1983 in athletics (track and field)

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This page contains an overview of the year 1983 in athletics.

International Events[edit]

World records[edit]

Men[edit]

EVENT ATHLETE MARK DATE VENUE
Half Marathon  Paul Cummings (USA) 1:01:32 September 25 Dayton, Ohio, USA
4x100m Relay  United States (USA)
Emmit King
Willie Gault
Calvin Smith
Carl Lewis
37.86 August 10 Helsinki
High Jump  Zhu Jianhua (CHN) 2.37m June 11 Beijing, PR China
 Zhu Jianhua (CHN) 2.38m September 22 Shanghai, PR China
Discus  Yuriy Dumchev (URS) 71.86m May 29 Moscow, Soviet Union
Shot Put  Udo Beyer (GDR) 22.22m June 25 Los Angeles, USA
Hammer  Sergey Litvinov (URS) 84.14m June 21 Moscow, Soviet Union
Javelin (old)  Tom Petranoff (USA) 99.72m May 15 Westwood, USA
Decathlon  Jürgen Hingsen (FRG) 8825 June 5 Bernhausen, West Germany

Women[edit]

EVENT ATHLETE MARK DATE VENUE
100 metres  Marlies Göhr (GDR) 10.81 June 8 East Berlin
 Evelyn Ashford (USA) 10.79 July 3 Colorado Springs
400 metres  Jarmila Kratochvílová (TCH) 47.99 August 10 Helsinki
800 metres  Jarmila Kratochvílová (TCH) 1:53.28 July 26 Munich
10,000 metres  Lyudmila Baranova (URS) 31:35.01 May 29 Krasnodar
 Raysa Sadreydinova (URS) 31:27.58 September 7 Odessa
4x100m Relay  East Germany (GDR)
Silke Möller
Marita Koch
Ingrid Auerswald
Marlies Göhr
41.53 July 31 East Berlin
400m Hurdles  Anna Ambraziené (URS) 54.02 June 11 Moscow
High Jump  Ulrike Meyfarth (FRG) 2.03m August 21 London
 Tamara Bykova (URS) 2.04m August 25 Pisa
Half Marathon  Joan Benoit (USA) 1:09:10 September 18 Philadelphia
Heptathlon  Ramona Neubert (GDR) 6935 June 19 Moscow

Men's Best Year Performers[edit]

100 metres[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships 100 metres
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Calvin Smith (USA) 9.93
2.  Carl Lewis (USA) 9.97
3.  Mel Lattany (USA) 10.03
4.  Leandro Peñalver (CUB) 10.06
 Ron Brown (USA)
 Emmit King (USA)

200 metres[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships 200 metres
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Carl Lewis (USA) 19.75
2.  Calvin Smith (USA) 19.99
3.  Larry Myricks (USA) 20.03
4.  Elliott Quow (USA) 20.16
5.  Mel Lattany (USA) 20.22

400 metres[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships 400 metres
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Erwin Skamrahl (FRG) 44.50
2.  Bert Cameron (JAM) 44.62
3.  James Rolle (USA) 44.73
4.  Chris Whitlock (USA) 44.80
5.  Sunder Nix (USA) 44.87

800 metres[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships 800 metres
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Steve Cram (GBR) 1:43.61
2.  Willi Wülbeck (FRG) 1:43.65
3.  Sebastian Coe (GBR) 1:43.80
4.  Peter Elliott (GBR) 1:43.98
5.  Joaquim Cruz (BRA) 1:44.04

1,500 metres[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships 1,500 metres
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Steve Ovett (GBR) 3:30.77
2.  Sydney Maree (USA) 3:31.24
3.  Steve Cram (GBR) 3:31.66
4.  Saïd Aouita (MAR) 3:32.54
5.  Steve Scott (USA) 3:32.71

Mile[edit]

RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Steve Scott (USA) 3:49.21
2.  John Walker (NZL) 3:49.73
3.  Thomas Wessinghage (FRG) 3:49.98
4.  Sydney Maree (USA) 3:50.30
5.  Steve Ovett (GBR) 3:50.49

3,000 metres[edit]

RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Doug Padilla (USA) 7:35.84
2.  Eamonn Coghlan (IRL) 7:38.39
3.  António Leitão (POR) 7:39.69
4.  Thomas Wessinghage (FRG) 7:39.71
5.  Dragan Zdravković (YUG) 7:40.49

5,000 metres[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships 5,000 metres
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Fernando Mamede (POR) 13:08.54
2.  António Leitão (POR) 13:14.13
3.  Doug Padilla (USA) 13:17.69
4.  Antonio Prieto (ESP) 13:18.53
5.  Thomas Wessinghage (FRG) 13:18.86

10,000 metres[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships 10,000 metres
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Carlos Lopes (POR) 27:23.44
2.  Werner Schildhauer (GDR) 27:24.95
3.  Fernando Mamede (POR) 27:25.13
4.  Hansjörg Kunze (GDR) 27:30.69
5.  Nick Rose (GBR) 27:31.19

