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IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics

The International Association of Athletics Federations World Indoor Championships were inaugurated as the World Indoor Games in 1985 in Paris, France and were subsequently renamed in 1987 as they are known today.

History

They have been held every two years except for when they were held in consecutive years 2003 and 2004 to facilitate the need for them to be held in alternate years to the main IAAF World Championships (outdoors) in the future.

Championships

Edition Year City Country Date Venue No. of
events
No. of
countries
No. of
athletes
1985 Paris 23x15px France 18–19 January 1985 Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy 24 69 319
1 1987 Indianapolis 23x15px United States 6–8 March 1987 Hoosier Dome 24 85 419
2 1989 Budapest 23x15px Hungary 3–5 March 1989 Budapest Sportcsarnok 24 62 373
3 1991 Seville 23x15px Spain 8–10 March 1991 Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo 26[1] 82 531
4 1993 Toronto 23x15px Canada 12–14 March 1993 SkyDome 27[2] 93 537
5 1995 Barcelona 23x15px Spain 10–12 March 1995 Palau Sant Jordi 27 131 594
6 1997 Paris 23x15px France 7–9 March 1997 Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy [1] 28 118 712
7 1999 Maebashi Template:Country data Japan 5–7 March 1999 Green Dome Maebashi 28 115 451
8 2001 Lisbon 23x15px Portugal 9–11 March 2001 Pavilhão Atlântico 28 136 510
9 2003 Birmingham 23x15px United Kingdom 14–16 March 2003 National Indoor Arena 28 131 583
10 2004 Budapest 23x15px Hungary 5–7 March 2004 Budapest Sports Arena 28 139 677
11 2006 Moscow 23x15px Russia 10–12 March 2006 Olimpiysky Stadium 26 129 562
12 2008 Valencia 23x15px Spain 7–9 March 2008 Luis Puig Palace 26 147 574
13 2010 Doha 23x15px Qatar 12–14 March 2010 ASPIRE Dome 26 146 585
14 2012 Istanbul 23x15px Turkey 9–11 March 2012 Ataköy Athletics Arena 26 171 629
15 2014 Sopot 23x15px Poland 7–9 March 2014 Ergo Arena 26 134 538
16 2016 Portland 23x15px United States Oregon Convention Center
17 2018 Birmingham 23x15px United Kingdom National Indoor Arena

Events

The events held have remained more or less the same since they originated with the main alterations coming in the earlier years.

The 4 x 400 m relay race for both men and women was added to the full schedule in 1991 as was the women's triple jump, but only as an exhibition event before gaining full status at the following championships.

1993 saw the last of the racewalking events included and a 1600 m medley relay was tried but dropped for future games. This same year a men's heptathlon and women's pentathlon were successfully introduced as non-championship events and have remained in place since.

In 1997 the women's pole vault entered the fray – two years before it made an appearance at the games' outdoor counterpart.

The 200 m has been absent since the 2006 championships in Moscow, as it was deemed unfair. Its results had become too predictable. Because of the tight bends involved, athletes not drawn in one of the outside lanes had next to no chance of winning.

Outstanding achievements

Seven gold medals

Mozambique's Maria de Lurdes Mutola won seven gold, one silver and one bronze medal in the women's 800 m from 1993 to 2008.

Natalya Nazarova has won seven gold and one silver medal from 1999 to 2008 in the 400 m and 4x400m relay.

Five gold medals

Cuban Iván Pedroso won five straight golds in the men's long jump from 1993–2001.
Stefka Kostadinova of Bulgaria won five gold medals in the women's high jump.

