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2009 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 100 metres hurdles

The women's 100 metres hurdles at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Olympic Stadium 18 and 19 August.

The world leader Lolo Jones had not qualified for the championships, but a number of athletes had also posted fast times and scored major victories on the World Athletics Tour that season. Among the possible medallists were Americans Damu Cherry, Ginnie Powell. reigning Olympic champion Dawn Harper, and two-time world champion Michelle Perry. Canadians Priscilla Lopes-Schliep and 2003 champion Perdita Felicien were contenders for the title, and the new Oceanian record holder Sally McLellan had shown consistent form. Rounding out the favourites of the field, Jamaican athletes Brigitte Foster-Hylton and Delloreen Ennis-London were seeking to build on past championship successes.[1]

Michelle Perry's chance to gain a third gold ended in the heats, as she was hampered by an injury and finished seventh. Lopes-Schliep registered the fastest time of the first day, with 12.56 seconds.[2] Harper was the fastest in the semi-finals with 12.48 seconds, a new personal best. Compatriot Cherry was the biggest name to be eliminated, unable to beat Irish athlete Derval O'Rourke to the fastest non-qualifying time.[3]

In the final, Harper had a slow start and clipped the second hurdle, effectively ruling her out of the medals. Foster-Hylton, Lopes-Schliep, O'Rourke, McLellan and Ennis-London were all equal at the halfway mark. Foster-Hylton pulled away to take the gold, with Lopes-Schliep holding off Ennis London to win the silver medal. Just behind the medallists were two athletes with unexpected performances: the unfavoured O'Rourke finished fourth with an Irish record while McLellan, one of the pre-race favourites, posted a modest time for fifth place.[4]

Foster-Hylton's gold medal was Jamaica's first in the event on the world stage, and also made her the oldest-ever winner of the sprint hurdles at the World Championships.[4]

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MedalistsEdit

RecordsEdit

World record   Yordanka Donkova (BUL) 12.21 Stara Zagora, Bulgaria 20 August 1988
Championship record   Ginka Zagorcheva (BUL) 12.34 Rome, Italy 4 September 1987
World leading   Lolo Jones (USA) 12.47 Rethymno, Greece 20 July 2009
African record   Glory Alozie (NGR) 12.44 Monaco 8 August 1998
Asian record   Olga Shishigina (KAZ) 12.44 Lucerne, Switzerland 27 June 1995
North American record   Gail Devers (USA) 12.33 Sacramento, United States 23 July 2000
South American record   Maurren Maggi (BRA) 12.71 Manaus, Brazil 19 May 2001
European record   Yordanka Donkova (BUL) 12.21 Stara Zagora, Bulgaria 20 August 1988
Oceanian record   Sally McLellan (AUS) 12.50 Monaco 28 July 2009

Qualification standardsEdit

A time B time
12.96 13.11

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
August 18, 2009 18:10 Heats
August 19, 2009 18:45 Semifinals
August 19, 2009 21:15 Final

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

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

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Priscilla Lopes-Schliep   Canada (CAN) 12.56 Q
2 5 Brigitte Foster-Hylton   Jamaica (JAM) 12.67 Q
3 1 Dawn Harper   United States (USA) 12.70 Q
4 2 Damu Cherry   United States (USA) 12.71 Q
5 1 Delloreen Ennis-London   Jamaica (JAM) 12.73 Q
6 4 Ginnie Powell   United States (USA) 12.77 Q
6 5 Perdita Felicien   Canada (CAN) 12.77 Q
8 3 Sally McLellan   Australia (AUS) 12.82 Q
8 5 Anay Tejeda   Cuba (CUB) 12.82 Q, SB
10 3 Derval O'Rourke   Ireland (IRL) 12.86 Q, SB
10 5 Sarah Claxton   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 12.86 Q
12 3 Yuliya Kondakova   Russia (RUS) 12.88 Q, SB
13 2 Lacena Golding-Clarke   Jamaica (JAM) 12.90 Q
14 4 Nevin Yanıt   Turkey (TUR) 12.92 Q
15 4 Christina Vukicevic   Norway (NOR) 12.95 Q
16 1 Olutoyin Augustus   Nigeria (NGR) 12.99 Q
17 2 Carolin Nytra   Germany (GER) 13.03 Q
18 3 Lucie Škrobáková   Czech Republic (CZE) 13.04 Q
18 4 Eline Berings   Belgium (BEL) 13.04 q
20 1 Cindy Billaud   France (FRA) 13.12 Q
21 5 Joanna Kocielnik   Poland (POL) 13.16 q, SB
22 2 Irina Lenskiy   Israel (ISR) 13.18 Q
23 3 Brigitte Merlano   Colombia (COL) 13.19 q
23 4 Aleesha Barber   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 13.19 q
25 5 Sandra Gomis   France (FRA) 13.23
26 2 Angela Whyte   Canada (CAN) 13.27
27 2 Seun Adigun   Nigeria (NGR) 13.33
28 4 Lisa Urech   Switzerland (SUI) 13.36
29 3 Asuka Terada   Japan (JPN) 13.41
29 5 Natalya Ivoninskaya   Kazakhstan (KAZ) 13.41
31 2 Sonata Tamošaityte   Lithuania (LTU) 13.44
32 2 Ekaterina Shtepa   Russia (RUS) 13.50
33 1 Tatyana Dektyareva   Russia (RUS) 13.51
34 3 Michelle Perry   United States (USA) 13.68
35 1 Andrea Miller   New Zealand (NZL) 13.83
36 3 Tamla Pietersen   Zimbabwe (ZIM) 14.50 SB
37 1 Jeimy Bernárdez   Honduras (HON) 14.53
5 Elisabeth Davin   Belgium (BEL) DNF
1 Jessica Ennis   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) DNS
4 Jessica Ohanaja   Nigeria (NGR) DNS

