2013 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 400 metres

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Women's 400 metres
at the 2013 World Championships
2013 World Championships in Athletics (August, 12) - Christine Ohuruogu.JPG
Gold medalist Christine Ohuruogu
Venue Luzhniki Stadium
Dates 10 August (heats)
11 August (semifinals)
12 August (final)
Competitors 36 from 28 nations
Winning time 49.41
Medalists
gold medal 
silver medal 
bronze medal 
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The women's 400 metres at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Luzhniki Stadium on 10–12 August.[1]

Heats started with Christine Ohuruogu leading 6 others under 51 with an exceptionally fast 50.20. 50 seconds was the order of the semifinal day. Six finalists dipped under 50, and Kseniya Ryzhova was lucky Amantle Montsho had gapped the first semi with the leading qualifier of 49.56. Ryzhova cruised in with a 50.48 to be the second automatic qualifier. Five others ran personal bests attempting to qualify.

The fast semifinals slowed the majority of the field. Only the medalists improved their times. From the gun Natasha Hastings and defending champion Amantle Montsho took it out, Hastings in lane 3 making up the stagger on Christine Ohuruogu in 4. Francena McCorory held her own and came off the final turn with Montsho but as Montsho aimed at the finish, the others went backward. With 50 metres to go, Christine Ohuruogu had worked her way from several metres down in the turn and had pulled even, looking like a good bet for silver. But she had other ideas. A steady stretch run put both a diving Ohuruogu and Montsho on the line at the same time. And that was what was posted 49.41, the same time for both.[2] It took a look at the photo finish to determine that Ohuruogu had won by 4 thousandths of a second.[3] Running a more even pace Russian Antonina Krivoshapka came off the turn even with Ohuruogu and made a stretch run of her own, overtaking the Americans and Stephanie McPherson to get the bronze.[4]

In the process of running a personal best to win the championship, Ohuruogu also got Kathy Smallwood-Cook's 29-year-old British national record (from the 1984 Olympics) that had so far evaded her through her career; a career that had included two Olympic medals including the gold in 2008, and a previous World Championship.[5]

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:[6]

World record  Marita Koch (GDR) 47.60 Canberra, Australia 6 October 1985
Championship record  Jarmila Kratochvílová (TCH) 47.99 Helsinki, Finland 10 August 1983
World Leading  Amantle Montsho (BOT) 49.33 Monaco 19 July 2013
African Record  Falilat Ogunkoya (NGR) 49.10 Atlanta, GA, United States 29 July 1996
Asian Record  Ma Yuqin (CHN) 49.81 Beijing, China 11 September 1993
North, Central American and Caribbean record  Sanya Richards-Ross (USA) 48.70 Athens, Greece 16 September 2006
South American record  Ximena Restrepo (COL) 49.64 Barcelona, Spain 5 August 1992
European Record  Marita Koch (GDR) 47.60 Canberra, Australia 6 October 1985
Oceanian record  Cathy Freeman (AUS) 48.63 Atlanta, GA, United States 29 July 1996

Qualification standards[edit]

A time[7] B time
51.55 52.35

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
10 August 2013 18:05 Heats
11 August 2013 20:05 Semifinals
12 August 2013 21:15 Final

All times are local times (UTC+4)

Results[edit]

KEY: Q Qualified q Fastest non-qualifiers NR National record PB Personal best SB Seasonal best

Heats[edit]

