Sport and Leisure/World Athletics Championships

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Two IAAF world championship events preceded the inaugural edition of the World Championships in Athletics in 1983. The 1976 World Championships had just one event – the men's 50 kilometres walk which was dropped from the Olympic programme for the 1976 Summer Olympics and the IAAF responded by setting up their own contest. Four years later, the 1980 World Championships contained only two newly approved women's events, (400 metres hurdles and 3000 metres), neither of which featured on the programme for the 1980 Summer Olympics

1983 Helsinki

100m – Carl Lewis. 4th Allan Wells

200m – Calvin Smith. 4th Allan Wells

800m - Willi Wülbeck. 4th Peter Elliott

1500m – Steve Cram. 4th Steve Ovett

5000m – Eammon Coghlan (Ireland)

Marathon – Rob de Castella (Australia)

110m hurdles – Greg Foster

400m hurdles – Ed Moses

Steeplechase - Patriz Ilg. Bronze – Colin Reitz

4 x 400m relay – Soviet Union. Bronze – GB (Ainsley Bennett, Cook, Todd Bennett, Brown)

Pole vault – Sergey Bubka (Soviet Union)

Long jump – Carl Lewis

Decathlon – Daley Thompson

Women’s 100m – Marlies Gohr (East Germany)

Women’s 200m – Marita Koch (East Germany). Bronze – Kathy Cook

Women’s 400m – Jarmila Kratochvilova (Czechoslovakia)

Women’s 800m – Jarmila Kratochvilova

Women’s 1500m – Mary Decker. 5th Wendy Sly

Women’s 3000m – Mary Decker. 5th Wendy Sly

Women’s marathon – Greta Waitz (Norway)

Women’s 4 x 100m relay – East Germany. Silver – GB (Baptiste, Cook, Callender, Thomas)

Women’s long jump. 5th Bev Kinch

Women’s javelin – Tina Lillak (Finland). Silver – Fatima Whitbread. 4th Tessa Sanderson

East Germany topped the medal table

Carl Lewis anchored the USA 4 x 100m relay team to a world record time of 37.86 seconds

Sergey Bubka’s win was the first of six consecutive world titles

Jarmila Kratochvilova broke the world record in the 400m with a time of 47.99 seconds, which has only been beaten by Marita Koch

1987 Rome

100m – Carl Lewis. Bronze – Linford Christie

200m – Calvin Smith. Bronze – John Regis

400m - Thomas Schönlebe. 5th Derek Redmond

800m – Billy Konchellah (Kenya). Silver – Peter Elliott

5000m – Said Aouita (Morocco). Bronze – Jack Bucknor

110m hurdles – Greg Foster. Silver – Jon Ridgeon. Bronze – Colin Jackson

400m hurdles – Ed Moses

4 x 400m relay – USA. Silver – GB (Redmond, Akabusi, Black, Brown)

High jump – Patrik Sjoberg (Sweden)

Pole vault – Sergey Bubka

Long jump – Carl Lewis

Women’s 100m – Silke Gladisch (East Germany)

Women’s 200m – Silke Gladisch

Women’s 10000m – Ingrid Kristiansen (Norway)

Women’s marathon – Rosa Mota (Portugal)

Women’s high jump – Stefka Kostadinova (Bulgaria)

Women’s long jump – Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Women’s javelin – Fatima Whitbread. 4th Tessa Sanderson

Heptathlon – Jackie Joyner-Kersee

East Germany topped the medal table

Women's 10000m and 10 km walk were added to the programme.

Carl Lewis broke the world record in the 100m with a time of 9.93 seconds

Giovanni Evangelisti of Italy originally won the bronze in the men’s long jump with a jump of 8.37m, but it was later determined that Italian field officials had entered a pre-arranged fake result for a jump of 7.85m

Stefka Kostadinova broke the world record in the high jump with 2.09m, a record which still stands today

1991 Tokyo

100m – Carl Lewis. 4th Linford Christie

200m – Michael Johnson

400m – Antonio Pettigrew. Silver – Roger Black

800m – Billy Konchellah

1500m – Noureddine Morceli (Algeria)

110m hurdles – Greg Foster. Bronze – Tony Jarrett

400m hurdles - Samuel Matete. Bronze – Kriss Akabusi

3000m steeplechase – Moses Kiptanui (Kenya)

4 x 100m relay. Bronze – GB (Jarrett, Regis, Braithwaite, Christie)

4 x 400m relay – GB (Black, Redmond, Regis, Akabusi)

High jump - Charles Austin. 4th Dalton Grant

Pole vault – Sergey Bubka

Long jump – Mike Powell

Triple jump – Kenny Harrison

Discus – Lars Riedel (Germany)

Decathlon – Dan O’Brien

Women’s 100m – Katrin Krabbe (Germany). Silver – Gwen Torrence (USA). Bronze – Merlene Ottey (Jamaica)

Women’s 200m – Katrin Krabbe. Silver – Gwen Torrence. Bronze – Merlene Ottey

Women’s 400m – Marie-Jose Perec (France)

