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Encyclopedia > 2004 IAAF World Indoor Championships

The 10th IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations were held in the Budapest Arena, Hungary between March 5 and March 7, 2004. The International Association of Athletics Federations World Indoor Championships were inaugurated as the World Indoor Games in 1985 in Paris, France and were subsequently renamed in 1987 as they are known today. ... The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is the international governing body for the sport of athletics (known in the US as track and field). It was founded in 1912 at its first Congress in Stockholm, Sweden by representatives from 17 national athletics federations as the International Amateur Athletics Federation. ... Budapest Sports Arena is an arena in Budapest, Hungary. ... March 5 is the 64th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (65th in leap years). ... March 7 is the 66th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (67th in Leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


It was the second visit of the championships to Budapest having previously visited there 15 years earlier in 1989. The 2nd IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics were held in Budapest, Hungary in March 1989. ...


The newly built 13,000 capacity arena was built on the site of a former stadium that was destroyed by fire in 1999.


This was to be the last World Indoor Championships where the 200 m. would be contested as due to the tight bends involved in running indoors any athlete drawn to run on an inside lane was given an enormous disadvantage. An athlete is a person who has above average physical skills (strength, agility, and endurance) and is thus suitable for physical activities, in particular, contests. ...


Medal winners

Men: 60 m | 60 m hurdles | 200 m | 400 m | 800 m | 1,500 m | 3,000 m | 4 x 400 m relay | long jump | triple jump | high jump | pole vault | shot put | heptathlon
Women: 60 m | 60 m hurdles | 200 m | 400 m | 800 m | 1,500 m | 3,000 m | 4 x 400 m relay | long jump | triple jump | high jump | pole vault | shot put | pentathlon


Medal table by country

Position Country: Gold: Silver: Bronze: Total:
1. Russia 8 6 5 19
2. United States of America 4 5 1 10
3= Ethiopia 2 1 1 4
3= Sweden 2 1 1 4
5. Kenya 2 0 1 3
6. Jamaica 1 2 2 5
7. Ukraine 1 2 1 4
8. Czech Republic 1 1 1 3
9= Canada 1 1 0 2
9= Portugal 1 1 0 2
11= Bahamas 1 0 1 2
11= Great Britain 1 0 1 2
13= Grenada 1 0 0 1
13= Mozambique 1 0 0 1
13= South Africa 1 0 0 1
16. Belarus 0 2 1 3
17. Brazil 0 1 1 2
18= Bahrain 0 1 0 1
18= Belgium 0 1 0 1
18= China 0 1 0 1
18= Slovenia 0 1 0 1
18= Sudan 0 1 0 1
23= Cuba 0 0 2 2
23= Greece 0 0 2 2
23= Romania 0 0 2 2
26= Croatia 0 0 1 1
26= Democratic Republic of the Congo 0 0 1 1
26= Denmark 0 0 1 1
26= France 0 0 1 1
26= Germany 0 0 1 1
26= Ireland 0 0 1 1
26= Lithuania 0 0 1 1

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Men's 60 m

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Jason Gardener, GBR Shawn Crawford, USA Georgios Theodoridis, GRE

After twice finishing third in the event Jason Gardener knew it was time to step up. With the quickest time from the semi-finals he was brimming with confidence and equalled that time of 6.49 seconds to take the gold ahead of the 2001 200 m champion Crawford. The Greek Theodoridis ran a seasons best to take the third place medal ahead of Mickey Grimes USA (4th in personal best), Matic Osovnikar (5th in Slovenian record), Francis Obikwelu Portugal (6th), Simone Collio Italy (7th) and Niconnor Alexander (8th). Jason Gardener (born September 18, 1975 in Bath, Somerset, England) is a sprint athlete. ... Shawn Crawford (born January 14, 1978 in Van Wyck, South Carolina) is a sprint athlete. ... Matic Osovnikar (born January 19, 1980) is a Slovenian athlete specializing in the 100 metres. ... Francis Obirah Obikwelu, born November 22, 1978 in Nigeria and Portuguese citizen since 2001, is a sprint athlete specializing in 100 m and 200 m, who finished second in the 100 m at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece, the first medal ever in athletics sprinting events for Portugal. ...


