World Championships/World Cups

1991 Tokyo


The highlight of the Tokyo World Champs was the most amazing long jump final in athletics history when Carl Lewis and Mike Powell took in in turns to break the oldest world record in the books, Bob Beamon’s amazing jump at altitude in Mexico in 1968. Powell eventually won with a leap of 8.95

Mike Powell WR


1995 Gothenburg

Australia did a little better in the 1995 World Champs in Gothenburg, Sweden.

We won two relay medals both probably surprise results.

Mens 4×100 relay Henderson, Jackson, Brimacombe, Marsh

Womens 4×400 relay Naylor, Poetschka, Gainsford-Taylor, Freeman

1999 World Championships Seville

With the Sydney Olympic only 12 months away the Seville World Champs was an important stepping stone. This time I was Team Manager.

Our only gold medal was Cathy in the 400m. Didn’t win by much but she got there.


Our two former Russian pole vaulters  Dimitri and Tatiana both got medals as did Kerry Saxby in the walk. Kerry was always great to have in a team and it was a real thrill when she won her medal.

Cathy Freeman 400m

Dimitri Markov Pole vault

Kerry Saxby-Junna 20km walk
Tatiana Gregorieva Pole vault


1992 Havana, Cuba