4 WRs in 4×200 relays at Budapest; Germans led with 7 golds

W50 gold medalists for USA: Shemayne Williams, Lorraine Jasper, Debra Hoffman and Joy Upshaw.

Munich is about 350 miles from Budapest, so it’s no wonder the Germans were well-represented at worlds (aka Earth’s Biggest Indoor All-Comers Meet). Their roster was about four times the size of Team USA. But give the Germans credit for showing up, especially on Sunday — relay day. Only the 4×200 was contested. (Easier to manage with each runner doing a lap.) Germany won seven relay golds, followed by Great Britain-Northern Ireland’s six and America’s two (M60 with Bill Collins and W50 with Joy Upshaw). Guido Müller anchored the M75 German team to one of four world relay records set at the SYMA Sport and Event Center, a 2:00.58 to beat the listed WR of 2:03.45 by an American team anchored by Bob Lida in 2012. The Germans added a WR in the W65 race, clocking 2:05.79 to beat the listed WR of 2:13.38 by another German team at 2004 Sindelfingen worlds. The United Kingdom produced the other WRs — in W60 (2:05.79) and M55 (1:40.58), beating listed marks of 2:10.44 and 1:41.47 (both by the Brits).

Budapest worlds, held in these walls, may have been best WMA indoor meet.

Another way of looking at the relays: Germany and UK combined to win 13 titles. Only 18 golds were awarded. Other champions were Finland, France and Sweden.

Here are complete relays results:

WMA Championship Meet 2014.03.31. – 8:19 AM
2014 WMA World Indoor Championships – 2014.03.25. to 2014.03.30.
Budapest, Hungary

Event 423 M75-99 4×200 Meter Relay
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Team Finals
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Finals
1 Germany ‘A’ 2:00,58
1) Beckering, Hermann 75 2) Hufnagel, Horst 79
3) Nehren, Adolf 75 4) Mueller, Guido 75
2 United States of America ‘A’ 2:21,17
1) Howard, Sidney 75 2) Pawlik, Emil 75
3) Cordero, Joe 76 4) Stewart, Mack 76
3 Russia ‘A’ 2:22,47
1) Savenkov, Yury 75 2) Ivan, Skvortsov 76
3) Vyuzhanin, Ivan 80 4) Kuramshin, Ramir 76
4 Italy ‘A’ 2:25,92
1) Tamaro, Tristano 75 2) Veronesi, Sergio 76
3) Pace, Maurizio 75 4) Carolla, Guido 76
5 Great Britain and Northern Ire ‘A’ 2:26,83
1) Mellett, Alan 80 2) Bowman, Tony 78
3) Kimber, Arthur 77 4) Newcombe, John Raymond 75
6 Romania ‘A’ 3:06,75
1) Istvan, Sandor 80 2) Ivanovici, Ilie 79
3) Calin, Mircea 78 4) Ionita, Corneliu 80

Event 422 M70 4×200 Meter Relay
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Team Finals H#
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Finals
1 Germany ‘A’ 1:56,34 2
1) Reichle, Fritz 71 2) Gailus, Klaus 70
3) Schuck, Hans 72 4) Adorf, Friedhelm 70
2 Italy ‘A’ 2:03,87 1
1) Cambiaghi, Aldo 74 2) Bertaggia, Benito 76
3) Carniti, Romano 72 4) Torre, Filippo 74
3 Great Britain and Northern Ire ‘A’ 2:09,44 2
1) Ferguson, Barry 72 2) Isetts, Charles 71
3) Roberts, Barrie 71 4) Bissett, Terry 70
4 France ‘A’ 2:20,98 2
1) Garnier, Robert 73 2) Samper, Georges 70
3) Vantours, Bernard 75 4) Esnault, Jean-Louis 74
5 Netherlands ‘A’ 2:21,17 1
1) van Boven, Frans 70 2) Bosman, Gillis 74
3) Mettrop, Christiaan 72 4) Verbeek, Piet 70

