With the 2017 World Championships taking place in London, lets recap on some historic British moments, plus the facts and numbers going into this year’s Championships.
1. Steve Cram won the 1500m gold at the inaugural World Championships in 1983, it would go on to be the middle distance runner’s only World Championship medal.
2. Eighty seven British athletes will compete at the World Championships in London 2017, the largest ever to represent Great Britain.
3. At the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, Britain won four gold medals. Mo Farah won a gold double in 5,000m and 10,000m, Jessica Ennis-Hill gold in the Heptathlon and Greg Rutherford won Long Jump gold.
4. Gothenburg 1995 saw Jonathan Edwards set the triple jump world record twice. His world record still stands to this day.
5. In total Mo Farah has won five gold medals and one silver at previous World Championships.
6. At London 2017 Jessica Ennis-Hill will retrospectively receive her third World Championships gold medal following the disqualification of results of the original gold medallist.
7. In Tokyo 1991 Great Britain’s 4x400m relay team caused an upset when they overhauled the dominant USA team to win gold.
8. Mo Farah goes for an unprecedented third consecutive 5,000m & 10,000m double in London 2017, also his final World Championships.
9. Stuttgart 1993 saw two British athletes set hurdling world records on their way to gold medals. Colin Jackson in the 110m and Sally Gunnell in the 400m hurdles.
10. Great Britain’s best ever medal haul at a single World Championships is the ten medals (including three gold) won at the 1993 championships in Stuttgart.