Athletics at the 1993 Summer Universiade
The host stadium in 2012
DatesJuly 14–18, 1993
Host cityBuffalo, New York
United StatesUnited States
VenueUniversity at Buffalo Stadium
Events43
Records set2 Games records


At the 1993 Summer Universiade, the athletics events were held at the University at Buffalo Stadium in Amherst, New York in the United States from July 14 to 18. A total of 43 events were contested, of which 23 by male and 20 by female athletes.

Variable and windy conditions meant that performances were lower compared to previous years. However, two Universiade records were broken during the competition; Kenya's Kennedy Manyisa improved the men's marathon time and Robert Korzeniowski of Poland bettered the 20 km walk standard. The women's 3000 metres was contested for the last time at the games and it was replaced by the 5000 metres from 1995 onwards.[1][2]

Derrick Adkins, István Bagyula, Aleksandr Klimenko and Robert Korzeniowski, champions at the 1991 Universiade, all returned and defended their titles. Korzeniowski and Adkins went on to win Olympic gold medals at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, as did hammer throw runner-up Balázs Kiss and pole vault bronze medallist Jean Galfione. Moroccan Khalid Khannouchi won his first international medal in the 5000 metres and permanently settled in the United States around this period.[1][2]

The United States, the host nation, easily topped the medal table with fourteen gold medals and thirty-seven medals in total. Poland won the next highest number of events, with three gold medallists, while Cuba had the next highest total medal tally with eight medals. Germany, Romania, Ukraine and Japan were other nations who performed well. Thirty-seven nations reached the medal table in the athletics competition. All athletes from Yugoslavia competed as independent participants, due to United Nations sanctions.[1][2]