Four gold medals

Championship records

Men

Event Record Athlete Nation Date Championships Place Ref Video
60 m 6.42 Maurice Greene 23x15px United States 7 March 1999 1999 World Championships Template:Country data JPN Maebashi, Japan [2]
400 m 45.11 Nery Brenes 23x15px Costa Rica 10 March 2012 2012 World Championships 23x15px Istanbul, Turkey [3] [3]
800 m 1:42.67 Wilson Kipketer 23x15px Denmark 9 March 1997 1997 World Championships 23x15px Paris, France [4]
1500 m 3:33.77 Haile Gebrselassie 23x15px Ethiopia 7 March 1999 1999 World Championships Template:Country data JPN Maebashi, Japan
3000 m 7:34.71 Haile Gebrselassie 23x15px Ethiopia 9 March 1997 1997 World Championships 23x15px Paris, France
60 m hurdles 7.34 Dayron Robles 23x15px Cuba 14 March 2010 2010 World Championships 23x15px Doha, Qatar [4] [5]
High jump 2.43 m Javier Sotomayor 23x15px Cuba 4 March 1989 1989 Championships 23x15px Budapest, Hungary
Pole vault 6.01 m Steven Hooker 23x15px Australia 13 March 2010 2010 World Championships 23x15px Doha, Qatar [5] [6]
Long jump 8.62 m Iván Pedroso 23x15px Cuba 7 March 1999 1999 World Championships Template:Country data JPN Maebashi, Japan
Triple jump 17.90 m Teddy Tamgho 23x15px France 14 March 2010 2010 World Championships 23x15px Doha, Qatar [6] [7]
Shot put 22.24 m Ulf Timmermann 23x15px East Germany 7 March 1987 1987 World Championships 23x15px Indianapolis, United States
Heptathlon 6645 pts Ashton Eaton 23x15px United States 9–10 March 2012 2012 World Championships 23x15px Istanbul, Turkey [7]
6.79 (60 m), 8.16 m (long jump), 14.56 m (shot put), 2.03 m (high jump) / 7.68 (60 m hurdles), 5.20 m (pole vault), 2:32.77 (1000 m)
4 x 400 m relay 3:02.13 Kyle Clemons
David Verburg
Kind Butler III
Calvin Smith Jr.
23x15px United States 9 March 2014 2014 World Championships 23x15px Sopot, Poland [8] [8]

Women

Event Record Athlete Nation Date Championships Place Ref Video
60 m 6.95 Gail Devers 23x15px United States 12 March 1993 1993 World Championships 23x15px Toronto, Canada
400 m 50.04 Olesya Forsheva 23x15px Russia 12 March 2006 2006 World Championships 23x15px Moscow, Russia
800 m 1:56.90 Ludmila Formanová 23x15px Czech Republic 7 March 1999 1999 World Championships Template:Country data JPN Maebashi, Japan
1500 m 3:59.41 X Yuliya Fomenko 23x15px Russia 9 March 2008 2008 World Championships 23x15px Valencia, Spain
3:59.75 Gelete Burka 23x15px Ethiopia 9 March 2008 2008 World Championships 23x15px Valencia, Spain
3000 m 8:33.82 Elly van Hulst 23x15px Netherlands 4 March 1989 1989 World Championships 23x15px Budapest, Hungary
60 m hurdles 7.72 Lolo Jones 23x15px United States 13 March 2010 2010 World Championships 23x15px Doha, Qatar [9]
High jump 2.05 m Stefka Kostadinova 23x15px Bulgaria 8 March 1987 1987 World Championships 23x15px Indianapolis, United States
Pole vault 4.86 m Yelena Isinbayeva 23x15px Russia 6 March 2004 2004 World Championships 23x15px Budapest, Hungary
Long jump 7.23 m Brittney Reese 23x15px United States 11 March 2012 2012 World Championships 23x15px Istanbul, Turkey [10] [9]
Triple jump 15.36 m Tatyana Lebedeva 23x15px Russia 6 March 2004 2004 World Championships 23x15px Budapest, Hungary
Shot put 20.85 m Nadzeya Ostapchuk 23x15px Belarus 14 March 2010 2010 World Championships 23x15px Doha, Qatar [11]
Pentathlon 5013 pts Nataliya Dobrynska 23x15px Ukraine 9 March 2012 2012 World Championships 23x15px Istanbul, Turkey [12]
8.38 (60 m hurdles), 1.84 m (high jump), 16.51 m (shot put), 6.57 m (long jump), 2:11.15 (800 m)
4 x 400 m relay 3:23.88 Olesya Forsheva
Olga Kotlyarova
Tatyana Levina
Natalya Nazarova
23x15px Russia 7 March 2004 2004 World Championships 23x15px Budapest, Hungary

