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1997 World Championships in Athletics Athens, Greece

1997 6th IAAF World Championships - Athens - Women's 10,000m

 

 

Host City: Athens, Greece Format: First round (First 8 & 4 fastest to final) (Aug 2)
Dates: August 1–10, 1997
Nations participating: 198
Athletes participating: 1882
    Main venue: Olympic Stadium
Overview by IAAF    oaka7
History was made when, for the first time, a Kenyan woman won a global track title. The distinction fell to Barsosio, who at the 1993 Championships, when reportedly only 15, had become the youngest ever medallist when finishing third in controversial circumstances. This time she dethroned Ribeiro in 31:32.92, which was recognised as a world junior record since her 1993 mark of 31:15.38 was never ratified as no doping test was carried out. The first half of the race, run in 30hC heat, was slow, with Ribeiro the leader in 16:12.81, but Barsosio, who burst ahead three laps from the end with a 67.9 23rd lap, completed her second 5000m in 15:20.0 with an unstoppable final kilometre of 2:52.35. “Ribeiro has a strong kick and I didn’t want to wait for it,” she explained. Several leading lights met with disaster. The 1992 Olympic Champion Tulu was eliminated in the heats, her Ethiopian colleague Wami (the 1996 world cross country champion) was carried off with a pulled muscle, and Meyer – the Olympic runner-up to Tulu – fell and finished last.
 The women's 10,000 metres event featured at the 1997 World Championships in Athens, Greece. There were a total number of 34 participating athletes, with two qualifying heats on 2 August and the final being held on 5 August 1997.
 
  10,000m 5 August

Event report women 10,000m final

For many years Kenya’s men have won gold medals at Olympics and World Championships, but until today, no Kenyan woman had ever won a gold medal. Sally Barsosio became the first with an impressive win over a tough field. Her time, 31:32.92, is a world Junior record for the 19 year-old. In the early laps, the crowded pack moved cautiously, passing the first kilometre in 3:25.55, the slowest of the race. Japan’s Masako Chiba took turns leading with Yang Siju of China. Olympic champion Fernanda Ribeiro moved to the fore prior to the 4km mark and stayed in the lead through halfway, in 16:12.81. Barsosio, the bronze medallist from 1993, followed close behind, with Chiba and Wami in tow. At 6km (19:24.67), Chiba led the pack of 10. On the next lap, Ribeiro took the lead again. Ethiopia’s Gete Wami, the 1996 Olympic bronze medallist, tumbled to the ground, apparently after being spiked. A lap later, the rough attrition continued, with South Africa’s Elana Meyer, the 1992 Olympic silver medallist, stepping on the heels of Yang and tripping, causing several runners to hurdle her. Ribeiro continued to lead through 8,800m, then Barsosio made a decisive move, gradually increasing her pace and stretching the pack to its breaking point. With a 67.89 lap, Barsosio put 30 metres between herself and Ribeiro, with Chiba another 10 back. She covered the next circuit in 69.46 to build a 50m lead over Ribeiro; she lapped Meyer at the bell. Looking back repeatedly over the last lap, Barsosio finished with a 70.34 circuit and collapsed after crossing the line. Ribeiro and Chiba both produced fine kicks, but were too far back to make a dent. Before the last runner finished, Barsosio had recovered and begun a joyous victory lap.
  Final
1 Sally Barsosio KEN 21 Mar 78 31.32.92
2 Fernanda Ribeiro POR 23 Jun 69 31.39.15
3 Masako Chiba JPN 18 Jul 76 31.41.93
4 Berhane Adere ETH 21 Jul 73 31.48.95
5 Ren Xiujuan CHN 14 Sep 74 31.50.63
6 Tegla Loroupe KEN 9 May 73 32.00.93
7 Yang Siju CHN 19 Apr 73 32.01.61
8 Colleen de Reuck RSA 13 Apr 64 32.03.81
9 Silvia Sommaggio ITA 20 Nov 69 32.16.92
10 Chiemi Takahashi JPN 16 Feb 76 32.23.61
11 Nora Rocha MEX 18 Dec 67 32.34.58
12 Julia Vaquero ESP 18 Sep 70 32.36.91
13 Annette Peters USA 31 May 65 32.43.38
14 Chantal Dällenbach FRA 24 Oct 62 32.51.20
15 Annemari Kiekara FIN 2 Jan 77 33.00.11
16 Hiromi Masuda JPN 18 Jul 76 33.03.14
17 Elana Meyer RSA 10 Oct 66 33.05.82
Gete Wami ETH 11 Dec 74 DNF
Marleen Renders BEL 24 Dec 68 DNF
Zahia Dahmani FRA 2 Jun 72 DNF

