After the successful hosting of the 3rd IAAF World Championships in Tokyo, Japan, the Event made its way back to Europe. Stuttgart, Germany finally welcomed the IAAF World Championships in 1993, ten years after losing the bid to host the 1st IAAF World Championships to Helsinki, Finland.
Though it was a great year for some, it was a very disappointing year for the King of Spring, Carl Lewis, who took 4th place in his main event. Lewis had held his title for over 10 years, but was out run in his main event by the young Linford Christie (GBR), and his two teammate Andre Cason (USA) and Dennis Mitchell(USA) who took the Silver and Bronze Medals respectively. To Lewis' suprise he did finally take home his first ever World Championships medal in the 200m, a bronze, which would prove to be his final medal in both the Olympic Games and the IAAF World Championships.
Next time we will visit the IAAF World Championships Göteborg 1995.