2015 World Championships in Athletics

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IAAF World Championships
Beijing 2015
2015 World Championships in Athletics logo.png
Nations participating205
Athletes participating1,781
Events47
Dates22 August 2015 – 30 August 2015
Officially opened by President Xi Jinping
Main venue Beijing National Stadium

The 2015 IAAF World Championships (Chinese :第十五届世界田径锦标赛), the fifteenth edition of the IAAF World Championships, were held from 22 to 30 August at the National Stadium in Beijing, China. [1] [2] Forty-three nations won medals, 144 of which were awarded. Kenya topped the medal table for the first time, with 7 gold, 6 silver and 3 bronze medals. The United States won 18 medals, six gold, six silver and six bronze, which was the highest tally. Host nation China, finished 11th on the medals table, while Russia finished ninth.

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205 IAAF member countries and territories participated, two more than in 2013, with new IAAF member, Kosovo, making its debut. South Sudan was also set to participate for the first time, but its sole athlete did not show up in Beijing. [3]

Eritrea won their first world title at these championships, with Ghirmay Ghebreslassie winning the men's marathon. [4]

The event was the largest sporting event to take place at the Beijing National Stadium ("Bird's Nest") since the 2008 Summer Olympics. [5]

Bidding process

When the seeking deadline passed on 15 March 2010, three candidate cities (Beijing, London and Chorzów) had confirmed their candidatures. [6] [7] London then withdrew citing that they didn't want to seem to be biased towards the bids for the Olympic Stadium by committing themselves to an athletics event, as the host for this event was to be announced before their 2011 stadium bid deadline. London then stated that they would bid for 2017 and had the blessing of the IAAF to do so. [8] The IAAF announced Beijing as the winning candidate at the IAAF Council Meeting in Monaco on 20 November 2010. [9] The Council of IAAF approved the dates of 22 August until 30 August 2015.

Venue

Beijing National Stadium during the championships
Beijing National Stadium 2015IAAF-1.JPG
Inside in daylight
Beijing National Stadium 2015IAAF-2.JPG
Outside at night

The event was primarily held at the Beijing National Stadium, which served as the athletics venue during the 2008 Summer Olympics. Weather concerns prompted a reduction in capacity for the World Championships in Athletics; only the lower and middle tiers of the stadium were open, capping the venue at around 54,000 spectators rather than its capacity of 80,000. [10] Tickets for the championships were available in three price categories, ranging from 50 RMB to 500 RMB. [11]

Qualifying standards

Event schedule

Legend
KeyPQH½F
ValuePreliminary roundQualifiersHeatsSemifinalsFinal
All dates are CST (UTC+8)
Men [12]
Date22 Aug23 Aug24 Aug25 Aug26 Aug27 Aug28 Aug29 Aug30 Aug
EventMAMAMAMAMAMAMAMAMA
100 m QH½F
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
Masters 800 m F
Women [12]
Date22 Aug23 Aug24 Aug25 Aug26 Aug27 Aug28 Aug29 Aug30 Aug
EventMAMAMAMAMAMAMAMAMA
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 H½F
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
Masters 400 m F

