1992 in athletics (track and field)

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This page contains an overview of the year 1992 in athletics.

International Events[edit]

World records[edit]

Men[edit]

EVENT ATHLETE MARK DATE VENUE
4x100m Relay  United States (USA)
Michael Marsh
Leroy Burrell
Dennis Mitchell
Carl Lewis
37.40 August 8 Barcelona
4x400m Relay  United States (USA)
Andrew Valmon
Quincy Watts
Michael Johnson
Steve Lewis
2:55.74 August 8 Barcelona
Javelin (new)  Steve Backley (GBR) 91.46m January 25 North Shore, New Zealand
Decathlon  Dan O'Brien (USA) 8891 September 5 Talence, USA

Women[edit]

EVENT ATHLETE MARK DATE VENUE
Pole Vault  Sun Caiyun (CHN) 4.05m May 21 Nanjing, China

Men's Best Year Performers[edit]

100 metres[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Michael Marsh (USA) 9.93
2.  Davidson Ezinwa (NGR) 9.96
 Linford Christie (GBR)
4.  Olapade Adeniken (NGR) 9.97
 Leroy Burrell (USA)

200 metres[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Michael Marsh (USA) 19.73
2.  Michael Johnson (USA) 19.79
3.  Frank Fredericks (NAM) 19.97
4.  Mike Bates (USA) 20.01
5.  John Regis (GBR) 20.09

400 metres[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Quincy Watts (USA) 43.50
2.  Danny Everett (USA) 43.81
3.  Michael Johnson (USA) 43.98
4.  Steve Lewis (USA) 44.08
5.  Samson Kitur (KEN) 44.18

800 metres[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Johnny Gray (USA) 1:42.80
2.  Nixon Kiprotich (KEN) 1:43.31
3.  William Tanui (KEN) 1:43.37
4.  Mark Everett (USA) 1:43.40
5.  Andrea Benvenuti (ITA) 1:43.92

1,500 metres[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Noureddine Morceli (ALG) 3:28.86
2.  David Kibet (KEN) 3:32.13
3.  William Kemei (KEN) 3:32.41
4.  Wilfred Kirochi (KEN) 3:33.49
5.  Fermín Cacho (ESP) 3:32.69

Mile[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  William Kemei (KEN) 3:48.80
2.  Noureddine Morceli (ALG) 3:49.79
3.  Dieter Baumann (GER) 3:51.12
4.  Gennaro di Napoli (ITA) 3:51.96
5.  David Kibet (KEN) 3:52.32

3,000 metres[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Moses Kiptanui (KEN) 7:28.96
2.  Paul Bitok (KEN) 7:33.28
3.  Yobes Ondieki (KEN) 7:34.18
4.  Dieter Baumann (FRG) 7:38.10
5.  William Sigei (KEN) 7:39.51

5,000 metres[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Moses Kiptanui (KEN) 13:00.93
2.  Yobes Ondieki (KEN) 13:03.58
3.  Paul Bitok (KEN) 13:08.89
4.  Dieter Baumann (FRG) 13:09.03
5.  Khalid Skah (MAR) 13:09.10

10,000 metres[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Fita Bayissa (ETH) 27:14.26
2.  Richard Chelimo (KEN) 27:15.53
3.  António Martins (FRA) 27:22.78
4.  Arturo Barrios (MEX) 27:34.60
5.  Joseph Keino (KEN) 27:35.77

Half Marathon[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Benson Masya (KEN) 1:00:24

Marathon[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  David Tsebe (RSA) 2:08:07
2.  Ibrahim Hussein (KEN) 2:08:14
3.  Dionicio Cerón (MEX) 2:08:36
4.  Manuel Matias (POR) 2:08:38
5.  Hwang Young-Cho (KOR) 2:08:47

110m Hurdles[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Colin Jackson (GBR) 13.04
2.  Tony Dees (USA) 13.08
3.  Mark McKoy (CAN) 13.11
4.  Florian Schwarthoff (GER) 13.13
 Jack Pierce (USA)

400m Hurdles[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Kevin Young (USA) 46.78
2.  Winthrop Graham (JAM) 47.62
3.  Kriss Akabusi (GBR) 47.82
4.  Samuel Matete (ZAM) 47.91
5.  David Patrick (USA) 48.01

