2017 World Championships in Athletics

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IAAF World Championships
London 2017
2017 World Championships in Athletics logo.png
Host city London
Country United Kingdom
Organizer(s) IAAF, UK Athletics
Edition16th
Nations participating205
Athletes participating2038 (1080 men, 958 women)
Sport(s) Athletics
Events48 (24 men, 24 women)
Dates4–13 August 2017
Officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II
Main venue London Stadium

The 2017 IAAF World Championships, the sixteenth edition of the IAAF World Championships, were held from 4 to 13 August at London Stadium in London, UK. London was officially awarded the championships on 11 November 2011. [1]

Contents

Bidding process

When the seeking deadline passed on 1 September 2011, two candidate cities (London and Doha) had confirmed their candidatures. [2] Barcelona, which investigated a bid, withdrew citing a lack of support from the local population and financial difficulties. [3]

On 5 September 2011, Doha launched its marketing bid for the 2017 World Championships. [4] The slogan of the bid was "The RIGHT PARTNER for a stronger World Championships." The bid was led by Abdullah Al Zaini and Aphrodite Moschoudi. Moschoudi successfully led Qatar's bid for the 2015 Handball World Championships. Doha also brought in Brian Roe, a member of the IAAF Technical Committee. The bid was for the championships to be held in the renovated, climate-controlled Khalifa Stadium. [5] The Corniche promenade was to hold the road races, with the committee proposing to hold the marathon at night after the opening ceremony. [6]

On 6 September 2011, London unveiled its bid for the 2017 championships with the slogan "Ready to break records." This was London's fourth bid in less than 15 years to host the event. [7] [8] The London bid team said that if their bid was successful they would introduce the "Women in World Athletics" programme. [9]

The IAAF Evaluation Commission visited London on 2–4 October and Doha on 4–6 October. On 11 November 2011, the winner was officially announced as London. [10]

Venue

The London Stadium during the championships. Big crowds were a constant, with all evening sessions being sell-outs Crowds (36450295326).jpg
The London Stadium during the championships. Big crowds were a constant, with all evening sessions being sell-outs

The championships were held in the London Stadium in Stratford, London, which hosted the athletics events and the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics, and has a capacity of 60,000.

Six days before the events were due to begin, it was reported that more than 660,000 tickets had been sold, which was a record for the World Championships, surpassing the previous record of 417,156 tickets sold for Berlin 2009. [11]

Media coverage

Rights to televise the championships in the United Kingdom were held by the BBC. [12] NBCUniversal was the rights holder in the United States. [13] [14] [15] In Canada, rights to televise the championships belonged to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. [16]

Mascot

The mascots for the IAAF Championships and World ParaAthletics Championships were unveiled in April 2017, and chosen through a children's design contest organised by the BBC programme Blue Peter . The mascots represent "everyday" endangered species of the UK; the IAAF Championships mascot is an anthropomorphic hedgehog named Hero the Hedgehog, and for the ParaAthletics, Whizbee the Bee. [17]

Entry standards

The qualification period for the 10,000 metres, marathon, race walks, relays, and combined events runs from 1 January 2016 to 23 July 2017. For all other events, the qualification period runs from 1 October 2016 to 23 July 2017.

Event schedule

The Women's 50 kilometres walk was held for the first time. [18]

All dates are BST (UTC+1)
PPreliminary RoundQQualificationHHeatsSSemi-finalFFinal

