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2001 World Championships in Athletics Edmonton, Canada

2001 8th IAAF World Championships - Edmonton - Women's 5000m

 

 

Host City: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Format: First round (First 5 & 5 fastest to final) (Aug 9)
Dates: August 3–12, 2001
Nations participating: 189
Athletes participating: 1677
    Main venue: Commonwealth Stadium
Overview by IAAF   EDMONTON STADIUM 
One of the world’s leading woman athletes prior to Edmonton had been Russia’s Yegorova who had taken the world indoor title at 3000m and followed up with super-fast victories at that distance in the Paris and Rome Golden Leagues. Just before the World Championships, it was announced that Yegorova had been suspended after failing a test in Paris for the hormone erythropoietin (EPO), a drug taken to boost endurance. The suspension was then lifted because the Paris test had been incomplete. Only a urine sample had been tested, whereas a blood test was also necessary. “Therefore, for strictly legal reasons,” explained IAAF VicePresident Arne Ljungqvist, “the IAAF had no choice but lifting the ban because the test was not consistent with the rules.” The issue cast a shadow over the Edmonton 5000m, not least because defending champion Szabo threatened to boycott the event if Yegorova competed. In the end Szabo did run, but she was not a factor in the final after having already run (and won) three rounds of the 282 DOHA 2019  PAST RESULTS/WORLD CHAMPS WOMEN’S 5000m 1500m in Edmonton.
 The controversy was evident in the heats, when a contingent from Britain held up a sign during Yegorova’s race which read “EPO Cheats Out.” The final was a slow race with former world record holder Dong leading at 3000m in 9:17.25. At 4000m (12:21.68), Dong surged and covered the 11th lap in 68.24. By the bell it was her from Zadorozhnaya, Domínguez, Worku and Yegorova. Halfway down the backstraight Yegorova pounced and left everyone behind with a 29.04 final 200m. Hers was not a joyous victory as she was booed by the crowd, and she quickly disappeared into the mixed zone. Domínguez took the silver and Worku repeated her 1999 bronze, catching Dong just 20m from the line.
 These are the official results of the Women's 5000 metres event at the 2001 IAAF World Championships in Edmonton, Canada.
 