3,000m Steeplechase[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Moses Kiptanui (KEN) 8:02.08
2.  Philip Barkutwo (KEN) 8:05.37
3.  Matthew Birir (KEN) 8:08.84
4.  Patrick Sang (KEN) 8:09.55
5.  William Mutwol (KEN) 8:10.74

High Jump[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.  Steve Smith (GBR) 2.37
2.  Lambros Papakostas (GRE) 2.36
 Javier Sotomayor (CUB)
4.  Hollis Conway (USA) 2.35
 Darrin Plab (USA)
 Dragutin Topić (YUG)

Long Jump[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Carl Lewis (USA) 8.68
2.  Mike Powell (USA) 8.64
3.  Iván Pedroso (CUB) 8.53
4.  Erick Walder (USA) 8.47
5.  Llewellyn Starks (USA) 8.40

Triple Jump[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Mike Conley (USA) 17.72
2.  Charles Simpkins (USA) 17.60
3.  Denis Kapustin (RUS) 17.48
4.  Frank Rutherford (BAH) 17.41
5.  Leonid Voloshin (RUS) 17.36

Discus[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Jürgen Schult (GER) 69.04
2.  Lars Riedel (GER) 68.66
3.  Romas Ubartas (LTU) 68.18
4.  Anthony Washington (USA) 67.88
5.  Dmitriy Shevchenko (RUS) 67.30

Shot Put[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Gregg Tafralis (USA) 21.98
2.  Werner Günthör (SUI) 21.91
3.  Mike Stulce (USA) 21.70
4.  Jim Doehring (USA) 21.60
5.  Aleksandr Bagach (UKR) 21.19

Hammer[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Igor Astapkovich (BLR) 84.62
2.  Igor Nikulin (RUS) 83.44
3.  Vasiliy Sidorenko (RUS) 82.54
 Andrey Abduvaliyev (UZB)
5.  Yuriy Syedikh (RUS) 82.18

Javelin (new design)[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Steve Backley (GBR) 91.46
2.  Seppo Räty (FIN) 90.60
3.  Jan Železný (CZE) 90.18
4.  Juha Laukkanen (FIN) 88.22
5.  Tom Petranoff (USA) 87.26

Pole Vault[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.  Sergey Bubka (UKR) 6.13
2.  Rodion Gataullin (RUS) 5.95
3.  Igor Potapovich (KAZ) 5.92
4.  Dean Starkey (USA) 5.91
5.  Maksim Tarasov (RUS) 5.90
 Jean Galfione (FRA)
 Igor Trandenkov (RUS)

Decathlon[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS POINTS
1.  Dan O'Brien (USA) 8891
2.  Dave Johnson (USA) 8649
3.  Robert Změlík (TCH) 8627
4.  Antonio Peñalver (ESP) 8412
5.  Michael Smith (CAN) 8409

Women's Best Year Performers[edit]

60 metres[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Merlene Ottey (JAM) 6.96
2.  Irina Privalova (RUS) 6.97
3.  Michelle Finn-Burrell (USA) 7.07
4.  Juliet Cuthbert (JAM) 7.09

100 metres[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Merlene Ottey (JAM) 10.80
2.  Irina Privalova (RUS) 10.82
 Gail Devers (USA)
4.  Juliet Cuthbert (JAM) 10.83
5.  Gwen Torrence (USA) 10.86

200 metres[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Gwen Torrence (USA) 21.72
2.  Juliet Cuthbert (JAM) 21.75
3.  Irina Privalova (RUS) 21.93
4.  Merlene Ottey (JAM) 21.94
5.  Marie-José Pérec (FRA) 22.20

400 metres[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Marie-José Pérec (FRA) 48.83
2.  Olga Bryzgina (UKR) 49.07
3.  Gwen Torrence (USA) 49.64
 Ximena Restrepo (COL)
5.  Olga Nazarova (RUS) 49.69

800 metres[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Ellen van Langen (NED) 1:55.54
2.  Lilia Nurutdinova (RUS) 1:55.99
3.  Ana Fidelia Quirot (CUB) 1:56.80
4.  Ella Kovacs (ROM) 1:57.19
5.  Inna Yevseyeva (UKR) 1:57.20

1,500 metres[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Hassiba Boulmerka (ALG) 3:55.30
2.  Lyudmila Rogachova (RUS) 3:56.91
3.  Qu Yunxia (CHN) 3:57.08
4.  Tatyana Dorovskikh (UKR) 3:57.92
5.  Lyubov Kremlyova (RUS) 3:58.71

