2013 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 800 metres

The women's 800 metres at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Luzhniki Stadium on 15–18 August.[2]

Women's 800 metres
at the 2013 World Championships
VenueLuzhniki Stadium
Dates15 August (heats)
16 August (semifinals)
18 August (final)
Competitors32 from 21 nations
Winning time1:57.38
Medalists
gold medal 
silver medal 
bronze medal 
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The first woman to break 2:00 was Hildegard Falck in 1971. At this meet, it almost took 2:00 to get into the semi-final. Through the first three heats, the slowest automatic qualifier was Halima Hachlaf at 2:00.04, with each race being split at low 57. In the final heat Eunice Jepkoech Sum managed to maintain order, splitting at just under a more leisurely 59 and bringing the three qualifiers in slower than the slowest time qualifier, Lenka Masná at 2:00.31. At that, world leader Francine Niyonsaba, returning medalists Caster Semenya and Janeth Jepkosgei were all missing.

In the final Alysia Montaño displayed tactics reminiscent of Johnny Gray, taking the race out in 26.80 and 56.06 splits opening up as much as a 15-meter lead on the field. Montaño hit the 600 at 1:26.45 with the lead but as she was slowing that's still a long way to get home. Sum had spent most of the last lap second to Montaño, but when defending champion Mariya Savinova tried to go past her at the head of the straight, she responded and held off the challenge. Both of them passed a dying Montaño 40 meters out with the rest of the field gaining rapidly. As she was passed on the inside by teammate Brenda Martinez, Montaño tossed herself at the finish line, collapsing to the track in fourth as Martinez took the bronze.

In 2015, Savinova and Ekaterina Poistogova were recommended for lifetime bans dating back to the 2012 Olympics as part of the wholesale Russian performance enhancing drug scandal. On February 10, 2017 the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) officially disqualified Savinova's results backdated to July 2010.[3] When medal reallocations were decided, Montaño was given the bronze medal and Martinez the silver.

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:[4]

World record   Jarmila Kratochvílová (TCH) 1:53.28 Munich, West Germany 26 July 1983
Championship record   Jarmila Kratochvílová (TCH) 1:54.68 Helsinki, Finland 9 August 1983
World Leading   Francine Niyonsaba (BDI) 1:56.72 Eugene, US 1 June 2013
African Record   Pamela Jelimo (KEN) 1:54.01 Zürich, Switzerland 29 August 2008
Asian Record   Liu Dong (CHN) 1:55.54 Beijing, People's Republic of China 9 September 1993
North, Central American and Caribbean record   Ana Fidelia Quirot (CUB) 1:54.44 Barcelona, Spain 9 September 1989
South American record   Letitia Vriesde (SUR) 1:56.68 Gothenburg, Sweden 13 August 1995
European Record   Jarmila Kratochvílová (TCH) 1:53.28 Munich, West Germany 26 July 1983
Oceanian record   Toni Hodgkinson (NZL) 1:58.25 Atlanta, USA 27 July 1996

