1998 IAAF Grand Prix Final

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1998 IAAF Grand Prix Final
Host city Moscow, Russia
Events 18
Dates 5 September
Main venue Luzhniki Stadium
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The 1998 IAAF Grand Prix Final was the fourteenth edition of the season-ending competition for the IAAF Grand Prix track and field circuit, organised by the International Association of Athletics Federations. It was held on 5 September at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia.

Hicham El Guerrouj (1500 metres) and Marion Jones (100 metres and long jump) were the overall points winners of the tournament. A total of 18 athletics events were contested, ten for men and eight for women.

The event served as the final competition of the newly created 1998 IAAF Golden League. This was the only time that the Grand Prix Final served as the jackpot-deciding competition of that series.[1][2]

Medal summary[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Overall  Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) 136  Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) 114  Bryan Bronson (USA) 97
100 metres  Frankie Fredericks (NAM) 10.11  Obadele Thompson (BAR) 10.11  Tim Harden (USA) 10.12
400 metres  Mark Richardson (GBR) 44.88  Jerome Young (USA) 44.96  Iwan Thomas (GBR) 44.96
1500 metres  Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) 3:32.03  Laban Rotich (KEN) 3:33.04  William Tanui (KEN) 3:33.30
3000 metres  Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) 7:50.00  Luke Kipkosgei (KEN) 7:50.87  Julius Gitahi (KEN) 7:51.49
400 m hurdles  Stéphane Diagana (FRA) 48.30  Dinsdale Morgan (JAM) 48.60  Samuel Matete (ZAM) 48.73
High jump  Javier Sotomayor (CUB) 2.31 m  Staffan Strand (SWE) 2.28 m  Charles Austin (USA) 2.28 m
Pole vault  Maksim Tarasov (RUS) 5.95 m  Jean Galfione (FRA) 5.90 m  Danny Ecker (GER) 5.80 m
Triple jump  Charles Friedek (GER) 17.33 m  Denis Kapustin (RUS) 17.01 m  Aleksandr Glavatskiy (BLR) 16.98 m
Shot put  John Godina (USA) 21.21 m  Yuriy Bilonog (UKR) 20.62 m  Oliver-Sven Buder (GER) 20.53 m
Hammer throw  Tibor Gécsek (HUN) 81.21 m  Balázs Kiss (HUN) 79.71 m  Andrey Abduvaliyev (UZB) 78.30 m

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Overall  Marion Jones (USA) 130  Svetlana Masterkova (RUS) 107  Falilat Ogunkoya (NGR) 101
100 metres  Marion Jones (USA) 10.83  Savatheda Fynes (BAH) 11.10  Inger Miller (USA) 11.15
400 metres  Falilat Ogunkoya (NGR) 49.73  Charity Opara (NGR) 50.09  Sandie Richards (JAM) 50.44
1500 metres  Svetlana Masterkova (RUS) 4:03.79  Kutre Dulecha (ETH) 4:04.72  Carla Sacramento (POR) 4:05.82
3000 metres  Gete Wami (ETH) 8:40.11  Zahra Ouaziz (MAR) 8:40.45  Mariya Pantyukhova (RUS) 8:47.77
100 m hurdles  Michelle Freeman (JAM) 12.56  Melissa Morrison (USA) 12.63  Glory Alozie (NGR) 12.72
Long jump  Marion Jones (USA) 7.13 m  Heike Drechsler (GER) 6.99 m  Fiona May (ITA) 6.89 m
Discus throw  Natalya Sadova (RUS) 68.50 m  Franka Dietzsch (GER) 65.24 m  Nicoleta Grasu (ROM) 65.10 m
Javelin throw  Tanja Damaske (GER) 68.40 m  Tatyana Shikolenko (RUS) 67.84 m  Trine Hattestad (NOR) 67.26 m

References[edit]

  1. ^ IAAF Golden League – The New Vision of Athletics. IAAF (1998-03-20). Retrieved on 2014-01-11.
  2. ^ IAAF Grand Prix Final. GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2014-01-11.
Medalists

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