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1998 IAAF Golden League - Roma Golden Gala

 

14/07/1998 Roma

ITA

Stadio Olimpico    

El Guerrouj cancels Morceli

Published in the July 15, 1998 edition
LA GAZZETTA DELLO SPORT.IT

The Moroccan takes the world championship of 1500 to 3 '26 "00, lowering the limit of 1" 37: history opens the doors to him The fantastic performance of El Guerrouj was favored by the excellent behavior of the hares who piloted him at 54 "17 to 400 meters and 1 '50" 73 to 800 Hicham has stretched in the last lap in a royal way Michael Johnson recovers from the defeat in Oslo and dominates the 400 meters Quiet victories of Gebrselassie in the 5000 and Edwards in the triple

-------------------------------------------------- --------------- GOLDEN LEAGUE / A fantastic gallop on the night of the Olimpico El Guerrouj cancels Morceli The Moroccan takes the world championship of 1500 to 3'26 "00, lowering the limit of 1" 37 : history opens its doors to him The fantastic performance of El Guerrouj was favored by the excellent behavior of the hares who piloted him in passages of 54 "17 at 400 meters and 1'50" 73 at 800. Hicham stretched in the last lap in a royal way. Michael Johnson recovers from the defeat in Oslo and dominates the 400 meters. Quiet victories for Gebrselassie in the 5000 and for Edwards in the triple ROMA - Hicham El Guerrouj is indisputably the new king of middle distance. In the humid Roman night, Noureddine Morceli's world record of 1,500, 3 '27 "37, and brings it to 3'26" 00. On this same track Said Auoita, the man who founded the Moroccan tradition in this specialty, established the world championship of 5,000 eleven years ago by breaking down the 13-minute wall (12'58 "39). Said ran round, dispersing a little thrust backwards, Hicham, on the other hand, penetrates the air and every support on the ground is essential, decisive. He wastes nothing. Two Kenyan hares pilot him very well, making him pass in 54 "17 i 400, therefore 1 ' 50 "73 to the 800. The bell on the last lap gives him an extra adrenaline rush. He goes alone. His action knows no uncertainty. He advances confidently, he knows he has the record in hand and runs towards the finish line with his eyes fixed on the luminous board. He crosses the finish line, but theluminaire betrays him because he does not stop and does not immediately set the figures for the new limit. Celebrate equally. He's sure of his stuff. The electronics failed as in the 800s just before. A real shame. Hicham, not yet 24, is the son of a Berkane restaurateur and his talent was discovered by a technician named Azit during a school cross-country race eight years ago. The zealous provincial coach immediately reported his name to the federation, which summoned him to Rabat and included him in the ranks of the young players to be followed carefully. It has not betrayed expectations. Two years ago at the Olympics in Atlanta he had to win in a carriage, but with 450 meters from the finish, when he was about to launch the decisive attack, he 'made contact with Morceli and finished'long on the track. It was really unfortunate, but for three years he has been the undisputed number one. He deserved the primacy, a fair reward for a young man who sacrifices himself by training for months at high altitude. An example to follow. The 6 additional points that reward the primacy could become decisive at the end of the Golden League, which offers the number one 1 million dollars. Fiona May keeps us in suspense: at the third jump she manages to overcome with 6.89 Marion Jones, the queen of speed who, after having offered a sumptuous show in the 100 (10 "75), moves in the long run for the first real challenge with the Italian. Fiona's joy doesn't last long. Jones, who is refining her technique, glides at 7.23 and then reaffirms her superiority with 7.14. Her speed allows her to take off. Fiona has to surrender.The challenge of men - jet does not disappoint. Frankie Fredericks is the quickest in starting. Greene is missing something. During the start-up phase, they stand with their heads bowed forward. The Namibian is the first to take an upright position with his head tucked between his shoulders. His knees push towards the sky. Boldon equalized him and took a very slight advantage in the central part of the sprint, but Fredericks was not tamed and in the final meters he managed to put his chest in front. The man from Trinidad dives, but that's not enough, his fatigue ends with a spectacular tumble. The winner's time is 9 "97. In the wake the thirty-six year old Tilli rediscovers his youth with 10" 26. Andrea Longo is chasing an impossible dream, the crazy idea of ​​running 800 in 1'42 "is in his head, soleaves like a splinter. The start is a bit chaotic, because Kiptoo stops immediately, thinking of a false start. But the others are puzzled only for a moment. Longo almost pushes the hare to a suicidal pace with a passage to 200 of just over 23 "and then to 400 the world record of intermediate times: 47" 88! Those figures, the latest still reliable, do not recommend a break in the next 200 meters. Here he is in 1'01 "and change to 500 and then around 1'15", other passing records. So from being the absolute protagonist he involuntarily turns into a hare for the Kenyan Ndururi, to whom it does not seem true that he can count on a similar reference. In the curve he joins the Paduan, who by now has asphyxiated muscles, and overtakes him in trumpet. Longo tries not to give up,but also the Moroccan Haida bypasses it and travels towards its national primacy. Ndururi finishes in 1'42 "90, the Moroccan in 1'43" 50, then there is also Kimutai at 1'43 "61 and finally the Italian in 1'44" 98. He avoids the complete collapse and is overtaken by Mazzoni, financier in progress with 1'45 "31. Longo's conduct was reckless, but this experience will serve him. The young man is there, but in the future he will not Maurizio Mori starts with a lot, perhaps too much caution in the 400 obstacles, so much so that at the end of the first corner he sees Bronson parading on his left, unleashed. At 200 meters he is almost 10 meters behind the American . He is terribly afraid because the pain in his left foot resurfaces.awkward and comes out on the final straight line almost last with a huge disadvantage compared to the first. Pride, however, pushes him forward. Bronson is first in 47 "76, followed by Morgan and Mashchenko, but the financier catches Diagana and closes in 48" 36, a valuable time result. Michael Johnson proves he is on the road to the big comeback. He manages the resources wisely, so he manages to manage the trouble that grips him in the last 30 meters and with 44 "40 he re-establishes the hierarchy. Haile Gebrselassie does the homework in the 5,000. He just needs a sprint in the last 300 meters to keep the Kenyan pack at bay Great Edwards in the triple with 17.60, while surprising the ease with which Svetlana Masterkova drops below 4 'in the 1,500 (3'58 "42).Excellent Nigerian Opara in the 400 (49 "29), now she too runs for the final jackpot. Finally, in a blue key, also 65.55 in the javelin of Coslovich, second Italian all - time performance. Gianni Merlo ---

