World Athletics Championships 2007

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11th World Athletics Championships
Logo of the 11th World Athletics Championships 2009
Nagai Stadium (2004)
Nagai Stadium (2004)
city JapanJapan Osaka , Japan
Stadion Nagai Stadium
participating countries 200
Participating athletes 1978
Competitions 47
opening August 25, 2007
Final day September 2, 2007
Helsinki 2005 Berlin 2009
Medal table
space country G S. B. total
1 United StatesUnited States United States 14th 5 7th 26th
2 KenyaKenya Kenya 5 3 5 13
3 RussiaRussia Russia 4th 7th 5 14th
4th Ethiopia 1996Ethiopia Ethiopia 3 1 - 4th
5 GermanyGermany Germany 2 2 3 7th
6th Czech RepublicCzech Republic Czech Republic 2 1 - 3
7th AustraliaAustralia Australia 2 - - 2
8th JamaicaJamaica Jamaica 1 6th 3 10
9 BahamasBahamas Bahamas 1 2 - 3
9 CubaCuba Cuba 1 2 - 3
Complete medal table

The 11th World Athletics Championships (officially: 11th IAAF World Championships in Athletics Osaka 2007 ) were held from August 25th to September 2nd, 2007 in the Japanese city ​​of Osaka . The competitions took place in the 50,000-seat Nagai Stadium , where two preliminary round matches and a quarter-final had been played during the 2002 World Cup . 1978 athletes from 200 countries took part.

Osaka was awarded the contract by the Council of the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) on November 15, 2002 after all other cities withdrew their applications.

The opening ceremony took place on August 25 at 5:00 p.m. and the closing ceremony on September 2 at 9:30 p.m. On September 1st, there were two invitation races for wheelchair users over 1500 meters.


Like the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton in 2001 , in Paris in 2003 and in Helsinki in 2005 , these World Championships also suffered significantly from the doping problem due to subsequent examinations and findings. Immediately after the World Championships, there were press reports with reports that these were among other things. U. the first world championships in twenty years without doping findings. But there, too, the skepticism can be felt, which should be confirmed by subsequent results. Six athletes were affected this time, whose placements / medals had to be revoked due to violations of the doping regulations.

In August 2017, a seventh female athlete joined these doping cases:

Successful athletes

There were several athletes who could look forward to multiple successes.

Results men

100 m


The finalists shortly before the start
space athlete country Time (s)
1 Tyson Gay United StatesUnited States United States 09.85
2 Derrick Atkins BahamasBahamas BAH 09.91 NO
3 Asafa Powell JamaicaJamaica JAM 09.96
4th Olusoji Fasuba NigeriaNigeria NGR 10.07
5 Churandy Martina Netherlands AntillesNetherlands Antilles AHO 10.08
6th Marlon Devonish United KingdomUnited Kingdom GBR 10.14
7th Matic Osovnikar SloveniaSlovenia SLO 10.23
8th Marc Burns Trinidad and TobagoTrinidad and Tobago TRI 10.29

Date: August 26, 2007, 10:20 p.m.

Wind: −0.5 m / s

The 100 meter final ended surprisingly: Despite Gay's good season results, Powell was the clear favorite. Even in the semifinals he was superior; he was clearly wasting time and still stayed at a time under 10 seconds, while Gay achieved a largely evenly running 10 seconds, but nevertheless showed great reserves. Not a few therefore expected a new world record for the final. While Gay only started moderately in the finals and only really came up at the end, Powell was slightly in the lead right from the start and was even able to extend this up to 60 meters. Unexpectedly, however, he lost two to three meters to the rest of the field in the last third of the race and ran upright across the line, clearly disappointed.

200 m

space athlete country Time (s)
1 Tyson Gay United StatesUnited States United States 19.76 CR
2 Usain Bolt JamaicaJamaica JAM 19.91
3 Wallace Spearmon United StatesUnited States United States 20.05
4th Rodney Martin United StatesUnited States United States 20.06 PB
5 Churandy Martina Netherlands AntillesNetherlands Antilles AHO 20.28
6th Marvin Anderson JamaicaJamaica JAM 20.28
7th Christopher Williams JamaicaJamaica JAM 20.57
8th Anastasios Gousis GreeceGreece GRE 20.75

Date: August 30, 2007, 10:20 pm

Wind: −0.8 m / s

400 m

space athlete country Time (s)
1 Jeremy Wariner United StatesUnited States United States 43.45 WJB
2 LaShawn Merritt United StatesUnited States United States 43.96 PB
3 Angelo Taylor United StatesUnited States United States 44.32
4th Chris Brown BahamasBahamas BAH 44.45 NO
5 Leslie Djhone FranceFrance FRA 44.59
6th Tyler Christopher CanadaCanada CAN 44.71
7th Johan Wissman SwedenSweden SWE 44.72
8th Avard Moncur BahamasBahamas BAH 45.40

Date: August 31, 2007, 10:05 p.m.