Event 422 M80 4×200 Meter Relay
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Team Finals
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1 Germany ‘A’ 2:45,93
1) Girault, Alfred 80 2) Konopka, Manfred 83
3) Hoppe, Felix 83 4) Muller, Herbert E. 84

Event 186 W70-99 4×200 Meter Relay
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Team Finals
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Finals
1 Germany ‘A’ 2:39,03
1) Houben, Helgard 70 2) Holzknecht, Ingrid 73
3) Venn, Hannelore 72 4) Stedtler, Christa 70
2 Great Britain and Northern Ire ‘A’ 2:58,03
1) Holder, Iris 73 2) Stanley, Patricia 70
3) Stracey, Betty 74 4) Fraser, Dorothy 77

Event 421 M65-99 4×200 Meter Relay
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Team Finals H#
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Finals
1 Great Britain and Northern Ire ‘A’ 1:52,94 2
1) Wells, Tony 65 2) Hendrie, Bruce 65
3) Novell, Victor 69 4) Anthony, Paul 65
2 Italy ‘A’ 1:52,99 2
1) Bugiardini, Livio 65 2) Frei, Rudolf 65
3) Basellini, Valter 65 4) Felicetti, Vincenzo 65
3 Finland ‘A’ 1:55,65 1
1) Huttunen, Esko 65 2) Penttila, Markku 65
3) Pietila, Taisto 65 4) Manninen, Jorma 71
4 Germany ‘A’ 1:55,97 1
1) Marquardt, Hans-Dieter 65 2) Hofer, Karl-Heinz 68
3) Klein, Jurgen 66 4) Wondra, Heinz 65
5 France ‘A’ 1:56,26 2
1) Allenbach, Jean-Martin 66 2) Debonnaire, Daniel 66
3) Catastini, Roger 66 4) Brard, Gaston 67
6 Australia ‘A’ 1:58,54 1
1) Coleman, Alan 65 2) McIntyre, Neville 71
3) Stevenson, Michael 73 4) Solomon, Kevin 66
7 Netherlands ‘A’ 2:01,92 1
1) van der Schaaf, Jelle 69 2) Akkerman, Roelf 69
3) Waalewijn, Onno 67 4) Smeets, Hans 67

Event 185 W65-99 4×200 Meter Relay
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Team Finals
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Finals
1 Germany ‘A’ 2:09,74
1) Foerster, Karin 67 2) Schommler, Brigitte 65
3) Kraehe, Waltraud 65 4) Meier, Ingrid 66
2 Australia ‘A’ 2:36,34
1) Parrish, Noreen 72 2) Moorhouse, Paula 65
3) Schickert, Lynne 72 4) Hampson, Jean 68
3 Hungary ‘A’ 2:37,34
1) Haraszti, Lili 65 2) Gosztolai, Maria 66
3) Farkasne Szagri, Zsuzsanna 65 4) Szurok, Etelka 67

Event 420 M60-99 4×200 Meter Relay
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Team Finals H#
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Finals
1 United States of America ‘A’ 1:45,20 2
1) Wilson, Thaddeus 63 2) Allie, Charles 66
3) Riddle, Richard 62 4) Collins, Bill 63
2 Great Britain and Northern Ire ‘A’ 1:46,54 2
1) Phillips, Tom 60 2) Sloss, Ramsay 61
3) Douglas, Bob 60 4) Ross, Alasdair 62
3 Germany ‘A’ 1:47,67 2
1) Konig, Rudolf 60 2) Heckner, Winfried 64
3) Weires, Winfried 61 4) Ritte, Wolfgang 61
4 Poland ‘A’ 1:54,02 1
1) Lorenz, Sylwester 63 2) Suski, Jan 60
3) Kaminski, Edward 60 4) Kuschill, Juliusz 63
5 Spain ‘A’ 1:58,21 1
1) Cabezas, Juan 60 2) Cano, Santiago 61
3) Aguado, Fernando 61 4) Moyano, Jose Luis 61
6 Russia ‘A’ 1:59,59 1
1) Davydov, Valeriy 64 2) Bogdanov, Leonid 62
3) Shirokov, Sergey 63 4) Anatolii, Shepelev 62
— Finland ‘A’ DNF 1
1) Sovio, Seppo 62 2) Tenitz, Seppo 62
3) Jalonen, Matti 60 4) Mero, Antti 62

