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2002 9th IAAF World Cup - Madrid


21/09/2002 - 22/09/2002 Madrid



The 9th IAAF World Cup in Athletics was an international track and field sporting event sponsored by the International Association of Athletics Federations. It was hosted by Madrid, September 21–22, 2002, in the Estadio La Peineta. The IAAF world cup event is currently held every four years.

The team winner of the men's competition was Africa, while the Russian team took the women's cup.

Overall results


1 Africa 139
2 Europe 121
3 Americas 119
4 United States 112
5 Spain 103
6 Germany 96.5
7 Asia 91
8 Oceania 74.5
DSQ1 Great Britain 83

1 Great Britain originally finished eighth, but were disqualified in August 2003 after Dwain Chambers admitted to using THG between the beginning of 2002 and August 2003. All other individual results were allowed to stand, but the IAAF ruled these athletes received no score.


1 Russia 129
2 Europe 126
3 Americas 111
4 Africa 102
5 Germany 83.5
6 Spain 78.5
7 Asia 78
8 United States 77
9 Oceania 61


100 m
One week before Madrid at the IAAF Grand Prix Final in Paris, TimMontgomery had apparently broken the world record with 9.78 fromDwain Chambers 9.87. In theory the World Cup should have seen arematch, but Montgomery withdrew (reportedly because of swollenfeet and ankles), while Chambers was past his peak for the season. Inany case, both of those Paris performances were subsequently annulleddue to doping violations and it was the rightful winner at the GrandPrix Final – Drummond – who got the best start in Madrid and led formost of the race. The American was caught by Emedolu and Collinswho crossed the line together, the verdict going to the African.Chambers finished fifth but his 2002 performances were allannulled after he admitted in 2005 to doping violations throughout thatseason. Therefore all of the other British men’s team performances inMadrid were declared non-scoring because their qualification for theevent was based on the discredited wins by Chambers at the EuropeanCup earlier in the summer
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Uchenna Emedolu AFR 10.06 PB
SILVER Kim Collins AME 10.06
BRONZE Francis Obikwelu EUR 10.09
4 Jon Drummond USA 10.10
5 Jamal Al-Saffar ASI 10.38
6 Marc Blume GER 10.46
7 Patrick Johnson OCE 10.58
8 Angel David Rodríguez ESP 10.78
DQ Dwain Chambers GBR 10.16
200 m
The 1998 winner Fredericks (lane 7) was favourite to retain his title buthe could not get clear of another African who was representing Europe.Obikwelu – a Nigerian who transferred to Portugal – outdippedFredericks on the line. It was the Namibian’s only defeat at 200m in2002. In between the two principals, Devonish (lane 8) claimed thirdspot.
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Francis Obikwelu EUR 20.18 SB
SILVER Frankie Fredericks AFR 20.20
BRONZE Marlon Devonish GBR 20.32
4 Ramon Clay USA 20.32
5 Dominic Demeritte AME 20.47
6 Gennadiy Chernovol ASI 20.73
7 Julian Martínez ESP 21.23
8 Oliver Koenig GER 21.32
9 Dallas Roberts OCE 21.61
400 m
The times were fast despite a very wet track. Harrison and Schultz wentoff quickest and the American led into the straight before fading dras-tically. New Commonwealth Games Champion Blackwood then forged ahead with Schultz also finishing strongly from lane two.Harrison (originally fifth) was one of a series of retrospective drug dis-qualifyees at this meeting.