Event summary

Men

Track

Chronology: 2011 | 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019
EventGoldSilverBronze
100 metres
details [13]
Usain Bolt
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
9.79 SB Justin Gatlin
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
9.80 Trayvon Bromell
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Andre De Grasse
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN) PB
9.92
200 metres
details [14]
Usain Bolt
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
19.55 WL Justin Gatlin
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
19.74 Anaso Jobodwana
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)
19.87 NR
400 metres
details [15]
Wayde van Niekerk
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)
43.48 WL AR LaShawn Merritt
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
43.65 PB Kirani James
Flag of Grenada.svg  Grenada  (GRN)
43.78
800 metres
details [16]
David Rudisha
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
1:45.84 Adam Kszczot
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)
1:46.08 Amel Tuka
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina  (BIH)
1:46.30
1500 metres
details [17]
Asbel Kiprop
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
3:34.40 Elijah Manangoi
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
3:34.63 Abdalaati Iguider
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco  (MAR)
3:34.67
5000 metres
details [18]
Mo Farah
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)
13:50.38 Caleb Ndiku
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
13:51.75 Hagos Gebrhiwet
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)
13:51.86
10,000 metres
details [19]
Mo Farah
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)
27:01.13 Geoffrey Kamworor
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
27:01.76 Paul Tanui
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
27:02.83
Marathon
details [20]
Ghirmay Ghebreslassie
Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea  (ERI)
2:12:27 Yemane Tsegay
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)
2:13:07 Solomon Mutai
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda  (UGA)
2:13:29
110 metres hurdles
details [21]
Sergey Shubenkov
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)
12.98 NR Hansle Parchment
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
13.03 Aries Merritt
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
13.04
400 metres hurdles
details [22]
Nicholas Bett
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
47.79 WL NR Denis Kudryavtsev
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)
48.05 NR Jeffery Gibson
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas  (BAH)
48.17 NR
3000 metres steeplechase
details [23]
Ezekiel Kemboi
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
8:11.28 Conseslus Kipruto
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
8:12.38 Brimin Kipruto
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
8:12.54
20 kilometres walk
details [24]
Miguel Ángel López
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)
1:19:14 PB Wang Zhen
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)
1:19:29 Benjamin Thorne
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)
1:19:57 NR
50 kilometres walk
details [25]
Matej Tóth
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia  (SVK)
3:40:32 Jared Tallent
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
3:42:17 Takayuki Tanii
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)
3:42:55
4 × 100 metres relay
details [26]
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
Nesta Carter
Asafa Powell
Nickel Ashmeade
Usain Bolt
Rasheed Dwyer*
37.36 WL Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)
Mo Youxue
Xie Zhenye
Su Bingtian
Zhang Peimeng
38.01Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)
Aaron Brown
Andre De Grasse
Brendon Rodney
Justyn Warner
38.13
4 × 400 metres relay
details [27]
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
David Verburg
Tony McQuay
Bryshon Nellum
LaShawn Merritt
Kyle Clemons*
Vernon Norwood*
2:57.82 WL Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago  (TTO)
Renny Quow
Lalonde Gordon
Deon Lendore
Machel Cedenio
Jarrin Solomon*
2:58.20 NR Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)
Rabah Yousif
Delanno Williams
Jarryd Dunn
Martyn Rooney
2:58.51
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

Chronology: 2011 | 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019
EventGoldSilverBronze
High jump
details [28]
Derek Drouin
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)
2.34 m Bohdan Bondarenko
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)
Zhang Guowei
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)
2.33 mNot awarded
Pole vault
details [29]
Shawnacy Barber
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)
5.90 m Raphael Holzdeppe
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
5.90 m Renaud Lavillenie
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)
Piotr Lisek
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)
Paweł Wojciechowski
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)
5.80 m
Long jump
details [30]
Greg Rutherford
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)
8.41 m Fabrice Lapierre
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
8.24 m Wang Jianan
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)
8.18 m
Triple jump
details [31]
Christian Taylor
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
18.21 m WL AR Pedro Pablo Pichardo
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)
17.73 m Nelson Évora
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)
17.52 m
Shot put
details [32]
Joe Kovacs
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
21.93 m David Storl
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
21.74 m O'Dayne Richards
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
21.69 m NR
Discus throw
details [33]
Piotr Małachowski
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)
67.40 m Philip Milanov
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium  (BEL)
66.90 m NR Robert Urbanek
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)
65.18 m
Hammer throw
details [34]
Paweł Fajdek
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)
80.88 m Dilshod Nazarov
Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan  (TJK)
78.55 m Wojciech Nowicki
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)
78.55 m
Javelin throw
details [35]
Julius Yego
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
92.72 m WL AR Ihab El-Sayed
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt  (EGY)
88.99 m Tero Pitkämäki
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)
87.64 m
Decathlon
details [36]
Ashton Eaton
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
9045 pts WR Damian Warner
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)
8695 pts NR Rico Freimuth
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
8561 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

