Stat Blitz: World Championships, Day 9
(from K. Ken Nakamura)


63.58 by Viljoen is the best 6th place marks for WJT in WC 

Obergfoll who never won a big title, having finished 2nd in WC twice, finally won a big one 

W4x100mR heat 

UKR with 43.12 became the fastest non-qualifier ever at W4x100mR in the World Championships;
previously 43.15 by GRE in 1997 was the fastest who failed to qualify for the final. 

41.82 is the second fastest time in the heat of W4x100mR in WC; fastest is still 41.52 by US from 1997
41.82 is also the third fastest W4x100mR time on Russian soil 


38.06  by US in 4x100mR is second fastest tine on Russian Soil; fastest is 37.98 by US from 1986 

0.04 sec is the smallest difference between 3rd and 4th at 1500m in WC; 
previosly, 0.09 from 1991 was the smallest 

Asbel Kiprop joined El Guerrouj (won 4 times) and Morceli (won twice) as 
the third to win this event more than once.  

Johan Cronje won first medal of any kind of RSA at 1500m in World Championships 

The difference of 0.04 sec between 3rd and 4th is the smallest ever at W800m in WC; 
previously 0.05 from 1991 was the smallest 

Brenda Martinez won first medal of any kind for US in W800m at WC 

Savinova won second medal (gold 2 years ago) at W800m in WC 

Tamgho just became the third TJ to jump over 18m; others are of course Edwards and Harrison 

18.04 is the second longet TJ in WC

Tamgho won first medal of any kind for FRA at TJ in WC 

Tamgho is the seventh TJ to win both World Outdoor and Indoor Championships

Tamgho is only the second World Junior Champion to win the World Championships at TJ 

41.29 for W4x100mR is the championshps record as well as RUS all comers record. 

The winning margin of 1.44 sec is the largest in history of WC for W4x100mR 
Previously the largest winning margin was 0.95 from 1983 by GDR 

The difference of 1.46 sec is also the largest difference between 1st and 3rd for W4x100mR at WC 
Previously the largest difference between 1st and 3rd was 0.97sec from 1983

0.12 sec ties the second smallest difference between 3rd and 4th for W4x100mR in WC

JAM won 3rd gold and record 12th medal at W4x100mR in WC

For the first time since 2001 US women's relays team failed to win Gold in either 4x400mR of 4x100mR
In 2001 they did not even win a medal in either event 

Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce became the first woman to win 100m, 200m and 4x100mR golds; 
previously K Krabbe and S Gladisch won gold in 100m and 200m but failed to win gold in relays 
Krabbe won bronze in 1991 while Gladisch won silver in 1987 


37.36 is the third fastest 4x100mR time in WC, behind 37.04 and 37.31 both by JAM 
It is also the new Russian all comers' record, replacing  37.98 from 1986 

37.66 is the second fastest 2nd place time for 4x100mR in WC

The best marks for place for WC 4x100mR were set for 3rd (37.83->37.80), 4th (37.99->37.92), 
6th (38.45 ->38.37), 7th (38.48->38.39) 

JAM won three consecutive gold at 4x100mR in WC. 
This is second longest streak at this evnt behind 4 straight by US from 1983 to 1993

US won eighth medal at 4x100mr at WC

For the second time in WC history, JAM men and women won both 4x100mR; US also won both relays, in 1987 and 2007

Bonus Stats: 
For the first time in WC history a nation (KEN in this case) won both 3000mC