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Michael Blackwood AME 44.60 PB
SILVER Ingo Schultz GER 44.86 SB
BRONZE Fawzi Al-Shammari ASI 45.14
4 Eric Milazar AFR 45.41
5 Alvin Harrison USA 45.46
6 Clinton Hill OCE 45.74
7 Timothy Benjamin GBR 45.80
8 David Canal ESP 46.21
9 Zsolt Szeglet EUR 46.26
800 m
Alberto Juantorena’s 1977 cup record finally fell after a race almost asgood as the Düsseldorf classic, and one which delighted the 17,272crowd at ’La Peineta’. Dos Santos made a fast race by leading at thebell in 50.96. Saïd-Guerni moved ahead by 600m (1:17.65) , tracked bylocal favourite Reina, who was only sixth at halfway but then ran astrong third 200m. The two slugged it out down the homestraightbefore the Spaniard – his hair bleached blond – went on to win in a newSpanish record.McCarthy fell at around 420m and got up to walk off then actuallycrossed the line minutes after the others finished, but his performancewas judged to be a “dnf”
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Antonio Manuel Reina ESP 1:43.83 CR
SILVER Djabir Saïd-Guerni AFR 1:44.03 SB
BRONZE David Krummenacker USA 1:45.14
4 André Bucher EUR 1:45.31
5 Nils Schumann GER 1:45.34
6 Osmar dos Santos AME 1:46.01 SB
7 Mihail Kolganov ASI 1:47.45 PB
8 James McIlroy GBR 1:48.43
Kris McCarthy OCE DNF
1500 m
It was hoped that the great Hicham El Guerrouj would demonstrate thathe could win in a race without pacemakers, but the Moroccan withdrewfrom the African team and the race ended up being paced because any-way Lassister disgracefully set off quickly in a blatant bid to help histraining partner, the world #2 Bernard Lagat.The American sped through 400m in 53.42 and 800m in 1:50.20before slowing to a jog. Meanwhile Lagat, Estevez and de Souza wereleft with a 20m lead from Baala who headed the chasing pack. TheKenyan pulled clear of the gallant Estevez on the last lap to demolishSteve Ovett’s cup record.Lassiter, who finished last, issued a statement of apology the fol-lowing day, claiming that there had been no financial agreementbetween himself and Lagat and adding “I made a mistake that I amgreatly sorry for, which will never happen again.” His federationdescribed Lassiter’s actions as “grossly inappropriate in any nationalteam competition but especially in this competition.” The Americanhas yet to compete again internationally
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Bernard Lagat AFR 3:31.20 CR
SILVER Reyes Estévez ESP 3:33.67
BRONZE Mehdi Baala EUR 3:38.04
4 Youcef Abdi OCE 3:41.01
5 Franek Haschke GER 3:41.58
6 Michael East GBR 3:41.88
7 Abdulrahman Suleiman ASI 3:42.27
8 Hudson Santos de Souza AME 3:42.58
9 Seneca Lassiter USA 4:05.82
3000 m
An Oceanian man triumphed at the World Cup for the first time whenMottram won from the front. He established a fast temp (61.96 firstlap) and led through kilometres of 2:35.49 and 2:34.95. At this pointone felt that the African 5000m Champion Bitok was poised to movepast the Melburnian, but the African fell back with two laps remainingand the Australian surged clear of García before the bell and produceda eased-off 58.48 final lap for a comprehensive victory. This was thefinal individual event of the Madrid World Cup
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Craig Mottram OCE 7:41.37 CR
SILVER José David Galván AME 7:47.43 SB
BRONZE Roberto García ESP 7:53.96
4 Paul Bitok AFR 7:56.31
5 Anthony Whiteman GBR 8:03.33
6 Ahmed Ibrahim Hashim ASI 8:08.31
7 Serhiy Lebid EUR 8:08.65
8 Bolota Asmerom USA 8:10.66
9 Raphael Schäfer GER 8:33.89
5000 m
García tracked Power, Kosgei and Keflezighi as they took turns to leadat a moderate pace (8:10.18 at 3000m). The Spanaird then exploded onthe final lap to win easily after a 26.0 last 200m.
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Alberto García ESP 13:30.04
SILVER Paul Malakwen Kosgei AFR 13:31.71
BRONZE Ismaïl Sghyr EUR 13:32.82
4 Meb Keflezighi USA 13:33.44
5 John Mayock GBR 13:38.63
6 Michael May GER 13:39.73
7 Abdulhak Zakaria ASI 13:54.68 PB
8 Michael Power OCE 13:58.07
9 Sean Kaley AME 13:33.57
3000 m Steeplechase
African men had surprisingly lost the two long distance races inMadrid but prevailed again in the steeplechase when former worldrecord holder Boit Kipketer overtook Martin just before the waterjump. Famiglietti set the pace with 3:46.83 at 1000m and 5:39.33 at2000m. The last lap was covered n 61.86
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Wilson Boit Kipketer AFR 8:25.34
SILVER Luis Miguel Martín ESP 8:26.35
BRONZE Khamis Abdullah Saifeldin ASI 8:30.66
4 Anthony Famiglietti USA 8:32.72
5 Simon Vroemen EUR 8:36.06
6 Peter Nowill OCE 8:39.22 SB
7 Filmon Ghirmai GER 8:42.29
8 Stuart Stokes GBR 8:43.38
9 Joël Bourgeois AME 8:56.13
