2019 World Athletics Championships

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IAAF World Athletics Championships
Doha 2019
2019 World Athletics Championships logo.svg
Host city Doha
Country Qatar
Organiser(s) IAAF, Qatar Athletics Federation
Edition17th
Nations participating206
Athletes participating1772
Sport(s) Athletics
Events49 (24 men, 24 women, 1 mixed)
Dates27 September – 6 October
Officially opened by Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani
Main venue Khalifa International Stadium
Individual prize money (US$)60,000 (gold)
30,000 (silver)
20,000 (bronze) [1]
Team prize money (US$)80,000 (relay gold)
40,000 (silver)
20,000 (bronze) [1]
Website iaafworldathleticschamps.com/doha2019
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The 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships (Arabic : بطولة العالم لألعاب القوى) was the seventeenth edition of the biennial, global athletics competition organised by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). It was held between 27 September and 6 October 2019 in Doha, Qatar, at the renovated multi-purpose Khalifa International Stadium, [2] but reduced to 21,000 available seats. 1772 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.

IAAF World Athletics Championships international athletics tournament

The World Athletics Championships are the biennial athletics competition organized by the World Athletics under the name of IAAF World Championships in Athletics from 1983 to 2017. The World Championships were started in 1976 in response to the International Olympic Committee dropping the men's 50 km walk from the Olympic programme for the 1976 Montreal Olympics, despite its constant presence at the games since 1932. The IAAF chose to host its own world championship event instead, a month and a half after the Olympics. It was the first World Championships that the IAAF had hosted separate from the Olympic Games. A second limited event was held in 1980, and the inaugural championships in 1983, with all the events, is considered the official start of the competition. Until 1980, the Olympic champions were considered as reigning World Champions. At their debut, these championhips were then held every four years, until 1991, when they switched to a two-year cycle since.

Sport of athletics Sports involving running, jumping, throwing, and walking

Athletics is a collection of sporting events that involve competitive running, jumping, throwing, and walking. The most common types of athletics competitions are track and field, road running, cross country running, and race walking.

International Association of Athletics Federations international governing body for the sport of athletics

World Athletics is the international governing body for the sport of athletics. It was founded on 17 July 1912 as the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) by representatives from 17 national athletics federations at the organization's first meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, with a first congress in Berlin in 1913. Since October 1993, 82 years after its creation, it has been headquartered in Monaco, with an official inauguration on 10 June 1994. Previously, from 1912 to 1946, it was originally in Stockholm, then, from 1946 to 1993, it was moved to London.

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It was the first edition of the competition under its modified name, having previously been known as the World Championships in Athletics. It was the first time the competition was in the Middle East and also the first time it ended in October. Due to the hot climate, there were no morning sessions and events were held in the late afternoon onward. Long-distance road events were scheduled to start around midnight local time. [3] For the first time sponsors of national teams were permitted to appear on the kit that the athletes compete in. [4] [5] Athletes competing in Doha criticised the lack of spectators, the flat atmosphere, the heat, and the timing of events, and questioned why Doha was awarded the championships.

Middle East region that encompasses Western Asia and Egypt

The Middle East is a transcontinental region centered on Western Asia, Turkey, and Egypt. Saudi Arabia is geographically the largest Middle Eastern nation while Bahrain is the smallest. The corresponding adjective is Middle Eastern and the derived noun is Middle Easterner. The term has come into wider usage as a replacement of the term Near East beginning in the early 20th century.

The performances at the championships were the best ever, with the average performance (per IAAF Scoring tables) surpassing that of the 2017 World Championships in Athletics. Three world records were set and six championships records were broken. A total of 43 nations reached the medal table and 68 nations had an athlete with a top eight finish. Based on the IAAF scoring tables, the best male and female performers were men's shot put gold medallist Joe Kovacs and women's long jump champion Malaika Mihambo. [6]

2017 World Championships in Athletics 2017 edition of the World Championships in Athletics

The 2017 IAAF World Championships was the 16th edition of the global athletics competition organised by the International Association of Athletics Federations and was held in London from 4 to 13 August 2017. London was officially awarded the championships on 11 November 2011.

Joe Kovacs American track and field athlete

Joseph Mathias Kovacs is an American track and field athlete who competes in the shot put and has a personal record of 22.91 meters outdoors and 21.46 meters indoors. He won gold medals at the 2015 and 2019 World Championships and the silver medal at the 2017 World Championships. His personal best of 22.91 metres, which ties him for the third best competitor in the shot put event, is the longest throw since 1990.

Malaika Mihambo German long jumper

Malaika Mihambo is a German athlete, and the current world champion in long jump.

Organisation

Host selection

Three cities entered the bidding process to host the event. [7] Assessment of the bids was carried out by the IAAF Evaluation Commission, which consisted of three IAAF Council Members (IAAF Vice President Sebastian Coe, Abby Hoffman and Katsuyuki Tanaka), three IAAF Office members (Essar Gabriel, Nick Davies, Paul Hardy) and public relations staff from Dentsu (Junko Shiota, Ryo Wakabayashi) and marketing staff from Athletics Management & Services (Nigel Swinscoe). [8]

Sebastian Coe British athlete and politician

Sebastian Newbold Coe, Baron Coe,, often referred to as Seb Coe or Lord Coe, is a British politician and former track and field athlete. As a middle-distance runner, Coe won four Olympic medals, including the 1500 metres gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1980 and 1984. He set eight outdoor and three indoor world records in middle-distance track events – including, in 1979, setting three world records in the space of 41 days – and the world record he set in the 800 metres in 1981 remained unbroken until 1997. Coe's rivalries with fellow Britons Steve Ovett and Steve Cram dominated middle-distance racing for much of the 1980s.

Abigail Golda Hoffman, is a Canadian former track and field athlete.

Dentsu

Dentsu Inc. is a Japanese international advertising and public relations joint stock company headquartered in Tokyo. Dentsu is currently the fifth largest advertising agency network in the world in terms of worldwide revenues. Dentsu bought Aegis in 2012 and formed Dentsu Aegis Network, which is headquartered in London and operates in 145 countries worldwide with around 45,000 employees. Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of 10 global network brands—Carat, Dentsu, Dentsu media, iProspect, Isobar, mcgarrybowen, Merkle, MKTG, Posterscope and Vizeum and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands.

Hayward Field, venue of the Eugene bid, which failed to win the 2019 hosting rights but was awarded the 2021 event. Hayward Field 6-4-11.JPG
Hayward Field, venue of the Eugene bid, which failed to win the 2019 hosting rights but was awarded the 2021 event.

Both Doha and Eugene are hosts of IAAF Diamond League meetings. Doha had previously applied for and failed to win the bid for the 2017 World Championships in Athletics, and had hosted the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships. Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, a member of Qatar's ruling family, led the Doha bid. The bid was part of a movement among the leaders of Qatar to make the country a destination for international sports tourism, within the framework of the Qatar National Vision 2030, which included the hosting of global sports events, such as the 2014 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m), 2018 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and a Doha bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics. [9] [10]

IAAF Diamond League world athletics tour

The World Athletics Diamond League is an annual series of elite track and field athletic competitions. The series began with the 2010 IAAF Diamond League. It was designed to replace the IAAF Golden League, which had been held annually since 1998.

