World Athletics Indoor Championships

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The World Athletics Indoor Championships are a biennial indoor track and field competition served as the global championship for that version of the sport. Organised by the World Athletics, the competition was inaugurated as the World Indoor Games in 1985 in Paris, France and were subsequently renamed to IAAF World Indoor Championships in 1987. The current name was adapted with the name change of the sports governing body in 2019.

World Athletics Indoor Championships
Statusactive
GenreAthletics World championship
Date(s)varying
Frequencybiennial
Countryvarying
Inaugurated1985 (1985)
Most recent2018
Next event2022
Organised byWorld Athletics
Websiteworldathletics.org

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 World Athletics Championships (outdoors) in the future.

ChampionshipsEdit

  Cancelled due to COVID-19 and postponed to 2023
Edition Year City Country Date Venue Events Nations Athletes Top of the
medal table
1985 Paris   France 18–19 January 1985 Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy 24 69 319   East Germany
1 1987 Indianapolis   United States 6–8 March 1987 Hoosier Dome 24 85 419   Soviet Union
2 1989 Budapest   Hungary 3–5 March 1989 Budapest Sportcsarnok 24 62 373   Soviet Union
3 1991 Seville   Spain 8–10 March 1991 Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo 26[a] 80 518   Soviet Union
4 1993 Toronto   Canada 12–14 March 1993 SkyDome 27[b] 93 537   Russia
5 1995 Barcelona   Spain 10–12 March 1995 Palau Sant Jordi 27 131 594   Russia
6 1997 Paris   France 7–9 March 1997 Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy [1] 28 118 712   United States
7 1999 Maebashi   Japan 5–7 March 1999 Green Dome Maebashi 28 115 451   United States
8 2001 Lisbon   Portugal 9–11 March 2001 Pavilhão Atlântico 28 136 510   United States
9 2003 Birmingham   United Kingdom 14–16 March 2003 National Indoor Arena 28 131 583   United States
10 2004 Budapest   Hungary 5–7 March 2004 Budapest Sports Arena 28 139 677   Russia
11 2006 Moscow   Russia 10–12 March 2006 Olimpiysky Stadium 26 129 562   United States
12 2008 Valencia   Spain 7–9 March 2008 Luis Puig Palace 26 147 574   United States
13 2010 Doha   Qatar 12–14 March 2010 Aspire Dome 26 146 585   United States
14 2012 Istanbul   Turkey 9–11 March 2012 Ataköy Athletics Arena 26 171 629   United States
15 2014 Sopot   Poland 7–9 March 2014 Ergo Arena 26 134 538   United States
16 2016 Portland   United States 17–20 March 2016 Oregon Convention Center 26 137 487   United States
17 2018 Birmingham   United Kingdom 1–4 March 2018 National Indoor Arena 26 134 554   United States
[1] 2020 Nanjing   China 13–15 March 2020 Nanjing's Cube
18 2022 Belgrade   Serbia 18–20 March 2022 Belgrade Arena 26 128 611   Ethiopia
19 2023 Nanjing   China 17–19 March 2023 Nanjing's Cube
20 2024 Glasgow   United Kingdom 1–3 March 2024 Emirates Arena

EventsEdit

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 with the women's triple jump, the latter as an exhibition event, and gaining full status at the following championships.

Racewalking events were dropped after 1993, and a 1600 m medley relay was tried but was discontinued were due to poor interest. This same year, a men's heptathlon and women's pentathlon were successfully introduced as non-championship events, and have remained on the program since.

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

Despite the event's popularity, the 200 m was removed from the program after the 2004 championships, as the event was deemed unfair and too predictable, with the tight bends involved in the race meaning any athletes not drawn in either of the outside lanes had minimal or no chance of winning.

Outstanding achievementsEdit

Seven gold medalsEdit

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 4 × 400 m relay.

