Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 3000 metres steeplechase
|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|
|Athletics at the
2008 Summer Olympics
|100 m hurdles||women|
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men||women|
|4 × 100 m relay||men||women|
|4 × 400 m relay||men||women|
|20 km walk||men||women|
|50 km walk||men|
The qualifying standards were 9:46.00 (A standard) and 9:55.00 (B standard).
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.
|Friday, August 15, 2008||20:25-21:00
|Sunday, August 17, 2008||21:30-21:40||Final|
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.
|17 August||Final||Gulnara Samitova-Galkina||Russia||8:58.81||OR||WR|
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)
|6||Ruth Bisibori Nyangau||Kenya||9:17.35||PB|
|9||Jennifer Barringer||United States||9:22.26||AR|
|10||Anna Willard||United States||9:25.63|
- "Olympic Athletics Competition Schedule". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
- "Entry Standards - The XXIX Olympic Games - Beijing, China - 8/24 August 2008". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04.