2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships 2010 edition of the IAAF World Indoor Championships

The 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics was held between 12 and 14 March at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar. The championships was the first of six IAAF World Athletics Series events to take place in 2010.

Saoud bin Abdul Rahman Al-Thani is a Qatari sports administrator and member of the ruling family of Qatar. He is the former secretary general of the Qatar Olympic Committee. He is now an ambassador of Qatar to Germany.

Eugene had hosted the 2014 World Junior Championships in Athletics. Barcelona hosted the 2012 World Junior Championships in Athletics and the 2010 European Athletics Championships, as well as the annual Míting Internacional d´Atletisme Ciutat de Barcelona. The final selection of the host city was carried out on 18 November 2014 in Monaco. [11]

2014 World Junior Championships in Athletics sportive competition

The 15th World Junior Championships in Athletics was an international athletics competition for athletes qualifying as juniors which was held at the Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, USA, on 22–27 July 2014. A total of 44 athletics events were contested at the championships, 22 by male and 22 by female athletes. A total of 1546 athletes from 175 countries were participate.

2012 World Junior Championships in Athletics

The 14th World Junior Championships in Athletics was an international athletics competition for athletes qualifying as juniors which was held at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, on 10–15 July 2012. A total of 44 athletics events were contested at the championships, 22 by male and 22 by female athletes.

2010 European Athletics Championships 2010 edition of the European Athletics Championships

The 2010 European Athletics Championships were the 20th edition of the European Athletics Championships, organised under the supervision of the European Athletic Association. They were held at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain from 27 July to 1 August 2010. Barcelona was the first Spanish city to host the European Championships.

CityCountryRound 1Round 2
Doha Qatar1215
Eugene United States912
Barcelona Spain6

Barcelona was eliminated in the first round of voting, receiving only six of the 27 votes, then Doha prevailed in the final round with fifteen votes to Eugene's twelve. [12] IAAF President said that the Doha bid would develop the country and its community through sport. [13] José María Odriozola, the president of the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation, said that the worst bid had won the vote and "the only thing they have there is money". [14]

The IAAF later awarded Eugene the hosting rights for the 2021 World Athletics Championships without submitting to a bidding process – a move which was criticised by European Athletics president Svein Arne Hansen as Gothenburg had been preparing a bid. [15] This decision became subject to investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Internal Revenue Service. [16] The head of the 2017 Evaluation Committee, Sebastian Coe, was investigated by the BBC for conflict of interest, as emails suggested he had lobbied IAAF President Lamine Diack in favour of the Eugene bid, while working for Nike, Inc. which was a key stakeholder in Oregon. [17]

In 2016, the French newspaper Le Monde claimed the selection of the host would have been paid with US$3.5 million transferred between October and November 2011 according to the US tax administration, to Papa Massata Diack, the son of Lamine Diack (former president of the IAAF). In 2019 The Guardian reported documents showing an agreement to pay US$4.5 million to Sporting Age, a Singapore-based company linked to Papa Massata Diack, in order to transfer the value of World Championships ticket sales and sponsorship to Qatari officials. [18] In 2019, the French prosecutors charged some protagonists for corruption: the head of beIN Sports Yousef Al-Obaidly, the former president of IAAF Lamine Diack, and the head of Paris Saint Germain Nasser Al-Khelaifi. [19] A French judge opened investigations into Dentsu and Athletics Management & Services in 2019, on the basis that the companies (which had been involved in the host evaluation) had played key roles in the diversion of funds to Papa Massata Diack. [20]

The selection of Doha as the host city was later criticised by numerous athletes present at the championships. Marathon fifth-placer Volha Mazuronak said organisers were disrespectful to athletes to make them compete in the conditions, and 50 km walk world champion Yohann Diniz was unhappy that the road events had not been located in the air-conditioned stadium instead. Decathlon world record holder Kevin Mayer said organisers had not prioritised athletes in respect of the climate and low spectator attendance. [21] In response to low attendances, the stadium capacity was reduced to 21,000 for the championships, with large banners covering the empty seats, yet on the third day less than half these seats were filled despite the organisers giving free tickets to migrant workers and children. In response to the issue, IAAF Chief Executive Jon Ridgeon worked with the local organisers to take attendance-boosting measures. Ridgeon suggested that sessions were organised late in the evening for European television audiences, which meant working Qataris had gone home before the last event finals had begun (around 11 pm local time). [22] He also said the IAAF's plan had been for the championships to serve people across the Middle East, but the Qatar diplomatic crisis had blocked people from other countries in the region from attending. [23] [24] Three days before the competition it was reported that 50,000 tickets had been sold for the 10-day event, signalling a 90% reduction in sales compared to the 2017 World Championships in Athletics. [25] In response, local organisers purchased tickets and distributed them for free to ensure sizeable attendances, and also ran an initiative to allow spectators to enter the stadium and fill vacant seats left by audience members who left mid-session. [26]

The issue of human rights in Qatar was also raised as over 6000 migrant labourers, some involved in construction and cleaning of the host stadium, had lodged complaints over unpaid wages against Qatari companies. [27] IAAF President Coe responded that the championships was a way to achieve social change and "rise above political structures". [28]

Venue

The decision to hold the World Athletics Championships in the Middle East presented organisational challenges due to the hot and humid climate in Doha in September and October. In previous years the World Championships had mostly qualifying competitions in morning sessions and finals mostly in afternoon sessions. Weather conditions meant that traditional arrangement was not workable and in Doha the schedule was redesigned to have a "pre-session" in the afternoon and a "main session" in the evening. [29] The Khalifa International Stadium used an open-air conditioning system to bring the temperature of the stadium to below 25 °C (77 °F), which was a world first for a stadium. [30] [31]

In collaboration with Seiko, a starting blocks camera view was broadcast from the Khalifa International Stadium's Block Cams. [32] The intimate views from the blocks were the subject of complaint by the German Athletics Association, which said its female sprinters had not been consulted on the broadcasting of the images. The IAAF agreed to only show Block Cam images of athletes immediately prior to the starting pistol and to delete video data at other times on a daily basis. [33] Gina Lückenkemper said the technology was "unpleasant" as it captured close images of athletes' crotches in tight clothing. [34] The stadium also features an advanced lighting system, which was used in the introductions of some event finals, projecting coloured lines on to the lane boundaries and the competing athlete's names moving around the 400 m track. [35] New graphical detail of athletes' performance was provided in television coverage, including top speed of athletes in the track and jumping events, angle and release speed in the throws, and the distance of each phase of a triple jump. [32]

Non-stadium racewalking and marathon events were set on a looped course around the Doha Corniche – a 7-kilometre (4.3 mi) waterfront promenade. [36] Organisers set the start time around midnight local time for road events to avoid the hottest conditions, although the women's marathon still began at a temperature of 32 °C (90 °F) and humidity over 70%. [37] [38] The IAAF and local organisers undertook preparation for the conditions by recruiting medical experts to inform their preparations, as well as increasing water and refreshments, ice baths, and medical support along the route. It sent advisory notices to all national federations in the six months before the competition with recommendations for athletes. [39] However, postponement of the events until after the championships was deemed a last resort. The IAAF President Sebastian Coe stated his belief that the humidity was a greater challenge for runners than the temperature itself. [31]