Five gold medalsEdit

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

Four gold medalsEdit

Championship recordsEdit

Key to tables:   Disqualified
X = annulled due to doping violation

MenEdit

Event Record Athlete Nation Date Championships Place Ref Video
60 m 6.37 Christian Coleman   United States 3 March 2018 2018 Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom [2]
400 m 45.00 Jereem Richards   Trinidad and Tobago 19 March 2022 2022 Championships Belgrade, Serbia [3]
800 m 1:42.67 Wilson Kipketer   Denmark 9 March 1997 1997 Championships Paris, France [2]
1500 m 3:32.77 Samuel Tefera   Ethiopia 20 March 2022 2022 Championships Belgrade, Serbia [4]
3000 m 7:34.71 Haile Gebrselassie   Ethiopia 9 March 1997 1997 Championships Paris, France
60 m hurdles 7.29 Grant Holloway   United States 20 March 2022 2022 Championships Belgrade, Serbia [5]
High jump 2.43 m Javier Sotomayor   Cuba 4 March 1989 1989 Championships Budapest, Hungary
Pole vault 6.20 m Armand Duplantis   Sweden 20 March 2022 2022 Championships Belgrade, Serbia [6]
Long jump 8.62 m Iván Pedroso   Cuba 7 March 1999 1999 Championships Maebashi, Japan
Triple jump 17.90 m Teddy Tamgho   France 14 March 2010 2010 Championships Doha, Qatar [7] [3]
Shot put 22.53 m Darlan Romani   Brazil 19 March 2022 2022 Championships Belgrade, Serbia [8]
Heptathlon 6645 pts Ashton Eaton   United States 9–10 March 2012 2012 Championships Istanbul, Turkey [9]
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 × 400 m relay 3:01.77 Karol Zalewski
Rafał Omelko
Łukasz Krawczuk
Jakub Krzewina
  Poland 4 March 2018 2018 Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom [10]

WomenEdit

Event Record Athlete Nation Date Championships Place Ref Video
60 m 6.95 Gail Devers   United States 12 March 1993 1993 Championships Toronto, Canada
400 m 50.04 Olesya Forsheva   Russia 12 March 2006 2006 Championships Moscow, Russia
800 m 1:56.90 Ludmila Formanová   Czech Republic 7 March 1999 1999 Championships Maebashi, Japan
1500 m 3:57.19 Gudaf Tsegay   Ethiopia 19 March 2022 2022 Championships Belgrade, Serbia [11]
3000 m 8:33.82 Elly van Hulst   Netherlands 4 March 1989 1989 Championships Budapest, Hungary
60 m hurdles 7.70 Kendra Harrison   United States 3 March 2018 2018 Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom [12]
High jump 2.05 m Stefka Kostadinova   Bulgaria 8 March 1987 1987 Championships Indianapolis, United States
Pole vault 4.95 m Sandi Morris   United States 3 March 2018 2018 Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom [13]
Long jump 7.23 m Brittney Reese   United States 11 March 2012 2012 Championships Istanbul, Turkey [14] [4]
Triple jump 15.74 m Yulimar Rojas   Venezuela 20 March 2022 2022 Championships Belgrade, Serbia [15]
Shot put 20.67 m Valerie Adams   New Zealand 8 March 2014 2014 Championships Sopot, Poland
20.85 m X Nadzeya Ostapchuk   Belarus 14 March 2010 2010 Championships Doha, Qatar [16]
Pentathlon 5013 pts Nataliya Dobrynska   Ukraine 9 March 2012 2012 Championships Istanbul, Turkey [17]
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 × 400 m relay 3:23.85 Quanera Hayes
Georganne Moline
Shakima Wimbley
Courtney Okolo
  United States 4 March 2018 2018 Championships Birmingham, United Kingdom [18]

Heptathlon disciplinesEdit

Event Record Athlete Nation Date Championships Place Ref Video
60 m 6.61 Chris Huffins   United States 8 March 1997 1997 Championships Paris, France
Long jump 8.16 m Ashton Eaton   United States 9 March 2012 2012 Championships Istanbul, Turkey [19] [5]
Shot put 17.17 m Aleksey Drozdov   Russia 12 March 2010 2010 Championships Doha, Qatar [20]
High jump 2.21 m Andrei Krauchanka   Belarus 7 March 2014 2014 Championships Sopot, Poland [21]
60 m hurdles 7.61 Damian Warner   Canada 19 March 2022 2022 Championships Belgrade, Serbia [22]
Pole vault 5.50 m Erki Nool   Estonia 7 March 1999 1999 Championships Maebashi, Japan
1000 m 2:29.04 Curtis Beach   United States 19 March 2016 2016 Championships Portland, United States [23]

