World Athletics Indoor Championships
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|
|Genre||Athletics World championship|
|Organised by||World Athletics|
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.
- 1 Championships
- 2 Events
- 3 Outstanding achievements
- 4 Championship records
- 5 Records in defunct events
- 6 All-time medal table
- 7 All-time placing table
- 8 See also
- 9 Notes
- 10 References
- 11 External links
|Edition||Year||City||Country||Date||Venue||Events||Nations||Athletes||Top of the|
|–||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 ||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|
|18||2020||Nanjing||China||13–15 March 2020||Nanjing Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium|
|18||2022||Belgrade||Serbia||TBD 2020||Štark Arena|
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.
Seven gold medalsEdit
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
Four gold medalsEdit
- Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia won three golds in the 3,000 m and one in the 1,500 m.
- Sergey Bubka won four pole vault gold medals (three while competing for the Soviet Union and one for Ukraine).
- Cuban Javier Sotomayor won four gold and one bronze medal in the men's high jump.
- Stefan Holm of Sweden has won four gold medals in the men's high jump.
- Meseret Defar of Ethiopia has won four gold, one silver and one bronze medal in the women's 3,000 m.
- Mikhail Shchennikov of Russia has won four gold medals in the 5000 m walk.
Key to tables:
X = annulled due to doping violation
|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|||||
|Shot put||17.17 m||Aleksey Drozdov||Russia||12 March 2010||2010 Championships||Doha, Qatar|||
|High jump||2.21 m||Andrei Krauchanka||Belarus||7 March 2014||2014 Championships||Sopot, Poland|||
|60 m hurdles||7.64||Ashton Eaton||United States||8 March 2014||2014 Championships||Sopot, Poland|||
|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|||
|60 m hurdles||7.91||Jessica Ennis||Great Britain||9 March 2012||2012 Championships||Istanbul, Turkey|||
|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|
|800 m||2:08.09||Jessica Ennis||Great Britain||9 March 2012||2012 Championships||Istanbul, Turkey|||
Records in defunct eventsEdit
|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|
|Distance medley relay
|United States||14 March 1993||1993 Championships||Toronto, Canada|
|200 m||22.15||Irina Privalova||Russia||14 March 1993||1993 Championships||Toronto, Canada|
|3000 m walk||11:49.73||Yelena Nikolayeva||Russia||12 March 1993||1993 Championships||Toronto, Canada|
|Distance medley relay
|United States||14 March 1993||1993 Championships||Toronto, Canada|
All-time medal tableEdit
Medal table includes 1985–2018 Championships.
All-time placing tableEdit
Updated after 2016 Championships
- +1 non-championship event
- +4 non-championship events
- "Men's 60m Results" (PDF). IAAF. 3 March 2018. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
- "400 Metres Results". IAAF. 10 March 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2012.
- "60 Metres Hurdles Results" (PDF). IAAF. 14 March 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 October 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
- "Pole Vault Results" (PDF). IAAF. 17 March 2016. Retrieved 18 March 2016.
- "Triple Jump Results" (PDF). IAAF. 14 March 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 October 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
- "Men's Shot Put Results" (PDF). IAAF. 3 March 2018. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
- "Heptathlon Results" (PDF). IAAF. 10 March 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 August 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2012.
- "Men's 4×400m Relay Results" (PDF). IAAF. 4 March 2018. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
- "Women's 60m Hurdles Results" (PDF). IAAF. 3 March 2018. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
- "Women's Pole Vault Results" (PDF). IAAF. 3 March 2018. Retrieved 3 March 2018.
- "Long Jump Results" (PDF). IAAF. 11 March 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 March 2012. Retrieved 11 March 2012.
- "Shot Put Results" (PDF). IAAF. 14 March 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 October 2012. Retrieved 7 March 2012.
- "Pentathlon Results" (PDF). IAAF. 9 March 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 August 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2012.
- "Women's 4×400m Relay Results" (PDF). IAAF. 4 March 2018. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
- "Long Jump Results" (PDF). IAAF. 9 March 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 August 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2012.
- "Shot Put Results" (PDF). IAAF. 12 March 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 October 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2012.
- "Heptathlon – High Jump Results Summary". IAAF. 7 March 2014. Retrieved 7 March 2014.
- "Heptathlon – 60m Hurdles Results Summary". IAAF. 8 March 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
- "1000m Heptathlon Results" (PDF). IAAF. 19 March 2016. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
- "60 Metres Hurdles Results" (PDF). IAAF. 9 March 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2012.
- "800 Metres Results" (PDF). IAAF. 9 March 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 27 August 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2012.
- "IAAF: IAAF World Indoor Championships Medal Table - iaaf.org". iaaf.org.
- "IAAF Statistics Book – IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018". iaaf.org. p. 30. Retrieved 8 June 2018.