2009 World Championships in Athletics

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2009 World Championships in Athletics
2009 World Championships in Athletics logo.svg
Host city Berlin, Germany
Nations participating202
Athletes participating2101
Events47
Dates15–23 August
Officially opened by President Horst Köhler
Main venue Olympiastadion

The 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics (German: [Leichtathletik-Weltmeisterschaften 2009]) were held in Berlin, Germany from 15–23 August 2009. The majority of events took place in the Olympiastadion, while the marathon and racewalking events started and finished at the Brandenburg Gate.

Contents

Organization

Bidding process

Berlin was announced the winning bidder by the IAAF on 6 December 2004 beating out bids from Split (Croatia), Valencia (Spain), Brisbane (Australia), Brussels (Belgium), Delhi (India), Casablanca (Morocco) and Daegu (South Korea). [1] The city of Berlin and the Deutscher Leichtathletik-Verband (German Athletics Association) are responsible for the organisation of the event. The Berlin Organising Committee 2009 GmbH, a corporation established by the DLV in 2005, will supervise the operative organisation of the competition. [2]

Costs

Building upon Germany's history of successful athletics events, including the 1974 and 2006 FIFA World Cups the 1993 World Championships in Athletics, the 1936 and 1972 Summer Olympics, IAAF president Lamine Diack was confident of a well organised competition. [3] The organizers announced a budget of €49.8 million to stage the event, which includes the travel and accommodation costs for all participating athletes. [4] Revenues include €17 million from ticketing and €7 million from marketing.[ citation needed ] The city of Berlin will cover a deficit up to €20 million.[ citation needed ] The organising committee secured 9000 rooms in the city to account for accommodation, with the hope that the booking of the Hotel Estrel (950 rooms) and Hotel Berlin (650 rooms) for athletes would create an atmosphere similar to an Olympic Village. [5]

Overall, the event was an economic success for the capital. A total of 417,156 tickets were sold over the nine-day period, and estimates placed the total visitor spend in the city at around €120 million. As a result, Berlin's mayor, Klaus Wowereit, stated that the city would consider applying to host another athletics event in the future, such as the 2016 European Athletics Championships. [6]

Media and marketing

Mascot "Berlino" Berlino Leichtathletik-WM.jpg
Mascot "Berlino"

A limited edition 10 coin was produced for the event by the German government, which was only the third occasion that they had done so for a sporting event. [7] The organising committee held a contest to decide the name of its mascot, a running anthropomorphic bear, and the name "Berlino" was chosen. [8] The colour scheme of the event, including the official logo, advertising, and the Olympiastadion's track and field, was blue and green. The committee stated that blue represented reliability while green represented the event's environmental ambitions. [5] The event featured a number of environmentally friendly initiatives, including: free public transport with every ticket sold, efforts to reduce energy usage, considerations for waste and recycling management, and environmentally conscious construction and building management. Furthermore, as part of the United Nations Environment Programme, forty-seven trees (one for each athletics event) were planted to create an "Avenue of Champions" in Berlin. [9] The official song for the event was "Foot of the Mountain" by Norwegian group A-ha. [10]

The broadcasting rights for the Championships were sold to 213 countries, a new high for the event. [10] ARD and ZDF were the host broadcasting TV networks and producers of the TV signal, and they founded a company named BERTA which provided the signal in high-resolution HDTV for TV stations around the world. [11] The average viewing figures in Germany were 5 million with peaks of 9.9 and 8.6 million for the men's 100 metres final and the women's high jump, respectively. The average audience figures in France were 3.5–4 million, 2.5–3.5 million in the United Kingdom and 4–5 million in Japan. [12] The IAAF website received a record number of page hits and unique users: having around 1 million unique users accessing the website on days five and six, [12] [13] and a total of over 90 million page views over the course of the nine days of the competition. [14] Around 3500 media representatives were estimated to have attended the event. [2]

To provide the public with an opportunity to participate in the event, the local organizers also conducted a Champions Run 10K on 22 August between the scheduled time for the men's and women's marathons, using a portion of the official marathon course which passes various Berlin landmarks with a finish at the Brandenburg Gate. The field was limited to 10,000 runners. [15]

