2015 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 800 metres
|Women's 800 metres |
at the 2015 World Championships
|Venue||Beijing National Stadium|
|Dates||26 August (heats)|
27 August (semifinals)
29 August (final)
|Competitors||44 from 31 nations|
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.
Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:
|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|
|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)
Qualification: First 3 in each heat (Q) and the next 6 fastest (q) advanced to the semifinals.
Qualification: First 2 in each heat (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) advanced to the final.
The final was started at 14:15
|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|
- "Beijing 2015: Timetable". Beijing 2015. 10 August 2015. Archived from the original on 1 December 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
- Defending champions Kemboi, Sum, Kiprop and Kiplagat lead Kenya's team for Beijing. IAAF (2015-08-01). Retrieved on 2015-08-16.
- Start list
- "REPORT: WOMEN'S 800M FINAL – IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BEIJING 2015". iaaf.org. 29 August 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
- "Records & Lists – 800 meters". IAAF. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
- IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 – Standards (PDF), IAAF, 2014, retrieved 17 August 2015
- Heats results
- Semifinals results
- Final results