  5000m 11 August
Women's 5,000m final
They booed her before the race and they booed her after the race. The most unpopular victor of these championships, and the only one not to do a victory lap, was Olga YEGOROVA (RUS), winner of the women's 5000m in 15:03.39 ahead of Marta DOMINGUEZ (ESP), 15:06.59, and Ayelech WORKU (ETH), third in 15:10.17.
Embroiled in a drugs controversy before the race, Yegorova received a hostile reception from the Edmonton crowd while her rival Gabriella SZABO (ROM) was the most popular starter but finished eighth in 15:19.55, clearly below her best.
The race was a gift for fast finishers like YEGOROVA and SZABO, as the field passed through one kilometre in 3:10.06 and the lead pack had only dropped one athlete. Minor breaks from Teresa RECIO (ESP), Irina MIKITENKO (GER), Yelena ZADOROZHNAYA (RUS) and DONG Yanmei (CHN) failed to produce any major speed or change in the order and the main contenders were bunched at the front of the pack.
YEGOROVA ran a smart tactical race, never doing any work at the front.
Two kilometres was reached in 6:13.53 and still no impression had been made on the pack, nor at three kilometres, passed in 9:17.25. It was not until the four kilometre mark (12:21.69) that DONG made a serious break and split the field. With two laps remaining, it was clear SZABO had no chance of a medal as she did not respond to the increase in pace. Alongside her was another potential medallist, Edith MASAI (KEN).
Five metres ahead, the lead pack of DONG, DOMINGUEZ, WORKU and the two Russians, ZADOROZHNAYA and YEGOROVA fought for the medals.
YEGOROVA had looked comnfortable throughout the race and with 250m to go made her move. DONG could not respond, neither could the other three and, entering the final straight, YEGOROVA had a 20 metre lead over DOMINGUEZ, which she maintained to the line.
WORKU finished fast enough to pass ZADOROZHNAYA, who almost stopped running and collapsed at the finish line after crossing it in sixth place.
  Final
1 Olga Yegorova RUS 28 Mar 72 15.03.39
2 Marta Domínguez ESP 3 Nov 75 15.06.59
3 Ayelech Worku ETH 12 Jun 79 15.10.17
4 Dong Yanmei CHN 16 Feb 77 15.10.73
5 Irina Mikitenko GER 23 Aug 72 15.13.93
6 Yelena Zadorozhnaya RUS 3 Dec 77 15.16.15
7 Edith Masai KEN 4 Apr 67 15.17.67
8 Gabriela Szabo ROU 14 Nov 75 15.19.55
9 Rose Cheruiyot KEN 21 Jul 76 15.23.18
10 Tatyana Tomashova RUS 1 Jul 75 15.23.83
11 Jo Pavey GBR 20 Sep 73 15.28.41
12 Benita Willis AUS 6 May 79 15.36.75
13 Merima Denboba ETH 21 Aug 74 15.41.09
14 Fatima Yvelain FRA 31 Dec 69 15.53.52
15 Teresa Recio ESP 7 Jul 63 15.57.32
Women's 5000m 1st round
DONG Yanmei (CHN)qualified fastest for the final of the women's 5000m in winning heat two in 15.09.44, a season's best. The athletes who are expected to challenge for medals in the final positioned themselves towards the front of the pack and out of trouble, thereby dictating the pace of both races.
Marta DOMINGUEZ (ESP) won the first heat in 15:15.83 ahead of Olga YEGOROVA (RUS),Tatyana TOMASHOVA (RUS),Gabriela SZABO (ROM), Edith MASAI (KEN) and Ayelech WORKU (ETH) in that order.
At the bell, there were six women fighting for the five automatic qualifying positions. DOMINGUEZ sprinted hard to the finish, though none of the remaining five gave serious chase. They were content merely to qualify.
In the second heat, Olivera JEVTIC (YUG) led for a large part of the race but eventually finished fourteenth. With 3 laps remaining Rose CHERUIYOT (KEN) took the lead and separated the contenders from the also rans.
Following CHERUIYOT were DONG, Merima DENBOBA (ETH)and Joanne PAVEY (GBR).
With two and a half laps to go, DONG, second on the world all time list, kicked and the pace saw her run unchalleneged to the line. PAVEY ran 15:10.62 in front of Yelena ZADOROZHNAYA (RUS)in 15:11.63 and CHERUIYOT in 15:12.04. The final automatic qualifier from heat two was Irina MIKITENKO (GER) with 15:12.63. DENBOBA had to rely on her time of 15:14.76 to qualify as she finished sixth.
The fastest losers, in addition to DENBOBA were Benita WILLIS (AUS), Teresa RECIO (ESP) and Fatima YVELAIN (FRA).
Results of the first heat were delayed after one unnamed team official lodged a complaint about the conduct of the race. After reviewing the videotapes officials produced the results without further discussion.
  Heats 9 August
  Heat 1
1 Marta Domínguez ESP 3 Nov 75 15.15.81 Q
2 Olga Yegorova RUS 28 Mar 72 15.15.85 Q
3 Tatyana Tomashova RUS 1 Jul 75 15.15.95 Q
4 Gabriela Szabo ROU 14 Nov 75 15.16.02 Q
5 Edith Masai KEN 4 Apr 67 15.16.13 Q
6 Ayelech Worku ETH 12 Jun 79 15.16.18 q
7 Kathy Butler GBR 22 Oct 73 15.20.78
8 Elvan Abeylegesse TUR 11 Sep 82 15.22.89
9 Marla Runyan USA 4 Jan 69 15.24.30
10 Breeda Willis IRL 2 Mar 70 15.26.97
11 Worknesh Kidane ETH 21 Nov 81 15.29.96
12 Restituta Joseph TAN 30 Jul 71 15.33.93
13 Susanne Pumper AUT 1 Sep 70 15.41.25
14 Courtney Babcock CAN 30 Jun 72 15.46.72
15 Amy Rudolph USA 18 Sep 73 15.46.77
16 Hayley Yelling-Higham GBR 3 Jan 74 15.59.39
17 Mónica Rosa POR 5 May 78 16.04.62
18 Una English IRL 14 Aug 70 16.26.15
19 Nebiat Habtemariam ERI 29 Dec 78 16.37.57
Daniela Yordanova BUL 8 Mar 76 DNF
Zhour El Kamch MAR 15 Mar 73 DNF
Nesria Azaïdj ALG 29 Sep 71 DQ
  Heat 2
1 Dong Yanmei CHN 16 Feb 77 15.09.44 Q
2 Jo Pavey GBR 20 Sep 73 15.10.62 Q
3 Yelena Zadorozhnaya RUS 3 Dec 77 15.11.63 Q
4 Rose Cheruiyot KEN 21 Jul 76 15.12.04 Q
5 Irina Mikitenko GER 23 Aug 72 15.12.63 Q
6 Merima Denboba ETH 21 Aug 74 15.14.76 q
7 Benita Willis AUS 6 May 79 15.17.93 q
8 Teresa Recio ESP 7 Jul 63 15.19.81 q
9 Fatima Yvelain FRA 31 Dec 69 15.20.16 q
10 Haruko Okamoto JPN 19 Aug 74 15.23.93
11 Elva Dryer USA 26 Sep 71 15.26.04
12 Beatriz Santiago ESP 28 Oct 68 15.26.55
13 Dulce María Rodríguez MEX 14 Aug 72 15.27.34
14 Olivera Jevtić YUG 24 Jul 77 15.29.61
15 Inga Juodeškienė LTU 21 Oct 71 15.48.13
16 Gunhild Haugen NOR 1 Jun 72 15.54.56
17 Maria McCambridge IRL 10 Jul 75 16.04.49
18 Chan-Ropper Man Yee HKG 28 Oct 75 16.16.06
19 Catherine Chikwakwa MAW 24 Jul 85 16.36.85
Hrisostomía Iakóvou GRE 9 Apr 71 DNS
Wesam Abubkheet PLE 1 Nov 86 DNF

