1993 in athletics (track and field)

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This page contains an overview of the year 1993 in athletics (track and field).

International events[edit]

World records[edit]

Men[edit]

EVENT ATHLETE MARK DATE VENUE
Half Marathon  Benson Masya (KEN) 1:00:24 April 3 Den Haag, Netherlands
4x400m Relay  United States (USA)
Andrew Valmon
Quincy Watts
Butch Reynolds
Michael Johnson
2:54.29 August 22 Stuttgart, Germany
High Jump  Javier Sotomayor (CUB) 2.45m July 27 Salamanca, Spain
Javelin (new)  Jan Železný (CZE) 95.54m April 6 Pietersburg, South Africa
 Jan Železný (CZE) 95.66m August 29 Sheffield, Great Britain

Women[edit]

EVENT ATHLETE MARK DATE VENUE
1500 metres  Qu Yunxia (CHN) 3:50.46 September 11 Beijing, PR China
3,000 metres  Zhang Linli (CHN) 8:22.06 September 12 Beijing, PR China
3,000 metres  Wang Junxia (CHN) 8:12.19 September 12 Beijing, PR China
3,000 metres  Wang Junxia (CHN) 8:06.11 September 13 Beijing, PR China
10,000 metres  Wang Junxia (CHN) 29:31.78 September 8 Beijing, PR China
400m Hurdles  Sally Gunnell (GBR) 52.74 August 19 Stuttgart, Germany
Pole Vault  Sun Caiyun (CHN) 4.11m March 21 Guangzhou, China
60 meters  Irina Privalova (RUS) 6.92 February 9 Madrit, Spain

Awards[edit]

Men[edit]

1993 TRACK & FIELD AWARDS ATHLETE
IAAF World Athlete of the Year  Colin Jackson (GBR)
Track & Field Athlete of the Year  Noureddine Morceli (ALG)
European Athlete of the Year Award  Linford Christie (GBR)
Best Male Track Athlete ESPY Award  Kevin Young (USA)

Women[edit]

1993 TRACK & FIELD AWARDS ATHLETE
IAAF World Athlete of the Year  Sally Gunnell (GBR)
Track & Field Athlete of the Year  Wang Junxia (CHN)
European Athlete of the Year Award  Sally Gunnell (GBR)
Best Female Track Athlete ESPY Award  Evelyn Ashford (USA)

Men's Best Year Performers[edit]

100 metres[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships 100 metres
RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Linford Christie (GBR) 9.87
2.  Andre Cason (USA) 9.92
3.  Daniel Effiong (NGR) 9.98
4.  Dennis Mitchell (USA) 9.99
5.  Leroy Burrell (USA) 10.02
 Carl Lewis (USA)
 Bruny Surin (CAN)

200 metres[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships 200 metres
RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Frank Fredericks (NAM) 19.85
2.  John Regis (GBR) 19.94
3.  Carl Lewis (USA) 19.99
4.  Michael Marsh (USA) 20.04
5.  Michael Johnson (USA) 20.06

400 metres[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships 400 metres
RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Michael Johnson (USA) 43.65
2.  Butch Reynolds (USA) 44.12
3.  Quincy Watts (USA) 44.13
4.  Andrew Valmon (USA) 44.28
5.  Samson Kitur (KEN) 44.34

800 metres[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships 800 metres
RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Nixon Kiprotich (KEN) 1:43.54
2.  Martin Steele (GBR) 1:43.84
3.  Paul Ruto (KEN) 1:43.92
4.  Johnny Gray (USA) 1:44.03
5.  Sammy Kibet Langat (KEN) 1:44.06

1,500 metres[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships 1,500 metres
RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Noureddine Morceli (ALG) 3:29.20
2.  Fermín Cacho (ESP) 3:32.01
3.  Abdi Bile (SOM) 3:32.83
4.  Mohamed Suleiman (QAT) 3:33.29
5.  Simon Doyle (AUS) 3:33.39

Mile[edit]

RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Noureddine Morceli (ALG) 3:44.39
2.  Abdi Bile (SOM) 3:51.66
3.  Steve Cram (GBR) 3:52.17
4.  Jim Spivey (USA) 3:52.37
5.  Simon Doyle (AUS) 3:52.56

