2015 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 800 metres

The women's 800 metres at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Beijing National Stadium on 26, 27 and 29 August.[1]

Women's 800 metres
at the 2015 World Championships
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Dates26 August (heats)
27 August (semifinals)
29 August (final)
Competitors44 from 31 nations
Winning time1:58.03
Medalists
gold medal    Belarus
silver medal    Canada
bronze medal    Kenya
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SummaryEdit

Eunice Jepkoech Sum of Kenya entered the competition as the defending champion and also as the world-leading athlete for the season with her time of 1:56.99 minutes.[2][3]

The third semi-final was the fastest, with Melissa Bishop battling Maryna Arzamasava to the line, leaving defending champion and world #1 Eunice Jepkoech Sum as a time qualifier. Bishop's winning 1:57.52 became the new Canadian National Record.

In the final it was the same three players, Arzamasava holding the lead through the final turn, with Sum looking for a way to run around her. With Sum moving to the outside, Arzamasava drifted out, opening a gap on the inside which Bishop moved in to occupy. It was three abreast down the home stretch but Arzamasava never relinquished the lead, Bishop unable to get ahead on the inside and Sum just slightly behind them both.[4]

RecordsEdit

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

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   Eunice Jepkoech Sum (KEN) 1:56.99 Paris, France 4 July 2015
African record   Pamela Jelimo (KEN) 1:54.01 Zürich, Switzerland 29 August 2008
Asian record   Liu Dong (CHN) 1:55.54 Beijing, China 9 September 1993
NACAC 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, United States 27 July 1996

Qualification standardsEdit

Entry standards[6]
2:01.00

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
26 August 2015 10:25 Heats
27 August 2015 20:05 Semifinals
29 August 2015 19:15 Final

All times are local times (UTC+8)

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Qualification: First 3 in each heat (Q) and the next 6 fastest (q) advanced to the semifinals.[7]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Maryna Arzamasava   Belarus (BLR) 1:58.69 Q, SB
2 1 Lynsey Sharp   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 1:58.98 Q, SB
3 1 Caster Semenya   South Africa (RSA) 1:59.59 Q, SB
4 1 Nataliia Lupu   Ukraine (UKR) 1:59.62 q, SB
5 2 Eunice Jepkoech Sum   Kenya (KEN) 1:59.67 Q
6 2 Olha Lyakhova   Ukraine (UKR) 1:59.92 Q, PB
7 2 Sifan Hassan   Netherlands (NED) 1:59.94 Q
8 2 Rénelle Lamote   France (FRA) 2:00.20 q
9 6 Melissa Bishop   Canada (CAN) 2:00.23 Q
10 6 Selina Büchel   Switzerland (SUI) 2:00.25 Q
11 1 Christina Hering   Germany (GER) 2:00.36 q
12 3 Rababe Arafi   Morocco (MAR) 2:00.37 Q, PB
12 6 Malika Akkaoui   Morocco (MAR) 2:00.37 Q, SB
14 3 Fiona Benson   Canada (CAN) 2:00.53 Q
15 3 Brenda Martinez   United States (USA) 2:00.54 Q
16 3 Angie Petty   New Zealand (NZL) 2:00.62 q
17 6 Jennifer Meadows   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 2:00.70 q
17 1 Molly Beckwith-Ludlow   United States (USA) 2:00.70 q
19 1 Tintu Lukka   India (IND) 2:00.95 SB
20 6 Aníta Hinriksdóttir   Iceland (ISL) 2:01.01 SB
21 6 Anastasiya Tkachuk   Ukraine (UKR) 2:01.07
22 4 Sofia Ennaoui   Poland (POL) 2:01.16 Q
23 4 Rose Mary Almanza   Cuba (CUB) 2:01.33 Q
24 4 Lucia Klocová   Slovakia (SVK) 2:01.35 Q
25 2 Charline Mathias   Luxembourg (LUX) 2:01.36
26 4 Janeth Jepkosgei   Kenya (KEN) 2:01.40
27 5 Fabienne Kohlmann   Germany (GER) 2:01.42 Q
28 4 Simoya Campbell   Jamaica (JAM) 2:01.43
29 3 Yevgeniya Subbotina   Russia (RUS) 2:01.50
30 5 Joanna Jóźwik   Poland (POL) 2:01.62 Q
31 5 Shelayna Oskan-Clarke   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 2:01.72 Q
32 2 Flavia de Lima   Brazil (BRA) 2:01.76
33 5 Natoya Goule   Jamaica (JAM) 2:02.37
34 5 Déborah Rodríguez   Uruguay (URU) 2:02.46
35 5 Noélie Yarigo   Benin (BEN) 2:02.48
36 4 Esther Guerrero   Spain (ESP) 2:02.64
37 3 Zhao Jing   China (CHN) 2:03.08 SB
38 2 Habitam Alemu   Ethiopia (ETH) 2:03.19
39 6 Margaret Wambui   Kenya (KEN) 2:03.52
40 4 Ciara Everard   Ireland (IRL) 2:03.98
41 5 Alysia Montaño   United States (USA) 2:09.57
42 3 Donna Koniel   Papua New Guinea (PNG) 2:12.51
43 5 Andrea Foster   Guyana (GUY) 2:17.39
44 1 Aye Aye Aung   Myanmar (MYA) 2:37.51
3 Amela Terzić   Serbia (SRB) DNS

