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September 30, 1988 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
In a dramatic finish, Louise Ritter of Dallas, who was considering retirement only 13 months ago, upset one the best high jumpers of all time, Bulgaria's Stefka Kostadinova, Friday to give the U.S. women's track and field team another gold medal. After both women, the only two competitors remaining, missed three times at 6-feet 8-inches, they went into a jump-off at that height to determine the champion.
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September 9, 1987 | United Press International
Sprinters Ben Johnson and Carl Lewis won separate 100-meter races Tuesday at an international track and field meet in which the 100 was run in two heats. No final was held. Johnson, who set a world record of 9.83 seconds in the event last week at the recent World Track and Field Championships in Rome, used his fast start to win his heat easily. The Canadian was timed in 10.35 seconds after slowing considerably near the finish. Harvey Glance of the United States was second in 10.
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September 9, 1987 | United Press International
Sprinters Ben Johnson and Carl Lewis won separate 100-meter races Tuesday at an international track and field meet in which the 100 was run in two heats. No final was held. Johnson, who set a world record of 9.83 seconds in the event last week at the recent World Track and Field Championships in Rome, used his fast start to win his heat easily. The Canadian was timed in 10.35 seconds after slowing considerably near the finish. Harvey Glance of the United States was second in 10.
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September 30, 1988 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
In a dramatic finish, Louise Ritter of Dallas, who was considering retirement only 13 months ago, upset one the best high jumpers of all time, Bulgaria's Stefka Kostadinova, Friday to give the U.S. women's track and field team another gold medal. After both women, the only two competitors remaining, missed three times at 6-feet 8-inches, they went into a jump-off at that height to determine the champion.
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February 7, 1988
Stefka Kostadinova of Bulgaria equaled her world women's indoor high jump record of 6 feet 8 inches in an international track and field meet at Athens.
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April 17, 1988 | Associated Press
Led by Canadian Ben Johnson, six track and field world record holders will compete in the Tokyo International Track and Field Meet in May. Besides, Johnson, the 100-meter world record holder, others scheduled to attend are high jumper Patrik Sjoberg of Sweden; 110-meter hurdler Renaldo Nehemiah of the United States; pole vaulter Sergei Bubka of the Soviet Union; 100-meter sprinter Evelyn Ashford of the United States; and women's high jumper Stefka Kostadinova of Bulgaria.
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February 21, 1988 | Associated Press
Stefka Kostadinova of Bulgaria improved her world indoor record in the women's high jump, leaping 6 feet 9 inches Saturday. Kostadinova cleared the record height on her second attempt during an international track and field meet. The previous world indoor mark was 6-8 3/4, set by Kostadinova in the World Indoor Championships at Indianapolis in March, 1987. Kostadinova, who also holds the world outdoor record of 6-10, made one attempt at 6-10 3/4 but knocked down the bar.
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