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2019 World Athletics Championships – Women's 400 metres hurdles

The women's 400 metres hurdles at the 2019 World Athletics Championships was held at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, from 1 to 4 October 2019.[1]

Women's 400 metres hurdles
at the 2019 World Championships
VenueKhalifa International Stadium
Dates1 October (heats)
2 October (semi-final)
4 October (final)
Competitors39 from 27 nations
Winning time52.16
Medalists
gold medal    United States
silver medal    United States
bronze medal    Jamaica
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SummaryEdit

Throughout the 2019 season two names topped the 400 hurdles list. The same two topped the semi-final round. Dalilah Muhammad and Sydney McLaughlin, but which one would be the favorite? McLaughlin had more superior times and had beaten Muhammad 2 to 1. The 1, Muhammad had to set the world record to beat McLaughlin and win the USA Championships on a rain soaked track in Des Moines. And McLaughlin was still improving. She ran those fast times while still a teenager, turning 20 late in the season.

In the final, Muhammad did what she had to do, she went out hard. She was first over the first hurdle and continued to pull ahead, making up the stagger on Sage Watson to her outside before the end of the turn. But McLaughlin was not giving up too much ground, two lanes to the inside, passing Rushell Clayton between them just after entering the backstretch. Before the end of the backstretch, Muhammad had made up another stagger on two time World Champion Zuzana Hejnová. Through the final turn, both were well in front, Muhammad taking the hurdles about a full stride ahead of McLaughlin. When they hit the home straight, Muhammad had about a 3 metre lead. That gap stayed consistent over the final two barriers, but coming off the final hurdle, McLaughlin made up a meter in the first three steps and she was coming on fast. The gap was closing as the finish line neared. Both athletes leaned for the line with Muhammad holding on for a half metre victory. Clayton finished a second and a half back to take bronze.

Muhammad had beaten her own world record set just two months earlier by .04. She ran 52.16. McLaughlin had run the #3 time in history, 52.23. The only thing separating the two was Muhammad's previous world record run. Just as in the 1995 World Championships, two American hurdlers had pushed each other to be the #1 and 2 performers in history.

RecordsEdit

Before the competition records were as follows:[2]

Record Perf. Athlete Nat. Date Location
World 52.20 Dalilah Muhammad   USA 28 Jul 2019 Des Moines, United States
Championship 52.42 Melaine Walker   JAM 20 Aug 2009 Berlin, Germany
World leading 52.20 Dalilah Muhammad   USA 28 Jul 2019 Des Moines, United States
African 52.90 Nezha Bidouane   MAR 25 Aug 1999 Sevilla, Spain
Asian 53.96 Han Qing   CHN 9 Sep 1993 Beijing, China
Song Yinglan   CHN 17 Nov 2001 Guangzhou, China
NACAC 52.20 Dalilah Muhammad   USA 28 Jul 2019 Des Moines, United States
European 52.34 Yuliya Pechonkina   RUS 8 Aug 2003 Tula, Russia
Oceanian 53.17 Debbie Flintoff-King   AUS 28 Sep 1998 Seoul, South Korea

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
4 October Final Dalilah Muhammad   USA 52.16 WR CR

ScheduleEdit

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

Date Time Round
1 October 17:30 Heats
2 October 21:05 Semi-finals
4 October 21:30 Final