Heat 1 09 AUG 2001 21:55

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2001
1 204 Nebiat Habtemariam ERI ERI 15:50.18 15:50.18
2 5 Nasria Azaïdj ALG ALG 15:44.86 15:44.86
3 845 Amy Rudolph USA USA 14:56.04 15:10.83
4 713 Olga Yegorova RUS RUS 14:42.91  
5 236 Werknesh Kidane ETH ETH 14:47.40  
6 651 Gabriela Szabo ROU ROU 14:31.48 14:46.92
7 538 Zhor El Kamch MAR MAR 15:12.23 15:28.17
8 406 Breeda Dennehy-Willis IRL IRL 15:12.83 15:15.49
9 501 Edith Masai KEN KEN 14:45.86 14:45.86
10 408 Una English IRL IRL 15:19.12 15:19.12
11 785 Elvan Abeylegesse TUR TUR 15:21.12 15:21.12
12 316 Hayley Yelling GBR GBR 15:19.12 15:19.12
13 97 Courtney Babcock CAN CAN 15:29.60 15:29.60
14 91 Daniela Yordanova BUL BUL 14:56.95  
15 711 Tatyana Tomashova RUS RUS 14:53.00  
16 846 Marla Runyan USA USA 15:05.48 15:05.48
17 772 Restituta Joseph TAN TAN 15:05.33 15:05.33
18 242 Ayelech Worku ETH ETH 14:41.23 14:54.00
19 289 Kathy Butler GBR GBR 15:10.69 15:14.62
20 37 Susanne Pumper AUT AUT 15:10.54 15:10.54
21 625 Mónica Rosa POR POR 15:21.01 15:21.01
22 211 Marta Domínguez ESP ESP 14:58.12 14:58.12

Heat 2 09 AUG 2001 22:22

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2001
1 410 Maria McCambridge IRL IRL 15:18.78 15:18.80
2 588 Gunhild Halle-Haugen NOR NOR 15:09.00 15:17.43
3 32 Benita Willis AUS AUS 15:04.18 15:04.18
4 477 Haruko Okamoto JPN JPN 15:32.33 15:32.33
5 234 Merima Denboba ETH ETH 15:06.08 15:06.08
6 600 Wesam Abubkheet PLE PLE 17:12.54 17:12.54
7 282 Fatima Yvelain FRA FRA 14:58.18 15:06.35
8 388 Man Yee Chan-Ropper HKG HKG 15:49.67 15:55.35
9 498 Rose Cheruiyot KEN KEN 14:46.41 14:48.97
10 543 Catherine Chikwakwa MAW MAW 16:39.82  
11 365 Hrisostomía Iakóvou GRE GRE 15:20.46 15:20.46
12 310 Joanne Pavey GBR GBR 14:58.27 15:15.98
13 346 Irina Mikitenko GER GER 14:42.03 14:53.00
14 219 Teresa Recio ESP ESP 15:12.06 15:12.76
15 876 Olivera Jevtic SCG SCG 15:11.25 15:26.84
16 553 Dulce María Rodríguez MEX MEX 15:22.26 15:22.26
17 525 Inga Juodeškiené LTU LTU 15:28.66 15:57.93
18 716 Yelena Zadorozhnaya RUS RUS 14:40.47 14:40.47
19 222 Beatriz Santiago ESP ESP 15:11.01 15:11.01
20 131 Yanmei Dong CHN CHN 14:29.82 15:32.71
21 818 Elva Dryer USA USA 15:03.56 15:03.56
 

 

 

 

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