Event 184 W60-99 4×200 Meter Relay
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Team Finals H#
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Finals
1 Great Britain and Northern Ire ‘A’ 2:05,79 1
1) Nelson, Anne 62 2) Marler, Caroline 63
3) Dassie, Sue 61 4) Powell, Caroline 60
2 Australia ‘A’ 2:07,39 1
1) Choate, Lynne 61 2) Perkins, Wilma 64
3) Lynch, Linda 60 4) Flynn, Jeanette 62
3 Germany ‘A’ 2:12,64 1
1) Thoma, Ingeborg 61 2) Friedrich, Christina 60
3) Buchholz, Rita 63 4) Hiltscher, Ulrike 61
4 Italy ‘A’ 2:16,85 2
1) Ingeborg, Zorzi 66 2) Egger, Waltraud 63
3) Quilleri, Mariuccia 60 4) Micheletti, Anna 61
5 Belgium ‘A’ 2:22,03 2
1) Vanhorenbeeck, Hildegarde 60 2) Wright, Carol Ann 63
3) Joannes, Claire 67 4) Pater, Jocelyne 60

Event 419 M55-99 4×200 Meter Relay
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Team Finals H#
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Finals
1 Great Britain and Northern Ire ‘A’ 1:40,58 2
1) James, Tennyson 56 2) Broadhurst, Ian 59
3) Hickey, Peter 56 4) Donald, Douglas 55
2 United States of America ‘A’ 1:41,30 2
1) Smith, Joseph 55 2) James, Ben 57
3) Lindsay, Jeff 55 4) Chinn, James 55
3 Finland ‘A’ 1:43,46 2
1) Rajamaki, Timo 57 2) Salminen, Esa 55
3) Pantzar, Jari 56 4) Huotari, Harri 58
4 Italy ‘A’ 1:47,21 1
1) Clementoni, Massimo 55 2) Malvicini, Massimo 56
3) Caso, Antonio 63 4) Rapaccioni, Claudio 59
5 Hungary ‘A’ 1:47,33 2
1) Miklos, Mester 55 2) Tasi, Peter 56
3) Gajdos, Tamas 55 4) Bodnar, Gabor 57
6 Spain ‘A’ 1:48,01 1
1) Sanchez Munoz, Angel 58 2) Romero, Jose Luis 68
3) Blanch, Jordi 58 4) Aguirrebengoa, Roberto 55
7 France ‘A’ 1:48,74 1
1) Perochon, Charly 55 2) Schillinger, Gilbert 56
3) Jouvencel, Michel 55 4) Barber, Didier 58
8 Russia ‘A’ 1:51,71 1
1) Evgeniy, Morozov 55 2) Akishev, Dmitrii 55
3) Zhavdat, Zagitov 56 4) Nikolay, Morgunov 55

Event 183 W55-99 4×200 Meter Relay
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Team Finals
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Finals
1 Great Britain and Northern Ire ‘A’ 1:55,90
1) Trimble, Joan 59 2) Filer, Carole 58
3) Mcclelland, Averil 55 4) Horder, Jane 57
2 Canada ‘A’ 2:03,37
1) LaFayette-Boyd, Carol 71 2) Lauridsen, Susanne 56
3) Alexis, Wendy 59 4) Del Grande, Karla 60
3 Sweden ‘A’ 2:08,92
1) Tolfes, Gunnel 56 2) Karneback, Ulla 60
3) Majvi, Wijk 56 4) Wizen, Lilly 59
4 Germany ‘A’ 2:10,95
1) Ney, Christel 57 2) Rummler, Anne 59
3) Grummert, Karin 58 4) Pletschen, Gisela 57

