World Record falls to Montgomery - 9.78!
14 September 2002 - Paris - American Tim Montgomery dramatically stole the show
in Paris with a 9.78 100m World Record, that unexpectedly deprived Morocco's
Hicham El Guerrouj of the Overall men's Grand Prix title at the 18th IAAF Grand
Men’s 100m World Record -
Live From Paris!
Tim Montgomery (USA): “You
know, World Records always happen when you expect them the least. The weather
was quite cool today like when I ran 9.84 in Oslo. I didn’t know I would be able
to break the World Record during the warm up. This is the end of a great season
for me, I knew I was in great shape and today everything was just perfect.
What if the IAAF Rankings
had been the qualifying criteria for the IAAF Grand Prix Final?
14 September 2002 - Paris - It
is now common knowledge that as of next year, the IAAF Grand Prix Final will
become the IAAF World Athletics Final and its system of qualification will
radically change. To qualify for the IAAF World Athletics Final, athletes will
have to be ranked among the top 8 - or 10 in middle distance events - in the
IAAF World Rankings. What effect will the Rankings have on the methods of
qualification for the IAAF World Athletics Final?
stars have their say in Paris
13 September 2002 – Paris – At the IAAF Press Conference at the Hotel de Ville,
the three main contenders for the Overall men’s and women’s Grand Prix titles,
Hicham El Guerrouj and Felix Sanchez, and Marion Jones, were joined on the
platform by Maurice Greene, and the latest French women’s sprint sensation
Muriel Hurtis, to gave their thoughts about Saturday’s 18th IAAF
Grand Prix Final.
6 Golden League Meetings from
President’s Speech Grand Prix Final - Paris
winners have Overall Grand Prix titles in their sights
Grand Prix Final takes a bow