800 m

space athlete country Time (min)
1 Alfred Kirwa Yego KenyaKenya KEN 1: 47.09
2 Gary Reed CanadaCanada CAN 1: 47.10
3 Yuri Borsakovsky RussiaRussia RUS 1: 47.39
4th Abraham Chepkirwok UgandaUganda UGA 1: 47.41
5 Wilfred Bungei KenyaKenya KEN 1: 47.42
6th Amine Laalou MoroccoMorocco MAR 1: 47.45
7th Mbulaeni Mulaudzi South AfricaSouth Africa RSA 1: 47.52
8th Mohammed Al Salhi Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia KSA 1: 47.58

Date: September 2, 2007, 7:55 pm

1500 m

Final run-in - Bernard Lagat (center) wins
space athlete country Time (min)
1 Bernard Lagat United StatesUnited States United States 3: 34.77
2 Rashid Ramzi BahrainBahrain BRN 3: 35.00
3 Shedrack Kibet Korir KenyaKenya KEN 3: 35.04
4th Asbel Kiprop KenyaKenya KEN 3: 35.24
5 Tarek Boukensa AlgeriaAlgeria ALG 3: 35.26
6th Antar Zerguelaine AlgeriaAlgeria ALG 3: 35.29
7th Arturo Casado SpainSpain ESP 3: 35.62
8th Alan Webb United StatesUnited States United States 3: 35.69

Date: August 29, 2007, 10:05 p.m.

5000 m

space athlete country Time (min)
1 Bernard Lagat United StatesUnited States United States 13: 45.87
2 Eliud Kipchoge KenyaKenya KEN 13: 46.00
3 Moses Ndiema Kipsiro UgandaUganda UGA 13: 46.75
4th Matthew Tegenkamp United StatesUnited States United States 13: 46.87
5 Tariku Bekele Ethiopia 1996Ethiopia ETH 13: 47.33
6th Mo Farah United KingdomUnited Kingdom GBR 13: 47.54
7th Jesús España SpainSpain ESP 13: 50.55
8th Abreham Cherkos Ethiopia 1996Ethiopia ETH 13.51.01

Date: September 2, 2007, 7:30 p.m.

10,000 m

space athlete country Time (min)
1 Kenenisa Bekele Ethiopia 1996Ethiopia ETH 27: 05.90
2 Sileshi Sihine Ethiopia 1996Ethiopia ETH 27: 09.03
3 Martin Irungu Mathathi KenyaKenya KEN 27: 12.17
4th Zersenay Tadese EritreaEritrea ERI 27: 21.37
5 Josphat Muchiri Ndambiri KenyaKenya KEN 27: 31.41
6th Gebregziabher Gebremariam Ethiopia 1996Ethiopia ETH 27: 44.58
7th Abdihakem Abdirahman United StatesUnited States United States 27: 56.62
8th Josphat Kiprono Menjo KenyaKenya KEN 28: 25.67

Date: August 27, 2007, 9:40 pm


space athlete country Time (h)
1 Luke Kibet Bowen KenyaKenya KEN 2:15:59
2 Mubarak Hassan Shami QatarQatar QAT 2:17:18
3 Viktor Röthlin SwitzerlandSwitzerland SUI 2:17:25
4th Yared Asmerom EritreaEritrea ERI 2:17:41
5 Tsuyoshi Ogata JapanJapan JPN 2:17:42
6th Satoshi Ōsaki JapanJapan JPN 2:18:06
7th Toshinari Suwa JapanJapan JPN 2:18:35
8th William Kiplagat KenyaKenya KEN 2:19:21

Date: August 25, 2007, 7:00 a.m.

The run in Osaka, which was held at temperatures above 30 ° C and a humidity of about 80%, was the slowest world championship marathon ever. Of the 85 athletes who started, only 57 made it to the finish line. Luke Kibet pulled away from his first international championship at kilometer 31 and ran out over a minute before the finish. The Swiss Viktor Röthlin had divided the race well and worked his way up from sixth to bronze in the last two kilometers. Ulrich Steidl ( GER ) finished 37th in 2:30:03 h and suffered a circulatory collapse shortly after reaching the finish line. Marcel Tschopp ( LIE ) finished in 47th place in 2:33:42 h. Martin Beckmann ( GER ) had to retire after 30 kilometers.

110 m hurdles

space athlete country Time (s)
1 Liu Xiang China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China CHN 12.95
2 Terrence Trammell United StatesUnited States United States 12.99
3 David Payne United StatesUnited States United States 13.02 PB
4th Dayron Robles CubaCuba CUB 13.15
5 Shi Dongpeng China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China CHN 13.19 PB
6th Serhiy Demydyuk UkraineUkraine UKR 13.22 NO
7th Jackson Quiñónez SpainSpain ESP 13.33 NO
8th Maurice Wignall JamaicaJamaica JAM 13.39

Date: August 31, 2007, 10:20 pm

Wind: +1.7 m / s

400 m hurdles

space athlete country Time (s)
1 Kerron Clement United StatesUnited States United States 47.61 WJB
2 Félix Sánchez Dominican RepublicDominican Republic DOM 48.01
3 Marek Plawgo PolandPoland POLE 48.12 NO
4th James Carter United StatesUnited States United States 48.40
5 Danny McFarlane JamaicaJamaica JAM 48.59
6th Periklis Iakovakis GreeceGreece GRE 49.25
7th Derrick Williams United StatesUnited States United States 52.97
Adam Kunkel CanadaCanada CAN DNF

Date: August 28, 2007, 10:20 p.m.

