2013 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 400 metres hurdles

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Women's 400 metres hurdles
at the 2013 World Championships
2013 World Championships in Athletics (August, 15) – Zuzana Hejnová.JPG
Gold medalist Zuzana Hejnová
Venue Luzhniki Stadium
Dates 12 August (heats)
13 August (semifinals)
15 August (final)
Competitors 32 from 19 nations
Winning time 52.83
Medalists
gold medal 
silver medal 
bronze medal 
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The women's 400 metres hurdles at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Luzhniki Stadium on 12–15 August.[1]

Running on home soil, reigning Olympic Champion Natalya Antyukh might have been expected to be the favorite. Instead she made a quick exit, finishing sixth in her semifinal. The Olympic silver medalist from that close Olympic final is the returning champion Lashinda Demus, but having a bye, she has raced sparingly. She ran her season best to qualify in that same semi. The distant bronze medalist Zuzana Hejnová in 2012 was the 2013 world leader. She won the first semi, almost half a second faster than the other qualifiers. Perri Shakes-Drayton won the second semi passing a fading Demus.

In the final, Hejnová in lane 3 was first to the first hurdle but backed off. It was Demus took off in lane 4 and was the leader down the back stretch, with training partner Dalilah Muhammad almost on the same pace. Both are trained by Demus' mom. Shakes-Drayton between them tried to keep up with the two Americans. Hejnová was gaining steadily on Demus and Muhammad through the turn. Demus, who still holds the American high school record in the 300 hurdles did that distance well, but Hejnová, who set the world best in that race just two weeks earlier, passed her over the 8th hurdle at 290 meters. Demus' arm carry noticeably dropped, she had played her best card and Hejnová had trumped it. Hejnová continued ahead to victory with Demus fighting to stay with her. Muhammad caught Demus with 10 meters to go for silver. Demus a step back for bronze. Shakes-Drayton disappeared back through the field, nobody else was in contention with the three clear winners. Hejnová's 52.83 is the Czech national record and makes her the number 12 performer of all time (Demus already number 3).

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:[2]

World record  Yuliya Pechonkina (RUS) 52.34 Tula, Russia 8 August 2003
Championship record  Melaine Walker (JAM) 52.42 Berlin, Germany 20 August 2009
World Leading  Zuzana Hejnová (CZE) 53.07 London, United Kingdom 26 July 2013
African Record  Nezha Bidouane (MAR) 52.90 Seville, Spain 25 August 1999
Asian Record  Qing Han (CHN) 53.96 Beijing, People's Republic of China 9 September 1993
North, Central American and Caribbean record  Melaine Walker (JAM) 52.42 Berlin, Germany 20 August 2009
South American Record  Lucimar Teodoro (BRA) 55.84 Belém, Brazil 24 May 2009
European Record  Yuliya Pechonkina (RUS) 52.34 Tula, Russia 8 August 2003
Oceanian record  Debbie Flintoff-King (AUS) 53.17 Seoul, South Korea 27 September 1988

Qualification standards[edit]

A time[3] B time
55.40 56.55

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
12 August 2013 11:50 Heats
13 August 2013 19:05 Semifinals
15 August 2013 21:45 Final

All times are local times (UTC+4)

Results[edit]

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

Heats[edit]

