Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 400 metres

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Women's 400 metres
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
OhuruoguBeijing.jpg
Christine Ohuruogu after her victory
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Dates 16 August 2008 (heats)
17 August 2008 (semi-finals)
19 August 2008 (final)
Competitors 50 from 40 nations
Winning time 49.62 s
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Christine Ohuruogu  Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Shericka Williams  Jamaica
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Sanya Richards  United States
2004
2012
Athletics at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
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 400 metres at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 16–19 August at the Beijing National Stadium.[1]

The qualifying standards were 51.55 s (A standard) and 52.35 s (B standard).[2]

Favourites for the event included Sanya Richards-Ross and the reigning world champion, Christine Ohuruogu. In the final, Richards-Ross made a rapid start and quickly took the lead, while Ohuruogu ran a more even-paced race, but was well down the field entering the final straight. However, in the last 100 metres Richard-Ross, clearly tired from her earlier effort, began to tie up badly, while Ohuruogu began to surge through the field. At the line, Great Britain's Christine Ohuruogu won in 49.62 seconds to add the Olympic title to her World title, just pipping Shericka Williams by 0.07 seconds to take gold. Richards-Ross faded to third, and bronze, in 49.93.[3]

Records[edit]

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

World record East Germany Marita Koch (GDR) 47.60 s Canberra, Australia 6 October 1985
Olympic record  Marie-José Pérec (FRA) 48.25 s Atlanta, U.S. 29 July 1996

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 Semifinals.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Richards, SanyaSanya Richards  United States 50.54 Q
2 7 Williams, SherickaShericka Williams  Jamaica 50.57 Q
3 7 Firova, TatianaTatiana Firova  Russia 50.59 Q
4 2 Grenot Martinez, LibaniaLibania Grenot Martinez  Italy 50.87 Q, NR
5 2 Montsho, AmantleAmantle Montsho  Botswana 50.91 Q
6 5 Pompey, AliannAliann Pompey  Guyana 50.99 Q, SB
7 1 Whyte, RosemarieRosemarie Whyte  Jamaica 51.00 Q
7 4 Ohuruogu, ChristineChristine Ohuruogu  Great Britain 51.00 Q
9 4 Gushchina, YuliaYulia Gushchina  Russia 51.18 Q
10 1 Amertil, ChristineChristine Amertil  Bahamas 51.25 Q, SB
11 3 Kapachinskaya, AnastasiaAnastasia Kapachinskaya  Russia 51.32 Q
12 1 Odumosu, AjokeAjoke Odumosu  Nigeria 51.39 Q, PB
13 1 Trotter, DeedeeDeedee Trotter  United States 51.41 q
14 5 Abugan, FolashadeFolashade Abugan  Nigeria 51.45 Q
15 3 Wineberg, MaryMary Wineberg  United States 51.46 Q
16 6 Williams, NovleneNovlene Williams  Jamaica 51.52 Q
17 2 Muir, CarlineCarline Muir  Canada 51.55 Q, PB
18 2 Terrero, IndiraIndira Terrero  Cuba 51.56 q
19 7 Nachula, RachaelRachael Nachula  Zambia 50.62 Q
20 6 Sanders, NicolaNicola Sanders  Great Britain 51.81 Q
21 3 McConnell, LeeLee McConnell  Great Britain 51.87 Q
22 4 Medina, GabrielaGabriela Medina  Mexico 51.96 Q
23 7 Eze, Joy AmechiJoy Amechi Eze  Nigeria 51.97 q
24 2 Bulikiobo, MakelesiMakelesi Bulikiobo  Fiji 52.24 SB
25 4 Lewis, TamsynTamsyn Lewis  Australia 52.38
26 7 Kallinikou, AlissaAlissa Kallinikou  Cyprus 52.40
27 1 Ponteen, TiandraTiandra Ponteen  Saint Kitts and Nevis 52.41
28 5 Tanno, AsamiAsami Tanno  Japan 52.60
29 5 Ntova, DimitraDimitra Ntova  Greece 52.69
30 6 El Jack, NawalNawal El Jack  Sudan 52.77 Q
31 7 Bejnar, MonikaMonika Bejnar  Poland 52.80
32 6 Alexander, KinekeKineke Alexander  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 52.87
33 2 Kaur, MandeepMandeep Kaur  India 52.88
33 6 Bartholomew, TrishTrish Bartholomew  Grenada 52.88
35 3 Petrahn, BarbaraBarbara Petrahn  Hungary 53.06
36 3 Rodriguez, CarolCarol Rodriguez  Puerto Rico 53.08
37 1 Yefremova, AntoninaAntonina Yefremova  Ukraine 53.22
38 4 Almirao, Maria LauraMaria Laura Almirao  Brazil 53.26
39 4 Cuddihy, JoanneJoanne Cuddihy  Ireland 53.32
40 5 Tereshkova, OlgaOlga Tereshkova  Kazakhstan 53.36
41 3 Etienne, GinouGinou Etienne  Haiti 53.94
42 5 Davis, KiaKia Davis  Liberia 53.99
43 6 Thipe, TsholofeloTsholofelo Thipe  South Africa 54.11
44 2 Bayigga, JustineJustine Bayigga  Uganda 54.15
45 7 Thiébaud-Kangni, SandrineSandrine Thiébaud-Kangni  Togo 54.16
46 6 Shala, KlodianaKlodiana Shala  Albania 54.84
47 6 Batgerel, MunguntuyaMunguntuya Batgerel  Mongolia 58.14
48 7 Dlamini, TemalangeniTemalangeni Dlamini  Swaziland 59.91
49 3 Seini Maikido, RachidatouRachidatou Seini Maikido  Niger 1:03.19 NR
50 4 Ali, GhadaGhada Ali  Libya 1:06.19