Half Marathon[edit]

RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Paul Cummings (USA) 1:01:32 WR

Marathon[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships Marathon
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Robert de Castella (AUS) 2:08:37
2.  Toshihiko Seko (JPN) 2:08:38
3.  Carlos Lopes (POR) 2:08:39
4.  Takeshi So (JPN) 2:08:55
 Juma Ikangaa (TAN)

110m Hurdles[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships 110m Hurdles
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Greg Foster (USA) 13.11
2.  Sam Turner (USA) 13.17
3.  Tonie Campbell (USA) 13.32
4.  Arto Bryggare (FIN) 13.44
 Roger Kingdom (USA)

400m Hurdles[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships 400m Hurdles
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Edwin Moses (USA) 47.02
2.  Andre Phillips (USA) 47.78
3.  David Patrick (USA) 48.05
4.  David Lee (USA) 48.42
5.  Harald Schmid (FRG) 48.49

3,000m Steeplechase[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships 3,000m Steeplechase
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Henry Marsh (USA) 8:12.37
2.  Bogusław Mamiński (POL) 8:12.62
3.  Patriz Ilg (FRG) 8:15.06
4.  Graeme Fell (GBR) 8:15.16
5.  Joseph Mahmoud (FRA) 8:15.59

High Jump[edit]

Main competition this year: World Championships High Jump
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.  Zhu Jianhua (CHN) 2.38 WR
2.  Valeriy Sereda (URS) 2.35
3.  Paul Frommeyer (FRG) 2.34
 Carlo Thränhardt (FRG)
 Eddy Annys (BEL)

Long Jump[edit]

Main competition this year: World Championships Long Jump
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Carl Lewis (USA) 8.79
2.  Jason Grimes (USA) 8.39
3.  Sergey Rodin (URS) 8.33
 Reginald Kelly (USA)
5.  Aleksandr Beskrovniy (URS) 8.28

Triple Jump[edit]

Main competition this year: World Championships Triple Jump
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Vasiliy Grishchenkov (URS) 17.55
2.  Aleksandr Beskrovniy (URS) 17.53
3.  Zdzislaw Hoffmann (POL) 17.42
4.  Lázaro Betancourt (CUB) 17.40
5.  Ken Lorraway (AUS) 17.35

Discus[edit]

Main competition this year: World Championships Discus Throw
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Yuriy Dumchev (URS) 71.86 WR
2.  Ben Plucknett (USA) 71.32
3.  Art Burns (USA) 71.18
4.  Luis Delís (CUB) 71.06
5.  Imrich Bugár (TCH) 70.72

Hammer[edit]

RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Sergey Litvinov (URS) 84.14
2.  Igor Nikulin (URS) 82.92
3.  Yuriy Tarasyuk (URS) 81.18
4.  Juha Tiainen (FIN) 81.02
5.  Yuriy Syedikh (URS) 80.94

Shot Put[edit]

Main competition this year: World Championships Shot Put
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Udo Beyer (GDR) 22.22 WR
2.  Dave Laut (USA) 21.94
3.  Edward Sarul (POL) 21.68
4.  Kevin Akins (USA) 21.61
5.  Mike Lehmann (USA) 21.43

Javelin (old design)[edit]

Main competition this year: World Championships Javelin Throw
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Tom Petranoff (USA) 99.72
2.  Detlef Michel (GDR) 96.72
3.  Heino Puuste (URS) 94.20
4.  Dainis Kula (URS) 91.88
5.  Klaus Tafelmeier (FRG) 91.44

Pole Vault[edit]

Main competition this year: World Championships Pole Vault
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.  Thierry Vigneron (FRA) 5.83
2.  Pierre Quinon (FRA) 5.82
3.  Billy Olson (USA) 5.80
4.  Jeff Buckingham (USA) 5.76
5.  Brad Pursley (USA) 5.75

Decathlon[edit]

Main competition this year: World Championships Decathlon
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS POINTS
1.  Jürgen Hingsen (FRG) 8779 WR
2.  Siegfried Wentz (FRG) 8718
3.  Daley Thompson (GBR) 8666
4.  Grigoriy Degtyaryev (URS) 8538
5.  Uwe Freimuth (GDR) 8501

Women's Best Year Performers[edit]

100 metres[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships 100 metres
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Evelyn Ashford (USA) 10.79 WR
2.  Marlies Göhr (GDR) 10.81 WR
3.  Marita Koch (GDR) 10.83
4.  Diane Williams (USA) 10.94
5.  Silke Möller (GDR) 11.03

200 metres[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships 200 metres
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Marita Koch (GDR) 21.82
2.  Evelyn Ashford (USA) 21.88
3.  Chandra Cheeseborough (USA) 21.99
4.  Merlene Ottey (JAM) 22.19
5.  Florence Griffith-Joyner (USA) 22.23