Track

Chronology: 2011 | 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019
EventGoldSilverBronze
100 metres
details [37]
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
10.76 Dafne Schippers
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)
10.81 NR Tori Bowie
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
10.86
200 metres
details [38]
Dafne Schippers
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)
21.63 WL CR AR Elaine Thompson
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
21.66 PB Veronica Campbell-Brown
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
21.97
400 metres
details [39]
Allyson Felix
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
49.26 WL PB Shaunae Miller
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas  (BAH)
49.67 PB Shericka Jackson
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
49.99 PB
800 metres
details [40]
Maryna Arzamasava
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus  (BLR)
1:58.03 Melissa Bishop
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)
1:58.12 Eunice Jepkoech Sum
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
1:58.18
1500 metres
details [41]
Genzebe Dibaba
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)
4:08.09 Faith Kipyegon
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
4:08.96 Sifan Hassan
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)
4:09.34
5000 metres
details [42]
Almaz Ayana
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)
14:26.83 CR Senbere Teferi
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)
14:44.07 Genzebe Dibaba
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)
14:44.14
10,000 metres
details [43]
Vivian Cheruiyot
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
31:41.31 Gelete Burka
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)
31:41.77 Emily Infeld
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
31:43.49
Marathon
details [44]
Mare Dibaba
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)
2:27:35 Helah Kiprop
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
2:27:36 Eunice Kirwa
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain  (BHR)
2:27:39
100 metres hurdles
details [45]
Danielle Williams
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
12.57 PB Cindy Roleder
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
12.59 PB Alina Talay
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus  (BLR)
12.66 NR
400 metres hurdles
details [46]
Zuzana Hejnová
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)
53.50 WL Shamier Little
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
53.94 Cassandra Tate
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
54.02
3000 metres steeplechase
details [47]
Hyvin Jepkemoi
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
9:19.11 Habiba Ghribi
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia  (TUN)
9:19.24 Gesa Felicitas Krause
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
9:19.25 PB
20 kilometres walk
details [48]
Liu Hong
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)
1:27:45 Lü Xiuzhi
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)
1:27:45 Lyudmyla Olyanovska
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)
1:28:13
4 × 100 metres relay
details [49]
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
Veronica Campbell-Brown
Natasha Morrison
Elaine Thompson
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Sherone Simpson*
Kerron Stewart*
41.07 WL CR Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
English Gardner
Allyson Felix
Jenna Prandini
Jasmine Todd
41.68Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago  (TTO)
Kelly-Ann Baptiste
Michelle-Lee Ahye
Reyare Thomas
Semoy Hackett
Khalifa St. Fort*
42.03 NR
4 × 400 metres relay
details [50]
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
Christine Day
Shericka Jackson
Stephenie Ann McPherson
Novlene Williams-Mills
Anastasia Le-Roy*
Chrisann Gordon*
3:19.13 WL Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Sanya Richards-Ross
Natasha Hastings
Allyson Felix
Francena McCorory
Phyllis Francis*
Jessica Beard*
3:19.44Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)
Christine Ohuruogu
Anyika Onuora
Eilidh Child
Seren Bundy-Davies
Kirsten McAslan*
3:23.62
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

Chronology: 2011 | 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019
EventGoldSilverBronze
High jump
details [51]
Maria Kuchina
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)
2.01 m PB Blanka Vlašić
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia  (CRO)
2.01 m Anna Chicherova
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)
2.01 m
Pole vault
details [52]
Yarisley Silva
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)
4.90 m Fabiana Murer
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)
4.85 m =AR Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)
4.80 m
Long jump
details [53]
Tianna Bartoletta
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
7.14 m WL PB Shara Proctor
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)
7.07 m NR Ivana Španović
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia  (SRB)
7.01 m NR
Triple jump
details [54]
Caterine Ibargüen
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia  (COL)
14.90 m Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel  (ISR)
14.78 m NR Olga Rypakova
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan  (KAZ)
14.77 m
Shot put
details [55]
Christina Schwanitz
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
20.37 m Gong Lijiao
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)
20.30 m Michelle Carter
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
19.76 m
Discus throw
details [56]
Denia Caballero
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)
69.28 m Sandra Perković
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia  (CRO)
67.39 m Nadine Müller
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
65.53 m
Hammer throw
details [57]
Anita Włodarczyk
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)
80.85 m CR Zhang Wenxiu
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)
76.33 m Alexandra Tavernier
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)
74.02 m
Javelin throw
details [58]
Katharina Molitor
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
67.69 m WL PB Lü Huihui
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)
66.13 m AR Sunette Viljoen
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)
65.79 m
Heptathlon
details [59]
Jessica Ennis-Hill
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)
6669 pts Brianne Theisen-Eaton
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)
6554 pts Laura Ikauniece-Admidiņa
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia  (LAT)
6516 pts 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)

Exhibition events

EventGoldSilverBronze
Masters 800 metres
details
David Heath
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)
2:00.92 Gunnar Rune Durén
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)
2:03.41 Michael Sherar
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)
2:03.61
Masters 400 metres
details
Sarah Louise Read Cayton
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)
1:00.05 Virginia Corinne Mitchell
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)
1:00.81 Elizabeth Gail Wilson
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)
1:02.54

