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Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 100 metres hurdles

The women's 100 metres hurdles at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 17–19 August at the Beijing National Stadium.[1][2]

Women's 100 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Dates17 August 2008 (heats)
18 August 2008 (semi-finals)
19 August 2008 (final)
Competitors40 from 31 nations
Winning time12.54 s
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Dawn Harper  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Sally McLellan  Australia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Priscilla Lopes-Schliep  Canada
← 2004
2012 →

The qualifying standards were 12.96 s (A standard) and 13.11 s (B standard).[3]

Coming into the Olympics, Lolo Jones had the fastest time of the year, 12.45 in the semi-finals of the U.S. Olympic Trials. Jones had also won those trials convincingly in a wind aided 12.29 (coming within .08 of the 20-year-old world record).

The first round was distinguished by five runners finishing within .03 of each other. In the semi-final, Jones separated from the field by .19, setting a wind legal personal best 12.43 and a new fastest time of the year.

In the final, Sally McLellan was out fast, clearly the first over the first hurdle. By the fourth hurdle she had almost a full stride lead over the wall of competitors across the track behind her, with Jones starting to gain a slight advantage. But McLellan couldn't hold the lead. Over the next two hurdles, Jones stormed by, with the rest of the field gaining on McLellan. Dawn Harper was starting to separate ahead of the wall. Jones continued to pull away to a full stride on Harper as McLellan fell back to run even with the wall. At the ninth hurdle, Jones didn't get her lead leg high enough to clear the barrier. Her foot hit the slat square on. She rode the hurdle to the ground, landing awkwardly and losing her forward momentum. She had to jump long strides just to clear the final hurdle but was losing ground on every step. Harper took the hurdles cleanly and held her edge to cross the line for gold. Behind her, McLellan, Priscilla Lopes-Schliep, Damu Cherry, Delloreen Ennis-London and Brigitte Foster-Hylton (the wall) hit the line together. .02 separated second through sixth with McLellan getting the photo finish knod over Lopes-Schliep for the medals. Four years later Harper and McLellan (under her married name of Pearson) would also get gold and silver, but in the opposite order.

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RecordsEdit

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:

World record   Yordanka Donkova (BUL) 12.21 Stara Zagora, Bulgaria 20 August 1988
Olympic record   Joanna Hayes (USA) 12.37 Athens, Greece 24 August 2004

No new world or Olympic records were set for this event.

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

Qualifying rule: first two of each heat (Q) plus the six fastest times (q) qualified.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Result Notes
1 1 Josephine Onyia   Spain 12.68 DSQ[4]
2 1 Susanna Kallur   Sweden 12.68 Q
3 2 Vonette Dixon   Jamaica 12.69 Q, SB
3 5 Brigitte Foster-Hylton   Jamaica 12.69 Q
5 4 LoLo Jones   United States 12.71 Q
6 5 Dawn Harper   United States 12.73 Q
7 2 Priscilla Lopes-Schliep   Canada 12.75 Q
8 3 Delloreen Ennis-London   Jamaica 12.82 Q
9 3 Sally McLellan   Australia 12.83 Q
10 4 Anay Tejeda   Cuba 12.84 Q
11 2 Damu Cherry   United States 12.91 q
12 1 Nevin Yanit   Turkey 12.94 q
13 2 Carolin Nytra   Germany 12.95 q
14 3 Sarah Claxton   Great Britain 12.97 q
15 4 Reïna-Flor Okori   France 12.98 q
15 1 Aurelia Trywiańska-Kollasch   Poland 12.98 q
17 5 Anastassiya Pilipenko   Kazakhstan 12.99
18 5 Aleesha Barber   Trinidad and Tobago 13.01 NR
19 4 Christina Vukicevic   Norway 13.05 PB
20 4 Tatyana Dektyareva   Russia 13.05
21 5 Yevgeniya Snihur   Ukraine 13.06
22 3 Yuliya Kondakova   Russia 13.07
23 3 Angela Whyte   Canada 13.11
24 1 Micol Cattaneo   Italy 13.13
25 2 Aleksandra Antonova   Russia 13.18
25 1 Lucie Škrobáková   Czech Republic 13.18
27 4 Natalya Ivoninskaya   Kazakhstan 13.20
28 2 Derval O'Rourke   Ireland 13.22
29 5 Nadine Faustin-Parker   Haiti 13.25
30 4 Toyin Augustus   Nigeria 13.34
31 1 Katsiaryna Paplauskaya   Belarus 13.39
32 3 Yenima Arencibia   Cuba 13.43
33 2 Maíla Machado   Brazil 13.45
34 5 Dedeh Erawati   Indonesia 13.49 NR
35 3 Flóra Redoúmi   Greece 13.56
36 3 Edit Vári   Hungary 13.59
37 1 Miriam Bobková   Slovakia 13.65
38 2 Fadwa Al Bouza   Syria 14.24 SB
39 4 Jeimy Bernardez   Honduras 14.29
5 Fatmata Fofanah   Guinea DNF

SemifinalsEdit

Qualification: First 4 in each heat and the next fastest advance to the Final.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 1 LoLo Jones   United States 0.172 12.43 Q, PB
2 2 Damu Cherry   United States 0.189 12.62 Q
3 2 Dawn Harper   United States 0.191 12.66 Q
4 1 Delloreen Ennis-London   Jamaica 0.145 12.67 Q
5 1 Priscilla Lopes-Schliep   Canada 0.159 12.68 Q
6 1 Sally McLellan   Australia 0.140 12.70 Q
7 2 Brigitte Foster-Hylton   Jamaica 0.162 12.76 Q
8 2 Sarah Claxton   Great Britain 0.145 12.84 Q
9 2 Vonette Dixon   Jamaica 0.237 12.86
9 1 Josephine Onyia   Spain 0.203 12.86 DSQ
11 1 Aurelia Trywiańska-Kollasch   Poland 0.118 12.96
12 1 Carolin Nytra   Germany 0.144 12.99
13 2 Reïna-Flor Okori   France 0.153 13.05
14 1 Nevin Yanit   Turkey 0.201 13.28
2 Susanna Kallur   Sweden 0.198 DNF
2 Anay Tejeda   Cuba 0.156 DNF

FinalEdit

Position Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Notes[5]
  6 Dawn Harper   United States 0.193 12.54 PB
  3 Sally McLellan   Australia 0.138 12.64
  8 Priscilla Lopes-Schliep   Canada 0.174 12.64
4 7 Damu Cherry   United States 0.239 12.65
5 5 Delloreen Ennis-London   Jamaica 0.151 12.65
6 9 Brigitte Foster-Hylton   Jamaica 0.167 12.66
7 4 LoLo Jones   United States 0.185 12.72
8 2 Sarah Claxton   Great Britain 0.163 12.94
WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Olympic Athletics Competition Schedule". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  2. ^ "Athletics at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games: Women's 100 metres Hurdles". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Entry Standards - The XXIX Olympic Games - Beijing, China - 8/24 August 2008". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  4. ^ http://sports.inquirer.net/227375/9-athletes-including-6-medalists-caught-for-beijing-doping
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-20. Retrieved 2008-08-20.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Retrieved 2008-08-19.