1997 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 400 metres hurdles

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These are the results of the Women's 400 metres hurdles event at the 1997 World Championships in Athletics in Athens, Greece.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Morocco Nezha Bidouane
Morocco (MAR)
Silver Jamaica Deon Hemmings
Jamaica (JAM)
Bronze United States Kim Batten
United States (USA)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

First 3 of each Heat (Q) and the next 4 fastest (q) qualified for the semifinals.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Deon Hemmings  Jamaica 54.42 Q
2 1 Sally Gunnell  Great Britain 54.53 Q, SB
3 3 Kim Batten  United States 54.56 Q
4 3 Susan Smith-Walsh  Ireland 54.61 Q, NR
5 1 Ester Goossens  Netherlands 54.84 Q, NR
6 3 Yekaterina Bakhvalova  Russia 55.08 Q
7 2 Tetyana Tereshchuk-Antipova  Ukraine 55.17 Q
8 2 Tonja Buford-Bailey  United States 55.25 Q
9 1 Andrea Blackett  Barbados 55.26 q
10 3 Karlene Haughton  Jamaica 55.27 q
11 2 Anna Knoroz  Russia 55.34 Q
12 4 Nezha Bidouane  Morocco 55.53 Q
13 2 Miriam Alonso  Spain 55.57 q, SB
14 4 Silvia Rieger  Germany 55.64 Q
15 2 Gudrun Arnardottir  Iceland 55.76 q
16 4 Debbie-Ann Parris  Jamaica 55.84 Q
17 3 Judit Szekeres  Hungary 55.99
18 4 Irina Lenskaya  Ukraine 56.05
19 4 Natalya Torshina  Kazakhstan 56.64
20 4 Ryan Tolbert  United States 56.67
21 2 Donalda Duprey  Canada 56.73
22 1 Tatyana Ledovskaya  Belarus 56.88
23 3 Carla Barbarino  Italy 57.05
24 3 Rikke Ronholt  Denmark 57.26
25 1 Rebecca Russell-Buchanan  United States 57.79
26 1 Christina Panagou  Greece 1:01.14
27 2 Inicia Coelho da Fonseca  São Tomé and Príncipe 1:01.39

Semifinals[edit]

First 4 of each Semifinal qualified directly (Q) for the final.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 Nezha Bidouane  Morocco 53.48 Q, AR
2 1 Kim Batten  United States 53.67 Q
3 2 Deon Hemmings  Jamaica 53.82 Q
4 1 Tetyana Tereshchuk-Antipova  Ukraine 54.02 Q, NR
5 2 Tonja Buford-Bailey  United States 54.48 Q
6 1 Debbie-Ann Parris  Jamaica 54.72 Q
7 1 Susan Smith-Walsh  Ireland 54.72 Q
8 2 Andrea Blackett  Barbados 54.74 Q, NR
9 2 Gudrun Arnardottir  Iceland 54.93
10 1 Yekaterina Bakhvalova  Russia 55.02
11 1 Silvia Rieger  Germany 55.08
12 2 Anna Knoroz  Russia 55.28
13 1 Karlene Haughton  Jamaica 55.33
14 1 Miriam Alonso  Spain 55.49 SB
15 2 Ester Goossens  Netherlands 56.17
2 Sally Gunnell  Great Britain DNS

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 3 Nezha Bidouane  Morocco 52.97 AR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 4 Deon Hemmings  Jamaica 53.09 SB
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5 Kim Batten  United States 53.52
4 6 Tetyana Tereshchuk-Antipova  Ukraine 53.81 NR
5 8 Debbie-Ann Parris  Jamaica 54.19 SB
6 2 Tonja Buford-Bailey  United States 54.77
7 7 Susan Smith-Walsh  Ireland 55.25
8 1 Andrea Blackett  Barbados 55.63

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