2011 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 800 metres

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2011 World Championships
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The Women's 800 metres at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Daegu Stadium on September 1, 2 and 4.

The three fastest times prior to the championships were all run at the Russian national trials, with Mariya Savinova leading the rankings with 1:56.95 minutes, followed by Yuliya Rusanova and Ekaterina Kostetskaya. However, Kenia Sinclair of Jamaica and Britain's Jenny Meadows had been the leading athletes on the Diamond League circuit.[1] Caster Semenya, the 2009 champion, was among the fastest that year, but had been affected by injury and an 11-month career break due to gender verification tests.[2] Moroccan Halima Hachlaf and American champion Alysia Johnson Montano were highly ranked, while reigning Olympic and World silver medallist Janeth Jepkosgei was another prominent competitor.[1]

It took under 1:59 just to make the final. Led by defending champion, Semenya, the three Russians all qualified, along with two Americans, returning silver medalist Jepkosgei (now running under her married name of Busienei) and Kenia Sinclair, leaving previous Bronze medalist Jenny Meadows as the fastest non-qualifier.

In the final, Busienei led through a fast 55.86 second first lap, followed by Sinclair and Alysia Johnson Montaño. On the backstretch, defending champion Semenya cruised past the field taking the lead with about 180 metres to go. She continued to pull away, but not emphatically. Savinova had trailed the field and followed Semenya as she moved up, then kicked it into gear on the final straightaway, easing past Semenya without challenge. Montaño took a dive at the finish line but was unable to beat Busienei for the bronze.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Mariya Savinova
 Russia
Caster Semenya
 South Africa
Janeth Jepkosgei
 Kenya

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:

World record  Jarmila Kratochvílová (TCH) 1:53.28 Munich, West Germany 26 July 1983
Championship record  Jarmila Kratochvílová (TCH) 1:54.68 Helsinki, Finland 9 August 1983
World Leading  Mariya Savinova (RUS) 1:56.95 Cheboksary, Russia 22 July 2011
African Record  Pamela Jelimo (KEN) 1:54.01 Zürich, Switzerland 29 August 2008
Asian Record  Dong Liu (CHN) 1:55.54 Beijing, China 9 September 1993
North, Central American and Caribbean record  Ana Fidelia Quirot (CUB) 1:54.44 Barcelona, Spain 9 September 1989
South American record  Letitia Vriesde (SUR) 1:56.68 Gothenburg, Sweden 13 August 1995
European Record  Jarmila Kratochvílová (TCH) 1:53.28 Munich, West Germany 26 July 1983
Oceanian record  Toni Hodgkinson (NZL) 1:58.25 Atlanta, GA, United States 27 July 1996

Qualification standards[edit]

A time B time
1:59.80 2:01.30

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
September 1, 2011 11:40 Heats
September 2, 2011 19:25 Semifinals
September 4, 2011 20:15 Final

Results[edit]

KEY: q Fastest non-qualifiers Q Qualified NR National record PB Personal best SB Seasonal best

Heats[edit]