 

GGala  Roma  ITA  14 July 18th Golden Gala, Stadio Olimpico
Men
  100 m     Wind: 0.0
1 Frank Fredericks NAM 2 Oct 67 9.97  
2 Ato Boldon TTO 30 Dec 73 9.99  
3 Maurice Greene USA 23 Jul 74 10.04  
4 Seun Ogunkoya NGR 28 Dec 77 10.07  
5 Tim Montgomery USA 28 Jan 75 10.19  
6 Osmond Ezinwa NGR 22 Nov 71 10.22  
7 Stefano Tilli ITA 22 Aug 62 10.26  
8 Tim Harden USA 27 Jan 74 10.28  
9 Francesco Scuderi ITA 4 Oct 77 10.38  
  400 m    
1 Michael Johnson USA 13 Sep 67 44.40  
2 Mark Richardson GBR 26 Jul 72 44.62  
3 Tyree Washington USA 28 Aug 76 44.71  
4 Iwan Thomas GBR 5 Jan 74 44.77  
5 Jerome Young USA 14 Aug 76 45.14  
6 Roger Black GBR 31 Mar 66 45.18  
7 Anthuan Maybank USA 30 Dec 69 45.79  
8 Ashraf Saber ITA 2 Apr 73 46.03  
Antonio Pettigrew USA 7 Nov 67 DQ IAAF Rule 32.2.b & 39.5 44.76  
  800 m    
1 Patrick Ndururi KEN 12 Jan 69 1:42.90  
2 Mahjoub Haïda MAR 1 Jul 70 1:43.50 NR
3 Japheth Kimutai KEN 20 Dec 78 1:43.61  
4 Andrea Longo ITA 26 Jun 75 1:44.98  
5 Hezekiél Sepeng RSA 30 Jun 74 1:45.00  
6 Giacomo Mazzoni ITA 30 Jan 72 1:45.31  
7 Nico Motchebon GER 13 Nov 69 1:45.60  
8 Andrea Ceccarelli ITA 30 Jun 72 1:47.10  
9 David Kiptoo KEN 26 Jun 65 1:48.17  
10 Mark Everett USA 2 Sep 68 1:51.38  
  1000 m    
1 Hicham El Guerrouj MAR 14 Sep 74 2:18.8h  
  1500 m    
1 Hicham El Guerrouj MAR 14 Sep 74 3:26.00 WR
2 Laban Rotich KEN 20 Jan 69 3:30.94  
3 John Kibowen KEN 21 Apr 69 3:31.08  
4 Daniel Komen KEN 17 May 76 3:31.10  
5 Andrés Manuel Díaz ESP 12 Jul 69 3:32.17  
6 Vyacheslav Shabunin RUS 27 Sep 69 3:33.30  
7 Branko Zorko CRO 1 Jul 67 3:33.64  
8 Reyes Estévez ESP 2 Aug 76 3:33.82  
9 Sammy Rono KEN 74 3:34.73  
10 John Mayock GBR 26 Oct 70 3:36.74  
11 Adil Kaouch MAR 1 Jan 79 3:37.47  
12 Lorenzo Lazzari ITA 23 Aug 74 3:40.54  
13 Kevin Sullivan CAN 20 Mar 74 3:45.91  
14 Ali Saïdi-Sief ALG 15 Mar 78 3:47.56  
  5000 m    
1 Haile Gebrselassie ETH 18 Apr 73 13:02.63  
2 Thomas Nyariki KEN 27 Sep 71 13:03.68  
3 Dieter Baumann GER 9 Feb 65 13:04.10  
4 Brahim Lahlafi MAR 15 Apr 68 13:04.14  
5 Assefa Mezegebu ETH 19 Jun 78 13:04.44  
6 Alberto García ESP 22 Feb 71 13:04.64  
7 Bob Kennedy USA 18 Aug 70 13:05.18  
8 Mohammed Mourhit BEL 10 Oct 70 13:06.20  
9 Benjamin Limo KEN 23 Aug 74 13:07.38  
10 Manuel Pancorbo ESP 7 Jul 66 13:08.44  
11 El Hassan Lahssini MAR 1 Jan 75 13:08.96  
