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100 metres Hurdles, Women

Date17 – 19 August 2008
LocationBeijing Guojia Tiyuchang, Beijing Aolinpike Gongyuan, Beijing
Participants40 from 31 countries

The last two World Championships had been won by Michelle Perry (USA), but she had struggled all year with an injured hamstring and did not get past the semi-finals at the US Trials. In her absence the favorite was another American, Lolo Jones, who had had the best year in 2008. Jones won the first semi in 12.43, the fastest time of the year, confirming her favorite’s status. In the second semi, Sweden’s Susanna Kallur, who was expected to challenge for a medal, hit the first hurdle hard, fell to the track, and was out. The final started as expected with Jones ahead early and late. By the eighth hurdle she was two metres clear of the field and the gold medal seemed assured. But then she rammed the ninth hurdle and stumbled, almost falling; she stayed upright and was able to finish but had lost all momentum and finished seventh. Off the last hurdle, American Dawn Harper and Australian Sally McLellan were about equal, but Harper had much more speed on the run-in and won by 1/10th of a second. Canadian Priscilla Lopes-Schleip closed quickly and only the photo finish could separate her from McLellan, who got the silver medal, with Lopes-Schleip earning bronze.

13176Dawn HarperUSA12.73 (2 h5)12.66 (2 h2)12.54 (1)Gold
21074Sally McLellanAUS12.83 (2 h3)12.70 (4 h1)12.64 (2)Silver
31304Priscilla Lopes-SchliepCAN12.75 (2 h2)12.68 (3 h1)12.64 (3)Bronze
43147Damu CherryUSA12.92 (3 h2)12.62 (1 h2)12.65 (4)
52154Delloreen Ennis-LondonJAM12.82 (1 h3)12.67 (2 h1)12.65 (5)
62155Brigitte Foster-HyltonJAM12.69 (1 h5)12.76 (3 h2)12.66 (6)
73188Lolo JonesUSA12.71 (1 h4)12.43 (1 h1)12.72 (7)
81792Sarah ClaxtonGBR12.97 (3 h3)12.84 (4 h2)12.94 (8)
5 h1 r2/32591Aurelia Trywiańska-KollaschPOL12.98 (3 h1)12.96 (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/32161Vonette DixonJAM12.69 (1 h2)12.86 (5 h2)
6 h1 r2/31920Carolin NytraGER12.95 (4 h2)12.99 (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/31758Reïna-Flor OkoriFRA12.98 (3 h4)13.05 (6 h2)
7 h1 r2/33032Nevin YanıtTUR12.94 (2 h1)13.28 (7 h1)
AC h2 r2/32951Susanna KallurSWE12.68 (1 h1)– (DNF h2)
AC h2 r2/31464Anay TejedaCUB12.84 (2 h4)– (DNF h2)
3 h5 r1/32235Anastasiya PilipenkoKAZ12.99 (3 h5)
4 h1 r1/32119Micol CattaneoITA13.13 (4 h1)
4 h3 r1/32754Yuliya KondakovaRUS13.07 (4 h3)
4 h4 r1/32534Christina VukicevicNOR13.05 (4 h4)
4 h5 r1/33005Aleesha BarberTTO13.01 (4 h5)
5 h1 r1/31536Lucie Škrobáková-MartincováCZE13.18 (5 h1)
5 h2 r1/32752Aleksandra AntonovaRUS13.18 (5 h2)
5 h3 r1/31316Angela WhyteCAN13.11 (5 h3)
5 h4 r1/32753Tatyana DektyarevaRUS13.05 (5 h4)
5 h5 r1/33116Yevheniya SnihurUKR13.06 (5 h5)
6 h1 r1/31164Katsiaryna PaplauskayaBLR13.39 (6 h1)
6 h2 r1/32049Derval O'RourkeIRL13.22 (6 h2)
6 h3 r1/31498Yenima ArencibiaCUB13.43 (6 h3)
6 h4 r1/32230Nataliya IvoninskayaKAZ13.20 (6 h4)
6 h5 r1/31987Nadine Faustin-ParkerHAI13.25 (6 h5)
7 h1 r1/32932Miriam BobkováSVK13.65 (7 h1)
7 h2 r1/31213Maíla MachadoBRA13.45 (7 h2)
7 h3 r1/31930Flora RentoumiGRE13.56 (7 h3)
7 h4 r1/32518Toyin AugustusNGR13.34 (7 h4)
7 h5 r1/32016Dedeh ErawatiINA13.49 (7 h5)
8 h2 r1/32966Fadwa Al-BouzaSYR14.24 (8 h2)
8 h3 r1/32014Edit VáriHUN13.59 (8 h3)
8 h4 r1/31990Jeimmy BernárdezHON14.29 (8 h4)
AC h5 r1/31977Fatmata FofanahGUI– (DNF h5)
DQ1593Josephine OnyiaESP[12.68] (DQ h1)[12.86] (DQ h1)1

