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100 metres Hurdles, Women

Date25 – 27 September 2000
LocationOlympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Participants38 from 26 countries

Gail Devers had known only bad luck in the Olympic high hurdles. Three-times World Champion (1993, 1995, 1999), she had all but won the gold medal in 1992 when she hit the last hurdle and stumbled to the line, falling across and lying sprawled out on the track, in fifth place. In 1996, she led the final early, but had problems with technique over the hurdles, slowed, and finished fourth. In Sydney she was again favored, after her 1999 World Championship, and with her blazing sprint speed which had brought her gold medals in the 100 in both 1992 and 1996. But in the semi-finals she pulled up at the fifth hurdle, having tweaked a hamstring. Nigeria’s Glory Alozie had been runner-up to Devers at the 1999 Worlds, but had to work thru her own personal trauma in the week leading up to Sydney. One week before the Opening Ceremony, her fiancé was killed when he was struck by a car on a Sydney street. The final came down to Alozie and Kazakhstan’s Olga Shishigina. Alozie led from the start, ahead by one metre at the fifth hurdle, but Shishigina’s superior flat speed showed thru and she ran her down by the last hurdle.

12361Olga ShishiginaKAZ12.81 (1 h3)12.66 (1 h2)12.71 (3 h2)12.65 (1)Gold
22641Glory AlozieNGR12.84 (1 h4)12.84 (2 h1)12.68 (1 h2)12.68 (2)Silver
33364Melissa MorrisonUSA12.91 (2 h3)12.76 (1 h1)12.84 (2 h1)12.76 (3)Bronze
42280Delloreen Ennis-LondonJAM12.88 (1 h1)12.80 (4 h2)12.90 (4 h1)12.80 (4)
51494Aliuska LópezCUB12.97 (3 h4)12.92 (3 h1)12.90 (4 h2)12.83 (5)
61764Nicole RamalalanirinaFRA12.90 (2 h4)12.79 (3 h2)12.77 (1 h1)12.91 (6)
71754Linda FergaFRA12.89 (2 h1)12.88 (2 h3)12.87 (3 h1)13.11 (7)
82281Brigitte FosterJAM12.75 (2 h5)12.88 (3 h3)12.70 (2 h2)13.49 (8)
5 h1 r3/42975Nataliya ShekhodanovaRUS13.15 (3 h3)12.96 (4 h1)12.92 (5 h1)
5 h2 r3/42956Svetlana LaukhovaRUS12.98 (3 h1)12.96 (4 h3)12.95 (5 h2)
6 h1 r3/41291Svetla DimitrovaBUL13.00 (4 h1)13.04 (6 h3)12.95 (6 h1)
6 h2 r3/43356Sharon Couch-JewellUSA12.92 (2 h2)12.78 (2 h2)13.00 (6 h2)
7 h1 r3/43230Olena Ovcharova-KrasovskaUKR13.15 (6 h2)13.02 (5 h3)13.02 (7 h1)
7 h2 r3/43140Tricia RobertsTHA13.16 (4 h3)12.96 (5 h2)13.15 (7 h2)
8 h2 r3/42333Yvonne KanazawaJPN13.13 (5 h2)13.11 (6 h2)13.16 (8 h2)
AC h1 r3/43342Gail DeversUSA12.62 (1 h5)12.77 (1 h3)– (DNF h1)
5 h1 r2/42032Nadine Faustin-ParkerHAI13.13 (5 h5)13.25 (5 h1)
6 h1 r2/41755Patricia Girard-LénoFRA13.11 (4 h5)13.43 (6 h1)
7 h1 r2/42283Michelle FreemanJAM12.99 (3 h2)13.52 (7 h1)
7 h2 r2/43056Sriyani KulawansaSRI13.10 (3 h5)13.19 (7 h2)
7 h3 r2/42642Angela AtedeNGR13.09 (4 h2)13.11 (7 h3)
8 h3 r2/41821Diane AllahgreenGBR13.11 (5 h4)13.22 (8 h3)
AC h1 r2/41334Katie AndersonCAN12.82 (1 h2)– (DNF h1)
AC h2 r2/42935Yuliya GraudynRUS12.98 (4 h4)– (DNF h2)
5 h1 r1/41108Debbie EdwardsAUS13.24 (5 h1)
5 h3 r1/41376Feng YunCHN13.19 (5 h3)
6 h1 r1/43224Nadiya BodrovaUKR13.25 (6 h1)
6 h3 r1/43419Vũ Bích HươngVIE13.61 (6 h3)
6 h4 r1/41338Perdita FelicienCAN13.21 (6 h4)
6 h5 r1/43245Mayia ShemichishinaUKR13.18 (6 h5)
7 h1 r1/41697Manuela BoscoFIN13.51 (7 h1)
7 h2 r1/41307Marie-Joëlle ConjungoCAF13.95 (7 h2)
7 h3 r1/42508Rosa RakotozafyMAD13.80 (7 h3)
7 h4 r1/42466Anita TrumpeLAT13.77 (7 h4)
7 h5 r1/42475Hannah CooperLBR13.51 (7 h5)
8 h2 r1/41043Verónica de PaoliARG14.61 (8 h2)
8 h3 r1/43124Siulolo LikuTGA14.58 (8 h3)
8 h4 r1/43061Naide GomesSTP14.43 (8 h4)

Round One (25 September 2000)

Top four in each heat and next four fastest advanced to the quarter-finals.