Qualification: First 4 in each heat (Q) and the next 4 fastest (q) advanced to the semifinals.[8]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 6 Christine Ohuruogu  Great Britain 50.20 Q
2 3 7 Francena McCorory  United States 50.56 Q
3 2 3 Natasha Hastings  United States 50.64 Q
4 4 5 Kseniya Ryzhova  Russia 50.69 Q
5 5 5 Amantle Montsho  Botswana 50.75 Q
6 4 2 Novlene Williams-Mills  Jamaica 50.83 Q
7 3 4 Stephanie McPherson  Jamaica 50.98 Q
8 5 2 Regina George  Nigeria 51.01 Q
9 4 3 Nataliya Pyhyda  Ukraine 51.17 Q, SB
10 1 3 Antonina Krivoshapka  Russia 51.27 Q
11 3 2 Libania Grenot  Italy 51.43 Q, SB
12 1 5 Ashley Spencer  United States 51.48 Q
13 4 6 Bianca Răzor  Romania 51.51 Q, PB
14 1 4 Kineke Alexander  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 51.62 Q, SB
15 3 8 Floria Guei  France 51.75 Q
16 2 1 Marie Gayot  France 51.83 Q
17 1 6 Omolara Omotoso  Nigeria 51.98 Q
18 4 4 Tjipekapora Herunga  Namibia 52.01 q, SB
19 4 8 Chiara Bazzoni  Italy 52.14 q
20 4 7 Esther Cremer  Germany 52.17 q
21 5 6 Patricia Hall  Jamaica 52.20 Q
22 2 2 Amy Mbacké Thiam  Senegal 52.24 Q
23 1 8 Agne Šerkšnienė  Lithuania 52.28 q, PB
24 2 4 Moa Hjelmer  Sweden 52.39
25 5 7 Aauri Bokesa  Spain 52.44 Q
26 1 7 Olesea Cojuhari  Moldova 52.45
27 5 4 Jennifer Carey  Ireland 52.62
28 5 8 Caitlin Sargent  Australia 52.63
29 2 8 Joelma Sousa  Brazil 53.01
30 3 5 Alicia Brown  Canada 53.26
31 1 2 Kadecia Baird  Guyana 53.73
32 3 6 Zhao Yanmin  China 54.03
33 2 7 Gretta Taslakian  Lebanon 54.56
34 3 3 Sade Sealy  Barbados 55.45
35 2 5 Phumlile Ndzinisa  Swaziland 56.36
36 5 3 Maureen Jelagat Maiyo  Kenya DQ 163.3[9]

Semifinals[edit]

Qualification: First 2 in each heat (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) advanced to the final.[10]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 5 Amantle Montsho  Botswana 49.56 Q
2 2 4 Christine Ohuruogu  Great Britain 49.75 Q, SB
3 3 5 Francena McCorory  United States 49.86 Q, PB
4 2 5 Natasha Hastings  United States 49.94 Q, SB
5 3 4 Antonina Krivoshapka  Russia 49.99 Q
5 3 3 Stephanie McPherson  Jamaica 49.99 q
7 2 6 Novlene Williams-Mills  Jamaica 50.34 q
8 2 3 Libania Grenot  Italy 50.47 SB
9 1 3 Kseniya Ryzhova  Russia 50.48 Q
10 1 6 Regina George  Nigeria 50.84 PB
11 3 6 Nataliya Pyhyda  Ukraine 51.02 PB
12 2 7 Floria Guei  France 51.42 PB
13 1 7 Bianca Răzor  Romania 51.49 PB
14 3 7 Marie Gayot  France 51.54 PB
15 2 8 Kineke Alexander  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 51.64
16 1 4 Ashley Spencer  United States 51.80
17 3 1 Aauri Bokesa  Spain 51.94
18 1 2 Chiara Bazzoni  Italy 52.11
19 1 1 Tjipekapora Herunga  Namibia 52.28
20 2 1 Amy Mbacké Thiam  Senegal 52.37
21 3 8 Omolara Omotoso  Nigeria 52.38
22 3 2 Esther Cremer  Germany 52.42
23 2 2 Agne Šerkšnienė  Lithuania 52.48
24 1 8 Patricia Hall  Jamaica 52.62

Final[edit]

The final was held at 21:15.[11]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Christine Ohuruogu  Great Britain 49.41 NR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 Amantle Montsho  Botswana 49.41
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 8 Antonina Krivoshapka  Russia 49.78
4 2 Stephanie McPherson  Jamaica 49.99
5 3 Natasha Hastings  United States 50.30
6 6 Francena McCorory  United States 50.68
7 7 Kseniya Ryzhova  Russia 50.98
8 1 Novlene Williams-Mills  Jamaica 51.49

References[edit]

  1. ^ Start list
  2. ^ "Christine Ohuruogu wins 400m gold in epic race". ESPN. 12 August 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "Christine Ohuruogu wins 400m World Championship gold in stunning style". Guardian. 12 August 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Ohuruogu wins 400m gold by just FOUR-THOUSANDTHS of a second after unbelievable performance in Moscow". Daily Mail. 12 August 2013. Retrieved 13 August 2013. 
  5. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/athletics/23677519
  6. ^ "Records & Lists – 400 meters". IAAF. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  7. ^ IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013 – Standards, All Russia Athletic Federation, 2012, retrieved 8 August 2013 
  8. ^ Heats Results
  9. ^ Lane infringement
  10. ^ Semifinals Results
  11. ^ Final Results

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