Athletics at the 1991 Summer Universiade

At the 1991 Summer Universiade, the athletics events were held at the Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield in the United Kingdom from July 14–25. A total of 43 events were contested, of which 23 by male and 20 by female athletes.[1][2]

Athletics at the 1991 Summer Universiade
DonValleyStadium.jpg
The host stadium during the 1991 Summer Universiade
Host citySheffield
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Date(s)July 14 – 25, 1991
Main stadiumDon Valley Stadium
Events43
Records set6 Games records


Performances were of a high standard, particularly in the men's competition, with 6 Games records broken, with 1988 Olympic silver medalist Hollis Conway jumping 2.37 m in the high jump and home favourite Steve Backley throwing 87.42m in the javelin, both performances that remain Universiade records to this day. Future Olympic champion Derrick Adkins won the 400 metre hurdles.

The United States easily topped the medal table with fifteen gold medals and 31 medals in total. The Soviet Union won the next highest number of events, with six gold medallists, and 20 total medals. Great Britain, the host nation, came joint-third in the medal table with two gold medals and nine medals in total. Twenty-eight nations reached the medal table in the athletics competition.[1][2]

Medal summaryEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(wind: 0.0 m/s)
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  Michael Bates (USA) 10.17   Boris Goins (USA) 10.34   Steve Gookey (GBR) 10.39
200 metres
(wind: +1.0 m/s)
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  Jon Drummond (USA) 20.58   Daniel Phillip (NGR) 20.69   Patrick Stevens (BEL) 20.99
400 metres
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  Patrick O'Connor (JAM) 45.52   Benyounès Lahlou (MAR) 45.55   Marlin Cannon (USA) 45.78
800 metres
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  Giuseppe D'Urso (ITA) 1:46.82   Dean Kenneally (AUS)
  Curtis Robb (GBR)
1:46.88 Not awarded
1500 metres
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  Niall Bruton (IRL) 3:50.69   Davide Tirelli (ITA) 3:50.79   Juan Viudes (ESP) 3:51.22
5000 metres
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  John Mayock (GBR) 13:39.25   David Evans (AUS)
  Peter Sherry (USA)
13:39.31 Not awarded
10,000 metres
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  Stephan Freigang (GER) 28:15.84 GR   Ryuki Takei (JPN) 28:17.02   Mogambi Otwori (KEN) 28:18.91
110 metres hurdles
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  Elbert Ellis (USA) 13.83   Jerry Roney (USA) 13.83   Dmitriy Buldov (URS) 13.85
400 metres hurdles
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  Derrick Adkins (USA) 49.01   Yoshihiko Saito (JPN) 50.02   Oleg Tverdokhleb (URS) 50.09
3000 metres steeplechase
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  Shaun Creighton (AUS) 8:32.30   Akira Nakamura (JPN) 8:33.50   Gavin Gaynor (USA) 8:34.21
4 × 100 metres relay
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  United States (USA)
Jon Drummond
Boris Goins
Michael Bates
James Trapp
39.10   Sierra Leone (SLE)
Joselyn Thomas
Horace Dove-Edwin
Benjamin Grant
Sanusi Turay
39.88   Belgium (BEL)
David Branle
Jeroen Fischer
Stefaan Allemeersch
Patrick Stevens
40.05
4 × 400 metres relay
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  United States (USA)
Chuck Wilson
Marlin Cannon
Brian Irvin
Gabriel Luke
3:03.65   Jamaica (JAM)
Linval Laird
Evon Clarke
Howard Davis
Patrick O'Connor
3:05.93   Italy (ITA)
Marcello Pantone
Gianrico Boncompagni
Riccardo Cardone
Vito Petrella
3:07.54
Marathon
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  Hwang Young-Jo (KOR) 2:12:40 GR   Kenjiru Jitsui (JPN) 2:14:22   Choi Hyong-Chol (PRK) 2:17:45
20 kilometres walk
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  Robert Korzeniowski (POL) 1:24:37   Jaime Barroso (ESP) 1:25:01   Arturo Di Mezza (ITA) 1:25:09
High jump
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  Hollis Conway (USA) 2.37 m GR   Arturo Ortiz (ESP) 2.31 m   Yuriy Sergiyenko (URS) 2.25 m
Pole vault
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  István Bagyula (HUN) 5.80 m GR   Bill Payne (USA) 5.60 m   Pyotr Bochkaryov (URS) 5.60 m
Long jump
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  Alan Turner (USA) 8.18 m (w)   George Ogbeide (NGR) 8.08 m   Bogdan Tudor (ROM) 8.01 m
Triple jump
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  Brian Wellman (BER) 17.07 m   Chen Yanping (CHN) 16.97 m   Wen Lijun (CHN) 16.72 m (w)
Shot put
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  Aleksandr Klimenko (URS) 19.35 m   Matt Simson (GBR) 19.07 m   Jordan Reynolds (USA) 19.01 m
Discus throw
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  Adewale Olukoju (NGR) 61.48 m   Anthony Washington (USA) 61.46 m   Alexis Elizalde (CUB) 59.04 m
Hammer throw
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  Ken Flax (USA) 76.46 m   Valeriy Gubkin (URS) 76.28 m   Heinz Weis (GER) 75.62 m
Javelin throw
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  Steve Backley (GBR) 87.42 m GR   Vladimir Ovchinnikov (URS) 80.60 m   Knut Hempel (FIN) 77.90 m
Decathlon
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  Steve Fritz (USA) 7874 pts   Kris Szabadhegy (USA) 7719 pts   Anthony Brannen (GBR) 7656 pts

