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Sprint, Women

Date28 – 31 July 1992
StatusOlympic
LocationVelódromo de Horta, Barcelona
Participants12 from 12 countries
Format1,000 metres.

The defending gold medalist was Erika Salumäe, now representing her native Estonia. She had also won the 1989 World Championship, but the 1990 title went to Seoul bronze medalist Connie Paraskevin-Young, while Ingrid Haringa (NED) won the 1991 title. Haring led the qualifying in Barcelona with Paraskevin-Young and Salumäe barely getting thru as they placed sixth and seventh, respectively. The qualifying was rather senseless, serving to eliminate only two of the 12 starters. Paraskevin-Young could not get past the first round repêchage, losing to German Annett Neumann, having been disqualified in the first round for interference. Haringa and Salumäe did reach the quarters, with Haringa easily advancing to the semi-finals. Salumäe had more difficulty, needing three races in the quarters to defeat ersatz Soviet Galina Yenyukhina. But in the semis, Haringa was upset by Neumann, while Salumäe defeated France’s Félicia Ballanger. Neumann won the first race of the final, but Salumäe came back to win two straight and defend her gold medal. It was the first gold medal for Estonia since 1936, when they had last competed as an independent nation. The victory ceremony and Estonian celebration was dampened somewhat when the Estonian flag was hung upside-down. Salumäe was undisturbed, saying the officials would get it right the next time.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1Erika SalumäeESTGold
2Annett NeumannGERSilver
3Ingrid HaringaNEDBronze
4Félicia BallangerFRA
5Galina YenyukhinaEUN
6Tanya DubnicoffCAN
7Mika KurokiJPN
2 h1 r3/5Wang YanCHN
2 h2 r2/5Daniela LarrealVEN
2 h3 r2/5Connie Paraskevin-YoungUSA
2 h4 r2/5Rita RazmaitėLTU
12 r1/6Olga SacasaNCA

Qualifying Round (28 July 1992 — 10:50)

Seeding round for matches.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Ingrid HaringaNED11.419OR
2Félicia BallangerFRA11.508OR
3Annett NeumannGER11.689
4Galina YenyukhinaEUN11.699
5Tanya DubnicoffCAN11.773
6Erika SalumäeEST11.857
7Connie Paraskevin-YoungUSA11.946
8Rita RazmaitėLTU12.058
9Wang YanCHN12.154
10Mika KurokiJPN12.513
11Daniela LarrealVEN12.608
12Olga SacasaNCA14.061

Round One (28 July 1992 — 19:35)

Winner of each heat advanced to the quarter-finals.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Ingrid HaringaNED12.179Q
2Wang YanCHN
3Rita RazmaitėLTU

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Félicia BallangerFRA12.615Q
2Mika KurokiJPN
ACConnie Paraskevin-YoungUSADQ

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Erika SalumäeEST12.377Q
2Annett NeumannGER
3Daniela LarrealVEN

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Tanya DubnicoffCAN12.416Q
2Galina YenyukhinaEUN

Round One Repêchage (28 July 1992 — 21:35)

Winner of each heat advanced to the quarter-finals.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Wang YanCHNwalkoverQ

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Mika KurokiJPN12.453Q
2Daniela LarrealVEN

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Annett NeumannGER12.238Q
2Connie Paraskevin-YoungUSA

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Galina YenyukhinaEUN13.069Q
2Rita RazmaitėLTU

Quarter-Finals (29 July 1992 — 18:40-19:10-20:15)

Best two of three races. Winner of each heat advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Ingrid HaringaNED2Q
2Mika KurokiJPN0

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Félicia BallangerFRA2Q
2Wang YanCHN0

Heat Three

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Erika SalumäeEST2Q
2Galina YenyukhinaEUN1

Heat Four

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Annett NeumannGER2Q
2Tanya DubnicoffCAN0

Semi-Finals (30 July 1992 — 21:20-21:40-22:45)

Heat One

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Annett NeumannGER2Q
2Ingrid HaringaNED1

Heat Two

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Erika SalumäeEST2Q
2Félicia BallangerFRA0

Final Round (31 July 1992 — 18:50-19:10-19:25)

Best two of three races.

Match 1/2 (18:50)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Erika SalumäeEST2
2Annett NeumannGER1

Match 3/4 (19:10)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCRaces Won
1Ingrid HaringaNED2
2Félicia BallangerFRA0

Match 5-7 (19:25)

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTime
1Galina YenyukhinaEUN12.575
2Tanya DubnicoffCAN
3Mika KurokiJPN