Qualification standardsEdit

A time[5] B time
2:00.00 2:01.50

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
15 August 2013 9:55 Heats
16 August 2013 20:15 Semifinals
18 August 2013 17:50 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 3 in each heat (Q) and the next 4 fastest (q) advanced to the semifinals.[6]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 5 Brenda Martinez   United States (USA) 1:59.39 Q
2 1 3 Marilyn Okoro   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 1:59.43 Q, SB
3 1 6 Mariya Savinova   Russia (RUS) 1:59.44 Q
4 2 3 Alysia Montaño   United States (USA) 1:59.47 Q
5 1 2 Winny Chebet   Kenya (KEN) 1:59.58 q. SB
6 2 6 Nataliia Lupu   Ukraine (UKR) 1:59.59 Q, SB
7 1 4 Maryna Arzamasava   Belarus (BLR) 1:59.60 q, SB
8 3 5 Malika Akkaoui   Morocco (MAR) 1:59.63 Q
9 3 8 Ekaterina Poistogova   Russia (RUS) 1:59.90 Q
10 3 7 Ajee' Wilson   United States (USA) 2:00.00 Q
11 2 7 Halima Hachlaf   Morocco (MAR) 2:00.04 Q
12 3 1 Rose Mary Almanza   Cuba (CUB) 2:00.27 q
13 3 4 Lenka Masná   Czech Republic (CZE) 2:00.31 q, SB
14 4 6 Eunice Jepkoech Sum   Kenya (KEN) 2:00.49 Q
15 4 3 Elena Kotulskaya   Russia (RUS) 2:00.50 Q
16 2 2 Angie Smit   New Zealand (NZL) 2:00.60
17 4 2 Laura Muir   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 2:00.80 Q, PB
18 3 3 Natoya Goule   Jamaica (JAM) 2:00.93
19 3 2 Olha Lyakhova   Ukraine (UKR) 2:00.98
20 4 1 Fantu Magiso   Ethiopia (ETH) 2:01.11
21 2 5 Jessica Judd   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 2:01.48
22 4 4 Kelly Hetherington   Australia (AUS) 2:01.57
23 4 7 Melissa Bishop   Canada (CAN) 2:01.91
24 2 8 Wang Chunyu   China (CHN) 2:02.05 SB
24 2 4 Roseanne Galligan   Ireland (IRL) 2:02.05
26 4 8 Margarita Mukasheva   Kazakhstan (KAZ) 2:02.06
27 1 7 Marta Milani   Italy (ITA) 2:02.41
28 1 1 Karine Belleau-Béliveau   Canada (CAN) 2:02.93
29 2 1 Marina Pospelova   Russia (RUS) 2:03.42
30 1 8 Eglė Balčiūnaitė   Lithuania (LTU) 2:08.77
31 4 5 Elena Mirela Lavric   Romania (ROM) 2:10.37
32 3 6 Elisabeth Mandaba   Central African Republic (CAF) 2:14.35 SB

SemifinalsEdit

Qualification: First 3 in each heat (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) advanced to the final.[7]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 4 Alysia Montaño   United States (USA) 1:58.92 Q
2 1 5 Brenda Martinez   United States (USA) 1:59.03 Q
3 1 8 Nataliia Lupu   Ukraine (UKR) 1:59.43 Q, SB
4 1 3 Ekaterina Poistogova   Russia (RUS) 1:59.48 q
5 1 1 Lenka Masná   Czech Republic (CZE) 1:59.56 q, PB
6 1 6 Halima Hachlaf   Morocco (MAR) 2:00.55
7 2 2 Eunice Jepkoech Sum   Kenya (KEN) 2:00.70 Q
8 2 6 Mariya Savinova   Russia (RUS) 2:00.73 Q
9 1 2 Laura Muir   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 2:00.83
10 2 7 Ajee' Wilson   United States (USA) 2:00.90 Q
11 2 1 Rose Mary Almanza   Cuba (CUB) 2:00.98
12 1 7 Winny Chebet   Kenya (KEN) 2:01.04
13 2 8 Maryna Arzamasava   Belarus (BLR) 2:01.19
14 2 5 Elena Kotulskaya   Russia (RUS) 2:01.75
15 2 4 Marilyn Okoro   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 2:02.26
16 2 3 Malika Akkaoui   Morocco (MAR) 2:02.29

FinalEdit

The final was started at 17:50.[8]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  2 Eunice Jepkoech Sum   Kenya (KEN) 1:57.38 PB
  5 Brenda Martinez   United States (USA) 1:57.91 PB
  3 Alysia Montaño   United States (USA) 1:57.95
4 4 Ekaterina Poistogova   Russia (RUS) 1:58.05 SB
5 8 Ajee' Wilson   United States (USA) 1:58.21 PB
6 7 Nataliia Lupu   Ukraine (UKR) 1:59.79
7 1 Lenka Masná   Czech Republic (CZE) 2:00.59
n/a 6 Mariya Savinova   Russia (RUS) 1:57.80 DSQ (Doping)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.iaaf.org/results/iaaf-world-championships-in-athletics/2013/14th-iaaf-world-championships-4873/women/800-metres/final/result#resultheader
  2. ^ Start list
  3. ^ https://www.bbc.com/sport/athletics/38931007
  4. ^ "Records & Lists – 800 meters". IAAF. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  5. ^ IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013 – Standards, All Russia Athletic Federation, 2012, archived from the original on 16 August 2013, retrieved 8 August 2013
  6. ^ Heats Results
  7. ^ Semifinals Results
  8. ^ Final Results

External linksEdit