The World Athletics Championships is a biennial competition organised by World Athletics (formerly the IAAF, International Association of Athletics Federations). They started in 1976 and were originally held every four years before switching to a two-year cycle in 1991.
World Athletics president Sebastian Coe says decision was taken in ‘best interest of the sport’ but not closing the door forever
Another significant sporting event has fallen foul of China’s zero-Covid policy, with World Athletics announcing that the team relays scheduled for May next year have been postponed until 2025.
Tobi Amusan becomes first Nigerian athlete to win gold at a World Athletics Championships.
Sydney McLaughlin produced another astonishing run as she broke her own world record by almost three-quarters of a second to take 400m hurdles gold.
Feng’s throw of 69.12 metres completes massive upset, and see her claim China’s first gold in event at World Athletics Championships since 2011.
Geoff Wightman manages to keep emotions in check while working as stadium announcer at Hayward Field, as son Jake wins surprise 1,500m gold.
The 34-year-old confirms she will hang up her running shoes after finishing 29th in Monday’s race in Oregon, with plans to have her second child.
Hongkonger will race on Monday in the United States in what officials said would be ‘perfect conditions’.
Wang Jianan produces dramatic last-round leap of 8.36 metres on Saturday to win China’s first gold medal at World Athletics Championships in Oregon.
Dame Kelly, a former army officer who won two golds in Athens in 2004, said she had known she was gay since she was 17 but hid her sexuality over fear of repercussions.
After finally reaching a target set pre-pandemic, she hopes to extend her stay in Europe to find the extra she needs to grab a berth in Oregon next month.
City’s marathon record holder qualifies for event in Oregon after organisers expanded field to include top 100, but it means Hong Kong will no longer get a wild-card entry and likes of sprinter Ng Ka-fung and top hurdler Vera Lui will now have to meet tough qualifying standard.
With venues for the 2025 and 2027 world championships undecided, Japan’s US$1.4 billion Tokyo National Stadium has emerged as a strong contender.
Hong Kong hurdler clocks 8.45 seconds in 60m heats – 0.13 seconds off the unofficial Hong Kong record – as coach eyes more world-class competitions.
The 32-year-old had best year of his career in with history making appearance in Tokyo Olympic 100m final – and he could yet get relay medal.
From promising youth cricketer to multiple-time track gold medallist, ‘Beast’ Yohan Blake explains why he would ‘rather miss the Olympics than take a vaccine’.
Jake Smith, who broke Wales’ long-standing half-marathon record just four days in, says he knows he ‘may get abuse’ but it’s now full steam ahead for Tokyo 2020.
Team GB golden boy Jake Smith recalls ‘best day of my life’ after breaking the British U-23s record for the third time this year and talks Tokyo Olympic Games 10km qualifying.
Team GB starlet Jake Smith beats previous personal best by 89 seconds, becoming the third-fastest British half-marathon runner in history.
Chinese coronavirus causes World Athletics to postpone Indoor Championships but event will stay in Nanjing, organisers say.
China captures three gold medals, all in field events or race walking, representing its best performance since a four-gold haul in 1993 in Stuttgart.
China sits second in the medal table behind the United States and can add more medals in the men’s 20km race walk on Friday.
The mainlander ‘unable to handle the details’ as she throws only 65.49 metres in the competition having led the qualifying round in Doha on 67.27 metres
Ching finishes 30th in hot and humid Doha conditions, improving on her 35th place in London two years ago.
The event will be used to see where China sizes up against global rivals 12 months out from the Tokyo Olympics.
The 32-year-old will encounter tough conditions with organisers starting the 20km race just before midnight