3,000 metres[edit]

RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Noureddine Morceli (ALG) 7:29.24
2.  Paul Bitok (KEN) 7:34.98
3.  Moses Kiptanui (KEN) 7:35.79
4.  Brahim Jabbour (MAR) 7:36.54
5.  Jim Spivey (USA) 7:37.04

5,000 metres[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships 5,000 metres
RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Ismael Kirui (KEN) 13:02.75
2.  Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) 13:03.17
3.  Khalid Skah (MAR) 13:04.67
4.  Yobes Ondieki (KEN) 13:05.09
5.  Richard Chelimo (KEN) 13:05.14

10,000 metres[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships 10,000 metres
RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Yobes Ondieki (KEN) 26:58.38
2.  Richard Chelimo (KEN) 27:07.91
3.  William Sigei (KEN) 27:16.81
4.  Khalid Skah (MAR) 27:17.74
5.  Moses Tanui (KEN) 27:18.32

Half Marathon[edit]

RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Moses Tanui (KEN) 1:00:15

Marathon[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships Marathon
RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Dionicio Cerón (MEX) 2:08:51
2.  Vincent Rousseau (BEL) 2:09:13
3.  Kim Wan-Ki (KOR) 2:09:25
4.  Gert Thys (RSA) 2:09:31
5.  Cosmas Ndeti (KEN) 2:09:33

110m Hurdles[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships 110m Hurdles
RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Colin Jackson (GBR) 12.91
2.  Tony Jarrett (GBR) 13.00
3.  Jack Pierce (USA) 13.06
4.  Mark McKoy (CAN) 13.08
5.  Tony Dees (USA) 13.12

400m Hurdles[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships 400m Hurdles
RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Kevin Young (USA) 47.18
2.  Samuel Matete (ZAM) 47.60
 Winthrop Graham (JAM)
4.  Stéphane Diagana (FRA) 47.64
5.  Eric Keter (KEN) 48.24

3,000m Steeplechase[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships 3,000m Steeplechase
RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Moses Kiptanui (KEN) 8:06.36
2.  Patrick Sang (KEN) 8:07.53
3.  Alessandro Lambruschini (ITA) 8:08.78
4.  Matthew Birir (KEN) 8:09.42
5.  Mark Croghan (USA) 8:09.76

High Jump[edit]

Main competition this year: World Championships High Jump
RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.  Javier Sotomayor (CUB) 2.45 WR
2.  Hollis Conway (USA) 2.38
 Dragutin Topić (FR Yugoslavia)
4.  Troy Kemp (BAH) 2.37
 Artur Partyka (POL)
 Steve Smith (GBR)

Long Jump[edit]

Main competition this year: World Championships Long Jump
RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Mike Powell (USA) 8.70
2.  Erick Walder (USA) 8.53
3.  Iván Pedroso (CUB) 8.49
4.  Craig Hepburn (BAH) 8.41
5.  Dion Bentley (USA) 8.39

Triple Jump[edit]

Main competition this year: World Championships Triple Jump
RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Mike Conley (USA) 17.86
2.  Yoelbi Quesada (CUB) 17.68
3.  Leonid Voloshin (RUS) 17.65
4.  Vasiliy Sokov (RUS) 17.59
5.  Denis Kapustin (RUS) 17.54

Discus[edit]

Main competition this year: World Championships Discus Throw
RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Lars Riedel (GER) 68.42
2.  Mike Buncic (USA) 67.12
3.  Erik de Bruin (NED) 67.06
4.  Costel Grasu (ROM) 66.90
5.  Dmitriy Shevchenko (RUS) 66.90

Shot Put[edit]

Main competition this year: World Championships Shot Put
RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Werner Günthör (SUI) 21.98
2.  Randy Barnes (USA) 21.80
3.  Kevin Toth (USA) 21.29
4.  Dragan Perić (FR Yugoslavia) 21.26
5.  Mike Stulce (USA) 21.21

Hammer[edit]

Main competition this year: World Championships Hammer Throw
RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Andrey Abduvaliyev (UZB) 82.78
2.  Sergey Kirmasov (RUS) 82.54
3.  Igor Astapkovich (BLR) 82.28
4.  Sergey Litvinov (RUS) 82.16
5.  Aleksandr Seleznyov (RUS) 81.70

