LISBOA (ATLANTIC PAVILLION)
09 MAR - 11 MAR 2001
Stefan Holm flying high
"Stefan Holm the surprise winner in Spala" was the consensus of the international media – including the IAAF website - after the prestigious high jump meet in the Polish town about a month ago.... Read More
After two seasons of inactivity indoors, Hicham El Guerrouj capped his brief return to the roofed stadium circuit with a splendid win in the 3000 metres.
Lev Lobodin took a major step in the direction of a possible silver medal with a 5.20 performance in the pole vault.
Aggelos Pavlakakis of Greece registered the fastest time in the first round of the men's 60 metres with a time of 6.59
anticipated "clash of the titans" lived up to the hype, with Steffi Graf and Maria Mutola battling it out down the length of the final straight
Heats of the women's 60 metres Bahama's Olympic sprint relay gold medallist Chandra Sturrup was the most impressive
Defending champions and world record holders Russia, maintained their winning streak clocking 3:30.00 after a toughly contested race which saw the lead change in bewildering manner.
Tim Harden of the US eased into the finish line in the third of three semifinal races and still came away with the round's fastest time of 6.52, a season best.
One of the weekend's biggest shocks was delivered in the final event of the three days in Lisbon.
it was the experienced Sandie Richards, the 32 year-old Jamaican who won this title back in 1993, who ended up with the crown.
Tradition can be a difficult opponent but Daniel Caines proved in the Atlantico Pavilion arena today that nothing stands in his way.
Marinova becomes the first Olympic champion to win gold at Lisbon Indoors
The fact that Roman Sebrle had a rather safe lead after six events didn't keep the Czech athlete from putting on a fine display of running in the 1000 metres.