IAAF Hall of Fame

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Paavo Nurmi and Emil Zátopek, two Europeans on the Hall of Fame.

The IAAF Hall of Fame was established by the International Association of Athletics Federations in 2012. The IAAF Hall of Fame is intended to honor individuals who have made valuable contributions both internationally and in their home countries and that match some criteria.[1]

The inaugural class, composed of 24 individuals, was introduced in November 2012.

Criteria[edit]

The minimum criteria for an athlete to qualify for membership of the Hall of Fame are:

  1. Athletes must have won at least two gold medals at Summer Olympics or World Athletics Championships,
  2. Athletes must have set at least one World record,
  3. Athletes must have been retired for at least 10 years at the time of election to the IAAF Hall of Fame.[1]

These criteria may be extended in 2013 to allow athletes whose achievements had an extraordinary impact on the sport to be considered as well.[2]

Members[edit]

These are the 36 members at the 18 November 2013.

Athlete Nation Speciality Date of induction Notes
Balaș, IolandaIolanda Balaș  Romania High jump 13 November 2012 [3]
Bikila, AbebeAbebe Bikila  Ethiopia Long distance running 8 March 2012 [4]
Blankers-Koen, FannyFanny Blankers-Koen  Netherlands Sprint 8 March 2012 [5]
Bubka, SergeySergey Bubka  Ukraine Pole vault 25 June 2012 [6]
Coe, SebastianSebastian Coe  United Kingdom Middle distance running 25 June 2012 [7]
Cuthbert, BettyBetty Cuthbert  Australia Sprint 8 March 2012 [8]
Didrikson, MildredMildred Didrikson  United States Sprint, javelin, high jump 6 June 2012 [9]
Holubnychy, VolodymyrVolodymyr Holubnychy  Ukraine Race walk 15 October 2012 [10]
Johnson, MichaelMichael Johnson  United States Sprint 6 June 2012 [11]
Joyner-Kersee, JackieJackie Joyner-Kersee  United States Multi events 8 March 2012 [12]
Juantorena, AlbertoAlberto Juantorena  Cuba 400 m, 800 m 11 June 2012 [13]
Junxia, WangWang Junxia  China Long distance running 8 March 2012 [14]
Keino, KipKip Keino  Kenya Long distance running 2 July 2012 [15]
Kostadinova, StefkaStefka Kostadinova  Bulgaria High jump 13 November 2012 [16]
Lewis, CarlCarl Lewis  United States Sprint 8 March 2012 [17]
Moses, EdwinEdwin Moses  United States 400 m hurdles 8 March 2012 [18]
Nurmi, PaavoPaavo Nurmi  Finland Long distance running 8 March 2012 [19]
O'Brien, DanDan O'Brien  United States Multi events 6 June 2012 [20]
Oerter, AlAl Oerter  United States Discus throw 8 March 2012 [21]
Owens, JesseJesse Owens  United States Sprint 8 March 2012 [22]
Snell, PeterPeter Snell  New Zealand Middle distance running 3 September 2012 [23]
da Silva, AdhemarAdhemar da Silva  Brazil Triple jump 8 March 2012 [24]
Szewińska, IrenaIrena Szewińska  Poland Sprint 17 May 2012 [25]
Zátopek, EmilEmil Zátopek  Czechoslovakia Long distance running 8 March 2012 [26]
Dillard, HarrisonHarrison Dillard  United States 100 m, 110 m hurdles 16 November 2013 [27]
Jackson, MarjorieMarjorie Jackson  Australia Sprint 16 November 2013 [27]
Kolehmainen, HannesHannes Kolehmainen  Finland Long distance running 16 November 2013 [27]
Lisovskaya, NatalyaNatalya Lisovskaya  Soviet Union Shot put 16 November 2013 [27]
Masterkova, SvetlanaSvetlana Masterkova  Russia Middle distance running 16 November 2013 [27]
Morceli, NoureddineNoureddine Morceli  Algeria Middle distance running 16 November 2013 [27]
O'Brien, ParryParry O'Brien  United States Shot put 16 November 2013 [27]
Pérec, Marie-JoséMarie-José Pérec  France Sprint 16 November 2013 [27]
Saneyev, ViktorViktor Saneyev  Soviet Union Triple jump 16 November 2013 [27]
Sedykh, YuriyYuriy Sedykh  Soviet Union Hammer throw 16 November 2013 [27]
Thompson, DaleyDaley Thompson  United Kingdom Décathlon 16 November 2013 [27]
Waitz, GreteGrete Waitz  Norway Marathon 16 November 2013 [27]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "IAAF Hall of Fame created – First 12 Members announced". IAAF. March 8, 2012. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "IAAF Hall of Fame Minimum Criteria of Membership". IAAF. 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2012. 
  3. ^ (English)"Hall of Fame Profile – Iolanda Balaş (Romania)". iaaf.org. 13 October 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  4. ^ (English)"Hall of Fame Profile - Abebe Bikila (Ethiopia)". iaaf.org. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  5. ^ (English)"Hall of Fame Profile - Fanny Blankers-Koen (The Netherlands)". iaaf.org. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  6. ^ (English)"Hall of Fame Profile – Sergey Bubka (Soviet Union / Ukraine)". iaaf.org. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  7. ^ (English)"Hall of Fame Profile – Sebastian Coe (Great Britain)". iaaf.org. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  8. ^ (English)"Hall of Fame Profile - Betty Cuthbert (Australia)". iaaf.org. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  9. ^ (English)"Hall of Fame Profile – Mildred 'Babe' Didriksen (USA)". iaaf.org. 6 June 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  10. ^ (English)"Hall of Fame Profile - Vladimir Golubnichiy (Soviet Union/Ukraine)". iaaf.org. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  11. ^ (English)"Hall of Fame Profile – Michael Johnson (USA)". iaaf.org. 6 June 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  12. ^ (English)"Hall of Fame Profile - Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA)". iaaf.org. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  13. ^ (English)"Hall of Fame Profile – Alberto Juantorena (Cuba)". iaaf.org. 11 June 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  14. ^ (English)"Hall of Fame Profile - Wang Junxia (China)". iaaf.org. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  15. ^ (English)"Hall of Fame Profile - Kip Keino (Kenya)". iaaf.org. 2 July 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  16. ^ (English)"Hall of Fame Profile – Stefka Kostadinova (Bulgaria)". iaaf.org. 13 October 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  17. ^ (English)"Hall of Fame Profile - Carl Lewis (USA)". iaaf.org. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  18. ^ (English)"Hall of Fame Profile - Edwin Moses (USA)". iaaf.org. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  19. ^ (English)"Hall of Fame Profile - Paavo Nurmi (Finland)". iaaf.org. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  20. ^ (English)"Hall of Fame Profile – Dan O'Brien (USA)". iaaf.org. 6 June 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  21. ^ (English)"Hall of Fame Profile - Al Oerter (USA)". iaaf.org. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  22. ^ (English)"Hall of Fame Profile - Jesse Owens (USA)". iaaf.org. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  23. ^ (English)"Hall of Fame Profile – Peter Snell (New Zealand)". iaaf.org. 5 August 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  24. ^ (English)"Hall of Fame Profile - Adhemar da Silva (Brazil)". iaaf.org. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  25. ^ (English)"Hall of Fame Profile – Irena Szewinska (Poland)". iaaf.org. 1 May 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  26. ^ (English)"Hall of Fame Profile - Emil Zatopek (Czechoslovakia)". iaaf.org. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  27. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l (English) "Bolt and Fraser-Pryce are crowned 2013 World Athletes of the Year". www.iaaf.org. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 

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