X = annulled due to doping violation

Records in defunct events

Men's events

Event Record Athlete Nation Date Championships Place Ref
200 m 20.10 Frank Fredericks 23x15px Namibia 6 March 1999 1999 World Championships Template:Country data JPN Maebashi, Japan
5000 m walk 18:23.55 Mikhail Shchennikov 23x15px Soviet Union 10 March 1991 1991 World Championships 23x15px Seville, Spain
Distance medley relay
(non-championship event)
3:15.10 Mark Everett
James Trapp
Kevin Little
Butch Reynolds
23x15px United States 14 March 1993 1993 World Championships 23x15px Toronto, Canada

Women's events

Event Record Athlete Nation Date Championships Place Ref
200 m 22.15 Irina Privalova 23x15px Russia 14 March 1993 1993 World Championships 23x15px Toronto, Canada
3000 m walk 11:49.73 Yelena Nikolayeva 23x15px Russia 12 March 1993 1993 World Championships 23x15px Toronto, Canada
Distance medley relay
(non-championship event)
3:45.90 Joetta Clark
Wendy Vereen
Kim Batten
Jearl Miles
23x15px United States 14 March 1993 1993 World Championships 23x15px Toronto, Canada

Heptathlon disciplines

Event Record Athlete Nation Date Championships Place Ref Video
60 m 6.61 Chris Huffins 23x15px United States 8 March 1997 1997 World Championships 23x15px Paris, France
Long jump 8.16 m Ashton Eaton 23x15px United States 9 March 2012 2012 World Championships 23x15px Istanbul, Turkey [13] [10]
Shot put 17.17 m Aleksey Drozdov 23x15px Russia 12 March 2010 2010 World Championships 23x15px Doha, Qatar [14]
High jump 2.21 m Andrei Krauchanka 23x15px Belarus 7 March 2014 2014 World Championships 23x15px Sopot, Poland [15]
60 m hurdles 7.64 Ashton Eaton 23x15px United States 8 March 2014 2014 World Championships 23x15px Sopot, Poland [16]
Pole vault 5.50 m Erki Nool 23x15px Estonia 7 March 1999 1999 World Championships Template:Country data JPN Maebashi, Japan
1000 m 2:32.77 Ashton Eaton 23x15px United States 10 March 2012 2012 World Championships 23x15px Istanbul, Turkey [17] [11]

Pentathlon disciplines

Event Record Athlete Nation Date Championships Place Ref
60 m hurdles 7.91 Jessica Ennis 23x15px Great Britain 9 March 2012 2012 World Championships 23x15px Istanbul, Turkey [18]
High jump 1.99 m Tia Hellebaut 23x15px Belgium 7 March 2008 2008 World Championships 23x15px Valencia, Spain
Shot put 17.18 m Nataliya Dobrynska 23x15px Ukraine 7 March 2008 2008 World Championships 23x15px Valencia, Spain
Long jump 6.69 m Natalya Sazanovich 23x15px Belarus 9 March 2001 2001 World Championships 23x15px Lisbon, Portugal
800 m 2:08.09 Jessica Ennis 23x15px Great Britain 9 March 2012 2012 World Championships 23x15px Istanbul, Turkey [19]

