1990 World Junior Championships in Athletics – Women's 400 metres

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The women's 400 metres event at the 1990 World Junior Championships in Athletics was held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, at Deveti Septemvri Stadium on 8, 9 and 10 August.[1][2]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Fatima Yusuf
 Nigeria
Silver Charity Opara
 Nigeria
Bronze Manuela Derr
 East Germany

Results[edit]

Final[edit]

10 August

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Fatima Yusuf  Nigeria 50.62
2nd, silver medalist(s) Charity Opara  Nigeria 51.28
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Manuela Derr  East Germany 51.95
4 Sue Andrews  Australia 52.23
5 Julia Merino  Spain 53.48
6 Nancy McLeón  Cuba 53.58
7 Marína Vasarmídou  Greece 53.58
8 Anja Rücker  East Germany 54.16

Semifinals[edit]

9 August

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Charity Opara  Nigeria 51.69 Q
2 Manuela Derr  East Germany 52.91 Q
3 Nancy McLeón  Cuba 53.32 Q
4 Julia Merino  Spain 53.34 Q
5 Catherine Scott  Jamaica 53.46
6 Natalya Sniga  Soviet Union 54.17
7 Ester Goossens  Netherlands 54.70
8 Nicole Hylaire  France 55.69

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Fatima Yusuf  Nigeria 52.15 Q
2 Sue Andrews  Australia 53.40 Q
3 Marína Vasarmídou  Greece 53.83 Q
4 Anja Rücker  East Germany 54.04 Q
5 Claudine Williams  Jamaica 54.28
6 Yana Burtasenkova  Soviet Union 54.35
7 Steffanie Smith  United States 54.44
8 Yojani Casanova  Cuba 56.23

Heats[edit]

8 August

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Fatima Yusuf  Nigeria 52.97 Q
2 Yana Burtasenkova  Soviet Union 54.66 Q
3 Nicole Hylaire  France 54.85 Q
4 Catherine Scott  Jamaica 54.94 q
5 Cheryl Allen  Canada 55.16
6 Rosa Magaly Segovia  Colombia 57.14

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Charity Opara  Nigeria 52.77 Q
2 Manuela Derr  East Germany 53.90 Q
3 Claudine Williams  Jamaica 54.02 Q
4 Steffanie Smith  United States 54.72 q
5 Stefka Mineva  Bulgaria 56.33
6 Mireille Bara-Ang  Central African Republic 64.80
Camille Noel  Canada DNF

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Sue Andrews  Australia 53.53 Q
2 Anja Rücker  East Germany 54.01 Q
3 Julia Merino  Spain 54.18 Q
4 Natalya Sniga  Soviet Union 54.27 q
5 Yojani Casanova  Cuba 55.00 q
6 Melrose Mansaray  Sierra Leone 56.44

Heat 4[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Nancy McLeón  Cuba 53.70 Q
2 Ester Goossens  Netherlands 54.27 Q
3 Marína Vasarmídou  Greece 54.60 Q
4 Renée Poetschka  Australia 55.18
5 Mirjana Šola  Yugoslavia 55.52
6 Shanelle Porter  United States 56.63

Participation[edit]

According to an unofficial count, 25 athletes from 17 countries participated in the event.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peters, Lionel; Magnusson, Tomas. "WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS WJC - 1990 Plovdiv BUL Aug 8-12". WORLD JUNIOR ATHLETICS HISTORY ("WJAH"). Archived from the original on 31 August 2013. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  2. ^ IAAF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS - Eugene 2014 - FACTS & FIGURES (PDF), IAAF, retrieved 13 June 2015