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2015 World Championships in Athletics Beijing, Russia

2015 15th IAAF World Championships - Beijing - Athletics Overview

 

22/08/2015 - 30/08/2015 Beijing Beijing National Stadium

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Contested by 1761 athletes from 205 countries

Number of countries providing:

Champions: 19; Medallists: 43; Finalists/top 8: 76

LOC President: Wang Anshun

Mascot: Yan’er (swallow)

  2015 beijing stadium
yaner 2015 The venue choice for the IAAF Council in Monaco in November 2010 was Beijing versus Chorzów. London had also bid, but again withdrew because of uncertainty over the legacy of the stadium which was yet to be used for the 2012 Olympics in that city. Beijing won and, of course, already had a tried and tested venue, the Beijing National Stadium “Bird’s Nest”. This had been newly renovated since the 2008 Olympics and now included a total of eight LED screens. The exterior steel structure had been polished and lacquered. Relay entries were limited to 16 invited teams, and the quartets were given special introductory entrances at the start of their finals. Most devised poses for the television cameras before taking to the track. The online promotion of the sport brought about a 224% increase in mobile phone traffic over that of Moscow 2013, and there were 30% more visits to iaaf.org and 12.5% more followers of the IAAF Twitter account. The number of participating countries reached an alltime peak with 205. A record number of them (76) produced finalists. One figure was published for all attendees, including accredited personnel, 681,864.
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The 2015 IAAF World Championships (Mandarin: [第十五届世界田径锦标赛]), the fifteenth edition of the IAAF World Championships, were held from 22 to 30 August at the National Stadium in Beijing, China. Forty-three nations won medals, 144 of which were awarded. Kenya topped the medal table for the first time, with 7 gold, 6 silver and 3 bronze medals. The United States won 18 medals, six gold, six silver and six bronze, which was the highest tally. Host nation China, finished 11th on the medals table, while Russia finished ninth.

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

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

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

Bidding process

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

Venue

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

vent summary

Men

Track

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

* Runners who participated in the heats only and received medals

Field

EventGoldSilverBronze
High jump
Derek Drouin
 Canada (CAN)
2.34 m Bohdan Bondarenko
 Ukraine (UKR)
Zhang Guowei
 China (CHN)
2.33 m Not awarded  
Pole vault
Shawnacy Barber
 Canada (CAN)
5.90 m Raphael Holzdeppe
 Germany (GER)
5.90 m Renaud Lavillenie
 France (FRA)
Piotr Lisek
 Poland (POL)
Paweł Wojciechowski
 Poland (POL)
5.80 m
Long jump
Greg Rutherford
 Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
8.41 m Fabrice Lapierre
 Australia (AUS)
8.24 m Wang Jianan
 China (CHN)
8.18 m
Triple jump
Christian Taylor
 United States (USA)
18.21 m WL AR Pedro Pablo Pichardo
 Cuba (CUB)
17.73 m Nelson Évora
 Portugal (POR)
17.52 m
Shot put
Joe Kovacs
 United States (USA)
21.93 m David Storl
 Germany (GER)
21.74 m O'Dayne Richards
 Jamaica (JAM)
21.69 m NR
Discus throw
Piotr Małachowski
 Poland (POL)
67.40 m Philip Milanov
 Belgium (BEL)
66.90 m NR Robert Urbanek
 Poland (POL)
65.18 m
Hammer throw
Paweł Fajdek
 Poland (POL)
80.88 m Dilshod Nazarov
 Tajikistan (TJK)
78.55 m Wojciech Nowicki
 Poland (POL)
78.55 m
Javelin throw
Julius Yego
 Kenya (KEN)
92.72 m WL AR Ihab El-Sayed
 Egypt (EGY)
88.99 m Tero Pitkämäki
 Finland (FIN)
87.64 m
Decathlon
Ashton Eaton
 United States (USA)
9045 pts WR Damian Warner
 Canada (CAN)
8695 pts NR Rico Freimuth
 Germany (GER)
8561 pts PB
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

