Records broken in the IAAF C’ship

Published 09/01/2015, 11:36 AM EDT


The 15 Athletics Championship ended in Beijing. Kenya topped the medal tally with 7 gold medals and 16 medals overall and hosts China finished 11. 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.

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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.

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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 7 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 6.

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

Luguelín Santos (DOM) set the national record of the Dominican Republic, finishing 4 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 28 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 21 overall.

1500 meters

Eric Rodriguez set the record for Nicaragua with a timing of 3:49.64 but was placed 39 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 14 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 28 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 11.

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 8.

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 2 overall. The team members were Mo Youxue, Xie Zhenye, Su Bingtian and Zhang Peimeng.

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 2 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 9, 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 10 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 13 overall. Their team members were Brian Gregan, Brian Murphy, Thomas Barr and Mark English.

Men’s Field Events

Pole Vault

Robert Renner (SLO) set the Slovenian Record with a height of 5.70 meters to get a joint first rank in the qualifications (got it on the first try). He finished 13 in the finals.

Ivan Horvat (CRO) set the Croatian record in the qualification of the pole vault with a height of 5.70 meters (got it in the third try). Despite this, he placed only 9in the finals.

Triple Jump

Christian Taylor (USA) set the area record for North, Central and Caribbean in the triple jump with a jump of 18.21 meters to take the gold medal.

Taylor

High Jump

Majededdin Ghazal (SYR) set the Syrian Record in the high jump with a height of 2.29 meters but finished just outside the final qualification spot for the finals of the event.

Shot-Put

O’Dayne Richards (JAM) set the Jamaican National Record in shot-put with a throw of 21.69 meters to finish with a bronze medal in the event. Interestingly, he shot the same distance in the 2015 Pan American games.

Tomas Walsh (NZ) set the Oceania record for the shot-put event with a shot of 21.58 meters, finishing 4 in the finals.

Tomas Walsh

Bob Bertemes (LUX) set the record for Luxembourg with a shot of 19.87 meters, but was not able to qualify for the finals.

Discuss Throw

Philip Milanov (BEL) set the Belgian Record in the event with a shot of 66.90 meters to take the silver medal in the event.

Javelin Throw

Julius Yego (KEN) set the African Record for the javelin throw with a throw of 92.72 meters to take gold.

Yego!!

Braian Toledo (ARG) set the Argentinian record in javelin throw during qualifications with a throw of 83.82 meters.

Decathlon

Ashton Eaton (USA) set the World Record for the Decathlon points total with a total of 9045 points. He beat his own world record of 9039 points as he took the gold with a convincing margin.

Eaton, the world decathlon record holder!

Damian Warner (CAN) set the Canadian Record in the Decathlon with a total of 8695 points, finishing with a silver medal in the event.

Larbi Bouraada (ALR) set the African and Algerian Record for the Decathlon to finish 5 overall with 8461 points

Kurt Felix (GRENADA) set the record for his country finishing 8 overall with 8302 points.

Women’s Track Events

100 meters

Dafne Schippers (NED) set the Dutch National Record for the 100 meters sprint with a timing of 10.81 seconds, to take the silver medal in the event.

Mujinga Kambundji (SUI) set the Swiss record in the 100 meters heats, with a timing of 11.07 seconds but crashed out in the semi-finals.

Lidiane Lopes set the record for Cape Verde in the event with a timing of 12.43 seconds but finished 49 overall.

200 meters

Dafne Schippers (NED) set the championship and European record in the 200 meters event with a timing of 21.63 seconds to take the gold medal.

Dafne Schippers

Dina Asher-Smith (GBR) set the British record here with a timing of 22.07 seconds. She finished 5.

Viktoriya Zyabkina (KAZ) set the Kazakhstan Record in the event with a timing of 22.77 seconds in the semi-finals but it was not enough to qualify for the finals. She finished 12 overall.

Mujinga Kambundji (SUI) set the Swiss record in the semi-finals of the event with a timing of 22.64 seconds but finished 10 overall and did not make it to the finals of the 200m.

400 meters

Joyce Zakary (KEN) set the Kenyan record in the event with a timing of 50.71 seconds, finishing 8 overall in the heats.

800 meters

Melissa Bishop (CAN) set the Canadian record in the 800 meters race with a 1:57.52 minutes timing during the semi-finals of the event. She eventually won the silver medal in the finals.