12 Isaac Viciosa ESP 26 Dec 69 13:09.63  
13 Paul Koech KEN 25 Jun 69 13:10.06  
14 Saïd Bérioui MAR 3 Jun 79 13:21.92  
15 Anacleto Jiménez ESP 24 Feb 67 13:23.80  
16 Bruno Toledo ESP 23 Nov 73 13:25.40  
17 Julio Rey ESP 13 Jan 72 13:27.20  
18 Simone Zanon ITA 30 May 75 13:27.29  
19 Ian Gillespie GBR 18 May 70 13:28.57  
20 Andrea Arlati ITA 7 May 70 13:38.55  
21 Gabriele De Nard ITA 3 Nov 74 13:44.91  
  3000 m steeple    
1 Moses Kiptanui KEN 1 Oct 70 8:04.96  
2 Kipkurui Misoi KEN 23 Dec 78 8:11.09  
3 Elarbi Khattabi MAR 16 May 67 8:11.86  
4 Julius Chelule KEN 25 Dec 78 8:12.91  
5 Jonathan Kandie KEN 20 Dec 67 8:13.63  
6 Patrick Sang KEN 11 Apr 64 8:14.33  
7 Hicham Bouaouiche MAR 16 Jun 74 8:15.07  
8 Pascal Dobert USA 8 Apr 74 8:15.83  
9 Ali Ezzine MAR 3 Sep 78 8:15.85  
10 Angelo Carosi ITA 20 Jan 64 8:18.30  
11 Giuseppe Maffei ITA 28 Jan 74 8:19.54  
12 Luciano Di Pardo ITA 3 Feb 75 8:20.35  
13 Rafał Wójcik POL 18 Sep 72 8:20.73  
14 Sa'ad Shaddad Al-Asmari KSA 24 Sep 68 8:22.83  
15 Marc Ostendarp GER 24 Jan 73 8:22.83  
16 Stefano Ciallella ITA 22 Apr 74 8:26.58  
17 Joseph Keter KEN 13 Jun 69 8:31.43  
18 Jim Svenøy NOR 22 Apr 72 8:38.66  
John Kosgei KEN 13 Jul 73 DNF  
  400 m hurdles    
1 Dinsdale Morgan JAM 19 Nov 72 48.13  
2 Ruslan Mashchenko RUS 11 Nov 71 48.22  
3 Fabrizio Mori ITA 28 Jun 69 48.36  
4 Stéphane Diagana FRA 23 Jul 69 48.46  
5 Joey Woody USA 22 May 73 48.69  
6 Rohan Robinson AUS 15 Nov 71 48.94  
7 Regan Nichols USA 26 Jul 73 49.08  
Bryan Bronson USA 9 Sep 72 DQ IAAF Rule 32.2.a 47.76  
  Pole vault    
1 Maksim Tarasov RUS 2 Dec 70 5.85  
2 Dmitri Markov BLR 14 Mar 75 5.85  
3 Jeff Hartwig USA 25 Sep 67 5.85  
4 Danny Ecker GER 21 Jul 77 5.85  
5 Pat Manson USA 29 Nov 67 5.75  
7 Jean Galfione FRA 9 Jun 71 5.65  
8 Riaan Botha RSA 8 Nov 70 5.65  
8 Dean Starkey USA 27 Mar 67 5.65  
10 Tim Lobinger GER 3 Sep 72 5.65  
11 Sergey Bubka UKR 4 Dec 63 5.50  
12 Vadim Strogalyov RUS 9 Feb 75 5.50  
13 Andrea Giannini ITA 18 Dec 76 5.35  
Igor Potapovich KAZ 6 Sep 67 NH  
  Triple jump    
1 Jonathan Edwards GBR 10 May 66 17.60 0.0  
2 Aleksandr Glavatskiy BLR 2 May 70 17.24 0.4  
3 Charles Michael Friedek GER 26 Aug 71 17.14 -0.6  
4 Denis Kapustin RUS 5 Oct 70 17.01 -0.9  
5 Jérôme Romain DMA 12 Jun 71 17.01 1.2  
6 Yoelbi Quesada CUB 4 Aug 73 16.85 0.2  
