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1997 World Championships in Athletics Athens, Greece

1997 6th IAAF World Championships - Athens - Men's 110m Hurdles

 

 

Host City: Athens. Greece Format: First round (First 5 & 2 fastest to final) (Aug 5)
Dates: August 1–10. 1997 Format: Second round (First 3 & 4 fastest to semi-finals) (Aug 5)
Nations participating: 198 Format: Semi-finals (First 4 to final) (Aug 6)
Athletes participating: 1882
    Main venue: Olympic Stadium
Overview by IAAF   oaka7 
Third in 1987 and winner in a world record 12.91 in 1993. Jackson completed a set of medals by taking silver this time. Normally he would have been dejected at losing such an important race but the Welshman was delighted by his best run (13.05) for three years. returning to the highest level after many had written him off. Johnson retained his title brilliantly. Quickest away. he was a metre clear of Jackson at halfway and held his form superbly to clock 12.93. the fifthfastest ever time and just 1/100th away from the American record he shared with Roger Kingdom. Ková outdipped Schwarthoff for the bronze. Slovakia’s first World Championship medal. “I achieved the time I thought could win the gold.” said Jackson. “but Allen produced a fantastic performance.”
 These are the official results of the Men's 110 metres Hurdles event at the 1997 IAAF World Championships in Athens. Greece. There were a total number of 47 participating athletes. with two semi-finals. four quarter-finals and six qualifying heats and the final held on Thursday August 7. 1997.
  110m Hurdles 7 August 0.0

Event Report Men 110m Hurdles Final

Olympic champion Allen Johnson retained his world 110m hurdles title, clocking the fastest time in the world this year and missing the world record by two hundredths of a second. His time 12.93 equals the fifth fastest of all time. World record holder, Colin Jackson of Great Britain, was second in 13.05, the second fastest time of the year, and Igor Kovacs of the Slovak Republic finished third in 13.18. Jackson and Johnson, running side by side in lanes four and five, were the quickest away at the gun, with Johnson marginally ahead at the first hurdle. He held his slight lead all the way to the line although there was little between them until the eighth hurdle which Jackson hit hard. He also clipped the tenth and was half a metre behind at the finish. Johnson himself hit six hurdles, three of them hard, but was able to maintain his form and his speed. USA’s Mark Crear, in lane eight, was also away well at the start and seemed to be challenging for a medal, but he faded in the second half of the race when Kovacs came through strongly to finish only half a metre down on Jackson. The Slovak captured his country’s first ever world championships medal, although two Czechoslovakian medallists in 1983 were Slovaks - Imrich Bugar, the 1983 world discus champion, and Jozef Pribilinec, the 1983 20km race walk silver medallist.
  Final
1 Allen Johnson USA 1 Mar 71 12.93  
2 Colin Jackson GBR 18 Feb 67 13.05  
3 Igor Kováč SVK 12 May 69 13.18  
4 Florian Schwarthoff GER 7 May 68 13.20  
5 Dan Philibert FRA 6 Aug 70 13.26  
6 Terry Reese USA 20 Jun 67 13.30  
7 Mark Crear USA 2 Oct 68 13.55  
Artur Kohutek POL 1 May 71 DNS  