Women's 60 m

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Gail Devers USA Kim Gevaert BEL Yuliya Nesterenko BLR

Gail Devers took her third 60 m gold, to add to her 60 m hurdles title won in 2003, ahead of Gevaert (Belgian record) who pipped Nesterenko to silver in a photo finish though both were given the same time. Other finalists were former bronze medalist Torri Edwards USA (4th), Muriel Hurtis France (5th in seasons best), Yuliya Tabakova Russia (6th), Christine Arron France (7th) and Natalya Safronnikova Russia (8th). Yolanda Gail Devers (born November 19, 1966 in Seattle, Washington, USA) is a three-time Olympic 100 m champion in athletics for the US Olympic Team. ... Kim Gevaert (born: August 5, 1978 in Leuven, Belgium) is a sprint athlete. ... Yulia Nesterenko Yulia Nesterenko (Belarusian: Юлія Несьцярэнка, Yuliya Nyestsyarenka; Russian: Юлия Нестеренко, Yuliya Nesterenko; born June 15, 1979) is an athlete from Belarus. ... Photo finish from Greyhound racing taken using the movie camera method. ... Torri Edwards (born January 30, 1977) is an American sprinter. ... Muriel Hurtis is a French athlete born on March 25, 1979 at Bondy, France. ... Yuliya Tabakova (born May 1, 1980 in Kaluga, Russia) is a track and field sprint athlete, competing internationally for Russia. ... Christine Arron (born September 13, 1973 in Les Abymes, Guadeloupe) is a track and field sprint athlete, competing internationally for France. ... Natalya Safronnikova, née Vinogradova (born February 28, 1973) is a Belarusian sprinter who mainly competes in the 200 metres. ...


Men's 60 m hurdles

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Allen Johnson USA Liu Xiang CHN Maurice Wignall JAM

After only qualifying for the final by virtue of being a fastest loser, Allen Johnson claimed his third world indoor title, to go with his four previous outdoor titles, in a championship record of 7.36 seconds ahead of Liu of China (2nd in Asian record) who went one better than his third in Birmingham the year before and Wignall (3rd in Jamaican record) who edged out, by 1/100th of a second, Stanislavs Olijars of Latvia (4th in personal best). Other finalists were Yuniel Hernández, Cuba (5th), Robert Kronberg, Sweden (6th in seasons best), Yoel Hernández, Cuba (7th) and Dwight Thomas Jamaica (8th). Hurdling is running over obstacles. ... Allen K. Johnson (born March 1, 1971) is a hurdling athlete and won Olympic Gold in the 110 m hurdles at the 1996 games in Atlanta, Georgia. ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is Liu. ... Maurice Wignall (born April 17, 1976) is a Jamaican hurdling athlete. ... Dwight Thomas (born September 23, 1980) is a Jamaican sprinter mainly competing in the 100 metres event. ...


Women's 60 m hurdles

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Perdita Felicien CAN Gail Devers USA Linda Ferga-Khodadin FRA

Canadian Felicien edged out reigning champion Devers by just 3/100th's of a second with Ferga-Khodadin third in a French national record. Other finalists were Joanna Hayes, USA (4th), Susanna Kallur, Sweden (5th), Lacena Golding-Clarke, Jamaica (6th), Flóra Redoúmi, Greece (7th) and Nicole Ramalalanirina, France (8th). Hurdling is running over obstacles. ... Perdita Felicien, born August 29, 1980 in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, is the world champion hurdler in track and field athletic competition. ... Yolanda Gail Devers (born November 19, 1966 in Seattle, Washington, USA) is a three-time Olympic 100 m champion in athletics for the US Olympic Team. ... Linda Ferga-Khodadin (born December 24, 1976 in Paris) is a French athlete competing in the 100 metres hurdles (60 m indoor). ... Joanna Hayes (born December 23, 1976) is an American runner who won the gold medal in the Womens 100m Hurdles at the 2004 Summer Olympics at Athens. ... Susanna Kallur, (Susanna Elisabeth Kallur), born February 16, 1981, Long Island, New York, USA, and a resident in Falun, Dalarnas län, is a Swedish 100m (60m for indoor) hurdler runner (her main event). ...


Men's 200 m

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Dominic Demeritte, BAH Johan Wissman, SWE Tobias Unger, GER

In a poor year for the event Demeritte improved on his third position from Birmingham in 2003 to take gold in a new Bahamian record of 20.66 seconds albeit the slowest winning time since 1991. No other competitor in the final could even raise themselves to a seasons best although there were national records in the heats for Heber Viera (21.36 s) of Uruguay, Marcelo Figueroa (22.8 s) El Salvador, Hamoud Abdallah Al-Dalhami (21.97 s) Oman and Russel Roman (23.68 s) of Palau though none of these athletes progressed through their respective rounds. Dominic Demeritte (born February 22, 1978 in Nassau, Bahamas) is a sprints athlete who specializes in the 200 metres. ...


