1983 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 800 metres

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Events at the
1983 World Championships
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
3000 m women
5000 m men
10,000 m men
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men
 

These are the official results of the Women's 800 metres event at the 1983 IAAF World Championships in Helsinki, Finland. There were a total number of 27 participating athletes, with four qualifying heats, two semi-finals and the final held on Tuesday 9 August 1983.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Czechoslovakia Jarmila Kratochvílová
Czechoslovakia (TCH)
Silver Soviet Union Lyubov Gurina
Soviet Union (URS)
Bronze Soviet Union Yekaterina Podkopayeva
Soviet Union (URS)

Records[edit]

Existing records at the start of the event.

World record  Jarmila Kratochvílová (TCH) 1:53.28 Munich, West Germany July 26, 1983
Championship record New event

Final[edit]

RANK FINAL TIME
Med 1.png  Jarmila Kratochvílová (TCH) 1:54.68
Med 2.png  Lyubov Gurina (URS) 1:56.11
Med 3.png  Yekaterina Podkopayeva (URS) 1:57.58
4.  Margrit Klinger (FRG) 1:58.11
5.  Robin Campbell (USA) 2:00.03
6.  Doina Melinte (ROU) 2:00.13
7.  Milena Matejkovičová-Strnadová (TCH) 2:01.72
8.  Antje Schröder (GDR) 2:02.13

Semi-Finals[edit]

  • Held on Monday 8 August 1983
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Yekaterina Podkopayeva (URS) 1:59.55
2.  Jarmila Kratochvílová (TCH) 1:59.58
3.  Milena Matejkovičová-Strnadová (TCH) 2:00.02
4.  Robin Campbell (USA) 2:00.22
5.  Jolanta Januchta (POL) 2:02.23
6.  Jill McCabe (SWE) 2:02.92
7.  Elena Lina (ROU) 2:03.59
8.  Célestine N'Drin (CIV) 2:08.14


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Lyubov Gurina (URS) 1:59.33
2.  Antje Schröder (GDR) 1:59.46
3.  Margrit Klinger (FRG) 1:59.49
4.  Doina Melinte (ROU) 1:59.60
5.  Zuzana Moravčíková (TCH) 1:59.96
6.  Totka Petrova (BUL) 2:01.32
7.  Tina Krebs (DEN) 2:02.19
8.  Jennifer Bean (BER) 2:12.93

Qualifying heats[edit]

  • Held on Sunday 7 August 1983
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Margrit Klinger (FRG) 2:02.08
2.  Jolanta Januchta (POL) 2:02.58
3.  Milena Matejkovičová-Strnadová (TCH) 2:02.60
4.  Elena Lina (ROU) 2:04.50
5.  Attina Sawtell (COK) 2:18.25
6.  Kungu Bakombo (ZAI) 2:19.68


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Yekaterina Podkopayeva (URS) 2:06.42
2.  Totka Petrova (BUL) 2:06.60
3.  Zuzana Moravčíková (TCH) 2:06.76
4.  Jill McCabe (SWE) 2:07.23
5.  Maria Lomba (STP) 2:21.90
 Fatalmoudou Touré (MLI) DQ


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Antje Schröder (GDR) 2:10.61
2.  Jarmila Kratochvílová (TCH) 2:12.35
3.  Célestine N'Drin (CIV) 2:12.52
4.  Hala El-Moughrabi (SYR) 2:15.37
5.  Eucaris Caicedo (COL) 2:17.06
6.  Sofiya Mohamed (COM) 2:55.64
 Irina Podyalovskaya (URS) DNS


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.  Lyubov Gurina (URS) 2:04.17
2.  Doina Melinte (ROU) 2:04.30
3.  Robin Campbell (USA) 2:04.83
4.  Tina Krebs (DEN) 2:05.49
5.  Jennifer Bean (BER) 2:13.80
6.  Be Trinh Thi (VIE) 2:17.54
7.  Khadija Al Matari (JOR) 2:28.72

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