Event Report Men 110m Hurdles Semi Final

There were two significant casualties of the men’s 110m hurdles semi-finals, but for very different reasons. The first surprise was the absence of Cuba’s Anier Garcia from the second semi - he withdrew injured. The second was that Tony Jarrett of Britain, twice the World Championships silver medallist and the seventh quickest hurdler in the world this year, failed to take one of the four qualifying spots in semi-final 2. The fastest time went to Jarrett’s teammate, Colin Jackson, the world record holder. Semi-final 1: Jackson was away well and rose first, marginally ahead of the Olympic champion, Allen Johnson, at the first barrier. But Johnson was also hurdling well and these two gradually pulled away from the rest. Johnson clipped the seventh barrier and Jackson came home in front in 13.24 to Johnson’s 13.31. Igor Kovacs of the Slovak Republic, the third fastest hurdler in the world this year, was third in 13.38, with Johnson’s teammate, Terry Reese, fourth in 13.45. Semi-final 2: A close race for the qualifying positions saw the Olympic silver medallist, Mark Crear of the USA, battling with Germany’s Florian Schwarthoff and the Frenchman, Dan Philibert. The three were neck and neck from the first hurdle, while Jarrett, suffering from a bad start, was always trailing. Schwarthoff and Philibert held their form and finished marginally ahead of Crear in identical times, 13.29, the German getting the verdict of the photo finish. It was a personal best for the Frenchman. Crear was third in 13.35 with Poland’s Artur Kohutek taking the fourth qualifying spot in 13.39.
  Semifinals 6 August
  Heat 1 -0.7
1 Colin Jackson GBR 18 Feb 67 13.24  
2 Allen Johnson USA 1 Mar 71 13.31  
3 Igor Kováč SVK 12 May 69 13.38  
4 Terry Reese USA 20 Jun 67 13.45  
5 Robin Korving NED 13.51
6 Vincent Clarico FRA 13.53
7 Andrey Kislykh RUS 13.78
8 Falk Balzer GER 14.06
  Heat 2 1.1
1 Florian Schwarthoff GER 7 May 68 13.29  
2 Dan Philibert FRA 6 Aug 70 13.30  
3 Mark Crear USA 2 Oct 68 13.35  
4 Artur Kohutek POL 1 May 71 13.39  
5 Kyle Vander-Kuyp AUS 30 May 71 13.49  
6 Tony Jarrett GBR 13 Aug 68 13.50  
7 Jonathan N'Senga BEL 13.58
- Anier Garcia CUB DNS

Event report men 110m hurdles quarter finals

The 2nd round of the men’s 110 metres hurdles featured exciting racing but no shocks, as all the probable medal contenders advanced to Wednesday’s semifinals. American Mark Crear ran the fastest time of the round by taking the 1st heat in 13.15, a season’s best. Crear, who had earlier been charged with a false start, pulled even with Briton Colin Jackson at the 8th hurdle. The two stayed even over the last three obstacles, but Jackson’s form seemed ragged. Crear pulled away at the last hurdle for the win. Jackson’s time, 13.19, equals the seasonal best he achieved in the 1st round. The 2nd heat was taken by the 1996 Olympic gold medallist, and defending world champion, American Allen Johnson in 13.22. Johnson had to work to catch Poland’s Artur Kohutec, who set a national record of 13.27. Briton Tony Jarrett was the winner of heat 3 in 13.27. Cuban Anier Garcia, the 1997 world indoor champion started the race with an injured left leg, and felt a sharp pain in the same spot (quadriceps) in the final stages of the race. Garcia finished 2nd in 13.46, but might not start Wednesday’s semifinal. The 4th heat winner was Igor Kovac (Slovak Republic) in 13.23. Second and third were American Terry Reese and German Florian Schwarthoff, both with 13.30.
  Quarterfinals 5 August
  Heat 1 0.1
1 Mark Crear USA 2 Oct 68 13.15  
2 Colin Jackson GBR 18 Feb 67 13.19  
3 Robin Korving NED 29 Jul 74 13.44  
4 Mike Fenner GER 24 Apr 71 13.50  
5 Ronald Mehlich POL 13.51
6 Sven Pieters BEL 13.55
7 Sebastien Thibault FRA 13.62
8 Joe Naivalu FIJ 19 Mar 78 14.04  
  Heat 2 1.2
1 Allen Johnson USA 1 Mar 71 13.22  
2 Artur Kohutek POL 1 May 71 13.27 NR
3 Dan Philibert FRA 6 Aug 70 13.33  
4 Falk Balzer GER 14 Dec 73 13.37  
5 Jonathan Nsenga BEL 21 Apr 73 13.50  
6 Staņislav Olijar LAT 22 Mar 79 13.62  
7 Andrew Tulloch GBR 1 Apr 67 13.63  
8 Gaute Melby Gundersen NOR 13.91
  Heat 3 -0.1
1 Tony Jarrett GBR 13 Aug 68 13.27  
2 Anier García CUB 9 Mar 76 13.46  
3 Kyle Vander-Kuyp AUS 13.53
4 Reggie Torian USA 13.64
5 Antti Haapakoski FIN 13.72
6 Robert Kronberg SWE 13.73
7 Pedro Chiamulera BRA 13.86
8 Hubert Grossard BEL 14.01
  Heat 4 0.8
1 Igor Kováč SVK 12 May 69 13.23  
2 Terry Reese USA 20 Jun 67 13.30  
3 Florian Schwarthoff GER 7 May 68 13.30  
4 Vincent Clarico FRA 8 Jan 66 13.41  
5 Andrey Kislykh RUS 24 Nov 76 13.43  
6 Guntis Peders LAT 13.55
7 Elmar Lichtenegger AUT 13.70
8 Tomasz Ścigaczewski POL 18 Nov 78 13.73  

