Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 5000 metres

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Women's 5000 metres
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Dates 19 August 2008 (heats)
22 August 2008 (final)
Competitors 32 from 20 nations
Winning time 15:41.40
Medalists
Gold medal    Ethiopia
Silver medal    Turkey
Bronze medal    Ethiopia
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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 5000 metres at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 19–22 August at the Beijing National Stadium.[1]

The qualifying standards were 15:09.00 (A standard) and 15:24.00 (B standard).[2]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH) 14:11.15 Oslo, Norway 6 June 2008
Olympic record  Gabriela Szabó (ROU) 14:40.79 Sydney, Australia 25 September 2000

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

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Qualification: First 6 in each heat(Q) and the next 3 fastest(q) advance to the final.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 Meseret Defar Ethiopia 14:56.32 Q
2 2 Vivian Cheruiyot Kenya 14:57.27 Q, SB
3 2 Liliya Shobukhova Russia 14:57.77 Q
4 2 Priscah Jepleting Cherono Kenya 14:58.07 Q
5 2 Elvan Abeylegesse Turkey 14:58.79 Q, SB
6 2 Shalane Flanagan United States 14:59.69 Q, SB
7 2 Kara Goucher United States 15:00.98 q, SB
8 1 Tirunesh Dibaba Ethiopia 15:09.89 Q
9 1 Sylvia Kibet Kenya 15:10.37 Q
10 1 Alemitu Bekele Turkey 15:10.92 Q
11 1 Meselech Melkamu Ethiopia 15:11.21 Q
12 2 Megan Metcalfe Canada 15:11.23 q, PB
13 1 Gulnara Samitova-Galkina Russia 15:11.46 Q
14 2 Xue Fei China 15:13.25 q, SB
15 1 Jennifer Rhines United States 15:15.12 Q
16 1 Yuriko Kobayashi Japan 15:15.87
17 1 Simret Sultan Eritrea 15:16.25 NR
18 2 Kayoko Fukushi Japan 15:20.46
19 2 Mariem Alaoui Selsouli Morocco 15:21.47
20 1 Volha Krautsova Belarus 15:21.85 SB
21 1 Silvia Weissteiner Italy 15:23.45
22 1 Zhang Yingying China 15:23.81 SB
23 1 Zakia Mrisho Mohamed Tanzania 15:24.28
24 1 Dolores Checa Spain 15:31.22
25 2 Yukiko Akaba Japan 15:38.30
26 1 Jessica Augusto Portugal 16:05.71
27 2 Krisztina Papp Hungary 16:08.86
28 1 Lucia Chandamale Malawi 16:44.09
29 2 Francine Niyonizigiye Burundi 17:08.44
30 1 Celma Bonfim da Graça São Tomé and Príncipe 17:25.99 NR
2 Yelena Zadorozhnaya Russia DNF
2 Joanne Pavey Great Britain DNS

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes[3][4]
1 Tirunesh Dibaba Ethiopia 15:41.40
2 Elvan Abeylegesse Turkey 15:42.74
3 Meseret Defar Ethiopia 15:44.12
4 Sylvia Kibet Kenya 15:44.96
5 Vivian Cheruiyot Kenya 15:46.32
6 Liliya Shobukhova Russia 15:46.62
7 Alemitu Bekele Turkey 15:48.48
8 Meselech Melkamu Ethiopia 15:49.03
9 Kara Goucher United States 15:49.39
10 Shalane Flanagan United States 15:50.80
11 Priscah Jepleting Cherono Kenya 15:51.78
12 Gulnara Samitova-Galkina Russia 15:56.97
13 Xue Fei China 16:09.84
14 Jennifer Rhines United States 16:34.63
15 Megan Metcalfe Canada 17:06.82

Splits[edit]

Intermediate Athlete Country Mark
1000m Gulnara Samitova-Galkina  Russia 3:39.20
2000m Elvan Abeylegesse  Turkey 6:45.41
3000m Gulnara Samitova-Galkina  Russia 9:58.13
4000m Tirunesh Dibaba  Ethiopia 13:04.77

References[edit]