In the semifinals, defending champion Bershawn Jackson stumbled at the last hurdle and was eliminated. There was no clear favorite in the final; Clement ultimately won, who was the fastest of all finalists on the flat course. Sánchez, unbeaten from 2001 to 2004, made a big comeback and won silver ahead of Plawgo, who ran national records in the semifinals and in the final.

3000 m obstacle

space athlete country Time (min)
1 Brimin Kiprop Kipruto KenyaKenya KEN 8: 13.82
2 Ezekiel Kemboi KenyaKenya KEN 8: 16.94
3 Richard Kipkemboi Mateelong KenyaKenya KEN 8: 17.59
4th Mustafa Mohamed SwedenSweden SWE 8: 19.82
5 Bouabdellah Tahri FranceFrance FRA 8: 20.27
6th Tareq Mubarak Taher BahrainBahrain BRN 8: 22.51
7th Eliseo Martín SpainSpain ESP 8: 22.91
8th Halil Akkas TurkeyTurkey DOOR 8: 22.95

Date: August 28, 2007, 8:55 pm

4 × 100 m relay

Date: September 1, 2007, 10:20 p.m.

4 × 400 m relay

Date: September 2, 2007, 8:50 pm

20 km walking

space athlete country Time (h)
1 Jefferson Perez EcuadorEcuador ECU 1:22:20
2 Francisco Javier Fernández SpainSpain ESP 1:22:40
3 Hatem Ghoula TunisiaTunisia TO DO 1:22:40
4th Eder Sánchez MexicoMexico MEX 1:23:36
5 Giorgio Rubino ItalyItaly ITA 1:23:39
6th Robert Heffernan IrelandIreland IRL 1:23:42
7th Luke Adams AustraliaAustralia OUT 1:23:52
8th Erik Tysse NorwayNorway NOR 1:24:10

Date: August 26, 2007, 8:00 a.m.

Despite the early start time, this competition suffered from extreme external conditions and organizational inadequacies (after about an hour there were no more wet sponges to cool off). Several tasks and breakdowns occurred. Of more than 50 participants who started, only 31 reached the finish. Dramatic scenes played out on the track and in the stadium: Several athletes had to be carried out due to dehydration , and the winner also collapsed with a cramp immediately after crossing the finish line.

The only German participant, André Höhne , suffered a serious collapse 200 meters from the finish in the stadium, lying in fourth position, and had to be taken to hospital. Previously, instead of entering the stadium, he had followed a lapped walker 50 meters without being notified of his mistake. As usual, there were numerous disqualifications due to unclean walking: the reigning Olympic champion was taken out of the race 5 kilometers from the finish. The circumstances surrounding the silver medal were also spectacular: Second-placed walker Francisco Javier Fernández, who clearly overtook his Tunisian opponent, who was clearly ahead of him, only shortly before the finish line, was initially disqualified, but received the silver medal back after a successful protest.

50 km of walking

space athlete country Time (h)
1 Nathan Deakes AustraliaAustralia OUT 3:43:53
2 Yohann Diniz FranceFrance FRA 3:44:22
3 Alex Schwazer ItalyItaly ITA 3:44:38
4th Denis Nischegorodov RussiaRussia RUS 3:46:57
5 Erik Tysse NorwayNorway NOR 3:51:52 PB
6th Mikel Odriozola SpainSpain ESP 3:55:19
7th Sun Chao China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China CHN 3:55:43
8th Trond Nymark NorwayNorway NOR 3:57:22

Date: September 1, 2007, 7:00 a.m.

Chinese Yu Chaohong dominated the first half of the competition after pulling away from the field with Spaniard Santiago Perez. Ultimately, around the middle of the race, Yu was overtaken by a group of three with Nathan Deakes, Wladimir Kanaikin and Yuki Yamazaki. Yohann Diniz had gone his own pace until then, when he overtook the leading group, Deakes went with him and shortly afterwards pulled away from Diniz.

high jump

space athlete country Height (m)
1 Donald Thomas BahamasBahamas BAH 2.35 WJB
2 Yaroslav Rybakov RussiaRussia RUS 2.35 WJB
3 Kyriakos Ioannou Cyprus RepublicRepublic of Cyprus CYP 2.35 WJB
4th Stefan Holm SwedenSweden SWE 2.33
5 Tomáš Janků Czech RepublicCzech Republic CZE 2.30
Víctor Moya CubaCuba CUB 2.30
7th Eike Onnen GermanyGermany GER 2.26
8th Jaroslav Bába Czech RepublicCzech Republic CZE 2.26

Date: August 29, 2007, 7:35 p.m.

Pole vault

List of finalists
space athlete country Height (m)
1 Brad Walker United StatesUnited States United States 5.86
2 Romain Mesnil FranceFrance FRA 5.86
3 Danny Ecker GermanyGermany GER 5.81
4th Igor Pavlov RussiaRussia RUS 5.81 PB
5 Bjorn Otto GermanyGermany GER 5.81
6th Yevgeny Lukyanenko RussiaRussia RUS 5.81 PB
7th Alexander Awerbuch IsraelIsrael ISR 5.81
8th Tim Lobinger GermanyGermany GER 5.81

Date: September 1, 2007, 7:30 p.m.

