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1992 Olympic Games Barcelona - Women's 800 m

 

 

Host City: Barcelona, Spain Format: Top four in each advanced to the final.
Date Started: July 31, 1992 Format: Top two in each heat and next six fastest advanced to the semi-finals.
Date Finished: August 3, 1992
(Competitors: 36; Countries: 26; Finalists: 8)
Venue(s): Montjuïc Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
Overview by IAAF  1992_olympic_stadium.jpg
Fastest in the heats was Yevseyeva with 1:58.58 ahead of favourite Quirot (1:59.06). The Ukrainian ran 1:58.20 in the semis, but beaten this time by Nurutdinova (1:58.04) and Mutola (1:58.16). Gurina won the slower semi-final in 2:00.64, which was notable for the demise of Sigrun Grau (Wodars), who missed the chance of defending her title by 0.02. Nurutdinova, the World Champion, led the final as the athletes broke for the inside on the back straight with Mutola on her shoulder. The Russian led through halfway at world record pace, with only Yevseyeva out of touch, and the position remained unchanged at 600m. Mutola began to tire, and Nurutdinova led into the home straight from Quirot, with van Langen coming up on the inside. As Nurutdinova moved out slightly, so van Langen made her move, passing the Russian with just under 50m to go, and finished 3m clear after running the last 200m in 29.2. She gained 10m on the field, except for Yevseyeva who moved up four places in the last 150m.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
The defending German gold and silver medalists, Sigrun Wodars and Christine Wachtel, went out in round one. The fastest semi-final was won by Liliya Nurutdinova of Russia/Unified Team, who had been World Champion in 1991. Going into the Olympics, the year leader was Dutchwoman Ellen van Langen, who had run 1:56.66. Nurutdinova led the final for 600 metres but had not dropped her rivals. Entering the stretch she had a slight lead but van Langen moved thru on the inside, winning in a new national record of 1:55.44. Ana Fidelia Quirot, favored in 1988 before Cuba boycotted, was not the same runner in 1992, but moved up for the bronze.
 

Records

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

World Record 1:53.28 Czechoslovakia Jarmila Kratochvílová Munich (FRG) July 26, 1983
Olympic Record 1:53.43 Soviet Union Nadezhda Olizarenko Moscow (URS) July 27, 1980
 
Results
800 m Women Final 3 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 1.55.54 Ellen van Langen Netherlands NED 9 Feb 66 NR
2 1.55.99 Liliya Nurutdinova Russia RUS 15 Dec 63
3 1.56.60 Ana Fidelia Quirot Cuba CUB 23 Mar 63
4 1.57.20 Inna Yevseyeva Ukraine UKR 14 Aug 64
5 1.57.49 Maria Mutola Mozambique MOZ 27 Oct 72 AR
6 1.57.95 Ella Kovacs Romania ROU 11 Dec 64
7 1.58.06 Joetta Clark-Diggs United States USA 1 Aug 62
8 1.58.13 Lyubov Gurina Russia RUS 6 Aug 57
800 m Women Semifinal 1 1 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 1.58.04 Liliya Nurutdinova Russia RUS 15 Dec 63
2 1.58.16 Maria Mutola Mozambique MOZ 27 Oct 72
3 1.58.20 Inna Yevseyeva Ukraine UKR 14 Aug 64
4 1.58.22 Joetta Clark-Diggs United States USA 1 Aug 62
5 1.58.28 Letitia Vriesde Suriname SUR 5 Oct 64
6 1.58.55 Charmaine Crooks Canada CAN 8 Aug 62
7 2.02.17 Lorraine Baker Great Britain GBR 9 Apr 64
8 2.02.64 Sabine Zwiener Germany GER 5 Dec 67
800 m Women Semifinal 2 1 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 2.00.64 Lyubov Gurina Russia RUS 6 Aug 57
2 2.00.68 Ellen van Langen Netherlands NED 9 Feb 66
3 2.00.86 Ana Fidelia Quirot Cuba CUB 23 Mar 63
4 2.00.89 Ella Kovacs Romania ROU 11 Dec 64
5 2.00.91 Sigrun Wodars Germany GER 7 Nov 65
6 2.02.85 Carla Sacramento Portugal POR 10 Dec 71
7 2.04.32 Diane Modahl Great Britain GBR 17 Jun 66
8 2.06.53 Julie Jenkins United States USA 12 Aug 64
800 m Women Heat 1 31 July
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 2.00.31 Sigrun Wodars Germany GER 7 Nov 65
2 2.00.37 Liliya Nurutdinova Russia RUS 15 Dec 63
3 2.00.39 Diane Modahl Great Britain GBR 17 Jun 66
4 2.01.90 Shiny Wilson India IND 8 May 65
5 2.02.26 Stella Jongmans Netherlands NED 17 May 71
6 2.15.70 Brigitte Nganaye Central African Republic CAF 28 Oct 73
DQ Rosalie Gangue Chad CHA 31 May 75
800 m Women Heat 2 31 July
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 1.59.62 Joetta Clark-Diggs United States USA 1 Aug 62
2 1.59.86 Ellen van Langen Netherlands NED 9 Feb 66
3 2.00.57 Carla Sacramento Portugal POR 10 Dec 71
4 2.01.39 Christine Wachtel Germany GER 6 Jan 65
5 2.02.72 Paula Fryer Great Britain GBR 14 Jul 69
6 2.09.94 Sukanya Sangngueng Thailand THA 10 Sep 66
7 2.28.61 Andrea Rose Garae Vanuatu VAN 28 Jun 73
800 m Women Heat 3 31 July
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 1.59.88 Ella Kovacs Romania ROU 11 Dec 64
2 1.59.93 Letitia Vriesde Suriname SUR 5 Oct 64
3 1.59.96 Julie Jenkins United States USA 12 Aug 64
4 2.00.87 Sabine Zwiener Germany GER 5 Dec 67
5 2.01.44 Fabia Trabaldo Italy ITA 5 Mar 72
6 2.03.85 Dhammika Menike Sri Lanka SRI 3 Feb 70 NR
7 2.20.84 Prisca Singano Malawi MAW 76
800 m Women Heat 4 31 July
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 1.58.58 Inna Yevseyeva Ukraine UKR 14 Aug 64
2 1.59.06 Ana Fidelia Quirot Cuba CUB 23 Mar 63
3 1.59.52 Charmaine Crooks Canada CAN 8 Aug 62
4 2.00.50 Lorraine Baker Great Britain GBR 9 Apr 64
5 2.02.65 Liliana Salagean Romania ROU 24 Mar 71
6 2.11.60 Zewde Hailemariam Ethiopia ETH 71
DQ Carol Walsh Malta MLT 24 Oct 62
800 m Women Heat 5 31 July
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 2.00.27 Lyubov Gurina Russia RUS 6 Aug 57
2 2.00.83 Maria Mutola Mozambique MOZ 27 Oct 72
3 2.01.33 Meredith Valmon United States USA 15 Oct 68
4 2.01.54 Viviane Dorsile France FRA 1 Jun 67
5 2.02.67 Amaya Andres Spain ESP 26 Jun 66
6 2.03.01 Gladys Wamuyu Kenya KEN 23 Dec 72
7 2.03.55 Edith Nakiyingi Uganda UGA 15 Oct 68
8 2.29.77 Angelina Pitso Lesotho LES 25 May 75
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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