Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's heptathlon

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Women's heptathlon
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Women's Heptathlon Victory Ceremony.jpg
Podium
Venue Olympic Stadium
Date 3–4 August
Competitors 39 from 25 nations
Winning result 6955
Medalists
Gold medal    Great Britain
Silver medal    Germany
Bronze medal    Russia
«2008 2016»
Athletics at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
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 heptathlon competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. The event was held at the Olympic Stadium on 3–4 August.[1]

The gold medal was won by Jessica Ennis.[2] She bettered Eunice Barber's World Heptathlon Best in the 100 metres hurdles by .08 of a second.[3] Many others in the field also achieved their personal bests in the same event.

2004 silver medalist Austra Skujytė outperformed Ennis by 6 cm in the high jump, clearing 1m 92, and in the shot put, where both athletes scored personal bests.

In the 200 metres, Ennis regained the lead, tying with Dafne Schippers at 22s 83, a personal best for both. Ennis ended this first day with a lead of 175.

On the second day, Ennis initially struggled with the long jump, but figured out her marks eventually posting a respectable 6.48. Reigning World Champion Tatyana Chernova had the best mark in the event with a 6.54. Sofia Ifadidou came first in the javelin, setting a new Olympic best of 56.96 while Ennis was over 7 metres behind. Ennis went into the 800 metres with almost a 200 point lead over the slower Skujytė. Confident of a win, she led the race, doing the first 400 in 61.89. She paid for that fast pace, being overtaken by Lilli Schwarzkopf and Chernova who were battling over the silver medal. But on the home stretch, Ennis again showed her superiority, passing them both to win in 2:08.65. Chernova won the battle but could not make up the 35 point differential, so Schwarzkopf took silver and Chernova the bronze. Initially after the 800 metres, Schwarzkopf was disqualified for breaking lane, but this later turned out to be a mistake, Kristina Savitskaya in the neighbouring lane having done so, and Schwarzkopf was re-instated.[4][5]

Ennis's final score was 6955, a British and Commonwealth record.[6]

Competition format[edit]

The heptathlon consists of seven track and field events, with a points system that awards higher scores for better results in each of the seven components. The seven event scores are summed to give a total for the heptathlon.[7]

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Jackie Joyner-Kersee (USA) 7291 pts Seoul, South Korea 23–24 September 1988
Olympic record
2012 World leading  Jessica Ennis (GBR) 6906 pts Götzis, Austria 26–27 May 2012
Broken records during the 2012 Summer Olympics
2012 World leading  Jessica Ennis (GBR) 6955 pts London, United Kingdom 3–4 August 2012
World Heptathlon Best
100m hurdles
 Jessica Ennis (GBR) 12.54 NR, WHB London, United Kingdom 3 August 2012
World Heptathlon Best
Shot put
 Austra Skujytė (LTU) 17.31 WHB London, United Kingdom 3 August 2012
Olympic Heptathlon Best
Javelin throw
 Sofia Ifadidou (GRE) 56.96 OHB London, United Kingdom 4 August 2012

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Friday, 3 August 2012 10:05
11:15
19:00
20:45
100 metres hurdles
High Jump
Shot Put
200 metres
Saturday, 4 August 2012 10:05
11:40
20:35
Long Jump
Javelin Throw
800 metres

Overall results[edit]

Start of heat 4 in 100 m hurdles

The final results of the event are in the following table.[8]

Key

   The highest mark recorded in each event is highlighted in yellow with a diamond symbol.