Long jump

space athlete country Width (m)
1 Irving Saladino PanamaPanama PAN 8.57 AM
2 Andrew Howe ItalyItaly ITA 8.47 NO
3 Dwight Phillips United StatesUnited States United States 8.30
4th Oleksiy Lukashevytsch UkraineUkraine UKR 8.25
5 Godfrey Khotso Mokoena South AfricaSouth Africa RSA 8.19
6th James Beckford JamaicaJamaica JAM 8.17
7th Ndiss Kaba Badji SenegalSenegal SEN 8.01
8th Ahmed Faiz Bin Marzouq Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia KSA 7.98

Date: August 30, 2007, 8:40 pm

Triple jump

space athlete country Width (m)
1 Nelson Évora PortugalPortugal POR 17.74 NO
2 Jadel Gregório BrazilBrazil BRA 17.59
3 Walter Davis United StatesUnited States United States 17.33
4th Osniel Tosca CubaCuba CUB 17.32
5 Aarik Wilson United StatesUnited States United States 17.31
6th Phillips Idowu United KingdomUnited Kingdom GBR 17.09
7th Arnie David Giralt CubaCuba CUB 16.91
8th Alexander Martínez SwitzerlandSwitzerland SUI 16.85

Date: August 27, 2007, 8:30 p.m.

Shot put

space athlete country Width (m)
1 Reese Hoffa United StatesUnited States United States 22.04
2 Adam Nelson United StatesUnited States United States 21.61
3 Rutger Smith NetherlandsNetherlands NED 21.13
4th Tomasz Majewski PolandPoland POLE 20.87 PB
5 Miran Vodovnik SloveniaSlovenia SLO 20.67
6th Ralf Bartels GermanyGermany GER 20.45
7th Jury Bjalou Belarus 1995Belarus BLR 20.34
8th Dylan Armstrong United StatesUnited States United States 20.23

Date: August 25, 2007, 8:40 pm

The Belarusian Andrei Michnewitsch , who came third with 21.27 m, was subsequently disqualified for doping offenses .

Discus throw

space athlete country Width (m)
1 Gerd Kanter EstoniaEstonia EST 68.94
2 Robert Harting GermanyGermany GER 66.68
3 Rutger Smith NetherlandsNetherlands NED 66.42
4th Virgilijus Alekna LithuaniaLithuania LTU 65.24
5 Gábor Máté HungaryHungary HUN 64.71
6th Omar Ahmed El Ghazaly EgyptEgypt EGY 64.58
7th Ehsan Hadadi IranIran IRI 64.53
8th Aleksander Tammert EstoniaEstonia EST 64.33

Date: August 28, 2007, 7:30 p.m.

Hammer throw

space athlete country Width (m)
1 Ivan Zichan Belarus 1995Belarus BLR 83.63 WJB
2 Primož Kozmus SloveniaSlovenia SLO 82.29
3 Libor Good Friday SlovakiaSlovakia SVK 81.60
4th Vadsim Dsevyatousky Belarus 1995Belarus BLR 81.57
5 Krisztián Pars HungaryHungary HUN 80.93
6th Kōji Murofushi JapanJapan JPN 80.46
7th Szymon Ziółkowski PolandPoland POLE 80.09
8th Markus Esser GermanyGermany GER 79.66

Date: August 27, 2007, 7:30 p.m.

Iwan Zichan , the 2003 world champion, who was subsequently deprived of the 2005 world championship title, which was again awarded in 2005, because of doping, and who was also doped in 2006, was out of the medal ranks for a long time in the final. With his sixth and last attempt, he secured the gold medal and relegated his competitor Primož Kozmus to second place. Third place was no less contested: Libor Charfreitag won bronze after just surpassing the distance of the 2005 vice world champion, Wadsim Dzewjatouski, with his sixth litter.

Javelin throw

space athlete country Width (m)
1 Tero Pitkämäki FinlandFinland FIN 90.33
2 Andreas Thorkildsen NorwayNorway NOR 88.61
3 Breaux Greer United StatesUnited States United States 86.21
4th Vadim's Vasiļevskis LatviaLatvia LAT 85.19
5 Alexander Ivanov RussiaRussia RUS 85.18
6th John Robert Oosthuizen South AfricaSouth Africa RSA 84.52 PB
7th Igor Janik PolandPoland POLE 83.38 PB
8th Tero Järvenpää FinlandFinland FIN 82.10

Date: September 2, 2007, 7:15 p.m.


space athlete country Points
1 Roman Šebrle Czech RepublicCzech Republic CZE 8676
2 Maurice Smith JamaicaJamaica JAM 8644
3 Dmitry Karpov KazakhstanKazakhstan KAZ 8586
4th Alexei Drozdov RussiaRussia RUS 8475
5 André Niklaus GermanyGermany GER 8371 PB
6th Alexei Syssoyev RussiaRussia RUS 8357
7th Romain Barras FranceFrance FRA 8262
8th Yordani García CubaCuba CUB 8257

Date: August 31st and September 1st, 2007

Results women

100 m

space Athlete country Time (s)
1 Veronica Campbell JamaicaJamaica JAM 11.01
2 Lauryn Williams United StatesUnited States United States 11.01
3 Carmelita Jeter United StatesUnited States United States 11.02 PB
4th Torri Edwards United StatesUnited States United States 11.05
5 Kim Gevaert BelgiumBelgium BEL 11.05
6th Christine Arron FranceFrance FRA 11.08
7th Kerron Stewart JamaicaJamaica JAM 11.12
8th Oludamola Osayomi NigeriaNigeria NGR 11.26

Date: August 27, 2007, 10:20 p.m.

