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Athletics At the 2003 Military World Games
Track and field at the III World Military Games
Jumping at the Military World Games.jpg
The high jump competition at the 2003 Games
Host cityCatania, ItalyItaly
Date(s)6 - 8 December 2003
Main stadiumStadio Angelo Massimino
LevelMilitary personnel
Events36
Records set6 Games records


At the 2003 Military World Games, the track and field events were held at the Stadio Angelo Massimino in Catania, Italy, from 6 - 8 December 2003. The marathon races were held outside of the stadium, taking place in neighbouring Palermo.[1] A total of 35 events were contested, of which 22 by male and 13 by female athletes.

Russia topped the medal table with nine golds and 23 medals in total - more than double their nearest competitor. The hosts Italy took second place on the medal table with four golds and nine medals in total. Kenya was the next most successful nation, having won four golds in men's track events, although they also secured a silver in the men's 4×100 metres relay - an event the country is historically weak at.

Compared to previous editions, several changes were made to the events programme: the men's 20 m road walk was replaced with a 10,000 m track walk, while the women's programme saw the addition of the 400 metres hurdles, triple jump, hammer throw and 5000 m track walk. The women's shot put contest was dropped for this addition. Wind and downpours of rain affected much of the competition, with Ryan Kirkpatrick of the United States remarking that "the conditions are just above miserable".[2] As a result, performances were below usual standards and although seven new Games records were set, five of these were in newly introduced events. Mihaela Botezan of Romania was the only Games record-breaker at the Angelo Massimino stadium, completing the 5000 metres in 15:10.69, while the other Games record was broken by Francesco Ingargiola in the men's marathon in Palermo.

Records

Name Event Country Record Type
Francesco Ingargiola Marathon  Italy 2:14:51 GR
Alessandro Gandellini 10000 m track walk  Italy 39:29:45 GR
Mihaela Botezan 5000 m  Romania 15:10.69 GR
Irêna ?auna 400 m hurdles  Latvia 57.35 GR
Cristina Nicolau Triple jump  Romania 13.45 m GR
Zhang Wenxiu Hammer throw  China 69.89 m GR
Yelena Nikolayeva 5000 m track walk  Russia 22:11.69 GR
Key:0000WR -- World record  • AR -- Area record  • GR -- Games record  • NR -- National record

Medal summary

Men

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres
(wind: -1.8 m/s)
 Bruno Pacheco (BRA) 10.53  Rodrigo de Araújo (BRA) 10.57  Salem Mubarak Al-Yami (KSA) 10.58
200 metres  Evgenios Papadopoulos (GRE) 21.76  Bruno Pacheco (BRA) 21.77  Roman Smirnov (RUS) 21.77
400 metres  Vincent Mumo Kiilu (KEN) 46.39  Matija ?estak (SLO) 46.88  Johnson Kubisa (BOT) 46.98
800 metres  Joseph Mutua (KEN) 1:48.84  Rashid Mohammed (BHR) 1:49.28  Michael Rotich (KEN) 1:49.70
1500 metres  Abdelkader Hachlaf (MAR) 3:55.12  Fabio Lettieri (ITA) 3:55.66  Tarek Boukensa (ALG) 3:56.47
5000 metres  Sammy Kipketer (KEN) 13:59.30  Benjamin Limo (KEN) 13:59.43  Günther Weidlinger (AUT) 14:00.83
10,000 metres  John Cheruiyot Korir (KEN) 28:38.93  Dieudonné Disi (RWA) 28:49.63  Francesco Bennici (ITA) 28:50.20
110 metres hurdles  Artur Kohutek (POL) 14.12  Mubarak Ata Mubarak (KSA) 14.16  Alexandru Mihailescu (ROM) 14.30
400 metres hurdles  Ibrahim Al-Hamaidi (KSA) 51.44  Sanderson dos Santos (BRA) 51.62  Panayotis Andriopoulos (GRE) 52.03
3000 metres steeplechase  Abel Yagout Jawher (BHR) 8:42.97  Jan Zakrzewski (POL) 8:43.85  Abraham Cherono (KEN) 8:45.36
4×100 metres relay  Italy (ITA) 41.07  Kenya (KEN) 41.33  Saudi Arabia (KSA) 41.53
4×400 metres relay  Poland (POL) 3:11.24  Kenya (KEN) 3:11.47  Colombia (COL) 3:13.05
Marathon  Francesco Ingargiola (ITA) 2:14:51 GR  Lim Jin-Soo (KOR) 2:17:10  Jumah Omar Al-Noor (QAT) 2:17:22
10,000 m track walk  Alessandro Gandellini (ITA) 39:29.45 GR  Ilya Markov (RUS) 39:33.16  Ivan Trotskiy (BLR) 39:34.99
High jump  Yuriy Krymarenko (UKR) 2.18 m  Pyotr Brayko (RUS) 2.15 m  Kyriakos Ioannou (CYP) 2.15 m
Pole vault  Igor Pavlov (RUS) 5.45 m  Pavel Gerasimov (RUS) 5.30 m  Artyom Kuptsov (RUS) 5.15 m
Long jump  Ruslan Gataullin (RUS) 7.81 m  Hussein Taher Al-Sabee (KSA) 7.80 m  Kirill Sosunov (RUS) 7.77 m
Triple jump  Aleksandr Sergeyev (RUS) 16.23 m  Hussein Taher Al-Sabee (KSA) 15.98 m  Fabrizio Schembri (ITA) 15.69 m
Shot put  Milan Haborák (SVK) 19.55 m  Roman Virastyuk (UKR) 19.30 m  Leszek ?liwa (POL) 18.86 m
Discus throw  Diego Fortuna (ITA) 60.16 m  Aleksandr Borichevskiy (RUS) 59.14 m  Jo Van Daele (BEL) 58.59 m
Hammer throw  Miloslav Konopka (SVK) 75.59 m  Vladislav Piskunov (UKR) 74.88 m  Ilya Konovalov (RUS) 72.86 m
Javelin throw  Aleksandr Ivanov (RUS) 78.13 m  Vadims Vasilevskis (LAT) 77.81 m  Tero Järvenpää (FIN) 74.32 m