Event 418 M50-99 4×200 Meter Relay
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Team Finals H#
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Finals
1 France ‘A’ 1:37,78 2
1) Bontemps, Francois 50 2) Zavattero, Benoit 53
3) Bernard, Vincent 52 4) Barbier, Patrick 53
2 Great Britain and Northern Ire ‘A’ 1:38,21 2
1) Brown, Donald 50 2) Logan, Pat 53
3) Tunstall, Neil 52 4) Powell, Dalton Hugh 50
3 United States of America ‘A’ 1:40,12 2
1) Shelton, William 50 2) Blakemore, Damon 51
3) McKeever, William 51 4) Shute, Marcus 51
4 Germany ‘A’ 1:41,03 2
1) Hoell, Peter 53 2) Hallmaier, Juergen 51
3) Vogel, Martin 54 4) Litau, Ernst 50
5 Finland ‘A’ 1:42,60 1
1) Purola, Pertti 50 2) Leskela, Mauno 51
3) Mononen, Jukka 54 4) Stromberg, Christer 53
6 Austria ‘A’ 1:44,06 1
1) Molin, Thomas 52 2) Wieser, Klaus 52
3) Stummer, Alfred 51 4) Goschl, Wolfgang 50
7 Russia ‘A’ 1:46,96 1
1) Markov, Alexander 51 2) Lev, Shapkhaev 52
3) Ozyumenko, Igor 54 4) Dobrynin, Ruslan 51
8 Italy ‘A’ 1:46,99 1
1) Balsamini, Stefano 51 2) Manfredi, Alessandro 53
3) Di Luzio, Roberto 53 4) Tifi, Alessandro 50
9 Denmark ‘A’ 1:47,12 1
1) Nielsen, Leif Erik 56 2) Pedersen, Rene 53
3) Heltbech, Klaus 50 4) Pedersen, Knud Erik 54
10 Hungary ‘A’ 1:54,32 2
1) Gyori, Janos Attila 50 2) Fiak, Gyorgy 53
3) Harsanyi, Tamas 55 4) Jurth, Gyula 54
— Spain ‘A’ DNF 1
1) De La Rubia, Rafael 53 2) Canto Moreno, Jose 52
3) Rof, Ricard 52 4) Quero, Raul 53

Event 182 W50-99 4×200 Meter Relay
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Team Finals H#
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Finals
1 United States of America ‘A’ 1:53,81 1
1) Hanscom, Rita 59 (But photo shows Lorraine Jasper) 2) Williams, Shemayne 51
3) Hoffman, Debra 54 4) Upshaw, Joy 53
2 Germany ‘A’ 1:54,08 1
1) Berend, Katja 51 2) Heidrich, Brigitte 52
3) Burzlaff Dr., Birgit 50 4) Hergarten, Marion 54
3 Great Britain and Northern Ire ‘A’ 2:01,33 1
1) Stagles, Sally 53 2) Kelly, Angela 53
3) Timmis, Denise 53 4) Ellacott, Janice 53
4 Hungary ‘A’ 2:06,06 2
1) Erika, Sandor 51 2) Borbely, Gaborne 50
3) Goczanne Toth, Zsuzsanna 56 4) Csehne Kurdi, Angela 52
5 Russia ‘A’ 2:06,09 2
1) Tatyana, Lodochnikova 52 2) Stupnitskaya, Tatiana 51
3) Karpushina, Natalia 53 4) Tovarova, Liudmila 52
6 France ‘A’ 2:08,27 1
1) Pesin, Marie-Christine 51 2) Mehallel, Djamila 55
3) Landa, Nadine 51 4) Alexis, Nicole 54
7 Latvia ‘A’ 2:12,40 2
1) Erbsa, Sanda 50 2) Vilcane, Marite 54
3) Marija, Multane 55 4) Germova, Anda 53
8 Italy ‘A’ 2:26,37 2
1) Pircher, Cacilia Maria 59 2) Barletta, Cinzia 57
3) Ricci, Carla 63 4) Forcellini, Carla 54

