1997 IAAF World Indoor Championships

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6th IAAF World Indoor Championships
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Host city Paris, France
Date(s) 7 March–9 March
Main stadium Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
Participation 712 athletes from
118 nations
Events 28

The 6th IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics were held at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in Paris, France from March 7 to March 9, 1997. It was the first athletic championships to introduce women's pole vault. There were a total number of 712 participating athletes from 118 countries.

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

1993 | 1995 | 1997 | 1999 | 2001

Event Gold Silver Bronze
60 m
details
 Haralabos Papadias (GRE) 6.50
(NR)
 Michael Green (JAM) 6.51  Davidson Ezinwa (NGR) 6.52
(PB)
200 m
details
 Kevin Little (USA) 20.40
(CR)
 Iván García (CUB) 20.46
(PB)
 Francis Obikwelu (NGR) 21.10
400 m
details
 Sunday Bada (NGR) 45.51
(AR)
 Jamie Baulch (GBR) 45.62  Shunji Karube (JPN) 45.76
(AR)
800 m
details
 Wilson Kipketer (DEN) 1:42.67
(WR)
 Mahjoub Haida (MAR) 1:45.76
(NR)
 Rich Kenah (USA) 1:46.16
(PB)
1,500 m
details
 Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) 3:35.31
(CR)
 Rüdiger Stenzel (GER) 3:37.24  William Tanui (KEN) 3:37.48
3,000 m
details
 Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) 7:34.71
(CR)
 Paul Bitok (KEN) 7:38.84  Ismaïl Sghyr (MAR) 7:40.01
60 m hurdles
details
 Anier García (CUB) 7.48
(NR)
 Colin Jackson (GBR) 7.49  Tony Dees (USA) 7.50
High jump
details
 Charles Austin (USA) 2.35  Lambros Papakostas (GRE) 2.32  Dragutin Topic (FR Yugoslavia) 2.32
Pole vault
details
 Igor Potapovich (KAZ) 5.90
(AR)
 Lawrence Johnson (USA) 5.85  Maksim Tarasov (RUS) 5.80
Long jump
details
 Iván Pedroso (CUB) 8.51
(CR)
 Kirill Sosunov (RUS) 8.41
(PB)
 Joe Greene (USA) 8.41
(PB)
Triple jump
details
 Yoel García (CUB) 17.30  Aliecer Urrutia (CUB) 17.27  Aleksandr Aseledchenko (RUS) 17.22
(PB)
Shot put
details
 Yuriy Bilonog (UKR) 21.02  Aleksandr Bagach (UKR) 20.94  John Godina (USA) 20.87
4x400 m relay
details
 United States
Jason Rouser
Mark Everett
Sean Maye
Deon Minor
3:04.93  Jamaica
Linval Laird
Michael McDonald
Dinsdale Morgan
Gregory Haughton
3:08.11  France
Pierre-Marie Hilaire
Rodrigue Nordin
Loïc Lerouge
Fred Mango
3:09.68
Heptathlon
details
 Robert Změlík (CZE) 6228  Erki Nool (EST) 6213
(PB)
 Jón Magnússon (ISL) 6145
(NR)

Women[edit]

1993 | 1995 | 1997 | 1999 | 2001

Event Gold Silver Bronze
60 m
details
 Gail Devers (USA) 7.06  Chandra Sturrup (BAH) 7.15  Frederique Bangue (FRA) 7.17
200 m
details
 Ekaterini Koffa (GRE) 22.76
(NR)
 Juliet Cuthbert (JAM) 22.77  Svetlana Goncharenko (RUS) 22.85
400 m
details
 Jearl Miles Clark (USA) 50.96
(WL)
 Sandie Richards (JAM) 51.17
(PB)
 Helena Fuchsová (CZE) 52.04
(PB)
800 m
details
 Maria Mutola (MOZ) 1:58.96  Natalya Dukhnova (BLR) 1:59.31
(NR)
 Joetta Clark (USA) 1:59.82
(PB)
1,500 m
details
 Yekaterina Podkopayeva (RUS) 4:05.19
(PB)
 Patricia Djaté-Taillard (FRA) 4:06.16
(NR)
 Lidia Chojecka (POL) 4:06.25
(NR)
3,000 m
details
 Gabriela Szabo (ROU) 8:45.75  Sonia O'Sullivan (IRL) 8:46.19
(NR)
 Fernanda Ribeiro (POR) 8:49.79
60 m hurdles
details
 Michelle Freeman (JAM) 7.82
(CR)
 Gillian Russell (JAM) 7.84
(PB)
 Cheryl Dickey (USA) 7.84
(PB)
High jump
details
 Stefka Kostadinova (BUL) 2.02  Inga Babakova (UKR) 2.00
(NR)
 Hanne Haugland (NOR) 2.00
(NR)
Pole vault
details
 Stacy Dragila (USA) 4.40
(WR)
 Emma George (AUS) 4.35  Cai Weiyan (CHN) 4.35
(AR)
Long jump
details
 Fiona May (ITA) 6.86
(NR)
 Chioma Ajunwa (NGR) 6.80  Agata Karczmarek (POL) 6.71
(PB)
Triple jump
details
 Inna Lasovskaya (RUS) 15.01
(WL)
 Ashia Hansen (GBR) 14.70
(NR)
 Šárka Kašpárková (CZE) 14.66
(NR)
Shot put
details
 Vita Pavlysh (UKR) 20.00  Astrid Kumbernuss (GER) 19.92  Irina Korzhanenko (RUS) 19.49
(PB)
4x400 m relay
details
 Russia
Tatyana Chebykina
Svetlana Goncharenko
Olga Kotlyarova
Tatyana Alekseyeva
3:26.84
(WR)
 United States
Shanelle Porter
Natasha Kaiser-Brown
Anita Howard
Jearl Miles Clark
3:27.66
(AR)
 Germany
Anja Rucker
Anke Feller
Heike Meissner
Grit Breuer
3:28.39
Pentathlon
details
 Sabine Braun (GER) 4780  Mona Steigauf (GER) 4681
(PB)
 Kym Carter (USA) 4627

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States 6 2 7 15
2  Cuba 3 2 0 5
3  Russia 3 1 4 8
4  Ukraine 2 2 0 4
5  Greece 2 1 0 3
6  Jamaica 1 5 0 6
7  Germany 1 3 1 5
8  Nigeria 1 1 2 4
9  Morocco 1 1 1 3
10  Czech Republic 1 0 2 3
11  Bulgaria 1 0 0 1
 Denmark 1 0 0 1
 Ethiopia 1 0 0 1
 Italy 1 0 0 1
 Mozambique 1 0 0 1
 Kazakhstan 1 0 0 1
 Romania 1 0 0 1
18  Great Britain 0 3 0 3
19  France 0 1 2 3
20  Kenya 0 1 1 2
21  Australia 0 1 0 1
 Bahamas 0 1 0 1
 Belarus 0 1 0 1
 Estonia 0 1 0 1
 Ireland 0 1 0 1
26  Poland 0 0 2 2
27  Iceland 0 0 1 1
 Japan 0 0 1 1
 Norway 0 0 1 1
 Portugal 0 0 1 1
 China 0 0 1 1
 FR Yugoslavia 0 0 1 1

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