Medal summary

Men

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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(Wind: 2.6 m/s)
 Daniel Effiong (NGR) 10.07w  Sam Jefferson (USA) 10.13w  Glenroy Gilbert (CAN) 10.14w
200 metres
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(Wind: 2.4 m/s)
 Bryan Bridgewater (USA) 20.14w  Chris Nelloms (USA) 20.17w  Iván García (CUB) 20.55w
400 metres
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 Ibrahim Hassan (GHA) 45.87  Evon Clarke (JAM) 46.27  Danny McFarlane (JAM) 46.60
800 metres
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 Marko Koers (NED) 1:48.57  Oleg Stepanov (RUS) 1:49.50  Nico Motchebon (GER) 1:49.52
1500 metres
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 Abdelkader Chékhémani (FRA) 3:46.32  Bill Burke (USA) 3:46.33  Gary Lough (GBR) 3:46.77
5000 metres
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 Khalid Khannouchi (MAR) 14:05.33  Sergey Fedotov (RUS) 14:06.15  Toshinari Takaoka (JPN) 14:06.21
10,000 metres
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 Antonio Serrano (ESP) 28:16.16  Yasuyuki Watanabe (JPN) 28:17.26  Vincenzo Modica (ITA) 28:17.73
110 metres hurdles
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 Dietmar Koszewski (GER) 13.48  Glenn Terry (USA) 13.58  Stelios Bisbas (GRE) 13.72
400 metres hurdles
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 Derrick Adkins (USA) 49.35  Yoshihiko Saito (JPN) 49.61  Dusán Kovács (HUN) 50.12
3000 metres steeplechase
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 Michael Buchleitner (AUT) 8:30.82  Vladimir Pronin (RUS) 8:32.03  Bizuneh Yae Tura (ETH) 8:32.07
4 × 100 metres relay
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 United States (USA)
Bryan Bridgewater
David Oaks
Tony Miller
Sam Jefferson
38.65  Japan (JPN)
Satoru Inoue
Tatsuo Sugimoto
Hideaki Miyata
Hisatsugu Suzuki
38.97  Cuba (CUB)
Joel Isasi
Joel Lamela
Jorge Aguilera
Iván García
39.20
4 × 400 metres relay
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 United States (USA)
Chris Jones
Aaron Payne
Kevin Lyles
Scott Turner
3:02.34  Japan (JPN)
Shigekazu Omori
Seiji Inagaki
Yoshihiko Saito
Masayoshi Kan
3:03.21  Hungary (HUN)
David Somfai
Dusán Kovács
László Kiss
Miklos Arpasi
3:04.27
Marathon
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 Kennedy Manyisa (KEN) 2:12:19 GR  Kim Wan-Ki (KOR) 2:15:35  Hyung Jae-Young (KOR) 2:15:53
20 kilometres walk
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 Robert Korzeniowski (POL) 1:22:01 GR  Daniel García (MEX) 1:22:58  Bernardo Segura (MEX) 1:24:11
High jump
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 Tony Barton (USA) 2.30 m
Stevan Zorić (IPU)
2.30 m  Arturo Ortíz (ESP)
 Ruslan Stipanov (UKR)
2.27 m
Pole vault
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 István Bagyula (HUN) 5.70 m  Alberto Giacchetto (ITA) 5.60 m  Jean Galfione (FRA) 5.60 m
Long jump
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 Kareem Streete-Thompson (USA) 8.22 m (w)  Obinna Eregbu (NGR) 8.18 m  Vitaliy Kyrylenko (UKR) 8.04 m
Triple jump
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 Tosi Fasinro (GBR) 16.91 m (w)  Oleg Sakirkin (KAZ) 16.89 m  Julian Golley (GBR) 16.88 m (w)
Shot put
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 Aleksandr Klimenko (UKR) 19.72 m  Paolo Dal Soglio (ITA) 19.64 m  Chris Volgenau (USA) 19.54 m
Discus throw
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 Alexis Elizalde (CUB) 62.98 m  Adewale Olukoju (NGR) 62.96 m  Nick Sweeney (IRL) 62.52 m
Hammer throw
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 Vadim Kolesnik (UKR) 77.00 m  Balázs Kiss (HUN) 76.88 m  Christophe Épalle (FRA) 76.80 m
Javelin throw
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 Louis Fouché (RSA) 79.64 m  Ed Kaminski (USA) 77.52 m  Mika Parviainen (FIN) 77.14 m
Decathlon
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 Sébastien Levicq (FRA) 7874 pts  Indrek Kaseorg (EST) 7864 pts  Darrin Steele (USA) 7653 pts

