2015 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 400 metres hurdles
|Women's 400 metres hurdles |
at the 2015 World Championships
|Venue||Beijing National Stadium|
|Dates||23 August (heats)|
24 August (semifinals)
26 August (final)
|Competitors||37 from 27 nations|
Through these championships Cassandra Tate had been the #1 qualifier in the heats and #2 in the semi-finals, earning her a center lane position next to #1 qualifier, the defending champion Hejnová. The world leader coming into the event was World Junior Champion Shamier Little. While Little had been almost mechanical in winning the NCAA Championships, the US Championships and the Pan American Games over a long season, in this championship she struggled through the rounds, the slowest qualifier in both. Her slow time in the semi relegated her to the inside lane, lane 2 on Beijing's 9 lane track. In the finals, those were the players, with Hejnová in a clear lead by the final turn, with Little and Tate chasing. Hejnová just continued to build her lead unchallenged to the finish, as Little struggled over hurdle 8, stretching to 9 and again awkward at 10. Still Little's strength was able to beat Tate to the line for silver. Sara Petersen made a late rush at Tate coming into the 10th hurdle, but Tate carried her momentum better into the finish to claim bronze.
Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:
|World record||Yuliya Pechonkina (RUS)||52.34||Tula, Russia||8 August 2003|
|Championship record||Melaine Walker (JAM)||52.42||Berlin, Germany||20 August 2009|
|World leading||Shamier Little (USA)||53.74||Eugene, United States||13 June 2015|
|African record||Nezha Bidouane (MAR)||52.90||Seville, Spain||25 August 1999|
|Asian record||Qing Han (CHN)||53.96||Beijing, China||9 September 1993|
|NACAC record||Melaine Walker (JAM)||52.42||Berlin, Germany||20 August 2009|
|South American record||Lucimar Teodoro (BRA)||55.84||Belém, Brazil||24 May 2009|
|European record||Yuliya Pechonkina (RUS)||52.34||Tula, Russia||8 August 2003|
|Oceanian record||Debbie Flintoff-King (AUS)||53.17||Seoul, South Korea||27 September 1988|
|The following records were established during the competition:|
|World leading||Zuzana Hejnová (CZE)||53.50||Beijing, China||26 August 2015|
|23 August 2015||10:25||Heats|
|24 August 2015||19:10||Semifinals|
|26 August 2015||20:10||Final|
All times are local times (UTC+8)
Qualification: Best 4 (Q) and next 4 fastest (q) qualify for the next round.
Qualification: Best 2 (Q) and next 2 fastest (q) qualify for the next round.
The final was started at 20:10.
|5||Zuzana Hejnová||Czech Republic (CZE)||53.50||WL|
|2||Shamier Little||United States (USA)||53.94|
|6||Cassandra Tate||United States (USA)||54.02|
|4||4||Sara Petersen||Denmark (DEN)||54.20|
|5||9||Janieve Russell||Jamaica (JAM)||54.65||PB|
|6||3||Eilidh Child||Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)||54.78|
|7||8||Wenda Nel||South Africa (RSA)||54.94|
|8||7||Kaliese Spencer||Jamaica (JAM)||55.47|
- "Beijing 2015: Timetable". Beijing 2015. 11 August 2015. Archived from the original on 1 December 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
- Defending champions Vesely and Hejnova lead Czech team for IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015. IAAF (2015-08-05). Retrieved on 2015-08-16.
- Start list
- "REPORT: WOMEN'S 400M HURDLES FINAL – IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BEIJING 2015". iaaf.org. 26 August 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
- "Hejnova retains her 400m hurdles crown while Kenyan dominance continues". RTE Sport. 26 August 2015. Retrieved 27 August 2015.
- "Records & Lists – 400 metres hurdles". IAAF. Retrieved 14 August 2015.
- IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 – Standards (PDF), IAAF, 2014, retrieved 17 August 2015
- Heats results
- http://sportsnewsarena.com/two-kenyan-sprinters-fail-doping-test-in-beijing-[permanent dead link]
- Semifinals results
- Final results