Sport in Short: Athletics

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SAID AOUITA, who won the Olympic 5,000 metres title in Los Angeles but fell between two stools when attempting the 800m-1500m double in Seoul four years later, announced yesterday that he will focus his attentions on the 1500m in Barcelona.

BISLETT GAMES GRAND PRIX MEETING (Oslo) Men: 100m: 1 L Christie (GB) 10.17sec; 2 O Adeniken (Nig) 10.17; 3 O Ezinwa (Nig) 10.38. 200m: 1 F Frederiks (Nam) 20.59; 2 K Little (US) 20.79; 3 D Capobianco (Aus) 21.01; 5 D Campbell (GB) 21.26. 800m A race: 1 M Everett (US) 1min 43.40sec; 2 J Gray (US) 1:43.51; 3 W Tanui (Ken) 1:44.74; 4 T McKean (GB) 1:44.75. B race: 1 B Whittle (GB) 1:46.44; 2 T Davis (US) 1:46.61; 3 W Kipketer (Den) 1:46.83. 1500m: 1 W Kirochi (Ken) 3min 36.20sec; 2 M Pancorbo (Sp) 3:37.46; 3 P Hanneck (Zim) 3:37.52; 7 J Mayock (GB) 3:39.91. Men's mile: 1 D Kibet (Ken) 3:52.32; 2 N Morceli (Alg) 3:52.78; 3 J Spivey (US) 3:53.14; 7 K McKay (GB) 3:54.45. 5,000m: 1 P Bitok (Ken) 13:08.89; 2 K Skah (Mor) 13.09:74; 3 M Ntawulikura (Rwanda) 13:13.62. 10,000m: 1 F Bayissa (Eth) 27:14.26; 2 R Chelimo (Ken) 27:15.53; 3 T Martins (Fr) 27:22.78. 3,000m steeplechase: 1 A Brahmi (Alg) 8:11.27; 2 M Birir (Ken) 8:12.58; 3 T Hanlon (GB) 8:13.65. High jump: 1 T Forsyth (Aus) 2.34m; 2 H Saernblom (Nor) and P Sjoberg (Swe) 2.25; 7 B Reilly (GB) 2.20. Javelin: 1 J Zelezny (Cz) 94.74 (world record); 2 S Backley (GB) 85.06; 3 N Bevan (GB) 81.48; 5 M Hill (GB) 79.44; 6 R Bradstock (GB) 78.18.

Women: 400m: 1 P Davis (Baham) 51.45sec; 2 J Miles (US) 51.65; 3 C Freeman (Aus) 51.70. 800m: 1 M Mutola (Moz) 1min 58.46sec; 2 E Kovacs (Rom) 1:58.55; 3 L Vriesde (Sur) 1:58.77; 6 D Edwards (GB) 2:00.46; 7 P Fryer (GB) 2:03.09; 8 A Molloy (Irl) 2:03.50. Mile: 1 D Melinte (Rom) 4:21.80, 2 N Artemova (CIS) 4:27.59; 3 A Wyeth (GB) 4:28.99. 5,000m: 1 L McColgan (GB) 15:01.86; 2 J Hunter (GB) 15:19.84; 3 J Ngotho (Ken) 15:30.36. Javelin: 1 T Hattestad (Nor) 67.22m; 2 N Zikolenko (Est) 66.76; 3 K Forkel (Ger) 65.08. Triple jump: 1 I Kravets (CIS) 14.41; 2 G Chistyakova (CIS) 14.40; 3 Y Chen (CIS) 13.72; 4 R Kirby (GB) 13.09.

MATTHEW YATES, the European indoor 1500 metres champion, ruled himself out of a comeback race after a viral infection at the Ron Pickering Memorial meeting at Haringey yesterday but insisted he was on the way to proving his fitness to Britain's Olympic selectors and may run in Lausanne on Wednesday or at Crystal Palace on Friday.

EASTERN ELECTRICITY INTERNATIONAL GAMES (Haringey, GB unless stated): Men: 100m: 1 J Williams (US) 10.69sec; 2 T Williams 10.74; 3 F Muyaba (Zim) 10.94. 200m: 1 P Delice (Trin) 21.39; 2 A Tynes (Baham) 21.45; 3 M Richardson 21.47. 400m: 1 A Daniel (Trin) 45.59; 2 D Redmond 45.68; 3 M Garner (Aus) 46.52. 1500m: 1 P Larkins 3min 44.82sec; 2 G Marlow 3:44.83; 3 M Barnes 3:46.02. 3,000m: 1 B Dee 7:56.43; 2 B Prasad (Ind) 7:56.74; 3 J Sherban 8:00.76. 110m hurdles: 1 K Der Kuyp (Aus) 14.00; 2 A Tulloch 14.03; 3 M Nicholson 14.75. 400m hurdles: 1 S Hollingsworth (Aus) 50.15; 2 R Robinson (Aus) 50.91; 3 L Lynch 51.14. High jump: 1 D Anderson (Aus) 2.25m; 2 D Grant 2.20; 3 J Holman 2.15. Shot: 1 P Edwards 19.11; 2 S Whyte 17.27; 3 S Pickering 17.27. Hammer: 1 S Carlin (Aus) 77.12; 2 M Jones 69.40; 3 P Head 68.96. Women: 100m: 1 P Smith 11.84sec; 2 M Moore (Aus) 11.87; 3 K Johnson (Aus) 11.89. 200m: 1 P Smith 23.54; 2 M Gainsford (Aus) 23.62; 3 J Stoute 23.74. 400m: 1 S Stewart (Aus) 53.26; 2 S Leigh 54.05; 3 S Wilson (Ind) 54.16. 800m: 1 C Halliday (US) 2min 02.32sec; 2 L Robinson 2:05.26; 3 C White 2:05.88. 100m hurdles: 1 J Agyepong 13.53; 2 L-A Skeete 13.63; 3 J Moyes (Aus) 14.05. 400m hurdles: 1 G Luke (Aus) 56.62; 2 J Parker 57.17; 3 V Rhodes 58.96. High jump: 1 A Inverarity (Aus) 1.88m; 2 D Davies 1.84; 3 J Jennings 1.84. Long jump: 1 F May 6.59; 2 N Bergman (Aus) 6.42; 3 J Fleming (Aus) 6.41. Javelin: 1 L Hayhoe 53.34; 2 K Farrow (Aus) 51.94; 3 C Court 47.46.

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