Venues

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Olympiastadion hosting the 1936 Summer Olympics
Crowd at Olympiastadion.JPG
The Olympiastadion with its new blue race track

The Championships were staged in the 74,845-seat Olympiastadion, which underwent a 242 million renovation ahead of the 2006 Football World Cup. [4] The marathon races, as well as the racewalking events, had their start and finish at the Brandenburg Gate, [16] with the race walks routed along the Unter den Linden boulevard and the marathon passing through Pariser Platz and going past Berlin's other points of interest. [17] An estimated 400,000 tickets were sold by the event organisers for the event. [12] In memory of their historic Olympic achievements at the Olympiastadion in 1936, a meeting took place between the families of Luz Long and Jesse Owens. Long's long jump advice to rival Owens remains a prominent example of sportsmanship and friendship in athletics. [18] A reward of US$100,000 was given to any athlete who broke a world record at the competition. [19]

Anti-doping program

The event featured one of the most comprehensive anti-doping initiatives ever undertaken by the IAAF. A total of 1000 samples were collected from athletes and tested at labs accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency, and additional educational anti-doping activities were available. Diack stressed that samples are retained for future analysis, thus currently undetectable drugs could be tested for in the future, preventing athletes from flouting the anti-doping rules. [20]

Two athletes failed anti-doping tests during the championships: Moroccan steeplechaser Jamel Chatbi tested positive for the stimulant clenbuterol and Nigerian hurdler Amaka Ogoegbunam was found to have Metenolone, an anabolic steroid, in her sample. [21] Another Nigerian hurdler, Olutoyin Augustus, was banned from the championships for having abnormal levels of testosterone. [22]

Event schedule

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Legend
KeyPQH½F
ValuePreliminary roundQualifiersHeatsSemifinalsFinal
All dates are CEST (UTC+2)
Men [23]
August151617181920212223
100 m H½F
200 m H½F
400 m H½F
800 m H½F
1500 m H½F
5000 m HF
10,000 m F
Marathon F
110 m hurdles H½F
400 m hurdles H½F
3000 m steeplechase HF
4 × 100 m relay HF
4 × 400 m relay HF
20 km walk F
50 km walk F
Long jump QF
Triple jump QF
High jump QF
Pole vault QF
Shot put QF
Discus throw QF
Hammer throw QF
Javelin throw QF
Decathlon F
Women [24]
August151617181920212223
100 m H½F
200 m H½F
400 m H½F
800 m H½F
1500 m H½F
5000 m HF
10,000 m F
Marathon F
100 m hurdles HF
400 m hurdles H½F
3000 m steeplechase HF
4 × 100 m relay HF
4 × 400 m relay HF
20 km walk F
-
Long jump QF
Triple jump QF
High jump QF
Pole vault QF
Shot put QF
Discus throw QF
Hammer throw QF
Javelin throw QF
Heptathlon F

Men's results

Track

1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995 | 1997 | 1999 | 2001 | 2003 | 2005 | 2007 | 2009 | 2011 | 2013 | 2015 | 2017

