1990 IAAF World Women's Road Race Championships

The 1990 IAAF World Women's Road Race Championships was the eighth, and penultimate, edition of the annual international road running competition organised by the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF). The competition was hosted by Ireland on 14 October 1990 in Dublin and featured one race only: a 15K run for women. There were individual and team awards available, with the national team rankings being decided by the combined finishing positions of a team's top three runners. Countries with fewer than three finishers were not ranked.[1]

Romania's Iulia Olteanu won the race in a time of 50:11.8 – the slowest winning time recorded at the competition's history. Francie Larrieu Smith of the United States was the silver medallist and Chinese runner Zhong Huandi took bronze to feature on the podium for a second year running. Aurora Cunha led Portugal to the team title, as she had in 1987, with support from Conceição Ferreira and Lucilia Soares. The Soviet Union reached the team podium for a fifth time in as many years through the efforts of Nadezhda Stepanova, Valentina Yegorova and Lyudmila Matveyeva. A unified German team entered for the first time and former East German Katrin Dörre led the team to third place in the team rankings with former West Germans Kerstin Pressler and Christina Mai.[2]

ResultsEdit

IndividualEdit

Rank Athlete Country Time (m:s)
  Iulia Negurǎ   Romania (ROM) 50:11.8
  Francie Larrieu-Smith   United States (USA) 50:14.2
  Zhong Huandi   China (CHN) 50:19.0
4 Andrea Wallace   Great Britain (GBR) 50:19.5
5 Aurora Cunha   Portugal (POR) 50:26.8
6 Katrin Dörre   Germany (GER) 50:29.3
7 Nadezhda Stepanova   Soviet Union (URS) 50:31.6
8 Kerstin Pressler   Germany (GER) 50:36.4
9 Conceição Ferreira   Portugal (POR) 50:59.3
10 Valentina Yegorova   Soviet Union (URS) 51:05.6
11 Rosario Gangloff   France (FRA) 51:08.4
12 Evy Palm   Sweden (SWE) 51:24.6
13 Lucilia Soares   Portugal (POR) 51:33.5
14 Fatuma Roba   Ethiopia (ETH) 51:48.8
15 Tigist Moreda   Ethiopia (ETH) 51:49.8
16 Christina Mai   Germany (GER) 51:50.3
17 Joke Kleijweg   Netherlands (NED) 51:50.7
18 Tani Ruckle   Australia (AUS) 51:55.5
19 Iva Jurkova   Czechoslovakia (TCH) 51:57.4
20 Franziska Moser    Switzerland (SUI) 52:06.7
21 Isabella Moretti    Switzerland (SUI) 52:14.0
22 Maria-del Carmen Brunet   Spain (ESP) 52:16.8
23 Zina Marchant   Great Britain (GBR) 52:19.5
24 Anna Villani   Italy (ITA) 52:20.2
25 Maria Guida   Italy (ITA) 52:24.7
26 Georgeta State   Romania (ROM) 52:27.8
27 Ursula Noctor   Ireland (IRL) 52:29.1
28 Wang Huabi   China (CHN) 52:34.7
29 Carmen de Oliveira   Brazil (BRA) 52:39.5
30 Lyudmila Matveyeva   Soviet Union (URS) 52:39.8
31 Larisa Alekseyeva   Soviet Union (URS) 52:42.9
32 Lynn Deninno   United States (USA) 52:44.7
33 Laura LaMena   United States (USA) 52:46.0
34 Carlien Harms   Netherlands (NED) 52:56.5
35 Izabela Zatorska   Poland (POL) 53:01.6
36 Annalisa Scurti   Italy (ITA) 53:04.9
37 Anne van Schuppen   Netherlands (NED) 53:05.9
38 Tanja Kalinowski   Germany (GER) 53:09.2
39 Marjan Freriks   Netherlands (NED) 53:10.2
40 Jocelyne Villeton   France (FRA) 53:10.9
41 Carmen Fuentes   Spain (ESP) 53:13.0
42 Lesley Morton   New Zealand (NZL) 53:14.1
43 Marie-Hélène Ohier   France (FRA) 53:15.4
44 Andrea Fleischer   Germany (GER) 53:18.9
45 Wang Yongmei   China (CHN) 53:28.3
46 Mariana Chirila   Romania (ROM) 53:39.1
47 Bożena Dziubińska   Poland (POL) 53:45.1
48 Kamila Gradus   Poland (POL) 53:49.6
49 Catherine Newman   Great Britain (GBR) 53:55.5
50 María Trujillo   United States (USA) 54:07.0
51 Myriam Dumont   Belgium (BEL) 54:17.7
52 Addis Gezahegne   Ethiopia (ETH) 54:20.7
53 Rose Lambe   Ireland (IRL) 54:22.4
54 Angelines Rodríguez   Spain (ESP) 54:24.6
55 Anuța Cătună   Romania (ROM) 54:41.6
56 Patricia Griffin   Ireland (IRL) 54:44.0
57 Silvana Pereira   Brazil (BRA) 54:49.5
58 Solange de Souza   Brazil (BRA) 54:59.3
59 Ľudmila Melicherová   Czechoslovakia (TCH) 55:00.5
60 Suzanne Malaxos   Australia (AUS) 55:05.0
61 Kelly dos Santos   Brazil (BRA) 55:13.1
62 Susan Mahoney   Australia (AUS) 55:21.5
63 Marina Prat   Spain (ESP) 55:39.4
64 Susan Tooby   Great Britain (GBR) 55:44.0
65 Connie Kelly   Ireland (IRL) 55:46.9
66 Viviene Van Buggenhout   Belgium (BEL) 55:59.1
67 Marisol Cossio   Bolivia (BOL) 56:04.1
68 Julie McKie   Australia (AUS) 56:52.1
69 Julia Sakala   Zimbabwe (ZIM) 57:34.5
Albertina Dias   Portugal (POR) DNF
Jana Bauckmannova   Czechoslovakia (TCH) DNF
Alena Mocariova   Czechoslovakia (TCH) DNF
Agnes Pardaens   Belgium (BEL) DNF

TeamEdit

Rank Team Points
    Portugal (POR)
Aurora Cunha
Conceição Ferreira
Lucilia Soares
27 pts
    Soviet Union (URS)
Nadezhda Stepanova
Valentina Yegorova
Lyudmila Matveyeva
47 pts
    Germany (GER)
Katrin Dörre
Kerstin Pressler
Christina Mai
62 pts

ReferencesEdit