1993 UK Athletics Championships
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1993 UK Athletics Championships

1993 UK Athletics Championships
Host cityLondon, England
Main stadiumCrystal Palace Athletics Stadium
Crystal Palace athletics stadium.jpg
LevelSenior
TypeOutdoor
1992
1997


The 1993 UK Athletics Championships was the national championship in outdoor track and field for the United Kingdom held at Crystal Palace Athletics Stadium, London. It was the second time that the British capital hosted the event, having previously done so in 1980. It would be the last outing of the series in its annual format.

The event programme was expanded to reincorporate men's and women's racewalking events (held separately at Bedford International Stadium), as well as the UK championship debut of both pole vault and hammer throw for women. The women's 3000 m race was dropped, however.

It was the seventeenth edition of the competition limited to British athletes only, launched as an alternative to the AAA Championships, which was open to foreign competitors. However, due to the fact that the calibre of national competition remained greater at the AAA event, the UK Championships this year were not considered the principal national championship event by some statisticians, such as the National Union of Track Statisticians (NUTS). Many of the athletes below also competed at the 1993 AAA Championships.[1][2]

Hammer thrower Paul Head and discus thrower Jackie McKernan each won their fifth straight UK title. Linford Christie (100 m) and Paul Edwards (shot put) made it four consecutive wins in their events. Mick Hill repeated as javelin champion to win his fifth UK title overall. Myrtle Augee (shot put), Gowry Retchakan (400 m hurdles) and Debbie Marti (high jump) all defended their women's titles. Runners Curtis Robb and Phylis Smith returned as UK champions, but at longer distances than they won at in 1992.[1]

The main international track and field competition for the United Kingdom that year was the 1993 World Championships in Athletics. Linford Christie added a world title to his UK and Olympic ones, while UK 100 m runner-up took gold in his hurdles speciality in Stuttgart. UK 200 m champion John Regis was runner-up at global level and Jonathan Edwards (triple jump) and Mick Hill (javelin throw) managed World Championships bronze.[3]

Medal summary

Men

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Linford Christie 10.26 Colin Jackson 10.41 Darren Campbell 10.44
200 metres
)wind: +2.5 m/s)
John Regis 20.21 w Darren Campbell 20.69 w Jason John 20.74 w
400 metres Du'aine Ladejo 46.14 Kriss Akabusi 46.35 David McKenzie 46.62
800 metres Martin Steele 1:46.34 David Sharpe 1:47.12 Paul Walker 1:47.53
1500 metres Curtis Robb 3:39.58 Simon Fairbrother 3:39.64 Gary Lough 3:41.10
3000 metres Spencer Barden 8:01.86 Richard Findlow 8:03.38 Andy Lyons 8:05.77
5000 metres Jon Brown 13:39.68 Steve Cram 13:48.20 Eamonn Martin 13:50.90
110 m hurdles Andy Tulloch 13.70 David Nelson 13.72 Neil Owen 14.03
400 m hurdles Gary Cadogan 49.80 Peter Crampton 50.62 Lawrence Lynch 50.96
3000 metres steeplechase Spencer Duval 8:32.77 Justin Chaston 8:32.79 Darren Mead 8:39.79
10,000 m walk Darrell Stone 42:22.50 Steve Partington 42:43.99 Mark Easton 43:37.31
High jump Dalton Grant 2.25 m Brendan Reilly 2.25 m Geoff Parsons 2.20 m
Pole vault Neil Winter 5.35 m Mike Edwards 5.30 m Matt Belsham 5.00 m
Long jump Ian Simpson 7.55 m Fred Salle 7.55 m John Munroe 7.47 m
Triple jump Tosi Fasinro 17.30 m w Jonathan Edwards 17.18 m w Julian Golley 16.64 m
Shot put Paul Edwards 19.06 m Matt Simson 17.93 m David Callaway 17.30 m
Discus throw Darrin Morris 57.70 m Robert Weir 56.60 m Neville Thompson 55.68 m
Hammer throw Paul Head 71.48 m Jason Byrne 67.82 m Mick Jones 65.98 m
Javelin throw Mick Hill 86.94 m Colin Mackenzie 76.86 m Mark Roberson 75.50 m

Women

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres Beverly Kinch 11.37 Marcia Richardson 11.52 Paula Thomas 11.54
200 metres Katharine Merry 23.20 Sally Gunnell 23.30 Stephi Douglas 23.54
400 metres Phylis Smith 51.70 Diane Modahl 53.38 Sandra Leigh 53.84
800 metres Kelly Holmes 2:00.86 Linda Keough 2:02.32 Jo Latimer 2:03.65
1500 metres Jayne Spark 4:14.66 Debbie Gunning 4:15.29 Michelle Faherty 4:15.89
100 m hurdles Jacqui Agyepong 13.22 Keri Maddox 13.24 Clova Court 13.40
400 m hurdles Gowry Retchakan 56.62 Jacqui Parker 57.14 Jane Low 59.28
5000 m walk Julie Drake 23:07.61 Vicky Lupton 23:16.73 Verity Larby 23:48.66
High jump Debbie Marti 1.90 m Joanne Jennings 1.85 m Julia Bennett 1.80 m
Pole vault Kate Staples 3.40 m Rhian Clarke 3.00 m Linda Stanton 2.90 m
Long jump Fiona May 6.67 m w Oluyinka Idowu 6.62 m Jenny Kelly 6.09 m
Triple jump Michelle Griffith 13.72 m Rachel Kirby 13.36 m Evette Finikin 13.31 m
Shot put Myrtle Augee 17.12 m Maggie Lynes 15.89 m Sharon Andrews 15.49 m
Discus throw Jackie McKernan 56.72 m Debbie Callaway 52.84 m Sharon Andrews 52.58 m
Hammer throw Lorraine Shaw 55.14 m Fiona Whitehead 49.96 m Ann Gardner 49.86 m
Javelin throw Sharon Gibson 56.90 m Mandy Liverton 56.48 m Kirsty Morrison 53.84 m

References

  1. ^ a b UK Championships. GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  2. ^ AAA WAAA and National Championships Medalists. NUTS. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  3. ^ IAAF World Championships in Athletics. GBR Athletics. Retrieved 2018-03-09.

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