Women’s 1500m – Hassima Boulmerka (Algeria)

Women’s 10000m – Liz McColgan

Women’s 400m hurdles. Silver – Sally Gunnell

Women’s long jump – Jackie Joyner-Kersee

USA topped the medal table

Originally, it was planned to be hold the World Championships every four years, but this changed after 1991, and it has since been run biennially

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 long-standing world record from the 1968 Olympics

Carl Lewis anchored the USA 4 x 100m relay team to a world record time of 37.50 seconds

Lars Reidel’s win was the first of five world titles

1993 Stuttgart

100m – Linford Christie

200m – Frankie Fredericks (Namibia). Silver – John Regis. Bronze – Carl Lewis

400m – Michael Johnson

800m – Paul Ruto. 4th Curtis Robb

1500m – Noureddine Morceli

10000m – Haile Gebrselassie (Ethiopia)

110m hurdles – Colin Jackson. Silver – Tony Jarrett

3000m steeplechase – Moses Kiptanui (Kenya)

4 x 100m relay – USA. Silver – GB (Jackson, Jarrett, Regis, Christie)

High jump – Javier Sotomayor (Cuba). Bronze – Steve Smith

Pole vault – Sergey Bubka (Ukraine)

Long jump – Mike Powell

Triple jump – Mike Conley (USA). Bronze – Jonathan Edwards

Discus – Lars Riedel

Javelin – Jan Zelezny (Czech Republic). Bronze – Mick Hill. 4th Steve Backley

Decathlon – Dan O’Brien

Women’s 100m – Gail Devers

Women’s 200m – Merlene Ottey

Women’s 800m – Maria Mutola (Mozambique). 4th Diane Modahl

Women’s 1500m. Silver – Sonia O’Sullivan (Ireland)

Women’s 100m hurdles – Gail Devers

Women’s 400m hurdles – Sally Gunnell

Women’s 4 x 400m relay – USA. Bronze – GB (Keough, Smith, Goddard, Gunnell)

Women’s long jump – Heike Drechsler (Germany)

Heptathlon – Jackie Joyner-Kersee

USA topped the medal table

Held at the Gottlieb Daimler Stadium, Stuttgart

This was the final time the women's 3000m would be contested. At subsequent Championships the race was replaced by the 5000m

Women's triple jump was added to the programme

Haile Gebrselassie’s win was the first of four consecutive world titles

Colin Jackson won the 110m hurdles in a world record time of 12.91 seconds

Michael Johnson anchored the USA 4 x 400m relay team to a world record time of 2:54.29, a record which still stands today

Chinese athletes won the women’s 1500m, 3000m and 10000m titles

1995 Gothenburg

100m – Donovan Bailey (Canada)

200m – Michael Johnson

400m – Michael Johnson

800m – Wilson Kipketer (Denmark)

1500m – Noureddine Morceli

10000m – Haile Gebrselassie

Marathon - Martín Fiz.  4th Peter Whitehead

110m hurdles – Allen Johnson. Silver – Tony Jarrett

3000m steeplechase – Moses Kiptanui

High jump – Troy Kemp. 4th Steve Smith

Pole vault – Sergey Bubka

Long jump – Ivan Pedroso (Cuba)

Triple jump – Jonathan Edwards

Discus – Lars Riedel

Javelin – Jan Zelezny. Silver – Steve Backley

Decathlon – Dan O’Brien

Women’s 100m – Gwen Torrence

Women’s 200m – Merlene Ottey

Women’s 400m – Marie-Jose Perec

Women’s 800m – Ana Quirot (Cuba). Bronze – Kelly Holmes

Women’s 1500m – Hassima Boulmerka. Silver – Kelly Holmes

Women’s 5000m – Sonia O’Sullivan

Women’s 100m hurdles – Gail Devers

Women’s high jump – Stefka Kostadinova

Women’s long jump – Fiona May (Italy)

Heptathlon – Ghada Shouaa (Syria)

USA topped the medal table

Held at the Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg

Jonathan Edwards won the triple jump with a world record jump of 18.29m, the first ever jump to exceed 18m

Ivan Pedroso’s win was the first of four consecutive world titles

Wilson Kipketer was born in Kenya, but competed for Denmark

Fiona May was born in Slough, but competed for Italy

1997 Athens

100m – Maurice Greene

200m – Ato Boldon (Trinidad and Tobago)

400m – Michael Johnson. 4th Mark Richardson

800m – Wilson Kipketer

1500m – Hicham El Guerrouj (Morocco)

10000m – Haile Gebrselassie

110m hurdles – Allen Johnson. Silver – Colin Jackson

3000m steeplechase – Wilson Kipketer

4 x 100m relay. Canada. Bronze – GB (Braithwaite, Campbell, Walker, Golding)

4 x 400m relay – GB (Thomas, Black, Baulch, Richardson)

