Youngest & Oldest Winners in World Indoor Championships

Youngest & Oldest Winners in World Athletics Indoor Championships


Together with Tilastopaja, Etusuora collected the youngest and oldest champions in world indoor championships.
Etusuora: 17.03.2022 11:38Athletics
Youngest & Oldest Winners in World Athletics Indoor Championships
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The youngest champion in World Athletics Indoor Championships is Vashti Cunningham, who won the high jump in the 2016 games in Birmingham. On the event day, this US competitor was 18 years and 62 days. The second youngest World Athletics indoor champion is Samuel Tefera, who won the 1500-metre race at the age of 18 years and 162 days.

The all-time oldest indoor world champion is Yekaterina Podkopayeva. In the Paris Games in 1997, the Russian athlete Podkopayeva took gold in the 1500-metre race at the respectable age of 44 years, 271 days. The title of the oldest-ever male champion goes to Bernard Lagat – who won the 3000-metre championship when he was 37 years and 90 days old.

List of Youngest and Oldest Athletes to Win World Indoor Championships


Men


60 m - youngest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
20 years 252 daysTrayvon Bromell6.472016
21 years 32 daysJustin Gatlin6.462003
21 years 43 daysLee McRae6.501987


60 m - oldest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
31 years 342 daysDwain Chambers6.482010
30 years 29 daysJustin Gatlin6.462012
28 years 170 daysJason Gardener6.492004


200 m - youngest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
22 years 142 daysJohn Regis20.541989
22 years 205 daysNikolay Antonov20.671991
23 years 55 daysShawn Crawford20.632001


200 m - oldest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
31 years 155 daysFrank Fredericks20.101999
28 years 339 daysKevin Little20.401997
26 years 287 daysMarlon Devonish20.622003


400 m - youngest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
21 years 300 daysDaniel Caines46.402001
23 years 15 daysPavel Maslák45.242014
23 years 26 daysAntonio McKay45.981987


400 m - oldest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
31 years 149 daysChris Brown45.962010
30 years 47 daysDevon Morris46.171991
29 years 279 daysAlleyne Francique45.542006


800 m - youngest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
18 years 61 daysMohamed Aman1:48.362012
18 years 262 daysAbubaker Kaki1:44.812008
19 years 333 daysYuriy Borzakovskiy1:44.492001


800 m - oldest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
29 years 138 daysTom McKean1:47.291993
28 years 182 daysAdam Kszczot1:47.472018
27 years 296 daysDavid Krummenacker1:45.692003


1500 m - youngest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
18 years 132 daysSamuel Tefera3:58.192018
20 years 140 daysDeresse Mekonnen3:38.232008
20 years 178 daysHicham El Guerrouj3:44.541995


1500 m - oldest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
33 years 146 daysDriss Maazouzi3:42.592003
31 years 81 daysMarcus O'Sullivan3:45.001993
27 years 72 daysMarcus O'Sullivan3:36.641989


3000 m - youngest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
18 years 232 daysYomif Kejelcha7:57.212016
20 years 215 daysYomif Kejelcha8:14.412018
21 years 48 daysTariku Bekele7:48.232008


3000 m - oldest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
37 years 90 daysBernard Lagat7:41.442012
35 years 92 daysBernard Lagat7:37.972010
30 years 236 daysFrank O'Mara7:41.141991


60 m H - youngest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
21 years 0 daysAnier García7.481997
21 years 330 daysOmar McLeod7.412016
22 years 106 daysTerrence Trammell7.512001


60 m H - oldest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
33 years 5 daysAllen Johnson7.362004
32 years 217 daysGreg Foster7.451991
32 years 15 daysColin Jackson7.381999


High jump - youngest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
20 years 286 daysDanil Lysenko2.362018
21 years 142 daysJavier Sotomayor2.431989
22 years 258 daysMutaz Essa Barshim2.382014


High jump - oldest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
31 years 288 daysStefan Holm2.362008
31 years 145 daysJavier Sotomayor2.361999
29 years 80 daysCharles Austin2.351997


Pole vault - youngest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
23 years 46 daysYevgeniy Lukyanenko5.902008
23 years 94 daysSergey Bubka5.851987
23 years 101 daysRodion Gataullin5.851989


Pole vault - oldest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
31 years 167 daysRenaud Lavillenie5.902018
31 years 97 daysSergey Bubka5.901995
30 years 193 daysTim Lobinger5.802003


Long jump - youngest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
19 years 203 daysJuan Miguel Echevarría8.462018
20 years 86 daysIván Pedroso8.231993
22 years 84 daysIván Pedroso8.511995


Long jump - oldest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
32 years 360 daysLarry Myricks8.371989
30 years 361 daysLarry Myricks8.231987
28 years 84 daysIván Pedroso8.432001


Triple jump - youngest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
20 years 272 daysTeddy Tamgho17.902010
20 years 272 daysWill Claye17.702012
22 years 11 daysErnesto Revé17.332014


Triple jump - oldest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
29 years 70 daysPhillips Idowu17.752008
27 years 214 daysIgor Lapshin17.311991
27 years 191 daysCharles Michael Friedek17.181999


Shot put - youngest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
22 years 363 daysYuriy Bilonoh21.021997
23 years 159 daysChristian Cantwell21.492004
23 years 241 daysMike Stulce21.271993


Shot put - oldest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
32 years 104 daysAleksandr Bagach21.411999
29 years 280 daysWerner Günthör21.171991
29 years 164 daysChristian Cantwell21.832010


