World Championships in Athletics in History

Events in Sport

  • 1983-08-07 1st Athletics World Championships open at Helsinki, Finland

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1983-08-08 1st Athletics World Championships: Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • 1983-08-10 1st World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in Men's Long Jump
  • 1987-08-28 2nd Athletics World Championships open at Rome, Italy
  • 1987-08-30 2nd World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m after Ben Johnson is disqualified
  • 1987-09-05 2nd World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in Men's Long Jump
  • 1991-08-23 3rd Athletics World Championships open at Tokyo, Japan
  • 1991-09-25 3rd World Championships in Athletics: Carl Lewis wins gold in 100m
  • 1993-08-13 4th Athletics World Championships open at Stuttgart, Germany
  • 1995-08-05 5th Athletics World Championships open at Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1997-08-01 6th Athletics World Championships open at Athens, Greece
  • 1999-08-20 7th Athletics World Championships open at Seville, Spain
  • 2001-08-03 8th Athletics World Championships open at Edmonton, Canada
  • 2003-08-23 9th Athletics World Championships open at Saint-Denis, France
  • 2005-08-06 10th Athletics World Championships open at Helsinki, Finland
  • 2005-08-07 American sprinter Justin Gatlin blitzes field to win 100m in 9.88 at the World Athletics Championships in Helsinki, Finland
  • 2005-08-11 American Justin Gatlin becomes only the 2nd athlete to take sprint double, winning 200m in 20.04 at the World Championships in Helsinki, Finland
  • 2007-08-24 11th Athletics World Championships open at Osaka, Japan
  • 2009-08-15 12th Athletics World Championships open at Berlin, Germany

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2009-08-16 12th Athletics World Championships: Usain Bolt wins 100m

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
  • 2009-08-20 12th Athletics World Championships: Usain Bolt wins 200m
  • 2011-08-27 13th Athletics World Championships open at Daegu, South Korea
  • 2011-09-03 Following his disqualification in the 100m, Jamaica's Usain Bolt runs a season best 19.40 to win the 200m at the World Athletics Championships in South Korea
  • 2013-08-10 14th Athletics World Championships open at Moscow, Russia
  • 2013-08-11 14th Athletics World Championships: Usain Bolt wins 100m
  • 2013-08-17 14th Athletics World Championships: Usain Bolt wins 200m
  • 2015-08-22 15th Athletics World Championships open at Beijing, China
  • 2015-08-27 15th Athletics World Championships: Usain Bolt of Jamaica adds the Mens 200m gold to his 100m win