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Athletics at the 1997 Summer Universiade

The athletics at the 1997 Summer Universiade took place in the Stadio Cibali in Catania, Sicily (Italy) at the end of August 1997, shortly after the World Championships in Athens, Greece. New events were the women's hammer throw, pole vault and half marathon competition. The marathon was dropped from the programme in favour of the half distance. A total of 23 men's and 22 women's events were contested (the difference being that steeplechase was held for men only).

Athletics at the 1997 Summer Universiade
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Host stadium in 2010.
Host cityCatania, Italy
Date(s)August 1997
Main stadiumStadio Cibali
LevelSenior
Events45


The United States topped the athletics medal table (as it had in 1995) with a total of 21 medals, eight of them gold. Russia was the next most successful nation, with six golds among its haul of 16 medals. Ukraine won five gold medals, while Cuba won four events and had the third highest medal total at twelve. The host nation, Italy, won eight medals. A total of 34 nations reached the medal table.

Among the 1995 men's champions, Ukrainian shot putter Yuriy Bilonoh and hammer thrower Balázs Kiss of Hungary successfully defended their titles. On the women's side, double distance champion Gabriela Szabo won the 1500 metres again and Russia's Natalya Sadova repeated as discus throw winner. Student-athletes Szabo, Iván Pedroso (long jump) Yoelbi Quesada (triple jump) and Marius Corbett (javelin) won both Universiade and World Championships gold medals that year, though there was an upset in the Universiade racewalking events, as world champion and world leader Annarita Sidoti only managed third place.

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Medal summaryEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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  Vincent Henderson (USA) 10.22   Aleksandr Porkhomovskiy (RUS) 10.39   Jonathan Carter (USA) 10.42
200 metres
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  Gentry Bradley (USA) 20.48   Tony Wheeler (USA) 20.64   Anninos Marcoullides (CYP) 20.72
400 metres
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  Clement Chukwu (NGR) 44.81   Jerome Davis (USA) 45.30   Linval Laird (JAM) 45.54
800 metres
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  Norberto Téllez (CUB) 1:47.63   Hezekiél Sepeng (RSA) 1:47.77   Bryan Woodward (USA) 1:48.43
1500 metres
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  Anthony Whiteman (GBR) 3:43.57   Carlos García (ESP) 3:43.97   António Travassos (POR) 3:44.14
5000 metres
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  Simone Zanon (ITA) 13:57.54   Thorsten Naumann (GER) 13:58.35   Dan Browne (USA) 14:00.94
10,000 metres
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  Kamiel Maase (NED) 28:22.11   Dan Browne (USA) 28:27.64   Rachid Berradi (ITA) 28:30.05
110 metres hurdles
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  Andrey Kislykh (RUS) 13.44   Jonathan Nsenga (BEL) 13.51   Dudley Dorival (USA) 13.53
400 metres hurdles
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  Llewellyn Herbert (RSA) 48.99   Ruslan Mashchenko (RUS) 49.36   Mubarak Al-Nubi (QAT) 49.48
3000 metres steeplechase
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  Mark Ostendarp (GER) 8:25.83   Marcel Laros (NED) 8:27.91   Michael Buchleitner (AUT) 8:28.92
4 × 100 metres relay
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  United States (USA)
Vincent Henderson
Bryan Howard
Jonathan Carter
Tony McCall
38.48   Cuba (CUB)
Anier García
Misael Ortiz
Iván García
Luis Alberto Pérez Rionda
38.52   Great Britain (GBR)
Dan Money
Jamie Henthorn
Ross Baillie
Douglas Walker
39.23
4 × 400 metres relay
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  United States (USA)
Octavius Terry
Tony Wheeler
Jerome Davis
Bryan Woodward
3:02.53   Jamaica (JAM)
Ian Weakley
Linval Laird
Garth Robinson
Dennis Blake
3:02.68   Great Britain (GBR)
Richard Knowles
Sean Baldock
Mark Sesay
Jared Deacon
3:02.74
Half marathon
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  Marílson dos Santos (BRA) 1:03:32   Stephen Mayaka (KEN) 1:03:51   Solomon Wachira (KEN) 1:04:05
20 kilometres walk
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  Ilya Markov (RUS) 1:25:36   Alejandro López (MEX) 1:26:00   Arturo Di Mezza (ITA) 1:26:12
High jump
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  Lee Jin-Taek (KOR) 2.32   Charles Lefrançois (CAN) 2.32   Didier Detchénique (FRA) 2.28
Pole vault
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  Khalid Lachheb (FRA) 5.70   Chad Harting (USA) 5.60   Werner Holl (GER) 5.55
Long jump
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  Iván Pedroso (CUB) 8.40   James Beckford (JAM) 8.35   Gregor Cankar (SLO) 8.11
Triple jump
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  Yoelbi Quesada (CUB) 17.35   Aliecer Urrutia (CUB) 17.11   Robert Howard (USA) 17.08
Shot put
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  Yuriy Bilonoh (UKR) 20.34   Paolo Dal Soglio (ITA) 20.01   Brian Miller (USA) 19.72
Discus throw
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  Vladimir Dubrovshchik (BLR) 66.40   Andy Bloom (USA) 63.12   Doug Reynolds (USA) 62.76
Hammer throw
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  Balázs Kiss (HUN) 79.42   Vadim Kolesnik (UKR) 77.16   Ilya Konovalov (RUS) 76.16
Javelin throw
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  Marius Corbett (RSA) 86.50   Emeterio González (CUB) 83.48   Gregor Högler (AUT) 81.12
Decathlon
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  Roman Šebrle (CZE) 8380   Kamil Damašek (CZE) 8072   Marcel Dost (NED) 7899

WomenEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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  Ekaterini Thanou (GRE) 11.20   Anzhela Kravchenko (UKR) 11.34   Katia Benth (FRA) 11.35
200 metres
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  Yekaterina Leshchova (RUS) 23.18   Katia Benth (FRA) 23.31   Monika Gachevska (BUL) 23.60
400 metres
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  Allison Curbishley (GBR) 50.84   Olga Kotlyarova (RUS) 51.35   Idalmis Bonne (CUB) 51.72
800 metres
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  Irina Nedelenko (UKR) 2:00.21   Yelena Buzhenko (UKR) 2:00.84   Mariya Sinyusova (RUS) 2:01.38
1500 metres
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  Gabriela Szabo (ROM) 4:10.31   Carla Sacramento (POR) 4:10.40   Lidia Chojecka (POL) 4:12.38
5000 metres
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  Nnenna Lynch (USA) 15:47.61   Lori Durward (CAN) 15:48.68   Sarah Howell (CAN) 15:49.96
10,000 metres
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  Deena Drossin (USA) 33:45.31   Lucilla Andreucci (ITA) 33:54.22   Miwako Yamanaka (JPN) 34:10.28
100 metres hurdles
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  Angela Atede (NGR) 13.16   Feng Yun (CHN) 13.19   Svetlana Laukhova (RUS) 13.22
400 metres hurdles
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  Tetyana Tereshchuk (UKR) 54.91   Yekaterina Bakhvalova (RUS) 55.91   Daimí Pernía (CUB) 56.13
4 × 100 metres relay
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  United States (USA) 44.04   Russia (RUS) 44.37   Canada (CAN)
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44.59
4 × 400 metres relay
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  Russia (RUS)
Natalya Sharova
Svetlana Goncharenko
Yekaterina Bakhvalova
Olga Kotlyarova
3:27.93   Cuba (CUB)
Nancy McLeón
Julia Duporty
Daimí Pernía
Idalmis Bonne
3:29.00   Great Britain (GBR)
Vicki Jamison
Michelle Pierre
Michelle Thomas
Allison Curbishley
3:30.57
Half marathon
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  Mari Sotani (JPN) 1:11:49   Agata Balsamo (ITA) 1:13:06   Miyuki Tokura (JPN) 1:13:20
10 kilometres walk
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  Larisa Ramazanova (BLR) 44:01   Rossella Giordano (ITA) 44:31   Annarita Sidoti (ITA) 44:38
High jump
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  Amy Acuff (USA) 1.98   Monica Iagar (ROM) 1.96   Marie Collonvillé (FRA) 1.94
Pole vault
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  Emma George (AUS) 4.40   Cai Weiyan (CHN) 4.30   Doris Auer (AUT) 4.10
Long jump
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  Olena Shekhovtsova (UKR) 6.78   Viktoriya Vershynina (UKR) 6.44   Cristina Nicolau (ROM) 6.40
Triple jump
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  Olena Hovorova (UKR) 14.23   Olga Cepero (CUB) 14.12   Zhanna Gureyeva (BLR) 13.93
Shot put
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  Irina Korzhanenko (RUS) 19.39   Corrie de Bruin (NED) 18.65   Tressa Thompson (USA) 18.26
Discus throw
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  Natalya Sadova (RUS) 67.02   Hu Honglian (CHN) 61.00   Nicoleta Grasu (ROM) 60.08
Hammer throw
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  Mihaela Melinte (ROM) 69.84   Olga Kuzenkova (RUS) 65.96   Deborah Sosimenko (AUS) 65.02
Javelin throw
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  Isel López (CUB) 64.30   Sonia Bisset (CUB) 63.46   Karen Forkel (GER) 60.70
Heptathlon
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  Mona Steigauf (GER) 6546   Irina Vostrikova (RUS) 6175   Marie Collonvillé (FRA) 6143

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (Italy)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)85821
2  Russia (RUS)67316
3  Ukraine (UKR)5409
4  Cuba (CUB)46212
5  Germany (GER)2125
  Romania (ROM)2125
7  South Africa (RSA)2103
8  Great Britain (GBR)2035
9  Belarus (BLR)2013
10  Nigeria (NGR)2002
11  Italy (ITA)*1438
12  Netherlands (NED)1214
13  France (FRA)1146
14  Czech Republic (CZE)1102
15  Japan (JPN)1023
16  Australia (AUS)1012
17  Brazil (BRA)1001
  Greece (GRE)1001
  Hungary (HUN)1001
  South Korea (KOR)1001
21  China (CHN)0303
22  Canada (CAN)0224
23  Jamaica (JAM)0213
24  Kenya (KEN)0112
  Portugal (POR)0112
26  Belgium (BEL)0101
  Mexico (MEX)0101
  Spain (ESP)0101
29  Austria (AUT)0033
30  Bulgaria (BUL)0011
  Cyprus (CYP)0011
  Poland (POL)0011
  Qatar (QAT)0011
  Slovenia (SLO)0011
Totals (34 nations)454545135

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