2003 IAAF World Indoor Championships – Women's 800 metres

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Events at the
2003 IAAF World Indoor
Championships

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Track events
60 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
3000 m men women
60 m hurdles men women
4×400 m relay men women
Field events
High jump men women
Pole vault men women
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
Shot put men women
Combined events
Pentathlon women
Heptathlon men

The Women's 800 metres event at the 2003 IAAF World Indoor Championships was held on March 14–16.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Maria Mutola
 Mozambique
Stephanie Graf
 Austria
Mayte Martínez
 Spain

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

First 2 of each heat (Q) and next 4 fastest (q) qualified for the semifinals.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 Stephanie Graf  Austria 2:01.93 Q
2 1 Jolanda Čeplak  Slovenia 2:02.12 Q
3 2 Agnes Samaria  Namibia 2:02.16 Q
4 1 Mina Aït Hammou  Morocco 2:02.32 Q
5 4 Maria Mutola  Mozambique 2:03.33 Q
6 2 Miho Sato  Japan 2:03.55 q
7 4 Diane Cummins  Canada 2:03.62 Q
8 4 Brigita Langerholc  Slovenia 2:03.79 q
9 1 Lwiza Msyani John  Tanzania 2:03.80 q, SB
10 1 Letitia Vriesde  Suriname 2:03.82
11 4 Nadezhda Vorobieva  Russia 2:04.68
12 4 Esther Desviat  Spain 2:04.96
13 3 Mayte Martínez  Spain 2:05.16 Q
14 3 Joanne Fenn  Great Britain 2:05.45 Q
15 3 Tetiana Petlyuk  Ukraine 2:06.21
16 2 Sandra Teixeira  Portugal 2:06.24
17 3 Chantee Earl  United States 2:08.49
1 Yekaterina Puzanova  Russia DQ
2 Sasha Spencer  United States DQ
3 Nédia Semedo  Portugal DNF

Semifinals[edit]

First 3 of each semifinal (Q) qualified directly for the final.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 Stephanie Graf  Austria 1:59.75 Q
2 2 Mayte Martínez  Spain 1:59.82 Q, NR
3 2 Joanne Fenn  Great Britain 1:59.83 Q
4 1 Maria Mutola  Mozambique 1:59.99 Q
5 1 Jolanda Čeplak  Slovenia 2:00.14 Q
6 1 Diane Cummins  Canada 2:00.94
7 2 Agnes Samaria  Namibia 2:01.29
8 1 Lwiza Msyani John  Tanzania 2:03.76 SB
9 2 Mina Aït Hammou  Morocco 2:04.16
10 2 Brigita Langerholc  Slovenia 2:04.75
11 1 Miho Sato  Japan 2:05.66
1 Yekaterina Puzanova  Russia DQ

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Maria Mutola  Mozambique 1:58.94
2nd, silver medalist(s) Stephanie Graf  Austria 1:59.39 SB
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Mayte Martínez  Spain 1:59.53 NR
4 Jolanda Čeplak  Slovenia 1:59.54 SB
5 Joanne Fenn  Great Britain 1:59.95
Yekaterina Puzanova  Russia DQ

Note: Yekaterina Puzanova who had originally finished sixth was later disqualified for steroid use.

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