Sport in Short: Athletics

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The Independent Online
SERGEI BUBKA and Merlene Ottey broke their own world indoor records in Lievin, France yesterday. Bubka, of Ukraine, set the 33rd world record of his career when he cleared 6.14 metres in the pole vault, one centimetre higher than his previous mark. Ottey, from Jamaica, clocked 21.87sec in the 200 metres to lower her previous best by 0.37sec.

INTERNATIONAL INDOOR MEETING (Lievin, Fr, winners only): Men: 60m: 1 B Surin (Can) 6.45sec. 200m: 1 Fredericks 20.37. 60m hurdles: 1 I Kazanov (Lat) 7.58. Long jump: 1 I Pedroso (Cuba) 8.06m. High jump: 1 G Becker (Sp) 2.18. Pole vault: 1 S Bubka (Ukr) 6.14 (world record). 5km walk: 1 F Kostiukevitch (Bela) 18:28.50. Women: 60m: 1 M Ottey (Jam) 7.01. 200m: 1 Ottey 21.87 (world record). 400m: 1 Y Ruzina (Rus) 52.66. 1,000m: 1 L Kremlyova (Rus) 2:34.84. 60m hurdles: 1 L Narozhilenko (Rus) 7.69 (equals world record). Long jump: 1 M Ilcu (Rom) 6.94.