Athletics at the 1986 Goodwill Games

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Athletics at the 1986 Goodwill Games
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The Games opening ceremony at the main stadium
Host city Moscow, Soviet Union   Flag of the Soviet Union.svg
Date(s)July 1986
Main stadium Moscow Olympic Stadium
Participation? athletes from
? nations
Events42


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.

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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. [1] The inaugural athletics competition brought two new world records: Sergey Bubka cleared 6.01 m for a new pole vault record and Jackie Joyner-Kersee improved the women's heptathlon record to 7148 points. [2] 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 Soviet Union dominated the medal table, winning 50% more medals than the United States.

Records

NameEventCountryRecordType
Sergey Bubka Pole vault Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union 6.01 m WR
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Heptathlon Flag of the United States.svg  United States 7148 pts WR
Key:WR — World record   AR — Area record   GR — Games record   NR — National record

Medal summary

For full event details see Athletics at the 1986 Goodwill Games – Results

Men

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 metresFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Ben Johnson  (CAN)9.95Flag of Nigeria.svg  Chidi Imoh  (NGR)10.04Flag of the United States.svg  Carl Lewis  (USA)10.06
200 metresFlag of the United States.svg  Floyd Heard  (USA)20.12Flag of the United States.svg  Dwayne Evans  (USA)20.45Flag of the United States.svg  Wallace Spearmon Sr.  (USA)20.49
400 metresFlag of the United States.svg  Antonio McKay  (USA)44.98Flag of the United States.svg  Clarence Daniel  (USA)45.11Flag of the United States.svg  Darrell Robinson  (USA)45.15
800 metresFlag of the United States.svg  Johnny Gray  (USA)1:46.52Flag of the United States.svg  Stanley Redwine  (USA)1:46.89Flag of Kenya.svg  Sammy Tirop  (KEN)1:47.05
1500 metresFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Pavel Yakovlev  (URS)3:39.86Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Igor Lotaryov  (URS)3:40.18Flag of the United States.svg  Steve Scott  (USA)3:40.31
5000 metresFlag of the United States.svg  Doug Padilla  (USA)13:46.65Flag of the United States.svg  Terry Brahm  (USA)13:47.11Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Evgeni Ignatov  (BUL)13:47.17
10,000 metresFlag of Portugal.svg  Domingos Castro  (POR)28:11.21Flag of the United States.svg  Gerard Donakowski  (USA)28:11.87Flag of Portugal.svg  Dionísio Castro  (POR)28:12.04
110 metres hurdlesFlag of the United States.svg  Greg Foster  (USA)13.25Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Andrey Prokofyev  (URS)13.28Flag of the United States.svg  Keith Talley  (USA)13.31
400 metres hurdlesFlag of the United States.svg  Ed Moses  (USA)47.94Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Aleksandr Vasilyev  (URS)48.24Flag of the United States.svg  Dave Patrick  (USA)48.59
3000 metres steeplechaseFlag of East Germany.svg  Hagen Melzer  (GDR)8:23.06Flag of the United States.svg  Henry Marsh  (USA)8:23.92Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Nikolay Matyushenko  (URS)8:25.73
4×100 metres relayFlag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Lee McRae
Floyd Heard
Harvey Glance
Carl Lewis
37.98Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS) "A"
Aleksandr Yevgenyev
Vladimir Muravyev
Nikolai Yushmanov
Viktor Bryzgin
38.19Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS) "B"
Aleksandr Kutepov
Roman Osipenko
Dmitry Bartenev
Sergey Klyonov
40.22
4×400 metres relayFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)
Vladimir Krylov
Vladimir Prosin
Vladimir Volodko
Aleksandr Kurochkin
3:01.25Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Walter McCoy
Clarence Daniel
Danny Everett
Darrell Robinson
3:01.47Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast  (CIV)
Djétenan Kouadio
Akissi Simon Kpidi
Djedjemel Réné Meledge
Gabriel Tiacoh
3:13.51
MarathonFlag of Ethiopia (1975-1987).svg  Belayneh Dinsamo  (ETH)2:14:42Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Igor Broslavskiy  (URS)2:15:24Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Yakov Tolstikov  (URS)2:16:22
20 km walkFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Aleksey Pershin  (URS)1:23:29Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Aleksandr Boyarshinov  (URS)1:23:36Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Yevgeniy Misyulya  (URS)1:23:53
High jumpFlag of the United States.svg  Doug Nordquist  (USA)2.34 mFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Igor Paklin  (URS)2.32 mFlag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Sorin Matei  (ROM)2.32 m
Pole vaultFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Sergey Bubka  (URS)6.01 m WR Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Rodion Gataullin  (URS)5.80 mFlag of the United States.svg  Earl Bell  (USA)5.75 m
Long jumpFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Robert Emmiyan  (URS)8.61 mFlag of the United States.svg  Larry Myricks  (USA)8.41 mFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Sergey Layevskiy  (URS)8.20 m
Triple jumpFlag of the United States.svg  Mike Conley  (USA)17.69 mFlag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Khristo Markov  (BUL)17.35 mFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Nikolay Musiyenko  (URS)17.33 m
Shot putFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Sergey Smirnov  (URS)21.79 mFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Sergey Gavryushin  (URS)21.09 mFlag of the United States.svg  John Brenner  (USA)20.62 m
Discus throwFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Romas Ubartas  (URS)67.12 mFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Dmitriy Kovtsun  (URS)64.24 mFlag of Norway.svg  Knut Hjeltnes  (NOR)64.02 m
Hammer throwFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Yuriy Sedykh  (URS)84.72 mFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Sergey Litvinov  (URS)84.64 mFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Benjaminas Viluckis  (URS)80.04 m
Javelin throwFlag of the United States.svg  Tom Petranoff  (USA)83.46 mFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Heino Puuste  (URS)83.12 mFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Sergey Gavras  (URS)81.44 m
DecathlonFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Grigoriy Degtyaryev  (URS)8322 ptsFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Oleksandr Apaychev  (URS)8244 ptsFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Aleksey Lyakh  (URS)8082 pts

