Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 3000 metres steeplechase

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Women's 3000 metres steeplechase
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Dates 15 August 2008 (heats)
17 August 2008 (final)
Competitors 50 from 30 nations
Winning time 8:58.81 WR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Gulnara Samitova-Galkina  Russia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Eunice Jepkorir  Kenya
3rd, bronze medalist(s) vacant
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Athletics at the
2008 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 women
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

The women's 3000 metres steeplechase at the 2008 Summer Olympics occurred on 15–17 August at the Beijing National Stadium,[1] the first time this event had ever been held at the Olympics.

The qualifying standards were 9:46.00 (A standard) and 9:55.00 (B standard).[2]

In the final, Gulnara Samitova-Galkina of Russia became the first woman in history to run under 9 minutes for the steeplechase, setting a world record time of 8:58.81.

Doping samples from 2008 were retained and retested in 2016. Third place finisher Yekaterina Volkova's sample was found to have dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol) and she was disqualified.[3]

Schedule[edit]

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Friday, August 15, 2008 20:25-21:00
Heats
Sunday, August 17, 2008 21:30-21:40 Final

Records[edit]

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

World record  Gulnara Samitova-Galkina (RUS) 9:01.59 Heraklion, Greece 4 July 2004
Olympic record Inaugural Event  

The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.

Date Event Name Nationality Time OR WR
17 August Final Gulnara Samitova-Galkina  Russia 8:58.81 OR WR

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Qualification: First 4 in each heat(Q) and the next 3 fastest(q) advance to the Final.

(WR - World Record, NR - National Record, AR - Area Record, PB - Personal Best, SB - Season Best)

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes[4]
1 1 Gulnara Galkina-Samitova  Russia 9:15.17 Q
2 1 Ruth Bisibori Nyangau  Kenya 9:19.75 Q
3 3 Eunice Jepkorir  Kenya 9:21.31 Q
4 1 Wioletta Frankiewicz  Poland 9:21.88 Q, SB
5 3 Marta Domínguez  Spain 9:22.11 Q
6 1 Cristina Casandra  Romania 9:22.38 Q, NR
7 3 Yekaterina Volkova  Russia 9:23.06 DSQ[5]
8 1 Habiba Ghribi  Tunisia 9:25.50 q, NR
9 3 Zemzem Ahmed  Ethiopia 9:25.63 Q, PB
10 3 Elena Romagnolo  Italy 9:27.48 q, NR
11 3 Anna Willard  United States 9:28.52 q
12 2 Tatyana Petrova  Russia 9:28.85 Q
13 2 Roisin McGettigan  Ireland 9:28.92 Q, SB
14 1 Helen Clitheroe  Great Britain 9:29.14 NR
15 2 Jennifer Barringer  United States 9:29.20 Q
16 2 Zulema Fuentes-Pila  Spain 9:29.40 Q, PB
17 1 Zhu Yanmei  China 9:29.63 PB
18 3 Antje Möldner  Germany 9:29.86 NR
19 3 Rasa Troup  Lithuania 9:30.21 NR
20 2 Jessica Augusto  Portugal 9:30.23
21 3 Donna MacFarlane  Australia 9:32.05
22 3 Sara Moreira  Portugal 9:34.39
23 2 Ancuţa Bobocel  Romania 9:35.31
24 1 Lindsey Anderson  United States 9:36.81
25 2 Sophie Duarte  France 9:38.08
26 1 Mekdes Bekele  Ethiopia 9:41.43
27 1 Fionnuala Britton  Ireland 9:43.57 SB
28 1 Valentyna Horpynych  Ukraine 9:43.95
29 1 Rosa Morató  Spain 9:45.33
30 2 Sofia Assefa  Ethiopia 9:47.02
30 3 Katarzyna Kowalska  Poland 9:47.02
32 1 Victoria Mitchell  Australia 9:47.88
33 1 Türkan Erismis  Turkey 9:48.54
34 1 Clarisse Cruz  Portugal 9:49.45
35 1 Minori Hayakari  Japan 9:49.70
36 3 Barbara Parker  Great Britain 9:51.93
37 1 Widad Mendil  Algeria 9:52.35
38 2 Muna Durka  Sudan 9:53.09
39 2 Veerle Dejaeghere  Belgium 9:54.65
40 2 Hanane Ouhaddou  Morocco 9:56.41
41 2 Veronica Nyaruai  Kenya 10:01.69
42 3 Li Zhenzhu  China 10:04.05
43 2 Oxana Juravel  Moldova 10:04.38
44 2 Aslı Çakır  Turkey 10:05.76
45 3 Inna Poluškina  Latvia 10:18.60
46 2 Irini Kokkinariou  Greece 10:22.39
47 2 Zhao Yanni  China 10:36.77
3 Korene Hinds  Jamaica DNF
2 Mardrea Hyman  Jamaica DNF
3 Dobrinka Shalamanova  Bulgaria DNF
2 Zenaide Vieira  Brazil DNF

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes[6]
1st, gold medalist(s) Gulnara Samitova-Galkina  Russia 8:58.81 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Eunice Jepkorir  Kenya 9:07.41 AR
DSQ Yekaterina Volkova  Russia 9:07.64 DSQ
4 Tatyana Petrova  Russia 9:12.33 SB
5 Cristina Casandra  Romania 9:16.85 NR
6 Ruth Bisibori Nyangau  Kenya 9:17.35 PB
7 Zemzem Ahmed  Ethiopia 9:17.85 NR
8 Wioletta Frankiewicz  Poland 9:21.76 SB
9 Jennifer Barringer  United States 9:22.26 AR
10 Anna Willard  United States 9:25.63
11 Elena Romagnolo  Italy 9:30.04
12 Zulema Fuentes-Pila  Spain 9:35.16 PB
13 Habiba Ghribi  Tunisia 9:36.43
14 Roisin McGettigan  Ireland 9:55.89
Marta Domínguez  Spain DNF

Splits[edit]

Intermediate Athlete Country Mark
1000m Gulnara Samitova-Galkina  Russia 2:58.63
2000m Gulnara Samitova-Galkina  Russia 6:01.20

References[edit]