SemifinalsEdit

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

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Melissa Bishop   Canada (CAN) 1:57.52 Q, NR
2 3 Maryna Arzamasava   Belarus (BLR) 1:57.54 Q, PB
3 3 Eunice Jepkoech Sum   Kenya (KEN) 1:57.56 q
4 3 Joanna Jóźwik   Poland (POL) 1:58.35 q, PB
5 3 Sifan Hassan   Netherlands (NED) 1:58.50 PB
6 1 Rababe Arafi   Morocco (MAR) 1:58.55 Q, PB
7 1 Nataliia Lupu   Ukraine (UKR) 1:58.57 Q, SB
8 1 Selina Büchel   Switzerland (SUI) 1:58.63
9 2 Shelayna Oskan-Clarke   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 1:58.86 Q, PB
9 2 Rénelle Lamote   France (FRA) 1:58.86 Q, PB
11 2 Olha Lyakhova   Ukraine (UKR) 1:58.94 PB
12 3 Malika Akkaoui   Morocco (MAR) 1:59.03 SB
13 3 Lucia Klocová   Slovakia (SVK) 1:59.14 SB
14 3 Lynsey Sharp   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 1:59.33
15 1 Fabienne Kohlmann   Germany (GER) 1:59.42
16 2 Angie Petty   New Zealand (NZL) 1:59.53
17 2 Fiona Benson   Canada (CAN) 1:59.59 PB
18 1 Sofia Ennaoui   Poland (POL) 2:00.11 PB
19 1 Brenda Martinez   United States (USA) 2:00.27
20 2 Rose Mary Almanza   Cuba (CUB) 2:00.38
21 2 Molly Beckwith-Ludlow   United States (USA) 2:00.43
22 1 Jennifer Meadows   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 2:00.53
23 2 Christina Hering   Germany (GER) 2:00.81
24 1 Caster Semenya   South Africa (RSA) 2:03.18

FinalEdit

The final was started at 14:15[9]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
  Maryna Arzamasava   Belarus (BLR) 1:58.03
  Melissa Bishop   Canada (CAN) 1:58.12
  Eunice Jepkoech Sum   Kenya (KEN) 1:58.18
4 Rababe Arafi   Morocco (MAR) 1:58.90
5 Shelayna Oskan-Clarke   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 1:58.99
6 Nataliia Lupu   Ukraine (UKR) 1:58.99
7 Joanna Jóźwik   Poland (POL) 1:59.09
8 Rénelle Lamote   France (FRA) 1:59.70

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Beijing 2015: Timetable". Beijing 2015. 10 August 2015. Archived from the original on 1 December 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  2. ^ Defending champions Kemboi, Sum, Kiprop and Kiplagat lead Kenya's team for Beijing. IAAF (2015-08-01). Retrieved on 2015-08-16.
  3. ^ Start list
  4. ^ "REPORT: WOMEN'S 800M FINAL – IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BEIJING 2015". iaaf.org. 29 August 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Records & Lists – 800 meters". IAAF. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
  6. ^ IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 – Standards (PDF), IAAF, 2014, retrieved 17 August 2015
  7. ^ Heats results
  8. ^ Semifinals results
  9. ^ Final results