Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 800 metres

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Women's 800 metres
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
080818 Hasna Benhassi (2801078172).jpg
Medal ceremony
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Dates 15 August 2008 (heats)
16 August 2008 (semi-finals)
18 August 2008 (final)
Competitors 40 from 33 nations
Winning time 1:54.87
Medalists
Gold medal    Kenya
Silver medal    Kenya
Bronze medal    Morocco
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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 800 metres at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 15–18 August at the Beijing National Stadium.[1]

The qualifying standards were 2:00.00 (A standard) and 2:01.30 (B standard).[2]

Vanja Perišić of Croatia was later disqualified for failing an in-competition drugs test.[3]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Jarmila Kratochvílová (TCH) 1:53.28 Munich, Germany 26 July 1983
Olympic record  Nadezhda Olizarenko (URS) 1:53.43 Moscow, Russia 27 July 1980

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 6 fastest(q) advance to the semifinals.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Maria Mutola Mozambique 1:58.91 Q, SB
2 4 Marilyn Okoro Great Britain 1:59.01 Q
3 4 Lucia Klocova Slovakia 1:59.42 Q
4 4 Tamsyn Lewis Australia 1:59.67 q
5 6 Janeth Jepkosgei Busienei Kenya 1:59.72 Q
6 6 Tetyana Petlyuk Ukraine 2:00.00 Q
7 4 Neisha Bernard-Thomas Grenada 2:00.09 q, NR
8 6 Brigita Langerholc Slovenia 2:00.13 Q
9 6 Eglė Balčiūnaitė Lithuania 2:00.15 q, PB
10 2 Yuliya Krevsun Ukraine 2:00.21 Q
11 6 Elisa Cusma Piccione Italy 2:00.24 q
12 2 Tatiana Andrianova Russia 2:00.31 Q
13 2 Jennifer Meadows Great Britain 2:00.33 Q
14 5 Zulia Calatayud Cuba 2:00.34 Q
15 2 Sviatlana Usovich Belarus 2:00.42 q, SB
16 5 Hasna Benhassi Morocco 2:00.51 Q
17 5 Ekaterina Kostetskaya Russia 2:00.54 Q
18 5 Olga Cristea Moldova 2:00.59 q, PB
19 5 Hazel Clark-Riley United States 2:01.59
20 1 Svetlana Klyuka Russia 2:01.67 Q
21 6 Carmo Tavares Portugal 2:01.91
22 1 Rosibel García Colombia 2:01.98 Q
23 2 Marian Burnett Guyana 2:02.02
24 1 Anna Rostkowska Poland 2:02.11 Q
25 1 Jemma Simpson Great Britain 2:02.16
26 1 Agnes Samaria Namibia 2:02.18
27 2 Alice Schmidt United States 2:02.33
28 5 Mihaela Neacșu Romania 2:03.03
29 1 Madeleine Pape Australia 2:03.09
30 3 Pamela Jelimo Kenya 2:03.18 Q
31 3 Kenia Sinclair Jamaica 2:03.76 Q
32 3 Elodie Guegan France 2:03.85 Q
33 3 Merve Aydın Turkey 2:04.75
34 3 Annabelle Lascar Mauritius 2:06.11 PB
35 3 Marcela Britos Uruguay 2:08.98
36 1 Baraah Awadallah Jordan 2:18.41 SB
37 2 Haley Nicole Nemra Marshall Islands 2:18.83
38 4 Emilia Mikue Ondo Equatorial Guinea 2:20.69
39 5 Aishath Reesha Maldives 2:30.14 PB
4 Nicole Teter United States DNF
6 Mireille Derebona-Ngaisset Central African Republic DQ
3 Vanja Perišić Croatia 2:06.82 DSQ

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)

Semifinals[edit]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Janeth Jepkosgei Busienei Kenya 1:57.28 Q, SB
2 2 Pamela Jelimo Kenya 1:57.31 Q
3 3 Yuliya Krevsun Ukraine 1:57.32 Q, PB
4 2 Hasna Benhassi Morocco 1:58.03 Q, SB
5 3 Tatiana Andrianova Russia 1:58.16 q
6 3 Kenia Sinclair Jamaica 1:58.28 q, SB
7 1 Svetlana Klyuka Russia 1:58.31 Q
8 2 Ekaterina Kostetskaya Russia 1:58.33
9 1 Maria Mutola Mozambique 1:58.61 Q, SB
10 2 Zulia Calatayud Cuba 1:58.78 SB
11 1 Lucia Klocova Slovakia 1:58.80
12 2 Anna Rostkowska Poland 1:58.84
13 1 Tetyana Petlyuk Ukraine 1:59.27
14 1 Rosibel García Colombia 1:59.38 NR
15 2 Jennifer Meadows Great Britain 1:59.43
16 3 Elisa Cusma Piccione Italy 1:59.52
17 1 Marilyn Okoro Great Britain 1:59.53
18 1 Brigita Langerholc Slovenia 2:00.00
19 3 Olga Cristea Moldova 2:00.12 PB
20 1 Tamsyn Lewis Australia 2:01.41
21 3 Neisha Bernard-Thomas Grenada 2:01.84
22 2 Eglė Balčiūnaitė Lithuania 2:02.59
23 2 Sviatlana Usovich Belarus 2:02.79
3 Elodie Guegan France DNF

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Result Notes
1 4  Pamela Jelimo (KEN) 1:54.82 WJR, AR
2 7  Janeth Jepkosgei (KEN) 1:56.02 PB
3 8  Hasna Benhassi (MAR) 1:56.68 SB
4 6  Svetlana Klyuka (RUS) 1:56.89 PB
5 2  Maria de Lurdes Mutola (MOZ) 1:57.27 SB
6 3  Kenia Sinclair (JAM) 1:58.19 SB
7 9  Yuliya Krevsun (UKR) 1:58.73
8 5  Tatyana Andrianova (RUS) 2:02.63

Splits[edit]

Intermediate Athlete Country Mark
400m Pamela Jelimo  Kenya 55.41
600m Pamela Jelimo  Kenya 1:24.03

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. ^ IAAF Newsletter Edition 112. IAAF (2010-04-27). Retrieved on 2010-04-27.