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1997 World Championships in Athletics Athens, Greece

1997 6th IAAF World Championships - Athens - Women's High Jump

 

 

Host City: Athens. Greece Format: Qualifying Round (1.94 or top 12 to final) (Aug 8)
Dates: August 1–10. 1997
Nations participating: 198
Athletes participating: 1882
    Main venue: Olympic Stadium
Overview by IAAF   oaka7 
Four women remained in the competition as the bar was raised to 1.99. Haugland. Babakova and Kaliturina had all compiled faultless records at 1.85. 1.90. 1.93 and 1.96 to share the lead. while Lyakhova – who had made third time clearances at 1.93 and 1.96 – was in fourth place. As nobody cleared 1.99 a three-way jump-off for the gold medal was declared. The bar remained at 1.99 and Haugland. jumping first. cleared. Kaliturina and Babakova needed to do likewise to keep their hopes alive. but both failed and the title passed to the Norwegian whose father was an international long jumper and grandfather placed fourth in the triple jump at the 1946 European Championships. Injury prevented Kostadinova from defending her title.
 These are the official results of the Women's High Jump event at the 1997 IAAF World Championships in Athens. Greece. There were a total number of 26 participating athletes. with two qualifying groups on Friday August 8. and the final round held on Sunday August 10. 1997.
 
  High Jump 8 August

Event Report Women High Jump Final

The 1997 world indoor bronze medallist, Norway’s Hanna Haugland took the second gold medal for her country by winning the high jump, an event that had to be decided in a tie-breaker. Haugland, Russian Olga Kaliturina and Ukraine’s Inga Babakova were tied for first place at 1.96, and then the three of them each had three misses at 1.99. The jump-off height was 1.99, and Haugland cleared it on her first attempt. Both Kaliturina and Babakova missed and tied for the silver medal. Haugland was seventh at the 1995 world championships, and this year jumped a national record of 2.00. The 1996 world junior champion, Russian Yulia Lyakhova was fourth at 1.96. The 1995 world championships silver medallist, German Alina Astafei, tied for the seventh place at 1.93.
  Final
1 Hanne Haugland NOR 14 Dec 67 1.99
2 Olga Kaliturina RUS 9 Mar 76 1.96
3 Inga Babakova UKR 27 Jun 67 1.96
4 Yuliya Lyakhova RUS 8 Jul 77 1.96
5 Tatyana Babashkina RUS 23 Nov 68 1.93
5 Kajsa Bergqvist SWE 12 Oct 76 1.93
7 Alina Astafei GER 7 Jun 69 1.93
7 Britta Bilac SLO 4 Dec 68 1.93
7 Antonella Bevilacqua ITA 15 Oct 71 1.93
10 Heike Balck GER 19 Aug 70 1.90
10 Hestrie Cloete RSA 26 Aug 78 1.90
12 Pia Zinck DEN 4 May 71 1.90
13 Monica Iagăr ROU 1 Apr 73 1.85
Final 18:00 Height 185 190 193 196 199
1 Hanne Haugland NOR 1.99m O O O O XXXO
2 Olga Kaliturina RUS 1.96m O O O O XXXX
2 Inga Babakova UKR 1.96m O O O O XXXX
4 Yuliya Lyakhova RUS 1.96m O O XXO XXO XXX
5 Kajsa Bergqvist SWE 1.93m O XO XO XXX
5 Tatyana Motkova RUS 1.93m O XO XO XXX
7 Antonella Bevilacqua ITA 1.93m O O XXO XXX
7 Alina Astafei GER 1.93m O O XXO XXX
7 Britta Bilac SLO 1.93m O O XXO XXX
10 Hestrie Storbeck-Cloete RSA 1.90m O O XXX
10 Heike Balck GER 1.90m O O XXX
12 Pia Zinck DEN 1.90m O XXO XXX
13 Monica Iagar-Dinescu ROM 1.85m O XXX