Key: Q = qualification by place in heat, q = qualification by overall place, SB = Seasonal best

SemifinalsEdit

Qualification: First 2 in each semifinals (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) advance to the final.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Dawn Harper   United States (USA) 12.48 Q, PB
2 2 Brigitte Foster-Hylton   Jamaica (JAM) 12.54 Q, SB
3 2 Perdita Felicien   Canada (CAN) 12.58 Q
4 1 Priscilla Lopes-Schliep   Canada (CAN) 12.60 Q
5 1 Delloreen Ennis-London   Jamaica (JAM) 12.64 Q
6 3 Sally McLellan   Australia (AUS) 12.66 Q
7 1 Ginnie Powell   United States (USA) 12.73 q
7 3 Derval O'Rourke   Ireland (IRL) 12.73 q, SB
9 2 Damu Cherry   United States (USA) 12.76
9 3 Lacena Golding-Clarke   Jamaica (JAM) 12.76
11 2 Anay Tejeda   Cuba (CUB) 12.82 SB
12 1 Lucie Škrobáková   Czech Republic (CZE) 12.92
13 3 Carolin Nytra   Germany (GER) 12.94
14 3 Eline Berings   Belgium (BEL) 12.94 NR
15 1 Nevin Yanıt   Turkey (TUR) 12.99
16 1 Yuliya Kondakova   Russia (RUS) 13.00
16 2 Christina Vukicevic   Norway (NOR) 13.00
18 1 Aleesha Barber   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 13.06 SB
19 2 Olutoyin Augustus   Nigeria (NGR) 13.11
20 1 Cindy Billaud   France (FRA) 13.20
21 3 Joanna Kocielnik   Poland (POL) 13.21
22 3 Sarah Claxton   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 13.21
23 2 Brigitte Merlano   Colombia (COL) 13.23
24 2 Irina Lenskiy   Israel (ISR) 13.29

Key: NR = National record, PB = Personal best, Q = qualification by place in heat, q = qualification by overall place, SB = Seasonal best

FinalEdit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
  Brigitte Foster-Hylton   Jamaica (JAM) 12.51 SB
  Priscilla Lopes-Schliep   Canada (CAN) 12.54
  Delloreen Ennis-London   Jamaica (JAM) 12.55 SB
4 Derval O'Rourke   Ireland (IRL) 12.67 NR
5 Sally McLellan   Australia (AUS) 12.70
6 Ginnie Powell   United States (USA) 12.78
7 Dawn Harper   United States (USA) 12.81
8 Perdita Felicien   Canada (CAN) 15.53

Key: NR = National record, SB = Seasonal best

ReferencesEdit

General
Specific
  1. ^ Landells, Steve (2009-08-09). Women's 100m Hurdles - PREVIEW. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-23. Archived 2009-09-08.
  2. ^ Landells, Steve (2009-08-18). Event Report - Women's 100m Hurdles - Heats Archived June 7, 2012, at the Wayback Machine. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-23.
  3. ^ Landells, Steve (2009-08-19). Event Report - Women's 100m Hurdles - Semi-Finals. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-23.
  4. ^ a b Landells, Steve (2009-08-19). Event Report - Women's 100m Hurdles - Final. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-23.