Athletics at the Friendship Games

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Athletics at the Friendship Games
Host city Moscow, Soviet Union (men)
Prague, Czechoslovakia (women)
Date(s) August 16, 1984 (1984-08-16) – August 18, 1984 (1984-08-18)
Main stadium Grand Arena of the Central Lenin Stadium (men)
Evžen Rošický Stadium (women)
Level Senior
Participation 529 athletes from
39 nations
Events 41

Athletics at the Friendship Games was contested in 41 events, 24 events by men and 17 by women. Men competed at the Grand Arena of the Central Lenin Stadium (now Luzhniki Stadium) in Moscow, Soviet Union between 17 and 18 August, while women's events took place at the Evžen Rošický Stadium in Prague, Czechoslovakia between 16 and 18 August 1984.

One new world record was set, by East German Irina Meszynski in women's discus throw, with 73.36 m. As of 2008, it was still the sixth best result in the history of this discipline.[1]

It was the only Friendship Games competition which saw participation of recent Olympic gold medalists, with American sprinter Alice Brown taking part in women's 100 metre run, and West German Claudia Losch competing in shot put. However, neither won medals.[2][3][4]

In an unusual feat, Alberto Juantorena (Cuba) and Ryszard Ostrowski (Poland) both crossed the finish line at exactly the same moment in men's 800 metres run. After the officials were unable to decide who came first – not even using a photograph – both were declared winners.[5]

Medal summary[edit]

Men[edit]

Host stadium of men's events (shown in 1980)
Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(wind: -0.4 m/s)
details
 Osvaldo Lara (CUB) 10.17  Attila Kovács (HUN) 10.18  Leandro Peñalver (CUB) 10.21
200 metres
(wind: -1.2 m/s)
details
 Vladimir Muravyov (URS) 20.34  Aleksandr Yevgenyev (URS) 20.41  Olaf Prenzler (GDR) 20.58
400 metres
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 Viktor Markin (URS) 44.78  Aleksandr Troshchilo (URS) 45.51  Aleksandr Kurochkin (URS) 45.57
800 metres
details
 Alberto Juantorena (CUB)
 Ryszard Ostrowski (POL)
1:45.68 none awarded  Viktor Kalinkin (URS) 1:45.82
1500 metres
details
 Andreas Busse (GDR) 3:36.65  Anatoliy Kalutskiy (URS) 3:37.35  Igor Lotaryov (URS) 3:38.42
5000 metres
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 Evgeni Ignatov (BUL) 13:26.35  Dmitriy Dmitriyev (URS) 13:26.85  Wodajo Bulti (ETH) 13:29.08
10,000 metres
details
 Valeriy Abramov (URS) 27:55.16  Wodajo Bulti (ETH) 27:58.97  Bekele Debele (ETH) 28:03.06
Marathon
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 Dereje Nedi (ETH) 2:10:32  Abebe Mekonnen (ETH) 2:11:30  Lee Jong-hyong (PRK) 2:11:44
