2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships – Women's 3000 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 3000 metres at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships will be held at the Ataköy Athletics Arena on 9 and 11 March.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Hellen Onsando Obiri
 Kenya
Meseret Defar
 Ethiopia
Gelete Burka
 Ethiopia

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships
World record  Meseret Defar (ETH) 8:23.72 Stuttgart, Germany 3 February 2007
Championship record  Elly van Hulst (NED) 8:33.82 Budapest, Hungary 4 March 1989
World Leading  Meseret Defar (ETH) 8:31.56 Birmingham, Great Britain 18 February 2012
African record  Meseret Defar (ETH) 8:23.72 Stuttgart, Germany 3 February 2007
Asian record  Dong Yanmei (CHN) 8:41.34 Lisbon, Portugal 10 March 2001
European record  Liliya Shobukhova (RUS) 8:27.86 Moscow, Russia 17 February 2006
North and Central American
and Caribbean record
 Shalane Flanagan (USA) 8:33.25 Boston, United States 27 January 2007
Oceanian Record  Kimberley Smith (NZL) 8:38.14 Boston, United States 27 January 2007
South American record  Letitia Vriesde (SUR) 9:07.08 The Hague, Netherlands 31 January 1993

Qualification standards[edit]

Indoor Outdoor
9:02.00 8:38.00 or 15:00.00 (5000 m)

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
March 9, 2012 10:45 Heats
March 11, 2012 15:50 Final

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Qualification: first 4 of each heat (Q) plus the 4 fastest times qualified (q)[1]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 Gelete Burka  Ethiopia 9:01.32 Q
2 2 Hellen Onsando Obiri  Kenya 9:01.36 Q
3 2 Nataliya Tobias  Ukraine 9:01.76 Q
4 2 Shitaye Eshete  Bahrain 9:02.13 Q
5 2 Helen Clitheroe  Great Britain 9:02.27 q
6 2 Sara Hall  United States 9:02.49 q
7 2 Alia Saeed Mohammed  United Arab Emirates 9:02.56 q
8 2 Lidia Chojecka  Poland 9:02.93 q
9 2 Kristina Khaleeva  Russia 9:07.13
10 2 Layes Abdullayeva  Azerbaijan 9:08.41 SB
11 1 Meseret Defar  Ethiopia 9:11.76 Q
12 1 Sylvia Jebiwott Kibet  Kenya 9:11.91 Q
13 1 Svitlana Shmidt  Ukraine 9:12.39 Q
14 1 Jackie Areson  United States 9:12.62 Q, SB
15 1 Betlhem Desalegn  United Arab Emirates 9:12.63
16 1 Tejitu Daba  Bahrain 9:15.96
17 1 Silvia Weissteiner  Italy 9:16.59
18 1 Dudu Karakaya  Turkey 9:16.85
19 1 Yuliya Vasilyeva  Russia 9:17.60
20 1 Claudette Mukasakindi  Rwanda 9:26.89 NR
21 1 Paula González  Spain 9:31.09

Final[edit]

12 athletes from 8 countries participated. The final started at at 15:51.[2]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st Hellen Onsando Obiri  Kenya 8:37.16
2nd Meseret Defar  Ethiopia 8:38.26
3rd Gelete Burka  Ethiopia 8:40.18
4 Sylvia Jebiwott Kibet  Kenya 8:40.50 PB
5 Shitaye Eshete  Bahrain 8:51.88
6 Lidia Chojecka  Poland 8:56.86
7 Helen Clitheroe  United Kingdom 8:59.04
8 Sara Hall  United States 8:59.95
9 Nataliya Tobias  Ukraine 9:00.78
10 Svitlana Shmidt  Ukraine 9:03.99
11 Jackie Areson  United States 9:12.50 SB
12 Alia Saeed Mohammed  United Arab Emirates 9:15.74

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