Wind: −0.2 m / s

The finish was very close: three runners were almost tied. After the race, it took several minutes to determine the exact placement of the runners. First Williams, then Edwards and finally, after a detailed evaluation of the target photo, Veronica Campbell was declared the winner. For them it was the first world championship title after two Olympic gold medals in Athens in 2004 .

200 m

space Athlete country Time (s)
1 Allyson Felix United StatesUnited States United States 21.81 WJB
2 Veronica Campbell JamaicaJamaica JAM 22.34
3 Susanthika Jayasinghe Sri LankaSri Lanka SRI 22.63
4th Torri Edwards United StatesUnited States United States 22.65
5 Sanya Richards United StatesUnited States United States 22.70
6th Aleen Bailey JamaicaJamaica JAM 22.72
7th LaShauntea Moore United StatesUnited States United States 22.97
8th Cydonie Mothersill Cayman IslandsCayman Islands CAY 23.08

Date: August 31, 2007, 9:15 pm

Wind: −1.7 m / s

400 m

Novlene Williams and Ana Guevara during the first heat
space Athlete country Time (s)
1 Christine Ohuruogu United KingdomUnited Kingdom GBR 49.61 PB
2 Nicola Sanders United KingdomUnited Kingdom GBR 49.65 PB
3 Novlene Williams JamaicaJamaica JAM 49.66
4th Ana Guevara MexicoMexico MEX 50.16
5 DeeDee Trotter United StatesUnited States United States 50.17
6th Natalja Antjuch RussiaRussia RUS 50.33
7th Ilona Ussowitsch Belarus 1995Belarus BLR 50.54
8th Mary Wineberg United StatesUnited States United States 50.96

Date: August 29, 2007, 9:50 pm

800 m

space Athlete country Time (min)
1 Janeth Jepkosgei Busienei KenyaKenya KEN 1: 56.04 WJB
2 Hasna Benhassi MoroccoMorocco MAR 1: 56.99
3 Mayte Martínez SpainSpain ESP 1: 57.62 PB
4th Olga Kotlyarova RussiaRussia RUS 1: 58.22
5 Brigita Langerholc SloveniaSlovenia SLO 1: 58.52
6th Svyatlana Usovich Belarus 1995Belarus BLR 1: 58.92
7th Svetlana Kljuka RussiaRussia RUS 2: 00.90
Maria de Lurdes Mutola MozambiqueMozambique MOZ DNF

Date: August 28, 2007, 9:20 pm

The Kenyan was leading from the start and started the race with a lap of 56.16 seconds. On the second lap, Mutola in particular tried to keep the gap small, but was attacked by Benhassi in the target corner. Mutola fell exhausted on the home stretch. Martínez and Benhassi didn't keep up with the pace on the first lap and in the end they sprinted over the entire field except for the Kenyan, who achieved an undisputed start-to-finish victory.

1500 m

space Athlete country Time (min)
1 Maryam Yusuf Jamal BahrainBahrain BRN 3: 58.75
2 Iryna Lishchynska UkraineUkraine UKR 4: 00.69
3 Daniela Jordanova BulgariaBulgaria BUL 4: 00.82
4th Mariem Alaoui Selsouli MoroccoMorocco MAR 4: 01.52 PB
5 Viola Jelagat Kibiwot KenyaKenya KEN 4: 02.10 PB
6th Agnes Samaria NamibiaNamibia NAM 4: 07.61 NO
7th Natalia Panteleeva RussiaRussia RUS 4: 07.82
8th Lidia Chojecka PolandPoland POLE 4: 08.64

Date: September 2, 2007, 8:10 pm

The Russian women Jelena Sobolewa (originally in second place in 3: 58.99 min) and Julija Fomenko (originally in seventh place in 4: 02.46 min) were subsequently disqualified for manipulating doping samples .

5000 m

space Athlete country Time (min)
1 Meseret Defar Ethiopia 1996Ethiopia ETH 14: 57.91
2 Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot KenyaKenya KEN 14: 58.50
3 Priscah Jepleting Cherono KenyaKenya KEN 14: 59.21
4th Sylvia Jebiwott Kibet KenyaKenya KEN 14: 59.26 PB
5 Meselech Melkamu Ethiopia 1996Ethiopia ETH 15: 01.42
6th Jennifer Rhines United StatesUnited States United States 15: 03.09
7th Shalane Flanagan United StatesUnited States United States 15: 03.86
8th Joanne Pavey United KingdomUnited Kingdom GBR 15: 04.77

Date: September 1, 2007, 8:30 p.m.

The Turkish Elvan Abeylegesse , who was initially fifth , was subsequently convicted of doping and banned for two years. Her results at these world championships - apart from fifth place here over 5000 meters and silver over 10,000 meters - were canceled.

