Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 3000 metres steeplechase

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Women's 3000 metres steeplechase
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Dates 15 August 2008 (heats)
17 August 2008 (final)
Competitors 50 from 30 nations
Winning time 8:58.81 WR
Medalists
Gold medal    Russia
Silver medal    Kenya
Bronze medal    Russia
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Athletics at the
2008 Summer Olympics
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Track events
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200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men women
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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
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Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
High jump men women
Pole vault men women
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Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
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Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men

The women's 3000 metres steeplechase at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 15–17 August at the Beijing National Stadium,[1] the first time this event had ever been held at the Olympics.

The qualifying standards were 9:46.00 (A standard) and 9:55.00 (B standard).[2]

In the final, Gulnara Samitova-Galkina of Russia became the first woman in history to run under 9 minutes for the steeplechase, setting a world record time of 8:58.81.

Schedule[edit]

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Friday, August 15, 2008 20:25-21:00
Heats
Sunday, August 17, 2008 21:30-21:40 Final

Records[edit]

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

World record  Gulnara Samitova-Galkina (RUS) 9:01.59 Heraklion, Greece 4 July 2004
Olympic record Inaugural Event  

The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.

Date Event Name Nationality Time OR WR
17 August Final Gulnara Samitova-Galkina Russia 8:58.81 OR WR

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Qualification: First 4 in each heat(Q) and the next 3 fastest(q) advance to the Final.

(WR - World Record, NR - National Record, AR - Area Record, PB - Personal Best, SB - Season Best)

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes[3]
1 1 Gulnara Galkina-Samitova Russia 9:15.17 Q
2 1 Ruth Bisibori Nyangau Kenya 9:19.75 Q
3 3 Eunice Jepkorir Kenya 9:21.31 Q
4 1 Wioletta Frankiewicz Poland 9:21.88 Q, SB
5 3 Marta Domínguez Spain 9:22.11 Q
6 1 Cristina Casandra Romania 9:22.38 Q, NR
7 3 Yekaterina Volkova Russia 9:23.06 Q
8 1 Habiba Ghribi Tunisia 9:25.50 q, NR
9 3 Zemzem Ahmed Ethiopia 9:25.63 Q, PB
10 3 Elena Romagnolo Italy 9:27.48 q, NR
11 3 Anna Willard United States 9:28.52 q
12 2 Tatyana Petrova Russia 9:28.85 Q
13 2 Roisin McGettigan Ireland 9:28.92 Q, SB
14 1 Helen Clitheroe Great Britain 9:29.14 NR
15 2 Jennifer Barringer United States 9:29.20 Q
16 2 Zulema Fuentes-Pila Spain 9:29.40 Q, PB
17 1 Zhu Yanmei China 9:29.63 PB
18 3 Antje Möldner Germany 9:29.86 NR
19 3 Rasa Troup Lithuania 9:30.21 NR
20 2 Jessica Augusto Portugal 9:30.23
21 3 Donna MacFarlane Australia 9:32.05
22 3 Sara Moreira Portugal 9:34.39
23 2 Ancuţa Bobocel Romania 9:35.31
24 1 Lindsey Anderson United States 9:36.81
25 2 Sophie Duarte France 9:38.08
26 1 Mekdes Bekele Ethiopia 9:41.43
27 1 Fionnuala Britton Ireland 9:43.57 SB
28 1 Valentyna Horpynych Ukraine 9:43.95
29 1 Rosa Morató Spain 9:45.33
30 2 Sofia Assefa Ethiopia 9:47.02
30 3 Katarzyna Kowalska Poland 9:47.02
32 1 Victoria Mitchell Australia 9:47.88
33 1 Türkan Erismis Turkey 9:48.54
34 1 Clarisse Cruz Portugal 9:49.45
35 1 Minori Hayakari Japan 9:49.70
36 3 Barbara Parker Great Britain 9:51.93
37 1 Widad Mendil Algeria 9:52.35
38 2 Muna Durka Sudan 9:53.09
39 2 Veerle Dejaeghere Belgium 9:54.65
40 2 Hanane Ouhaddou Morocco 9:56.41
41 2 Veronica Nyaruai Kenya 10:01.69
42 3 Li Zhenzhu China 10:04.05
43 2 Oxana Juravel Moldova 10:04.38
44 2 Aslı Çakır Turkey 10:05.76
45 3 Inna Poluškina Latvia 10:18.60
46 2 Irini Kokkinariou Greece 10:22.39
47 2 Zhao Yanni China 10:36.77
3 Korene Hinds Jamaica DNF
2 Mardrea Hyman Jamaica DNF
3 Dobrinka Shalamanova Bulgaria DNF
2 Zenaide Vieira Brazil DNF

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes[4]
1 Gulnara Samitova-Galkina Russia 8:58.81 WR
2 Eunice Jepkorir Kenya 9:07.41 AR
3 Yekaterina Volkova Russia 9:07.64 SB
4 Tatyana Petrova Russia 9:12.33 SB
5 Cristina Casandra Romania 9:16.85 NR
6 Ruth Bisibori Nyangau Kenya 9:17.35 PB
7 Zemzem Ahmed Ethiopia 9:17.85 NR
8 Wioletta Frankiewicz Poland 9:21.76 SB
9 Jennifer Barringer United States 9:22.26 AR
10 Anna Willard United States 9:25.63
11 Elena Romagnolo Italy 9:30.04
12 Zulema Fuentes-Pila Spain 9:35.16 PB
13 Habiba Ghribi Tunisia 9:36.43
14 Roisin McGettigan Ireland 9:55.89
Marta Domínguez Spain DNF

Splits[edit]

Intermediate Athlete Country Mark
1000m Gulnara Samitova-Galkina  Russia 2:58.63
2000m Gulnara Samitova-Galkina  Russia 6:01.20

References[edit]