110 m hurdles
Olympic Champion García confirmed his status as the 2002 world #1by winning clearly from a strong field in 13.10, the fastest ever into aheadwind of 2.2. Most eyes were on the quadruple EuropeanChampion Colin Jackson, who was running his final outdoor race.After an excellent start, he hit the first hurdle and pulled up off-balanceafter knocking over the fourth. He rejoined the race to finish in 22.16but was later disqualified for knocking over hurdle four with his hands.The Welsman blamed the fluctuating winds for his troubles. Rising starLiu Xiang (19) also failed to finish, pulling up at the fifth
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Anier García AME 13.10
SILVER Allen Johnson USA 13.45
BRONZE Staņislavs Olijars EUR 13.58
4 Shaun Bownes AFR 13.67
5 Felipe Vivancos ESP 13.79 PB
6 Florian Schwarthoff GER 13.79
7 Tim Ewen OCE 14.10
DQ Colin Jackson GBR
DNF Liu Xiang ASI
400 m hurdles
Carter – US Champion three months earlier – won comfortably fromstrong-finishing Al-Nubi who duplicated his 1998 position. World #1Felix Sánchez controversially withdrew having been drawn to run inlane 1. In ninth place Boino of Papua new Guinea became the first non-Australian or New Zealander to compete for Oceania in an individualevent.There were two false starts in this, the final major meeting at whichthat occurrence would not result in automatic disqualification of thesecond transgressor
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD James Carter USA 48.27
SILVER Mubarak Faraj Al-Nubi ASI 48.96
BRONZE Christopher Rawlinson GBR 49.18
4 Jirí Muzik EUR 49.28
5 Ian Weakley AME 49.62
6 José María Romera ESP 49.68
7 Llewellyn Herbert AFR 50.52
8 Christian Duma GER 50.57
9 Mowen Boino OCE 51.66
4 x 100 m relay
The apparent new world 100m record holder Tim Montgomery did notrun for the USA as anticipated, which was just as well as ultimately allhis marks since May 2001 were annulled because of a doping violationwhich came to light in 2003. Even without him the United Satessnipped the Cup (and former world) record with a 2002 world best of37.95. Drummond got the team off to a fine start but the final exchangewas poor. Nevertheless Miller ran a brilliant anchor to put the resultbeyond doubt
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Jon Drummond, Jason Smoots, Kaaron Conwright, Coby Miller USA 37.95 CR
SILVER Freddy Mayola, Kim Collins, Christopher Williams, Dominic Demeritte AME 38.32
BRONZE Idrissa Sanou, Uchenna Emedolu, Aziz Zakari, Frankie Fredericks AFR 38.63
4 Kostyantyn Vasyukov, Kostyantyn Rurak, Anatoliy Dovhal, Oleksandr Kaydash EUR 38.86
5 Reanchai Srihawong, Vissanu Sophanich, Ekkachai Janthana, Sittichai Suwonprateep ASI 38.91 PB
6 Jonathan Barbour, Marlon Devonish, Christian Malcolm, Daniel Plummer GBR 39.23
7 Tim Williams, Paul Di Bella, David Geddes, Patrick Johnson OCE 39.58
8 Cecilio Maestra, Pedro Pablo Nolet, Angel David Rodríguez, Carlos Berlanga ESP 39.64
Ronny Ostwald, Marc Blume, Alexander Kosenkow, Marc Kochan GER DQ
4 x 400 m relay
Running in his fifth World Cup and racing for the final time, Pettigrewtook over in the lead to run anchor for the USA but could not hold offBlackwood who was in the form of his life. The Jamaican edged aheadfor the Americas at the line, having recording a split of 43.78. OnlyAlberto Juantorena’s epic 43.7 from 1977 was faster in World Cup his-tory.As noted in the report of the 1998 4x400 (above), Pettigrew and hisUS squad were ultimately disqualified after he admitted to years ofdoping violations after 1997
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Félix Sánchez, Alleyne Francique, Michael McDonald, Michael Blackwood AME 2:59.19 WL
SILVER Adem Hecini, Sofiane Labidi, Fernando Augustin, Eric Milazar AFR 3:01.69
BRONZE Rohan Pradeep Kumara, Hamdan O. Al-Bishi, Sugath Thilakaratne, Fawzi Al-Shammari ASI 3:03.02 PB
4 Jared Deacon, Jamie Baulch, Timothy Benjamin, Matthew Elias GBR 3:03.34
5 Daniel Batman, Patrick Dwyer, Paul Pearce, Clinton Hill OCE 3:03.65
6 Ingo Schultz, Ruwen Faller, Jens Dautzenberg, Lars Figura GER 3:05.31
DQ Salvador Rodríguez, David Canal, Antonio Manuel Reina, Alberto Martínez ESP
DQ Oleksandr Kaydash, Cédric Van Branteghem, Francis Obikwelu, Karel Bláha EUR
DQ James Carter, Leonard Byrd, Godfrey Herring, Antonio Pettigrew USA 2:59.21
High jump
The rain-delayed contest was dominated by new European ChampionRybakov, who had no failures at five heights up to 2.31. The only otherman in at that height was Boswell, who failed once and then wentunsuccessfully for 2.33. No-one else was higher than 2.20.The competitors had finished their warm-up and had been present-ed to the crowd when the storm began and delayed the contest by anhour or so.
