Athletics at the 1990 Goodwill Games

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Athletics at the 1990 Goodwill Games
2007 Apple cup at halftime Husky Stadium.jpg
Husky Stadium was the athletics venue for the 1990 Games
Host city Seattle, United States United States
Date(s) July – August 1990
Main stadium Husky Stadium
Participation 370 athletes from
28 nations
Events 43
Records set 1 world record
14 Games records


At the 1990 Goodwill Games, the athletics events were held in Seattle, Washington, United States between July and August 1990. A total of 43 events were contested, of which 23 by male and 20 by female athletes. Athletes from the United States and the Soviet Union dominated the competition as they had done in the inaugural edition, with United States coming out on top this time with 54 medal won, 20 of them gold. The Soviet Union was a clear second place with 14 golds and 43 medals in total. The Greater Antillean island nations of Cuba and Jamaica had the third- and fourth-greatest medal hauls, respectively.

The number of competitors in each event was smaller than that of the 1986 Goodwill Games and the invited athletes only had to compete in a single final, rather than the qualification-round model typically found at multi-sport events. Fourteen Games records were beaten in the second edition and one world record was also set at the competition – Nadezhda Ryashkina of the Soviet Union beat the previous best mark in the 10,000 metres track walk with her time of 41:56.23.[1] The 1990 Games saw the athletics competition's first doping infractions, as Tamara Bykova and Larisa Nikitina both lost silver medals after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.[2]

Ana Fidelia Quirot of Cuba became the first athlete to win two individual gold medals at a single edition of the Games as she won the 400 metres and 800 metres races. The United States took clean sweeps in both the men's and women's 100 metres events, and the Soviet Union completed the same feat in the men's hammer throw and women's marathon competitions. Addis Abebe finished as runner-up in the 5000 and 10,000 metres to win Ethiopia's only medals of the entire Games. Sheila Echols left the Games with one medal of each colour, having won the 4×100 m relay gold, 100 m silver, and long jump bronze. Among the other notable multiple medallists, Carl Lewis won the 100 m silver and the long jump gold.

Records[edit]

Name Event Country Record Type
Nadezhda Ryashkina 10,000 metres track walk  Soviet Union 41:56.23 WR
Key:0000WR — World record  • AR — Area record  • GR — Games record  • NR — National record

Medal summary[edit]

