2011 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 1500 metres
|Events at the
2011 World Championships
|100 m hurdles||women|
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men||women|
|4 × 100 m relay||men||women|
|4 × 400 m relay||men||women|
|20 km walk||men||women|
|50 km walk||men|
Maryam Yusuf Jamal of Bahrain, the gold medallist in 2009, had the two fastest times of the year prior to the competition. American Morgan Uceny entered as the Diamond League leader and her compatriot Shannon Rowbury (bronze in 2009) was also present. The 2010 World Indoor champion Kalkidan Gezahegne, Russia's Ekaterina Gorbunova and Btissam Lakhouad of Morocco completed the top four fastest runners that year. Other prominent entrants included 2008 Olympic champion Nancy Jebet Langat, 2009 runner-up Lisa Dobriskey and world indoor medallists Natalia Rodríguez and Gelete Burka.
The final was a tight pack, disrupted in the turn less than a lap and a half before the finish when Hellen Onsando Obiri fell taking out Uceny along with her. With a pack of 9 remaining, the competitors jockeyed for position on the final lap. As they entered the final straightaway Natalia Rodríguez had a slight edge on the pack almost four wide. Jennifer Barringer Simpson and Hannah England were trailing the pack but Simpson went wide and passed the field as Rodríguez started to falter. England followed Simpson in full sprint across the finish line.
Nataliya Tobias was disqualified for doping in 2012 after further analysis of a sample of hers from the Daegu Championships. Olesya Syreva, Anzhela Shevchenko and Natallia Kareiva have later had their results disqualified after they were found to be doping based on abnormalities in their biological passport profiles.
|Athlete||Nation||Rank||Anti-doping rule violation|
|Nataliya Tobias||Ukraine||9||Post event test positive for testosterone|
|Olesya Syreva||Russia||18 sf||Biological passport|
|Natallia Kareiva||Belarus||19 h||Biological passport|
|Anzhela Shevchenko||Ukraine||32 h||Biological passport|
|Jennifer Barringer Simpson
United States (USA)
Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:
|World record||Yunxia Qu (CHN)||3:50.46||Beijing, China||11 September 1993|
|Championship record||Tatyana Tomashova (RUS)||3:58.52||Paris, France||31 August 2003|
|World Leading||Maryam Yusuf Jamal (BHR)||4:00.33||Hengelo, Netherlands||29 May 2011|
|African Record||Hassiba Boulmerka (ALG)||3:55.30||Barcelona, Spain||8 August 1992|
|Asian Record||Yunxia Qu (CHN)||3:50.46||Beijing, China||11 September 1993|
|North, Central American and Caribbean record||Mary Slaney (USA)||3:57.12||Stockholm, Sweden||26 July 1983|
|South American record||Letitia Vriesde (SUR)||4:05.67||Tokyo, Japan||31 August 1991|
|European Record||Tatyana Kazankina (URS)||3:52.47||Zürich, Switzerland||13 August 1980|
|Oceanian record||Sarah Jamieson (AUS)||4:00.93||Stockholm, Sweden||25 July 2006|
|A time||B time|
|August 28, 2011||10:40||Heats|
|August 30, 2011||20:35||Semifinals|
|September 1, 2011||20:55||Final|
|KEY:||q||Fastest non-qualifiers||Q||Qualified||NR||National record||PB||Personal best||SB||Seasonal best|
Qualification: First 6 in each heat (Q) and the next 6 fastest (q) advance to the semifinals.
- Following a protest lodged by the Ethiopian federation, due to a crash by New Zealand's Nikki Hamblin who caused Gezahegne to staggere onto the infield.
Qualification: First 5 in each heat (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) advance to the final.
|2||2||Jennifer Barringer Simpson||United States||4:07.90||Q|
|4||2||Ingvill Måkestad Bovim||Norway||4:08.03||Q|
|6||2||Hannah England||Great Britain||4:08.31||q|
|11||1||Hellen Onsando Obiri||Kenya||4:08.93||Q|
|13||1||Maryam Yusuf Jamal||Bahrain||4:08.96||Q|
|14||1||Morgan Uceny||United States||4:09.03||Q|
|21||1||Shannon Rowbury||United States||4:11.49|
|Jennifer Barringer Simpson||United States||4:05.40|
|Hannah England||Great Britain||4:05.68|
|6||Ingvill Måkestad Bovim||Norway||4:06.85|
|9||Morgan Uceny||United States||4:19.71|
|10||Hellen Onsando Obiri||Kenya||4:20.23|
|11||Maryam Yusuf Jamal||Bahrain||4:22.67|
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- Waindi, James (2011-08-17). Daegu gold is mine. The Standard. Retrieved on 2011-08-24.
- "Track athletes caught doping ahead of Games". stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
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- Ändrade resultatlistor, friidrott.se 2 October 2014
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- IAAF News Edition 140 - 26 February 2013
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- 1500 metres results at IAAF website