Event report men 110 m hurdles heats

World record holder Colin Jackson sent a warning to his rivals in the 110m hurdles that he is returning to something like his best form. The former world champion looked very impressive in clocking his best time of the year, 13.19 - it was the fastest ever time in a world championships first round heat, the fourth fastest of 1997 and easily the quickest of the round. The previous fastest first round heat was also by Jackson, 13.20 in Rome in 1987. Jackson left USA’s Mark Crear, the Olympic silver medallist, trailing in the final heat. Crear ran 13.46. Despite clattering the ninth hurdle in his heat, Jackson’s fellow Briton, Tony Jarrett, the 1995 World Championships silver medallist, posted the second fastest time, 13.35. He was marginally quicker than Igor Kovacs of Slovakia who ran 13.36, despite an earlier false start. The Olympic champion, Allen Johnson of USA made a slow but comfortable start to his defence of his world title in the first heat, running 13.62. Other likely finallists to qualify with ease were Anier Garcia of Cuba, second quickest in the world this year, with 13.46, and Florian Schwarthoff of Germany, the Olympic bronze medallist, with 13.44. There was one notable casualty in the first round - Emilio Valle of Cuba, fifth in the Olympics last year, who pulled up injured between hurdles three and four in heat three.
  Heats 5 August
  Heat 1 -0.6
1 Dan Philibert FRA 6 Aug 70 13.43  
2 Allen Johnson USA 13.52
3 Robert Kronberg SWE 13.70
4 Robin Korving NED 13.80
5 Gaute Melby Gundersen NOR 13.83
6 Stamatis Magos GRE 13.92
- Jivko Videnov BUL DQ
  Heat 2 0.8
1 Artur Kohutek POL 1 May 71 13.37  
2 Anier García CUB 9 Mar 76 13.46  
3 Andrew Tulloch GBR 13.69
4 Falk Balzer GER 13.70
5 Hubert Grossard BEL 13.74
6 Terry Reese USA 13.79
7 Wagner Marseille HAI 14.52
- Andrey Sklyarenko KZK DNS
  Heat 3 0.1
1 Igor Kováč SVK 12 May 69 13.36  
2 Sébastien Thibault FRA 25 Jul 70 13.50  
3 Tomasz Ścigaczewski POL 18 Nov 78 13.61 NU20R
4 Andrey Kislykh RUS 13.67
5 Staņislav Olijar LAT 22 Mar 79 13.79  
6 Tong Li CHN 13.89
7 Avele Tanielu SAM 14.59
- Emilio Valle CUB DNF
  Heat 4 -0.4
1 Tony Jarrett GBR 13 Aug 68 13.35  
2 Vincent Clarico FRA 13.51
3 Ronald Mehlich POL 13.65
4 Mike Fenner GER 13.67
5 Sven Pieters BEL 13.67
6 Hisanobu Konae JPN 14.02
7 Slavoljub Nikolic YUG 14.26
8 Min Tun Min MYA 15.58
  Heat 5 -0.3
1 Florian Schwarthoff GER 7 May 68 13.44  
2 Reggie Torian USA 13.51
3 Kyle Vander-Kuyp AUS 13.61
4 Guntis Peders LAT 13.73
5 Pedro Chiamulera BRA 13.93
6 Peter Coghlan IRL 27 Mar 75 13.94  
7 William Erese NGR 13.95
8 Si Mohamed Boukrouna MAR 14.22
  Heat 6 0.3
1 Colin Jackson GBR 18 Feb 67 13.19  
2 Mark Crear USA 2 Oct 68 13.46  
3 Jonathan N'Senga BEL 13.53
4 Antti Haapakoski FIN 13.75
5 Elmar Lichtenegger AUT 13.78
6 Joe Naivalu FIJ 19 Mar 78 13.82 NR NU20R
7 Levente Csillag HUN 13.96
8 Blaz Korent SLO 14.20

