|World Athletics Indoor Championships|
|Genre||Athletics World championship|
|Organised by||World Athletics|
The World Athletics Indoor Championships are a biennial indoor track and field competition served as the global championship for that version of the sport. Organised by the World Athletics, the competition was inaugurated as the World Indoor Games in 1985 in Paris, France and were subsequently renamed to IAAF World Indoor Championships in 1987. The current name was adapted with the name change of the sports governing body in 2019.
They have been held every two years except for when they were held in consecutive years 2003 and 2004 to facilitate the need for them to be held in alternate years to the main World Athletics Championships (outdoors) in the future.
|Edition||Year||City||Country||Date||Venue||Events||Nations||Athletes||Top of the|
|–||1985||Paris||18–19 January 1985||Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy||24||69||319|
|1||1987||Indianapolis||6–8 March 1987||Hoosier Dome||24||85||419|
|2||1989||Budapest||3–5 March 1989||Budapest Sportcsarnok||24||62||373|
|3||1991||Seville||8–10 March 1991||Palacio Municipal de Deportes San Pablo||26||80||518|
|4||1993||Toronto||12–14 March 1993||SkyDome||27||93||537|
|5||1995||Barcelona||10–12 March 1995||Palau Sant Jordi||27||131||594|
|6||1997||Paris||7–9 March 1997||Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy||28||118||712|
|7||1999||Maebashi||5–7 March 1999||Green Dome Maebashi||28||115||451|
|8||2001||Lisbon||9–11 March 2001||Pavilhão Atlântico||28||136||510|
|9||2003||Birmingham||14–16 March 2003||National Indoor Arena||28||131||583|
|10||2004||Budapest||5–7 March 2004||Budapest Sports Arena||28||139||677|
|11||2006||Moscow||10–12 March 2006||Olimpiysky Stadium||26||129||562|
|12||2008||Valencia||7–9 March 2008||Luis Puig Palace||26||147||574|
|13||2010||Doha||12–14 March 2010||Aspire Dome||26||146||585|
|14||2012||Istanbul||9–11 March 2012||Ataköy Athletics Arena||26||171||629|
|15||2014||Sopot||7–9 March 2014||Ergo Arena||26||134||538|
|16||2016||Portland||17–20 March 2016||Oregon Convention Center||26||137||487|
|17||2018||Birmingham||1–4 March 2018||National Indoor Arena||26||134||554|
|18||2021||Nanjing||19–21 March 2021 (branded for 2020 currently)||Nanjing's Cube at Nanjing Youth Olympic Sports Park|
|19||2022||Belgrade||11–13 March 2022||Belgrade Arena|
The events held have remained more or less the same since they originated, with the main alterations coming in the earlier years.
The 4 x 400 m relay race for both men and women was added to the full schedule in 1991 with the women's triple jump, the latter as an exhibition event, and gaining full status at the following championships.
Racewalking events were dropped after 1993, and a 1600 m medley relay was tried but was discontinued were due to poor interest. This same year, a men's heptathlon and women's pentathlon were successfully introduced as non-championship events, and have remained on the program since.
In 1997 the women's pole vault entered the fray, two years before it made an appearance at the event's outdoor counterpart.
Despite the event's popularity, the 200 m was removed from the program after the 2004 championships, as the event was deemed unfair and too predictable, with the tight bends involved in the race meaning any athletes not drawn in either of the outside lanes had minimal or no chance of winning.
Mozambique's Maria de Lurdes Mutola won seven gold, one silver and one bronze medal in the women's 800 m from 1993 to 2008.
Natalya Nazarova has won seven gold and one silver medal from 1999 to 2008 in the 400 m and 4 × 400 m relay.
Cuban Iván Pedroso won five straight golds in the men's long jump from 1993–2001.
Stefka Kostadinova of Bulgaria won five gold medals in the women's high jump.
