Sport in Short: Athletics

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WORLD CUP (Havana, Cuba): First day: Men: 400m hurdles: 1 S Matete (Zam/Africa) 48.88sec; 2 J Ridgeon (GB) 49.01; 3 S Diagana (Fr/Europe) 49.34; 4 K Kamazaki (Japan/Asia) 50.13; 5 O Tverdokhled (CIS) 51.13; 6 M Pillay (Aus/Oceania) 51.33; 7 N Page (US) 51.77. 800m: 1 D Sharpe (GB) 1:46.06; 2 W Tanui (Ken/Africa) 1:46.14; 3 A Benvenuti (It/Europe) 1:46.53; 4 J L Barbosa (Bra/Americas) 1:47.66; 5 Jin-Il Lee (S Korea/Asia) 1:47.85; 6 A Makarevich (CIS) 1:47.88; 7 D Kenneally (Aus/Oceania) 1:48.32; 8 T Davis (US) 1:48.50. 100m: 1 L Christie (GB) 10.21; 2 O Adeniken (Nigeria/Africa) 10.26; 3 C Smith (US) 10.33; 4 R Da Silva (Bra/Americas) 10.34; 5 T Mansour (Qatar/Asia) 10.36; 6 S Taylor (Aus/Oceania) 10.50; 7 A Fedoriev (CIS) 10.67; 8 G Marras (It/Europe) 10.70. Shot: 1 M Stulce (US) 21.34m; 2 S Nikolayev (CIS) 20.14; 3 W Guenthor (Swit/Europe) 19.74; 4 G Weil (Chile/Americas) 19.05; 5 P Edwards (GB) 18.61; 6 Ma Yong feng (Ch/Asia) 18.56; 7 K Ugwu-Chima (Iv Coast/Africa) 18.51; 8 C Ireland (NZ/Oceania) 17.63. 10,000m: 1 A Abebe (Eth/Africa) 28:44.38; 2 A Serrano (Sp/Europe) 28:54.38; 3 M Dasko (CIS) 29:00.26; 4 I Hamer (GB) 29:14.05; 5 A Quintanilla (Americas) 29:21.04; 6 S Osaki (Japan) 30:05.09; 7 R Higgins (Aus/Oceania) 30:20.00; 8 P Sherry (US) 30:38.57. Long jump: 1 I Pedroso (Cuba/Americas) 7.97m; 2 G McKee (US) 7.89; 3 Chen Zunrong (Ch/Asia) 7.84; 4 M Forsythe (GB) 7.81; 5 K Koukodimos (Gr/Europe) 7.71; 6 A Aladefa (Nigeria/Africa) 7.53; 7 J Moyle (NZ/Oceania) 7.38; 8 R Emmian (CIS) 7.27.

Women: 200m: 1 M J Perec (Fr/Europe) 23.07; 2 N Voronova (CIS) 23.24; 3 Chen Zhaojing (Ch/Asia) 23.27; 4 M Gainsford (Aus/Oceania) 23.46; 5 D Webber (US) 23.60; 6 S Gunther (Ger) 23.69; 7 C Opara-Thompson (Nigeria/Africa) 24.49. 400m hurdles: 1 S Farmer-Patrick (US) 55.38; 2 G Retchakan (GB) 55.66; 3 M Ponomaryova (CIS) 56.46; 4 L Kisabaka (Ger) 57.50; 5 W Zhang (Ch/Asia) 57.66; 6 N Bidouane (Mor/Africa) 58.30; 7 L Bruce (Aus/Oceania) 1:00.07; dns R Edeh (Can/Americas). Triple jump: 1 Li Huirong (Ch/Asia) 13.88m; 2 G Chistyakova (CIS) 13.67; 3 E Echevarria (Cuba/Americas) 13.45; 4 S Hudson (US) 13.38; 5 S Kasparkova (Cz/Europe) 13.31; 6 H Radtke (Ger) 13.26; 7 L Stapylton-Smith (Aus/Oceania) 12.51. High jump: 1 I Quintero (Cuba/Americas) 1.94m; 2 G Astafei (Rom/Europe) 1.91; 3 L N'Da (Iv Coast/Africa) 1.88; 4 B Kaehler (Ger) 1.85; 5 E Gribanova (CIS) 1.85; 6 D Robertson (Aus/Oceania), M Sato (Japan/Asia) and A Welty (US) all 1.75. 4 x 400m relay: 1 Americas 3:29.73; 2 CIS 3:30.43; 3 Africa 3:31.90; 4 United States 3:33.43; 5 Germany 3:34.33; 6 Oceania 3:34.48; 7 Europe 3:36.26; 8 Asia 3:41.94.

STANDINGS (provisional): Men: 1 Britain 37pts; 2 Africa 35; 3 Europe 30; 4 Americas 27; 5 US 25; 6 Asia 25; 7 CIS 23; 8 Oceania 13. Women: 1 CIS 39; 2 Europe 35; 3 United States 30; 4 Germany 25; 5 Asia 23; 6 Africa 22; 7 Americas 22; 8 Oceania 17.

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