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Athletics at the 1999 Summer Universiade

The Athletics Tournament at the 1999 Summer Universiade took place in the new Estadio Son Moix in Palma de Mallorca, Spain from July 4 to July 9, 1999. Five Universiade records were set. A total of 23 men's and 22 women's events were contested (the programme remaining identical to the previous edition with steeplechase being for men only).

Athletics at the 1999 Summer Universiade
Panor mica de Son Moix (569234728).jpg
Host stadium in 2003.
Host cityPalma de Mallorca, Spain
Date(s)4–9 July
Main stadiumEstadio Son Moix
LevelSenior
Events45
Records set5 UR's


The United States topped the athletics medal table (as it did in 1997) with a total of 25 medals, twelve of them gold. Romania and Cuba were the next strongest nations, with six and five gold medals respectively. Romania was the only other nation to reach double figures in the medal tally. The host nation, Spain, won six medals. A total of 38 nations reached the medal table.

Among the returning 1997 champions, Cuban Yoelbi Quesada] won the men's triple jump for a second time, while three women managed that feat: Olena Shekhovtsova (long jump), Olena Hovorova (triple jump) and Mihaela Melinte (hammer throw). Melinte also went on to win the global title at the 1999 World Championships in Athletics held the following month.

Medal summaryEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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(-1.5 m/s)
  André Domingos (BRA) 10.34   John Capel (USA) 10.35   Mathew Quinn (RSA) 10.42
200 metres
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(-1.0 m/s)
  Coby Miller (USA) 20.32   Patrick van Balkom (NED) 20.57   Christos Magos (GRE) 20.70
400 metres
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  Jerome Davis (USA) 44.91   Paston Coke (JAM) 45.15   Jopie van Oudtshoorn (RSA) 45.21
800 metres
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  Norberto Téllez (CUB) 1:46.11   André Bucher (SUI) 1:46.49   Derrick Peterson (USA) 1:46.75
1500 metres
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  Bernard Lagat (KEN) 3:40.99   Leszek Zblewski (POL) 3:41.81   Lorenzo Lazzari (ITA) 3:42.36
5000 metres
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  Serhiy Lebid (UKR) 13:37.52   Roberto García (ESP) 13:38.59   Naoki Mishiro (JPN) 13:39.10
10,000 metres
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  José Manuel Martínez (ESP) 29:37.56   Naoki Mishiro (JPN) 29:39.14   Pedro Trejo (ESP) 29:47.27
Half marathon
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  Marílson dos Santos (BRA) 1:04:05   Takayuki Nishida (JPN) 1:04:11   Oh Sung-Keun (KOR) 1:04:33
110 metres hurdles
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-0.1 m/s
  Terrence Trammell (USA) 13.44   Jonathan Nsenga (BEL) 13.51   Dawane Wallace (USA) 13.59
400 metres hurdles
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  Paweł Januszewski (POL) 48.64   Bayano Kamani (USA) 48.74   Marcel Schelbert (SUI) 48.77
3000 metres steeplechase
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  Giuseppe Maffei (ITA) 8:33.18   Khamis Seif Abdullah (QAT) 8:33.62   Joël Bourgeois (CAN) 8:34.20
4 × 100 metres relay
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  United States (USA)
Kaaron Conwright
Terrence Trammell
Coby Miller
John Capel
38.55   South Africa (RSA) 39.08   Italy (ITA)
Luca Verdecchia
Alessandro Orlandi
Alessandro Attene
Andrea Colombo
39.31
4 × 400 metres relay
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  United States (USA)
Tony Berrian
Brandon Couts
Derrick Brew
Jerome Davis
3:00.88   Great Britain (GBR)
Richard Knowles
Geoff Dearman
Chris Rawlinson
Jared Deacon
3:03.95   Senegal (SEN) 3:05.45
20 kilometres walk
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  Alejandro López (MEX) 1:25:12   Lorenzo Civallero (ITA) 1:25:23   Daisuke Ikeshima (JPN) 1:26:01
High jump
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  Ben Challenger (GBR) 2.30   Mark Boswell (CAN) 2.30   Lee Jin-Taek (KOR) 2.28
Pole vault
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  Richard Spiegelburg (GER) 5.60   Stepán Janácek (CZE) 5.60   Romain Mesnil (FRA) 5.55
Long jump
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  Aleksey Lukashevich (UKR) 8.16   Luis Méliz (CUB) 8.05   Erik Nijs (BEL) 7.99
Triple jump
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  Yoelbi Quesada (CUB) 17.40   Charles Friedek (GER) 17.20   Jirí Kuntos (CZE) 16.97
Shot put
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  Andy Bloom (USA) 21.11 UR   Adam Nelson (USA) 20.64   Stevimir Ercegovac (CRO) 19.94
Discus throw
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  Frantz Kruger (RSA) 66.90   Andy Bloom (USA) 64.68   Doug Reynolds (USA) 63.65
Hammer throw
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  Zsolt Németh (HUN) 80.40   Christos Polychroniou (GRE) 79.83   Vladislav Piskunov (UKR) 78.61
Javelin throw
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  Ēriks Rags (LAT) 83.78   Gregor Högler (AUT) 82.63   Isbel Luaces (CUB) 82.18
Decathlon
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  Raúl Duany (CUB) 8050   Stephen Moore (USA) 8028   Benjamin Jensen (DEN) 7982