High jump – Javier Sotomayor

Pole vault – Sergey Bubka

Long jump – Ivan Pedroso

Triple jump – Yoelbi Quesada (Cuba). Silver – Jonathan Edwards

Discus – Lars Riedel

Javelin. Silver – Steve Backley

Decathlon – Tomas Dvorak (Czech Republic)

Women’s 100m – Marion Jones

Women’s 200m – Zhanna Pintusevich (Ukraine)

Women’s 400m – Cathy Freeman (Australia)

Women’s 800m – Ana Quirot

Women’s 5000m – Gabriela Szabo (Romania). 4th Paula Radcliffe

Women’s triple jump - Šárka Kašpárková. 5th Ashia Hansen

Heptathlon – Sabine Braun (Germany). Silver – Denise Lewis

USA topped the medal table

Hicham El Guerrouj’s win was the first of four consecutive world titles

USA originally won the 4 x 400 m relay, but were disqualified in 2009 after Antonio Pettigrew admitted to using illegal drugs

1999 Seville

100m – Maurice Greene. Bronze – Dwain Chambers

200m – Maurice Greene

400m – Michael Johnson

800m – Wilson Kipketer

1500m – Hicham El Guerrouj

10000m – Haile Gebrselassie

110m hurdles – Colin Jackson

4 x 100m relay – USA. Silver – GB (Gardner, Campbell, Devonish, Chambers)

4 x 400m relay – Poland

Long jump – Ivan Pedroso

Triple jump. Bronze – Jonathan Edwards

Shot put – C.J. Hunter

Decathlon – Tomas Dvorak. Silver – Dean Macey

Women’s 100m – Marion Jones

Women’s 200m – Inger Miller

Women’s 400m – Cathy Freeman. 5th Katharine Merry

Women’s 1500m – Svetlana Masterkova

Women’s 5000m – Gabriela Szabo

Women’s 10000m – Gete Wami. Silver – Paula Radcliffe

Women’s marathon – Jong Song-ok (North Korea)

To date, it is the only medal ever won by a North Korean athlete at the World Championships

Women’s 100m hurdles – Gail Devers

Women’s 4 x 100m relay – Bahamas

Women’s pole vault – Stacy Dragila

Heptathlon – Eunice Barber. Silver – Denise Lewis

USA topped the medal table

Women's pole vault and hammer were added to the programme and the women's 20 km walk replaced the 10 km walk

Michael Johnson won the 400m in a world record time of 43.18 seconds, a record which still stands today

Marion Jones was allowed to keep the medals she won in 1997 and 1999, but was later stripped of the titles she won at the 2000 Olympic Games after admitting to steroid use

C.J. Hunter was the husband of Marion Jones and was involved in the BALCO drugs scandal

USA originally won the 4 x 400 m relay, but were disqualified in 2009 after Antonio Pettigrew admitted to using illegal drugs

2001 Edmonton

100m – Maurice Greene. Silver – Bernard Williams

200m – Konstantinos Kenteris (Greece)

1500m – Hicham El Guerrouj

110m hurdles – Allen Johnson

400m hurdles – Felix Sanchez (Dominican Republic). 5th Chris Rawlinson

4 x 100m relay – South Africa

4 x 400m relay – Bahamas

Long jump – Ivan Pedroso

Triple jump – Jonathan Edwards

Discus – Lars Riedel

Javelin – Jan Zelezny

Decathlon – Tomas Dvorak. Silver – Erki Nool (Estonia). Bronze – Dean Macey

Women’s 100m – Zhanna Pintusevich

Women’s 200m – Debbie Ferguson (Bahamas)

Women’s 800m – Maria Mutola

Women’s 1500m – Gabriela Szabo

Women’s 10000m – Derartu Tulu (Ethiopia). 4th Paula Radcliffe

Women’s pole vault – Stacy Dragila (USA)

Women’s long jump – Fiona May

Women’s triple jump – Tatyana Lebedeva (Russia)

Women’s javelin – Osleidys Menendez (Cuba)

Russia topped the medal table

Held at the Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton

Tim Montgomery (USA) originally came second in the men's 100m, but was disqualified in 2005 after he admitted to drug use

USA originally finished first in men’s 4 x 100m relay but they were disqualified in 2005 after Tim Montgomery admitted to drug use

Marion Jones finished second in the 100m and first in the 200m, but she was disqualified in 2005 after she admitted to using steroids

USA originally finished first in women’s 4 x 100m relay, but were disqualified in 2004 after Kelli White admitted to using steroids

Natalya Sadova of Russia originally won the gold medal in women’s discus, but she was later disqualified after she tested positive for caffeine

2003 Paris

100m – Kim Collins. Bronze – Darren Campbell

200m – John Capel.. 4th Darren Campbell

400m – Tyree Washington (USA)

1500m – Hicham El Guerrouj

10000m – Kenenise Bekele (Ethiopia)

110m hurdles – Allen Johnson

400m hurdles – Felix Sanchez

20km walk – Jefferson Perez (Ecuador)

