Athletics at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's 800 metres

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Athletics at the
2000 Summer Olympics
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The Women's 800 metres at the 2000 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics programme was held at Stadium Australia on Friday 22 September, Saturday 23 September, and Monday 25 September 2000.

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

The top three 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 39 participating athletes.

Records[edit]

World Record 1:53.28 Jarmila Kratochvílová Czechoslovakia Munich, West Germany 26 July 1983
Olympic Record 1:53.48 Nadezhda Olizarenko Soviet Union Moscow, Soviet Union 27 February 1980

Medals[edit]

Gold: Med 1.png Silver: Med 2.png Bronze: Med 3.png
Maria Mutola, Mozambique Stephanie Graf, Austria Kelly Holmes, Great Britain

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 5
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 7 Maria Mutola Mozambique 5 1:59.88 Q
2 10 Tamsyn Lewis Australia 3 2:00.33 Q
3 11 Hasna Benhassi Morocco 8 2:00.50 q
4 22 Natalya Dukhnova Belarus 1 2:03.20
5 25 Grace Birungi Uganda 6 2:03.32
6 26 Olena Buzhenko Ukraine 7 2:03:48
7 27 Florencia Hunt Netherlands Antilles 4 2:03.78 NR
8 32 Direma Banasso Togo 2 2:13.67 PB
Heat 2 of 5
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 14 Jearl Miles-Clark United States 3 2:01.79 Q
2 15 Brigita Langerholc Slovenia 7 2:01.89 Q
3 16 Olga Raspopova Russia 1 2:01.95
4 18 Letitia Vriesde Suriname 2 2:02.09
5 23 Mina Ait Hammou Morocco 5 2:03.25
6 28 Leontine Tsiba Congo 6 2:04:08 NR
7 30 Elena Iagăr Romania 8 2:07.56
8 37 Roda Ali Wais Djibouti 4 2:31.71
Heat 3 of 5
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 5 Mayte Martinez Spain 3 1:59.60 Q PB
2 6 Irina Mistyukevich Russia 6 1:59.73 Q
3 8 Zulia Calatayud Cuba 8 2:00.18 q
4 9 Joetta Clark-Diggs United States 4 2:00.18 q
5 12 Charmaine Howell Jamaica 7 2:01.14 q
6 33 Christine Mukamutesi Rwanda 5 2:14:15
7 36 Anhel Cape Guinea-Bissau 1 2:17.05
Ludmila Formanova Czech Republic 2 DNF
Heat 4 of 5
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 13 Kelly Holmes Great Britain 6 2:01.76 Q
2 17 Hazel Clark United States 5 2:01.99 Q
3 19 Natalya Tsyganova Russia 8 2:02.26
4 20 Sandra Stals Belgium 4 2:02.33
5 24 Susan Andrews Australia 1 2:03.31
6 29 Irina Latve Latvia 2 2:06:05
7 35 Delfina Cassinda Angola 3 2:15.02
Heat 5 of 5
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 1 Stephanie Graf Austria 1 1:58.39 Q
2 2 Claudia Gesell Germany 2 1:58.56 Q
3 3 Helena Fuchsova Czech Republic 4 1:58.97 q SB
4 4 Toni Hodgkinson New Zealand 7 1:59.37 q
5 21 Diane Modahl Great Britain 5 2:02.41
6 31 Adama Njie The Gambia 6 2:07:90 SB
7 34 Anna Nasilyan Armenia 8 2:14.86
Tina Paulino Mozambique 3 DNS

