2009 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 1500 metres

The women's 1500 metres at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Olympic Stadium between 18–23 August. It was originally won by Natalia Rodríguez of Spain, but she was disqualified for tripping Gelete Burka of Ethiopia. Burka had been in the lead for the majority of the race, but Rodríguez had caught up and tripped Burka. Burka ended up finishing last and was visibly upset of what had happened. Rodríguez was disqualified. Defending champion Maryam Yusuf Jamal of Bahrain received the gold, Lisa Dobriskey of Great Britain received the silver, and Shannon Rowbury of the United States received the bronze. In addition, Mariem Alaoui Selsouli of Morocco was disqualified before the final for testing positive for Erythropoietin. She was not replaced.

MedalistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
Maryam Yusuf Jamal
  Bahrain (BHR)
Lisa Dobriskey
  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
Shannon Rowbury
  United States (USA)

RecordsEdit

World record   Qu Yunxia (CHN) 3:50.46 Beijing, China 11 September 1993
Championship record   Tatyana Tomashova (RUS) 3:58.52 Paris, France 31 August 2003
World leading   Maryam Yusuf Jamal (BHR) 3:56.55 Rome, Italy 10 July 2009
African record   Hassiba Boulmerka (ALG) 3:55.30 Barcelona, Spain 8 August 1992
Asian record   Qu Yunxia (CHN) 3:50.46 Beijing, China 11 September 1993
North American record   Mary Slaney (USA) 3:57.12 Stockholm, Sweden 26 July 1983
South American record   Letitia Vriesde (SUR) 4:05.67 Tokyo, Japan 31 August 1991
European record   Tatyana Kazankina (URS) 3:52.47 Zürich, Switzerland 13 August 1980
Oceanian record   Sarah Jamieson (AUS) 4:00.93 Stockholm, Sweden 25 July 2006

Qualification standardsEdit

A time B time
4:06.00 4:09.00

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
August 18, 2009 12:05 Heats
August 21, 2009 20:00 Semifinals
August 23, 2009 17:00 Final

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Qualification: First 6 in each heat (Q) and the next 6 fastest (q) advance to the semifinals.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 Gelete Burka   Ethiopia (ETH) 4:07.75 Q
2 2 Natalia Rodríguez   Spain (ESP) 4:07.84 Q
3 2 Lisa Dobriskey   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 4:07.90 Q
4 2 Natalya Yevdokimova   Russia (RUS) 4:08.06 Q
5 3 Anna Alminova   Russia (RUS) 4:08.13 Q
5 2 Anna Willard   United States (USA) 4:08.13 Q
7 3 Nancy Lagat   Kenya (KEN) 4:08.16 Q
8 2 Btissam Lakhouad   Morocco (MAR) 4:08.21 Q
9 3 Kalkidan Gezahegne   Ethiopia (ETH) 4:08.23 Q
9 3 Christin Wurth-Thomas   United States (USA) 4:08.23 Q
11 2 Mimi Belete   Bahrain (BHR) 4:08.36 q
12 3 Sylwia Ejdys   Poland (POL) 4:08.59 Q
13 3 Sonja Roman   Slovenia (SLO) 4:08.65 Q
14 1 Maryam Yusuf Jamal   Bahrain (BHR) 4:08.76 Q
15 1 Nuria Fernández   Spain (ESP) 4:08.79 Q
16 1 Meskerem Assefa   Ethiopia (ETH) 4:08.86 Q
16 1 Mariem Alaoui Selsouli   Morocco (MAR) 4:08.86 Q
18 1 Iryna Lishchynska   Ukraine (UKR) 4:08.95 Q
19 1 Irina Krakoviak   Lithuania (LTU) 4:08.96 Q
20 1 Viola Kibiwot   Kenya (KEN) 4:09.18 q
21 3 Anna Mishchenko   Ukraine (UKR) 4:09.26 q
22 1 Lidia Chojecka   Poland (POL) 4:09.38 q
23 2 Nikki Hamblin   New Zealand (NZL) 4:09.60 q
24 3 Iris Fuentes-Pila   Spain (ESP) 4:09.71 q
25 1 Oksana Zbrozhek   Russia (RUS) 4:09.84
26 1 Charlene Thomas   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 4:09.91
27 3 Adrienne Herzog   Netherlands (NED) 4:10.10
28 1 Shannon Rowbury   United States (USA) 4:10.30 q
29 3 Siham Hilali   Morocco (MAR) 4:10.57
30 2 Hind Déhiba Chahyd   France (FRA) 4:11.41 q
31 3 Deirdre Byrne   Ireland (IRL) 4:12.19
32 2 Tamara Tverdostup   Ukraine (UKR) 4:13.36
33 2 Alemitu Bekele   Turkey (TUR) 4:13.69 SB
34 1 Marina Munćan   Serbia (SRB) 4:15.18
35 1 Eliane Saholinirina   Madagascar (MAD) 4:16.63
36 2 Susan Kuijken   Netherlands (NED) 4:18.10
37 3 Stephanie Twell   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 4:18.23
38 2 Irene Jelagat   Kenya (KEN) 4:27.36
39 3 Sladjana Pejovic   Montenegro (MNE) 4:28.67
40 3 Francine Nzilampa   DR Congo (COD) 4:30.56 NR
41 2 Aldy Villalobos   Nicaragua (NCA) 4:50.55 PB
42 1 Eva Pereira   Cape Verde (CPV) 5:04.95 PB

