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The World Athletics Championships Results

 

The world athletics championships is an event organized by IAAF. Originally, it was organised every four years, but this changed in 1991, and it has since been organised biennially.

In 1913, the IAAF decided that the Olympic Games would serve as the World Championships for athletics. In 1976 at the IAAF Council Meeting in Puerto Rico have been desided the organization of World Athletics Championships separately from the Olympic Games and the first world championships in athletics awarded to Helsinki to take place in 1983.

The championships analytically are:

1st IAAF World Athletics Championships - Helsinki 1983
The 1st championship held at the Olympic Stadium between August 7th and August 14th. East Germany took the most gold medals, 10, having 22 medals in total. The United States was second in gold medals with 8, and 24 medals in total, which was the greatest overall medals. The Soviet Union won 6 gold medals and 23 medals in total. Finally 25 nations took a medal.

2nd IAAF World Athletics Championships - Rome 1987
The 2nd championship held at the Stadio Olimpico between August 28 and September 6, 1987. Once again the East Germany and the United States took the most gold medals, taking from 10 medals each, but in the overall medals the East Germans won 31 while the Americans 20. Third in gold medals was the Soviet Union who won 7, but in overall medals the won 25. Finally 27 nations have been recorded in the medals table.

3rd IAAF World Athletics Championships - Tokyo 1991
The 3rd championship held at the Olympic Stadium between August 23rd and September 1st and athletes from 167 countries participated in the event. It was the first time that Germany participated as one nation. United States won the most gold medals, 10, having 26 overall medals. Soviet Union won the most overall medals, 29, having 9 gold medals and Germany won 17 medals, from which 5 were gold medals. In the medals table 29 countries shared the medals of the event.

4th IAAF World Athletics Championships - Stuttgard 1993
The 4th championship held at Gottlieb Daimler Stadium between August 13th and August 22nd with the participation of 187 nations. This was the first that the nations of former Soviet Union where participating seperately. It was the final time the women's 3000 m would be contested. At subsequent Championships the race was replaced by the 5000 m. Also women's Triple Jump was introduced for the first time to the games. USA with 13 golds and 25 medals in total dominated the games with China taking the second place in gold medals having 4 and 8 overall medals while Russia was second in overall medals winning 16 from which 3 were gold. In total 36 countries shared the medals of the event.

5th IAAF World Athletics Championships - Gothenburg 1995
The 5th championship held at the Ullevi Stadiumbetween August 5th and August 13th with the participation of 191 nations. The women's 5000 meters were first introduced. Once again USA dominated the medals table winning 19 overall medals, from which 12 were gold medals. 9 countries won 2 gold medals each and 14 won from 1 medal.In overall medals Belarus with 7, Germany and Italy with 6 were the next most successful countries. In total 43 countries shared the medals of the games.

6th IAAF World Athletics Championships - Athens 1997
The 6th championship held at the Olympic Stadium between August 1st and August 10th with the participation of 198 nations. The USA with 6 golds and 17 overall medals was the most successful nation in the competition, Germany with 5 golds and 10 overall medals was next and Cuba with 4 gold medals and 6 overall medals and Kenya and Ukraine with 7 overall medals followed. In total 40 countries shared the medals of the games.

7th IAAF World Athletics Championships - Seville 1999
The 7th championship held at at the Estadio Olimpico between the August 20th and August 29th with the participation of 201 nations. Women's Pole Vault was introduced in these games for the first time. 42 countries shared the medals of the games, with USA having 10 gold medals and 17 overall medals, Russia with 5 gold and 12 overall medals and Germany with 4 gold and 12 overall medals were next.

8th IAAF World Athletics Championships - Edmonton 2001
The 8th championship held at were held at the Commonwealth Stadium between August 3rd and August 12th with the participation of 198 nations and was the first time the event had visited North America. For the first time after 1987, USA didn't win the competition since Russia won 18 overall medals 5 of them gold while USA also won 5 gold medals but their overall medals were 13. Next was Kenya winning 8 overall medals, 3 of them gold. In total 42 countries shared the medals of the games.

9th IAAF World Athletics Championships - Paris 2003
The 9th championship held from August 23rd to August 31st in the Stade de France in Saint-Denis with the participation of 198 nations. 43 countries shared the medals of the event with USA winning more gold medals than any other country, 8 and 16 overall medals while Russia won 19 overall medals but 7 of them gold. Next was France with 8 overall medals from which 3 were gold.

10th IAAF World Athletics Championships - Helsinki 2005
The 10th championship held at the Olympic Stadium between August 6th and August 14th, the place of the first IAAF World Championships in 1983. The participating nations were 196. 40 countries shared the medals of the event. USA were the most successful with 14 gold and 25 overall medals, followed by the Russians with 7 gold and 20 overall medals and the Ethiopians with 3 gold and 9 overall medals.

11th IAAF World Athletics Championships - Osaka 2007
The 11th championship held at Nagai Stadium from August 24th to September 2nd with 200 participating nations. 48 countries shared the medals of the event. USA with 14 gold and 26 overall medals won the medals competition, Kenya was second in gold medals having 5 while Russia came second in overall medals having 14.

12th IAAF World Athletics Championships - Berlin 2009
The 12th championship held from August 15th to August 23rd. The majority of events took place in the Olympiastadion, while the marathon and racewalking events started and finished at the Brandenburg Gate. 202 nations participated and 37 of them shared the medals of the event. USA with 10 gold and 22 overall medals were the most successful nation followed by the Jamaica with 7 gold and 13 overall medals and Russia with 4 gold and 13 overall medals.

13th IAAF World Athletics Championships - Daegu 2011
The 13th championship held at Daegu Stadium from August 27th to September 4th. 204 nations participated and 41 of them shared the medals of the event. USA with 12 gold and 25 overall medals topped the medal standings in the competition followed by Russia with 9 gold and 19 overall medals and Kenya with 7 gold and 17 overall medals.

14th IAAF World Athletics Championships - Moscow 2013
The 14th championship held at the Luzhniki - same place where the Olympic Games of 1980 took place - from August 10th to August 18th. 206 nations participated and 33 of them shared the medals of the event. Russia with 7 gold medals and 17 overall medals topped the medal standings in the competition followed by USA with 6 gold and 25 overall medals and Jamaica with 6 gold and 9 overall medals. This is the second time Russia beats the US in gold medals, the first was back in 2001 in Edmonton of Canada, once again a year after the Olympics. Also, the 6 gold medals USA won are their 2nd worst record behind the 5 gold medals of 2001, equalizing the record of 1997. Once again all 3 events took place one year after the Olympics.

15th IAAF World Athletics Championships - Beijing 2015
The 15th championship held at the National Stadium (Bird's Nest) - same place where the Olympic Games of 2008 took place - from August 22nd to August 30th. 207 nations participated and 43 of them shared the medals of the event. Kenya with 7 gold medals and 16 overall medals topped the medal standings in the competition followed by Jamaica with 7 gold and 12 overall medals and USA with 6 gold and 18 overall medals. This is the first time Kenya wins the medal standing.

Other resources where you can find more about world athletics championships are:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Athletics_Championships
http://www.iaaf.org

 

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