1991 World Championships in Athletics

The 3rd World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held in the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan between August 23 and September 1 and athletes from 167 countries participated in the event.[1]

3rd World Championships in Athletics
Host cityTokyo, Japan
Nations participating167
Athletes participating1517
DatesAugust 23 – September 1
Officially opened byEmperor Akihito
Main venueOlympic Stadium
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The event is best-remembered for the men's long jump competition, when Carl Lewis made the best six-jump series in history, only to be beaten by Mike Powell, whose 8.95 m (29 ft 4.36 in) jump broke Bob Beamon's long-standing world record from the 1968 Summer Olympics.

Men's results

Track

1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995

Games Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
 Carl Lewis (USA)9.86
(WR)
 Leroy Burrell (USA)9.88
(PB)
 Dennis Mitchell (USA)9.91
(PB)
200 m
 Michael Johnson (USA)20.01
(CR)
 Frankie Fredericks (NAM)20.34  Atlee Mahorn (CAN)20.49
400 m
 Antonio Pettigrew (USA)44.57  Roger Black (GBR)44.62  Danny Everett (USA)44.63
800 m
 Billy Konchellah (KEN)1:43.99  José Luíz Barbosa (BRA)1:44.24  Mark Everett (USA)1:44.67
1500 m
 Noureddine Morceli (ALG)3:32.84
(CR)
 Wilfred Kirochi (KEN)3:34.84  Hauke Fuhlbrügge (GER)3:35.28
5000 m
 Yobes Ondieki (KEN)13:14.45
(CR)
 Fita Bayisa (ETH)13:16.64  Brahim Boutayeb (MAR)13:22.70
10,000 m
 Moses Tanui (KEN)27:38.74  Richard Chelimo (KEN)27:39.41  Khalid Skah (MAR)27:41.74
Marathon
 Hiromi Taniguchi (JPN)2:14:57  Hussein Ahmed Salah (DJI)2:15:26  Steve Spence (USA)2:15:36
110 m hurdles
 Greg Foster (USA)13.06  Jack Pierce (USA)13.06  Tony Jarrett (GBR)13.25
400 m hurdles
 Samuel Matete (ZAM)47.64  Winthrop Graham (JAM)47.74
(NR)
 Kriss Akabusi (GBR)47.86
(NR)
3000 m st.
 Moses Kiptanui (KEN)8:12.59  Patrick Sang (KEN)8:13.44  Azzedine Brahmi (ALG)8:15.54
20 km walk
 Maurizio Damilano (ITA)1:19:37
(CR)
 Mikhail Shchennikov (URS)1:19:46  Yevgeniy Misyulya (URS)1:20:22
50 km walk
 Aleksandr Potashov (URS)3:53:09  Andrey Perlov (URS)3:53:09  Hartwig Gauder (GER)3:55:14
4 × 100 m relay
 United States (USA)
Andre Cason
Leroy Burrell
Dennis Mitchell
Carl Lewis
Michael Marsh*
37.50
(WR)
 France (FRA)
Max Morinière
Daniel Sangouma
Jean-Charles Trouabal
Bruno Marie-Rose
37.87  Great Britain (GBR)
Tony Jarrett
John Regis
Darren Braithwaite
Linford Christie
38.09
4 × 400 m relay
 Great Britain (GBR)
Roger Black
Derek Redmond
John Regis
Kriss Akabusi
Ade Mafe*
Mark Richardson*
2:57.53
(AR)
 United States (USA)
Andrew Valmon
Quincy Watts
Danny Everett
Antonio Pettigrew
Jeff Reynolds*
Mark Everett*
2:57.57  Jamaica (JAM)
Patrick O'Connor
Devon Morris
Winthrop Graham
Seymour Fagan
Howard Burnett*
3:00.10
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)

Note: * Indicates athletes who ran in preliminary rounds.

Field

1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995

Games Gold Silver Bronze
Long jump
 Mike Powell (USA)8.95
(WR)
 Carl Lewis (USA)8.91w  Larry Myricks (USA)8.42
Triple jump
 Kenny Harrison (USA)17.78  Leonid Voloshin (URS)17.75  Mike Conley (USA)17.62
High jump
 Charles Austin (USA)2.38
(CR)
 Javier Sotomayor (CUB)2.36  Hollis Conway (USA)2.36
Pole vault
 Sergey Bubka (URS)5.95
(CR)
 István Bagyula (HUN)5.90  Maksim Tarasov (URS)5.85
Shot put
 Werner Günthör (SUI)21.67  Lars Arvid Nilsen (NOR)20.751  Aleksandr Klimenko (URS)20.34
Discus throw
 Lars Riedel (GER)66.20  Erik de Bruin (NED)65.82  Attila Horváth (HUN)65.32
Hammer throw
 Yuriy Sedykh (URS)81.70  Igor Astapkovich (URS)80.94  Heinz Weis (GER)80.44
Javelin throw
 Kimmo Kinnunen (FIN)90.82  Seppo Räty (FIN)88.12  Vladimir Sasimovich (URS)87.08
Decathlon
 Dan O'Brien (USA)8812
(CR)
 Mike Smith (CAN)8549  Christian Schenk (GER)8394
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)