Pentathlon disciplinesEdit

Event Record Athlete Nation Date Championships Place Ref
60 m hurdles 7.91 Jessica Ennis   Great Britain 9 March 2012 2012 Championships Istanbul, Turkey [24]
High jump 1.99 m Tia Hellebaut   Belgium 7 March 2008 2008 Championships Valencia, Spain
Shot put 17.18 m Nataliya Dobrynska   Ukraine 7 March 2008 2008 Championships Valencia, Spain
Long jump 6.69 m Natalya Sazanovich   Belarus 9 March 2001 2001 Championships Lisbon, Portugal
Kendell Williams   United States 18 March 2022 2022 Championships Belgrade, Serbia [25]
800 m 2:08.09 Jessica Ennis   Great Britain 9 March 2012 2012 Championships Istanbul, Turkey [26]

Records in defunct eventsEdit

Men's eventsEdit

Event Record Athlete Nation Date Championships Place Ref
200 m 20.10 Frank Fredericks   Namibia 6 March 1999 1999 Championships Maebashi, Japan
5000 m walk 18:23.55 Mikhail Shchennikov   Soviet Union 10 March 1991 1991 Championships Seville, Spain
1600m medley relay
(non-championship event)
3:15.10 Mark Everett
James Trapp
Kevin Little
Butch Reynolds
  United States 14 March 1993 1993 Championships Toronto, Canada

Women's eventsEdit

Event Record Athlete Nation Date Championships Place Ref
200 m 22.15 Irina Privalova   Russia 14 March 1993 1993 Championships Toronto, Canada
3000 m walk 11:49.73 Yelena Nikolayeva   Russia 13 March 1993 1993 Championships Toronto, Canada
1600m medley relay
(non-championship event)
3:45.90 Joetta Clark
Wendy Vereen
Kim Batten
Jearl Miles
  United States 14 March 1993 1993 Championships Toronto, Canada

All-time medal tableEdit

Medal table includes 1985–2022 Championships.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States1138273268
2  Russia524845145
3  Ethiopia31131559
4  Great Britain20343387
5  Soviet Union19171753
6  Jamaica18231354
7  Cuba18161751
8  France16132150
9  Germany14222157
10  Sweden129930
11  East Germany127524
12  Kenya10151641
13  Ukraine10151136
14  Romania910928
15  Bulgaria95721
16  Canada941528
17  Czech Republic881127
18  Australia710623
19  Italy761326
20  Morocco76821
21  Mozambique7119
22  Netherlands65718
23  Greece63514
24  Ireland62210
25  Poland5121835
26  Brazil56617
27  Portugal55515
28  New Zealand51612
29  Bahamas481022
30  Spain3211539
31  Belarus312823
32  China37818
33  Kazakhstan35210
34  Belgium34411
35  South Africa3429
36   Switzerland33410
37  Venezuela3003
38  Nigeria27312
39  Czechoslovakia2428
40  Hungary2237
  West Germany2237
42  Burundi2204
43  Croatia2136
44  Serbia2114
  Sudan2114
  Authorised Neutral Athletes[1]2103
46  Grenada2002
47  Qatar1326
48  Denmark1315
49  Ivory Coast1304
50  Trinidad and Tobago1258
51  Bahrain1135
52  Norway1124
53  Bermuda1113
54  Ghana1102
  Namibia1102
56  Algeria1012
57  Costa Rica1001
  Djibouti1001
  Finland1001
  South Korea1001
61  Austria0404
62  Slovenia0235
63  Estonia0213
  Iceland0213
65  Cameroon0202
  Saint Kitts and Nevis0202
67  Barbados0112
  Latvia0112
69  Botswana0101
  Cayman Islands0101
  Panama0101
  Turkey0101
  U.S. Virgin Islands0101
74  Japan0033
75  Lithuania0022
  Mexico0022
  Serbia and Montenegro0022
78  Antigua and Barbuda0011
  British Virgin Islands0011
  Chile0011
  Cyprus0011
  DR Congo0011
  Dominican Republic0011
  Saudi Arabia0011
  Senegal0011
  Suriname0011
  Uganda0011
Totals (87 nations)5085205251553
Notes