Medal table

  *   Host nation (China)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)76316
2Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)72312
3Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)66618
4Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)4127
5Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)3328
6Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)3148
7Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)2338
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)2338
9Flag of Russia.svg  Russia  (RUS)2114
10Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)2103
11Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)*1719
12Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)1113
13Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)1023
14Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus  (BLR)1012
15Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia  (COL)1001
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)1001
Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea  (ERI)1001
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia  (SVK)1001
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)1001
20Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)0202
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia  (CRO)0202
22Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas  (BAH)0112
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago  (TTO)0112
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)0112
25Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium  (BEL)0101
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)0101
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt  (EGY)0101
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel  (ISR)0101
Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan  (TJK)0101
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia  (TUN)0101
31Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)0022
32Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain  (BHR)0011
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina  (BIH)0011
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)0011
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)0011
Flag of Grenada.svg  Grenada  (GRN)0011
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)0011
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan  (KAZ)0011
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia  (LAT)0011
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco  (MAR)0011
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)0011
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia  (SRB)0011
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda  (UGA)0011
Totals (43 nations)474849144
Source:

Participating nations

Two hundred and seven countries (or, more accurately, IAAF members) with a total of 1,933 athletes were entered. [60] Of those 1,771 athletes from 205 countries actually competed (thus excluding reserve athletes and non-starters). The biggest delegation was the one from the US with 130 athletes. Two countries, Ghana and South Sudan, were set to participate, but none of their athletes showed up. The number of athletes per nation is shown in parentheses.

Anti-doping

As part of the event, the IAAF conducted a wide-reaching anti-doping programme. This included information-led targeted tests in the months previous to the championships and testing of athletes in and outside of competition during the championships. In total, the IAAF undertook 1,405 instances of athlete doping controls in Beijing. This included 662 blood tests to inform the longitudinal athlete biological passport programme, 161 blood tests specifically directed at identifying usage of either human growth hormone and/or erythropoiesis-stimulating agents (EPO), 54 out-of-competition urine tests and 528 urine tests conducted on-site (which also incorporates 239 for EPO analysis). [61]

As was the case since the 2005 World Championships, athletes' doping samples were stored for future analysis, which could allow retrospective disqualifications via subsequent improvements to testing technology and methods. The number of tests was a new high for the event and the largest ever conducted by a sport-specific governing body at an event. The testing was undertaken in partnership with the Chinese National Anti-Doping Agency (CHINADA). An anti-doping education programme was also conducted, which included presentations on the risks of doping and a questionnaire designed by the World Anti-Doping Agency. [61]

Initial analysis identified two failed tests, both Kenyan women: hurdler Koki Manunga and sprinter Joy Nakhumicha Sakari. Both were disqualified immediately from the competition. [61]

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The 11th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), were held at Nagai Stadium in Osaka, Japan from 24 August to 2 September 2007. 200 of the IAAF's 212 member federations entered a total of 1,978 athletes, the greatest number of competitors at any World Championships to date. Sarah Brightman, the world's best-selling soprano, performed her single Running at the opening ceremony.

2009 World Championships in Athletics

The 12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 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.

2013 World Championships in Athletics

The 14th IAAF World Championships in Athletics was an international athletics competition held in Moscow, Russia, from 10–18 August 2013. Initially, Russia won the most gold medals to top the table for the first time since 2001. It was also the first time ever the host nation took the top of the medal table. However, after disqualification of Russian sprinter Antonina Krivoshapka for doping and following redistribution of medals in the Women's 4 × 400 metres relay, United States topped the medal table with eight golds. In the overall medal count, the United States won 26 medals in total, followed by Kenya with 12. With 1,784 athletes from 203 countries it was the biggest single sports event of the year. The number of spectators for the evening sessions was 268,548 surpassing Daegu 2011.

Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics were held during the last ten days of the games, from August 15 to August 24, 2008, at the Beijing National Stadium. The Olympic sport of athletics is split into four distinct sets of events: track and field events, road running events, and racewalking events.

2008 Summer Olympics medal table

The 2008 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, were a summer multi-sport event held in Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China, from 8 to 24 August 2008. Approximately 10,942 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) participated in 302 events in 28 sports.

Athletics at the 2005 National Games of China

At the 2005 National Games of China, the athletics events were held at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Center in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, PR China from 17 to 22 October 2005. A total of 46 events were contested, 24 by male and 22 by female athletes. The National Games marathon race was held before the main competition, as it was incorporated into that year's Beijing Marathon on 16 October.

Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics

The athletics competitions at the 2012 Olympic Games in London were held during the last 10 days of the Games, on 3–12 August. Track and field events took place at the Olympic Stadium in east London. The road events, however, started and finished on The Mall in central London.

2007 CARIFTA Games

The 36th CARIFTA Games was held in the National Stadium on the island of Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, on April 7–9, 2007. Detailed reports on the results were given.

2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships

The 16th IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics were held between March 17 and 20, 2016 in Portland, Oregon, United States.

Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics were held during the last 10 days of the games, from 12–21 August 2016, at the Olympic Stadium. The sport of athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics was made into three distinct sets of events: track and field events, road running events, and racewalking events.

2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships Athletics competition

The 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships was the seventeenth edition of the biennial, global athletics competition organised by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), since renamed World Athletics. It was held between 27 September and 6 October 2019 in Doha, Qatar, at the renovated multi-purpose Khalifa International Stadium, but reduced to 21,000 available seats. 1,772 athletes from 206 teams competed in 49 athletics events over the ten-day competition, comprising 24 events each for men and women, plus a mixed relay. There were 43 track and field events, 4 racewalking events, and 2 marathon road running events. The racewalking and marathon events were held in Doha Corniche.

2014 Asian Junior Athletics Championships

The 2014 Asian Junior Athletics Championships was the 16th edition of the international athletics competition for Asian under-20 athletes, organised by the Asian Athletics Association and the Chinese Taipei Track & Field Association. Events were held at Taipei Municipal Stadium in Taipei, Republic of China from 12–15 June. A total of 44 events were contested, with the events being evenly split between the sexes.

The 2007 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships was organised by USA Track & Field and held from June 20 to 24 at the IU Michael A. Carroll Track & Soccer Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. The four-day competition served as the national championships in track and field for the United States and also the trials for the 2007 World Championships in Athletics.

The 2005 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships was organised by USA Track & Field and held from June 23 to 26 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California. The four-day competition served as the national championships in track and field for the United States and also the trials for the 2005 World Championships in Athletics.

The 2003 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships was organised by USA Track & Field and held from June 19 to 22 at the Cobb Track & Angell Field in Palo Alto, California. The four-day competition served as the national championships in track and field for the United States and also the trials for the 2003 World Championships in Athletics.

2017 Asian Youth Athletics Championships

The 2017 Asian Youth Athletics Championships was the second edition of the biennial, continental athletics competition for Asian athletes aged fifteen to seventeen. It was held at the National Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand from 20–23 May. Organised by the Athletics Association of Thailand, a total of forty events were contested with the events divided evenly between the sexes. The event programme mirrored that of the previous IAAF World Youth Championships in Athletics, with the exception of a boy's decathlon, rather than the octathlon.

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  14. Men's 200 metres results
  15. Men's 400 metres results
  16. Men's 800 metres results
  17. Men's 1500 metres results
  18. Men's 5000 metres results
  19. Men's 10,000 metres results
  20. Men's marathon results
  21. Men's 110 metres hurdles results
  22. Men's 400 metres hurdles
  23. Men's 3000 metres steeplechase results
  24. Men's 20 kilometres walk results
  25. Men's 50 kilometres walk results
  26. Men's 4 × 100 metres relay results
  27. Men's 4 × 400 metres relay results
  28. Men's high jump results
  29. Men's pole vault results
  30. Men's long jump results
  31. Men's triple jump results
  32. Men's shot put results
  33. Men's discus throw results
  34. Men's hammer throw results
  35. Men's javelin throw results
  36. Men's decathlon results
  37. Women's 100 metres results
  38. Women's 200 metres results
  39. Women's 400 metres results
  40. Women's 800 metres results
  41. Women's 1500 metres results
  42. Women's 5000 metres results
  43. Women's 10,000 metres results
  44. Women's marathon results
  45. Women's 100 metres hurdles results
  46. Women's 400 metres hurdles results
  47. Women's 3000 metres steeplechase results
  48. Women's 20 kilometres walk results
  49. Women's 4 × 100 metres relay results
  50. Women's 4 × 400 metres relay results
  51. Women's high jump results
  52. Women's pole vault results
  53. Women's long jump results
  54. Women's triple jump results
  55. Women's shot put results
  56. Women's discus throw results
  57. Women's hammer throw results
  58. Women's javelin throw results
  59. Women's heptathlon results
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