1990 in athletics (track and field)

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This page contains an overview of the year 1990 in athletics (track and field).

International Events[edit]

World records[edit]

Men[edit]

EVENT ATHLETE MARK DATE VENUE
Half Marathon  Dionicio Cerón (MEX) 1:00:46 September 16 Philadelphia, USA
4x100m Relay  France (FRA)
Max Morinière
Daniel Sangouma
Jean-Charles Trouabal
Bruno Marie-Rose
37.79 September 1 Split
Shot Put  Randy Barnes (USA) 23.12m May 20 Westwood USA
Javelin (new)  Patrik Bodén (SWE) 89.10m March 24 Austin, USA
 Steve Backley (GBR) 89.58m July 2 Stockholm, Sweden

Men's Best Year Performers[edit]

100 metres[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Leroy Burrell (USA) 9.96
2.  Linford Christie (GBR) 10.02
3.  Calvin Smith (USA) 10.04
4.  Davidson Ezinwa (NGR) 10.05
 Mark Witherspoon (USA)
 Carl Lewis (USA)

200 metres[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Michael Johnson (USA) 19.85
2.  Danny Everett (USA) 20.08
3.  John Regis (GBR) 20.11
4.  Leroy Burrell (USA) 20.14
5.  Robson da Silva (BRA) 20.23

400 metres[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Danny Everett (USA) 44.06
2.  Roberto Hernández (CUB) 44.14
3.  Michael Johnson (USA) 44.21
4.  Andrew Valmon (USA) 44.35
5.  Darren Clark (AUS) 44.60

800 metres[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Peter Elliott (GBR) 1:42.97
2.  William Tanui (KEN) 1:43.39
3.  Johnny Gray (USA) 1:43.72
4.  Paul Ereng (KEN) 1:43.78
5.  Robert Kibet (KEN) 1:44.29

1,500 metres[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Noureddine Morceli (ALG) 3:32.60
2.  Peter Elliott (GBR) 3:32.69
3.  Gennaro di Napoli (ITA) 3:32.78
4.  Wilfred Kirochi (KEN) 3:32.90
5.  Steve Cram (GBR) 3:33.03

Mile[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Joe Falcon (USA) 3:49.31
2.  Peter Elliott (GBR) 3:49.76
3.  Jens-Peter Herold (GDR) 3:50.59
4.  Tony Morrell (GBR) 3:51.31
5.  Abdi Bile (SOM) 3:52.01

3,000 metres[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Khalid Skah (MAR) 7:37.09
2.  Cyrille Laventure (FRA) 7:37.74
3.  Yobes Ondieki (KEN) 7:38.15
4.  Mohamed Issangar (MAR) 7:39.40
5.  Brahim Boutayeb (MAR) 7:40.79

5,000 metres[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Salvatore Antibo (ITA) 13:05.59
2.  Yobes Ondieki (KEN) 13:05.60
3.  Mohamed Issangar (MAR) 13:08.51
4.  Arturo Barrios (MEX) 13:08.52
5.  Khalid Skah (MAR) 13:09.55

10,000 metres[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Arturo Barrios (MEX) 27:18.22
2.  John Ngugi (KEN) 27:19.15
3.  Salvatore Antibo (ITA) 27:25.16
4.  Hammou Boutayeb (MAR) 27:25.48
5.  Khalid Skah (MAR) 27:29.27

Half Marathon[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Steve Moneghetti (AUS) 1:00:34

Marathon[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Steve Moneghetti (AUS) 2:08:16
2.  Gelindo Bordin (ITA) 2:08:19
3.  Gidamis Shahanga (TAN) 2:08:32
4.  Jörg Peter (GDR) 2:09:23
5.  Martín Pitayo (MEX) 2:09:41

110m Hurdles[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Colin Jackson (GBR) 13.08
2.  Greg Foster (USA) 13.15
3.  Roger Kingdom (USA) 13.21
 Tony Jarrett (GBR)
5.  Renaldo Nehemiah (USA) 13.22

400m Hurdles[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Danny Harris (USA) 47.49
2.  Samuel Matete (ZAM) 47.91
3.  Kriss Akabusi (GBR) 47.92
4.  Winthrop Graham (JAM) 48.03
5.  David Patrick (USA) 48.22

