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The 1997 IAAF Grand Prix Final was the thirteenth edition of the season-ending competition for the IAAF Grand Prix track and field circuit, organised by the International Association of Athletics Federations. It was held on 13 September at the Hakatanomori Athletic Stadium in Fukuoka City, Japan.

1997 IAAF Grand Prix Final
Host cityFukuoka City, Japan
Events18
Dates13 September
Main venueHakatanomori Athletic Stadium
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Wilson Kipketer (800 metres) and Astrid Kumbernuss (shot put) were the overall points winners of the tournament. A total of 18 athletics events were contested, ten for men and eight for women.

Medal summaryEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Overall   Wilson Kipketer (DEN) 114   Lars Riedel (GER) 99   Mark Crear (USA) 95
200 metres   Frankie Fredericks (NAM) 19.81   Obadele Thompson (BAR) 20.19   Jon Drummond (USA) 20.32
800 metres   Wilson Kipketer (DEN) 1:42.98   Patrick Ndururi (KEN) 1:43.45   David Kiptoo (KEN) 1:44.09
One mile   Robert Kiplagat Andersen (DEN) 4:04.53   Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) 4:04.55   Vénuste Niyongabo (BDI) 4:04.95
5000 metres   Khalid Boulami (MAR) 13:09.40   Tom Nyariki (KEN) 13:10.41   Paul Koech (KEN) 13:10.77
3000 metres steeplechase   Joseph Keter (KEN) 8:21.75   Moses Kiptanui (KEN) 8:21.87   Bernard Barmasai (KEN) 8:22.48
110 m hurdles   Mark Crear (USA) 13.03   Florian Schwarthoff (GER) 13.11   Tony Jarrett (GBR) 13.14
Pole vault   Sergey Bubka (UKR) 6.05 m   Maksim Tarasov (RUS) 6.00 m   Tim Lobinger (GER) 5.90 m
Long jump   Iván Pedroso (CUB) 8.53 m   James Beckford (JAM) 8.40 m   Erick Walder (USA) 8.40w m
Discus throw   Lars Riedel (GER) 67.98 m   Adam Setliff (USA) 66.12 m   John Godina (USA) 65.56 m
Javelin throw   Jan Železný (CZE) 89.58 m   Boris Henry (GER) 86.76 m   Patrik Bodén (SWE) 86.52 m

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Overall   Astrid Kumbernuss (GER) 99   Deon Hemmings (JAM) 93   Kim Batten (USA) 91
200 metres   Marion Jones (USA) 21.84w   Merlene Ottey (JAM) 21.92w   Melinda Gainsford-Taylor (AUS) 22.43w
800 metres   Ana Fidelia Quirot (CUB) 1:56.53   Maria Mutola (MOZ) 1:56.93   Letitia Vriesde (SUR) 1:59.73
One mile   Carla Sacramento (POR) 4:40.25   Jackline Maranga (KEN) 4:40.44   Julie Henner (USA) 4:40.92
5000 metres   Sally Barsosio (KEN) 15:13.46   Lydia Cheromei (KEN) 15:15.64   Paula Radcliffe (GBR) 15:17.02
400 m hurdles   Kim Batten (USA) 53.45   Deon Hemmings (JAM) 53.98   Tatyana Tereshchuk (UKR) 54.37
High jump   Inga Babakova (UKR) 2.02 m   Yuliya Lyakhova (RUS) 1.99 m   Monica Iagar (ROM) 1.96 m
Triple jump   Ashia Hansen (GBR) 15.15 m   Šárka Kašpárková (CZE) 14.94w m   Rodica Mateescu (ROM) 14.59 m
Shot put   Astrid Kumbernuss (GER) 20.95 m   Vita Pavlysh (UKR) 20.59 m   Irina Korzhanenko (RUS) 19.06 m

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