Sporting Digest: Athletics

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Justin Hobbs, the Commonwealth Games 10,000m finalist, has ruled himself out of contention for next month's World Championships in Gothenburg because he is suffering from an Achilles infection.

Barcelona has cancelled an international meeting scheduled for later this month because of financial problems. The meeting, scheduled for 27 July, was part of a circuit of IAAF permit meetings.

IAAF GRAND PRIX (Nice): MEN: 200m: 1 J Regis (GB) 20.26sec; 2 F Fredericks (Nam) 20.30; 3 R Da Silva (Bra) 20.40. 1,000m: 1 H Mahjoub (Mor) 2min 14.69sec; 2 J Tengelei (Ken) 2:14.73; 3 A Hatungimana (Burun) 2:15.48. 1500m: 1 N Morceli (Alg) 3:27.37 (world record); 2 W Kemei (Ken) 3:31.40; 3 E Dubus (Fr) 3:32.37. 2,000m: 1 V Niyongabo (Burun) 4:48.69; 2 S Sghir (Mor) 4:52.88; 3 S Korir (Ken) 4:54.8O. 3,000m: 1 S Hissou (Mor) 7:35.66; 2 B Kennedy (US) 7:37.69; 3 P Bitok (Ken) 7:38.55. 110m hurdles: 1 F Schwarthoff (Ger) 13.29; 2 C Jackson (GB) 13.35; 3 C Hawkins (US) 13.35. 400m hurdles: 1 D Harris (US) 47.98; 2 E De Araujo (Bra) 48.04; 3 S Matete (Zam) 48.38. 3,000m steeplechase: 1 E Barngetuny (Ken) 8:09.24; 2 B Barmasai (Ken) 8:09.63; 3 M Croghan (US) 8:10.43. High jump: 1 T Kemp (Bah) 2.38; 2 J Sotomayor (Cuba) 2.30; 3 E Ceresoli (It) 2.25. Pole vault: 1 O Brits (SA) 5.85; 2 R Gataulin (Rus) 5.80; 3 I Trandenkov (Rus) 5.70. Javelin: 1 J Zelezny (Cz Rep) 87.10m; 2 J Laukkanen (Fin) 82.54; 3 V Ovchennikov (Rus) 82.44. WOMEN: 200m: 1 M Gainsford (Aus) 22.63; 2 B McDonald (Jam) 22.72; 3 M Onyali (Nigeria) 22.74. 400m: 1 M-J Perec (Fr) 50.20; 2 C Freeman (Aus) 50.53; 3 S Richards (Jam) 50.60. 800m: 1 L Vriesde (Sur) 1:58.68; 2 L Rogachova (Rus) 1:58.70; 3 E Van Langen (Neth) 1:59.00. Mile: 1 S O'Sullivan (Irl) 4:23.61; 2 R Jacobs (US) 4:24.23; 3 C Sacramento (Por) 4:24.26. 3,000m: 1 E Fidatov (Rom) 8:45.71; 2 V Nenacheva (Rus) 8:46.02; 3 Z Ouaziz (Mor) 8:46.78. 100m hurdles: 1 B Bukovec (Sloven) 12.89; 2 A Lopez (Cuba) 12.94; 3 M Tourret (Fr) 12.98. 400m hurdles: 1 I Tirlea (Rom) 55.26; 2 T Kurochkina (Bela) 55.42; 3 N Bidouane (Mor) 55.85. Triple jump: 1 A Biriukova (Rus) 14.91m; 2 I Lasovskaya (Rus) 14.83; 3 I Kravets (Ukr) 14.82. Shot: 1 A Kumbernuss (Ger) 2O.64m; 2 K Neimke (Ger) 2O.53; 3 V Pavlysh (Ukr) 18.58.

CHEMICAL BANK CORPORATE CHALLENGE (Battersea Park, London; 3.5 miles): Men: 1 E Martin (Ford Motor Group) 16min 44sec; 2 W Oxborough (Enterprise) 16:47; 3 S Tobin (British Steel) 16:57. Women: 1 A Ridley (Sports Council) 19:32; 2 C Scobey (Simpson, Thatcher & Bartlett) 19:34; 3 N Mounpy (Royal Bank of Scotland) 19:54.

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