Women's 200 m

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Natalya Safronnikova BLR Svetlana Goncharenko RUS Karin Mayr-Krifka AUT

Anastasiya Kapachinskaya had crossed the line first and been awarded the gold medal but this was later taken back after she tested positive for the anabolic steroid stanozolol. This moved Safronnikova up to the gold medal position, 2 places better than her only other medal performance at the indoor championships in 2001 though her winning time of 23.13 s was the slowest the title had been won in. Goncharenko moved into silver position the same place that she had finished in 1999 and one better than her 1997 finish, and Mayr-Krifka took a surprise bronze. The other finalists were Maryna Maydanova and Nataliya Pygyda both of Ukraine. Natalya Safronnikova, née Vinogradova (born February 28, 1973) is a Belarusian sprinter who mainly competes in the 200 metres. ... Svetlana Goncharenko (born May 28, 1971 in Rostov-na-Donu) is a former Russian athlete who mainly competed in in the 200 metres. ... Anastasiya Kapachinskaya (born: November 20, 1979 in Moscow, Russia) is a sprint athlete. ... Anabolic steroids are a class of natural and synthetic steroid hormones that promote cell growth and division, resulting in growth of muscle tissue and sometimes bone size and strength. ...


Men's 400 m

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Alleyne Francique, GRN Davian Clarke, JAM Gary Kikaya, COD

The medal winners all ran season's best times, though not breaking any records. The other finalists were Sofiane Labidi (4th) from Tunisia, Milton Campbell USA (5th) and Joe Mendel USA (6th). Alleyne Francique (born June 7, 1976) is a Grenadian athlete who specializes in 400 Metres, his personal best being 44. ... Davian Clarke (born April 30, 1976) is a Jamaican athlete who mainly competes in the 400 metres. ... Gary Kikaya (born February 4, 1980 in Kinshasa) is an athlete competing internationally for the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the 400 metres. ... Little Milton (September 17, 1934—August 4, 2005) was the stage name for Milton Campbell, Jr. ...


Women's 400 m

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Natalya Nazarova RUS Olesya Krasnomovets RUS Tonique Williams-Darling BAH

In a quickly run race Natalya took gold in a championship record of 50.19 seconds to retain her title with her two main challengers both running personal bests to claim the minor medals. The other finalists were Ionela Tirlea-Manolache ROM, Clay Julian USA and Fani Halkia GRE. Natalya Nazarova (born: May 24, 1979 in Moscow, Russia. ... Olesya Krasnomovets (born July 8, 1979) is a Russian athlete. ... Tonique Williams-Darling is a Bahamian athlete. ... Ionela Tirlea-Manolache (born February 9, 1976) is a track and field athlete, competing internationally for the Romania. ... Fani Halkia (Greek: Φανή Χαλκιά; born 2 February 1979 in Larissa, Greece) is a Greek athlete. ...


Men's 800 m

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Mbulaeni Mulaudzi RSA Rashid Ramzi BRN Osmar dos Santos BRA

Mulaudzi won South Africa's only medal of the championships beating Ramzi who became Bahrain's first ever medallist at either of the athletics world championships with an Asian record of 1:46.15, a four second improvement on his semi-final time from the 2003 championships. The other finalists were Amine Laalou Morocco (4th), William Yiampoy Kenya (5th) and former World Junior Champion Joseph Mutua Kenya a disappointing (6th). Mbulaeni Mulaudzi (born September 8, 1980) is a South African middle distance runner. ... Rashid Ramzi (born July 17, 1980) is an athlete competing internationally for Bahrain in the 800 and 1500 metres. ...


Women's 800 m

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Maria Mutola MOZ Jolanda Čeplak SLO Joanne Fenn GBR

Maria took her record sixth individual gold in the event ahead of world record holder and main rival Jolanda. Joanne ran a personal best in taking the bronze setting a new national record of 1:59.50. Jennifer Toomey USA (4th) and Tatyana Andrianova RUS (5th) also set PB's with Olga Raspopova RUS coming in sixth. Maria de Lurdes Mutola (born October 27, 1972 in Maputo) is an athlete from Mozambique who has specialised in the 800 m. ... Photo finish in Athens 2004 Jolanda Čeplak (pronounciation) (born Jolanda Steblovnik, September 12, 1976) is a Slovene middle distance athlete. ... Joanne Fenn née Mersh, (born October 19, 1974) is an English middle distance athlete. ...


Men's 1,500 m

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Paul Korir KEN Ivan Heshko UKR Laban Rotich KEN

In a tactical ran race Korir, who had progressed from the qualifying round as a fastest loser, held off Heshko by just 3/100th's of a second with Rotich a further 1/2 second away in third. Rotich was only awarded the bronze 1 hour after the race when the athlete who had crossed the line in third place, Great Britain's Michael East, was disqualified for a pushing incident. Other finalists were Abdelkader Hachlaf Morocco (4th), James Thie Great Britain (5th), Miroslaw Formela Poland (6th) and José Redolat Spain (7th) and Youssef Baba Morocco (8th). Paul Korir (born: 1977, in Kenya) is a middle distance athlete. ... Ivan Heshko is a Ukrainian athlete specialising in the 1500m. ... Michael John East (born: January 20, 1978 in Reading, England) is a middle distance athlete. ...


