Athletics at the 1995 Summer Universiade

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Athletics at the 1995 Summer Universiade
Host city Fukuoka, JapanJapan
Date(s) 29 August – 3 September
Main stadium Hakatanomori Athletic Stadium
Participation 938 athletes from
136 nations
Events 43


At the 1995 Summer Universiade, the athletics events were held at the Hakatanomori Athletic Stadium in Fukuoka, Japan from 29 August to 3 September.[1] A total of 43 events were contested, of which 23 by male and 20 by female athletes.

The medal table ended closely, with the United States, Russia and host nation Japan each winning five gold medals. The United States had the highest number of silver medals (six) while Russia had the largest medal haul with sixteen medals in total. Romania managed four gold medals, all of them in the women's competition, while Italy had the third greatest number of medals with ten. Thirty-six nations reached the medal table in the athletics competition. The gold medals won by sprinter Eswort Coombs from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and hurdler Nicole Ramalalanirina of Madagascar were their countries' only medals at the 1995 Universiade.

Two Universiade records were broken at the competition: the United States men's 4×400 metres relay team ran a time of 3:00.40 minutes and Italy's Annarita Sidoti set a new 10 km walk record. Furthermore, Šárka Kašpárková equalled the women's triple jump standard. Romania's Gabriela Szabo took two gold medals – winning the 1500 metres and 5000 metres – beginning an international career which would see her win three world titles and an Olympic gold. Future Olympic sprint medallists Obadele Thompson and Ekaterini Thanou were runners-up in the 100 metres races.

Abdelkader Chékhémani, Iulia Negură and Heike Meissner all defended their respective 1993 titles, while Hungary's István Bagyula took his third consecutive pole vault gold medal. Men's hammer throw winner Balázs Kiss went on to win the Olympic title in 1996 and the women's discus throw champion Natalya Sadova was the Olympic silver medallist that same year. The 1990 European champion Dragutin Topić was the winner of the men's high jump.

In the event programme, the women's 3000 metres was replaced by the 5000 metres for the first time, matching the IAAF's changes at the 1995 World Championships in Athletics earlier that August. The 1995 competition featured the last Universiade marathon races, as the distance was replaced by the shorter half marathon event at future editions.[2][3]

