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Encyclopedia > 2006 World Junior Championships in Athletics

The 2006 World Junior Championships in Athletics is the 2006 version of the World Junior Championships in Athletics. It was held from 15 August to 20 August at the Chaoyang Sports Center in Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China. The World Junior Championships in Athletics are the world championships open for those of age according to junior. ... August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... August 20 is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Beijing (Chinese: ; pinyin: Běijīng; ; IPA: ), a city in northern China (formerly spelled in English as Peking or Peiking), is the capital of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ...


The Championships were dominated by the host nation China, Kenya. The United States showed a near complete domination in the relay events. Estonia won four gold medals; their first medals ever at the World Junior Championships. During a relay race, members of a team take turns swimming or running (usually with a baton) parts of a circuit or performing a certain action. ...

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Results

Men

Event: Gold: Silver: Bronze:
100 m Harry Aikines-Aryeetey
Flag of United Kingdom Great Britain
10.37 SB Justyn Warner
Flag of Canada Canada
10.39 Yohan Blake
Flag of Jamaica Jamaica
10.42
Remaldo Rose, bronze medalist in 2004, finished fourth. The initial qualification round saw national junior records established for Liberia, Ecuador, Azerbaijan, Cayman Islands, Serbia, Kiribati and the Northern Mariana Islands.
200 m Marek Niit
 Estonia
20.96 NJ Brian Barnett
Flag of Canada Canada
21.00 Alexander Nelson
Flag of United Kingdom Great Britain
21.14
The original winner, Dmytro Ostrovsky of Ukraine, was disqualified for stepping in another lane. The initial qualification round saw national junior records established for Gibraltar and Ecuador.
400 m Renny Quow
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
45.74 PB Justin Oliver
Flag of United States United States
45.78 PB Martyn Rooney
Flag of United Kingdom Great Britain
45.87
800 m David Rudisha
Flag of Kenya Kenya
1:47.40 Jackson Kivuna
Flag of Kenya Kenya
1:47.64 Abraham Chepkirwok
Flag of Uganda Uganda
1:47.79
1500 m Remmy Ndiwa
Flag of Kenya Kenya
3:40.44 SB Abdelati Iguider
Flag of Morocco Morocco
3:40.73 Belal Mansoor Ali
Flag of Qatar Qatar
3:41.36
Iguider was the reigning champion and championship record holder. Tsegai Tewelde of Eritrea, who finished fifth, established national junior records twice during the competition.
5000 m Tariku Bekele
Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia
13:31.34 Abreham Cherkos Feleke
Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia
13:35.95 Joseph Ebuya
Flag of Kenya Kenya
13:42.93
Tariku Bekele, the younger brother of World and Olympic champion Kenenisa Bekele, won a bronze medal in 2004. Ebuya already had a silver medal from the 10 000 m.
10 000 m Ibrahim Jeilan
Flag of Kenya Kenya
28:53.29 Joseph Ebuya
Flag of Kenya Kenya
28:53.46 PB Aadam Ismaeel Khamis
 Bahrain
28:54.30 NJ
National junior records were also established for Eritrea and Burundi.
110 m H Artur Noga
 Poland
13.23 CR Samuel Coco-Viloin
Flag of France France
13.35 NJ Konstadinos Douvalidis
Flag of Greece Greece
13.39 NJ
The hurdle height had been reduced from 106.7 cm to 99.0 cm, thus allowing championship records in all three rounds of the competition. The world's fasters juniors in 2006, Dennis Martin and Darius Reed of the United States, failed to succeed.
400 m H Chris Carter
Flag of United States United States
50.08 Bandar Shraheli
Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
50.34 PB Stanislav Melnykov
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine
50.43 PB
Carter took the only individual gold medal for the United States. During the competition, national junior records were set for Togo and the Netherlands.
3000 m St. Willy Komen
Flag of Kenya Kenya
8:14.00 CR Tareq Mubarak Taher
 Bahrain
8:16.64 Bisluke Kiplagat
Flag of Kenya Kenya
8:18.11 PB
Komen beat the previous championship record by 2.34 minutes. Abdelghani Aït Bahmad in fourth set a national junior record for Morocco.
10000 m track walk Bo Xiangdong
 China
42:50.26 Huang Zhengyu
 China
43:13.29 PB Yusuke Suzuki
 Japan
43:45.62
4 X 100 m Flag of Jamaica Jamaica
Winston Barnes
Remaldo Rose
Cawayne Jervis
Yohan Blake
39.05 WJL Flag of United States United States
Evander Wells
Gordon McKenzie
Willie Perry