Mile[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Lyudmila Rogachova (RUS) 4:21.30
2.  Doina Melinte (ROM) 4:21.74
3.  Sonia O'Sullivan (IRL) 4:24.27
4.  Lyubov Kremlyova (RUS) 4:24.50
5.  Angela Chalmers (CAN) 4:25.08

3,000 metres[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Yelena Romanova (RUS) 8:33.72
2.  Yvonne Murray (GBR) 8:36.63
3.  Sonia O'Sullivan (IRL) 8:37.92
4.  Elana Meyer (RSA) 8:38.45
5.  Margareta Keszeg (ROM) 8:39.64

5,000 metres[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Elana Meyer (RSA) 14:44.15
2.  Sonia O'Sullivan (IRL) 14:59.11
3.  Elizabeth McColgan (GBR) 15:01.86
4.  Christien Toonstra (NED) 15:07.68
5.  Esther Kiplagat (KEN) 15:07.87

10,000 metres[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Derartu Tulu (ETH) 31:06.02
2.  Lisa Ondieki (AUS) 31:11.72
3.  Elana Meyer (RSA) 31:11.75
4.  Maria Conceição Ferreira (POR) 31:16.42
5.  Lynn Jennings (USA) 31:19.89

Half Marathon[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Liz McColgan (GBR) 1:08:42

Marathon[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Olga Markova (RUS) 2:23:43
2.  Lisa Ondieki (AUS) 2:24:40
3.  Madina Biktagirova (BLR) 2:26:23
4.  Yumi Kokamo (JPN) 2:26:26
 Yoshiko Yamamoto (JPN)

60 metres hurdles[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Ludmila Engquist (RUS) 7.70
2.  Monique Tourret (FRA) 7.99
3.  Yordanka Donkova (BGR) 8.03

100m Hurdles[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Ludmila Engquist (RUS) 12.26
2.  Gail Devers (USA) 12.55
3.  Nataliya Grygoryeva (UKR) 12.60
4.  Paraskevi Patoulidou (GRE) 12.64
5.  Yordanka Donkova (BUL) 12.67

400m Hurdles[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Sally Gunnell (GBR) 53.23
2.  Tatyana Ledovskaya (BLR) 53.55
3.  Sandra Farmer-Patrick (USA) 53.59
4.  Margarita Ponomaryova (RUS) 53.66
5.  Janeene Vickers (USA) 54.31

High Jump[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.  Stefka Kostadinova (BUL) 2.05 m
2.  Heike Henkel (GER) 2.04 m
3.  Inga Babakova (UKR) 2.00 m
 Alina Astafei (ROM)
5.  Ioamnet Quintero (CUB) 1.98 m

Long Jump[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Heike Drechsler (GER) 7.48 m
2.  Inessa Kravets (UKR) 7.37 m
3.  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 7.17 m
4.  Mirela Dulgheru (ROM) 7.14 m
5.  Chioma Ajunwa (NGR) 7.06 m

Triple Jump[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Galina Chistyakova (RUS) 14.62 m
2.  Li Huirong (CHN) 14.55 m
3.  Inessa Kravets (UKR) 14.41 m

Shot Put[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Svetlana Krivelyova (RUS) 21.06 m
2.  Belsis Laza (CUB) 20.96 m
3.  Krystyna Zabawska (POL) 19.42 m
4.  Zhou Shuqin (CHN) 19.40 m
5.  Tatyana Khorkhulyova (BLR) 19.28 m

Javelin (old design)[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Natalya Shikolenko (BLR) 70.36
2.  Karen Forkel (GER) 69.58
3.  Trine Hattestad (NOR) 69.50
4.  Silke Renk (GER) 68.34
5.  Teresė Nekrošaitė (LTU) 67.64

Heptathlon[edit]

RANK 1992 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS POINTS
1.  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 7044
2.  Sabine Braun (GER) 6985
3.  Irina Belova (RUS) 6845
4.  Svetla Dimitrova (BUL) 6658
5.  Liliana Nastase (ROM) 6619

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

  • March 1 — Howard Payne (60), English hammer thrower (b. 1931)
  • July 7 — Josy Barthel (65), Luxembourgish runner (b. 1927)
  • August 19 — Karl Storch (77), German hammer thrower (b. 1913)
  • October 29 — Bill McChesney, Jr. (33), American long-distance runner (b. 1959)

References[edit]