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1987 World Championships in Athletics

The 2nd World Championships in Athletics under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations were held in the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy between August 28 and September 6, 1987.

2nd World Championships in Athletics
Rome IAAF 1987.jpg
Host cityRome, Italy
Nations participating159
Athletes participating1451
Events43
DatesAugust 28 – September 6, 1987
Officially opened byPresident Francesco Cossiga
Main venueStadio Olimpico
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Men's resultsEdit

TrackEdit

1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995

Games Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
details
Carl Lewis
  United States
9.931
EWR
Ray Stewart
  Jamaica
10.08 Linford Christie
  Great Britain
10.14
200 m
details
Calvin Smith
  United States
20.16 Gilles Quénéhervé
  France
20.16 John Regis
  Great Britain
20.18
400 m
details
Thomas Schönlebe
  East Germany
44.33
AR
Innocent Egbunike
  Nigeria
44.56 Butch Reynolds
  United States
44.80
800 m
details
Billy Konchellah
  Kenya
1:43.06
CR
Peter Elliott
  Great Britain
1:43.41 José Luiz Barbosa
  Brazil
1:43.76
1,500 m
details
Abdi Bile
  Somalia
3:36.80 José Luis González
  Spain
3:38.03 Jim Spivey
  United States
3:38.82
5,000 m
details
Saïd Aouita
  Morocco
13:26.44 Domingos Castro
  Portugal
13:27.59 Jack Buckner
  Great Britain
13:27.74
10,000 m
details
Paul Kipkoech
  Kenya
27:38.63
CR
Francesco Panetta
  Italy
27:48.98 Hansjörg Kunze
  East Germany
27:50.37
Marathon
details
Douglas Wakiihuri
  Kenya
2:11:48 Hussein Ahmed Salah
  Djibouti
2:12:30 Gelindo Bordin
  Italy
2:12:40
110 m hurdles
details
Greg Foster
  United States
13.21 Jon Ridgeon
  Great Britain
13.29 Colin Jackson
  Great Britain
13.38
400 m hurdles
details
Edwin Moses
  United States
47.46
CR
Danny Harris
  United States
47.48 Harald Schmid
  West Germany
47.48
AR
3,000 m st.
details
Francesco Panetta
  Italy
8:08.57
CR
Hagen Melzer
  East Germany
8:10.32 William Van Dijck
  Belgium
8:12.18
20 km walk
details
Maurizio Damilano
  Italy
1:20:45
CR
Jozef Pribilinec
  Czechoslovakia
1:21:07 José Marín
  Spain
1:21:24
50 km walk
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Hartwig Gauder
  East Germany
3:40:53
CR
Ronald Weigel
  East Germany
3:41:30 Vyacheslav Ivanenko
  Soviet Union
3:44:02
4 × 100 m relay
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  United States (USA)
Lee McRae
Lee McNeill
Harvey Glance
Carl Lewis
Dennis Mitchell*
37.90   Soviet Union (URS)
Aleksandr Yevgenyev
Viktor Bryzgin
Vladimir Muravyov
Vladimir Krylov
Andrey Fedoriv*
38.02
AR
  Jamaica (JAM)
John Mair
Andrew Smith
Clive Wright
Ray Stewart
38.41
4 × 400 m relay
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  United States (USA)
Danny Everett
Roddie Haley
Antonio McKay
Butch Reynolds
Michael Franks*
Raymond Pierre*
2:57.29
CR
  Great Britain (GBR)
Derek Redmond
Kriss Akabusi
Roger Black
Phil Brown
Todd Bennett*
Mark Thomas*
2:58.86
AR
  Cuba (CUB)
Leandro Peñalver
Agustin Pavó
Lázaro Martínez
Roberto Hernández
2:59.16
NR
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

1 Ben Johnson of Canada originally won the gold medal in 9.83, but he was disqualified in September 1989 after he admitted to using steroids between 1981 and 1988.
* Indicates athletes who ran in preliminary rounds.

