2015 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 100 metres hurdles

The women's 100 metres hurdles at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Beijing National Stadium on 27 and 28 August.[1][2]

Women's 100 metres hurdles
at the 2015 World Championships
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Dates27 August (heats)
28 August (semifinals and final)
Competitors37 from 27 nations
Winning time12.57
Medalists
gold medal    Jamaica
silver medal    Germany
bronze medal    Belarus
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SummaryEdit

Brianna Rollins of the United States entered the competition as the defending champion.[3] Coming into this meet, on paper, this was an American event as eight of the top ten athletes in the world were Americans, but even with the returning champion, only four could compete here. The returning silver medalist, reigning Olympic Champion and two-time winner Sally Pearson could not return due to a tragic accident in Rome, so the best the world could offer was returning bronze medalist Tiffany Porter. But the hurdles require execution.

Two of the Americans disappeared in the semi-finals, Kendra Harrison by false start, 2008 Olympic Champion Dawn Harper-Nelson falling flat at the second hurdle. Making the finals were Rollins, after a tight battle with Andrea Ivančević and world #1 Sharika Nelvis, along with Porter and Jamaica's version of the Williams sisters, Danielle and Shermaine. Danielle along with Alina Talay and Cindy Roleder had to run personal bests just to make it into the finals.

In the final, Rollins was clearly the first to the first hurdle, however when she got to the first hurdle she didn't lift her lead leg high enough to clear it instead firmly hitting it with her foot and riding it down. That slight delay gave Danielle the narrow lead, chased by Porter and Nelvis. Porter started to move ahead and Rollins started to come back. At the ninth hurdle, Porter began to lose her balance putting Williams back in the lead. Bracketing the field, Talay in lane 2 and Roleder in lane 8 were running error free races away from the fireworks in the middle of the track. By the sixth hurdle, Talay was almost even with Rollins, while Roleder, last over the first hurdle, was steadily gaining. Coming over the final barrier, Roleder clearly took it the smoothest and had the strongest run to the finish. A perfectly timed lean almost caught Williams. In contrast, the off balance Porter lunged at Rollins way too early and tumbled to the track with a full somersault, while Talay efficiently out leaned Rollins for bronze. It was again a significant personal best for all three medalists with Talay's being a new National Record.[4]

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:[5]

World record   Yordanka Donkova (BUL) 12.21 Stara Zagora, Bulgaria 20 August 1988
Championship record   Sally Pearson (AUS) 12.28 Daegu, South Korea 3 September 2011
World leading   Sharika Nelvis (USA) 12.34 Eugene, United States 26 June 2015
African record   Glory Alozie (NGR) 12.44 Fontvieille, 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
NACAC record   Brianna Rollins (USA) 12.26 Des Moines, United States 22 June 2013
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) 12.28 Daegu, South Korea 3 September 2011

Qualification standardsEdit

Entry standards[6]
13.00

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
27 August 2015 11:15 Heats
28 August 2015 19:25 Semifinals
28 August 2015 21:35 Final

All times are local times (UTC+8)

ResultsEdit

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

HeatsEdit

Qualification: First 4 in each heat (Q) and the next 4 fastest (q) advanced to the semifinals.[7]

