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Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 3000 metres steeplechase

The women's 3000 metres steeplechase at the 2008 Summer Olympics occurred on 15–17 August at the Beijing National Stadium,[1] the first time this event had ever been held at the Olympics.

Women's 3000 metres steeplechase
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Dates15 August 2008 (heats)
17 August 2008 (final)
Competitors50 from 30 nations
Winning time8:58.81 WR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Gulnara Samitova-Galkina  Russia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Eunice Jepkorir  Kenya
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Tatyana Petrova Arkhipova  Russia
2012 →

The qualifying standards were 9:46.00 (A standard) and 9:55.00 (B standard).[2]

In the final, Gulnara Samitova-Galkina of Russia won with an Olympic record.

Yekaterina Volkova of Russia tested positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol) and was disqualified.[3][4]

Contents

ScheduleEdit

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Friday, August 15, 2008 20:25-21:00
Heats
Sunday, August 17, 2008 21:30-21:40 Final

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Gulnara Samitova-Galkina (RUS) 9:01.59 Heraklion, Greece 4 July 2004
Olympic record Inaugural Event  

The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.

Date Event Name Nationality Time OR WR
17 August Final Gulnara Samitova-Galkina   Russia 8:58.81 OR WR

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

Qualification: First 4 in each heat(Q) and the next 3 fastest(q) advance to the Final.

(WR - World Record, NR - National Record, AR - Area Record, PB - Personal Best, SB - Season Best)

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes[5]
1 1 Gulnara Galkina-Samitova   Russia 9:15.17 Q
2 1 Ruth Bisibori Nyangau   Kenya 9:19.75 Q
3 3 Eunice Jepkorir   Kenya 9:21.31 Q
4 1 Wioletta Frankiewicz   Poland 9:21.88 Q, SB
5 3 Marta Domínguez   Spain 9:22.11 Q
6 1 Cristina Casandra   Romania 9:22.38 Q, NR
7 3 Yekaterina Volkova   Russia 9:23.06 DSQ[6]
8 1 Habiba Ghribi   Tunisia 9:25.50 q, NR
9 3 Zemzem Ahmed   Ethiopia 9:25.63 Q, PB
10 3 Elena Romagnolo   Italy 9:27.48 q, NR
11 3 Anna Willard   United States 9:28.52 q
12 2 Tatyana Petrova   Russia 9:28.85 Q
13 2 Roisin McGettigan   Ireland 9:28.92 Q, SB
14 1 Helen Clitheroe   Great Britain 9:29.14 NR
15 2 Jennifer Barringer   United States 9:29.20 Q
16 2 Zulema Fuentes-Pila   Spain 9:29.40 Q, PB
17 1 Zhu Yanmei   China 9:29.63 PB
18 3 Antje Möldner   Germany 9:29.86 NR
19 3 Rasa Troup   Lithuania 9:30.21 NR
20 2 Jessica Augusto   Portugal 9:30.23
21 3 Donna MacFarlane   Australia 9:32.05
22 3 Sara Moreira   Portugal 9:34.39
23 2 Ancuţa Bobocel   Romania 9:35.31
24 1 Lindsey Anderson   United States 9:36.81
25 2 Sophie Duarte   France 9:38.08
26 1 Mekdes Bekele   Ethiopia 9:41.43
27 1 Fionnuala Britton   Ireland 9:43.57 SB
28 1 Valentyna Horpynych   Ukraine 9:43.95
29 1 Rosa Morató   Spain 9:45.33
30 2 Sofia Assefa   Ethiopia 9:47.02
30 3 Katarzyna Kowalska   Poland 9:47.02
32 1 Victoria Mitchell   Australia 9:47.88
33 1 Türkan Erismis   Turkey 9:48.54
34 1 Clarisse Cruz   Portugal 9:49.45
35 1 Minori Hayakari   Japan 9:49.70
36 3 Barbara Parker   Great Britain 9:51.93
37 1 Widad Mendil   Algeria 9:52.35
38 2 Muna Durka   Sudan 9:53.09
39 2 Veerle Dejaeghere   Belgium 9:54.65
40 2 Hanane Ouhaddou   Morocco 9:56.41
41 2 Veronica Nyaruai   Kenya 10:01.69
42 3 Li Zhenzhu   China 10:04.05
43 2 Oxana Juravel   Moldova 10:04.38
44 2 Aslı Çakır   Turkey 10:05.76
45 3 Inna Poluškina   Latvia 10:18.60
46 2 Irini Kokkinariou   Greece 10:22.39
47 2 Zhao Yanni   China 10:36.77
3 Korene Hinds   Jamaica DNF
2 Mardrea Hyman   Jamaica DNF
3 Dobrinka Shalamanova   Bulgaria DNF
2 Zenaide Vieira   Brazil DNF

FinalEdit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes[7]
  Gulnara Samitova-Galkina   Russia 8:58.81 WR
  Eunice Jepkorir   Kenya 9:07.41 AR
DSQ Yekaterina Volkova   Russia 9:07.64 DSQ
  Tatyana Petrova   Russia 9:12.33 SB
4 Cristina Casandra   Romania 9:16.85 NR
5 Ruth Bisibori Nyangau   Kenya 9:17.35 PB
6 Zemzem Ahmed   Ethiopia 9:17.85 NR
7 Wioletta Frankiewicz   Poland 9:21.76 SB
8 Jennifer Barringer   United States 9:22.26 AR
9 Anna Willard   United States 9:25.63
10 Elena Romagnolo   Italy 9:30.04
11 Zulema Fuentes-Pila   Spain 9:35.16 PB
12 Habiba Ghribi   Tunisia 9:36.43
13 Roisin McGettigan   Ireland 9:55.89
Marta Domínguez   Spain DNF

SplitsEdit

Intermediate Athlete Country Mark
1000m Gulnara Samitova-Galkina   Russia 2:58.63
2000m Gulnara Samitova-Galkina   Russia 6:01.20

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. ^ http://sports.inquirer.net/227375/9-athletes-including-6-medalists-caught-for-beijing-doping
  4. ^ IAAF.org. The XXIX Olympic Games. 3000 Metres Steeplechase women.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-09-07. Retrieved 2008-08-26.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ http://sports.inquirer.net/227375/9-athletes-including-6-medalists-caught-for-beijing-doping
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-18. Retrieved 2008-08-17.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)