Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 1500 metres

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Women's 1500 metres
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Dates 21 August 2008 (heats)
23 August 2008 (final)
Competitors 33 from 18 nations
Winning time 4:00.23
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Nancy Langat  Kenya
2nd, silver medalist(s) Iryna Lishchynska  Ukraine
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Nataliya Tobias  Ukraine
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The women's 1500 metres at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place from 21–23 August at the Beijing National Stadium.[1]

The qualifying standards were 4:07.00 (A standard) and 4:08.00 (B standard).[2]

This event was hit hard by the Russian doping scandal on 31 July 2008, as all three Russian entrants, Yuliya Fomenko, Tatyana Tomashova and Yelena Soboleva, were suspended from competition.[3] These athletes were three of the favourites to take the medals in Beijing.

Records[edit]

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

World record  Qu Yunxia (CHN) 3:50.46 Beijing, China 11 September 1993
Olympic record  Paula Ivan (ROU) 3:53.96 Seoul, South Korea 1 October 1988

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

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Qualification: First 3 in each heat(Q) and the next 3 fastest(q) advance to the final.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Nancy Langat  Kenya 4:03.02 Q, SB
2 3 Nataliya Tobias  Ukraine 4:03.19 Q, SB
3 3 Lisa Dobriskey  Great Britain 4:03.22 Q, PB
4 3 Shannon Rowbury  United States 4:03.89 q
5 3 Anna Alminova  Russia 4:04.66 q
6 1 Maryam Yusuf Jamal  Bahrain 4:05.14 Q
7 1 Natalia Rodríguez  Spain 4:05.30 Q
8 1 Siham Hilali  Morocco 4:05.36 Q, SB
9 1 Anna Mishchenko  Ukraine 4:05.61 q, PB
10 1 Sarah Jamieson  Australia 4:06.64
11 1 Stephanie Twell  Great Britain 4:06.68
12 1 Anna Jakubczak  Poland 4:07.33
13 3 Sylwia Ejdys  Poland 4:08.37
14 3 René Kalmer  South Africa 4:08.41
15 3 Sonja Roman  Slovenia 4:08.52
16 3 Liu Qing  China 4:09.27
17 1 Christin Wurth-Thomas  United States 4:09.70
18 1 Irene Jelagat  Kenya 4:09.92
19 3 Meskerem Assefa  Ethiopia 4:10.04
20 2 Iryna Lishchynska  Ukraine 4:13.60 Q
21 2 Iris Fuentes-Pila  Spain 4:14.10 Q
22 2 Btissam Lakhouad  Morocco 4:14.34 Q
23 2 Susan Scott  Great Britain 4:14.66
24 1 Konstadína Efedáki  Greece 4:15.02
25 2 Viola Kibiwot  Kenya 4:15.62
26 2 Gelete Burka  Ethiopia 4:15.77
27 2 Agnes Samaria  Namibia 4:15.80
28 2 Erin Donohue  United States 4:16.05
29 2 Lisa Corrigan  Australia 4:16.32
30 1 Nahida Touhami  Algeria 4:18.99
31 2 Lidia Chojecka  Poland 4:19.57
32 3 Bouchra Chaabi  Morocco 4:19.89
33 2 Domingas Togna  Guinea-Bissau 5:05.76 NR

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes[4]
1st, gold medalist(s) Nancy Langat  Kenya 4:00.03 PB
2nd, silver medalist(s) Iryna Lishchynska  Ukraine 4:01.63
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Nataliya Tobias  Ukraine 4:01.78 PB
4 Lisa Dobriskey  Great Britain 4:02.10 PB
5 Maryam Yusuf Jamal  Bahrain 4:02.71
6 Natalia Rodríguez  Spain 4:03.19 SB
7 Shannon Rowbury  United States 4:03.58
8 Iris Fuentes-Pila  Spain 4:04.86
9 Anna Mishchenko  Ukraine 4:05.13 PB
10 Siham Hilali  Morocco 4:05.57
11 Anna Alminova  Russia 4:06.99
12 Btissam Lakhouad  Morocco 4:07.25

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)

Splits[edit]

Intermediate Athlete Country Mark
400m Anna Alminova  Russia 1:05.90
800m Anna Alminova  Russia 2:13.70
1200m Maryam Yusuf Jamal  Bahrain 3:16.41

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. ^ IAAF Anti-doping investigation leads to provisional suspension of Russian athletes.IAAF.org. 31 July 2008.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-24. Retrieved 2008-08-23.