Women's 1,500 m

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Kutre Dulecha ETH Carmen Douma-Hussar CAN Gulnara Samitova RUS

Dulecha became Ethiopia's first ever women's 1,500 m medalist at the championships with a surprise win taking the gold ahead of Douma-Hussar (2nd), who set a Canadian national record and Samitova (3rd). It was by far Kutre's best performance at a major competition although she had set a junior world record at the distance outdoors back in 1997. The other finalists were Daniela Yordanova, Bulgaria (4th), Nataliya Tobias, Ukraine (5th), Yuliya Kosenkova Russia (6th), Alesya Turova, Belarus (7th), Lidia Okninska, Poland (8th) and Great Britain's Kelly Holmes who had probably been the favourite going into the race but took a fall just after half way through the race and could not make up the ground eventually finishing 9th. Kutre Dulecha (born August 22, 1978 in Sidamo) is a middle distance runner from Ethiopia. ... Gulnara Samitova (born July 9, 1978) is a Russian runner. ... Dame Kelly Holmes, DBE (born 19 April 1970) is a British middle distance athlete. ...


Men's 3,000 m

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Bernard Lagat KEN Rui Silva POR Markos Geneti ETH

On the comeback trail after pulling out of the 2003 outdoor championships due to a suspect positive drug test Bernard was overjoyed at taking gold ahead of Silva and Geneti. The other finalists were Spanish pair Antonio Jiménez (4th) and Sergio Gallardo (5th), Gert-Jan Liefers, Netherlands (6th), Kevin Sullivan, Canada (7th), Moroccans Mohammed Amyne (8th) and Hicham Bellani (9th), Australian Craig Mottram (10th), Abiyote Abate, Ethiopia (11th) and Sergiy Lebid, Ukraine 12th. Bernard Kipchirchir Lagat (born: December 12, 1974 in Kapsabet, Kenya) is a middle and long distance athlete. ... Rui Silva (born August 3, 1977) is a Portuguese athlete. ... Markos Geneti (born May 30, 1984) is an Ethiopian middle distance runner most known for winning a bronze medal on the 3,000 metres at the 2004 IAAF World Indoor Championships. ... The 9th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held from August 23 to August 31, 2003 in the Stade de France in Saint Denis, Paris, France. ... Kevin Sullivan (born March 20, 1974 in Brantford, Ontario) is a world class middle distance runner. ... Craig Mottram is an Australian long distance runner. ...


Women's 3,000 m

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Meseret Defar ETH Berhane Adere ETH Shayne Culpepper USA

In the slowest women's 3,000 m the championship had seen, and 22 seconds slower than the quickest heat, 2003 bronze medalist Defar turned the tables on reigning champion Adere with Culpepper taking third. The other finalists were Spain's Marta Domínguez (4th), Great Britains Joanne Pavey (5th), Yelena Zadorozhnaya, Russia (6th), Sabrina Mockenhaupt, Germany (7th), Ukraine's Maryna Dubrova (8th), Maria McCambridge, Ireland (9th), Belgian Veerle Dejaeghere (10th) and Galina Bogomolova (11th). Great Britain's Hayley Tullett had qualified for the final but did not start due to injury. Meseret Defar (born November 19, 1983) is a female athlete from Ethiopia. ... Berhane Adere (born July 21, 1973 in Shewa) is an athlete from Ethiopia. ... Shayne Culpepper née Wille (born: December 3, 1973 in Atlanta USA) is a middle distance athlete. ... Marta Domínguez (born November 3, 1975 in Palencia) is a Spanish runner who mainly competes in 3000 and 5000 metres. ... Hayley Tullett (born July 1, 1975 in Swansea) is a Welsh middle distance runner mainly competing over 1500 metres. ...


Men's 4 x 400 m relay race

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Jamaica
Greg Haughton
Leroy Colquhoun
Michael McDonald
Davian Clarke
Russia
Dmitriy Forshev
Boris Gorban
Andrey Rudnitskiy
Aleksandr Usov
Ireland
Robert Daly
Gary Ryan
David Gillick
David McCarthy

With the United States of America team being disqualified, after crossing the line in third place, for dropping the baton and the Bahamian team falling over this was one of the most eventful races of the championships. This left the way open for the reigning silver medalists Jamaica to step in and snatch the gold ahead of the Russians who took silver and Ireland, who had broken the national record in the heats, going home with the bronze. Switzerland took 4th place with the Bahamians picking themselves off the floor to take 5th. During a relay race, members of a team take turns swimming or running (usually with a baton) parts of a circuit or performing a certain action. ... Greg Haughton (born November 10, 1973 in Saint Mary, Jamaica) is a 400 metres runner who has won numerous international medals in individual and relay contests. ... Leroy Colquhoun (born March 1, 1980) is a Jamaican sprinter. ... Davian Clarke (born April 30, 1976) is a Jamaican athlete who mainly competes in the 400 metres. ...


