1979 World Masters Athletics Championships

1979 World Masters Athletics Championships is the third in a series of World Masters Athletics Outdoor Championships that took place in Hannover, Germany, from July 27 to August 2, 1979.[1]

1979 World Masters Athletics Championships
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Dates27 July - 2 August, 1979
Host cityHannover, Germany
LevelMasters
TypeOutdoor
Participation3126[1] athletes from
42[1] nations
1977
1981

Niedersachsenstadion

The main venue was Niedersachsenstadion (English: Lower Saxony Stadium). This edition of masters athletics Championships had a minimum age limit of 35 years for women and 40 years for men.

The governing body of this series is World Association of Veteran Athletes (WAVA). WAVA was formed during meeting at the inaugural edition of this series at Toronto in 1975, then officially founded during the second edition in 1977, then renamed as World Masters Athletics (WMA) at the Brisbane Championships in 2001. [2][1]

This Championships was organized by WAVA in coordination with a Local Organising Committee (LOC) of DL V, K. Wilhelm Köster.[1]

In addition to a full range of track and field events, [3][4] non-stadia events included 10K Cross Country, 20K Race Walk, and Marathon.

ResultsEdit

Past Championships results are archived at WMA. [5] Additional archives are available from Museum of Masters Track & Field [6] as a pdf book [7] and as a searchable pdf. [8] Selected winners are archived at Athletics Weekly for women [9] and for men. [2]

The only known photograph of the blind sprinter Fritz Assmy in competition is included in a newspaper clipping from the Museum of Masters Track & Field pdf book. [7] He won the M60 100m and 200m sprints, anchored the German M60 4 x 100 relay team to gold in a Championships Record time of 50.32, and anchored the German M60 4 x 400 relay team to 4th.

Several masters world records were set at this Championships. World records for 1979 are from Museum of Masters Track & Field [8] unless otherwise noted.

WomenEdit

Event Athlete(s) Nationality Performance
W70 100 Meters Frederick Reid   RHO
13.80
W50 200 Meters Maeve Kyle   IRL
W45 80 Meters Hurdles Colleen Mills   NZL
W35 High Jump Christel Voss   GER
W55 High Jump Vlasta Chlumská   CZE
W35 Long Jump D Breul   FRG
5.59
W50 Long Jump Maeve Kyle   IRL
W55 Long Jump I Pleuger   FRG
3.43
W65 Long Jump H Mitschke   FRG
1.66
W35 Pentathlon Christel Voss[5]   GER
4177

MenEdit

Event Athlete(s) Nationality Performance
M40 100 Meters Karl Heinz Schröder   GER
M45 100 Meters Lloyd Riddick   USA
M70 100 Meters Frederick Reid   RHO
13.80
M50 200 Meters Clifford Mc Pherson   GUY
M65 200 Meters Y Brange   SWE
27.24
M70 200 Meters Frederick Reid   RHO
28.62
M40 400 Meters Bruno Bianchi   ITA
M50 400 Meters Francis Peter Higgins   GBR
M65 400 Meters Y Brange   SWE
63.19
M60 800 Meters John Gilmour   AUS
2:19.3
M60 1500 Meters John Gilmour   AUS
4:32.5
M60 5000 Meters John Gilmour   AUS
16:54.9
M80 5000 Meters J Gaila   FRG
25:26.6
M60 10000 Meters John Gilmour[10]   AUS
35:07.7
M45 110 Meters Hurdles Valbjörn Þorláksson   ISL
M60 110 Meters Hurdles A V Guide   USA
18.73
M65 110 Meters Hurdles G Braceland   USA
19.81
M40 400 Meters Hurdles Leon Hacker   ZAF
M65 400 Meters Hurdles G Braceland   USA
75.22
M70 400 Meters Hurdles Walter-S Frederick   USA
93.55
M75 400 Meters Hurdles Herbert F Anderson   USA
90.65
M50 3000 Meters Steeplechase Arthur H G Taylor   CAN
10:18.1
M55 3000 Meters Steeplechase C Eligio   MEX
10:39.0
M60 3000 Meters Steeplechase Olle Elvland   SWE
11:41.6
M65 High Jump Richard O'Rafferty   IRL
M70 High Jump Josef Sahlmann   FRG
1.40
M80 High Jump Sven A Falk   SWE
1.00
M65 Long Jump Willi Rumig   GER
M50 Triple Jump C Vera Guardia   VEN
13.04
M65 Hammer Throw A Miettinen   FIN
42.68
M75 Hammer Throw Alex Renk   FRG
29.28
M45 Javelin Throw J Smiding   SWE
64.70
M40 Javelin Throw Urs von Wartburg    CHE
78.98
M50 Javelin Throw Veikko Javanainen   FIN
56.18
M65 Shot Put K. Maksimczyk   GBR
13.80
M75 Shot Put Ernst Korte   FRG
10.80
M65 Discus Throw K. Maksimczyk[11]   GBR
50.42
M75 Pentathlon Herbert F Anderson   USA
2430
M50 4 x 100 Meters Relay Goelz, Baas, Schlegel, Mirkes   FRG
46.11
M40 4 x 400 Meters Relay L Hacker, Grujic, Burger, Mathe   RHO
3:23.8
M70 4 x 400 Meters Relay Chapson, Anderson, Madden, P Fairbanks   USA
5:14.9

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Outdoor". World Masters Athletics.
  2. ^ a b "WORLD MASTERS (VETERANS) CHAMPIONSHIPS (MEN)". gbrathletics.com. Athletics Weekly.
  3. ^ Martin Gasselsberger. "WMA World Masters Athletics RULES OF COMPETITION". Masters Athletics.
  4. ^ "World Masters Athletic Championships". Wellington Masters Athletics.
  5. ^ a b "Championships Outdoor". World Masters Athletics. Retrieved 2022-01-03.
  6. ^ "Results: World Outdoor Championships, Other Internationals". Museum of Masters Track & Field. Retrieved 2022-01-03.
  7. ^ a b "World Veterans Championships Hannover 27.7-2.8.1979" (PDF). Museum of Masters Track & Field.
  8. ^ a b "Results Hannover" (PDF). Museum of Masters Track & Field.
  9. ^ "WORLD MASTERS (VETERANS) CHAMPIONSHIPS (WOMEN)". gbrathletics.com. Athletics Weekly.
  10. ^ "AUSTRALIAN MASTERS ATHLETICS, AUSTRALIAN OVER 30 & WMA RECORDS" (PDF). Australian Masters Athletics.
  11. ^ "World Masters Athletics Discus". Wellington Masters Athletics.