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2015 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 400 metres

The women's 400 metres at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Beijing National Stadium on 24, 25 and 27 August.[1] Christine Ohuruogu of Great Britain entered the competition as the defending champion.[2][3]

Women's 400 metres
at the 2015 World Championships
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Dates24 August (heats)
25 August (semifinals)
27 August (final)
Competitors42 from 24 nations
Winning time49.26
Medalists
gold medal    United States
silver medal    Bahamas
bronze medal    Jamaica
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SummaryEdit

Allyson Felix is known as a 200 metres specialist, but two years earlier her string of 200 meter championships was snapped along with her hamstring in the final. Based on winning the 2014 Diamond League, Felix was qualified to enter the 200 metres here but chose to forego that opportunity to put all her eggs in this basket. Perhaps she was enticed by her narrow loss in this event four years earlier. With world leader Francena McCorory unable to qualify to run here at the American Championships, Felix was the name to beat. The defending champion Christine Ohuruogu, known for her late rush, also made the final.

With high expectations, Felix took off strongly running her first 200 metres in the dominant fashion one would expect of a 200 metres specialist. She kept building on her lead coming off the final turn several steps ahead of Shericka Jackson the next out of the turn. The question was if she would have the strength to finish, or would her legs turn to jello as happened to Sanya Richards-Ross with the same kind of aggressive start on this same track seven years earlier.[4] The answer was no. While Felix didn't advance her lead, she kept her margin on Jackson for a clear win.[5]Shaunae Miller made a powerful rush to the finish, passing Jackson for the silver and gaining on Felix down the home stretch. Jackson beat three other Jamaican teammates for the bronze.[6]

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:[7]

World record   Marita Koch (GDR) 47.60 Canberra, Australia 6 October 1985
Championship record   Jarmila Kratochvílová (TCH) 47.99 Helsinki, Finland 10 August 1983
World leading   Francena McCorory (USA) 49.83 Fontvieille, Monaco 17 July 2015
African record   Falilat Ogunkoya (NGR) 49.10 Atlanta, United States 29 July 1996
Asian record   Ma Yuqin (CHN) 49.81 Beijing, China 11 September 1993
NACAC record   Sanya Richards-Ross (USA) 48.70 Athens, Greece 16 September 2006
South American record   Ximena Restrepo (COL) 49.64 Barcelona, Spain 5 August 1992
European record   Marita Koch (GDR) 47.60 Canberra, Australia 6 October 1985
Oceanian record   Cathy Freeman (AUS) 48.63 Atlanta, United States 29 July 1996
The following records were established during the competition:
World leading   Allyson Felix (USA) 49.26 Beijing, China 27 August 2015

Qualification standardsEdit

Entry standards[8]
52.00

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
24 August 2015 10:45 Heats
25 August 2015 19:05 Semifinals
27 August 2015 20:40 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 3 in each heat (Q) and the next 6 fastest (q) advanced to the semifinals.[9]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Stephenie Ann McPherson   Jamaica (JAM) 50.34 Q, SB
2 5 Bianca Răzor   Romania (ROM) 50.37 Q, PB
3 5 Shericka Jackson   Jamaica (JAM) 50.41 Q
4 4 Phyllis Francis   United States (USA) 50.52 Q, SB
5 6 Shaunae Miller   Bahamas (BAH) 50.53 Q
6 3 Christine Day   Jamaica (JAM) 50.58 Q
7 1 Allyson Felix   United States (USA) 50.60 Q
8 3 Joyce Zakary   Kenya (KEN) 50.71 Q, NR
9 5 Patience Okon George   Nigeria (NGR) 50.87 Q
10 1 Floria Gueï   France (FRA) 50.89 Q, PB
11 2 Christine Ohuruogu   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 51.01 Q
12 6 Novlene Williams-Mills   Jamaica (JAM) 51.07 Q, SB
12 1 Nataliya Pyhyda   Ukraine (UKR) 51.07 Q, SB
14 5 Anyika Onuora   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 51.14 q, PB
15 2 Marie Gayot   France (FRA) 51.24 Q, PB
16 2 Natasha Hastings   United States (USA) 51.25 Q
17 1 Patrycja Wyciszkiewicz   Poland (POL) 51.31 q, PB
18 2 Maureen Jelagat Maiyo   Kenya (KEN) 51.40 q, PB
19 4 Nadezhda Kotlyarova   Russia (RUS) 51.42 Q, PB
20 6 Ekaterina Renzhina   Russia (RUS) 51.55 Q
20 3 Kabange Mupopo   Zambia (ZAM) 51.55 Q
22 6 Libania Grenot   Italy (ITA) 51.64 q
23 1 Anneliese Rubie   Australia (AUS) 51.69 q, PB
24 5 Carline Muir   Canada (CAN) 51.70 q, SB
25 4 Regina George   Nigeria (NGR) 51.74
25 4 Małgorzata Hołub   Poland (POL) 51.74 PB
27 6 Olha Zemlyak   Ukraine (UKR) 52.00
28 6 Iga Baumgart   Poland (POL) 52.02 PB
29 3 Mariya Mikhailyuk   Russia (RUS) 52.16
30 3 Gunta Latiševa-Čudare   Latvia (LAT) 52.17 PB
31 1 Kineke Alexander   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (VIN) 52.24
32 5 Lisneidy Veitia   Cuba (CUB) 52.25
33 2 Tosin Adeloye   Nigeria (NGR) 52.42
34 4 Justine Palframan   South Africa (RSA) 52.45
35 3 Maria Benedicta Chigbolu   Italy (ITA) 52.48
36 1 Iveta Putalová   Slovakia (SVK) 52.52
37 2 Geisa Coutinho   Brazil (BRA) 52.72
38 6 Aauri Bokesa   Spain (ESP) 52.98
39 3 Audrey Jean-Baptiste   Canada (CAN) 53.18
40 2 Amaliya Sharoyan   Armenia (ARM) 54.16
41 4 Dil Maya Karki   Nepal (NEP) 1:00.99
5 Jacinter Shikanda   Kenya (KEN) DQ

