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As the curtain came down on the 11th IAAF World Indoor Championships in Moscow tonight, a version of the Queen song ‘It’s a kind of Magic’ beamed out across the Olimpiyskiy Arena. What a fitting tribute.
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Highlights – World Indoor Championships, Final Day

As the curtain came down on the 11th IAAF World Indoor Championships in Moscow tonight, a version of the Queen song ‘It’s a kind of Magic’ beamed out across the Olimpiyskiy Arena. What a fitting tribute.... Read More

When Maria Mutola won her first indoor title in 1993, runner-up Kenia Sinclair (JAM) was not yet a teenager. Hasna Benhassi (MAR), the bronze medallist here, was barely into her teens. 13 years later, the pair are world class athletes, but are still chasing the Mozambican legend. This weekend in Moscow, they watched as Mutola powered her way to a fourth consecutive World Indoor title, and a nearly unbelievable seventh overall.
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Evergreen Mutola

When Maria Mutola won her first indoor title in 1993, runner-up Kenia Sinclair (JAM) was not yet a teenager. Hasna Benhassi (MAR), the bronze medallist here, was barely into her teens. 13 years later, the pair are world class athletes, but are still chasing the Mozambican legend. This weekend in Moscow, they watched as Mutola powered her way to a fourth consecutive World Indoor title, and a nearly unbelievable seventh overall.... Read More

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Men's Triple Jump Final

Walter Davis had come into these championships with only the tenth best mark of the season of 17.11m. In qualifying he had needed all three attempts to pass 17m and make sure of getting in the final. But once he stood on the runway for his first round jump on Sunday, he was a transformed man. Roaring through the magnificent Olympic indoor arena he cut the sand at 17.73 for a PB and the gold medal.... Read More

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Women's High Jump Final

Let’s hear it for the small people. Even as she stood on the podium, Yelena Slesarenko was shorter than silver medallist, Blanca Vlasic, but the Russian was the one with the gold. It’s not always about being tall, as Stefan Holm would agree.... Read More

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Women's 4x400m Final

As in the men's race, the women's relay was no surprise. Dominating from the outset, the Russian quartet cruised to a 3:24.91 win, the fourth fastest indoor performance ever.... Read More

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Women's 1500m Final

minted World Indoor record holder* in the event, and Yuliya Chizhenko were expected to be in the hunt for top honours in the 1500m. But it was Chizhenko who emerged as the winner from a delightfully tactical contest as she reached the line in 4:04.70.

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Men's 800m Final

at least to the enthusiastic crowd at the Olimpiyskiy arena - Wilfred Bungei notched an upset win in the 800 metres over Olympic champion Yuriy Borzakovskiy.

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Men's 4x400m Final

The result of men's 4x400m relay was hardly surprising. The United States quartet of Tyree Washington, LaShawn Merritt, Miton Campbell and Wallace Spearmon powered to a commanding 3:03.24 win, more than a second ahead of Poland who clocked a notably brisk 3:04.67.

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2006 World Indoor Championships women's long jump final

Tatyana Kotova had been waiting for this since Helsinki when the unsung Tianna Madison snatched gold from her grasp in the Finnish rain. This time there was to be no surprise, as the Russian killed the competition off in round one with a world leading 7.00m. She had qualified with ease with one jump at 6.73 the day before and said. “I usually add around 20cm to my qualification in the finals, so if that happens, it should be OK.” She was as good as her word.

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Slesarenko out-foxes Vlasic - Moscow

Let’s hear it for the small people. Even as she stood on the podium, Yelena Slesarenko was shorter than silver medallist, Blanca Vlasic, but the Russian was the one with the gold. It’s not always about being tall, as Stefan Holm would agree.

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Men's 3000m Final

In the competition's race of champions, it was the most highly decorated, Kenenisa Bekele, who emerged victorious in the eagerly-anticipated final in the 3000 metres.

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Niklaus’ brilliant two event surge snatches ‘Clay’s gold’ - Moscow

The occasion was probably too much for Andre Niklaus. “I started competing in the Decathlon in 1986,” he said.

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Women's 800m Final

tape performance, Maria Mutola showed the world why she is the greatest 800m runner of all-time after winning her seventh World Indoor title.

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Kotova hits 7m on first - Moscow

Tatyana Kotova had been waiting for this since Helsinki when the unsung Tianna Madison snatched gold from her grasp in the Finnish rain. This time there was to be no surprise, as the Russian killed the competition off in round one with a world leading 7.00m.

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Women's Shot Put Final

If it is not one Belarussian it is another. Just when the outdoor World champion Nadezhda Ostapchuk decides to have a bad day, has four no-throws and can manage no better than sixth, along comes second-string Natallia Khoroneko to take responsibility and throw a PB 19.84 for gold.

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Women's 400m FINAL

Scoring a sterling upset, Olesya Krasnomovets finally moved out from compatriot Natalya Nazarova’s shadow with her convincing 50.04 win, breaking the 50.19 Championship record set by Nazorova in Budapest two years ago.

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Men's Pole Vault Final

The USA’s Brad Walker had looked serious both in the qualifying and for most of this final until he was sure he had the gold in his possession. It may be partly his nature, but there was another good reason for his caution: “I had a small accident during warm-up yesterday so I wasn’t sure I would be able to compete,” he explained after the poles had been put away.nsert News Comment Here

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