Women

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
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(Wind: -2.1 m/s)
 Dahlia Duhaney (JAM) 11.56  Liliana Allen (CUB) 11.57  Beatrice Utondu (NGR) 11.59
200 metres
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(Wind: +3.2 m/s)
 Flirtisha Harris (USA) 22.56w  Dahlia Duhaney (JAM) 22.79w  Wang Huei-Chen (TPE) 22.80w
400 metres
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 Michelle Collins (USA) 52.01  Youlanda Warren (USA) 52.18  Nancy McLeón (CUB) 52.84
800 metres
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 Amy Wickus (USA) 2:03.72  Inez Turner (JAM) 2:04.14  Daniela Antipov (ROM) 2:04.75
1500 metres
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 Lynne Robinson (GBR) 4:12.03  Julie Speights (USA) 4:12.43  Sarah Howell (CAN) 4:13.30
3000 metres
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 Clare Eichner (USA) 9:04.32  Iulia Ionescu (ROM) 9:05.10  Rosalind Taylor (USA) 9:06.25
10,000 metres
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 Iulia Negură (ROM) 32:22.99
Suzana Ciric (IPU)
32:26.68  Alina Tecuţa (ROM) 32:29.18
100 metres hurdles
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 Dawn Bowles (USA) 13.16  Marsha Guialdo (USA) 13.24  Nicole Ramalalanirina (MAD) 13.28
400 metres hurdles
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 Heike Meissner (GER) 56.10  Debbie-Ann Parris (JAM) 56.11  Trevaia Williams (USA) 56.57
4 × 100 metres relay
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 United States (USA)
Crystal Braddock
Cheryl Taplin
Flirtisha Harris
Chryste Gaines
43.37  Nigeria (NGR)
Mary Tombiri
Faith Idehen
Christy Opara
Beatrice Utondu
44.25  Canada (CAN)
Katie Anderson
Dionne Wright
Dena Burrows
France Gareau
45.20
4 × 400 metres relay
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 United States (USA)
Crystal Irving
Maicel Malone
Youlanda Warren
Michelle Collins
3:26.18  Cuba (CUB)
Nancy McLeón
Yudalis Limonta
Idalmis Bonne
Oraidis Ramirez
3:28.95  Nigeria (NGR)
Onyinye Chikezie
Omotayo Akinremi
Olabisi Afolabi
Omolade Akinremi
3:34.97
Marathon
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 Noriko Kawaguchi (JPN) 2:37:47  Franca Fiacconi (ITA) 2:38:44  Nao Otani (JPN) 2:40:17
10,000 metres walk
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 Long Yuwen (CHN) 46:16.75  Olga Leonenko (UKR) 46:18.40  Larisa Ramazanova (RUS) 46:18.58
High jump
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 Tanya Hughes (USA) 1.95 m  Nelė Žilinskienė (LTU) 1.95 m  Larisa Hryhorenko (UKR) 1.95 m
Long jump
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 Mirela Dulgheru (ROM) 6.69 m (w)  Vanessa Monar-Enweani (CAN) 6.57 m (w)  Daphne Saunders (BAH) 6.53 m
Triple jump
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 Niurka Montalvo (CUB) 14.16 m (w)  Šárka Kašpárková (CZE) 14.00 m (w)  Monica Toth (ROM) 13.96 m (w)
Shot put
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 Zhou Tianhua (CHN) 19.17 m  Belsy Laza (CUB) 18.48 m  Katrin Koch (GER) 16.70 m
Discus throw
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 Renata Katewicz (POL) 62.40 m  Jackie McKernan (GBR) 60.72 m  Anja Gündler (GER) 60.56 m
Javelin throw
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(Old javelin model)
 Lee Young-Sun (KOR) 58.62 m  Tanja Damaske (GER) 57.68 m  Valerie Tulloch (CAN) 56.52 m
Heptathlon
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 Urszula Włodarczyk (POL) 6127 pts  Birgit Gautzsch (GER) 5934 pts  Kelly Blair (USA) 5926 pts

Medal table

Khalid Khannouchi won his first international medal at the competition.
Khalid Khannouchi won his first international medal at the competition.
Robert Korzeniowski was one of three Polish gold medallists.
Robert Korzeniowski was one of three Polish gold medallists.
Triple jump runner-up Šárka Kašpárková was the Czech Republic's sole medallist.
Triple jump runner-up Šárka Kašpárková was the Czech Republic's sole medallist.
The 1996 Olympic champion Jean Galfione won a bronze for France.
The 1996 Olympic champion Jean Galfione won a bronze for France.

  *   Host nation (United States)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States*148527
2 Poland3003
3 Cuba2338
4 Germany2237
5 Romania2136
 Ukraine2136
7 Great Britain2125
8 France2024
9 China2002
10 Japan1427
11 Jamaica1416
12 Nigeria1326
13 Hungary1124
14 South Korea1113
15 Spain1012
16 Austria1001
 Ghana1001
 Kenya1001
 Morocco1001
 Netherlands1001
 South Africa1001
22 Italy0314
 Russia0314
24
Independent Participantsdagger
0202
25 Canada0145
26 Mexico0112
27 Czech Republic0101
 Estonia0101
 Kazakhstan0101
 Lithuania0101
31 Bahamas0011
 Chinese Taipei0011
 Ethiopia0011
 Finland0011
 Greece0011
 Ireland0011
 Madagascar0011
Totals (37 nations)434344130

References

  1. ^ a b c World Student Games (Universiade – Men). GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2012-06-16.
  2. ^ a b c World Student Games (Universiade – Women). GBR Athletics. Retrieved on 2012-06-16.