Long jump – Dwight Phillips

Triple jump – Christian Olsson (Sweden)

Women’s 100m – Torri Edwards (USA)

Women’s 400m – Ana Guevara (Mexico)

Women’s 800m – Maria Mutola. Silver – Kelly Holmes

Women’s 1500m - Tatyana Tomashova. Bronze – Hayley Tullett

Women’s 5000m – Tirunesh Dibaba (Ethiopia)

Women’s 10000m – Berhane Adere (Ethiopia)

Women’s 400m hurdles – Jana Pittman-Rawlinson (Australia)

Women’s pole vault – Svetlana Feofanova (Russia)

Women’s long jump – Eunice Barber (France). 4th Jade Johnson

Women’s triple jump – Tatyana Lebedeva

Heptathlon – Carolina Kluft (Sweden)

USA topped the medal table

Jon Drummond was disqualified in the quarterfinals of 100m for a false start. However, he contested that he did not false start, repeatedly shouting "I did not move". He delayed competition for almost an hour by refusing to leave the track. He protested for a period of time by lying down on the track

Dwain Chambers finished fourth in the 100m final but was disqualified following his drug ban

Jerome Young originally finished first in the 400m, but was disqualified after he tested positive for drugs

GB team (Devonish, Malcolm, Campbell, Chambers) were stripped of 4 x100m relay silver medal due to drug ban on Chambers

USA originally finished first in 4 x 400m relay, but were disqualified after Jerome Young and Calvin Harrison both tested positive for drugs in 2004

Dwight Phillips’s win was the first of four world titles

Kelli White finished first in women’s 100m and 200m, but was stripped of her medals after testing positive for drugs

2005 Helsinki

100m – Justin Gatlin

200m – Justin Gatlin

400m – Jeremy Wariner. 5th Tim Benjamin

800m – Rashid Ramzi (Bahrain)

1500m – Rashid Ramzi

10000m – Kenenise Bekele

400m hurdles – Bershawn Jackson (USA)

20km walk – Jefferson Perez

4 x 100m relay – France. Bronze – GB (Gardener, Devonish, Malcolm, Lewis-Francis)

Long jump – Dwight Phillips

Decathlon – Bryan Clay (USA)

Women’s 100m – Lauryn Williams

Women’s 200m – Allyson Felix

Women’s 400m – Tonique Williams-Darling (Bahamas)

Women’s 5000m – Tirunesh Dibaba

Women’s 10000m – Tirunesh Dibaba

Women’s marathon – Paula Radcliffe

Women’s 4 x 400m. Bronze – GB (McConnell, Fraser, Sanders, Ohuruogu)

Women’s pole vault – Yelena Isinbayeva

Women’s javelin – Osleidys Menendez

Heptathlon – Carolina Kluft. 5th Kelly Sotherton

USA topped the medal table

Women's 3000m steeplechase was added to the programme

The original winning bid for the competition was from London, but the cost to build the required stadium at Picketts Lock and host the event was deemed too expensive by the government. UK Athletics suggested to move the host city to Sheffield (using Don Valley Stadium), but the IAAF stated that having London as the host city was central to their winning the bid. The championships bidding process was reopened as a result

Much of the event in Helsinki was held in heavy rain

Finland’s only medal was a bronze in the men’s long jump from Tommi Evila

USA finished in first four places in men’s 200m

Tirunesh Dibaba became the first woman to win the 5000m and 10000m at the same championships

Osleidys Menendez set a new world record in the women’s javelin

2007 Osaka

100m – Tyson Gay

200m – Tyson Gay. Silver – Usain Bolt

400m – Jeremy Wariner

1500m – Bernard Lagat (Kenya)

5000m – Bernard Lagat. 6th Mo Farah

10000m – Kenenise Bekele

110m hurdles – Liu Xiang (China)

20km walk – Jefferson Perez

4 x 100m relay - USA. Bronze – GB (Malcolm, Pickering, Devonish, Lewis-Francis)

Long jump – Irving Saladino (Panama)

Triple jump – Nelson Evora (Portugal)

Javelin – Tero Pitkamaki (Finland)

Decathlon – Roman Sebrle (Czech Republic)

Women’s 100m – Veronica Campbell

Women’s 200m – Allyson Felix

Women’s 400m – Christine Ohuruogu. Silver – Nicola Sanders

Women’s 5000m – Meseret Defar (Ethiopia)

Women’s 10000m – Tirunesh Dibaba. 4th Jo Pavey

Women’s 400m hurdles – Jana Pittman-Rawlinson

Women’s 4 x 400m. Bronze – GB (Ohuruogu, Okoro, McConnell, Sanders)

Women’s high jump – Blanka Vlasic (Croatia)

Women’s pole vault – Yelena Isinbayeva

Women’s long jump – Tatyana Lebedeva

Women’s triple jump. Silver – Tatyana Lebedeva

Women’s shot put – Valerie Adams

Women’s javelin – Barbora Spotakova (Czech Republic)