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

The first four in each heat (Q) and the next four fastest (q) qualified for the semifinal.[4]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 8 Sydney McLaughlin   United States (USA) 54.45 Q
2 4 5 Amalie Iuel   Norway (NOR) 54.72 Q, NR
3 3 5 Dalilah Muhammad   United States (USA) 54.87 Q
4 1 4 Léa Sprunger   Switzerland (SUI) 54.98 Q, SB
5 2 2 Anna Ryzhykova   Ukraine (UKR) 55.11 Q
6 4 7 Aminat Yusuf Jamal   Bahrain (BHR) 55.13 Q, PB
7 4 6 Ayomide Folorunso   Italy (ITA) 55.20 Q
8 1 9 Shiann Salmon   Jamaica (JAM) 55.20 Q, PB
9 5 7 Rushell Clayton   Jamaica (JAM) 55.23 Q
10 4 8 Ashley Spencer   United States (USA) 55.28 Q
11 4 3 Femke Bol   Netherlands (NED) 55.32 q, PB
12 2 9 Zuzana Hejnová   Czech Republic (CZE) 55.33 Q
13 3 4 Zurian Hechavarría   Cuba (CUB) 55.36 Q
14 1 5 Vera Rudakova   Authorised Neutral Athletes (ANA) 55.51 Q, SB
15 5 9 Sage Watson   Canada (CAN) 55.57 Q
16 4 9 Hanne Claes   Belgium (BEL) 55.68 q
17 2 4 Jessica Turner   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 55.72 Q, PB
18 2 6 Yadisleidis Pedroso   Italy (ITA) 55.78 Q, SB
19 2 3 Carolina Krafzik   Germany (GER) 55.93 q
20 3 7 Joanna Linkiewicz   Poland (POL) 55.97 Q
21 5 3 Meghan Beesley   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 55.97 Q
22 1 3 Lauren Boden   Australia (AUS) 56.00 q
23 3 3 Gianna Woodruff   Panama (PAN) 56.07 Q
24 2 8 Ronda Whyte   Jamaica (JAM) 56.37
25 5 4 Sarah Carli   Australia (AUS) 56.37 Q
26 2 5 Melissa González   Colombia (COL) 56.49
27 3 6 Valeriya Andreyeva   Authorised Neutral Athletes (ANA) 56.79
28 5 6 Linda Olivieri   Italy (ITA) 56.82
29 4 4 Sara Klein   Australia (AUS) 56.97
30 4 2 Yanique Haye-Smith   Turks and Caicos Islands (TKS) 56.98
31 5 8 Zenéy van der Walt   South Africa (RSA) 57.11
32 3 8 Paulien Couckuyt   Belgium (BEL) 57.15
33 1 2 Jessica Moreira   Brazil (BRA) 57.37
34 5 5 Lamiae Lhabze   Morocco (MAR) 57.66
35 5 2 Tia-Adana Belle   Barbados (BAR) 58.44
36 1 7 Mariam Mamdouh Farid   Qatar (QAT) 1:09.49 PB
2 7 Kori Carter   United States (USA) DNF
3 2 Sara Petersen   Denmark (DEN) DSQ 168.7(a)
1 6 Portia Bing   New Zealand (NZL)

Semi-finalsEdit

The first 2 in each heat (Q) and the next two fastest (q) qualified for the final.[5]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 5 Sydney McLaughlin   United States (USA) 53.81 Q
2 1 5 Dalilah Muhammad   United States (USA) 53.91 Q
3 2 7 Rushell Clayton   Jamaica (JAM) 54.17 Q
4 1 4 Sage Watson   Canada (CAN) 54.32 Q, NR
5 2 5 Zuzana Hejnová   Czech Republic (CZE) 54.41 Q
6 2 8 Ashley Spencer   United States (USA) 54.42 q
7 1 6 Anna Ryzhykova   Ukraine (UKR) 54.45 q, SB
8 3 6 Léa Sprunger   Switzerland (SUI) 54.52 Q, SB
9 1 7 Zurian Hechavarría   Cuba (CUB) 55.03
10 2 4 Amalie Iuel   Norway (NOR) 55.03
11 3 7 Shiann Salmon   Jamaica (JAM) 55.16 PB
12 1 3 Hanne Claes   Belgium (BEL) 55.25 SB
13 2 6 Ayomide Folorunso   Italy (ITA) 55.36
14 2 9 Joanna Linkiewicz   Poland (POL) 55.38 SB
15 3 8 Yadisleidis Pedroso   Italy (ITA) 55.40 SB
16 2 2 Sarah Carli   Australia (AUS) 55.43 PB
17 3 4 Aminat Yusuf Jamal   Bahrain (BHR) 55.54
18 1 8 Vera Rudakova   Authorised Neutral Athletes (ANA) 55.57
19 3 2 Gianna Woodruff   Panama (PAN) 55.61 SB
20 3 9 Jessica Turner   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 55.87
21 3 3 Lauren Boden   Australia (AUS) 55.94
22 1 2 Femke Bol   Netherlands (NED) 56.37
23 2 3 Carolina Krafzik   Germany (GER) 56.41
24 1 9 Meghan Beesley   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 56.89

FinalEdit

The final was started on 4 October at 21:30.[6]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  6 Dalilah Muhammad   United States (USA) 52.16 WR
  4 Sydney McLaughlin   United States (USA) 52.23 PB
  5 Rushell Clayton   Jamaica (JAM) 53.74 PB
4 9 Léa Sprunger   Switzerland (SUI) 54.06 NR
5 8 Zuzana Hejnová   Czech Republic (CZE) 54.23
6 2 Ashley Spencer   United States (USA) 54.45
7 3 Anna Ryzhykova   Ukraine (UKR) 54.45 SB
8 7 Sage Watson   Canada (CAN) 54.82

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "400 Metres Hurdles Women − Round 1 − Start List" (PDF). IAAF. 30 September 2019. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  2. ^ "400 metres hurdles Women − Records". IAAF. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Women's 400 metres hurdles − Timetable". IAAF. Retrieved 27 September 2019.
  4. ^ Heats results
  5. ^ Semi-finals results
  6. ^ "400 Metres Hurdles Women − Final − Results" (PDF). IAAF. 4 October 2019. Retrieved 5 October 2019.