Report08 Jun 1999

Bratislava almost washed out


Tony Jarrett (© Getty Images)

8 June 1999 - Strong wind and rain failed to prevent some exciting action at the IAAF Grand Prix here on Tuesday, with the 110m hurdle producing a great battle between Britain's Tony Jarrett and Tony Dees of the United States.

Jarrett took the honours in a time of 13.49, three hundredths of a second ahead of Dees with Slovakia's Igor Kovac in third.

The men's 100m went to Gabor Dobos of Hungary in 10.52 seconds in light rain, while Roland Nemeth gave Hungary a double victory by taking the 200 in 20.60.

Denisa Krejcova of the Czech Republic won the women's 200m in 24.37, while compatriot Helena Fuchsova won the 400 in 52.61.

All athletes complained that the wet and cold conditions made good performances impossible.

Bernhard Barmasai, world record holder in the 3000m steeplechase, led a 1-2-3 finish for Kenya in the event, clocking a time of 8:28.36.

Benjamin Limo won the 5000m from fellow Kenyan Thomas Nyariki, in a winning time of 13:38.15.

Spain's Jose Antonio Redolat sprang a surprise in the men's 1500m in a time of 3:47.34, ahead of Piotr Rostkowski of Poland and Briton John Mayock.

Field competitors fared poorly with the exception of Praskevi Tsiamita of Greece, who neared her best performance for the year with a leap of 14.66m in winning the triple jump.

Milan Haborak of Slovakia won the shot put with a throw of 19.69m while Svetlana Krivelyova of Russia threw 19.44 to take the women's event.

Tatyana Grigoryeva of Russia was well below the year's best mark when she cleared 4.22 meters to win the pole vault.

Yelena Gulyayva of Russia won the high jump with a jump of 1.88m, her concentration broken in her final attempt as the wind kept blowing down the crossbar.

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