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1985 IAAF World Cup
The 4th IAAF World Cup in Athletics
IAAF World Cup in Athletics
was an international track and field sporting event sponsored by the International Association of Athletics Federations, held on October 4–6, 1985, at the Bruce Stadium in Canberra, Australia.Contents1 Overall results1.1 Men 1.2 Women2 Medal summary2.1 Men 2.2 Women3 External linksOverall results[edit]Men[edit]Pos. Team Result1  United States 1232  Soviet Union 1153  East Germany 1144 Europe 97,55 Africa 81


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Bruce Frayne
Bruce Frayne (born 24 January 1958) is a retired Australian sprinter who specialized in the 200 and 400 metres. He was Australian Champion in the 200 metres
200 metres
1980, 81, and 1983. He also won the 400 metres
400 metres
in 1984. In 1981 he won Gold in the 4 × 400 relay at the Pacific Conference Games, and he won silver in the 200 metres. He also competed at the Commonwealth Games in 1982 at Brisbane where he reached the 200 metre final where he finished 5th. And in the sprint relay team where they finished 4th in the final. He competed in the individual distances at the 1983 World Championships and the 1984 Summer Olympics, reaching the semi-final on both occasions
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Walter McCoy (athlete)
Walter McCoy (born November 15, 1958) is an American former sprinter who qualified for the 1980 U.S. Olympic team but was unable to compete due to the 1980 Summer Olympics boycott. He did however receive one of 461 Congressional Gold Medals created especially for the spurned athletes.[1] He did compete in the 1984 Summer Olympics.[2] A native of Daytona Beach, Florida, McCoy attended Seabreeze High School. The Orlando Sentinel named McCoy among their list of the best high school track and field athletes in Central Florida history.[3] References[edit]^ Caroccioli, Tom; Caroccioli, Jerry. Boycott: Stolen Dreams of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games. Highland Park, IL: New Chapter Press. pp. 243–253. ISBN 978-0942257403.  ^ "Walter McCoy". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC
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Kirk Baptiste
Kirk Baptiste (born June 20, 1962) is a retired American track and field athlete, who mainly competed in the 200 metres. He was born in Beaumont, Texas. He competed for the United States
United States
at the 1984 Summer Olympics held in Los Angeles, United States, where he won the silver medal in the 200 metres with a time of 19.96 seconds. This was the first time anyone had broken 20 seconds and come second in the race. Baptiste was diagnosed with HIV
HIV
in the 1990s, spending a decade abusing drugs to escape. In 2006 he began treatment at "A Caring Safe Place" in Houston.[1] References[edit]^ http://www.chron.com/CDA/archives/archive.mpl/2006_4056734/a-caring-safe-place-facility-offers-a-second-chanc.htmlExternal links[edit] Kirk Baptiste profile at IAAF "Kirk Baptiste". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com
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Calvin Smith
100 m: 9.93 s (Colorado Springs 1983) 200 m: 19.99 s ( Zürich
Zürich
1983)Medal recordMen's track and fieldRepresenting the United StatesOlympic Games1984 Los Angeles 4×100 m relay1988 Seoul 100 mWorld Championships1983 Helsinki 200 m1983 Helsinki 4×100 m relay1987 Rome 200 m1983 Helsinki 100 m Calvin Smith (born January 8, 1961) is a former sprint track and field athlete from the United States. He is a former world record holder in the 100-meter sprint with 9.93 seconds in 1983 and was twice world champion over 200 metres, in 1983 and 1987. He also won an Olympic gold medal in the 4x100-meter relay in 1984
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Track And Field
Track and field
Track and field
is a sport which includes athletic contests established on the skills of running, jumping, and throwing.[1] The name is derived from the sport's typical venue: a stadium with an oval running track enclosing a grass field where the throwing and jumping events take place. Track and field
Track and field
is categorized under the umbrella sport of athletics, which also includes road running, cross country running, and race walking. The foot racing events, which include sprints, middle- and long-distance events, race walking and hurdling, are won by the athlete with the fastest time. The jumping and throwing events are won by the athlete who achieves the greatest distance or height. Regular jumping events include long jump, triple jump, high jump and pole vault, while the most common throwing events are shot put, javelin, discus and hammer
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Doug Padilla
Douglas ("Doug") Padilla (born October 4, 1956 in Oakland, California) is a former middle and long distance runner from the United States, who won the overall Grand Prix 1985 and the World Cup 5000m
5000m
race in 1985. He finished fifth in the 5000m
5000m
final at the 1983 World Championships in Athletics in Helsinki, and seventh in the 5000m
5000m
final at the 1984 Summer Olympics.[2] In the 1983 World Championships 5,000-metre final, Padilla was among the favourites, but he succumbed to the radically accelerating pace of top runners, such as Ireland's Eamonn Coghlan, East Germany's Werner Schildhauer and Finland's Martti Vainio, during the last lap. He lost to the winner, Coghlan, by 3.55 seconds, but managed to defeat another unlucky favourite, West Germany's Thomas Wessinghage, by 0.38 seconds
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Olaf Beyer
Olaf Beyer
Olaf Beyer
(born August 4, 1957 in Grimma) was an East German 800 metres runner. Biography[edit] He won the gold medal at the 1978 European Championships in Prague. In that race he beat the future world-record holder Sebastian Coe
Sebastian Coe
and the future Olympic Champion Steve Ovett
Steve Ovett
both from the UK. Beyer's time of 1:43.84 made him temporarily the fourth-fastest 800m runner of all time.[1] Beyer himself explained to the British sports journalist and writer Pat Butcher that he won that surprising championship because for the first and only time in his career, he had been able to train for the previous year free from injuries. He also ran intelligently, not taking the lead until the final tens of metres, but at the same time following Coe and Ovett closely