10,000 m

space Athlete country Time (min)
1 Tirunesh Dibaba Ethiopia 1996Ethiopia ETH 31: 55.41
2 Kara Goucher United StatesUnited States United States 32: 02.05
3 Joanne Pavey United KingdomUnited Kingdom GBR 32: 03.81
4th Kimberley Smith New ZealandNew Zealand NZL 32: 06.89
5 Deena Kastor United StatesUnited States United States 32: 24.58
6th Ejegayehu Dibaba Ethiopia 1996Ethiopia ETH 32: 30.44
7th Philes Moora Ongori KenyaKenya KEN 32: 30.74
8th Emily Chebet Muge KenyaKenya KEN 32: 31.21

Date: August 25, 2007, 9:50 pm

This competition did not go as expected: Although Tirunesh Dibaba won a favorite, the triple success aimed at by the Ethiopians did not materialize. Dibaba's older sister Ejegayehu fell and therefore lost some places, her compatriot Mestawet Tufa got out with circulatory problems.

In this race, the Turkish Elvan Abeylegesse first won the silver medal, which, like her fifth place over 5000 meters, was deprived of her after she was subsequently convicted of doping and banned for two years.


space Athlete country Time (h)
1 Catherine Ndereba KenyaKenya KEN 2:30:37
2 Zhou Chunxiu China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China CHN 2:30:45
3 Reiko Tosa JapanJapan JPN 2:30:55
4th Zhu Xiaolin China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China CHN 2:31:21
5 Lidia Șimon RomaniaRomania ROU 2:31:26
6th Kiyoko Shimahara JapanJapan JPN 2:31:40
7th Rita Jeptoo Sitienei KenyaKenya KEN 2:32:03
8th Edith Masai KenyaKenya KEN 2:32:22

Date: September 2, 2007, 7:00 a.m.

Just like the men's competition, the women's competition took place under extreme weather conditions. With temperatures around 30 ° C, it took a long time before preliminary decisions were made. At kilometer 20, 28 runners were still tied at the top. Only at kilometer 35 did the eight participants who were also ahead at the end clear away. The decision about the medal ranks was made in the last two kilometers, when Catherine Ndereba pulled away and defended a narrow lead to the finish. Reiko Tosa, cheered on by the spectators, was able to intercept Zhu Xiaolin, who was in third place, one kilometer from the finish and almost worked his way up to second-placed Zhou Chunxiu.

Melanie Kraus ( GER ) divided the race well. Still in 35th place at kilometer 25, she finished 20th in the end. The second German runner Susanne Hahn , who came in 43rd , had more problems . Kerstin Metzler-Mennenga ( LIE ), who, as it later turned out, had qualified through sports fraud, came in 53rd place. Out of 66 runners who started, 57 reached the finish.

Kenya won the unofficial team classification in 7:35:02 h (Catherine Ndereba; Rita Jeptoo Sitienei; Edith Masai) ahead of China in 7:35:52 h (Zhou Chunxiu; Zhu Xiaolin; Zhang Shujing , 2:33:46 h) and Japan in 7:37:39 h (Reiko Tosa; Kiyoko Shimahara; Mari Ozaki , 2:35:04 h).

100 m hurdles

space Athlete country Time (s)
1 Michelle Perry United StatesUnited States United States 12.46
2 Perdita Felicien CanadaCanada CAN 12.49
3 Delloreen Ennis-London JamaicaJamaica JAM 12.50 PB
4th Susanna Kallur SwedenSweden SWE 12.51 PB
5 Ginnie Powell United StatesUnited States United States 12.55
6th LoLo Jones United StatesUnited States United States 12.62
7th Vonette Dixon JamaicaJamaica JAM 12.64 PB
8th Angela Whyte CanadaCanada CAN 12.66

Date: August 29, 2007, 9:05 p.m.

Wind: −0.1 m / s

Never before has there been only two tenths of a second between the first and eighth runner in hurdles sprints at world championships. The 2005 world champion won it ahead of the 2003 world champion. The European champion Kallur did not even have a personal best to win the bronze medal.

400 m hurdles

space Athlete country Time (s)
1 Jana Pittman-Rawlinson AustraliaAustralia OUT 53.31
2 Julia Pechonkina RussiaRussia RUS 53.50
3 Anna Jesień PolandPoland POLE 53.92
4th Nickiesha Wilson JamaicaJamaica JAM 54.10
5 Huang Xiaoxiao China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China CHN 54.15
6th Yevgenia Isakova RussiaRussia RUS 54.50
7th Tiffany Williams United StatesUnited States United States 54.63
8th Tasha Danvers-Smith United KingdomUnited Kingdom GBR 54.94

Date: August 30, 2007, 8:25 pm

3000 m obstacle

Scene from the 3rd run of the 3000 m obstacle course
space Athlete country Time (min)
1 Ekaterina Volkova RussiaRussia RUS 9: 06.57 CR
2 Tatiana Petrova RussiaRussia RUS 9: 09.19 PB
3 Eunice Jepkorir KenyaKenya KEN 9: 20.09
4th Ruth Bisibori Nyangau KenyaKenya KEN 9: 25.25
5 Sophie Duarte FranceFrance FRA 9: 27.51 NO
6th Cristina Casandra RomaniaRomania ROU 9: 29.63
7th Gulnara Galkina RussiaRussia RUS 9: 30.24
8th Rosa Morató SpainSpain ESP 9: 36.84

Date: August 27, 2007, 8:20 pm

4 × 100 m relay

Date: September 1, 2007, 10:05 p.m.

