1988 World Junior Championships in Athletics

The 2nd World Junior Championships in Athletics was the 1988 edition of the World Junior Championships in Athletics, held in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada from July 27 to July 31, 1988.[1]

1988 World Junior Championships in Athletics
Host cityCanada Sudbury, Canada
Nations participating123
Athletes participating1024
Events40
Dates27–31 July
Main venueLaurentian University Stadium

PlanningEdit

The city's bid to host the games was accepted in 1986, winning over Cali, Colombia.[1] In addition to the International Association of Athletics Federations's concerns about the political instability of Colombia at the time,[2] Sudbury had recently established a strong reputation in sporting circles due to its hosting of the 1980 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships, as well as Alex Baumann's world record performance in swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics.[1]

Despite this, IAAF president Primo Nebiolo personally opposed the selection, arguing that the city was not large or world-famous enough to be an appropriate host city for the event.[1] Over the next two years, Nebiolo lobbied several times to have the games pulled from the city,[1] in turn causing difficulties for the city in securing sufficient funding from corporate and government sponsors.[3] As late as ten days before the event was to begin, the event still faced a significant budget gap in its broadcasting contracts,[4] with Nebiolo again threatening to pull the games from the city before a last-minute donation from the Canadian Track and Field Association covered the shortfall.[5]

Once the games started, however, Nebiolo was more positive, stating that the games benefited from being held in a smaller centre that was able to provide an athlete-centred experience and had the community spirit to draw on a huge base of volunteers.[6]

The city's Northern Lights Festival Boréal was held concurrently to serve as the championships' cultural festival. CBC Television and MCTV acted as the host broadcasters.[1]

Overall, the games contributed approximately $8 million to the city's local economy.[6]

ResultsEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Andre Cason
  United States
10.22 Sven Matthes
  East Germany
10.28 Aleksandr Shlychkov
  Soviet Union
10.37
200 metres
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Kevin Braunskill
  United States
20.87 Olapade Adeniken
  Nigeria
20.88 Dmitriy Bartenyev
  Soviet Union
20.92
400 metres
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Tomasz Jędrusik
  Poland
46.19 Steve Perry
  Australia
46.74 Anthony Eziuka
  Nigeria
46.81
800 metres
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Jonah Birir
  Kenya
1:50.03 Kevin McKay
  Great Britain
1:50.79 Melford Homela
  Zimbabwe
1:51.34
1500 metres
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Wilfred Kirochi
  Kenya
3:46.52 Noureddine Morceli
  Algeria
3:46.93 Fermín Cacho
  Spain
3:47.31
5000 metres
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Henry Kirui
  Kenya
13:54.29 Mohamed Choumassi
  Morocco
13:54.36 Addis Abebe
  Ethiopia
13:58.08
10,000 metres
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Addis Abebe
  Ethiopia
28:42.13 Bedilu Kibret
  Ethiopia
28:48.55 James Songok
  Kenya
28:50.42
20 kilometres road run
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Metaferia Zeleke
  Ethiopia
59:27 Thomas Osano
  Kenya
1:00:14 Abel Gisemba
  Kenya
1:00:36
110 metres hurdles
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Reinaldo Quintero
  Cuba
13.71 Steve Brown
  United States
13.73 Elbert Ellis
  United States
13.78
400 metres hurdles
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Kelly Carter
  United States
49.50 Mugur Mateescu
  Romania
50.70 Vadim Zadoinov
  Soviet Union
50.88
3000 metres steeplechase
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William Chemitei
  Kenya
8:41.61 Matthew Birir
  Kenya
8:44.54 Arto Kuusisto
  Finland
8:46.42
10,000 metres walk
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Alberto Cruz
  Mexico
41:16.11 Valentí Massana
  Spain
41:33.95 Mikhail Khmelnitskiy
  Soviet Union
41:38.86
4 × 100 metres relay
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  United States
Kevin Braunskill
Quincy Watts
Andre Cason
Terrence Warren
39.27   Nigeria
Abdullah Tetengi
Davidson Ezinwa
Victor Nwankwo
Olapade Adeniken
39.66   United Kingdom
Courtney Rumbolt
Lloyd Stapleton
Darren Braithwaite
Jamie Henderson
40.06
4 × 400 metres relay
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  United States
Jesse Carr
Chris Nelloms
Jesse Williams
Ralph Carrington
3:05.09   Australia
Anthony Ryan
Mark Garner
Dean Capobianco
Steve Perry
3:07.60   Jamaica
Michael Rose
Carey Johnson
Anthony Pryce
Daniel England
3:08.00
High jump
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Artur Partyka
  Poland
2.28 Lambros Papakostas
  Greece
2.25 Park Jae-Hong
  South Korea
Jaroslaw Kotewicz
  Poland
2.22
Pole vault
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István Bagyula
  Hungary
5.65 Maksim Tarasov
  Soviet Union
5.60 Andrey Grudinin
  Soviet Union
5.30
Long jump
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Luis Bueno
  Cuba
7.99 Saúl Isalgué
  Cuba
7.78 Nai Hui-Fang
  Chinese Taipei
7.77
Triple jump
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Vladimir Melikhov
  Soviet Union
16.69 Galin Georgiev
  Bulgaria
16.18 Eugene Greene
  Bahamas
16.16
Shot put
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Aleksandr Klimenko
  Soviet Union
18.92 Mike Stulce
  United States
18.47 Aleksandr Klimov
  Soviet Union
18.06
Discus throw
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Andreas Seelig
  East Germany
58.60 Kamy Keshmiri
  United States
54.68 Yuriy Nesteryets
  Soviet Union
53.70
Hammer throw
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Vadim Kolesnik
  Soviet Union
69.52 Oleg Polyushik
  Soviet Union
69.00 Thomas Hommel
  East Germany
66.06
Javelin throw
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Vladimir Ovchinnikov
  Soviet Union
77.08 Steve Backley
  Great Britain
75.40 Jens Reimann
  East Germany
71.64
Decathlon
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Michael Kohnle
  West Germany
7729 Robert Změlík
  Czechoslovakia
7659 Eduard Hämäläinen
  Soviet Union
7596
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)