400 metres[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships 400 metres
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Jarmila Kratochvílová (TCH) 47.99 WR
2.  Tatána Kocembová (TCH) 48.59
3.  Mariya Pinigina (URS) 49.19
4.  Gaby Bußmann (FRG) 49.75
5.  Marita Payne (CAN) 50.06

800 metres[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships 800 metres
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Jarmila Kratochvílová (TCH) 1:53.28 WR
2.  Yekaterina Podkopayeva (URS) 1:55.96
3.  Lyubov Gurina (URS) 1:56.11
4.  Zamira Zaytseva (URS) 1:56.21
5.  Tatyana Providokhina (URS) 1:56.81

1,500 metres[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships 1,500 metres
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Mary Slaney (USA) 3:57.12
2.  Ravilya Agletdinova (URS) 3:59.31
3.  Fiţa Lovin (ROU) 4:00.12
4.  Yekaterina Podkopayeva (URS) 4:00.3
5.  Maria Radu (ROU) 4:00.62

3,000 metres[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships 3,000 metres
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Tatyana Kazankina (URS) 8:32.08
2.  Alla Yushina (URS) 8:34.02
3.  Galina Zakharova (URS) 8:34.60
4.  Mary Slaney (USA) 8:34.62
5.  Svetlana Guskova (URS) 8:35.06

5,000 metres[edit]

RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Zola Pieterse (RSA) 15:10.65
2.  Anna Domoradskaya (URS) 15:19.0

10,000 metres[edit]

RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Raysa Sadreydinova (URS) 31:27.58 WR
2.  Lyudmila Baranova (URS) 31:35.01 WR
3.  Tatyana Pozdnyakova (URS) 31:48.94
4.  Olga Bondarenko (URS) 31:49.44
5.  Aurora Cunha (POR) 31:52.85

Half Marathon[edit]

RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Joan Benoit (USA) 1:09:10

Marathon[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships Marathon
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Joan Benoit (USA) 2:22:43
2.  Grete Waitz (NOR) 2:25:17
3.  Julie Brown (USA) 2:26:26
4.  Mary O'Connor (NZL) 2:28:20
5.  Charlotte Teske (FRG) 2:28:32

100m Hurdles[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships 100m Hurdles
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Bettine Jahn (GDR) 12.42
2.  Ginka Zagorcheva (BUL) 12.49
3.  Kerstin Knabe (GDR) 12.62
4.  Yordanka Donkova (BUL) 12.65
5.  Cornelia Riefstahl (GDR) 12.72

400m Hurdles[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships 400m Hurdles
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Anna Ambraziené (URS) 54.02 WR
2.  Yekaterina Grun (URS) 54.14
3.  Ellen Fiedler (GDR) 54.20
4.  Petra Pfaff (GDR) 54.64
5.  Yelena Filipishina (URS) 54.72

High Jump[edit]

Main competition this year: World Championships High Jump
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.  Tamara Bykova (URS) 2.04 WR
2.  Ulrike Meyfarth (FRG) 2.03 WR
3.  Louise Ritter (USA) 2.01
4.  Kerstin Brandt (GDR) 1.99
5.  Larisa Kositsyna (URS) 1.98
 Silvia Costa (CUB)
 Valentina Poluyko (URS)

Long Jump[edit]

Main competition this year: World Championships Long Jump
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Anişoara Cuşmir (ROU) 7.43
2.  Heike Drechsler (GDR) 7.14
3.  Svetlana Zorina (URS) 7.04
 Tatyana Proskuryakova (URS)
5.  Margarita Butkiené (URS) 7.00

Discus[edit]

Main competition this year: World Championships Discus Throw
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Galina Savinkova (URS) 73.26
2.  Gisela Beyer (GDR) 70.96
3.  Mariya Petkova (BUL) 70.74
4.  Martina Hellmann (GDR) 70.26
5.  Zdeňka Šilhavá (TCH) 70.00

Shot Put[edit]

RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Ilona Slupianek (GDR) 22.40
2.  Helena Fibingerová (TCH) 21.46
3.  Zdeňka Šilhavá (TCH) 21.05
4.  Mihaela Loghin (ROU) 20.95
5.  Nunu Abashidze (URS) 20.94

Javelin (old design)[edit]

Main competition this year: World Championships Javelin Throw
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Tiina Lillak (FIN) 74.76
2.  Tessa Sanderson (GBR) 73.58
3.  Sofia Sakorafa (GRE) 72.28
4.  Antje Zöllkau (GDR) 71.00
5.  Anna Verouli (GRE) 70.90

Heptathlon[edit]

Main competition this year: World Championships Heptathlon
RANK 1983 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS POINTS
1.  Ramona Neubert (GDR) 6935 WR
2.  Sabine John (GDR) 6713
3.  Lyudmila Kolyadina (URS) 6541
4.  Yekaterina Smirnova (URS) 6536
5.  Anke Behmer (GDR) 6531

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]