2015 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 400 metres

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Women's 400 metres
at the 2015 World Championships
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Dates 24 August (heats)
25 August (semifinals)
27 August (final)
Competitors 42 from 24 nations
Winning time 49.26
Medalists
gold medal    United States
silver medal    Bahamas
bronze medal    Jamaica
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The women's 400 metres at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Beijing National Stadium on 24, 25 and 27 August.[1] Christine Ohuruogu of Great Britain entered the competition as the defending champion.[2][3]

Summary[edit]

Allyson Felix is known as a 200 metres specialist, but two years earlier her string of 200 meter championships was snapped along with her hamstring in the final. Based on winning the 2014 Diamond League, Felix was qualified to enter the 200 metres here but chose to forego that opportunity to put all her eggs in this basket. Perhaps she was enticed by her narrow loss in this event four years earlier. With world leader Francena McCorory unable to qualify to run here at the American Championships, Felix was the name to beat. The defending champion Christine Ohuruogu, known for her late rush, also made the final.

With high expectations, Felix took off strongly running her first 200 metres in the dominant fashion one would expect of a 200 metres specialist. She kept building on her lead coming off the final turn several steps ahead of Shericka Jackson the next out of the turn. The question was if she would have the strength to finish, or would her legs turn to jello as happened to Sanya Richards-Ross with the same kind of aggressive start on this same track seven years earlier.[4] The answer was no. While Felix didn't advance her lead, she kept her margin on Jackson for a clear win.[5] Shaunae Miller made a powerful rush to the finish, passing Jackson for the silver and gaining on Felix down the home stretch. Jackson beat three other Jamaican teammates for the bronze.[6]

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:[7]

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  Francena McCorory (USA) 49.83 Fontvieille, Monaco 17 July 2015
African record  Falilat Ogunkoya (NGR) 49.10 Atlanta, United States 29 July 1996
Asian record  Ma Yuqin (CHN) 49.81 Beijing, China 11 September 1993
NACAC 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, United States 29 July 1996
The following records were established during the competition:
World leading  Allyson Felix (USA) 49.26 Beijing, China 27 August 2015

Qualification standards[edit]

Entry standards[8]
52.00

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
24 August 2015 10:45 Heats
25 August 2015 19:05 Semifinals
27 August 2015 20:40 Final

All times are local times (UTC+8)

Results[edit]

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

Heats[edit]

Qualification: First 3 in each heat (Q) and the next 6 fastest (q) advanced to the semifinals.[9]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Stephenie Ann McPherson  Jamaica (JAM) 50.34 Q, SB
2 5 Bianca Răzor  Romania (ROM) 50.37 Q, PB
3 5 Shericka Jackson  Jamaica (JAM) 50.41 Q
4 4 Phyllis Francis  United States (USA) 50.52 Q, SB
5 6 Shaunae Miller  Bahamas (BAH) 50.53 Q
6 3 Christine Day  Jamaica (JAM) 50.58 Q
7 1 Allyson Felix  United States (USA) 50.60 Q
8 3 Joyce Zakary  Kenya (KEN) 50.71 Q, NR
9 5 Patience Okon George  Nigeria (NGR) 50.87 Q
10 1 Floria Gueï  France (FRA) 50.89 Q, PB
11 2 Christine Ohuruogu  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 51.01 Q
12 6 Novlene Williams-Mills  Jamaica (JAM) 51.07 Q, SB
12 1 Nataliya Pyhyda  Ukraine (UKR) 51.07 Q, SB
14 5 Anyika Onuora  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 51.14 q, PB
15 2 Marie Gayot  France (FRA) 51.24 Q, PB
16 2 Natasha Hastings  United States (USA) 51.25 Q
17 1 Patrycja Wyciszkiewicz  Poland (POL) 51.31 q, PB
18 2 Maureen Jelagat Maiyo  Kenya (KEN) 51.40 q, PB
19 4 Nadezhda Kotlyarova  Russia (RUS) 51.42 Q, PB
20 6 Ekaterina Renzhina  Russia (RUS) 51.55 Q
20 3 Kabange Mupopo  Zambia (ZAM) 51.55 Q
22 6 Libania Grenot  Italy (ITA) 51.64 q
23 1 Anneliese Rubie  Australia (AUS) 51.69 q, PB
24 5 Carline Muir  Canada (CAN) 51.70 q, SB
25 4 Regina George  Nigeria (NGR) 51.74
25 4 Małgorzata Hołub  Poland (POL) 51.74 PB
27 6 Olha Zemlyak  Ukraine (UKR) 52.00
28 6 Iga Baumgart  Poland (POL) 52.02 PB
29 3 Mariya Mikhailyuk  Russia (RUS) 52.16
30 3 Gunta Latiševa-Čudare  Latvia (LAT) 52.17 PB
31 1 Kineke Alexander  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (VIN) 52.24
32 5 Lisneidy Veitia  Cuba (CUB) 52.25
33 2 Tosin Adeloye  Nigeria (NGR) 52.42
34 4 Justine Palframan  South Africa (RSA) 52.45
35 3 Maria Benedicta Chigbolu  Italy (ITA) 52.48
36 1 Iveta Putalová  Slovakia (SVK) 52.52
37 2 Geisa Coutinho  Brazil (BRA) 52.72
38 6 Aauri Bokesa  Spain (ESP) 52.98
39 3 Audrey Jean-Baptiste  Canada (CAN) 53.18
40 2 Amaliya Sharoyan  Armenia (ARM) 54.16
41 4 Dil Maya Karki  Nepal (NEP) 1:00.99
5 Jacinter Shikanda  Kenya (KEN) DQ

