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    Re: Exciting past WC race--

    I remember the '87 womens 800 painfully. A young Quirot who should have won the race on merit getting some harsh lessons from the East Germans and being carried wide coming into the final straight. I enjoyed the 1989 World Cup when she finally got her revenge.

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  • bubba
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    I remember that one (m100 1991) well. Also had great rounds leading up too it.

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    Results - 100 METRES - Men - Final

    Sunday, August 25, 1991 - 19:05 Wind: 1.2 m/s

    Pos Lane Athlete Country Mark
    1 5 Lewis Carl USA 9.86 (WR)
    2 3 Burrell Leroy USA 9.88
    3 6 Mitchell Dennis USA 9.91 (PB)
    4 4 Christie Linford GBR 9.92 (AR)
    5 7 Fredericks Frank NAM 9.95 (AR)
    6 2 Stewart Raymond JAM 9.96 (NR)
    7 8 Da Silva Robson Caetano BRA 10.12
    8 1 Surin Bruny CAN 10.14

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  • bubba
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    somebody posted Kederis' website on the Current Events side of the board. There's a video of the whole race though it doesn't show the blanket finish as well as some footage does.

    http://www.kenteris.gr/videos/wc.mpg

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  • tandfman
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    >Great now we get to have WC threads going back
    100+ years<

    Nah, the IAAF is only 91 years old. And I don't think that OG=WC language was in there from day one.

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  • Powell
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    The Edmonton race was very close for places 2-7, but there was no doubt about the winner. But take a look at these results:
    Mens - 200m Final
    September 03, 1987
    1. Calvin Smith (USA) 20.16
    2. Gilles Queneherve (FRA) 20.16
    3. John Regis (GBR) 20.18
    4. Robson Da Silva (BRA) 20.22
    5. Vladimir Krylov (URS) 20.23
    6. Floyd Heard (USA) 20.25

    It was totally impossible to say who won even from watching the slo-mo - part of the problem being that the top 3 were far apart lane-wise.

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  • bubba
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    Great now we get to have WC threads going back 100+ years. Who'd a thunk it! What's that make the 2003 edition in Paris? I think they're calling it the 9th WC. Seems kinda strange to call it the 9th if the OGs were previous world championships?

    My point was and remains the OG 800 cited was not an exciting past WC race as the thread intimated.

    How about Edmonton 2001 m200?

    1 4 503 Kedéris Konstadínos GRE 20.04 0.163
    2 3 616 Williams Christopher JAM 20.20 0.143
    3 1 1011 Collins Kim SKN 20.20 (NR) 0.136
    3 2 1154 Crawford Shawn USA 20.20 0.161
    5 5 425 Malcolm Christian GBR 20.22 0.157
    6 7 811 Buckland Stéphane MRI 20.24 0.179
    7 6 1183 Little Kevin USA 20.25 0.134
    8 8 417 Devonish Marlon GBR 20.38 0.133

    It took forever for the photo to be read and everybody just sat there watching the replay over and over. Not sure it was the most exciting race in Edmonton, that'd probably go to the men's 5k, which had 20+ lead changes in 12.5 laps.

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    Actually, before the advent of the World Championships, I think you'll find that the IAAF Rulebook cited the Olympic Games as also being the "world championships"

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  • Jon
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    >Funny, that doesn't look like a WC race.

    That's why I said it was at the '76 OG

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  • bubba
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    Funny, that doesn't look like a WC race.

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  • Jon
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    There was another good one, 11 years before that race at the '76 OG.....


    1. Tatyana KAZANKINA (RUS) 1:54:94 WR
    2. Nikolina SHTEREVA (BUL) 1:55.42
    3. Elfi ZINN (GDR) 1:55.60
    4. Anita WEISS (GDR) 1:55.74
    5. Svetlana STYRKINA (BLR) 1:56.44

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    Yes it was. The WC in 1987 were a lot of fun and had some great races, including the women's 800. My favorite in Rome was the men's 400 hurdles. The current WR in the women's high jump was set at this meet. I also liked the stadium in Rome. A lot of good memories from that meet.

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    Exciting past WC race--

    Tainted or not, this must have been an exciting finals to watch in 87.
    Results - 800 METRES - Women - Final
    Monday, August 31, 1987

    Pos Lane Athlete Country Mark
    1 Wodars-Grau Sigrun GDR 1:55.26 (NR)
    2 Wachtel Christine GDR 1:55.32 (PB)
    3 Gurina Lyubov URS 1:55.56 (PB)
    4 Quirot Ana Fidelia CUB 1:55.84 (AR)
    5 Kratochvílová Jarmila TCH 1:57.81
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