Women

Event Gold Silver Bronze
100 metres  Yuliya Timofeyeva (RUS) 12.11  Yekaterina Grigoryeva (RUS) 12.29  Francesca Cola (ITA) 12.33
200 metres  Yuliya Timofeyeva (RUS) 24.70  Jani Chathurangani Silva (SRI) 24.80  Olga Goncharenko (RUS) 25.27
400 metres  Awatef Ben Hassine (TUN) 54.37  Olga Maksimova (RUS) 54.40  Omolade Akinremi (USA)+ 54.44
800 metres  Seltana Aït Hammou (MAR) 2:06.86  Brigita Langerholc (SLO) 2:07.38  Svetlana Klyuka (RUS) 2:07.84
1500 metres  Tatyana Buloychik (BLR) 4:27.67  Élodie Olivares (FRA) 4:27.97  Leïla Hmatou (MAR) 4:29.07
5000 metres  Mihaela Botezan (ROM) 15:10.69 GR  Zhor El Kamch (MAR) 15:15.41  Restituta Joseph (TAN) 15:19.53
Marathon  Jo Bun-Hui (PRK) 2:36:54  Oh Song-Suk (PRK) 2:40:03  Heléne Willix (SWE) 2:40:16
400 metres hurdles  Irêna ?auna (LAT) 57.35 GR  Omolade Akinremi (USA)+ 58.82  Lara Rocco (ITA) 58.93
High jump  Anna Chicherova (RUS) 1.89 m  Olga Kaliturina (RUS) 1.89 m  Oana Pantelimon (ROM) 1.86 m
Long jump  Tatyana Ter-Mesrobyan (RUS) 6.03 m  Livea Pruteanu (ROM) 5.95 m  Cristina Nicolau (ROM) 5.93 m
Triple jump  Cristina Nicolau (ROM) 13.45 m GR  Livea Pruteanu (ROM) 13.29 m  Anja Valant (SLO) 12.65 m
Hammer throw  Zhang Wenxiu (CHN) 69.89 m GR  Ester Balassini (ITA) 65.70 m  Tatyana Lysenko (RUS) 56.50 m
5000 m track walk  Yelena Nikolayeva (RUS) 22:11.69 GR  Cristiana Pellino (ITA) 22:35.78  Olga Kardopoltseva (BLR) 22:36.27

Medal table

Omolade Akinremi won 400 m bronze and hurdles silver for the United States.
The competition was marked by rainy conditions.

  *   Host nation (Italy)

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Russia97723
2 Italy*43411
3 Kenya4329
4 Romania2237
5 Morocco2114
 Poland2114
7 Slovenia2013
8 Slovakia2002
9 Saudi Arabia1326
10 Brazil1304
11 Ukraine1203
12 Bahrain1102
 Latvia1102
 North Korea1102
15 Belarus1023
16 Greece1012
17 China1001
 Tunisia1001
19 France0101
 Rwanda0101
 South Korea0101
 Sri Lanka0101
23 Algeria0011
 Austria0011
 Belgium0011
 Botswana0011
 Colombia0011
 Cyprus0011
 Finland0011
 Qatar0011
 Sweden0011
 Tanzania0011
Totals (32 nations)373234103

References

  1. ^ Ingargiola and Bun-Hui Jo share World Military Marathon honours. IAAF (2003-12-08). Retrieved on 2011-02-12.
  2. ^ Zeldis, Jen (2003-12-08). Rain Dampens Track and Field Competition at Military World Games Archived 2010-06-07 at the Wayback Machine. Armed Forces Sports (USA). Retrieved on 2010-07-25.
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