For full event details see Athletics at the 1990 Goodwill Games – Results

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Leroy Burrell (USA) 10.05  Carl Lewis (USA) 10.08  Mark Witherspoon (USA) 10.17
200 metres  Michael Johnson (USA) 20.54  Robson da Silva (BRA) 20.77  Dennis Mitchell (USA) 20.89
400 metres  Roberto Hernández (CUB) 44.79 GR  Danny Everett (USA) 45.05  Andrew Valmon (USA) 45.46
800 metres  George Kersh (USA) 1:45.10 GR  Mark Everett (USA) 1:45.80  José Luíz Barbosa (BRA) 1:45.81
1500 metres  Joe Falcon (USA) 3:39.97  William Tanui (KEN) 3:40.13  Marcus O'Sullivan (IRL) 3:40.58
5000 metres  Paul Williams (CAN) 13:33.52 GR  Addis Abebe (ETH) 13:35.67  Mikhail Dasko (URS) 13:36.44
10,000 metres  Hammou Boutayeb (MAR) 27:26.43 GR  Addis Abebe (ETH) 27:42.65  John Ngugi (KEN) 27:42.95
110 metres hurdles  Roger Kingdom (USA) 13.47  Tony Dees (USA) 13.48  Arthur Blake (USA) 13.53
400 metres hurdles  Winthrop Graham (JAM) 48.78  Dave Patrick (USA) 49.00  Kevin Young (USA) 49.17
3000 metres steeplechase  Brian Diemer (USA) 8:32.24  Vasily Koromyslov (URS) 8:33.76  Valeriy Vandyak (URS) 8:34.18
4×100 metres relay  United States (USA)
Mike Marsh
Daron Council
Andre Cason
Dennis Mitchell
38.45  Cuba (CUB)
Andrés Simón
Leandro Peñalver
Félix Stevens
Joel Isasi
38.49  Soviet Union (URS)
Viktor Bryzgin
Vladimir Krylov
Oleg Fatun
Pavel Galkin
38.96
4×400 metres relay  United States (USA)
Clarence Daniel
Antonio Pettigrew
Andrew Valmon
Tim Simon
2:59.54 GR  Jamaica (JAM)
Seymour Fagan
Devon Morris
Howard Burnett
Patrick O'Connor
3:00.45  Cuba (CUB)
Juan Martínez
Félix Stevens
Héctor Herrera
Roberto Hernández
3:03.35
Marathon  Dave Mora (USA) 2:14:50  Nikolay Tabak (URS) 2:16:28  Peter Maher (CAN) 2:17:16
20,000 m track walk  Ernesto Canto (MEX) 1:23:13.12 GR  Mikhail Shchennikov (URS) 1:23:22.34  Bernd Gummelt (GDR) 1:23:29.61
High jump  Hollis Conway (USA) 2.33 m  Doug Nordquist (USA) 2.30 m  Tony Barton (USA) 2.30 m
Pole vault  Rodion Gataullin (URS) 5.92 m  Grigoriy Yegorov (URS) 5.87 m  Tim Bright (USA) 5.77 m
Long jump  Carl Lewis (USA) 8.38 m  Mike Powell (USA) 8.34 m  Robert Emmiyan (URS) 8.23 m
Triple jump  Kenny Harrison (USA) 17.72 m GR  Mike Conley (USA) 17.48 m  Volodymyr Inozemtsev (URS) 17.06 m
Shot put  Randy Barnes (USA) 21.44 m  Jim Doehring (USA) 21.12 m  Vyacheslav Lykho (URS) 20.70 m
Discus throw  Romas Ubartas (URS) 67.14 m GR  Kamy Keshmiri (USA) 65.50 m  Mike Buncic (USA) 62.06 m
Hammer throw  Igor Astapkovich (URS) 84.12 m  Andrey Abduvaliyev (URS) 82.20 m  Igor Nikulin (URS) 82.14 m
Javelin throw  Viktor Zaytsev (URS) 84.16 m GR  Ramón González (CUB) 80.84 m  Masami Yoshida (JPN) 77.36 m
Decathlon  Dave Johnson (USA) 8403 pts GR  Dan O'Brien (USA) 8358 pts  Mikhail Medved (URS) 8330 pts