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Yaroslav Rybakov EUR 2.31 SB
SILVER Mark Boswell AME 2.29
BRONZE Ben Challenger GBR 2.20
4 Abderrahmane Hammad AFR 2.15
5 Ignacio Pérez ESP 2.15
6 Martin Buss GER 2.15
7 Nathan Leeper USA 2.10
8 Cui Kai ASI 2.10
Nick Moroney OCE NM
Pole vault
Just two men went higher than 5.40. The 1994 winner Brits led up to5.70 where both he and Hartwig failed once. Having seen the Americansucceed with his second try, the South African passed to 5.75. TheAmerican sat that height out and lost his advantage when Brits clearedwith his second and final attempt. Neither made it over 5.80. “The windmade pole vaulting very difficult today,” said the winner.The event was disastrous for Europe. Before the start they had beenin second place, one point behind Africa. With Avebukh no-heightingand Brits winning, they dropped to third and 10 points in arrears of theleaders, all hopes of the team trophy gone.
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Okkert Brits AFR 5.75 SB
SILVER Jeff Hartwig USA 5.70
BRONZE Lars Börgeling GER 5.40
4 Dominic Johnson AME 5.20
5 Andrés Hinojo ESP 5.20
6 Paul Burgess OCE 5.20
7 Tim Thomas GBR 5.00
Aleksandr Averbukh EUR NM
Daichi Sawano ASI NM
Long jump
Pedroso came within one centimetre of a third World Cup win, butactually Stringfellow had much the the three best jumps in his series of8.04, 8.20, 8.21 and 8.20. Horizontal jumpers and all throwers inMadrid had just four attempts. Biomechanical analysis showed thatLamela was the fastest jumper with a flying speed of 10.14 metres persecond in his best effort of 8.11
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Savanté Stringfellow USA 8.21
SILVER Iván Pedroso AME 8.19
BRONZE Yago Lamela ESP 8.11
4 Hussein Taher Al-Sabee ASI 7.92
5 Younes Moudrik AFR 7.90
6 Christopher Tomlinson GBR 7.85
7 Olexiy Lukashevych EUR 7.83
8 Tim Parravicini OCE 7.69
9 Andreas Pohle GER 7.26
Triple jump
Edwards, a fan of the four-round format, fouled with the opening effortof the contest but then took the lead in the second with 17.15. Heimproved to 17.34 in the fourth, matching exactly his winning distancefrom 10 years earlier. The Briton’s closest challenger was notEuropean Champion Olsson (4-4 v Edwards earlier in the year), butDavis who spanned 17.23w with his last jump. Edwards’s winning leapcomprised a 6.04 hop, 5.10 step and a 6.10 jump, though of course hisvictory ultimately counted for nothing in terms of points because of theDwain Chambers affair.Pole Vaulter Victor Chistiakov – who was not needed in his mainevent in Madrid – filled a gap in the Oceanian team to take ninth place
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Jonathan Edwards GBR 17.34
SILVER Walter Davis USA 17.23
BRONZE Christian Olsson EUR 17.05
4 Charles Michael Friedek GER 16.91
5 Jadel Gregório AME 16.61
6 Kazuyoshi Ishikawa ASI 16.50 PB
7 Olivier Sanou AFR 16.30
8 Raúl Chapado ESP 15.91
9 Viktor Chistiakov OCE 14.96
Shot put
Nelson improved with each round and just hung on to win afterAnlezark cane within 3cm of the American with his final effort. Asiahad no shot putter and so one point was claimed for them by Chinesejavelin thrower Li Rongxiang.
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Adam Nelson USA 20.80
SILVER Justin Anlezark OCE 20.77
BRONZE Ralf Bartels GER 20.67
4 Janus Robberts AFR 20.00
5 Yuriy Bilonoh EUR 19.88
6 Manuel Martínez ESP 19.76
7 Carl Myerscough GBR 19.13
8 Bradley Snyder AME 18.99
9 Li Rongxiang ASI 10.09
Discus throw
New European Champion Fazekas produced the performance of themeeting with throws of 71.25 and 69.77 in rounds 2-3. These were thelongest ever at a major international championship or trophy event. Thewinner acknowledged the wind conditions which were helpful in thisevent.It was an embarrassing weekend for Asian male throwers. Theyfailed to bring a specialist javelin or discus thrower to Madrid and herethe substitute was hammer thrower Murofushi.
