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2019 World Athletics Championships – Women's 400 metres

The women's 400 metres at the 2019 World Athletics Championships was held at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, from 30 September to 3 October 2019.[1]

Women's 400 metres
at the 2019 World Championships
VenueKhalifa International Stadium
Dates30 September (heats)
1 October (semi-final)
3 October (final)
Competitors48 from 32 nations
Winning time48.14
Medalists
gold medal    Bahrain
silver medal    Bahamas
bronze medal    Jamaica
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SummaryEdit

The 2019 season saw only four women break 50 seconds. World leader Shaunae Miller-Uibo did it three times. Salwa Eid Naser broke it once, coming back against a challenge from Aminatou Seyni. Naser was consistently under 51, five times during the 2019 IAAF Diamond League season. Seyni was not allowed to compete in the 400 metres because of the new IAAF testosterone rule[2]. Shericka Jackson was the fourth to break 50 at the Jamaican championships.

Those athletes were the ones to watch in the final. With multi-toned hair, the tall Miller-Uibo started like she meant business, gaining on the stagger against defending champion Phyllis Francis to her outside and by the backstretch, Francis had already made up the stagger on Justyna Święty-Ersetic to her outside. In the center of the track, Naser had also already made up the stagger on Wadeline Jonathas to her outside. Miller-Uibo and Naser hit the 200 meter split marks virtually even. Through the final turn, Naser was moving faster, opening up 4 metres by the home straight. The first time Miller-Uibo was able to see Naser, she was already behind. That final straight is usually Miller-Uibo's territory. She began stretching out her long strides to reel Naser in. Miller-Uibo steadily gained on Naser, pulling in three metres, but it wasn't enough. Miller-Uibo set a new personal best, 48.37, which became the #6 400 metre race of all time. Naser beat her with 48.14, the #3 400 of all time. Jackson held off the American duo of Jonathas and Francis, all personal bests under 50 seconds. Like all previous top 10 women's races, there were two close competitors battling to the line.

RecordsEdit

Before the competition records were as follows:[3]

Record Perf. Athlete Nat. Date Location
World 47.60 Marita Koch   GDR 6 Oct 1985 Canberra, Australia
Championship 47.99 Jarmila Kratochvílová   TCH 10 Aug 1983 Helsinki, Finland
World Leading 49.05 Shaunae Miller-Uibo   BAH 27 Apr 2019 Gainesville, United States
African 49.10 Falilat Ogunkoya   NGA 29 Jul 1996 Atlanta, United States
Asian 49.08 Salwa Eid Naser   BHR 20 Jul 2018 Monaco
North, Central American and Caribbean 48.70 Sanya Richards-Ross   USA 16 Sep 2006 Athens, Greece
South American 49.64 Ximena Restrepo   COL 5 August 1992 Barcelona, Spain
European 47.60 Marita Koch   GDR 6 Oct 1985 Canberra, Australia
Oceanian 48.63 Cathy Freeman   AUS 29 Jul 1996 Atlanta, United States

The following records were set at the competition:

Record Perf. Athlete Nat. Date
World Leading 48.14 Salwa Eid Naser   BHR 3 Oct 2019
Asian
Bahraini
North, Central American and Caribbean 48.37 Shaunae Miller-Uibo   BAH
Bahamian

ScheduleEdit

The event schedule, in local time (UTC+3), was as follows:[4]

Date Time Round
30 September 18:20 Heats
1 October 20:50 Semi-finals
3 October 23:50 Final

