Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 400 metres hurdles

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Women's 400 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Dates 17 August 2008 (heats)
18 August 2008 (semi-finals)
20 August 2008 (final)
Competitors 27 from 21 nations
Winning time 52.64 s OR
Medalists
Gold medal    Jamaica
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Great Britain
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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 400 metres hurdles at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 17–20 August at the Beijing National Stadium.[1]

The qualifying standards were 55.60 s (A standard) and 56.50 s (B standard).[2]

Schedule[edit]

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Sunday, August 17, 2008 20:10-20:42
Round 1
Monday, August 18, 2008 20:45-21:00
Semifinals
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 22:35-22:40 Final

Records[edit]

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

World record  Yuliya Pechonkina (RUS) 52.34 Tula, Russia 8 August 2003
Olympic record  Fani Halkia (GRE) 52.77 Athens, Greece 22 August 2004

The following new Olympic record was set during this competition.

Date Event Name Nationality Time OR WR
20 August Final Melaine Walker Jamaica 52.64 OR

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

The first three runners of each heat (Q) plus the next four overall fastest runners (q) qualified for the Semifinals.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Result Notes[3]
1 3 Melaine Walker Jamaica 54.46 Q
2 4 Ekaterina Bikert Russia 55.15 Q
3 3 Anastasiya Rabchenyuk Ukraine 55.18 Q
4 2 Tasha Danvers Great Britain 55.19 Q, SB
5 3 Tsvetelina Kirilova Bulgaria 55.22 Q, PB
6 2 Anastasiya Ott Russia 55.34 Q
7 4 Anna Jesień Poland 55.35 Q
8 1 Tiffany Ross-Williams United States 55.51 Q
9 1 Irina Obedina Russia 55.71 Q
10 2 Nickiesha Wilson Jamaica 55.75 Q
11 1 Satomi Kubokura Japan 55.82 Q, SB
12 4 Zuzana Hejnová Czech Republic 55.91 Q
13 3 Queen Harrison United States 55.96 q
14 2 Angela Morosanu Romania 56.07 q, SB
15 2 Sheena Tosta United States 56.12 q
16 3 Aïssata Soulama Burkina Faso 56.37 q
17 1 Shevon Stoddart Jamaica 56.52
18 2 Nikolina Horvat Croatia 56.65
19 4 Tatyana Azarova Kazakhstan 56.88
20 4 Muna Jabir Adam Sudan 57.16
21 1 Ieva Zunda Latvia 57.43
22 1 Lucimar Teodoro Brazil 57.68
23 4 Josanne Lucas Trinidad and Tobago 57.76
24 3 Carole Kaboud Mebam Cameroon 57.81
25 2 Michelle Carey Ireland 57.99
26 4 Laia Forcadell Spain 58.64
27 3 Galina Pedan Kyrgyzstan 1:00.31

Semifinals[edit]

Qualification: First 4 in each heat (Q) advance to the Final.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Result Notes
1 1 Sheena Tosta United States 54.07 Q
2 2 Melaine Walker Jamaica 54.20 Q
3 1 Tasha Danvers Great Britain 54.31 Q, SB
4 1 Anna Jesień Poland 54.36 Q
5 1 Ekaterina Bikert Russia 54.38 Q
6 2 Anastasiya Rabchenyuk Ukraine 54.60 Q, PB
7 1 Nickiesha Wilson Jamaica 54.67
8 1 Anastasiya Ott Russia 54.74 PB
9 2 Tiffany Ross-Williams United States 54.99 Q
10 2 Zuzana Hejnová Czech Republic 55.17 Q
11 2 Aïssata Soulama Burkina Faso 55.69 SB
12 2 Irina Obedina Russia 55.69
13 2 Queen Harrison United States 55.88
14 2 Tsvetelina Kirilova Bulgaria 55.97
15 1 Satomi Kubokura Japan 56.69
16 1 Angela Morosanu Romania 57.67

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Notes[4]
1 6 Melaine Walker Jamaica 0.236 52.64 OR, NR
2 5 Sheena Tosta United States 0.191 53.70
3 7 Tasha Danvers Great Britain 0.189 53.84 PB
4 4 Anastasiya Rabchenyuk Ukraine 0.248 53.96 PB
5 9 Anna Jesień Poland 0.206 54.29 SB
6 2 Ekaterina Bikert Russia 0.193 54.96
7 3 Zuzana Hejnová Czech Republic 0.195 54.97
8 8 Tiffany Ross-Williams United States 0.184 57.55

(OR = Olympic record; NR = National Record; PB = Personal Best; SB = Season Best.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympic Athletics Competition Schedule". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "XXIX Olympic Games - Beijing, China:400 Metres Hurdles Women's Heats". IAAF. August 17, 2008. Archived from the original on 24 August 2008. Retrieved August 17, 2008. 
  4. ^ http://www.iaaf.org/oly08/results/eventCode=3659/racedate=08-20-2008/sex=W/discCode=400H/combCode=hash/roundCode=f/results.html#det Retrieved 2008-08-20.