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1995 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 1500 metres

These are the results of the Women's 1500 metres event at the 1995 World Championships in Athletics in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Gone were the Chinese sensations of two years earlier, not a single representative in this field, their only distance running representative in these championships incapable of making a final. The start of the final was aggressive but slow as a lot of elbows were flying as athletes maneuvered for position at a slow pace. 1991 champion and Olympic champion Hassiba Boulmerka wanted to go into her customary second spot but found it difficult to find a leader. After 200 meters, Yvonne Mai-Graham ran around the crowd to self nominate herself into the lead, followed by Boulmerka. The leaders remained in that position for a kilometer, with the chasers right behind jockeying for position. Coming in to the final lap, Kelly Holmes had positioned herself in third place. Crossing the start line for the final time, the fireworks began. Boulmerka ran past Mai with Holmes less than a metre behind. With 200 to go, Boulmerka and Holmes were running stride for stride, Holmes on the outside of the turn. Carla Sacramento was the next chaser and the medalists were decided with a breakaway. By the end of the turn, Boulmerka had won the battle, but she pulled into lane 2. Holmes lined herself up in lane 1 to make a run at Boulmerka, but instead the gap kept slowly widening.


MedalistsEdit

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

First 6 of each heat (Q) and the next 6 fastest (q) qualified for the semifinals.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Hassiba Boulmerka   Algeria 4:11.34 Q
2 1 Kelly Holmes   Great Britain 4:11.87 Q
3 1 Lyudmila Borisova   Russia 4:12.07 Q
4 1 Sarah Thorsett   United States 4:12.10 Q
5 1 Carla Sacramento   Portugal 4:12.12 Q
6 1 Maite Zúñiga   Spain 4:12.13 Q
7 1 Petya Strashilova   Bulgaria 4:13.27 q
8 1 Maria Akraka   Sweden 4:13.38 q
9 3 Yvonne Mai-Graham   Jamaica 4:13.70 Q
10 3 Margarita Marusova   Russia 4:13.91 Q
11 3 Ruth Wysocki   United States 4:13.93 Q
12 3 Anna Brzezińska   Poland 4:14.34 Q
13 3 Theresia Kiesl   Austria 4:14.52 Q
14 3 Leah Pells   Canada 4:14.69 Q
15 1 Julia Sakara   Zimbabwe 4:15.02 q
16 3 Blandine Bitzner-Ducret   France 4:16.21 q
17 2 Kutre Dulecha   Ethiopia 4:17.70 Q
18 2 Lyudmila Rogachova   Russia 4:18.14 Q
19 2 Małgorzata Rydz   Poland 4:18.40 Q
20 2 Suzy Hamilton   United States 4:18.49 Q
21 3 Marta Domínguez   Spain 4:18.61 q
22 2 Angela Chalmers   Canada 4:18.77 Q
23 2 Frederique Quentin   France 4:18.86 Q
24 2 Yelena Bychkovskaya   Belarus 4:18.97 q
25 2 Svetlana Miroshnik   Ukraine 4:19.12
26 3 Bigna Samuel   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 4:25.94
27 2 Khin Khin Htwe   Myanmar 4:26.69
28 3 Nompumelelo Zwane   Swaziland 4:49.32
29 2 Rosemary Omundsen   Papua New Guinea 4:51.86
30 1 Nirmala Bharati     Nepal 4:53.60

SemifinalsEdit

First 5 of each heat (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) qualified for the final.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 Małgorzata Rydz   Poland 4:08.70 Q
2 2 Lyudmila Rogachova   Russia 4:08.72 Q
3 2 Lyudmila Borisova   Russia 4:08.83 Q
4 2 Angela Chalmers   Canada 4:08.92 Q
5 2 Ruth Wysocki   United States 4:09.03 Q
6 1 Hassiba Boulmerka   Algeria 4:09.13 Q
7 1 Kelly Holmes   Great Britain 4:09.15 Q
8 2 Maite Zúñiga   Spain 4:09.61 q
9 2 Yvonne Mai-Graham   Jamaica 4:09.62 q
10 1 Carla Sacramento   Portugal 4:10.03 Q
11 2 Suzy Hamilton   United States 4:10.28
12 1 Anna Brzezińska   Poland 4:10.75 Q
13 1 Margarita Marusova   Russia 4:10.92 Q
14 1 Blandine Bitzner-Ducret   France 4:11.11
15 1 Petya Strashilova   Bulgaria 4:11.62
16 2 Frederique Quentin   France 4:11.66
17 2 Kutre Dulecha   Ethiopia 4:11.86
18 1 Leah Pells   Canada 4:12.07
19 1 Sarah Thorsett   United States 4:12.26
20 1 Theresia Kiesl   Austria 4:12.31
21 1 Maria Akraka   Sweden 4:13.16
22 2 Yelena Bychkovskaya   Belarus 4:15.99
23 2 Julia Sakara   Zimbabwe 4:16.67
24 1 Marta Domínguez   Spain 4:18.72

FinalEdit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
  Hassiba Boulmerka   Algeria 4:02.42
  Kelly Holmes   Great Britain 4:03.04
  Carla Sacramento   Portugal 4:03.79
4 Angela Chalmers   Canada 4:04.74
5 Lyudmila Borisova   Russia 4:04.78
6 Anna Brzezińska   Poland 4:05.65
7 Ruth Wysocki   United States 4:07.08
8 Maite Zúñiga   Spain 4:07.27
9 Lyudmila Rogachova   Russia 4:07.83
10 Yvonne Mai-Graham   Jamaica 4:08.01
11 Margarita Marusova   Russia 4:11.64
12 Małgorzata Rydz   Poland 4:20.83

ReferencesEdit