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1997 World Championships in Athletics Athens, Greece

1997 6th IAAF World Championships - Athens - Women's 100m Hurdles

 

 

Host City: Athens. Greece Format: First round (First 2 & 6 fastest to semi-finals) (Aug 9)
Dates: August 1–10. 1997 Format: Semi-finals (First 4 to final) (Aug 10)
Nations participating: 198
Athletes participating: 1882
    Main venue: Olympic Stadium
Overview by IAAF   oaka7 
After setting Commonwealth records of 12.53 and 12.52 in the preliminaries. and with a clear lead in the early stages of the final. Freeman must have believed everything was going her way. But her fate was to finish third. Sweden’s Olympic Champion Engquist (who won this title in 1991 as Lyudmila Narozhilenko of the USSR) kept her head and. despite being as much as 6/100ths behind Freeman after 40m she was ahead at the seventh hurdle and went on to finish a metre clear. The Jamaican was passed on the run-in by Dimitrova. Girard was disqualified for two false starts.
 These are the results of the Women's 100 metres hurdles event at the 1997 World Championships in Athletics in Athens. Greece.
 
  100m Hurdles 10 August -0.3

Event Report Women 100m Hurdles

The 1996 Olympic champion and 1991 world champion (as Lyudmila Narozhilenko, representing the URS), Sweden’s Ludmila Engquist won the first ever gold medal for a female athlete from her country by taking the 100m hurdles in a season’s best of 12.50, the second best performance of the year. The race had 3 false starts, 2 from the 1996 Olympic bronze medallist, France’s Patricia Girard, costing her a disqualification, and the other from the 1996 silver medallist, Slovenia’s Brigita Bukovec. In the definitive start, Jamaican Michelle Freeman got to the initial hurdle first. Engquist, who didn’t have such a good start, caught her at the fifth obstacle, and the two of them, along with the 1997 world leader, Bulgarian Svetla Dimitrova, ran a very even race. After the last obstacle Engquist was clearly ahead, with Freeman in second place, but Dimitrova had a very strong finish, and took the silver medal away. Dimitrova’s time was 12.58, her second performance of 1997, after she ran 12.36 in Bulgaria. Bukovec was fourth in a season’s best of 12.69, and Jamaican Dianne Rose was fifth with 12.87.
  Final
1 Ludmila Engquist SWE 21 Apr 64 12.50
2 Svetla Pishtikova BUL 27 Jan 70 12.58
3 Michelle Freeman JAM 5 May 69 12.61
4 Brigita Bukovec SLO 21 May 70 12.69
5 Dionne Rose-Henley JAM 7 Nov 69 12.87
6 Katie Anderson CAN 9 Jan 68 12.88
7 Svetlana Laukhova RUS 7 May 73 12.98
Patricia Girard FRA 8 Apr 68 DQ

Event Report Women 100m Hurdles Semi Finals

The 1997 world indoor champion, Jamaican Michelle Freeman ran the fastest time in the semifinals of the 100m hurdles, and for the second time in this championships set a Central American and Caribbean record, with a 12.52. Running in the first heat from lane 4, Freeman had a very good start, and took command of the race from the very first obstacle. The 1997 world leader and 1994 European champion, Bulgarian Svetla Dimitrova had a poor start, and only recovered by the 5th hurdle to grab the second place with 12.74. The 1996 Olympic silver medallist, Slovenia’s Brigita Bukovec was third in a season’s best of 12.76. Canadian Katie Anderson was fourth in a personal best of 12.80. The second heat was taken by the 1996 Olympic champion, Sweden’s Ludmila Engquist with 12.53. Engquist grabbed the lead by the fifth hurdle. France’s Patricia Girard-Leno, the 1996 Olympic games bronze medallist had a good start and finished second in 12.68. Russian Svetlana Laukhova was third in 12.88 and Jamaican Dionne Rose was fourth in 12.89, the slowest time to advance to the final that will take place later this evening.
  Semifinals 10 August
  Heat 1 -0.4
1 Michelle Freeman JAM 5 May 69 12.52
2 Svetla Pishtikova BUL 27 Jan 70 12.74
3 Brigita Bukovec SLO 21 May 70 12.76
4 Katie Anderson CAN 9 Jan 68 12.80
5 Julie Baumann SUI 17 Jun 64 12.97
6 Astia Walker JAM 4 Apr 75 13.00
7 Anjanette Kirkland USA 24 Feb 74 13.04
8 Yuliya Graudyn RUS 13 Nov 70 13.07
  Heat 2 0.2
1 Ludmila Engquist SWE 21 Apr 64 12.53
2 Patricia Girard FRA 8 Apr 68 12.68
3 Svetlana Laukhova RUS 7 May 73 12.88
4 Dionne Rose-Henley JAM 7 Nov 69 12.89
5 Angela Atede NGR 8 Feb 72 12.91
6 Heike Blaßneck GER 26 Jul 71 12.94
7 Corien Botha RSA 13.12
8 Diane Allahgreen GBR 13.25

