Igor Astapkovich (born January 4, 1963 in Minsk) is a hammer thrower who won two Olympic medals, first representing USSR and later his homecountry Belarus. He won silver medals at three consecutive World Championships, and became the 1990 European champion. His personal best throw of 84.62 metres, achieved in 1992, puts him 6th on the all-time performer's list. ...more on Wikipedia about "Igor Astapkovich"
Igor Trandenkov (born August 17, 1966) is a retired Russian pole vaulter best known for winning two Olympic silver medals. His personal best jump of 6.01m make him a part of the so-called 6 metres club. ...more on Wikipedia about "Igor Trandenkov"
Ioamnet Quintero (born September 8, 1972) is a former high jumper from Cuba who competed in the women's high jump contest at the 1992 Summer Olympics and won the bronze medal. She won a gold medal at the 1993 World Championships in Athletics. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ioamnet Quintero"
Irina Belova, née Ilyichova (born March 27, 1968 in Angarsk) is a retired heptathlete from Russia. In her early career she represented USSR, with a fourth place at the 1990 European Championships and a bronze medal at the 1991 World Championships. Her career highlight came in 1992 as she won an Olympic silver medal. In February the same year she set the current world record in indoor pentathlon with 4991 points. She originally won the 1993 World Championships, but failed a drug test and received a four-year suspension. Upon returning she won two silver medals at the European and World Indoor Championships respectively. She retired after the 2001 season. ...more on Wikipedia about "Irina Belova"
Iván Lázaro Pedroso Soler (born December 17, 1972 in La Habana) is a Cuban athlete specializing in long jump. ...more on Wikipedia about "Iván Pedroso"
Jackie Joyner-Kersee (born March 3, 1962) is generally considered as the best all-around female athlete in the world and the all-time greatest heptathlete. She has won three gold, one silver and one bronze Olympic medals. She was named after Jackie Kennedy. She lives in East St. Louis, Illinois. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jackie Joyner-Kersee"
Jan Železný (born June 16, 1966 in Mladá Boleslav) is a Czech athlete, former world and Olympic champion and world record holder in javelin throw. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jan Železný"
Javier Sotomayor (born October 13, 1967), 1.94 metres tall, is a Cuban athlete who specializes in the high jump. ...more on Wikipedia about "Javier Sotomayor"
Jens-Peter Herold (born June 2, 1965 in Neuruppin) is a German middle-distance runner who participated in several international championships in the late 1980s and early 1990s. In the 1987 World Championships he came sixth over 1500m. The following year he won a bronze medal (finishing beind Peter Rono and Peter Elliott) at the Seoul Olympics and also ran a new German record for the English Mile in 3:49.22 min. which is still unbroken (as of 2005). In 1990 he won the European Championships double finishing first both indoor and outdoor over 1500m. Herold was renowned for his finishing kick which secured him victories over potentially stronger competitors. However, in 1991 he lost an almost certain bronze medal at the World Championships in Tokyo on the finishing line. He was overtaken by his countryman Hauke Fuhlbrügge while Noureddine Morceli and Wilfred Kirochi won gold and silver. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jens-Peter Herold"
Jim Spivey is a former American middle distance runner who won a bronze medal at the World Championships in Rome 1987 over 1500m. In 1992 Spivey won the US Olympic trials in New Orleans ahead of Steve Holman to qualify for the Olympic Games in Barcelona where he came eighth. Previously he had participated in the Olympics in 1984 (where he came fifth). Ironically, Spivey failed to qualify for the 1988 Summer Olympics (finishing fourth at the US trials in Indianapolis) in the same season in which he set his personal best over 1500m (3:31.01, Koblenz). ...more on Wikipedia about "Jim Spivey"
John Treacy (born June 4, 1957 in Villierstown near Dungarvan, County Waterford, Ireland) is an Irish athlete. At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, he won a silver medal in the marathon, placing Ireland 33rd in the Medals table. He is currently head of the Irish Athletics Board. ...more on Wikipedia about "John Treacy"