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 metres
details
Usain Bolt
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
9.58
WR
Tyson Gay
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
9.71
NR
Asafa Powell
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
9.84
SB
200 metres
details
Usain Bolt
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
19.19
WR
Alonso Edward
Flag of Panama.svg  Panama  (PAN)
19.81
AR
Wallace Spearmon
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
19.85
SB
400 metres
details
LaShawn Merritt
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
44.06
WL
Jeremy Wariner
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
44.60
SB
Renny Quow
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago  (TRI)
45.02
800 metres
details
Mbulaeni Mulaudzi
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)
1:45.29 Alfred Kirwa Yego
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
1:45.35 Yusuf Saad Kamel
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain  (BHR)
1:45.35
1500 metres
details
Yusuf Saad Kamel
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain  (BHR)
3:35.93 Deresse Mekonnen
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)
3:36.01 Bernard Lagat
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
3:36.20
5000 metres
details
Kenenisa Bekele
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)
13:17.09 Bernard Lagat
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
13:17.33 James Kwalia C'Kurui
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar  (QAT)
13:17.78
10,000 metres
details
Kenenisa Bekele
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)
26:46.31
CR
Zersenay Tadese
Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea  (ERI)
26:50.12
SB
Moses Ndiema Masai
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
26:57.39
SB
Marathon
details
Abel Kirui
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
2:06:54
CR
Emmanuel Kipchirchir Mutai
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
2:07:48 Tsegay Kebede
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)
2:08:35
110 metres hurdles
details
Ryan Brathwaite
Flag of Barbados.svg  Barbados  (BAR)
13.14
NR
Terrence Trammell
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
13.15 David Payne
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
13.15
400 metres hurdles
details
Kerron Clement
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
47.91
WL
Javier Culson
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico  (PUR)
48.09
PB
Bershawn Jackson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
48.23
3000 metres steeplechase
details
Ezekiel Kemboi
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
8:00.43
CR
Richard Kipkemboi Mateelong
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
8:00.89
PB
Bouabdellah Tahri
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)
8:01.18
AR
20 kilometres walk
details
Wang Hao
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)
1:19:06
PB
Eder Sánchez
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico  (MEX)
1:19:22
SB
Giorgio Rubino
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)
1:19:50
50 kilometres walk
details
Trond Nymark
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)
3:41:16
NR
Jesús Ángel García
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)
3:41:37
SB
Grzegorz Sudoł
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)
3:42:34
PB
4 × 100 metres relay
details
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
Steve Mullings
Michael Frater
Usain Bolt
Asafa Powell
Dwight Thomas*
Lerone Clarke*
37.31
WR
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago  (TRI)
Darrel Brown
Marc Burns
Emmanuel Callander
Richard Thompson
Keston Bledman*
37.62
NR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)
Simeon Williamson
Tyrone Edgar
Marlon Devonish
Harry Aikines-Aryeetey
38.02
SB
4 × 400 metres relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Angelo Taylor
Jeremy Wariner
Kerron Clement
LaShawn Merritt
Lionel Larry*
Bershawn Jackson*
2:57.86
WL
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)
Conrad Williams
Michael Bingham
Robert Tobin
Martyn Rooney
Dai Greene*
3:00.53
SB
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
John Steffensen
Ben Offereins
Tristan Thomas
Sean Wroe
Joel Milburn*
3:00.90
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)

* Runners who participated in the heats only and received medals.

Field

1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995 | 1997 | 1999 | 2001 | 2003 | 2005 | 2007 | 2009 | 2011 | 2013 | 2015 | 2017

EventGoldSilverBronze
High jump
details
Yaroslav Rybakov
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)
2.32 m Kyriakos Ioannou
Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus  (CYP)
2.32 m Sylwester Bednarek
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)
Raúl Spank
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
2.32 m
Pole vault
details
Steven Hooker
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
5.90 m Romain Mesnil
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)
5.85 m Renaud Lavillenie
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)
5.80 m
Long jump
details
Dwight Phillips
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
8.54 m Godfrey Khotso Mokoena
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)
8.47 m Mitchell Watt
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
8.37 m
Triple jump
details
Phillips Idowu
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)
17.73 m
WL
Nelson Évora
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)
17.55 m Alexis Copello
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)
17.36 m
Shot put
details
Christian Cantwell
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
22.03 m
WL
Tomasz Majewski
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)
21.91 m Ralf Bartels
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
21.37 m
PB
Discus throw
details
Robert Harting
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
69.43 m
PB
Piotr Malachowski
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)
69.15 m
NR
Gerd Kanter
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia  (EST)
66.88 m
Javelin throw
details
Andreas Thorkildsen
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)
89.59 m
SB
Guillermo Martinez
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)
86.41 m
SB
Yukifumi Murakami
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)
82.97 m
Hammer throw
details
Primož Kozmus
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia  (SLO)
80.84 m
SB
Szymon Ziółkowski
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)
79.30 m
SB
Aleksey Zagornyi
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)
78.09 m
Decathlon
details
Trey Hardee
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
8790 pts
WL
Leonel Suárez
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)
8640 pts
Oleksiy Kasyanov
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)*
8479 pts
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