Heptathlon – Carolina Kluft. Bronze – Kelly Sotherton. 4th Jessica Ennis

USA topped the medal table

Held at the Nagai Stadium, Osaka. No world records were broken

Tyson Gay and Allyson Felix collected three gold medals each. USA won all four relays

Bernard Lagat became the first man to win both the 1500m and 5000m titles at the same World Championships

Kyriakos Ioannou claimed the first ever medal for Cyprus in a World Championships, a bronze in the high jump

Japan gained its only medal on the final day with a bronze for Reiko Tosa in the women's marathon

Ohuruogu won the gold medal just 24 days after her 12-month suspension for missing three out-of-competition doping tests expired

Valerie Adams (NZ) (formerly known as Valerie Vili) won the first of her four successive World Championships in the shot put

2009 Berlin

100m – Usain Bolt. Silver – Tyson Gay. Bronze – Asafa Powell

200m – Usain Bolt. Silver – Alonso Edward (Panama)

400m – LaShawn Merritt

1500m – Yusuf Saad Kamel (Bahrain)

5000m – Kenenise Bekele

10000m – Kenenise Bekele

110m hurdles – Ryan Braithwaite (Barbados). 4th Will Sharman

3000m steeplechase – Ezekiel Kemboi (Kenya)

4 x 100m relay – Jamaica. Bronze – GB (Williamson, Edgar, Devonish, Aikines-Aryeetey)

4 x 400m relay – USA. Silver – GB (Williams, Bingham, Tobin, Rooney)

Pole vault – Steve Hooker (Australia)

Long jump – Dwight Phillips

Triple jump – Phillips Idowu

Discus – Robert Harting (Germany)

Javelin – Andreas Thorkildsen (Norway)

Women’s 100m – Shelly-Ann Fraser

Women’s 200m – Allyson Felix

Women’s 400m – Sanya Richards

Women’s 800m – Caster Semenya (South Africa). Bronze – Jenny Meadows

Women’s 1500m - Maryam Yusuf Jamal. Silver – Lisa Dobriskey

Women’s 5000m – Vivian Cheruiyot (Kenya)

Women’s pole vault – Anna Rogowska (Poland)

Women’s long jump – Brittney Reese (USA). 6th Shara Proctor (Anguilla)

Women’s high jump – Blanka Vlasic

Women’s shot put – Valerie Adams

Heptathlon – Jessica Ennis

USA topped the medal table

Usain Bolt won the 100m in a world record time of 9.58 seconds and the 200m in a world record time of 19.19 seconds.

Yusuf Saad Kamel’s father is Billy Konchellah, who won the 800m for Kenya at the 1987 and 1991 World Championships

Ryan Braithwaite won Barbados’s first ever gold medal in the World Championships

Ezekiel Kemboi won the first of his four successive World Championships

Marathon and racewalking events started and finished at the Brandenburg Gate

Berlino, the bear mascot, dropped women’s 400m hurdles champion Melaine Walker after crashing into a hurdle

Marta Dominguez of Spain won the women’s 3000m steeplechase, but was found guilty of doping in 2015

Yelena Isanbeyeva failed to clear a height in the women’s pole fault and finished last

Shara Proctor was born in Anguilla and has represented Great Britain since 2011

2011 Daegu

100m – Yohan Blake (Jamaica). Silver – Walter Dix (USA)

200m – Usain Bolt. Silver – Walter Dix

400m – Kirani James (Grenada)

800m – David Rudisha (Kenya)

1500m – Asbel Kiprop (Kenya)

5000m – Mo Farah

10000m. Silver – Mo Farah

110m hurdles – Jason Richardson (USA). Bronze – Andy Turner. 5th Will Sharman

400m hurdles – Dai Greene

3000m steeplechase – Ezekiel Kemboi

Long jump – Dwight Phillips

Triple jump – Christian Taylor. Silver – Phillips Idowu

Women’s 100m – Carmelita Jeter

Women’s 200m – Veronica Campbell-Brown

Women’s 400m – Amantle Montsho (Botswana)

Women’s 1500m – Jennifer Simpson. Silver – Hannah England

Women’s 5000m – Vivian Cheruiyot

Women’s 10000m – Vivian Cheruiyot

Women’s marathon – Edna Kiplagat (Kenya)

Women’s 100m hurdles – Sally Pearson (Australia). 4th Tiffany Porter

Women’s long jump – Brittney Reese

Women’s shot put – Valerie Adams

Heptathlon. Silver – Jessica Ennis

USA topped the medal table

Mascot was Sarbi, a local dog

Dwain Chambers was disqualified from 100m semi-final after a false start

Usain Bolt was disqualified from 100m final after a false start. Aged 21, Yohan Blake became the youngest 100m world champion

Kirani James was aged18

Cuba's Dayron Robles finished first in the final of the men's 110 metres hurdles, but was disqualified for interfering with Liu Xiang twice before and over the last barrier. Jason Richardson was awarded the gold, Liu the silver, and Andy Turner promoted to the bronze medal

