Athletics at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's 1500 metres

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The Women's 1500 metres at the 2000 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics programme was held at Stadium Australia on Wednesday 27 September, Thursday 28 September, and Saturday 30 September 2000.

The top six runners in each of the initial three heats automatically qualified for the semi-final. The next six fastest runners from across the heats also qualified for the semi-final.

The top five runners in each semi-final automatically qualified for the final. The next two fastest runners from across the heats also qualified for the final.

There were a total number of 43 participating athletes.

Suzy Favor-Hamilton, of the United States, deliberately fell during the 1500m women's final when she realized that she could not win.[1] As a result, she finished in last place.

Records[edit]

World Record 3:50.46 Yunxia Qu China Beijing, China 11 September 1993
Olympic Record 3:53.96 Paula Ivan Romania Seoul, South Korea 1 October 1988

Medals[edit]

Gold: Med 1.png Silver: Med 2.png Bronze: Med 3.png
Nouria Merah-Benida, Algeria Violeta Szekely, Romania Gabriela Szabo, Romania

Results[edit]

All times shown are in seconds.

  • Q denotes qualification by place in heat.
  • q denotes qualification by overall place.
  • DNS denotes did not start.
  • DNF denotes did not finish.
  • DQ denotes disqualification.
  • NR denotes national record.
  • OR denotes Olympic record.
  • WR denotes world record.
  • PB denotes personal best.
  • SB denotes season best.

Qualifying heats[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Heat 1 of 3
Date: Wednesday 27 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 1 Suzy Favor Hamilton United States 15 4:08.08 Q
2 2 Anna Jakubczak Poland 1 4:08.13 Q
3 3 Gabriela Szabo Romania 14 4:08.33 Q
4 4 Süreyya Ayhan Turkey 5 4:08.37 Q
5 5 Carla Sacramento Portugal 12 4:08.41 Q
6 6 Helen Pattinson Great Britain 7 4:08:80 Q
7 7 Margaret Crowley Australia 13 4:08.85 q
8 8 Anita Weyermann Switzerland 6 4:09.28 q
9 9 Lyudmila Rogachova Russia 9 4:09.81 q
10 12 Mardrea Hyman Jamaica 4 4:10.21 q
11 33 Abebech Negussie Ethiopia 2 4:15.52
12 35 Julia Sakara Zimbabwe 3 4:21.94
13 36 Tetyana Kryvobok Ukraine 11 4:22.11
14 40 Shazia Hidayat Pakistan 8 5:07.17
Leah Pells Canada 10 DNF
Heat 2 of 3
Date: Wednesday 27 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 11 Violeta Szekely Romania 11 4:10.18 Q
2 14 Lidia Chojecka Poland 10 4:10.34 Q
3 15 Kelly Holmes Great Britain 6 4:10.38 Q
4 17 Veerle Dejaeghere Belgium 2 4:10.68 Q
5 18 Sabine Fischer Switzerland 13 4:10.78 Q
6 19 Seloua Ouaziz Morocco 8 4:10:82 Q
7 20 Marla Runyan United States 3 4:10.83 q
8 24 Georgie Clarke Australia 1 4:11.74 q
9 28 Toni Hodgkinson New Zealand 9 4:12.59
10 31 Naomi Mugo Kenya 7 4:13.18
11 32 Hareg Sidelil Ethiopia 5 4:14.05
12 37 Natalia Rodriguez Spain 4 4:22.82
13 38 Daniela Kuleska Macedonia 14 4:33.50
Svetlana Masterkova Russia 12 DNF
Heat 3 of 3
Date: Wednesday 27 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 10 Kutre Dulecha Ethiopia 4 4:09.88 Q
2 13 Nouria Mérah-Benida Algeria 1 4:10.24 Q
3 16 Hayley Tullett Great Britain 5 4:10.58 Q
4 21 Elena Iagăr Romania 8 4:11.35 Q
5 22 Nuria Fernandez Spain 13 4:11.46 Q
6 23 Irina Krakoviak Lithuania 6 4:11:57 Q
7 25 Sinead Delahunty Ireland 14 4:11.75
8 26 Fatma Lanouar Tunisia 11 4:11.87
9 27 Shayne Culpepper United States 12 4:12.52
10 29 Natalya Gorelova Russia 9 4:12.84
11 30 Sarah Jamieson Australia 3 4:12.90
12 34 Helena Javornik Slovenia 10 4:18.18
13 39 Silvia Felipo Andorra 2 4:45.32
Hasna Benhassi Morocco 7 DNS