The Khalifa Stadium hosted the 2019 Asian Athletics Championships in April before the world event. [1]

For training and warm-up purposes, an outdoor venue attached to the Khalifa Stadium is available for athletes in running and jumping events, while all athletes (including throwing events) have full training facilities available at the Qatar Sports Club venue near Doha Corniche. At the Aspire Zone, indoor training facilities are available for running and jumping disciplines while a separate outdoor throws training venue is also available. [1]

Mascot

The event mascot was "Falah", an anthropomorphic falcon dressed in athletic gear in the maroon colour of the flag of Qatar. The mascot was designed by a Filipino expatriate in Doha, Theodore Paul Manuel, and his design was announced as the winner of the design competition on Qatar's national sports day. Twenty-one sketches were submitted and a group of young Qataris were invited to vote on their favourite designs. Following this, the head of the Qatar Olympic Committee Joaan bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and members of the local organising committee narrowed the choices down to a shortlist of three for final voting. [40]

Entry standards

The IAAF announced that athletes would qualify by their IAAF World Rankings position, wildcard (reigning world champion or 2019 IAAF Diamond League champion) or by achieving the entry standard. [41] [42] [43] Following criticism that the qualification method was biased the IAAF reverted to their traditional qualifying method. [44] [45] The qualification period for the 10,000 metres, marathon, race walks, relays, and combined events ran from 7 March 2018 to 6 September 2019. For all other events, the qualification period runs from 7 September 2018 to 6 September 2019. Wild Card as:

Countries who have no male and/or no female athletes who have achieved the Entry Standard or considered as having achieved the entry standard (see above) or qualified relay team, may enter one unqualified male athlete OR one unqualified female athlete in one event of the championships (except the road events and field events, combined events, 10,000 m and 3000 m steeplechase).

Target numbers

At the end of the qualification period, the 2019 IAAF World Rankings published on 6 September 2019 were used to invite additional athletes to the World Championships where the target number of athletes had not been achieved for that event through other methods of qualification. The maximum of three athletes per country in individual events is not affected by this rule. National athletics associations retained the right to confirm or reject athlete selections through this method. Where the highest ranked athletes were from a country that had already had three or more entrants for the event, or where the national association rejected an entrant, the next highest ranked athlete became eligible for entry via world rankings. [46] [47]

Event schedule

Results

Men

Track

Chronology: 2015 | 2017 | 2019 | 2021 | 2023
EventGoldSilverBronze
100 metres
details
Christian Coleman
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
9.76 WL Justin Gatlin
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
9.89 Andre De Grasse
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada  (CAN)
9.90 PB
200 metres
details
Noah Lyles
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
19.83 Andre De Grasse
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada  (CAN)
19.95 Álex Quiñónez
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador  (ECU)
19.98
400 metres
details
Steven Gardiner
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas  (BAH)
43.48 NR Anthony Zambrano
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia  (COL)
44.15 AR Fred Kerley
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
44.17
800 metres
details
Donavan Brazier
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
1:42.34 CR, AR Amel Tuka
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina  (BIH)
1:43.47 SB Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
1:43.82
1500 metres
details
Timothy Cheruiyot
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
3:29.26 Taoufik Makhloufi
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria  (ALG)
3:31.38 SB Marcin Lewandowski
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)
3:31.46 NR
5000 metres
details
Muktar Edris
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)
12:58.85 SB Selemon Barega
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)
12:59.70 Mohamed Ahmed
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada  (CAN)
13:01.11
10,000 metres
details
Joshua Cheptegei
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda  (UGA)
26:48.36 WL Yomif Kejelcha
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)
26:49.34 PB Rhonex Kipruto
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
26:50.32
Marathon
details
Lelisa Desisa
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)
2:10:40 SB Mosinet Geremew
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)
2:10:44 Amos Kipruto
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
2:10:51
110 metres hurdles
details
Grant Holloway
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
13.10 Sergey Shubenkov
ANA flag (2017).svg  Authorised Neutral Athletes  (ANA)
13.15 Pascal Martinot-Lagarde
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)
Orlando Ortega
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)
13.18
13.30 [48]
400 metres hurdles
details
Karsten Warholm
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)
47.42 Rai Benjamin
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
47.66 Abderrahman Samba
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar  (QAT)
48.03
3000 metres steeplechase
details
Conseslus Kipruto
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
8:01.35 WL Lamecha Girma
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)
8:01.36 NR Soufiane El Bakkali
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco  (MAR)
8:03.76 SB
20 kilometres walk
details
Toshikazu Yamanishi
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)
1:26.34 Vasiliy Mizinov
ANA flag (2017).svg  Authorised Neutral Athletes  (ANA)
1:26.49 Perseus Karlström
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)
1:27.00
50 kilometres walk
details
Yusuke Suzuki
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)
4:04.20 João Vieira
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)
4:04.59 Evan Dunfee
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada  (CAN)
4:05.02
4 × 100 metres relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Christian Coleman
Justin Gatlin
Mike Rodgers
Noah Lyles
Cravon Gillespie*
37.10 WL Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)
Adam Gemili
Zharnel Hughes
Richard Kilty
Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake
37.36 AR Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)
Shuhei Tada
Kirara Shiraishi
Yoshihide Kiryū
Abdul Hakim Sani Brown
Yuki Koike*
37.43 AR
4 × 400 metres relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Fred Kerley
Michael Cherry
Wil London
Rai Benjamin
Tyrell Richard*
Vernon Norwood*
Nathan Strother*
2:56.69 WL Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
Akeem Bloomfield
Nathon Allen
Terry Thomas
Demish Gaye
Javon Francis*
2:57.90 SB Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium  (BEL)
Jonathan Sacoor
Robin Vanderbemden
Dylan Borlée
Kevin Borlée
Julien Watrin*
2:58.78 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 athletes only competed in the preliminary heats and received medals.

