Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 1500 metres

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Women's 1500 metres
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Dates 21 August 2008 (heats)
23 August 2008 (final)
Competitors 33 from 18 nations
Winning time 4:00.23
Medalists
Gold medal    Kenya
Silver medal    Ukraine
Bronze medal    Ukraine
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Athletics at the
2008 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 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 women
4 × 100 m relay men women
4 × 400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
20 km walk men women
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
High jump men women
Pole vault men women
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men women
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men

The women's 1500 metres at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place from 21–23 August at the Beijing National Stadium.[1]

The qualifying standards were 4:07.00 (A standard) and 4:08.00 (B standard).[2]

This event was hit hard by the Russian doping scandal on 31 July 2008, as all three Russian entrants, Yuliya Fomenko, Tatyana Tomashova and Yelena Soboleva, were suspended from competition.[3] These athletes were three of the favourites to take the medals in Beijing.

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:

World record  Qu Yunxia (CHN) 3:50.46 Beijing, China 11 September 1993
Olympic record  Paula Ivan (ROU) 3:53.96 Seoul, South Korea 1 October 1988

No new world or Olympic records were set for this event.

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Qualification: First 3 in each heat(Q) and the next 3 fastest(q) advance to the final.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Nancy Langat Kenya 4:03.02 Q, SB
2 3 Nataliya Tobias Ukraine 4:03.19 Q, SB
3 3 Lisa Dobriskey Great Britain 4:03.22 Q, PB
4 3 Shannon Rowbury United States 4:03.89 q
5 3 Anna Alminova Russia 4:04.66 q
6 1 Maryam Yusuf Jamal Bahrain 4:05.14 Q
7 1 Natalia Rodríguez Spain 4:05.30 Q
8 1 Siham Hilali Morocco 4:05.36 Q, SB
9 1 Anna Mishchenko Ukraine 4:05.61 q, PB
10 1 Sarah Jamieson Australia 4:06.64
11 1 Stephanie Twell Great Britain 4:06.68
12 1 Anna Jakubczak Poland 4:07.33
13 3 Sylwia Ejdys Poland 4:08.37
14 3 René Kalmer South Africa 4:08.41
15 3 Sonja Roman Slovenia 4:08.52
16 3 Liu Qing China 4:09.27
17 1 Christin Wurth-Thomas United States 4:09.70
18 1 Irene Jelagat Kenya 4:09.92
19 3 Meskerem Assefa Ethiopia 4:10.04
20 2 Iryna Lishchynska Ukraine 4:13.60 Q
21 2 Iris Fuentes-Pila Spain 4:14.10 Q
22 2 Btissam Lakhouad Morocco 4:14.34 Q
23 2 Susan Scott Great Britain 4:14.66
24 1 Konstadína Efedáki Greece 4:15.02
25 2 Viola Kibiwot Kenya 4:15.62
26 2 Gelete Burka Ethiopia 4:15.77
27 2 Agnes Samaria Namibia 4:15.80
28 2 Erin Donohue United States 4:16.05
29 2 Lisa Corrigan Australia 4:16.32
30 1 Nahida Touhami Algeria 4:18.99
31 2 Lidia Chojecka Poland 4:19.57
32 3 Bouchra Chaabi Morocco 4:19.89
33 2 Domingas Togna Guinea-Bissau 5:05.76 NR

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes[4]
1st Nancy Langat Kenya 4:00.03 PB
2nd Iryna Lishchynska Ukraine 4:01.63
3rd Nataliya Tobias Ukraine 4:01.78 PB
4 Lisa Dobriskey Great Britain 4:02.10 PB
5 Maryam Yusuf Jamal Bahrain 4:02.71
6 Natalia Rodríguez Spain 4:03.19 SB
7 Shannon Rowbury United States 4:03.58
8 Iris Fuentes-Pila Spain 4:04.86
9 Anna Mishchenko Ukraine 4:05.13 PB
10 Siham Hilali Morocco 4:05.57
11 Anna Alminova Russia 4:06.99
12 Btissam Lakhouad Morocco 4:07.25

WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

Splits[edit]

Intermediate Athlete Country Mark
400m Anna Alminova  Russia 1:05.90
800m Anna Alminova  Russia 2:13.70
1200m Maryam Yusuf Jamal  Bahrain 3:16.41

References[edit]