1992 in the sport of athletics

This article contains an overview of the year 1992 in athletics.

International eventsEdit

World recordsEdit

MenEdit

EVENT ATHLETE MARK DATE VENUE
1500 metres   Noureddine Morceli (ALG) 3:28.86 6 September Rieti, Italy
3,000 metres   Moses Kiptanui (KEN) 7:28.96 16 August Köln, Germany
400 m hurdles   Kevin Young (USA) 46.78 6 August Barcelona, Spain
3000 m steeplechase   Moses Kiptanui (KEN) 8:02.08 19 August Zurich, Switzerland
4 × 100 m Relay   United States (USA)
Michael Marsh
Leroy Burrell
Dennis Mitchell
Carl Lewis
37.40 8 August Barcelona
4 × 200 m Relay Santa Monica   United States (USA)
Michael Marsh
Leroy Burrell
Floyd Heard
Carl Lewis
1:19.11 25 April Philadelphia
4 × 400 m Relay   United States (USA)
Andrew Valmon
Quincy Watts
Michael Johnson
Steve Lewis
2:55.74 8 August Barcelona
Pole Vault   Sergey Bubka (UKR) 6.11m 13 June Dijon, France
  Sergey Bubka (UKR) 6.12m 30 August Padua, Italy
  Sergey Bubka (UKR) 6.13m 19 September Tokyo, Japan
Javelin (new)   Steve Backley (GBR) 91.46m 25 January North Shore, New Zealand
Decathlon   Dan O'Brien (USA) 8891 4-5 September Talence, France

WomenEdit

EVENT ATHLETE MARK DATE VENUE
Pole Vault   Sun Caiyun (CHN) 4.05m 21 May Nanjing, China

Men's best year performersEdit

100 metresEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Michael Marsh (USA) 9.93
2.   Davidson Ezinwa (NGR) 9.96
  Linford Christie (GBR)
4.   Olapade Adeniken (NGR) 9.97
  Leroy Burrell (USA)

200 metresEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Michael Marsh (USA) 19.73
2.   Michael Johnson (USA) 19.79
3.   Frank Fredericks (NAM) 19.97
4.   Mike Bates (USA) 20.01
5.   John Regis (GBR) 20.09

400 metresEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Quincy Watts (USA) 43.50
2.   Danny Everett (USA) 43.81
3.   Michael Johnson (USA) 43.98
4.   Steve Lewis (USA) 44.08
5.   Samson Kitur (KEN) 44.18

800 metresEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Johnny Gray (USA) 1:42.80
2.   Nixon Kiprotich (KEN) 1:43.31
3.   William Tanui (KEN) 1:43.37
4.   Mark Everett (USA) 1:43.40
5.   Andrea Benvenuti (ITA) 1:43.92

1,500 metresEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Noureddine Morceli (ALG) 3:28.86
2.   David Kibet (KEN) 3:32.13
3.   William Kemei (KEN) 3:32.41
4.   Wilfred Kirochi (KEN) 3:33.49
5.   Fermín Cacho (ESP) 3:32.69

MileEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   William Kemei (KEN) 3:48.80
2.   Noureddine Morceli (ALG) 3:49.79
3.   Dieter Baumann (GER) 3:51.12
4.   Gennaro di Napoli (ITA) 3:51.96
5.   David Kibet (KEN) 3:52.32

3,000 metresEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Moses Kiptanui (KEN) 7:28.96
2.   Paul Bitok (KEN) 7:33.28
3.   Yobes Ondieki (KEN) 7:34.18
4.   Dieter Baumann (FRG) 7:38.10
5.   William Sigei (KEN) 7:39.51

5,000 metresEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Moses Kiptanui (KEN) 13:00.93
2.   Yobes Ondieki (KEN) 13:03.58
3.   Paul Bitok (KEN) 13:08.89
4.   Dieter Baumann (FRG) 13:09.03
5.   Khalid Skah (MAR) 13:09.10

10,000 metresEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Fita Bayissa (ETH) 27:14.26
2.   Richard Chelimo (KEN) 27:15.53
3.   António Martins (FRA) 27:22.78
4.   Arturo Barrios (MEX) 27:34.60
5.   Joseph Keino (KEN) 27:35.77

Half MarathonEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Benson Masya (KEN) 1:00:24

MarathonEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   David Tsebe (RSA) 2:08:07
2.   Ibrahim Hussein (KEN) 2:08:14
3.   Dionicio Cerón (MEX) 2:08:36
4.   Manuel Matias (POR) 2:08:38
5.   Hwang Young-Cho (KOR) 2:08:47

