2013 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 1500 metres

The women's 1500 metres at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Luzhniki Stadium on 11–15 August.[1]

Women's 1500 metres
at the 2013 World Championships
Abeba Aregawi Moscow 2013.jpg
Gold medalist Abeba Aregawi
VenueLuzhniki Stadium
Dates11 August (heats)
13 August (semifinals)
15 August (final)
Competitors37 from 23 nations
Winning time4:02.67
Medalists
gold medal 
silver medal 
bronze medal 
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From the start of the final, two Americans, defending champion Jennifer Simpson and super high-schooler Mary Cain bracketed the field and closed to fill in the front of the pack. But most of the pack stayed in close order formation throughout with much jockeying for position and flying elbows. Cain tried to stay on the curb but kept getting moved back as new suitors moved forward then fell back. Zoe Buckman came forward then went to the curb to suffer the same fate ahead of Cain. Throughout world leader Abeba Aregawi hovered near the front but not passing Simpson. With 300 to go, Aregawi went around Simpson and made a break for it. But Simpson and the rest of the pack didn't go away. Just 100 meters later, Simpson looked like she would go by, but Aregawi wouldn't let her by. Then Hellen Onsando Obiri moved up with momentum, but couldn't make her way around either of them. Aregawi gained a couple of steps around the final turn, but Simpson came back to make it a close finish. Obiri lost ground but held on to keep the bronze. Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon tried to hang on to her teammate but Hannah England made an impressive run from back in the pack to pass her on the inside to get fourth.[2]

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:[3]

World record   Qu Yunxia (CHN) 3:50.46 Beijing, People's Republic of China 11 September 1993
Championship record   Tatyana Tomashova (RUS) 3:58.52 Paris, France 31 August 2003
World Leading   Abeba Aregawi (SWE) 3:56.60 Paris, France 10 May 2013
African Record   Hassiba Boulmerka (ALG) 3:55.30 Barcelona, Spain 8 August 1992
Asian Record   Qu Yunxia (CHN) 3:50.46 Beijing, People's Republic of China 11 September 1993
North, Central American and Caribbean 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[4] B time
4:05.50 4:09.00

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
11 August 2013 10:25 Heats
13 August 2013 20:40 Semifinals
15 August 2013 21:20 Final

All times are local times (UTC+4)

ResultsEdit

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

HeatsEdit

Qualification: First 6 in each heat (Q) and the next 6 fastest (q) advanced to the semifinals.[5]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Genzebe Dibaba   Ethiopia (ETH) 4:06.78 Q
2 3 Hellen Onsando Obiri   Kenya (KEN) 4:06.98 Q
3 2 Zoe Buckman   Australia (AUS) 4:06.99 Q
4 2 Jennifer Simpson   United States (USA) 4:07.16 Q
5 2 Yekaterina Sharmina   Russia (RUS) 4:07.17 Q
6 1 Abeba Aregawi   Sweden (SWE) 4:07.66 Q
7 1 Siham Hilali   Morocco (MAR) 4:07.82 Q
8 2 Rababe Arafi   Morocco (MAR) 4:07.84 Q
9 1 Svetlana Podosenova   Russia (RUS) 4:07.87 Q
10 1 Nancy Langat   Kenya (KEN) 4:07.98 Q
11 3 Hannah England   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 4:08.05 Q
12 1 Renata Pliś   Poland (POL) 4:08.20 Q
13 1 Mary Cain   United States (USA) 4:08.21 Q
14 3 Yelena Korobkina   Russia (RUS) 4:08.33 Q
15 3 Natalia Rodríguez   Spain (ESP) 4:08.44 Q
16 3 Nicole Sifuentes   Canada (CAN) 4:08.54 Q
17 3 Sonja Roman   Slovenia (SLO) 4:08.58 q
18 1 Kate van Buskirk   Canada (CAN) 4:08.65 q
19 2 Faith Kipyegon   Kenya (KEN) 4:08.66 Q
20 1 Luiza Gega   Albania (ALB) 4:08.76 q
21 1 Maureen Koster   Netherlands (NED) 4:08.99 q
22 3 Sarah Brown   United States (USA) 4:09.00 q
23 3 Btissam Lakhouad   Morocco (MAR) 4:09.15 q
24 2 Mimi Belete   Bahrain (BHR) 4:09.27 Q
25 3 Diana Sujew   Germany (GER) 4:09.40
26 3 Ioana Doagă   Romania (ROM) 4:09.78
27 2 Sheila Reid   Canada (CAN) 4:10.90
28 2 Margherita Magnani   Italy (ITA) 4:11.15
29 1 Gelete Burka   Ethiopia (ETH) 4:11.26
30 2 Senbere Teferi   Ethiopia (ETH) 4:11.41
31 2 Cory McGee   United States (USA) 4:12.33
32 2 Betlhem Desalegn   United Arab Emirates (UAE) 4:12.97
33 1 Laura Weightman   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 4:14.38
34 1 Rosibel García   Colombia (COL) 4:15.38 NR
35 3 Tuğba Koyuncu   Turkey (TUR) 4:15.56
36 2 Eliane Saholinirina   Madagascar (MAD) 4:18.04 SB
37 1 Amela Terzić   Serbia (SRB) 4:27.89