Rank Athlete Points 100 h HJ SP 200 m LJ JT 800 m
1st  Ennis, JessicaJessica Ennis (GBR) 6955
(WL, NR)
1195
12.54 s
1054
1.86 m
813
14.28 m
1096
22.83 s
1001
6.48 m
812
47.49 m
984
2:08.65
2nd  Schwarzkopf, LilliLilli Schwarzkopf (GER) 6649
(PB)
1086
13.26 s
1016
1.83 m
845
14.77 m
908
24.77 s
943
6.30 m
894
51.73 m
957
2:10.50
3rd  Chernova, TatyanaTatyana Chernova (RUS) 6628 1053
13.48 s
978
1.80 m
805
14.17 m
1013
23.67 s
1020
6.54 m
788
46.49 m
971
2:09.56
4  Yosypenko, LyudmylaLyudmyla Yosypenko (UKR) 6618
(PB)
1087
13.25 s
1016
1.83 m
787
13.90 m
1012
23.68 s
946
6.31 m
853
49.63 m
917
2:13.28
5  Skujytė, AustraAustra Skujytė (LTU) 6599
(PB)
978
14.00 s
1132
1.92 m
1016
17.31 m
848
25.43 s
927
6.25 m
882
51.13 m
816
2:20.59
6  Nana Djimou Ida, AntoinetteAntoinette Nana Djimou Ida (FRA) 6576
(PB)
1130
12.96 s
978
1.80 m
811
14.26 m
913
24.72 s
890
6.13 m
974
55.87 m
912
2:13.62
7  Zelinka, JessicaJessica Zelinka (CAN) 6480 1178
12.65 s
830
1.68 m
848
14.81 m
1047
23.32 s
822
5.91 m
778
45.75 m
977
2:09.15
8  Savitskaya, KristinaKristina Savitskaya (RUS) 6452 1069
13.37 s
1016
1.83 m
845
14.77 m
937
24.46 s
915
6.21 m
738
43.70 m
932
2:12.27
9  Ikauniece, LauraLaura Ikauniece (LAT) 6414
(=NR)
1020
13.71 s
1016
1.83 m
704
12.64 m
965
24.16 s
890
6.13 m
885
51.27 m
934
2:12.13
10  Melnychenko, HannaHanna Melnychenko (UKR) 6392 1077
13.32 s
978
1.80 m
725
12.96 m
972
24.09 s
975
6.40 m
742
43.86 m
923
2:12.90
11  Theisen, BrianneBrianne Theisen (CAN) 6383 1080
13.30 s
1016
1.83 m
720
12.89 m
947
24.35 s
853
6.01 m
792
46.47 m
975
2:09.27
12  Schippers, DafneDafne Schippers (NED) 6324 1053
13.48 s
978
1.80 m
772
13.67 m
1096
22.83 s
937
6.28 m
603
36.63 m
885
2:15.52
13  Broersen, NadineNadine Broersen (NED) 6319
(PB)
1030
13.64 s
1054
1.86 m
765
13.57 m
875
25.13 s
831
5.94 m
899
51.98 m
865
2:16.98
14  Samuelsson, JessicaJessica Samuelsson (SWE) 6300
(PB)
1039
13.58 s
941
1.77 m
806
14.18 m
957
24.25 s
905
6.18 m
706
42.02 m
946
2:11.31
15  Johnson-Thompson, KatarinaKatarina Johnson-Thompson (GBR) 6267
(NJ)
1053
13.48 s
1093
1.89 m
616
11.32 m
1007
23.73 s
908
6.19 m
636
38.37 m
954
2:10.76
16  Day, SharonSharon Day (USA) 6232 1040
13.57 s
941
1.77 m
813
14.28 m
946
24.36 s
804
5.85 m
742
43.90 m
946
2:11.31
17  Maksimava, YanaYana Maksimava (BLR) 6198
(PB)
983
13.97 s
1093
1.89 m
800
14.09 m
848
25.43 s
846
5.99 m
712
42.33 m
916
2:13.37
18  Klučinová, EliškaEliška Klučinová (CZE) 6109 977
14.01 s
978
1.80 m
723
12.93 m
887
25.00 s
890
6.13 m
776
45.65 m
878
2:16.08
19  Sprunger, EllenEllen Sprunger (SUI) 6107 1072
13.35 s
867
1.71 m
702
12.62 m
1020
23.59 s
813
5.88 m
776
45.63 m
857
2:17.54
20  Kurban, OlgaOlga Kurban (RUS) 6084 1041
13.46 s
978
1.80 m
775
13.71 m
992
23.88 s
798
5.83 m
674
40.36 m
826
2:19.82
21  De Aniceto, MarisaMarisa De Aniceto (FRA) 6030 1015
13.74 s
867
1.71 m
733
13.09 m
863
25.26 s
777
5.76 m
899
51.98 m
876
2:16.20
22  Farkas, GyörgyiGyörgyi Farkas (HUN) 6013 932
