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1993 World Championships in Athletics Stuttgart, Germany

1993 4th IAAF World Championships - Stuttgart - Women's 1500m

 

 

Host City: Stuttgart, Germany Format: First round (First 4 & 3 fastest to final) (Aug 20)
Dates: August 13 – August 22
Nations participating: 187
Athletes participating: 1689
    Main venue: Gottlieb Daimler Stadium
Overview by IAAF   Gottlieb Daimler Stadion 
After their exploits in the Stuttgart 3000m and 10,000m, all eyes were on China’s representatives in the last of the women’s distance races. A personal best of 4:04.36 in the heats, including a 45.25 last 300m, marked out Liu Dong as the probable winner. Liu shared the lead with defending champion Boulmerka in the final. The pace was 68.20 and 2:17.58. At precisely 800m, Liu took off 274 DOHA 2019  PAST RESULTS/WORLD CHAMPS WOMEN’S 1500m and ran clear of the pack with a 60.15 circuit. Incredibly, she managed to accelerate (57.48 last 400m, 42.77 last 300m) and had a winning margin of 30m. The silver went to a delighted O’Sullivan, who had been favoured to win the 3000m but placed only fourth. A relieved Boulmerka outran the other Chinese finalist, Lu, for the bronze. “The crowd support was great and cheered me on to my success,” said Dong. “I never had any doubts about my victory during the race.” In fact, a cynical section of the crowd could be heard booing the sight of another Chinese woman runner sprinting away to victory.

These are the official results of the Women's 1.500 metres event at the 1993 IAAF World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. There were a total number of 40 participating athletes, with three qualifying heats and the final held on Sunday 1993-08-22.

The three Chinese athletes in this race showed their inexperience at this level. Yan Wei looked at the starter while all the other athletes were looking forward at their first step. At the gun, all three were squeezed to the back having to halt their steps, with Liu Dong being left at the back of the field. Liu sped around the outside of the field in the first 125 metres to reach the front, but Olympic champion Hassiba Boulmerka had no interest in letting her take the pace, instead aggressively holding Liu to the outside. Boxed at the back of the pack for the first 400 meters, Lü Yi then ran around the far outside of the pack to join Liu's shoulder on the outside. Just before 800 meters, Yan worked her way through traffic to get behind Lü, temporarily boxing in Sonia O'Sullivan. Crossing the start line for the second time, Liu accelerated into the lead with Lü in tow. Boulmerka continued to fight, holding off Lü with the field stringing out behind them. Over the next lap, it became a four-woman breakaway as O'Sullivan was the only other able to hold onto the pace. Liu continued to increase the gap to Boulmerka, opening up 10 metres down the backstretch as Lü sprinted past Boulmerka into second. O'Sullivan followed Lü then sprinted past her on the final curve. Liu was gone, pulling away to a 15-metre win. O'Sullivan maintained her position as Lü faded. Boulmerka was unable to make any headway against O'Sullivan and had to settle for bronze.

