Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's 10,000 metres

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Women's 10,000 metres
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Athens Olympic Stadium
Dates 27 August
Competitors 31 from 20 nations
Winning time 30:24.36
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Xing Huina  China
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ejagayehu Dibaba  Ethiopia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Derartu Tulu  Ethiopia
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Athletics at the
2004 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men women
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
20 km walk men women
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
High jump men women
Pole vault men women
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men women
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men
Wheelchair races

The women's 10,000 metres at the 2004 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics program were held at the Athens Olympic Stadium on August 27. No preliminary rounds were held at this distance, since the number of competitors allowed a direct final.[1]

Like Fernanda Ribeiro at the 2000 Summer Olympics, defending champion Derartu Tulu was not able to maintain her title, finishing in the third place behind compatriot (and cousin) Ejegayehu Dibaba and the winner Xing Huina.[2][3] In Athens, Ribeiro did not finish the race due to fatigue, along with British marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe.[2] Throughout the race, Xing marked the Ethiopian favorites, not taking the lead until the home stretch with a final kick Dibabba could not match. Xing's final lap was just under 63 seconds.

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Wang Junxia (CHN) 29:31.78 Beijing, China 8 September 1993
Olympic record  Derartu Tulu (ETH) 30:17.49 Sydney, Australia 30 September 2000

No new records were set during the competition.

Qualification[edit]

The qualification period for athletics was 1 January 2003 to 9 August 2004. For the women's 5000 metres, each National Olympic Committee was permitted to enter up to three athletes that had run the race in 31:45.00 or faster during the qualification period. If an NOC had no athletes that qualified under that standard, one athlete that had run the race in 32:17.00 or faster could be entered.

Schedule[edit]

All times are Greece Standard Time (UTC+2)

Date Time Round
Friday, 27 August 2004 21:50 Final

Results[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Xing Huina  China 30:24.36 PB
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ejegayehu Dibaba  Ethiopia 30:24.98 PB
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Derartu Tulu  Ethiopia 30:26.42 SB
4 Werknesh Kidane  Ethiopia 30:28.30
5 Lornah Kiplagat  Netherlands 30:31.92
6 Sun Yingjie  China 30:54.37 SB
7 Jeļena Prokopčuka  Latvia 31:04.10 NR
8 Lidiya Grigoryeva  Russia 31:04.62
9 Lucy Wangui  Kenya 31:05.90 PB
10 Helena Javornik  Slovenia 31:06.63 NR
11 Mihaela Botezan  Romania 31:11.24 NR
12 Kathy Butler  Great Britain 31:41.13
13 Megumi Oshima  Japan 31:42.18
14 Marie Davenport  Ireland 31:50.49
15 Sabrina Mockenhaupt  Germany 32:00.85
16 Alice Timbilil  Kenya 32:12.57
17 Sally Barsosio  Kenya 32:14.00
18 Harumi Hiroyama  Japan 32:15.12
19 Elva Dryer  United States 32:18.16
20 Anikó Kálovics  Hungary 32:21.47
21 Kate O'Neill  United States 32:24.04
22 Galina Bogomolova  Russia 32:25.10
23 Adriana Fernández  Mexico 32:29.57
24 Benita Johnson  Australia 32:32.01
25 Haley McGregor  Australia 33:35.27
26 Kayoko Fukushi  Japan 33:48.66
27 Natalia Cerches  Moldova 34:04.97
28 Souad Aït Salem  Algeria DNF
29 Natalya Berkut  Ukraine DNF
30 Paula Radcliffe  Great Britain DNF
31 Fernanda Ribeiro  Portugal DNF

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IAAF Athens 2004: Women's 10000m Final". Athens 2004. IAAF. Retrieved 14 October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "More agony for Radcliffe". BBC Sport. 23 August 2004. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Xing Huina wins Olympic women's 10,000m gold". Xinhua. China Daily. 28 August 2004. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 

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