Javelin (new design)[edit]

Main competition this year: World Championships Javelin Throw
RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Jan Železný (CZE) 95.66
2.  Raymond Hecht (GER) 88.90
3.  Patrik Bodén (SWE) 88.26
4.  Mick Hill (GBR) 86.94
5.  Vladimir Sasimovich (BLR) 86.48

Pole Vault[edit]

Main competition this year: World Championships Pole Vault
RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.  Sergey Bubka (UKR) 6.05
2.  Rodion Gataullin (RUS) 6.00
3.  Jean Galfione (FRA) 5.93
4.  Maksim Tarasov (RUS) 5.90
 Denis Petushinskiy (RUS)
 Grigoriy Yegorov (KAZ)

Decathlon[edit]

Main competition this year: World Championships Decathlon
RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS POINTS
1.  Dan O'Brien (USA) 8817
2.  Eduard Hämäläinen (BLR) 8724
3.  Paul Meier (GER) 8548
4.  Christian Schenk (GER) 8500
5.  Alain Blondel (FRA) 8444

Women's Best Year Performers[edit]

60 meters[edit]

RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Irina Privalova (RUS) 6.92
2.  Gail Devers (USA) 6.95
3.  Merlene Ottey (JAM) 7.01
4.  Natalya Pomoshchnikova-Voronova (RUS) 7.06
5.  Zhanna Block (UKR) 7.07

100 metres[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships 100 metres
RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Merlene Ottey (JAM) 10.82
 Gail Devers (USA)
3.  Gwen Torrence (USA) 10.86
4.  Irina Privalova (RUS) 10.94
5.  Mary Onyali (NGR) 10.97

200 metres[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships 200 metres
RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Merlene Ottey (JAM) 21.77
2.  Irina Privalova (RUS) 21.88
3.  Gwen Torrence (USA) 21.92
4.  Marie-José Pérec (FRA) 21.99
5.  Galina Malchugina (RUS) 22.22

400 metres[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships 400 metres
RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Ma Yuqin (CHN) 49.81
2.  Jearl Miles (USA) 49.82
3.  Gwen Torrence (USA) 49.83
4.  Irina Privalova (RUS) 49.89
5.  Juliet Campbell (JAM) 50.11

800 metres[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships 800 metres
RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Maria de Lurdes Mutola (MOZ) 1:55.43
2.  Liu Dong (CHN) 1:55.54
3.  Qu Yunxia (CHN) 1:56.24
4.  Ella Kovacs (ROM) 1:56.58
5.  Argentina Paulino (MOZ) 1:56.62

1,500 metres[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships 1,500 metres
RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Qu Yunxia (CHN) 3:50.46
2.  Wang Junxia (CHN) 3:51.92
3.  Zhang Linli (CHN) 3:57.46
4.  Wang Renmei (CHN) 3:58.64
5.  Liu Li (CHN) 3:59.34

Mile[edit]

RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Violeta Szekely (ROM) 4:21.69
2.  Lyudmila Rogachova (RUS) 4:22.33
3.  Lyubov Kremlyova (RUS) 4:22.46
4.  Sonia O'Sullivan (IRL) 4:22.94
5.  Anna Brzezińska (POL) 4:23.08

3,000 metres[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships 3,000 metres
RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Wang Junxia (CHN) 8:06.11 WR
2.  Qu Yunxia (CHN) 8:12.18
3.  Zhang Linli (CHN) 8:16.50
4.  Ma Liyan (CHN) 8:19.78
5.  Zhang Lirong (CHN) 8:21.84

5,000 metres[edit]

RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Sonia O'Sullivan (IRL) 14:45.92
2.  Elana Meyer (RSA) 14:46.41
3.  Annette Peters (USA) 14:56.07
4.  Maria Albertina Dias (POR) 15:05.12
5.  Zhong Huandi (CHN) 15:05.69+

10,000 metres[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships 10,000 metres
RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Wang Junxia (CHN) 29:31.78 WR
2.  Zhong Huandi (CHN) 30:13.37
3.  Zhang Lirong (CHN) 31:09.25
4.  Ma Liyan (CHN) 31:10.46
5.  Sally Barsosio (KEN) 31:15.38

