Athletics at the Friendship Games

Athletics at the Friendship Games was contested in 41 events, 24 events by men and 17 by women. Men competed at the Grand Arena of the Central Lenin Stadium (now Luzhniki Stadium) in Moscow, Soviet Union between 17 and 18 August, while women's events took place at the Evžen Rošický Stadium in Prague, Czechoslovakia between 16 and 18 August 1984.

Athletics at the Friendship Games
Host cityMoscow, Soviet Union (men)
Prague, Czechoslovakia (women)
Date(s)August 16, 1984 (1984-08-16) – August 18, 1984 (1984-08-18)
Main stadiumGrand Arena of the Central Lenin Stadium (men)
Evžen Rošický Stadium (women)
LevelSenior
Participation529 athletes from
39 nations
Events41

One new world record was set, by East German Irina Meszynski in women's discus throw, with 73.36 m. As of 2017, it still ranks Meszynski sixth on the world all-time list.[1]

In an unusual feat, Alberto Juantorena (Cuba) and Ryszard Ostrowski (Poland) both crossed the finish line at exactly the same moment in men's 800 metres run. After the officials were unable to decide who came first – not even using a photograph – both were declared winners.[2]

The Soviet Union dominated the final medal tally, winning 24 gold and 63 total medals. East Germany finished second, with 8 and 19 respectively.

Medal summaryEdit

MenEdit

 
Host stadium of men's events (shown in 1980)
Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(wind: -0.4 m/s)
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  Osvaldo Lara (CUB) 10.17   Attila Kovács (HUN) 10.18   Leandro Peñalver (CUB) 10.21
200 metres
(wind: -1.2 m/s)
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  Vladimir Muravyov (URS) 20.34   Aleksandr Yevgenyev (URS) 20.41   Olaf Prenzler (GDR) 20.58
400 metres
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  Viktor Markin (URS) 44.78   Aleksandr Troshchilo (URS) 45.51   Aleksandr Kurochkin (URS) 45.57
800 metres
details
  Alberto Juantorena (CUB)
  Ryszard Ostrowski (POL)
1:45.68 none awarded   Viktor Kalinkin (URS) 1:45.82
1500 metres
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  Andreas Busse (GDR) 3:36.65   Anatoliy Kalutskiy (URS) 3:37.35   Igor Lotaryov (URS) 3:38.42
5000 metres
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  Evgeni Ignatov (BUL) 13:26.35   Dmitriy Dmitriyev (URS) 13:26.85   Wodajo Bulti (ETH) 13:29.08
10,000 metres
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  Valeriy Abramov (URS) 27:55.16   Wodajo Bulti (ETH) 27:58.97   Bekele Debele (ETH) 28:03.06
Marathon
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  Dereje Nedi (ETH) 2:10:32   Abebe Mekonnen (ETH) 2:11:30   Lee Jong-hyong (PRK) 2:11:44
110 metres hurdles
(wind: -0.5 m/s)
details
  György Bakos (HUN) 13.52   Vyacheslav Ustinov (URS) 13.57   Thomas Munkelt (GDR) 13.64
400 metres hurdles
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  Aleksandr Vasilyev (URS) 48.63   Vladimir Budko (URS) 48.74   Toma Tomov (BUL) 49.29
3000 metres steeplechase
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  Bogusław Mamiński (POL) 8:27.15   Hagen Melzer (GDR) 8:27.43   Jan Hagelbrandt (SWE) 8:32.36
4 × 100 metres relay
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  Soviet Union (URS)
Aleksandr Yevgenyev
Sergey Sokolov
Vladimir Muravyov
Nikolay Sidorov
38.32   Cuba (CUB)
Tomás González
Leandro Peñalver
Silvio Leonard
Osvaldo Lara
38.79   Poland (POL)
Krzysztof Zwoliński
Marian Woronin
Czesław Prądzyński
Arkadiusz Janiak
38.81
4 × 400 metres relay
details
  Soviet Union (URS)
Sergey Lovachev
Yevgeniy Lomtev
Aleksandr Kurochkin
Viktor Markin
3:00.16   East Germany (GDR)
Carlo Niestädt
Mathias Schersing
Thomas Schönlebe
Jens Carlowitz
3:00.47   Cuba (CUB)
Lázaro Martínez
Carlos Reyte
Roberto Ramos
Alberto Juantorena
3:04.76
20 kilometres walk
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  Sergey Protsishin (URS) 1:21:57   Anatoliy Solomin (URS) 1:22:21   Nikolay Polozov (URS) 1:22:40
50 kilometres walk
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  Andrey Perlov (URS) 3:43:06   Pavol Szikora (TCH) 3:45:53   Viktor Dorovskikh (URS) 3:58:47
High jump
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  Valeriy Sereda (URS) 2.25 m   Javier Sotomayor (CUB) 2.25 m   Dariusz Zielke (POL) 2.20 m
Pole vault
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  Konstantin Volkov (URS) 5.80 m   Sergey Bubka (URS) 5.70 m   Aleksandr Krupskiy (URS) 5.70 m
Long jump
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  Konstantin Semykin (URS) 8.38 m   Jaime Jefferson (CUB) 8.37 m   Sergey Layevskiy (URS) 8.22 m
Triple jump
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  Oleg Protsenko (URS) 17.46 m   Aleksandr Yakovlev (URS) 17.41 m   Khristo Markov (BUL) 17.29 m
Shot put
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  Sergey Kasnauskas (URS) 21.64 m   Udo Beyer (GDR) 21.60 m   Vladimir Kiselyov (URS) 21.58 m
Discus throw
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  Yuriy Dumchev (URS) 66.70 m   Juan Martínez (CUB) 66.04 m   Jürgen Schult (GDR) 66.02 m
Hammer throw
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  Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 85.60 m   Igor Nikulin (URS) 82.56 m   Sergey Litvinov (URS) 81.30 m
Javelin throw
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  Uwe Hohn (GDR) 94.44 m   Detlef Michel (GDR) 88.32 m   Zdeněk Adamec (TCH) 87.10 m
Decathlon
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  Grigoriy Degtyaryev (URS) 8523   Torsten Voss (GDR) 8450   Igor Sobolevskiy (URS) 8433