Women's 4 x 400 m relay race

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Russia
Olesya Krasnomovets
Olga Kotlyarova
Tatyana Levina
Natalya Nazarova
Belarus
Natalya Sologub
Anna Kozak
Ilona Usovich
Svetlana Usovich
Romania
Angela Morosanu
Alina Râpanu
Maria Rus
Ionela Tirlea-Manolache

A scintillating run by the Russian women's team saw them take gold in a world record time of 3:23.88. The second placed Belarusians broke their national record to claim silver and the Romanians did the same to take the bronze. Poland also broke their national record but finished without a medal in 4th with the Jamaican ladies finishing 5th and the Greek team, who also set a national record in the heats coming in 6th. An inexperienced USA team could only manage fourth place in their first round heat. During a relay race, members of a team take turns swimming or running (usually with a baton) parts of a circuit or performing a certain action. ... Olesya Krasnomovets (born July 8, 1979) is a Russian athlete. ... Olga Kotlyarova (born April 12, 1976 in Sverdlovsk) is a Russian runner. ... Natalya Nazarova (born: May 24, 1979 in Moscow, Russia. ... Natalya Sologub (born March 31, 1975) is a Belarusian sprinter. ... Ionela Tirlea-Manolache (born February 9, 1976) is a track and field athlete, competing internationally for the Romania. ...


Men's long jump

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Savanté Stringfellow USA James Beckford JAM Vitaliy Shkurlatov RUS

Savanté Stringfellow jumped exactly the same distance, 8.40 m, as he had when taking silver at the 2001 outdoors championships but this time got his hands on a gold medal. The 2003 outdoor silver medalist Beckford again finished second with Russian Shkurlatov completing the podium line up. Romanian Bogdan Tarus (4th), Volodymyr Zyuskov, Ukraine (5th with a personal best), Great Britain's Chris Tomlinson set a national record finishing (6th), Sosunov Kirill, Russia (7th) and former five time champion Iván Pedroso could only manage 8th place. Officials watch as Salim Sdiri of France jumps at the GE Money Grand Prix in Helsinki, July 2005. ... Savante Stringfellow is a U.S. born longjumper. ... James Beckford (born January 9, 1975 in St. ... Bogdan Tarus (born August 1, 1975) is a Romanian athlete competing in the long jump. ... Christopher Tomlinson (born: September 15, 1981 in Middlesbrough, England) is an athlete who specialises in the long jump. ... Iván Lázaro Pedroso Soler (born December 17, 1972 in La Habana) is a Cuban athlete specializing in long jump. ...


Women's long jump

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Tatyana Lebedeva RUS Tatyana Kotova RUS Carolina Klüft SWE

Lebedeva, fresh from her world record in the triple jump the previous day, jumped a world leading distance of 6.98 m to record her second gold medal ahead of reigning champion Kotova who jumped a seasons best and Sweden's heptathlete queen Klüft who set a national record. The other finalists were China's Yingnan Guan (4th), Latvia's Valentina Gotovska (5th), Italy's Fiona May (6th), Spain's Concepción Montaner (7th) Adina Anton of Romania who finished 8th. Officials watch as Salim Sdiri of France jumps at the GE Money Grand Prix in Helsinki, July 2005. ... Tatyana Lebedeva (born July 21, 1976) is a Russian athlete. ... Tatyana Kotova (born November 12, 1976 in Kokand, Uzbekistan) is an athlete who competes for Russia in the long jump. ... Carolina Evelyn Klüft (born February 2, 1983 in Sandhult, Sweden) is an athlete competing in heptathlon, long jump and pentathlon. ... Fiona May (born December 12, 1969 in Slough, England) is an Italian athlete competing in the long jump. ...


