United Kingdom Track and Field All-Time Lists

BRITISH PLACINGS/POINTS IN IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN ATHLETICS


    Gold     Silver   Bronze  4th     5th     6th     7th     8th     Medals  Placings  Points   
1983 Helsinki 2 2 3 5 5 1 3 2 7 23 104
1987 Rome 1 3 4 1 4 1 4 3 8 21 88
1991 Tokyo 2 2 3 3 2 1 1 - 7 14 76
1993 Stuttgart 3 3 4 3 1 1 1 2 10 18 95
1995 Gothenburg   1 3 1 2+1= 3 3 4 - 5 18 78.5
1997 Athens - 5 1 3+1= 2 2 - 2 6 16 76.5
1999 Seville 1 4 2 - 2 1 2 3 7 15 66
Total   10 22 18 17+2= 19 10 15 12 50 125 584
Average     1.43 3.14 2.57 2.69 2.71 1.43 2.14 1.71 7.15 17.86 83.43

Note: 8 points awarded for Gold down to 1 point for 8th place

ASSESSMENT OF BRITISH TEAM'S PERFORMANCE IN 1999 IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN ATHLETICS

In previous years the success of British teams in major events has often been judged solely by medal count or the good or bad performances of one or two star performers. This page represents my attempt to try and give a balanced assessment of the overall performance of the whole team. Prior to the opening of the championships I assessed each athletes par performance, based on form and reputation, as given in the table below. After each day's action finished I recorded and published the achievements of each athlete and marked the differential (as per the performance levels given below) against par for those whose competition had finished. For instance an athlete predicted to reach the semi-final who reached a final scored +1. An athlete predicted to win a medal who only reached a semi-final scored -2. Any athlete winning a gold medal also received one additional bonus point. By totalling the scores against par it was possible to assess whether the team performed better or worse than expected (the higher the positive score the better). Athletes who withdrew before their event commenced were not counted in the overall score. In the event that a qualifying round of an event was cancelled any par performance set at that round was reset to the previous round.

Please note that although the table below implied Britain would win 9 medals, in normal circumstances only around 50% would achieve this standard so a total of 4-5 medals (less than the 7 actually won) seemed more likely.