7 Andrey Kurennoy RUS 12 May 72 16.79 0.6  
8 Andrew Owusu GHA 8 Jul 72 16.78 -0.2  
9 Rogel Nachum ISR 21 May 67 16.51 1.6  
10 LaMark Carter USA 23 Aug 70 16.20 -0.1  
Julian Golley GBR 12 Sep 71 NM  
  Shot    
1 Kevin Toth USA 29 Dec 67 20.63  
2 Aleksandr Bagach UKR 21 Nov 66 20.38  
3 Oliver-Sven Buder GER 23 Jun 66 20.26  
4 C. J. Hunter USA 14 Dec 68 20.00  
5 Roman Virastyuk UKR 20 Apr 68 19.99  
6 Burger Lambrechts RSA 3 Apr 73 19.89  
7 Yuriy Bilonoh UKR 9 Mar 74 19.73  
8 Mika Halvari FIN 13 Feb 70 19.51  
9 Paolo Dal Soglio ITA 29 Jul 70 19.44  
10 Corrado Fantini ITA 7 Feb 67 18.69  
11 Alessandro Andrei ITA 3 Jan 59 18.43  
  Women
  100 m     Wind: 0.6
1 Marion Jones USA 12 Oct 75 10.75  
2 Chryste Gaines USA 14 Sep 70 11.00  
3 Savatheda Fynes BAH 17 Oct 74 11.02  
4 Inger Miller USA 12 Jun 72 11.07  
5 Debbie Ferguson McKenzie BAH 16 Jan 76 11.15  
6 Beverly McDonald JAM 15 Feb 70 11.16  
7 Chandra Sturrup BAH 12 Sep 71 11.26  
8 Li Xuemei CHN 5 Jan 77 11.36  
9 Elena Sordelli ITA 13 Apr 76 11.65  
  400 m    
1 Charity Opara NGR 20 May 72 49.29  
2 Grit Breuer GER 16 Feb 72 49.88  
3 Falilat Ogunkoya NGR 5 Dec 68 49.89  
4 Jearl Miles-Clark USA 4 Sep 66 50.11  
5 Ionela Tîrlea ROU 9 Feb 76 50.32 NUR NR
6 Lorraine Fenton JAM 8 Sep 73 50.33  
7 Sandie Richards JAM 6 Nov 68 50.62  
8 Bisi Afolabi NGR 31 Oct 75 51.22  
9 Virna De Angeli ITA 27 Feb 76 52.90  
  800 m    
1 Yelena Afanasyeva RUS 1 Mar 67 1:57.68  
2 Letitia Vriesde SUR 5 Oct 64 1:58.16  
3 Meredith Valmon USA 15 Oct 68 1:58.59  
4 Stella Jongmans NED 17 May 71 2:01.28  
5 Yuliya Kosenkova RUS 28 Mar 73 2:01.60  
6 Olena Buzhenko UKR 16 Nov 72 2:01.88  
7 Elisabetta Artuso ITA 25 Apr 74 2:02.57  
8 Patrizia Spuri ITA 18 Feb 73 2:02.78  
9 Claudia Salvarani ITA 8 Mar 75 2:05.14  
  1500 m    
1 Svetlana Masterkova RUS 17 Jan 68 3:58.42  
2 Gabriela Szabo ROU 14 Nov 75 3:59.25  
3 Violeta Szekely ROU 26 Mar 65 3:59.67  
4 Carla Sacramento POR 10 Dec 71 3:59.89  
5 Jackline Maranga KEN 16 Dec 77 4:00.66  
6 Kutre Dulecha ETH 22 Aug 78 4:00.86  
7 Anita Weyermann SUI 8 Dec 77 4:00.88  
8 Kristina da Fonseca-Wollheim GER 10 Feb 72 4:01.42  
9 Sonia O'Sullivan IRL 28 Nov 69 4:02.78  
10 Naomi Mugo KEN 2 Jan 77 4:03.83  
11 Hasna Benhassi MAR 1 Jun 78 4:05.15  
12 Mayte Zúñiga ESP 28 Dec 64 4:06.25  
13 Olga Komyagina RUS 10 Feb 74 4:07.72  