Event 417 M45-99 4×200 Meter Relay
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Team Finals H#
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Finals
1 Germany ‘A’ 1:35,40 2
1) Groeger, Roland 49 2) Bernhard, Gunter 49
3) Scholze, Steffen 45 4) Lachmann, Bernd 45
2 Great Britain and Northern Ire ‘A’ 1:36,62 2
1) Michael, Osunsami 45 2) Allen, Ian 48
3) Benedickter, Peter 45 4) Gardiner, Michael 45
3 France ‘A’ 1:36,69 2
1) Launey, Jocelyn 48 2) Berthenet, Richard 48
3) Garrigues, Marin 49 4) Martinet, Etienne 47
4 Canada ‘A’ 1:37,26 1
1) Warburton, Christopher 48 2) Lawson, Peter 45
3) Skeete, Marcus 46 4) Lemassif, Christian 47
5 Venezuela ‘A’ 1:38,04 1
1) Barazarte, Angel 57 2) Martinez, Luis 52
3) Gonzalez, Gonzalo 46 4) Perez, Richard 45
6 Italy ‘A’ 1:38,35 1
1) Schino, Matteo 48 2) Comper, Walter 47
3) Acciaccaferri, Pierluigi 45 4) Salvador, Fausto 45
7 United States of America ‘A’ 1:38,79 2
1) Merriweather, Eric 50 2) Padgett, Calvin 45
3) Cormier, John 47 4) Warren, Mark 46
8 Belgium ‘A’ 1:39,12 2
1) Bonte, Dirk 47 2) Goovaerts, Ronny 48
3) Poulain, Philippe 48 4) Pottiez, Marc 47
9 Netherlands ‘A’ 1:45,42 1
1) van Gils, Marc 46 2) van Avendonk, Jack 46
3) Mijsberg, Peter 48 4) Joosse, Koen 46
10 Hungary ‘A’ 1:54,38 1
1) Boros, Zoltan 45 2) Palko, Sandor Laszlo 45
3) Bucherna, Nandor 45 4) Frey, Akos 46
— Croatia ‘A’ DQ 1
1) Smiljanic, Mladen 46 2) Ledic, Kruno 49
3) Horvatic, Zvonko 52 4) Zetic, Berislav 52

Event 181 W45-99 4×200 Meter Relay
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Team Finals H#
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Finals
1 Finland ‘A’ 1:50,73 1
1) Raman, Virpi 46 2) Hakomaki, Tiina 48
3) Siekkinen, Kirsti 47 4) Mertanen, Katrin 47
2 Spain ‘A’ 1:51,96 1
1) Cortes, Silvia 51 2) Guerra, Angeles 45
3) Hightower, Courteney 48 4) Colas, Esther 46
3 Great Britain and Northern Ire ‘A’ 1:56,82 2
1) Clarke, Gaye 53 2) Bezance, Tracy 49
3) Murray, Pamela 47 4) Hodgson, Jacqui 45
4 Germany ‘A’ 1:57,65 2
1) Hasselberg, Katja 47 2) Frisch, Elizabeth 46
3) Konig, Andrea 47 4) Anstett, Anke 48
5 Latvia ‘A’ 1:58,50 1
1) Faitusa, Dace 46 2) Ingrida, Lamberte 48
3) Fjodorova, Inara 48 4) Kojalovica, Ilona 47
6 Australia ‘A’ 2:00,02 2
1) Suttor, Robyn 55 2) Mogentale, Gianna 50
3) Layt, Caroline 49 4) Naylon, Janet 47
7 United States of America ‘A’ 2:00,52 2
1) West, Nedenia 45 2) Roberts, Charmaine 46
3) Carty, Linda 47 4) Roux, Maryline 47
8 Italy ‘A’ 2:03,91 2
1) Lacava, Giusy 46 2) Ruggieri, Nadia 54
3) Simrak, Milka 55 4) Zanoboni, Marzia 50