Overall Results Round 1

Round 1
Overall Results
Place Athlete Nation Heat Lane Place Time Qual. Record
1 Stephanie Graf Austria 5 1 1 1:58.39 Q
2 Claudia Gesell Germany 5 2 2 1:58.56 Q
3 Helena Fuchsova Czech Republic 5 4 3 1:58.97 q SB
4 Toni Hodgkinson New Zealand 5 7 4 1:59.37 q
5 Mayte Martinez Spain 3 3 1 1:59.60 Q PB
6 Irina Mistyukevich Russia 3 6 3 1:59.73 Q
7 Maria Mutola Mozambique 1 5 1 1:59.88 Q
8 Zulia Calatayud Cuba 2 8 3 2:00.18 q
9 Joetta Clark-Diggs United States 3 4 4 2:00.19 q
10 Tamsyn Lewis Australia 1 3 2 2:00.23 Q
11 Hasna Benhassi Morocco 1 8 3 2:00.50 q
12 Charmaine Howell Jamaica 3 7 5 2:01.14 q
13 Kelly Holmes Great Britain 4 6 1 2:01.76 Q
14 Jearl Miles-Clark United States 2 3 1 2:01.79 Q
15 Brigita Langerholc Slovenia 2 7 2 2:01.89 Q
16 Olga Raspopova Russia 2 1 3 2:01.95
17 Hazel Clark United States 4 5 2 2:01.99 Q
18 Letitia Vriesde Suriname 2 2 4 2:02.09
19 Natalya Tsyganova Russia 4 8 3 2:02.25
20 Sandra Stals Belgium 4 4 4 2:02.33
21 Diane Modahl Great Britain 5 5 5 2:02.41
22 Natalya Dukhnova Belarus 1 1 4 2:03.20
23 Mina Ait Hammou Morocco 2 5 5 2:03.25
24 Susan Andrews Australia 4 1 5 2:03.31
25 Grace Birungi Uganda 1 6 5 2:03.32
26 Olena Buzhenko Ukraine 1 7 6 2:03.48
27 Florencia Hunt Netherlands Antilles 1 4 7 2:03.78 NR
28 Leontine Tsiba Congo 2 6 6 2:04.08
29 Irina Latve Latvia 4 2 6 2:06.05
30 Elena Iagăr Romania 2 8 7 2:07.56
31 Adama Njie The Gambia 5 6 6 2:07.90 SB
32 Direma Banasso Togo 1 2 8 2:13.67 PB
33 Christine Mukamutesi Rwanda 3 5 6 2:14.15
34 Anna Nasilyan Armenia 5 8 7 2:14:86
35 Delfina Cassinda Angola 4 3 7 2:15.02
36 Anhel Cape Guinea-Bissau 3 1 7 2:17.05
37 Roda Ali Wais Djibouti 2 4 8 2:31.71
Ludmila Formanova Czech Republic 3 2 DNF
Tina Paulino Mozambique 5 3 DNS

Semi-finals[edit]

Heat 1 of 2
Date: Saturday 23 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 4 Maria Mutola Mozambique 5 1:58.56 Q
2 7 Hasna Benhassi Morocco 4 1:59.19 Q
3 8 Zulia Calatayud Cuba 2 1:59.30 Q PB
4 9 Tamsyn Lewis Australia 7 1:59.33
5 10 Jearl Miles-Clark United States 3 1:59.44
6 11 Claudia Gesell Germany 6 1:59:69
7 13 Charmaine Howell Jamaica 8 2:00.63 PB
8 15 Mayte Martinez Spain 1 2:03.27
Heat 2 of 2
Date: Saturday 23 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 1 Stephanie Graf Austria 3 1:57.56 Q
2 2 Kelly Holmes Great Britain 1 1:58.45 Q SB
3 3 Helena Fuchsova Czech Republic 4 1:58.82 Q SB
4 5 Brigita Langerholc Slovenia 1 1:59.09 q NR
5 6 Hazel Clark United States 6 1:59.12 q
6 12 Toni Hodgkinson New Zealand 7 1:59:84
7 14 Irina Mistyukevich Russia 5 2:02.95
8 16 Joetta Clark-Diggs United States 8 2:04.12

Overall Results Semi-finals

Semi-Final
Overall Results
Place Athlete Nation Heat Lane Place Time Qual. Record
1 Stephanie Graf Austria 2 3 1 1:57.56 Q
2 Kelly Holmes Great Britain 1 2 2 1:58.45 Q SB
3 Helena Fuchsova Czech Republic 2 4 3 1:58.82 Q SB
4 Maria Mutola Mozambique 1 5 1 1:58.86 Q
5 Brigita Langerholc Slovenia 2 1 4 1:59.96 q NR
6 Hazel Clark United States 2 6 5 1:59.12 q
7 Hasna Benhassi Morocco 1 4 2 1:59.19 Q
8 Zulia Calatayud Cuba 1 2 3 1:59.30 Q PB
9 Tamsyn Lewis Australia 1 7 4 1:59.33
10 Jearl Miles-Clark United States 1 3 5 1:59.44
11 Claudia Gesell Germany 1 6 6 1:59.69
12 Toni Hodgkinson New Zealand 2 7 6 1:59.84
13 Charmaine Howell Jamaica 1 8 7 2:00.63 PB
14 Irina Mistyukevich Russia 2 5 7 2:02.95
15 Mayte Martinez Spain 1 1 8 2:03.27
16 Joetta Clark-Diggs United States 2 8 8 2:04.12

Final[edit]

Date: Monday 25 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Record
1st Maria Mutola Mozambique 6 1:56.15 SB
2nd Stephanie Graf Austria 5 1:56.64 NR
3rd Kelly Holmes Great Britain 3 1:56.80 SB
4 Brigita Langerholc Slovenia 8 1:58.51 NR
5 Helena Fuchsova Czech Republic 1 1:58.56 PB
6 Zulia Calatayud Cuba 7 1:58.66 PB
7 Hazel Clark United States 2 1:58.75
8 Hasna Benhassi Morocco 4 1:59.17

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