1987 IAAF World Indoor Championships

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1st IAAF World Indoor Championships
Indianapolis 1987 logo.jpg
Host city Indianapolis, United States
Date(s) March 6–8
Main stadium Hoosier Dome
Participation 401 athletes from
85 nations
Events 24

The 1st IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics were held in Indianapolis, United States from March 6 to March 8, 1987. The championship had previously been known as the World Indoor Games, which were held once before changing the name.

Being the second championship of its kind, there were several championship records. New championship records were set for every single women's event. There were a total number of 419 participating athletes from 85 countries.

Results[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
60 metres
details
 Lee McRae (USA) 6.50
(CR)
 Mark Witherspoon (USA) 6.54  Pierfrancesco Pavoni (ITA) 6.59
200 metres
details
 Kirk Baptiste (USA) 20.73
(CR)
 Bruno Marie-Rose (FRA) 20.89  Robson da Silva (BRA) 20.92
400 metres
details
 Antonio McKay (USA) 45.98  Roberto Hernández (CUB) 46.09  Michael Franks (USA) 46.19
800 metres
details
 José Luiz Barbosa (BRA) 1:47.49  Vladimir Graudyn (URS) 1:47.68  Faouzi Lahbi (MAR) 1:47.79
1500 metres
details
 Marcus O'Sullivan (IRL) 3:39.04
(CR)
 José Manuel Abascal (ESP) 3:39.13  Han Kulker (NED) 3:39.51
3000 metres
details
 Frank O'Mara (IRL) 8.03.32  Paul Donovan (IRL) 8.03.39  Terry Brahm (USA) 8:03.92
60 metres hurdles
details
 Tonie Campbell (USA) 7.51
(CR)
 Stéphane Caristan (FRA) 7.62  Nigel Walker (GBR) 7.66
5000 metres walk
details
 Mikhail Shchennikov (URS) 18:27.79
(CR)
 Jozef Pribilinec (TCH) 18:27.80  Ernesto Canto (MEX) 18:38.71
High jump
details
 Igor Paklin (URS) 2.38
(CR)
 Hennadiy Avdyeyenko (URS) 2.38  Ján Zvara (TCH) 2.34
Pole vault
details
 Sergey Bubka (URS) 5.85
(CR)
 Earl Bell (USA) 5.80  Thierry Vigneron (FRA) 5.80
Long jump
details
 Larry Myricks (USA) 8.23
(CR)
 Paul Emordi (NGR) 8.01  Giovanni Evangelisti (ITA) 8.01
Triple jump
details
 Mike Conley (USA) 17.54
(CR)
 Oleg Protsenko (URS) 17.26  Frank Rutherford (BAH) 17.02
Shot put
details
 Ulf Timmermann (GDR) 22.24
(CR)
 Werner Günthör (SUI) 21.61  Sergey Smirnov (URS) 20.67
  • Ben Johnson of Canada originally won the 60 metre with the time 6.45 and was awarded the gold medal, but was later disqualified after the Canadian doping investigation (the Dubin inquiry) instigated by his doping positive at the 1988 Summer Olympic Games.[1]

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
60 metres
details
 Nelli Fiere-Cooman (NED) 7.08
(CR)
 Anelia Nuneva (BUL) 7.10  Angela Bailey (CAN) 7.12
200 metres
details
 Heike Drechsler (GDR) 22.27
(CR)
 Merlene Ottey (JAM) 22.66  Grace Jackson (JAM) 23.21
400 metres
details
 Sabine Busch (GDR) 51.66
(CR)
 Lillie Leatherwood (USA) 52.54  Judit Forgács (HUN) 52.68
800 metres
details
 Christine Wachtel (GDR) 2:01.32
(CR)
 Gabriela Sedláková (TCH) 2:01.85  Lyubov Kiryukhina (URS) 2:01.98
1500 metres
details
 Doina Melinte (ROU) 4:05.68
(CR)
 Tatyana Dorovskikh (URS) 4:07.08  Svetlana Kitova (URS) 4:07.59
3000 metres
details
 Tatyana Dorovskikh (URS) 8:46.52
(CR)
 Olga Bondarenko (URS) 8:47.08  Maricica Puică (ROU) 8:47.92
60 metres hurdles
details
 Cornelia Oschkenat (GDR) 7.82
(CR)
 Yordanka Donkova (BUL) 7.85  Ginka Zagorcheva (BUL) 7.99
3000 metres walk
details
 Olga Krishtop (URS) 12:05.49
(CR)
 Giuliana Salce (ITA) 12:36.76  Ann Peel (CAN) 12:38.97
High jump
details
 Stefka Kostadinova (BUL) 2.05
(CR)
 Susanne Beyer (GDR) 2.02  Emilia Dragieva (BUL) 2.00
Long jump
details
 Heike Drechsler (GDR) 7.10
(CR)
 Helga Radtke (GDR) 6.94  Yelena Belevskaya (URS) 6.76
Shot put
details
 Natalya Lisovskaya (URS) 20.52
(CR)
 Ilona Briesenick (GDR) 20.28  Claudia Losch (FRG) 20.14
  • Angella Issajenko of Canada originally came second at the 60 metre with the time 7.08 and was awarded the silver medal, but was later disqualified after the Canadian doping investigation (the Dubin inquiry).[1]

Medal table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 6 5 4 15
2  United States 6 3 2 11
3  East Germany 6 3 0 9
4  Ireland 2 1 0 3
5  Bulgaria 1 2 2 5
6  Brazil 1 0 1 2
 Netherlands 1 0 1 2
 Romania 1 0 1 2
9  Czechoslovakia 0 2 1 3
 France 0 2 1 3
11  Italy 0 1 2 3
12  Jamaica 0 1 1 2
13  Cuba 0 1 0 1
 Nigeria 0 1 0 1
 Spain 0 1 0 1
  Switzerland 0 1 0 1
17  Canada 0 0 2 2
18  Bahamas 0 0 1 1
 Hungary 0 0 1 1
 Mexico 0 0 1 1
 Morocco 0 0 1 1
 Great Britain 0 0 1 1
 West Germany 0 0 1 1

Participating nations[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mark Butler (ed.), "DOPING VIOLATIONS AT IAAF WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS", IAAF Statistics Book – World Indoor Championships SOPOT 2014 (PDF), IAAF, pp. 47–48, retrieved 27 September 2015 

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