2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships – Women's 400 metres

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Events at the
2012 IAAF World Indoor
Championships

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Track events
60 m   men   women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
3000 m men women
60 m hurdles men women
4×400 m relay men women
Field events
High jump men women
Pole vault men women
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
Shot put men women
Combined events
Pentathlon women
Heptathlon men

The women's 400 metres at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships will be held at the Ataköy Athletics Arena on 9 and 10 March.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Sanya Richards-Ross
 United States
Aleksandra Fedoriva
 Russia
Natasha Hastings
 United States

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships
World record  Jarmila Kratochvílová (TCH) 49.59 Milan, Italy 7 March 1982
Championship record  Olesya Forsheva (RUS) 50.04 Moscow, Russia 12 March 2006
World Leading  Sanya Richards-Ross (USA) 50.71 Albuquerque, United States 26 February 2012
African record  Charity Opara (NGR) 50.73 Stuttgart, Germany 1 February 1998
Asian record  Li Yajun (CHN) 52.27 Beijing, China 24 February 1996
European record  Jarmila Kratochvílová (TCH) 49.59 Milan, Italy 7 March 1982
North and Central American
and Caribbean record
 Christine Amertil (BAH) 50.34 Moscow, Russia 12 March 2006
Oceanian Record  Maree Holland (AUS) 52.17 Budapest, Hungary 4 March 1989
South American record  Aliann Pompey (GUY) 51.83 New York City, United States 26 February 2010

Qualification standards[edit]

Indoor Outdoor
53.25 51.25

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
March 9, 2012 9:35 Heats
March 9, 2012 19:50 Semifinals
March 10, 2012 18:40 Final

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Qualification: First 2 in each heat (Q) and the next 6 fastest (q) advance to the semifinals. [1]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 Nataliya Pyhyda  Ukraine 52.02 Q, SB
2 3 Sanya Richards-Ross  United States 52.81 Q
3 1 Denisa Rosolová  Czech Republic 52.95 Q
4 1 Vania Stambolova  Bulgaria 52.97 Q
5 2 Patricia Hall  Jamaica 52.99 Q
6 6 Shana Cox  Great Britain 53.24 Q
7 4 Aleksandra Fedoriva  Russia 53.26 Q
8 4 Dominique Blake  Jamaica 53.39 Q
9 4 Muizat Ajoke Odumosu  Nigeria 53.47 q
10 2 Meliz Redif  Turkey 53.55 q
11 3 Nadine Okyere  Great Britain 53.56 Q
12 6 Irina Davydova  Russia 53.58 Q
13 5 Natasha Hastings  United States 53.64 Q
14 1 Maria Enrica Spacca  Italy 53.74 q
14 3 Tiandra Ponteen  Saint Kitts and Nevis 53.74 q
16 5 Moa Hjelmer  Sweden 54.01 Q
17 3 Bimbo Miel Ayedou  Benin 54.44 q, NR
18 5 Aliann Pompey  Guyana 54.63 q
19 6 Ambwene Simukonda  Malawi 55.51
20 6 Kineke Alexander  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 55.88
21 2 Amaliya Sharoyan  Armenia 56.41
22 1 Déborah Rodríguez  Uruguay 57.08
23 4 Natacha Ngoye  Congo 58.21
24 1 Sharon Kwarula  Papua New Guinea 59.56
25 5 Graciela Martins  Guinea-Bissau 59.83
26 2 Danielle Alakija  Fiji 1:00.00
27 5 Vladislava Ovcharenko  Tajikistan 1:00.33 NR
28 6 Gaiane Ustiane  Georgia 1:01.38
29 6 Maziah Mahusin  Brunei 1:03.69 NR
30 2 Amy Atkinson  Guam 1:05.99 NR
99 3 Geisa Aparecida Coutinho  Brazil DQ [2]
99 4 Munguntuya Batgerel  Mongolia DQ [3]

Semifinals[edit]

Qualification: First 2 of each heat qualified (Q).[4]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Sanya Richards-Ross  United States 50.99 Q
2 3 Aleksandra Fedoriva  Russia 51.79 Q
3 1 Natasha Hastings  United States 51.87 Q
4 1 Vania Stambolova  Bulgaria 51.87 Q
5 1 Nataliya Pyhyda  Ukraine 51.98 SB
6 1 Moa Hjelmer  Sweden 52.29 NR
7 2 Shana Cox  Great Britain 52.69 Q
8 2 Denisa Rosolová  Czech Republic 52.78 Q
9 2 Dominique Blake  Jamaica 53.00
10 2 Irina Davydova  Russia 53.02
11 3 Patricia Hall  Jamaica 53.21
12 3 Nadine Okyere  Great Britain 53.66
13 2 Maria Enrica Spacca  Italy 53.71
14 1 Muizat Ajoke Odumosu  Nigeria 54.06
15 3 Bimbo Miel Ayedou  Benin 54.26 NR, †
16 3 Meliz Redif  Turkey 54.48
17 1 Aliann Pompey  Guyana DNF
17 2 Tiandra Ponteen  Saint Kitts and Nevis DNF
  • † = Bimbo Miel Ayedou's sample later tested positive for banned substances and she was disqualified.[5]

Final[edit]

[6]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Sanya Richards-Ross  United States 50.79
2 Aleksandra Fedoriva  Russia 51.76
3 Natasha Hastings  United States 51.82
4 Vania Stambolova  Bulgaria 51.99
5 Shana Cox  Great Britain 52.13 PB
6 Denisa Rosolová  Czech Republic 52.48

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 World Indoor Championships – Women's 400 metres (heats)". Omega Timing. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 
  2. ^ Lane violation
  3. ^ Lane violation
  4. ^ "2012 World Indoor Championships – Women's 400 metres (semifinals)". Omega Timing. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  5. ^ IAAF Newsletter No.134 / 25 June 2012. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-08-25.
  6. ^ "2012 World Indoor Championships – Women's 400 metres (final)". Omega Timing. Retrieved 2012-03-15.