Event Report Women 100m Hurdles

The world indoor 60m hurdles champion, Michelle Freeman was the fastest qualifier in the first round of the women’s 100m hurdles. Looking extremely smooth over the barriers, Freeman broke the Jamaican national record with 12.53 in the first heat, the third fastest time this year. The fastest hurdler in the world in 1997, Svetla Dimitrova of Bulgaria, also qualified, running a comfortable 12.68, as did the Olympic champion, Ludmila Engquist of Sweden, who ran 12.62. Two notable names who did not make it to the semi-finals tomorrow were USA’s Melissa Morrison and Dawn Bowles. Morrison, with a best of 12.61, ranked 2nd on the 1997 world list before these championships; Bowles ranked 7th at 12.74. Both ran 13.11 in their respective heats.
  Heats 9 August
  Heat 1 0.2
1 Michelle Freeman JAM 5 May 69 12.53
2 Julie Baumann SUI 17 Jun 64 12.91
3 Anjanette Kirkland USA 24 Feb 74 12.99
4 Heike Blaßneck GER 26 Jul 71 13.00
5 Corien Botha RSA 13 Jun 70 13.00
6 Aneta Sosnowska POL 13.28
7 Virginie Gollino MON 15.26
- Veronique Linster LUX DNS
  Heat 2 1.5
1 Ludmila Engquist SWE 21 Apr 64 12.62
2 Patricia Girard FRA 8 Apr 68 12.67
3 Svetlana Laukhova RUS 7 May 73 12.88
4 Sriyani Kulawansa-Fonseka SRI 1 Mar 70 13.07
5 Angie Thorp GBR 7 Dec 72 13.08
6 Carla Tuzzi ITA 13.10
7 Taiwo Aladefa-Darden NGR 13.16
  Heat 3 0.2
1 Dionne Rose-Henley JAM 7 Nov 69 12.84
2 Diane Allahgreen GBR 21 Feb 75 13.03
3 Dawn Bowles USA 13.11
4 Nadege Joseph FRA 13.23
5 Irina Korotya RUS 13.32
6 Yvonne Kanazawa JPN 13.34
7 Hristiána Tabáki GRE 13 Jan 73 13.82
  Heat 4 0.6
1 Svetla Pishtikova BUL 27 Jan 70 12.68
2 Angela Atede NGR 8 Feb 72 12.83
3 Astia Walker JAM 4 Apr 75 12.96
4 Iveta Rudova CZE 13.14
5 Nicole Ramalalanirina MAD 13.21
6 Johanna Halkoaho FIN 13.52
- Anna Leszczynska-Lazor POL DNF
  Heat 5 -1.6
1 Katie Anderson CAN 9 Jan 68 12.96
2 Brigita Bukovec SLO 21 May 70 12.97
3 Yuliya Graudyn RUS 13 Nov 70 13.07
4 Melissa Morrison USA 13.11
5 Aliuska Lopez CUB 13.19
6 Maria Jose Mardomingo ESP 13.42
7 Veronica De Paoli ARG 13.83

Heat 1 09 AUG 1997 19:10

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1997
1 Heike Blassneck GER GER 13.47  
2 Aneta Sosnowska POL POL    
3 Anjanette Kirkland USA USA 12.98 12.98
4 Virginie Gollino MON MON    
5 Corien Botha RSA RSA 13.15 13.15
6 Michelle Freeman JAM JAM 12.57 12.74
7 Julie Baumann SUI SUI 12.76 13.03
8 Véronique Linster LUX LUX 13.36  

Heat 2 09 AUG 1997 19:15

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1997
1 Sriyani Kulawansa-Fonseca SRI SRI 12.91  
2 Ludmila Engquist SWE SWE 12.26 12.62
3 Carla Tuzzi ITA ITA 12.97  
4 Angela Thorp GBR GBR 12.80 13.44
5 Patricia Girard FRA FRA 12.59 13.04
6 Taiwo Aladefa-Darden NGR NGR 13.06  
7 Svetlana Laukhova RUS RUS 13.26  

Heat 3 09 AUG 1997 19:20

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1997
1 Hristiána Tabáki GRE GRE    
2 Irina Shevchenko RUS RUS    
3 Dionne Rose-Henley JAM JAM 12.64 12.75
4 Nadège Joseph FRA FRA 13.77  
5 Diane Allahgreen GBR GBR 13.25  
6 Yvonne Kanazawa JPN JPN 13.08 13.18
7 Dawn Bowles USA USA 12.84 12.91

Heat 4 09 AUG 1997 19:25

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1997
1 Angela Atede NGR NGR 12.85 12.85
2 Iveta Rudová CZE CZE    
3 Anna Leszczynska-Lazor POL POL 13.67  
4 Astia Walker JAM JAM    
5 Svetla Pishtikova BUL BUL 12.53  
6 Johanna Halkoaho FIN FIN    
7 Nicole Ramalalanirina MAD MAD 12.90 13.02

Heat 5 09 AUG 1997 19:30

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1997
1 Aliuska López CUB CUB 12.67 13.07
2 Yuliya Graudyn RUS RUS 12.62  
3 Keturah Anderson CAN CAN 12.86 13.15
4 Verónica De Paoli ARG ARG 13.45 13.45
5 Melissa Morrison-Howard USA USA 12.63 12.63
6 María José Mardomingo ESP ESP 12.89  
7 Brigita Bukovec SLO SLO 12.59 12.78

 

 

 

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