Wind: Heat 1: -1.8 m/s, Heat 2: -1.2 m/s, Heat 3: -1.0 m/s, Heat 4: -0.4 m/s, Heat 5: -1.1 m/s.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Brianna Rollins   United States (USA) 12.67 Q
2 5 Tiffany Porter   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 12.73 Q
3 1 Danielle Williams   Jamaica (JAM) 12.77 Q
4 4 Shermaine Williams   Jamaica (JAM) 12.78 Q, PB
5 3 Dawn Harper-Nelson   United States (USA) 12.79 Q
6 2 Cindy Roleder   Germany (GER) 12.86 Q, SB
6 5 Nikkita Holder   Canada (CAN) 12.86 Q
8 5 Alina Talay   Belarus (BLR) 12.87 Q
9 3 Kierre Beckles   Barbados (BAR) 12.88 Q, NR
9 4 Andrea Ivančević   Croatia (CRO) 12.88 Q
11 1 Kendra Harrison   United States (USA) 12.90 Q
11 3 Anne Zagré   Belgium (BEL) 12.90 Q
13 2 Sharika Nelvis   United States (USA) 12.93 Q
13 2 Noemi Zbären   Switzerland (SUI) 12.93 Q
15 1 Isabelle Pedersen   Norway (NOR) 12.96 Q
16 4 Cindy Ofili   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 12.97 Q
17 3 Michelle Jenneke   Australia (AUS) 13.02 Q
18 4 Phylicia George   Canada (CAN) 13.03 q
19 3 Beate Schrott   Austria (AUT) 13.04 q
20 2 Karolina Kołeczek   Poland (POL) 13.05 Q
21 2 Nina Morozova   Russia (RUS) 13.06 q
22 5 Wu Shuijiao   China (CHN) 13.09 Q
23 3 Kimberly Laing   Jamaica (JAM) 13.10 q
24 2 Nooralotta Neziri   Finland (FIN) 13.13
25 1 Yekaterina Galitskaya   Russia (RUS) 13.14 Q
26 1 Hanna Platitsyna   Ukraine (UKR) 13.15
27 3 Devynne Charlton   Bahamas (BAH) 13.16
28 1 Cindy Billaud   France (FRA) 13.23
29 5 Caridad Jerez   Spain (ESP) 13.27
30 4 Adelly Santos   Brazil (BRA) 13.29
31 5 Lindsay Lindley   Nigeria (NGR) 13.30
32 5 Fabiana Moraes   Brazil (BRA) 13.35
33 1 Lavonne Idlette   Dominican Republic (DOM) 13.70
34 2 Adanaca Brown   Bahamas (BAH) 13.74
35 5 Anna Camila Pirelli   Paraguay (PAR) 14.09
36 4 Yvette Lewis   Panama (PAN) 14.12
37 4 Beatriz Flamenco   El Salvador (ESA) 14.77

SemifinalsEdit

Qualification: First 2 in each heat (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) advanced to the final.[8]

Wind: Heat 1: -0.3 m/s, Heat 2: -0.4 m/s, Heat 3: -0.8 m/s

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Danielle Williams   Jamaica (JAM) 12.58 Q, PB
2 1 Sharika Nelvis   United States (USA) 12.59 Q
3 2 Tiffany Porter   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 12.62 Q
4 1 Alina Talay   Belarus (BLR) 12.70 q, PB
5 3 Brianna Rollins   United States (USA) 12.71 Q
6 2 Cindy Roleder   Germany (GER) 12.79 Q, PB
7 2 Noemi Zbären   Switzerland (SUI) 12.81 q
8 1 Isabelle Pedersen   Norway (NOR) 12.86 PB
8 3 Shermaine Williams   Jamaica (JAM) 12.86 Q
10 1 Phylicia George   Canada (CAN) 12.87 SB
11 3 Anne Zagré   Belgium (BEL) 12.88
12 2 Kierre Beckles   Barbados (BAR) 12.90
13 1 Cindy Ofili   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 12.91
13 3 Nina Morozova   Russia (RUS) 12.91
15 3 Karolina Kołeczek   Poland (POL) 12.97
16 2 Kimberly Laing   Jamaica (JAM) 13.00
16 3 Nikkita Holder   Canada (CAN) 13.00
18 2 Michelle Jenneke   Australia (AUS) 13.01
19 3 Wu Shuijiao   China (CHN) 13.06
20 3 Andrea Ivančević   Croatia (CRO) 33.95
1 Beate Schrott   Austria (AUT) DNF
1 Dawn Harper-Nelson   United States (USA) DNF
2 Yekaterina Galitskaya   Russia (RUS) DNF
2 Kendra Harrison   United States (USA) DQ R162.7[9]

FinalEdit

The final was held at 21:35.[10]

Wind: -0.3 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  5 Danielle Williams   Jamaica (JAM) 12.57 PB
  8 Cindy Roleder   Germany (GER) 12.59 PB
  2 Alina Talay   Belarus (BLR) 12.66 NR
4 4 Brianna Rollins   United States (USA) 12.67
5 7 Tiffany Porter   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 12.68
6 3 Noemi Zbären   Switzerland (SUI) 12.95
7 9 Shermaine Williams   Jamaica (JAM) 12.95
8 6 Sharika Nelvis   United States (USA) 13.06

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Beijing 2015: Timetable". Beijing 2015. 11 August 2015. Archived from the original on 1 December 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  2. ^ Start list
  3. ^ 130 athletes to represent USA at IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015. IAAF (2015-08-10). Retrieved on 2015-08-16.
  4. ^ "REPORT: WOMEN'S 100M HURDLES FINAL – IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BEIJING 2015". iaaf.org. 28 August 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Records & Lists – 100 meters hurdles". IAAF. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  6. ^ IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 – Standards (PDF), IAAF, 2014, retrieved 17 August 2015
  7. ^ Heats results
  8. ^ Semifinals results
  9. ^ False start
  10. ^ Final results