Field

Chronology: 2015 | 2017 | 2019 | 2021 | 2023
EventGoldSilverBronze
High jump
details
Mutaz Essa Barshim
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar  (QAT)
2.37 m WL Mikhail Akimenko
ANA flag (2017).svg  Authorised Neutral Athletes  (ANA)
2.35 m PB Ilya Ivanyuk
ANA flag (2017).svg  Authorised Neutral Athletes  (ANA)
2.35 m PB
Pole vault
details
Sam Kendricks
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
5.97 m Armand Duplantis
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)
5.97 m Piotr Lisek
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)
5.87 m
Long jump
details
Tajay Gayle
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
8.69 m WL, NR Jeff Henderson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
8.39 m SB Juan Miguel Echevarría
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)
8.34 m
Triple jump
details
Christian Taylor
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
17.92 m SB Will Claye
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
17.74 m Hugues Fabrice Zango
Flag of Burkina Faso.svg  Burkina Faso  (BUR)
17.66 m AR
Shot put
details
Joe Kovacs
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
22.91 m CR Ryan Crouser
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
22.90 m PB Thomas Walsh
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)
22.90 m AR
Discus throw
details
Daniel Ståhl
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)
67.59 m Fedrick Dacres
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
66.94 m Lukas Weißhaidinger
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria  (AUT)
66.82 m
Javelin throw
details
Anderson Peters
Flag of Grenada.svg  Grenada  (GRN)
86.89 m Magnus Kirt
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia  (EST)
86.21 m Johannes Vetter
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
85.37 m
Hammer throw
details
Paweł Fajdek
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)
80.50 m Quentin Bigot
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)
78.19 m SB Bence Halász
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)
Wojciech Nowicki
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)
78.18 m
77.69 m [49]
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: 2015 | 2017 | 2019 | 2021 | 2023
EventGoldSilverBronze
Decathlon
details
Niklas Kaul
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
8691 PB Maicel Uibo
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia  (EST)
8604 PB Damian Warner
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada  (CAN)
8529
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: 2015 | 2017 | 2019 | 2021 | 2023
EventGoldSilverBronze
100 metres
details
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
10.71 WL Dina Asher-Smith
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)
10.83 NR Marie-Josée Ta Lou
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast  (CIV)
10.90
200 metres
details
Dina Asher-Smith
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)
21.88 NR Brittany Brown
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
22.22 PB Mujinga Kambundji
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)
22.51
400 metres
details
Salwa Eid Naser
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain  (BHR)
48.14 AR, WL Shaunae Miller-Uibo
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas  (BAH)
48.37 AR Shericka Jackson
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
49.47 PB
800 metres
details
Halimah Nakaayi
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda  (UGA)
1:58.04 NR Raevyn Rogers
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
1:58.18 SB Ajeé Wilson
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
1:58.84
1500 metres
details
Sifan Hassan
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)
3:51.95 CR, AR Faith Kipyegon
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
3:54.22 NR Gudaf Tsegay
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)
3:54.38 PB
5000 metres
details
Hellen Obiri
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
14:26.72 CR Margaret Chelimo Kipkemboi
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
14:27.49 PB Konstanze Klosterhalfen
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
14:28.43
10,000 metres
details
Sifan Hassan
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)
30:17.62 WL Letesenbet Gidey
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)
30:21.23 PB Agnes Jebet Tirop
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
30:25.20 PB
Marathon
details
Ruth Chepngetich
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
2:32:43 Rose Chelimo
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain  (BHR)
2:33:46 Helalia Johannes
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia  (NAM)
2:34:15
100 metres hurdles
details
Nia Ali
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
12.34 PB Kendra Harrison
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
12.46 Danielle Williams
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
12.47
400 metres hurdles
details
Dalilah Muhammad
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
52.16 WR Sydney McLaughlin
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
52.23 PB Rushell Clayton
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
53.74 PB
3000 metres steeplechase
details
Beatrice Chepkoech
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)
8:57.84 CR Emma Coburn
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
9:02.35 PB Gesa Felicitas Krause
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
9:03.30 NR
20 kilometres walk
details
Liu Hong
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)
1:32.53 Qieyang Shenjie
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)
1:33.10 Yang Liujing
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)
1:33.17
50 kilometres walk
details
Liang Rui
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)
4:23.26 Li Maocuo
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)
4:26.40 Eleonora Giorgi
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)
4:29.13
4 × 100 metres relay
details
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
Natalliah Whyte
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Jonielle Smith
Shericka Jackson
Natasha Morrison*
41.44 WL Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)
Asha Philip
Dina Asher-Smith
Ashleigh Nelson
Daryll Neita
Imani-Lara Lansiquot*
41.85 SB Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Dezerea Bryant
Teahna Daniels
Morolake Akinosun
Kiara Parker
42.10 SB
4 × 400 metres relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Phyllis Francis
Sydney McLaughlin
Dalilah Muhammad
Wadeline Jonathas
Jessica Beard*
Allyson Felix*
Kendall Ellis*
Courtney Okolo*
3:18.92 WL Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)
Iga Baumgart-Witan
Patrycja Wyciszkiewicz
Małgorzata Hołub-Kowalik
Justyna Święty-Ersetic
Anna Kiełbasińska*
3:21.89 NR Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
Anastasia Le-Roy
Tiffany James
Stephenie Ann McPherson
Shericka Jackson
Roneisha McGregor*
3:22.37 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 athletes only competed in the preliminary heats and received medals.

Field

Chronology: 2015 | 2017 | 2019 | 2021 | 2023
EventGoldSilverBronze
High jump
details
Mariya Lasitskene
ANA flag (2017).svg  Authorised Neutral Athletes  (ANA)
2.04 m Yaroslava Mahuchikh
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)
2.04 m WU20R Vashti Cunningham
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
2.00 m PB
Pole vault
details
Anzhelika Sidorova
ANA flag (2017).svg  Authorised Neutral Athletes  (ANA)
4.95 m WL, PB Sandi Morris
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
4.90 m Katerina Stefanidi
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)
4.85 m
Long jump
details
Malaika Mihambo
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
7.30 m WL, PB Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)
6.92 m SB Ese Brume
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria  (NGR)
6.91 m
Triple jump
details
Yulimar Rojas
Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela  (VEN)
15.37 m Shanieka Ricketts
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
14.92 m Caterine Ibargüen
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia  (COL)
14.73 m
Shot put
details
Gong Lijiao
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)
19.55 m Danniel Thomas-Dodd
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
19.47 m Christina Schwanitz
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)
19.17 m
Discus throw
details
Yaime Pérez
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)
69.17 m Denia Caballero
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)
68.44 m Sandra Perković
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia  (CRO)
66.72 m
Hammer throw
details
DeAnna Price
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
77.54 m Joanna Fiodorow
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)
76.35 m PB Wang Zheng
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)
74.76 m
Javelin throw
details
Kelsey-Lee Barber
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)
66.56 m Liu Shiying
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)
65.88 m SB Lü Huihui
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)
65.49 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: 2015 | 2017 | 2019 | 2021 | 2023
EventGoldSilverBronze
Heptathlon
details
Katarina Johnson-Thompson
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)
6981 WL, NR Nafissatou Thiam
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium  (BEL)
6677 Verena Preiner
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria  (AUT)
6560
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)

Mixed

EventGoldSilverBronze
4 × 400 metres relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Wil London
Allyson Felix
Courtney Okolo
Michael Cherry
Tyrell Richard*
Jessica Beard*
Jasmine Blocker*
Obi Igbokwe*
3:09.34 WR Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)
Nathon Allen
Roneisha McGregor
Tiffany James
Javon Francis
Janieve Russell*
3:11.78 NR Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain  (BHR)
Musa Isah
Aminat Jamal
Salwa Eid Naser
Abbas Abubakar Abbas
3:11.82 AR

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

Event summaries

Sprints

In the men's 100 metres, the semi-finals were dominated by world leader Christian Coleman from the United States, finishing in 9.88 seconds while no other qualifiers broke 10 seconds. [50] In the final, defending champion American Justin Gatlin got a good start to gain a step on the field, except Coleman got a better start, gaining that step on Gatlin and extending his lead to a dominating victory in 9.76 seconds, a new personal best and world-leading time for the season that becomes the 6th best in history, just 2 ticks behind Gatlin's best. Returning to form, Canada's Andre De Grasse closed and nearly caught Gatlin at the line in 9.90, a new wind-legal personal best, though he has run as fast as 9.69 wind-aided. [50] [51]

