10 JUL 2004 General News Barcelona, Spain

Finland takes three-way match win in Barcelona

In an international match between the hosts the Spanish province Catalonia, Portugal and Finland, a Finnish team took both matches and the overall win, highlighted by world class Javelin victories.

European U23 bronze medallist Tero Pitkämäki threw 83.32m to win the men’s spear with World Student Games silver medallist Esko Mikkola second with 80.48m. Taina Kolkkala, the former World Junior champion won the women´s competition with 60.11 metres.

There were 24 events contested in total and the match was televised by the Catalan television station.

Two Spanish records were set by Catalan athletes, María Vasco in 5000 metres Race Walk with 21:18.58 (2nd best in the world this year) and Rosa Morató in women´s 2000 metres steeplechase in 6:28.22. Winner was Anália Rosa of Portugal with a very fast time of 6:20.56.

Men’s 2000 metres Steeplechase was a fine competition with José Luis Blanco of the Catalan team winning with 5:24.39. The Portuguese Manuel Silva and Mário Teixeira also made excellent performances 5:25.16 and 5:25.26 respectively. Fourth was Finalnd’s Kim Bergdahl in a new national record for the rarely run distance – 5:28.80.

Finland’s former European Junior Champion Johanna Manninen won the women’s 100 metres in her seasonal best 11,39. There were no assisting winds at all in the sprints.

35 year-old Finn Kirsi Valasti won women’s 3000 metres with a great solo run and a new personal best 8:57.10. Valasti´s old pb dated by to 1989!

The Catalan Carlos Castillejo won the men’s 3000 metres in a very fast 7.44,83.

Portugal had a victory in men’s 400 metres Hurdles, when Edivaldo Monteiro winning with 49.55.

Mikko Nieminen for the IAAF

BARCELONA (ESP) 9.7.2004

Points: Finland 190½ - Portugal 163½ - Catalonia 130.
Men: FIN 99½ - POR 91½ - CAT 71.
Women: FIN 87 - POR 76 - CAT 59.

Index –
Suomi = Finland
Portugali = Portugal
Katalonia = Catalonia

Men:

100 m (-0,1 m/s): 1) Tommi Hartonen Suomi 10,56, 2) Nghi "Nipa" Tran Suomi 10,67, 3) Ricardo Pacheco Portugali 10,73, 4) Vitor Jorge Portugali 10,82,
5) Jordi Mayoral Katalonia 10,91, 6) David Castellanos Katalonia 10,99. Not in the match score: Fredrik Paul Suomi 10,72, Stefan Koivikko Suomi 10,85, Ricardo Alves Portugali 10,85, Esa Liukkonen Suomi 10,89.

800 m: 1) Miguel Quesada Katalonia 1.46,80, 2) Wilson Kirwa Suomi 1.46,93, 3) João Pires Portugali 1.47,09, 4) Diogo Sousa Portugali 1.47,46, 5) Juha Kukkamo Suomi 1.47,71, 6) Lluís F. Martín Katalonia 1.50,74.

1500 m: 1) Manuel Damião Portugali 3.42,76, 2) Anders Rockas Suomi 3.43,23 (kkk), 3) Felipe Pedro Portugali 3.43,49, 4) Sergi Silvero Katalonia 3.45,28, 5) Jan-Erik Salo Suomi 3.46,15, 6) Lluís Mezquida Katalonia 3.55,69.

3000 m: 1) Carles Castillejo Katalonia 7.44,83, 2) Ignacio Cáceres Katalonia 7.58,22, 3) Rui Pedro Silva Portugali 8.04,53, 4) Jari Matinlauri Suomi 8.04,70 5) Simo Wannas Suomi 8.11,62, 6) José Maduro Portugali 8.22,66.

2000 m ej STEEPLE: 1) José Luis Blanco Katalonia 5.24,39, 2) Manuel Silva Portugali 5.25,16, 3) Mário Teixeira Portugali 5.25,26, 4) Kim Bergdahl Suomi 5.28,80, 5) Mikael Talasjoki Suomi 5.32,72, 6) Marco Cepeda Katalonia 5.32,88.

110 m aj HURDLES (0,0 m/s): 1) Luís Sá Portugali 14,17, 2) Javier Vega Katalonia 14,17, 3) Marko Ritola Suomi 14,17, 4) Juha Sonck Suomi 14,23, 5) Félix Belmar Katalonia 14,66, 6) João Nunes Portugali 14,83.

400 m aj HURDLES: 1) Edivaldo Monteiro Portugali 49,55, 2) Ari-Pekka Lattu Suomi 50,23, 3) Jussi Heikkilä Suomi 50,78, 4) Carlos Silva Portugali 51,01, 5) Pablo Martínez Katalonia 51,89, 6) Jordi Rabal Katalonia 55,05. Maaottelun
ulkopuolella: Eduardo Rodríguez Espanja 49,87.

5000 m kävely WALK: 1) José Antonio González Katalonia 19.57,72, 2) Jesús Angel García Katalonia 20.03,35, 3) Augusto Cardoso Portugali 20.09,87, 4) Jani Lehtinen Suomi 20.32,83 (kkk), 5) Antti Kempas Suomi 20.36,76, 6) António Pereira Portugali 21.35,58.

Korkeus: 1) Rafael Gonçalves Portugali 214, 2) Ville Vepsäläinen Suomi 214, 3) Miquel Vélez Katalonia 211, 4-5) Toni Huikuri Suomi ja Jonas Mattes Portugali 208, 6) Alberto Pujadas Katalonia 208.

