Athletics at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's 800 metres

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The Women's 800 metres at the 2000 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics programme was held at Stadium Australia on Friday 22 September, Saturday 23 September, and Monday 25 September 2000.

The top two runners in each of the initial five heats automatically qualified for the semi-final. The next six fastest runners from across the heats also qualified for the semi-final.

The top three runners in each semi-final automatically qualified for the final. The next two fastest runners from across the heats also qualified for the final.

There were a total number of 39 participating athletes.

In the final, Helena Fuchsova took her lane 1 position out to the lead, with Brigita Langerholc sweeping across the track from lane 8 to shut the door on Hazel Clark and the rest of the pack. Fuchsova held the lead through a 55.04 first lap and on to 600 metres in 1:25.5. Behind her the pack scrambled for position with Kelly Holmes on Fuchsova's shoulder. Holmes, then Maria Mutola, then Stephanie Graf all passed on the final turn. On the final straightaway, Mutola rans strong on the outside, advancing past Holmes, with Graf sprinting past for silver. Four years later, it would be reversed, with Holmes running past Mutoloa on the final straight.

Records[edit]

World Record 1:53.28 Jarmila Kratochvílová Czechoslovakia Munich, West Germany 26 July 1983
Olympic Record 1:53.48 Nadezhda Olizarenko Soviet Union Moscow, Soviet Union 27 February 1980

Medals[edit]

Gold: Med 1.png Silver: Med 2.png Bronze: Med 3.png
Maria Mutola,  Mozambique Stephanie Graf,  Austria Kelly Holmes,  Great Britain

Results[edit]

All times shown are in seconds.

  • Q denotes qualification by place in heat.
  • q denotes qualification by overall place.
  • DNS denotes did not start.
  • DNF denotes did not finish.
  • DQ denotes disqualification.
  • NR denotes national record.
  • OR denotes Olympic record.
  • WR denotes world record.
  • PB denotes personal best.
  • SB denotes season best.

Qualifying heats[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Heat 1 of 5
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 7 Maria Mutola  Mozambique 5 1:59.88 Q
2 10 Tamsyn Lewis  Australia 3 2:00.33 Q
3 11 Hasna Benhassi  Morocco 8 2:00.50 q
4 22 Natalya Dukhnova  Belarus 1 2:03.20
5 25 Grace Birungi  Uganda 6 2:03.32
6 26 Olena Buzhenko  Ukraine 7 2:03:48
7 27 Florencia Hunt  Netherlands Antilles 4 2:03.78 NR
8 32 Direma Banasso  Togo 2 2:13.67 PB
Heat 2 of 5
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 14 Jearl Miles-Clark  United States 3 2:01.79 Q
2 15 Brigita Langerholc  Slovenia 7 2:01.89 Q
3 16 Olga Raspopova  Russia 1 2:01.95
4 18 Letitia Vriesde  Suriname 2 2:02.09
5 23 Mina Ait Hammou  Morocco 5 2:03.25
6 28 Leontine Tsiba  Congo 6 2:04:08 NR
7 30 Elena Iagăr  Romania 8 2:07.56
8 37 Roda Ali Wais  Djibouti 4 2:31.71
Heat 3 of 5
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 5 Mayte Martinez  Spain 3 1:59.60 Q PB
2 6 Irina Mistyukevich  Russia 6 1:59.73 Q
3 8 Zulia Calatayud  Cuba 8 2:00.18 q
4 9 Joetta Clark-Diggs  United States 4 2:00.19 q
5 12 Charmaine Howell  Jamaica 7 2:01.14 q
6 33 Christine Mukamutesi  Rwanda 5 2:14:15
7 36 Anhel Cape  Guinea-Bissau 1 2:17.05
Ludmila Formanova  Czech Republic 2 DNF
Heat 4 of 5
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 13 Kelly Holmes  Great Britain 6 2:01.76 Q
2 17 Hazel Clark  United States 5 2:01.99 Q
3 19 Natalya Tsyganova  Russia 8 2:02.26
4 20 Sandra Stals  Belgium 4 2:02.33
5 24 Susan Andrews  Australia 1 2:03.31
6 29 Irina Latve  Latvia 2 2:06:05
7 35 Delfina Cassinda  Angola 3 2:15.02
Heat 5 of 5
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 1 Stephanie Graf  Austria 1 1:58.39 Q
2 2 Claudia Gesell  Germany 2 1:58.56 Q
3 3 Helena Fuchsova  Czech Republic 4 1:58.97 q SB
4 4 Toni Hodgkinson  New Zealand 7 1:59.37 q
5 21 Diane Modahl  Great Britain 5 2:02.41
6 31 Adama Njie  The Gambia 6 2:07:90 SB
7 34 Anna Nasilyan  Armenia 8 2:14.86
Tina Paulino  Mozambique 3 DNS

