| Event type

400 metres, Women

Date13 – 15 August 2016
LocationEstádio Olímpico João Havelange, Engenho de Dentro, Rio de Janeiro
Participants57 from 36 countries

American Allyson Felix, the 2015 World Champion, had started the year aiming at a 200-400 double, but an ankle injury in May set back her training and she failed to make the US team in the 200. She qualified in the 400, however, and came to Rio as the favorite, especially so after South African Caster Semenya decided to run only the 800 and not attempt a 400-800 double. Felix’s biggest challenger was expected to be Bahamian Shaunae Miller, who had narrowly missed catching Felix at the tape at the 2015 Worlds.

The final proved to be a match race between Felix and Miller. The early lead in the final was taken by American Natasha Hastings but Miller caught her by the 200 mark. Hastings held on to about 300 metres as Felix bore down on Miller, but she still trailed by ½-a-second at the top of the stretch. Gradually she started to reel in the Jamaican, and with 10 metres to go, it was even. At the line Miller, leaned hard and may have stumbled slightly, falling across the line, landing head first on the track, only to roll over onto her back and see that the scoreboard showed her as the gold medallist with Felix 0.07 seconds back. Hastings could not hang on for third, finishing fourth, as Miller’s teammate Shericka Jackson took bronze.

1361Shaunae MillerBAH51.16 (1 h5)49.91 (2 h3)49.44 (1)Gold
21339Allyson FelixUSA51.24 (1 h2)49.67 (1 h3)49.51 (2)Silver
3890Shericka JacksonJAM51.73 (1 h7)49.83 (1 h2)49.85 (3)Bronze
41347Natasha HastingsUSA51.31 (1 h4)49.90 (2 h2)50.34 (4)
51341Phyllis FrancisUSA50.58 (1 h3)50.31 (1 h1)50.41 (5)
6895Stephenie McPhersonJAM51.36 (1 h1)50.69 (2 h1)50.97 (6)
7863Libania GrenotITA51.17 (2 h6)50.60 (3 h3)51.25 (7)
3 h1 r2/3443Kemi AdekoyaBRN50.72 (2 h3)50.88 (3 h1)
3 h2 r2/3453Salwa Eid NaserBRN51.06 (1 h6)50.88 (3 h2)
4 h1 r2/3714Christine OhuruoguGBR51.40 (2 h4)51.22 (4 h1)
4 h2 r2/3678Floria GueïFRA51.29 (3 h6)51.08 (4 h2)
4 h3 r2/3884Christine DayJAM51.54 (1 h8)51.53 (4 h3)
5 h1 r2/3780Ruth SpelmeyerGER51.43 (3 h5)51.61 (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/3484Carline MuirCAN51.57 (2 h8)51.11 (5 h2)
5 h3 r2/31116Justyna ŚwiętyPOL51.82 (3 h7)51.62 (5 h3)
6 h1 r2/31053Margaret BamgboseNGR51.43 (3 h3)51.92 (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/3699Emily DiamondGBR51.76 (4 h5)51.49 (6 h2)
6 h3 r2/3337Annie RubieAUS51.92 (3 h1)51.96 (6 h3)
7 h1 r2/31121Patrycja WyciszkiewiczPOL52.02 (4 h3)52.51 (7 h1)
7 h2 r2/31100Małgorzata HołubPOL51.8 (3 h8)51.93 (7 h2)
