Sporting Digest: Athletics

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IAAF MEETING (Helsinki): Selected: Men: Javelin: 1 J Zelezny (Cz Rep) 88.04m; 2 S Backley (GB) 84.66; 3 M Hill (GB) 82.30. Women: 100m: 1 M Ottey (Jam) 11.02sec; 2 S Douglas (GB) 11.46. 800m: 1 N Dutshnova (Bela) 1:58.29; 2 K Holmes (GB) 2:00.48. 3,000m: 1 K Franey (US) 8min 46.04sec; 2 A Wyeth (GB) 8:46.42.

1994 LEADING PERFORMANCES: MEN: 100m: 1 Olapade Adeniken (Nigeria) 9.95sec; 2 Tim Montgomery (US) 9.96; 3 Daniel Effiong (Nigeria) 9.98. 200m: 1 Effiong 20.10sec; 2 Michael Johnson (US) 20.18; 3 Jeff Williams (US) 20.19. 400m: 1 Samson Kitur (Kenya) 44.32sec; 2 Antonio Pettigrew (US) 44.43; 3 Greg Haughton (Jamaica) 44.93. 800m: 1 Johnny Gray (US) 1min 43.73sec; 2 Andrea Benvenuti (It) 1:44.96; 3 Wilson Kipketer (Kenya) 1:45.06. 1500m: 1 Venuste Nyongabo (Burundi) 3min 35.10sec; 2 Giuseppe D'Urso (It) 3:36.03; 3 Steve Holman (US) 3:36.11. Mile: 1 Simon Doyle (Australia) 3min 55.11sec; 2 Bob Kennedy (US) 3:56.89; 3 Pat Scammell (Australia) 3:56.21. 5,000m: 1 Haile Gebresilasie (Eth) 12min 56.96sec; 2 Worku Bikila (Eth) 13:10.33; 3 Khalid Skah (Mor) 13:10.51. 10,000m: 1 Alois Nizigama (Burundi) 27min 51.85sec; 2 Paulo Guerra (Por) 27:52.44; 3 Joao Junqueira (Por) 27:53.74. Marathon: 1 Cosmas Ndeti (Ken) 2hr 07min 15sec; 2 Andres Espinosa (Mex) 2:07:19; 3 Vincent Rouseau (Bel) 2:07:51. 3,000m steeplechase: 1 Eliud Barngetuny (Ken) 8min 17.06sec; 2 Alessandro Lambruschini (It) 8:18.66; 3 Daniel Njenga (Ken) 8:19.21. 110m hurdles: 1 Eugene Swift (US) 13.23sec; 2 Colin Jackson (GB) 13.23; 3 Robert Reading (US) 13.34. 400m hurdles: 1 Samuel Matete (Zam) 48.11sec; 2 Derrick Adkins (US) 48.31; 3 Stephane Diagana (Fr) 48.45. High jump: 1 Javier Sotomayor (Cuba) 2.42m; 2 Dalton Grant (GB) 2.34; 3 Steinar Hoen (Nor) 2.34. Pole vault: 1 Scott Huffman (US) 5.97m; 2 Sergei Bubka (Ukr) 5.95; 3 Jean Galfione (Fr) 5.94. Long jump: 1 Erick Walder (US) 8.74m; 2 Mike Powell (US) 8.51; 3 Kareem Streete- Thompson (US) 8.42. Triple jump: 1 Mike Conley (US) 17.51m; 2 Vasily Sokov (Rus) 17.43; 3 Brian Wellman (Berm) 17.41. Shot: 1 Jim Doerhring (US) 21.09; 2 Kevin Toth (US) 21.07; 3 Randy Barnes (US) 20.82. Discus: 1 Juergen Schult (Ger) 66.08m; 2 Lars Riedel (Ger) 66.08; 3 Attila Horvath (Hung) 65.98. Hammer: 1 Andrei Abduvaliyev (Taj) 83.36m; 2 Igor Astapkovich (Bela) 83.14; 3 Lance Deal (US) 82.50. Javelin: 1 Jan Zelezny (Cz Rep) 91.50m; 2 Raymond Hecht (Ger) 90.06; 3 Andrei Moruyev (Rus) 87.34. Decathlon: 1 Eduard Hamalainen (Bela) 8,735pts; 2 Dan O'Brien (US) 8,707; 3 Steve Fritz (US) 8.548. 20km walk: 1 Bernardo Segura (Mexico) 1hr 17min 35sec; 2 Pu Lingtang (Ch) 1:18:04; 3 Mikhail Shchennikov (Rus) 1:19:32. 50km walk: 1 Valenti Massana (Spain) 3hr 38min 43sec; 2 Jesus Garcia (Sp) 3:41:28; 3 Rene Piller (Fr) 3:41.28. 4 x 100m relay: 1 Santa Monica Track Club (US) 37.79sec. 4 x 400m relay: 1 Baylor University (US) 3min 01.26sec.

