2015 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 400 metres hurdles

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Women's 400 metres hurdles
at the 2015 World Championships
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Dates23 August (heats)
24 August (semifinals)
26 August (final)
Competitors37 from 27 nations
Winning time53.50
Medalists
gold medal    Czech Republic
silver medal    United States
bronze medal    United States
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The women's 400 metres hurdles at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Beijing National Stadium on 23, 24 and 26 August.[1]

Summary[edit]

Zuzana Hejnová of the Czech Republic entered the competition as the defending champion.[2][3]

Through these championships Cassandra Tate had been the #1 qualifier in the heats and #2 in the semi-finals, earning her a center lane position next to #1 qualifier, the defending champion Hejnová. The world leader coming into the event was World Junior Champion Shamier Little. While Little had been almost mechanical in winning the NCAA Championships, the US Championships and the Pan American Games over a long season, in this championship she struggled through the rounds, the slowest qualifier in both. Her slow time in the semi relegated her to the inside lane, lane 2 on Beijing's 9 lane track.[4] In the finals, those were the players, with Hejnová in a clear lead by the final turn, with Little and Tate chasing. Hejnová just continued to build her lead unchallenged to the finish, as Little struggled over hurdle 8, stretching to 9 and again awkward at 10. Still Little's strength was able to beat Tate to the line for silver. Sara Petersen made a late rush at Tate coming into the 10th hurdle, but Tate carried her momentum better into the finish to claim bronze.[5]

Records[edit]

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

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  Shamier Little (USA) 53.74 Eugene, United States 13 June 2015
African record  Nezha Bidouane (MAR) 52.90 Seville, Spain 25 August 1999
Asian record  Qing Han (CHN) 53.96 Beijing, China 9 September 1993
NACAC 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
The following records were established during the competition:
World leading  Zuzana Hejnová (CZE) 53.50 Beijing, China 26 August 2015

Qualification standards[edit]

Entry standards[7]
56.20

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
23 August 2015 10:25 Heats
24 August 2015 19:10 Semifinals
26 August 2015 20:10 Final

All times are local times (UTC+8)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Qualification: Best 4 (Q) and next 4 fastest (q) qualify for the next round.[8]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Cassandra Tate  United States (USA) 54.27 Q
2 3 Wenda Nel  South Africa (RSA) 54.45 Q
3 3 Meghan Beesley  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 54.52 Q, PB
4 2 Zuzana Hejnová  Czech Republic (CZE) 54.55 Q
5 2 Eilidh Child  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 54.74 Q
6 1 Kaliese Spencer  Jamaica (JAM) 55.03 Q
7 5 Janieve Russell  Jamaica (JAM) 55.09 Q
8 4 Sara Petersen  Denmark (DEN) 55.11 Q
9 5 Denisa Rosolová  Czech Republic (CZE) 55.33 Q
10 3 Stina Troest  Denmark (DEN) 55.56 Q, PB
11 2 Anna Yaroshchuk-Ryzhykova  Ukraine (UKR) 55.58 Q, SB
12 4 Lauren Wells  Australia (AUS) 55.65 Q, SB
13 2 Léa Sprunger  Switzerland (SUI) 55.71 Q
14 4 Vera Rudakova  Russia (RUS) 55.76 Q
15 1 Sparkle McKnight  Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) 55.77 Q
16 3 Axelle Dauwens  Belgium (BEL) 55.84 q, SB
17 1 Elise Malmberg  Sweden (SWE) 55.97 Q
18 2 Sage Watson  Canada (CAN) 56.08 q
19 1 Eglė Staišiūnaitė  Lithuania (LTU) 56.17 Q, PB
20 1 Aurélie Chaboudez  France (FRA) 56.19 q
21 4 Kori Carter  United States (USA) 56.22 Q
22 3 Déborah Rodríguez  Uruguay (URU) 56.30 q, NR
23 5 Petra Fontanive  Switzerland (SUI) 56.40 Q
24 5 Shamier Little  United States (USA) 56.47 Q
25 5 Joanna Linkiewicz  Poland (POL) 56.51
26 1 Amalie Iuel  Norway (NOR) 56.59
27 4 Shevon Stoddart  Jamaica (JAM) 56.60
28 5 Nguyen Thi Huyen  Vietnam (VIE) 57.31
29 4 Viktoriya Tkachuk  Ukraine (UKR) 57.38
30 3 Ristananna Tracey  Jamaica (JAM) 57.60
31 4 Hayat Lambarki  Morocco (MAR) 58.05
32 1 Xiao Xia  China (CHN) 58.12
33 5 Amaka Ogoegbunam  Nigeria (NGR) 58.16
34 3 Ghofrane Mohammad  Syria (SYR) 58.61 SB
35 2 Francisca Koki Manunga  Kenya (KEN) 58.96 DQ[9]
36 2 Yadisleidy Pedroso  Italy (ITA) 1:25.15
1 Kemi Adekoya  Bahrain (BHR) DQ R168.7(a)