Jonah Birir is a former Kenyan middle distance runner who finished fifth in the 1992 Summer Olympics 1500m final in Barcelona. The final was won by Fermin Cacho of Spain. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jonah Birir"
Joseph Cheshire is a former Kenyan middle distance runner who represented his country in the 1984 and 1992 Summer Olympics (where he came fourth). Cheshire also won the 1500m at the London Grand Prix in 1992. His greatest indoor achievement was the bronze medal at the 1985 IAAF World Indoor Games. ...more on Wikipedia about "Joseph Chesire"
Juma Ikangaa (born July 19, 1957) is a world-class marathon runner from Tanzania, a sentimental favorite in Boston after finishing second three years in a row at ...more on Wikipedia about "Juma Ikangaa"
Kevin Curtis Young (born September 16, 1966) is a former American athlete, winner of 400 m hurdles at the 1992 Summer Olympics. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kevin Young (athlete)"
Khalid Skah (born January 29, 1967) is a Moroccan athlete, winner of 10 000 m at the 1992 Summer Olympics. ...more on Wikipedia about "Khalid Skah"
Larisa Berezhnaya (born February 28, 1961) is a retired long jumper who represented USSR and later Ukraine. She first gained recognition with a bronze medal at the 1989 World Indoor Championships and a fourth place at the 1990 European Championships. In 1991 she won a gold medal at the World Indoor Championships and a bronze medal at the outdoor World Championships. The same year she jumped 7.24 metres, which puts her 13th in the all-time performers list. At the 1992 Summer Olympics she had the longest qualifying jump with 6.87 metres, but missed the final round through injury. ...more on Wikipedia about "Larisa Berezhnaya"
Leroy Russel Burrell (born February 21, 1967) is an American athlete who twice set the world record for the 100 metre sprint, setting a time of 9.90 seconds in June 1991. This was then broken by Carl Lewis within a month. Burell set the record for a second time when he ran 9.85 seconds in 1994, a record that stood until 1996. ...more on Wikipedia about "Leroy Burrell"
Linford Christie (born April 2, 1960) is a former British athlete and the only man ever to win Olympic, World, Commonweath and European 100 m gold medals who was twice found guilty of using performance enhancing drugs and was banned from competing anywhere in the world by the IAAF in line with their policy for all drug cheats. ...more on Wikipedia about "Linford Christie"
Maria de Lurdes Mutola (born October 27, 1972 in Maputo) is an athlete from Mozambique who has specialised in the 800 m. ...more on Wikipedia about "Maria Mutola"
Marie-José Perec (born May 9, 1968) is a French athlete, specialised in the 200 and 400 m, and triple Olympic champion. ...more on Wikipedia about "Marie-José Perec"
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Mark Everett (born September 2, 1968 in Milton, Florida) was an American 800 metres runner who won the bronze medal at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo. The following year Everett finished second in the US Olympic trials in New Orleans behind Johnny Gray. A few weeks later Everett beat Gray at the Bislett Games in Oslo, setting a new personal best of 1:43.40. Everett and Gray went to Barcelona as favourites for the gold and silver medals. However, Everett did not finish the race and Gray won the bronze behind William Tanui and Nixon Kiprotich. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mark Everett (athlete)"
Mary Onyali-Omagbemi (born February 3, 1968) is a Nigerian sprinter who won the bronze medal in 4x100 metres relay at the 1992 Summer Olympics and in 200 metres at the 1996 Summer Olympics. She also won the 1994 Commonwealth Games. ...more on Wikipedia about "Mary Onyali-Omagbemi"
Matthew Kiprotich Birir (born July 2, 1972) is a former Kenyan athlete, winner of 3000 m steeplechase at the 1992 Summer Olympics. ...more on Wikipedia about "Matthew Birir"
Merlene Joyce Ottey (b. May 10, 1960 in Hanover, Jamaica) is a track athlete. Ottey began her career representing Jamaica, but since 2000, has represented Slovenia—where she now resides. She ranks at number four on the list of top ten all time female athletes on the 100 meters, and number three on the list of the top ten all time athletes on the 200 meters - women. ...more on Wikipedia about "Merlene Ottey"
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