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1983 in athletics (track and field)

This page contains an overview of the year 1983 in athletics.

Contents

International EventsEdit

World recordsEdit

MenEdit

EVENT ATHLETE MARK DATE VENUE
Half Marathon   Paul Cummings (USA) 1:01:32 September 25 Dayton, Ohio, United States
4x100m Relay   United States (USA)
Emmit King
Willie Gault
Calvin Smith
Carl Lewis
37.86 August 10 Helsinki
High Jump   Zhu Jianhua (CHN) 2.37m June 11 Beijing, PR China
  Zhu Jianhua (CHN) 2.38m September 22 Shanghai, PR China
Discus   Yuriy Dumchev (URS) 71.86m May 29 Moscow, Soviet Union
Shot Put   Udo Beyer (GDR) 22.22m June 25 Los Angeles, United States
Hammer   Sergey Litvinov (URS) 84.14m June 21 Moscow, Soviet Union
Javelin (old)   Tom Petranoff (USA) 99.72m May 15 Westwood, United States
Decathlon   Jürgen Hingsen (FRG) 8825 June 5 Bernhausen, West Germany

WomenEdit

EVENT ATHLETE MARK DATE VENUE
100 metres   Marlies Göhr (GDR) 10.81 June 8 East Berlin
  Evelyn Ashford (USA) 10.79 July 3 Colorado Springs
400 metres   Jarmila Kratochvílová (TCH) 47.99 August 10 Helsinki
800 metres   Jarmila Kratochvílová (TCH) 1:53.28 July 26 Munich
10,000 metres   Lyudmila Baranova (URS) 31:35.01 May 29 Krasnodar
  Raysa Sadreydinova (URS) 31:27.58 September 7 Odessa
4x100m Relay   East Germany (GDR)
Silke Möller
Marita Koch
Ingrid Auerswald
Marlies Göhr
41.53 July 31 East Berlin
400m Hurdles   Anna Ambrazienė (URS) 54.02 June 11 Moscow
High Jump   Ulrike Meyfarth (FRG) 2.03m August 21 London
  Tamara Bykova (URS) 2.04m August 25 Pisa
Half Marathon   Joan Benoit (USA) 1:09:10 September 18 Philadelphia
Heptathlon   Ramona Neubert (GDR) 6935 June 19 Moscow

Men's Best Year PerformersEdit

100 metresEdit

Main race this year: World Championships 100 metres
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Calvin Smith (USA) 9.93
2.   Carl Lewis (USA) 9.97
3.   Mel Lattany (USA) 10.03
4.   Leandro Peñalver (CUB) 10.06
  Ron Brown (USA)
  Emmit King (USA)

200 metresEdit

Main race this year: World Championships 200 metres
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Carl Lewis (USA) 19.75
2.   Calvin Smith (USA) 19.99
3.   Larry Myricks (USA) 20.03
4.   Elliott Quow (USA) 20.16
5.   Mel Lattany (USA) 20.22

400 metresEdit

Main race this year: World Championships 400 metres
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Erwin Skamrahl (FRG) 44.50
2.   Bert Cameron (JAM) 44.62
3.   James Rolle (USA) 44.73
4.   Chris Whitlock (USA) 44.80
5.   Sunder Nix (USA) 44.87

800 metresEdit

Main race this year: World Championships 800 metres
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Steve Cram (GBR) 1:43.61
2.   Willi Wülbeck (FRG) 1:43.65
3.   Sebastian Coe (GBR) 1:43.80
4.   Peter Elliott (GBR) 1:43.98
5.   Joaquim Cruz (BRA) 1:44.04

1,500 metresEdit

Main race this year: World Championships 1,500 metres
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Steve Ovett (GBR) 3:30.77
2.   Sydney Maree (USA) 3:31.24
3.   Steve Cram (GBR) 3:31.66
4.   Saïd Aouita (MAR) 3:32.54
5.   Steve Scott (USA) 3:32.71

MileEdit

RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Steve Scott (USA) 3:49.21
2.   John Walker (NZL) 3:49.73
3.   Thomas Wessinghage (FRG) 3:49.98
4.   Sydney Maree (USA) 3:50.30
5.   Steve Ovett (GBR) 3:50.49

3,000 metresEdit

RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Doug Padilla (USA) 7:35.84
2.   Eamonn Coghlan (IRL) 7:38.39
3.   António Leitão (POR) 7:39.69
4.   Thomas Wessinghage (FRG) 7:39.71
5.   Dragan Zdravković (YUG) 7:40.49

5,000 metresEdit

Main race this year: World Championships 5,000 metres
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Fernando Mamede (POR) 13:08.54
2.   António Leitão (POR) 13:14.13
3.   Doug Padilla (USA) 13:17.69
4.   Antonio Prieto (ESP) 13:18.53
5.   Thomas Wessinghage (FRG) 13:18.86

10,000 metresEdit

Main race this year: World Championships 10,000 metres
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Carlos Lopes (POR) 27:23.44
2.   Werner Schildhauer (GDR) 27:24.95
3.   Fernando Mamede (POR) 27:25.13
4.   Hansjörg Kunze (GDR) 27:30.69
5.   Nick Rose (GBR) 27:31.19