SemifinalsEdit

Qualification: First 2 in each heat (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) advanced to the final.[10]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Allyson Felix   United States (USA) 49.89 Q, SB
2 3 Shericka Jackson   Jamaica (JAM) 50.03 Q, PB
3 1 Shaunae Miller   Bahamas (BAH) 50.12 Q
4 2 Christine Ohuruogu   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 50.16 Q, SB
5 2 Stephenie Ann McPherson   Jamaica (JAM) 50.32 Q, SB
6 3 Novlene Williams-Mills   Jamaica (JAM) 50.47 q, SB
7 2 Phyllis Francis   United States (USA) 50.50 q, SB
8 3 Nataliya Pyhyda   Ukraine (UKR) 50.62 PB
9 2 Patience Okon George   Nigeria (NGR) 50.76 PB
10 1 Christine Day   Jamaica (JAM) 50.82 Q
11 3 Anyika Onuora   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 50.87 PB
12 2 Marie Gayot   France (FRA) 50.97 PB
13 3 Bianca Răzor   Romania (ROM) 51.05
14 1 Libania Grenot   Italy (ITA) 51.14
15 1 Floria Gueï   France (FRA) 51.30
16 1 Natasha Hastings   United States (USA) 51.33
17 2 Ekaterina Renzhina   Russia (RUS) 51.49 PB
18 1 Nadezhda Kotlyarova   Russia (RUS) 51.86
19 3 Maureen Jelagat Maiyo   Kenya (KEN) 51.92
20 3 Kabange Mupopo   Zambia (ZAM) 51.93
21 2 Patrycja Wyciszkiewicz   Poland (POL) 51.94
22 1 Anneliese Rubie   Australia (AUS) 52.04
23 2 Carline Muir   Canada (CAN) 52.31
1 Joyce Zakary   Kenya (KEN) DNS[11]

FinalEdit

The final was held at 20:40.[12]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  6 Allyson Felix   United States (USA) 49.26 WL
  5 Shaunae Miller   Bahamas (BAH) 49.67 PB
  4 Shericka Jackson   Jamaica (JAM) 49.99 PB
4 8 Christine Day   Jamaica (JAM) 50.14 PB
5 9 Stephenie Ann McPherson   Jamaica (JAM) 50.42
6 2 Novlene Williams-Mills   Jamaica (JAM) 50.47 SB
7 3 Phyllis Francis   United States (USA) 50.51
8 7 Christine Ohuruogu   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 50.63

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Beijing 2015: Timetable". Beijing 2015. 10 August 2015. Archived from the original on 1 December 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  2. ^ Ennis-Hill named in British team for IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015. IAAF (2015-07-28). Retrieved on 2015-08-16.
  3. ^ Start list
  4. ^ "Christine Ohuruogu outgunned by flying Allyson Felix at World Championships". Daily Telegraph. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Allyson Felix finally clinches first major 400m title at world championships". Guardian. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  6. ^ "REPORT: WOMEN'S 400M FINAL – IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BEIJING 2015". iaaf.org. 27 August 2015. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Records & Lists – 400 meters". IAAF. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
  8. ^ IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 – Standards (PDF), IAAF, 2014, retrieved 17 August 2015
  9. ^ Heats results
  10. ^ Semifinals results
  11. ^ http://sportsnewsarena.com/two-kenyan-sprinters-fail-doping-test-in-beijing-[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ Final results