2011 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 100 metres hurdles

The women's 100 metres hurdles at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Daegu Stadium on September 2 and 3.

Sally Pearson after the finish in Daegu

Prior to the competition, Australian Sally Pearson led the season's rankings with a time of 12.48 seconds and was undefeated on the Diamond League circuit. The United States team provided the next fastest athletes that year in the form of Kellie Wells, Danielle Carruthers and the 2008 Olympic champion Dawn Harper. The defending champion Brigitte Foster-Hylton of Jamaica was in poor form, while the other 2009 medalists (Priscilla Lopes-Schliep and Delloreen Ennis-London) were absent. Tiffany Porter, Lisa Urech and Perdita Felicien were the only other top-ten-ranked athletes to compete.[1][2]

Sally Pearson was the story here, winning her semi final in 12.36, equal to the number 5 performer in history. The time improved on her own Oceanian area record and Australian national record. Kellie Wells looked strong by opening up a large lead in her semi final, but clipped the ninth hurdle and struggled to maintain her balance as she finished in second.

In the final, it was Pearson in the lead from the gun. Running smoothly, she was not challenged, running 12.28, to make her the number 4 performer in history. Nobody had run as fast in nearly two decades.[3] The time is a new Championship record and again improved her Oceanian area record and Australian national record. Behind her, Danielle Carruthers outleaned Dawn Harper for the silver medal, both athletes finishing in the same time. Wells hit the seventh hurdle and crashed to the ground, not finishing, joining the tradition (Gail Devers, Lolo Jones) of American favorites crashing on hurdles in major championships.

MedalistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
Sally Pearson
  Australia (AUS)
Danielle Carruthers
  United States (USA)
Dawn Harper
  United States (USA)

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:

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   Sally Pearson (AUS) 12.48 Birmingham, Great Britain 10 July 2011
African Record   Glory Alozie (NGR) 12.44 Monaco 8 August 1998
Brussels, Belgium 28 August 1998
Seville, Spain 28 August 1999
Asian Record   Olga Shishigina (KAZ) 12.44 Luzern, Switzerland 27 June 1995
North, Central American and Caribbean record   Gail Devers (USA) 12.33 Sacramento, CA, United States 23 July 2000
South American record   Maurren Higa 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 Pearson (AUS) 12.48 Birmingham, Great Britain 10 July 2011

Qualification standardsEdit

A time B time
12.96 13.15

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
September 2, 2011 10:20 Heats
September 3, 2011 19:15 Semifinals
September 3, 2011 21:00 Final

ResultsEdit

KEY: q Fastest non-qualifiers Q Qualified NR National record PB Personal best SB Seasonal best

HeatsEdit

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

Wind:
Heat 1: +1.0 m/s, Heat 2: -0.6 m/s, Heat 3: -1.6 m/s, Heat 4: 0.0 m/s, Heat 5: +1.3 m/s

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 Sally Pearson   Australia (AUS) 12.53 Q
2 1 Kellie Wells   United States (USA) 12.73 Q
3 4 Danielle Carruthers   United States (USA) 12.79 Q
4 1 Vonette Dixon   Jamaica (JAM) 12.82 Q
5 3 Tiffany Porter   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 12.84 Q
5 4 Phylicia George   Canada (CAN) 12.84 Q
7 4 Lucie Škrobáková   Czech Republic (CZE) 12.89 Q, SB
8 1 Nikkita Holder   Canada (CAN) 12.90 Q, PB
8 5 Dawn Harper   United States (USA) 12.90 Q
10 5 Perdita Felicien   Canada (CAN) 12.95 Q
11 1 Natalya Ivoninskaya   Kazakhstan (KAZ) 12.96 Q
11 4 Brigitte Foster-Hylton   Jamaica (JAM) 12.96 Q, SB
13 3 Lina Flórez   Colombia (COL) 12.98 Q
14 4 Cindy Roleder   Germany (GER) 13.01 q
15 5 Sun Yawei   China (CHN) 13.03 Q
16 3 Tatyana Dektyareva   Russia (RUS) 13.05 Q
17 2 Derval O'Rourke   Ireland (IRL) 13.07 Q
17 5 Sandra Gomis   France (FRA) 13.07 Q
17 5 Indira Spence   Jamaica (JAM) 13.07 Q, SB
17 1 Nevin Yanıt   Turkey (TUR) 13.07 q, SB
21 4 Seun Adigun   Nigeria (NGR) 13.13 q, SB
22 3 Lisa Urech   Switzerland (SUI) 13.16 Q
23 2 Brigitte Merlano   Colombia (COL) 13.23 Q
24 2 Beate Schrott   Austria (AUT) 13.25 Q
25 1 Sonata Tamošaitytė   Lithuania (LTU) 13.28
26 3 Marzia Caravelli   Italy (ITA) 13.29
27 2 Marina Tomić   Slovenia (SLO) 13.36
28 2 Lavonne Idlette   Dominican Republic (DOM) 13.39
28 2 Jung Hye-lim   South Korea (KOR) 13.39
30 5 Anastasiya Soprunova   Kazakhstan (KAZ) 13.43
31 1 Kierre Beckles   Barbados (BAR) 13.44
32 4 Anne Zagré   Belgium (BEL) 13.47
33 3 Cindy Billaud   France (FRA) 13.50
34 3 Dedeh Erawati   Indonesia (INA) 13.56
35 4 Béatrice Kamboulé   Burkina Faso (BUR) 13.76 SB
36 5 Poon Pak Yan   Hong Kong (HKG) 14.04
37 1 Dipna Lim Prasad   Singapore (SIN) 14.40
38 3 Jeimy Bernárdez   Honduras (HON) 14.45
N/A 5 Demetra Arachovití   Cyprus (CYP) DNS