Event 416 M40-99 4×200 Meter Relay
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Team Finals H#
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Finals
1 Sweden ‘A’ 1:33,08 2
1) Galan, Angel 42 2) Wallin, Peter 42
3) Dacke, Dag 48 4) Sunneborn, Mattias 43
2 Italy ‘A’ 1:35,66 2
1) Floro, Nicola 41 2) De Angelis, Renato 42
3) Pollicino, Giovambattista 40 4) Barcella, Edgardo 44
3 Poland ‘A’ 1:37,35 1
1) Hajduk, Andrzej 44 2) Kaszuba, Marek 43
3) Nowacki, Andrzej 42 4) Malkiewicz, Krzysztof 40
4 Portugal ‘A’ 1:38,24 3
1) Lemos, Ricardo 41 2) Duarte, Ricardo 43
3) Carvalho, Manuel 45 4) Mioludo, Joao 40
5 Hungary ‘A’ 1:38,82 1
1) Beres, Sandor 43 2) Lisztoczki, Janos 41
3) Hallosy, Zsolt 43 4) Csillag, Levente 41
6 Finland ‘A’ 1:38,96 2
1) Sandell, Kaj 46 2) Mertanen, Jukka 41
3) Saromaa, Jan 47 4) Laine, Krister 42
7 Great Britain and Northern Ire ‘A’ 1:40,73 3
1) Golding, Leeroy 46 2) Lake, Stephen 41
3) Guest, Paul 53 4) Davey, Peter 40
8 Croatia ‘A’ 1:47,21 1
1) Novak, Nenad 40 2) Kosic, Kresimir 41
3) Puksar, Ivan 56 4) Vegse, Robert 44
9 Australia ‘A’ 1:48,59 1
1) Marriott, Wayne 59 2) McLennan, Campbell 41
3) O’Neill, Paul 48 4) Nipperess, Dean 42
— Germany ‘A’ DNF 3
1) Schulze, Andreas 44 2) Ewert, Kolja 44
3) David, Alexander 44 4) Benze, Nils 41
— France ‘A’ DQ 3
1) Sagna, Evariste 41 2) Dufour, Christophe 41
3) Foricher, Jean-Marc 42 4) Belghorzi, Bouziane 40
— Canada ‘A’ DQ 3
1) Foubert, Jason 44 2) Munro, Lenroy 43
3) Wang, Xinxiao 41 4) John, Nigel 41

Event 180 W40-99 4×200 Meter Relay
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Team Finals H#
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Finals
1 Germany ‘A’ 1:46,68 1
1) Martin, Heike 41 2) Gunther-Graff, Eva 45
3) Zwiener, Michaela 43 4) Drewes-Czech, Kerstin 42
2 Spain ‘A’ 1:48,68 2
1) Serra Roman, Anna 43 2) Torrescasana Quintan, Eulalia 4
3) Puig, Assumpcio 43 4) Paunica, Emilia 41
3 Italy ‘A’ 1:52,91 1
1) Tellini, Susanna 48 2) Diletto, Immacolata 42
3) Tiselli, Paola 40 4) Cristina, Sanulli 41
4 Great Britain and Northern Ire ‘A’ 1:53,79 1
1) Williams, Katy 43 2) Wale, Amanda 43
3) Lyttle, Angela 43 4) Greenwood, Sharon 42
5 Finland ‘A’ 1:56,32 2
1) Haikonen, Johanna 40 2) Kyronlahti, Mari 46
3) Nyman, Pinja 41 4) Pikkarainen, Sari 42
6 Belgium ‘A’ 1:56,67 1
1) Vandooren, Benedicte 48 2) Cardenas Ojito, Janet 40
3) Bottin, Hilde 49 4) Amellal, Maryam 41
7 Netherlands ‘A’ 1:56,90 2
1) Oost, Sonja 56 2) Geel, Simone 52
3) Klaver, Marlou 46 4) van Eldik, Anja 44
8 Australia ‘A’ 1:57,66 1
1) Lambert, Lenore 44 2) Hobson, Ranell 41
3) Kovacs, Kriszta 40 4) Mackie, Althea 43
9 Sweden ‘A’ 2:00,25 2
1) Sunneborn, Anna 43 2) Wahlstedt, Karin 53
3) Trensmar, Tina 47 4) Akervall, Jenny 41
10 Hungary ‘A’ 2:00,41 2
1) Perlaki, Monika 42 2) Scherer, Edit 44
3) Harcsar, Rita 42 4) Agostonne Bokros, Ildiko 46