Jamaica won the men’s 4 x 100m relay in 37.04 seconds to set the only world record at the championships

Oscar Pistorius became the first paralympic to win a medal at the World Championships, winning a silver medal in 4 x 400m relay for South Africa

Christine Ohuruogu was disqualified in her 400m heat for a false start

2013 Moscow

100m – Usain Bolt. Silver – Justin Gatlin

200m – Usain Bolt. Silver – Warren Weir (Jamaica)

400m – LaShawn Merritt

1500m – Asbel Kiprop

5000m – Mo Farah

10000m – Mo Farah

400m hurdles - LaShawn Merritt. 5th Will Sharman

Marathon – Stephen Kiprotich (Uganda)

3000m steeplechase – Ezekiel Kemboi

50km walk – Rob Heffernan (Ireland)

High jump – Bohdan Bondarenko (Ukraine)

Discus – Robert Harting

Decathlon – Ashton Eaton

Women’s 100m – Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. Silver – Murielle Ahoure (Ivory Coast)

Women’s 200m – Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. Silver – Murielle Ahoure

Women’s 400m – Christine Ohuruogu. Silver – Amantle Montsho

Women’s1500m - Abeba Aregawi. 4th Hannah England

Women’s 5000m – Meseret Defar

Women’s 10000m – Tirunesh Dibaba

Women’s marathon – Edna Kiplagat

Women’s 100m hurdles – Brianna Rollins (USA). Silver – Sally Pearson. Bronze – Tiffany Porter

Women’s 400m hurdles - Zuzana Hejnová. 5th Eilidh Child

Women’s 4 x 100m relay – Jamaica. Bronze – GB (Asher-Smith, Nelson, Lewis, Jones)

Women’s 4 x 400m relay – Russia. Bronze – GB (Child, Cox, Adeoye, Ohuruogu)

Women’s pole vault – Yelena Isinbayeva

Women’s long jump – Brittney Reese

Women’s shot put – Valerie Adams

Heptathlon - Hanna Melnychenko. 5th Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Russia won the most gold medals to top the table for the first time since 2001. It was also the first time ever the host nation took the top of the medal table. The United States won the most overall medals

Main venue was Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow

Mascot was a sparrow

No world records were set at the event

Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce both won three gold medals in the men's and women's 100m, 200m and 4 x 100m relay. This achievement also earned Bolt the title of being the most successful athlete in the history of the World Championships with eight gold and two silver medals

Felix Sanchez made his seventh consecutive World Championship 400m hurdles final

Stephen Kiprotich won Uganda’s first ever gold medal

France finished second in the women’s 4 x 100m relay but were disqualified more than two hours after the race. USA were upgraded to the silver medal, and GB received the bronze medal

Caterine Ibarguen won Colombia's first ever World Championship gold medal, in the triple jump

2015 Beijing

100m – Usain Bolt. Silver – Justin Gatlin

200m – Usain Bolt. Silver – Justin Gatlin. 5th Zharnel Hughes

800m – David Rudisha (Kenya)

1500m – Asbel Kiprop

400m hurdles – Nicholas Bett (Kenya)

Nicholas Bett died three years later in a road accident in Kenya aged 28

3000m steeplechase – Ezekiel Kemboi

5000m – Mo Farah

10000m – Mo Farah

4 x 400m relay - USA. Bronze – GB (Yousif, Williams, Dunn, Rooney)

Long jump – Greg Rutherford

Triple jump – Christian Taylor

Javelin – Julius Yego (Kenya)

Decathlon – Ashton Eaton

Women’s 100m – Shelly-Anne Fraser-Pryce. Silver – Dafne Schippers (Netherlands)

Women’s 200m – Dafne Schippers. 5th Dina Asher-Smith

Women’s 400m – Allyson Felix

Women’s 1500m – Genzebe Dibaba (Ethiopia). 5th Laura Muir

Women’s marathon – Mare Dibaba (Ethiopia)

Women’s 4 x 400m relay. Bronze – GB (Ohuruogu, Onuora, Child, Bundy-Davies)

Women’s long jump. Silver – Shara Proctor

Women’s hammer. 4th – Sophie Hitchon

Heptathlon – Jessica Ennis-Hill

Kenya finished top of the medal table, ahead of Jamaica, USA, and Great Britain

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

Mascot was Yan’er, an abstract red swallow

Usain Bolt was knocked over after the 200m final by a cameraman on a segway

Greg Rutherford joined Daley Thompson, Linford Christie, Sally Gunnell and Jonathan Edwards in holding all four major titles at the same time

Great Britain failed to finish in the final of the final of the 4 x 100m relay following a botched final exchange between James Ellington and Chijindu Ujah

LaShawn Merritt won his sixth gold in 4 x 400m relay

Christian Taylor’s winning jump of 18.21m in the triple jump was the second best jump in history only behind the world record of Jonathan Edwards

Julius Yego learnt how to throw the javelin by watching videos on YouTube

Ashton Eaton won the decathlon with a world record 9045 points

Eritrea won its first world title, with Ghirmay Ghebreslassie winning the men’s marathon and Kosovo made its debut.