SemifinalsEdit

Qualification: First 5 in each heat (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) advanced to the final.[6]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Zoe Buckman   Australia (AUS) 4:04.82 Q, PB
2 1 Faith Kipyegon   Kenya (KEN) 4:04.83 Q
3 1 Yelena Korobkina   Russia (RUS) 4:05.18 Q, PB
4 1 Mary Cain   United States (USA) 4:05.21 Q
5 1 Genzebe Dibaba   Ethiopia (ETH) 4:05.23 Q
6 1 Nancy Langat   Kenya (KEN) 4:05.30 q
7 1 Siham Hilali   Morocco (MAR) 4:05.32 q
8 1 Svetlana Podosenova   Russia (RUS) 4:05.36
9 2 Abeba Aregawi   Sweden (SWE) 4:05.66 Q
10 2 Hellen Onsando Obiri   Kenya (KEN) 4:05.76 Q
11 2 Jennifer Simpson   United States (USA) 4:05.79 Q
12 1 Nicole Sifuentes   Canada (CAN) 4:06.30
13 2 Yekaterina Sharmina   Russia (RUS) 4:06.49 DQ
14 2 Hannah England   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 4:06.80 Q
15 2 Kate van Buskirk   Canada (CAN) 4:07.36 PB
16 2 Renata Pliś   Poland (POL) 4:08.02
17 1 Maureen Koster   Netherlands (NED) 4:08.15
18 1 Sonja Roman   Slovenia (SLO) 4:08.63
19 1 Luiza Gega   Albania (ALB) 4:08.79
20 2 Natalia Rodríguez   Spain (ESP) 4:09.18
21 2 Rababe Arafi   Morocco (MAR) 4:09.86
22 2 Sarah Brown   United States (USA) 4:12.16
23 2 Mimi Belete   Bahrain (BHR) 4:14.22
2 Btissam Lakhouad   Morocco (MAR) DNF

FinalEdit

The final was started at 21:20.[7]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
  Abeba Aregawi   Sweden (SWE) 4:02.67
  Jennifer Simpson   United States (USA) 4:02.99
  Hellen Onsando Obiri   Kenya (KEN) 4:03.86
4 Hannah England   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 4:04.98
5 Faith Kipyegon   Kenya (KEN) 4:05.08
7 Zoe Buckman   Australia (AUS) 4:05.77
8 Genzebe Dibaba   Ethiopia (ETH) 4:05.99
9 Nancy Langat   Kenya (KEN) 4:06.01
10 Mary Cain   United States (USA) 4:07.19
11 Siham Hilali   Morocco (MAR) 4:09.16
12 Yelena Korobkina   Russia (RUS) 4:10.18
DQ Yekaterina Sharmina   Russia (RUS) 4:05.49 doping violation [8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Start list
  2. ^ "Zoe Buckman finishes in seventh place in Moscow world championship 1500m | The Australian". Archived from the original on 17 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Records & Lists – 1500 meters". IAAF. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  4. ^ IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013 – Standards, All Russia Athletic Federation, 2012, archived from the original on 16 August 2013, retrieved 8 August 2013
  5. ^ Heats Results
  6. ^ Semifinals Results
  7. ^ Final Results
  8. ^ European Athletics banned athletes

External linksEdit