Half Marathon[edit]

RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Valentina Yegorova (RUS) 1:09:35

Marathon[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships Marathon
RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Wang Junxia (CHN) 2:24:07
2.  Qu Yunxia (CHN) 2:24:32
3.  Zhang Linli (CHN) 2:24:42
4.  Zhang Lirong (CHN) 2:24:52
5.  Olga Markova (RUS) 2:25:27

60 m hurdles[edit]

RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Ludmila Engquist (SWE) 7.76
2.  Julie Baumann (SUI) 7.86
3.  Eva Sokolova (RUS) 7.92
4.  LaVonna Martin-Floreal (USA) 7.99
5.  Patricia Girard (FRA) 8.01

100m Hurdles[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships 100m Hurdles
RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Gail Devers (USA) 12.46
2.  Marina Azyabina (RUS) 12.47
3.  Zhang Yu (CHN) 12.64
4.  Lynda Goode (USA) 12.67
5.  Svetla Dimitrova (BUL) 12.71

400m Hurdles[edit]

Main race this year: World Championships 400m Hurdles
RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Sally Gunnell (GBR) 52.74
2.  Sandra Farmer-Patrick (USA) 52.79
3.  Margarita Ponomaryova (RUS) 53.48
4.  Kim Batten (USA) 53.84
5.  Han Qing (CHN) 53.96

High Jump[edit]

Main competition this year: World Championships High Jump
RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.  Stefka Kostadinova (BUL) 2.05 m
2.  Heike Henkel (GER) 2.01 m
3.  Tatyana Shevchik (BLR) 2.00 m
 Alina Astafei (ROM)
 Ioamnet Quintero (CUB)

Long Jump[edit]

Main competition this year: World Championships Long Jump
RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Heike Drechsler (GER) 7.21 m
2.  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 7.08 m
3.  Lyudmila Ninova (AUT) 7.06 m
4.  Irina Mushailova (RUS) 7.02 m
5.  Yao Weili (CHN) 7.01 m

Triple Jump[edit]

Main competition this year: World Championships Triple Jump
RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Anna Biryukova (RUS) 15.09 m
2.  Iolanda Chen (RUS) 14.97 m
3.  Irina Mushailova (RUS) 14.79 m
4.  Inna Lasovskaya (RUS) 14.70 m
5.  Niurka Montalvo (CUB) 14.51 m

Discus[edit]

Main competition this year: World Championships Discus Throw
RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Larisa Korotkevich (RUS) 68.14
2.  Olga Burova (RUS) 67.40 m
3.  Ellina Zvereva (BLR) 66.32 m
4.  Cao Qi (CHN) 66.08 m
5.  Daniela Costian (AUS) 66.02 m

Shot Put[edit]

Main competition this year: World Championships Shot Put
RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Svetlana Krivelyova (RUS) 20.84 m
2.  Huang Zhihong (CHN) 20.57 m
3.  Anna Romanova (RUS) 20.24 m
4.  Wang Yawen (CHN) 19.89 m
5.  Zhang Zhiying (CHN) 19.77 m

Hammer[edit]

RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Olga Kuzenkova (RUS) 64.64
2.  Svetlana Sudak (BLR) 63.70
3.  Mihaela Melinte (ROM) 62.52
4.  Aya Suzuki (JPN) 60.90
5.  Natalya Vasilenko (UKR) 59.80

Javelin (old design)[edit]

Main competition this year: World Championships Javelin Throw
RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS DISTANCE
1.  Trine Hattestad (NOR) 72.12 m
2.  Natalya Shikolenko (BLR) 68.96 m
3.  Karen Forkel (GER) 67.94 m
4.  Teresė Nekrošaitė (LTU) 66.34 m
5.  Silke Renk (GER) 65.80 m

Heptathlon[edit]

Main competition this year: World Championships Heptathlon
RANK 1993 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS POINTS
1.  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 6837
2.  Sabine Braun (GER) 6797
3.  Ma Miaolan (CHN) 6750
4.  Tatyana Blokhina (RUS) 6703
5.  Svetlana Buraga (BLR) 6635

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]