Brandon Myers
39.21 SB Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
Rion Pierre
Alexander Nelson
Wade Bennett-Jackson
Harry Aikines-Aryeetey
39.24 SB
National junior records for Canada, Cayman Islands, Chinese Taipei and Singapore in the initial heats. Germany and Nigeria fumbled in the final and did not finish; however neither were ever in medal position.
4 X 400 m Flag of United States United States
Quentin Summers
Justin Oliver
Bryshon Nellum
Chris Carter
3:03.76 WJL  Russia
Maksim Dyldin
Dmitriy Buryak
Vyacheslav Sakaev
Anton Kokorin
3:05.13 NJ Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom
Chris Clarke
Grant Baker
Kris Robertson
Martyn Rooney
3:05.49 SB
Kenya in fourth set a national junior record of 3:05.54 minutes, with 800 metres medalists Kivuna and Rudisha on the last two laps, thereby improving their own record from the heats. Belgium and Czech Republic too set new NJs in the heats.
High jump Huang Haiqiang
 China
2.32 WJL Niki Palli
Flag of Israel Israel
2.29 Bohdan Bondarenko
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine
2.26 PB
Huang, helped by an enthusiastic home crowd, improved his personal best by 4 cm to overcome pre-event favorite Palli. Oleksandr Nartov of Ukraine, a medal prospect with a personal best of 2.26 m, exited at 2.10 in the qualification round.
Pole vault Germán Chiaraviglio
Flag of Argentina Argentina
5.71 CR Yang Yansheng
 China
5.54 PB Leonid Kivalov
 Russia
5.42
Chiaraviglio, the reigning silver medalist, improved the championship record by 6 cm. The athletes who placed from 4th to 9th all failed to clear 5.36 m.
Long jump Robert Crowther
Flag of Australia Australia
8.00 AJ Antone Belt
Flag of United States United States
7.95 PB Zhang Xiaoyi
 China
7.86
Zhang was the world junior leader in 2006 with 8.17 metres. Mohammad Arzandeh of Iran, who set a national record, briefly held a medal position. Medal contenders such as Konstantin Safronov and Chris Noffke failed to qualify for the final.
Triple jump Benjamin Compaoré
Flag of France France
16.61 WJL Hugo Chila
Flag of Ecuador Ecuador
16.49 Zhong Minwei
 China
16.29
Shot put 6 kg Margus Hunt
 Estonia
20.53 WJL Mostafa Abdul El-Moaty
Flag of Egypt Egypt
20.14 Guo Yanxiang
 China
19.97
Discus throw gold medalist Hunt emerged as a complete surprise, having a personal best of 18.61 metres before the competition. He became the first athlete to win the gold both in shot and discus, after Rutger Smith won a gold and a bronze in 2000. Pre-event favorites such as Carlos Véliz, Sourabh Vij and Jan Petrus Hoffman all failed to break the 20-metre barrier in the final. National records were established for Kuwait and Uzbekistan.
Discus 1,75 kg Margus Hunt
 Estonia
67.32 WJ Mohammad Samimi
Flag of Iran Iran
63.00 NJ Martin Wierig
Flag of Germany Germany
62.17 PB
Hunt had established a new world junior record of 66.35 metres at 9:00 AM on the opening day. In the final, he improved it to 66.68 and then 67.32. It was the first WJC gold medal for Estonia. With 63.00 m in the final round, Samimi skipped from fourth to second, improving the result of Ehsan Hadadi who won a gold medal for Iran with 62.14 m in 2004. The qualification round saw a national junior record for Samoa.
Hammer 6 kg Yevgeniy Aydamirov
 Russia
78.42 CR Kristóf Németh
Flag of Hungary Hungary
78.39 Marcel Lomnický
 Slovakia
77.06 NJ
In the qualification round Yury Shayunou of Belarus set a new championship record with 76.76 metres, beating 76.43 m from 2002. Aydamirov however, with a personal best of 82.60 metres, improved this record in the final but was seriously threatened by Németh who trailed 3 centimetres behind from the second round on. Shayunou eventually finished fourth in 76.95 metres, a national junior record, and Turkmenistan and China too got new national junior records.
Javelin John Robert Oosthuizen
Flag of South Africa South Africa
83.07 CR Ari Mannio
 Finland
77.26 Roman Avramenko
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine
76.01 PB
Oosthuizen broke the championship record from 1996 of 79.78 metres in his second throw, and went unchallenged through the competition. New national junior records were also established for Tunisia, Serbia, Fiji (twice) and Paraguay.
Decathlon Arkadiy Vasilyev
 Russia
8059 Yordani García
Flag of Cuba Cuba
7850 Jordan Vandermade
Flag of New Zealand New Zealand
7807
Vasilyev set a championship record as the 99.0 cm hurdles were used for the very first time. Interestingly, García finished behind his personal best in the tougher men's decathlon event, where he has 7880 points.