Medal summary[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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 David Oaks (USA) 10.28  Obadele Thompson (BAR) 10.34  Terrence Bowen (USA) 10.36
200 metres
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 Anthuan Maybank (USA) 20.46  Dave Dopek (USA) 20.47  Thomas Sbokos (GRE) 20.75
400 metres
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 Eswort Coombs (VIN) 45.38  Udeme Ekpeyong (NGR) 45.57  Dmitriy Kosov (RUS) 45.70
800 metres
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 Hezekiél Sepeng (RSA) 1:47.87  Andrés Manuel Díaz (ESP) 1:48.06  Pavel Soukup (CZE) 1:48.15
1500 metres
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 Abdelkader Chékhémani (FRA) 3:46.53  Andrea Giocondi (ITA) 3:47.11  Abdelhamid Slimani (ALG) 3:47.43
5000 metres
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 Katsuhiro Kawauchi (JPN) 13:53.86  Brahim Boulami (MAR) 13:54.05  Maurizio Leone (ITA) 13:54.13
10,000 metres
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 Yasuyuki Watanabe (JPN) 28:47.78  Stephen Mayaka (KEN) 28:55.02  Gabino Apolonio (MEX) 29:07.95
110 metres hurdles
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 Jonathan Nsenga (BEL) 13.51  Brian Amos (USA) 13.59  Krzysztof Mehlich (POL) 13.66
400 metres hurdles
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 Kazuhiko Yamazaki (JPN) 48.58  Octavius Terry (USA) 48.95  Yoshihiko Saito (JPN) 49.18
3000 metres steeplechase
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 Daniel Njenga (KEN) 8:27.03  Joël Bourgeois (CAN) 8:28.44  Brahim Boulami (MAR) 8:35.53
4 × 100 metres relay
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 United States (USA)
Terrance Bowen
David Oaks
Peter Hargraves
David Dopek
38.96  Great Britain (GBR)
Paul White
Toby Box
Douglas Walker
Michael Afilaka
39.39  Italy (ITA)
Angelo Cipolloni
Alessandro Orlandi
Carlo Occhiena
Andrea Colombo
39.64
4 × 400 metres relay
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 United States (USA)
Ryan Hayden
Leonard Byrd
Andre Morris
Anthuan Maybank
3:00.40 GR  Russia (RUS)
Innokentiy Zharov
Dmitriy Bey
Sergey Voronin
Dmitriy Kosov
3:01.95  Great Britain (GBR)
Anthony Williams
Jared Deacon
Gary Jennings
David Grindley
3:02.42
Marathon
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 Takaki Morikawa (JPN) 2:21:32  Patrick Muturi (KEN) 2:24:29  Kim Ki-Young (KOR) 2:24:43
20 kilometres walk
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 Daniel García (MEX) 1:24:11  Giovanni Perricelli (ITA) 1:24:19  Arturo Di Mezza (ITA) 1:24:33
High jump
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 Dragutin Topić (YUG) 2.29 m  Wolfgang Kreissig (GER) 2.29 m  Brendan Reilly (GBR) 2.27 m
Pole vault
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 István Bagyula (HUN) 5.70 m  Lawrence Johnson (USA) 5.60 m  Nuno Fernandes (POR) 5.55 m
Long jump
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 Kirill Sosunov (RUS) 8.21 m  Georg Ackermann (GER) 8.21 m  Gregor Cankar (SLO) 8.18 m (w)
Triple jump
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 Andrey Kurennoy (RUS) 17.30 m  Armen Martirosyan (ARM) 16.82 m  LaMark Carter (USA) 16.62 m
Shot put
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 Yuriy Bilonog (UKR) 19.70 m  Viktor Bulat (BLR) 19.69 m  Thorsten Herbrand (GER) 18.88 m
Discus throw
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 Vitaliy Sidorov (UKR) 62.16 m  Frits Potgieter (RSA) 61.38 m  Diego Fortuna (ITA) 61.16 m
Hammer throw
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 Balázs Kiss (HUN) 79.74 m  Oleksandr Krykun (UKR) 77.06 m  Sergey Gavrilov (RUS) 75.50 m
Javelin throw
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 Zhang Lianbiao (CHN) 79.30 m  Gregor Högler (AUT) 77.52 m  Andrey Uglov (UKR) 76.16 m
Decathlon
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 Dezsõ Szabó (HUN) 8051 pts  Sebastian Chmara (POL) 8014 pts  Dmitriy Sukhomazov (BLR) 7971 pts