Semifinals[edit]

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

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Allyson Felix  United States (USA) 49.89 Q, SB
2 3 Shericka Jackson  Jamaica (JAM) 50.03 Q, PB
3 1 Shaunae Miller  Bahamas (BAH) 50.12 Q
4 2 Christine Ohuruogu  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 50.16 Q, SB
5 2 Stephenie Ann McPherson  Jamaica (JAM) 50.32 Q, SB
6 3 Novlene Williams-Mills  Jamaica (JAM) 50.47 q, SB
7 2 Phyllis Francis  United States (USA) 50.50 q, SB
8 3 Nataliya Pyhyda  Ukraine (UKR) 50.62 PB
9 2 Patience Okon George  Nigeria (NGR) 50.76 PB
10 1 Christine Day  Jamaica (JAM) 50.82 Q
11 3 Anyika Onuora  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 50.87 PB
12 2 Marie Gayot  France (FRA) 50.97 PB
13 3 Bianca Răzor  Romania (ROM) 51.05
14 1 Libania Grenot  Italy (ITA) 51.14
15 1 Floria Gueï  France (FRA) 51.30
16 1 Natasha Hastings  United States (USA) 51.33
17 2 Ekaterina Renzhina  Russia (RUS) 51.49 PB
18 1 Nadezhda Kotlyarova  Russia (RUS) 51.86
19 3 Maureen Jelagat Maiyo  Kenya (KEN) 51.92
20 3 Kabange Mupopo  Zambia (ZAM) 51.93
21 2 Patrycja Wyciszkiewicz  Poland (POL) 51.94
22 1 Anneliese Rubie  Australia (AUS) 52.04
23 2 Carline Muir  Canada (CAN) 52.31
1 Joyce Zakary  Kenya (KEN) DNS[11]

Final[edit]

The final was held at 20:40.[12]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 6 Allyson Felix  United States (USA) 49.26 WL
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 Shaunae Miller  Bahamas (BAH) 49.67 PB
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 4 Shericka Jackson  Jamaica (JAM) 49.99 PB
4 8 Christine Day  Jamaica (JAM) 50.14 PB
5 9 Stephenie Ann McPherson  Jamaica (JAM) 50.42
6 2 Novlene Williams-Mills  Jamaica (JAM) 50.47 SB
7 3 Phyllis Francis  United States (USA) 50.51
8 7 Christine Ohuruogu  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 50.63

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beijing 2015: Timetable". Beijing 2015. 10 August 2015. Archived from the original on 1 December 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Ennis-Hill named in British team for IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015. IAAF (2015-07-28). Retrieved on 2015-08-16.
  3. ^ Start list
  4. ^ "Christine Ohuruogu outgunned by flying Allyson Felix at World Championships". Daily Telegraph. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "Allyson Felix finally clinches first major 400m title at world championships". Guardian. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "REPORT: WOMEN'S 400M FINAL – IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BEIJING 2015". iaaf.org. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "Records & Lists – 400 meters". IAAF. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  8. ^ IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 – Standards (PDF), IAAF, 2014, retrieved 17 August 2015 
  9. ^ Heats results
  10. ^ Semifinals results
  11. ^ http://sportsnewsarena.com/two-kenyan-sprinters-fail-doping-test-in-beijing-[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ Final results