret Defar
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
14:39.54 Ejegayehu Dibaba
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
14:42.47
Tirunesh Dibaba becomes the first woman to win the 5000 m and 10000 m at the same championships. Also, as in the 10000 m race, the winner's elder sister Ejegayehu Dibaba takes the bronze, stepping onto an entirely Ethiopian podium. Ethiopia claim the first four places, the second time that a country has ever achieved this (after the USA Men's 200m above).
10,000 m
details
Tirunesh Dibaba
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
30:24.02 Berhane Adere
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
30:25.41
SB
Ejegayehu Dibaba
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
30:26.00
Fascinating race with Paula Radcliffe, using the race as preparation for the marathon, setting most of the pace before her lack of competitive 10k races this season sees her drop back with three laps to go. The three medal winners shows amazing acceleration with one lap to go, Berhane Adere kicking first but quickly covered by Tirunesh Dibaba with elder sister Ejegayehu Dibaba unable to match their pace. Tirunesh kicks again and goes past Adere with 250 metres to go to claim the gold. Reigning Olympic champion Xing Huina cannot cope with the acceleration and finishes fourth.
Marathon
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Paula Radcliffe
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
2:20:57
CR
Catherine Ndereba
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
2:22:01
SB
Constantina Tomescu
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
2:23:19
Paula Radcliffe sets the pace of the race, leading all the way from start to finish. Constantina Tomescu is able to keep up with Radcliffe the longest, but begins to fall behind after the 25 km mark and at the end finds herself overtaken by the defending champion Catherine Ndereba. Derartu Tulu finishes fourth.
100 m hurdles
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Michelle Perry
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
12.66 Delloreen Ennis-London
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
12.76 Brigitte Foster-Hylton
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
12.76
A dramatic race, as Olympic champion Joanna Hayes leads but loses her balance after the second last hurdle, runs into the last hurdle, and comes last.
400 m hurdles
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Yuliya Pechonkina
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
52.90
WL
Lashinda Demus
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
53.27
PB
Sandra Glover
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
53.32
PB
Yuliya Pechonkina wins the gold. The USA appeals after Pechonkina appears to have not jumped over the first hurdle correctly, but the appeal fails.
3000 m s'chase
details
Dorcus Inzikuru
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda
9:18.24
CR
Yekaterina Volkova
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
9:20.49
PB
Jeruto Kiptum
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
9:26.95
NR
Dorcus Inzikuru wins Uganda's first ever gold medal in the World Championships
20 km walk
details
Olimpiada Ivanova
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
1:25:41
WL
Ryta Turava
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus
1:27:05
NR
Susana Feitor
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
1:28:44
SB
4 × 100 m relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Angela Daigle
Muna Lee
Me'Lisa Barber
Lauryn Williams
41.78
WL
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
Daniele Browning
Sherone Simpson
Aleen Bailey
Veronica Campbell
Beverly McDonald*
41.99
SB
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus
Yulia Nestsiarenka
Natalya Sologub
Alena Nevmerzhitskaya
Oksana Dragun
42.56
NR
4 × 400 m relay
details
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
Yuliya Pechonkina
Olesya Krasnomovets
Natalya Antyukh
Svetlana Pospelova
Tatyana Firova*
Olesya Zykina*
3:20.95Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
Shericka Williams
Novlene Williams
Ronetta Smith
Lorraine Fenton
3:23.29
SB
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Lee McConnell
Donna Fraser
Nicola Sanders
Christine Ohuruogu
3:24.44
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