14.33 s
978
1.80 m
764
13.55 m
822
25.72 s
871
6.07 m
793
46.52 m
853
2:17.83
23  Šadeiko, GritGrit Šadeiko (EST) 6013 1050
13.50 s
903
1.74 m
690
12.43 m
957
24.25 s
883
6.11 m
747
44.12 m
783
2:23.01
24  Ifadidou, SofiaSofia Ifadidou (GRE) 5947 1004
13.82 s
830
1.68 m
725
12.96 m
805
25.91 s
792
5.81 m
995
56.96 m
796
2:22.03
25  Dadic, IvonaIvona Dadic (AUT) 5935 898
14.58 s
978
1.80 m
674
12.19 m
953
24.29 s
850
6.00 m
702
41.82 m
880
2:15.90
26  Cowley, SarahSarah Cowley (NZL) 5873 985
13.95 s
978
1.80 m
686
12.37 m
833
25.60 s
850
6.00 m
704
41.90 m
837
2:19.01
27  Hazel, LouiseLouise Hazel (GBR) 5856 1053
13.48 s
724
1.59 m
715
12.81 m
935
24.48 s
780
5.77 m
809
47.38 m
840
2:18.78
28  Marcussen, IdaIda Marcussen (NOR) 5846 967
14.08 s
830
1.68 m
811
14.26 m
873
25.15 s
795
5.82 m
711
42.26 m
912
2:13.62
29  McMillan, ChantaeChantae McMillan (USA) 5688 1052
13.49 s
830
1.68 m
856
14.92 m
864
25.25 s
663
5.37 m
856
49.78 m
567
2:40.55
30  Oeser, JenniferJennifer Oeser (GER) 5455 1062
13.42 s
978
1.80 m
805
14.16 m
944
24.39 s
871
6.07 m
795
46.61 m
0
DNF
31  Mächtig, JuliaJulia Mächtig (GER) 5338 903
14.54 s
830
1.68 m
860
14.99 m
852
25.38 s s
322
4.06 m
752
44.40 m
819
2:20.34
32  Karpova, IrinaIrina Karpova (KAZ) 5319 949
14.21 s
830
1.68 m
640
11.68 m
849
25.42 s
759
5.70 m
586
35.75 m
706
2:28.93
 Fountain, HyleasHyleas Fountain (USA) DNF 1170
12.70 s
1054
1.86 m
660
11.99 m
1016
23.64 s
865
6.05 m
319
21.60 m
DNS
 Osazuwa, UhunomaUhunoma Osazuwa (NGR) DNF 1056
13.46 s
941
1.77 m
712
12.77 m
922
24.62 s
771
5.74 m
DNS DNS
 Tymińska, KarolinaKarolina Tymińska (POL) DNF 1091
13.22 s
830
1.68 m
777
13.74 m
1009
23.71 s
NM DNS DNS
 Dobrynska, NataliyaNataliya Dobrynska (UKR) DNF 1040
13.57 s
1016
1.83 m
864
15.05 m
915
24.69 s
242
3.70 m
DNS DNS
 Aerts, SaraSara Aerts (BEL) DNF 1133
12.94 s
795
1.65 m
823
14.43 m
DNF DNS DNS DNS
 Grabuste, AigaAiga Grabuste (LAT) DNF 1028
13.65 s
941
1.77 m
762
13.52 m
DNS DNS DNS DNS
 Simpson, MargaretMargaret Simpson (GHA) DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS DNS

References[edit]

  1. ^ Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  2. ^ "Jessica Ennis wins Olympic gold after stunning heptathlon performance". Guardian UK. 4 August 2012. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Daily Times - Leading News Resource of Pakistan
  4. ^ "Schwarzkopf wins silver after disqualification scare". DW. 5 August 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Schwarzkopf gewinnt Silber bei Siebenkampf ihres Lebens". Olympia - Olympische Spiele - Sommerspiele - London 2012 - News. Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund. 4 August 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Jessica Ennis wins Olympic heptathlon gold for Great Britain". BBC News. 4 August 2012. 
  7. ^ Format Competition – Athletics
  8. ^ Results of women's heptathlon at the Olympic Games 2012