AR Area record | CR championship record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB/PR personal best/record | SB seasonal best | WL world leading (in a given season) | WR world record 100 m is the classic sprints race distance. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jamaica. ... 200 m is a sprint running event. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Estonia_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... 400 m is a common track running event. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... 800 m is a common track running event. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kenya. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kenya. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uganda. ... The 1,500 metres is a premier middle distance track event. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kenya. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Morocco. ... Belal Mansoor Ali (born John Yego on October 17, 1988 in Kenya) is a middle distance runner now representing Bahrain after his switch from Kenya. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Qatar. ... 5000 metres, a popular running distance also known as a 5 km, colloquially five-K. This distance is typical for all types of running races; from cross-country, to the road, to the track. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ethiopia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ethiopia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kenya. ... Kenenisa Bekele (ቀነኒሳ በቀለ) (born June 13, 1982 in Bekoji/Arsi Province Ethiopia) is an Ethiopian distance runner who took the gold medal in the 10,000 m at the 2003 World Championships in Athletics and the bronze at the 5,000 m. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kenya. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kenya. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bahrain_(bordered). ... The 110m Hurdles are an Olympic track and field athletics discipline run by men. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... Womens 400m Hurdles The 400m Hurdles are an Olympic track and field (athletics) discipline. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... Kakivi-1sec! world record!~! ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kenya. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bahrain_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kenya. ... Mens 20 km walk during the 2005 World Championships in Athletics in Helsinki, Finland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... The 4 × 100 metres relay or sprint relay is an athletics track event run in lanes over one lap of the track with four runners completing 100 meters each. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jamaica. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... The 4 x 400 metres relay or long relay is an athletics track event in which teams comprise four runners who each complete 400 metres or 1 lap. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Gold medal winner Ethel Catherwood of Canada scissors over the bar at the 1928 Summer Olympics. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... Pole vaulting is an athletics event where competitors use a long, flexible pole as an aid to leap over a bar, similar to the high jump, but at much greater heights. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Long jumper at the GE Money Grand Prix in Helsinki, July 2005. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... The triple jump is an athletics (track and field) event, previously also known as hop, skip and jump, whose various names describe the actions a competitor takes. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ecuador. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Shot put The shot put is an athletics (track and field) event involving putting (throwing in a pushing motion) a heavy metal ball, also called the shot, as far as possible. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Estonia_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Egypt. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Rutger Smith (born July 9, 1981) is a Dutch athlete competing in shot put and discus throw. ... Statue of discus thrower in Botanic Garden, Copenhagen, Denmark For alternate meanings, see Discus. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Estonia_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... The modern or Olympic hammer throw is an athletic throwing event where the object to be thrown is a heavy steel ball attached with wire (maximum 4 ft (1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovakia_(bordered). ... A high school athlete throwing the javelin. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... A decathlon is a sportive contest made up of 10 events. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cuba. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ...

