Sporting Digest: Athletics

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INTERNATIONAL MEETING (Linz, Aut): Men: 100m: Heat 1: 1 D Ezinwa (Nigeria) 9.98sec; 2 D Mitchell (US) 10.07; 3 B Surin (Can) 10.11. Heat 2: 1 L Christie (GB) 10.01; 2 F Fredericks (Nam) 10.07; 3 O Ezinwa (Nigeria) 10.10. Final: 1 Ezinwa 9.94 (best time of year); 2 Mitchell 9.97; 3 Christie 10.03. 200m: 1 D Effiong (Nigeria) 20.30; 2 K Braunskill (US) 20.59; 3 R Clark (US) 20.62. 400m: 1 N Kaiser (US) 50.89; 2 D Young (US) 51.29; 3 S Gonscharenko (Rus) 51.51. 800m: 1 W Kipketer (Ken) 1:45.35; 2 M Koers (Neth) 1:45.99; 3 A Suhonen (Fin) 1:46.53. 1500m: 1 B Zorko (Croa) 3min 40.07sec; 2 W Edler-Muhr (Aut) 3:40.17; 3 J Birir (Kenya) 3:40.38. 110m hurdles: 1 M McKoy (Aut) 13.15 (best time of year); 2 Tong Li (Ch) 13.25; 3 A Johnson (US) 13.27. 3,000m steeplechase: 1 R Kosgei (Kenya) 8:25.13; 2 G Bell (Canada) 8:28.90; 3 J Kariuki (Kenya) 8:29.14. Long jump: 1 K Streete-Thompson (US) 8.63m; 2 D Bentley (US) 8.28; 3 S Fields (US) 8.10. Hammer: 1 I Astopkovitch (Bela) 80.72m; 2 A Abdouvaliev (Tadj) 78.98; 3 S Carlin (Aus) 77.04. Shot: 1 C J Hunter (US) 20.31; 2 A Klimenko (Ukr) 19.78; 3 K Toth (US) 19.69. Women: 100m: 1 G Torrence (US) 10.89 (best time of the year); 2 S Tarnopolskaja (Ukr) 10.99; 3 C Taplin (US) 11.13. 400m: 1 N Kaiser (US) 50.89sec; 2 D Young (US) 51.29; 3 S Gonsharenko (Rus). 1500m: 1 L Rogatchova (Rus) 4:12.40; 2 P Schnurr (Can) 4:13.38. 3,000m: 1 Y Graham (Jam) 8:56.15; 2 D Naur (Swit) 8:57.13; 3 O Kowpotina (Rus) 8:57.13. 100m hurdles: 1 T Rechetnikova (Rus) 12.53; 2 L Martin (US) 12.86; 3 B Bukovec (Sloven) 12.87. Triple jump: 1 I Laskovskaia (Rus) 14.81; 2 Y Chen (Rus) 14.45; 3 A Birioukova (Rus) 14.13. High jump: 1 B Bilac (Sloven) 1.94; 2 S Costa (Cuba) 1.94; 3 J Guljajeva (Rus) 1.94. Discus: 1 I Wyludda (Ger) 65.52; 2 D Costian (Aus) 63.86; 3 N Grasu (Rom) 60.74.

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