1987 IAAF World Indoor Championships

The 1st IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics were held in Indianapolis, United States from March 6 to March 8, 1987. The championship had previously been known as the World Indoor Games, which were held once before changing the name.

1st IAAF World Indoor Championships
Host cityIndianapolis, United States
Date(s)March 6–8
Main stadiumHoosier Dome
Participation401 athletes from
85 nations
Events24

Being the second championship of its kind, there were several championship records. New championship records were set for every single women's event. There were a total number of 419 participating athletes from 85 countries.

Results

Men

Event Gold Silver Bronze
60 metres
 Lee McRae (USA)6.501
(CR)
 Mark Witherspoon (USA)6.54  Pierfrancesco Pavoni (ITA)6.59
200 metres
 Kirk Baptiste (USA)20.73
(CR)
 Bruno Marie-Rose (FRA)20.89  Robson da Silva (BRA)20.92
400 metres
 Antonio McKay (USA)45.98  Roberto Hernández (CUB)46.09  Michael Franks (USA)46.19
800 metres
 José Luiz Barbosa (BRA)1:47.49  Vladimir Graudyn (URS)1:47.68  Faouzi Lahbi (MAR)1:47.79
1500 metres
 Marcus O'Sullivan (IRL)3:39.04
(CR)
 José Manuel Abascal (ESP)3:39.13  Han Kulker (NED)3:39.51
3000 metres
 Frank O'Mara (IRL)8.03.32  Paul Donovan (IRL)8.03.39  Terry Brahm (USA)8:03.92
60 metres hurdles
 Tonie Campbell (USA)7.51
(CR)
 Stéphane Caristan (FRA)7.62  Nigel Walker (GBR)7.66
5000 metres walk
 Mikhail Shchennikov (URS)18:27.79
(CR)
 Jozef Pribilinec (TCH)18:27.80  Ernesto Canto (MEX)18:38.71
High jump
 Igor Paklin (URS)2.38
(CR)
 Hennadiy Avdyeyenko (URS)2.38  Ján Zvara (TCH)2.34
Pole vault
 Sergey Bubka (URS)5.85
(CR)
 Earl Bell (USA)5.80  Thierry Vigneron (FRA)5.80
Long jump
 Larry Myricks (USA)8.23
(CR)
 Paul Emordi (NGR)8.01  Giovanni Evangelisti (ITA)8.01
Triple jump
 Mike Conley (USA)17.54
(CR)
 Oleg Protsenko (URS)17.26  Frank Rutherford (BAH)17.02
Shot put
 Ulf Timmermann (GDR)22.24
(CR)
 Werner Günthör (SUI)21.61  Sergey Smirnov (URS)20.67

1 Ben Johnson of Canada originally won the 60 metres in 6.41, but was disqualified in September 1989 after admitting to using steroids between 1981 and 1988.[1]

Women

Event Gold Silver Bronze
60 metres
 Nelli Fiere-Cooman (NED)7.08
(CR)
 Aneliya Nuneva (BUL)7.101  Angela Bailey (CAN)7.12
200 metres
 Heike Drechsler (GDR)22.27
(CR)
 Merlene Ottey-Page (JAM)22.66  Grace Jackson (JAM)23.21
400 metres
 Sabine Busch (GDR)51.66
(CR)
 Lillie Leatherwood (USA)52.54  Judit Forgács (HUN)52.68
800 metres
 Christine Wachtel (GDR)2:01.32
(CR)
 Gabriela Sedláková (TCH)2:01.85  Lyubov Kiryukhina (URS)2:01.98
1500 metres
 Doina Melinte (ROU)4:05.68
(CR)
 Tatyana Samolenko (URS)4:07.08  Svetlana Kitova (URS)4:07.59
3000 metres
 Tatyana Samolenko (URS)8:46.52
(CR)
 Olga Bondarenko (URS)8:47.08  Maricica Puică (ROU)8:47.92
60 metres hurdles
 Cornelia Oschkenat (GDR)7.82
(CR)
 Yordanka Donkova (BUL)7.85  Ginka Zagorcheva (BUL)7.99
3000 metres walk
 Olga Krishtop (URS)12:05.49
(CR)
 Giuliana Salce (ITA)12:36.76  Ann Peel (CAN)12:38.97
High jump
 Stefka Kostadinova (BUL)2.05
(CR)
 Susanne Beyer (GDR)2.02  Emiliya Dragieva (BUL)2.00
Long jump
 Heike Drechsler (GDR)7.10
(CR)
 Helga Radtke (GDR)6.94  Yelena Belevskaya (URS)6.76
Shot put
 Natalya Lisovskaya (URS)20.52
(CR)
 Ilona Briesenick (GDR)20.28  Claudia Losch (FRG)20.14

1 Angella Issajenko of Canada originally finished second in the 60 metres in 7.08, but was disqualified in September 1989 after admitting to steroid use between 1985 and 1988.[1]

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Soviet Union (URS)65415
2 United States (USA)63211
3 East Germany (GDR)6309
4 Ireland (IRL)2103
5 Bulgaria (BUL)1225
6 Brazil (BRA)1012
 Netherlands (NED)1012
 Romania (ROU)1012
9 Czechoslovakia (TCH)0213
 France (FRA)0213
11 Italy (ITA)0123
12 Jamaica (JAM)0112
13 Cuba (CUB)0101
 Nigeria (NGR)0101
 Spain (ESP)0101
  Switzerland (SUI)0101
17 Canada (CAN)0022
18 Bahamas (BAH)0011
 Great Britain (GBR)0011
 Hungary (HUN)0011
 Mexico (MEX)0011
 Morocco (MAR)0011
 West Germany (FRG)0011
Totals (23 nations)24242472


Participating nations

See also

References

  1. Mark Butler (ed.), "DOPING VIOLATIONS AT IAAF WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS", IAAF Statistics Book – World Indoor Championships SOPOT 2014 (PDF), IAAF, pp. 47–48, retrieved 27 September 2015


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