Middle distance

Long distance

The women's marathon began at midnight local time on 28 September with the temperature at 32 °C (90 °F) and 70 per cent humidity. [52] By the end of the race, 28 of the 68 starters had dropped out, including all three Ethiopian runners. [53] Five runners in a lead pack stayed together for the first 20 km (12 mi) and the pack was down to only four athletes by 35 km (22 mi), including Ruth Chepngetich and Edna Kiplagat of Kenya, Bahrain's Rose Chelimo and Namibia's Helalia Johannes. [52] Chepngetich broke out into a sprint in the final lap to finish at 2:32:43, followed by Chelimo (2:33:46) and Johannes (2:35:15). [52]

The women's 10,000 metres began the following night with Germany's Alina Reh taking an early lead before falling back and eventually dropping out. By the ninth lap, a lead pack of three Kenyans and three Ethiopians developed. By the half-way point, the Netherlands' Sifan Hassan had latched on to back of the lead pack, headed by Kenya's Rosemary Wanjiru and Agnes Tirop. Letesenbet Gidey of Ethiopia surged with four laps remaining with Hassan following close behind. Hassan took the lead on the final lap and finished in 30:17.33, more than three seconds ahead of Gidey, and almost eight seconds ahead of Tirop in third place. [54] [55]

Hurdles

In the men's 400 m hurdles, most of the top ranked athletes reached the final, though world number 4 Ludvy Vaillant was eliminated. [56]

Jumps

The last place qualifier to the men's long jump final was Jamaica's Tajay Gayle with 7.89 m (25 ft 10 12 in). [57] In the final on 28 September, Gayle jumped a personal best 8.46 m (27 ft 9 in) to take the lead in the first round. No other jumper would beat that mark. World leader Juan Miguel Echevarría from Cuba jumped 8.25 m (27 ft 34 in) while giving up the entire 20 cm (7.9 in) width of the board. His jump was bettered by American Jeff Henderson with an 8.28 m (27 ft 1 34 in) three jumpers later. In the third round, Echevarría improved to 8.34 m (27 ft 4 14 in) and Henderson responded again with 8.39 m (27 ft 6 14 in), which ultimately settled the medal positions. In the fourth round, Gayle improved his winning jump to 8.69 m (28 ft 6 in). [58] [59]

Relays

Throws

With world record holder and defending champion Anita Włodarczyk absent from the women's hammer throw due to injury, [60] world leader DeAnna Price seized the opportunity on the second throw of the competition with 76.87 m (252 ft 2 in), then a best of 77.54 m (254 ft 4 in) in the third round – no athlete could match her. The next thrower into the ring was Włodarczyk's Polish teammate Joanna Fiodorow, who threw her personal best 76.35 m (250 ft 5 in) to win the silver medal and drop Zalina Petrivskaya's first throw of the competition to third place after the first three throwers. Although Petrivskaya threw 74.33 m (243 ft 10 in) in the third round and maintained that position, China's Wang Zheng threw the hammer to 74.76 m (245 ft 3 in) to grab the bronze medal in the middle of the fifth round. [61] [62] [63]

Walks

The men's 50 kilometres walk started at midnight local time on 29 September. Most walkers were wary of starting too fast; only the 20K world record holder, Japan's Yusuke Suzuki, went out fast, opening up a gap just a few minutes into the race. By 5K he had a 10-second lead over a chase pack and by 20K he had expanded the lead to two minutes. Suzuki crossed the halfway point at 2:01:07 and, by 35K, Suzuki had opened his lead up to 3:34. [64] Suzuki first showed signs of cracking, stopping at the water station at 44K before getting back on stride. At that point he still had two minutes on China's Niu Wenbin, an additional minute on Portugal's João Vieira, with the next chaser Canada's Evan Dunfee another minute back, now ahead of China's Luo Yadong. Suzuki struggled through the final lap while Vieira and Dunfee were applying the pressure. Both passed Niu, with Dunfee closing down his gap to Vieira. Suzuki got across the finish line first, only 39 seconds ahead of Vieira, who held off Dunfee by only three seconds. [64]

In its second appearance since the event's debut in 2017, the women's 50 kilometres walk began simultaneously with the men's. A lead quartet of China's Liang Rui and Li Maocuo with Italy's Eleonora Giorgi and Portugal's Inês Henriques crossed the 10K mark together, before Giorgi and Henriques dropped back. Liang continued to expand her lead with Li following comfortably ahead of Giogi as the athletes reached 40K mark. Liang won the race in 4:23:26, more than three minutes ahead of her teammate Li, to become the first Chinese athlete to win the world title at that distance. Giorgi finished almost four minutes behind Li to win bronze. [65]

Combined

Daily highlights

Day one to three

One final was contested on the first day: Kenyan Ruth Chepngetich won the women's marathon in 2:32:43, beating the defending champion Rose Chelimo of Bahrain in the first ever World Championships race to start at midnight. [66] Braima Sundar Dabo of Guinea Bissau won plaudits for assisting competitor Jonathan Busby of Aruba to the finish of the men's 5000 m heats. A record 17 athletes qualifed for the women's pole vault final. Cuban Juan Miguel Echevarría's jump of 8.40 m (27 ft 6 12 in) was the best performance in men's long jump qualifying for ten years. Christian Coleman had the first sub-10 run of the championships in the men's 100 metres heats. [67] Athletics Weekly noted the lack of spectators on the first day and the difficultly in travelling to the stadium, while decathlon World Champion Kevin Mayer was highly critical: "it's a disaster, there is no-one in the stands and the heat has not been adapted at all...We haven't really prioritised athletes when organising the championships here". [68]

There were six finals on the second day of competition. DeAnna Price became the first American to win the women's hammer throw while Tajay Gayle became Jamaica's first men's long jump world champion, surprising the field by adding 37 centimetres to his personal best and improving to tenth on the all-time lists. [69] Sifan Hassan broke the African dominance of the women's 10,000 metres that stretched back to 1997, by taking gold for the Netherlands. [70] [71] America's Christian Coleman won the men's 100 metres final in a time of 9.76 seconds. The qualifiers for the mixed 4 × 400 m relay resulted in the first world record of the championships, with the American quartet finishing in 3:12.42 minutes. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce ran the fastest time ever recorded in the heats stage of the women's 100 metres with 10.80 seconds. [72]

On the third day, five finals were scheduled. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won her fourth world title in the women's 100 m, recording her second fastest time ever (10.71) to hold off the British record-breaking Dina Asher-Smith. In the, Christian Taylor also won a fourth title in the men's triple jump, with compatriot Will Claye finishing runner-up as he had in 2017, and Hugues Fabrice Zango winning Burkina Faso's first ever World Championships medal in third. The mixed 4 × 400 m relay final brought another world record (3:09.34) and a twelfth gold medal for Allyson Felix, taking her ahead of Usain Bolt on the all-time medal tally. Poland drew interest in the mixed relay for its choice to place men on the two middle legs – the opposite of all the other teams. Anzhelika Sidorova won her first world title in the women's pole vault final, competing as an Authorised Neutral Athlete. Liu Hong was the last winner of the day, taking her third World Championships gold in the women's 20 km walk, where Qieyang Shenjie and Yang Liujing helped make it a medal sweep for the Chinese team. [73] Liu, Felix and Fraser-Pryce all returned victorious to the World Championships after having had children in the previous two years, [74] and in her post-race interview Fraser-Pryce said she hoped to inspire other women to start families and return to elite sport. [75] [76]