110m hurdlesEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Colin Jackson (GBR) 13.04
2.   Tony Dees (USA) 13.08
3.   Mark McKoy (CAN) 13.11
4.   Florian Schwarthoff (GER) 13.13
  Jack Pierce (USA)

400m hurdlesEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Kevin Young (USA) 46.78
2.   Winthrop Graham (JAM) 47.62
3.   Kriss Akabusi (GBR) 47.82
4.   Samuel Matete (ZAM) 47.91
5.   David Patrick (USA) 48.01

3,000m steeplechaseEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Moses Kiptanui (KEN) 8:02.08
2.   Philip Barkutwo (KEN) 8:05.37
3.   Matthew Birir (KEN) 8:08.84
4.   Patrick Sang (KEN) 8:09.55
5.   William Mutwol (KEN) 8:10.74

High jumpEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.   Steve Smith (GBR) 2.37
2.   Lambros Papakostas (GRE) 2.36
  Javier Sotomayor (CUB)
4.   Hollis Conway (USA) 2.35
  Darrin Plab (USA)
  Dragutin Topić (YUG)

Long jumpEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.   Carl Lewis (USA) 8.68
2.   Mike Powell (USA) 8.64
3.   Iván Pedroso (CUB) 8.53
4.   Erick Walder (USA) 8.47
5.   Llewellyn Starks (USA) 8.40

Triple jumpEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.   Mike Conley (USA) 17.72
2.   Charles Simpkins (USA) 17.60
3.   Denis Kapustin (RUS) 17.48
4.   Frank Rutherford (BAH) 17.41
5.   Leonid Voloshin (RUS) 17.36

DiscusEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.   Jürgen Schult (GER) 69.04
2.   Lars Riedel (GER) 68.66
3.   Romas Ubartas (LTU) 68.18
4.   Anthony Washington (USA) 67.88
5.   Dmitriy Shevchenko (RUS) 67.30

Shot putEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.   Gregg Tafralis (USA) 21.98
2.   Werner Günthör (SUI) 21.91
3.   Mike Stulce (USA) 21.70
4.   Jim Doehring (USA) 21.60
5.   Aleksandr Bagach (UKR) 21.19

HammerEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.   Igor Astapkovich (BLR) 84.62
2.   Igor Nikulin (RUS) 83.44
3.   Vasiliy Sidorenko (RUS) 82.54
  Andrey Abduvaliyev (UZB)
5.   Yuriy Syedikh (RUS) 82.18

Javelin (new design)Edit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.   Steve Backley (GBR) 91.46
2.   Seppo Räty (FIN) 90.60
3.   Jan Železný (CZE) 90.18
4.   Juha Laukkanen (FIN) 88.22
5.   Tom Petranoff (USA) 87.26

Pole vaultEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.   Sergey Bubka (UKR) 6.13
2.   Rodion Gataullin (RUS) 5.95
3.   Igor Potapovich (KAZ) 5.92
4.   Dean Starkey (USA) 5.91
5.   Maksim Tarasov (RUS) 5.90
  Jean Galfione (FRA)
  Igor Trandenkov (RUS)

DecathlonEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS POINTS
1.   Dan O'Brien (USA) 8891
2.   Dave Johnson (USA) 8649
3.   Robert Změlík (TCH) 8627
4.   Antonio Peñalver (ESP) 8412
5.   Michael Smith (CAN) 8409

Women's best year performersEdit

60 metresEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Merlene Ottey (JAM) 6.96
2.   Irina Privalova (RUS) 6.97
3.   Michelle Finn (USA) 7.07
4.   Juliet Cuthbert (JAM) 7.09
5.   Katrin Krabbe (GER) 7.10

100 metresEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Merlene Ottey (JAM) 10.80
2.   Irina Privalova (RUS) 10.82
  Gail Devers (USA)
4.   Juliet Cuthbert (JAM) 10.83
5.   Gwen Torrence (USA) 10.86

200 metresEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Gwen Torrence (USA) 21.72
2.   Juliet Cuthbert (JAM) 21.75
3.   Irina Privalova (RUS) 21.93
4.   Merlene Ottey (JAM) 21.94
5.   Marie-José Pérec (FRA) 22.20

400 metresEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Marie-José Pérec (FRA) 48.83
2.   Olga Bryzgina (UKR) 49.07
3.   Gwen Torrence (USA) 49.64
  Ximena Restrepo (COL)
5.   Olga Nazarova (RUS) 49.69

800 metresEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Ellen van Langen (NED) 1:55.54
2.   Lilia Nurutdinova (RUS) 1:55.99
3.   Ana Fidelia Quirot (CUB) 1:56.80
4.   Ella Kovacs (ROM) 1:57.19
5.   Inna Yevseyeva (UKR) 1:57.20

