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2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships

The 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics was the fifteenth edition of the international indoor track and field competition, organised by the IAAF. The event was held between 7–9 March 2014 at the Ergo Arena in Sopot, Poland.

15th IAAF World Indoor Championships
Halowe Mistrzostwa Świata w Lekkoatletyce 2014
Sopot2014Logo.png
Official competition logo
Host citySopot, Poland
Date(s)7–9 March
Main stadiumErgo Arena
Participation538 athletes from
134 nations
Events26

Contents

PreparationEdit

Host biddingEdit

The IAAF announced on 1 September 2011 that it had received bids from Poland and Croatia to host the championships. Later Zagreb, Croatia withdrew due to lack of funding. On November 11, 2011 at a Council meeting in Monaco, the IAAF announced that Sopot, as the only remaining bidder, would host the championships. Budapest, Hungary had shown interest but eventually did not bid.

VenueEdit

 
Ergo Arena

The Championships were held at the Ergo Arena, opened in 2010, on the border of the cities of Sopot and Gdańsk. For the Championships it seated 11,000.[1]

For the competition a six-lane, banked 200-metre oval, with a blue surface, was installed on the arena floor, with an eight-lane straight-away track in the center for the 60-metre sprints and hurdles. The track officially opened on 16 February and almost 6000 people came to the ERGO Arena to mark its inauguration. The indoor portable banked track made by Mondo used the company's "Super X" rubberized surface (two layers, total 13.5 mm thick), which was used at both the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics.[2] After the competition the track has been dismantled and moved permanently to the newly built indoor arena in Toruń.[3]

American television coverageEdit

The IAAF again chose not to get wide coverage in the large United States market. Instead they sold exclusive rights to Universal Sports, a network associated with NBC Sports.[4] Universal Sports can only be seen in about ten percent of the households in the American market.[5][6] Universal Sports limited other distribution of the content, even online content requiring login with cable subscription user names.[7] For those viewers without access to Universal Sports, nationwide coverage of the entire meet was blacked out. IAAF supported the blackout of coverage. Unlike previous World Championship meetings, IAAF's YouTube channel provided only post race interviews and no coverage of the actual events at the meet.[8]

ScheduleEdit

Legend
Key P Q H ½ F
Value Preliminary round Qualifiers Heats Semifinals Final
Men[9]
Date Mar 7 Mar 8 Mar 9
Event M A M A M A
60 m H ½ F
400 m H ½ F
800 m H F
1500 m H F
3000 m H F
60 m hurdles H ½ F
4×400 m relay H F
Long jump Q F
Triple jump Q F
High jump Q F
Pole vault F
Shot put Q F
Heptathlon F
Women[9]
Date → Mar 7 Mar 8 Mar 9
Event ↓ M A M A M A
60 m H ½ F
400 m H ½ F
800 m H F
1500 m H F
3000 m H F
60 m hurdles H ½ F
4×400 m relay H F
Long jump Q F
Triple jump Q F
High jump Q F
Pole vault F
Shot put Q F
Pentathlon F