7 h3 r2/31404Kabange MupopoZAM51.76 (2 h7)52.04 (7 h3)
8 h2 r2/3332Morgan MitchellAUS51.30 (2 h5)52.68 (8 h2)
8 h3 r2/31056Patience Okon GeorgeNGR51.83 (2 h1)52.52 (8 h3)
2 h2 r1/31192Tamara SalaškiSRB52.70 (2 h2)
3 h2 r1/31171Tsholofelo ThipeRSA52.80 (3 h2)
3 h4 r1/3860Maria Benedicta ChigboluITA52.06 (3 h4)
4 h1 r1/31017Djénébou DantéMLI52.85 (4 h1)
4 h2 r1/31219Iveta PutalováSVK52.82 (4 h2)
4 h4 r1/3410Lydia JeleBOT52.24 (4 h4)
4 h6 r1/31125Cátia AzevedoPOR52.38 (4 h6)
4 h7 r1/3409Christine BotlogetsweBOT52.37 (4 h7)
4 h8 r1/3415Geisa CoutinhoBRA52.05 (4 h8)
5 h1 r1/3973Gunta Latiševa-ČudareLAT53.08 (5 h1)
5 h2 r1/3619Aauri BokesaESP53.51 (5 h2)
5 h3 r1/3469Alicia BrownCAN52.27 (5 h3)
5 h4 r1/31275Olha BibikUKR52.33 (5 h4)
5 h5 r1/3809Kanika BecklesGRN52.41 (5 h5)
5 h6 r1/3979Mariam KromahLBR52.79 (5 h6)
5 h7 r1/31062Omolara OmotoshoNGR53.22 (5 h7)
5 h8 r1/3812Aliyah AbramsGUY52.79 (5 h8)
6 h2 r1/3698Seren Bundy-DaviesGBR53.63 (6 h2)
6 h3 r1/3420Jailma LimaBRA52.65 (6 h3)
6 h4 r1/3471Kendra ClarkeCAN53.61 (6 h4)
6 h5 r1/31159Bianca RăzorROU52.42 (6 h5)
6 h6 r1/31401Nguyễn Thị HuyềnVIE52.97 (6 h6)
6 h7 r1/3930Elina MikhinaKAZ53.83 (6 h7)
6 h8 r1/31066Mariama Mamoudou IttatouNIG54.32 (6 h8)
7 h3 r1/31166Justine PalframanRSA53.96 (7 h3)
7 h4 r1/3967Vijona KryeziuKOS54.30 (7 h4)
7 h5 r1/31402Kineke AlexanderVIN52.45 (7 h5)
7 h6 r1/3806Eirini VasileiouGRE54.37 (7 h6)
7 h7 r1/31146Dalal Al-HarithQAT1:07.12 (7 h7)
8 h6 r1/31190Maryan MuseSOM1:10.14 (8 h6)
DQ929Anastasiya KudinovaKAZ[56.03] (DQ h8)1
DQ1315Olha ZemliakUKR[51.40] (DQ h2)[50.75] (DQ h1)[51.24] (DQ)2
DQ1298Yuliya OlishevskaUKR[52.45] (DQ h1)3
DQ834Nirmala SheoranIND[53.03] (DQ h1)4

Round One (13 August 2016)

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

Heat #1 (11:00)

PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
13Stephenie McPhersonJAM51.360.139Q
22Patience Okon GeorgeNGR51.830.185Q
34Annie RubieAUS51.920.159q
46Djénébou DantéMLI52.850.209
58Gunta Latiševa-ČudareLAT53.080.203
DQ5Yuliya OlishevskaUKR[52.45][0.199]5
DQ7Nirmala SheoranIND[53.03][0.212]6

Heat #2 (11:07)

PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
13Allyson FelixUSA51.240.184Q
24Tamara SalaškiSRB52.700.147
37Tsholofelo ThipeRSA52.800.117
46Iveta PutalováSVK52.820.198
58Aauri BokesaESP53.510.170
62Seren Bundy-DaviesGBR53.630.204
DQ5Olha ZemliakUKR[51.40][0.172][]Q7

Heat #3 (11:14)

PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
13Phyllis FrancisUSA50.580.229Q
25Kemi AdekoyaBRN50.720.178Q
32Margaret BamgboseNGR51.430.188q
47Patrycja WyciszkiewiczPOL52.020.164q
56Alicia BrownCAN52.270.211
64Jailma LimaBRA52.650.198
78Justine PalframanRSA53.960.156

