1979 IAAF World Cup

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The 2nd IAAF World Cup in Athletics was an international track and field sporting event sponsored by the International Association of Athletics Federations, held on August 24–26, 1979, at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Canada.

Overall results[edit]

Men[edit]

Pos. Team Result
1 United States 119
2 Europe 112
3 East Germany 108
4 Soviet Union 102
5 America 98
6 Africa 84
7 Oceania 58
8 Asia 36
 

Women[edit]

Pos. Team Result
1 East Germany 106
2 Soviet Union 98
3 Europe 88
4 United States 76
5 America 68
6 Oceania 47
7 Africa 30
8 Asia 26

Medal summary[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  James Sanford (USA)
United States
10.17  Silvio Leonard (CUB)
Americas
10.26  Marian Woronin (POL)
Europe
10.28
200 metres  Silvio Leonard (CUB)
Americas
20.34  Leszek Dunecki (POL)
Europe
20.50  Peter Okodogbe (NGR)
Africa
20.69
400 metres  Hassan El Kachief (SUD)
Africa
45.39  Nikolay Chernetskiy (URS)
Soviet Union
46.06  Tony Darden (USA)
United States
46.12
800 metres  James Maina Boi (KEN)
Africa
1:47.69  James Robinson (USA)
United States
1:47.85  Willi Wülbeck (FRG)
Europe
1:47.88
1500 metres  Thomas Wessinghage (FRG)
Europe
3:46.00  Vladimir Ponomaryov (URS)
Soviet Union
3:46.13  Jürgen Straub (GDR)
East Germany
3:46.30
5000 metres  Miruts Yifter (ETH)
Africa
13:35.9  Valeriy Abramov (URS)
Soviet Union
13:37.6  Markus Ryffel (SUI)
Europe
13:38.6
10,000 metres  Miruts Yifter (ETH)
Africa
27:53.07  Craig Virgin (USA)
United States
27:59.55  Aleksandras Antipovas (URS)
Soviet Union
28:25.17
110 metre hurdles  Renaldo Nehemiah (USA)
United State
13.39  Thomas Munkelt (GDR)
East Germany
13.42  Alejandro Casañas (CUB)
Americas
13.44
400 metre hurdles  Edwin Moses (USA)
United States
47.53  Harald Schmid (FRG)
Europe
48.71  Vasyl Arkhypenko (URS)
Soviet Union
48.97
3000 metre steeplechase  Kip Rono (KEN)
Africa
8:25.97  Ralf Pönitzsch (GDR)
East Germany
8:29.28  Mariano Scartezzini (ITA)
Europe
8:29.44
4×100 metre relay Americas
Osvaldo Lara
Nelson dos Santos
Silvio Leonard
Altevir de Araújo
38.70 United States
Mike Roberson
Harvey Glance
Mel Lattany
Steve Riddick
38.77 Europe
Jerzy Brunner
Leszek Dunecki
Zenon Licznerski
Marian Woronin
38.85
4×400 metre relay United States
Herman Frazier
Bill Green
Willie Smith
Tony Darden
3:00.70 Europe
Ryszard Podlas
Franz-Peter Hofmeister
Harry Schulting
Harald Schmid
3:00.80 Africa
Billy Konchellah
Dele Udo
James Atuti
Hassan El Kachief
3:01.22
High jump  Franklin Jacobs (USA)
United States
2.27  Jacek Wszoła (POL)
Europe
2.27  Aleksandr Grigoryev (URS)
Soviet Union
2.24
Pole vault  Mike Tully (USA)
United States
5.45  Patrick Abada (FRA)
Europe
5.45  Konstantin Volkov (URS)
Soviet Union
5.30
Long jump  Larry Myricks (USA)
United States
8.52  Lutz Dombrowski (GDR)
East Germany
8.27  David Giralt (CUB)
Americas
8.22
Triple jump  João Carlos de Oliveira (BRA)
Americas
17.02  Gennadiy Valyukevich (URS)
Soviet Union'
16.94  Ian Campbell (AUS)
Oceania
16.76
Shot put  Udo Beyer (GDR)
East Germany
20.45  Reijo Ståhlberg (FIN)
Europe
20.05  Aleksandr Baryshnikov (URS)
Soviet Union
20.00
Discus throw  Wolfgang Schmidt (GDR)
East Germany
66.02  Mac Wilkins (USA)
United States
64.92  Luis Delís (CUB)
Americas
63.50
Hammer throw  Sergey Litvinov (URS)
Soviet Union
78.70  Karl-Hans Riehm (FRG)
Europe
75.88  Roland Steuk (GDR)
East Germany
74.82
Javelin throw  Wolfgang Hanisch (GDR)
East Germany
86.48  Mike O'Rourke (NZL)
Oceania
85.80  Antonio González (CUB)
Americas
83.44

