2019 World Athletics Championships

  • iaaf world athletics championships
    doha 2019
    2019 world athletics championships logo.svg
    host citydoha
    countryqatar
    organiser(s)world athletics, qatar athletics federation
    edition17th
    nations participating206
    athletes participating1,772
    sport(s)athletics
    events49 (24 men, 24 women, 1 mixed)
    dates27 september – 6 october
    officially opened byemir tamim bin hamad al thani
    main venuekhalifa international stadium
    individual prize money (us$)60,000 (gold)
    30,000 (silver)
    20,000 (bronze)[1]
    team prize money (us$)80,000 (relay gold)
    40,000 (silver)
    20,000 (bronze)[1]
    websiteiaafworldathleticschamps.com/doha2019
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    the 2019 iaaf world athletics championships (arabic: بطولة العالم لألعاب القوى‎) was the seventeenth edition of the biennial, global athletics competition organised by the international association of athletics federations (iaaf). it was held between 27 september and 6 october 2019 in doha, qatar, at the renovated multi-purpose khalifa international stadium,[2] but reduced to 21,000 available seats. 1,772 athletes from 206 teams competed in 49 athletics events over the ten-day competition, comprising 24 events each for men and women, plus a mixed relay. there were 43 track and field events, 4 racewalking events, and 2 marathon road running events. the racewalking and marathon events were held in doha corniche.

    it was the first edition of the competition under its modified name, having previously been known as the world championships in athletics. it was the first time the competition was in the middle east and also the first time it ended in october. due to the hot climate, there were no morning sessions and events were held in the late afternoon onward. long-distance road events were scheduled to start around midnight local time.[3] for the first time, sponsors of national teams were permitted to appear on the kit that the athletes compete in.[4][5] athletes competing in doha criticised the lack of spectators, the flat atmosphere, the heat, and the timing of events, and they questioned why doha was awarded the championships.

    the performances at the championships were the best ever, with the average performance (per iaaf scoring tables) surpassing that of the 2017 world championships in athletics. three world records were set, and six championships records were broken. a total of 43 nations reached the medal table, and 68 nations had an athlete with a top eight finish. based on the iaaf scoring tables, the best male and female performers were men's shot put gold medallist joe kovacs and women's long jump champion malaika mihambo.[6]

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IAAF World Athletics Championships
Doha 2019
2019 World Athletics Championships logo.svg
Host cityDoha
CountryQatar
Organiser(s)World Athletics, Qatar Athletics Federation
Edition17th
Nations participating206
Athletes participating1,772
Sport(s)Athletics
Events49 (24 men, 24 women, 1 mixed)
Dates27 September – 6 October
Officially opened byEmir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani
Main venueKhalifa International Stadium
Individual prize money (US$)60,000 (gold)
30,000 (silver)
20,000 (bronze)[1]
Team prize money (US$)80,000 (relay gold)
40,000 (silver)
20,000 (bronze)[1]
Websiteiaafworldathleticschamps.com/doha2019
London 2017 Eugene 2021  >

The 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships (Arabic: بطولة العالم لألعاب القوى‎) was the seventeenth edition of the biennial, global athletics competition organised by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). It was held between 27 September and 6 October 2019 in Doha, Qatar, at the renovated multi-purpose Khalifa International Stadium,[2] but reduced to 21,000 available seats. 1,772 athletes from 206 teams competed in 49 athletics events over the ten-day competition, comprising 24 events each for men and women, plus a mixed relay. There were 43 track and field events, 4 racewalking events, and 2 marathon road running events. The racewalking and marathon events were held in Doha Corniche.

It was the first edition of the competition under its modified name, having previously been known as the World Championships in Athletics. It was the first time the competition was in the Middle East and also the first time it ended in October. Due to the hot climate, there were no morning sessions and events were held in the late afternoon onward. Long-distance road events were scheduled to start around midnight local time.[3] For the first time, sponsors of national teams were permitted to appear on the kit that the athletes compete in.[4][5] Athletes competing in Doha criticised the lack of spectators, the flat atmosphere, the heat, and the timing of events, and they questioned why Doha was awarded the championships.

The performances at the championships were the best ever, with the average performance (per IAAF Scoring tables) surpassing that of the 2017 World Championships in Athletics. Three world records were set, and six championships records were broken. A total of 43 nations reached the medal table, and 68 nations had an athlete with a top eight finish. Based on the IAAF scoring tables, the best male and female performers were men's shot put gold medallist Joe Kovacs and women's long jump champion Malaika Mihambo.[6]

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