Records broken in the IAAF C’ship

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The 15th Athletics Championship ended in Beijing. Kenya topped the medal tally with 7 gold medals and 16 medals overall and hosts China finished 11th. The Jamaicans also finished with 7 gold medals, thanks to Usain Bolt’s tally of three, and the USA finished with 6 gold medals and 18 medals overall.

Records, be it the world record, national record or area record were broken in the men’s and women’s events over the past week. So here is the list of world and national records broken during the IAAF Championships. (After all, records are meant to be broken)

Men’s records are recorded separate from women’s.

Men’s Track Events

100 meters

Tashi Dendup (BHU) set the Bhutan national record in the 100 meters sprint with a timing of 12.15 seconds in the preliminary round.

Rodman Teltull set the national record of Palau, with a timing of 10.71 seconds in the preliminary round, progressing into the heats.

Ben Youssef Meïté equalled the Ivory Coast national record in the 100 meters sprint in the heats with a timing of 10.05 seconds.

Hassan Taftian equalled the Iranian record in the 100 meters sprint in the heats with a timing of 10.10 seconds.

Hassan Saaid equalled the record for the Maldives in the 100 meters with a timing of 10.42 seconds but did not progress further.

Su Bingtian (CHN) set the Chinese record in the 100 meters sprint in the semi-finals of the event with a 9.99 seconds timing. Despite this, he could finish only 9th in the final race.

200 meters race

Anaso Jobodwana (RSA) finished the 200m race with a bronze medal, with a timing of 19.87 seconds, setting a South African National Record

Femi Ogunode (QAR) set the Qatari record in the semi-finals of the 200 meters race with a timing of 20.05 seconds although he could finish 7th in the finals.

Ramil Guliyev (TUR) set the Turkish record in the heats with a timing of 20.01 seconds, and made it to the finals of the 200 meters but finished 6th.

400 meters race

Wayde van Niekerk (RSA) won the 400m race with a timing of 43.48 seconds, setting the African Record in the 400m race and also took home a gold medal.

Wayde van Niekerk
Wayde van Niekerk

Luguelín Santos (DOM) set the national record of the Dominican Republic, finishing 4th in the final event with a timing of 44.11 seconds.

Luka Janežič (SLO) set the Slovenian national record in the event with a timing of 45.28 seconds in the heats, but finished 28th and did not progress further.

Winston George (GUY) set the national record of Guyana in the 400 meters with a timing of 45.25 seconds but was unable to qualify from the heats to the semi-finals.

Liemarvin Bonevacia (NED) set the Dutch record in the event with a timing of 44.72 seconds. He could progress only to the semi-finals of the event before getting eliminated.

Rusheen McDonald (JAM) set the Jamaican record with a timing of 43.93 seconds in the heat and went further in the event.

Yousef Masrahi from Saudi Arabia set the African Record in the 400 meters with a timing of 43.93 seconds.

800 meters

Musa Hajdari (KOS) set the national record for Kosovo in the 800 meters with a timing of 1:47.70, finishing 21st overall.

1500 meters

Eric Rodriguez set the record for Nicaragua with a timing of 3:49.64 but was placed 39th and did not qualify for the semi-finals of the 1500 meters race.

110 meters hurdle

Sergey Shubenkov (RUS) set a Russian National Record in the 110 meters hurdle with a timing of 12.98 seconds. He won the gold medal.

400 meters hurdle

Nicholas Bett (KEN) set a Kenyan National Record in the 400 meters hurdle with a timing of 47.79 seconds to take the gold medal.

Denis Kudryavtsev (RUS) who finished with a silver medal in the 400 meters hurdle set a Russian National record in the event with a timing of 48.05 seconds.

Jeffery Gibson (BAH) was the bronze medallist in the event and set a National Record for the Bahamas in the 400 meters hurdle with a timing of 48.17 seconds.

Abdelmalik Lahoulou (ALG) set the Algerian Record with a timing of 48.87 seconds to finish 14th in the semi-finals. It was not sufficient to make it to the final race though.

Yasmani Copello (TUR) set the Turkish Record in the semi-finals of the event with a timing of 48.46 seconds to qualify for the final race, where he finished sixth.

Michael Cochrane (NZ) set the New Zealand record for the event with a timing of 49.58 seconds in the heats and finished 28th overall and was unable to progress further.

20 kilometre Walk

Benjamin Thorne (CAN) set the Canadian National Record in the 20 kilometre walk with a timing of 1:19:57, that saw him take bronze medal in the event.

Lebogang Shange (RSA) set the South African Record in the walk, with a timing of 1:21:43, finishing 11th.

50 kilometre walk

Andrés Chocho (ECU) set the South American record for the 50 kilometre walk, with a timing of 3:46:00 to finish 8th.

Chocho on the left of your pic during the 50km walk
Chocho on the left of your pic during the 50km walk

4×100 meters relay

In the heats for the event, China set the Asian record for the 4×100 meters with a timing of 37.92 seconds, qualifying for the finals where they finished 2nd overall. The team members were Mo Youxue, Xie Zhenye, Su Bingtian and Zhang Peimeng.

The chinese sprinters talking to Bolt
The chinese sprinters talking to Bolt

4×100 meters relay

In the heats for the event, China set the Asian record for the 4×100 meters with a timing of 37.92 seconds, qualifying for the finals where they finished 2nd overall. The team members were Mo Youxue, Xie Zhenye, Su Bingtian and Zhang Peimeng.

The Chinese sprinters talking to Bolt

Antigua and Barbuda set their national record in the heats of the event with a timing of 38.01 seconds, qualifying for the finals. They finished sixth in the final race. Their team members were Chavaughn Walsh, Daniel Bailey, Jared Jarvis and Miguel Francis.

4×400 meters relay

Trinidad and Tobago’s men’s relay team set their national record in the 4×400 meters relay, finishing with a timing of 2:58.20. They won the silver medal in the event. The team members were Renny Quow, Lalonde Gordon, Deon Lendore and Machel Cedenio.

The heats of the 4×400 meters relay saw Belgium finish with a timing of 2:59.28, setting a national record and heading to the final race. The team members were Dylan Borlée, Jonathan Borlée, Antoine Gillet and Kevin Borlée.

Botswana set their national record in the heats with a timing of 2:59.95. They finished 9th, just missing a spot in the final race. Their team members were Onkabetse Nkobolo, Nijel Amos, Leaname Maotoanong and Isaac Makwala.

The Dominican Republic set their national record with a timing of 3:00.15, finishing 10th overall in the heats. Their team members were Gustavo Cuesta, Yon Soriano, Juander Santos and Luguelín Santos.

The Irish team also set their national record with a timing of 3:01.26, finishing 13th overall. Their team members were Brian Gregan, Brian Murphy, Thomas Barr and Mark English.

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