Event Report Women High Jump Qualification

Thirteen jumpers reached the automatic qualifying standard of 1.94, five of them without failing at all during the competition. Yulia Lyakhova (Russia), Alina Astafei (Germany), Hanne Haugland (Norway), Kajsa Bergqvist (Sweden) and Hestrie Storbeck (South Africa) all got through without a miss. With 1.94, Storbeck equalled her own world leading junior mark. Inga Babakova (Ukraine), Britta Bilac (Slovenia), Monica Iagar (Romania) and Antonella Bevilacqua (Italy) also qualified for the final. Pia Zinck (Denmark) jumped a national record of 1.94 to qualify, but 1996 Olympic silver medallist, Niki Bakogianni (Greece) failed at the same height, jumping only 1.92, and was left out of the final. Zuzana Kovacikova (Czech Republic), a 1.96 performer this year, also didn't make it. She jumped 1.85. Another non-qualifier, Solange Witteween (Argentina), equalled the South American Record of 1.92.
  Qualification 8 August
Group A
1 Alina Astafei GER 1.94
1 Hanne Haugland NOR 1.94
1 Kajsa Bergqvist SWE 1.94
1 Hestrie Storbeck-Cloete RSA 1.94
5 Inga Babakova UKR 1.94
5 Olga Kaliturina RUS 1.94
7 Tatyana Motkova RUS 1.94
8 Pia Zinck DEN 1.94
9 Niki Bakogianni GRE 1.92
10 Solange Witteveen ARG 1.92
11 Angela Bradburn-Spangler USA 1.89
12 Tatyana Khramova BLR 1.85
- Oksana Mayboroda KGZ NM
Group B
1 Yuliya Lyakhova RUS 1.94
2 Heike Balck GER 1.94
3 Britta Bilac SLO 1.94
4 Monica Iagar-Dinescu ROM 1.94
5 Antonella Bevilacqua ITA 1.94
6 Amy Acuff USA 1.92
7 Cigdem Arslan TUR 1.89
8 Debbie Marti GBR 1.89
9 Zuzana Kovacikova-Hlavonova CZE 1.85
10 Erin Aldrich USA 1.80
10 Ina Gliznuta MOL 1.80
12 Daniela Rath GER 1.80
- Irene Tiendrebeogo BKF NM
 
Group A Team Height 180 185 189 192 194
1 Alina Astafei GER 1.94m - O O O O
1 Hanne Haugland NOR 1.94m - O O O O
1 Kajsa Bergqvist SWE 1.94m O O O O O
1 Hestrie Storbeck-Cloete RSA 1.94m O O O O O
5 Inga Babakova UKR 1.94m - XO O O O
5 Olga Kaliturina RUS 1.94m O O O XO O
7 Tatyana Motkova RUS 1.94m O O XO XO O
8 Pia Zinck DEN 1.94m O O O O XXO
9 Niki Bakogianni GRE 1.92m O O O XO XXX
10 Solange Witteveen ARG 1.92m O XO O XXO XXX
11 Angela Bradburn-Spangler USA 1.89m O XO O XXX
12 Tatyana Khramova BLR 1.85m O O XXX
- Oksana Mayboroda KGZ NM XXX
Group B Team Height 180 185 189 192 194
1 Yuliya Lyakhova RUS 1.94m O O O O O
2 Heike Balck GER 1.94m O O O XO O
3 Britta Bilac SLO 1.94m O O XO O XO
4 Monica Iagar-Dinescu ROM 1.94m O O O O XXO
5 Antonella Bevilacqua ITA 1.94m O O O XO XXO
6 Amy Acuff USA 1.92m O O O O XXX
7 Cigdem Arslan TUR 1.89m O O O XX
8 Debbie Marti GBR 1.89m O O XO XXX
9 Zuzana Kovacikova-Hlavonova CZE 1.85m XO O XXX
10 Erin Aldrich USA 1.80m XO XXX
10 Ina Gliznuta MOL 1.80m XO XXX
12 Daniela Rath GER 1.80m XXO XXX
- Irene Tiendrebeogo BKF NM XXX

Group A 08 AUG 1997 19:30

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1997
1 Alina Astafei GER GER 2.04i 1.96i
2 Solange Witteveen ARG ARG 1.80i 1.80i
3 Angela Bradburn-Spangler USA USA 1.98i 1.92
4 Hestrie Cloete RSA RSA 1.94 1.94
5 Olga Kaliturina RUS RUS 1.96i 1.96i
6 Inha Babakova UKR UKR 2.05 2.00
7 Pia Zinck DEN DEN 1.92 1.92
8 Tatyana Khramova BLR BLR 1.98 1.80
9 Niki Bakogianni GRE GRE 2.03 1.85
10 Tatyana Babashkina RUS RUS 2.03 1.98
11 Oksana Mayboroda KGZ KGZ    
12 Hanne Haugland NOR NOR 2.00i 2.00i
13 Kajsa Bergqvist SWE SWE 1.95 1.95

Group B 08 AUG 1997 19:30

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1997
  Çigdem Arslan TUR TUR 1.91 1.91
1 Antonella Bevilacqua ITA ITA 1.98 1.96
2 Inna Gliznuta MDA MDA 1.91  
3 Daniela Rath GER GER 1.94  
4 Britta Bilac SLO SLO 2.00 1.94i
5 Monica Iagar ROU ROU 1.98 1.98
6 Zuzana Hlavonová CZE CZE 1.96 1.96
8 Heike Balck GER GER 2.01 1.88
9 Amy Acuff USA USA 1.98 1.96
10 Irène Tiéndrebeogo BUR BUR 1.84  
11 Yuliya Lyakhova RUS RUS 1.98 1.98
12 Erin Aldrich USA USA 1.88 1.88
13 Debbie Marti GBR GBR 1.95i 1.95i

 

 

 

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