2008 African Championships in Athletics – Women's 400 metres

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Events at the 2008 African
Championships in Athletics

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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 women
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
20 km walk men women
Field events
High jump men women
Pole vault men women
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Hammer throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men

The women's 400 metres event at the 2008 African Championships in Athletics was held at the Addis Ababa Stadium on April 30–May 2.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Amantle Montsho
 Botswana
Folashade Abugan
 Nigeria
Racheal Nachula
 Zambia

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

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

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Amantle Montsho  Botswana 52.23 Q
2 2 Elizabeth Muthuka  Kenya 53.27 Q
3 3 Tsholofelo Thipe  South Africa 53.48 Q
4 2 Joy Eze  Nigeria 53.52 Q
5 3 Racheal Nachula  Zambia 53.63 Q
6 3 Nawal El Jack  Sudan 53.86 Q
7 1 Folashade Abugan  Nigeria 53.86 Q
8 4 Oluoma Nwoke  Nigeria 54.18 Q
9 4 Justine Bayigga  Uganda 54.54 Q
10 3 Kou Luogon  Liberia 54.61 q
11 2 Fatou Bintou Fall  Senegal 54.83 Q
12 1 Ndèye Fatou Soumah  Senegal 55.17 Q
13 1 Sandrine Thiébaud-Kangni  Togo 55.71 q
14 2 Tjipekapora Herunga  Namibia 56.03 q
15 1 Elisa Cossa  Mozambique 56.49 q
16 4 Seonyatseng Nthompe  Botswana 56.58 Q
17 4 Pinkard Maisha  Liberia 56.65
18 2 Tihanna Vorster  South Africa 56.72
19 3 Emily Nanziri  Uganda 57.16
20 3 Fatou Diabaye  Senegal 57.46
21 4 Ramatoulaye Gassama  Mali 57.50
22 4 Charity Boahemaa  Ghana 58.03
23 1 Wesene Belay  Ethiopia 58.09
24 4 Mulu Diriba  Ethiopia 58.14
25 2 Wesene Daba  Ethiopia 58.48
26 1 V.S. Kantanka  Ghana 58.74
27 3 Kensa Sylla  Guinea 59.38
28 2 Jeanne D'Arc Uwamahoro  Rwanda 1:01.08
29 2 Mariama Camara  Guinea 1:02.50
30 1 Ghada Abuagila  Libya DNS
30 4 Pamela Jelimo  Kenya DNS

Semifinals[edit]

Qualification: First 3 of each semifinal (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) qualified for the final.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 Amantle Montsho  Botswana 51.16 Q
2 1 Folashade Abugan  Nigeria 51.60 Q
3 1 Racheal Nachula  Zambia 51.99 Q, NR
4 1 Elizabeth Muthuka  Kenya 52.46 Q
5 1 Tsholofelo Thipe  South Africa 52.48 q
6 2 Nawal El Jack  Sudan 52.49 Q
7 2 Joy Eze  Nigeria 52.57 Q
8 2 Kou Luogon  Liberia 52.99 q
9 2 Oluoma Nwoke  Nigeria 53.20
10 2 Justine Bayigga  Uganda 53.88
11 1 Tjipekapora Herunga  Namibia 54.00
12 2 Ndèye Fatou Soumah  Senegal 54.67
13 1 Sandrine Thiébaud-Kangni  Togo 54.76
14 2 Elisa Cossa  Mozambique 54.91
15 1 Seonyatseng Nthompe  Botswana 56.61
16 1 Fatou Bintou Fall  Senegal DNF

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 6 Amantle Montsho  Botswana 49.83 CR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 Folashade Abugan  Nigeria 50.89
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5 Racheal Nachula  Zambia 51.39 NR
4 5 Tsholofelo Thipe  South Africa 51.49
5 4 Nawal El Jack  Sudan 51.93
6 8 Joy Eze  Nigeria 52.16
7 7 Elizabeth Muthuka  Kenya 52.81
8 1 Kou Luogon  Liberia DNF

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