1997 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 400 metres

These are the results of the Women's 400 metres event at the 1997 World Championships in Athletics in Athens, Greece.

MedalistsEdit

Gold   Cathy Freeman
Australia (AUS)
Silver   Sandie Richards
Jamaica (JAM)
Bronze   Jearl Miles-Clark
United States (USA)

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

First 4 of each Heat (Q) and the next 4 fastest (q) qualified for the quarterfinals.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Helena Dziurova-Fuchsová   Czech Republic 51.05 Q, PB
2 4 Grit Breuer   Germany 51.43 Q
3 5 Lorraine Graham   Jamaica 51.45 Q
4 5 Cathy Freeman   Australia 51.53 Q
5 4 Olga Kotlyarova   Russia 51.55 Q
6 2 Sandie Richards   Jamaica 51.57 Q
6 5 Maicel Malone-Wallace   United States 51.57 Q
8 1 Tatyana Alekseyeva   Russia 51.61 Q
8 5 Pauline Davis-Thompson   Bahamas 51.61 Q
10 2 Jearl Miles-Clark   United States 51.77 Q
10 4 Falilat Ogunkoya   Nigeria 51.77 Q
12 5 Anja Rucker   Germany 51.84 q
13 3 Kim Graham   United States 51.92 Q
14 2 Allison Curbishley   Great Britain 51.97 Q
15 1 Damayanthi Dharsha   Sri Lanka 51.99 Q, NR
16 1 Olabisi Afolabi   Nigeria 52.13 Q
17 4 Naděžda Koštovalová   Czech Republic 52.15 Q
18 2 Norfalia Carabalí   Colombia 52.18 Q
19 3 Donna Fraser   Great Britain 52.21 Q
20 1 Tonique Williams   Bahamas 52.30 q
21 1 Ladonna Antoine   Canada 52.44 q
22 4 Adri de Jongh   South Africa 52.47 q
23 3 Patrizia Spuri   Italy 52.54 Q
24 3 Tatyana Chebykina   Russia 52.57 Q
25 2 Hana Benešová   Czech Republic 52.74
26 5 Marina Filipović   Yugoslavia 53.16
27 5 Svetlana Bodritskaya   Kazakhstan 53.28
28 3 Inez Turner   Jamaica 53.34
29 2 Mayra González   Mexico 53.63
30 1 Maria Figueiredo   Brazil 53.95
31 4 Zoila Stewart   Costa Rica 54.03
32 3 Christina Panagou   Greece 54.23
33 2 Nadjina Kaltouma   Chad 54.49
34 4 Dijana Kojić   Bosnia and Herzegovina 55.06 PB
35 3 Grace Dinkins   Liberia 55.19
36 2 Cathalina Staye   Saint Lucia 55.54 NR
37 1 Charmaine Smit   Namibia 55.67
38 4 Olga Conte   Argentina 55.82
3 Charity Opara   Nigeria DNS

QuarterfinalsEdit

First 4 of each Heat (Q) and the next 4 fastest (q) qualified for the semifinals.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Sandie Richards   Jamaica 50.08 Q, PB
2 1 Helena Dziurova-Fuchsová   Czech Republic 50.36 Q, PB
3 2 Falilat Ogunkoya   Nigeria 50.39 Q
4 1 Pauline Davis-Thompson   Bahamas 50.53 Q, SB
5 1 Olga Kotlyarova   Russia 50.63 Q, PB
6 2 Grit Breuer   Germany 50.65 Q
7 3 Jearl Miles-Clark   United States 50.66 Q
8 3 Cathy Freeman   Australia 50.75 Q
9 1 Maicel Malone-Wallace   United States 50.77 q
10 1 Allison Curbishley   Great Britain 50.76 q
11 2 Tatyana Alekseyeva   Russia 50.90 Q
12 3 Lorraine Graham   Jamaica 51.03 Q
13 3 Olabisi Afolabi   Nigeria 51.07 Q
14 3 Donna Fraser   Great Britain 51.11 q, PB
15 1 Anja Rucker   Germany 51.36 q, SB
16 3 Norfalia Carabalí   Colombia 51.42 SB
17 3 Tatyana Chebykina   Russia 51.57
18 2 Kim Graham   United States 51.72 Q
19 3 Patrizia Spuri   Italy 52.15 SB
20 2 Ladonna Antoine   Canada 52.37
21 2 Naděžda Koštovalová   Czech Republic 52.61
22 2 Damayanthi Darsha   Sri Lanka 53.49
23 2 Tonique Williams   Bahamas 54.23
1 Adri de Jongh   South Africa DNF

SemifinalsEdit

First 4 of each Semifinal qualified directly (Q) for the final.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Jearl Miles-Clark   United States 50.05 Q
2 1 Falilat Ogunkoya   Nigeria 50.06 Q
3 1 Cathy Freeman   Australia 50.11 Q
4 2 Sandie Richards   Jamaica 50.21 Q
5 2 Grit Breuer   Germany 50.33 Q, SB
6 2 Helena Dziurova-Fuchsová   Czech Republic 50.69 Q
7 1 Pauline Davis-Thompson   Bahamas 50.77 Q
8 1 Lorraine Graham   Jamaica 50.90
9 2 Tatyana Alekseyeva   Russia 50.98 Q
10 1 Olga Kotlyarova   Russia 51.03
11 2 Maicel Malone-Wallace   United States 51.40
12 2 Allison Curbishley   Great Britain 51.42
13 2 Olabisi Afolabi   Nigeria 51.44
14 2 Kim Graham   United States 51.54
15 1 Anja Rucker   Germany 51.94
1 Donna Fraser   Great Britain DNS

FinalEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  1 Cathy Freeman   Australia 49.77
  5 Sandie Richards   Jamaica 49.79 PB
  4 Jearl Miles-Clark   United States 49.90
4 6 Grit Breuer   Germany 50.06 SB
5 3 Falilat Ogunkoya   Nigeria 50.27
6 8 Helena Dziurova-Fuchsová   Czech Republic 50.66
7 7 Pauline Davis-Thompson   Bahamas 50.68
8 2 Tatyana Alekseyeva   Russia 51.37

ReferencesEdit