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June 3, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Seppo Raty of Finland improved his own world javelin record by almost 17 feet Sunday with a throw of 318 feet 1 inch at a track and field meet in Punkalaidun in central Finland. "The windy conditions helped," Raty said. "There was a strong headwind, but I was disturbed by the rainy weather. I didn't get a very good run-up. "I can probably throw the 'jav' a few more meters with a perfect run-up, but it depends so much on the conditions."
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June 3, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Seppo Raty of Finland improved his own world javelin record by almost 17 feet Sunday with a throw of 318 feet 1 inch at a track and field meet in Punkalaidun in central Finland. "The windy conditions helped," Raty said. "There was a strong headwind, but I was disturbed by the rainy weather. I didn't get a very good run-up. "I can probably throw the 'jav' a few more meters with a perfect run-up, but it depends so much on the conditions."
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May 7, 1991 | From Associated Press
Sergei Bubka of the Soviet Union broke his outdoor world record in the pole vault Monday, moving within an inch of the 20-foot barrier--a height he has reached indoors. Bubka clearer 19-11, half an inch above his previous outdoor mark. In another record performance, Finland's Seppo Raty broke the world javelin mark by more than three feet with a throw of 301-9. Bubka cleared the record height on his second try, leaving the crossbar wiggling.
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May 7, 1991 | From Associated Press
Sergei Bubka of the Soviet Union broke his outdoor world record in the pole vault Monday, moving within an inch of the 20-foot barrier--a height he has reached indoors. Bubka clearer 19-11, half an inch above his previous outdoor mark. In another record performance, Finland's Seppo Raty broke the world javelin mark by more than three feet with a throw of 301-9. Bubka cleared the record height on his second try, leaving the crossbar wiggling.
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April 30, 1988 | BARBIE LUDOVISE
Daley Thompson, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, and Ruth Wysocki, a 1984 U.S. Olympian, are two of the many world-class athletes entered in this weekend's two-day Irvine Invitational at UC Irvine. Today's women's division begins with field events at 10 a.m., and the first running event--the 400-meter relay--is slated for noon. Sunday's men's division also starts with field events at 10 a.m., with the 3,000-meter steeplechase at noon.
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April 30, 1990 | KIM KUTCHER
Robert Cannon didn't know what to expect in the men's triple jump at the Irvine Track and Field Invitational Sunday at UC Irvine. After all, he was jumping in his first meet since undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in late September. Cannon, who competed in the 1988 Olympics for the United States, didn't really have any competition to worry about after his second attempt, however.
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August 9, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Linford Christie was slow--for him--but fast enough to win his third consecutive 100-meter meet title at the European Championships in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday. Christie, the 1992 Olympic champion and world champion last year, was timed in 10.14 seconds, 0.13 seconds slower than his seasonal best and well off his European record of 9.87. But it was fast enough to get him a tie for the record of three titles in a row by Valery Borzov of the former Soviet Union in the 1970s.
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August 4, 1996 | JULIE CART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
You know how men can be, so catty and difficult to get along with in a group. So prone to petty jealousies that can damage the fabric of a team. The soap opera that engulfed the U.S. sprinters--Will Carl Lewis run? Is Leroy Burrell faking his injury?--led to a silver medal in the 400-meter relay, the first time an American men's team has lost an Olympic race it has finished.
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May 2, 1988 | BARBIE LUDOVISE, Times Staff Writer
Mike Tully jumped 19-feet 2-inches in the pole vault, the best American mark this year at the men's portion of the Irvine Invitational Sunday at UC Irvine. With a strong tail wind at his back, Tully, of the Pacific Coast Club, cleared 19-2 on his third attempt. The mark was a half-inch higher than his previous best, 19-1 1/2, set last June at Irvine. Tully, who was a UCLA All-American, missed three tries at 19-4 3/4. Tully, 31, 1984 Olympic silver medalist, is the No. 2 all-time U.S.
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August 9, 1992 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There were more causes represented in track and field competition Saturday at the Summer Olympics than there were issues at the Democratic Convention. Hassiba Boulmerka ran for Algeria, Algerian women specifically, and her country's assassinated president. Fermin Cacho Ruiz ran for the pride of the host country. Heike Henkel jumped for her just-say-no-to-steroids campaign. Didn't anyone go to Montjuic Stadium simply to compete? Actually, someone did.
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August 31, 1987 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
After an inauspicious opening to track and field's second world championships 24 hours before, the enchantment that was so much a part of the inaugural four years ago in Helsinki, Finland, returned Sunday. Two world records were broken within 10 minutes of each other, which proved to be nothing more than warmup acts for much of the crowd of 64,500 at the Olympic Stadium. The first world record was done in a remarkably short amount of time as Canadian Ben Johnson ran the 100 meters in 9.
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July 25, 1991 | DOUG CRESS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Before discussing Barcelona's readiness to stage the 1992 Olympic Games, know this: Construction of the city's landmark Sagrada Familia cathedral began in 1882. It's still not finished. In fact, no one expects it to be finished for another 90 years. With that in mind, Barcelona's preparations to play host to the 1992 Summer Games, scheduled to open one year from today, are right on track.
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