1983 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race

The Senior women's race at the 1983 IAAF World Cross Country Championships was held in Gateshead, England, at the Riverside Park on March 20, 1983. A report on the event was given in the Glasgow Herald[1] and in the Evening Times.[2]

Senior women's race at the 1983 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
OrganisersIAAF
Edition11th
DateMarch 20
Host cityGateshead, Tyne and Wear, England England
VenueRiverside Park
Events1
Distances4.072 km – Senior women
Participation111 athletes from
22 nations

Complete results,[3] medallists, [4] and the results of British athletes[5] were published.

Race resultsEdit

Senior women's race (4.072 km)Edit

IndividualEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time
  Grete Waitz   Norway 13:29
  Alison Wiley   Canada 13:37
  Tatyana Pozdnyakova   Soviet Union 13:37
4 Joan Benoit   United States 13:57
5 Betty Springs   United States 14:00
6 Svetlana Ulmasova   Soviet Union 14:01
7 Francine Peeters   Belgium 14:03
8 Fiţa Lovin   Romania 14:04
9 Margaret Groos   United States 14:04
10 Aurora Cunha   Portugal 14:06
11 Alla Yushina   Soviet Union 14:08
12 Nancy Rooks   Canada 14:09
13 Jan Merrill   United States 14:12
14 Agnese Possamai   Italy 14:14
15 Doina Melinte   Romania 14:15
16 Anne-Marie Malone   Canada 14:17
17 Pilar Fernandez   Spain 14:18
18 Christine Benning   England 14:19
19 Christina Boxer   England 14:20
20 Carolyn Schuwalov   Australia 14:20
21 Yelena Sipatova   Soviet Union 14:21
22 Midde Hamrin   Sweden 14:21
23 Lynn Kanuka   Canada 14:22
24 Rosa Mota   Portugal 14:24
25 Nadia Dandolo   Italy 14:24
26 Christine Hughes   New Zealand 14:26
27 Sue Bruce   New Zealand 14:26
28 Kath Binns   England 14:26
29 Jane Furniss   England 14:27
30 Jacqueline Lefeuvre   France 14:30
31 Mary O'Connor   New Zealand 14:31
32 Mehan Sloane   Australia 14:31
33 Eva Ernström   Sweden 14:32
34 Albertina Machado   Portugal 14:34
35 Ingrid Kristiansen   Norway 14:35
36 Maria Radu   Romania 14:36
37 Wendy van Mierlo   Canada 14:36
38 Barbara Moore   New Zealand 14:36
39 Adriana Mustata   Romania 14:36
40 Nan Doak   United States 14:36
41 Janis Hams   Australia 14:37
42 Kathy Hadler   United States 14:38
43 Montserrat Abello   Spain 14:39
44 Debbie Elsmore   New Zealand 14:40
45 Lizanne Bussières   Canada 14:40
46 Joëlle De Brouwer   France 14:41
47 Patricia Deneuville   France 14:41
48 Deirdre Nagle   Ireland 14:44
49 Laura Blanco   Spain 14:44
50 Kim Lock   Wales 14:46
51 Fiona McQueen   Scotland 14:47
52 Mona Kleppe   Norway 14:48
53 Kathy Mearns   Scotland 14:48
54 Lucilia Soares   Portugal 14:48
55 Asuncion Sinobas   Spain 14:49
56 Alba Milana   Italy 14:49
57 Ana Isabel Alonso   Spain 14:50
58 Linda Milo   Belgium 14:51
59 Zehava Shmueli   Israel 14:53
60 Teresa Purton   England 14:55
61 Randi Bjørn   Norway 14:57
62 Birgitta Wåhlin   Sweden 14:57
63 Sharon Dalton   Australia 14:58
64 Lyudmila Medvedeva   Soviet Union 14:58
65 Charlotte Kaagh   Denmark 15:01
66 Sylvie Bornet   France 15:02
67 Elise Lyon   Scotland 15:04
68 Maria Rébélo   France 15:07
69 Marie-Christine Deurbroeck   Belgium 15:08
70 Debbie Peel   England 15:10
71 Louise Copp   Wales 15:11
72 Glenys Kroon   New Zealand 15:12
73 Conceição Ferreira   Portugal 15:12
74 Jeanette Nordgren   Sweden 15:13
75 Cristina Agusti   Spain 15:15
76 Véronique Renties   France 15:16
77 Jean Lorden   Scotland 15:16
78 Rita Borralho   Portugal 15:17
79 Ann Hilliard   Ireland 15:19
80 Betty van Steenbroeck   Belgium 15:20
81 Rhonda Mallinder   Australia 15:21
82 Laura Fogli   Italy 15:23
83 Louise McGrillen   Ireland 15:24
84 Eefje van Wissen   Netherlands 15:24
85 Ann-Marie Fox   Wales 15:33
86 Sicau West   Romania 15:36
87 Marit Holtklimpen   Norway 15:37
88 Greta Hickey   Ireland 15:38
89 Jean Lochhead   Wales 15:39
90 Dalila Mehira   Algeria 15:39
91 Mie Poulsen Jensen   Denmark 15:39
92 Linda van Vliet   Netherlands 15:41
93 Trijnie Smeenge   Netherlands 15:42
94 Yvonne Murray   Scotland 15:45
95 Eithne Kenny   Ireland 15:47
96 Yvonne Haglund   Sweden 15:54
97 Lynne MacDougall   Scotland 15:54
98 Mébarka El Hadj Abdellah   Algeria 15:59
99 Noeleen Mullan   Northern Ireland 15:59
100 Fiona Harwood   Wales 16:02
101 Desirée Heijnen   Netherlands 16:04
102 Rosemary Harron   Northern Ireland 16:06
103 Sally James   Wales 16:07
104 Sally Pierson   Australia 16:08
105 Paula Hawtin   Northern Ireland 16:09
106 Angela McCullagh   Northern Ireland 16:10
107 Mary Martin   Ireland 16:18
108 Camilla Harron   Northern Ireland 16:28
109 Baukje Hiemstra   Netherlands 16:49
110 Christine Lord   Northern Ireland 16:55
Alla Libutina   Soviet Union DNF