3,000m Steeplechase[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Peter Koech (KEN) 8:10.95
2.  Francesco Panetta (ITA) 8:12.66
3.  William Mutwol (KEN) 8:12.75
4.  Mark Rowland (GBR) 8:13.27
5.  Julius Kariuki (KEN) 8:13.28

High Jump[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.  Sorin Matei (ROU) 2.40
2.  Hollis Conway (USA) 2.38
3.  Dragutin Topić (YUG) 2.37
 Sergey Dymchenko (URS)
4.  Clarence Saunders (BER) 2.36
 Javier Sotomayor (CUB)
 Doug Nordquist (USA)
 Georgi Dakov (BUL)

Long Jump[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Mike Powell (USA) 8.66
2.  Jaime Jefferson (CUB) 8.53
3.  Carl Lewis (USA) 8.51
4.  Robert Emmiyan (URS) 8.32
5.  Sergey Podgainiy (URS) 8.25
 Dietmar Haaf (FRG)

Triple Jump[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Kenny Harrison (USA) 17.93
2.  Volodymyr Inozemtsev (URS) 17.90
3.  Oleg Protsenko (URS) 17.75
4.  Leonid Voloshin (URS) 17.74
5.  Mike Conley (USA) 17.56

Discus[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Romas Ubartas (URS) 68.94
2.  Wolfgang Schmidt (GDR) 68.30
3.  Mike Buncic (USA) 67.72
4.  Juan Martínez Brito (CUB) 67.50
5.  Jürgen Schult (GDR) 67.08

Shot Put[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Randy Barnes (USA) 23.12 WR
2.  Ulf Timmermann (GER) 21.64
3.  Pétur Guðmundsson (ISL) 21.26
4.  Jim Doehring (USA) 21.20
5.  Oliver-Sven Buder (GER) 21.06

Hammer[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Igor Nikulin (URS) 84.48
2.  Igor Astapkovich (URS) 84.14
3.  Andrey Abduvaliyev (URS) 83.46
4.  Yuriy Syedikh (URS) 82.80
5.  Sergey Litvinov (URS) 81.74

Javelin (new design)[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Steve Backley (GBR) 89.58
2.  Patrik Bodén (SWE) 89.10
3.  Seppo Räty (FIN) 86.92
4.  Jan Železný (TCH) 86.52
5.  Tom Petranoff (USA) 86.46

Pole Vault[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.  Rodion Gataullin (URS) 5.92
2.  Sergey Bubka (URS) 5.90
3.  Grigoriy Yegorov (URS) 5.87
4.  Maksim Tarasov (URS) 5.85
 Igor Potapovich (URS)

Decathlon[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS POINTS
1.  Christian Plaziat (FRA) 8574
2.  Michael Smith (CAN) 8525
3.  Christian Schenk (GDR) 8481
4.  Dezső Szabó (HUN) 8436
5.  Dave Johnson (USA) 8403

Women's Best Year Performers[edit]

60 metres[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Ulrike Sarvari (FRG) 7.10
2.  Laurence Bily (FRA) 7.13
3.  Nelly Cooman (NLD) 7.14
4.  Sisko Hanhijoki (FIN) 7.20

100 metres[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Merlene Ottey (JAM) 10.78
2.  Katrin Krabbe (GDR) 10.89
3.  Carlette Guidry (USA) 11.03
4.  Sheila Echols (USA) 11.05
 Michelle Burrell (USA)

200 metres[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Merlene Ottey (JAM) 21.66
2.  Katrin Krabbe (GDR) 21.95
3.  Heike Drechsler (GDR) 22.19
4.  Galina Malchugina (URS) 22.23
5.  Mary Onyali (NGR) 22.31

400 metres[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Grit Breuer (GDR) 49.50
2.  Ana Fidelia Quirot (CUB) 50.03
3.  Pauline Davis-Thompson (BAH) 50.05
4.  Petra Schersing (GDR) 50.31
5.  Lyudmila Dzhigalova (URS) 50.33