It came to the expected victory of the favored US season. Nevertheless, it got tight again at the finish line, as Campell came up strongly and Edwards only ran the last few meters. The German season remained within its possibilities with good changes after it was temporarily disqualified due to an alleged change error in the run-up.

4 × 400 m relay

space country Athletes Time (min)
1 United StatesUnited States United States DeeDee Trotter
Allyson Felix
Mary Wineberg
Sanya Richards
3: 18.55 WJB
2 JamaicaJamaica Jamaica Shericka Williams
Shereefa Lloyd
Davita Prendergast
Novlene Williams
3: 19.73 NO
3 United KingdomUnited Kingdom Great Britain Christine Ohuruogu
Marilyn Okoro
Lee McConnell
Nicola Sanders
3: 20.04 NO
4th RussiaRussia Russia Lyudmila Litwinowa
Natalja Nazarowa
Tatiana Weschkurowa
Natalja Antjuch
3: 20.25
5 Belarus 1995Belarus Belarus Juljana Yuschtschanka
Iryna Chljustawa
Ilona Ussowitsch
Swjatlana Ussowitsch
3: 21.88 NO
6th PolandPoland Poland Zuzanna Radecka
Grażyna Prokopek
Ewelina Sętowska-Drick
Anna Jesień
3: 26.49
7th CubaCuba Cuba Aymée Martínez
Daimí Pernía
Zulia Calatayud
Indira Terrero
3: 27.05
8th MexicoMexico Mexico Zudikey Rodriguez
Gabriela Medina
Nallely Vela
Ana Guevara
3: 29.14

Date: September 2, 2007, 8:30 p.m.

20 km walking

space Athlete country Time (h)
1 Olga Kaniskina RussiaRussia RUS 1:30:09
2 Tatiana Shemjakina RussiaRussia RUS 1:30:42
3 Maria Vasco SpainSpain ESP 1:30:47
4th Kjersti places NorwayNorway NOR 1:31:24
5 Susana Feitor PortugalPortugal POR 1:32:01
6th Claudia Ștef RomaniaRomania ROU 1:32:47
7th Inês Henriques PortugalPortugal POR 1:33:06
8th Sabine Zimmer GermanyGermany GER 1:33:32

Date: August 31, 2007, 8:00 a.m.

high jump

space Athlete country Height (m)
1 Blanka Vlašić CroatiaCroatia CRO 2.05
2 Antonietta Di Martino ItalyItaly ITA 2.03 PB
2 Anna Chicherova RussiaRussia RUS 2.03
4th Jelena Slessarenko RussiaRussia RUS 2.00
5 Ekaterina Savchenko RussiaRussia RUS 2.00 PB
6th Ruth Beitia SpainSpain ESP 1.97
7th Kajsa Bergqvist SwedenSweden SWE 1.94
Melanie Skotnik FranceFrance FRA 1.94
Wita Palamar UkraineUkraine UKR 1.94
Marina Aitowa KazakhstanKazakhstan KAZ 1.94
Emma Green SwedenSweden SWE 1.94

Date: September 2, 2007, 7:00 p.m.

Pole vault

space Athlete country Height (m)
1 Elena Isinbayeva RussiaRussia RUS 4.80
2 Kateřina Baďurová Czech RepublicCzech Republic CZE 4.75 NO
3 Svetlana Feofanova RussiaRussia RUS 4.75
4th Monika Pyrek PolandPoland POLE 4.75
5 Vanessa Boslak FranceFrance FRA 4.70 NO
6th Fabiana Murer BrazilBrazil BRA 4.65
Yulia Golubchikova RussiaRussia RUS 4.65
8th Anna Rogowska PolandPoland POLE 4.60

Date: August 28, 2007, 7:30 p.m.

Isinbayeva jumped over 4.65 m on her first attempt, she overcame her second height of 4.80 m in the second attempt and was thus world champion. She then tried her hand at the world record height of 5.02 m three times, but could not master this height.

Long jump

space Athlete country Width (m)
1 Tatiana Lebedeva RussiaRussia RUS 7.03
2 Lyudmila Kolchanova RussiaRussia RUS 6.92
3 Tatiana Kotova RussiaRussia RUS 6.90
4th Naide Gomes PortugalPortugal POR 6.87
5 Bianca Kappler GermanyGermany GER 6.81
6th Maurren Higa Maggi BrazilBrazil BRA 6.80
7th Keila Costa BrazilBrazil BRA 6.69
8th Brittney Reese United StatesUnited States United States 6.60

Date: August 28, 2007, 8:50 p.m.

Lebedewa jumped her winning distance on the second try and repeated the distance on the third try. Gomes was in second place until the last attempt, but was then surpassed by the other two Russians. Kotowa had won silver at the last three world championships and has now won bronze.

Triple jump

space Athlete country Width (m)
1 Yargelis Savigne CubaCuba CUB 15.28 WJB
2 Tatiana Lebedeva RussiaRussia RUS 15.07
3 Marija Šestak SloveniaSlovenia SLO 14.72
4th Magdelín Martínez ItalyItaly ITA 14.71
5 Olha Saladucha UkraineUkraine UKR 14.60
6th Xie Limei China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China CHN 14.50
7th Keila Costa BrazilBrazil BRA 14.40
8th Olesja Zabara RussiaRussia RUS 14.39

Date: August 31, 2007, 7:30 p.m.