Men's triple jump

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Christian Olsson SWE Jadel Gregório BRA Yoandri Betanzos CUB

Olsson retained his title here with a third round jump of 17.83 m to equal the seven year old indoor world record previously set by Cuba's Aliecer Urrutia in 1997. Gregório had his best performance by far in a major competition by taking home the silver with Betanzos taking the bronze. Other finalists were Belarusian Dmitriy Valyukevich (4th), Marian Oprea, Romania (5th in seasons best), Ukrainian Savolaynen Mykola could not improve on the national record he set in qualifying to finish (6th), Danila Burkenya, Russia (7th) and France's Julien Kapek (8th). The triple jump is an athletics (track and field) event, previously also known as hop, step and jump, whose various names describe the actions a competitor takes. ... Christian Olsson (born January 25, 1980 in Gothenburg, Sweden) is an athlete competing in high jump and triple jump. ... Jadel Gregório (born September 16, 1980) is a Brazilian athlete competing in long jump and triple jump. ... Yoandri Betanzos (born February 15, 1982) is a Cuban athlete competing in the triple jump. ... Aliecer Urrutia (born September 22, 1974) is a former triple jumper from Cuba Having set a personal best of 17. ... Marian Oprea (June 6 1982) is a Romanian athlete, competing in triple jump. ... Danila Burkenya (born July 20, 1978) is a Russian track and field athlete who competes mainly in triple jump. ...


Women's triple jump

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Tatyana Lebedeva RUS Yamilé Aldama SUD Hrysopiyí Devetzí GRE

Lebedeva first qualifying jump put her through to the final where her second round jump of 15.25 m gave her a comfortable lead over the field. She then opted out of her third and fifth round jumps saving herself in case a big jump was required in the final round. Her nearest rival Aldama had recorded 14.90 m also in the second round to lie in silver medal position with Devetzí's fourth round 14.73 m giving her bronze. Tatyana decided to take her last jump in the knowledge that gold medal was hers and produced a world record jump of 15.36 m. She followed this up by winning the long jump also the following day. The other finalists were Trecia Smith (4th in a Jamaican record), Italy's Magdelin Martinez (5th), Françoise Mbango Etone of Cameroon (6th), Romania's Adelina Gavrila (7th), Olena Hovorova, Ukraine (8th), Mabel Gay, Cuba (9th), Baya Rahouli, Algeria (10th), Italy's Simona La Mantia (11th) and Natalya Safronova of Belarus (12th). The triple jump is an athletics (track and field) event, previously also known as hop, step and jump, whose various names describe the actions a competitor takes. ... Tatyana Lebedeva (born July 21, 1976) is a Russian athlete. ... Yamilé Aldama (born August 14, 1972 in Havana) is a Sudanese triple jumper. ... Hrysopiyi Devetzi (born January 2, 1976) is a Greek athlete competing in triple jump and also long jump. ... Trecia Smith (born November 5, 1975) is a Jamaican athlete competing mainly in triple jump. ... Magdelin Martinez (born February 10, 1976 in Camag, Cuba) is a track and field athlete, competing internationally for the Italy. ... Françoise Mbango Etone (born April 14, 1976) is a track and field athlete, competing internationally for the Cameroon. ... Olena Hovorova (born September 18, 1973 in Izmail) is a Ukrainian athlete competing in long jump and triple jump. ...


Men's high jump

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Stefan Holm SWE Yaroslav Rybakov RUS Jaroslav Bába CZE
Germaine Mason JAM
Stefan Vasilache Rom
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Sweden's Stefan Holm went one better than his silver at the outdoors in 2003 with a straight forward win clearing all of his five heights at the first attempt to finish with 2.35 m. Rybakov was the only competitor to mount a challenge but he could only mange 2.32 m. Five athletes were tied with jumps 10 cm behind the winner but countback saw Belarusian Gennadiy Moroz, Ukrainian Andriy Sokolovskyy and Ireland's Adrian O'Dwyer miss out on the medals with Jamie Nieto of USA completing the final line up. Gold medal winner Ethel Catherwood of Canada scissors over the bar at the 1928 Summer Olympics. ... Stefan Holm Stefan Holm (born May 25, 1976 in Forshaga, Sweden) is an athlete competing in high jump. ... Yaroslav Rybakov (born November 22, 1980 in Mogilyev, Belarus) is a Russian athlete who specializes in the high jump. ... Jaroslav Bába (born September 2, 1984 in Karviná) is a Czech high jumper. ... This article needs to be updated. ... Stefan Vasilache (born May 9, 1979) is a Romanian athlete competing in high jump. ... Gennadiy Moroz (born August 15, 1978) is a Belarusian high jumper who cleared 2. ...