Heat #4 (11:21)

PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
15Natasha HastingsUSA51.310.168Q
28Christine OhuruoguGBR51.400.157Q
32Maria Benedicta ChigboluITA52.060.141
46Lydia JeleBOT52.240.158
57Olha BibikUKR52.330.130
64Kendra ClarkeCAN53.610.165
73Vijona KryeziuKOS54.300.170

Heat #5 (11:28)

PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
15Shaunae MillerBAH51.160.180Q
27Morgan MitchellAUS51.300.143Q
33Ruth SpelmeyerGER51.430.154q
46Emily DiamondGBR51.760.182q
54Kanika BecklesGRN52.410.181
68Bianca RăzorROU52.420.190
72Kineke AlexanderVIN52.450.173

Heat #6 (11:35)

PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16Salwa Eid NaserBRN51.060.147Q
24Libania GrenotITA51.170.173Q
33Floria GueïFRA51.290.185q
41Cátia AzevedoPOR52.380.144
58Mariam KromahLBR52.790.210
62Nguyễn Thị HuyềnVIE52.970.172
75Eirini VasileiouGRE54.370.192
87Maryan MuseSOM1:10.140.189

Heat #7 (11:42)

PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
18Shericka JacksonJAM51.730.180Q
27Kabange MupopoZAM51.760.165Q
32Justyna ŚwiętyPOL51.820.168q
45Christine BotlogetsweBOT52.370.233
54Omolara OmotoshoNGR53.220.188
66Elina MikhinaKAZ53.830.227
73Dalal Al-HarithQAT1:07.120.173

Heat #8 (11:49)

PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
12Christine DayJAM51.540.166Q
28Carline MuirCAN51.570.250Q
34Małgorzata HołubPOL51.80.212q
46Geisa CoutinhoBRA52.050.193
57Aliyah AbramsGUY52.790.180
65Mariama Mamoudou IttatouNIG54.320.220
DQ3Anastasiya KudinovaKAZ[56.03][0.208]8

Semi-Finals (14 August 2016)

Top two in each heat and next two fastest advanced to the final.

Heat #1 (20:35)

PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16Phyllis FrancisUSA50.310.189Q
25Stephenie McPhersonJAM50.690.158Q
33Kemi AdekoyaBRN50.880.161
47Christine OhuruoguGBR51.220.145
52Ruth SpelmeyerGER51.610.155
68Margaret BamgboseNGR51.920.212
71Patrycja WyciszkiewiczPOL52.510.174
DQ4Olha ZemliakUKR[50.75][0.189]Q9

Heat #2 (20:42)

PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16Shericka JacksonJAM49.830.184Q
25Natasha HastingsUSA49.900.188Q
33Salwa Eid NaserBRN50.880.139
48Floria GueïFRA51.080.178
57Carline MuirCAN51.110.226
61Emily DiamondGBR51.490.178
72Małgorzata HołubPOL51.930.136
84Morgan MitchellAUS52.680.136

Heat #3 (20:49)

PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
13Allyson FelixUSA49.670.174Q
24Shaunae MillerBAH49.910.167Q
36Libania GrenotITA50.600.156q
45Christine DayJAM51.530.186
51Justyna ŚwiętyPOL51.620.171
62Annie RubieAUS51.960.172
78Kabange MupopoZAM52.040.155
87Patience Okon GeorgeNGR52.520.161

Final (15 August 2016 — 23:05)

PosNrAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
17Shaunae MillerBAH49.440.155
24Allyson FelixUSA49.510.177
35Shericka JacksonJAM49.850.176
46Natasha HastingsUSA50.340.161
53Phyllis FrancisUSA50.410.219
68Stephenie McPhersonJAM50.970.133
72Libania GrenotITA51.250.149
DQ1Olha ZemliakUKR[51.24][0.183]10