Sport in Short: Athletics

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SERGEI BUBKA, of the Ukraine, broke his own pole vault world record for the third time this year when he jumped 6.13 metres in Tokyo yesterday.

KAESA TADESSE, of Ethiopia, won the first world junior half-marathon championship at Gateshead yesterday in 64min 51sec, despite arriving at his team's hotel at 2am after a 36-hour journey.

INTERNATIONAL MEETING (Tokyo, Jap unless stated): Men: 100 metres: A race: 1 D Mitchell (US) 10.18sec; 2 C Lewis (US) 10.25; 3 F Fredericks (Nam) 10.27. B race: 1 H Onohara 10.42; 2 R Stewart (Jam) 10.45; 3 T Sugimoto 10.52. 200m: 1 M Marsh (US) 20.59; 2 F Heard (US) 21.23; 3 H Fuwa 21.34. 400m: 1 S Lewis (US) 45.22; 2 M Kan 46.26; 3 K Ito 46.28. 800m 1 J Gray (US) 1min 48.13sec; 2 Y Konno 1:48.22; 3 J Ozaki 1:49.83. 1,500m: 1 M Sulaiman (Qatar) 3min 40.72sec; 2 W Tanui (Ken) 3:41.23; 3 R El- Basir (Mor) 3:42.81. 10,000m: 1 K Skah (Mor) 27:55.88; 2 A Nijigama (Burundi) 28:11.02; 3 Y Osawa 28:16.01. 110m hurdles: 1 T Dees (US) 13.64; 2 J Pierce (US) 13.68; 3 N Hoki 14.01. 400m hurdles: 1 W Graham (Jam) 49.47; 2 H Katsuki 49.64; 3 S Karube 50.10. 4 x 100m: 1 Santa Monica Track Club (US) 39.18; 2 Japan A 39.76; 3 Japan B 40.20. High jump: 1 H Conway (US) 2.20m; 2= M Onoue, S Toyoshima 2.15. Long jump: 1 M Powell (US) 8.36m; 2 M Conley (US) 8.02; 3 M Morinaga 7.91. Triple jump: 1 M Conley (US) 17.30m; 2 F Rutherford (Bah) 16.41; 3 C Simpkins (US) 16.39. Discus: 1 S Kato 49.86m; 2 T Nozawa 49.66; 3 A Ikeda 48.58. Javelin: 1 J Zelezny (Czech) 90.18m; 2 S Raty (Fin) 88.36; 3 H Hakkarainen (Fin) 78.82. Pole vault: 1 S Bubka (CIS) 6.13m (world record); 2 M Tarasov (CIS) 5.70; 3 V Bubka (CIS) 5.60.

Women: 100m: 1 G Torrence (US) 11.43; 2 J Cuthbert (Jam) 11.76; 3 T Kitada 12.07. 100m hurdles: 1 L Martin (US) 13.31; 2 N Jojima 13.71; 3 A Sasaki 13.78. 400m: 1 O Bryzgina (CIS) 50.97; 2 X Restrepo (Col) 52.34; 3 A Ota 54.31. 800m: 1 E van Langen (Neth) 2min 5.03sec; 2 L Nurutdinova (CIS) 2:05.35; 3 M Ikeda 2:08.57. 3,000m: 1 T Dorovskikh (CIS) 9min 10.05sec; 2 H Suzuki 9:10.32; 3 A Chalmers (Can) 9:12.62. 5,000m: 1 E Romanova (CIS) 15min 33.05sec; 2 M Hara 15:40.37; 3 Y Kiyomiya 15:43.49. 3,000m steeplechase: 1 A Nakamura 8min 37.51sec; 2 O Nara 8:42.60; 3 S Aikyo 8:44.05. 400m hurdles: 1 S Farmer-Patrick (US) 56.69; 2 J Hasegawa 58.51; 3 A Sato 1:00.41. High jump: 1 S Kostadinova (Bul) 2.00m; 2 G Astafei (Rom) 1.91; 3 M Sato 1.85. Triple jump: 1 S Hudson (US) 12.82m; 2 Y Morioka 12.66; 3 M Isogai 12.27. Shot: 1 A Suzuki 15.71m; 2 M Honda 14.60; 3 A Tsushima 14.55. Javelin: 1 N Shikolenko (CIS) 61.16m; 2 A Miyajima 54.92; 3 E Matsui 54.10.

WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS (Seoul): Men: 200m 1 A Boldon (Trin) 20.63sec; 2 D Campbell (GB) 20.87; 3 G Elferink (SA) 21.00. Shot: 1 Y Belonog (CIS) 18.46m; 2 Manuel Martinez (Sp) 18.14; 3 Ralf Kahles (Ger) 17.97. Triple jump: 1 Y Quesadas (Cuba) 17.04m; 2 O Mora (Cuba) 17.03; 3 N Mudhlongwa (Zim) 16.57. Heptathlon: 1 N Zazanovich (CIS) 6,036pts; 2 K Gutjahr (Ger) 5,668; 3 R Cardenas (Cuba) 5,602.

Women: 200m: 1 H Ling (Ch) 23.14sec; 2 C Freeman (Aus) 23.25; 3 M Fraser (Jam) 23.29. 10,000m: 1 J Wang (Ch) 32min 29.90sec; 2 G Wami (Eth) 32:41.57; 3 S Barsosio (Ken) 32:41.76. High jump: 1 M Aigner (Ger) 1.93m; 2 I Gliznutsa (CIS); 1.88; 3 S Zalevskaya (CIS) 1.88. Javelin: 1 C Isaila (Rom) 63.04m; 2 Y Reichardt (Ge) 61.48; 3 H Tolkkinen (Fin) 60.12.

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