Qualification: First 4 in each heat (Q) and the next 4 fastest (q) advance to the semifinals.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Janeth Jepkosgei  Kenya 1:59.36 Q
2 3 Ekaterina Kostetskaya  Russia 1:59.61 Q
3 3 Alysia Johnson Montaño  United States 1:59.62 Q
4 3 Marilyn Okoro  Great Britain 1:59.74 Q
5 4 Mariya Savinova  Russia 2:01.01 Q
5 4 Caster Semenya  South Africa 2:01.01 Q
7 4 Cherono Koech  Kenya 2:01.03 Q
8 1 Jenny Meadows  Great Britain 2:01.11 Q
8 4 Alice Schmidt  United States 2:01.11 Q
10 4 Emma Jackson  Great Britain 2:01.17 q
11 1 Maggie Vessey  United States 2:01.32 Q
12 1 Rosibel García  Colombia 2:01.33 Q, SB
13 1 Eunice Jepkoech Sum  Kenya 2:01.37 Q
14 1 Yuliya Rusanova  Russia 2:01.38 q
15 2 Kenia Sinclair  Jamaica 2:01.66 Q
16 2 Halima Hachlaf  Morocco 2:01.80 Q
17 2 Yuliya Krevsun  Ukraine 2:01.88 Q
18 4 Tintu Luka  India 2:01.89 q
19 2 Maryna Arzamasava  Belarus 2:01.97 Q
20 2 Fantu Magiso  Ethiopia 2:02.58 q
21 5 Annet Negesa  Uganda 2:02.75 Q
22 5 Zahra Bouras  Algeria 2:02.77 Q
23 5 Lucia Klocová  Slovakia 2:02.81 Q
24 5 Liliya Lobanova  Ukraine 2:02.84 Q
25 5 Nikki Hamblin  New Zealand 2:02.87 SB
26 1 Eglė Balčiūnaitė  Lithuania 2:02.88
27 1 Yvonne Hak  Netherlands 2:03.05
28 3 Luiza Gega  Albania 2:03.21
29 4 Truong Thanh Hang  Vietnam 2:03.52
30 5 Lemlem Bereket  Canada 2:03.62
31 3 Margarita Matsko  Kazakhstan 2:04.24
32 2 Merve Aydın  Turkey 2:04.88
33 5 Sviatlana Usovich  Belarus 2:05.62
34 2 Huh Yeon-jung  South Korea 2:08.05
35 2 Zourah Ali  Djibouti 2:36.36 PB
99 3 Tetiana Petlyuk  Ukraine DNF

Semifinals[edit]

Qualification: First 2 in each heat (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) advance to the final.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Caster Semenya  South Africa 1:58.07 Q, SB
2 2 Mariya Savinova  Russia 1:58.45 Q
3 2 Janeth Jepkosgei  Kenya 1:58.50 Q, SB
4 3 Ekaterina Kostetskaya  Russia 1:58.64 Q
5 2 Alysia Johnson Montaño  United States 1:58.67 q
6 1 Yuliya Rusanova  Russia 1:58.73 Q
7 3 Kenia Sinclair  Jamaica 1:58.93 q
8 1 Maggie Vessey  United States 1:58.98 Q
9 1 Jenny Meadows  Great Britain 1:59.07
10 3 Fantu Magiso  Ethiopia 1:59.17 NR
11 2 Liliya Lobanova  Ukraine 1:59.38
12 2 Emma Jackson  Great Britain 1:59.77 PB
13 1 Eunice Jepkoech Sum  Kenya 1:59.94
14 1 Rosibel García  Colombia 2:00.79 SB
15 2 Tintu Luka  India 2:00.95 SB
16 3 Alice Schmidt  United States 2:01.16
17 3 Cherono Koech  Kenya 2:01.48
18 1 Annet Negesa  Uganda 2:01.51
19 3 Marilyn Okoro  Great Britain 2:01.54
20 2 Lucia Klocová  Slovakia 2:01.85
21 1 Maryna Arzamasava  Belarus 2:02.13
22 3 Yuliya Krevsun  Ukraine 2:05.37
23 2 Zahra Bouras  Algeria 2:12.08
99 1 Halima Hachlaf  Morocco DNF

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Mariya Savinova  Russia 1:55.87 WL
2 Caster Semenya  South Africa 1:56.35 SB
3 Janeth Jepkosgei  Kenya 1:57.42 SB
4 Alysia Johnson Montaño  United States 1:57.48 SB
5 Ekaterina Kostetskaya  Russia 1:57.82
6 Maggie Vessey  United States 1:58.50 SB
7 Kenia Sinclair  Jamaica 1:58.66
8 Yuliya Rusanova  Russia 1:59.74

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Martin, David (2011-08-22). Women's 800m – PREVIEW. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-08-23.
  2. ^ Oscar Pistorius selected by South Africa for world championships. The Guardian (2011-08-08). Retrieved on 2011-08-23.

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