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Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 400 metres hurdles

The women's 400 metres hurdles at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 17–20 August at the Beijing National Stadium.[1]

Women's 400 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Dates17 August 2008 (heats)
18 August 2008 (semi-finals)
20 August 2008 (final)
Competitors27 from 21 nations
Winning time52.64 s OR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Melaine Walker  Jamaica
2nd, silver medalist(s) Sheena Tosta  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Tasha Danvers  Great Britain
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The qualifying standards were 55.60 s (A standard) and 56.50 s (B standard).[2]

ScheduleEdit

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Date Time Round
Sunday, August 17, 2008 20:10-20:42
Round 1
Monday, August 18, 2008 20:45-21:00
Semifinals
Wednesday, August 20, 2008 22:35-22:40 Final

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Yuliya Pechonkina (RUS) 52.34 Tula, Russia 8 August 2003
Olympic record   Fani Halkia (GRE) 52.77 Athens, Greece 22 August 2004

The following new Olympic record was set during this competition.

Date Event Name Nationality Time OR WR
20 August Final Melaine Walker   Jamaica 52.64 OR

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

The first three runners of each heat (Q) plus the next four overall fastest runners (q) qualified for the Semifinals.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Result Notes[3]
1 3 Melaine Walker   Jamaica 54.46 Q
2 4 Ekaterina Bikert   Russia 55.15 Q
3 3 Anastasiya Rabchenyuk   Ukraine 55.18 Q
4 2 Tasha Danvers   Great Britain 55.19 Q, SB
5 3 Tsvetelina Kirilova   Bulgaria 55.22 Q, PB
6 2 Anastasiya Ott   Russia 55.34 Q
7 4 Anna Jesień   Poland 55.35 Q
8 1 Tiffany Ross-Williams   United States 55.51 Q
9 1 Irina Obedina   Russia 55.71 Q
10 2 Nickiesha Wilson   Jamaica 55.75 Q
11 1 Satomi Kubokura   Japan 55.82 Q, SB
12 4 Zuzana Hejnová   Czech Republic 55.91 Q
13 3 Queen Harrison   United States 55.96 q
14 2 Angela Morosanu   Romania 56.07 q, SB
15 2 Sheena Tosta   United States 56.12 q
16 3 Aïssata Soulama   Burkina Faso 56.37 q
17 1 Shevon Stoddart   Jamaica 56.52
18 2 Nikolina Horvat   Croatia 56.65
19 4 Tatyana Azarova   Kazakhstan 56.88
20 4 Muna Jabir Adam   Sudan 57.16
21 1 Ieva Zunda   Latvia 57.43
22 1 Lucimar Teodoro   Brazil 57.68
23 4 Josanne Lucas   Trinidad and Tobago 57.76
24 3 Carole Kaboud Mebam   Cameroon 57.81
25 2 Michelle Carey   Ireland 57.99
26 4 Laia Forcadell   Spain 58.64
27 3 Galina Pedan   Kyrgyzstan 1:00.31

SemifinalsEdit

Qualification: First 4 in each heat (Q) advance to the Final.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Result Notes
1 1 Sheena Tosta   United States 54.07 Q
2 2 Melaine Walker   Jamaica 54.20 Q
3 1 Tasha Danvers   Great Britain 54.31 Q, SB
4 1 Anna Jesień   Poland 54.36 Q
5 1 Ekaterina Bikert   Russia 54.38 Q
6 2 Anastasiya Rabchenyuk   Ukraine 54.60 Q, PB
7 1 Nickiesha Wilson   Jamaica 54.67
8 1 Anastasiya Ott   Russia 54.74 PB
9 2 Tiffany Ross-Williams   United States 54.99 Q
10 2 Zuzana Hejnová   Czech Republic 55.17 Q
11 2 Aïssata Soulama   Burkina Faso 55.69 SB
12 2 Irina Obedina   Russia 55.69
13 2 Queen Harrison   United States 55.88
14 2 Tsvetelina Kirilova   Bulgaria 55.97
15 1 Satomi Kubokura   Japan 56.69
16 1 Angela Morosanu   Romania 57.67

FinalEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Notes[4]
  6 Melaine Walker   Jamaica 0.236 52.64 OR, NR
  5 Sheena Tosta   United States 0.191 53.70
  7 Tasha Danvers   Great Britain 0.189 53.84 PB
4 4 Anastasiya Rabchenyuk   Ukraine 0.248 53.96 PB
5 9 Anna Jesień   Poland 0.206 54.29 SB
6 2 Ekaterina Bikert   Russia 0.193 54.96
7 3 Zuzana Hejnová   Czech Republic 0.195 54.97
8 8 Tiffany Ross-Williams   United States 0.184 57.55

(OR = Olympic record; NR = National Record; PB = Personal Best; SB = Season Best.)

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. ^ "XXIX Olympic Games - Beijing, China:400 Metres Hurdles Women's Heats". IAAF. August 17, 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-08-24. Retrieved August 17, 2008.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-21. Retrieved 2008-08-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Retrieved 2008-08-20.