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3,000 metres Steeplechase, Women

Date13 – 15 August 2016
LocationEstádio Olímpico João Havelange, Engenho de Dentro, Rio de Janeiro
Participants52 from 32 countries

Ruth Jebet was Kenyan-born but started running for Bahrain in 2013. She had been the top steepler most of the year and it was thought a world record might be coming. The other top medal contenders were Kenyan Hyvin Kiyeng and American Emma Coburn. The threesome had finished in that order – Jebet, Kiyeng, Coburn – in May at the Pre Meet in Eugene, Oregon.

The final started out at a very slow pace, seemingly obviating any world record chances. At 1,000 metres Jebet took off and ran the final five laps in under 70-second pace to drop the field and run away to a gold medal. She needed to run the last lap in under 70 seconds to break the world record but her 70.9 finishing lap brought her home in 8:59.75, the second fastest time ever.

Behind Jebet, Kiyeng and Kenyan teammate Beatrice Chepkoech ran together and seemingly would join Jebet on the podium. Chepkoech, however, could not hold on to Kiyeng pace and Coburn caught her with about two laps to go. Coburn set chase for Kiyeng and almost caught her on the final water jump, but Kiyeng ran away on the in-run to take silver, Coburn winning bronze. Coburn’s time of 9:07.63 set an American record and moved her to eighth on the all-time performer list.

1451Ruth JebetBRN9:12.62 (1 h1)8:59.75 (1)Gold
2947Hyvin KiyengKEN9:24.61 (1 h3)9:07.12 (2)Silver
31331Emma CoburnUSA9:18.12 (2 h2)9:07.63 (3)Bronze
4943Beatrice ChepkoechKEN9:17.55 (1 h2)9:16.05 (4)
5638Sofia AssefaETH9:18.75 (2 h1)9:17.15 (5)
6760Gesa Felicitas KrauseGER9:19.70 (3 h1)9:18.41 (6)
7325Madeline HillsAUS9:24.16 (5 h2)9:20.38 (7)
81367Colleen QuigleyUSA9:21.82 (4 h1)9:21.10 (8)
9329Genevieve LaCazeAUS9:26.25 (2 h3)9:21.21 (9)
10826Lalita BabarIND9:19.76 (4 h2)9:22.74 (10)
111342Courtney FrerichsUSA9:27.02 (3 h3)9:22.87 (11)
121254Habiba GhribiTUN9:18.71 (3 h2)9:28.75 (12)
13955Lydia RotichKEN9:30.21 (5 h1)9:29.90 (13)
14897Aisha PraughtJAM9:35.79 (8 h3)9:34.20 (14)
15646Etenesh DiroETH9:34.70 (7 h3)9:38.77 (15)
16481Geneviève LalondeCAN9:30.24 (4 h3)9:41.88 (16)
17848Sara TreacyIRL9:46.24 (12 h3)9:52.70 (17)
181212Fabienne SchlumpfSUI9:30.54 (6 h2)9:59.30 (18)
5 h3 r1/2536Zhang XinyanCHN9:31.47 (5 h3)
6 h1 r1/21306Mariya ShatalovaUKR9:30.89 (6 h1)
6 h3 r1/2602Anna-Emilie MøllerDEN9:32.68 (6 h3)
7 h1 r1/21270Peruth ChemutaiUGA9:31.03 (7 h1)
7 h2 r1/2640Hiwot AyalewETH9:35.09 (7 h2)
8 h1 r1/21224Charlotta FougbergSWE9:31.16 (8 h1)
8 h2 r1/21107Matylda KowalPOL9:35.13 (8 h2)
9 h1 r1/21262Özlem KayaTUR9:32.03 (9 h1)
9 h2 r1/2759Sanaa KoubaaGER9:35.15 (9 h2)
9 h3 r1/2837Sudha SinghIND9:43.29 (9 h3)
10 h1 r1/2394Volha SudaravaBLR9:32.93 (10 h1)
10 h2 r1/2333Victoria MitchellAUS9:39.40 (10 h2)
10 h3 r1/2995Salima El Ouali AlamiMAR9:44.83 (10 h3)
11 h1 r1/2998Fadwa Sidi MadaneMAR9:32.94 (11 h1)
11 h2 r1/2842Michelle FinnIRL9:49.45 (11 h2)
11 h3 r1/2991Eliane SaholinirinaMAD9:45.92 (11 h3)
12 h1 r1/2627Diana MartínESP9:44.07 (12 h1)
12 h2 r1/2449Tigest GetentBRN9:49.92 (12 h2)
13 h1 r1/21071Ingeborg LøvnesNOR9:44.85 (13 h1)
13 h2 r1/2466Maria BernardCAN9:50.17 (13 h2)
13 h3 r1/21151Ancuța BobocelROU9:46.28 (13 h3)
14 h1 r1/2846Kerry O'FlahertyIRL9:45.35 (14 h1)
14 h2 r1/21255Meryem AkdağTUR9:50.28 (14 h2)
14 h3 r1/21260Tuğba GüvençTUR9:49.93 (14 h3)
15 h1 r1/2423Juliana SantosBRA9:45.95 (15 h1)
15 h2 r1/2655Sandra ErikssonFIN9:56.77 (15 h2)
15 h3 r1/2773Maya RehbergGER9:51.73 (15 h3)
16 h1 r1/2496Erin TeschukCAN9:53.70 (16 h1)
16 h2 r1/2301Luiza GegaALB9:58.49 (16 h2)
16 h3 r1/2307Belén CasettaARG9:51.85 (16 h3)
17 h1 r1/2921Anju TakamizawaJPN9:58.59 (17 h1)
17 h2 r1/2399Anastasiya PuzakovaBLR10:14.08 (17 h2)
17 h3 r1/2727Lennie WaiteGBR10:14.18 (17 h3)
18 h2 r1/2303Amina BetticheALG10:26.91 (18 h2)
DNSSilviya DanekovaBUL1