Round One (17 August 2008)

Top two in each heat and next six fastest advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One (19:00)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
19Susanna KallurSWE12.680.194Q
28Nevin YanıtTUR12.940.186q
32Aurelia Trywiańska-KollaschPOL12.980.181q
43Micol CattaneoITA13.130.179
56Lucie Škrobáková-MartincováCZE13.180.186
65Katsiaryna PaplauskayaBLR13.390.173
77Miriam BobkováSVK13.650.2302
DQ4Josephine OnyiaESP[12.68][0.166]Q3

Heat Two (19:07)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
13Vonette DixonJAM12.690.186Q
24Priscilla Lopes-SchliepCAN12.750.130Q
35Damu CherryUSA12.920.230q
49Carolin NytraGER12.950.189q
57Aleksandra AntonovaRUS13.180.158
68Derval O'RourkeIRL13.220.1524
76Maíla MachadoBRA13.450.178
82Fadwa Al-BouzaSYR14.240.262

Heat Three (19:14)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
18Delloreen Ennis-LondonJAM12.820.142Q
22Sally McLellanAUS12.830.136Q
34Sarah ClaxtonGBR12.970.166q
47Yuliya KondakovaRUS13.070.193
55Angela WhyteCAN13.110.1535
63Yenima ArencibiaCUB13.430.186
76Flora RentoumiGRE13.560.172
89Edit VáriHUN13.590.175

Heat Four (19:21)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
17Lolo JonesUSA12.710.160Q
25Anay TejedaCUB12.840.158Q
32Reïna-Flor OkoriFRA12.980.175q
43Christina VukicevicNOR13.050.155
58Tatyana DektyarevaRUS13.050.209
64Nataliya IvoninskayaKAZ13.200.166
79Toyin AugustusNGR13.340.170
86Jeimmy BernárdezHON14.290.207

Heat Five (19:28)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
19Brigitte Foster-HyltonJAM12.690.177Q
24Dawn HarperUSA12.730.199Q
38Anastasiya PilipenkoKAZ12.990.171
46Aleesha BarberTTO13.010.175
52Yevheniya SnihurUKR13.060.150
67Nadine Faustin-ParkerHAI13.250.160
73Dedeh ErawatiINA13.490.176
DNF5Fatmata FofanahGUI0.160

Semi-Finals (18 August 2008)

Top four in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One (19:40)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
17Lolo JonesUSA12.430.172Q
25Delloreen Ennis-LondonJAM12.670.145Q
36Priscilla Lopes-SchliepCAN12.680.159Q
49Sally McLellanAUS12.700.140Q
53Aurelia Trywiańska-KollaschPOL12.960.118
62Carolin NytraGER12.990.144
78Nevin YanıtTUR13.280.201
DQ4Josephine OnyiaESP[12.86][0.203]6

Heat Two (19:48)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
18Damu CherryUSA12.620.189Q
27Dawn HarperUSA12.660.191Q
34Brigitte Foster-HyltonJAM12.760.162Q
43Sarah ClaxtonGBR12.840.145Q
55Vonette DixonJAM12.860.237
62Reïna-Flor OkoriFRA13.050.153
DNF6Susanna KallurSWE0.198
DNF9Anay TejedaCUB0.156

Final (19 August 2008 — 22:30)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16Dawn HarperUSA12.540.193
23Sally McLellanAUS12.640.138
38Priscilla Lopes-SchliepCAN12.640.174
47Damu CherryUSA12.650.239
55Delloreen Ennis-LondonJAM12.650.151
69Brigitte Foster-HyltonJAM12.660.167
74Lolo JonesUSA12.720.185
82Sarah ClaxtonGBR12.940.163