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
The host stadium during the 1991 Summer Universiade
Host citySheffield
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 summary

Men

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

Women

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(wind: +1.6 m/s)
 Chryste Gaines (USA)11.56  Anita Howard (USA)11.57  Sølvi Olsen (NOR)11.61
200 metres
(wind: +1.6 m/s)
 Wang Huei-Chen (TPE)23.22  Sølvi Olsen (NOR)23.41  Michelle Collins (USA)23.47
400 metres
 Maicel Malone (USA)50.65  Gretha Tromp (NED)52.06  Galina Moskvina (URS)52.34
800 metres
 Inna Yevseyeva (URS)1:59.80  Gabi Lesch (GER)2:00.97  Jasmin Jones (USA)2:02.00
1500 metres
 Sonia O'Sullivan (IRL)4:12.14  Iulia Besliu (ROM)4:12.24  Qu Yunxia (CHN)4:12.43
3000 metres
 Iulia Besliu (ROM)8:55.42  Sonia O'Sullivan (IRL)8:56.35  Zita Ágoston (HUN)9:01.09
10,000 metres
 Anne Marie Letko (USA)32:36.87  Suzana Ćirić (YUG)32:37.94  Olga Nazarkina (URS)32:40.83
100 metres hurdles
 Marina Azyabina (URS)12.95  Mary Cobb (USA)13.19  Keri Maddox (GBR)13.32
400 metres hurdles
 Gretha Tromp (NED)55.30  Nicoleta Carutasu (ROM)56.07  Anna Chuprina (URS)56.74
4 × 100 metres relay
 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
 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
 Miyako Iwai (JPN)2:36:27  Kim Yen-Ku (KOR)2:37:58  Mariya Doskoch (URS)2:38:48
10 kilometres walk
 Sari Essayah (FIN)44:04  Chen Yueling (CHN)44:33  Annarita Sidoti (ITA)45:10
High jump
 Alison Inverarity (AUS)1.92 m  Svetlana Lavrova (URS)1.92 m  Tisha Waller (USA)1.90 m
Long jump
 Inessa Kravets (URS)6.87 m  Fiona May (GBR)6.67 m  Yelena Khlopotnova (URS)6.66 m (w)
Triple jump
 Li Huirong (CHN)14.20 m GR  Yelena Semiraz (URS)13.75 m  Li Jing (CHN)13.63 m (w)
Shot put
 Svetlana Krivelyova (URS)19.62 m  Zhou Tianhua (CHN)19.23 m  Agnes Deselaers (GER)17.32 m
Discus throw
 Xiao Yanling (CHN)64.36 m  Qiu Qiaoping (CHN)62.40 m  Antonina Patoka (URS)62.22 m
Javelin throw(old model)

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

Medal table

  *   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

References

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