- 2004 IAAF World Indoor Championships
IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athleticsunder the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federationswere held in the Budapest Arena, Hungarybetween March 5and March 7, 2004.
It was the second visit of the championships to
Budapesthaving previously visited there 15 years earlier in 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.
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__NOTOC__
Medal table by country
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 Nestsiarenka to silver in a
photo finishthough both were given the same time. Other finalists were former bronze medalist Torri EdwardsUSA (4th), Muriel HurtisFrance (5th in seasons best), Yuliya TabakovaRussia (6th), Christine ArronFrance (7th) and Natalya SafronnikovaRussia (8th).
=Men's 60 m hurdles=
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) Omanand Russel Roman (23.68 s) of Palauthough none of these athletes progressed through their respective rounds.
Women's 200 m
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 TârleaROM, Clay JulianUSA and Fani HalkiaGRE.
Men's 800 m
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 HachlafMorocco (4th), James ThieGreat Britain (5th), Miroslaw FormelaPoland (6th) and José RedolatSpain (7th) and Youssef BabaMorocco (8th).
Women's 1,500 m
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 Britain's 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 Tulletthad qualified for the final but did not start due to injury.
Men's 4 x 400 m
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 Tomlinsonset a national record finishing (6th), Sosunov Kirill, Russia (7th) and former five time champion Iván Pedrosocould only manage 8th place.
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 Etoneof 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 Safronovaof Belarus (12th).
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 Mesnilof France (7th). Netherland's Rens Blomfailed to clear his opening height of 5.60 m. to finish in (8th).
In an amazing turn of events Ukrainian
Vita Pavlyshfinished first only to be stripped of her title when receiving a life time ban after testing positive for anabolic steroidsagain. 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 Zabawskatantalisingly just 5 cm. back in 4th, China's Li Meiju(5th), Misleydis Gonzálezof Cuba 6th, and two time silver medalist Nadzeya Astapchukof Belarus 7th.
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 m. 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 Karpovfinished fourth ahead of reigning Olympic champion Erki Noolfrom Estonia (5th), Aleksandr Pogorelovof Russia (6th), former silver medalist Jón Arnar Magnússonof Icelandin (7th) and Ranko Leskovarof Slovenia in (8th).
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 Ruckstuhlof Netherlands who was (4th). Belgium's Tia Hellebautcame (5th), Irina Butorof Belarus (6th), Larisa Netseporukof Estonia (7th) with Kim Schiemenzof USA completing the line up in (8th) place.
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