2007 World Championships in Athletics
The 11th IAAF World Championships ( officially: 11th IAAF World Championships in Athletics Osaka 2007) were held in the Japanese city of Osaka from 25 August to 2 September 2007. The competitions were held in the 50,000 spectators comprehensive Nagai Stadium, in the 2002, two group matches and a quarter-finals were held during the Football World Cup. It was attended by 1978 athletes from some 200 countries.
Osaka had received on 15 November 2002 by the Council of the International Association of Athletics Federations ( IAAF) awarded after all other cities had withdrawn their application.
The opening ceremony took place on August 25 at 17:00 clock, the closing ceremony on September 2 at 21:30 o `clock. On September 1, two invitational race over 1500 meters for wheelchairs took place.
- 2.1 100 m
- 2.2 200 m
- 2.3 400 m
- 2.4 800 m
- 2.5 1500 m
- 2.6 5000 m
- 2.7 10,000 m
- 2.8 Marathon
- 2.9 20 - km walk
- 2:10 100m Hurdles
- 2.11 400 m hurdles
- 2:12 3000 m steeplechase
- 2:13 4 x 100 m relay
- 2:14 4 x 400 m relay
- 2:15 High Jump
- 2:16 Long Jump
- 2:17 Pole Vault
- 2:18 Triple Jump
- 2:19 Javelin
- 2:20 Discus Throw
- 2:21 Shot Put
- 2:22 Hammer Throw
- 2:23 Heptathlon
Date: August 26, 2007, 22:20 Clock
The 100 -meter final ended surprising: Despite the good results of the season of Gay Powell was the clear favorite. Even in the semi-final he was superior; he gave visible time and remained still for a time under 10 seconds while Gay largely evenly spilled 10 seconds reached, but pointed out large reserves. Not a few, therefore, expected a new world record for the final. While Gay only moderately launched in the finals and came up right at the end, Powell was right from the start easily in the lead and was able to even expand to 60 meters yet. Unexpectedly, however, he lost in the last third of the race compared to the rest of the field two to three meters and ran clear disappointed upright over the line.
Date: August 30, 2007, 22:20 Clock
Date: August 31, 2007 22:05 clock
Date: September 2, 2007, 19:55 Clock
Date: August 29, 2007, 22:05 Clock
Date: September 2, 2007, 19:30 Clock
Date: August 27, 2007, 21:40 Clock
Date: August 25, 2007 7:00 clock
The run in Osaka, which was held at temperatures above 30 ° C and a humidity of about 80%, was the most slowest World Cup marathon at all. 85 started only 57 athletes reached the goal. Luke Kibet broke away on his first international championship at kilometer 31 and ran out to the finish over a minute ahead. The Swiss Röthlin had the race well divided and worked on the last two kilometers from sixth to the bronze medal before. Ulrich Steidl (GER ) finished in 2:30:03 h 37th and suffered shortly after his finish circulatory collapse. Marcel Tschopp (LIE ) finished in 2:33:42 h at No. 47 Martin Beck (GER ) had to retire after 30 kilometers.
20 - km walk
Date: August 26, 2007 8:00 clock
This competition suffered despite earlier start time under extreme external conditions and organizational shortcomings ( after about an hour there was no wet sponges to cool more). There were several tasks and breakdowns. Of the more than 50 participants started reached only 31 target. On the track and in the stadium dramatic scenes took place: Several athletes had to be carried out because of dehydration, even the winner broke immediately after crossing the finish line with a cramp together.
Also, the only German participants André Höhne suffered 200 meters before the finish at the stadium, lying at position four, a serious breakdown and was admitted to the hospital. Previously, he was general to enter instead into the stadium, 50 yards followed a lapped skiers without it was pointed directly at his mistake. As usual, there were numerous disqualifications due to unclean walking: So the reigning Olympic champion was taken out of the race already 5 kilometers from the finish. Spectacular and the circumstances around the silver medal: Second-placed walker Francisco Javier Fernández who clearly constantly overtook his clear before him Tunisian opponents just before the finish line, was initially disqualified, but received after successful protest back the silver medal.
