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2019 World Athletics Championships – Women's 800 metres

The women's 800 metres at the 2019 World Athletics Championships was held at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, from 27 to 30 September 2019.[1]

Women's 800 metres
at the 2019 World Championships
VenueKhalifa International Stadium
Dates27 September (heats)
28 September (semi-finals)
30 September (final)
Competitors41 from 28 nations
Winning time1:58.04
Medalists
gold medal    Uganda
silver medal    United States
bronze medal    United States
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SummaryEdit

The new IAAF testosterone rule was essentially aimed at this event. The defending champion, silver medalist and 4th place from 2017, the same athletes as the Olympic podium from 2016, were denied entry into this race.

From the gun in the final, Ajeé Wilson ran with purpose to take the lead at the break and control the race. Natoya Goule and Raevyn Rogers fell in line behind her. Around the second turn, Halimah Nakaayi ran around Rogers who slowed to become a blocking force in the pack, dropping back as far as next to last just after the bell. Winnie Nanyondo led the charge to bridge the new gap behind the three leaders. Down the backstretch, Goule started to challenge Wilson. Wilson ran hard to hold her off. Instead Goule was passed by the two Ugandans, Nakaayi on the inside and Nanyondo on the outside. Through the final turn Nakaayi worked her way up to Wilson's shoulder, shadowed by Nayondo. The diminutive Nakaayi executed the classic pass off the turn. Wilson had no answer. Nayondo was not gaining, but from seventh place at the head of the home stretch, Rogers was sprinting down lane 4, passing Nayondo, passing Wilson and getting to within a metre of Nakaayi before the finish.

RecordsEdit

Before the competition records were as follows:[2]

Record Perf. Athlete Nat. Date Location
World 1:53.28 Jarmila Kratochvílová   TCH 26 Jul 1983 Munich, West Germany
Championship 1:54.68 Jarmila Kratochvílová   TCH 9 Aug 1983 Helsinki, Finland
World leading 1:54.98 Caster Semenya   RSA 3 May 2019 Doha, Qatar
African 1:54.01 Pamela Jelimo   KEN 29 Aug 2008 Zürich, Switzerland
Asian 1:55.54 Liu Dong   CHN 9 Sep 1993 Beijing, China
NACAC 1:54.44 Ana Fidelia Quirot   CUB 9 Sep 1989 Barcelona, Spain
South American 1:56.68 Letitia Vriesde   SUR 13 Aug 1995 Gothenburg, Sweden
European 1:53.28 Jarmila Kratochvílová   TCH 26 Jul 1983 Munich, West Germany
Oceanian 1:58.25 Toni Hodgkinson   NZL 7 Jul 1996 Atlanta, United States

The following records were set at the competition:

Record Perf. Athlete Nat. Date
Ugandan 1:58.04 Halimah Nakaayi   UGA 30 Sep 2019

ScheduleEdit

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

Date Time Round
27 September 17:10 Heats
28 September 19:15 Semi-finals
30 September 22:10 Final