800 metres[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Sigrun Wodars (GDR) 1:55.87
2.  Christine Wachtel (GDR) 1:56.11
3.  Nadezhda Loboyko (URS) 1:56.64
4.  Lyudmila Rogachova (URS) 1:57.1
5.  Lilia Nurutdinova (URS) 1:57.25

1,500 metres[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Doina Melinte (ROU) 3:58.69
2.  Natalya Artyomova (URS) 4:02.53
3.  Yvonne Mai-Graham (GER) 4:02.69
4.  Lyudmila Rogachova (URS) 4:02.3

Mile[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Doina Melinte (ROU) 4:18.13
2.  Natalya Artyomova (URS) 4:22.20
3.  Yvonne Mai-Graham (GDR) 4:22.97
4.  Lynn Jennings (USA) 4:24.14
5.  Svetlana Kitova (URS) 4:24.63

3,000 metres[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Angela Chalmers (CAN) 8:38.38
2.  Yvonne Murray (GBR) 8:39.46
3.  Elizabeth McColgan (GBR) 8:43.14
4.  Yelena Romanova (URS) 8:43.68
5.  PattiSue Plumer (USA) 8:44.07

5,000 metres[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Yelena Romanova (URS) 15:02.23
2.  Lynn Jennings (USA) 15:07.92
3.  PattiSue Plumer (USA) 15:07.97
4.  Viorica Ghican (ROU) 15:09.90
5.  Nadia Dandolo (ITA) 15:11.64

10,000 metres[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Viorica Ghican (ROU) 31:18.18
2.  Uta Pippig (GDR) 31:40.92
3.  Maria Conceição Ferreira (POR) 31:45.75
4.  Yelena Romanova (URS) 31:46.83
5.  Kathrin Weßel (GDR) 31:47.70

Half Marathon[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Rosa Mota (POR) 1:09:33

Marathon[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Rosa Mota (POR) 2:25:24
2.  Lisa Ondieki (AUS) 2:25:28
3.  Wanda Panfil (POL) 2:26:31
4.  Frith van der Merwe (RSA) 2:27:36
5.  Francie Larrieu Smith (USA) 2:28:01

60m Hurdles[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Ludmila Enquist (URS) 7.69
2.  Monique Tourret (FRA) 7.84
3.  Nataliya Grygoryeva (URS) 7.85
4.  Mihaela Pogacian (ROU) 7.99

100m Hurdles[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Nataliya Grygoryeva (URS) 12.53
2.  Monique Tourret (FRA) 12.56
3.  Ginka Zagorcheva (BUL) 12.61
4.  Mihaela Pogacian (ROU) 12.62
5.  Ludmila Engquist (URS) 12.64

400m Hurdles[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Tatyana Ledovskaya (URS) 53.62
2.  Myrtle Bothma (RSA) 54.07
3.  Anita Protti (SUI) 54.36
4.  Sandra Farmer-Patrick (USA) 54.46
5.  Monica Rydén (SWE) 54.69

High Jump[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.  Yelena Yelesina (URS) 2.02 m
2.  Yolanda Henry (USA) 2.00 m
 Biljana Petrović (YUG)
 Heike Henkel (FRG)
5.  Alina Astafei (ROU) 1.98 m

Long Jump[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Galina Chistyakova (URS) 7.35 m
2.  Heike Drechsler (GDR) 7.30 m
3.  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 7.12 m
4.  Inessa Kravets (URS) 7.10 m
 Larisa Berezhnaya (URS)

Triple Jump[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Li Huirong (CHN) 14.54 m

Shot Put[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Sui Xinmei (CHN) 21.66 m
2.  Huang Zhihong (CHN) 21.52 m
3.  Astrid Kumbernuss (GER) 20.77 m

Javelin (old design)[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Petra Meier (GDR) 73.08
2.  Zhang Li (CHN) 70.42
3.  Karen Forkel (GER) 69.38
4.  Xu Demei (CHN) 68.30
5.  Natalya Cherniyenko (URS) 67.88

Heptathlon[edit]

RANK 1990 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS POINTS
1.  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 6783
2.  Jane Flemming (AUS) 6695
3.  Sabine Braun (GER) 6688
4.  Heike Tischler (GER) 6572
5.  Peggy Beer (GER) 6531

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]