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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Diana Dietz
  East Germany
11.18 Katrin Krabbe
  East Germany
11.23 Liliana Allen
  Cuba
11.36
200 metres
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Katrin Krabbe
  East Germany
22.34 Diana Dietz
  East Germany
22.88 Liliana Allen
  Cuba
22.97
400 metres
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Grit Breuer
  East Germany
51.24 Maicel Malone
  United States
52.23 Olga Moroz
  Soviet Union
53.20
800 metres
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Birte Bruhns
  East Germany
2:00.67 Catalina Gheorghiu
  Romania
2:01.96 Dorota Buczkowska
  Poland
2:02.94
1500 metres
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Doina Homneac
  Romania
4:12.94 Snežana Pajkić
  Yugoslavia
4:16.19 Yvonne van der Kolk
  Netherlands
4:16.35
3000 metres
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Ann Mwangi
  Kenya
9:13.99 Fernanda Ribeiro
  Portugal
9:15.33 Yvonne Lichtenfeld
  East Germany
9:16.02
10,000 metres
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Jane Ngotho
  Kenya
33:49.45 Olga Nazarkina
  Soviet Union
33:50.03 Mónica Gama
  Portugal
34:16.13
100 metres hurdles
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Aliuska López
  Cuba
13.23 Birgit Wolf
  West Germany
13.51 Zhanna Gurbanova
  Soviet Union
13.64
400 metres hurdles
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Antje Axmann
  East Germany
57.47 Ann Maenhout
  Belgium
57.58 Silvia Rieger
  West Germany
57.88
5000 metres walk
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Mari Cruz Díaz
  Spain
21:51.31 Olga Sánchez
  Spain
21:58.17 Maria Grazia Orsani
  Italy
22:04.74
4 × 100 metres relay
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  East Germany
Grit Breuer
Katrin Krabbe
Diana Dietz
Katrin Henke
43.48   Cuba
Eusebia Riquelme
Liliana Allen
Aliuska López
Ana Valdivia
44.04   United States
Angela Burnham
Kendra Mackey
Frenchie Holmes
Esther Jones
44.27
4 × 400 metres relay
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  East Germany
Manuela Derr
Stefanie Fabert
Anke Wöhlk
Grit Breuer
3:28.39   United States
Keisha Demas
Stephanie Saleem
Kendra Mackey
Teri Smith
3:31.48   Soviet Union
Tatyana Movchan
Viktoria Miloserdova
Olga Burkanova
Olga Moroz
3:31.89
High jump
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Galina Astafei
  Romania
2.00 Yelena Yelesina
  Soviet Union
1.96 Karen Scholz
  East Germany
1.92
Long jump
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Fiona May
  Great Britain
6.88 Anu Kaljurand
  Soviet Union
6.78 Jo Wise
  Great Britain
6.69
Shot put
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Ines Wittich
  East Germany
18.54 Heike Rohrmann
  East Germany
17.84 Elvira Polyakova
  Soviet Union
17.10
Discus throw
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Ilke Wyludda
  East Germany
68.24 Astrid Kumbernuss
  East Germany
64.08 Proletka Voycheva
  Bulgaria
58.94
Javelin throw
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Karen Forkel
  East Germany
61.44 Isel López
  Cuba
57.86 Malgorzata Kielczewska
  Poland
57.04
Heptathlon
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Svetla Dimitrova
  Bulgaria
6289 Yelena Petushkova
  Soviet Union
6102 Peggy Beer
  East Germany
6067
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)

Medal tableEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  East Germany115521
2  Kenya62210
3  United States5229
4  Soviet Union461222
5  Cuba3328
6  Romania2204
7  Ethiopia (ETH)2114
8  Poland2035
9  Great Britain1225
10  Spain1214
11  Bulgaria1113
  West Germany1113
13  Hungary1001
  Mexico1001
15  Nigeria0213
16  Australia0202
17  Portugal0112
18  Algeria0101
  Belgium0101
  Czechoslovakia0101
  Greece0101
  Morocco0101
  Yugoslavia0101
24  Bahamas0011
  Chinese Taipei0011
  Finland0011
  Italy0011
  Jamaica0011
  Netherlands0011
  South Korea0011
  Zimbabwe0011
Totals (31 nations)413842121

ParticipationEdit

According to an unofficial count through an unofficial result list,[7] 1024 athletes from 123 countries participated in the event. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[8]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Junior host out to bury bad image". The Globe and Mail, July 21, 1988.
  2. ^ "Sudbury a surprise as world track meet site". Ottawa Citizen, November 19, 1987.
  3. ^ "Junior meet gets cash to go ahead". Vancouver Sun, July 18, 1988.
  4. ^ "Sudbury could lose world track meet". Toronto Star, July 17, 1998.
  5. ^ "Cash rescues world juniors". The Globe and Mail, July 19, 1988.
  6. ^ a b "Sudbury Invests Heavily in Image". Northern Ontario Business, September 1988.
  7. ^ Peters, Lionel; Magnusson, Tomas, WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS WJC - 1988 Sudbury CAN Jul 27-31, WORLD JUNIOR ATHLETICS HISTORY ("WJAH"), archived from the original on 7 April 2014, retrieved 13 June 2015
  8. ^ IAAF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS - Eugene 2014 - FACTS & FIGURES (PDF), IAAF, p. 5, retrieved 13 June 2015

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