Women

Track

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

* Runners who participated in the heats only and received medals

Field

EventGoldSilverBronze
High jump
Maria Kuchina
 Russia (RUS)
2.01 m PB Blanka Vlašić
 Croatia (CRO)
2.01 m Anna Chicherova
 Russia (RUS)
2.01 m
Pole vault
Yarisley Silva
 Cuba (CUB)
4.90 m Fabiana Murer
 Brazil (BRA)
4.85 m =AR Nikoleta Kyriakopoulou
 Greece (GRE)
4.80 m
Long jump
Tianna Bartoletta
 United States (USA)
7.14 m WL PB Shara Proctor
 Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
7.07 m NR Ivana Španović
 Serbia (SRB)
7.01 m NR
Triple jump
Caterine Ibargüen
 Colombia (COL)
14.90 m Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko
 Israel (ISR)
14.78 m NR Olga Rypakova
 Kazakhstan (KAZ)
14.77 m
Shot put
Christina Schwanitz
 Germany (GER)
20.37 m Gong Lijiao
 China (CHN)
20.30 m Michelle Carter
 United States (USA)
19.76 m
Discus throw
Denia Caballero
 Cuba (CUB)
69.28 m Sandra Perković
 Croatia (CRO)
67.39 m Nadine Müller
 Germany (GER)
65.53 m
Hammer throw
Anita Włodarczyk
 Poland (POL)
80.85 m CR Zhang Wenxiu
 China (CHN)
76.33 m Alexandra Tavernier
 France (FRA)
74.02 m
Javelin throw
Katharina Molitor
 Germany (GER)
67.69 m WL PB Lü Huihui
 China (CHN)
66.13 m AR Sunette Viljoen
 South Africa (RSA)
65.79 m
Heptathlon
Jessica Ennis-Hill
 Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
6669 pts Brianne Theisen-Eaton
 Canada (CAN)
6554 pts Laura Ikauniece-Admidiņa
 Latvia (LAT)
6516 pts NR
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