5000 meters

Almaz Ayana (ETH) set the Championship records for the 5000 meters run, to take the gold in the event with a timing of 14:26.83 minutes.

Almaz Ayana

10000 meters

Juliet Chekwel (UG) set the record for Uganda in the event with a timing of 32:20.95 minutes but finished 17.

3000 meters steeplechase

Lalita Babar (IND) set the Indian National Record in the event during the heats for the finals. She finished 8 overall in the heats with a timing of 9:27.86 minutes.

20 kilometre walk

Alana Barber (NZ) set the national record in New Zealand for the 20km walk with a timing of 1:33:20 minutes  and finished 18 in the event.

Marathon

  1. Jaisha (IND) set the Indian record in the marathon with a timing of 2:34:43 minutes, finishing 18in the marathon.

100 meters hurdle

Alina Talay (BLR) set the Belarusian national record in the 100 meters hurdles with a timing of 12.66 seconds and took home the bronze medal.

Kierre Beckles (BAR) set the national record for Barbados in the event during the heats, with a timing of 12.88 seconds, finishing 9 in the heat phase of the event.

400 meters hurdle

Déborah Rodríguez (URU) set the Uruguayan Record in the 400 meters hurdle with a timing of 56.30 seconds in the qualification heats. She finished 22 overall and went to the semi-finals.

4×100 meters relay

The Jamaican Team set the championship record and national record in the 4×100 meters relay to take the gold. They finished the race with a timing of 41.07 seconds. The team members were Veronica Campbell-Brown, Natasha Morrison, Elaine Thompson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.

Shelly-Anne of Jamaica who was one of the members of the Jamaican team

The Trinidad and Tobago Team set a national record for the event with a timing of 42.03 seconds to take the bronze medal. Their team members were Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Michelle-Lee Ahye, Reyare Thomas and Semoy Hackett.

GBR who finished 4 in the 4×100 meters with a timing of 42.10 seconds finish, set their national record in the event. The team members were Asha Philip, Dina Asher-Smith, Jodie Williams, Desiree Henry.

In the qualification heats for the 4×100 meters event, the Canadian team which qualified 8 in Heat 1, with a timing of 42.60 seconds set their national record. Crystal Emmanuel, Kimberly Hyacinthe, Isatu Fofanah, Khamica Bingham were the members.

4×400 meters

In the heats, Bahamas set their national record in the event with a timing of 3.28.46 minutes. They finished 10 and did not qualify for the finals. Their team members were Lanece Clarke, Christine Amertil, Katrina Seymour and Shaunae Miller.

In the heats as well, Japan who finished 13 set their national record in the 4×400 meters. Their team members were Seika Aoyama, Kana Ichikawa, Asami Chiba and Sayaka Aoki.

Women’s field events

 

Pole Vault

Fabiana Murer (BRA) set the South American record for the pole vault with a height of 4.85 meters. She took the silver medal.

Fabiana Murer

Angelica Bengtsson (SWE) set the Swedish record in the pole vault with a height of 4.70 meters. She finished 4 in the event.

Minna Nikkanen (FIN) set the Finnish record in the pole vault with a height of 4.60 meters, finishing 10.

High Jump

Kamila Lićwinko (POL) set the Polish record in the high jump with a height of 1.99 meters. She finished 4 in the event.

Long Jump

Shara Proctor (GBR) set the British record in the long jump with a jump of 7.07 meters to take the silver medal in the event.

Ivana Španović (SRB) set the Serbian record with a jump of 7.01 meters and took the bronze medal in the event.

Triple Jump

Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko (ISR) set the Israeli record in the triple jump with a distance of 14.78 meters, taking the silver medal.

Shot-Put

Anita Márton (HUN) set the Hungarian national record in the Shot-Put with a distance of 19.48 meters. She finished 4 in the event.

Hammer Throw

Anita Włodarczyk (POL) set the championship record with a throw of 80.85 meters, taking the gold medal in the event.

Anita Włodarczyk , who set a championship record

Sophie Hitchon (GBR) set the British record in the hammer throw with a 73.86 meters throw. She finished 4.

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Javelin Throw

Lü Huihui (CHN) set the Asian record in the javelin throw with a throw of 66.13 meters, taking the silver medal.

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Heptathlon

Laura Ikauniece-Admidiņa (LAT) set the Latvian record in the Heptathlon with a total of 6516 points and took the bronze medal.

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