Overall Results Round 1

Round 1
Overall Results
Place Athlete Nation Heat Lane Place Time Qual. Record
1 Suzy Favor Hamilton United States 1 15 1 4:08.08 Q
2 Anna Jakubczak Poland 1 1 2 4:08.13 Q
3 Gabriela Szabo Romania 1 14 3 4:08.33 Q
4 Süreyya Ayhan Turkey 1 5 4 4:08.37 Q
5 Carla Sacramento Portugal 1 12 5 4:08.41 Q
6 Helen Pattinson Great Britain 1 7 6 4:08.80 Q
7 Margaret Crowley Australia 1 13 7 4:08.85 q
8 Anita Weyermann Switzerland 1 6 8 4:09.28 q
9 Lyudmila Rogachova Russia 1 9 9 4:09.81 q
10 Kutre Dulecha Ethiopia 3 4 1 4:09.88 Q
11 Violeta Szekely Romania 2 11 1 4:10.18 Q
12 Mardrea Hyman Jamaica 1 4 10 4:10.21 q
13 Nouria Mérah-Benida Algeria 3 1 2 4:10.24 Q
14 Lidia Chojecka Poland 2 10 2 4:10.34 Q
15 Kelly Holmes Great Britain 2 6 3 4:10.38 Q
16 Hayley Tullett Great Britain 3 5 3 4:10.58 Q
17 Veerle Dejaeghere Belgium 2 2 4 4:10.68 Q
18 Sabine Fischer Switzerland 2 13 5 4:10.78 Q
19 Seloua Ouaziz Morocco 2 8 6 4:10.82 Q
20 Marla Runyan United States 2 3 7 4:10.83 q
21 Elena Iagăr Romania 3 8 4 4:11.35 Q
22 Nuria Fernandez Spain 3 13 5 4:11.46 Q
23 Irina Krakoviak Lithuania 3 6 6 4:11.57 Q
24 Georgie Clarke Australia 2 1 8 4:11.74 q
25 Sinead Delahunty Ireland 3 14 7 4:11.75
26 Fatma Lanouar Tunisia 3 11 8 4:11.87
27 Shayne Culpepper United States 3 12 9 4:12.62
28 Toni Hodgkinson New Zealand 2 9 9 4:12.59
29 Natalya Gorelova Russia 3 9 10 4:12.84
30 Sarah Jamieson Australia 3 3 11 4:12.90
31 Naomi Mugo Kenya 2 7 10 4:13.18
32 Hareg Sidelil Ethiopia 2 5 11 4:14.05
33 Abebech Negussie Ethiopia 1 2 11 4:15.52
34 Helena Javornik Slovenia 3 10 12 4:18:18
35 Julia Sakara Zimbabwe 1 3 12 4:21.94
36 Tetyana Kryvobok Ukraine 1 11 13 4:22.11
37 Natalia Rodriguez Spain 2 4 12 4:22.82
38 Daniela Kuleska Macedonia 2 14 13 4:33.50
39 Silvia Felipo Andorra 3 2 13 4:45.32
40 Shazia Hidayat Pakistan 1 8 14 5:07.17
Svetlana Masterkova Russia 2 12 DNF
Leah Pells Canada 1 10 DNF
Hasna Benhassi Morocco 3 7 DNS

Semi-finals[edit]

