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1991 World Championships in Athletics

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Host city  Tokyo, Japan
Athletes participating  1517
Nations participating  167
Main venue  Olympic Stadium
Dates  August 23 – September 1

The 3rd World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held in the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan between August 23 and September 1 and athletes from 167 countries participated in the event.

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The event is best-remembered for the men's long jump competition, when Carl Lewis made the best six-jump series in history, only to be beaten by Mike Powell, whose 8.95 metres (29.4 ft) jump broke Bob Beamon's long-standing world record from the 1968 Summer Olympics.

Track

1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995

Field

1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995

  • Note: 1 – Georg Andersen of Norway originally won the silver medal in the shot put, but was disqualified after he tested positive for steroids.
  • Track

    1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995

    Field

    1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995

    Note: * Indicates athletes who only ran in the preliminary round and also received medals.

    References

    1991 World Championships in Athletics Wikipedia


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