DAY 9 (29 Aug 1999) - performance against par in {}
JT Backley (8 83.84) {-1}
4x100 GBR (2 37.73 UK and EUROPEAN RECORD - GARDENER, CAMPBELL, DEVONISH, CHAMBERS) {=}
w4x100 GBR (8 43.52 - Richardson, Anderson, Bloomfield, Maduaka) {+1}
Net performance against par after Day 9: {-11}
DAY 8 (28 Aug 1999)
4x100 GBR (1h2 38.31 - Gardener, Campbell, Condon, Chambers)
4x400 GBR (3h1 3:02.21 dnq - Dearman 46.2u, Hylton 45.8u, Deacon 45.9u, Baulch 44.2u) {-2}
w4x100 GBR (3h1 43.31 - Richardson, Anderson, Bloomfield, Maduaka)
w4x400 GBR (4h2 3:27.99 dnq - Fraser 51.8u, Frost 52.5u, Thomas 52.5u, Dudgeon 51.2u) {-1}
Net performance against par after Day 8: {-11}
DAY 7 (27 Aug 1999)
200 Golding (7 20.48/+1.2) {=}
JT Backley (11Q 81.68), Hill (14Q 80.75 dnq) {-1}, Nieland (28Q 72.12 dnq) {=}
w1500 Tullett (6h1 4:05.72 PB dnq) {=}, Pattinson (11h2 4:12.17 dnq) {=}
Net performance against par after Day 7: {-8}
DAY 6 (26 Aug 1999)
400 Richardson (6 44.65) {-1}, Baulch (8 45.18) {+1}
800 Robb (6h4 1:49.13 dnq) {=}, Sesay (4h2 1:47.48 dnq) {=}, Lobo (5h6 1:47.53 dnq) {=}
LJ Morgan (40Q 7.31/-0.4 dnq) {=}
w400 Merry (5 50.52) {=}
w10000 RADCLIFFE (2 30:27.13 UK and COMMONWEALTH RECORD) {=}
w100H Maddox (5q1 13.21/-0.3 dnq) {-1}, Allahgreen (6q3 12.99/-0.6 PB dnq) {=}
Net performance against par after Day 6: {-7}
DAY 5 (25 Aug 1999)
200 Golding (3s1 20.28/+1.6), Devonish (5s2 20.25/+1.7 PB dnq) {=}
5000 Cullen (13h1 13:53.92 dnq) {=}, Denmark (11h2 13:41.28 dnq) {=}
110H JACKSON (1 13.04/+1.0) {+1}
TJ EDWARDS (3 17.48/+0.4) {=}, Achike (11 16.59/+1.4) {+1}
Dec MACEY (2 8556 PB 110H: 1D4 14.35/+0.8 PB, DT: 10 43.78, PV: 13 4.60 PB, JT: 10 64.03 PB, 1500: 4 4:29.31 PB) {+2}
w100H Maddox (4h4 12.95/+1.1 PB), Allahgreen (4h5 13.11w/+2.2)
Net performance against par after Day 5: {-6}
DAY 4 (24 Aug 1999)
200 Golding (1h4 20.48/+0.6, 2q2 20.32/-0.1), Devonish (1h6 20.56/-0.7, 1q3 20.51/-0.4), Turner (2h5 20.72/+0.1, 8q1 21.08/+0.2 dnq) {=}
400 Richardson (4s1 44.47), Baulch (4s2 45.24)
10000 Brown (dnf) {-2}
110H Jackson (2s2 13.19/0.0)
400H Gray (4h7 50.15 dnq) {=}, Borsumato (6h6 50.05 dnq) {=}
PV Hughes (27=Q 5.40 dnq) {=}
Dec Macey (100: 1D3 10.69/-0.2 PB, LJ: 7 7.48/+0.2, SP: 5 15.14, HJ: 1 2.12, 400: 1D4 46.72 PB)
w200 Maduaka (5h1 23.27/+0.4, 6q3 23.33/-0.1 dnq) {=}, Bloomfield (4h7 23.31/-0.7, 7s4 23.35/+0.6 dnq) {=}
w400 Merry (3s2 50.21 PB)
wTJ Hansen (12 13.39/-0.4) {-1}
wHT Shaw (14 62.09) {-1}
Net performance against par after Day 4: {-10}
DAY 3 (23 Aug 1999)
400 Richardson (3q3 44.98), Baulch (1q1 45.14)
110H Jackson (1h5 13.19/-0.5, 1q2 13.21/-0.2)
HJ Smith (no ht) {-2}
TJ Edwards (2Q 17.28/-0.3), Golley (14Q 16.68/-0.2 dnq) {=}, Achike (7Q 16.96/+0.9)
w400 Merry (2q1 50.86), Fraser (6q4 52.01 dnq) {=}
w400H Dudgeon (6s1 55.69 dnq) {=}
wLJ Wise (5 6.75/-0.3) {+2}
Net performance against par after Day 3: {-6}
DAY 2 (22 Aug 1999)
100 CHAMBERS (2s1 10.09/-0.7, 3 9.97/+0.2 PB) {+1}, Gardener (4s2 10.10/-0.3, 7 10.07/+0.2) {=}, Campbell (5s1 10.15/-0.7 dnq) {=}
400 Richardson (3h1 45.26), Baulch (2h5 45.51), Wariso (6h2 46.61 dnq) {-1}
1500 Mayock (dnf s2 fell) {-1}
DT Weir (13Q 62.71 dnq) {-1}, Smith (28Q 58.27 dnq) {=}
w400 Merry (1h5 51.48), Fraser (5h6 52.38)
w800 Holmes (4s1 2:00.77 dnq) {-1}
w400H Dudgeon (3h2 55.38), Maddox (5h4 55.33 PB dnq) {=}, Danvers (6h1 56.22 dnq) {=}
wTJ Hansen (7Q 14.28/+1.0)
wHept LEWIS (2 6724 - LJ: 2 6.64/+0.2, JT: 7 47.44 PB, 800: 6H3 2:16.87) {=}
Net performance against par after Day 2: {-6}
DAY 1 (21 Aug 1999)
100 Chambers (1h6 10.34/-0.9, 1q3 10.08/-0.6), Gardener (1h2 10.27/-0.7, 1q1 10.04/-0.1), Campbell (2h5 10.37/-0.5, 3q4 10.12/-0.4)
1500 Mayock (6h1 3:37.29)
HJ Smith (12=Q 2.26), Challenger (25=Q 2.20 dnq) {-1}
SP Proctor (14Q 19.63 dnq) {=}
w100 Maduaka (4h3 11.43/-0.3, 6q2 11.28/+0.7 dnq) {=}, Bloomfield (5h1 11.61/-0.6 dnq) {-1}
w800 Holmes (2h4 1:59.72), Modahl (4h1 2:00.83 dnq) {-1}
wLJ Wise (7Q 6.75/+0.1)
wHept Lewis (100H: 4H1 13.61/-0.5, HJ: 2 1.87 PB, SP: 1 16.12 PB, 200: 3H2 24.26/-0.3)
Net performance against par after Day 1: {-3}
PERFORMANCE LEVELS
100-400,100/110H:  M (medal), F (final),  SF (semi-final), QF (2nd round), ht (1st round)
800,m1500,400H:    M (medal), F (final),  SF (semi-final), ht (1st round)
w1500,4x100,4x400: M (medal), F (final),  ht (1st round)
5000:              M (medal), T8 (top 8), F (final),       ht (1st round)
10000,Dec/Hept:    M (medal), T8 (top 8), T16 (top 16),    O (outside top 16)
Field:             M (medal), T8 (top 8), F (final),       Q (qualifying round)
PAR PERFORMANCE
  MEN           WOMEN          
100 Chambers F Gardener F Campbell SF Maduaka    QF Bloomfield QF    
200 Golding F Devonish SF Turner QF Maduaka QF Bloomfield QF    
400 Richardson    M Baulch SF Wariso QF Merry F Fraser QF    
800 Robb ht Sesay ht Lobo ht Holmes F Modahl SF    
1500 Mayock F         Tullett ht Pattinson ht Holmes wd
5000 Cullen ht Denmark ht Keska wd            
10000 Brown T8         Radcliffe M        
110H/100H  Jackson M Jarrett wd     Maddox SF Allahgreen    QF    
400H Gray ht Borsumato    ht Rawlinson    wd Dudgeon SF Maddox ht Danvers    ht
HJ Smith M Challenger F                
PV Hughes Q                    
LJ Morgan Q         Wise Q        
TJ Edwards M Golley Q Achike Q Hansen T8        
SP Proctor Q                    
DT Weir F Smith Q                
HT             Shaw T8        
JT Backley M Hill F Nieland Q            
Dec/Hept Macey T16         Lewis M        
4x100 GBR M         GBR ht        
4x400 GBR M         GBR F        

Note - wd = withdrawn

Complete Results
 Athletics Weekly 1999

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