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1987 World Championships in Athletics Rome, Italy

1987 2nd IAAF World Championships - Rome - Women's 1500m

 

 

Host City: Rome, Italy Format: First round (First 4 & 3 fastest to final) (Sep 3)
Dates: August 28 – September 6, 1987
Nations participating: 159
Athletes participating: 1451
    Main venue: Stadio Olimpico
Overview by IAAF   stadio olimpico rome 
Samolenko emulated Mary Decker’s 1983 feat by adding this title to the 3000m gold she had won earlier in the week. The Ukrainian’s kick was so feared that the GDR appeared to sacrifice Ulrike Bruns in order to take the sting out of Samolenko’s finish. Bruns set a pace of 62.15, 2:07.16 and 2:39.99 before dropping out. This left Körner in front (1200m: 3:12.74), as planned. Despite the fast pace, Körner continued to run strongly. However, she could not withstand Samolenko who went ahead just 15m from the finish. The bronze originally went to Gasser, who outkicked Melinte, but the Swiss woman subsequently failed a doping control test to become the first athlete to lose a world championship medal in such circumstances.
 These are the official results of the Women's 1,500 metres event at the 1987 IAAF World Championships in Rome, Italy. There were a total of 32 participating athletes and one non-starter, with three qualifying heats and the final held on Saturday 1987-09-05.

Records

Existing records at the start of the event.

World record  Tatyana Kazankina (URS) 3:52.47 Zürich, Switzerland August 3, 1980
Championship record  Mary Decker-Slaney (USA) 4:00.90 Helsinki, Finland August 14, 1983
 
  1500m 5 September
  Final
1 Tatyana Dorovskikh URS 12 Aug 61 3.58.56
2 Hildegard Ullrich GDR 20 Dec 59 3.58.67
3 Doina Melinte ROU 27 Dec 56 3.59.27
4 Cornelia Bürki SUI 3 Oct 53 3.59.90
5 Andrea Lange GDR 3 Jun 66 4.00.63
6 Kirsty McDermott GBR 6 Aug 62 4.01.41
7 Diana Richburg USA 2 Jul 63 4.01.79
8 Elly van Hulst NED 9 Jun 59 4.03.63
9 Svetlana Kitova URS 25 Jun 60 4.04.66
10 Linda Sheskey USA 18 Oct 62 4.08.33
11 Debbie Bowker CAN 16 Dec 58 4.08.38
12 Mitica Junghiatu ROU 18 Aug 62 4.10.35
13 Marina Yachmeneva URS 14 Jul 61 4.10.51
Ulrike Bruns GDR 17 Nov 53 DNF
Sandra Gasser SUI 27 Jul 62 DQ
Note Sandra Gasser was the original winner of the bronze medal in 3:59.06 but was disqualified for doping.
  Heats 3 September
  Heat 1
1 Doina Melinte ROU 4.05.41
2 Hildegard Korner GDR 4.05.42
3 Tatyana Samolenko-Dorovskikh URS 4.05.48
4 Elly Van Hulst NED 4.05.57
5 Linda Sheskey USA 4.06.03
6 Fatima Aouam MAR 4.07.38
7 Yvonne Murray GBR 4.07.83
8 Brit Lind-Petersen-McRoberts CAN 4.08.37
9 Annika Ericson SWE 4.11.59
10 Maria Lomba STP 5.01.43
- Selina Chirchir KEN DNS
  Heat 2
1 Andrea Lange-Hahmann GDR 4.05.18
2 Sandra Gasser SUI 4.05.48
3 Marina Yachmenyova URS 4.05.51
4 Mitica Junghiatu-Constantin ROU 4.05.60
5 Debbie Scott-Bowker CAN 4.05.90
6 Diana Richburg USA 4.07.10
7 Brigitte Kraus FRG 4.07.40
8 Agnese Possamai ITA 4.08.84
9 Florence Giolitti FRA 4.09.08
10 Alphocinah Simelane SWZ 4.35.64
11 Georgine Tomisato AMS 5.49.52
  Heat 3
1 Ulrike Bruns GDR 4.08.36
2 Cornelia Burki SUI 4.08.39
3 Svetlana Kitova URS 4.08.64
4 Kirsty Wade GBR 4.09.06
5 Paula Ilie-Ivan ROU 4.09.28
6 Vera Michallek FRG 4.09.89
7 Regina Jacobs USA 4.12.52
8 Christine Pfitzinger NZL 4.13.59
9 Maite Zuniga ESP 4.16.21
10 Evelyn Adiru UGA 4.17.72
11 Kriscia Garcia ESA 4.34.76

Heat 1 03 SEP 1987

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1987
  Fatima Aouam MAR MAR 4:05.49 4:21.21i
  Selina Chirchir KEN KEN 4:15.59  
  Annika Ericson SWE SWE    
  Brit Lind-Petersen-McRoberts CAN CAN 4:05.73  
  Maria Lomba STP STP 4:50.4 4:50.4
  Doina Melinte ROU ROU 3:56.7 4:05.68i
  Yvonne Murray GBR GBR 4:01.20 4:01.20
  Tatyana Samolenko-Dorovskikh URS URS 4:07.08i 4:07.08i
  Linda Sheskey USA USA    
  Hildegard Ullrich-Körner GDR GDR    
  Elly van Hulst NED NED 4:11.41i  

Heat 2 03 SEP 1987

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1987
  Sandra Gasser SUI SUI 4:09.89i 4:09.89i
  Florence Giolitti FRA FRA 4:10.38  
  Mitica Junghiatu-Constantin ROU ROU 4:08.49i 4:08.49i
  Brigitte Kraus FRG FRG 4:03.64i  
  Andrea Lange-Hahmann GDR GDR 4:00.07 4:00.07
  Agnese Possamai ITA ITA    
  Diana Richburg USA USA    
  Debbie Scott-Bowker CAN CAN    
  Alphocinah Simelane SWZ SWZ    
  Georgine Tomisato ASA ASA    
  Marina Yachmenyova URS URS    

Heat 3 03 SEP 1987

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1987
  Evelyn Adiru UGA UGA 4:09.61  
  Ulrike Bruns GDR GDR 3:59.9  
  Cornelia Bürki SUI SUI 4:08.61  
  Krisia L. García ESA ESA 4:40.21  
  Paula Ivan ROU ROU    
  Regina Jacobs USA USA 4:02.6 4:03.70
  Svetlana Kitova URS URS 4:07.59i 4:07.59i
  Vera Michallek FRG FRG    
  Christine Pfitzinger NZL NZL 4:06.47 4:06.47
  Kirsty Wade GBR GBR 4:00.73 4:00.73
  Maite Zúñiga ESP ESP    

 

 

 

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