Event summary

Men

Track

Chronology: 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019 | 2021
EventGoldSilverBronze
100 metres
details
Justin Gatlin
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
9.92 SB, WMR Christian Coleman
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
9.94 Usain Bolt
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
9.95 SB
200 metres
details
Ramil Guliyev
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey  (TUR)
20.09 Wayde van Niekerk
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)
20.11 Jereem Richards
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago  (TTO)
20.11
400 metres
details
Wayde van Niekerk
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)
43.98 Steven Gardiner
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas  (BAH)
44.41 Abdalelah Haroun
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar  (QAT)
44.48 SB
800 metres
details
Pierre-Ambroise Bosse
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)
1:44.67 SB Adam Kszczot
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)
1:44.95 SB Kipyegon Bett
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
1:45.21
1500 metres
details
Elijah Manangoi
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
3:33.61 Timothy Cheruiyot
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
3:33.99 Filip Ingebrigtsen
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)
3:34.53
5000 metres
details
Muktar Edris
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)
13:32.79 Mo Farah
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)
13:33.22 Paul Chelimo
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
13:33.30
10,000 metres
details
Mo Farah
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)
26:49.51 WL Joshua Cheptegei
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda  (UGA)
26:49.93 PB Paul Tanui
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
26:50.60 SB
Marathon
details
Geoffrey Kirui
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
2:08:26 Tamirat Tola
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)
2:09:48 Alphonce Simbu
Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania  (TAN)
2:09:50
110 metres hurdles
details
Omar McLeod
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
13.04 Sergey Shubenkov
ANA flag (2017).svg  Authorised Neutral Athletes  (ANA)
13.14 Balázs Baji
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)
13.28
400 metres hurdles
details
Karsten Warholm
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)
48.35 Yasmani Copello
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey  (TUR)
48.49 Kerron Clement
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
48.52
3000 metres steeplechase
details
Conseslus Kipruto
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
8:14.12 Soufiane El Bakkali
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco  (MAR)
8:14.49 Evan Jager
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
8:15.53
20 kilometres walk
details
Éider Arévalo
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia  (COL)
1:18:53 NR Sergey Shirobokov
ANA flag (2017).svg  Authorised Neutral Athletes  (ANA)
1:18:55 Caio Bonfim
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)
1:19:04 NR
50 kilometres walk
details
Yohann Diniz
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)
3:33:12 CR Hirooki Arai
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)
3:41:17 SB Kai Kobayashi
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)
3:41:19 PB
4 × 100 metres relay
details
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)
Chijindu Ujah
Adam Gemili
Danny Talbot
Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake
37.47 WL, AR Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Mike Rodgers
Justin Gatlin
Jaylen Bacon
Christian Coleman
BeeJay Lee*
37.52 SB Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)
Shuhei Tada
Shota Iizuka
Yoshihide Kiryu
Kenji Fujimitsu
Asuka Cambridge*
38.04 SB
4 × 400 metres relay
details
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago  (TTO)
Jarrin Solomon
Jereem Richards
Machel Cedenio
Lalonde Gordon
Renny Quow*
2:58.12 WL, NR Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Wilbert London
Gil Roberts
Michael Cherry
Fred Kerley
Bryshon Nellum*
Tony McQuay*
2:58.65 SB Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)
Matthew Hudson-Smith
Rabah Yousif
Dwayne Cowan
Martyn Rooney
Jack Green*
2:59.00 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)

* Indicates the athlete only competed in the preliminary heats and received medals.

Field

Chronology: 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019 | 2021
EventGoldSilverBronze
High jump
details
Mutaz Essa Barshim
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar  (QAT)
2.35 m Danil Lysenko
ANA flag (2017).svg  Authorised Neutral Athletes  (ANA)
2.32 m Majd Eddin Ghazal
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria  (SYR)
2.29 m
Pole vault
details
Sam Kendricks
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
5.95 m Piotr Lisek
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)
5.89 m Renaud Lavillenie
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)
5.89 m SB
Long jump
details
Luvo Manyonga
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)
8.48 m Jarrion Lawson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
8.44 m Rushwahl Samaai
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)
8.32 m
Triple jump
details
Christian Taylor
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
17.68 m Will Claye
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
17.63 m Nelson Évora
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)
17.19 m
Shot put
details
Tomas Walsh
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)
22.03 m Joe Kovacs
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
21.66 m Stipe Žunić
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia  (CRO)
21.46 m
Discus throw
details
Andrius Gudžius
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania  (LTU)
69.21 m PB Daniel Ståhl
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)
69.19 m Mason Finley
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
68.03 m PB
Javelin throw
details
Johannes Vetter
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
89.89 m Jakub Vadlejch
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)
89.73 m PB Petr Frydrych
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)
88.32 m PB
Hammer throw
details
Paweł Fajdek
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)
79.81 m Valeriy Pronkin
ANA flag (2017).svg  Authorised Neutral Athletes  (ANA)
78.16 m Wojciech Nowicki
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)
78.03 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)

Combined

Chronology: 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019 | 2021
EventGoldSilverBronze
Decathlon
details
Kévin Mayer
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)
8768 WL Rico Freimuth
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
8564 Kai Kazmirek
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
8488 SB
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

