World Indoor Champs 2012 Standards

Istanbul, Turkey - 9/11 March 2012

IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics
Istanbul, Turkey 9/11 March 2012
Entry Standards - Men

60 Metres6.6710.20 (100m)
400 Metres46.9045.20
800 Metres1:48.001:45.00
1500 Metres3:42.00
or 3:59.00 (Mile)
or 3:52.00 (Mile)
3000 Metres7:54.007:44.00
or 13:19.00 (5000m)
60 Metres Hurdles7.7413.55 (110mH)
4x400 Metres RelayNo StandardNo Standard
High Jump2.29m-
Pole Vault5.72m-
Long Jump8.15m-
Triple Jump17.00m-
Shot Put20.00m-

IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics
Istanbul, Turkey 9/11 March 2012
Entry Standards - Women

60 Metres7.3511.25 (100m)
400 Metres53.2551.25
800 Metres2:03.501:59.50
1500 Metres4:14.00
or 4:31.00 (Mile)
or 4:22.00 (Mile)
3000 Metres9:02.008:38.00
or 15:00.00 (5000m)
60 Metres Hurdles8.1812.95 (100mH)
4x400 Metres RelayNo standardNo standard
High Jump1.93m-
Pole Vault4.52m-
Long Jump6.65m-
Triple Jump14.10m-
Shot Put17.50m-
Entry Rules

  • Each Member is entitled to enter up to three athletes in each event of the Championships, provided all have achieved the corresponding entry standard, but only two will be permitted to compete (except the Combined Events and the Relays - see below).
  • For the Combined Events, eight (8) athletes will be invited by the IAAF in the Heptathlon and in the Pentathlon as follows:
    • the three best athletes from the 2011 Outdoor Lists (as at 31 December 2011), limited to a maximum of one per country and
    • the three best athletes from the 2012 Indoor Lists (as at 20 February 2012)
    • two athletes which may be invited at the discretion of the IAAF
    In total no more than two male and two female athletes from any one Member will be invited.
    Upon refusals or cancellations, the invitations shall be extended to the next ranked athletes in the same lists respecting the above conditions.
  • For the Relays, each Member Federation will be able to enter up to 6 athletes in each team.
  • Members who have no male and/or no female qualified athletes whom they wish to enter in any event may enter one unqualified male athlete and/or one unqualified female athlete in one event except the Combined Events.
  • The acceptance of unqualified entries in the Field Events is at the discretion of the Technical Delegates.
  • Youth athletes (any athlete aged 16 or 17 years on 31 December 2012, i.e. born in 1995 or 1996) CANNOT be entered in the Men's Shot Put.
  • Athletes younger than 16 years (on 31 December 2012, i.e. born in 1997 or later), CANNOT be entered in any event.


  • Performances must be achieved during the qualification period of 1 January 2011 to 27 February 2012 (midnight Monaco time), except for the Combined Events (see above).
  • Performances must be achieved during competitions organised or authorised by the IAAF, its Area Associations or its National Member Federations. Thus, results achieved at university or school competitions must be certified by the National Federation of the country in which the competition was organised.
  • Performances must be achieved during an official competition organised in conformity with IAAF Rules.
  • Performances achieved in mixed events between male and female participants, held completely in the Stadium, may be accepted under specific circumstances and conditions (see Rule 147).
  • Wind-assisted performances will not be accepted.
  • Hand-timed performances in 60m, 100m, 400m, 60m Hurdles, and 100m/110m Hurdles will not be accepted
  • For the running events of 400m and over, performances achieved on oversized tracks will NOT be accepted