Exhibition events

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

Participating nations

Two hundred and seven countries (or, more accurately, IAAF members) with a total of 1,933 athletes were entered. Of those 1,771 athletes from 205 countries actually competed (thus excluding reserve athletes and non-starters). The biggest delegation was the one from the US with 130 athletes. Two countries, Ghana and South Sudan, were set to participate, but none of their athletes showed up. The number of athletes per nation is shown in parentheses.
  •  Afghanistan (AFG) (1)
  •  Albania (ALB) (1)
  •  Algeria (ALG) (14)
  •  Andorra (AND) (1)
  •  Angola (ANG) (1)
  •  Anguilla (AIA) (1)
  •  Netherlands Antilles (ANT) (5)
  •  Argentina (ARG) (6)
  •  Armenia (ARM) (1)
  •  Aruba (ARU) (1)
  •  Australia (AUS) (43)
  •  Austria (AUT) (5)
  •  Azerbaijan (AZE) (2)
  •  Bahamas (BAH) (23)
  •  Bahrain (BHR) (17)
  •  Bangladesh (BAN) (1)
  •  Barbados (BAR) (6)
  •  Belarus (BLR) (18)
  •  Belgium (BEL) (18)
  •  Belize (BIZ) (1)
  •  Benin (BEN) (1)
  •  Bermuda (BER) (2)
  •  Bhutan (BHU) (1)
  •  Bolivia (BOL) (3)
  •  Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) (2)
  •  Botswana (BOT) (5)
  •  Brazil (BRA) (53)
  •  British Virgin Islands (IVB) (2)
  •  Brunei (BRU) (1)
  •  Bulgaria (BUL) (10)
  •  Burkina Faso (BUR) (2)
  •  Burundi (BDI) (2)
  •  Cambodia (CAM) (1)
  •  Cameroon (CMR) (2)
  •  Canada (CAN) (44)
  •  Cape Verde (CPV) (1)
  •  Cayman Islands (CAY) (2)
  •  Central African Republic (CAF) (1)
  •  Chad (CHA) (1)
  •  Chile (CHI) (6)
  •  China (CHN) (66)
  •  Colombia (COL) (12)
  •  Comoros (COM) (1)
  •  Congo (CGO) (1)
  •  Cook Islands (COK) (1)
  •  Costa Rica (CRC) (2)
  •  Croatia (CRO) (6)
  •  Cuba (CUB) (24)
  •  Cyprus (CYP) (3)
  •  Czech Republic (CZE) (25)
  •  Denmark (DEN) (3)
  •  Djibouti (DJI) (3)
  •  Dominica (DMA) (1)
  •  Dominican Republic (DOM) (6)
  •  DR Congo (COD) (1)
  •  Ecuador (ECU) (5)
  •  Egypt (EGY) (3)
  •  El Salvador (ESA) (2)
  •  Equatorial Guinea (GEQ) (1)
  •  Eritrea (ERI) (9)
  •  Estonia (EST) (15)
  •  Ethiopia (ETH) (32)
  •  F.S. Micronesia (FSM) (1)
  •  Fiji (FIJ) (2)
  •  Finland (FIN) (17)
  •  France (FRA) (36)
  •  French Polynesia (PYF) (1)
  •  Georgia (GEO) (1)
  •  Germany (GER) (62)
  •  Gibraltar (GIB) (1)
  •  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) (59)
  •  Greece (GRE) (10)
  •  Grenada (GRN) (3)
  •  Guam (GUM) (1)
  •  Guatemala (GUA) (7)
  •  Guinea (GUI) (1)
  •  Guinea-Bissau (GBS) (1)
  •  Guyana (GUY) (2)
  •  Haiti (HAI) (1)
  •  Honduras (HON) (1)
  •  Hong Kong (HKG) (1)
  •  Hungary (HUN) (12)
  •  Iceland (ISL) (2)
  •  India (IND) (16)
  •  Indonesia (INA) (1)
  •  Iran (IRI) (5)
  •  Iraq (IRQ) (1)
  •  Ireland (IRL) (14)
  •  Israel (ISR) (4)
  •  Italy (ITA) (30)
  •  Ivory Coast (CIV) (4)
  •  Jamaica (JAM) (50)