Women

Track

Chronology: 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019 | 2021
EventGoldSilverBronze
100 metres
details
Tori Bowie
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
10.85 SB Marie-Josée Ta Lou
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast  (CIV)
10.86 PB Dafne Schippers
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)
10.96
200 metres
details
Dafne Schippers
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)
22.05 SB Marie-Josée Ta Lou
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast  (CIV)
22.08 NR Shaunae Miller-Uibo
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas  (BAH)
22.15
400 metres
details
Phyllis Francis
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
49.92 PB Salwa Eid Naser
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain  (BHR)
50.06 NR Allyson Felix
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
50.08
800 metres
details
Caster Semenya
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)
1:55.16 WL, NR Francine Niyonsaba
Flag of Burundi.svg  Burundi  (BDI)
1:55.92 Ajee Wilson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
1:56.65
1500 metres
details
Faith Kipyegon
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
4:02.59 Jennifer Simpson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
4:02.76 Caster Semenya
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)
4:02.90
5000 metres
details
Hellen Obiri
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
14:34.86 Almaz Ayana
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)
14:40.35 SB Sifan Hassan
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)
14:42.73
10,000 metres
details
Almaz Ayana
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)
30:16.32 WL Tirunesh Dibaba
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)
31:02.69 SB Agnes Jebet Tirop
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
31:03.50 PB
Marathon
details
Rose Chelimo
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain  (BHR)
2:27:11 Edna Kiplagat
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
2:27:18 Amy Cragg
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
2:27:18
100 metres hurdles
details
Sally Pearson
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
12.59 Dawn Harper-Nelson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
12.63 SB Pamela Dutkiewicz
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
12.72
400 metres hurdles
details
Kori Carter
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
53.07 Dalilah Muhammad
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
53.50 Ristananna Tracey
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
53.74 PB
3000 metres steeplechase
details
Emma Coburn
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
9:02.58 CR Courtney Frerichs
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
9:03.77 PB Hyvin Jepkemoi
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
9:04.03
20 kilometres walk
details
Yang Jiayu
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)
1:26:18 PB Lupita González
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico  (MEX)
1:26:19 SB Antonella Palmisano
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)
1:26:36 PB
50 kilometres walk
details
Inês Henriques
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)
4:05:56 WR Yin Hang
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)
4:08:58 AR Yang Shuqing
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)
4:20:50
4 × 100 metres relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Aaliyah Brown
Allyson Felix
Morolake Akinosun
Tori Bowie
Ariana Washington*
41.82 WL Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)
Asha Philip
Desirèe Henry
Dina Asher-Smith
Daryll Neita
42.12Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
Jura Levy
Natasha Morrison
Simone Facey
Sashalee Forbes
Christania Williams*
42.19 SB
4 × 400 metres relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Quanera Hayes
Allyson Felix
Shakima Wimbley
Phyllis Francis
Kendall Ellis*
Natasha Hastings*
3:19:02 WL Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)
Zoey Clark
Laviai Nielsen
Eilidh Doyle
Emily Diamond
Perri Shakes-Drayton*
3:25:00Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)
Małgorzata Hołub
Iga Baumgart
Aleksandra Gaworska
Justyna Święty
Patrycja Wyciszkiewicz*
Martyna Dąbrowska*
3:25:41 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)

* Indicates the athlete only competed in the preliminary heats and received medals.

Field

Chronology: 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019 | 2021
EventGoldSilverBronze
High jump
details
Mariya Lasitskene
ANA flag (2017).svg  Authorised Neutral Athletes  (ANA)
2.03 m Yuliya Levchenko
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)
2.01 m PB Kamila Lićwinko
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)
1.99 m SB
Pole vault
details
Katerina Stefanidi
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)
4.91 m WL, NR Sandi Morris
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
4.75 m Robeilys Peinado
Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela  (VEN)
Yarisley Silva
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)
4.65 m =NR
4.65 m
Long jump
details
Brittney Reese
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
7.02 m Darya Klishina
ANA flag (2017).svg  Authorised Neutral Athletes  (ANA)
7.00 m SB Tianna Bartoletta
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
6.97 m
Triple jump
details
Yulimar Rojas
Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela  (VEN)
14.91 m Caterine Ibargüen
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia  (COL)
14.89 m SB Olga Rypakova
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan  (KAZ)
14.77 m SB
Shot put
details
Gong Lijiao
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)
19.94 m Anita Márton
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)
19.49 m Michelle Carter
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
19.14 m
Discus throw
details
Sandra Perković
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia  (CRO)
70.31 m Dani Stevens
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
69.64 m Mélina Robert-Michon
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)
66.21 m SB
Hammer throw
details
Anita Włodarczyk
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)
77.90 m Wang Zheng
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)
75.98 m Malwina Kopron
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)
74.76 m
Javelin throw
details
Barbora Špotáková
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)
66.76 m Li Lingwei
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)
66.25 m PB Lü Huihui
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)
65.26 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)

Combined

Chronology: 2013 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019 | 2021
EventGoldSilverBronze
Heptathlon
details
Nafissatou Thiam
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium  (BEL)
6784 Carolin Schäfer
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
6696 Anouk Vetter
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)
6636
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

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)1011930
2Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)52411
3Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)3126
4Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)3025
5Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)2327
6Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)*2316
7Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)2305
8Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)2248
ANA flag (2017).svg  Authorised Neutral Athletes  (ANA) [1] 1506
9Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)1225
10Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)1113
11Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)1102
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain  (BHR)1102
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia  (COL)1102
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey  (TUR)1102
15Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)1034
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)1034
17Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia  (CRO)1012
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)1012
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)1012
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar  (QAT)1012
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago  (TTO)1012
Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela  (VEN)1012
23Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium  (BEL)1001
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)1001
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania  (LTU)1001
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)1001
27Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast  (CIV)0202
28Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)0123
29Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas  (BAH)0112
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)0112
31Flag of Burundi.svg  Burundi  (BDI)0101
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico  (MEX)0101
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco  (MAR)0101
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)0101
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda  (UGA)0101
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)0101
37Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)0011
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)0011
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)0011
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan  (KAZ)0011
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria  (SYR)0011
Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania  (TAN)0011
Totals (42 nations)484849145
Source:
Notes