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Róbert Fazekas EUR 71.25 CR
SILVER Frantz Kruger AFR 66.78
BRONZE Mario Pestano ESP 64.64
4 Michael Möllenbeck GER 64.57
5 Jason Tunks AME 62.89
6 Adam Setliff USA 61.52
7 Robert Weir GBR 58.91
8 Peter Elvy OCE 56.60
9 Koji Murofushi ASI 41.93
Hammer throw
Annus won with his second-round throw of 80.92 but came under pres-sure when his arch-rival Murofushi registered 80.08 on the final effortof the contest. The Biomechanical analysis showed that the Japanesewas the faster thrower, taking just 2.05 seconds from the start of hisrotation to release on his 80.08 compared with 2.26 in Annus’s best.Murofushi’s father Shigenobu was sixth in the World Cup inMontréal and Rome
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Adrián Annus EUR 80.93
SILVER Koji Murofushi ASI 80.08
BRONZE Karsten Kobs GER 78.44
4 Chris Harmse AFR 77.16
5 Moisés Campeny ESP 73.21 SB
6 John McEwen USA 71.03
7 Philip Jensen OCE 67.09
8 Michael Jones GBR 66.92
9 Yosvany Suárez AME 66.33
Javelin throw
Makarov recorded his 14th win from 15 contests in 2002, winning eas-ily from Henry with 1989 winner Backley – Makarov’s conqueror atthe 2002 European Championships – only fourth. Distances werereduced by the swirling winds in the stadium
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Sergey Makarov EUR 86.44
SILVER Boris Henry GER 81.60
BRONZE Emeterio González AME 79.77
4 Steve Backley GBR 79.39
5 Gerhardus Pienaar AFR 78.91
6 Li Rongxiang ASI 78.12
7 William Hamlyn-Harris OCE 74.48
8 Gustavo Dacal ESP 68.26
9 Chris Clever USA 65.73
100 m
There were three false starts, the track was saturated and she was drawnin the unfamiliar inside lane, but Jones repeated her 1998 win in a fast10.90. This and the sprint relay 85 minutes later were to be the extentof her 2002 World Cup as she left for home the following day.Lawrence, world #2 after Jones that year, was a clear runner-up. It wasJones’s 59th win from 60 100m races since 1997.Regrettably all these statistics became inaccurate and meaninglesswhen –in October 2007 –Jones admitted to doping violations datingback to September 2000. All her performances then were annulled bythe IOC and/or the IAAF. Worse, she was imprisoned for six monthsin 2008 for having lied to US Federal Agents investigating theCalifornian Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative (Balco) steroid affair.Her World Cup performances from 1998 and 1999 world title were notaffected
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Tayna Lawrence AME 11.06
SILVER Susanthika Jayasinghe ASI 11.20
BRONZE Endurance Ojokolo AFR 11.26
4 Glory Alozie ESP 11.28
5 Melanie Paschke GER 11.37
6 Marina Kislova RUS 11.41
7 Kim Gevaert EUR 11.41
8 Lauren Hewitt OCE 11.48
DQ Marion Jones USA 10.90
200 m
White deputised for Marion Jones but was ultimately disqualified for adoping violation. In any case, Commonwealth Champion Fergusonwas in a class by herself. Hurtis (lane 9) ran a strong second half toclaim second place after lying only sixth at the crown of the bend.
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Debbie Ferguson AME 22.49
SILVER Muriel Hurtis EUR 22.78
BRONZE Myriam Léonie Mani AFR 22.81 SB
4 Susanthika Jayasinghe ASI 22.82 SB
5 Lauren Hewitt OCE 23.30
6 Marina Kislova RUS 23.38
7 Kelli White USA 23.51
8 Gabi Rockmeier GER 23.67
9 Julia Alba ESP 24.21
400 m
Guevara was one of the woman athletes in 2002 and the World Cupprovided her with an 11th win from 11 races that year, over one of thebetter fields in Madrid. Miles Clark – the first woman to contest fiveWorld Cups – set a world over-35 best in second place after holding theMexican for 300m
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Ana Guevara AME 49.56
SILVER Jearl Miles Clark USA 50.27 SB
BRONZE Olesya Zykina RUS 50.67
4 Lee McConnell EUR 50.82 PB
5 Kaltouma Nadjina AFR 51.11
6 Claudia Marx GER 52.30
7 Tatyana Roslanova ASI 52.44
8 Rosemary Hayward OCE 52.76 PB
9 Miriam Bravo ESP 53.79 SB
800 m
World indoor record holder and European Champion Ceplak went outhard with splits of 28.44, 58.44 and 1:29.38 but Mutola (drawn in lane9) stuck to her shoulder and around 70m from home moved ahead fora fourth successive World Cup victory. Martinez also edged in front theSlovenian in the homestraight to provide the best performance by aSpanish woman in Madrid.
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Maria de Lurdes Mutola AFR 1:58.60
SILVER Mayte Martínez ESP 1:59.24
BRONZE Jolanda Čeplak EUR 1:59.42
4 Zulia Calatayud AME 1:59.44
5 Svetlana Cherkasova RUS 2:00.72
6 Claudia Gesell GER 2:01.58
7 Sasha Spencer USA 2:02.92
8 Tamsyn Lewis OCE 2:03.10
9 Miho Sugimori ASI 2:03.22 PB
1500 m
Ayhan had been a revelation in 2002, winning the European title fromGabriela Szabo in her first meeting of the year. She was known for herfast starts and Madrid was no exception. She raced through 400m in60.53 and 800m in 2:05.92 by which time the rest of the field – head-ed by Jacobs – were jostling for second place more than 50m in arrears.Ayhan then eased off (or faded), so that her last 300m took 50.40 andher final time of 4:02.57 would have been in the range of her opponentshad they not let the Turk go away in the first half.