  •  Japan (JPN) (51)
  •  Jordan (JOR) (1)
  •  Kazakhstan (KAZ) (10)
  •  Kenya (KEN) (52)
  •  Kiribati (KIR) (1)
  •  Kosovo (KOS) (1)
  •  Kuwait (KUW) (1)
  •  Kyrgyzstan (KGZ) (1)
  •  Laos (LAO) (1)
  •  Latvia (LAT) (9)
  •  Lebanon (LIB) (1)
  •  Lesotho (LES) (2)
  •  Liberia (LBR) (1)
  •  Libya (LBA) (1)
  •  Lithuania (LTU) (11)
  •  Luxembourg (LUX) (2)
  •  Macau (MAC) (1)
  •  Macedonia (MKD) (1)
  •  Madagascar (MAD) (1)
  •  Malawi (MAW) (1)
  •  Malaysia (MAS) (1)
  •  Maldives (MDV) (1)
  •  Mali (MLI) (1)
  •  Malta (MLT) (1)
  •  Mauritania (MTN) (1)
  •  Mauritius (MRI) (1)
  •  Mexico (MEX) (5)
  •  Moldova (MDA) (4)
  •  Monaco (MON) (1)
  •  Mongolia (MGL) (3)
  •  Montenegro (MNE) (1)
  •  Montserrat (MNT) (1)
  •  Morocco (MAR) (22)
  •  Mozambique (MOZ) (1)
  •  Myanmar (MYA) (1)
  •  Namibia (NAM) (2)
  •  Nauru (NRU) (1)
  •  Nepal (NEP) (1)
  •  Netherlands (NED) (21)
  •  New Zealand (NZL) (14)
  •  Nicaragua (NCA) (1)
  •  Nigeria (NGR) (16)
  •  North Korea (PRK) (3)
  •  Northern Mariana Islands (NMI) (1)
  •  Norway (NOR) (9)
  •  Oman (OMN) (1)
  •  Pakistan (PAK) (1)
  •  Palau (PLW) (1)
  •  Palestine (PLE) (2)
  •  Panama (PAN) (3)
  •  Papua New Guinea (PNG) (2)
  •  Paraguay (PAR) (1)
  •  Peru (PER) (6)
  •  Philippines (PHI) (1)
  •  Poland (POL) (48)
  •  Portugal (POR) (16)
  •  Puerto Rico (PUR) (3)
  •  Qatar (QAT) (6)
  •  Romania (ROM) (16)
  •  Russia (RUS) (62)
  •  Rwanda (RWA) (1)
  •  Saint Kitts and Nevis (SKN) (3)
  •  Saint Lucia (LCA) (2)
  •  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (VIN) (1)
  •  Samoa (SAM) (2)
  •  San Marino (SMR) (1)
  •  São Tomé and Príncipe (STP) (1)
  •  Saudi Arabia (KSA) (3)
  •  Senegal (SEN) (1)
  •  Serbia (SRB) (5)
  •  Seychelles (SEY) (1)
  •  Sierra Leone (SLE) (1)
  •  Singapore (SIN) (1)
  •  Slovakia (SVK) (16)
  •  Slovenia (SLO) (8)
  •  Solomon Islands (SOL) (1)
  •  Somalia (SOM) (1)
  •  South Africa (RSA) (33)
  •  South Korea (KOR) (12)
  •  Spain (ESP) (40)
  •  Sri Lanka (SRI) (2)
  •  Sudan (SUD) (3)
  •  Suriname (SUR) (1)
  •  Swaziland (SWZ) (1)
  •  Sweden (SWE) (24)
  •  Switzerland (SUI) (15)
  •  Syria (SYR) (2)
  •  Chinese Taipei (TPE) (5)
  •  Tajikistan (TJK) (2)
  •  Tanzania (TAN) (4)
  •  Thailand (THA) (2)
  •  Gambia (GAM) (1)
  •  Togo (TOG) (1)
  •  Tonga (TGA) (1)
  •  Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) (19)
  •  Tunisia (TUN) (4)
  •  Turkey (TUR) (12)
  •  Turkmenistan (TKM) (1)
  •  Turks and Caicos Islands (TKS) (1)
  •  Tuvalu (TUV) (1)
  •  Uganda (UGA) (11)
  •  Ukraine (UKR) (51)
  •  United Arab Emirates (UAE) (3)
  •  United States (USA) (130)
  •  Uruguay (URU) (3)
  •  Uzbekistan (UZB) (4)
  •  Vanuatu (VAN) (1)
  •  Venezuela (VEN) (11)
  •  Vietnam (VIE) (1)
  •  U.S. Virgin Islands (ISV) (2)
  •  Yemen (YEM) (1)
  •  Zambia (ZAM) (2)
  •  Zimbabwe (ZIM) (5)