WomenEdit

 
Host stadium of women's events (shown in 2007)
Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(wind: -0.2 m/s)
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  Marlies Göhr (GDR) 10.95   Lyudmila Kondratyeva (URS) 11.02   Anelia Nuneva (BUL) 11.10
200 metres
(wind: -0.3 m/s)
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  Bärbel Wöckel (GDR) 22.15   Svetlana Zhizdrikova (URS) 22.75   Nadezhda Georgieva (BUL) 22.79
400 metres
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  Marita Koch (GDR) 48.16   Taťána Kocembová (TCH) 48.73   Olga Vladykina (URS) 49.52
800 metres
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  Irina Podyalovskaya (URS) 1:57.31   Zuzana Moravčíková (TCH) 1:58.06   Nadezhda Olizarenko (URS) 1:58.10
1500 metres
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  Nadezhda Ralldugina (URS) 3:56.63   Ravilya Agletdinova (URS) 3:58.70   Yekaterina Podkopayeva (URS) 4:01.61
3000 metres
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  Tatyana Kazankina (URS) 8:33.01   Natalya Artyomova (URS) 8:40.53   Olga Bondarenko (URS) 8:43.74
100 metres hurdles
(wind: -0.2 m/s)
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  Yordanka Donkova (BUL) 12.55   Sabine Paetz (GDR) 12.60   Lucyna Kałek (POL) 12.61
400 metres hurdles
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  Marina Stepanova (URS) 53.67   Yekaterina Grun (URS) 54.42   Margarita Ponomaryova (URS) 54.65
Marathon
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  Zoya Ivanova (URS) 2:33:44   Lucia Belyayeva (URS) 2:33:54   Raisa Smekhnova (URS) 2:33:59
4 × 100 metres relay
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  Bulgaria (BUL)
Pepa Pavlova
Anelia Nuneva
Nadezhda Georgieva
Liliyana Ivanova
42.62   Soviet Union (URS)
Lyudmila Kondratyeva
Maia Azarashvili
Svetlana Zhizdrikova
Olga Antonova
42.71   Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Eva Murková
Taťána Kocembová
Renata Černochová
Jarmila Kratochvílová
43.21
4 × 400 metres relay
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  Soviet Union (URS)
Irina Baskakova
Irina Nazarova
Mariya Pinigina
Olga Bryzgina
3:19.12   Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Alena Bulířová
Zuzana Moravčíková
Jarmila Kratochvílová
Taťána Kocembová
3:21.89   Bulgaria (BUL)
Galina Penkova
Katia Ilieva
Radostina Shtereva
Rositsa Stamenova
3:28.34
High jump
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  Lyudmila Andonova (BUL) 1.96 m   Lyudmila Butuzova (URS) 1.96 m   Tamara Bykova (URS) 1.96 m
Long jump
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  Heike Drechsler (GDR) 7.15 m   Helga Radtke (GDR) 7.11 m   Galina Chistyakova (URS) 7.11 m
Shot put
details
  Natalya Lisovskaya (URS) 21.96 m   Helena Fibingerová (TCH) 21.33 m   Nunu Abashidze (URS) 21.18 m
Discus throw
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  Irina Meszynski (GDR) 73.36 m
(WR)
  Galina Murašova (URS) 72.14 m   Zdenka Šilhavá (TCH) 70.14 m
Javelin throw
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  Petra Felke (GDR) 73.30 m   Antoaneta Todorova (BUL) 65.40 m   María Caridad Colón (CUB) 64.34 m
Heptathlon
details
  Natalya Gracheva (URS) 6477   Nadezhda Vinogradova (URS) 6357   Heike Tischler (GDR) 6290

World records brokenEdit

1 new world record was set.

Event Name Nationality Result
Women's discus throw Irina Meszynski   East Germany 73.36 m

Medal tableEdit

  *   Host nations (Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Soviet Union (URS)*24201963
2  East Germany (GDR)87419
3  Bulgaria (BUL)41510
4  Cuba (CUB)3339
5  Poland (POL)2035
6  Ethiopia (ETH)1225
7  Hungary (HUN)1102
8  Czechoslovakia (TCH)*0538
9  North Korea (PRK)0011
  Sweden (SWE)0011
Totals (10 nations)433941123

Participating nationsEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Olympic Games 2008. Women's Discus Throw" (PDF). IAAF official website. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-10-25. Retrieved 2010-05-29. P. 3
  2. ^ Eaton, William (1984-08-19). "Peace dominating message at Friendship Games opening". The Daily Courier.

ReferencesEdit

  • Chmielewski, Zbigniew; et al. (1987). Na olimpijskim szlaku 1984. Sarajewo, Los Angeles (in Polish). Warsaw: Sport i Turystyka. pp. 154–160, 213–215. ISBN 83-217-2610-0.
  • Trzciński, Tomasz; et al. (1985). Gwiazdy sportu '84 (in Polish). Warsaw: Krajowa Agencja Wydawnicza. pp. 87–89. ISBN 83-03-01177-4.