Day four to six

Day four featured six gold medal events. In men's discus throw Daniel Ståhl won Sweden's first gold medal in the event, while runner-up Fedrick Dacres won Jamaica's first discus medal and Lukas Weisshaidinger became Austria's first male World Championships medallist. Mariya Lasitskene defended her title in the women's high jump, winning on countback ahead of Yaroslava Mahuchikh, who set a world under-20 record of 2.04 m (6 ft 8 14 in). Sprint finishes from Muktar Edris and Selemon Barega made it an Ethiopian 1–2 in the men's 5000 metres final, where the early leader Jakob Ingebrigtsen collapsed over the line and missed a medal. Beatrice Chepkoech was dominant in the women's steeplechase, establishing a significant lead on her way to a championships record of 8:57.84 minutes. In her first global final, Halimah Nakaayi surprised with a Ugandan national record of 1:58.04 minutes to win the women's 800 metres. Karsten Warholm kept the men's 400 m hurdles final to the form book by retaining his world title, while Abderrahman Samba's bronze medal added the host nation Qatar to the medal table. [77]

On the fifth day, the United States team won three of the four finals. Donavan Brazier broke records that had lasted over 30 years in the men's 800 metres final with a championship record and American record of 1:42.34 minutes. Silver medallist Amel Tuka gave Bosnia and Herzegovina's best ever performance of the championships. Noah Lyles had a clear victory in the men's 200 metres final. [78] Sam Kendricks won the men's pole vault on countback in a closely fought final – the medallists Kendricks, Armand Duplantis and Piotr Lisek celebrated together on the landing mat with a synchronised backflip. [79] The fourth gold medallist of the evening was Australia's Kelsey-Lee Barber, who surprised China's Liu Shiying and Lü Huihui by moving up from fourth to first place with her final throw of the competition. In qualifying Amalie Iuel set a Norwegian record as the second fastest qualifier in the women's 400 m hurdles, while Abdalelah Haroun of the host nation Qatar exited the men's 400 m in the first round. [78]

There were three finals on the sixth day. Poland's Paweł Fajdek won a record fourth straight title in the men's hammer throw final, and officials played a role in the minor medals – fourth-placer Wojciech Nowicki was also awarded a bronze medal as irregularities with Bence Halász's bronze medal-winning throw was adjudged to have disadvantaged Nowicki, [80] while Great Britain was unsuccessful in its appeal over Nick Miller's second round throw, which looked to be good enough for a silver medal but was judged a foul. [81] In his international debut, Grant Holloway won the gold medal in the men's 110 metres hurdles final, where defending champion Omar McLeod collapsed after hitting several hurdles. McLeod crashed into Orlando Ortega impeding the Spaniard and although the Spanish team's appeal to have the race re-run was rejected, [82] Ortega was instead awarded an additional bronze medal. [83] Dina Asher-Smith won the women's 200 metres final by a large margin, becoming Britain's first global champion in the women's sprints with a British record time. [84] In the first day of combined events, thirty points separated the top three in the men's decathlon (Damian Warner, Pierce LePage and Kevin Mayer) while in the women's heptathlon Katarina Johnson-Thompson set the fourth best ever day one score for a 96-point lead over defending champion Nafissatou Thiam. [80]

Day seven to ten

The four finals of the seventh day centred around the conclusion of the combined events. Katarina Johnson-Thompson defeated Nafi Thiam in the heptathlon with a British record score of 6981 points, which moved her up to sixth on the all-time lists. The second day of the decathlon brought surprises as world record holder Kevin Mayer dropped out and Germany's Niklas Kaul set a championship decathlon best in the javelin to help him surge from eleventh place to the gold medal, making him the youngest winner of the title at age 21. The women's 400 metres final was among the fastest ever with five women under 50 seconds for the first time at the championships – 21-year-old Salwa Eid Naser of Bahrain seized the lead early on and crossed the line in 48.14 seconds for the third fastest time ever, leaving the Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo in second place with 48.37 seconds (becoming the sixth fastest athlete ever). China's Gong Lijiao defended her women's shot put title, reaching the podium for a sixth straight championships, while silver medallist Danniel Thomas-Dodd made history as Jamaica's first woman to win a global medal in the throws. [85]

Among the six finals of the eighth day, the men's high jump final helped fill out the stadium for the first time as Qatari Mutaz Essa Barshim won a high quality contest for the host nation. [86] Barshim, Mikhail Akimenko and Ilya Ivanyuk all cleared 2.35 m (7 ft 8 12 in) before the home athlete topped 2.37 m (7 ft 9 14 in) to win his country's first gold of the event. In the women's 400 metres hurdles final, Americans Dalilah Muhammad and Sydney McLaughlin turned the race into a duel which resulted in Olympic champion Muhammad setting a world record of 52.16 seconds to hold off 20-year-old McLaughlin, who ran the third fastest time ever. Ethiopian Lamecha Girma attempted to break Kenya's winning streak in the men's steeplechase final but was edged out on the line by Kenya's defending champion Conseslus Kipruto, with one hundredth of a second separating the two. Steven Gardiner of the Bahamas had a dominant run to win the men's 400 metres final, finishing over half a second ahead of the field and setting a Bahamian record of 43.48 seconds. [87] Gardiner's presence was only possible due to a public fund-raising campaign for his national team, as Hurricane Dorian had devastated the Caribbean nation just one month earlier. [88] The women's discus final was a Cuban affair between Yaime Pérez and Denia Caballero, with Pérez ultimately winning the gold with a fifth round effort of 69.17 m (226 ft 11 in). The first round of the men's and women's 4 × 100 metres relay saw athletes run an African record, a South American record and three national records. [87] Toshikazu Yamanishi took the gold medal in the men's 20 km walk in the overnight session. [89]

Six finals were scheduled for the ninth day. The men's shot put final saw four men surpass the previous championships record. Only one centimetre separated medallists Tom Walsh, Ryan Crouser, and Joe Kovacs, with Kovacs getting the win in 22.91 m (75 ft 1 34 in) – the best performance in nearly three decades. Yulimar Rojas was dominant in the women's triple jump final, taking the gold medal with a mark of 15.37 m (50 ft 5 in) – the fourth best jump ever. Sifan Hassan became the first woman to achieve a 1500/10,000 m double at the championships, and her winning time of 3:51.95 minutes was a championship and European record. Hassan gave an emotional post-race interview, defending herself against doping accusations which had arisen due to the four-year doping ban of her coach Alberto Salazar in the previous days. [90] Hellen Obiri defended her title in the women's 5000 metres final and ran a championship record of 14:26.72 minutes in order to do so. The men's 4 × 100 metres relay final brought a slew of records with the United States winning with a national record time of 37.10 seconds (the third fastest ever) and Great Britain, Japan and Brazil setting continental area records for the next three places. [91] Lelisa Desisa and Mosinet Geremew made it a 1–2 for Ethiopia in the late-night men's marathon, held in easier weather conditions than the women's race. [92]