Medal summaryEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
60 metres
details
Richard Kilty
  Great Britain
6.49 PB Marvin Bracy
  United States
6.51 Femi Ogunode
  Qatar
6.52
400 metres
details
Pavel Maslák
  Czech Republic
45.24 NR Chris Brown
  Bahamas
45.58 PB Kyle Clemons
  United States
45.74
800 metres
details
Mohammed Aman
  Ethiopia
1:46.40 Adam Kszczot
  Poland
1:46.76 Andrew Osagie
  Great Britain
1:47.10
1500 metres
details
Ayanleh Souleiman
  Djibouti
3:37.52 Aman Wote
  Ethiopia
3:38.08 Abdalaati Iguider
  Morocco
3:38.21
3000 metres
details
Caleb Mwangangi Ndiku
  Kenya
7:54.94 Bernard Lagat
  United States
7:55.22 Dejen Gebremeskel
  Ethiopia
7:55.39
60 metres hurdles
details
Omo Osaghae
  United States
7.45 WL Pascal Martinot-Lagarde
  France
7.46 Garfield Darien
  France
7.47 PB
4x400 metres relay
details
  United States
Kyle Clemons
David Verburg
Kind Butler III
Calvin Smith Jr.
Clayton Parros*
Rickey Babineaux*
3:02.13 WR   Great Britain
Conrad Williams
Jamie Bowie
Luke Lennon-Ford
Nigel Levine
Michael Bingham*
3:03.49   Jamaica
Errol Nolan
Allodin Fothergill
Akheem Gauntlett
Edino Steele
Dane Hyatt*
Jermaine Brown*
3:03.69 NR
High jump
details
Mutaz Essa Barshim
  Qatar
2.38 m AR Ivan Ukhov
  Russia
2.38 m Andriy Protsenko
  Ukraine
2.36 m PB
Pole vault
details
Konstadinos Filippidis
  Greece
5.80 m SB Malte Mohr
  Germany
5.80 m Jan Kudlička
  Czech Republic
5.80 m PB
Long jump
details
Mauro Vinícius da Silva
  Brazil
8.28 m NR Li Jinzhe
  China
8.23 m SB Michel Tornéus
  Sweden
8.21 m SB
Triple jump
details
Lyukman Adams
  Russia
17.37 m WL Ernesto Revé
  Cuba
17.33 m Pedro Pablo Pichardo
  Cuba
17.24 m
Shot put
details
Ryan Whiting
  United States
22.05 m David Storl
  Germany
21.79 m SB Tomas Walsh
  New Zealand
21.26 m AR
Heptathlon
details
Ashton Eaton
  United States
6632 pts WL Andrei Krauchanka
  Belarus
6303 pts NR Thomas van der Plaetsen
  Belgium
6259 pts NR
  • Note: * = Relay athletes who only ran in heats

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
60 metres
details
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
  Jamaica
6.98 WL Murielle Ahouré
  Ivory Coast
7.01 SB Tianna Bartoletta
  United States
7.06 SB
400 metres
details
Francena McCorory
  United States
51.12 Kaliese Spencer
  Jamaica
51.54 PB Shaunae Miller
  Bahamas
52.06
800 metres
details
Chanelle Price
  United States
2:00.09 WL Angelika Cichocka
  Poland
2:00.45 Maryna Arzamasava
  Belarus
2:00.79 PB
1500 metres
details
Abeba Aregawi
  Sweden
4:00.61 Axumawit Embaye
  Ethiopia
4:07.12 PB Nicole Sifuentes
  Canada
4:07.61 NR
3000 metres
details
Genzebe Dibaba
  Ethiopia
8:55.04 Hellen Onsando Obiri
  Kenya
8:57.72 Maryam Yusuf Jamal
  Bahrain
8:59.16
60 metres hurdles
details
Nia Ali
  United States
7.80 PB Sally Pearson
  Australia
7.85 Tiffany Porter
  Great Britain
7.86 SB
4x400 metres relay
details
  United States
Natasha Hastings
Joanna Atkins
Francena McCorory
Cassandra Tate
Jernail Hayes*
Monica Hargrove*
3:24.83 WL   Jamaica
Patricia Hall
Anneisha McLaughlin
Kaliese Spencer
Stephenie Ann McPherson
Verone Chambers*
Natoya Goule*
3:26.54 NR   Great Britain
Eilidh Child
Shana Cox
Margaret Adeoye
Christine Ohuruogu
Victoria Ohuruogu*
3:27.90
High jump
details
Mariya Kuchina
  Russia
Kamila Lićwinko
  Poland
2.00 m SB
2.00 m =NR
  Not awarded Ruth Beitia
  Spain
2.00 m SB
Pole vault
details
Yarisley Silva
  Cuba
4.70 m Anzhelika Sidorova
  Russia
Jiřina Svobodová
  Czech Republic
4.70 m
4.70 m
  Not awarded
Long jump
details
Éloyse Lesueur
  France
6.85 m Katarina Johnson-Thompson
  Great Britain
6.81 m PB Ivana Španović
  Serbia
6.77 m
Triple jump
details
Ekaterina Koneva
  Russia
14.46 m Olha Saladuha
  Ukraine
14.45 m Kimberly Williams
  Jamaica
14.39 m SB
Shot put
details
Valerie Adams
  New Zealand
20.67 m WL Christina Schwanitz
  Germany
19.94 m Gong Lijiao
  China
19.24 m SB
Pentathlon
details
Nadine Broersen
  Netherlands
4830 pts WL,NR Brianne Theisen-Eaton
  Canada
4768 pts NR Alina Fyodorova
  Ukraine
4724 pts PB
  • Note: * = Relay athletes who only ran in heats