Round One (13 August 2016)

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

Heat One (10:05)

PosOrdAthleteNOCTime (A)
115Ruth JebetBRN9:12.62Q
210Sofia AssefaETH9:18.75Q
36Gesa Felicitas KrauseGER9:19.70Q
412Colleen QuigleyUSA9:21.82q
54Lydia RotichKEN9:30.21q
611Mariya ShatalovaUKR9:30.89
714Peruth ChemutaiUGA9:31.03
813Charlotta FougbergSWE9:31.16
99Özlem KayaTUR9:32.03
103Volha SudaravaBLR9:32.93
111Fadwa Sidi MadaneMAR9:32.94
125Diana MartínESP9:44.07
138Ingeborg LøvnesNOR9:44.85
142Kerry O'FlahertyIRL9:45.35
1517Juliana SantosBRA9:45.95
1616Erin TeschukCAN9:53.70
177Anju TakamizawaJPN9:58.59


1000m3:06.84Ruth Jebet
2000m6:08.30Ruth Jebet

Heat Two (10:21)

PosOrdAthleteNOCTime (A)
117Beatrice ChepkoechKEN9:17.55Q
22Emma CoburnUSA9:18.12Q
35Habiba GhribiTUN9:18.71Q
412Lalita BabarIND9:19.76q
511Madeline HillsAUS9:24.16q
613Fabienne SchlumpfSUI9:30.54q
714Hiwot AyalewETH9:35.09
84Matylda KowalPOL9:35.13
98Sanaa KoubaaGER9:35.15
109Victoria MitchellAUS9:39.40
116Michelle FinnIRL9:49.45
121Tigest GetentBRN9:49.92
1316Maria BernardCAN9:50.17
1418Meryem AkdağTUR9:50.28
1510Sandra ErikssonFIN9:56.77
1615Luiza GegaALB9:58.49
177Anastasiya PuzakovaBLR10:14.08
183Amina BetticheALG10:26.91


1000m3:07.94Beatrice Chepkoech
2000m6:14.98Emma Coburn

Heat Three (10:37)

PosOrdAthleteNOCTime (A)
112Hyvin KiyengKEN9:24.61Q
26Genevieve LaCazeAUS9:26.25Q
37Courtney FrerichsUSA9:27.02Q
410Geneviève LalondeCAN9:30.24q
58Zhang XinyanCHN9:31.47
62Anna-Emilie MøllerDEN9:32.68
713Etenesh DiroETH9:34.70q
85Aisha PraughtJAM9:35.79q
93Sudha SinghIND9:43.29
104Salima El Ouali AlamiMAR9:44.83
1117Eliane SaholinirinaMAD9:45.92
1214Sara TreacyIRL9:46.24q
1315Ancuța BobocelROU9:46.28
1411Tuğba GüvençTUR9:49.93
151Maya RehbergGER9:51.73
1616Belén CasettaARG9:51.85
179Lennie WaiteGBR10:14.18


1000m3:09.52Etenesh Diro
2000m6:20.79Courtney Frerichs

Final (15 August 2016 — 11:15)

PosOrdAthleteNOCTime (A)
116Ruth JebetBRN8:59.75
29Hyvin KiyengKEN9:07.12
36Emma CoburnUSA9:07.63
413Beatrice ChepkoechKEN9:16.05
54Sofia AssefaETH9:17.15
62Gesa Felicitas KrauseGER9:18.41
717Madeline HillsAUS9:20.38
811Colleen QuigleyUSA9:21.10
93Genevieve LaCazeAUS9:21.21
105Lalita BabarIND9:22.74
1115Courtney FrerichsUSA9:22.87
128Habiba GhribiTUN9:28.75
1318Lydia RotichKEN9:29.90
1414Aisha PraughtJAM9:34.20
157Etenesh DiroETH9:38.77
1612Geneviève LalondeCAN9:41.88
1710Sara TreacyIRL9:52.70
181Fabienne SchlumpfSUI9:59.30


1000m3:05.93Ruth Jebet
2000m6:00.06Ruth Jebet