|Athletics at the 1986 Goodwill Games|
The Games opening ceremony at the main stadium
|Host city|| Moscow, Soviet Union |
|Main stadium||Moscow Olympic Stadium|
|Participation||? athletes from |
At the 1986 Goodwill Games , the athletics competition was held in July 1986 at the Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Soviet Union. A total of 42 events were contested, of which 23 by male and 19 by female athletes.
In contrast to other major athletics competitions, the Goodwill Games operated an invitational policy, which meant that there were no qualifying stage of the events and the contests operated on a single or double final format. m for a new pole vault record and Jackie Joyner-Kersee improved the women's heptathlon record to 7148 points. In the 100 metres races, Ben Johnson gained his first international victory over Carl Lewis while Evelyn Ashford pipped Heike Drechsler to the gold in the women's race.The inaugural athletics competition brought two new world records: Sergey Bubka cleared 6.01
The Soviet Union dominated the medal table, winning 50% more medals than the United States.
|Sergey Bubka||Pole vault||6.01 m||WR|
|Jackie Joyner-Kersee||Heptathlon||7148 pts||WR|
|Key: • AR — Area record • GR — Games record • NR — National recordWR — World record|
|110 metres hurdles||13.25||13.28||13.31|
|400 metres hurdles||47.94||48.24||48.59|
|3000 metres steeplechase||8:23.06||8:23.92||8:25.73|
|4×100 metres relay|
|4×400 metres relay|
Akissi Simon Kpidi
Djedjemel Réné Meledge
|20 km walk||1:23:29||1:23:36||1:23:53|
|High jump||2.34 m||2.32 m||2.32 m|
|Pole vault||6.01 m WR||5.80 m||5.75 m|
|Long jump||8.61 m||8.41 m||8.20 m|
|Triple jump||17.69 m||17.35 m||17.33 m|
|Shot put||21.79 m||21.09 m||20.62 m|
|Discus throw||67.12 m||64.24 m||64.02 m|
|Hammer throw||84.72 m||84.64 m||80.04 m|
|Javelin throw||83.46 m||83.12 m||81.44 m|
|Decathlon||8322 pts||8244 pts||8082 pts|
|100 metres hurdles||12.40||12.62||12.72|
|400 metres hurdles||53.81||54.55||54.80|
|4×100 metres relay|
|42.27||Only two finishing teams|
|4×400 metres relay|
|3:21.99||Only two starting teams|
|10 km walk||45:08.13||45:56.50||46:00.27|
|High jump||2.03 m||2.01 m||1.96 m|
|Long jump||7.27 m||7.17 m||7.07 m|
|Shot put||21.37 m||20.33 m||19.89 m|
|Discus throw||69.54 m||69.04 m||68.46 m|
|Javelin throw||70.78 m||61.28 m||60.58 m|
|Heptathlon||7148 pts WR||6635 pts||6631 pts|
Host nation (Soviet Union)
|Totals (15 nations)||42||42||41||125|
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