50 km Go
Date: September 1, 2007 7:00 clock
The Chinese Yu Chaohong certain the first half of the contest, after he had settled together with the Spaniard Santiago Perez from the field. Ultimately Yu was towards the middle of the race by a group of three with Nathan Deakes, Vladimir Kanaikin and Yuki Yamazaki obtained. Yohann Diniz had hitherto gone their own pace, when he overtook the leading group, with Deakes went and sat down shortly thereafter by Diniz from.
110 m hurdles
Date: August 31, 2007 22:20 clock
Date: August 28, 2007, 22:20 Clock
Already in the semifinals of the defending champion Bershawn Jackson was stumbled at the last hurdle and excreted. In the final, there was no clear favorite, it ultimately won Clement, who was on the flat stretch of the fastest of all the finals participants. The 2001-2004 unbeaten Sánchez was a great comeback and won silver before Plawgo who ran each national record in the semi-finals and the final.
3000 m steeplechase
Date: August 28, 2007, 20:55 Clock
4 x 100 m relay
Date: 1 September 2007 at 22:20 clock
4 x 400 m relay
Date: September 2, 2007, 20:50 Clock
Date: August 29, 2007, 19:35 Clock
Date: August 30, 2007, 20:40 Clock
Date: September 1, 2007, 19:30 Clock
Date: August 27, 2007, 20:30 Clock
Date: September 2, 2007, 19:15 Clock
Date: August 28, 2007, 19:30 Clock
Date: August 25, 2007, 20:40 Clock
The White Russian Andrei Mikhnevich, who had come with 21,27 m up to third place, was later disqualified for doping.
Date: August 27, 2007, 19:30 Clock
The world champion of 2003 and 2005 and the favorite for the competition in Osaka, Ivan Zichan, was in the final for a long time outside the medals. With his sixth and final attempt at the same time he secured the gold medal and referred its competitors Primoz Kozmus to second place. Not less competitive was the third place: Libor Good Friday won bronze after seeing the vastness of the Vice World Champion 2005 Wadsim Dsewjatouski, could scarce surpass his sixth throw.
Date: August 31st and September 1st, 2007
Date: August 27, 2007, 22:20 Clock
The finish was extremely tight: three runners are rather evenly. After the race, it took several minutes for the exact placement of the runners was certain. First, Williams was, then and finally explains Edwards after detailed evaluation of the target photos Veronica Campbell the winner. For them it was the first world title after two Olympic gold medals in Athens in 2004.
Date: August 31, 2007, 21:15 Clock
Date: August 29, 2007, 21:50 Clock
Date: August 28, 2007, 21:20 Clock
The Kenyan led from the start and began the race with a lap of 56.16 seconds. On the second lap trying to keep the gap small especially Mutola, but was attacked in the final corner of Benhassi. Mutola fell exhausted on the home straight. Martínez and Benhassi had not gone along the pace in the first round and sprinted at the end of the entire field with the exception of the Kenyan, which reached an unchallenged start-finish victory.
Date: September 2, 2007, 20:10 Clock
The Russians Jelena Sobolewa (originally ranked second in 3:58,99 min) and Yulia Fomenko (originally in seventh place in 4:02,46 min) were disqualified because of the manipulation of doping samples.
Date: September 1, 2007, 20:30 Clock
Date: August 25, 2007, 21:50 Clock
This competition did not go as expected: Although it came with Dibaba a favorite victory - the target of the Äthioperinnen triple success, however, did. Dibabas older sister Ejegayehu rushed and therefore lost a few places, her compatriot Mestawet Tufa increased with circulation problems from. Race was decisive initiative of coming from Ethiopia Turk Abeylegesse who took the initiative at high temperatures several laps before the end and with an increase in pace could blow up the field.
Date: September 2, 2007 7:00 clock
As well as the competition of the men and the women took place under extreme weather conditions. With temperatures around 30 ° C it took until preliminary rounds fell. At kilometer 20 or 28 runners were on par at the top. Only at kilometer 35 to those eight participants had discontinued, were also at the end of the beginning. The decision about the medals then fell on the last two kilometers, when Catherine Ndereba settled and defended a narrow lead until the finish. Reiko Tosa could, cheered on by the crowd, catch a kilometers to the lying in third place Zhu Xiaolin, and advance work to the finish line almost to the runner-up Zhou Chunxiu.