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Omer Khalifa
Omer Khalifa
Omer Khalifa
(born 18 December 1956) is a Sudanese
Sudanese
retired middle distance runner who set a national record of 3:33.28 minutes over 1500 meters in Grosseto
Grosseto
of 1986. Prior to this, he won silver medals in the 800 m and 1500 m races at the Olympic Boycott Games in 1980. Khalifa won the 1500 m race at the World Cup 1985 in Canberra. He finished fifth in the 1500 m final at the 1987 World Championships in Athletics in Rome and eighth in the 1984 Summer Olympics in the same event
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Agberto Guimarães
Agberto Conceição Guimarães (born August 18, 1957) is a former Brazilian middle distance runner who competed at the international level in the 1980s. He set a personal best 800 metres time of 1:43.63 min in Koblenz 1984, a performance which made him temporarily the second-fastest South American 800 m runner ever. Guimarães first participated in major international championships at the 1980 Moscow Olympics where he placed fourth in 800 metres (see, for example, "Moscow Olympic Book" / Moskovan Olympiakirja, Tapio Pekola et al., eds., Helsinki, Finland: "Runner" / Juoksija magazine, 1980). Guimarães came sixth in the 800 m final at the 1983 World Championships in Athletics in Helsinki. He won two gold medals and two bronze medals at the Pan American Games. Nowadays Guimarães works at the Brazilian Olympic Committee as its Olympic Solidarity Programme general manager. References[edit]Agberto Guimaraes profile at IAAF "Agberto Guimarães". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com
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Sammy Koskei
Sammy Koskei (born 14 May 1961) is a former Kenyan middle distance runner who specialized in the 800 metres. Koskei was one of the best Kenyan 800m competitors in the 1980s, setting fast times, but lacked success at the international major championships. His breakthrough year was 1982 when the youngster broke 1:45 second bareer for the first time in his career. That same year he made 800m final at the Commonwealth Games
Commonwealth Games
in Brisbane, but finished a distant last. Same fate befel Sammy at the World Championships in Helsinki in 1983, this time in the preliminaries. Another year later, Koskei won his first title when winning 800m at African Championships in Rabat. However, he found very difficult to represent his country at the international competitions due to great depth of Kenyan talents and failed to reach the final at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles in 1984
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Innocent Egbunike
Innocent Egbunike (born November 30, 1961) is a former sprinter from Nigeria. He studied at Azusa Pacific University, where he still holds the school record at 400 metres[1] and the automatically timed NAIA meet record at 200 metres.[2]Contents1 Medals 2 Post athletics 3 Achievements 4 Personal bests 5 Personal life 6 References 7 External linksMedals[edit] At the 1985 Summer Universiade he won the 400 metres. At the regional level he won the 1987 All-Africa Games as well as three gold medals at the African Championships. He won an Olympic bronze medal in 4 x 400 metres relay in Los Angeles 1984. He finished sixth in the final of the individual 400 metres contest. Four years later in Seoul he placed fifth
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Vladimir Muravyov (athlete)
Vladimir Pavlovich Muravyov (Russian: Владимир Павлович Муравьёв) (born September 30, 1959 in Karaganda, Kazakh SSR) is a former Soviet track and field athlete who competed in the sprints. He was the winner of two gold medals in 4×100 m relay at the Olympic Games. He was also three times Soviet champion outdoors, and two times indoor champion. At the 1980 Summer Olympics, Vladimir Muravyov was sixth in the 100 metres final, but went out in the heats of the 200 metres, but he ran the opening leg in the Soviet 4×100 m relay team, which won the Gold medal. At the 1982 European Championships, Muravyov was seventh in 200 m. At the first World Championships he reached the semifinal in 200 m and was a member of Soviet 4×100 m relay team, which won the bronze. Muravyov missed the 1984 Summer Olympics due the boycott
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Aleksandr Yevgenyev
Aleksandr Anatolyevich Yevgenyev (Russian: Александр Анатольевич Евгеньев), Aleksandr Yevgenyev; born July 20, 1961, is a former Soviet 200 metre sprinter
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Robson Da Silva
Robson Caetano da Silva (born September 4, 1964 in Rio de Janeiro) is the most successful Brazilian sprinter to date. He participated in four consecutive Olympic Summer Games
Olympic Summer Games
(1984, 1988, 1992, 1996) and won the bronze medal over 200 metres
200 metres
in the 1988 Seoul Olympics as well as in the 4×100 m relay
4×100 m relay
in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Possibly Da Silva's greatest achievement was a series of three victories at World Cup competitions (1985, 1989, and 1992) over 200 m. In his career, da Silva set two South American records over 100 metres and five over 200 m. In 1989, he was ranked No. 1 in the world with a time of 19.96 s over 200 m. His personal best of 10.00 makes him the fastest South American in history. Regarding performance enhancing drugs, Da Silva has stated he decided "not to take [PED's] and lose because it was a matter of character [and] dignity"
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Soviet Union
The Soviet Union
Soviet Union
(Russian: Сове́тский Сою́з, tr. Sovétsky Soyúz, IPA: [sɐˈvʲɛt͡skʲɪj sɐˈjus] ( listen)), officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Russian: Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик, tr. Soyúz Sovétskikh Sotsialistícheskikh Respúblik, IPA: [sɐˈjus sɐˈvʲɛtskʲɪx sətsɨəlʲɪsˈtʲitɕɪskʲɪx rʲɪˈspublʲɪk] ( listen)), abbreviated as the USSR (Russian: СССР, tr. SSSR), was a socialist state in Eurasia
Eurasia
that existed from 1922 to 1991. Nominally a union of multiple national Soviet republics,[a] its government and economy were highly centralized. The country was a one-party state, governed by the Communist Party with Moscow
Moscow
as its capital in its largest republic, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
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