Women

Event: Gold: Silver: Bronze:
100 m Tezdzhan Naimova
 Bulgaria
11.28 Gabby Mayo
Flag of United States United States
11.42 Carrie Russell
Flag of Jamaica Jamaica
11.42
World junior leader Alexandria Anderson finished sixth. The initial qualification round saw national junior records established for Singapore, Chad and the Marshall Islands.
200 m Tezdzhan Naimova
 Bulgaria
22.99 PB Vanda Gomes
Flag of Brazil Brazil
23.59 SB Ewelina Klocek
 Poland
23.63 PB
Naimova, taking her second gold medal at the Championships, was virtually unchallenged. World junior leader Gabby Mayo finished sixth.
400 m Danijela Grgic
Flag of Croatia Croatia
50.78 WJL Sonita Sutherland
Flag of Jamaica Jamaica
51.42 Nawal El Jack
Flag of Sudan Sudan
51.67 SB
Sutherland was also the silver medalist of the 2004 edition. Two Zambian junior records were established in the qualifying rounds.
800 m Olga Cristea
Flag of Moldova Moldova
2:04.52 SB Winny Chebet
Flag of Kenya Kenya
2:04.59 PB Rebekah Noble
Flag of United States United States
2:04.90
Cristea won the first World Championships title of any kind for Moldova.
1500 m Irene Jelagat
Flag of Kenya Kenya
4:08.88 PB Mercy Kosgei
Flag of Kenya Kenya
4:12.48 Yuriko Kobayashi
 Japan
4:12.88
During the competition, national junior records were set for Serbia (twice) and Eritrea.
3000 m Veronica Wanjiru
Flag of Kenya Kenya
9:02.90 SB Pauline Korikwiang
Flag of Kenya Kenya
9:05.21 Song Liwei
 China
9:06.35 PB
5000 m Xue Fei
 China
15:31.61 PB Florence Kiplagat
Flag of Kenya Kenya
15:32.34 PB Mary Ngugi
Flag of Kenya Kenya
15:36.82 PB
100 m H Yekaterina Shtepa
 Russia
13.33 WJL Christina Vukicevic
Flag of Norway Norway
13.34 NJ Tiffany Ofili
Flag of United States United States
13.37 PB
400 m H Kaliese Spencer
Flag of Jamaica Jamaica
55.11 WJL Nicole Leach
Flag of United States United States
55.55 Sherene Pinnock
Flag of Jamaica Jamaica
56.67 PB
Pinnock was also the bronze medalist in the 2004 edition.
10,000 m track walk Liu Hong
 China
45:12.84 PB Tatyana Shemyakina
 Russia
45:34.41 Anamaria Greceanu
Flag of Romania Romania
46:45.67 PB
4 X 100 m Flag of United States United States
Jeneba Tarmoh
Alexandria Anderson
Elizabeth Olear
Gabby Mayo
43.49 Flag of France France
Johanna Danois
Emilie Gaydu
Joellie Baflan
Cèline Distel
44.20 Flag of Jamaica Jamaica
Naffene Briscoe
Anasthasia Leroy
Carrie Russell
Schillonie Calvert
44.22 SB
The American team equalled their winning result from 2004. Calvert won her second bronze medal for Jamaica, having competed on the relay team in 2004 as well. National junior records for Norway and Slovenia as well as a South American junior record by Brazil were established in the heats.
4 X 400 m Flag of United States United States
Jessica Beard
Brandi Cross
Sa'de Williams
Nicole Leach
3:29.01 WJL Flag of Nigeria Nigeria
Folashade Abugan
Ajoke Odumosu
Joy Eze
Sekinat Adesanya
3:30.84 AJ Flag of Jamaica Jamaica
Latoya McDermott
Sherene Pinnock
Sonita Sutherland
Kaliese Spencer
3:31.62 SB
Both Pinnock and Sutherland won relay bronze medals in 2004. The Nigerian team had already set an African junior record in the heats with 3:33.00 minutes after a sprint duel with Jamaica. The final also saw an Asian junior record by the Chinese team in fourth place.
High jump Svetlana Radzivil
Flag of Uzbekistan Uzbekistan
