Athletics at the 1997 Mediterranean Games

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Athletics at the 1997 Mediterranean Games
Athletics pictogram.svg
The athletics stadium was also the Games main stadium
Host city Bari, Italy
Date(s) 15–19 July
Main stadium Stadio San Nicola
Records set 24


At the 1997 Mediterranean Games, the athletics events were held at the Stadio San Nicola in Bari, Italy from 15–19 July 1997.[1] A total of forty-three events were contested, of which 23 by male and 20 by female athletes. A total of 24 Games records were broken or equalled during the competition.

The host country, Italy, topped the medal table with twelve gold medals and a total haul of 36 medals – by far the largest. France was the second most successful nation with ten golds and 23 medals, while Greece with seven golds and 19 overall. Morocco, Algeria, Spain and Slovenia also featured prominently on the podiums. Fourteen nations had medal winning athletes in the competition.

Greece won both the 100 metres titles through Angelos Pavlakakis and Ekaterini Thanou, both of whom ran meet record times. Christine Arron won the women's 200 metres and 4×100 metres relay for France. Morocco's Nezha Bidouane took the women's 400 metres hurdles title, an event in which she would later win at the 1997 World Championships.

Medal summary[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Angelos Pavlakakis (GRE) 10.13 GR  Anninos Marcoullides (CYP) 10.23  Stéphane Cali (FRA) 10.28
200 metres  Giovanni Puggioni (ITA) 20.44 GR  Georgios Panayotopoulos (GRE) 20.53  Prodromos Katsantonis (CYP) 20.55
400 metres  Jean-Louis Rapnouil (FRA) 45.58  Marco Vaccari (ITA) 45.74  Samir-Adel Louahla (ALG) 46.07
800 metres  Giuseppe D'Urso (ITA) 1:47.10  Andrea Longo (ITA) 1:47.54  Djabir Saïd-Guerni (ALG) 1:47.76
1500 metres  Driss Maazouzi (MAR) 3:44.77  Branko Zorko (CRO) 3:45.17  Reyes Estévez (ESP) 3:45.40
5000 metres  Alberto García (ESP) 13:25.29 GR  El Hassan Lahssini (MAR) 13:28.95  Saïd Bérioui (MAR) 13:53.98
10,000 metres  Ismaïl Sghyr (MAR) 28:05.74 GR  Abderrahim Zitouna (MAR) 28:19.85  Kamel Kohil (ALG) 28:24.19
110 metres hurdles  Vincent Clarico (FRA) 13.61  Mauro Re (ITA) 13.71  Emiliano Pizzoli (ITA) 13.72
400 metres hurdles  Zid Abou Hamed (SYR) 49.25  Laurent Ottoz (ITA) 49.27  Miro Kocuvan (SLO) 49.43
3000 metres steeplechase  Brahim Boulami (MAR) 8:18.80 GR  Hicham Bouaouiche (MAR) 8:20.30  Giuseppe Maffei (ITA) 8:23.43
4×100 metres relay  Italy (ITA)
Nicola Asumi
Giovanni Puggioni
Angelo Cipolloni
Sandro Floris
38.61 GR  Spain (ESP)
Frutos Feo
Venancio José
Jordi Mayoral
Francisco Javier Navarro
38.85  Cyprus (CYP)
Georgios Skender
Anninos Markoullidis
Prodromos Katsantonis
Yiannis Zisimides
39.12
4×400 metres relay  Algeria (ALG)
Samir-Adel Louahla
Kamel Talhaoui
Ahmed Aichaoui
Malik Louahla
3:02.78 GR  France (FRA)
Pierre Marie Hilaire
Rodrigue Nordin
Jimmy Coco
Fred Mango
3:02.84  Italy (ITA)
Michele Grando
Fabrizio Mori
Walter Groff
Ashraf Saber
3:03.08
Marathon  Azzedine Sakhri (ALG) 2:20:40  Giovanni Ruggiero (ITA) 2:21:08  Mustapha Damaoui (MAR) 2:21:32
20 km walk  Giovanni De Benedictis (ITA) 1:24:59  Michele Didoni (ITA) 1:25:21  Hatem Ghoula (TUN) 1:25:36
High jump  Stevan Zorić (YUG) 2.28 m GR=  Arturo Ortíz (ESP) 2.26 m  Ignacio Pérez (ESP) 2.26 m
Pole vault  Alain Andji (FRA) 5.70 m GR  Juan Gabriel Concepción (ESP) 5.50 m  Andrea Giannini (ITA) 5.50 m
Long jump  Gregor Cankar (SLO) 8.00 m  Kostas Koukodimos (GRE) 7.95 m  Dimitrios Chatzopoulos (GRE) 7.92 m
Triple jump  Paolo Camossi (ITA) 16.63 m  Hristos Meletoglou (GRE) 16.50 m  Germain Martial (FRA) 16.18 m
Shot put  Alessandro Andrei (ITA) 19.54 m  Corrado Fantini (ITA) 19.19 m  Stevimir Ercegovac (CRO) 19.00 m
Discus throw  Igor Primc (SLO) 61.66 m  Diego Fortuna (ITA) 59.90 m  Simone Sbrogiò (ITA) 59.20 m
Hammer throw  Christophe Épalle (FRA) 78.44 m GR  Raphaël Piolanti (FRA) 77.20 m  Enrico Sgrulletti (ITA) 76.32 m
Javelin throw  Kostas Gatsioudis (GRE) 89.22 m GR  Dimitrios Polymerou (GRE) 77.88 m  Maher Ridane (TUN) 77.10 m
Decathlon  Pierre-Alexandre Vial (FRA) 8070 pts GR  Beniamino Poserina (ITA) 7991 pts  Prodromos Korkizoglou (GRE) 7932 pts

