1958 USA–USSR Track and Field Dual Meet

The 1958 USA–USSR Track and Field Dual Meet was an international track and field competition between the Soviet Union and the United States. The first in a series of meetings between the nations, it was held in 27 and 28 July in Moscow and finished with Soviet Union beating the United States 172:170. The meet marked an unusual head-to-head for the nations during the Cold War.

1958 USA–USSR Track and Field Dual Meet
Dates27–28 July 1958
Host cityMoscow, USSR
LevelSenior
TypeOutdoor
1959

ResultsEdit

TeamsEdit

  Soviet Union   United States
Men 109 126
Women 63 44
Total 172 170

MenEdit

Discipline Winner Result Country
100 metres Ira Murchison 10.2 United States
200 metres Ed Collymore 21.3 United States
400 metres Glenn Davis 45.6 United States
800 metres Tom Courtney 1:48.8 United States
1500 metres Jim Grelle 3:46.7 United States
5000 metres Hubert Pärnakivi 14:28.4 USSR
10,000 metres Yevgeny Zhukov 29:59.8 USSR
110 metres hurdles Ancel Robinson 13.9 United States
400 metres hurdles Glenn Davis 50.4 United States
3000 metres steeplechase Semyon Rzhishchin 8:42.0 USSR
4 x 100 metres relay 39.6 United States
4 x 400 metres relay 3:07.8 United States
20 kilometres walk Leonid Spirin 1:33:43.2 USSR
High jump Yuri Stepanov 2.12 USSR
Pole vault Vladimir Bulatov 4.50 USSR
Long jump Ernie Shelby 7.94 United States
Triple jump Oleg Ryakhovskiy 16.59 WR USSR
Shot put Parry O'Brien 19.14 United States
Discus throw Rink Babka 57.00 United States
Hammer throw Hal Connolly 67.48 United States
Javelin throw Vladimir Kuznetsov 74.67 USSR

WomenEdit

Discipline Winner Result Country
100 metres Barbara Jones 11.6 United States
200 metres Lucinda Williams 24.4 United States
800 metres Yelizaveta Yermolayeva 2:11.8 USSR
80 metres hurdles Galina Bystrova 11.8 USSR
4 x 100 metres relay 44.8 United States
High jump Taisia Chenchik 1.65 USSR
Long jump Aida Chuyko 5.95 USSR
Shot put Earlene Brown 16.54 United States
Discus throw Nina Ponomaryeva 51.84 USSR
Javelin throw Birutė Zalogaitytė 50.16 USSR

ReferencesEdit

  • Turrini, Joseph M. "It Was Communism Versus the Free World": The USA-USSR Dual Track Meet Series and the Development of Track and Field in the United States, 1958–1985. Journal of Sport History, Vol. 28, No. 3 (Fall 2001), pp. 427–471. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  • The Cold War Track Series 1958–1965. Racing Past. Retrieved 16 July 2019.
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