Women's high jump

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Yelena Slesarenko RUS Anna Chicherova RUS Blanka Vlašić CRO

Two twenty-two year old Russians took the main medals with Slesarenko beating her compatriot Chicherova with a near faultless display, failing on only one of her jumps. Blanka took bronze on countback ahead of Ukrainian Vita Palamar (4th) and Daniela Rath of Germany (6th) all clearing 1.97 m. Spain's Marta Mendía set a personal best in qualifying for the final but ended up in 7th place ahead of Bulgarian Venelina Veneva (8th) and Viktoriya Styopina of Ukraine in 9th. Gold medal winner Ethel Catherwood of Canada scissors over the bar at the 1928 Summer Olympics. ... Yelena Vladimirovna Slesarenko, née Sivushenko (Елена Владимировна Слесаренко in Russian, born February 28, 1982 in Volgograd) is a Russian high jumper. ... Blanka VlaÅ¡ić (born November 8, 1983 in Split) is a Croatian high jumper. ... Venelina Veneva (born June 13, 1974 in Ruse) is a Bulgarian high jumper. ... Viktoriya Styopina (born February 21, 1976) is a Ukrainian high jumper. ...


Men's pole vault

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Igor Pavlov RUS Adam Ptácek CZE Denys Yurchenko UKR

In a below par pole vault Russian indoor national champion Pavlov took a surprise gold with a personal best of 5.80 m. followed by four athletes who all cleared 5.70 m. Ptácek took silver and Yurchenko bronze on countback ahead of Sweden's Patrik Kristiansson (4th), German Tim Lobinger (5th). 10 cm further behind were Italian Giuseppe Gibilisco (6th) and Romain Mesnil of France (7th). Netherland's Rens Blom failed to clear his opening height of 5.60 m. to finish in (8th). Pole vaulting is an athletics event where competitors use a long, flexible pole as an aid to leap over a bar, similar to the high jump, but at much greater heights. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Denys Yurchenko (born January 27, 1978) is a Ukrainian pole vaulter best known for his medals in Indoor Athletics Championships. ... Patrik Kristiansson is an athlete competing in pole vault. ... Tim Lobinger (born September 3, 1972 in Rheinbach) is a German track and field athlete. ... Giuseppe Gibilisco (born January 5, 1979 in Siracusa) is an Italian pole vaulter who won the 2003 World Championships with a personal best of 5. ... Rens Blom (born March 1, 1977 in Munstergeleen) is a Dutch athlete competing in pole vault. ...


Women's pole vault

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Yelena Isinbayeva RUS Stacy Dragila USA Svetlana Feofanova RUS

With three former winners of the title along with the previous years silver medalist this was always going to be a fascinating contest in this relatively young event. The 21 year old world junior record holder Isinbayeva added to her growing reputation with a world record clearance of 4.86 m. to improve on her silver from a year ago and her bronze at the 2003 outdoors championship taking the gold ahead of the reigning Olympic champion Dragila in silver and reigning world champion Feofanova, bronze. Jillian Schwartz of USA set a personal best in 4th place ahead of Vanessa Boslak who set a French national record in finishing equal fifth with Monika Pyrek of Poland. Pyrek compatriot Anna Rogowska took 7th place with a disappointing 8th place for 1999 champion Nastja Ryshich. Pole vaulting is an athletics event where competitors use a long, flexible pole as an aid to leap over a bar, similar to the high jump, but at much greater heights. ... Yelena Isinbayeva (Russian: Елена Исинбаева; born June 3, 1982 in Volgograd) is a Russian pole vaulter. ... Stacy Dragila (born Stacy Mikaelson on March 25, 1971 in Auburn, California) is an American pole vaulter. ... Svetlana Feofanova (Russian: Светлана Евгеньевна Феофанова; born 16 July 1980) in Moscow, she is a Russian pole vaulter. ... Monika Pyrek (born August 11, 1980 in Gdynia) is a Polish athlete competing in pole vault. ... Anna Rogowska (born May 21, 1981 in Gdynia) is a Polish athlete competing in pole vault. ...


Men's shot put

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Christian Cantwell USA Reese Hoffa USA Joachim Olsen DEN

The 23 year old Cantwell added to the IAAF World Athletics Final victory from 2003 to take his second major win with his second round throw of 21.49 m. Compatriot Hoffa, 3 years his senior, made his first podium finish in a championship with a personal best opening distance of 21.07 m. ahead of the more experienced Dane Olsen. The improving Tomasz Majewski of Poland also raised his game to improve on the personal best he set in qualifying with a national record in the final but missed out on bronze by 16 cm. to take 4th place. The other finalists were reigning champion Manuel Martínez (5th), Belarusian Andrei Mikhnevich (6th), Great Britain's Carl Myerscough (7th) and Yuriy Bilonog of Ukraine (8th). Shot put The shot put is an athletics (track and field) event involving putting (throwing in a pushing motion) a heavy metal ball, also called the shot, as far as possible. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Joachim B. Olsen (born May 31, 1977 in Aalborg, Denmark is one of the worlds leading shot putters. ... Manuel Martínez Gutiérrez (born December 7, 1974 in Léon) is a Spanish shot putter, who is nicknamed the Gentle Giant. Height: 185cm/61 Weight: 132kg/291lbs. ... Andrei Mikhnevich (born July 12, 1976) is a Belarusian shot putter. ...


