Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metres hurdles

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Women's 100 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Dates 17 August 2008 (heats)
18 August 2008 (semi-finals)
19 August 2008 (final)
Competitors 40 from 31 nations
Winning time 12.54 s
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Dawn Harper  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Sally McLellan  Australia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Priscilla Lopes-Schliep  Canada
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The women's 100 metres hurdles at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 17–19 August at the Beijing National Stadium.[1]

The qualifying standards were 12.96 s (A standard) and 13.11 s (B standard).[2]

Coming into the Olympics, Lolo Jones had the fastest time of the year, 12.45 in the semi-finals of the U.S. Olympic Trials. Jones had also won those trials convincingly in a wind aided 12.29 (coming within .08 of the 20 year old world record).

The first round was distinguished by five runners finishing within .03 of each other. In the semi-final, Jones separated from the field by .19, setting a wind legal personal best 12.43 and a new fastest time of the year.

In the final, Sally McLellan was out fast, clearly the first over the first hurdle. By the fourth hurdle she had almost a full stride lead over the wall of competitors across the track behind her, with Jones starting to gain a slight advantage. But McLellan couldn't hold the lead. Over the next two hurdles, Jones stormed by, with the rest of the field gaining on McLellan. Dawn Harper was starting to separate ahead of the wall. Jones continued to pull away to a full stride on Harper as McLellan fell back to run even with the wall. At the ninth hurdle, Jones didn't get her lead leg high enough to clear the barrier. Her foot hit the slat square on. She rode the hurdle to the ground, landing awkwardly and losing her forward momentum. She had to jump long strides just to clear the final hurdle but was losing ground on every step. Harper took the hurdles cleanly and held her edge to cross the line for gold. Behind her, McLellan, Priscilla Lopes-Schliep, Damu Cherry, Delloreen Ennis-London and Brigitte Foster-Hylton (the wall) hit the line together. .02 separated second through sixth with McLellan getting the photo finish knod over Lopes-Schliep for the medals. Four years later Harper and McLellan (under her married name of Pearson) would also get gold and silver, but in the opposite order.

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:

World record  Yordanka Donkova (BUL) 12.21 Stara Zagora, Bulgaria 20 August 1988
Olympic record  Joanna Hayes (USA) 12.37 Athens, Greece 24 August 2004

No new world or Olympic records were set for this event.

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Qualifying rule: first two of each heat (Q) plus the six fastest times (q) qualified.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Result Notes
1 1 Josephine Onyia  Spain 12.68 DSQ[3]
2 1 Susanna Kallur  Sweden 12.68 Q
3 2 Vonette Dixon  Jamaica 12.69 Q, SB
3 5 Brigitte Foster-Hylton  Jamaica 12.69 Q
5 4 LoLo Jones  United States 12.71 Q
6 5 Dawn Harper  United States 12.73 Q
7 2 Priscilla Lopes-Schliep  Canada 12.75 Q
8 3 Delloreen Ennis-London  Jamaica 12.82 Q
9 3 Sally McLellan  Australia 12.83 Q
10 4 Anay Tejeda  Cuba 12.84 Q
11 2 Damu Cherry  United States 12.91 q
12 1 Nevin Yanit  Turkey 12.94 q
13 2 Carolin Nytra  Germany 12.95 q
14 3 Sarah Claxton  Great Britain 12.97 q
15 4 Reïna-Flor Okori  France 12.98 q
15 1 Aurelia Trywiańska-Kollasch  Poland 12.98 q
17 5 Anastassiya Pilipenko  Kazakhstan 12.99
18 5 Aleesha Barber  Trinidad and Tobago 13.01 NR
19 4 Christina Vukicevic  Norway 13.05 PB
20 4 Tatyana Dektyareva  Russia 13.05
21 5 Yevgeniya Snihur  Ukraine 13.06
22 3 Yuliya Kondakova  Russia 13.07
23 3 Angela Whyte  Canada 13.11
24 1 Micol Cattaneo  Italy 13.13
25 2 Aleksandra Antonova  Russia 13.18
25 1 Lucie Škrobáková  Czech Republic 13.18
27 4 Natalya Ivoninskaya  Kazakhstan 13.20
28 2 Derval O'Rourke  Ireland 13.22
29 5 Nadine Faustin-Parker  Haiti 13.25
30 4 Toyin Augustus  Nigeria 13.34
31 1 Katsiaryna Paplauskaya  Belarus 13.39
32 3 Yenima Arencibia  Cuba 13.43
33 2 Maíla Machado  Brazil 13.45
34 5 Dedeh Erawati  Indonesia 13.49 NR
35 3 Flóra Redoúmi  Greece 13.56
36 3 Edit Vári  Hungary 13.59
37 1 Miriam Bobková  Slovakia 13.65
38 2 Fadwa Al Bouza  Syria 14.24 SB
39 4 Jeimy Bernardez  Honduras 14.29
5 Fatmata Fofanah  Guinea DNF

Semifinals[edit]

Qualification: First 4 in each heat and the next fastest advance to the Final.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 1 LoLo Jones  United States 0.172 12.43 Q, PB
2 2 Damu Cherry  United States 0.189 12.62 Q
3 2 Dawn Harper  United States 0.191 12.66 Q
4 1 Delloreen Ennis-London  Jamaica 0.145 12.67 Q
5 1 Priscilla Lopes-Schliep  Canada 0.159 12.68 Q
6 1 Sally McLellan  Australia 0.140 12.70 Q
7 2 Brigitte Foster-Hylton  Jamaica 0.162 12.76 Q
8 2 Sarah Claxton  Great Britain 0.145 12.84 Q
9 2 Vonette Dixon  Jamaica 0.237 12.86
9 1 Josephine Onyia  Spain 0.203 12.86 DSQ
11 1 Aurelia Trywiańska-Kollasch  Poland 0.118 12.96
12 1 Carolin Nytra  Germany 0.144 12.99
13 2 Reïna-Flor Okori  France 0.153 13.05
14 1 Nevin Yanit  Turkey 0.201 13.28
2 Susanna Kallur  Sweden 0.198 DNF
2 Anay Tejeda  Cuba 0.156 DNF

Final[edit]

Position Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Notes[4]
1st, gold medalist(s) 6 Dawn Harper  United States 0.193 12.54 PB
2nd, silver medalist(s) 3 Sally McLellan  Australia 0.138 12.64
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 8 Priscilla Lopes-Schliep  Canada 0.174 12.64
4 7 Damu Cherry  United States 0.239 12.65
5 5 Delloreen Ennis-London  Jamaica 0.151 12.65
6 9 Brigitte Foster-Hylton  Jamaica 0.167 12.66
7 4 LoLo Jones  United States 0.185 12.72
8 2 Sarah Claxton  Great Britain 0.163 12.94

WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympic Athletics Competition Schedule". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Entry Standards - The XXIX Olympic Games - Beijing, China - 8/24 August 2008". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  3. ^ http://sports.inquirer.net/227375/9-athletes-including-6-medalists-caught-for-beijing-doping
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-20. Retrieved 2008-08-20.  Retrieved 2008-08-19.