TeamsEdit

Rank Team Points
    United States
Joan Benoit 4
Betty Springs 5
Margaret Groos 9
Jan Merrill 13
(Nan Doak) (40)
(Kathy Hadler) (42)
31
    Soviet Union
Tatyana Pozdnyakova 3
Svetlana Ulmasova 6
Alla Yushina 11
Yelena Sipatova 21
(Lyudmila Medvedeva) (64)
(Alla Libutina) (DNF)
41
    Canada
Alison Wiley 2
Nancy Rooks 12
Anne-Marie Malone 16
Lynn Kanuka 23
(Wendy van Mierlo) (37)
(Lizanne Bussières) (45)
53
4   England
Christine Benning 18
Christina Boxer 19
Kath Binns 28
Jane Furniss 29
(Teresa Purton) (60)
(Debbie Peel) (70)
94
5   Romania
Fiţa Lovin 8
Doina Melinte 15
Maria Radu 36
Adriana Mustata 39
(Sicau West) (86)
98
6   New Zealand
Christine Hughes 26
Sue Bruce 27
Mary O'Connor 31
Barbara Moore 38
(Debbie Elsmore) (44)
(Glenys Kroon) (72)
122
7   Portugal
Aurora Cunha 10
Rosa Mota 24
Albertina Machado 34
Lucilia Soares 54
(Conceição Ferreira) (73)
(Rita Borralho) (78)
122
8   Norway
Grete Waitz 1
Ingrid Kristiansen 35
Mona Kleppe 52
Randi Bjørn 61
(Marit Holtklimpen) (87)
149
9   Australia
Carolyn Schuwalov 20
Mehan Sloane 32
Janis Hams 41
Sharon Dalton 63
(Rhonda Mallinder) (81)
(Sally Pierson) (104)
156
10   Spain
Pilar Fernandez 17
Montserrat Abello 43
Laura Blanco 49
Asuncion Sinobas 55
(Ana Isabel Alonso) (57)
(Cristina Agusti) (75)
164
11   Italy
Agnese Possamai 14
Nadia Dandolo 25
Alba Milana 56
Laura Fogli 82
177
12   France
Jacqueline Lefeuvre 30
Joëlle Debrouwer 46
Patricia Deneuville 47
Sylvie Bornet 66
(Maria Rébélo) (68)
(Véronique Renties) (76)
189
13   Sweden
Midde Hamrin 22
Eva Ernström 33
Birgitta Wåhlin 62
Jeanette Nordgren 74
(Yvonne Haglund) (96)
191
14   Belgium
Francine Peeters 7
Linda Milo 58
Marie-Christine Deurbroeck 69
Betty van Steenbroeck 80
214
15   Scotland
Fiona McQueen 51
Kathy Mearns 53
Elise Lyon 67
Jean Lorden 77
(Yvonne Murray) (94)
(Lynne MacDougall) (97)
248
16   Wales
Kim Lock 50
Louise Copp 71
Ann-Marie Fox 85
Jean Lochhead 89
(Fiona Harwood) (100)
(Sally James) (103)
295
17   Ireland
Deirdre Nagle 48
Ann Hilliard 79
Louise McGrillen 83
Greta Hickey 88
(Eithne Kenny) (95)
(Mary Martin) (107)
298
18   Netherlands
Eefje van Wissen 84
Linda van Vliet 92
Trijnie Smeenge 93
Desirée Heijnen 101
(Baukje Hiemstra) (109)
370
19   Northern Ireland
Noeleen Mullan 99
Rosemary Harron 102
Paula Hawtin 105
Angela McCullagh 106
(Camilla Harron) (108)
(Christine Lord) (110)
412
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result

ParticipationEdit

An unofficial count yields the participation of 111 athletes from 22 countries in the Senior women's race. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gillon, Doug (March 21, 1933), Men from the mountains clean up - A glimpse into the seemingly bottomless well of talented distance runners in Ethiopia was given at Gateshead yesterday, when the men from the mountains swept the boards in the world cross country championships..., Glasgow Herald, p. 18, retrieved October 21, 2013
  2. ^ Bekele's bombshell - Seeing 20-year-old Ethiopian soldier Bekele Debele win the world cross-country title by beating such stars as Alberto Salazar, and Carlos Lopes it was almost impossible to believe he took up running seriously only a year ago..., Evening Times, March 21, 1933, p. 12, retrieved October 21, 2013
  3. ^ Magnusson, Tomas (February 8, 2007), IAAF World Cross Country Championships - 4.1km CC Women - Gateshead Riverside Park Date: Sunday, March 20, 1983, Athchamps (archived), archived from the original on October 16, 2007, retrieved October 21, 2013CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  4. ^ IAAF WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS, Athletics Weekly, retrieved October 9, 2013
  5. ^ a b 36th IAAF WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS - EDINBURGH 2008 - FACTS & FIGURES - GREAT BRITAIN & NORTHERN IRELAND AT THE INTERNATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY & WORLD CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS (PDF), IAAF, p. 2ff, archived from the original (PDF) on September 27, 2013, retrieved October 9, 2013