Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 1500 metres

The women's 1500 metres at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place from 21–23 August at the Beijing National Stadium.[1]

Women's 1500 metres
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Dates21 August 2008 (heats)
23 August 2008 (final)
Competitors33 from 18 nations
Winning time4:00.23
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Nancy Langat  Kenya
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Iryna Lishchynska  Ukraine
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Nataliya Tobias  Ukraine
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The qualifying standards were 4:07.00 (A standard) and 4:08.00 (B standard).[2]

This event was hit hard by the Russian doping scandal on 31 July 2008, as all three Russian entrants, Yuliya Fomenko, Tatyana Tomashova and Yelena Soboleva, were suspended from competition.[3] These athletes were three of the favourites to take the medals in Beijing.

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Qu Yunxia (CHN) 3:50.46 Beijing, China 11 September 1993
Olympic record   Paula Ivan (ROU) 3:53.96 Seoul, South Korea 1 October 1988

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

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

Qualification: First 3 in each heat(Q) and the next 3 fastest(q) advance to the final.

Rank Heat Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 3 Nancy Langat   Kenya 4:03.02 Q, SB
2 3 Nataliya Tobias   Ukraine 4:03.19 Q, SB
3 3 Lisa Dobriskey   Great Britain 4:03.22 Q, PB
4 3 Shannon Rowbury   United States 4:03.89 q
5 3 Anna Alminova   Russia 4:04.66 q
6 1 Maryam Yusuf Jamal   Bahrain 4:05.14 Q
7 1 Natalia Rodríguez   Spain 4:05.30 Q
8 1 Siham Hilali   Morocco 4:05.36 Q, SB
9 1 Anna Mishchenko   Ukraine 4:05.61 q, PB
10 1 Sarah Jamieson   Australia 4:06.64
11 1 Stephanie Twell   Great Britain 4:06.68
12 1 Anna Jakubczak   Poland 4:07.33
13 3 Sylwia Ejdys   Poland 4:08.37
14 3 René Kalmer   South Africa 4:08.41
15 3 Sonja Roman   Slovenia 4:08.52
16 3 Liu Qing   China 4:09.27
17 1 Christin Wurth-Thomas   United States 4:09.70
18 1 Irene Jelagat   Kenya 4:09.92
19 3 Meskerem Assefa   Ethiopia 4:10.04
20 2 Iryna Lishchynska   Ukraine 4:13.60 Q
21 2 Iris Fuentes-Pila   Spain 4:14.10 Q
22 2 Btissam Lakhouad   Morocco 4:14.34 Q
23 2 Susan Scott   Great Britain 4:14.66
24 1 Konstadína Efedáki   Greece 4:15.02
25 2 Viola Kibiwot   Kenya 4:15.62
26 2 Gelete Burka   Ethiopia 4:15.77
27 2 Agnes Samaria   Namibia 4:15.80
28 2 Erin Donohue   United States 4:16.05
29 2 Lisa Corrigan   Australia 4:16.32
30 1 Nahida Touhami   Algeria 4:18.99
31 2 Lidia Chojecka   Poland 4:19.57
32 3 Bouchra Chaabi   Morocco 4:19.89
33 2 Domingas Togna   Guinea-Bissau 5:05.76 NR

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes[4]
  Nancy Langat   Kenya 4:00.03 PB
  Iryna Lishchynska   Ukraine 4:01.63
  Nataliya Tobias   Ukraine 4:01.78 PB
4 Lisa Dobriskey   Great Britain 4:02.10 PB
5 Maryam Yusuf Jamal   Bahrain 4:02.71
6 Natalia Rodríguez   Spain 4:03.19 SB
7 Shannon Rowbury   United States 4:03.58
8 Iris Fuentes-Pila   Spain 4:04.86
9 Anna Mishchenko   Ukraine 4:05.13 PB
10 Siham Hilali   Morocco 4:05.57
11 Anna Alminova   Russia 4:06.99
12 Btissam Lakhouad   Morocco 4:07.25
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)

SplitsEdit

Intermediate Athlete Country Mark
400m Anna Alminova   Russia 1:05.90
800m Anna Alminova   Russia 2:13.70
1200m Maryam Yusuf Jamal   Bahrain 3:16.41

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Olympic Athletics Competition Schedule". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ IAAF Anti-doping investigation leads to provisional suspension of Russian athletes.IAAF.org. 31 July 2008.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-24. Retrieved 2008-08-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)