Exciting Insights: Athletics World Championships 2019 in Doha


IBS Publishing Team

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From 27th September to 6th October 2019, the best track and field athletes in the world will once again compete in Doha, the capital of Qatar. Germany will also be competing with a mix of experienced title contenders and young talents.

For the first time the World Championships in Athletics will take place on the Arabian Peninsula. The 17th World Championships in Athletics will be held in the Khalifa International Stadium. The stadium will also serve as the venue for FIFA World Cup matches in 2022. The extreme heat in the desert state will be counteracted by completely air-conditioning the stadium. However, many records, especially in the endurance disciplines, are not expected.

Which disciplines are there in 2019?


  • 100 meters race
  • 200 meters race
  • 400 meters race
  • 800 meters race
  • 1500 meters (mile) race
  • 5000 meters race
  • 110 meter hurdles (men) / 100 meter hurdles (women)
  • 400 meter hurdles
  • 3000 meter obstacle
  • high jump
  • pole vault
  • long jump
  • triple jump
  • shot put
  • discus throwing
  • hammer throw
  • javelin throwing
  • marathon
  • decathlon (men) / heptathlon (women)
  • 20-km walk
  • 50 km walk


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How many medals are awarded?

More than 2000 athletes from more than 200 countries come together in Doha. There are a total of 192 medals to be won by the athletes in 49 decisions. They were all handmade and show an illustration of the World Championships stadium, 13 different elements of the athletics disciplines and traditional Arabian Sadu patterns.

Who are the German medal hopes?

71 German athletes are on their way to Qatar. The great medal hopes are above all the successful javelin throwers: Among the participants are the defending champion

Johannes Vetter and the Olympic champion Thomas Röhler. But also the European long jump champion and number one of the world ranking list, Malaika Mahambo, raises great hopes.


The World Championships will be shown on television for the first five days of competition on ARD, after which ZDF will be responsible for broadcasting. It will be exciting to see how the athletes deal with the unusual climatic conditions.

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