Pituus LJ: 1) Gaspar Araújo Portugali 776, 2) Simon Sundsten Suomi 774 (0,0 m/s), 3) Josep Maria Gener Katalonia 736, 4) Petteri Toivonen Suomi 730 (0,0 m/s), 5) Pedro Fonseca Portugali 705, 6) Rubén Ferrer Katalonia 685.

Kuula SHOT: 1) Mika Vasara Suomi 18,53, 2) Tuomo Tihinen Suomi 17,76, 3) Marco Fortes Portugali 17,13, 4) Herédio Costa Portugali 16,10, 5) Eloi Rovira Katalonia 15,68, 6) Josep Agusti Camats Katalonia 14,42.

Keihäs JAV: 1) Tero Pitkämäki Suomi 83,32, 2) Esko Mikkola Suomi 80,48, 3) Elias Leal Portugali 68,08, 4) Marc Peralta Katalonia 64,29, 5) Antonio Cortés Katalonia 62,10, 6) Ricardo Conde Portugali 61,37.

4x100 m: 1) Suomi 40,70 (Esa Liukkonen, Nghi "Nipa" Tran, Stefan Koivikko, Fredrik Paul), 2) Portugali 40,84 (Ricardo Pacheco, Vitor Jorge, Ricardo Alves, Rui Palma), Katalonia hylättiin (David Castellanos, Marc Juliá, Carlos Fernández, Jordi Mayoral).

Women:

100 m (+0,2 m/s): 1) Johanna Manninen Suomi 11,39, 2) Heidi Hannula Suomi 11,71, 3) Carme Blay Katalonia 11,92, 4) Carmo Tavares Portugali 12,10, 5) Laura Trapero Katalonia 12,15, 6) Rafaela Almeida Portugali 12,25. Maaottelun
ulkopuolella: Pirpa Menonen Suomi 12,07, Carla Bosco Suomi 12,09.

800 m: 1) Sandra Teixeira Portugali 2.02,19, 2) Mari Järvenpää Suomi 2.02,74, 3) Montserrat Mas Katalonia 2.03,84, 4) Suvi Myllymäki Suomi 2.06,26, 5) Anna Bové Katalonia 2.06,85,
6) María Céu Nunes Portugali 2.06,88.

3000 m: 1) Kirsi Valasti Suomi 8.57,10, 2) Jéssica Augusto Portugali 9.02,85, 3) Mónica Rosa Portugali 9.09,98, 4) Jacqueline Martín Katalonia 9.12,95, 5) Ulla Tuimala Suomi 9.13,85, 6) Judith Pla Katalonia 9.18,75. Maaottelun ulkopuolella: Riina Tolonen Suomi 9.41,25.

2000 m ej STEEPLE: 1) Anália Rosa Portugali 6.20,56, 2) Clarisse Cruz Portugali 6.25,92, 3) Rosa Morató Katalonia 6.28,22, 4) Gemma Masnou Katalonia 6.40,36, 5) Maria Söderström Suomi 6.58,88, 6) Tarja Vesaluoma Suomi 7.01,56.

100 m aj HURDLES (-1,2 m/s): 1) Hanna Korell Suomi 13,42, 2) Manuela Bosco Suomi 13,62, 3) Isabel Abrantes Portugali 13,68, 4) Patrícia Vieira Portugali 14,20, 5) María Rocafiguera Katalonia 14,31, 6) Esmeralda Arriscado Katalonia 14,57.

400 m aj HURDLES: 1) Ilona Ranta Suomi 57,99, 2) Patrícia Lopes Portugali 58,66, 3) Tea Finni Suomi 59,42, 4) Ángeles Rodríguez Katalonia 59,42, 5) Olga Ortega Katalonia 60,40, 6) Tânia Freitas Portugali 61,98.

5000 m kävely WALK: 1) María Vasco Katalonia 21.18,58, 2) Eva Pérez Katalonia 22.07,39, Ana Cabecinha Portugali 22.25,57, 4) Outi Sillanpää Suomi 23.33,43 (kkk), 5) Sandra Leitão Portugali 24.01,74, 6) Tiina Muinonen Suomi 25.02,83.

Seiväs PV: 1) Elisabete Tavares Portugali 410, 2) Gemma Piquer Katalonia 360,
3) Saara Laaksonen Suomi 360, 4) Januária Silva Portugali 360, 5) Marta Cot Katalonia 340, 6) Hannamari Pietilä Suomi 320.

3-loikka TJ: 1) Teija Hannila Suomi 13,18 (+0,4 m/s), 2) Susana Costa Portugali 12,97, 3) Jonna-Janette Eriksson Suomi 12,55 (-0,1 m/s), 4) Marta Godinho Portugali 12,55, 5) Cira Romero Katalonia 12,02, 6) Meritxell Marfil Katalonia 11,86.

Keihäs JAV: 1) Taina Kolkkala Suomi 60.11, 2) Kirsi Ahonen Suomi 53,02, 3) Sílvia Cruz Portugali 47,68, 4) Cristina Ferreira Portugali 45,37, 5) Jessica López Katalonia 39,32, 6) Nuria Ferrer Katalonia 39,26.

4x100 m: 1) Suomi 45,05 (Carla Bosco, Heidi Hannula, Johanna Manninen, Manuela Bosco), 2) Katalonia 45,96 (Carme Blay, Margarita de Miguel, Placida Martínez, Laura Trapero), 3) Portugali 46,63 (Rafaela Almeida, Carla Tavares, Patrícia Vieira, Patrícia Lopes).