2015 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 3000 metres steeplechase
|Women's 3000 metres steeplechase |
at the 2015 World Championships
Winner Hyvin Jepkemoi
|Venue||Beijing National Stadium|
|Dates||24 August (heats)|
26 August (final)
|Competitors||45 from 26 nations|
This championship race had a preview of sorts at the 2015 Herculis meet in Monaco where most of the finalists raced to a different order. That race was won by Habiba Ghribi in the world leading time. This final was going to be slower and tactical, everybody was watching each other. A lap into the race, Lalita Babar broke away, building up a 10 to 15 meter gap on the pack. She was treated as a breakaway in a bicycle racing, but the peloton didn't give chase. With 2 laps to go, the pack led by Emma Coburn swallowed up the lead and went past. For the next lap, the pack was content to let Coburn lead, Ghribi coming up to her shoulder and the rest going sometimes five abreast over the barriers. At the bell, Ghribi took the lead, Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi and Coburn battling down the backstretch. Going into the final water jump Jepkemoi finally passed Coburn, with Gesa Felicitas Krause and Sofia Assefa forming a tight pack of five to sprint for the medals. As Krause pressed Ghribi from the inside, Jepkemoi had to swing wide out to lane two to find some running room. Krause took the lead over the final barrier as Ghribi stuttered. Ghribi was stronger to take the lead back from Krause but Jepkemoi ran past both of them on the outside and on to victory.
Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:
|World record||Gulnara Samitova-Galkina (RUS)||8:58.81||Beijing, China||17 August 2008|
|Championship record||Yekaterina Volkova (RUS)||9:06.57||Osaka, Japan||27 August 2007|
|World leading||Habiba Ghribi (TUN)||9:11.28||Fontvieille, Monaco||17 July 2015|
|African record||Milcah Chemos Cheywa (KEN)||9:07.14||Oslo, Norway||7 June 2012|
|Asian record||Ruth Jebet (BHR)||9:20.55||Zürich, Switzerland||28 August 2014|
|NACAC record||Emma Coburn (USA)||9:11.42||Glasgow, United Kingdom||12 July 2014|
|South American record||Sabine Heitling (BRA)||9:41.22||London, United Kingdom||25 July 2009|
|European record||Gulnara Samitova-Galkina (RUS)||8:58.81||Beijing, China||17 August 2008|
|Oceanian record||Donna MacFarlane (AUS)||9:18.35||Oslo, Norway||6 June 2008|
|24 August 2015||09:45||Heats|
|26 August 2015||21:00||Final|
All times are local times (UTC+8)
|KEY:||Q||Qualified||q||Fastest non-qualifiers||NR||National record||PB||Personal best||SB||Seasonal best|
The final was held at 21:00.
|Hyvin Jepkemoi||Kenya (KEN)||9:19.11|
|Habiba Ghribi||Tunisia (TUN)||9:19.24|
|Gesa Felicitas Krause||Germany (GER)||9:19.25||PB|
|4||Sofia Assefa||Ethiopia (ETH)||9:20.01||SB|
|5||Emma Coburn||United States (USA)||9:21.78|
|6||Hiwot Ayalew||Ethiopia (ETH)||9:24.27|
|7||Virginia Nyambura||Kenya (KEN)||9:26.21|
|8||Lalita Babar||India (IND)||9:29.64|
|9||Stephanie Garcia||United States (USA)||9:31.06|
|10||Salima El Ouali Alami||Morocco (MAR)||9:32.15|
|11||Ruth Jebet||Bahrain (BHR)||9:33.41|
|12||Colleen Quigley||United States (USA)||9:34.29|
|13||Özlem Kaya||Turkey (TUR)||9:34.66|
|14||Fadwa Sidi Madane||Morocco (MAR)||9:41.45|
|15||Rosefline Chepngetich||Kenya (KEN)||9:46.08|
- "Beijing 2015: Timetable". Beijing 2015. 11 August 2015. Archived from the original on 1 December 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
- Musumba, Chris (2015-07-02). INJURY SCARE: Coach Kirwa worried over women's steeplechase conquest in Beijing. Kenya Standard. Retrieved on 2015-08-16.
- Start list
- "REPORT: WOMEN'S 3000M STEEPLECHASE FINAL – IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BEIJING 2015". iaaf.org. 26 August 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
- "Records & Lists – 3000 meters steeplechase". IAAF. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
- IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 – Standards (PDF), IAAF, 2014, retrieved 18 August 2015
- Heats results
- Final results