WOMEN: 100m: 1 Holli Hyche (US) 11.03sec; 2 Gwen Torrence (US) 11.07; 3 Cheryl Taplin (US) 11.07. 200m: 1 Melinda Gainsford (Aus) 22.32sec; 2 Dannette Young (US) 22.39; 3 Torrence 22.40. 400m: 1 Renee Poetschka (Aus) 50.19sec; 2 Maicel Malone (US) 50.24; 3 Ma Yuqin (Ch) 50.45. 800m: 1 Qu Yunxia (Ch) 1min 59.37sec; 2 Maria Mutola (Mozam) 1:59.74; 3 Liu Li (Ch) 1:59.95. 1500m: 1 Qu Yunxia (Ch) 4min 00.34sec; 2 Kelly Holmes (GB) 4:01.41; 3 Yvonne Murray (GB) 4:01.44; 3,000m: 1 Roberta Brunet (It) 8min 49.60sec; 2 Gabriela Szabo (Hung) 8:49.80; 3 Yvonne Graham (Jam) 8:49.80. 10,000m: 1 Catherina McKiernan (Irl) 31min 19.11sec; 2 Conceicao Ferreira (Por) 31:32.11; 3 Wang Junxia (Ch) 31:38.17. Marathon: 1 Uta Pippig (Ger) 2hr 21min 45sec; 2 Valentina Yegorova (Rus) 2:23:33; 3 Elana Meyer (SA) 2:25:15. 100m hurdles: 1 Svetlana Dimitrova (Bul) 12.64sec; 2 Yordanka Donkova (Bul) 12.69; 3 Anne Piquereau (Fr) 12.80. 400m hurdles: 1 Kim Batten (US) 54.51sec; 2 Sally Gunnell (GB) 54.62; 3 Vera Ordina (Rus) 54.95. High jump: 1 Yelena Gulyayeva (Rus) 1.98m; 2 Yevgenia Zhdanova (Rus) 1.98; 3 Tisha Waller (US) 1.96. Long jump: 1 Jackie Joyner-Kersee (US) 7.49m; 2 Heike Drechsler (Ger) 7.23; 3 Ljudmila Ninova (Aut) 7.09. Triple jump: 1 Inna Lasovskaya (Rus) 14.94m; 2 Inessa Kravets (Ukr) 14.91; 3 Sofia Bozhanova (Bul) 14.72. Shot: 1 Zhang Liuhong (Ch) 20.54m; 2 Sui Xinmei (Ch) 20.15; 3 Astrid Kumbernuss (Ger) 20.06. Discus: 1 Ilke Wyludda (Ger) 68.36m; 2 Daniela Costian (Aus) 67.32; 3 Qiu Qiaoping (Ch) 66.60. Hammer: 1 Olga Kuzenkova (Rus) 66.84m; 2 Debbie Sosimenko (Aus) 62.38; 3 Svetlana Sudak (Bela) 61.54. Javelin: 1 Natalya Shikolenko (Bela) 71.40m; 2 Karen Forkel (Ger) 65.58; 3 Trine Hattestad (Nor) 65.40. Heptathlon: 1 Sabine Braun (Ger) 6,665pts; 2 Larisa Nikitina- Turchinskaya (Rus) 6,596; 3 Rita Inancsi (Hung) 6,573. 10km walk: 1 Gao Hongmiao (Ch) 41min 38sec; 2 Anna-Rita Sidoti (It) 41:46; 3 Elisabetta Perrone (It) 42:15. 4 x 100m relay: 1 Ukraine 43.38sec. 4 x 400m relay: 1 Great Britain 3min 27.33sec.

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