Semifinals[edit]

Qualification: First 2 in each heat (Q) and the next 2 fastest {q} advance to the Final.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 Richards, SanyaSanya Richards  United States 49.90 Q
2 1 Ohuruogu, ChristineChristine Ohuruogu  Great Britain 50.14 Q, SB
3 1 Williams, SherickaShericka Williams  Jamaica 50.28 Q, SB
4 2 Kapachinskaya, AnastasiaAnastasia Kapachinskaya  Russia 50.30 Q, PB
5 1 Firova, TatianaTatiana Firova  Russia 50.31 q
6 3 Gushchina, YuliaYulia Gushchina  Russia 50.48 Q
7 3 Montsho, AmantleAmantle Montsho  Botswana 50.54 Q
8 3 Whyte, RosemarieRosemarie Whyte  Jamaica 50.63 q
9 3 Sanders, NicolaNicola Sanders  Great Britain 50.71 SB
10 3 Grenot Martinez, LibaniaLibania Grenot Martinez  Italy 50.83 NR
11 1 Pompey, AliannAliann Pompey  Guyana 50.93 =NR
12 2 Williams, NovleneNovlene Williams  Jamaica 51.06
13 1 Wineberg, MaryMary Wineberg  United States 51.13
14 3 Abugan, FolashadeFolashade Abugan  Nigeria 51.30
15 2 Amertil, ChristineChristine Amertil  Bahamas 51.51
16 1 Terrero, IndiraIndira Terrero  Cuba 51.80
17 2 Eze, Joy AmechiJoy Amechi Eze  Nigeria 51.87
17 3 Trotter, DeedeeDeedee Trotter  United States 51.87
19 2 McConnell, LeeLee McConnell  Great Britain 52.11
20 2 Muir, CarlineCarline Muir  Canada 52.37
21 1 Odumosu, AjokeAjoke Odumosu  Nigeria 52.45
22 2 Nachula, RachaelRachael Nachula  Zambia 52.67
23 1 Medina, GabrielaGabriela Medina  Mexico 52.97
24 3 El Jack, NawalNawal El Jack  Sudan 54.18

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Ohuruogu, ChristineChristine Ohuruogu  Great Britain 49.62 WL
2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 Williams, SherickaShericka Williams  Jamaica 49.69 PB
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 Richards, SanyaSanya Richards  United States 49.93
4 5 Gushchina, YuliaYulia Gushchina  Russia 50.01 PB
5 2 Whyte, RosemarieRosemarie Whyte  Jamaica 50.68
6 8 Montsho, AmantleAmantle Montsho  Botswana 51.18
DSQ 9 Kapachinskaya, AnastasiaAnastasia Kapachinskaya  Russia 50.03 PB
DSQ 3 Firova, TatianaTatiana Firova  Russia 50.11 SB

References[edit]