^[1] IAAF does not include the six medals (1 gold and 5 silver) won by athletes competing as Authorised Neutral Athletes in their official medal table. [19]

Placing table

In the IAAF placing table the total score is obtained from assigning eight points to the first place and so on to one point for the eight placed finalists. Points are shared in situations where a tie occurs. 65 IAAF members received points. [20]   *   Host nation

RankCountryGold medal icon.svgSilver medal icon.svgBronze medal icon.svg45678Points
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)1011926544272
2Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)52452231124
3Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)23153623105
4Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)2240335186
5Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)2323113481
6Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)1223431278
7Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)2302313270
8Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)3024120268
8Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)1034320468
10Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)3121100052
11Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)1030202240
12Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic  (CZE)1112100237
13Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)0013211135
14Flag of Canada.svg  Canada  (CAN)0000252330
15Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain  (BHR)1100120126
16Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)0120101025
17Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)1100021023
17Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago  (TTO)1010021123
19Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)0011103021
19Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey  (TUR)1100101021
21Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas  (BAH)0111000119
21Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast  (CIV)0201000019
21Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia  (COL)1100100019
21Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia  (CRO)1011000019
25Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)1010010017
26Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)0110010016
26Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar  (QAT)1010001016
28Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)0101010015
29Flag of Botswana.svg  Botswana  (BOT)0001111014
29Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)0001102114
29Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)1010000014
29Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela  (VEN)1010000014
33Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium  (BEL)1001000013
34Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico  (MEX)0101000012
35Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)1000010011
36Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania  (LTU)1000001010
37Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)001001009
37Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)100000019
37Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)000020019
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Participants

Below is the list of countries and other neutral groupings who participated in the championships and the requested number of athlete places for each.

Russian suspension

Russia is currently indefinitely suspended from international competition due to a doping scandal, and will therefore not be present at the Championships. Nevertheless, 19 Russian athletes have been allowed to participate in international competition included as "authorised neutral athletes" at London 2017 following a long process to show that they were not directly implicated in Russia's state doping program. [21] These athletes include Mariya Lasitskene (high jump), Sergey Shubenkov (110 metres hurdles), Ilya Shkurenev (decathlon), Aleksandr Menkov (long jump) and Anzhelika Sidorova (pole vault) plus names from 2016 such as Darya Klishina (long jump) [22] [lower-alpha 1]

Refugees

For the first time, an Athlete Refugee Team delegation was present at the competition, mirroring the efforts to include refugee athletes that had occurred at the athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics. A total of five athletes – all of them Kenya-based refugees – were entered as part of the Athlete Refugee Team, including Somalian Ahmed Bashir Farah, Ethiopian Kadar Omar Abdullahi, and South Sudanese middle-distance runners Dominic Lokinyomo Lobalu, Rose Lokonyen and Anjelina Lohalith. [24] [25] [26]

Quarantine

An outbreak of norovirus occurred at a local hotel affecting 30 athletes and officials. [27]

Doping

An anti-doping programme was overseen at the championships for the first time by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) – an independent anti-doping board within the IAAF. A total of 1513 samples were collected at the competition and were sent to Ghent for analysis by a World Anti-Doping Agency-accredited laboratory . The samples comprised 596 urine sample (212 of which were tested for erythropoietin) and 917 blood samples. The blood samples were divided into two forms – 725 were taken to feed into the long-term athlete biological passport initiative and 192 were taken specifically to identify use of human growth hormone and erythropoiesis stimulating agents. The in-competition anti-doping scheme was complemented by a more extensive out-of-competition testing programme, which was intelligence and performance-led and amounted to over 2000 blood tests and over 3000 urine samples. [28] [29] An anti-doping education initiative also took place, led by the AIU and the IAAF Athletes' Commission, including an Athletes' Integrity Pledge which was taken by around 2500 athletes. [30]

Two of Ukraine's foremost athletes, Olesya Povkh and Olha Zemlyak, were suspended for failed doping tests immediately before the championships in London. [31]

The initial findings of the in-competition tests were that three athletes tested positive for doping, none of whom were medalists. [32] The names of the athletes were not announced, allowing the athletes to contest the result and request a b-sample test.

Notes

  1. On 31 July 2017, IAAF announced that Russia was still banned indefinitely unless several criteria for reinstatement were met, including meaningful drugs testing being conducted and more acceptance of the McLaren report which exposed the country's state-sponsored doping and led to the ban. [23]

See also

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