Trisha Shetty

Athletics at the 2001 Mediterranean Games

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Host city  Radès, Tunisia
Main stadium  June 14 Stadium
Records set  10
Date(s)  11 – 14 September
Events  46
Athletics at the 2001 Mediterranean Games
Participation  427 athletes from 23 nations

At the 2001 Mediterranean Games, the athletics events were held in Tunis and Radès in Tunisia from 11 to 14 September 2001. Italy topped the medal table with 9 gold medals and 30 medals in total, shortly followed by France which also had 9 golds but 23 medals overall. Greece had the next greatest medal haul and the hosts Tunisia won 9 medals, two of which were gold. A total of 10 new Games records were set during the competition.

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A total of 46 events were contested, of which 23 by male and 23 by female athletes. This was the first time that the male and female event programmes had reached parity as a number of new events were introduced for women, including: 3000 metres steeplechase, pole vault and hammer throw. Two women's events were modified: the javelin model was changed and the 10 km racewalk was extended to a 20 kilometres racewalk. This was also the final time that marathon races were held at the Mediterranean Games as they were replaced by the half marathon from 2005 onwards.

Records

  • † = New event or model
  • Medal summary

    For full event details see Athletics at the 2001 Mediterranean Games – Results

    Medal table

    Key

    References

    Athletics at the 2001 Mediterranean Games Wikipedia


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