1.91 NJ Zheng Xingjuan
 China
1.88 Annett Engel
Flag of Germany Germany
Yekaterina Yevseyeva
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
1.84
Five athletes, among them a medal favorite Viktoria Leks, ended at 1.84 metres, two of whom shared the podium for the bronze medal.
Pole vault Zhou Yang
 China
4.30 PB Tina Šutej
 Slovenia
4.25 NJ Vicky Parnov
Flag of Australia Australia
4.20
Reigning champion and favorite Lisa Ryzih exited early in the final after failing all three attempts at her opening height of 4.00 metres. The 2006 world junior leader, Valeriya Volik of Russia, finished fourth.
Long jump Rhonda Watkins
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago
6.46 Anika Leipold
Flag of Germany Germany
6.42 Zhang Yuan
 China
6.41
Triple jump Kaire Leibak
 Estonia
14.43 WJL Sha Li
 China
14.01 PB Liliya Kulyk
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine
14.01 PB
Before the competition Leibak held the world junior leading mark with 13.96 metres, which was improved by Sha Li with 13.97 m in the qualification round. Leibak was in the lead throughout the final, but with 14.05 metres from the fourth round she was threatened by Sha and Kulyk, who both jumped 14.01 m in the fifth round. In the sixth round, however, both challengers failed to improve while Leibak jumped 14.43 metres, only 9 centimetres behind the world junior record. Patricia Mamona in fourth place established a Portuguese junior record with 13.37 metres; a new Spanish junior record was also set in the final.
Shot put Melissa Boekelman
Flag of Netherlands Netherlands
17.66 PB Denise Hinrichs
Flag of Germany Germany
17.35 Irina Tarasova
 Russia
17.11 PB
The shot put was the first final of the Championships. Simoné du Toit in fourth established a new African junior record with 16.95 metres.
Discus Dani Samuels
Flag of Australia Australia
60.63 WJL Pan Saili
 China
57.40 SB Tan Jian
 China
56.09
With 60.22 metres from the first round, Samuels went unthreatened throughout the competition. Annelies Peetroons in fourth place set a new Belgian junior record.
Hammer Bianca Perie
Flag of Romania Romania
67.38 CR Anna Bulgakova
 Russia
65.73 Hao Shuai
 China
64.26
Perie became the first World Youth champion from 2005 to win a gold medal in Beijing. The new championships record was an improvement of Marina Smolyachkova's 66.81 metres from 2004. Zalina Marghiev of Moldova was in bronze medal position until the final round.
Javelin Sandra Schaffarzik
Flag of Germany Germany
60.45 CR Vira Rebryk
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine
57.79 NJ Marharyta Dorozhon
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine
57.68 PB
Reigning champion Vivian Zimmer, who held the previous championship record with 58.50 metres, finished in seventh place. Like in the men's javelin competition, the winner was never challenged.
Heptathlon Tatyana Chernova
 Russia
6227 WJL Ida Marcussen
Flag of Norway Norway
6020 NJ Yana Panteleyeva
 Russia
5979
A close competition for the silver and bronze medals saw Marcussen prevail despite finishing behind Iryna Ilkevych of Ukraine in the 800 metres race. Ilkevych ended in fourth place with a national junior record of 5952 points. The winning score of 5868 from 2004 would only have been good enough for a fifth place in 2006.