110 metres hurdles
(wind: -0.5 m/s)
details
 György Bakos (HUN) 13.52  Vyacheslav Ustinov (URS) 13.57  Thomas Munkelt (GDR) 13.64
400 metres hurdles
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 Aleksandr Vasilyev (URS) 48.63  Vladimir Budko (URS) 48.74  Toma Tomov (BUL) 49.29
3000 metres steeplechase
details
 Bogusław Mamiński (POL) 8:27.15  Hagen Melzer (GDR) 8:27.43  Jan Hagelbrandt (SWE) 8:32.36
4 × 100 metres relay
details
 Soviet Union (URS)
Aleksandr Yevgenyev
Sergey Sokolov
Vladimir Muravyov
Nikolay Sidorov
38.32  Cuba (CUB)
Tomás González
Leandro Peñalver
Silvio Leonard
Osvaldo Lara
38.79  Poland (POL)
Krzysztof Zwoliński
Marian Woronin
Czesław Prądzyński
Arkadiusz Janiak
38.81
4 × 400 metres relay
details
 Soviet Union (URS)
Sergey Lovachev
Yevgeniy Lomtev
Aleksandr Kurochkin
Viktor Markin
3:00.16  East Germany (GDR)
Carlo Niestädt
Mathias Schersing
Thomas Schönlebe
Jens Carlowitz
3:00.47  Cuba (CUB)
Lázaro Martínez
Carlos Reyte
Roberto Ramos
Alberto Juantorena
3:04.76
20 kilometres walk
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 Sergey Protsishin (URS) 1:21:57  Anatoliy Solomin (URS) 1:22:21  Nikolay Polozov (URS) 1:22:40
50 kilometres walk
details
 Andrey Perlov (URS) 3:43:06  Pavol Szikora (TCH) 3:45:53  Viktor Dorovskikh (URS) 3:58:47
High jump
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 Valeriy Sereda (URS) 2.25 m  Javier Sotomayor (CUB) 2.25 m  Dariusz Zielke (POL) 2.20 m
Pole vault
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 Konstantin Volkov (URS) 5.80 m  Sergey Bubka (URS) 5.70 m  Aleksandr Krupskiy (URS) 5.70 m
Long jump
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 Konstantin Semykin (URS) 8.38 m  Jaime Jefferson (CUB) 8.37 m  Sergey Layevskiy (URS) 8.22 m
Triple jump
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 Oleg Protsenko (URS) 17.46 m  Aleksandr Yakovlev (URS) 17.41 m  Khristo Markov (BUL) 17.29 m
Shot put
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 Sergey Kasnauskas (URS) 21.64 m  Udo Beyer (GDR) 21.60 m  Vladimir Kiselyov (URS) 21.58 m
Discus throw
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 Yuriy Dumchev (URS) 66.70 m  Juan Martínez (CUB) 66.04 m  Jürgen Schult (GDR) 66.02 m
Hammer throw
details
 Yuriy Sedykh (URS) 85.60 m  Igor Nikulin (URS) 82.56 m  Sergey Litvinov (URS) 81.30 m
Javelin throw
details
 Uwe Hohn (GDR) 94.44 m  Detlef Michel (GDR) 88.32 m  Zdeněk Adamec (TCH) 87.10 m
Decathlon
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 Grigoriy Degtyaryev (URS) 8523  Torsten Voss (GDR) 8450  Igor Sobolevskiy (URS) 8433