All-time medal table 1985–2014

Updated after 2014 Championships

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 23x15px United States 101 63 67 231
2 23x15px Russian Federation (1991-Present) 52 48 45 145
3 23x15px Ethiopia 21 7 12 40
4 23x15px Soviet Union (1922-1991) 19 17 17 53
5 23x15px Great Britain 18 32 25 75
6 23x15px Germany 16 21 21 58
7 Template:Country data Jamaica 16 20 10 46
8 23x15px Cuba 16 16 16 48
9 23x15px France 12 11 17 40
10 23x15px East Germany 12 7 5 24
11 23x15px Sweden 11 8 8 27
12 Template:Country data Kenya 10 14 12 26
13 23x15px Ukraine 9 12 10 31
14 23x15px Romania 9 9 8 26
15 23x15px Bulgaria 9 5 7 21
16 23x15px Australia 7 8 5 20
17 23x15px Morocco 7 6 7 20
18 23x15px Canada 7 3 15 25
19 23x15px Mozambique 7 1 1 9
20 23x15px Czech Republic 6 7 10 23
21 23x15px Ireland 6 2 2 10
22 23x15px Brazil 5 3 5 13
23 22x20px Greece 5 3 2 10
24 23x15px Netherlands 5 1 3 9
25 23x15px Italy 4 7 11 22
26 23x15px Portugal 4 4 4 12
27 23x15px Belarus 3 12 8 23
28 23x15px Poland 3 8 14 25
29 23x15px Bahamas 3 6 10 19
30 Template:Country data Kazakhstan 3 5 1 9
31 23x15px South Africa 3 3 2 7
32 23x15px New Zealand 3 1 2 6
33 23x15px Spain 2 19 13 34
34 23x15px China 2 6 6 14
35 23x15px Nigeria 2 6 3 11
36 23x15px Czechoslovakia 2 4 2 8
37 23x16px  Switzerland 2 1 3 6
38 23x15px Croatia 2 1 2 5
39 23x15px Sudan 2 1 1 4
40 23x15px Grenada 2 0 0 2
40 23x15px Costa Rica 2 0 0 2
42 23x15px Belgium 1 4 3 8
43 23x15px Denmark 1 3 1 5
44 23x15px Hungary 1 1 3 5
45 23x15px Qatar 1 1 2 4
46 23x15px Bermuda 1 1 1 3
47 23x15px Ghana 1 1 0 2
47 23x15px Namibia 1 1 0 2
49 23x15px Norway 1 0 2 3
50 23x15px Algeria 1 0 1 2
51 23x15px Finland 1 0 0 1
51 23x15px Djibouti 1 0 0 1
53 23x15px Austria 0 3 0 3
54 23x15px Slovenia 0 2 2 4
54 23x15px Trinidad and Tobago 0 2 2 4
54 23x15px Turkey 0 2 2 4
57 Template:Country data Iceland 0 2 1 3
58 23x15px Cameroon 0 2 0 2
58 23x15px Estonia 0 2 0 2
58 23x15px Saint Kitts and Nevis 0 2 0 2
58 23x15px Côte d'Ivoire 0 2 0 2
62 23x15px Bahrain 0 1 3 4
63 23x15px Latvia 0 1 1 2
64 23x15px Barbados 0 1 0 1
64 23x15px Botswana 0 1 0 1
64 23x15px Burundi 0 1 0 1
64 23x15px Cayman Islands 0 1 0 1
64 23x15px Panama 0 1 0 1
64 23x15px United States Virgin Islands 0 1 0 1
70 Template:Country data Japan 0 0 3 3
70 23x15px Lithuania 0 0 3 3
72 23x15px Mexico 0 0 2 2
72 23x15px FR Yugoslavia (1992–2003) 0 0 2 2
74 23x15px Antigua and Barbuda 0 0 1 1
74 23x15px British Virgin Islands 0 0 1 1
74 23x15px Chile 0 0 1 1
74 23x15px Democratic Republic of the Congo 0 0 1 1
74 23x15px Dominican Republic 0 0 1 1
74 23x15px Saudi Arabia 0 0 1 1
74 23x15px Senegal 0 0 1 1
74 23x15px Serbia 0 0 1 1
74 23x15px Suriname 0 0 1 1
Total 419 426 430 1275

See also

References

  1. ^ +1 non-championship event
  2. ^ +4 non-championship events
  3. ^ "400 Metres Results". IAAF. 10 March 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "60 Metres Hurdles Results" (PDF). IAAF. 14 March 2010. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Pole Vault Results" (PDF). IAAF. 14 March 2010. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Triple Jump Results" (PDF). IAAF. 14 March 2010. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Heptathlon Results" (PDF). IAAF. 10 March 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "Men's 4x400 metres relay Results". IAAF. 9 March 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "60 Metres Hurdles Results" (PDF). IAAF. 13 March 2010. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  10. ^ "Long Jump Results" (PDF). IAAF. 11 March 2012. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  11. ^ "Shot Put Results" (PDF). IAAF. 14 March 2010. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  12. ^ "Pentathlon Results" (PDF). IAAF. 9 March 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  13. ^ "Long Jump Results" (PDF). IAAF. 9 March 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  14. ^ "Shot Put Results" (PDF). IAAF. 12 March 2010. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  15. ^ "Heptathlon – High Jump Results Summary". IAAF. 7 March 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2014. 
  16. ^ "Heptathlon – 60m Hurdles Results Summary". IAAF. 8 March 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  17. ^ "1000 Metres Results" (PDF). IAAF. 10 March 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  18. ^ "60 Metres Hurdles Results" (PDF). IAAF. 9 March 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  19. ^ "800 Metres Results" (PDF). IAAF. 9 March 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 

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