14 Frédérique Quentin FRA 22 Dec 69 4:08.61  
15 Elisa Rea ITA 23 Mar 68 4:09.32  
16 Sara Palmas ITA 7 Jul 77 4:13.96  
17 Serenella Sbrissa ITA 13 Jul 67 4:14.75  
  5000 m    
1 Zahra Ouaziz MAR 20 Dec 69 14:44.35  
2 Gete Wami ETH 11 Dec 74 14:44.51  
3 Marta Domínguez ESP 3 Nov 75 14:59.49  
4 Julia Vaquero ESP 18 Sep 70 15:02.72  
5 Wang Chunmei CHN 10 Apr 76 15:07.16  
6 Joalsiae Llado FRA 27 Nov 74 15:11.26  
7 Ayelech Worku ETH 12 Jun 79 15:12.43  
8 Liu Shixiang CHN 13 Jan 71 15:14.04  
9 Zhour El Kamch MAR 15 Mar 73 15:15.57  
10 Elva Dryer USA 26 Sep 71 15:17.37  
11 Annemari Sandell-Hyvärinen FIN 2 Jan 77 15:23.05  
12 Berhane Adere ETH 21 Jul 73 15:23.42  
13 Kathy Butler CAN 22 Oct 73 15:24.18  
14 Harumi Hiroyama JPN 2 Sep 68 15:25.29  
15 Merima Denboba ETH 21 Aug 74 15:31.66  
16 Blandine Bitzner FRA 1 Dec 65 15:31.76  
17 Marleen Renders BEL 24 Dec 68 15:34.42  
  100 m hurdles     Wind: 0.6
1 Angie Vaughn USA 4 Nov 76 12.69  
2 Melissa Morrison-Howard USA 9 Jul 71 12.69  
3 Brigita Bukovec SLO 21 May 70 12.81  
4 Gillian Russell JAM 28 Sep 73 12.82  
5 Cheryl Dickey USA 12 Dec 66 12.86  
6 Patricia Girard FRA 8 Apr 68 12.93  
7 Angela Atede NGR 8 Feb 72 12.96  
8 Michelle Freeman JAM 5 May 69 13.00  
9 Anna Maria Di Terlizzi ITA 12 Jan 73 13.47  
  Long jump    
2 Marion Jones USA 12 Oct 75 7.23 -0.3  
2 Fiona May ITA 12 Dec 69 6.89 -0.3  
3 Nicole Boegman AUS 5 Mar 67 6.72 0.1  
4 Heike Drechsler GER 16 Dec 64 6.70 0.7  
5 Dawn Campbell USA 1 Nov 73 6.70 -0.1  
6 Susen Tiedtke GER 23 Jan 69 6.68 0.8  
7 Eunice Barber FRA 17 Nov 74 6.58 0.1  
8 Lyudmila Galkina RUS 20 Jan 72 6.53 0.1  
9 Tatyana Ter-Mesrobyan RUS 12 May 68 6.45 1.3  
10 Níki Xánthou GRE 11 Oct 73 6.40 -0.1  
11 Magdalena Hristova BUL 25 Feb 77 6.28 0.6  
12 Shana Williams USA 7 Apr 72 5.61 -0.2  
  Javelin, old model    
1 Trine Hattestad NOR 18 Apr 66 67.23  
2 Mikaela Ingberg FIN 29 Jul 74 66.43  
3 Tanja Damaske GER 16 Nov 71 66.02  
4 Claudia Coslovich ITA 26 Apr 72 65.55  
5 Tatyana Shikolenko RUS 10 May 68 62.64  
6 Osleidis Menéndez CUB 14 Nov 79 62.51  
7 Heli Rantanen FIN 26 Feb 70 62.11  
8 Steffi Nerius GER 1 Jul 72 59.79  
9 Oksana Makarova RUS 21 Jul 71 58.40  
10 Dörthe Friedrich GER 21 Jun 73 57.60  
12 Nikolett Szabó HUN 3 Mar 80 54.22
 
   
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