IAAF World Athletics Championships facts and figures

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Germany's Johannes Vetter will be defending his title in the javelin at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha

From European athletes who are defending their titles at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha to the most bemedalled European athletes in World Championships history and European records set at the World Championships, we have compiled some key European facts and figures ahead of the first day of competition in Doha.  

European gold medallists from the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London

Men

200m - Ramil Guliyev (TUR)
800m - Pierre Ambroise Bosse (FRA)
10,000m - Mo Farah (GBR)*
400m hurdles - Karsten Warholm (NOR)
50km race walk - Yohann Diniz (FRA)
4x100m relay - GBR
Discus - Andrius Gudzius (LTU)
Javelin - Johannes Vetter (GER)
Hammer - Pawel Fajdek (POL)
Decathlon - Kevin Mayer (FRA)

Women

200m - Dafne Schippers (NED)
50km race walk - Ines Henriques (POR)
High jump - Mariya Lasitskene (ANA/RUS)
Pole vault - Katerina Stefanidi (GRE)
Discus - Sandra Perkovic (CRO)
Javelin - Barbora Spotakova (CZE)
Hammer - Anita Wlodarczyk (POL)*
Heptathlon - Nafissatou Thiam (BEL)

*Denotes not defending their world titles

Europeans with world leading marks ahead of the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships

Men 

400m hurdles - Karsten Warholm (NOR) 46.92
High jump - Maksim Nedasekau (BLR) 2.35m
Discus - Daniel Stahl (SWE) 71.86m
Hammer - Wojciech Nowicki (POL) 81.74m
Javelin - Magnus Kirt (EST) 90.61m
50km race walk - Yohann Diniz (FRA) 3:37:43
4x100m relay - GBR 37.60

Women

1500m - Sifan Hassan (NED) 3:55.30
High jump - Mariya Lasitskene (ANA/RUS) 2.06m
Long jump - Malaika Mihambo (GER) 7.16m
Heptathlon - Nafissatou Thiam (BEL) 6819 points
4x100m relay - GER 41.67

Most bemedalled European athletes

Men

Mo Farah (GBR) - 8 (6 gold, 2 silver)
Sergey Bubka (URS/UKR) - 6 (6 gold)
Lars Riedel (GER) - 6 (5 gold, 1 bronze)
Jan Zelezny (TCH/CZE) - 5 (3 gold, 2 bronze)
Colin Jackson (GBR) - 5 (2 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
Jonathan Edwards (GBR) - 5 (2 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
Gerd Kanter (EST) - 5 (1 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
John Regis (GBR) - 5 (1 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
Maksim Tarasov (URS/RUS) - 5 (1 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
Tony Jarrett (GBR) - 5 (3 silver, 2 bronze)
Renaud Lavillenie (FRA) - 5 (1 silver, 4 bronze)

Women

Christine Ohuruogu (GBR) - 8 (2 gold, 1 silver, 5 bronze)
Yuliya Pechonkina (RUS) - 7 (2 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze)
Heike Drechsler (GDR/GER) - 6 (2 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
Irina Privalova (URS/RUS) - 6 (1 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze)
Grit Breuer (GER) - 6 (1 gold, 2 silver, 3 bronze)
Eunice Barber (SLE/FRA) - 5 (2 gold, 3 silver)
Dafne Schippers (NED) - 5 (2 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze)
Muriel Hurtis (FRA) - 5 (1 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
Inga Babakova (UKR) - 5 (1 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
Nadine Kleinert (GER) - 5 (4 silver, 1 bronze)
Nicola Sanders (GBR) - 5 (1 silver, 4 bronze)

Oldest European gold medallists

Men

39y 224d Yohann Diniz (FRA) - 2007, 50km race walk*
36y 308d Abel Anton (ESP) - 1999, marathon

Women

40y 268d Ellina Zvereva (BLR) - 2001, discus
39y 219d Franka Dietzsch (GER) - 2007, discus

If Diniz successfully defends his title, he will become the oldest ever champion at the IAAF World Athletics Championships

Youngest European gold medallists

Men 

19y 253d Sergey Bubka (URS) - 1983, pole vault
19y 282d Gennadiy Avdeyenko (URS) - 1983, high jump

Women

18y 135d Irina Stankina (RUS) - 1995, 10km race walk
18y 241d Heike Daute (GDR) - 1983, long jump

Youngest European medallists

18y 178d Sergey Shirobokov (ANA/RUS) - 2017, 20km race walk

17y 257d Dina Asher-Smith (GBR) - 2013, 4x100m relay

Most appearances

12 Jesus Angel Garcia (ESP)
11 Susana Feitor (POR)
10 Virgilius Alekna (LTU)
10 Franka Dietzch (GER)
10 Nicoleta Grasu (ROU)
10 Joao Vieira (POR)*

*Jesus Angel Garcia will be making a record 13th appearance at the IAAF World Athletics Championships 

*Joao Vieira will be competing in his 11th IAAF World Athletics Championships

European records set at the World Championships

1983
400m Jarmila Kratochvilova (TCH) 47.99

1987
400m Thomas Schonlebe (GDR) 44.33
400m hurdles Harald Schmid (FRG) 47.48
Triple jump Khristo Markov (BUL) 17.92m
4x100m Soviet Union 38.02
4x400m Great Britain 2:58.86
High jump Stefka Kostadinova (BUL) 2.09m

1991
100m Linford Christie (GBR) 9.92
4x400m Great Britain 2:57.73

1993
100m Linford Christie (GBR) 9.87
110m hurdles Colin Jackson (GBR) 12.91
4x100m Great Britain 37.77
400m hurdles Sally Gunnell (GBR) 52.74
Triple jump Anna Biryukova (RUS) 15.09m

1995
Triple jump Jonathan Edwards (GBR) 18.29m
Triple jump Inessa Kravets (UKR) 15.50m

1999
4x100m Great Britain 37.73
Pole vault Anzhela Balakhonova (UKR) 4.55m

2001
Pole vault Svetlana Feofanova (RUS) 4.75m

2003
50km race walk Robert Korzeniowski (POL) 3:36:03

2005
Pole vault Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS) 5.01m
20km race walk Olimpiada Ivanova (RUS) 1:25:41

2007
Heptathlon Carolina Kluft (SWE) 7032p

2009
3000m steeplechase Bob Tahri (FRA) 8:01.18
Hammer Anita Wlodarczyk (POL) 77.97m

2015
200m Dafne Schippers (NED) 21.63

2017
4x100m Great Britain 37.47
50km race walk Ines Henriques (POR) 4:05:56

With help from the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 Statistics handbook