Women[edit]

Host stadium of women's events (shown in 2007)
Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(wind: -0.2 m/s)
details
 Marlies Göhr (GDR) 10.95  Lyudmila Kondratyeva (URS) 11.02  Anelia Nuneva (BUL) 11.10
200 metres
(wind: -0.3 m/s)
details
 Bärbel Wöckel (GDR) 22.15  Svetlana Zhizdrikova (URS) 22.75  Nadezhda Georgieva (BUL) 22.79
400 metres
details
 Marita Koch (GDR) 48.16  Tatána Kocembová (TCH) 48.73  Olga Vladykina (URS) 49.52
800 metres
details
 Irina Podyalovskaya (URS) 1:57.31  Zuzana Moravčíková (TCH) 1:58.06  Nadezhda Olizarenko (URS) 1:58.10
1500 metres
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 Nadezhda Ralldugina (URS) 3:56.63  Ravilya Agletdinova (URS) 3:58.70  Yekaterina Podkopayeva (URS) 4:01.61
3000 metres
details
 Tatyana Kazankina (URS) 8:33.01  Natalya Artyomova (URS) 8:40.53  Olga Bondarenko (URS) 8:43.74
100 metres hurdles
(wind: -0.2 m/s)
details
 Yordanka Donkova (BUL) 12.55  Sabine Paetz (GDR) 12.60  Lucyna Kałek (POL) 12.61
400 metres hurdles
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 Marina Stepanova (URS) 53.67  Yekaterina Grun (URS) 54.42  Margarita Ponomaryova (URS) 54.65
Marathon
details
 Zoya Ivanova (URS) 2:33:44  Lucia Belyayeva (URS) 2:33:54  Raisa Smekhnova (URS) 2:33:59
4 × 100 metres relay
details
 Bulgaria (BUL)
Pepa Pavlova
Anelia Nuneva
Nadezhda Georgieva
Liliyana Ivanova
42.62  Soviet Union (URS)
Lyudmila Kondratyeva
Maia Azarashvili
Svetlana Zhizdrikova
Olga Antonova
42.71  Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Eva Murková
Taťána Kocembová
Renata Černochová
Jarmila Kratochvílová
43.21
4 × 400 metres relay
details
 Soviet Union (URS)
Irina Baskakova
Irina Nazarova
Mariya Pinigina
Olga Bryzgina
3:19.12  Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Alena Bulířová
Zuzana Moravčíková
Jarmila Kratochvílová
Taťána Kocembová
3:21.89  Bulgaria (BUL)
Galina Penkova
Katia Ilieva
Radostina Shtereva
Rositsa Stamenova
3:28.34
High jump
details
 Lyudmila Andonova (BUL) 1.96 m  Lyudmila Butuzova (URS) 1.96 m  Tamara Bykova (URS) 1.96 m
Long jump
details
 Heike Drechsler (GDR) 7.15 m  Helga Radtke (GDR) 7.11 m  Galina Chistyakova (URS) 7.11 m
Shot put
details
 Natalya Lisovskaya (URS) 21.96 m  Helena Fibingerová (TCH) 21.33 m  Nunu Abashidze (URS) 21.18 m
Discus throw
details
 Irina Meszynski (GDR) 73.36 m
(WR)
 Galina Murašova (URS) 72.14 m  Zdenka Šilhavá (TCH) 70.14 m
Javelin throw
details
 Petra Felke (GDR) 73.30 m  Antoaneta Todorova (BUL) 65.40 m  María Caridad Colón (CUB) 64.34 m
Heptathlon
details
 Natalya Gracheva (URS) 6477  Nadezhda Vinogradova (URS) 6357  Heike Tischler (GDR) 6290

World records broken[edit]

1 new world record was set.

Event Name Nationality Result
Women's discus throw Irina Meszynski  East Germany 73.36 m

Medal table[edit]

  Host nations (Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union)

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Soviet Union 24 20 19 63
2  East Germany 8 7 4 19
3  Bulgaria 4 1 5 10
4  Cuba 3 3 3 9
5  Poland 2 0 3 5
6  Ethiopia 1 2 2 5
7  Hungary 1 1 0 2
8  Czechoslovakia 0 5 3 8
9  North Korea 0 0 1 1
9  Sweden 0 0 1 1
Total 43 39 41 123

Participating nations[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympic Games 2008. Women's Discus Throw" (PDF). IAAF official website. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-10-25. Retrieved 2010-05-29.  P. 3
  2. ^ "Westerners expected at Communist Games". The Palm Beach Post. 1984-08-16. 
  3. ^ Chmielewski (1987), p. 158
  4. ^ Harvey, Randy (1984-08-25). "Tired Kratochvilova Beats U.S. Olympic Stars in 400". The Los Angeles Times. 
  5. ^ Eaton, William (1984-08-19). "Peace dominating message at Friendship Games opening". The Daily Courier. 

References[edit]

  • Chmielewski, Zbigniew; et al. (1987). Na olimpijskim szlaku 1984. Sarajewo, Los Angeles (in Polish). Warsaw: Sport i Turystyka. pp. 154–160; 213–215. ISBN 83-217-2610-0. 
  • Trzciński, Tomasz; et al. (1985). Gwiazdy sportu '84 (in Polish). Warsaw: Krajowa Agencja Wydawnicza. pp. 87–89. ISBN 83-03-01177-4.