Heat One (11:30)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
18Delloreen Ennis-LondonJAM12.880.146Q
26Linda FergaFRA12.890.237Q
37Svetlana LaukhovaRUS12.980.184Q
44Svetla DimitrovaBUL13.000.208Q
53Debbie EdwardsAUS13.240.175
62Nadiya BodrovaUKR13.250.201
75Manuela BoscoFIN13.510.162

Heat Two (11:38)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
12Katie AndersonCAN12.820.149Q
23Sharon Couch-JewellUSA12.920.164Q
37Michelle FreemanJAM12.990.200Q
41Angela AtedeNGR13.090.172Q
56Yvonne KanazawaJPN13.130.192q
64Olena Ovcharova-KrasovskaUKR13.150.236q
75Marie-Joëlle ConjungoCAF13.950.179
88Verónica de PaoliARG14.61

Heat Three (11:46)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16Olga ShishiginaKAZ12.810.203Q
21Melissa MorrisonUSA12.910.205Q
33Nataliya ShekhodanovaRUS13.150.198Q
47Tricia RobertsTHA13.160.196Q
54Feng YunCHN13.190.258
65Vũ Bích HươngVIE13.610.217
72Rosa RakotozafyMAD13.800.211
88Siulolo LikuTGA14.580.196

Heat Four (11:54)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
12Glory AlozieNGR12.840.197Q
26Nicole RamalalanirinaFRA12.900.189Q
31Aliuska LópezCUB12.970.179Q
44Yuliya GraudynRUS12.980.170Q
58Diane AllahgreenGBR13.110.151q
65Perdita FelicienCAN13.210.177
73Anita TrumpeLAT13.770.178
87Naide GomesSTP14.430.195

Heat Five (12:02)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
13Gail DeversUSA12.620.179Q
26Brigitte FosterJAM12.750.196Q
37Sriyani KulawansaSRI13.100.183Q
44Patricia Girard-LénoFRA13.110.190Q
58Nadine Faustin-ParkerHAI13.130.179q
65Mayia ShemichishinaUKR13.180.164
72Hannah CooperLBR13.510.181

Quarter-Finals (25 September 2000)

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

Heat One (18:00)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
13Melissa MorrisonUSA12.760.169Q
26Glory AlozieNGR12.840.261Q
34Aliuska LópezCUB12.920.157Q
47Nataliya ShekhodanovaRUS12.960.203Q
51Nadine Faustin-ParkerHAI13.250.182
68Patricia Girard-LénoFRA13.430.181
72Michelle FreemanJAM13.520.188
DNF5Katie AndersonCAN0.141

Heat Two (18:08)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14Olga ShishiginaKAZ12.660.248Q
25Sharon Couch-JewellUSA12.780.152Q
33Nicole RamalalanirinaFRA12.790.157Q
46Delloreen Ennis-LondonJAM12.800.185Q
51Tricia RobertsTHA12.960.201q
62Yvonne KanazawaJPN13.110.184q
77Sriyani KulawansaSRI13.190.179
DNF8Yuliya GraudynRUS0.149

Heat Three (18:16)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16Gail DeversUSA12.770.181Q
23Linda FergaFRA12.880.245Q
35Brigitte FosterJAM12.880.189Q
44Svetlana LaukhovaRUS12.960.155Q
58Olena Ovcharova-KrasovskaUKR13.020.165q
67Svetla DimitrovaBUL13.040.182q
71Angela AtedeNGR13.110.197
82Diane AllahgreenGBR13.220.158

Semi-Finals (27 September 2000)

Top four in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One (18:00)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16Nicole RamalalanirinaFRA12.770.177Q
23Melissa MorrisonUSA12.840.201Q
34Linda FergaFRA12.870.229Q
42Delloreen Ennis-LondonJAM12.900.166Q
57Nataliya ShekhodanovaRUS12.920.214
61Svetla DimitrovaBUL12.950.197
78Olena Ovcharova-KrasovskaUKR13.020.160
DNF5Gail DeversUSA0.213

Heat Two (18:08)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
15Glory AlozieNGR12.680.241Q
23Brigitte FosterJAM12.700.205Q
36Olga ShishiginaKAZ12.710.205Q
42Aliuska LópezCUB12.900.185Q
51Svetlana LaukhovaRUS12.950.169
64Sharon Couch-JewellUSA13.000.177
78Tricia RobertsTHA13.150.225
87Yvonne KanazawaJPN13.160.2021

Final (27 September 2000 — 20:10)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
17Olga ShishiginaKAZ12.650.237
23Glory AlozieNGR12.680.217
36Melissa MorrisonUSA12.760.180
48Delloreen Ennis-LondonJAM12.800.156
51Aliuska LópezCUB12.830.179
64Nicole RamalalanirinaFRA12.910.194
72Linda FergaFRA13.110.294
85Brigitte FosterJAM13.490.217