1 Georg Andersen of Norway originally won the silver medal, but he was disqualified after he tested positive for steroids.[2]

Women's results

Track

1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995

Games Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
 Katrin Krabbe (GER)10.99  Gwen Torrence (USA)11.03  Merlene Ottey (JAM)11.06
200 m
 Katrin Krabbe (GER)22.09  Gwen Torrence (USA)22.16  Merlene Ottey (JAM)22.21
400 m
 Marie-José Pérec (FRA)49.13  Grit Breuer (GER)49.42  Sandra Myers (ESP)49.78
800 m
 Liliya Nurutdinova (URS)1:57.50  Ana Fidelia Quirot (CUB)1:57.55  Ella Kovacs (ROU)1:57.58
1500 m
 Hassiba Boulmerka (ALG)4:02.21  Tetyana Dorovskikh (URS)4:02.58  Lyudmila Rogachova (URS)4:02.72
3000 m
 Tetyana Dorovskikh (URS)8:35.82  Yelena Romanova (URS)8:36.06  Susan Sirma (KEN)8:39.41
(AR)
10,000 m
 Liz McColgan (GBR)31:14.31  Zhong Huandi (CHN)31:35.08  Wang Xiuting (CHN)31:35.99
Marathon
 Wanda Panfil (POL)2:29:53  Sachiko Yamashita (JPN)2:29:57  Katrin Dörre (GER)2:30:10
100 m hurdles
 Ludmila Narozhilenko (URS)12.59  Gail Devers (USA)12.63  Nataliya Grygoryeva (URS)12.69
400 m hurdles
 Tatyana Ledovskaya (URS)53.11
(CR)
 Sally Gunnell (GBR)53.16
NR
 Janeene Vickers (USA)53.47
10 km walk
 Alina Ivanova (URS)42:57
(CR)
 Madelein Svensson (SWE)43:13  Sari Essayah (FIN)43:13
4 × 100 m relay
 Jamaica (JAM)
Dahlia Duhaney
Juliet Cuthbert
Beverly McDonald
Merlene Ottey
Merlene Frazer*
41.94
(NR)
 Soviet Union (URS)
Natalya Kovtun
Galina Malchugina
Yelena Vinogradova
Irina Privalova
42.20  Germany (GER)
Grit Breuer
Katrin Krabbe
Sabine Richter
Heike Drechsler
42.33
4 × 400 m relay
 Soviet Union (URS)
Tatyana Ledovskaya
Lyudmila Dzhigalova
Olga Nazarova
Olha Bryzhina
Anna Chuprina*
3:18.43  United States (USA)
Rochelle Stevens
Diane Dixon
Jearl Miles
Lillie Leatherwood
Natasha Kaiser-Brown*
3:20.15  Germany (GER)
Uta Rohländer
Katrin Krabbe
Christine Wachtel
Grit Breuer
Annett Hesselbarth*
Katrin Schreiter*
3:21.25
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)

Note: * Indicates athletes who ran in preliminary rounds.

Field

1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995

Games Gold Silver Bronze
Long jump
 Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA)7.32  Heike Drechsler (GER)7.29  Larysa Berezhna (URS)7.11
High jump
 Heike Henkel (GER)2.05  Yelena Yelesina (URS)1.98  Inha Babakova (URS)1.96
Shot put
 Huang Zhihong (CHN)20.83  Natalya Lisovskaya (URS)20.29  Svetlana Krivelyova (URS)20.16
Discus throw
 Tsvetanka Khristova (BUL)71.02  Ilke Wyludda (GER)69.12  Larisa Mikhalchenko (URS)68.26
Javelin throw
 Xu Demei (CHN)68.78  Petra Meier (GER)68.68  Silke Renk (GER)66.80
Heptathlon
 Sabine Braun (GER)6672  Liliana Năstase (ROU)6493  Irina Belova (URS)6448
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)

Note: * Indicates athletes who only ran in the preliminary round and also received medals.

Medal table

  *   Host nation (Japan)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States (USA)108826
2 Soviet Union (URS)991129
3 Germany (GER)54817
4 Kenya (KEN)4318
5 Great Britain (GBR)2237
6 China (CHN)2114
7 Algeria (ALG)2013
8 Jamaica (JAM)1135
9 Finland (FIN)1113
10 France (FRA)1102
 Japan (JPN)*1102
12 Bulgaria (BUL)1001
 Italy (ITA)1001
 Poland (POL)1001
  Switzerland (SUI)1001
 Zambia (ZAM)1001
17 Cuba (CUB)0202
18 Canada (CAN)0112
 Hungary (HUN)0112
 Romania (ROU)0112
21 Brazil (BRA)0101
 Djibouti (DJI)0101
 Ethiopia (ETH)0101
 Namibia (NAM)0101
 Netherlands (NED)0101
 Norway (NOR)0101
 Sweden (SWE)0101
28 Morocco (MAR)0022
29 Spain (ESP)0011
Totals (29 nations)434343129
Source:

See also

References

  1. "iaaf.org - Osaka 2007 - History". Archived from the original on 2009-03-12. Retrieved 2009-04-03.
  2. Track and Field. LA Times (1991-09-13). Retrieved on 2011-06-22.
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