1999 World Championships in Athletics

The 7th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at the Estadio Olímpico, Seville, Spain, between the August 20 and August 29.

One of the main highlights of the games was the world record set in the 400 metres by Michael Johnson of the United States in a time of 43.18 seconds.

7th World Championships in Athletics
Seville IAAF 1999
Host cityEstadio de La Cartuja
CountrySpain
Nations participating201
Athletes participating1821
DatesAugust 20–29, 1999
Officially opened byKing Juan Carlos I
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Men's results

Track

1995 | 1997 | 1999 | 2001 | 2003

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
Maurice Greene
 United States
9.80
(CR)
Bruny Surin
 Canada
9.84
(=NR)
Dwain Chambers
 Great Britain
9.97
(PB)
200 m
Maurice Greene
 United States
19.90
(SB)
Claudinei da Silva
 Brazil
20.00
(PB)
Francis Obikwelu
 Nigeria
20.11
400 m
Michael Johnson
 United States
43.18
(WR)
Sanderlei Claro Parrela
 Brazil
44.29
(AR)
Alejandro Cárdenas
 Mexico
44.31
(NR)
800 m
Wilson Kipketer
 Denmark
1:43.30 Hezekiél Sepeng
 South Africa
1:43.32 Djabir Saïd-Guerni
 Algeria
1:44.18
(NR)
1500 m
Hicham El Guerrouj
 Morocco
3:27.65
(CR)
Noah Ngeny
 Kenya
3:28.73
(NR)
Reyes Estévez
 Spain
3:30.57
(PB)
5000 m
Salah Hissou
 Morocco
12:58.13
(CR)
Benjamin Limo
 Kenya
12:58.72 Mohammed Mourhit
 Belgium
12:58.80
10,000 m
Haile Gebrselassie
 Ethiopia
27:57.27 Paul Tergat
 Kenya
27:58.56 Assefa Mezgebu
 Ethiopia
27:59.15
Marathon
Abel Antón
 Spain
2:13:36 Vincenzo Modica
 Italy
2:14:03 Nobuyuki Sato
 Japan
2:14:07
110 m hurdles
Colin Jackson
 Great Britain
13.04
(SB)
Anier García
 Cuba
13.07
(NR)
Duane Ross
 United States
13.12
(PB)
400 m hurdles
Fabrizio Mori
 Italy
47.72
(WL)
Stéphane Diagana
 France
48.12
(SB)
Marcel Schelbert
 Switzerland
48.13
(NR)
3000 m st.
Christopher Kosgei
 Kenya
8:11.76 Wilson Boit Kipketer
 Kenya
8:12.09 Ali Ezzine
 Morocco
8.12.73
20 km walk
Ilya Markov
 Russia
1:23:34 Jefferson Pérez
 Ecuador
1:24:19 Daniel García
 Mexico
1:24:31
50 km walk
Ivano Brugnetti
 Italy
3:47:541
(PB)
Nikolay Matyukhin
 Russia
3:48:18 Curt Clausen
 United States
3:50:55
4 × 100 m relay
 United States (USA)
Jon Drummond
Tim Montgomery
Brian Lewis
Maurice Greene
37.59
(WL)
 Great Britain (GBR)
Jason Gardener
Darren Campbell
Marlon Devonish
Dwain Chambers
Allyn Condon*
37.73
(AR)
 Brazil (BRA)
Raphael de Oliveira
Claudinei da Silva
Édson Ribeiro
André da Silva
38.052
(AR)
4 × 400 m relay
 Poland (POL)
Tomasz Czubak
Robert Maćkowiak
Jacek Bocian
Piotr Haczek
Piotr Długosielski*
2:58.913
(SB)
 Jamaica (JAM)
Michael McDonald
Greg Haughton
Danny McFarlane
Davian Clarke
Paston Coke*
Omar Brown*
2:59.34  South Africa (RSA)
Jopie van Oudtshoorn
Hendrick Mokganyetsi
Adriaan Botha
Arnaud Malherbe
3:00.20
(NR)
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

Note: * Indicates athletes who ran in preliminary rounds.
1 German Skurygin of Russia originally won the gold medal in the 50 km walk in 3:44:23, but was disqualified after he tested positive for drugs in November 2001.
2 Nigeria (Innocent Asonze, Francis Obikwelu, Daniel Effiong, Deji Aliu) originally won the bronze medal in 37.91, but were disqualified on August 31, 2005 after it was found Asonze had failed a doping test in June 1999.
3 The United States (Jerome Davis, Antonio Pettigrew, Angelo Taylor, Michael Johnson) originally won the gold medal in 2:56.45, but were disqualified in 2008 after Antonio Pettigrew admitted to using HGH and EPO between 1997 and 2003.

