11 FEB 1999 General News

Mutola sets world leading mark at 800 meters

Maria Mutola of Mozambique ran a world leading mark of 1:58.16 last night to win the women’s 800m in the Brogalan indoor meeting in Malmo, Sweden. There was no fairytale result for Linford Christie in the men’s 60m though. He finished third in a race won by his (much younger) countryman Jason Gardner in 6.54. Still, Christie had the satisfaction of beating the man he coaches, European 100m Darren Campbell, whose challenge had brought him out of retirement. Olympic 400m hurdles Champion Deon Hemmings, won the flat 400m and World Indoor 200m champion Kevin Little, showed he is also rounding into form by taking the 200m in 20.81.

Men
60 m
1. Jason Gardener GBR 6.54
2. Raymond Stewart JAM 6.58
3. Linford Christie GBR 6.60
4. Darren Campbell GBR 6.73
5. Geir Moen NOR 6.76
6. Tony McCall USA 6.80
7. John Ertzgard NOR 6.88

200 m
1. Kevin Little USA 20.81
2. Marcin Urbas POL 21.08
3. Darren Campbell GBR 21.09
4. Geir Moen NOR 21.12
5. Niklas Eriksson SWE 21.57
6. Jeff Williams USA 21.61
7. Benjamin Hecht DEN 21.65

400 m
1. Jamie Baulch GBR 46.78
2. Pedro Toledo MEX 47.33
3. Quincy Douglas NOR 49.05
4. Andreas Jungerup SWE 50.07

800 m
1. Johann Botha RSA 1:48.38
2. David Crumenacker USA 1:49.10
3. Kenneth Kimwetich KEN 1:49.40
4. Giacomo Mazzoni ITA 1:50.36
5. Torbjörn Johansson SWE 1:50.89
6. Jacob Juul Gliese DEN 1:51.18

60m hurdles
1. Henrik Värendh SWE 8.06
2. Anders Saekmose DEN 8.09
3. Joakim Blaschke SWE 8.17
4. Patric Lindahl SWE 8.24

High jump
1. Stefan Holm SWE 2.28
2. Steinar Hoen NOR 2.23,
3. Raman Kaju EST 2.19
4. Håkon Särnblom NOR 2.19

Women
60 m
1. Philomena Mensah CAN 7.29
2. Julieth CuthbertJAM 7.33
3. Marit Birknes NOR 7.57
4. Christina Schnor DEN 7.58
5. Linda Hansson SWE 7.60
6. Erica Johansson SWE 7.63

400 m
1. Deon Hemmings JAM 52.01
2. Ana Guevara MEX 52.13
3. Shanell Porter USA 53.02
4. Michelle Collins USA 53.45
5. Carolina Gyllenhammar SWE 58.25

800 m
1. Maria Mutola MOZ 1:58.16 WL
2) Malin Ewerlöf SWE 2:03.18
3. Yelena Buzhenko UKR 2:03.67
4. Monica Lundgren SWE 2:03.89
5. Linda Olsson SWE 2:06.78
6. Zhang Jian CHN 2:08.70

Pole vault
1. Anzhela Balakhonova UKR 4.30
2. Sun Caijun CHN 4.20
3. Vala Flosadottir ISL 4.10
4. Thorey Edda Elisdottir ISL 4.10
5= Janine Whitlock GBR 4.00
5= Cai Weiyan CHN 4.00
7. Marie B Rasmusen DEN 3.84
8. Maria Rendin SWE 3.84 NR

Long jump
1. Erica Johansson SWE 6.69
2. Shana Williams USA 6.66
3. Camilla Johansson SWE 6.49
4. Agata Karczmarek POL 6.45
5. Dawn Burrell USA 6.31