1,500 metresEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Hassiba Boulmerka (ALG) 3:55.30
2.   Lyudmila Rogachova (RUS) 3:56.91
3.   Qu Yunxia (CHN) 3:57.08
4.   Tatyana Dorovskikh (UKR) 3:57.92
5.   Lyubov Kremlyova (RUS) 3:58.71

MileEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Lyudmila Rogachova (RUS) 4:21.30
2.   Doina Melinte (ROM) 4:21.74
3.   Sonia O'Sullivan (IRL) 4:24.27
4.   Lyubov Kremlyova (RUS) 4:24.50
5.   Angela Chalmers (CAN) 4:25.08

3,000 metresEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Yelena Romanova (RUS) 8:33.72
2.   Yvonne Murray (GBR) 8:36.63
3.   Sonia O'Sullivan (IRL) 8:37.92
4.   Elana Meyer (RSA) 8:38.45
5.   Margareta Keszeg (ROM) 8:39.64

5,000 metresEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Elana Meyer (RSA) 14:44.15
2.   Sonia O'Sullivan (IRL) 14:59.11
3.   Liz McColgan (GBR) 15:01.86
4.   Christien Toonstra (NED) 15:07.68
5.   Esther Kiplagat (KEN) 15:07.87

10,000 metresEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Derartu Tulu (ETH) 31:06.02
2.   Lisa Ondieki (AUS) 31:11.72
3.   Elana Meyer (RSA) 31:11.75
4.   Maria Conceição Ferreira (POR) 31:16.42
5.   Lynn Jennings (USA) 31:19.89

Half marathonEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Liz McColgan (GBR) 1:08:42

MarathonEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Olga Markova (RUS) 2:23:43
2.   Lisa Ondieki (AUS) 2:24:40
3.   Madina Biktagirova (BLR) 2:26:23
4.   Yumi Kokamo (JPN) 2:26:26
  Yoshiko Yamamoto (JPN)

60m hurdlesEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Ludmila Narozhilenko (RUS) 7.76
2.   Gail Devers (USA) 7.93
3.   Lidiya Yurkova (BLR) 7.94
4.   Julie Baumann (SWI) 7.95
  Monique Éwanjé-Épée (FRA)
  Nataliya Grygoryeva (UKR)

100m hurdlesEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Ludmila Narozhilenko (RUS) 12.26
2.   Gail Devers (USA) 12.55
3.   Nataliya Grygoryeva (UKR) 12.60
4.   Paraskevi Patoulidou (GRE) 12.64
5.   Yordanka Donkova (BUL) 12.67

400m hurdlesEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.   Sally Gunnell (GBR) 53.23
2.   Tatyana Ledovskaya (BLR) 53.55
3.   Sandra Farmer-Patrick (USA) 53.59
4.   Margarita Ponomaryova (RUS) 53.66
5.   Janeene Vickers (USA) 54.31

High jumpEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.   Stefka Kostadinova (BUL) 2.05 m
2.   Heike Henkel (GER) 2.04 m
3.   Inga Babakova (UKR) 2.00 m
  Alina Astafei (ROM)
5.   Ioamnet Quintero (CUB) 1.98 m

Long jumpEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.   Heike Drechsler (GER) 7.48 m
2.   Inessa Kravets (UKR) 7.37 m
3.   Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 7.17 m
4.   Mirela Dulgheru (ROM) 7.14 m
5.   Chioma Ajunwa (NGR) 7.06 m

Triple jumpEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.   Galina Chistyakova (RUS) 14.62 m
2.   Li Huirong (CHN) 14.55 m
3.   Inessa Kravets (UKR) 14.41 m

Shot putEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.   Svetlana Krivelyova (RUS) 21.06 m
2.   Belsis Laza (CUB) 20.96 m
3.   Krystyna Zabawska (POL) 19.42 m
4.   Zhou Shuqin (CHN) 19.40 m
5.   Tatyana Khorkhulyova (BLR) 19.28 m

Javelin (old design)Edit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.   Natalya Shikolenko (BLR) 70.36
2.   Karen Forkel (GER) 69.58
3.   Trine Hattestad (NOR) 69.50
4.   Silke Renk (GER) 68.34
5.   Teresė Nekrošaitė (LTU) 67.64

HeptathlonEdit

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS POINTS
1.   Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 7044
2.   Sabine Braun (GER) 6985
3.   Irina Belova (RUS) 6845
4.   Svetla Dimitrova (BUL) 6658
5.   Liliana Nastase (ROM) 6619

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

ReferencesEdit