FieldEdit

1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995

Games Gold Silver Bronze
Long jump
details
Carl Lewis
  United States
8.67
CR
Robert Emmiyan
  Soviet Union
8.53 Larry Myricks
  United States
8.331
Triple jump
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Khristo Markov
  Bulgaria
17.92
CR and AR
Mike Conley
  United States
17.67 Oleg Sakirkin
  Soviet Union
17.43
High jump
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Patrik Sjöberg
  Sweden
2.38
CR
Hennadiy Avdyeyenko
  Soviet Union
Igor Paklin
  Soviet Union
2.38
CR
Not awarded
Pole vault
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Sergey Bubka
  Soviet Union
5.85
CR
Thierry Vigneron
  France
5.80 Rodion Gataullin
  Soviet Union
5.80
Shot put
details
Werner Günthör
   Switzerland
22.23
CR
Alessandro Andrei
  Italy
21.88 John Brenner
  United States
21.75
Discus throw
details
Jürgen Schult
  East Germany
68.74
CR
John Powell
  United States
66.22 Luis Delís
  Cuba
66.02
Hammer throw
details
Sergey Litvinov
  Soviet Union
83.06
CR
Jüri Tamm
  Soviet Union
80.84 Ralf Haber
  East Germany
80.76
Javelin throw
details
Seppo Räty
  Finland
83.54
CR
Viktor Yevsyukov
  Soviet Union
82.52 Jan Železný
  Czechoslovakia
82.20
Decathlon
details
Torsten Voss
  East Germany
8680 Siegfried Wentz
  West Germany
8461 Pavel Tarnavetskiy
  Soviet Union
8375
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

1 Giovanni Evangelisti of Italy originally won the bronze in the long jump with a jump of 8.37 m, but it was later determined that Italian field officials had entered a pre-arranged fake result for a jump of 7.85 m. [1]. Evangelisti did not know about the scam, but Italian head coach Sandro Donati revealed the fraud and was fired.[1]

Women's resultsEdit

TrackEdit

1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995

Games Gold Silver Bronze
100 m
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  Silke Gladisch (GDR) 10.90
CR
  Heike Drechsler (GDR) 11.00   Merlene Ottey (JAM) 11.04
200 m
details
  Silke Gladisch (GDR) 21.74
CR
  Florence Griffith (USA) 21.96   Merlene Ottey (JAM) 22.06
400 m
details
  Olga Bryzgina (URS) 49.38   Petra Muller (GDR) 49.94   Kirsten Emmelmann (GDR) 50.20
800 m
details
  Sigrun Wodars (GDR) 1:55.26
NR
  Christine Wachtel (GDR) 1:55.32   Lyubov Gurina (URS) 1:55.56
1,500 m
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  Tetyana Samolenko (URS) 3:58.56
CR
  Hildegard Körner (GDR) 3:58.67   Doina Melinte (ROU) 3:59.27
3,000 m
details
  Tetyana Samolenko (URS) 8:38.73   Maricica Puică (ROU) 8:39.45   Ulrike Bruns (GDR) 8:40.30
10,000 m
details
  Ingrid Kristiansen (NOR) 31:05.85   Yelena Zhupiyeva (URS) 31:09.40   Kathrin Ullrich (GDR) 31:11.34
Marathon
details
  Rosa Mota (POR) 2:25:17
CR
  Zoya Ivanova (URS) 2:32:38   Jocelyne Villeton (FRA) 2:32:53
100 m hurdles
details
  Ginka Zagorcheva (BUL) 12.34
CR
  Gloria Uibel (GDR) 12.44   Cornelia Oschkenat (GDR) 12.46
400 m hurdles
details
  Sabine Busch (GDR) 53.62
CR
  Debbie Flintoff (AUS) 54.19   Cornelia Ullrich (GDR) 54.31
10 km walk
details
  Irina Strakhova (URS) 44:12
CR
  Kerry Saxby (AUS) 44:23   Yan Hong (CHN) 44:42
4 × 100 m relay
details
  United States (USA)
Alice Brown
Diane Williams
Florence Griffith
Pam Marshall
41.58
CR
  East Germany (GDR)
Silke Gladisch
Cornelia Oschkenat
Kerstin Behrendt
Marlies Göhr
41.95   Soviet Union (URS)
Irina Slyusar
Natalya Pomoschchnikova
Natalya German
Olga Antonova
42.33
4 × 400 m relay
details
  East Germany (GDR)
Dagmar Neubauer
Kirsten Emmelmann
Petra Muller
Sabine Busch
Cornelia Ullrich*
3:18.63
CR
  Soviet Union (URS)
Aelita Yurchenko
Olga Nazarova
Mariya Pinigina
Olga Bryzgina
3:19.50   United States (USA)
Diane Dixon
Denean Howard
Valerie Brisco
Lillie Leatherwood
3:21.04
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