Overall Results Round 1

Round 1
Overall Results
Place Athlete Nation Heat Lane Place Time Qual. Record
1 Stephanie Graf  Austria 5 1 1 1:58.39 Q
2 Claudia Gesell  Germany 5 2 2 1:58.56 Q
3 Helena Fuchsova  Czech Republic 5 4 3 1:58.97 q SB
4 Toni Hodgkinson  New Zealand 5 7 4 1:59.37 q
5 Mayte Martinez  Spain 3 3 1 1:59.60 Q PB
6 Irina Mistyukevich  Russia 3 6 3 1:59.73 Q
7 Maria Mutola  Mozambique 1 5 1 1:59.88 Q
8 Zulia Calatayud  Cuba 2 8 3 2:00.18 q
9 Joetta Clark-Diggs  United States 3 4 4 2:00.19 q
10 Tamsyn Lewis  Australia 1 3 2 2:00.23 Q
11 Hasna Benhassi  Morocco 1 8 3 2:00.50 q
12 Charmaine Howell  Jamaica 3 7 5 2:01.14 q
13 Kelly Holmes  Great Britain 4 6 1 2:01.76 Q
14 Jearl Miles-Clark  United States 2 3 1 2:01.79 Q
15 Brigita Langerholc  Slovenia 2 7 2 2:01.89 Q
16 Olga Raspopova  Russia 2 1 3 2:01.95
17 Hazel Clark  United States 4 5 2 2:01.99 Q
18 Letitia Vriesde  Suriname 2 2 4 2:02.09
19 Natalya Tsyganova  Russia 4 8 3 2:02.25
20 Sandra Stals  Belgium 4 4 4 2:02.33
21 Diane Modahl  Great Britain 5 5 5 2:02.41
22 Natalya Dukhnova  Belarus 1 1 4 2:03.20
23 Mina Ait Hammou  Morocco 2 5 5 2:03.25
24 Susan Andrews  Australia 4 1 5 2:03.31
25 Grace Birungi  Uganda 1 6 5 2:03.32
26 Olena Buzhenko  Ukraine 1 7 6 2:03.48
27 Florencia Hunt  Netherlands Antilles 1 4 7 2:03.78 NR
28 Leontine Tsiba  Congo 2 6 6 2:04.08
29 Irina Latve  Latvia 4 2 6 2:06.05
30 Elena Iagăr  Romania 2 8 7 2:07.56
31 Adama Njie  The Gambia 5 6 6 2:07.90 SB
32 Direma Banasso  Togo 1 2 8 2:13.67 PB
33 Christine Mukamutesi  Rwanda 3 5 6 2:14.15
34 Anna Nasilyan  Armenia 5 8 7 2:14:86
35 Delfina Cassinda  Angola 4 3 7 2:15.02
36 Anhel Cape  Guinea-Bissau 3 1 7 2:17.05
37 Roda Ali Wais  Djibouti 2 4 8 2:31.71
Ludmila Formanova  Czech Republic 3 2 DNF
Tina Paulino  Mozambique 5 3 DNS

Semi-finals[edit]

Heat 1 of 2
Date: Saturday 23 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 4 Maria Mutola  Mozambique 5 1:58.56 Q
2 7 Hasna Benhassi  Morocco 4 1:59.19 Q
3 8 Zulia Calatayud  Cuba 2 1:59.30 Q PB
4 9 Tamsyn Lewis  Australia 7 1:59.33
5 10 Jearl Miles-Clark  United States 3 1:59.44
6 11 Claudia Gesell  Germany 6 1:59:69
7 13 Charmaine Howell  Jamaica 8 2:00.63 PB
8 15 Mayte Martinez  Spain 1 2:03.27
Heat 2 of 2
Date: Saturday 23 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 1 Stephanie Graf  Austria 3 1:57.56 Q
2 2 Kelly Holmes  Great Britain 1 1:58.45 Q SB
3 3 Helena Fuchsova  Czech Republic 4 1:58.82 Q SB
4 5 Brigita Langerholc  Slovenia 1 1:59.09 q NR
5 6 Hazel Clark  United States 6 1:59.12 q
6 12 Toni Hodgkinson  New Zealand 7 1:59:84
7 14 Irina Mistyukevich  Russia 5 2:02.95
8 16 Joetta Clark-Diggs  United States 8 2:04.12

Overall Results Semi-finals

Semi-Final
Overall Results
Place Athlete Nation Heat Lane Place Time Qual. Record
1 Stephanie Graf  Austria 2 3 1 1:57.56 Q
2 Kelly Holmes  Great Britain 1 2 2 1:58.45 Q SB
3 Helena Fuchsova  Czech Republic 2 4 3 1:58.82 Q SB
4 Maria Mutola  Mozambique 1 5 1 1:58.86 Q
5 Brigita Langerholc  Slovenia 2 1 4 1:59.96 q NR
6 Hazel Clark  United States 2 6 5 1:59.12 q
7 Hasna Benhassi  Morocco 1 4 2 1:59.19 Q
8 Zulia Calatayud  Cuba 1 2 3 1:59.30 Q PB
9 Tamsyn Lewis  Australia 1 7 4 1:59.33
10 Jearl Miles-Clark  United States 1 3 5 1:59.44
11 Claudia Gesell  Germany 1 6 6 1:59.69
12 Toni Hodgkinson  New Zealand 2 7 6 1:59.84
13 Charmaine Howell  Jamaica 1 8 7 2:00.63 PB
14 Irina Mistyukevich  Russia 2 5 7 2:02.95
15 Mayte Martinez  Spain 1 1 8 2:03.27
16 Joetta Clark-Diggs  United States 2 8 8 2:04.12

Final[edit]

Date: Monday 25 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Record
1st, gold medalist(s) Maria Mutola  Mozambique 6 1:56.15 SB
2nd, silver medalist(s) Stephanie Graf  Austria 5 1:56.64 NR
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Kelly Holmes  Great Britain 3 1:56.80 SB
4 Brigita Langerholc  Slovenia 8 1:58.51 NR
5 Helena Fuchsova  Czech Republic 1 1:58.56 PB
6 Zulia Calatayud  Cuba 7 1:58.66 PB
7 Hazel Clark  United States 2 1:58.75
8 Hasna Benhassi  Morocco 4 1:59.17

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