Medal table

  *   Host nation (China)

 
RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Kenya (KEN) 7 6 3 16
2  Jamaica (JAM) 7 2 3 12
3  United States (USA) 6 6 6 18
4  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 4 1 2 7
5  Ethiopia (ETH) 3 3 2 8
6  Poland (POL) 3 1 4 8
7  Canada (CAN) 2 3 3 8
 Germany (GER) 2 3 3 8
9  Russia (RUS) 2 1 1 4
10  Cuba (CUB) 2 1 0 3
11  China (CHN)* 1 7 1 9
12  Netherlands (NED) 1 1 1 3
13  South Africa (RSA) 1 0 2 3
14  Belarus (BLR) 1 0 1 2
15  Colombia (COL) 1 0 0 1
 Czech Republic (CZE) 1 0 0 1
 Eritrea (ERI) 1 0 0 1
 Slovakia (SVK) 1 0 0 1
 Spain (ESP) 1 0 0 1
20  Australia (AUS) 0 2 0 2
 Croatia (CRO) 0 2 0 2
22  Bahamas (BAH) 0 1 1 2
 Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) 0 1 1 2
 Ukraine (UKR) 0 1 1 2
25  Belgium (BEL) 0 1 0 1
 Brazil (BRA) 0 1 0 1
 Egypt (EGY) 0 1 0 1
 Israel (ISR) 0 1 0 1
 Tajikistan (TJK) 0 1 0 1
 Tunisia (TUN) 0 1 0 1
31  France (FRA) 0 0 2 2
32  Bahrain (BHR) 0 0 1 1
 Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) 0 0 1 1
 Finland (FIN) 0 0 1 1
 Greece (GRE) 0 0 1 1
 Grenada (GRN) 0 0 1 1
 Japan (JPN) 0 0 1 1
 Kazakhstan (KAZ) 0 0 1 1
 Latvia (LAT) 0 0 1 1
 Morocco (MAR) 0 0 1 1
 Portugal (POR) 0 0 1 1
 Serbia (SRB) 0 0 1 1
 Uganda (UGA) 0 0 1 1
Totals (43 nations) 47 48 49 144

Placing Table 

RankCountryGoldSilverBronzeFourthFifthSixthSeventhEighthPoints
1 UNITED STATES UNITED STATES 6 6 6 7 6 5 4 6 214
2 KENYA KENYA 7 6 3 5 5 1 4 2 174
3 JAMAICA JAMAICA 7 2 3 3 3 2 4 3 132
4 GERMANY GERMANY 2 3 3 3 3 6 5 3 113
5 PR OF CHINA PR OF CHINA 1 7 1 1 5 1 1 1 94
5 GREAT BRITAIN & N.I. GREAT BRITAIN & N.I. 4 1 2 2 6 2 1 1 94
7 ETHIOPIA ETHIOPIA 3 3 2 3 0 2 2 1 83
8 POLAND POLAND 3 1 4 1 0 1 2 1 68
9 CANADA CANADA 2 3 3 1 0 1 1 1 66
10 RUSSIA RUSSIA 2 1 1 2 3 1 2 2 60
11 FRANCE FRANCE 0 0 2 1 3 3 1 3 43
12 CUBA CUBA 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 30
12 UKRAINE UKRAINE 0 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 30
14 NETHERLANDS NETHERLANDS 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 28
15 SOUTH AFRICA SOUTH AFRICA 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 22
15 TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 22
17 BELARUS BELARUS 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 20
18 AUSTRALIA AUSTRALIA 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 19
19 BAHAMAS BAHAMAS 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 16
20 CROATIA CROATIA 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 14
20 CZECH REPUBLIC CZECH REPUBLIC 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 14
20 SWEDEN SWEDEN 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 14
23 BRAZIL BRAZIL 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 13
23 FINLAND FINLAND 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 13
23 HUNGARY HUNGARY 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 13
23 JAPAN JAPAN 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 13
23 MOROCCO MOROCCO 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 13
28 SPAIN SPAIN 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12
29 BELGIUM BELGIUM 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 11
29 ERITREA ERITREA 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 11
29 ITALY ITALY 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 11
29 PORTUGAL PORTUGAL 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 11
33 BAHRAIN BAHRAIN 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 10
33 COLOMBIA COLOMBIA 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 10
33 QATAR QATAR 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 10
33 UGANDA UGANDA 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 10
37 ALGERIA ALGERIA 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 9
37 EGYPT EGYPT 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 9
37 NEW ZEALAND NEW ZEALAND 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 9
37 SLOVAK REPUBLIC SLOVAK REPUBLIC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9
41 LATVIA LATVIA 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 8
41 SERBIA SERBIA 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 8
41 TURKEY TURKEY 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 8
44 BULGARIA BULGARIA 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 7
44 GRENADA GRENADA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 7
44 ISRAEL ISRAEL 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
44 TAJIKISTAN TAJIKISTAN 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
44 TUNISIA TUNISIA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
49 BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
49 GREECE GREECE 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
49 KAZAKHSTAN KAZAKHSTAN 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
52 DENMARK DENMARK 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
52 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC DOMINICAN REPUBLIC 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
52 ESTONIA ESTONIA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
52 PANAMA PANAMA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
56 BOTSWANA BOTSWANA 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
56 IRELAND IRELAND 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
58 ANTIGUA & BARBUDA ANTIGUA & BARBUDA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
58 CYPRUS CYPRUS 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
58 ROMANIA ROMANIA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
58 SWITZERLAND SWITZERLAND 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
62 SAINT LUCIA SAINT LUCIA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
62 LITHUANIA LITHUANIA 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
62 NIGERIA NIGERIA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
65 ECUADOR ECUADOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
65 INDIA INDIA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
65 SAUDI ARABIA SAUDI ARABIA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
65 MOLDOVA MOLDOVA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Anti-doping