Women's shot put

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Svetlana Krivelyova RUS Yumileidi Cumbá CUB Nadine Kleinert GER

In an amazing turn of events Ukrainian Vita Pavlysh finished first only to be stripped of her title when receiving a life time ban after testing positive for anabolic steroids again. This was a repeat of the events following the 1999 Indoor Championship when she had also taken the gold only for it to be taken away when she was given a two year ban for the same offence. This left Krivelyova to actually be awarded first place ahead of Cumbá and Kleinert. The other finalists were Krystyna Zabawska tantalisingly just 5 cm. back in 4th, China's Meiju Li (5th), Misleydis González of Cuba 6th, and two time silver medalist Nadezhda Ostapchuk of Belarus 7th. Shot put The shot put is an athletics (track and field) event involving putting (throwing in a pushing motion) a heavy metal ball, also called the shot, as far as possible. ... Svetlana Krivelyova (born: June 13, 1969 in Bryansk, Russia) is an athlete who specialises in the shot put. ... Yumileidi Cumbá (born February 11, 1975 in Guantánamo) is a Cuban athlete competing in the shot put. ... Vita Pavlysh (born: January 15, 1969 in Ukraine) was an athlete who specialised in the shot put. ... Anabolic steroids are a class of natural and synthetic steroid hormones that promote cell growth and division, resulting in growth of muscle tissue and sometimes bone size and strength. ... Nadezhda Ostapchuk (born October 12, 1980) is a Belarusian shot putter. ...


Men's heptathlon

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Roman Šebrle CZE Bryan Clay USA Lev Lobodin RUS

With one event to go, Šebrle lay 32 points behind Clay, with Lobodin a further 168 points back in third. But despite a personal best in the 1,000 cm. Clay trailed in a massive 50 seconds behind Roman. This handed the gold to the Czech to give him the title to add to the gold he had won in 2001. Clay held onto silver with Lobodin safely in third. In this invitation only event Kazakhstan's Dmitriy Karpov finished fourth ahead of reigning Olympic champion Erki Nool from Estonia (5th), Aleksandr Pogorelov of Russia (6th), former silver medalist Jón Arnar Magnússon of Iceland in (7th) and Ranko Leskovar of Slovenia in (8th). . Roman Šebrle (born 26 November 1974 in Lanškroun) is an athlete from the Czech Republic. ... Bryan Clay (born January 3, 1980 in Austin, Texas) is an American decathlete. ... Lev Lobodin (born April 1, 1969 in Voronezh) is a decathlete from Russia, having changed nationality from Ukraine at the end of 1996. ... Dmitriy Karpov (born July 23, 1981 in Karaganda) is an athlete from Kazakhstan who competes in decathlon and heptathlon (the latter during the winter season). ... Erki Nool (born June 25, 1970) is an Estonian decathlete and winner of the gold medal for Decathlon in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney. ... Jón Arnar Magnússon (born July 28, 1969 in Selfoss) is a decathlete from Iceland. ...


Women's pentathlon

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
Naide Gomes POR Nataliya Dobrynska UKR Austra Skujyte LTU

With the lowest ever winning number of points, Gomes, who had led from the third event held on from Dobrynska by 32 points with Lithuanian Skujyte a further 48 points behind in the bronze medal position. The second and third place finishers set national records as did Karin Ruckstuhl of Netherlands who was (4th). Belgium's Tia Hellebaut came (5th), Irina Butor of Belarus (6th), Larisa Netseporuk of Estonia (7th) with Kim Schiemenz of USA completing the line up in (8th) place. Naide Gomes (full name Enezenaide do Rosario da Vera Cruz Gomes, born November 20, 1979 in São Tomé and Príncipe) is a heptathlete who has represented Portugal since 2001. ... Austra Skujytė (born August 12, 1979 in Biržai) is a Lithuanian athlete, competing in both the heptathlon and the decathlon. ...



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2004 IAAF World Indoor Championships - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2446 words)
The 10th IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations were held in the Budapest Arena, Hungary between March 5 and March 7, 2004.
It was the second visit of the championships to Budapest having previously visited there 15 years earlier in 1989.
This was a repeat of the events following the 1999 Indoor Championship when she had also taken the gold only for it to be taken away when she was given a two year ban for the same offence.
Bogdan Ţărus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (146 words)
Bogdan Tarus (born August 1, 1975) is a Romanian athlete competing in the long jump.
According to the IAAF, he jumped an exceptionally astonishing 7.53 at the age of twelve (September 26, 1987 in Resita).
He has, however, not had much success in World Championships or Olympic Games.
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