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Qualification: First 3 in each heat (Q) and the next 6 fastest (q) advanced to the semi-finals.[4]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Winnie Nanyondo   Uganda (UGA) 2:00.36 Q
2 4 Natoya Goule   Jamaica (JAM) 2:01.01 Q
3 4 Ce'Aira Brown   United States (USA) 2:01.14 Q
4 4 Noélie Yarigo   Benin (BEN) 2:01.19 Q
5 3 Katharina Trost   Germany (GER) 2:01.45 Q
6 4 Olha Lyakhova   Ukraine (UKR) 2:01.47 q
7 3 Halima Hachlaf   Morocco (MAR) 2:01.50 Q
8 3 Lindsey Butterworth   Canada (CAN) 2:01.64 q
9 2 Raevyn Rogers   United States (USA) 2:02.01 Q
10 2 Shelayna Oskan-Clarke   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 2:02.09 Q
11 1 Ajee Wilson   United States (USA) 2:02.10 Q
12 2 Morgan Mitchell   Australia (AUS) 2:02.13 Q
13 2 Eunice Jepkoech Sum   Kenya (KEN) 2:02.17 q
14 1 Halimah Nakaayi   Uganda (UGA) 2:02.33 Q
15 2 Anna Sabat   Poland (POL) 2:02.43 q
16 1 Hedda Hynne   Norway (NOR) 2:02.49 Q
17 4 Diribe Welteji   Ethiopia (ETH) 2:02.71 q
18 3 Līga Velvere   Latvia (LAT) 2:02.93 q
19 1 Christina Hering   Germany (GER) 2:03.15
20 1 Sara Kuivisto   Finland (FIN) 2:03.15
21 5 Nataliya Pryshchepa   Ukraine (UKR) 2:03.22 Q
22 5 Wang Chunyu   China (CHN) 2:03.25 Q
23 5 Alexandra Bell   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 2:03.34 Q
24 6 Renelle Lamote   France (FRA) 2:03.36 Q
25 2 Selina Büchel   Switzerland (SUI) 2:03.38
26 5 Lore Hoffmann   Switzerland (SUI) 2:03.40
27 5 Malika Akkaoui   Morocco (MAR) 2:03.40
28 6 Rose Mary Almanza   Cuba (CUB) 2:03.42 Q
29 6 Rababe Arafi   Morocco (MAR) 2:03.44 Q
30 4 Diana Mezuliáníková   Czech Republic (CZE) 2:03.48
31 6 Lynsey Sharp   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 2:03.57
32 1 Renée Eykens   Belgium (BEL) 2:03.65
33 5 Lovisa Lindh   Sweden (SWE) 2:03.72
34 4 Déborah Rodríguez   Uruguay (URU) 2:03.80
35 5 Hanna Green   United States (USA) 2:04.37
36 1 Gabriela Gajanová   Slovakia (SVK) 2:04.45
37 6 Carley Thomas   Australia (AUS) 2:04.65
38 6 Eleonora Vandi   Italy (ITA) 2:04.98
39 3 Catriona Bisset   Australia (AUS) 2:05.33
40 2 Rose Lokonyen   Athlete Refugee Team (ART) 2:13.39 PB
6 Tsepang Sello   Lesotho (LES) DQ 163.5

Semi-finalsEdit

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

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Halimah Nakaayi   Uganda (UGA) 1:59.35 Q, SB
2 1 Raevyn Rogers   United States (USA) 1:59.57 Q
3 1 Winnie Nanyondo   Uganda (UGA) 1:59.75 Q
4 3 Eunice Jepkoech Sum   Kenya (KEN) 2:00.10 Q
5 3 Ce'Aira Brown   United States (USA) 2:00.12 q
6 2 Ajee Wilson   United States (USA) 2:00.31 Q
7 3 Natoya Goule   Jamaica (JAM) 2:00.33 q
8 1 Olha Lyakhova   Ukraine (UKR) 2:00.72
9 1 Lindsey Butterworth   Canada (CAN) 2:00.74
10 3 Noélie Yarigo   Benin (BEN) 2:00.75
11 2 Rababe Arafi   Morocco (MAR) 2:00.80 Q
12 2 Hedda Hynne   Norway (NOR) 2:01.03
13 2 Rose Mary Almanza   Cuba (CUB) 2:01.18
14 1 Alexandra Bell   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 2:01.23
15 2 Nataliya Pryshchepa   Ukraine (UKR) 2:01.24
16 1 Halima Hachlaf   Morocco (MAR) 2:01.30
17 1 Katharina Trost   Germany (GER) 2:01.77
18 2 Diribe Welteji   Ethiopia (ETH) 2:02.69
19 2 Wang Chunyu   China (CHN) 2:02.84
20 3 Renelle Lamote   France (FRA) 2:02.86
21 3 Anna Sabat   Poland (POL) 2:04.00
22 3 Morgan Mitchell   Australia (AUS) 2:04.76
23 1 Līga Velvere   Latvia (LAT) 2:06.99
24 2 Shelayna Oskan-Clarke   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 2:10.89

FinalEdit

The final was started on 30 September at 22:10.[6]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  8 Halimah Nakaayi   Uganda (UGA) 1:58.04 NR
  4 Raevyn Rogers   United States (USA) 1:58.18 SB
  5 Ajee Wilson   United States (USA) 1:58.84
4 7 Winnie Nanyondo   Uganda (UGA) 1:59.18
5 9 Eunice Jepkoech Sum   Kenya (KEN) 1:59.71
6 6 Natoya Goule   Jamaica (JAM) 2:00.11
7 3 Rababe Arafi   Morocco (MAR) 2:00.48
8 2 Ce'Aira Brown   United States (USA) 2:02.97

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Start list
  2. ^ "800 Metres Women − Records". IAAF. Retrieved 26 September 2019.
  3. ^ "800 Metres Women − Timetable". IAAF. Retrieved 26 September 2019.
  4. ^ "Women's 800 metres − Heats − Results" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 26 Sep 2019.
  5. ^ Semi-finals results
  6. ^ Final results