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Evelyn Ashford (USA)
United States
11.06  Marlies Göhr (GDR)
East Germany
11.17  Annegret Richter (FRG)
Europe
11.36
200 metres  Evelyn Ashford (USA)
United States
21.83  Marita Koch (GDR)
East Germany
22.02  Lyudmila Kondratyeva (URS)
Soviet Union
22.66
400 metres  Marita Koch (GDR)
Europe
48.97  Mariya Kulchunova (URS)
Soviet Union
50.60  Irena Szewińska (POL)
Europe
51.15
800 metres  Nikolina Shtereva (BUL)
Europe
2:00.52  Nadezhda Mushta (URS)
Soviet Union
2:01.09  Anita Weiß (GDR)
East Germany
2:01.33
1500 metres  Christiane Wartenberg (GDR)
East Germany
4:06.881  Giana Romanova (URS)
Soviet Union
4:08.73  Francie Larrieu (USA)
United States
4:09.16
3000 metres  Svetlana Ulmasova (URS)
Soviet Union
8:36.34  Grete Waitz (NOR)
Europe
8:38.59  Francie Larrieu (USA)
United States
8:53.02
100 metre hurdles  Grażyna Rabsztyn (POL)
Europe
12.67  Tatyana Anisimova (URS)
Soviet Union
12.75  Kerstin Claus (GDR)
East Germany
13.03
400 metre hurdles  Bärbel Klepp (GDR)
East Germany
55.83  Marina Makeyeva (URS)
Soviet Union
56.02  Debbie Esser (USA)
United States
56.75
4×100 metre relay Europe
Linda Haglund
Chantal Réga
Annegret Richter
Heather Hunte
42.19 East Germany
Christina Brehmer
Romy Schneider
Ingrid Auerswald
Marlies Göhr
42.32 Soviet Union
Vera Anisimova
Olga Korotkova
Marina Sidorova
Lyudmila Kondratyeva
42.52
4×400 metre relay East Germany
Gabriele Kotte
Christina Brehmer
Brigitte Köhn
Marita Koch
3:20.37 Soviet Union
Irina Bagryantseva
Tatyana Prorochenko
Nina Zyuskova
Mariya Kulchunova
3:23.04 United States
Sharon Dabney
Rosalyn Bryant
Patricia Jackson
Sherri Howard
3:27.36
High jump  Debbie Brill (CAN)
Americas
1.96  Sara Simeoni (ITA)
Europe
1.94  Nina Serbina (URS)
Soviet Union
1.90
Long jump  Anita Stukane (URS)
Soviet Union
6.64  Brigitte Wujak (GDR)
East Germany
6.55  Kathy McMillan (USA)
United States
6.31
Shot put  Ilona Slupianek (GDR)
East Germany
20.98  Helena Fibingerová (TCH)
Europe
19.74  Svetlana Krachevskaya (URS)
Soviet Union
19.70
Discus throw  Evelin Jahl (GDR)
East Germany
65.18  Svetlana Melnikova (URS)
Soviet Union
65.14  María Betancourt (CUB)
Americas
62.84
Javelin throw  Ruth Fuchs (GDR)
East Germany
66.10  Éva Ráduly-Zörgő (ROU)
Europe
65.82  María Caridad Colón (CUB)
Americas
63.50

1 Totka Petrova of Europe originally won the 1500m with 4:06.47, but she was disqualified after it was found that she had failed a doping test at the Balkan Games.

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