On the tenth and final day of the championships, seven finals were held. Malaika Mihambo of Germany won a clear gold in the women's long jump final by producing the twelfth best ever performance of 7.30 m (23 ft 11 14 in). In the men's 1500 metres final Kenya's Timothy Cheruiyot set a quick pace and surged at the end to take the gold medal. Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda held off Yomif Kejelcha in the men's 10,000 metres final to claim his second world of the year, having already topped the 2019 IAAF World Cross Country Championships podium. Anderson Peters of Grenada upset a field of more decorated European athletes in the men's javelin throw final as no one bettered his opening throw of 86.89 m (285 ft 34 in), while silver medallist Magnus Kirt of Estonia injured himself in the effort to beat his rival. Nia Ali of the United States surprised in the women's 100 metres hurdles final by winning gold in 12.34 seconds, making herself the ninth fastest of all-time and pushing the more favoured Danielle Williams and Kendra Harrison into the minor medals. The championships was brought to a close with the men's and women's 4 × 400 metres relay finals. The United States won both in world leading times to finish as the medal leader – its haul of 29 medals and 14 gold medals was almost three times that of second-placed Kenya (five golds and eleven medals). Jamaica ranked third on the medal table with three golds and twelve medals – its final bronze coming from the women's 4 × 400 metres relay after a successful appeal against an initial disqualification. [93] [94]

Statistics

Medal table

Source for the medal table: IAAF [95]

  *   Host nation (Qatar)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)1411429
2Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)52411
3Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)35412
4Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)3339
5Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)2518
ANA flag (2017).svg  Authorised Neutral Athletes  (ANA) [1] 2316
6Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)2305
7Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)2046
8Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)2013
9Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)2002
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda  (UGA)2002
11Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)1236
12Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain  (BHR)1113
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)1113
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden  (SWE)1113
15Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas  (BAH)1102
16Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar  (QAT)*1012
17Flag of Australia.svg  Australia  (AUS)1001
Flag of Grenada.svg  Grenada  (GRN)1001
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)1001
Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela  (VEN)1001
21Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia  (EST)0202
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)0202
23Flag of Canada.svg  Canada  (CAN)0145
24Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium  (BEL)0112
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia  (COL)0112
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)0112
27Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria  (ALG)0101
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina  (BIH)0101
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)0101
30Flag of Austria.svg  Austria  (AUT)0022
31Flag of Burkina Faso.svg  Burkina Faso  (BUR)0011
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia  (CRO)0011
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador  (ECU)0011
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece  (GRE)0011
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)0011
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)0011
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast  (CIV)0011
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco  (MAR)0011
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia  (NAM)0011
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)0011
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria  (NGR)0011
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain  (ESP)0011
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)0011
Totals (43 nations)494951149

^[1] IAAF does not include the medals won by athletes competing as Authorised Neutral Athletes in their official medal table. [95]

Points table

The IAAF Placing Table assigns points to the top eight athletes in the final, with eight points to first place, seven to second place, and so on until one point for eighth place. Teams or athletes that do not finish or are disqualified do not receive points. [95]

Source for the table: IAAF [96]
RankCountryGold medal icon.svgSilver medal icon.svgBronze medal icon.svg45678Pts
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)1411476498310
2Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)52433332122
3Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)35431312115
4Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)3332421299
5Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)2513120183
6Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)2305223082
7Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)2043121269
8Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)1230212156
9Flag of Canada.svg  Canada  (CAN)0140232355
10Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine  (UKR)0202321044
11Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)2010022133
12Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba  (CUB)1110200130
12Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)2000024030
14Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain  (BHR)1111001028
15Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus  (BLR)0001231125
15Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)0003111125
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Records

At the 2019 World Athletics Championships, three world records, one world under-20 record, six championships records, 21 area records and 86 national records in athletics were set. [97] Furthermore, two championship combined event bests were set and 23 world-leading performances (WL) were achieved at the competition. [98]

Allyson Felix became the most decorated athlete in World Championships, reaching a career total of 13 gold medals through wins in the women's and the mixed 4 × 400 metres relays. [99]

Source for the records tables: IAAF [98]

Individual

SexEventAthleteCountryResultRecordDate
Men100 metres Stern Noel Liffa Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi  (MAW)10.72 NR 27 September 2019
Men100 metres Dinesh Kumar Dhakal Flag of Bhutan.svg  Bhutan  (BHU)11.64 NR 27 September 2019
Women3000 metres steeplechase Anna Emilie Møller Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN)9:18.92 NR 27 September 2019
Men400 metres hurdles Andrea Ercolani Volta Flag of San Marino.svg  San Marino  (SMR)52.60 NR 27 September 2019
Women100 metres Sarswati Chaudhary Flag of Nepal.svg  Nepal  (NEP)12.72 NR 28 September 2019
Men400 metres hurdles Abdelmalik Lahoulou Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria  (ALG)48.39 NR 28 September 2019
MenLong jump Tajay Gayle Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)8.69 NR, Commonwealth 28 September 2019
MenTriple jump Hugues Fabrice Zango Flag of Burkina Faso.svg  Burkina Faso  (BUR)17.66 AR 29 September 2019
Women100 metres Dina Asher-Smith Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)10.83 NR 29 September 2019
Men200 metres Noureddine Hadid Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon  (LIB)20.84 NR 29 September 2019
Men200 metres Ahmed Al-Yaari Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen  (YEM)22.37 NR 29 September 2019
Women3000 metres steeplechase Gesa Felicitas Krause Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)9:03.30 NR 30 September 2019
Women3000 metres steeplechase Anna Emilie Møller Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark  (DEN)9:13.46 NR 30 September 2019
Women3000 metres steeplechase Luiza Gega Flag of Albania.svg  Albania  (ALB)9:19.93 NR 30 September 2019
MenDiscus throw Apostolos Parellis Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus  (CYP)66.32 NR 30 September 2019
WomenJavelin throw Annu Rani Flag of India.svg  India  (IND)62.43 NR 30 September 2019
Women200 meters Aminatou Seyni Flag of Niger.svg  Niger  (NIG)22.58 NR 30 September 2019
Men800 meters Donavan Brazier Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)1:42.34 AR 1 October 2019
Men400 metres Jessy Franco Flag of Gibraltar.svg  Gibraltar  (GIB)47.41 NR 1 October 2019
Men400 metres Todiasoa Rabearison Flag of Madagascar.svg  Madagascar  (MAD)46.80 NR 1 October 2019
Women400 metres hurdles Amalie Iuel Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)54.72 NR 1 October 2019
Men3000 metres steeplechase Avinash Sable Flag of India.svg  India  (IND)8:25.23 NR 1 October 2019
Women400 metres hurdles Sage Watson Flag of Canada.svg  Canada  (CAN)54.32 NR 2 October 2019
Men400 metres Anthony José Zambrano Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia  (COL)44.55 NR 2 October 2019
Women200 metres Dina Asher-Smith Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)21.88 NR 2 October 2019
Women400 metres Salwa Eid Naser Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain  (BHR)48.14 AR 3 October 2019
Women400 metres Shaunae Miller-Uibo Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas  (BAH)48.37 AR 3 October 2019
WomenHepthatlon Odile Ahouanwanou Flag of Benin.svg  Benin  (BEN)6210 NR 4 October 2019
WomenHepthatlon Katarina Johnson-Thompson Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)6981 NR 4 October 2019
Women400 metres hurdles Dalilah Muhammad Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)52.16 WR 4 October 2019
Men400 metres Steven Gardiner Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas  (BAH)43.48 NR 4 October 2019
Men400 metres Anthony José Zambrano Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia  (COL)44.15 AR 4 October 2019
Women100 metres hurdles [100] Marthe Koala Flag of Burkina Faso.svg  Burkina Faso  (BUR)52.16 NR 2 October 2019
Men3000 metres steeplechase Lamecha Girma Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)8:01.36 NR 4 October 2019
Men3000 metres steeplechase Avinash Sable Flag of India.svg  India  (IND)8:21.37 NR 4 October 2019
MenShot put Tomas Walsh Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand  (NZL)22.90 AR, Commonwealth 5 October 2019
Women100 metres hurdles Andrea Carolina Vargas Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica  (CRC)12.68 NR 5 October 2019
Women100 metres hurdles Andrea Carolina Vargas Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica  (CRC)12.65 NR 6 October 2019
Women100 metres hurdles Andrea Carolina Vargas Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica  (CRC)12.64 NR 6 October 2019
MenJavelin throw Norbert Rivasz-Tóth Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary  (HUN)83.42 NR 5 October 2019
MenJavelin throw Arshad Nadeem Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan  (PAK)81.52 NR 5 October 2019
Women1500 meters Sifan Hassan Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)3:51.95 AR 5 October 2019
Women1500 meters Faith Kipyegon Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)3:54.22 NR 5 October 2019
Women1500 meters Shelby Houlihan Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)3:54.99 AR 5 October 2019