Field

1995 | 1997 | 1999 | 2001 | 2003

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
Vyacheslav Voronin
 Russia
2.37
(WL)
Mark Boswell
 Canada
2.35
(NR)
Martin Buß
 Germany
2.32
Pole vault
Maksim Tarasov
 Russia
6.02
(CR)
Dmitri Markov
 Australia
5.90 Aleksandr Averbukh
 Israel
5.80
(NR)
Long jump
Iván Pedroso
 Cuba
8.56 Yago Lamela
 Spain
8.40 Gregor Cankar
 Slovenia
8.36
(SB)
Triple jump
Charles Friedek
 Germany
17.59
(WL)
Rostislav Dimitrov
 Bulgaria
17.49
(PB)
Jonathan Edwards
 Great Britain
17.48
Shot put
C.J. Hunter
 United States
21.79
(PB)
Oliver-Sven Buder
 Germany
21.42
(SB)
Oleksandr Bagach
 Ukraine
21.26
Discus throw
Anthony Washington
 United States
69.08
(CR)
Jürgen Schult
 Germany
68.18
(SB)
Lars Riedel
 Germany
68.09
Javelin throw
Aki Parviainen
 Finland
89.52 Konstadinos Gatsioudis
 Greece
89.18 Jan Železný
 Czech Republic
87.67
Hammer throw
Karsten Kobs
 Germany
80.24 Zsolt Németh
 Hungary
79.05 Vladislav Piskunov
 Ukraine
79.03
Decathlon
Tomáš Dvořák
 Czech Republic
8744 Dean Macey
 Great Britain
8556
(PB)
Chris Huffins
 United States
8547
(SB)
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

Women's results

Track

1995 | 1997 | 1999 | 2001 | 2003

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
Marion Jones
 United States
10.70
(CR)
Inger Miller
 United States
10.79 Ekaterini Thanou
 Greece
10.84
200 m
Inger Miller
 United States
21.77
(WL)
Beverly McDonald
 Jamaica
22.22
(PB)
Merlene Frazer
 Jamaica
22.26
Andrea Philipp
 Germany
400 m
Cathy Freeman
 Australia
49.67
(SB)
Anja Rücker
 Germany
49.74
(PB)
Lorraine Graham-Fenton
 Jamaica
49.92
(PB)
800 m
Ludmila Formanová
 Czech Republic
1:56.68 Maria Mutola
 Mozambique
1:56.72 Svetlana Masterkova
 Russia
1:56.93
1500 m
Svetlana Masterkova
 Russia
3:59.53
(SB)
Regina Jacobs
 United States
4:00.35
(PB)
Kutre Dulecha
 Ethiopia
4:00.96
(SB)
5000 m
Gabriela Szabo
 Romania
14:41.82
(CR)
Zahra Ouaziz
 Morocco
14:43.15 Ayelech Worku
 Ethiopia
14:44.22
(PB)
10,000 m
Gete Wami
 Ethiopia
30:24.56
(CR)
Paula Radcliffe
 Great Britain
30:27.13
(NR)
Tegla Loroupe
 Kenya
30:32.03
(NR)
Marathon
Jong Song-Ok
 North Korea
2:26:59
(NR)
Ari Ichihashi
 Japan
2:27:02
(PB)
Lidia Șimon
 Romania
2:27:41
100 m hurdles
Gail Devers
 United States
12.37
(WL)
Gloria Alozie
 Nigeria
12.44
(AR)
Ludmila Engquist
 Sweden
12.47
(NR)
400 m hurdles
Daimí Pernía
 Cuba
52.89
(WL)
Nezha Bidouane
 Morocco
52.90
(AR)
Deon Hemmings
 Jamaica
53.16
(SB)
20 km walk
Liu Hongyu
 China
1:30:50 Wang Yan
 China
1:30:52 Kerry Saxby-Junna
 Australia
1:31:18
(SB)
4 × 100 m relay
 Bahamas (BAH)
Savatheda Fynes
Chandra Sturrup
Pauline Davis-Thompson
Debbie Ferguson
Eldece Clarke-Lewis*
41.92
(WL)
 France (FRA)
Patricia Girard
Muriel Hurtis
Katia Benth
Christine Arron
Fabé Dia*
42.06
(NR)
 Jamaica (JAM)
Aleen Bailey
Merlene Frazer
Beverly McDonald
Peta-Gaye Dowdie
42.15
(SB)
4 × 400 m relay
 Russia (RUS)
Tatyana Chebykina
Svetlana Goncharenko
Olga Kotlyarova
Natalya Nazarova
Natalya Sharova*
Yekaterina Bakhvalova*
3:21.98
(WL)
 United States (USA)
Suziann Reid
Maicel Malone-Wallace
Michelle Collins
Jearl Miles Clark
Andrea Anderson*
3:22.09
(SB)
 Germany (GER)
Anke Feller
Uta Rohländer
Anja Rücker
Grit Breuer
Anja Knippel*
3:22.43
(SB)
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

