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SLOVNAFT '97 to host at least 16 winners from Atlanta

The most prestigious athletic event held in Slovakia every year is the track and field spectacle IAAF/Grand Prix II SLOVNAFT'97. On June 10 at 16:30, Bratislava's Inter stadium will host at least 16 athletes who obtained medals at the Olympic games last summer in Atlanta. Highlights of the night are the 800 and 5,000 meter sprints, the shot put and discus throw.
In the men's 800 meters the most famous runners are Cubans Norberto Telleza (in Atlanta he came in fourth) , and David Singeroi Kiptoe (6th at the Olympics) as well as Kenyan Robert Langat Kibet. In the women's 800, Amma Fidelia Quirot (silver in Atlanta, and ranked 1st in the world) is expected to go for a world record. In the men's 5,000 meters look for Kenyans Paul Bitok (3rd in Atlanta) and Nyariki (5th at the Olympics).

Slovnaft '97, Track & Field
June 10, 16:30
Inter Stadium, Bratislava

The most prestigious athletic event held in Slovakia every year is the track and field spectacle IAAF/Grand Prix II SLOVNAFT'97. On June 10 at 16:30, Bratislava's Inter stadium will host at least 16 athletes who obtained medals at the Olympic games last summer in Atlanta. Highlights of the night are the 800 and 5,000 meter sprints, the shot put and discus throw.

In the men's 800 meters the most famous runners are Cubans Norberto Telleza (in Atlanta he came in fourth) , and David Singeroi Kiptoe (6th at the Olympics) as well as Kenyan Robert Langat Kibet. In the women's 800, Amma Fidelia Quirot (silver in Atlanta, and ranked 1st in the world) is expected to go for a world record.

In the men's 5,000 meters look for Kenyans Paul Bitok (3rd in Atlanta) and Nyariki (5th at the Olympics). Meanwhile in the discus throw the best athletes are Lars Riedel from Germany and Vladimír Dubrovscik from Belarus. Women to look for are Siu from China and Irina Chudoroznikova from Russia. All of these athletes won medals at the Olympics in Atlanta.

Astrid Kundernus from Germany, who holds the woman's world record for the shot-put, will also compete.

Tickets are available at Slovakoturist: Trnavská cesta 37 or at Panská 13, Bratislava, 15 Sk for children, 30 Sk for adults, or at the event, Inter Stadium for 60 Sk.

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