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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 Melanie Paschke (GER) 11.16  Ekaterini Thanou (GRE) 11.30  Mary Tombiri (NGR) 11.43
200 metres
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(wind: +1.7 m/s)
 Du Xiujie (CHN) 22.53  Oksana Dyachenko (RUS) 22.89  Zlatka Georgieva (BUL) 23.04
400 metres
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 Olabisi Afolabi (NGR) 50.50  Tatyana Chebykina (RUS) 51.01  Yelena Rurak (UKR) 51.76
800 metres
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 Stella Jongmans (NED) 2:02.13  Svetlana Tverdokhleb (UKR) 2:02.92  Natalie Tait (GBR) 2:03.32
1500 metres
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 Gabriela Szabo (ROM) 4:11.73  Julie Henner (USA) 4:12.70  Ursula Friedmann (GER) 4:13.32
5000 metres
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 Gabriela Szabo (ROM) 15:29.86  Silvia Sommaggio (ITA) 15:34.32  Yumi Sato (JPN) 15:35.28
10,000 metres
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 Iulia Negură (ROM) 32:28.25  Alina Tecuţa (ROM) 32:43.38  Yasuko Kimura (JPN) 33:03.01
100 metres hurdles
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 Nicole Ramalalanirina (MAD) 13.02  Olena Ovcharova (UKR) 13.07  Svetlana Laukhova (RUS) 13.08
400 metres hurdles
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 Heike Meissner (GER) 55.57  Ionela Târlea (ROM) 55.99  Tonya Williams (USA) 56.04
4 × 100 metres relay
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 United States (USA)
Cheryl Taplin
Inger Miller
Juan Ball
Kenya Walton
43.58  Russia (RUS)
Natalya Anisimova
Oksana Dyachenko
Olga Voronova
Janna Levacheva
44.06  Nigeria (NGR)
Ime Akpan
Taiwo Aladefa
Pat Itanyi
Mary Tombiri
44.08
4 × 400 metres relay
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 Russia (RUS)
Ioulia Sotnikova
Natalia Khrouchtcheleva
Elena Andreeva
Tatiana Tchebykina
3:28.32  United States (USA)
Nicole Green
Camara Jones
Janeen Jones
Youlanda Warren
3:30.25  Ukraine (UKR)
Viktoriya Fomenko
Svetlana Tverdokhleb
Tatyana Movchan
Olena Rurak
3:30.57
Marathon
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 Masako Kusakaya (JPN) 2:53:03  Nao Otani (JPN) 2:57:09  Kristi Klinnert (USA) 2:57:29
10 kilometres walk
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 Annarita Sidoti (ITA) 43:22 GR  Rossella Giordano (ITA) 43:30  Larisa Ramazanova (RUS) 43:56
High jump
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 Viktoriya Fyodorova (RUS) 1.92 m  Svetlana Zalevskaya (KAZ) 1.92 m  Natalia Jonckheere (BEL) 1.88 m
Long jump
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 Viktoriya Vershynina (UKR) 6.76 m  Sharon Jaklofsky (NED) 6.74 m  Lyudmila Galkina (RUS) 6.55 m
Triple jump
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 Šárka Kašpárková (CZE) 14.20 m GR=  Lyudmila Dubkova (RUS) 13.87 m  Barbara Lah (ITA) 13.85 m
Shot put
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 Wu Xianchun (CHN) 18.31 m  Cheng Xiaoyan (CHN) 17.95 m  Corrie de Bruin (NED) 17.82 m
Discus throw
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 Natalya Sadova (RUS) 62.92 m  Anja Gündler (GER) 60.78 m  Bao Dongying (CHN) 59.30 m
Javelin throw
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(Old javelin model)
 Felicia Ţilea (ROM) 62.16 m  Claudia Isaila (ROM) 61.74 m  Lee Young-Sun (KOR) 61.62 m
Heptathlon
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 Jane Jamieson (AUS) 6123 pts  Mona Steigauf (GER) 6102 pts  Irina Tyukhay (RUS) 5989 pts

Medal table[edit]

Romania's Gabriela Szabo won two gold medals.
Triple jump champion Šárka Kašpárková won Olympic bronze in 1996.
High jump winner Dragutin Topić was Yugoslavia's sole medallist.
Key
  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States 5 6 4 15
2  Russia 5 5 6 16
3  Japan 5 1 3 9
4  Romania 4 3 0 7
5  Ukraine 3 3 3 9
6  China 3 1 1 5
7  Hungary 3 0 0 3
8  Germany 2 4 2 8
9  Italy 1 4 5 10
10  Kenya 1 2 0 3
11  Nigeria 1 1 2 4
12  Netherlands 1 1 1 3
13  South Africa 1 1 0 2
14=  Belgium 1 0 1 2
14=  Czech Republic 1 0 1 2
14=  Mexico 1 0 1 2
17=  France 1 0 0 1
17=  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 0 0 1
17=  Yugoslavia 1 0 0 1
17=  Madagascar 1 0 0 1
17=  Australia 1 0 0 1
22  Great Britain 0 1 3 4
23=  Belarus 0 1 1 2
23=  Greece 0 1 1 2
23=  Morocco 0 1 1 2
23=  Poland 0 1 1 2
27=  Armenia 0 1 0 1
27=  Austria 0 1 0 1
27=  Barbados 0 1 0 1
27=  Canada 0 1 0 1
27=  Spain 0 1 0 1
27=  Kazakhstan 0 1 0 1
33  South Korea 0 0 2 2
34=  Algeria 0 0 1 1
34=  Bulgaria 0 0 1 1
34=  Portugal 0 0 1 1
34=  Slovenia 0 0 1 1
37 Total 43 43 43 129

Participating nations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ THE 18th UNIVERSIADE 1995 FUKUOKA: Event Schedule. 1995 Universiade. Retrieved on 2012-06-09.
  2. ^ World Student Games (Universiade - Men). GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2012-06-16.
  3. ^ World Student Games (Universiade - Women). GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2012-06-16.

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