World Champs – a statistical round-up

A statistical round-up from the women’s events at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow

Christine Ohuruogu wins (Mark Shearman)

If you like a good stat then you’ll love this collection of statistics from the women’s events at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow.

Did you know that Zuzana Hejnova’s winning margin of 1.26 is the largest in both world and Olympic 400m hurdles history?

Or how about that Caterine Ibarguen became Colombia’s first ever gold medallist at the World Champs with her victory in the triple jump?

Well you do now. Read on for more…

100m

» Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s winning margin of 0.22 was unprecedented at the World Champs; the largest prior winning margin was 0.10 when Silke Gladisch won in 1987.

400m

» Christine Ohuruogu’s winning time of 49.41 was the fastest by a European at the World Champs since Marie-Jose Perec in 1995.

1500m

» Abeba Aregawi’s final lap was timed at 58.84. Jenny Simpson closed with 59.24, Hellen Obiri 60.76 and Hannah England 60.81.

5000m

» The wind-up in pace from the Ethiopians was startling; Meseret Defar covered the last 3km in 8:35.39, the last 2km in 5:31.52 and the last 1500m in 4:06.67 compared to 4:28.72 for the 1500m between 2000-3500m.

400m hurdles

» Zuzana Hejnova’s winning margin of 1.26 is the largest in both world and Olympic 400m hurdles history.

Marathon

» Edna Kiplagat became the first runner to record a sub-2:30 marathon on Russian soil with 2:25:44.

4x100m relay

» Jamaica’s vast winning margin of 1.46 is the largest in both world and Olympic sprint relay history.

4x400m relay

» The British quartet won their first global 4x400m medal in six years. Their time of 3:20.04 for bronze in 2007 was faster than Russia’s winning time this year of 3:20.19.

20km walk

» Yelena Lashmanova covered the last 5km in 20:15 which was two seconds faster than Aleksandr Ivanov’s closing 5km split in the men’s 20km walk.

Triple jump

» Caterine Ibarguen became Colombia’s first ever gold medallist at the World Champs.

High jump

» At 34 years and 138 days, Ruth Beitia became the oldest ever medallist in the high jump at the World Champs.

Pole vault

» Silke Spiegelburg’s 4.75m clearance is the equal highest non-medal winning vault at the World Champs.

Shot put

» Valerie Adams became the first woman to win four successive world titles in the same event.

Javelin throw

» Katharina Molitor’s 60.32m in qualifying was the longest ever non-qualifying mark.

Hammer throw

» Anita Wlodarczyk’s throw of 78.46m is the longest ever non-winning mark in any competition.

Heptathlon

» Hanna Melnychenko’s winning score of 6586 is the lowest at the World Champs and the first time a 6600-plus total hasn’t been needed to win the title.

» This is just a small selection of stats gathered from the IAAF World Championships in Moscow. You can find stats from some of the men’s events here, while a more in-depth statistical round-up will be published in the August 29 issue of AW.

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