Heat 1 of 2
Date: Thursday 28 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 1 Nouria Mérah-Benida Algeria 6 4:05.24 Q
2 2 Suzy Favor Hamilton United States 2 4:05.25 Q
3 3 Hayley Tullett Great Britain 1 4:05.34 Q
4 4 Kelly Holmes Great Britain 10 4:05.35 Q SB
5 5 Lidia Chojecka Poland 12 4:05.78 Q
6 6 Marla Runyan United States 1 4:06:14 q SB
7 8 Sabine Fischer Switzerland 4 4:06.67 q
8 15 Margaret Crowley Australia 3 4:09.16
9 16 Lyudmila Rogachova Russia 5 4:09.18
10 19 Nuria Fernandez Spain 9 4:10.92
11 22 Irina Krakoviak Lithuania 8 4:14.57
12 23 Elena Iagăr Romania 3 4:21.94
Heat 2 of 2
Date: Thursday 28 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 7 Violeta Szekely Romania 8 4:06.60 Q
2 9 Kutre Dulecha Ethiopia 3 4:06.78 Q
3 10 Anna Jakubczak Poland 11 4:07.03 Q SB
4 11 Gabriela Szabo Romania 12 4:07.38 Q
5 12 Carla Sacramento Portugal 7 4:07.65 Q
6 13 Veerle Dejaeghere Belgium 2 4:07:87
7 14 Seloua Ouaziz Morocco 6 4:09.11
8 17 Süreyya Ayhan Turkey 10 4:09.42
9 18 Helen Pattinson Great Britain 4 4:09.60
10 20 Georgie Clarke Australia 1 4:10.99
11 21 Mardrea Hyman Jamaica 5 4:14.20
12 24 Anita Weyermann Switzerland 9 4:30.80

Overall Results Semi-finals

Round 1
Overall Results
Place Athlete Nation Heat Lane Place Time Qual. Record
1 Nouria Mérah-Benida Algeria 1 6 1 4:05.24 Q
2 Suzy Favor Hamilton United States 1 2 2 4:05.25 Q
3 Hayley Tullett Great Britain 1 1 3 4:05.34 Q
4 Kelly Holmes Great Britain 1 10 4 4:05.35 Q SB
5 Lidia Chojecka Poland 1 12 5 4:05.78 Q
6 Marla Runyan United States 1 11 6 4:16.14 q SB
7 Violeta Szekely Romania 2 8 1 4:06.60 Q
8 Sabine Fischer Switzerland 1 4 7 4:06.67 q
9 Kutre Dulecha Ethiopia 2 3 2 4:06.78 Q
10 Anna Jakubczak Poland 2 11 3 4:07.03 Q SB
11 Gabriela Szabo Romania 2 12 4 4:07.38 Q
12 Carla Sacramento Portugal 2 7 5 4:07.65 Q
13 Veerle Dejaeghere Belgium 2 2 6 4:07.87
14 Seloua Ouaziz Morocco 2 6 7 4:09.11
15 Margaret Crowley Australia 1 3 8 4:09.16
16 Lyudmila Rogachova Russia 1 5 9 4:09.18
17 Süreyya Ayhan Turkey 2 10 8 4:09.42
18 Helen Pattinson Great Britain 2 4 9 4:09.60
19 Nuria Fernandez Spain 1 9 10 4:10.92
20 Georgie Clarke Australia 2 1 10 4:10.99
21 Mardrea Hyman Jamaica 2 5 11 4:14.20
22 Irina Krakoviak Lithuania 1 11 8 4:14.57
23 Elena Iagăr Romania 1 7 12 4:14.75
24 Anita Weyermann Switzerland 2 9 12 4:30.80

Final[edit]

Date: Saturday 30 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Record
1st Nouria Mérah-Benida Algeria 8 4:05.10
2nd Violeta Szekely Romania 4 4:05.15
3rd Gabriela Szabo Romania 11 4:05.27
4 Kutre Dulecha Ethiopia 5 4:05.33
5 Lidia Chojecka Poland 2 4:06.42
6 Anna Jakubczak Poland 9 4:06.49 SB
7 Kelly Holmes Great Britain 12 4:08.02
8 Marla Runyan United States 10 4:08.30
9 Sabine Fischer Switzerland 7 4:08.84
10 Carla Sacramento Portugal 1 4:11.15
11 Hayley Tullett Great Britain 6 4:22.29
12 Suzy Favor Hamilton United States 3 4:23.05

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hegarty, Stephanie (30 July 2012). "Should athletes prepare for defeat?". BBC News.