Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Women's 800 metres

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Women's 800 metres
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Venue Estadio Olímpico Universitario
Date October 17–19
Competitors 24 from 16 nations
Winning time 2:00.9 OR
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    Romania
Bronze medal    Netherlands
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Athletics at the
1968 Summer Olympics
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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
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
20 km walk men
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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
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

The Women's 800 metres competition at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico. The event were held at the University Olympic Stadium on October 17–19.

Competition format[edit]

The competition had four heats in the first round, two semi-finals and a final. The top four in the first round heats progressed. The top four finishers in the semi-final race reached the finals.

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Vera Nikolić (YUG) 2:00.5 London, United Kingdom July 20, 1968
Olympic record  Ann Packer (GBR) 2:01.1 Tokyo, Japan October 20, 1964

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1 Nikolić, VeraVera Nikolić Yugoslavia 2:05.7 Q
2 Erik, LaineLaine Erik Soviet Union 2:06.5 Q
3 Pigni, PaolaPaola Pigni Italy 2:06.7 Q
4 Krebs, KarinKarin Krebs East Germany 2:07.1 Q
5 Kraker, FrancieFrancie Kraker United States 2:07.3
6 Chesire, ElizabethElizabeth Chesire Kenya 2:10.9

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1 Gommers, MiaMia Gommers Netherlands 2:04.0 Q
2 Silai, IleanaIleana Silai Romania 2:04.1 Q
3 Carey, SheilaSheila Carey Great Britain 2:04.1 Q
4 Zimina, AnnaAnna Zimina Soviet Union 2:04.4 Q
5 Wieck, BarbaraBarbara Wieck East Germany 2:08.5
6 Shezifi, ChannaChanna Shezifi Israel 2:09.2

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1 Dupureur, MaryvonneMaryvonne Dupureur France 2:09.5 Q
2 Brown, DorisDoris Brown United States 2:09.5 Q
3 Lowe-Cropper, PatPat Lowe-Cropper Great Britain 2:09.5 Q
4 Potts, SylviaSylvia Potts New Zealand 2:09.6 Q
5 Haimi, EevaEeva Haimi Finland 2:09.6
6 van der Made, TillyTilly van der Made Netherlands 2:10.5

Heat 4[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1 Manning, MadelineMadeline Manning United States 2:08.7 Q
2 Hoffman, AbbyAbby Hoffman Canada 2:08.9 Q
3 Jehličková, JaroslavaJaroslava Jehličková Czechoslovakia 2:08.9 Q
4 Keizer-Laman, IljaIlja Keizer-Laman Netherlands 2:08.9 Q
5 Damm Olesen, AnneliseAnnelise Damm Olesen Denmark 2:09.0
6 Page-Allison, JoanJoan Page-Allison Great Britain 2:10.2

Semifinals[edit]

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1 Manning, MadelineMadeline Manning United States 2:05.8 Q
2 Silai, IleanaIleana Silai Romania 2:05.9 Q
3 Lowe-Cropper, PatPat Lowe-Cropper Great Britain 2:06.6 Q
4 Hoffman, AbbyAbby Hoffman Canada 2:07.0 Q
5 Krebs, KarinKarin Krebs East Germany 2:08.4
6 Zimina, AnnaAnna Zimina Soviet Union 2:04.4
7 Keizer-Laman, IljaIlja Keizer-Laman Netherlands 2:08.5
N/A Nikolić, VeraVera Nikolić Yugoslavia DNS

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1 Gommers, MiaMia Gommers Netherlands 2:05.1 Q
2 Brown, DorisDoris Brown United States 2:05.2 Q
3 Carey, SheilaSheila Carey Great Britain 2:05.2 Q
4 Dupureur, MaryvonneMaryvonne Dupureur France 2:05.5 Q
5 Erik, LaineLaine Erik Soviet Union 2:06.0
6 Potts, SylviaSylvia Potts New Zealand 2:07.2
7 Pigni, PaolaPaola Pigni Italy 2:07.8
8 Jehličková, JaroslavaJaroslava Jehličková Czechoslovakia 2:13.5

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1 Manning, MadelineMadeline Manning United States 2:00.9 OR
2 Silai, IleanaIleana Silai Romania 2:02.5
3 Gommers, MiaMia Gommers Netherlands 2:02.6
4 Carey, SheilaSheila Carey Great Britain 2:03.8
5 Brown, DorisDoris Brown United States 2:03.9
6 Lowe-Cropper, PatPat Lowe-Cropper Great Britain 2:04.2
7 Hoffman, AbbyAbby Hoffman Canada 2:06.8
8 Dupureur, MaryvonneMaryvonne Dupureur France 2:08.2

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