Event 415 M35-99 4×200 Meter Relay
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Team Finals H#
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Finals
1 Great Britain and Northern Ire ‘A’ 1:31,99 3
1) Stephens, Gavin 36 2) Parker, Andrew 35
3) Brown, David 36 4) Beardsell, Richard 35
2 Venezuela ‘A’ 1:32,08 1
1) Gutierrez, Alberto 36 2) Saldeno, Jose 36
3) Gamez, Anibal 39 4) Wilfredo, Borotoche 36
3 Russia ‘A’ 1:33,39 2
1) Moshanu, Alexander 40 2) Pavel, Bubnov 38
3) Evgenii, Ivanov 46 4) Ivan, Zaitcev 37
4 Germany ‘A’ 1:33,57 3
1) Gippert, Jochen 37 2) Kuhl, Torsten 35
3) Prussing, Ronny 38 4) Fuhrmann, Wolfgang 39
5 France ‘A’ 1:35,23 2
1) Renard, David 38 2) Galy, Olivier 37
3) Besombes, Laurent 37 4) Cazaux, David 44
6 United States of America ‘A’ 1:37,77 3
1) Hogue, Andrew 40 2) Drummond, Don 44
3) Druzdzel, James 35 4) Chambers, Keith 35
7 Italy ‘A’ 1:38,15 3
1) Di Maio, Emilio 36 2) Conti, Vincenzo 37
3) Corteselli, Alberico 38 4) Lombardi, Tommaso 41
8 Ireland ‘A’ 1:38,38 2
1) Mc Ginley, Adrian 36 2) Cremin, Gerard 35
3) Lee, Kenneth 38 4) Griffin, Tomas 43
9 Hungary ‘A’ 1:49,04 1
1) Palagyi, Gergely 35 2) Szucs, Attila 38
3) Radosza, Tamas 37 4) Lakatos, Karoly 37
— Mexico ‘A’ DQ 1
1) Medrano, Daniel 39 2) Villegas S, Alejandro 43
3) Chong Martinez, Hugo 45 4) Velazquez, Juan 57
— Sweden ‘A’ DQ 1
1) Asplund, Jonas 41 2) Rauch, Tobias 39
3) Nikolajev, Sergej 41 4) Wiback, Johan 42
— Spain ‘A’ DQ 2
1) Lopez Veny, Roberto Andres 35 2) Portoles, Javier 38
3) Cosin, Miguel 37 4) Bonfill, Francesc 35

Event 179 W35-99 4×200 Meter Relay
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Team Finals H#
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Finals
1 Great Britain and Northern Ire ‘A’ 1:43,74 2
1) Lesley, Owusu 35 2) Young, Susan 37
3) McLoughlin, Susie 36 4) Ruddock, Ellena 38
2 Spain ‘A’ 1:46,69 1
1) Bocanegra, Sonia 36 2) Badia, Yolanda 42
3) Ruz, Elisabet 36 4) Garcia, Carolina 35
3 United States of America ‘A’ 1:48,60 2
1) Walles, Maurelhena 39 2) Moulds, LaTisha 36
3) Burke, Jennifer 42 4) Bernert, Brandi 35
4 Germany ‘A’ 1:52,02 2
1) Tomulets, Diana 36 2) Bosch, Christina 42
3) Schreyer, Annett 40 4) Schmelter, Jennifer 37
5 France ‘A’ 1:52,17 2
1) Michot, Cecile 39 2) Michea, Stephanie 35
3) Elmi-Gani, Safia 36 4) Belva, Sandra 37
6 Latvia ‘A’ 1:53,67 1
1) Kreicere, Laine 41 2) Linina, Dace 38
3) Titova, Anna 35 4) Nefjodova-Volkova, Ljudmila 38
7 Russia ‘A’ 1:55,90 1
1) Busarova, Svetlana 40 2) Larisa, Zhuk 42
3) Pirogova, Irina 47 4) Razzhigaeva, Olga 37
8 Hungary ‘A’ 1:56,47 1
1) Kovacs-Doczi, Orsolya 38 2) Nagy, Dora 38
3) Lukacsi, Bernadett 39 4) Szentai, Nora 38

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April 1, 2014

8 Responses

  1. Ken Stone - April 1, 2014

    BTW, did anyone get Guido’s split in the 4×2? Or that of the American teams, especially Bill Collins and Joy Upshaw?

