1987 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 1500 metres

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Events at the
1987 World Championships
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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
3000 m women
5000 m men
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
10 km walk women
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men

These are the official results of the Women's 1,500 metres event at the 1987 IAAF World Championships in Rome, Italy. There were a total of 32 participating athletes and one non-starter, with three qualifying heats and the final held on Saturday 1987-09-05.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Soviet Union Tetyana Samolenko
Soviet Union (URS)
Silver East Germany Hildegard Körner
East Germany (GDR)
Bronze Romania Doina Melinte
Romania (ROU)

Records[edit]

Existing records at the start of the event.

World record  Tatyana Kazankina (URS) 3:52.47 Zürich, Switzerland August 3, 1980
Championship record  Mary Decker-Slaney (USA) 4:00.90 Helsinki, Finland August 14, 1983

Final[edit]

RANK FINAL TIME
Med 1.png  Tetyana Samolenko (URS) 3:58.56 CR
Med 2.png  Hildegard Körner (GDR) 3:58.67
Med 3.png  Doina Melinte (ROU) 3:59.27
4.  Cornelia Bürki (SUI) 3:59.90
5.  Andrea Lange (GDR) 4:00.63
6.  Kirsty Wade (GBR) 4:01.41
7.  Diana Richburg (USA) 4:01.79
8.  Elly van Hulst (NED) 4:03.63
9.  Svetlana Kitova (URS) 4:04.66
10.  Linda Sheskey (USA) 4:08.33
11.  Debbie Bowker (CAN) 4:08.38
12.  Mitica Junghiatu (ROU) 4:10.35
13.  Marina Yachmenyova (URS) 4:10.51
 Ulrike Bruns (GDR) DNF
 Sandra Gasser (SUI) DSQ

Note Sandra Gasser was the original winner of the bronze medal in 3:59.06 but was disqualified for doping.

Qualifying heats[edit]

  • Held on Thursday 1987-09-03
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Doina Melinte (ROU) 4:05.41
2.  Hildegard Körner (GDR) 4:05.42
3.  Tetyana Samolenko (URS) 4:05.48
4.  Elly van Hulst (NED) 4:05.57
5.  Linda Sheskey (USA) 4:06.03
6.  Fatima Aouam (MAR) 4:07.38
7.  Yvonne Murray (GBR) 4:07.83
8.  Brit McRoberts (CAN) 4:08.37
9.  Annika Ericson (SWE) 4:22.59
10.  Maria Lomba (STP) 5:01.43
 Selina Chirchir (KEN) DNS


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Andrea Lange (GDR) 4:05.18
2.  Sandra Gasser (SUI) 4:05.48
3.  Marina Yachmenyova (URS) 4:05.51
4.  Mitica Junghiatu (ROU) 4:05.60
5.  Debbie Bowker (CAN) 4:05.90
6.  Diana Richburg (USA) 4:07.10
7.  Brigitte Kraus (FRG) 4:07.40
8.  Agnese Possamai (ITA) 4:08.84
9.  Florence Giolitti (ITA) 4:09.08
10.  Alphocinah Simelane (SWZ) 4:35.64 (NR)
11.  Georgine Tomisato (ASA) 5:49.52


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Ulrike Bruns (GDR) 4:08.36
2.  Cornelia Bürki (SUI) 4:08.39
3.  Svetlana Kitova (URS) 4:08.64
4.  Kirsty Wade (GBR) 4:09.06
5.  Paula Ivan (ROU) 4:08.36
6.  Vera Michallek (FRG) 4:09.89
7.  Regina Jacobs (USA) 4:12.52
8.  Christine Pfitzinger (NZL) 4:13.59
9.  Maite Zúñiga (ESP) 4:16.21
10.  Evelyn Adiru (UGA) 4:17.72
11.  Kriscia Garcia (ESA) 4:34.76

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