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By Ashton Eaton with his world record performance in the Decathlon and Dutch sprint sensation Dafne Schippers (200m) lead the Top-20 male and female single performances list

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Ashton Eaton in action during the Men's Decathlon. Photo by Getty Images


Ashton Eaton with his world record performance in the Decathlon and Dutch sprint sensation Dafne Schippers (200m) lead the Top-20 male and female single performances list respectively of the World Championships in Beijing, published by

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The lists were calculated according to the rules of the Overall Rankings.

In the men’s list Ashton Eaton is followed by Christian Taylor who produced an incredible last attempt in the Triple Jump and his score is just one point more than Usain Bolt’s 200m one. Bolt appears three times in the top-6, as his 100m performance is ranked 5th and he was part of the gold medal winner Jamaican 4x100m relay team which produced the 6th highest score of the recent World Championships.

South Africa’s new world 400m champion Wayde van Niekerk is listed 4th in this very prestigious company.

Two Kenyan Athletes are in the Top-10, but none in the country’s regular events, as neither Julius Yego (Javelin Throw) nor Nicholas Bett (400m Hurdles) compete in Kenya’s traditional athletic disciplines, the middle and long distances.

The only European in the male top-10 is the 110m Hurdles gold medallist, Russia’s Sergey Shubenkov.

Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands was not only winner of an extremely high level 200m final, but also produced the highest score of the whole championships among the female Athletes. She is followed by the Jamaican sprint quartet and Poland’s hammer throw queen, Anita Włodarczyk.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica (100m), Cuba’s discus gold medallist Denia Caballero and Allyson Felix of the USA (400m) complete the top six in the women’s list.

All results from Beijing are available in our viewer friendly format and lots of updated statistics including the 2015 Top Lists and the All-Time Top Lists can also be found.

The Athlete Profiles of all participants have been updated on, the most comprehensive worldwide athletics database website.

Top 20 Performances of the World Championships in Beijing:

Name Nat. Event Pos. Result Performance Score
Ashton Eaton USA Decathlon 1 9045 (WR) 1601
Christian Taylor USA Triple Jump 1 18.21 (+0.2) 1593
Usain Bolt JAM 200m 1 19.55 (-0.1) 1592
Wayde van Niekerk RSA 400m
1 43.48 1588
Usain Bolt JAM 100m 1 9.79 (-0.5) 1583
Jamaica JAM 4x100m 1 37.36 1576
Julius Yego KEN Javelin Throw 1 92.72 1573
Sergey Shubenkov RUS 110m Hurdles 1 12.98 (+0.1) 1558
Nicholas Bett KEN 400m Hurdles 1 47.79 1542
Shawn Barber CAN Pole Vault 1 5.90 1539
Justin Gatlin USA 100m 2 9.80 (-0.5) 1539
Joe Kovacs USA  Shot Put 1 21.93 1536
LaShawn Merritt KEN 400m 2 43.65 1535
Greg Rutherford GBR Long Jump 1 8.41 (+0.3) 1526
United States USA 4x400m 1 3:57.82 1525
Mo Farah GBR 10000m 1 27:01.13 1524
Justin Gatlin USA 200m 2 19.74 (-0.1) 1521
Matej Tóth SVK 50km RW 1 3:40:32 1520
Derek Drouin CAN High Jump 1 2.34 1515
Miguel Angel Lopez ESP 20km RW 1 1:19:14 1512
Dafne Schippers NED 200m 1 21.63 (+0.2) 1576
Jamaica JAM 4x100m 1 41.07 1573
Anita Włodarczyk POL Hammer Throw 1 80.85 1569
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce JAM 100m 1 10.76 (-0.3) 1554
Denia Caballero CUB Discus Throw 1 69.28 1543
Allyson Felix USA 400m 1 49.26 1535
Elaine Thompson JAM 200m 2 21.66 (+0.2) 1533
Jamaica JAM 4x400m 1 3:19.13 1532
Yarisley Silva CUB Pole Vault 1 4.90 1531
Tianna Bartoletta USA Long Jump 1 7.14 (+1.2) 1528
Almaz Ayana ETH 5000m 1 14:26.83 1528
Zuzana Hejnová CZE 400m Hurdles 1 53.50 1520
Mariya Kuchina RUS High Jump 1 2.01 1512
Danielle Williams JAM 100m Hurdles 1 12.57 (-0.3 1510
Jessica Ennis-Hill GBR Heptathlon 1 6669 1507
United States USA 4x100m 2 41.68 1506
Dafne Schippers NED 100m 1 10.81 (-0.3) 1503
Christina Schwanitz GER Shot Put 1 20.37 1498
Katharina Molitor GER Javelin Throw 1 67.69 1497
Hyving Kiyeng Jepkemoi KEN  9:19.11 1 9:19.11 1496

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