1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995 | 1997 | 1999 | 2001 | 2003 | 2005 | 2007 | 2009 | 2011 | 2013 | 2015 | 2017

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 metres
details
Shelly-Ann Fraser
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
10.73
WL
Kerron Stewart
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
10.75
PB
Carmelita Jeter
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
10.90
200 metres
details
Allyson Felix
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
22.02 Veronica Campbell-Brown
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
22.35 Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas  (BAH)
22.41
400 metres
details
Sanya Richards
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
49.00
WL
Shericka Williams
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
49.32
PB
Antonina Krivoshapka
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)
49.71
800 metres
details
Caster Semenya
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)
1:55.45
WL
Janeth Jepkosgei
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
1:57.90
SB
Jenny Meadows
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)
1:57.93
PB
1500 metres
details
Maryam Yusuf Jamal
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain  (BHR)
4:03.74 Lisa Dobriskey
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)
4:03.75 Shannon Rowbury
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
4:04.18
5000 metres
details
Vivian Cheruiyot
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
14:57.97
Sylvia Jebiwott Kibet
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
14:58.33
Meseret Defar
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)
14:58.41
10,000 metres
details
Linet Chepkwemoi Masai
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
30:51.24
SB
Meselech Melkamu
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)
30:51.34 Wude Ayalew
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)
30:51.95
Marathon
details
Bai Xue
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)
2:25:15 Yoshimi Ozaki
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)
2:25:25 Aselefech Mergia
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)
2:25:32
100 metres hurdles
details
Brigitte Foster-Hylton
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
12.51
SB
Priscilla Lopes-Schliep
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)
12.54 Delloreen Ennis-London
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
12.55
SB
400 metres hurdles
details
Melaine Walker
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
52.42
CR
Lashinda Demus
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
52.96 Josanne Lucas
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago  (TRI)
53.20
3000 metres steeplechase
details
Yuliya Zarudneva
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)
9:08.39
PB
Milcah Chemos Cheywa
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
9:08.57
PB
Gulnara Samitova-Galkina
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)
9:11.09
SB
20 kilometres walk
details
Olive Loughnane
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland  (IRL)
1:28:58
SB
Liu Hong
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)
1:29:10
SB
Anisya Kirdyapkina
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)
1:30:09
4 × 100 metres relay
details
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
Simone Facey
Shelly-Ann Fraser
Aleen Bailey
Kerron Stewart
42.06
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas  (BAH)
Sheniqua Ferguson
Chandra Sturrup
Christine Amertil
Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie
42.29
SB
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
Marion Wagner
Anne Möllinger
Cathleen Tschirch
Verena Sailer
42.87
SB
4 × 400 metres relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Debbie Dunn
Allyson Felix
Lashinda Demus
Sanya Richards
Natasha Hastings*
Jessica Beard*
3:17.83
WL
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
Rosemarie Whyte
Novlene Williams-Mills
Shereefa Lloyd
Shericka Williams
Kaliese Spencer*
3:21.15
SB
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)
Lee McConnell
Christine Ohuruogu
Vicki Barr
Nicola Sanders
Jenny Meadows*
3:25.16 [25] [26]
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)

* Runners who participated in the heats only and received medals

Field

1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995 | 1997 | 1999 | 2001 | 2003 | 2005 | 2007 | 2009 | 2011 | 2013 | 2015 | 2017

EventGoldSilverBronze
High jump
details
Blanka Vlašić
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia  (CRO)
2.04 m Ariane Friedrich
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
2.02 m Antonietta Di Martino
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)
1.99 m
Pole vault
details
Anna Rogowska
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)
4.75 m Monika Pyrek
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)
Chelsea Johnson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
4.65 mNot awarded
Long jump
details
Brittney Reese
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
7.10 m
WL
Karin Mey Melis
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey  (TUR)
6.80 m Naide Gomes
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)
6.77 m
Triple jump
details
Yargelis Savigne
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)
14.95 m Mabel Gay
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)
14.61 m
SB
Biljana Topić
Flag of Serbia (2004-2010).svg  Serbia  (SRB)
14.52 m
Shot put
details
Valerie Vili
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)
20.44 m Nadine Kleinert
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
20.20 m
PB
Gong Lijiao
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)
19.89 m
PB
Discus throw
details
Dani Samuels
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
65.44 m
PB
Yarelis Barrios
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)
65.31 m
SB
Nicoleta Grasu
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania  (ROU)
65.20 m
SB
Javelin throw
details
Steffi Nerius
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
67.30 m
SB
Barbora Špotáková
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)
66.42 m Monica Stoian
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania  (ROM)
64.51 m
PB
Hammer throw
details
Anita Włodarczyk
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)
77.96 m
WR
Betty Heidler
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
77.12 m
NR
Martina Hrasnova
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia  (SVK)
74.49 m
Heptathlon
details
Jessica Ennis
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)
6731 pts
WL
Jennifer Oeser
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
6493 pts
PB
Kamila Chudzik
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)
6471 pts
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)