Qualification: First 3 in each heat (Q) and the next 4 fastest (q) advanced to the semifinals.[4]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 2 Perri Shakes-Drayton  Great Britain (GBR) 54.42 Q
2 4 5 Dalilah Muhammad  United States (USA) 54.90 Q
3 3 3 Lashinda Demus  United States (USA) 54.94 Q
4 4 1 Eilidh Child  Great Britain (GBR) 55.17 Q
5 2 8 Zuzana Hejnová  Czech Republic (CZE) 55.25 Q
6 3 1 Natalya Antyukh  Russia (RUS) 55.29 Q
7 3 4 Lauren Boden  Australia (AUS) 55.37 q
8 1 2 Denisa Rosolová  Czech Republic (CZE) 55.44 Q
9 1 8 Meghan Beesley  Great Britain (GBR) 55.45 Q
9 4 7 Irina Davydova  Russia (RUS) 55.45 Q
11 2 5 Hanna Titimets  Ukraine (UKR) 55.50 Q
12 4 4 Hanna Yaroshchuk  Ukraine (UKR) 55.73 q
13 2 7 Nickiesha Wilson  Jamaica (JAM) 55.75 Q
14 1 1 Vania Stambolova  Bulgaria (BUL) 55.91 Q
15 3 6 Ristananna Tracey  Jamaica (JAM) 55.94 q
16 2 6 Christine Spence  United States (USA) 55.96 q
17 1 7 Satomi Kubokura  Japan (JPN) 56.33 SB
18 2 3 Anastasiya Ott  Russia (RUS) 56.39
19 4 3 Jennifer Rockwell-Grossarth  Italy (ITA) 56.53
20 3 7 Phara Anacharsis  France (FRA) 56.73
21 1 5 Axelle Dauwens  Belgium (BEL) 56.85
22 4 6 Danielle Dowie  Jamaica (JAM) 57.03
23 4 8 Ugonna Ndu  Nigeria (NGA) 57.27
24 4 2 Noelle Montcalm  Canada (CAN) 57.50
25 2 4 Anneri Ebersohn  South Africa (RSA) 57.90
26 2 2 Amaliya Sharoyan  Armenia (ARM) 57.97 NR
27 1 3 Hayat Lambarki  Morocco (MAR) 58.00
28 3 8 Sparkle McKnight  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 58.85
29 1 4 Georganne Moline  United States (USA) 59.05
30 1 6 Kaliese Spencer  Jamaica (JAM) DQ [5]
30 2 1 Muizat Ajoke Odumosu  Nigeria (NGA) DQ [6]
30 3 5 Christine Sonali Merrill  Sri Lanka (SRI) DQ [5]

Semifinals[edit]

Qualification: First 3 in each heat (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) advanced to the final.[7]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 4 Zuzana Hejnová  Czech Republic (CZE) 53.52 Q
2 2 5 Perri Shakes-Drayton  Great Britain (GBR) 53.92 Q
3 1 5 Dalilah Muhammad  United States (USA) 54.08 Q
4 2 4 Lashinda Demus  United States (USA) 54.22 Q, SB
5 1 6 Eilidh Child  Great Britain (GBR) 54.32 Q
6 2 3 Hanna Titimets  Ukraine (UKR) 54.63 Q, PB
7 1 1 Hanna Yaroshchuk  Ukraine (UKR) 54.92 q
8 1 7 Nickiesha Wilson  Jamaica (JAM) 54.94 q, SB
9 1 3 Meghan Beesley  Great Britain (GBR) 54.97 PB
10 1 8 Irina Davydova  Russia (RUS) 55.05
11 2 6 Denisa Rosolová  Czech Republic (CZE) 55.14
12 2 2 Ristananna Tracey  Jamaica (JAM) 55.43
13 2 8 Natalya Antyukh  Russia (RUS) 55.55
14 2 1 Lauren Boden  Australia (AUS) 55.75
15 2 7 Vania Stambolova  Bulgaria (BUL) 56.58
16 1 2 Christine Spence  United States (USA) 58.35

Final[edit]

The final was started at 20:45.[8]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 3 Zuzana Hejnová  Czech Republic (CZE) 52.83 WL, NR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 4 Dalilah Muhammad  United States (USA) 54.09
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 Lashinda Demus  United States (USA) 54.27
4 7 Hanna Titimets  Ukraine (UKR) 54.72
5 8 Eilidh Child  Great Britain (GBR) 54.86
6 1 Hanna Yaroshchuk  Ukraine (UKR) 55.01
7 5 Perri Shakes-Drayton  Great Britain (GBR) 56.25
8 2 Nickiesha Wilson  Jamaica (JAM) 57.34

References[edit]

  1. ^ Start list
  2. ^ "Records & Lists – 400 metres hurdles". IAAF. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  3. ^ IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013 – Standards, All Russia Athletic Federation, 2012, retrieved 8 August 2013 
  4. ^ Heats Results
  5. ^ a b Improper hurdling
  6. ^ False start
  7. ^ Semifinals Results
  8. ^ Final Results

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