Great Said Aouita adds the world title to his Olympic crown from LA 1984 as he holds off Domingos Castro (POR) and Jack Buckner in the last lap burn-up in style. Tim Hutchings, Eurosport’s top athletics commentator, is in that final as well.

The King’s reign is shaking but he still survives the onslaught even by the skin of his teeth. Edwin Moses comes under immense pressure off the final hurdle by Danny Harris, the man who ended his almost 10-year-long unbeaten streak, and Europe’f finest Harald Schmidt (FRG) but hangs on to his second world title by a narrowest margin, a mere 0.02 secs separating the three medalists (47.46-47.48)

What can happen when the pressure is off and gold in the bag! Stefka Konstantinova (BUL), having survived a major scare at 2.04, soars over a mighty 2.09m for a new world record in the women’s high jump, which still stands to our days.

Carl Lewis demonstrates in full that he lies way beyond anyone else in the long jump to carve together a stunning series – watch the display of his first three jumps on the screen (8.67, 8.66, 8.67)!! Robert Emiyan (URS), having jumped a European record of 8.86m at altitude cannont grind out any sort of response.

She may have started slowly in the first round but Fatima Whitbread starts pounding out some monster throws to peak in a 76.64m that wrapped up gold in comprehensive manner over world record holder Petra Felke (CDR), Britain’s sole as it turned out in the championships.

The men’s 4x400m relay draws the curtain as always with the USA team and anchor man Harry ‘Butch’ Reynolds flying to gold and the fastest sea-level time ever (2:57.29) while Great Britain set a new European record of 2:58.86 for silver anchored by Phil Brown, with Roger Black a late call-up. This is the last of a 47-part screening of the championships that you can watch whole on UTube.


British medalists

Golds (1): Fatima Whitbread (javelin)

Silvers (3): Peter Elliott (800m), Jon Ridgeon (110mh), Great Britain Men’s 4×400 (Derek Redmond, Kriss Akabussi, Roger Black, Phil Brown)

Bronzes (4): Linford Christie (100m), John Regis (200m), Colin Jackson (110mh), Jack Buckner (5000m)


World Championships 1987 Results – Top 8


(correction in the steeplechase where fifth-placed Graeme Fell was competing for Canada and not Britain opposed to 1983 in Helsini, triple jump bronze medalist Oleg Sakirkin was also competing for Soviet Union and not Kazakstan at the time)