1997 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 800 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 800 metres event at the 1997 World Championships in Athletics in Athens, Greece. The event took place on 6, 7 and 9 August.

Doping disqualification[edit]

Lyubov Tsyoma tested positive for the anabolic steroid stanozolol after the semifinals and was disqualified.[1][2][3]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Cuba Ana Fidelia Quirot
Cuba (CUB)
Silver Russia Yelena Afanasyeva
Russia (RUS)
Bronze Mozambique Maria Mutola
Mozambique (MOZ)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

First 2 of each Heat (Q) and the next 6 fastest (q) qualified for the semifinals.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Yelena Afanasyeva  Russia 2:00.12 Q
2 4 Maria Mutola  Mozambique 2:00.88 Q
3 5 Luciana Mendes  Brazil 2:00.89 Q
4 3 Letitia Vriesde  Suriname 2:00.92 Q
5 3 Stella Jongmans  Netherlands 2:01.06 Q
6 4 Joetta Clark  United States 2:01.15 Q
7 1 Ludmila Formanová  Czech Republic 2:01.46 Q
8 4 Petya Strashilova  Bulgaria 2:01.49 q
9 4 Nouria Merah-Benida  Algeria 2:01.49 q
10 2 Ana Fidelia Quirot  Cuba 2:01.56 Q
10 5 Hasna Benhassi  Morocco 2:01.56 q
12 5 Małgorzata Rydz  Poland 2:01.68 q
13 3 Lyubov Kiryukhina-Tsyoma  Russia 2:01.87 q
14 2 Yelena Martson-Buzhenko  Ukraine 2:02.00 Q
15 2 Toni Hodgkinson  New Zealand 2:02.21 q
16 2 Rosa Kutty  India 2:02.22
17 1 Natalya Dukhnova  Belarus 2:02.39 Q
18 4 Stephanie Graf  Austria 2:02.52
19 4 Charmaine Crooks  Canada 2:02.84
20 1 Linda Kisabaka  Germany 2:03.22
21 3 Kathy Harris-Rounds  United States 2:03.33
22 3 Dawn Williams-Sewer  Dominica 2:03.35
23 1 Julia Sakara  Zimbabwe 2:03.55
24 5 Irina Nedelenko-Lishchinskaya  Ukraine 2:03.56
25 5 Monika Ronnholm-Kinnunen  Finland 2:04.11
26 1 Oznur Dursun  Turkey 2:04.62
27 2 Jill Stamison-Mcmullen  United States 2:06.16
28 2 Theoni Kostopoulou  Greece 2:07.32
29 1 Léontine Tsiba  Republic of the Congo 2:07.34 NR
30 2 Jolanda Čeplak  Slovenia 2:10.97
31 2 Adama Njie  Gambia 2:13.50
32 5 Monica Randi  San Marino 2:16.00
33 1 Abok Shol  Sudan 2:16.74 NR
34 3 Natalia Al Farran  Lebanon 2:18.11 PB
35 3 Donata Mutegwamaso  Rwanda 2:25.07
36 4 Yaznee Nasheeda  Maldives 2:36.18
1 Malin Ewerlof  Sweden DNS
4 Alberta Cape  Guinea-Bissau DNS

Semifinals[edit]

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

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Maria Mutola  Mozambique 1:57.49 Q, SB
2 1 Yelena Afanasyeva  Russia 1:59.05 Q
3 1 Stella Jongmans  Netherlands 1:59.32 Q, SB
4 1 Joetta Clark  United States 1:59.34 Q
5 2 Ana Fidelia Quirot  Cuba 1:59.37 Q
6 1 Luciana Mendes  Brazil 1:59.45
7 2 Letitia Vriesde  Suriname 1:59.62 Q
8 2 Ludmila Formanova  Czech Republic 1:59.71 Q
9 2 Toni Hodgkinson  New Zealand 2:00.25 Q
10 2 Natalya Dukhnova  Belarus 2:00.91
11 2 Nouria Merah-Benida  Algeria 2:01.08
12 2 Petya Strashilova  Bulgaria 2:01.44
13 1 Yelena Martson-Buzhenko  Ukraine 2:02.62
14 1 Hasna Benhassi  Morocco 2:03.70
15 1 Małgorzata Rydz  Poland 2:05.00
2 Lyubov Kiryukhina-Tsyoma  Russia DQ (DNF) Doping

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Ana Fidelia Quirot  Cuba 1:57.14
2nd, silver medalist(s) Yelena Afanasyeva  Russia 1:57.56
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Maria Mutola  Mozambique 1:57.59
4 Letitia Vriesde  Suriname 1:58.12
5 Ludmila Formanová  Czech Republic 1:59.52
6 Toni Hodgkinson  New Zealand 2:00.40
7 Joetta Clark  United States 2:02.05
8 Stella Jongmans  Netherlands 2:05.50

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reuters: New stars, but same old drug in veins, New Straits Times, 12 August 1997
  2. ^ Athens News Agency: Daily News Bulletin in English, 97-08-11, hri.org
  3. ^ Butler, Mark et al. (2013). IAAF Statistics Book Moscow 2013 (archived). IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-07-06.