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

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

2015 World Championships in Athletics qualification standards

The following marks are the qualification standards for the 2015 World Championships in Athletics. The standards have been changed again from the 2013 standards. Each country may send a maximum of four athletes who have attained the A qualification mark in each specific event. A maximum of three athletes can compete in that event, with the sole exception of the relays, in which four of a possible six athletes may compete.

The qualification period ends on August 10, 2015, the date final entries are due. The start date for the qualification period was October 1, 2014 for all events except for 10,000 metres, Marathon, Race Walks, Relays and Combined Events which began on January 1, 2014. The Janusz Kusociński Memorial meeting is scheduled for August 9.

Wild Card

Area Champions (i.e. athletes who have won an event at their continental level championships) are granted automatic entrance, irrespective of whether they have achieved the qualification marks. The reigning World Champion in each event is also granted a bye into the competition, and does not count as part of their country's quota of athletes in that event. Furthermore, host countries may enter one unqualified athlete if no one of the respective nationality has achieved the required mark.

Target

The IAAF has a target for the number of athletes participating in each event. If there are not sufficient qualified entries in each event, the IAAF will invite the next highest ranked athletes to fill out the field, except in races 5,000 metres and longer. If a country does not have a qualified athlete in any events, one representative will be allowed to compete in a preliminary round of the 100 metres. The 100 metres targeted field size is not including the preliminary round.

Qualification standards

Event Men's Women's Field size
100 m 10.16 11.33 56
200 m 20.50 23.20 56
400 m 45.50 52.00 48
800 m 1:46.00 2:01.00 48
1500 m
(or mile)
3:36.20
3:53.00
4:06.50
4:25.20
45
5000 m 13:23.00 15:20.00 no size

qual. only

10,000 m 27:45.00 32:00.00 no size

qual. only

Marathon 2:17:00 2:43:00 no size

qual. only

3000 m steeplechase 8:28.00 9:44.00 45
100 m hurdles 13.00 40
110 m hurdles 13.47 40
400 m hurdles 49.50 55.20 40
High jump 2.28 m 1.94 m 32
Pole vault 5.65 m 4.50 m 32
Long jump 8.10 m 6.70 m 32
Triple jump 16.90 m 14.20 m 32
Shot put 20.45 m 17.75 m 32
Discus throw 65.00 m 61.00 m 32
Hammer throw 76.00 m 70.00 m 32
Javelin throw 82.00 m 61.00 m 32
Heptathlon 6100 pts 32
Decathlon 8075 pts 32
20 km race walk 1:25:00 1:36:00 no size

qual. only

50 km race walk 4:06:00 no size

qual. only

4x100 m relay Top 8 at IAAF World Relays
plus top 8 ranked teams
 

 

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