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1995 World Championships in Athletics Gothenburg, Sweden

1995 5th IAAF World Championships - Gothenburg - Women's 400m Hurdles

 

 

Host City: Gothenburg, Sweden Format: First round (First 3 & 4 fastest to semi-finals) (Aug 8)
Dates: 5–13 August 1995 Format: Semi-finals (First 4 to final) (Aug 9)
Nations participating: 191
Athletes participating: 1804
    Main venue: Ullevi Stadium
Overview by IAAF   ESTADIO ULLEVI 
Absent, for various reasons, were Sally Gunnell, Sandra FarmerPatrick and Marie-José Pérec. It was felt that the event was of a low standard and this seemed to be confirmed by the preliminary races; a time of 56.75 was sufficient to win a place in the final. There was no indication of the tremendous race which was to unfold. The principal contenders were the Americans Tonja Buford and Kim Batten. Batten (lane 5) went out hardest and led at 200m from Hemmings. Buford (lane 3) ran an excellent final bend and was level with her team-mate at the eighth barrier. Batten had a slight edge down the finishing straight but Buford did not fade. Batten’s advantage was cut when she stuttered at the 10th hurdle. Buford – shorter of the two but with a longer stride – closed further on the run-in, but at the line it was Batten who produced the more determined dip. It won her not only the gold medal but also a world record of 52.61. For the second successive World Championship, the runner-up was also inside the previous record as Buford clocked 52.62. “I was really scared,” said Batten. “Tonja’s pretty quick on her feet. I didn’t know if I’d beat her. I felt if I could get to the eighth hurdle in the lead, I could beat Kim,” said Buford. “I couldn’t quite get her but I’m still excited to beat the world record.” The winner had undergone an emergency appendectomy the previous May and only just recovered in time to contest the US trials for Gothenburg.
 Women's 400 metres hurdles event at the 1995 World Championships in Athletics was held in Gothenburg, on 8, 9 and 11 August.
 
  400m Hurdles 11 August
  Final
1 Kim Batten USA 29 Mar 69 52.61 AR WR
2 Tonja Buford-Bailey USA 13 Dec 70 52.62  
3 Deon Hemmings JAM 9 Oct 68 53.48  
4 Heike Meißner GER 29 Jan 70 54.86  
5 Tetyana Tereshchuk-Antipova UKR 11 Oct 69 54.94  
6 Silvia Rieger GER 14 Nov 70 55.01  
7 Ionela Tîrlea ROU 9 Feb 76 55.46 AU20R
8 Natalya Alimzhanova KAZ 4 Oct 68 56.75  
  Semifinals 9 August
  Heat 1
1 Tonja Buford-Bailey USA 55,30
2 Tetyana Tereshchuk-Antipova UKR 56,09
3 Natalya Torshina KZK 56,52
4 Heike Meissner GER 56,75
5 Monika Warnicka POL 56,88
6 Olga M. Nazarova RUS 56,89
7 Trevaia Williams-Davis USA 1.04.84
- Karen Van Der Veen RSA DQ
  Heat 2
1 Kim Batten USA 54,15
2 Deon Hemmings JAM 54,33
3 Silvia Rieger GER 55,69
4 Ionela Tirlea ROM 56,21
5 Omolade Akinremi NGR 57,07
6 Gudrun Arnardottir ISL 57,29
7 Irina Lenskaya UKR 57,33
- Tatyana Ledovskaya BLR DQ
  Heats 8 August
  Heat 1
1 Tonja Buford-Bailey USA 55,15  
2 Tetyana Tereshchuk-Antipova UKR 56,16  
3 Natalya Torshina KZK 56,23
4 Monika Warnicka POL 56,88
5 Olga M. Nazarova RUS 57,64
6 Louise Fraser GBR 57,99
7 Asa Carlsson SWE 58,42
  Heat 2
1 Kim Batten USA 55,71
2 Ionela Tirlea ROM 58,47
3 Gudrun Arnardottir ISL 58,57
4 Zhanna Sokolova TJK 1.13.16
- Pei-Chin Hsu TPE DQ
- Tatyana Kurochkina BLR DQ
- Rosey Edeh CAN DNS  
  Heat 3
1 Deon Hemmings JAM 54,72  
2 Silvia Rieger GER 55,75
3 Tatyana Ledovskaya BLR 56,03
4 Omolade Akinremi NGR 56,46
5 Miriam Alonso ESP 58,36
- Nezha Bidouane MAR DQ
  Heat 4
1 Heike Meissner GER 55,95  
2 Trevaia Williams-Davis USA 55,98  
3 Karen Der Van Veen RSA 56,32  
4 Irina Lenskaya UKR 57,52
5 Debbie-Ann Parris JAM 57,83
6 Marie Womplou CIV 58,67

Heat 1 08 AUG 1995 16:45

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1995
2 Tetiana Tereschuk-Antipova UKR UKR 54.96 55.82
3 Tonja Buford-Bailey USA USA 53.63 53.63
4 Asa Carlsson SWE SWE 58.81  
5 Natalya Torshina-Alimzhanova KAZ KAZ 54.53  
6 Olga M. Nazarova RUS RUS 54.82 55.55
7 Louise Fraser GBR GBR    
8 Monika Warnicka POL POL 57.38 57.48

Heat 2 08 AUG 1995 16:51

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1995
2 Pei-Chin Hsu TPE TPE 55.75  
3 Kim Batten USA USA 53.72 53.85
4 Ionela Târlea ROU ROU 55.26 55.26
5 Zhanna Sokolova TJK TJK    
6 Tatyana Kurochkina BLR BLR 54.39 54.69
7 Rosey Edeh CAN CAN 54.53 56.48
8 Gudrún Arnardóttir ISL ISL    

Heat 3 08 AUG 1995 16:57

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1995
2 Miriam Alonso ESP ESP 57.78 57.78
3 Deon Hemmings JAM JAM 53.62 53.62
4 Tatyana Ledovskaya BLR BLR 53.11 56.17
5 Omolade Akinremi NGR NGR 56.97  
6 Silvia Rieger GER GER 54.90 55.16
7 Nezha Bidouane MAR MAR 55.08 55.85

Heat 4 08 AUG 1995 17:03

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1995
2 Debbie-Ann Parris-Thymes JAM JAM 54.29 54.29
3 Irina Lenskiy UKR UKR 56.47 56.47
4 Marie Womplou CIV CIV 56.39  
5 Karen van der Veen RSA RSA    
6 Heike Meissner GER GER 54.64 55.35
7 Trevaia Williams-Davis USA USA 55.61 55.61
 

 

 

 

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