1999: All the honours to Andrés Diaz
Olympic Stadium. 29th July
The 1999's date was completely marked by the middle-distance races. A few weeks before the World Athletics Championship in Sevilla, Andrés Díaz showed a great strength and beat in the men 1500m race clocked one of the best world records in that season. Carla Sacramento showed again her international status in the same distance race, for women, where she run almost alone.
Andrés Diaz run one of his best races (one year later, in Monaco, he got 3:31.48, the best 1500m result of his life) competing against Reyes Estevez, who in a few days would win one of the four medals for the Spanish Athletics in Sevilla, and besides, he broke the record of the stadium with a superb time of 3:31.97 which has not beaten so far. Amongst women, Sacramento was about to get a record under four minutes (4:01.93) in a race in which she shortly knocked out all her opponents.
Another Spanish athlete, Niurka Montalvo, was about to be the world champion in Long Jump. She was the winner in her speciality with 6,84m. Another result to be highlighted was the one the Russian Tatiana Shikolenko got in Javelin: 64,25m.
200m: T. Douglas NED 20.56, S. Osovich UKR 20.58, E. Wijmeersch BEL 20.74
800m: W. Yiampoy KEN 1:44.38, D. Kiptoo KEN 1:44.99, L. Kipkoech KEN 1:45.65
800 m B: I. Ayuso 1:48.51
1500m: A. Díaz 3:31.97, R. Estevez 3:34.37, V. Morente 3:39.76
400m hurdles: C. Davis USA 48.97, A. Taylor USA 49.15, T. Badi HUN 49.32
3000m Steeplechase: J. Kandie KEN 8:15.42, E. Martín 8.19.64, J. M. González 8:22.72, J. L. Blanco 8.25.88
High jump: W. Pennings NED 2,27m, Ch. Rhoden GER 2,21m, J. Villalobos 2,18m
Long jump: J. Beckford JAM 8,17m, K. Krause GER 8,07m, S. Hair AUS 7,98m
Shot put: C.J.Hunter USA 21,11m, G. Guset ROM 19,82m, F. Alves POR 18,80m
200m: M. Frazer JAM 22.56, N. Perry USA 22.70, A. Bikar SLO 22.79
800m: S. Stals BEL 2:00.88, P. Spuri ITA 2:01.53, C. Wusthenhagen GER 2:01.87
1500m: C. Sacramento POR 4:01.93, A. A. Menéndez 4:05.09, O. Komyagina RUS 4:06.12
1500m B: E. Salim 4:21.72, R. Morató 4:22.66
110m hurdles: D. Enis-London JAM 12.86, Y. McGray USA 13.04, N. Bodrova UKR 13.26
400m hurdles: S. Smith IRL 55.11, J. Szekeres HUN 55.56, G. Arnadottir ISL 56.47
Long jump: N. Montalvo 6,84m, Ch. Brunner NZL 6,64m, V. Vershinina UKR 6,61m
Pole vault: G. Mihalcea ROM 3,95m, A, Muller GER 3,85m, N. Agirre 3,85m
Javelin: T. Shikolenko RUS 64,25m, O. Mekarova UKR 62,38m, A.M. Termure ROM 60,02m