Melanie Kraus ( GER) had the race well divided. Still lying on No. 35 at km 25, she took 20th place at the end More problems had the second German skier Susanne Hahn, who broke in at number 43. Kerstin Metzler Mennenga (LIE ), which, as it turned out later, had qualified by a sports fraud, came on the 53rd place. 57 of 66 runners crossed the finish line started.
The team competition was won by Kenya 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).
20 - km walk
Date: August 31, 2007 8:00 clock
Date: August 29, 2007, 21:05 Clock
Never before were only two tenths of a second between the first and the eighth skier at the World Championships in the hurdles. It won the World Champion in 2005 before the World Champion of 2003. European champion Kallur not even filed a personal best for winning the bronze medal.
Date: August 30, 2007, 20:25 Clock
3000 m steeplechase
Date: August 27, 2007 20:20 clock
4 x 100 m relay
Date: 1 September 2007 at 22:05 clock
It came to the expected victory of the favored U.S. Season. However, it was again closely at the finish line, as Campbell came up strong and Edwards the last few meters just expired. The German squadron remained with good change within their means after a time was considered to be disqualified because of an alleged faulty substitution in the flow.
4 x 400 m relay
Date: September 2, 2007, 20:30 Clock
Date: September 2, 2007, 19:00 Clock
Date: August 28, 2007, 20:50 Clock
Lebedeva jumped her winning distance in the second trial and repeated the width in the third attempt. Gomes was until the last test in second place, but was then surpassed by the other two Russians. Kotowa had won the last three World Championships silver and now won bronze.
Date: August 28, 2007, 19:30 Clock
Isinbayeva jumped with her first attempt over 4.65m, their second height of 4.80 m it overcame the second attempt and was world champion. Three times she tried then to the world record height of 5.02 m, but could not cope with this level.
Date: August 31, 2007, 19:30 Clock
Date: August 31, 2007 20:40 clock
Date: August 29, 2007, 19:45 Clock
Franka Dietzsch achieved their victories width equal to the first litter. The Russian Darya Pischtschalnikowa, who had come with 65.78 m in second place, was disqualified because of manipulation in doping tests.
Date: August 26, 2007, 19:45 Clock
Valerie Vili surpassed last attempt hitherto applicable personal best of Nadseja Astaptschuk ( 20.04 m), the gold medal just missed their last collision with 20.48 m.
Date: August 30, 2007, 19:30 Clock
Betty Heidler was the second attempt in the lead. Although Wenxiu Zhang and Yipsi Moreno came up almost to Heidlers length, but ultimately won the German. Moreno already won their fourth world championship medal.
Date: 25 and 26 August 2007
Carolina Kluft won for the third consecutive world title, won her 18th contest in a row and set a European record.
The German squad consisted of 60 athletes who went in 20 disciplines at the start:
The Austrian contingent included three athletes who went in two disciplines at the start:
The Swiss squad consisted of twelve athletes that went into eight disciplines at the start. A bronze medal marathon runner Viktor Röthlin.
Designation of placement, provided that the final was reached:
- Marco Cribari, 200 -meter run
- Sylvie Dufour, 27 rank in the heptathlon
- Andreas Kundert, 110 - meter hurdles
- Felix Loretz, javelin
- Alexander Martínez, 8th place in the triple jump
- Stefan Müller, javelin
- Simone Oberer, ranked 22nd in the heptathlon
- Marie Polli, ranked 21st in the 20 km walk
- Röthlin, 3rd place in the marathon
- Anna Katharina Schmid, Pole Vault
- Marc Schneeberger, 200 -meter run
- Linda Züblin, 20th place in the heptathlon
The Liechtenstein squad consisted of the two marathon runners Marcel Tschopp and Kerstin Mennenga - Metzler.
- WR = World Record
- ER = European Record
- AR = continent record (area record)
- CR = world championship record ( championship record)
- NR = National record
- WL = Weltjahresbestleistung (world leading 2007)
- PB = Personal Best ( personal best )
- DSQ = Disqualified
- Not finished DNF = race ( did not finish )
- DNS = Did not start ( did not start )