2001 | 2003 | 2005 | 2007 | 2009

EventGoldSilverBronze
High jump
details
Kajsa Bergqvist
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
2.02
WL
Chaunte Howard
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2.00
PB
Emma Green
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
1.96
PB
The weather conditions during final were not the best, and may well have hampered performances. Kajsa Bergqvist showed what willpower and dedication can achieve, as she claimed her first world championship gold medal after clearing 2.02m with only one foul in her entire series of jumps despite being having only recovered from injury within the past few months. Newcomer Chaunte Howard was the only real threat to Kajsa, and a big surprise, seemingly to herself as much as to the spectators. Her respectable jump technique and result make her someone to keep an eye on in the future. Swede Emma Green continued her quick rise to the elite level, taking the bronze in her first ever major championships.
Pole vault
details
Yelena Isinbayeva
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
5.01
WR
Monika Pyrek
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
4.60 Pavla Hamáčková
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
4.50
Already having secured her victory by doing the competition's only 4.70 m jump, Yelena Isinbayeva breaks her own world record from three weeks ago by 1 centimetre.
Long jump
details
Tianna Madison
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
6.89
PB
Eunice Barber
Flag of France.svg  France
6.76 Yargelis Savigne
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
6.69
An unexpected win for Tianna Madison, as Tatyana Kotova finishes second for the third World Outdoor Championships in a row. In 2013 Kotova's drug test sample from this event had been retested and found to be positive. [8]
Triple jump
details
Trecia Smith
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
15.11
WL
Yargelis Savigne
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
14.82
PB
Anna Pyatykh
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
14.78
Trecia Smith makes the three longest jumps in the final to take the gold. Yargelis Savigne takes silver in her first international competition with Anna Pyatykh third. Pre-event favourite Tatyana Lebedeva from Russia, who would go on to be the sole winner of the 2005 Golden League jackpot, did not take part because of injury.
Shot put
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Olga Ryabinkina
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
19.64 Valerie Vili
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
19.62 Nadine Kleinert
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
19.07
Twenty-year-old Valerie Vili earns a surprise bronze, as Nadzeya Ostapchuk wins her first Outdoor World Championships Gold. In March 2013 the IAAF reported that Ostapchuk's drug test sample from this event had been retested and found to be positive. [6] Her result was subsequently annulled. [9]
Discus throw
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Franka Dietzsch
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
66.56
SB
Natalya Sadova
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
64.33 Věra Pospíšilová-Cechlová
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
63.19
Dominating the competition in her second podium performance over the course of eight World Championships, Franka Dietzsch gets the gold medal, as she did in Sevilla six years ago.
Hammer throw
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Yipsi Moreno
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
73.08 Tatyana Lysenko
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
72.46 Manuela Montebrun
Flag of France.svg  France
71.41
The original winner, Olga Kuzenkova of Russia was stripped of the gold medal after failing drugs tests revision in 2013. The rest of the competitors were elevated by one position accordingly.
Javelin throw
details
Osleidys Menéndez
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba
71.70
WR
Christina Obergföll
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
70.03
AR
Steffi Nerius
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
65.96
A high-quality contest where Olympic champion Osleidys Menéndez sets a new world record whereas Christina Obergföll sets a new European record.
Heptathlon
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Carolina Klüft
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
6887
SB
Eunice Barber
Flag of France.svg  France
6824 Margaret Simpson
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana
6375
(13.19 - 1.82 - 15.02 - 23.70 - 6.87 - 47.20 - 2:08.89)(12.94 - 1.91 - 13.20 - 24.01 - 6.75 - 48.24 - 2:11.94)(13.55 - 1.79 - 13.33 - 24.94 - 6.09 - 56.36 - 2:17.02)
A close heptathlon saw Eunice Barber take the early lead after winning the 100 mH and HJ. A foot injury hampered Carolina Klüft who jumped 12 cm below her season best in the HJ, however, she struck back in the SP with a PB. After the first day, Barber had only a 2-point lead over Klüft. Day two started with the LJ, where Klüft was expected to jump poorly due to her injury. If she had problems she hid them well, winning with an SB. In the JT Margaret Simpson set a new PB with an impressive 56.36 m, this would propel her to Ghana's first ever world championship medal. Before the final event, Klüft's lead was 18 points and Barber needed to beat her by 1.5 sec in the 800 m to win the gold medal. Barber stuck to Kelly Sotherton, the eventual winner of the race, until the last 200 m but Klüft timed her race perfectly to beat Barber with another 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)

Exhibition events

Paralympic exhibition events at the World Championships:

EventGoldSilverBronze
T54 Wheelchair racing 100 m men David Weir
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
14.15 NR Kenny van Weeghel
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
14.19 Leo-Pekka Tähti
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
14.22
Paralympic champion Leo-Pekka Tähti got off to a good start, but a battle between Britain's David Weir and Dutchman Kenny van Weeghel pushed both of them forward in the latter stages. Weir eventually won out, breaking his own British record, which he set in the semifinal at the 2004 Paralympics, by 0.02 s.
T54 Wheelchair racing 200 m men David Weir
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
25.47 Kenny van Weeghel
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
25.80 Supachai Koysub
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand
26.03
Weir completes a widely anticipated double.
Wheelchair javelin men Jacques Martin
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
24.97 Markku Niinimäki
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
23.82 Gerasimos Vrionis
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
16.75
T12 Visually impaired 200 m women Adria Santos
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
26.99 Purificacion Santamarta
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
27.08 Paraskeví Kantza
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece
28.32 (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)

Medal table

  *   Host nation (Finland)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)148325
2Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)77418
3Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)3429
4Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)3317
5Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)2248
6Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)2013
7Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain  (BHR)2002
8Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)1528
9Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)1247
10Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco  (MAR)1203
11Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)1157
12Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus  (BLR)1113
13Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas  (BAH)1102
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia  (EST)1102
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)1102
16Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain  (GBR)1023
17Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador  (ECU)1001
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania  (LTU)1001
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar  (QAT)1001
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda  (UGA)1001
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)1001
22Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)0202
23Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)0123
24Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana  (GHA)0112
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)0112
26Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)0101
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)0101
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)0101
Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania  (TAN)0101
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago  (TRI)0101
31Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)0022
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)0022
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania  (ROU)0022
34Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia  (AUS)0011
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)0011
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)*0011
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)0011
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)0011
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico  (MEX)0011
Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg  Saint Kitts and Nevis  (SKN)0011
Totals (40 nations)474846141
Source:

Commemorative coin

To commemorate the 2005 World Championships in Athletics the Finnish government issued a high-value commemorative euro coin, the €20 10th IAAF World Championships in Athletics commemorative coin, minted in 2005. The obverse of the coin features Helsinki Olympic Stadium and above the stadium random waves express the feeling of the games.

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