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (Poland)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)82212
2  Russia (RUS)3205
3  Ethiopia (ETH)2215
4  Great Britain (GBR)1236
5  Jamaica (JAM)1225
6  Poland (POL)*1203
7  Cuba (CUB)1113
  Czech Republic (CZE)1113
  France (FRA)1113
10  Kenya (KEN)1102
11  New Zealand (NZL)1012
  Qatar (QAT)1012
  Sweden (SWE)1012
14  Brazil (BRA)1001
  Djibouti (DJI)1001
  Greece (GRE)1001
  Netherlands (NED)1001
18  Germany (GER)0303
19  Ukraine (UKR)0123
20  Bahamas (BAH)0112
  Belarus (BLR)0112
  Canada (CAN)0112
  China (CHN)0112
24  Australia (AUS)0101
  Ivory Coast (CIV)0101
26  Bahrain (BHR)0011
  Belgium (BEL)0011
  Morocco (MAR)0011
  Serbia (SRB)0011
  Spain (ESP)0011
Totals (30 nations)27262578


DisqualificationsEdit

Athletes with track boundary disqualifications
Athlete Nation Event
Edino Steele   Jamaica Men's 400 m semi-final
Saddam Hussain   Pakistan Men's 800 m heats
Marcin Lewandowski   Poland Men's 800 m final
Aníta Hinriksdóttir   Iceland Women's 800 m heats
Nicholas Willis   New Zealand Men's 1500 m final
Rababe Arafi   Morocco Women's 1500 m final
Heather Kampf   United States Women's 1500 m final
Yoann Kowal   France Men's 3000 m heats

A number of athletes were disqualified for stepping over the inside track boundary and onto the in-field. The most high profile of these disqualifications was Poland's Marcin Lewandowski in the men's 800 m final. The host nation athlete originally won the bronze medal but a single step on the in-field led to his disqualification and the promotion of Great Britain's Andrew Osagie into the third podium position.[10]

There was a similar occurrence in the women's 1500 m final, where Rababe Arafi took the bronze and she also received the honour in a medal ceremony. Half an hour afterwards, a review of race footage led to her being disqualified with Canada's Nicole Sifuentes being promoted to bronze position.[11] Nick Willis, the original men's 1500 m fourth placer, was another high-profile disqualification.[12]

Outside of the in-field track infringements, there were a smaller number of disqualifications. Reflecting the more physical nature of indoor competition, Richard Buck, Lisanne de Witte and Ioan Zaizan were all disqualified for obstruction or jostling. Siologa Viliamu Sepa and Musaeb Abdulrahman Balla were removed for lane infringement, while Michael Herreros' performance was erased due to improper hurdling. No athletes fell foul of the false start rule.

DopingEdit

Athletes disqualified for doping
Athlete Nation Event
Kseniya Ryzhova   Russia Women's 4×400 m relay
Nataliia Lupu   Ukraine Women's 800 meters
Anca Heltne   Romania Women's shot put

The Russian women's 4×400 m relay team was disqualified after Kseniya Ryzhovas doping sample from 7 March was found positive for trimetazidine.[13][14][15]Nataliia Lupu (UKR) was disqualified from the Women's 800 meters after her doping sample was found positive for Methylhexaneamine.[16][17] The Romanian shot putter Anca Heltne took part in the championships but was disqualified from all her results after a doping control carried out on 7 February 2014 showed she'd been using the anabolic steroids Dianabol and Oral Turinabol.[18][19][20]

RecordsEdit

One championship record was broken at the competition: the American men's 4×400 metres relay team ran a time of 3:02.13 minutes, which was also a world indoor record for the event (a time of 3:01.96 minutes was set by an American team in 2006 but this was not ratified due to a lack of a post-race EPO drug test).[21][22] Six area (continental) indoor records were broken at the competition, as well as two men's heptathlon championship bests and numerous indoor national records in athletics.[23]