Women

EventGoldSilverBronze
100 metresFlag of the United States.svg  Evelyn Ashford  (USA)10.91Flag of East Germany.svg  Heike Drechsler  (GDR)10.91Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Elvira Barbashina  (URS)11.12
200 metresFlag of the United States.svg  Pam Marshall  (USA)22.12Flag of Poland.svg  Ewa Kasprzyk  (POL)22.13Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Elvira Barbashina  (URS)22.27
400 metresFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Olga Vladykina  (URS)49.96Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Mariya Pinigina  (URS)50.29Flag of the United States.svg  Lillie Leatherwood  (USA)50.47
800 metresFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Lyubov Gurina  (URS)1:57.52Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Nadezhda Zabolotneva  (URS)1:57.54Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Mitica Junghiatu  (ROM)1:57.87
1500 metresFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Tatyana Samolenko  (URS)4:05.50Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Ravilya Agletdinova  (URS)4:06.14Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Svetlana Kitova  (URS)4:07.21
3000 metresFlag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Mariana Stanescu  (ROM)8:38.83Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Svetlana Ulmasova  (URS)8:39.19Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Regina Chistyakova  (URS)8:39.25
5000 metresFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Olga Bondarenko  (URS)15:03.51Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Svetlana Ulmasova  (URS)15:05.50Flag of the United States.svg  Cindy Bremser  (USA)15:11.78
100 metres hurdlesFlag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Yordanka Donkova  (BUL)12.40Flag of East Germany.svg  Cornelia Oschkenat  (GDR)12.62Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Ginka Zagorcheva  (BUL)12.72
400 metres hurdlesFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Marina Stepanova  (URS)53.81Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Cristeana Matei  (ROM)54.55Flag of East Germany.svg  Ellen Fiedler  (GDR)54.80
4×100 metres relayFlag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Michelle Finn
Diane Williams
Randy Givens
Evelyn Ashford
42.12Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)
Olga Zolotaryova
Maya Azarashvili
Irina Slyusar
Elvira Barbashina
42.27Only two finishing teams
4×400 metres relayFlag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)
Chandra Cheeseborough
Brenda Cliette
Lillie Leatherwood
Diane Dixon
3:21.22Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)
Marina Stepanova
Mariya Pinigina
Lyudmila Dzhigalova
Olga Vladykina
3:21.99Only two starting teams
MarathonFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Nadezhda Gumerova  (URS)2:33:55Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Irina Bogachova  (URS)2:34:09Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Tatyana Gridneva  (URS)2:34:40
10 km walkFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Kerry Saxby  (AUS)45:08.13Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Guan Ping  (CHN)45:56.50Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Aleksandra Grigoryeva  (URS)46:00.27
High jumpFlag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Stefka Kostadinova  (BUL)2.03 mFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Olga Turchak  (URS)2.01 mFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Tamara Bykova  (URS)
Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Svetlana Isaeva  (BUL)
1.96 m
Long jumpFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Galina Chistyakova  (URS)7.27 mFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Yelena Belevskaya  (URS)7.17 mFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Irina Valyukevich  (URS)7.07 m
Shot putFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Natalya Lisovskaya  (URS)21.37 mFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Natalya Akhrimenko  (URS)20.33 mFlag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Mihaela Loghin  (ROM)19.89 m
Discus throwFlag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Tsvetanka Khristova  (BUL)69.54 mFlag of East Germany.svg  Martina Hellmann  (GDR)69.04 mFlag of East Germany.svg  Diana Sachse  (GDR)68.46 m
Javelin throwFlag of East Germany.svg  Petra Felke  (GDR)70.78 mFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Irina Kostyuchenkova  (URS)61.28 mFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Natalya Yermolovich  (URS)60.58 m
HeptathlonFlag of the United States.svg  Jackie Joyner-Kersee  (USA)7148 pts WR Flag of East Germany.svg  Sibylle Thiele  (GDR)6635 ptsFlag of the Soviet Union.svg  Natalya Shubenkova  (URS)6631 pts

Medal table

Sergey Bubka raised the pole vault world record to win gold for the USSR. Osaka07 D5A Sergey Bubka.jpg
Sergey Bubka raised the pole vault world record to win gold for the USSR.
Petra Felke won East Germany's only women's gold medal in the javelin. Bundesarchiv Bild 183-1988-0625-021, Petra Felke.jpg
Petra Felke won East Germany's only women's gold medal in the javelin.

  *   Host nation (Soviet Union)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union  (URS)*17251961
2Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)1581033
3Flag of Bulgaria (1971-1990).svg  Bulgaria  (BUL)3137
4Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany  (GDR)2428
5Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg  Romania  (ROM)1135
6Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal  (POR)1012
7Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia  (AUS)1001
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada  (CAN)1001
Flag of Ethiopia (1975-1987).svg  Ethiopia  (ETH)1001
10Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China  (CHN)0101
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria  (NGR)0101
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland  (POL)0101
13Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast  (CIV)0011
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya  (KEN)0011
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)0011
Totals (15 nations)424241125


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