Heat 1 05 AUG 1997 09:15

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1997
2 Dan Philibert FRA FRA 13.33 13.40
3 Gaute Melby Gundersen NOR NOR 13.62 13.62
4 Allen Johnson USA USA 12.92 12.97
5 Robin Korving NED NED 13.34 13.34
6 Zhivko Videnov BUL BUL 32.79  
7 Stamátios Mágos GRE GRE    
8 Robert Kronberg SWE SWE 13.63 13.63

Heat 2 05 AUG 1997 09:23

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1997
1 Artur Kohutek POL POL    
2 Andrey Sklyarenko KAZ KAZ 14.19  
3 Falk Balzer GER GER 13.34 13.66
4 Anier García CUB CUB 13.11 13.11
5 Wagner Marseille HAI HAI 13.79  
6 Terry Reese USA USA 13.30 13.30
7 Hubert Grossard BEL BEL 13.47  
8 Andrew Tulloch GBR GBR 13.56 13.78

Heat 3 05 AUG 1997 09:31

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1997
1 Emilio Valle CUB CUB 13.18 13.45
2 Andrey Kislykh RUS RUS 13.68 13.68
3 Sébastien Thibault FRA FRA 13.73 13.73
4 Tong Li CHN CHN 13.25 13.73
5 Tomasz Scigaczewski POL POL 13.64  
6 Igor Kovác SVK SVK 13.13 13.13
7 Avele Tanielu SAM SAM 19.31  
8 Stanislavs Olijars LAT LAT    

Heat 4 05 AUG 1997 09:39

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1997
1 Tony Jarrett GBR GBR 13.00 13.20
2 Vincent Clarico FRA FRA 13.43  
3 Sven Pieters BEL BEL 13.36 13.53
4 Mike Fenner GER GER 13.29 13.29
5 Slavoljub Nikolic SCG SCG 13.80 13.80
6 Min Tun Min MYA MYA    
7 Hisanobu Konae JPN JPN 13.72 13.72
8 Ronald Mehlich POL POL 13.87  

Heat 5 05 AUG 1997 09:47

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1997
1 Peter Coghlan IRL IRL    
2 Kyle Vander Kuyp AUS AUS 13.29 13.58
3 Si Mohamed Boukrouna MAR MAR    
4 Florian Schwarthoff GER GER 13.05 13.21
5 Reggie Torian USA USA 13.56 13.56
6 Guntis Peders LAT LAT 13.59 13.73
7 William Erese NGR NGR 13.53  
8 Pedro Chiamulera BRA BRA 13.54 14.21

Heat 6 05 AUG 1997 09:55

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1997
1 Mark Crear USA USA 13.02 13.18
2 Jonathan Nsenga BEL BEL 13.50 13.64
3 Elmar Lichtenegger AUT AUT 13.85 13.85
4 Colin Jackson GBR GBR 12.91 13.28
5 Jovesa Naivalu FIJ FIJ 13.91  
6 Blaz Korent SLO SLO    
7 Levente Csillag HUN HUN 13.61 13.65
8 Antti Haapakoski FIN FIN 13.47 13.80i

 

 

 

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