Note: * Indicates athletes who ran in preliminary rounds.

Field

1995 |1997 |1999 |2001 |2003

Event Gold Silver Bronze
High jump
Inha Babakova
 Ukraine
1.99 Yelena Yelesina
 Russia
1.99 Svetlana Lapina
 Russia
1.99
(PB)
Pole vault
Stacy Dragila
 United States
4.60
(WR)
Anzhela Balakhonova
 Ukraine
4.55
(AR)
Tatiana Grigorieva
 Australia
4.45
Long jump
Niurka Montalvo
 Spain
7.06
(NR)
Fiona May
 Italy
6.94 Marion Jones
 United States
6.83
Triple jump
Paraskevi Tsiamita
 Greece
14.88 Yamilé Aldama
 Cuba
14.61 Olga Vasdeki
 Greece
14.61
Shot put
Astrid Kumbernuss
 Germany
19.85
(SB)
Nadine Kleinert
 Germany
19.61
(PB)
Svetlana Krivelyova
 Russia
19.43
Discus throw
Franka Dietzsch
 Germany
68.14 Anastasia Kelesidou
 Greece
66.05 Nicoleta Grasu
 Romania
65.35
Hammer throw
Mihaela Melinte
 Romania
75.20 Olga Kuzenkova
 Russia
72.56 Lisa Misipeka
 American Samoa
66.06
Javelin throw
Mirela Manjani
 Greece
67.09
(PB)
Tatyana Shikolenko
 Russia
66.37
(PB)
Trine Hattestad
 Norway
66.06
Heptathlon
Eunice Barber
 France
6861
(PB)
Denise Lewis
 Great Britain
6724 Ghada Shouaa
 Syria
6500
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States (USA)103417
2 Russia (RUS)54312
3 Germany (GER)44412
4 Greece (GRE)2226
5 Morocco (MAR)2215
6 Cuba (CUB)2204
 Italy (ITA)2204
8 Spain (ESP)2114
9 Ethiopia (ETH)2035
10 Romania (ROU)2024
11 Czech Republic (CZE)2013
12 Great Britain (GBR)1427
13 Kenya (KEN)1416
14 France (FRA)1203
15 Australia (AUS)1124
 Ukraine (UKR)1124
17 China (CHN)1102
18 Bahamas (BAH)1001
 Denmark (DEN)1001
 Finland (FIN)1001
 North Korea (PRK)1001
 Poland (POL)1001
23 Jamaica (JAM)0246
24 Brazil (BRA)0213
25 Canada (CAN)0202
26 Japan (JPN)0112
 Nigeria (NGR)0112
 South Africa (SAF)0112
29 Bulgaria (BUL)0101
 Ecuador (ECU)0101
 Hungary (HUN)0101
 Mozambique (MOZ)0101
33 Mexico (MEX)0022
34 Algeria (ALG)0011
 American Samoa (ASA)0011
 Belgium (BEL)0011
 Israel (ISR)0011
 Norway (NOR)0011
 Slovenia (SLO)0011
 Sweden (SWE)0011
  Switzerland (SUI)0011
 Syria (SYR)0011
Totals (42 nations)464647139

See also

References

1999 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 10,000 metres

The Men's 10,000 metres event featured at the 1999 World Championships in Seville, Spain. The final was held on 24 August 1999.

1999 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 110 metres hurdles

These are the official results of the Men's 110 metres hurdles event at the 1999 IAAF World Championships in Seville, Spain. There were a total number of 42 participating athletes, with six qualifying heats, four quarter-finals, two semi-finals and the final held on Wednesday August 25, 1999, at 20:25h.