SemifinalsEdit

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

Wind:
Heat 1: -0.1 m/s, Heat 2: +0.3 m/s, Heat 3: +0.7 m/s

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 Sally Pearson   Australia (AUS) 12.36 Q, WL, AR
2 3 Tiffany Porter   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 12.56 Q, NR
3 3 Danielle Carruthers   United States (USA) 12.65 Q
4 1 Phylicia George   Canada (CAN) 12.73 Q, PB
5 2 Dawn Harper   United States (USA) 12.74 Q
6 2 Tatyana Dektyareva   Russia (RUS) 12.76 q, SB
7 1 Kellie Wells   United States (USA) 12.79 Q
8 3 Nikkita Holder   Canada (CAN) 12.84 q, PB
9 1 Lisa Urech   Switzerland (SUI) 12.86
10 3 Brigitte Foster-Hylton   Jamaica (JAM) 12.87 SB
11 2 Perdita Felicien   Canada (CAN) 12.88
12 3 Cindy Roleder   Germany (GER) 12.91 PB
13 2 Indira Spence   Jamaica (JAM) 12.93 PB
14 1 Lina Flórez   Colombia (COL) 12.94 PB
15 2 Natalya Ivoninskaya   Kazakhstan (KAZ) 12.96
16 2 Lucie Škrobáková   Czech Republic (CZE) 12.98
17 1 Vonette Dixon   Jamaica (JAM) 13.00
18 3 Beate Schrott   Austria (AUT) 13.02
19 2 Seun Adigun   Nigeria (NGR) 13.14
20 1 Sun Yawei   China (CHN) 13.19
21 3 Brigitte Merlano   Colombia (COL) 13.21
22 1 Nevin Yanıt   Turkey (TUR) 13.31
23 1 Sandra Gomis   France (FRA) 13.55
N/A 3 Derval O'Rourke   Ireland (IRL) DNS

FinalEdit

Wind" +1.1 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  3 Sally Pearson   Australia (AUS) 12.28 CR, AR, WL
  6 Danielle Carruthers   United States (USA) 12.47 PB
  8 Dawn Harper   United States (USA) 12.47 PB
4 5 Tiffany Porter   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 12.63
5 1 Tatyana Dektyareva   Russia (RUS) 12.82
6 2 Nikkita Holder   Canada (CAN) 12.93
7 4 Phylicia George   Canada (CAN) 17.97
N/A 7 Kellie Wells   United States (USA) DNF

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Martin, David (2011-08-23). Women's 100m Hurdles – PREVIEW Archived 2012-08-01 at the Wayback Machine. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-08-25.
  2. ^ 100 Metres Hurdles 2011. IAAF (2011-08-20). Retrieved on 2011-08-25.
  3. ^ http://www.iaaf.org/statistics/toplists/inout=o/age=n/season=0/sex=W/all=y/legal=A/disc=100H/detail.html

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