Allyson Felix won her ninth gold medal at the World Championships

In the heptathlon, Katrina Johnson-Thompson had three fouls in the long jump, scoring no points

2017 London

Doha also bid for the World Championships. On 11 November 2011, the winner was officially announced as London. London unveiled its bid for the 2017 championships with the slogan “Ready to break records”. The mascot was ‘Hero the Hedgehog’

The main venue was London Stadium

100m – Justin Gatlin. Silver – Christian Coleman. Bronze – Usain Bolt

200m – Ramil Guliyev (Turkey)

400m – Wayde van Niekerk

800m – Pierre Ambroise-Bosse (France)

1500m – Elijah Manangoi (Kenya)

3000m steeplechase – Consesius Kipruto (Kenya)

5000m – Muktar Edris (Ethiopia). Silver – Mo Farah

10000m – Mo Farah

Marathon – Geoffrey Kirui (Kenya). 4th Callum Hawkins

110m hurdles – Omar McLeod (Jamaica)

400m hurdles – Karsten Warholm (Norway)

4 x 100m relay – GB (Ujah, Gemili, Talbot, Mitchell-Blake)

4 x 400m relay – Trinidad and Tobago. Bronze – GB (Hudson-Smith, Yousif, Cowan, Rooney)

Pole vault – Sam Kendricks

Long jump – Luvo Manyonga (South Africa)

High jump – Mutaz Barshim (Qatar)

Triple jump – Christian Taylor

Decathlon – Kevin Mayer (France)

Women’s 100m – Tori Bowie (USA)

Women’s 200m – Dafne Schippers

Women’s 400m – Phyllis Francis (USA)

Women’s 800m – Caster Semenya

Women’s 10000m – Almaz Ayana (Ethiopia)

Women’s marathon – Rose Chelimo (Bahrain)

Women’s 100m hurdles – Sally Pearson

Women’s 4 x 100m relay – USA. Silver – GB (Philip, Henry, Asher-Smith, Neita)

Women’s 4 x 400m relay – USA. Silver – GB (Clark, Nielsen, Doyle, Diamond)

Women’s long jump – Brittney Reece (USA)

Women’s high jump – Maria Lasitskene, a Russian competing as an Authorized Neutral Athlete (ANA)

Women’s discus – Sandra Perkovic (Croatia)

Women’s hammer – Anita Wlodarczyk (Poland)

Women’s javelin – Barbora Spotakova (Czech Republic)

Heptathlon – Nafissatou Thiem (Belgium)

Norovirus outbreak at Tower Hotel affected athletes at World Athletics Championships. Isaac Makwala (Bostwana) banned from 400m final

Makwala had to run a solo time trial in the 200m, successfully performing well enough to be given a place in the semi-final

Only world record broken at World Championships was by Ines Henriques (Portugal) in the women’s 50km walk

Allyson Felix has now won 11 gold medals, and was a member of both the successful USA relay teams

Final medal table – 1st USA (10-11-9) 30, 2nd Kenya, 3rd South Africa, 6th GB (2-3-1) 6

2019 Doha

Doha in Qatar won the bid for the 2019 World Championships, beating Eugene and Barcelona

The main venue was Khalifa International Stadium

Mascot – Falah, an anthropomorphic falcon

100m – Christian Coleman. Silver – Justin Gatlin. Bronze – Andre De Grasse

200m – Noah Lyles. 4th Adam Gemili

400m – Steven Gardiner (Bahamas)

800m – Donavan Brazier

1500m – Timothy Cheruiyot

3000m steeplechase – Consesius Kipruto

5000m – Muktar Edris (Ethiopia)

10000m – Joshua Cheptegei (Uhganda)

Marathon – Lelisa Dasisa (Ethiopia). 4th Callum Hawkins

110m hurdles – Grant Holloway

400m hurdles – Karsten Warholm (Norway)

4 x 100m relay – USA. Silver – GB (Gemili, Hughes, Kilty, Mitchell-Blake)

Pole vault – Sam Kendricks

Long jump – Tajay Gayle (Jamaica)

High jump – Mutaz Barshim

Triple jump – Christian Taylor

Decathlon – Niklas Kaul (Germany)

Women’s 100m – Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. Siver – Dina Asher-Smith

Women’s 200m – Dina Asher-Smith

Women’s 400m – Salwa Eid Naser (Bahrain)

Women’s 800m – Halimar Nakaayi (Uganda)

Women’s 1500m – Sifan Hassan (Netherlands)

Women’s 10000m – Sifan Hassan

Women’s marathon – Ruth Chepngetich (Kenya)

Women’s 400m hurdles – Dalilah Muhammad (USA) in a world record time

Women’s 4 x 100m relay – Jamaica. Silver – GB (Philip, Asher-Smith, Nelson, Neita)

Women’s triple jump – Yulimar Rojas (Venezuela)

