2020 IAAF World Indoor Championships

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18th World Athletics Indoor Championships
Host cityNanjing, China
Date(s)13–15 March 2020
Main stadiumNanjing Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium
Events26

The 18th World Athletics Indoor Championships will be held from 13 to 15 March 2020 in Nanjing, China at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium. This is the city's first hosting of the event.

Bidding process[edit]

Nanjing won the bid for the 2020 IAAF World Indoor Championships. Delegations from the three candidate cities made their presentations to Council in the following order (after the drawing of lots): Nanjing (CHN), Belgrade (SRB) and Toruń (POL).[1]

Portland was selected unanimously to host the 2016 event with Birmingham being the only other bidder.[2] With Portland then out of the running for the 2018 event Birmingham was selected as the host of the 2018 event.[3] The reason Portland was selected for 2016 and Birmingham being selected in 2018 is that the IAAF wanted more time between events in the UK with London hosting the 2012 Summer Olympics as well as the 2017 World Championships in Athletics along with Cardiff hosting the 2016 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships.[4] Portland would become the beginning of a similar sequence for the US, with the 2021 World Championships in Eugene, Oregon and the 2028 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles.

Venue[edit]

The facility, Nanjing Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium, has a capacity of 13,000 people and was opened in 2005.[5] The facility is located near Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre. The venue also hosted the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games, the finals of 2017 FIVB Grand Prix and the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League and the 2009 World Women's Handball Championship.

Schedule[edit]

TBD

H Heats ½ Semi-finals F Final
M = morning session, A = afternoon session
All dates are CST (UTC+8)

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Entry standards[edit]

The qualification period for all events runs from 1 January 2019 to 2 March 2020 (midnight Monaco time), except for the Combined Events. Twelve athletes will be invited in the Heptathlon and in the Pentathlon as follows: the winner of the 2019 Combined Events Challenge, the five best athletes from the 2019 Outdoor Lists (as at 31 December 2019), limited to a maximum of one per country and the five best athletes from the 2020 Indoor Lists (as at 24 February 2020). One athlete may be invited at the discretion of the IAAF. In total no more than two male and two female athletes from any one Member will be invited for the combined events.[7] The winners of the World Indoor tour received wildcards to the championships, allowing nations with wildcards to enter up to 3 athletes into individual events.[8]


Event Men Women
Indoor Outdoor Indoor Outdoor
60 metres 6.63 10.10 100m 7.30 11.15 100m
400 metres 46.70 45.00 52.90 51.00
800 metres 1:46.50 1:44.00 2:01.50 1:58.00
1500 metres 3:39.50 3:33.00 1500m 4:09.00 4:02.00 1500m
3:55.00 Mile 4:28.50 Mile
3000 metres 7:52.00 7:40.00 3000m 8:49.00 8:30.00 3000m
13:10.00 5000m 14:50.00 5000m
60 metres hurdles 7.70 13.40 110mh 8.16 12.85 100mh
High jump 2.33 m (7 ft 7 12 in) 1.95 m (6 ft 4 34 in)
Pole vault 5.78 m (18 ft 11 12 in) 4.70 m (15 ft 5 in)
Long jump 8.19 m (26 ft 10 14 in) 6.75 m (22 ft 1 12 in)
Triple jump 17.05 m (55 ft 11 14 in) 14.30 m (46 ft 10 34 in)
Shot put 20.80 m (68 ft 2 34 in) 18.30 m (60 ft 14 in)
4 × 400 metres relay No Standard No Standard

Medal summary[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
60 metres
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400 metres
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800 metres
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1500 metres
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3000 metres
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60 metres hurdles
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4 × 400 metres relay
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High jump
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Pole vault
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Long jump
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Triple jump
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Shot put
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Heptathlon
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Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
60 metres
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400 metres
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800 metres
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1500 metres
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3000 metres
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60 metres hurdles
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4 × 400 metres relay
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High jump
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Pole vault
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Long jump
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Triple jump
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Shot put
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Pentathlon
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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nanjing is Awarded 2020 World Indoor Championships – IAAF Council, Day 2". IAAF. 26 November 2017. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  2. ^ Red Shannon (17 November 2013). "Portland, Ore., Wins Bid for 2016 World Indoor Championships: Why It Matters". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Portland, Ore., to hold IAAF 2016 world indoors". ESPN. 15 November 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  4. ^ Gambaccini, Peter (15 November 2013). "Portland Will Host 2016 World Indoor Championships | Runner's World". Runnersworld.com. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  5. ^ Nanjing Olympic Sports Center Gymnasium in Nanjing World Stadiums
  6. ^ IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 Schedule Published 4 October 2017 IAAF
  7. ^ IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2020 Qualification System and Entry Standards Published 15 May 2017 IAAF
  8. ^ "IAAF World Indoor Tour Winners Secure Wildcards for Nanjing". 21 February 2019.

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