Relay

SexEventAthleteCountryResultRecordDate
Mixed4 × 400 metres relay Tyrell Richard
Jessica Beard
Jasmine Blocker
Obi Igbokwe
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)3:12.42 WR 28 September 2019
Mixed4 × 400 metres relay Nathon Allen
Janieve Russell
Roneisha McGregor
Javon Francis
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)3:12.73 NR 28 September 2019
Mixed4 × 400 metres relay Musa Isah
Aminat Jamal
Salwa Eid Naser
Abbas Abubakar Abbas
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain  (BHR)3:12.74 AR 28 September 2019
Mixed4 × 400 metres relay Rabah Yousif
Zoey Clark
Emily Diamond
Martyn Rooney
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)3:12.80 AR 28 September 2019
Mixed4 × 400 metres relay Austin Cole
Aiyanna-Brigitte Stiverne
Madeline Price
Philip Osei
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada  (CAN)3:16.76 NR 28 September 2019
Mixed4 × 400 metres relay Mame-Ibra Anne
Amandine Brossier
Agnès Raharolahy
Thomas Jordier
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)3:17.17 NR 28 September 2019
Mixed4 × 400 metres relay Anderson Henriques
Tiffani Marinho
Geisa Coutinho
Lucas Carvalho
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)3:16.12 AR 28 September 2019
Mixed4 × 400 metres relay Robin Vanderbemden
Camille Laus
Imke Vervaet
Dylan Borlée
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium  (BEL)3:16.16 NR 28 September 2019
Mixed4 × 400 metres relay Seika Aoyama
Kota Wakabayashi
Tomoya Tamura
Saki Takashima
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)3:17.17 NR 28 September 2019
Mixed4 × 400 metres relay Wil London
Allyson Felix
Courtney Okolo
Michael Cherry
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)3:09.34 WR 29 September 2019
Mixed4 × 400 metres relay Nathon Allen
Roneisha McGregor
Tiffany James
Javon Francis
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica  (JAM)3:11.78 NR 29 September 2019
Mixed4 × 400 metres relay Musa Isah
Aminat Jamal
Salwa Eid Naser
Abbas Abubakar Abbas
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain  (BHR)3:11.82 AR 29 September 2019
Mixed4 × 400 metres relay Rabah Yousif
Zoey Clark
Emily Diamond
Martyn Rooney
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)3:12.27 AR 29 September 2019
Mixed4 x 400 metres relay Wiktor Suwara
Rafał Omelko
Iga Baumgart-Witan
Justyna Święty-Ersetic
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)3:12.33 NR 29 September 2019
Mixed4 × 400 metres relay Dylan Borlée
Hanne Claes
Camille Laus
Kevin Borlée
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium  (BEL)3:14.33 NR 29 September 2019
Women4 × 100 metres relay Johanelis Herrera Abreu
Gloria Hooper
Anna Bongiorni
Irene Siragusa
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)42.90 NR 4 October 2019
Men4 × 100 metres relay Rodrigo do Nascimento
Vitor Hugo dos Santos
Derick Silva
Paulo André de Oliveira
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)37.90 AR 4 October 2019
Men4 × 100 metres relay Federico Cattaneo
Marcell Jacobs
Davide Manenti
Filippo Tortu
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy  (ITA)38.11 NR 4 October 2019
Men4 × 100 metres relay Thando Dlodlo
Simon Magakwe
Clarence Munyai
Akani Simbine
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa  (RSA)37.65 AR 4 October 2019
Men4 × 100 metres relay Su Bingtian
Xu Zhouzheng
Wu Zhiqiang
Xie Zhenye
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)37.79 AR 4 October 2019
Men4 × 100 metres relay Joris van Gool
Taymir Burnet
Hensley Paulina
Churandy Martina
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands  (NED)37.91 NR 4 October 2019
Women4 × 400 metres relay Hanne Claes
Imke Vervaet
Paulien Couckuyt
Camille Laus
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium  (BEL)3:26.58 NR 5 October 2019
Men4 × 400 metres relay Jhon Perlaza
Diego Palomeque
Jhon Solís
Anthony Zambrano
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia  (COL)3:01.06 NR 5 October 2019
Women4 × 100 metres relay Ajla Del Ponte
Sarah Atcho
Mujinga Kambundji
Salomé Kora
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)42.18 NR 5 October 2019
Men4 × 100 metres relay Christian Coleman
Justin Gatlin
Michael Rodgers
Noah Lyles
Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)37.10 NR 5 October 2019
Men4 × 100 metres relay Adam Gemili
Zharnel Hughes
Richard Kilty
Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain & N.I.  (GBR)37.36 AR 5 October 2019
Men4 × 100 metres relay Shuhei Tada
Kirara Shiraishi
Yoshihide Kiryu
Abdul Hakim Sani Brown
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan  (JPN)37.43 AR 5 October 2019
Men4 × 100 metres relay Rodrigo do Nascimento
Vitor Hugo dos Santos
Derick Silva
Paulo André de Oliveira
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil  (BRA)37.72 AR 5 October 2019

Participants

206 out of the 214 member federations of the IAAF participated in the Championships, as well as an Athlete Refugee Team, for a total of 1772 athletes out of 1972 originally entered. [101] Due to the IAAF suspension of the Russian Athletics Federation, confirmed on 23 September by the IAAF Council, [102] Russian athletes competed as Authorised Neutral Athletes. [103] A total of 101 federations entered one athlete only (25 of those athletes were women). IAAF members that did not enter any athletes were Libya, Liechtenstein, Montserrat, Norfolk Island, and Tuvalu, while Central African Republic, Dominica, Sudan, and United Arab Emirates originally entered athletes but those did not start for various reasons.

The gender split between the preliminary entrants was 53% male and 47% female, and IAAF President Sebastian Coe noted after a meeting with the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee that the organisation was looking to extend gender equality to its governing structures also. [104]