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Süreyya Ayhan EUR 4:02.57
SILVER Tatyana Tomashova RUS 4:09.74
BRONZE Kathleen Friedrich GER 4:10.20
4 Regina Jacobs USA 4:10.78
5 Jackline Maranga AFR 4:11.10
6 Tatyana Borisova ASI 4:11.14 PB
7 Nuria Fernández ESP 4:11.56
8 Sarah Jamieson OCE 4:12.33
9 Mardrea Hyman AME 4:14.60
3000 m
The race came to life just before the bell when Santiago burst into thelead. The three big favourites moved ahead on the backstraight withZadorozhnaya, Adere and Szabo sprinting clear. It was the Russianversus the Romanian down the homestraight with the Ethiopian closebehind. Szabo got in front in the closing metres then raised her arms tocelebrate victory, only for Adere to suddenly come up, dip, and stealthe race by a margin of just one hundredth. The Ethiopian’s final 200mwas 27.6 compared with 28.3 by Szabo, with the final lap coveredinside 61 seconds.“I did not give up until five metres after the line,” said Adere. “Thatis why I won.”
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Berhane Adere AFR 8:50.88
SILVER Gabriela Szabo EUR 8:50.89
BRONZE Yelena Zadorozhnaya RUS 8:50.93
4 Sarah Schwald USA 8:57.27
5 Susie Power OCE 8:58.09
6 Beatriz Santiago ESP 8:59.88
7 Courtney Babcock AME 9:05.98
8 Melanie Schulz GER 9:10.57 PB
9 Mizuho Nasukawa ASI 9:23.47 PB
5000 m
Chepkemei set a very fast tempo with an opening kilometre of 2:54.10,which drew her and Domínguez clear from the pack. The pace slack-ened and the others caught up at around 1700m. Chepkemei – betterknown from her exploits at half marathons – continued to lead beforefalling back in the final kilometre. At the bell (14:17.29) Pavey and wasahead of Martínez and the 2001 World Champion Yegorova. At around220m from home the Spaniard attacked but was quickly superseded byRussian, who went on win having completed a 28.35 last 200m
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Olga Yegorova RUS 15:18.15 CR
SILVER Marta Domínguez ESP 15:19.73
BRONZE Joanne Pavey EUR 15:20.10
4 Benita Johnson OCE 15:20.83
5 Susan Chepkemei AFR 15:27.04
6 Akiko Kawashima ASI 15:41.95
7 Sabrina Mockenhaupt GER 15:42.22
8 Nora Leticia Rocha AME 15:45.48
9 Collette Liss USA 15:59.44
100 m hurdles
At 35, multi-World Champion Devers made her World Cup début ingreat style, winning easily from strong-finishing Foster with 1998 win-ner Alozie – now competing for Spain – in third place.
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Gail Devers USA 12.65
SILVER Brigitte Foster AME 12.82
BRONZE Glory Alozie ESP 12.95
4 Olena Krasovska EUR 13.07
5 Rosa Rakotozafy AFR 13.07
6 Svetlana Laukhova RUS 13.14
7 Kirsten Bolm GER 13.15
8 Jacquie Munro OCE 13.46
9 Yvonne Kanazawa ASI 13.59
400 m hurdles
This was the first race after the 45 minutes of torrential rain which fellat the start of the first day’s programme in Madrid. Pechonkina (NéeNosova, the 2001 World silver medallist) had been mysteriously absentfrom the circuit since winning four out of four fast races in June.In September she returned to carry on where she left off, quicklymaking up the stagger on Tîrlea, who had retained her European title inthe Russian’s absence. Glover closed slightly at the finish butPechonkina won easily in a time only she had beaten in 2002
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Yuliya Pechonkina RUS 53.74
SILVER Sandra Glover USA 54.46
BRONZE Jana Pittman OCE 55.15
4 Ionela Târlea EUR 56.17
5 Natalya Torshina ASI 56.38
6 Debbie-Ann Parris AME 57.36
7 Heike Meissner GER 57.40
8 Zahra Lachgar AFR 59.14
9 Beatriz Montero ESP 59.79
4 x 100 m relay
The Americas (lane 3) got off to a wonderful start through Lawrence,who made up the stagger on the team outside well before the firstexchange. The starry US team (lane 8) also went well and it was hardto tell who was leading as the teams were so far apart. At the finalchangever, the US were in front but then Devers was run down byFerguson. Three Jamaicans preceded the Bahamanian in the winningteam which clocked the world’s fastest time of 2002.Five years later, the US second place was annulled after MarionJones admitted to years of doping violations starting in 2000 (see reportof the 2002 women’s 100m for details).