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

SemifinalsEdit

Qualification: First 5 in each semifinal (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) advance to the final.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Maryam Yusuf Jamal   Bahrain (BHR) 4:03.64 Q
2 1 Natalia Rodríguez   Spain (ESP) 4:03.73 Q, SB
3 1 Lisa Dobriskey   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 4:03.84 Q
4 1 Christin Wurth-Thomas   United States (USA) 4:04.16 Q
5 1 Kalkidan Gezahegne   Ethiopia (ETH) 4:04.75 Q
6 1 Natalya Yevdokimova   Russia (RUS) 4:04.93 q
7 1 Lidia Chojecka   Poland (POL) 4:06.53 q
8 1 Viola Kibiwot   Kenya (KEN) 4:06.88
9 1 Iris Fuentes-Pila   Spain (ESP) 4:07.10
10 1 Sonja Roman   Slovenia (SLO) 4:07.10
11 1 Btissam Lakhouad   Morocco (MAR) 4:08.72
12 2 Gelete Burka   Ethiopia (ETH) 4:10.19 Q
13 2 Mariem Alaoui Selsouli   Morocco (MAR) 4:10.46 Q
14 2 Anna Willard   United States (USA) 4:10.47 Q
15 2 Shannon Rowbury   United States (USA) 4:10.51 Q
16 2 Nuria Fernández   Spain (ESP) 4:10.64 Q
17 2 Nikki Hamblin   New Zealand (NZL) 4:10.96
18 1 Anna Mishchenko   Ukraine (UKR) 4:11.02
19 2 Nancy Lagat   Kenya (KEN) 4:11.10
20 2 Hind Déhiba Chahyd   France (FRA) 4:11.22
21 2 Sylwia Ejdys   Poland (POL) 4:11.33
22 1 Irina Krakoviak   Lithuania (LTU) 4:12.54
23 2 Anna Alminova   Russia (RUS) 4:12.55
24 2 Mimi Belete   Bahrain (BHR) 4:13.30
2 Meskerem Assefa   Ethiopia (ETH) DNS
2 Iryna Lishchynska   Ukraine (UKR) DNF

FinalEdit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
  Maryam Yusuf Jamal   Bahrain (BHR) 4:03.74
  Lisa Dobriskey   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 4:03.75
  Shannon Rowbury   United States (USA) 4:04.18
4 Nuria Fernández   Spain (ESP) 4:04.91
5 Christin Wurth-Thomas   United States (USA) 4:05.21
6 Anna Willard   United States (USA) 4:06.19
7 Lidia Chojecka   Poland (POL) 4:07.17
8 Kalkidan Gezahegne   Ethiopia (ETH) 4:08.81
9 Gelete Burka   Ethiopia (ETH) 4:11.21
Natalia Rodríguez   Spain (ESP) 4:03:37 DQ[1]
Natalya Yevdokimova   Russia (RUS) 4:07.71 DQ[2]
Mariem Alaoui Selsouli   Morocco (MAR) DNS/DQ[3]

ReferencesEdit

General
Specific
  1. ^ Jostling/obstruction on the track
  2. ^ Doping/Biological passport offence
  3. ^ Doping/EPO