Sport in Short: Athletics

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AN AUDIENCE of 13.3m viewers watched Linford Christie win his 100 metres gold medal at the Barcelona Olympics. It was the BBC's third-highest sports viewing figure of the year, behind the Grand National and the Frank Bruno- Jose Ribalto fight.

GRAND PRIX MEETING (Monte Carlo): MEN: 100m: 1 C Lewis (US) 10.15sec; 2 V Savin (CIS) 10.21; 3 D Mitchell (US) 10.28. 200m: 1 F Fredericks (Nam) 20.18; 2 J Regis (GB) 20.28; 3 M Bates (US) 20.29. 400m: 1 S Lewis (US) 44.62; 2 A Valmon (US) 44.83; 3 I Morris (Tri) 45.26; 4 R Black (GB) 45.33. 800m: 1 A Benvenuti (It) 1min 43.92sec; 2 N Kiprotich (Ken) 1:44.14; 3 C Nkazanyanpi (Burundi) 1:44.65. 5000m: 1 R Chelimo (Ken) 13:10.46; 2 T Martins (Fr) 13:14.47; 3 A Barrios (Mex) 13:21.40. 110m hurdles: 1 C Jackson (GB) 13.12; 2 M McCoy (Can) 13.23; 3 T Dees (US) 13.24. 400m hurdles: 1 K Young (US) 47.60; 2 W Graham (Jam) 48.22; 3 S Matete (Zam) 48.38. 6 K Akabusi (GB) 49.35. 3,000m steeplechase: 1 M Kiptanui (Ken) 8:12.98; 2 M Birir (Ken) 8:13.99; 3 P Barkutwo (Ken) 8:14.27; 7 M Rowland (GB) 8:20.32. High jump: 1 J Sotomayor (Cuba) 2.31m; 2 T Kemp (Baham) 2.31; 3 A Partyka (Pol), P Sjoberg (Swe), M Drake (Cuba), C Austin (US), G Dakov (Bul) all 2.24. Pole vault: 1 S Bubka (CIS) 5.90; 2 R Gataulin (CIS) 5.80; 3 J Galfione (Fr) 5.80. Javelin: 1 J Zelezny (Cz) 82.28; 2 E Vihliamsson (Ice) 82.26; 3 K Kinnunen (Fin) 81.96.

WOMEN: 200m: 1 I Privalova (CIS) 22.07; 2 M Ottey (Jam) 22.08; 3 M-J Perec (Fr) 22.29. 400m: 1 O Bryzgina (CIS) 49.63; 2 R Stevens (US) 50.46; 3 S Richards (Jam) 50.67. 1500m: 1 Y Romanova (CIS) 4:00.91; 2 T Dorovskikh (CIS) 4:01.17; 3 L Krenlyova (CIS) 4:01.28; 5 S O'Sullivan (Irl) 4:01.93. 100m hurdles: 1 M Freeman (Jam) 12.83; 2 L Martin (US) 12.84; 3 L Tolbert (US) 12.84. 400m hurdles: 1 T Ledovskaya (CIS) 53.55; 2 S Farmer-Patrick (US) 53.60; 3 M Ponomarewa (CIS) 54.31. Long Jump: 1 H Drechsler (Ger) 7.33; 2 I Kravtes (CIS) 7.17; 3 L Ninova (Aut) 6.87. Discus: 1 L Korotkevich (CIS) 69.30; 2 I Wyludda (Ger) 68.20; 3 M Marten (Cuba) 67.42.

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