Half MarathonEdit

RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Paul Cummings (USA) 1:01:32 WR

MarathonEdit

Main race this year: World Championships Marathon
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Robert de Castella (AUS) 2:08:37
2.   Toshihiko Seko (JPN) 2:08:38
3.   Carlos Lopes (POR) 2:08:39
4.   Takeshi So (JPN) 2:08:55
  Juma Ikangaa (TAN)

110m HurdlesEdit

Main race this year: World Championships 110m Hurdles
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Greg Foster (USA) 13.11
2.   Sam Turner (USA) 13.17
3.   Tonie Campbell (USA) 13.32
4.   Arto Bryggare (FIN) 13.44
  Roger Kingdom (USA)

400m HurdlesEdit

Main race this year: World Championships 400m Hurdles
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Edwin Moses (USA) 47.02
2.   Andre Phillips (USA) 47.78
3.   David Patrick (USA) 48.05
4.   David Lee (USA) 48.42
5.   Harald Schmid (FRG) 48.49

3,000m SteeplechaseEdit

Main race this year: World Championships 3,000m Steeplechase
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Henry Marsh (USA) 8:12.37
2.   Bogusław Mamiński (POL) 8:12.62
3.   Patriz Ilg (FRG) 8:15.06
4.   Graeme Fell (GBR) 8:15.16
5.   Joseph Mahmoud (FRA) 8:15.59

High JumpEdit

Main competition this year: World Championships High Jump
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.   Zhu Jianhua (CHN) 2.38 WR
2.   Valeriy Sereda (URS) 2.35
3.   Paul Frommeyer (FRG) 2.34
  Carlo Thränhardt (FRG)
  Eddy Annys (BEL)

Long JumpEdit

Main competition this year: World Championships Long Jump
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.   Carl Lewis (USA) 8.79
2.   Jason Grimes (USA) 8.39
3.   Sergey Rodin (URS) 8.33
  Reginald Kelly (USA)
5.   Aleksandr Beskrovniy (URS) 8.28

Triple JumpEdit

Main competition this year: World Championships Triple Jump
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.   Vasiliy Grishchenkov (URS) 17.55
2.   Aleksandr Beskrovniy (URS) 17.53
3.   Zdzislaw Hoffmann (POL) 17.42
4.   Lázaro Betancourt (CUB) 17.40
5.   Ken Lorraway (AUS) 17.35

DiscusEdit

Main competition this year: World Championships Discus Throw
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.   Yuriy Dumchev (URS) 71.86 WR
2.   Ben Plucknett (USA) 71.32
3.   Art Burns (USA) 71.18
4.   Luis Delís (CUB) 71.06
5.   Imrich Bugár (TCH) 70.72

HammerEdit

RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.   Sergey Litvinov (URS) 84.14
2.   Igor Nikulin (URS) 82.92
3.   Yuriy Tarasyuk (URS) 81.18
4.   Juha Tiainen (FIN) 81.02
5.   Yuriy Syedikh (URS) 80.94

Shot PutEdit

Main competition this year: World Championships Shot Put
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.   Udo Beyer (GDR) 22.22 WR
2.   Dave Laut (USA) 21.94
3.   Edward Sarul (POL) 21.68
4.   Kevin Akins (USA) 21.61
5.   Mike Lehmann (USA) 21.43

Javelin (old design)Edit

Main competition this year: World Championships Javelin Throw
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.   Tom Petranoff (USA) 99.72
2.   Detlef Michel (GDR) 96.72
3.   Heino Puuste (URS) 94.20
4.   Dainis Kula (URS) 91.88
5.   Klaus Tafelmeier (FRG) 91.44

Pole VaultEdit

Main competition this year: World Championships Pole Vault
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.   Thierry Vigneron (FRA) 5.83
2.   Pierre Quinon (FRA) 5.82
3.   Billy Olson (USA) 5.80
4.   Jeff Buckingham (USA) 5.76
5.   Brad Pursley (USA) 5.75

DecathlonEdit

Main competition this year: World Championships Decathlon
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS POINTS
1.   Jürgen Hingsen (FRG) 8779 WR
2.   Siegfried Wentz (FRG) 8718
3.   Daley Thompson (GBR) 8666
4.   Grigoriy Degtyaryev (URS) 8538
5.   Uwe Freimuth (GDR) 8501

Women's Best Year PerformersEdit

100 metresEdit

Main race this year: World Championships 100 metres
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Evelyn Ashford (USA) 10.79 WR
2.   Marlies Göhr (GDR) 10.81 WR
3.   Marita Koch (GDR) 10.83
4.   Diane Williams (USA) 10.94
5.   Silke Gladisch (GDR) 11.03

200 metresEdit

Main race this year: World Championships 200 metres
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Marita Koch (GDR) 21.82
2.   Evelyn Ashford (USA) 21.88
3.   Chandra Cheeseborough (USA) 21.99
4.   Merlene Ottey (JAM) 22.19
5.   Florence Griffith (USA) 22.23