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Ekaterini Thanou (GRE) 11.13 GR  Frédérique Bangué (FRA) 11.22  Sylviane Félix (FRA) 11.27
200 metres  Christine Arron (FRA) 22.62 GR  Ekaterini Koffa (GRE) 22.80  Alenka Bikar (SLO) 22.95
400 metres  Virna de Angeli (ITA) 51.31 GR  Dora Kyriakou (CYP) 52.02  Patrizia Spuri (ITA) 52.57
800 metres  Hasna Benhassi (MAR) 2:03.70  Jolanda Steblovnik (SLO) 2:03.71  Séverine Foulon (FRA) 2:04.24
1500 metres  Nouria Mérah-Benida (ALG) 4:11.27  Samira Raïf (MAR) 4:11.60  Maite Zúñiga (ESP) 4:11.63
5000 metres  Roberta Brunet (ITA) 15:00.69 GR  Julia Vaquero (ESP) 15:04.48  Zahra Ouaziz (MAR) 15:30.19
10,000 metres  Hrisostomia Iakovou (GRE) 32:34.87 GR  Silvia Sommaggio (ITA) 32:41.79  Olivera Jevtić (YUG) 32:43.42
100 metres hurdles  Patricia Girard (FRA) 12.90  Brigita Bukovec (SLO) 13.01  Carla Tuzzi (ITA) 13.30
400 metres hurdles  Nezha Bidouane (MAR) 55.01 GR  Miriam Alonso (ESP) 55.89  Carla Barbarino (ITA) 56.76
4×100 metres relay  France (FRA)
Frédérique Bangué
Christine Arron
Patricia Girard
Sylviane Félix
42.63 GR  Greece (GRE)
Maria Tsoni
Ekaterini Koffa
Marina Vasarmidou
Ekaterini Thanou
43.07  Italy (ITA)
Stefania Ferrante
Annarita Luciano
Giada Gallina
Manuela Levorato
44.15
4×400 metres relay  Italy (ITA)
Carla Barbarino
Francesca Cola
Patrizia Spuri
Francesca Carbone
3:29.98 GR  France (FRA)
Marie-Louise Bévis
Sophie Domenech
Marie-Line Scholent
Elsa Devassoigne
3:30.62  Spain (ESP)
Miriam Alonso
Esther Lahoz
Miriam Bravo
Yolanda Reyes
3:31.93
Marathon  Serap Aktaş (TUR) 2:39:22  Carol Galea (MLT) 2:43:53  Lale Öztürk (TUR) 2:46:56
10 km walk  Elisabetta Perrone (ITA) 44:40 GR  Annarita Sidoti (ITA) 45:35  Celia Marcén (ESP) 46:07
High jump  Antonella Bevilacqua (ITA) 1.95 m  Niki Bakoyianni (GRE) 1.93 m  Britta Bilač (SLO) 1.91 m
Long jump  Niki Xanthou (GRE) 6.72 m GR  Linda Ferga (FRA) 6.49 m  Anastasia Mahob (FRA) 6.47 m
Triple jump  Olga Vasdeki (GRE) 14.13 m GR  Betty Lise (FRA) 13.81 m  Antonella Capriotti (ITA) 13.80 m
Shot put  Mara Rosolen (ITA) 17.82 m  Eleni Tsentemeidou (GRE) 17.70 m  Margarita Ramos (ESP) 17.42 m
Discus throw  Anastasia Kelesidou (GRE) 66.18 m GR  Stella Tsikouna (GRE) 61.96 m  Isabelle Devaluez (FRA) 61.28 m
Javelin throw
(Old javelin model)
 Nadine Auzeil (FRA) 57.32 m  Claudia Coslovich (ITA) 57.16 m  Aggeliki Tsiolakoudi (GRE) 56.70 m
Heptathlon  Nathalie Teppe (FRA) 6161 pts  Gertrud Bacher (ITA) 5859 pts  Marie Collonvillé (FRA) 5839 pts

Medal table[edit]

Christine Arron won 200 m and relay gold medals for France.
A 19-year-old Olivera Jevtić was one of two Yugoslavian medallists.
Key
  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Italy 12 13 11 36
2  France 10 6 7 23
3  Greece 7 9 3 19
4  Morocco 5 4 3 12
5  Algeria 3 0 3 6
6  Slovenia 2 2 3 7
7  Spain 1 5 6 12
8=  Yugoslavia 1 0 1 2
8=  Turkey 1 0 1 2
10  Syria 1 0 0 1
11  Cyprus 0 2 2 4
12  Croatia 0 1 1 2
13  Malta 0 1 0 1
14  Tunisia 0 0 2 2
Total 43 43 43 129

Participation[edit]

References[edit]

Results