IAAF Hall of Fame

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

The IAAF Hall of Fame was established by the International Association of Athletics Federations in 2012. It is intended to honor individuals who have made valuable contributions in the sport of athletics both internationally and in their home countries that match certain 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 the Summer Olympics or World Championships in Athletics,
  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 48 members as of 21 November 2014.

Athlete Nation Speciality Date of induction Notes
Iolanda Balaș  Romania High jump 13 November 2012 [3]
Abebe Bikila  Ethiopia Long distance running 8 March 2012 [4]
Fanny Blankers-Koen  Netherlands Sprint 8 March 2012 [5]
Sergey Bubka  Soviet Union /  Ukraine Pole vault 25 June 2012 [6]
Sebastian Coe  United Kingdom Middle distance running 25 June 2012 [7]
Betty Cuthbert  Australia Sprint 8 March 2012 [8]
Babe Didrikson Zaharias  United States Sprint, javelin, high jump 6 June 2012 [9]
Volodymyr Holubnychy  Soviet Union /  Ukraine Race walk 15 October 2012 [10]
Michael Johnson  United States Sprint 6 June 2012 [11]
Jackie Joyner-Kersee  United States Multi events 8 March 2012 [12]
Alberto Juantorena  Cuba 400 m, 800 m 11 June 2012 [13]
Wang Junxia  China Long distance running 8 March 2012 [14]
Kipchoge Keino  Kenya Long distance running 2 July 2012 [15]
Stefka Kostadinova  Bulgaria High jump 13 November 2012 [16]
Carl Lewis  United States Sprint, Long Jump 8 March 2012 [17]
Edwin Moses  United States 400 m hurdles 8 March 2012 [18]
Paavo Nurmi  Finland Long distance running 8 March 2012 [19]
Dan O'Brien  United States Multi events 6 June 2012 [20]
Al Oerter  United States Discus throw 8 March 2012 [21]
Jesse Owens  United States Sprint, Long Jump 8 March 2012 [22]
Peter Snell  New Zealand Middle distance running 3 September 2012 [23]
Adhemar da Silva  Brazil Triple jump 8 March 2012 [24]
Irena Szewińska  Poland Sprint 17 May 2012 [25]
Emil Zátopek  Czechoslovakia Long distance running 8 March 2012 [26]
Harrison Dillard  United States 100 m, 110 m hurdles 16 November 2013 [27]
Marjorie Jackson  Australia Sprint 16 November 2013 [27]
Hannes Kolehmainen  Finland Long distance running 16 November 2013 [27]
Natalya Lisovskaya  Soviet Union /  Russia Shot put 16 November 2013 [27]
Svetlana Masterkova  Russia Middle distance running 16 November 2013 [27]
Noureddine Morceli  Algeria Middle distance running 16 November 2013 [27]
Parry O'Brien  United States Shot put 16 November 2013 [27]
Marie-José Pérec  France Sprint 16 November 2013 [27]
Viktor Saneyev  Soviet Union /  Georgia Triple jump 16 November 2013 [27]
Yuriy Sedykh  Soviet Union /  Russia Hammer throw 16 November 2013 [27]
Daley Thompson  United Kingdom Décathlon 16 November 2013 [27]
Grete Waitz  Norway Marathon 16 November 2013 [27]
Valeriy Brumel  Soviet Union /  Russia High jump 21 November 2014 [28]
Glenn Davis  United States Sprint, 400m Hurdles 21 November 2014 [28]
Heike Drechsler  East Germany /  Germany Long jump, Sprint 21 November 2014 [28]
Hicham El Guerrouj  Morocco Middle distance running 21 November 2014 [28]
Marita Koch  East Germany Sprint 21 November 2014 [28]
Robert Korzeniowski  Poland Race walk 21 November 2014 [28]
Jānis Lūsis  Soviet Union /  Latvia Javelin 21 November 2014 [28]
Bob Mathias  United States Decathlon 21 November 2014 [28]
Wilma Rudolph  United States Sprint 21 November 2014 [28]
Shirley Strickland de la Hunty  Australia Sprint, 80m hurdles 21 November 2014 [28]
Lasse Virén  Finland Middle and Long distance running 21 November 2014 [28]
Cornelius Warmerdam  United States Pole vault 21 November 2014 [28]

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" (PDF). IAAF. 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Hall of Fame Profile – Iolanda Balaş (Romania)". iaaf.org. 13 October 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Hall of Fame Profile - Abebe Bikila (Ethiopia)". iaaf.org. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Hall of Fame Profile - Fanny Blankers-Koen (The Netherlands)". iaaf.org. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
  6. ^ "Hall of Fame Profile – Sergey Bubka (Soviet Union / Ukraine)". iaaf.org. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2012.
  7. ^ "Hall of Fame Profile – Sebastian Coe (Great Britain)". iaaf.org. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 25 June 2012.
  8. ^ "Hall of Fame Profile - Betty Cuthbert (Australia)". iaaf.org. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
  9. ^ "Hall of Fame Profile – Mildred 'Babe' Didriksen (USA)". iaaf.org. 6 June 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
  10. ^ "Hall of Fame Profile - Vladimir Golubnichiy (Soviet Union/Ukraine)". iaaf.org. 15 September 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  11. ^ "Hall of Fame Profile – Michael Johnson (USA)". iaaf.org. 6 June 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
  12. ^ "Hall of Fame Profile - Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA)". iaaf.org. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
  13. ^ "Hall of Fame Profile – Alberto Juantorena (Cuba)". iaaf.org. 11 June 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  14. ^ "Hall of Fame Profile - Wang Junxia (China)". iaaf.org. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
  15. ^ "Hall of Fame Profile - Kip Keino (Kenya)". iaaf.org. 2 July 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
  16. ^ "Hall of Fame Profile – Stefka Kostadinova (Bulgaria)". iaaf.org. 13 October 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
  17. ^ "Hall of Fame Profile - Carl Lewis (USA)". iaaf.org. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
  18. ^ "Hall of Fame Profile - Edwin Moses (USA)". iaaf.org. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
  19. ^ "Hall of Fame Profile - Paavo Nurmi (Finland)". iaaf.org. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
  20. ^ "Hall of Fame Profile – Dan O'Brien (USA)". iaaf.org. 6 June 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
  21. ^ "Hall of Fame Profile - Al Oerter (USA)". iaaf.org. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
  22. ^ "Hall of Fame Profile - Jesse Owens (USA)". iaaf.org. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
  23. ^ "Hall of Fame Profile – Peter Snell (New Zealand)". iaaf.org. 5 August 2012. Retrieved 5 August 2012.
  24. ^ "Hall of Fame Profile - Adhemar da Silva (Brazil)". iaaf.org. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
  25. ^ "Hall of Fame Profile – Irena Szewinska (Poland)". iaaf.org. 1 May 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2012.
  26. ^ (in 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 (in English) "Bolt and Fraser-Pryce are crowned 2013 World Athletes of the Year". www.iaaf.org. Retrieved 16 November 2013.
  28. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Twelve athletics legends inducted into IAAF Hall of Fame". IAAF. 11 November 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014.

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