400 metresEdit

Main race this year: World Championships 400 metres
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Jarmila Kratochvílová (TCH) 47.99 WR
2.   Tatána Kocembová (TCH) 48.59
3.   Mariya Pinigina (URS) 49.19
4.   Gaby Bußmann (FRG) 49.75
5.   Marita Payne (CAN) 50.06

800 metresEdit

Main race this year: World Championships 800 metres
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Jarmila Kratochvílová (TCH) 1:53.28 WR
2.   Yekaterina Podkopayeva (URS) 1:55.96
3.   Lyubov Gurina (URS) 1:56.11
4.   Zamira Zaytseva (URS) 1:56.21
5.   Tatyana Providokhina (URS) 1:56.81

1,500 metresEdit

Main race this year: World Championships 1,500 metres
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Mary Decker (USA) 3:57.12
2.   Ravilya Agletdinova (URS) 3:59.31
3.   Fiţa Lovin (ROU) 4:00.12
4.   Yekaterina Podkopayeva (URS) 4:00.3
5.   Maria Radu (ROU) 4:00.62

3,000 metresEdit

Main race this year: World Championships 3,000 metres
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Tatyana Kazankina (URS) 8:32.08
2.   Alla Yushina (URS) 8:34.02
3.   Galina Zakharova (URS) 8:34.60
4.   Mary Decker (USA) 8:34.62
5.   Svetlana Guskova (URS) 8:35.06

5,000 metresEdit

RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Zola Budd (RSA) 15:10.65
2.   Anna Domoradskaya (URS) 15:19.0

10,000 metresEdit

RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Raysa Sadreydinova (URS) 31:27.58 WR
2.   Lyudmila Baranova (URS) 31:35.01 WR
3.   Tatyana Pozdnyakova (URS) 31:48.94
4.   Olga Bondarenko (URS) 31:49.44
5.   Aurora Cunha (POR) 31:52.85

Half MarathonEdit

RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Joan Benoit (USA) 1:09:10

MarathonEdit

Main race this year: World Championships Marathon
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Joan Benoit (USA) 2:22:43
2.   Grete Waitz (NOR) 2:25:17
3.   Julie Brown (USA) 2:26:26
4.   Mary O'Connor (NZL) 2:28:20
5.   Charlotte Teske (FRG) 2:28:32

100m HurdlesEdit

Main race this year: World Championships 100m Hurdles
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Bettine Jahn (GDR) 12.42
2.   Ginka Zagorcheva (BUL) 12.49
3.   Kerstin Knabe (GDR) 12.62
4.   Yordanka Donkova (BUL) 12.65
5.   Cornelia Riefstahl (GDR) 12.72

400m HurdlesEdit

Main race this year: World Championships 400m Hurdles
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Anna Ambrazienė (URS) 54.02 WR
2.   Yekaterina Fesenko (URS) 54.14
3.   Ellen Fiedler (GDR) 54.20
4.   Petra Pfaff (GDR) 54.64
5.   Yelena Filipishina (URS) 54.72

High JumpEdit

Main competition this year: World Championships High Jump
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.   Tamara Bykova (URS) 2.04 WR
2.   Ulrike Meyfarth (FRG) 2.03 WR
3.   Louise Ritter (USA) 2.01
4.   Kerstin Brandt (GDR) 1.99
5.   Larisa Kositsyna (URS) 1.98
  Silvia Costa (CUB)
  Valentina Poluyko (URS)

Long JumpEdit

Main competition this year: World Championships Long Jump
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.   Anişoara Cuşmir (ROU) 7.43
2.   Heike Daute (GDR) 7.14
3.   Svetlana Zorina (URS) 7.04
  Tatyana Proskuryakova (URS)
5.   Margarita Butkiené (URS) 7.00

DiscusEdit

Main competition this year: World Championships Discus Throw
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.   Galina Savinkova (URS) 73.26
2.   Gisela Beyer (GDR) 70.96
3.   Mariya Petkova (BUL) 70.74
4.   Martina Hellmann (GDR) 70.26
5.   Zdeňka Šilhavá (TCH) 70.00

Shot PutEdit

Main competition this year: World Championships Shot Put
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.   Ilona Slupianek (GDR) 22.40
2.   Helena Fibingerová (TCH) 21.46
3.   Zdeňka Šilhavá (TCH) 21.05
4.   Mihaela Loghin (ROU) 20.95
5.   Nunu Abashidze (URS) 20.94

Javelin (old design)Edit

Main competition this year: World Championships Javelin Throw
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.   Tiina Lillak (FIN) 74.76
2.   Tessa Sanderson (GBR) 73.58
3.   Sofia Sakorafa (GRE) 72.28
4.   Antje Zöllkau (GDR) 71.00
5.   Anna Verouli (GRE) 70.90

HeptathlonEdit

Main competition this year: World Championships Heptathlon
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS POINTS
1.   Ramona Neubert (GDR) 6935 WR
2.   Sabine Paetz (GDR) 6713
3.   Lyudmila Kolyadina (URS) 6541
4.   Yekaterina Smirnova (URS) 6536
5.   Anke Vater (GDR) 6531

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

ReferencesEdit