Key to tables: Disqualified
X = annulled due to doping violation
|60 m||6.37||Christian Coleman||3 March 2018||2018 Championships||Birmingham, United Kingdom|
|400 m||45.11||Nery Brenes||10 March 2012||2012 Championships||Istanbul, Turkey|
|800 m||1:42.67||Wilson Kipketer||9 March 1997||1997 Championships||Paris, France|
|1500 m||3:33.77||Haile Gebrselassie||7 March 1999||1999 Championships||Maebashi, Japan|
|3000 m||7:34.71||Haile Gebrselassie||9 March 1997||1997 Championships||Paris, France|
|60 m hurdles||7.34||Dayron Robles||14 March 2010||2010 Championships||Doha, Qatar|
|High jump||2.43 m||Javier Sotomayor||4 March 1989||1989 Championships||Budapest, Hungary|
|Pole vault||6.02 m||Renaud Lavillenie||17 March 2016||2016 Championships||Portland, United States|
|Long jump||8.62 m||Iván Pedroso||7 March 1999||1999 Championships||Maebashi, Japan|
|Triple jump||17.90 m||Teddy Tamgho||14 March 2010||2010 Championships||Doha, Qatar|
|Shot put||22.31 m||Tomas Walsh||3 March 2018||2018 Championships||Birmingham, United Kingdom|
|Heptathlon||6645 pts||Ashton Eaton||9–10 March 2012||2012 Championships||Istanbul, Turkey|
|6.79 (60 m), 8.16 m (long jump), 14.56 m (shot put), 2.03 m (high jump) / 7.68 (60 m hurdles), 5.20 m (pole vault), 2:32.77 (1000 m)|
|4 × 400 m relay||3:01.77|| Karol Zalewski |
|4 March 2018||2018 Championships||Birmingham, United Kingdom|
|60 m||6.95||Gail Devers||12 March 1993||1993 Championships||Toronto, Canada|
|400 m||50.04||Olesya Forsheva||12 March 2006||2006 Championships||Moscow, Russia|
|800 m||1:56.90||Ludmila Formanová||7 March 1999||1999 Championships||Maebashi, Japan|
|1500 m||3:59.41 X||Yuliya Fomenko||9 March 2008||2008 Championships||Valencia, Spain|
|3:59.75||Gelete Burka||9 March 2008||2008 Championships||Valencia, Spain|
|3000 m||8:33.82||Elly van Hulst||4 March 1989||1989 Championships||Budapest, Hungary|
|60 m hurdles||7.70||Kendra Harrison||3 March 2018||2018 Championships||Birmingham, United Kingdom|
|High jump||2.05 m||Stefka Kostadinova||8 March 1987||1987 Championships||Indianapolis, United States|
|Pole vault||4.95 m||Sandi Morris||3 March 2018||2018 Championships||Birmingham, United Kingdom|
|Long jump||7.23 m||Brittney Reese||11 March 2012||2012 Championships||Istanbul, Turkey|
|Triple jump||15.36 m||Tatyana Lebedeva||6 March 2004||2004 Championships||Budapest, Hungary|
|Shot put||20.67 m||Valerie Adams||8 March 2014||2014 Championships||Sopot, Poland|
|20.85 m X||Nadzeya Ostapchuk||14 March 2010||2010 Championships||Doha, Qatar|
|Pentathlon||5013 pts||Nataliya Dobrynska||9 March 2012||2012 Championships||Istanbul, Turkey|
|8.38 (60 m hurdles), 1.84 m (high jump), 16.51 m (shot put), 6.57 m (long jump), 2:11.15 (800 m)|
|4 × 400 m relay||3:23.85|| Quanera Hayes |
|4 March 2018||2018 Championships||Birmingham, United Kingdom|
|60 m||6.61||Chris Huffins||8 March 1997||1997 Championships||Paris, France|
|Long jump||8.16 m||Ashton Eaton||9 March 2012||2012 Championships||Istanbul, Turkey|
|Shot put||17.17 m||Aleksey Drozdov||12 March 2010||2010 Championships||Doha, Qatar|
|High jump||2.21 m||Andrei Krauchanka||7 March 2014||2014 Championships||Sopot, Poland|
|60 m hurdles||7.64||Ashton Eaton||8 March 2014||2014 Championships||Sopot, Poland|
|Pole vault||5.50 m||Erki Nool||7 March 1999||1999 Championships||Maebashi, Japan|
|1000 m||2:29.04||Curtis Beach||19 March 2016||2016 Championships||Portland, United States|
|60 m hurdles||7.91||Jessica Ennis||9 March 2012||2012 Championships||Istanbul, Turkey|
|High jump||1.99 m||Tia Hellebaut||7 March 2008||2008 Championships||Valencia, Spain|
|Shot put||17.18 m||Nataliya Dobrynska||7 March 2008||2008 Championships||Valencia, Spain|
|Long jump||6.69 m||Natalya Sazanovich||9 March 2001||2001 Championships||Lisbon, Portugal|
|800 m||2:08.09||Jessica Ennis||9 March 2012||2012 Championships||Istanbul, Turkey|
|200 m||20.10||Frank Fredericks||6 March 1999||1999 Championships||Maebashi, Japan|
|5000 m walk||18:23.55||Mikhail Shchennikov||10 March 1991||1991 Championships||Seville, Spain|
| Distance medley relay |
|3:15.10|| Mark Everett |
|14 March 1993||1993 Championships||Toronto, Canada|
|200 m||22.15||Irina Privalova||14 March 1993||1993 Championships||Toronto, Canada|
|3000 m walk||11:49.73||Yelena Nikolayeva||13 March 1993||1993 Championships||Toronto, Canada|
| Distance medley relay |
|3:45.90|| Joetta Clark |
|14 March 1993||1993 Championships||Toronto, Canada|
Medal table includes 1985–2018 Championships.
|Totals (84 nations)||492||499||505||1496|
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