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Tayna Lawrence, Juliet Campbell, Beverly McDonald, Debbie Ferguson AME 41.91 WL
SILVER Chinedu Odozor, Myriam Léonie Mani, Makaridja Sanganoko, Endurance Ojokolo AFR 42.99
BRONZE Delphine Combe, Muriel Hurtis, Fabe Dia, Odiah Sidibé EUR 43.30
4 Melanie Paschke, Gabi Rockmeier, Birgit Rockmeier, Katchi Habel GER 43.36
5 Natalya Ignatova, Larisa Kruglova, Irina Khabarova, Marina Kislova RUS 43.69
6 Zeng Xiujun, Yan Jiankui, Huang Mei, Qin Wangping ASI 43.82
7 Carmen Blay, Arantxa Reinares, Concepción Montaner, Julia Alba ESP 45.07
Chryste Gaines, Marion Jones, Inger Miller, Gail Devers USA DQ(r40.8)(42.05)
Melanie Kleeberg, Jodi Lambert, Lauren Hewitt, Sarah Mullan OCE DQ(r170.14)
4 x 400 m relay
Collins (lane 9) ran a surprisingly quick 50.0 opener to put the UnitedStates into a clear lead, but this was closed by the Americas thanks to50-point splits by Pernía and Amertil. Olympic relay gold medallistHennagan was level with individual winner Ana Guevara and the startof the anchor stage. The Mexican sped away to victory and a 49.69split.The important confrontation in this race was that between Russiaand Europe, who were top of the pre-race team rankings respectivelywith 119 points/four wins and 118 points/one win. Europe thereforeneeded to finish two places ahead of their rivals to clinch the cup, butcould place only fifth on the night to Russia’s third.Three years later, the USA’s second place was annulled whenMichelle Collins was charged with a doping violation. As a result, theUS team dropped from fourth to fifth in the final team standings
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Sandie Richards, Daimí Pernía, Christine Amertil, Ana Guevara AME 3:23.53
SILVER Michelle Collins, Crystal Cox, Suziann Reid, Monique Hennagan USA 3:24.67
BRONZE Natalya Antyukh, Yuliya Pechonkina, Natalya Nazarova, Olesya Zykina RUS 3:26.59
4 Mireille Nguimgo, Hortense Bewouda, Maria de Lurdes Mutola, Kaltouma Nadjina AFR 3:26.84 PB
5 Grażyna Prokopek, Antonina Yefremova, Sviatlana Usovich, Lee McConnell EUR 3:29.21
6 Florence Ekpo-Umoh, Nancy Kette, Birgit Rockmeier, Claudia Marx GER 3:31.09
7 Rosemary Hayward, Jana Pittman, Katerina Dressler, Tamsyn Lewis OCE 3:31.32
8 Julia Alba, Mayte Martínez, Miriam Bravo, Maripaz Maqueda ESP 3:36.50
9 Tatyana Roslanova, Zamira Amirova, Thi Tinh Nguyen, Makiko Yoshida ASI 3:37.18
High jump
Unlike the Madrid men’s high jump there was great depth here with1.96 good enough only four fourth place. Four women tried 1.98,Bergqvist having passed 1.96 after one failure at that height. Wallerwas eliminated while Kuptsova, Bergqvist and Cloete all went clearwith the Russian leading has she had no failures at any height. At 2.00Cloete moved from third to first place with her first-time success. Theothers made it on their second so there was the rare occurrence of threewomen all higher than two metres in the same contest. At 2.02 Cloetehad another first-timer – barely touching the bar – to strengthen herlead. The Swede made it on her second while the Russian passed herlast try after two misses. No-one got near at 2.04.
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Hestrie Cloete AFR 2.02 SB
SILVER Kajsa Bergqvist EUR 2.02
BRONZE Marina Kuptsova RUS 2.00 PB
4 Tisha Waller USA 1.96 SB
5 Tatyana Efimenko ASI 1.91 PB
6 Ruth Beitia ESP 1.91
7 Kathryn Holinski GER 1.91
8 Nicole Forrester AME 1.85
9 Jane Jamieson OCE 1.75
Pole vault
The first-ever World Cup women’s pole vault was interrupted for morethan one hour by the torrential rain. It was a major shock when worldleader (at 4.78) Feofanova went out failing twice at 4.50 and once at4.55. Victory instead went to Becker who needed three at 4.50 but wentover 4.55 the first time. The German was using borrowed poles as hershad not arrived from Rieti.