There were two athletes who were subsequently disqualified for positive doping tests: the Greek Chrysopigi Devetzi , who came third with 15.04 m, and the Russian Anna Pjatych , initially fourth with 14.88 m.

Shot put

space Athlete country Width (m)
1 Valerie Vili New ZealandNew Zealand NZL 20.54 WJB
2 Nadsey Astaptchuk Belarus 1995Belarus BLR 20.48
3 Nadine Kleinert GermanyGermany GER 19.77
4th Li Ling China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China CHN 19.38 PB
5 Petra Lammert GermanyGermany GER 19.33
6th Li Meiju China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China CHN 18.83
7th Gong Lijiao China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China CHN 18.66
8th Chiara Rosa ItalyItaly ITA 18.39

Date: August 26, 2007, 7:45 p.m.

In the last attempt, Valerie Vili exceeded the previous best performance by Nadseja Astaptschuk (20.04 m), who narrowly missed the gold medal with her last shot with 20.48 m.

Discus throw

space Athlete country Width (m)
1 Franka Dietzsch GermanyGermany GER 66.61
2 Yarelys Barrios CubaCuba CUB 63.90 PB
3 Nicoleta Grasu RomaniaRomania ROU 63.40
4th Sun Taifeng China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China CHN 63.22
5 Olena Antonova UkraineUkraine UKR 62.41
6th Joanna Wiśniewska PolandPoland POLE 61.35
7th Natalia Fokina-Semenova UkraineUkraine UKR 61.17
8th Ma Xuejun China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China CHN 59.37

Date: August 29, 2007, 7:45 p.m.

Franka Dietzsch achieved her victory distance in the first litter. The Russian Darja Pishchalnikova , who came second with 65.78 m, was subsequently disqualified for manipulating doping tests.

Hammer throw

space Athlete country Width (m)
1 Betty Heidler GermanyGermany GER 74.76
2 Yipsi Moreno CubaCuba CUB 74.74
3 Zhang Wenxiu China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China CHN 74.39
4th Kamila Skolimowska PolandPoland POLE 73.25
5 Jelena Konewzewa RussiaRussia RUS 72.45
6th Eileen O'Keeffe IrelandIreland IRL 70.39
7th Clarissa Claretti ItalyItaly ITA 70.74
8th Manuela Montebrun FranceFrance FRA 70.36

Date: August 30, 2007, 7:30 p.m.

Betty Heidler took the lead in the second attempt. Wenxiu Zhang and Yipsi Moreno almost came close to Heidler's width, but in the end the German won. Moreno has already won her fourth world championship medal.

Javelin throw

space Athlete country Width (m)
1 Barbora Špotáková Czech RepublicCzech Republic CZE 67.07 NO
2 Christina Obergföll GermanyGermany GER 66.46
3 Steffi Nerius GermanyGermany GER 64.42
4th Nikola Brejchová Czech RepublicCzech Republic CZE 63.73
5 Savva Lika GreeceGreece GRE 63.13 PB
6th Sonia Bisset CubaCuba CUB 61.74
7th Maria Abakumova RussiaRussia RUS 61.43
8th Linda Stahl GermanyGermany GER 61.03

Date: August 31, 2007, 8:40 p.m.


space Athlete country Points
1 Carolina Klüft SwedenSweden SWE 7032 ER , WJB
2 Lyudmyla Blonska UkraineUkraine UKR 6832 NO
3 Kelly Sotherton United KingdomUnited Kingdom GBR 6510
4th Jessica Ennis United KingdomUnited Kingdom GBR 6469 PB
5 Lilli Schwarzkopf GermanyGermany GER 6439 PB
6th Austra Skujytė LithuaniaLithuania LTU 6380
7th Jennifer Oeser GermanyGermany GER 6378 PB
8th Natalia Dobrynska UkraineUkraine UKR 6327

Date: August 25th and 26th, 2007

Carolina Klüft won the world title for the third time in a row, won her 18th competition in a row and set a European record.

German team

The German line-up comprised 60 athletes who competed in 20 disciplines:

Austrian team

The Austrian line-up consisted of three athletes who started in two disciplines:

Swiss team

The Swiss line-up comprised twelve athletes who competed in eight disciplines. Marathon runner Viktor Röthlin won a bronze medal .

Mention of the placement if the final has been reached:

Liechtenstein team

The Liechtenstein squad consisted of the two marathon runners Marcel Tschopp and Kerstin Mennenga-Metzler .

Web links

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  5. a b c Long-distance runner Elvan Abeylegesse banned for two years. Olympic runner-up banned for doping . Sport1, March 31, 2016 at, accessed on August 13, 2016
  6. a b Doping: Proceedings against Devetzi Sport 1, November 25, 2015, accessed on August 19, 2017
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  9. Revision of results following sanctions of Tsikhan and Ostapchuk , Retrieved June 25, 2015.
  10. Doping fraudster Tsikhan wins hammer silver ., August 20, 2016; Retrieved August 25, 2016
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