Note: * Indicates athletes who ran in preliminary rounds.

FieldEdit

1983 | 1987 | 1991 | 1993 | 1995

Games Gold Silver Bronze
Long jump
details
  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 7.36
CR
  Yelena Belevskaya (URS) 7.14   Heike Drechsler (GDR) 7.13
High jump
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  Stefka Kostadinova (BUL) 2.09
WR
  Tamara Bykova (URS) 2.04   Susanne Beyer (GDR) 1.99
Shot put
details
  Natalya Lisovskaya (URS) 21.24
CR
  Kathrin Neimke (GDR) 21.21   Ines Müller (GDR) 20.76
Discus throw
details
  Martina Hellmann (GDR) 71.62
CR
  Diana Gansky (GDR) 70.12   Tsvetanka Khristova (BUL) 68.82
Javelin throw
details
  Fatima Whitbread (GBR) 76.64
CR
  Petra Felke (GDR) 71.76   Beate Peters (FRG) 68.82
Heptathlon
details
  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 7128
CR
  Larisa Nikitina (URS) 6564   Jane Frederick (USA) 6502
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

Exhibition eventsEdit

Two exhibition para-athletics events appeared at the competition, but results did not go towards the overall medal count. The two wheelchair races were the first time disability events had appeared at the championships, and were the first exhibition event of any kind to feature at the World Championships in Athletics. This began a tradition of such events which continued until 2011. Wheelchair exhibition events were contested until that year, bar 1999 and 2009.[2]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
Men's 1500 m wheelchair   Mustapha Badid (FRA) 3:54.32   Lars Lofström (SWE) 3:54.90   Franz Nietlispach (SUI) 3:55.27
Women's 800 m wheelchair   Diane Rakiecki (CAN) 2:32.52   Connie Hansen (DEN) 2:37.07   Ingrid Lauridsen (DEN) 2:39.95

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (Italy)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  East Germany (GDR)10111031
2  United States (USA)104620
3  Soviet Union (URS)712625
4  Bulgaria (BUL)3014
5  Kenya (KEN)3003
6  Italy (ITA)*2215
7  Great Britain (GBR)1348
8  Portugal (POR)1102
9  Finland (FIN)1001
  Morocco (MAR)1001
  Norway (NOR)1001
  Somalia (SOM)1001
  Sweden (SWE)1001
   Switzerland (SUI)1001
15  France (FRA)0213
16  Australia (AUS)0202
17  Jamaica (JAM)0134
18  West Germany (FRG)0123
19  Czechoslovakia (TCH)0112
  Romania (ROU)0112
  Spain (ESP)0112
22  Djibouti (DJI)0101
  Nigeria (NGR)0101
24  Cuba (CUB)0022
25  Belgium (BEL)0011
  Brazil (BRA)0011
  China (CHN)0011
Totals (27 nations)434442129

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Man Who Knows Too Much Archived 2014-02-26 at the Wayback Machine, Sport Monthly, March 2003, retr from chrisharrisonwriting.com on 2012 10 20
  2. ^ Butler, Mark et al. (2013). IAAF Statistics Book Moscow 2013 (archived), pp. 306–8. IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-07-06.