Medal table

  *   Host nation (Germany)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)106622
2Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)74213
3Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)46111
4Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)*2439
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)2439
6Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)2248
7Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)2237
8Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)2114
9Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)2103
10Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)2046
11Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)2024
12Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain  (BHR)2013
13Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)2002
14Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)1416
15Flag of Barbados.svg  Barbados  (BAR)1001
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia  (CRO)1001
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland  (IRL)1001
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)1001
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia  (SLO)1001
20Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)0123
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago  (TTO)0123
22Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas  (BAH)0112
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)0112
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)0112
25Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)0101
Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus  (CYP)0101
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)0101
Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea  (ERI)0101
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico  (MEX)0101
Flag of Panama.svg  Panama  (PAN)0101
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico  (PUR)0101
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)0101
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey  (TUR)0101
34Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)0022
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania  (ROM)0022
36Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia  (EST)0011
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar  (QAT)0011
Flag of Serbia (2004-2010).svg  Serbia  (SRB)0011
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia  (SVK)0011
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)0011
Totals (40 nations)474847142
Source: [27] [28]

* Number of gold medals for Spain reduced due to disqualification of Marta Domínguez [29]

Highlights

Records

At the competition, three world records, nine Championship records, eight area records [ clarification needed ] and 57 national records were broken. [12]

Day 1 (15th)

Valeriy Borchin of Russia won gold in the men's 20 km race walk in a time of 1:18:41, Hao Wang of China won silver and Eder Sanchez of Mexico won bronze. [30] Linet Chepkwemoi Masai of Kenya won gold in the women's 10,000m in 30:51.24, Meselech Melkamu of Ethiopia won silver and the bronze medal went to Wude Ayalew of Ethiopia. [31] In the men's shot put, Christian Cantwell of the United States won gold with a mark of 22.03m. Tomasz Majewski of Poland took silver and Ralf Bartels of Germany took bronze. [32]

Day 2 (16th)

In the women's 20 km race walk, the Olympic champion from last years games, Olga Kaniskina, took an expectant win by almost a full minute. [33] In the women's shot put, the Olympic gold medallist from last years games and defending world champion, Valerie Vili, won with a throw of 20.44. [34] In the men's 100 metres dash, Usain Bolt broke his own 100 metres sprint world record with a time of 9.58.[ citation needed ] The defending world champion, Tyson Gay finished second with a time of 9.71, a US national record. [35] Britain's Jessica Ennis won the heptathlon title with a world-leading points score of 6731. [36]

Day 3 (17th)

In the men's hammer throw, the Olympic champion Primož Kozmus of Slovenia, pulled off the win with a throw of 80.84m, which is a seasonal best. Szymon Ziółkowski of Poland achieved a result of 79.30m earning him a silver medal and the Russian athlete Aleksey Zagornyi earned third place with a throw of 78.09m.

In the men's 10,000 m final, Kenenisa Bekele won with a time of 26:43:31, which is a Championship record. Zersenay Tadese of Eritrea earned the silver medal with a time of 26:50:12 and Moses Ndiema Masai of Kenya took the bronze with a time of 26:57:39.

In women's 100 metres, Shelly-Ann Fraser of Jamaica triumphed with the time of 10.73s. Kerron Stewart finished second with a time of 10.75s and American Carmelita Jeter took the bronze medal with a time of 10.90s.

