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1992 Olympic Games Barcelona - Women's 400 m hurdles

 

 

Host City: Barcelona, Spain Format: Top four in each heat advanced to the final.
Date Started: August 2, 1992 Format: Top three in each heat and next four fastest advanced to the semi-finals.
Date Finished: August 5, 1992
(Competitors: 27; Countries: 18; Finalists: 8)
Venue(s): Montjuïc Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
Overview by IAAF  1992_olympic_stadium.jpg
Gunnell, with 54.98, was the only runner to dip below 55 in the first round, and she was quickest in the semi-finals with 53.78. The other semi was won by Farmer-Patrick in 53.90 from Ponomaryova (53.98). Farmer-Patrick went to the front in the final, and led from Gunnell (25.6) by just over a metre at halfway in 25.4. Farmer-Patrick was still ahead coming into the straight, but was caught by Gunnell at the ninth hurdle. The American jumped over the hurdle, while Gunnell, the best technician in the event, ran over the barrier, and went away to win by 3m. Vickers just held off Ledovskaya’s closing charge to win the bronze medal.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
The silver medalist from 1988, Tatyana Ledovskaya, had won the 1990 European title and the 1991 World Championships. But the best runner in 1992 had been the Jamaican-born American, Sandra Farmer-Patrick. Also well considered was the 1990 Commonwealth Champion, Britain’s Sally Gunnell, who had defeated the 1988 gold medalist, Debbie Flintoff-King, to win her Commonwealth gold. Flintoff-King was injured and did not compete in Barcelona. All the favorites made it through to the final, with the semis won by Gunnell and Farmer-Patrick. Farmer-Patrick took the lead in the final at the third hurdle and led until the ninth hurdle. But shaky technique on the last two hurdles allowed Gunnell to run thru and pull ahead to the gold medal.
 

Records

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1992 Summer Olympics.

World Record 52.94 Soviet Union Marina Stepanova Tashkent (URS) September 17, 1986
Olympic Record 53.17 Australia Debbie Flintoff-King Seoul (KOR) September 28, 1988
 
Results
400 m hurdles Women Final 5 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 53.23 Sally Gunnell Great Britain GBR 29 Jul 66
2 53.69 Sandra Farmer-Patrick United States USA 18 Aug 62
3 54.31 Janeene Vickers United States USA 3 Oct 68
4 54.31 Tatyana Ledovskaya Belarus BLR 21 May 66
5 54.83 Vera Ordina Russia RUS 4 Jun 68
6 54.83 Margareta Ponomaryova Russia RUS 19 Jun 63
7 55.58 Deon Hemmings Jamaica JAM 9 Oct 68
DNF Myrtle Bothma South Africa RSA 18 Feb 64
400 m hurdles Women Semifinal 1 3 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 53.78 Sally Gunnell Great Britain GBR 29 Jul 66
2 54.37 Vera Ordina Russia RUS 4 Jun 68
3 54.67 Janeene Vickers United States USA 3 Oct 68
4 54.70 Deon Hemmings Jamaica JAM 9 Oct 68
5 55.08 Nezha Bidouane Morocco MAR 18 Sep 69
6 55.35 Heike Meißner Germany GER 29 Jan 70
7 55.85 Frida Svensson Sweden SWE 5 Jan 70
8 56.30 Donalda Duprey-Abadie Canada CAN 1 Mar 67
400 m hurdles Women Semifinal 2 3 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 53.90 Sandra Farmer-Patrick United States USA 18 Aug 62
2 53.98 Margareta Ponomaryova Russia RUS 19 Jun 63
3 54.53 Tatyana Ledovskaya Belarus BLR 21 May 66
4 54.53 Myrtle Bothma South Africa RSA 18 Feb 64
5 54.63 Gowry Hodge Great Britain GBR 21 Jun 60
6 55.04 Tonja Buford-Bailey United States USA 13 Dec 70
7 55.78 Rosey Edeh Canada CAN 16 Aug 66
8 56.34 Irmgard Trojer Italy ITA 16 Mar 64
400 m hurdles Women Heat 1 2 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 55.12 Sandra Farmer-Patrick United States USA 18 Aug 62
2 55.36 Margareta Ponomaryova Russia RUS 19 Jun 63
3 55.60 Myrtle Bothma South Africa RSA 18 Feb 64
4 55.66 Rosey Edeh Canada CAN 16 Aug 66
5 57.49 Louise Fraser Great Britain GBR 10 Oct 70
DNF Addo Ndala Congo CGO 27 Apr 73
400 m hurdles Women Heat 2 2 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 55.03 Tatyana Ledovskaya Belarus BLR 21 May 66
2 55.62 Heike Meißner Germany GER 29 Jan 70
3 55.62 Gowry Hodge Great Britain GBR 21 Jun 60
4 56.68 Monica Rydén Sweden SWE 15 Mar 66
5 57.18 Nicoleta Carutasu Romania ROU 14 Feb 64
6 58.24 Marta Moreira Portugal POR 29 Nov 66
7 58.55 Liliana Chalá Ecuador ECU 7 Jun 65
400 m hurdles Women Heat 3 2 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 55.24 Janeene Vickers United States USA 3 Oct 68
2 55.25 Vera Ordina Russia RUS 4 Jun 68
3 55.48 Deon Hemmings Jamaica JAM 9 Oct 68
4 55.95 Nezha Bidouane Morocco MAR 18 Sep 69
5 56.13 Frida Svensson Sweden SWE 5 Jan 70
6 56.37 Donalda Duprey-Abadie Canada CAN 1 Mar 67
7 60.97 Mary Estelle Kapalu Vanuatu VAN 11 Aug 66
400 m hurdles Women Heat 4 2 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 54.98 Sally Gunnell Great Britain GBR 29 Jul 66
2 55.49 Irmgard Trojer Italy ITA 16 Mar 64
3 56.35 Tonja Buford-Bailey United States USA 13 Dec 70
4 56.61 Silvia Rieger Germany GER 14 Nov 70
5 57.66 Miriam Alonso Spain ESP 6 Jun 70
6 58.32 Gail Luke Australia AUS 25 May 63
7 58.80 Rewadee Srithoa Thailand THA 11 Nov 68
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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