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(wind: +1.6 m/s)
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  Chryste Gaines (USA) 11.56   Anita Howard (USA) 11.57   Sølvi Olsen (NOR) 11.61
200 metres
(wind: +1.6 m/s)
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  Wang Huei-Chen (TPE) 23.22   Sølvi Olsen (NOR) 23.41   Michelle Collins (USA) 23.47
400 metres
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  Maicel Malone (USA) 50.65   Gretha Tromp (NED) 52.06   Galina Moskvina (URS) 52.34
800 metres
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  Inna Yevseyeva (URS) 1:59.80   Gabi Lesch (GER) 2:00.97   Jasmin Jones (USA) 2:02.00
1500 metres
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  Sonia O'Sullivan (IRL) 4:12.14   Iulia Besliu (ROM) 4:12.24   Qu Yunxia (CHN) 4:12.43
3000 metres
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  Iulia Besliu (ROM) 8:55.42   Sonia O'Sullivan (IRL) 8:56.35   Zita Ágoston (HUN) 9:01.09
10,000 metres
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  Anne Marie Letko (USA) 32:36.87   Suzana Ćirić (YUG) 32:37.94   Olga Nazarkina (URS) 32:40.83
100 metres hurdles
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  Marina Azyabina (URS) 12.95   Mary Cobb (USA) 13.19   Keri Maddox (GBR) 13.32
400 metres hurdles
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  Gretha Tromp (NED) 55.30   Nicoleta Carutasu (ROM) 56.07   Anna Chuprina (URS) 56.74
4 × 100 metres relay
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  United States (USA)
Andrea James
Tamela Saldana
Chryste Gaines
Anita Howard
44.45   Great Britain (GBR)
Rachel Kirby
Louise Stuart
Melanie Neef
Christine Bloomfield
44.97   Italy (ITA)
Annarita Balzani
Laura Galligani
Cristina Picchi
Lara Sinico
45.24
4 × 400 metres relay
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  United States (USA)
Keisha Demas
Tasha Downing
Teri Smith
Maicel Malone
3:27.93   Soviet Union (URS)
Yelena Golesheva
Inna Yevseyeva
Galina Moskvina
Anna Knoroz
3:29.64   Poland (POL)
Barbara Grzywocz
Agata Sadurska
Monika Warnicka
Sylwia Pachut
3:35.03
Marathon
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  Miyako Iwai (JPN) 2:36:27   Kim Yen-Ku (KOR) 2:37:58   Mariya Doskoch (URS) 2:38:48
10 kilometres walk
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  Sari Essayah (FIN) 44:04   Chen Yueling (CHN) 44:33   Annarita Sidoti (ITA) 45:10
High jump
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  Alison Inverarity (AUS) 1.92 m   Svetlana Lavrova (URS) 1.92 m   Tisha Waller (USA) 1.90 m
Long jump
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  Inessa Kravets (URS) 6.87 m   Fiona May (GBR) 6.67 m   Yelena Khlopotnova (URS) 6.66 m (w)
Triple jump
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  Li Huirong (CHN) 14.20 m GR   Yelena Semiraz (URS) 13.75 m   Li Jing (CHN) 13.63 m (w)
Shot put
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  Svetlana Krivelyova (URS) 19.62 m   Zhou Tianhua (CHN) 19.23 m   Agnes Deselaers (GER) 17.32 m
Discus throw
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  Xiao Yanling (CHN) 64.36 m   Qiu Qiaoping (CHN) 62.40 m   Antonina Patoka (URS) 62.22 m
Javelin throw(old model)

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  Tatyana Shikolenko (URS) 63.56 m   Isel López (CUB) 62.32 m   Paula Berry (USA) 58.28 m
Heptathlon
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  Birgit Clarius (GER) 6419 pts   Urszula Włodarczyk (POL) 6319 pts   Maria Kamrowska (POL) 6279 pts

Medal tableEdit

 
Sonia O'Sullivan of Ireland won Gold in the 1500m and Silver in the 3000m.
 
1995 Long jump World Champion Fiona May won silver for Great Britain.

  *   Host nation (Great Britain)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States158831
2  Soviet Union651021
3  China2439
  Great Britain*2439
5  Australia2204
6  Germany2136
7  Ireland2103
8  Japan1405
9  Romania1214
10  Nigeria1203
11  Italy1146
12  Poland1124
13  Jamaica1102
  Netherlands1102
  South Korea1102
16  Hungary1012
17  Bermuda1001
  Chinese Taipei1001
  Finland1001
20  Spain0213
21  Cuba0112
  Norway0112
23  Morocco0101
  Sierra Leone0101
  Yugoslavia0101
26  Belgium0022
27  Kenya0011
  North Korea0011
Totals (28 nations)434542130

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b World Student Games (Universiade - Men). GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2012-08-31.
  2. ^ a b World Student Games (Universiade - Women). GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2012-08-31.