Athlete Nation Event Performance Type
Levern Spencer   Saint Lucia High jump 1.95 m NR
Tomas Walsh   New Zealand Shot put 20.41 m NR
21.26 m AR
Franck Elemba   Republic of the Congo Shot put 17.74 m NR
Brianne Theisen-Eaton   Canada Pentathlon 4768 pts NR
Mitja Krevs   Slovenia 1500 metres 3:43.22 min NR
Wesam Al-Massri   Palestine 1500 metres 3:53.84 min NR
Nadine Broersen   Netherlands High jump (in heptathlon) 1.93 m NR
Pentathlon 4830 pts NR
Ashton Eaton   United States 60 metres hurdles (heptathlon) 7.64 sec Championship best
Farkhod Kuralov   Tajikistan 800 metres 1:52.36 min NR
Brice Etès   Monaco 800 metres 1:51.24 min NR
Yvette Lewis   Panama 60 metres hurdles 7.91 sec AR
Andrea Ivančević   Croatia 60 metres hurdles 8.10 sec NR
8.09 sec NR
Gnima Faye   Senegal 60 metres hurdles 8.15 sec NR
Lavonne Idlette   Dominican Republic 60 metres hurdles 8.16 sec NR
Reza Ghasemi   Iran 60 metres 6.58 sec NR
Sibusiso Matsenjwa   Swaziland 60 metres 6.88 sec NR
Faresa Kapisi   American Samoa 60 metres 7.14 sec NR
Benjamín Véliz   Nicaragua 60 metres 7.27 sec NR
Adrian Strzałkowski   Poland Long jump 8.18 m NR
Luis Rivera   Mexico Long jump 8.01 m NR
Eliane Saholinirina   Madagascar 1500 metres 4:19.64 NR
Georgi Ivanov   Bulgaria Shot put 21.02 m NR
Zane Robertson   New Zealand 3000 metres 7:44.16 min NR
Abdulaziz Al-Mandeel   Kuwait 60 metres hurdles 7.74 sec NR
Amir Shaker   Iraq 60 metres hurdles 7.96 sec NR
Iong Kim Fai   Macau 60 metres hurdles 8.34 sec NR
Nelson Camilo Acebey   Bolivia 60 metres hurdles 8.48 sec NR
Natalia Ducó   Chile Shot put 17.24 m NR
Patricia Taea   Cook Islands 60 metres 7.93 sec NR
Lovelite Detenamo   Nauru 60 metres 7.94 sec NR
Vitaliy Butrym
Yevhen Hutsol
Dmytro Bikulov
Danylo Danylenko
  Ukraine 4×400 metres relay 3:07.54 min NR
Tobi Ogunmola
Noah Akwu
Salihu Isah
Cristian Morton
  Nigeria 4×400 metres relay 3:07.95 min AR
Maria Enrica Spacca
Elena Maria Bonfanti
Marta Milani
Chiara Bazzoni
  Italy 4×400 metres relay 3:31.99 min NR
Verone Chambers
Anneisha McLaughlin
Natoya Goule
Stephenie Ann McPherson
  Jamaica 4×400 metres relay 3:29.43 min NR
Gerald Phiri   Zambia 60 metres 6.57 sec NR
6.52 sec NR
Gabriel Mvumvure   Zimbabwe 60 metres 6.60 sec NR
Nicole Sifuentes   Canada 1500 metres 4:07.61 min NR
Andrei Krauchanka   Belarus Heptathlon 6303 pts NR
High jump (in heptathlon) 2.21 m Championship best
Thomas van der Plaetsen   Belgium Heptathlon 6259 pts NR
Oleksiy Kasyanov   Ukraine 1000 metres (in heptathlon) 2:39.44 min NR
Pavel Maslák   Czech Republic 400 metres 45.24 sec NR
Kamila Lićwinko   Poland High jump 2.00 m NR
Su Bingtian   China 60 metres 6.52 sec NR
Aitor Gomez   Gibraltar 1500 metres 4:07.34 min NR
Mauro Vinícius da Silva   Brazil Long jump 8.28 m NR

Participating nationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  15. ^ REVISED RESULTS 4 x 400 Metres Relay Women - Final
  16. ^ IAAF: Athletes currently suspended from all competitions in athletics following an Anti-Doping Rule Violation as at: 31.10.14
  17. ^ IAAF: Revised RESULTS 800 Metres Women - Final
  18. ^ Doping sanctions - News 155, Positive cases in athletics SANCTIONED ACCORDING TO INFORMATION RECEIVED BY THE IAAF AS OF JULY – AUGUST 2014
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