^[1]   ANA was the name, under which Russian athletes competed in the 2018 Championships. Their medals were not included in the official medal table.[27]

All-time placing tableEdit

In the IAAF placing table the total score is obtained from assigning eight points to the first place and so on to one point for the eight place. Points are shared in situations where a tie occurs.

Updated after 2016 Championships[28]

Rank Country       4 5 6 7 8 Medals Points
1   United States 108 66+1= 62+2= 62+1= 43+2= 41+3= 28+1= 32+1= 239 2429.5
2   Russia 50+1= 42+3= 37+1= 25+1= 35 29+1= 20+1= 10 134 1358
3   Germany 28 28 28+2= 27+1= 30+1= 21+2= 19 20+3 86 989
4   Great Britain 16 30+1= 22+1= 20+1= 23+1= 20+3= 15 9+1 70 788.5
5   Cuba 16 17 13+2= 12 19+2= 10 13+1= 7 48 543
6   France 12 11 18+1 16+1= 14+1= 20+2= 13 15 42 536.5
7   Jamaica 16 20 10+1= 13+1= 18 11 5 5 47 523
8   Soviet Union 21 17 15+1= 16 7 5+1= 4 3 54 519
9   Spain 2 21 13 14+1= 15+2= 18 13+1= 11+1= 36 475.5
10   Poland 2+1= 10 13+2= 21+1= 8+2= 18+3= 6 8 28 412

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ +1 non-championship event
  2. ^ +4 non-championship events

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World Athletics to postpone World Athletics Indoor Championships Nanjing 2020". worldathletics.org. 29 January 2020. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Men's 60m Results" (PDF). IAAF. 3 March 2018. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
  3. ^ "400m Results" (PDF). World Athletics. 19 March 2022. Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  4. ^ "1500m Final Results Summary" (PDF). World Athletics. 20 March 2022. Retrieved 20 March 2022.
  5. ^ "60m Hurdles Semi-Final Results Summary" (PDF). World Athletics. 20 March 2022. Retrieved 20 March 2022.
  6. ^ "Pole Vault Final Results" (PDF). World Athletics. 20 March 2022. Retrieved 20 March 2022.
  7. ^ "Triple Jump Results" (PDF). IAAF. 14 March 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 October 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
  8. ^ "Shot Put Results" (PDF). World Athletics. 19 March 2022. Retrieved 19 March 2022.
  9. ^ "Heptathlon Results" (PDF). IAAF. 10 March 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 August 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2012.
  10. ^ "Men's 4×400m Relay Results" (PDF). IAAF. 4 March 2018. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
  11. ^ "1500m Results" (PDF). World Athletics. 19 March 2022. Retrieved 19 March 2022.
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  13. ^ "Women's Pole Vault Results" (PDF). IAAF. 3 March 2018. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
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  17. ^ "Pentathlon Results" (PDF). IAAF. 9 March 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 August 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2012.
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  20. ^ "Shot Put Results" (PDF). IAAF. 12 March 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 October 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2012.
  21. ^ "Heptathlon – High Jump Results Summary". IAAF. 7 March 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
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  23. ^ "1000m Heptathlon Results" (PDF). IAAF. 19 March 2016. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  24. ^ "60 Metres Hurdles Results" (PDF). IAAF. 9 March 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2012.
  25. ^ "Pentathlon – Long Jump Results" (PDF). World Athletics. 18 March 2022. Retrieved 18 March 2022.
  26. ^ "800 Metres Results" (PDF). IAAF. 9 March 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 August 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2012.
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  28. ^ "IAAF Statistics Book – IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018". iaaf.org. p. 30. Retrieved 8 June 2018.

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