|6th IAAF World Indoor Championships|
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|Dates||7 March–9 March|
|Host city||Paris, France|
|Venue||Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy|
|Participation||712 athletes from |
The 6th IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics were held at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in Paris, France from March 7 to March 9, 1997. It was the first athletic championships to introduce women's pole vault. There were a total number of 712 participating athletes from 118 countries.
1993 | 1995 | 1997 | 1999 | 2001
|60 metres|| Haralabos Papadias ||6.50|
| Michael Green ||6.51|| Davidson Ezinwa ||6.52|
|200 metres|| Kevin Little ||20.40|
| Iván García ||20.46|
| Francis Obikwelu ||21.10|
|400 metres|| Sunday Bada ||45.51|
| Jamie Baulch ||45.62|| Shunji Karube ||45.76|
|800 metres|| Wilson Kipketer ||1:42.67|
| Mahjoub Haida ||1:45.76|
| Rich Kenah ||1:46.16|
|1500 metres|| Hicham El Guerrouj ||3:35.31|
| Rüdiger Stenzel ||3:37.24|| William Tanui ||3:37.48|
|3000 metres|| Haile Gebrselassie ||7:34.71|
| Paul Bitok ||7:38.84|| Ismaïl Sghyr ||7:40.01|
|60 metres hurdles|| Anier García ||7.48|
| Colin Jackson ||7.49|| Tony Dees ||7.50|
|4 × 400 metres relay|
|High jump|| Charles Austin ||2.35|| Lambros Papakostas ||2.32|| Dragutin Topic ||2.32|
|Pole vault|| Igor Potapovich ||5.90|
| Lawrence Johnson ||5.85|| Maksim Tarasov ||5.80|
|Long jump|| Iván Pedroso ||8.51|
| Kirill Sosunov ||8.41|
| Joe Greene ||8.41|
|Triple jump|| Yoel García ||17.30|| Aliecer Urrutia ||17.27|| Aleksandr Aseledchenko ||17.22|
|Shot put|| Yuriy Bilonog ||21.02|| Aleksandr Bagach ||20.94|| John Godina ||20.87|
|Heptathlon|| Robert Změlík ||6228|| Erki Nool ||6213|
| Jón Magnússon ||6145|
1993 | 1995 | 1997 | 1999 | 2001
|60 metres|| Gail Devers ||7.06|| Chandra Sturrup ||7.15|| Frederique Bangue ||7.17|
|200 metres|| Ekaterini Koffa ||22.76|
| Juliet Cuthbert ||22.77|| Svetlana Goncharenko ||22.85|
|400 metres|| Jearl Miles Clark ||50.96|
| Sandie Richards ||51.17|
| Helena Fuchsová ||52.04|
|800 metres|| Maria Mutola ||1:58.96|| Natalya Dukhnova ||1:59.31|
| Joetta Clark ||1:59.82|
|1500 metres|| Yekaterina Podkopayeva ||4:05.19|
| Patricia Djaté-Taillard ||4:06.16|
| Lidia Chojecka ||4:06.25|
|3000 metres|| Gabriela Szabo ||8:45.75|| Sonia O'Sullivan ||8:46.19|
| Fernanda Ribeiro ||8:49.79|
|60 metres hurdles|| Michelle Freeman ||7.82|
| Gillian Russell ||7.84|
| Cheryl Dickey ||7.84|
|4 × 400 metres relay|
Jearl Miles Clark
|High jump|| Stefka Kostadinova ||2.02|| Inga Babakova ||2.00|
| Hanne Haugland ||2.00|
|Pole vault|| Stacy Dragila ||4.40|
| Emma George ||4.35|| Cai Weiyan ||4.35|
|Long jump|| Fiona May ||6.86|
| Chioma Ajunwa ||6.80|| Agata Karczmarek ||6.71|
|Triple jump|| Inna Lasovskaya ||15.01|
| Ashia Hansen ||14.70|
| Šárka Kašpárková ||14.66|
|Shot put|| Vita Pavlysh ||20.00|| Astrid Kumbernuss ||19.92|| Irina Korzhanenko ||19.49|
|Pentathlon|| Sabine Braun ||4780|| Mona Steigauf ||4681|
| Kym Carter ||4627|
|Totals (32 nations)||28||28||28||84|
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