Semifinals[edit]

Qualification: Best 2 (Q) and next 2 fastest (q) qualify for the next round.[10]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Zuzana Hejnová  Czech Republic (CZE) 54.24 Q
2 1 Cassandra Tate  United States (USA) 54.33 Q
3 2 Sara Petersen  Denmark (DEN) 54.34 Q
4 2 Kaliese Spencer  Jamaica (JAM) 54.45 Q
5 1 Wenda Nel  South Africa (RSA) 54.63 Q
6 3 Janieve Russell  Jamaica (JAM) 54.78 Q, SB
7 1 Eilidh Child  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 54.80 q
8 2 Shamier Little  United States (USA) 54.86 q
9 1 Anna Yaroshchuk-Ryzhykova  Ukraine (UKR) 55.16 SB
10 3 Meghan Beesley  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 55.41
11 2 Denisa Rosolová  Czech Republic (CZE) 55.73
12 1 Axelle Dauwens  Belgium (BEL) 55.82 SB
13 1 Léa Sprunger  Switzerland (SUI) 55.83
14 3 Lauren Wells  Australia (AUS) 56.04
15 3 Stina Troest  Denmark (DEN) 56.13
15 3 Aurélie Chaboudez  France (FRA) 56.13
17 2 Sparkle McKnight  Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) 56.21
18 2 Petra Fontanive  Switzerland (SUI) 56.35
19 2 Sage Watson  Canada (CAN) 56.38
20 1 Vera Rudakova  Russia (RUS) 56.41
21 1 Déborah Rodríguez  Uruguay (URU) 56.47
22 2 Eglė Staišiūnaitė  Lithuania (LTU) 56.48
23 3 Elise Malmberg  Sweden (SWE) 56.58
3 Kori Carter  United States (USA) DNF

Final[edit]

The final was started at 20:10.[11]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 5 Zuzana Hejnová  Czech Republic (CZE) 53.50 WL
2nd, silver medalist(s) 2 Shamier Little  United States (USA) 53.94
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 Cassandra Tate  United States (USA) 54.02
4 4 Sara Petersen  Denmark (DEN) 54.20
5 9 Janieve Russell  Jamaica (JAM) 54.65 PB
6 3 Eilidh Child  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 54.78
7 8 Wenda Nel  South Africa (RSA) 54.94
8 7 Kaliese Spencer  Jamaica (JAM) 55.47

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beijing 2015: Timetable". Beijing 2015. 11 August 2015. Archived from the original on 1 December 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  2. ^ Defending champions Vesely and Hejnova lead Czech team for IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015. IAAF (2015-08-05). Retrieved on 2015-08-16.
  3. ^ Start list
  4. ^ "REPORT: WOMEN'S 400M HURDLES FINAL – IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BEIJING 2015". iaaf.org. 26 August 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Hejnova retains her 400m hurdles crown while Kenyan dominance continues". RTE Sport. 26 August 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Records & Lists – 400 metres hurdles". IAAF. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  7. ^ IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 – Standards (PDF), IAAF, 2014, retrieved 17 August 2015
  8. ^ Heats results
  9. ^ http://sportsnewsarena.com/two-kenyan-sprinters-fail-doping-test-in-beijing-[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ Semifinals results
  11. ^ Final results