AR Area record | CR championship record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB/PR personal best/record | SB seasonal best | WL world leading (in a given season) | WR world record 100 m is the classic sprints race distance. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jamaica. ... 200 m is a sprint running event. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland_(bordered). ... 400 m is a common track running event. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Croatia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jamaica. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sudan. ... 800 m is a common track running event. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Moldova. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kenya. ... 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Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... Long jumper at the GE Money Grand Prix in Helsinki, July 2005. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... The triple jump is an athletics (track and field) event, previously also known as hop, skip and jump, whose various names describe the actions a competitor takes. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Estonia_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... Shot put The shot put is an athletics (track and field) event involving putting (throwing in a pushing motion) a heavy metal ball, also called the shot, as far as possible. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Statue of discus thrower in Botanic Garden, Copenhagen, Denmark For alternate meanings, see Discus. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... The modern or Olympic hammer throw is an athletic throwing event where the object to be thrown is a heavy steel ball attached with wire (maximum 4 ft (1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... A high school athlete throwing the javelin. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... A heptathlon is a sportive contest made up of seven events (from the Greek hepta (seven) and athlon (contest)). More specifically, the term heptathlon refers to an athletic (track and field) event consisting of seven events. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ...

Medals table

Medal count
# Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Flag of Kenya Kenya 6 6 3 15
2  China 5 5 7 17
3 Flag of United States United States 4 5 2 11
4  Russia 4 3 3 10
5  Estonia 4 0 0 4
6 Flag of Jamaica Jamaica 2 1 5 8
7 Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia 2 1 1 4
8 Flag of Australia Australia 2 0 1 3
9 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria 2 0 0 2
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago 2 0 0 2
11 Flag of Germany Germany 1 2 2 5
12 Flag of France France 1 2 0 3
13 Flag of Romania Romania 1 1 1 3
14 Flag of United Kingdom Great Britain 1 0 4 5
15  Poland 1 0 1 2
16 Flag of Argentina Argentina 1 0 0 1
Flag of Croatia Croatia 1 0 0 1
Flag of Moldova Moldova 1 0 0 1
Flag of Netherlands The Netherlands 1 0 0 1
Flag of South Africa South Africa 1 0 0 1
Flag of Uzbekistan Uzbekistan 1 0 0 1
22 Flag of Canada Canada 0 2 0 2
Flag of Norway Norway 0 2 0 2
24 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine 0 1 5 6
25 Flag of Bahrain Bahrain 0 1 2 3
26 Flag of Brazil Brazil 0 1 0 1
Flag of Cuba Cuba 0 1 0 1
Flag of Ecuador Ecuador 0 1 0 1
Flag of Egypt Egypt 0 1 0 1
 Finland 0 1 0 1
Flag of Hungary Hungary 0 1 0 1
Flag of Israel Israel 0 1 0 1
Flag of Iran Iran 0 1 0 1
Flag of Morocco Morocco 0 1 0 1
Flag of Nigeria Nigeria 0 1 0 1
Flag of Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 0 1 0 1
 Slovenia 0 1 0 1
38  Japan 0 0 2 2
39 Flag of Greece Greece 0 0 1 1
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan 0 0 1 1
Flag of New Zealand New Zealand 0 0 1 1
 Slovakia 0 0 1 1
Flag of Sudan Sudan 0 0 1 1
Flag of Uganda Uganda 0 0 1 1

Image File history File links Flag_of_Kenya. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Estonia_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Jamaica. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ethiopia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Australia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bulgaria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Trinidad_and_Tobago. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... Image File history File links Civil_Ensign_of_Croatia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Moldova. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Africa. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uzbekistan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Canada. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Norway. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bahrain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cuba. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ecuador. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Egypt. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Finland_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hungary. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Iran. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Morocco. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovenia_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kazakhstan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Zealand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Slovakia_(bordered). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sudan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Uganda. ...

External link

  • Official site


IAAF World Championships in Athletics
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