  1500m 22 August
  Final
1 Liu Dong CHN 24 Dec 73 4.00.50
2 Sonia O'Sullivan IRL 28 Nov 69 4.03.48
3 Hassiba Boulmerka ALG 10 Jul 68 4.04.29
4 Lu Yi CHN 10 Apr 74 4.06.06
5 Angela Chalmers CAN 6 Sep 63 4.07.95
6 Theresia Kiesl AUT 26 Oct 63 4.08.04
7 Anna Brzezińska POL 9 Jan 71 4.08.11
8 Fabia Trabaldo ITA 5 Mar 72 4.08.23
9 Violeta Szekely ROU 26 Mar 65 4.08.57
10 Yan Wei CHN 4 Oct 73 4.09.05
11 Carla Sacramento POR 10 Dec 71 4.09.15
12 Mayte Zúñiga ESP 28 Dec 64 4.10.79
13 Lyudmila Rogachova RUS 30 Oct 66 4.12.14
14 Leah Pells CAN 9 Nov 64 4.13.87
15 Oksana Mernikova BLR 21 Nov 67 4.18.93
  Heats 20 August
  Heat 1
1 Sonia O'Sullivan IRL 4.05.81
2 Yi Lu CHN 4.05.97
3 Theresia Kiesl AUT 4.06.89
4 Maite Zuniga ESP 4.07.46
5 Anna Brzezinska POL 4.08.33
6 Bettina Andersen DEN 4.09.75
7 Blandine Bitzner-Ducret FRA 4.10.70
8 Alisa Harvey-Hill USA 4.11.29
9 Sonia Mcgeorge GBR 4.12.93
10 Sarah Howell CAN 4.13.40
11 Ravilya Agletdinova-Kotovich BLR 4.17.43
12 Laurence Niyonsaba RWA 4.25.70
13 Raj Kumari Pandey NEP 4.49.22
- Lyubov Kremlyova RUS DNS
  Heat 2
1 Hassiba Boulmerka ALG 4.13.13
2 Wei Yan CHN 4.13.87
3 Oksana Mernikova BLR 4.13.93
4 Angela Chalmers CAN 4.13.94
5 Elena Fidatov ROM 4.14.34
6 Malgorzata Rydz POL 4.14.75
7 Gwen Griffiths RSA 4.14.81
8 Annette Peters USA 4.15.15
9 Harumi Hiroyama JPN 4.19.67
10 Vera Chuvashova RUS 4.21.33
11 Lyudmila Derevyankina KGZ 4.28.39
- Karolina Tanona FIJ DNS
- Alia Al Matari JOR DNS
  Heat 3
1 Dong Liu CHN 4.04.36
2 Lyudmila Rogachova RUS 4.07.52
3 Fabia Trabaldo ITA 4.07.95
4 Carla Sacramento POR 4.08.32
5 Violeta Beclea-Szekely ROM 4.08.82
6 Leah Pells CAN 4.08.97
7 Sandra Gasser SUI 4.11.75
8 Andrea Sollarova SVK 4.14.47
9 Soraya Telles BRA 4.18.67
10 Gina Procaccio USA 4.29.17
11 Shirley Cespedes CRC 4.42.15
12 Martha Portobanco NCA 4.56.22
- Simone Weidner GER DNF
 

Heat 1 20 AUG 1993 11:00

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1993
1 Raj Kumari Pandey NEP NEP 4:34.47  
2 Sarah Howell CAN CAN    
3 Maite Zúñiga ESP ESP 4:00.59 4:12.27i
4 Lyubov Kremlyova RUS RUS 3:58.71 4:04.88
5 Anna Brzezinska POL POL 4:11.15i 4:11.15i
6 Laurence Niyonsaba RWA RWA    
7 Theresia Kiesl AUT AUT 4:16.02i 4:16.02i
8 Ravilya Agletdinova-Kotovich BLR BLR 3:58.40  
9 Alisa Harvey-Hill USA USA 4:08.54i 4:12.04i
10 Yi Lu CHN CHN    
11 Sonia O'Sullivan IRL IRL 3:59.60 3:59.60
12 Sonia McGeorge GBR GBR    
13 Bettina Andersen DEN DEN    
14 Blandine Bitzner-Ducret FRA FRA 4:07.17 4:07.17

Heat 2 20 AUG 1993 11:10

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1993
1 Oksana Mernikova BLR BLR    
2 Elena Fidatov ROU ROU 4:05.61 4:05.61
3 Harumi Hiroyama-Suzuki JPN JPN    
4 Alia Al Matari JOR JOR    
5 Angela Chalmers CAN CAN 4:08.64  
6 Karolina Tonono FIJ FIJ 4:46.83  
7 Wei Yan CHN CHN    
8 Gwen Griffiths-van Lingen RSA RSA 4:04.73 4:04.73
9 Lyudmila Derevyankina KGZ KGZ 4:05.89  
10 Annette Peters USA USA 4:08.87 4:08.87
11 Malgorzata Rydz POL POL 4:01.91 4:02.29
12 Vera Chuvashova RUS RUS 4:09.89 4:09.89
13 Hassiba Boulmerka ALG ALG 3:55.30 4:09.97

Heat 3 20 AUG 1993 11:20

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1993
1 Shirley Cespedes CRC CRC    
2 Andrea Sollárová SVK SVK 4:11.91 4:11.91
3 Carla Sacramento POR POR 4:04.10 4:06.33
4 Martha Portoblanco NCA NCA    
5 Simone Weidner GER GER    
6 Fabia Trabaldo ITA ITA 4:03.82 4:03.82
7 Leah Pells CAN CAN 4:14.82  
8 Violeta Beclea-Szekely ROU ROU 3:59.35 3:59.35
9 Dong Liu CHN CHN 4:05.14  
10 Gina Procaccio USA USA 4:12.17i  
11 Soraya Vieira Telles BRA BRA 4:10.07  
12 Lyudmila Rogachova RUS RUS 3:56.91 4:05.77
13 Sandra Gasser SUI SUI 4:05.48 4:07.98i
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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