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Annika Becker GER 4.55
SILVER Svetlana Feofanova RUS 4.40
BRONZE Dana Cervantes ESP 4.30
4 Gao Shuying ASI 4.30
5 Monique de Wilt EUR 4.20
6 Syrine Balti AFR 4.10 PB
7 Mary Sauer USA 4.00
Tatiana Grigorieva OCE NM
Stephanie McCann AME NM
Long jump
One week earlier at the Grand Prix final Kotova had lost for the firsttime this season to Maggi. In Madrid the Russian gained revenge with a narrow win. The Brazilian opened with 6.81 to which Kotovaresponded with 6.78. Montaner was a good third at 6.68. Kotova edgedcloser with 6.80 in the second while Maggi fouled. In the third. Kotovafinally took the lead with 6.85. Her win was greatly significant becauseit meant that Russia moved ahead of Europe in the team standings withjust one event remaining
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Tatyana Kotova RUS 6.85
SILVER Maurren Higa Maggi AME 6.81
BRONZE Concepción Montaner ESP 6.68
4 Jade Johnson EUR 6.41
5 Chantal Brunner OCE 6.35
6 Yelena Kashcheyeva ASI 6.32
7 Sofia Schulte GER 6.16
8 Françoise Mbango Etone AFR 6.06
9 Brianna Glenn USA 5.91
Triple jump
Due to the heavy rain there was a gap of an hour between the contest’ssecond jump (Hansen 14.15) and its third (Schulte x). World silvermedallist Mbango finally closed the round with 14.37 and that provedto be the winning effort, though Hansen got near with 14.32.This was the first field event victory by an African woman at theWorld Cup.
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Françoise Mbango Etone AFR 14.37
SILVER Ashia Hansen EUR 14.32
BRONZE Carlota Castrejana ESP 14.13
4 Trecia Smith AME 13.82
5 Yuliana Perez USA 13.79
6 Yelena Oleynikova RUS 13.79
7 Wu Lingmei ASI 13.60
8 Sofia Schulte GER 12.73
9 Michelle Apostolou OCE 12.12
Shot put
Korzhanenko set the tone in the first round with 19.58 when no-oneelse put further than 18.35 though Adams did set the first of two NewZealand records. The Russian then improved to 20.20 and Cumbá wasthe only one to get remotely close with her 19.14 in the third.
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Irina Korzhanenko RUS 20.20
SILVER Yumileidi Cumbá AME 19.14
BRONZE Astrid Kumbernuss GER 19.11
4 Vita Pavlysh EUR 19.06
5 Teri Steer USA 18.63
6 Valerie Adams OCE 18.40 PB
7 Vivian Chukwuemeka AFR 17.30
8 Juttaporn Krasaeyan ASI 17.25
9 Irache Quintanal ESP 15.79
Discus throw
Russia lost valuable points when 70m woman Sadova struggled toreach 60m and placed only third. Instead there was a rare victory forOceania when Faumuina overtook Vóggoli with her 62.47 in the thirdround
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Beatrice Faumuina OCE 62.47
SILVER Ekaterini Voggoli EUR 61.77
BRONZE Natalya Sadova RUS 61.30
4 Li Yanfeng ASI 59.89
5 Kristin Kuehl USA 59.57
6 Jana Tucholke GER 57.94
7 Monia Kari AFR 56.16
8 Alice Matejková ESP 56.05
9 Elisângela Adriano AME 53.60
Hammer throw
World Champion Moreno took control with 69.85 in the second, butshe fouled her other three efforts whereas Gu improved in each roundand held second spot with 68.74 before taking the last throw of the con-test. The 20 year-old propelled her hammer to 70.75 to score a surprisevictory. This was the first event of day two in Madrid, held in muchbetter conditions than on the first evening.
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Gu Yuan ASI 70.75
SILVER Yipsi Moreno AME 69.65
BRONZE Olga Kuzenkova RUS 66.98
4 Anna Mahon USA 65.94
5 Kamila Skolimowska EUR 65.24
6 Susanne Keil GER 64.62
7 Bronwyn Eagles OCE 63.49
8 Berta Castells ESP 63.49
9 Marwa Hussein AFR 58.49
Javelin throw
Menéndez took a commanding lead with her opener, a cup record of64.41. Both of her other valid throws (62.91 & 62.49) would have beenenough to win. Biomechanical analysis showed that the fastest throwwas the last-round 54.50 of Ma Ning, which was timed at 0.46 secondsto the point of release. The duration of the winning throw was 0.65.
Pos. Competitor Team Result
GOLD Osleidys Menéndez AME 64.41
SILVER Tatyana Shikolenko RUS 60.11
BRONZE Mikaela Ingberg EUR 60.08
4 Steffi Nerius GER 57.81
5 Serene Ross USA 56.91
6 Ma Ning ASI 56.60
7 Marta Míguez ESP 55.97
8 Aïda Sellam AFR 52.48
9 Cecilia McIntosh OCE 52.35
1 Marion Jones originally won this event in 10.90, but she was disqualified in 2007 after she admitted to drug use between 2000 and 2002.
2 The United States originally finished second in 42.05, but were disqualified in 2007 after Marion Jones admitted to drug use between 2000 and 2002.
3 The United States originally finished second in 3:24.67, but were disqualified in 2004 after Michelle Collins admitted to drug use between 2000 and 2002.
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