helsinki ‘83

Carl Lewis won the 100m, long jump and anchored the USA 4x100m team to gold, helping the quartet to a world record 37.86.

Jarmila Kratochvilova was the female star after she dominated both the 400m and 800m, the Czech runner setting a stunning world record of 47.99 in the shorter event.

Other highlights Of the inaugural World Athletics Championships included a home win for Tiina Lilak in the javelin, USA's Ed Moses winning the 400m hurdles by over second in 47.50, East Germany's Marita Koch won the 200m and gold medals in both relays and the in a global championship saw Norway's Grete Waitz triumph by exactly three minutes in 2:28:09.

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