Track and field at the 2003 Military World Games

At the 2003 Military World Games, the track and field events were held at the Stadio Angelo Massimino in Catania, Italy, from 6 – 8 December 2003. The marathon races were held outside of the stadium, taking place in neighbouring Palermo.[1] A total of 35 events were contested, of which 22 by male and 13 by female athletes.

Track and field at the III World Military Games
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The high jump competition at the 2003 Games
Dates6 – 8 December 2003
Host cityCatania, ItalyItaly
VenueStadio Angelo Massimino
LevelMilitary personnel
Events36
Records set6 Games records


Russia topped the medal table with nine golds and 23 medals in total – more than double their nearest competitor. The hosts Italy took second place on the medal table with four golds and nine medals in total. Kenya was the next most successful nation, having won four golds in men's track events, although they also secured a silver in the men's 4×100 metres relay – an event the country is historically weak at.

Compared to previous editions, several changes were made to the events programme: the men's 20 m road walk was replaced with a 10,000 m track walk, while the women's programme saw the addition of the 400 metres hurdles, triple jump, hammer throw and 5000 m track walk. The women's shot put contest was dropped for this addition. Wind and downpours of rain affected much of the competition, with Ryan Kirkpatrick of the United States remarking that "the conditions are just above miserable".[2] As a result, performances were below usual standards and although seven new Games records were set, five of these were in newly introduced events. Mihaela Botezan of Romania was the only Games record-breaker at the Angelo Massimino stadium, completing the 5000 metres in 15:10.69, while the other Games record was broken by Francesco Ingargiola in the men's marathon in Palermo.

RecordsEdit

Name Event Country Record Type
Francesco Ingargiola Marathon   Italy 2:14:51 GR
Alessandro Gandellini 10000 m track walk   Italy 39:29:45 GR
Mihaela Botezan 5000 m   Romania 15:10.69 GR
Irêna Žauna 400 m hurdles   Latvia 57.35 GR
Cristina Nicolau Triple jump   Romania 13.45 m GR
Zhang Wenxiu Hammer throw   China 69.89 m GR
Yelena Nikolayeva 5000 m track walk   Russia 22:11.69 GR
Key:0000WR — World record  • AR — Area record  • GR — Games record  • NR — National record

Medal summaryEdit

MenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(wind: −1.8 m/s)
  Bruno Pacheco (BRA) 10.53   Rodrigo de Araújo (BRA) 10.57   Salem Mubarak Al-Yami (KSA) 10.58
200 metres   Evgenios Papadopoulos (GRE) 21.76   Bruno Pacheco (BRA) 21.77   Roman Smirnov (RUS) 21.77
400 metres   Vincent Mumo Kiilu (KEN) 46.39   Matija Šestak (SLO) 46.88   Johnson Kubisa (BOT) 46.98
800 metres   Joseph Mutua (KEN) 1:48.84   Rashid Mohammed (BHR) 1:49.28   Michael Rotich (KEN) 1:49.70
1500 metres   Abdelkader Hachlaf (MAR) 3:55.12   Fabio Lettieri (ITA) 3:55.66   Tarek Boukensa (ALG) 3:56.47
5000 metres   Sammy Kipketer (KEN) 13:59.30   Benjamin Limo (KEN) 13:59.43   Günther Weidlinger (AUT) 14:00.83
10,000 metres   John Cheruiyot Korir (KEN) 28:38.93   Dieudonné Disi (RWA) 28:49.63   Francesco Bennici (ITA) 28:50.20
110 metres hurdles   Artur Kohutek (POL) 14.12   Mubarak Ata Mubarak (KSA) 14.16   Alexandru Mihailescu (ROM) 14.30
400 metres hurdles   Ibrahim Al-Hamaidi (KSA) 51.44   Sanderson dos Santos (BRA) 51.62   Panayotis Andriopoulos (GRE) 52.03
3000 metres steeplechase   Abel Yagout Jawher (BHR) 8:42.97   Jan Zakrzewski (POL) 8:43.85   Abraham Cherono (KEN) 8:45.36
4×100 metres relay   Italy (ITA) 41.07   Kenya (KEN) 41.33   Saudi Arabia (KSA) 41.53
4×400 metres relay   Poland (POL) 3:11.24   Kenya (KEN) 3:11.47   Colombia (COL) 3:13.05
Marathon   Francesco Ingargiola (ITA) 2:14:51 GR   Lim Jin-Soo (KOR) 2:17:10   Jumah Omar Al-Noor (QAT) 2:17:22
10,000 m track walk   Alessandro Gandellini (ITA) 39:29.45 GR   Ilya Markov (RUS) 39:33.16   Ivan Trotskiy (BLR) 39:34.99
High jump   Yuriy Krymarenko (UKR) 2.18 m   Pyotr Brayko (RUS) 2.15 m   Kyriakos Ioannou (CYP) 2.15 m
Pole vault   Igor Pavlov (RUS) 5.45 m   Pavel Gerasimov (RUS) 5.30 m   Artyom Kuptsov (RUS) 5.15 m
Long jump   Ruslan Gataullin (RUS) 7.81 m   Hussein Taher Al-Sabee (KSA) 7.80 m   Kirill Sosunov (RUS) 7.77 m
Triple jump   Aleksandr Sergeyev (RUS) 16.23 m   Hussein Taher Al-Sabee (KSA) 15.98 m   Fabrizio Schembri (ITA) 15.69 m
Shot put   Milan Haborák (SVK) 19.55 m   Roman Virastyuk (UKR) 19.30 m   Leszek Śliwa (POL) 18.86 m
Discus throw   Diego Fortuna (ITA) 60.16 m   Aleksandr Borichevskiy (RUS) 59.14 m   Jo Van Daele (BEL) 58.59 m
Hammer throw   Miloslav Konopka (SVK) 75.59 m   Vladislav Piskunov (UKR) 74.88 m   Ilya Konovalov (RUS) 72.86 m
Javelin throw   Aleksandr Ivanov (RUS) 78.13 m   Vadims Vasilevskis (LAT) 77.81 m   Tero Järvenpää (FIN) 74.32 m

WomenEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres   Yuliya Timofeyeva (RUS) 12.11   Yekaterina Grigoryeva (RUS) 12.29   Francesca Cola (ITA) 12.33
200 metres   Yuliya Timofeyeva (RUS) 24.70   Jani Chathurangani Silva (SRI) 24.80   Olga Goncharenko (RUS) 25.27
400 metres   Awatef Ben Hassine (TUN) 54.37   Olga Maksimova (RUS) 54.40   Omolade Akinremi (USA) 54.44
800 metres   Seltana Aït Hammou (MAR) 2:06.86   Brigita Langerholc (SLO) 2:07.38   Svetlana Klyuka (RUS) 2:07.84
1500 metres   Tatyana Buloychik (BLR) 4:27.67   Élodie Olivares (FRA) 4:27.97   Leïla Hmatou (MAR) 4:29.07
5000 metres   Mihaela Botezan (ROM) 15:10.69 GR   Zhor El Kamch (MAR) 15:15.41   Restituta Joseph (TAN) 15:19.53
Marathon   Jo Bun-Hui (PRK) 2:36:54   Oh Song-Suk (PRK) 2:40:03   Heléne Willix (SWE) 2:40:16
400 metres hurdles   Irêna Žauna (LAT) 57.35 GR   Omolade Akinremi (USA) 58.82   Lara Rocco (ITA) 58.93
High jump   Anna Chicherova (RUS) 1.89 m   Olga Kaliturina (RUS) 1.89 m   Oana Pantelimon (ROM) 1.86 m
Long jump   Tatyana Ter-Mesrobyan (RUS) 6.03 m   Livea Pruteanu (ROM) 5.95 m   Cristina Nicolau (ROM) 5.93 m
Triple jump   Cristina Nicolau (ROM) 13.45 m GR   Livea Pruteanu (ROM) 13.29 m   Anja Valant (SLO) 12.65 m
Hammer throw   Zhang Wenxiu (CHN) 69.89 m GR   Ester Balassini (ITA) 65.70 m   Tatyana Lysenko (RUS) 56.50 m
5000 m track walk   Yelena Nikolayeva (RUS) 22:11.69 GR   Cristiana Pellino (ITA) 22:35.78   Olga Kardopoltseva (BLR) 22:36.27

Medal tableEdit

 
Omolade Akinremi won 400 m bronze and hurdles silver for the United States.
 
The competition was marked by rainy conditions.

  *   Host nation (Italy)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Russia97723
2  Italy*43411
3  Kenya4329
4  Romania2237
5  Morocco2114
  Poland2114
7  Slovenia2013
8  Slovakia2002
9  Saudi Arabia1326
10  Brazil1304
11  Ukraine1203
12  Bahrain1102
  Latvia1102
  North Korea1102
15  Belarus1023
16  Greece1012
17  China1001
  Tunisia1001
19  France0101
  Rwanda0101
  South Korea0101
  Sri Lanka0101
23  Algeria0011
  Austria0011
  Belgium0011
  Botswana0011
  Colombia0011
  Cyprus0011
  Finland0011
  Qatar0011
  Sweden0011
  Tanzania0011
Totals (32 nations)373234103

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ingargiola and Bun-Hui Jo share World Military Marathon honours. IAAF (2003-12-08). Retrieved on 2011-02-12.
  2. ^ Zeldis, Jen (2003-12-08). Rain Dampens Track and Field Competition at Military World Games Archived 2010-06-07 at the Wayback Machine. Armed Forces Sports (USA). Retrieved on 2010-07-25.
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