Women’s pole vault – Anzhelika Sidorova (ANA). 4th Holly Bradshaw

Heptathlon – Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Mixed 4 x 400m relay – USA

Women’s marathon started at midnight due to extreme temperatures. 28 of the 68 entrants dropped out

Allyson Felix took her tally of gold medals to thirteen

Final medal table – 1st USA (14-11-4) 29, 2nd Kenya, 3rd Jamaica, 6th GB (2-3-0) 5

2022 Eugene

Eugene, Oregon was awarded the 2021 World Championships without going through the normal bidding process. The championships were originally scheduled for August 2021; but the event was postponed until July 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The main venue was Hayward Field

Mascot – Legend the Bigfoot

Men

100m – Fred Kerley (USA)

200m – Noah Lyles (USA)

400m – Michael Norman (USA). Silver – Kirani James (Grenada). Bronze – Matthew Hudson-Smith

800m – Emmanuel Korir (Kenya)

1500m – Jake Wightman. Silver – Jakob Ingebritsen (Norway)

Jake Wightman is the first British man to win the world 1500m title since Steve Cram in 1983

5000m – Jakob Ingebritsen

10000m – Joshua Cheptegei (Uganda)

Marathon – Tamirat Tola (Ethiopia)

110m hurdles – Grant Holloway (USA)

400m hurdles – Alison dos Santos (Brazil)

3000m steeplechase – Soufiane El Bakkali (Morocco)

20km walk – Toshikazu Yamanishi (Japan)

35km walk – Massimo Stano (Italy)

4 x 100m relay – Canada. Bronze – GB (Efoloko, Hughes, Mitchell-Blake, Prescod)

4 x 400m relay – USA

Long jump – Wang Jianan (China)

High jump – Mutaz Essa Barshim (Qatar)

Triple jump – Pedro Pichardo (Portugal)

Pole vault – Armand Duplantis (Sweden). New world record 6.21 m

Shot put – Ryan Crouser (USA)

Discus – Kristjan Ceh (Slovenia)

Javelin – Anderson Peters (Grenada)

Hammer – Pawel Fajdek (Poland). 5th successive win

Decathlon – Kevin Mayer (France)

Women

100m – Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. Silver – Shericka Jackson. Bronze – Elaine Thompson-Herah. 4th Dina Asher-Smith

200m – Shericka Jackson (Jamaica). Silver – Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. Bronze – Dina Asher-Smith

400m – Shaunae Miller-Uibo (Bahamas)

800m – Athing Mu (USA). Silver – Keely Hodgkinson

1500m – Faith Kipyegon (Kenya). Bronze – Laura Muir

5000m – Gudaf Tsegay (Ethiopia)

10000m – Letesenbet Gidey (Ethiopia)

Marathon – Gotytom Gebreslase (Ethiopia)

100m hurdles – Tobi Amusan (Nigeria)

Tobi Amusan set a world record of 12.12 seconds in the semi-final

400m hurdles – Sydney McLaughlin (USA). New world record 50.68 seconds

3000m steeplechase – Norah Jeruto (Kazakhstan)

20km walk – Kimberly Garcia (Peru)

35km walk – Kimberly Garcia (Peru)

4 x 100m relay – USA

4 x 400m relay – USA. Bronze – GB (Ohuruogu, Yeargin, Knight, Nielsen)

Long jump – Malaika Mihambo (Germany)

High jump – Eleanor Patterson (Australia)

Triple jump – Yulimar Rojas (Venezuela)

Pole vault – Katie Nageotte (USA)

Holly Bradshaw’s pole snapped in the qualifying competition, and she had to withdraw due to injury

Shot put – Chase Ealey (USA)

Discus – Feng Bin (China)

Javelin – Kelsey-Lee Barber (Australia)

Hammer – Brooke Anderson (USA)

Heptathlon – Nafissatou Thiam (Belgium)


Mixed 4 x 400m relay – Dominican Republic


Allyson Felix took her tally of medals to twenty, winning a bronze medal in the mixed 4 x 400m relay

Peru, Kazakhstan, and Nigeria won their first ever gold medals

A record 29 countries won at least one gold medal

Dorian Keletela, Jamal Abdelmaji Eisa Mohammed, and Anjelina Nadai Lohalith competed for the Athlete Refugee Team


Final medal table – 1st USA (13-9-11) 33 2nd Ethiopia 3rd Jamaica11th GB (1-1-5) 7


2023: Budapest

2025: Tokyo


Helsinki is the only city to have held the World Championships twice

USA has won 183 gold medals; Kenya is second on the all-time list with 62 gold medals

GB has won 31 gold medals

Leading medal winners:

Men – Usain Bolt 14 (11-2-1), LaShawn Merritt 11 (8-3-0)

Women – Allyson Felix 20 (14-3-3), Shelly-Anne Fraser-Pryce 14 (10-4-0) Merlene Ottey 14 (3-4-7)

Host nations not to win any medals:

Canada (2001), Sweden (1995) and South Korea (2011)