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

The first three in each heat (Q) and the next six fastest (q) qualified for the final.[5]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 3 Wadeline Jonathas   United States (USA) 50.57 Q
2 4 2 Galefele Moroko   Botswana (BOT) 50.59 Q, PB
3 6 2 Salwa Eid Naser   Bahrain (BHR) 50.74 Q
4 1 2 Phyllis Francis   United States (USA) 50.77 Q
5 2 8 Shericka Jackson   Jamaica (JAM) 51.13 Q
6 3 9 Shakima Wimbley   United States (USA) 51.17 Q
7 2 6 Bendere Oboya   Australia (AUS) 51.21 Q, PB
8 4 3 Stephenie Ann McPherson   Jamaica (JAM) 51.21 Q
9 5 5 Shaunae Miller-Uibo   Bahamas (BAH) 51.30 Q
10 2 7 Lisanne de Witte   Netherlands (NED) 51.31 q
11 3 8 Iga Baumgart-Witan   Poland (POL) 51.34 Q
11 6 8 Justyna Święty-Ersetic   Poland (POL) 51.34 Q
13 4 5 Favour Ofili   Nigeria (NGR) 51.51 Q, PB
14 3 2 Laviai Nielsen   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 51.52 Q
15 6 4 Paola Morán   Mexico (MEX) 51.58 Q
16 2 9 Emily Diamond   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 51.66 q, SB
17 4 7 Aliyah Abrams   Guyana (GUY) 51.73 q
18 5 6 Déborah Sananes   France (FRA) 51.76 Q
19 2 5 Patience Okon George   Nigeria (NGR) 51.77 q
20 4 8 Kendall Ellis   United States (USA) 51.82 q
21 4 9 Roxana Gómez   Cuba (CUB) 51.85 q
22 5 8 Mary Moraa   Kenya (KEN) 51.85 Q
23 2 4 Eleni Artymata   Cyprus (CYP) 51.90
24 3 7 Tiffani Silva   Brazil (BRA) 51.96
25 5 2 Polina Miller   Authorised Neutral Athletes (ANA) 51.96
26 6 5 Kseniya Aksyonova   Authorised Neutral Athletes (ANA) 51.99
27 3 6 Aiyanna Stiverne   Canada (CAN) 52.03
28 1 4 Sada Williams   Barbados (BAR) 52.14 Q
29 2 2 Alyona Mamina   Authorised Neutral Athletes (ANA) 52.15
30 4 6 Maggie Barrie   Sierra Leone (SLE) 52.16 SB
31 3 3 Leni Shida   Uganda (UGA) 52.22
32 1 3 Lada Vondrová   Czech Republic (CZE) 52.23 Q
33 6 3 Madeline Price   Canada (CAN) 52.24
34 5 4 Anna Kiełbasińska   Poland (POL) 52.25
35 5 7 Anastasia Le-Roy   Jamaica (JAM) 52.26
36 5 9 Irini Vasiliou   Greece (GRE) 52.31
37 6 7 Anjali Devi   India (IND) 52.33
38 3 5 Maria Benedicta Chigbolu   Italy (ITA) 52.63
39 1 7 Anita Horvat   Slovenia (SLO) 52.73
40 1 6 Cátia Azevedo   Portugal (POR) 52.79
41 6 6 Amandine Brossier   France (FRA) 52.81
42 1 8 Christine Botlogetswe   Botswana (BOT) 53.27
43 3 4 Janet Richard   Malta (MLT) 54.33
44 4 4 Gabriella O'Grady   Australia (AUS) 54.99
45 1 5 Hellen Syombua   Kenya (KEN) 57.07
46 6 9 Aishath Himna Hassan   Maldives (MDV) 59.91
47 5 3 Kenza Sosse   Qatar (QAT) 1:06.76
1 9 Ingrid Yahoska Narvaez   Nicaragua (NCA) DQ 163.3(a)

Semi-finalsEdit

The first two in each heat (Q) and the next two fastest (q) qualified for the final.[6]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 6 Shaunae Miller-Uibo   Bahamas (BAH) 49.66 Q
2 1 7 Salwa Eid Naser   Bahrain (BHR) 49.79 Q
3 2 4 Wadeline Jonathas   United States (USA) 50.07 Q, PB
4 2 7 Shericka Jackson   Jamaica (JAM) 50.10 q
5 1 5 Phyllis Francis   United States (USA) 50.22 Q, SB
6 3 6 Stephenie Ann McPherson   Jamaica (JAM) 50.70 Q, SB
7 3 5 Justyna Święty-Ersetic   Poland (POL) 50.96 Q
8 1 6 Iga Baumgart-Witan   Poland (POL) 51.02 q, PB
9 1 8 Paola Morán   Mexico (MEX) 51.08
10 2 5 Sada Williams   Barbados (BAR) 51.31 PB
11 2 2 Lisanne de Witte   Netherlands (NED) 51.41
12 2 3 Roxana Gómez   Cuba (CUB) 51.56 SB
13 2 9 Bendere Oboya   Australia (AUS) 51.58
14 3 3 Kendall Ellis   United States (USA) 51.58
15 3 2 Emily Diamond   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 51.62 SB
16 1 3 Aliyah Abrams   Guyana (GUY) 51.71
17 1 2 Patience Okon George   Nigeria (NGR) 51.89
18 3 9 Mary Moraa   Kenya (KEN) 52.11
19 1 4 Déborah Sananes   France (FRA) 52.24
20 2 8 Lada Vondrová   Czech Republic (CZE) 52.25
21 3 8 Favour Ofili   Nigeria (NGR) 52.58
22 1 9 Laviai Nielsen   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 52.94
23 3 7 Shakima Wimbley   United States (USA) 1:13.55
3 4 Galefele Moroko   Botswana (BOT) DNF

FinalEdit

The final was started on 3 October at 23:50.[7]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  5 Salwa Eid Naser   Bahrain (BHR) 48.14 AR, WL
  7 Shaunae Miller-Uibo   Bahamas (BAH) 48.37 AR
  3 Shericka Jackson   Jamaica (JAM) 49.47 PB
4 6 Wadeline Jonathas   United States (USA) 49.60 PB
5 8 Phyllis Francis   United States (USA) 49.61 PB
6 4 Stephenie Ann McPherson   Jamaica (JAM) 50.89
7 9 Justyna Święty-Ersetic   Poland (POL) 50.95
8 2 Iga Baumgart-Witan   Poland (POL) 51.29

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Start list
  2. ^ https://au.sports.yahoo.com/iaaf-world-championships-aminatou-seyni-blocked-800-caster-semenya-differences-sexual-development-093920737.html
  3. ^ "400 Metres Women − Records". IAAF. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Women's 400 Metres − Timetable". IAAF. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  5. ^ Heats results
  6. ^ Semi-finals results
  7. ^ "400 Metres Women − Final − Results" (PDF). IAAF. 3 October 2019. Retrieved 4 October 2019.