Facts and figures from the women’s events at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot

It’s stat time again. Join us as we take a look back at some of the facts and figures from the women’s events at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland.

You can find stats from the men’s events here.


» Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce’s winning time of 6.98 was the fastest at the World Indoor Champs since 1999.

» Asha Philip became only the fourth Brit to qualify for a world indoor 60m final after Heather Oakes (1985), Joice Maduaka (2003) and Jeanette Kwakye (2008).


» Francena McCorory’s winning time of 51.12 was the slowest since 1989.


» Chanelle Price became the first US woman to win a global senior 800m title since Madeline Manning won the Olympic title in 1968.

» As an aside, this indoor season has been the first since 1983 where a woman hasn’t broken 2:00 for 800m.


» Abeba Aregawi’s winning margin of 6.61 was by far the largest in world indoor history. Her gap was even bigger than Paula Ivan’s winning margin of 6.28 at the 1988 Olympics!


» Genzebe Dibaba became just the third woman to claim 1500m and 3000m titles at the World Indoor Champs after Gabriela Szabo and Elly Van Hulst.

60m hurdles

» Sally Pearson’s first round of 7.79 was the fastest ever heat at the World Indoors, and the fifth fastest in world indoor history.

Long jump

» A multi-eventer winning a medal in the individual long jump isn’t without precedent at the World Indoor Champs but Katarina Johnson-Thompson went one better than Carolina Kluft, who won bronze in 2004.

Triple jump

» What the competition lacked in long distances was made up for in competitiveness, as Yekaterina Koneva’s winning margin of 1cm over Olha Saladuha was the smallest at the World Indoors.

High jump

» For the first time in world indoor history, all three medallists jumped the same height.

Pole vault

» The winning vault of 4.70m was the lowest since the 2001 World Indoor Champs.

Shot put

» Valerie Adams’ winning advantage of 73cm was the largest in world indoor history.


» The GB team clocked 3:27.90 for bronze which was 0.86 faster than their winning time at the 2012 World Indoors. It was also the second fastest time indoors by a GB quartet.

» Kseniya Ryzhova’s anchor leg for the Russian quartet was timed at 49.83. In comparison, Christine Ohuruogu’s final leg was 52.52.

» Other GB splits: Eilidh Child 52.25, Shana Cox 51.80, Margaret Adeoye 51.33.


» Nadine Broersen became the first Dutch athlete to win a world indoor title since 1989 when Nelli Cooman won the 60m and Elly Van Hulst won the 3000m.

» Stats from the men’s events in Sopot can be found here

» See next week’s AW, out March 20, for a more in-depth statistical round-up from Sopot