Heptathlon - youngest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
24 years 49 daysAshton Eaton66452012
24 years 194 daysAndré Niklaus61922006
26 years 21 daysKevin Mayer63482018


Heptathlon - oldest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
31 years 135 daysChristian Plaziat62461995
30 years 69 daysBryan Clay62042010
29 years 102 daysRoman Šebrle64382004


Women


60 m - youngest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
22 years 106 daysIrina Privalova7.021991
22 years 273 daysNelli Fiere7.081987
23 years 43 daysAngela Williams7.162003


60 m - oldest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
37 years 107 daysGail Devers7.082004
34 years 304 daysMerlene Ottey6.971995
30 years 191 daysMurielle Ahouré6.972018


200 m - youngest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
22 years 81 daysHeike Drechsler22.271987
23 years 25 daysIonela Tîrlea22.391999
23 years 161 daysMelinda Gainsford-Taylor22.641995


200 m - oldest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
31 years 8 daysNatallia Safronnikava23.132004
30 years 358 daysJuliet Campbell22.642001
30 years 304 daysMerlene Ottey22.241991


400 m - youngest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
23 years 63 daysKemi Adekoya51.452016
23 years 294 daysNatalya Nazarova50.832003
23 years 353 daysCourtney Okolo50.552018


400 m - oldest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
32 years 125 daysSandie Richards51.042001
31 years 352 daysDebbie Dunn51.042010
30 years 186 daysJearl Miles-Clark50.961997


800 m - youngest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
20 years 138 daysMaria Mutola1:57.551993
22 years 60 daysChristine Wachtel2:01.321987
22 years 97 daysPamela Jelimo1:58.832012


800 m - oldest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
33 years 136 daysMaria Mutola1:58.902006
31 years 132 daysMaria Mutola1:58.502004
30 years 140 daysMaria Mutola1:58.942003


1500 m - youngest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
18 years 310 daysKalkidan Gezahegne4:08.142010
21 years 31 daysGenzebe Dibaba4:05.782012
22 years 46 daysGelete Burka3:59.752008


1500 m - oldest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
44 years 271 daysYekaterina Podkopayeva4:05.191997
40 years 276 daysYekaterina Podkopayeva4:09.291993
39 years 200 daysRegina Jacobs4:01.672003


3000 m - youngest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
19 years 117 daysGabriela Szabo8:54.501995
20 years 109 daysMeseret Defar9:11.222004
21 years 114 daysGabriela Szabo8:45.751997


3000 m - oldest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
29 years 268 daysElly van Hulst8:33.821989
29 years 237 daysBerhane Adere8:40.252003
28 years 347 daysOlga Yegorova8:37.482001


60 m H - youngest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
23 years 191 daysPerdita Felicien7.752004
24 years 287 daysDerval O'Rourke7.842006
25 years 129 daysCornelia Oschkenat7.821987


60 m H - oldest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
36 years 117 daysGail Devers7.812003
31 years 38 daysYelizaveta Chernysova7.821989
30 years 72 daysOlga Shishigina7.861999


High jump - youngest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
18 years 62 daysVashti Cunningham1.962016
21 years 53 daysMariya Kuchina2.002014
21 years 280 daysKhristina Kalcheva1.991999


High jump - oldest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
31 years 348 daysStefka Kostadinova2.021997
28 years 58 daysChaunté Lowe1.982012
27 years 353 daysStefka Kostadinova2.021993


Pole vault - youngest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
21 years 167 daysAnastasija Reiberger4.501999
21 years 277 daysYelena Isinbayeva4.862004
22 years 243 daysSvetlana Feofanova4.802003


Pole vault - oldest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
34 years 41 daysJenn Suhr4.902016
29 years 282 daysYelena Isinbayeva4.802012
28 years 363 daysFabiana Murer4.802010


Long jump - youngest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
20 years 194 daysTianna Madison6.802006
22 years 81 daysHeike Drechsler7.101987
22 years 85 daysTatyana Kotova6.861999


Long jump - oldest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
30 years 147 daysMarieta Ilcu6.841993
30 years 9 daysLarisa Berezhnaya6.841991
29 years 191 daysBrittney Reese7.222016


Triple jump - youngest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
20 years 150 daysYulimar Rojas14.412016
22 years 133 daysYulimar Rojas14.632018
23 years 116 daysYargelis Savigne15.052008


Triple jump - oldest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
39 years 209 daysYamilé Aldama14.822012
33 years 228 daysIolanda Chen15.031995
31 years 100 daysAshia Hansen15.012003


Shot put - youngest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
23 years 155 daysValerie Adams20.192008
23 years 274 daysSvetlana Krivelyova19.571993
23 years 291 daysNatallia Mikhnevich19.842006


Shot put - oldest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
37 years 10 daysLarisa Peleshenko19.842001
34 years 266 daysSvetlana Krivelyova19.902004
30 years 159 daysMichelle Carter20.212016


Pentathlon - youngest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
20 years 40 daysCarolina Klüft49332003
23 years 312 daysNadine Broersen48302014
24 years 44 daysJessica Ennis49372010


Pentathlon - oldest winners

AgeAthleteResultYear
31 years 261 daysSabine Braun47801997
30 years 319 daysDeDee Nathan47531999
30 years 223 daysLiliana Nastase46861993


Stats: Tilastopaja