1991 World Championships in Athletics

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The 1991 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.

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 jump broke Bob Beamon's epic world record from the 1968 Summer Olympics.

Contents

Medal Winners

Medal table by country

Position Country: Gold: Silver: Bronze: Total:
1. USA 10 10 8 28
2. USSR 9 9 11 29
3. Germany 5 4 8 17
4. Kenya 4 3 1 8
5. Great Britain 2 2 3 7
6. China 2 1 1 4
7. Algeria 2 0 1 3
8. Jamaica 1 1 3 5
9. Finland 1 1 1 3
10= France 1 1 0 2
10= Japan 1 1 0 2
12= Bulgaria 1 0 0 1
12= Italy 1 0 0 1
12= Poland 1 0 0 1
12= Switzerland 1 0 0 1
12= Zambia 1 0 0 1
17. Cuba 0 2 0 2
18= Canada 0 1 1 2
18= Hungary 0 1 1 2
18= Romania 0 1 1 2
21= Brazil 0 1 0 1
21= Djibouti 0 1 0 1
21= Ethiopia 0 1 0 1
21= Namibia 0 1 0 1
21= Netherlands 0 1 0 1
21= Norway 0 1 0 1
21= Sweden 0 1 0 1
28. Morocco 0 0 2 2
29. Spain 0 0 1 1

Track

Event: Gold: Silver: Bronze:
100 m Men Carl Lewis, USA Leroy Burrell, USA Dennis Mitchell, USA
100 m Women Katrin Krabbe, Germany Gwen Torrence, USA Merlene Ottey, Jamaica
100 m Hurdles Women Lyudmila Narozhilenko, USSR Gail Devers-Roberts, USA Natalya Grigoryeva, USSR
110 m Hurdles Men Greg Foster, USA Jack Pierce, USA Tony Jarrett, Great Britain
200 m Men Michael Johnson, USA Frankie Fredericks, Namibia Atlee Mahorn, Canada
200 m Women Katrin Krabbe, Germany Gwen Torrence, USA Merlene Ottey, Jamaica
400 m Men Antonio Pettigrew, USA Roger Black, Great Britain Danny Everett, USA
400 m Women Marie-Jos Perec, France Grit Breuer, Germany Sandra Myers, Spain
400 m Hurdles Men Samuel Matete, Zambia Winthrop Graham, JAmaica Kriss Akabusi, Great Britain
400 m Hurdles Women Tatyana Ledovskaya, USSr Sally Gunnell, Great Britain Janeene Vickers, USA
800 m Men Billy Konchellah, Kenya Jos Barbosa, Brazil Mark Everett, USA
800 m Women Liliya Nurutdinova, USSR Ana Fidelia Quirot, Cuba Ella Kovacs, Romania
1500 m Men Noureddine Morceli, Algeria Wilfred Kirochi, Kenya Hauke Fuhlbrgge, Germany
1500 m Women Hassiba Boulmerka, Algeria Tatyana Dorovskikh, USSR Lyudmila Rogachova, USSR
3,000 m Steeplechase Men Moses Kiptanui, Kenya Patrick Sang, Kenya Azzedine Brahmi, Algeria
5,000 m Men Yobes Ondieki, Kenya Fita Bayissa, Ethiopia Brahim Boutayeb, Morocco
5,000 m Women Tatyana Dorovskikh, USSR Yelena Romanova, USSR Susan Sirma, Kenya
10,000 m Men Moses Tanui, Kenya Richard Chelimo, Kenya Khalid Skah, Morocco
10,000 m Women Liz McColgan, Great Britain Zhong Huandi, China Wang Xiuting, China
Marathon Men Hiromi Taniguchi, Japan Ahmed Salah, Djibouti Steve Spence, USA
Marathon Women Wanda Panfil, Poland Sachiko Yamashita, Japan Katrin Drre, Germany
10 km Walk Women Alina Ivanova, USSR Madelein Svensson, Sweden Sari Essayah, Finland
20 km Walk Men Maurizio Damilano, Italy Mikhail Shchennikov, USSR Yevgeniy Misyulya, USSR
50 km Walk Men Aleksandr Potashov, USSR Andrey Perlov, USSR Hartwig Gauder, Germany
4 x 100 m Relay Men USA France Great Britain
4 x 100 m Women Jamaica USSR Germany
4 x 400 m Men Great Britain USA Jamaica
4 x 400 m Women USSR USA Germany

Field

Event: Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Long Jump Men Mike Powell, USA Carl Lewis, USA Larry Myricks, USA
Long Jump Women Jackie Joyner-Kersee, USA Heike Drechsler, Germany Larisa Berezhnaya, USSR
Triple Jump Men Kenny Harrison, USA Leonid Voloshin, USSR Mike Conley, USA
high jump Men Charles Austin, USA Javier Sotomayor, Cuba Hollis Conway, USA
high jump Women Heike Henkel, Germany Yelena Yelesina, USSR Inga Babakova, USSR
javelin throw Men Kimmo Kinnunen, Finland Seppo Rty, Finland Vladimir Sasimovich, USSR
javelin throw Women Xu Demei, China Petra Meier, Germany Silke Renk, Germany
Discus Men Lars Riedel, Germany Erik de Bruin, Netherlands Attila Horvth, Hungary
Discus Women Tsvetanka Khristova, Bulgaria Ilke Wyludda, Germany Larisa Mikhalchenko, USSR
Hammer Men Yuriy Sedykh, USSR Igor Astapkovich, USSR Heinz Weis, Germany
Shot Put Men Werner Gnthr, Switzerland Lars Nilsen, Norway Aleksandr Klimenko, USSR
Shot Put Women Huang Zhihong, China Natalya Lisovskaya, USSR Svetlana Krivelyova, USSR
pole vault Men Sergey Bubka, USSR Istvn Bagyula, Hungary Maksim Tarasov, USSR
Heptathlon Women Sabine Braun, Germany Liliana Nastase, Romania Irina Belova, USSR
Decathlon Men Dan O'Brien, USA Mike Smith, Canada Christian Schenk, Germany

References

See also

Template:World Athletics Championships yearsde:Leichtathletik-Weltmeisterschaft 1991 fr:Championnats du monde d'athltisme 1991 ja:1991年世界陸上選手権 pl:Mistrzostwa świata w lekkoatletyce 1991

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