Track and Field
At the Mobil IAAF Grand Prix in Barcelona--the last major track and field meet of 1991--Michael Johnson capped an undefeated year in the 200 meters, winning with the season’s fastest time, 19.88 seconds.
Sergei Bubka of the Soviet Union won the pole vault and men’s overall Grand Prix title, though he failed to set his 29th world record. He missed two attempts at 20-0 1/2 feet, which would have broken his world record of 20-0.
High jumper Heike Henkel of Germany won the women’s overall crown and the title with a leap of 6-7 1/2.
Merlene Ottey of Jamaica won the 100 meters in 10.87. Tony Dees won the men’s 110-meter hurdles in 13.37 and edged fellow American Renaldo Nehemiah for the Grand Prix title. Zhihong Huang of China became the first Asian to win a Grand Prix title when she won the women’s shotput with a toss of 65-9 3/4. Kenya’s Susan Sirma became the first African woman to win a Grand Prix title despite finishing third in the 3,000 meters.