1999 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 20 kilometres walk

The Men's 20 km Walk at the 1999 World Championships in Sevilla, Spain was held on Saturday 21 August 1999, with the start at 18:45h local time.

1999 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 400 metres

These are the official results of the Men's 400 metres event at the 1999 IAAF World Championships in Seville, Spain. There were a total number of 48 participating athletes, with six qualifying heats, four quarter-finals, two semi-finals and the final held on Thursday 26 August 1999 at 8.45 pm.

1999 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 400 metres hurdles

These are the official results of the Men's 400 metres Hurdles event at the 1999 IAAF World Championships in Seville, Spain. There were a total number of 50 participating athletes, with seven qualifying heats, two semi-finals and the final held on Friday 1999-08-27 at 21:00h.

1999 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 4 × 100 metres relay

The Men's 4x100 metres relay event at the 1999 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Estadio Olímpico de Sevilla on August 28 and August 29.

1999 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 4 × 400 metres relay

The Men's 4 × 400 metres relay event at the 1999 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Estadio Olímpico de Sevilla on August 28 and August 29.

After Antonio Pettigrew later admitted to taking banned substances, the winning US team was retrospectively disqualified.

1999 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 50 kilometres walk

The Men's 50 km Walk at the 1999 World Championships in Sevilla, Spain was held on Wednesday August 25, 1999, with the start at 07:45h local time

The first person to cross the finish line was Russian German Skurygin. Unlike the other DQ's listed for form violations (loss of contact or bent knee), his was announced two years later. He was disqualified for a doping violation, one of the first for a string of doping violations by athletes in the charge of his coach Viktor Chegin. Skurygin was removed from the results all athletes behind him advancing one place. Skurygin died of a heart attack 9 years later at age 45.

1999 World Championships in Athletics – Men's decathlon

These are the official results of the Men's Decathlon competition at the 1999 World Championships in Seville, Spain. There were a total number of 25 participating athletes, including nine non-finishers. The competition started on Tuesday August 24, 1999, and ended on Wednesday August 25, 1999. The event was one of the permit meetings of the 1999 IAAF World Combined Events Challenge.

1999 World Championships in Athletics – Men's marathon

The official results of the Men's Marathon at the 1999 World Championships in Seville, Spain, held on Saturday August 28, 1999.

1999 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 100 metres hurdles

These are the official results of the Women's 110 metres hurdles event at the 1999 IAAF World Championships in Seville, Spain. There were a total number of 42 participating athletes, with six qualifying heats, four quarter-finals, two semi-finals and the final held on Saturday August 28, 1999, at 20:05h.

1999 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 20 kilometres walk

The official results of the Women's 20 km Walk at the 1999 World Championships in Sevilla, Spain, held on Friday 27 August 1999, starting at 18:50h local time.

1999 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 400 metres hurdles

These are the official results of the Women's 400 metres Hurdles event at the 1999 IAAF World Championships in Seville, Spain. There were a total number of 28 participating athletes, with four qualifying heats, two semi-finals and the final held on Wednesday 1999-08-25 at 20:45h.

1999 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 4 × 100 metres relay

The Women's 4x100 metres relay event at the 1999 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Estadio Olímpico de Sevilla on August 28 and August 29.

1999 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 4 × 400 metres relay

The Women's 4 × 400 metres relay event at the 1999 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Estadio Olímpico de Sevilla on August 28 and August 29.

1999 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 5000 metres

These are the official results of the Women's 5000 metres event at the 1999 IAAF World Championships in Seville, Spain. There were a total number of 44 participating athletes, with two qualifying heats and the final held on Friday 27 August 1999 at 21:15h.

1999 World Championships in Athletics – Women's discus throw

These are the official results of the Women's Discus Throw event at the 1999 World Championships in Seville, Spain. There were a total number of 31 participating athletes, with the final held on Monday 23 August 1999.

1999 World Championships in Athletics – Women's javelin throw

These are the official results of the Women's Javelin Throw event at the 1999 World Championships in Seville, Spain. There were a total number of 30 participating athletes, with the final held on Saturday 28 August 1999.

1999 World Championships in Athletics – Women's marathon

The Women's Marathon event at the 1999 World Championships in Seville, Spain was held on Sunday August 29, 1999.

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