Athletics at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Women's 800 metres

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Athletics at the
1996 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men women
10,000 m men women
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
10 km walk women
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
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
Wheelchair races

These are the official results of the Women's 800 metres event at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. There were a total of 37 competitors, with one non-starter.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Svetlana Masterkova
Russia (RUS)
Silver  Ana Fidelia Quirot
Cuba (CUB)
Bronze  Maria de Lurdes Mutola
Mozambique (MOZ)

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1996 Summer Olympics.

World Record 1:53.28 Czechoslovakia Jarmila Kratochvílová Munich (FRG) July 26, 1983
Olympic Record 1:53.43 Soviet Union Nadezhda Olizarenko Moscow (URS) July 27, 1980

Final classification[edit]

RANK NAME ATHLETE FINAL SEMI HEAT
Med 1.png  Svetlana Masterkova (RUS) 1:57.73 1:57.95 1:59.67
Med 2.png  Ana Fidelia Quirot (CUB) 1:58.11 1:57.99 1:59.98
Med 3.png  Maria de Lurdes Mutola (MOZ) 1:58.71 1:57.62 1:58.98
4.  Kelly Holmes (GBR) 1:58.81 1:58.49 1:58.80
5.  Yelena Afanasyeva (RUS) 1:59.57 1:57.77 1:59.18
6.  Patricia Djaté-Taillard (FRA) 1:59.61 1:57.93 1:58.98
7.  Natasha Dukhnova (BLR) 2:00.32 1:58.67 1:59.23
8.  Toni Hodgkinson (NZL) 2:00.54 1:58.25 1:59.35

Non-qualifiers[edit]

RANK NAME ATHLETE SEMI HEAT
 Dawn Williams (DMA) 1:59.06 1:59.65
 Linda Kisabaka (GER) 1:59.23 1:59.56
 Viviane Dorsile (FRA) 2:00.68 2:00.02
 Stella Jongmans (NED) DNF 2:00.26
 Letitia Vriesde (SUR) 1:58.29 1:59.71
 Ludmila Formanová (CZE) 1:59.28 1:59.37
 Meredith Rainey (USA) 1:59.36 1:59.96
 Lyubov Tsyoma (RUS) 2:02.50 2:00.18
 Luciana Mendes (BRA) DNQ 2:00.25
 Charmaine Crooks (CAN) DNQ 2:00.27
 Joetta Clark (USA) DNQ 2:00.38
 Suzy Favor-Hamilton (USA) DNQ 2:00.47
 Inez Turner (JAM) DNQ 2:01.48
 Malin Ewerlöf (SWE) DNQ 2:01.61
 Petya Strashilova (BUL) DNQ 2:02.13
 Nouria Mérah-Benida (ALG) DNQ 2:02.44
 Lisa Lightfoot (AUS) DNQ 2:02.88
 Eduarda Coelho (POR) DNQ 2:03.22
 Jian Zhang (CHN) DNQ 2:04.17
 Kutre Dulecha (ETH) DNQ 2:04.80
 Marta Orellana (ARG) DNQ 2:04.99
 Restituta Joseph (TAN) DNQ 2:08.31
 Leontine Tsiba (CGO) DNQ 2:08.58
 Sharette Garcia (BIZ) DNQ 2:13.52
 Yaznee Nasheeda (MDV) DNQ 2:36.85
 Adama Njie (GAM) DNQ DNF
 Ana Amelia Menéndez (ESP) DNQ DNF
 Diane Modahl (GBR) DNQ DNF
 Tina Paulino (MOZ) DNQ DNS

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