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Carlette Guidry (USA) 11.03  Sheila Echols (USA) 11.05  Michelle Finn (USA) 11.05
200 metres  Dannette Young (USA) 22.64  Pauline Davis (BAH) 22.88  Grace Jackson (JAM) 22.96
400 metres  Ana Fidelia Quirot (CUB) 50.34  Lyudmila Dzhigalova (URS) 51.38  Rochelle Stevens (USA) 51.54
800 metres  Ana Fidelia Quirot (CUB) 1:57.42 GR  Liliya Nurutdinova (URS) 1:57.52  Tatyana Grebenchuk (URS) 1:58.21
1500 metres  Natalya Artyomova (URS) 4:09.48  Yekaterina Podkopayeva (URS) 4:09.91  PattiSue Plumer (USA) 4:10.72
3000 metres  PattiSue Plumer (USA) 8:51.59  Yelena Romanova (URS) 8:51.79  Lynn Jennings (USA) 8:52.34
5000 metres  Yelena Romanova (URS) 15:02.23 GR  Viorica Ghican (ROM) 15:27.77  Sabrina Dornhoefer (USA) 15:38.87
10,000 metres  Wanda Panfil (POL) 32:01.17 GR  Cathy O'Brien (USA) 32:05.40  Olga Nazarkina (USA) 32:05.76
100 metres hurdles  Nataliya Grygoryeva (URS) 12.70  Lyudmila Narozhilenko (URS) 12.88  LaVonna Martin (USA) 12.89
400 metres hurdles  Sandra Farmer-Patrick (USA) 55.16  Schowonda Williams (USA) 55.65  Lyudmila Khodosevich (URS) 57.33
4×100 metres relay  United States (USA)
Carlette Guidry
Sheila Echols
Michelle Finn
Evelyn Ashford
42.46  Soviet Union (URS)
Yelena Bykova
Galina Malchugina
Natalya Kovtun
Irina Sergeyeva
42.67  Jamaica (JAM)
Michelle Freeman
Juliet Campbell
Layphane Carnagie
Ethlyn Tate
44.12
4×400 metres relay  Soviet Union (URS) "A"
Yelena Vinogradova
Marina Shmonina
Yelena Ruzina
Lyudmila Dzhigalova
3:23.70  United States (USA)
Natasha Kaiser
Rochelle Stevens
Lillie Leatherwood
Maicel Malone
3:24.53  Soviet Union (URS) "B"
Nadezhda Loboyko
Tatyana Grebenchuk
Nadezhda Olizarenko
Liliya Nurutdinova
3:30.60
Marathon  Zoya Ivanova (URS) 2:34:38  Irina Bogachova (URS) 2:36:25  Ramilya Barangulova (URS) 2:37:41
10,000 m track walk  Nadezhda Ryashkina (URS) 41:56.23 WR GR  Kerry Saxby (AUS) 41:57.22  Beate Anders (GDR) 42:48.51
High jump †  Yelena Yelesina (URS) 2.02 m  Yolanda Henry (USA) 1.92 m  Megumi Sato (JPN) 1.89 m
Long jump  Inessa Kravets (URS) 6.93 m  Larisa Berezhnaya (URS) 6.61 m  Sheila Echols (USA) 6.51 m
Shot put  Natalya Lisovskaya (URS) 20.60 m  Huang Zhihong (CHN) 20.50 m  Belsis Laza (CUB) 18.98 m
Discus throw  Ilke Wyludda (GDR) 68.08 m  Irina Yatchenko (URS) 67.04 m  Olga Burova (URS) 65.46 m
Javelin throw  Natalya Shikolenko (URS) 61.62 m  Tatyana Shikolenko (URS) 59.06 m  Karin Smith (USA) 58.94 m
Heptathlon ††  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 6783 pts  Svetlana Zinina (URS) 6128 pts  Gea Johnson (USA) 5963 pts
  • † = Tamara Bykova of the Soviet Union initially won the high jump silver medal with a jump of 1.92 m, but was later disqualified for ephedrine usage
  • †† = Larisa Nikitina of the Soviet Union initially won the heptathlon silver medal with 6236 points, but was later disqualified after testing positive for banned amphetamines

Medal table[edit]

Michael Johnson took the 200 m gold for the United States
Ilke Wyludda won East Germany's only gold in the women's discus.
Key
  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States 20 16 18 54
2  Soviet Union 14 16 13 43
3  Cuba 3 2 2 7
4  Jamaica 1 1 2 4
5  East Germany 1 0 2 3
6  Canada 1 0 1 2
7=  Mexico 1 0 0 1
7=  Morocco 1 0 0 1
7=  Poland 1 0 0 1
10  Ethiopia 0 2 0 2
11=  Brazil 0 1 1 2
11=  Kenya 0 1 1 2
13=  Australia 0 1 0 1
13=  Bahamas 0 1 0 1
13=  China 0 1 0 1
13=  Romania 0 1 0 1
17  Japan 0 0 2 2
18  Ireland 0 0 1 1
Total 43 43 43 129

Participation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1990 and Seattle. Goodwill Games. Retrieved on 2010-06-28.
  2. ^ Athletics results. Goodwill Games. Retrieved on 2010-06-24.
Results

External links[edit]