1997 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 400 metres

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Events at the
1997 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
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
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 women
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 results of the Women's 400 metres event at the 1997 World Championships in Athletics in Athens, Greece.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Australia Cathy Freeman
Australia (AUS)
Silver Jamaica Sandie Richards
Jamaica (JAM)
Bronze United States Jearl Miles-Clark
United States (USA)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

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

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Helena Dziurova-Fuchsová  Czech Republic 51.05 Q, PB
2 4 Grit Breuer  Germany 51.43 Q
3 5 Lorraine Graham  Jamaica 51.45 Q
4 5 Cathy Freeman  Australia 51.53 Q
5 4 Olga Kotlyarova  Russia 51.55 Q
6 2 Sandie Richards  Jamaica 51.57 Q
6 5 Maicel Malone-Wallace  United States 51.57 Q
8 1 Tatyana Alekseyeva  Russia 51.61 Q
8 5 Pauline Davis-Thompson  Bahamas 51.61 Q
10 2 Jearl Miles-Clark  United States 51.77 Q
10 4 Falilat Ogunkoya  Nigeria 51.77 Q
12 5 Anja Rucker  Germany 51.84 q
13 3 Kim Graham  United States 51.92 Q
14 2 Allison Curbishley  Great Britain 51.97 Q
15 1 Damayanthi Dharsha  Sri Lanka 51.99 Q, NR
16 1 Olabisi Afolabi  Nigeria 52.13 Q
17 4 Naděžda Koštovalová  Czech Republic 52.15 Q
18 2 Norfalia Carabalí  Colombia 52.18 Q
19 3 Donna Fraser  Great Britain 52.21 Q
20 1 Tonique Williams  Bahamas 52.30 q
21 1 Ladonna Antoine  Canada 52.44 q
22 4 Adri de Jongh  South Africa 52.47 q
23 3 Patrizia Spuri  Italy 52.54 Q
24 3 Tatyana Chebykina  Russia 52.57 Q
25 2 Hana Benešová  Czech Republic 52.74
26 5 Marina Filipović  Yugoslavia 53.16
27 5 Svetlana Bodritskaya  Kazakhstan 53.28
28 3 Inez Turner  Jamaica 53.34
29 2 Mayra González  Mexico 53.63
30 1 Maria Figueiredo  Brazil 53.95
31 4 Zoila Stewart  Costa Rica 54.03
32 3 Christina Panagou  Greece 54.23
33 2 Nadjina Kaltouma  Chad 54.49
34 4 Dijana Kojić  Bosnia and Herzegovina 55.06 PB
35 3 Grace Dinkins  Liberia 55.19
36 2 Cathalina Staye  Saint Lucia 55.54 NR
37 1 Charmaine Smit  Namibia 55.67
38 4 Olga Conte  Argentina 55.82
3 Charity Opara  Nigeria DNS

Quarterfinals[edit]

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

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Sandie Richards  Jamaica 50.08 Q, PB
2 1 Helena Dziurova-Fuchsová  Czech Republic 50.36 Q, PB
3 2 Falilat Ogunkoya  Nigeria 50.39 Q
4 1 Pauline Davis-Thompson  Bahamas 50.53 Q, SB
5 1 Olga Kotlyarova  Russia 50.63 Q, PB
6 2 Grit Breuer  Germany 50.65 Q
7 3 Jearl Miles-Clark  United States 50.66 Q
8 3 Cathy Freeman  Australia 50.75 Q
9 1 Maicel Malone-Wallace  United States 50.77 q
10 1 Allison Curbishley  Great Britain 50.76 q
11 2 Tatyana Alekseyeva  Russia 50.90 Q
12 3 Lorraine Graham  Jamaica 51.03 Q
13 3 Olabisi Afolabi  Nigeria 51.07 Q
14 3 Donna Fraser  Great Britain 51.11 q, PB
15 1 Anja Rucker  Germany 51.36 q, SB
16 3 Norfalia Carabalí  Colombia 51.42 SB
17 3 Tatyana Chebykina  Russia 51.57
18 2 Kim Graham  United States 51.72 Q
19 3 Patrizia Spuri  Italy 52.15 SB
20 2 Ladonna Antoine  Canada 52.37
21 2 Naděžda Koštovalová  Czech Republic 52.61
22 2 Damayanthi Darsha  Sri Lanka 53.49
23 2 Tonique Williams  Bahamas 54.23
1 Adri de Jongh  South Africa DNF

Semifinals[edit]

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

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Jearl Miles-Clark  United States 50.05 Q
2 1 Falilat Ogunkoya  Nigeria 50.06 Q
3 1 Cathy Freeman  Australia 50.11 Q
4 2 Sandie Richards  Jamaica 50.21 Q
5 2 Grit Breuer  Germany 50.33 Q, SB
6 2 Helena Dziurova-Fuchsová  Czech Republic 50.69 Q
7 1 Pauline Davis-Thompson  Bahamas 50.77 Q
8 1 Lorraine Graham  Jamaica 50.90
9 2 Tatyana Alekseyeva  Russia 50.98 Q
10 1 Olga Kotlyarova  Russia 51.03
11 2 Maicel Malone-Wallace  United States 51.40
12 2 Allison Curbishley  Great Britain 51.42
13 2 Olabisi Afolabi  Nigeria 51.44
14 2 Kim Graham  United States 51.54
15 1 Anja Rucker  Germany 51.94
1 Donna Fraser  Great Britain DNS

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 1 Cathy Freeman  Australia 49.77
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 Sandie Richards  Jamaica 49.79 PB
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 4 Jearl Miles-Clark  United States 49.90
4 6 Grit Breuer  Germany 50.06 SB
5 3 Falilat Ogunkoya  Nigeria 50.27
6 8 Helena Dziurova-Fuchsová  Czech Republic 50.66
7 7 Pauline Davis-Thompson  Bahamas 50.68
8 2 Tatyana Alekseyeva  Russia 51.37

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