|4th IAAF World Indoor Championships|
|Host city||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
|Events||27 (+4 non-championship)|
|Participation||537 athletes from |
The 4th IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics were held at the Skydome in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from March 12 to March 14, 1993. It was the last Indoor Championships to feature the 5,000 and 3,000 metres race walk events. In addition, it was the first Indoor Championships to include heptathlon and pentathlon, albeit as non-championship events. There were a total number of 537 athletes participated from 93 countries.
1989 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995 | 1997
|60 metres|| Bruny Surin ||6.50|
| Frankie Fredericks ||6.51|
| Talal Mansour ||6.57|
|200 metres|| James Trapp ||20.63|| Damien Marsh ||20.71|| Kevin Little ||20.72|
|400 metres|| Butch Reynolds ||45.26|
| Sunday Bada ||45.75|| Darren Clark ||46.45|
|800 metres|| Tom McKean ||1:47.29|| Charles Nkazamyampi ||1:47.62|| Nico Motchebon ||1:48.15|
|1500 metres|| Marcus O'Sullivan ||3:45.00|| David Strang ||3:45.30|| Branko Zorko ||3:45.39|
|3000 metres|| Gennaro Di Napoli ||7:50.26|| Eric Dubus ||7:50.57|| Enrique Molina ||7:51.10|
|60 metres hurdles|| Mark McKoy ||7.41|
| Colin Jackson ||7.43|| Tony Dees ||7.43|
|High jump|| Javier Sotomayor ||2.41|| Patrik Sjöberg ||2.39|| Steve Smith ||2.37|
|Pole vault|| Rodion Gataullin ||5.90|| Grigoriy Yegorov ||5.80|| Jean Galfione ||5.80|
|Long jump|| Iván Pedroso ||8.23|| Joe Greene ||8.13|| Jaime Jefferson ||7.98|
|Triple jump|| Pierre Camara ||17.59|
| Māris Bružiks ||17.36|| Brian Wellman ||17.27|
|Shot put|| Mike Stulce ||21.27|| Jim Doehring ||21.08|| Aleksandr Bagach ||20.63|
|4 × 400 metres relay|
Neil de Silva
|5000 metres walk|| Mikhail Shchennikov ||18:32.10|| Robert Korzeniowski ||18:35.91|| Mikhail Orlov ||18:43.48|
1989 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995 | 1997
|60 metres|| Gail Devers ||6.95|
| Irina Privalova ||6.97|| Zhanna Tarnopolskaya ||7.21|
|200 metres|| Irina Privalova ||22.15|
| Melinda Gainsford ||22.73|| Natalya Voronova ||22.90|
|400 metres|| Sandie Richards ||50.93|
| Tatyana Alekseyeva ||51.03|| Jearl Miles ||51.37|
|800 metres|| Maria Mutola ||1:57.55|
| Svetlana Masterkova ||1:59.18|| Joetta Clark ||1:59.86|
|1500 metres|| Yekaterina Podkopayeva ||4:09.29|| Violeta Beclea ||4:09.41|| Sandra Gasser ||4:10.99|
|3000 metres|| Yvonne Murray ||8:50.55|| Margareta Keszeg ||9:02.89|| Lynn Jennings ||9:03.78|
|60 metres hurdles|| Julie Baumann ||7.86|| LaVonna Martin ||7.99|| Patricia Girard ||8.01|
|High jump|| Stefka Kostadinova ||2.02|| Heike Henkel ||2.02|| Inga Babakova ||2.00|
|Long jump|| Marieta Ilcu ||6.84|| Susen Tiedtke ||6.84|| Inessa Kravets ||6.77|
|Triple jump|| Inessa Kravets ||14.47|
| Yolanda Chen ||14.36|| Inna Lasovskaya ||14.35|
|Shot put|| Svetlana Krivelyova ||19.57|| Stephanie Storp ||19.37|| Zhang Liuhong ||19.32|
|4 × 400 metres relay|
|3000 metres walk|| Yelena Nikolayeva ||11:49.73|
| Kerry Saxby-Junna ||11:53.82|| Ileana Salvador ||11:55.35|
Some events were contested without counting towards the total medal status. The 1600 metres medley relay consisted of four legs over 800 m, 200 m, 200 m and 400 m.
|Men's heptathlon|| Dan O'Brien ||6476|| Mike Smith ||6279|| Eduard Hämäläinen ||6075|
|Women's pentathlon|| Liliana Nastase ||4686|| Urszula Włodarczyk ||4667|| Birgit Clarius ||4641|
|Irina Belova (RUS) won the women's pentathlon and was awarded the gold medal, but was later disqualified when she was found to have been doping.|
|Men's 1600 metres|
Gilmar dos Santos,
André da Silva,
Sidnei de Souza,
Eronilde de Araujo
|Women's 1600 metres|
|The Russian women's 1600 metres medley relay team, composed of Yelena Afanasyeva, Marina Shmonina, Yelena Rusina and Yelena Andreyeva, originally won the event, but were later disqualified when Shmonina was found to have been doping.|
|Totals (30 nations)||27||27||26||80|
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