  2. Tom Phillips - April 1, 2014

    It needs to go on record that WMA made the biggest mess imaginable of the medal presentations for these relays. And from what I hear, it was a WMA decision, not the LOC’s.

    The stadium atmosphere had been really great during the races. Events ran to time, and there was a large and enthusiastic crowd. Presentations were scheduled and well-publicized. At the last moment, these were changed, with totally inadequate announcements, mostly in a language few present could understand, and even fewer could hear. It was announced that all bronze medals would be awarded in one ceremony, followed by all, silvers, then all golds. Then, for half an hour absolutely nothing happened.

    Athletes were all waiting, there were few audible PA updates. Most of the crowd left the arena. Then a few bronze medals were handed out, followed by a few golds, and eventually some silvers. The whole scene was far more embarrassing than Sacramento in 2011 when the LOC “ran out of medals”. I spoke with two ladies from the LOC who were in tears at the presentation farce. One said to me “After all of our work, this is what the athletes will remember”. She may be correct.

    If they had handed out medals at random, it would actually have made more sense! Once again, WMA showed its huge capacity to clutch defeat from the jaws of victory. Presentations are important. They give approbation and closure. WMA has clearly learned little about this since, say, Riccione in 2007, when many relay medal presentations were simply canceled because they were scheduled at the same time that WMA officials were due to have lunch.

  3. Ken Stone - April 1, 2014

    Joy Upshaw ran 26.1 for 200 in relay, I’m told. Incredible.

  4. Ron Johnson - April 2, 2014

    Congratulations to our M60 4x 200 & W50 4x 200. I know of the sacrifice and hard work that these athletes made to represent our country. I’m especially proud of Shermaine Williams winnig her first world championship. There’s nothing else to say about Thad, Charles, Rick and Bill except new day,
    sos (same old stuff )

    I’m proud of you guys and gals.

  5. Mary Harada - April 2, 2014

    sorry they messed up the relay medal presentations – they are often a mess as so many races and teams and a short period of time in which to get the ceremony done. I was not there and did not see what happened but I have not so fond memories of botched medal awards in other WMA meets – in Kamloops – doing it at a far away outside building and with no audience because no one wanted to go and miss the action on the track – and then doing the relays in the middle of the track but not announcing ahead of time so that many were left wondering what had happened. For some the relay medal is the only one they receive and it can be a very very big deal. WMA needs to let the LOC take charge unless they have shown clearly that they are not capable of doing it. But….busy fingers like to stick them into the toffee – and make a mess it seems. Yes Riccione was a bit of a mess – but so was San Sebastian where the awardees were sent down under the stands into a very dark room where they could see nothing and left there for hours so it seemed while events were going on. The relay medal awards in San Sebastian were so bad that some just left – and since team awards were not made until all of the team was present ….. And who can forget the botched medal awards in Durban, SA – for the x-c races, well never mind – wait for my book – which will be all about botched awards and lap counting messes at Masters Track meets around the world! (for those reading this who have not sense of humor – I am joking about the book) These are complex meets with many moving parts – that most of the WMA meets are pretty well run is something to be celebrated. And hopefully age will help with eliminating the not so fond memories and retaining the good ones.
    I am sorry to have missed Budapest – it sounds like it was a great meet, great facilities, and well run. Congratulations to alal who went and competed or spectated.

  6. Tom Phillips - April 3, 2014

    Mary, such a shame you were joking about the book.

  7. Anthony Treacher - April 3, 2014

    Yes Tom. But no matter. Maybe I will write a book.

  8. Mark Cleary - April 5, 2014

    The meet was great and Budapest is my favorite city out of the 7 I have been to for WMA Championships.

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