Athletics at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Women's marathon

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Women's marathon
at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
VenueEstadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Barcelona
DatesAugust 1
Competitors47 from 31 nations
Winning time2:32:41
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Valentina Yegorova  Unified Team
2nd, silver medalist(s) Yuko Arimori  Japan
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Lorraine Moller  New Zealand
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The Women's Marathon at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain was held on Saturday August 1, 1992. The race started on 6.30 p.m. local time. A total number of 37 athletes completed the race, with Bakombo Kungu from Zaire finishing in last position in 3:29:10. There were 47 competitors from 31 countries. Nine of them did not finish.[1]

After finishing fourth, Madina Biktagirova of the Unified Team tested positive for norephedrine and became the first Olympic marathoner disqualified for failing a drug test.[2]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Valentina Yegorova
 Unified Team
Silver Yuko Arimori
 Japan
Bronze Lorraine Moller
 New Zealand

Abbreviations[edit]

  • All times shown are in hours:minutes:seconds
DNS did not start
NM no mark
OR olympic record
WR world record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 1992 Summer Olympics
World Record  Ingrid Kristiansen (NOR) 2:21:06 April 21, 1985 United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Olympic Record  Joan Benoit (USA) 2:24:52 August 5, 1984 United States Los Angeles, United States
Season Best  Olga Markova (RUS) 2:23:43 April 20, 1992 United States Boston, United States

Final ranking[edit]

Place Athlete Time
Med 1.png  Valentina Yegorova (EUN) 2:32:41
Med 2.png  Yuko Arimori (JPN) 2:32:49
Med 3.png  Lorraine Moller (NZL) 2:33:59
4.  Sachiko Yamashita (JPN) 2:36:26
5.  Katrin Dörre (GER) 2:36:48
6.  Mun Gyong-ae (PRK) 2:37:03
7.  Manuela Machado (POR) 2:38:22
8.  Ramilya Burangulova (EUN) 2:38:46
9.  Colleen De Reuck (RSA) 2:39:03
10.  Cathy O'Brien (USA) 2:39:42
11.  Karolina Szabó (HUN) 2:40:10
12.  Francie Larrieu Smith (USA) 2:41:09
13.  Sally Eastall (GBR) 2:41:20
14.  Ritva Lemettinen (FIN) 2:41:48
15.  Birgit Jerschabek (GER) 2:42:45
16.  Véronique Marot (GBR) 2:42:55
17.  Márcia Narloch (BRA) 2:44:32
18.  Emma Scaunich (ITA) 2:46:14
19.  Odette Lapierre (CAN) 2:46:18
20.  Anna Villani (ITA) 2:46:44
21.  Janis Klecker (USA) 2:47:17
22.  Wanda Panfil (POL) 2:47:27
23.  Bettina Sabatini (ITA) 2:50:09
24.  Alena Peterková (TCH) 2:53:30
25.  Lee Mi-Ok (KOR) 2:54:21
26.  Małgorzata Birbach (POL) 2:54:33
27.  Sally Ellis (GBR) 2:54:41
28.  Pascaline Wangui (KEN) 2:56:46
29.  Yumi Kokamo (JPN) 2:58:18
30.  Addis Gezahegn (ETH) 2:58:27
31.  Janete Mayal (BRA) 3:00:23
32.  Elena Murgoci (ROU) 3:01:46
33.  Vilma Peña (CRC) 3:03:34
34.  Ena Guevara (PER) 3:05:50
35.  Ana Gutiérrez (ISV) 3:14:02
36.  Jen Allred (GUM) 3:14:45
37.  Christine Bakombo (ZAI) 3:29:10
 Aurora Cunha (POR) DNF
 Olga Appell (MEX) DNF
 Franziska Moser (SUI) DNF
 Đặng Thị Tèo (VIE) DNF
 Lizanne Bussieres (CAN) DNF
 Maria Rebelo (FRA) DNF
 Cornelia Melis (ARU) DNF
 Marguerite Buist (NZL) DNF
 Lisa Ondieki (AUS) DNF
 Madina Biktagirova (EUN) DSQ

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Specific
  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games: Women's Marathon". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  2. ^ Benyo, Richard; Henderson, Joe (2002). "B: BAA to Bush, George W.". Running Encyclopedia: The Ultimate Source for Today's Runner. Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics. p. 34. ISBN 978-0-7360-3734-1.
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