Event report women 10,000m heats

Heat I: Marina Bastos of Portugal took the field through the early pedestrian laps, passing 1000m in 3:27.56. She later dropped out. Ren Xiujuan took over by 2K, and led for the next two kilometers. At 5K (16:56.09), Greece’s Chrisoula Iakovou led. Italy’s Silvia Sommaggio took over after 6K. With five laps to go, as the speed increased, 1992 Olympic champion Derartu Tulu started dropping off the pace. Eventually, Nora Rocha of Mexico led a tight pack across the line in 33:07.09. On the last circuit, Tulu was more than 30 metres behind, ending up the most notable of the non-qualifiers. Other non-qualifiers included Oliveira Yevtic of Yugoslavia, the European Under-23 champion. Heat II: The pace ran significantly faster in heat two, resulting in athletes in the latter race grabbing all of the four time qualifying positions for the final. Chantal Dallenbach of France took the early pace, hitting 1K in 3:09.32, nearly 20 seconds faster than the first heat. She continued to lead through 4K, when Yang Siju of China took over. At 5K (15:58.76), Masako Chiba of Japan took over. Colleen De Reuck of South Africa led until the final stages. The pack bunched for the final kick, with Ethiopia’s Berhane Adere crossing the line first in 32:05.29.
  Heats 2 August
  Heat 1
1 Nora Leticia Rocha MEX 33.07.09
2 Annemari Sandell FIN 33.07.50
3 Xiujuan Ren CHN 33.08.12
4 Silvia Sommaggio ITA 33.08.19
5 Tegla Loroupe KEN 33.08.20
6 Chiemi Takahashi JPN 33.08.26
7 Zahia Dahmani FRA 33.08.68
8 Elana Meyer RSA 33.09.70
9 Khrysostomia Iakovou GRE 33.14.86
10 Olivera Jevtic YUG 33.18.42
11 Derartu Tulu ETH 21 Mar 72 33.25.99
12 Gwyn Coogan USA 34.06.34
13 Yvonne Danson SIN 37.19.51
14 Ela Esperanza Obono GEQ 45.13.69
- Marina Bastos POR DNF
- Nyla Carroll NZL DNF
  Heat 2
1 Berhane Adere ETH 21 Jul 73 32.05.29
2 Fernanda Ribeiro POR 23 Jun 69 32.05.65
3 Sally Barsosio KEN 21 Mar 78 32.05.68
4 Gete Wami ETH 11 Dec 74 32.05.73
5 Masako Chiba JPN 18 Jul 76 32.05.76
6 Yang Siju CHN 19 Apr 73 32.06.12
7 Colleen de Reuck RSA 13 Apr 64 32.09.56
8 Hiromi Masuda JPN 18 Jul 76 32.11.63
9 Julia Vaquero ESP 18 Sep 70 32.12.25
10 Annette Peters USA 31 May 65 32.14.08
11 Chantal Dallenbach FRA 32.49.40
12 Marleen Renders BEL 33.02.37
13 Helena Sampaio POR 33.14.85
14 Adriana Fernandez MEX 33.40.09
15 Kylie Risk AUS 33.56.48
16 Maysa Matrood IRQ 35.44.93

Heat 1 02 AUG 1997 20:50 

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1997
1 Xiujuan Ren CHN CHN 31:13.21  
2 Olivera Jevtic SCG SCG 32:38.0 32:43.42
3 Chiemi Takahashi JPN JPN 32:03.81  
4 Marina Bastos POR POR 32:09.95 32:09.95
5 Annemari Sandell-Hyvärinen FIN FIN 31:40.42 32:48.57
6 Esperanza Obono Ela GEQ GEQ 45:00.96  
7 Yvonne Danson SGP SGP 36:27.39  
8 Nyla Carroll NZL NZL 31:28.12 31:28.12
9 Silvia Sommaggio ITA ITA 31:38.94 31:38.94
10 Elana Meyer RSA RSA 30:52.51  
11 Zahia Dahmani FRA FRA 32:10.21 32:10.21
12 Gwyn Coogan USA USA    
13 Nora Leticia Rocha MEX MEX 34:23.78  
14 Derartu Tulu ETH ETH 31:06.02  
15 Hrisostomía Iakóvou GRE GRE 32:34.87 32:34.87
16 Tegla Loroupe KEN KEN 31:17.66  

Heat 2 02 AUG 1997 21:35 

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1997
1 Kylie Risk AUS AUS    
2 Marleen Renders BEL BEL 31:57.87 31:57.87
3 Siju Yang CHN CHN 32:22.77  
4 Julia Vaquero ESP ESP 31:14.51 31:14.51
5 Berhane Adere ETH ETH 32:02.94  
6 Chantal Dällenbach FRA FRA 32:06.99  
7 Maysa Matrood IRQ IRQ    
8 Masako Chiba JPN JPN 31:20.46  
9 Annette Peters USA USA    
10 Adriana Fernández MEX MEX 31:53.36  
11 Helena Sampaio POR POR    
12 Colleen De Reuck RSA RSA 32:14.69  
13 Gete Wami ETH ETH 31:06.65  
14 Hiromi Masuda JPN JPN    
15 Sally Barsosio KEN KEN 31:15.38  
16 Fernanda Ribeiro POR POR 31:01.63
 

 

 

 

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