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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(+1.2 m/s)
  Angela Williams (USA) 11.19   Katia Benth (FRA) 11.23   Virgen Benavides (CUB) 11.25
200 metres
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(-1.1 m/s)
  Kim Gevaert (BEL) 23.10   Zuzanna Radecka (POL) 23.14   Nanceen Perry (USA) 23.27
400 metres
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  Ionela Târlea (ROM) 49.88 UR   Miki Barber (USA) 51.03   Doris Jacob (NGR) 51.04
800 metres
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  Yuliya Taranova (RUS) 1:59.63   Brigita Langerholc (SLO) 1:59.87   Elena Buhăianu (ROM) 2:00.26
1500 metres
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  Elena Buhăianu (ROM) 4:13.04   Luminita Gogîrlea (ROM) 4:14.61   Ana Amelia Menéndez (ESP) 4:14.95
5000 metres
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  Rie Ueno (JPN) 15:51.24   Ana Dias (POR) 15:53.23   Cristina Casandra (ROM) 16:03.18
10,000 metres
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  Leigh Daniel (USA) 32:58.80   Yuri Kano (JPN) 33:16.41   Annemette Densen (DEN) 33:36.11
Half marathon
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  Rosaria Console (ITA) 1:14:14   Yukiko Akaba (JPN) 1:14:35   Marta Fernández (ESP) 1:14:52
100 metres hurdles
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(-2.8 m/s)
  Andria King (USA) 13.04   Yolanda McCray (USA) 13.08   Diane Allahgreen (GBR) 13.17
400 metres hurdles
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  Daimí Pernía (CUB) 53.95 UR   Joanna Hayes (USA) 54.57   Ulrike Urbansky (GER) 54.93
4 × 100 metres relay
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  United States (USA)
Angela Williams
Torri Edwards
LaKeisha Backus
Nanceen Perry
43.49   Poland (POL)
Agnieszka Rysiukiewicz
Monika Borejza
Irena Sznajder
Zuzanna Radecka
43.74   Germany (GER) 43.96
4 × 400 metres relay
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  United States (USA)
Yolanda Brown-Moore
Yulanda Nelson
Mikele Barber
Suziann Reid
3:27.97   Russia (RUS) 3:30.54   Great Britain (GBR)
Tasha Danvers
Dawn Higgins
Lee McConnell
Sinead Dudgeon
3:32.25
10 kilometres walk
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  Claudia Iovan (ROM) 44:22   Rossella Giordano (ITA) 44:39   Valentyna Savchuk (UKR) 45:23
High jump
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  Monica Iagar (ROM) 1.95   Svetlana Lapina (RUS) 1.93   Solange Witteveen (ARG) 1.93
Pole vault
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  Pavla Hamácková (CZE) 4.25   Monique de Wilt (NED) 4.20   Dana Cervantes (ESP) 4.10
Long jump
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  Olena Shekhovtsova (UKR) 6.92   Adrien Sawyer (USA) 6.61   Maurren Maggi (BRA) 6.58
Triple jump
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  Olena Hovorova (UKR) 14.99w   Wu Lingmei (CHN) 14.55w   Adelina Gavrila (ROM) 14.33
Shot put
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  Yumileidi Cumbá (CUB) 18.70   Song Feina (CHN) 18.28   Elisângela Adriano (BRA) 18.17
Discus throw
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  Nicoleta Grasu (ROM) 65.21   Joanna Wiśniewska (POL) 63.97   Elisângela Adriano (BRA) 62.23
Hammer throw
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  Mihaela Melinte (ROM) 74.24   Lyudmila Gubkina (BLR) 68.27   Manuela Montebrun (FRA) 68.11
Javelin throw
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  Ewa Rybak (POL) 60.76 UR   Evfemija Štorga (SLO) 59.30   Yanuris la Motaña (CUB) 59.08
Heptathlon
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  Tiffany Lott (USA) 5959   Katerina Nekolná (CZE) 5900   Clare Thompson (AUS) 5766

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nation (Spain)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  United States (USA)129425
2  Romania (ROM)61310
3  Cuba (CUB)5139
4  Ukraine (UKR)4026
5  Poland (POL)2406
6  Italy (ITA)2226
7  Brazil (BRA)2035
8  Japan (JPN)1427
9  Czech Republic (CZE)1214
10  Russia (RUS)1203
11  Spain (ESP)*1146
12  Germany (GER)1124
  Great Britain (GBR)1124
  South Africa (RSA)1124
15  Belgium (BEL)1113
16  Hungary (HUN)1001
  Kenya (KEN)1001
  Latvia (LAT)1001
  Mexico (MEX)1001
20  China (CHN)0202
  Netherlands (NED)0202
  Slovenia (SLO)0202
23  France (FRA)0123
24  Canada (CAN)0112
  Greece (GRE)0112
   Switzerland (SUI)0112
27  Austria (AUT)0101
  Belarus (BLR)0101
  Jamaica (JAM)0101
  Portugal (POR)0101
  Qatar (QAT)0101
32  Denmark (DEN)0022
  South Korea (KOR)0022
34  Argentina (ARG)0011
  Australia (AUS)0011
  Croatia (CRO)0011
  Nigeria (NGR)0011
  Senegal (SEN)0011
Totals (38 nations)454545135

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