In women's pole vault final, the biggest surprise of the day was the Olympic champion and current world record holder, Yelena Isinbayeva, failing to clear any height. Anna Rogowska of Poland earned the gold with the result of 4.75m. Monika Pyrek and Chelsea Johnson shared second place with the result of 4.65m. As a result, for the first time in history of World Championships in Athletics, two Polish athletes took gold and silver medal in the same event. Poland is 16th nation to win gold and silver in the same event in the history of World Championships in Athletics. The previous 15 nations were: Canada, China, Cuba, Ethiopia, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Jamaica, Kenya, Romania, Russia, Spain, United States and also Soviet Union and East Germany.

In women's triple jump final, Yargelis Savigne won the gold and Mabel Gay took second place. Both of the Cuban athletes did not cross the line of 15m.

In the women's 3000m steeplechase, Marta Dominguez of Spain won the gold with a time of 9:07:32. Yuliya Zarudneva won the silver and Milcah Chemos Cheywa earned the bronze medal.

Day 4 (18th)

In men's Triple Jump, Phillips Idowu of Great Britain, produced a world leading distance of 17.73m earning him a gold medal. Nelson Évora of Portugal achieved a result of 17.55m earning him a silver medal and the Cuban athlete Alexis Copello earned third place with a jump of 17.36m.

Day 5 (19th)

In the discus final, Robert Harting of Germany won gold in front of a home crowd, trowing 69.43 metres. Piotr Malachowski of Poland and Gerd Kanter of Estonia winning silver and bronze, respectively. Jamaican Brigitte Foster-Hylton ran a season's best of 12.51 in the Women's 100m hurdles to take gold. Priscilla Lopes-Schliep of Canada (12.54) took silver and Jamaica's Delloreen Ennis-London won bronze.

Day 6 (20th)

In the men's 200 metres, Usain Bolt broke his own world record with a time of 19.19 seconds. Alonso Edward of Panama won silver with a national record of 19.81. Wallace Spearmon of the USA won bronze, in 19.85. In the women's 400m Hurdles, Melaine Walker of Jamaica won in 52.42sec, eight hundredths of a second outside Yulia Pechonkina's World record (52.34). Trey Hardee of the USA had won the Decathlon, but Leonel Suárez of Cuba reversed positions on Aleksandr Pogorelov in the final event.

Day 7 (21st)

In the 200m, Allyson Felix of the USA crossed the line first in 22.02 seconds with Double Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown from Jamaican coming second with 22.35. In the 400m men final, LaShawn Merritt and Jeremy Wariner battled it out with Merritt securing gold with 44.06. Wariner ran a season's best of 44.60, winning the silver medal.

Day 8 (22nd)

In the women's hammer throw, Anita Włodarczyk of Poland won gold medal with a distance of 77.96m, which is a new world record. Dwight Phillips, USA, won the men's world long jump title for the third time with a jump of 8.54 metres. Phillips received his gold medal from Jesse Owens' granddaughter Marlene Dortch. Godfrey Khotso Mokoena of South Africa won silver (8.47m). Jamaica's 4 × 100 m relay teams highlighted the day by capturing the gold medal in both disciplines.

Day 9 (23rd)

Bai Xue of China wins gold in the women's marathon, Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia took the 5,000 metres world title, and Olympic champion Andreas Thorkildsen of Norway won the men's javelin with a throw of 89.59 metres. Brittney Reese won the women's long jump with 7.10 metres, beating defending champion Tatyana Lebedeva of Russia. In the last two events of the Championships, the United States won both 4 × 400 m relays.

Participating nations

The entry list released on the IAAF Website before the championships contained 2098 athletes from 202 countries and territories. [37] [38] [39] Out of these athletes, a total of 1984 competed (1086 male, and 898 female) at the championships, with 201 of the 213 IAAF National Member Federations represented. [12] [40] The number of athletes competing at the event broke the previous championship record of 1,821 athletes set at the 1999 World Championships in Athletics in Seville. The 100 metres race attracted 100 entries, while the Marathon race listed 101 athletes for competition. [41]

The event was expected to be the largest sports gathering in 2009, continuing in the vein of the World Championships in Athletics being the third largest sports event after the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup. [42]

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