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800 metres, Women

Date31 July – 3 August 1992
StatusOlympic
LocationEstadio Olímpico de Montjuïc, Barcelona
Participants36 from 26 countries
Olympic Record 1:53.5 WR / Nadezhda Olizarenko URS / 27 July 1980

The defending German gold and silver medalists, Sigrun Wodars and Christine Wachtel, went out in round one. The fastest semi-final was won by Liliya Nurutdinova of Russia/Unified Team, who had been World Champion in 1991. Going into the Olympics, the year leader was Dutchwoman Ellen van Langen, who had run 1:56.66. Nurutdinova led the final for 600 metres but had not dropped her rivals. Entering the stretch she had a slight lead but van Langen moved thru on the inside, winning in a new national record of 1:55.44. Ana Fidelia Quirot, favored in 1988 before Cuba boycotted, was not the same runner in 1992, but moved up for the bronze.

PosNrAthleteNOCR1SFFinal
11289Ellen van LangenNED1:59.86 (2 h2)2:00.68 (2 h2)1:55.54 (1)Gold
2540Liliya NurutdinovaEUN2:00.37 (2 h1)1:58.04 (1 h1)1:55.99 (2)Silver
3363Ana Fidelia QuirotCUB1:59.06 (2 h4)2:00.86 (3 h2)1:56.80 (3)Bronze
4502Inna YevseyevaEUN1:58.58 (1 h4)1:58.20 (3 h1)1:57.20 (4)
51257Maria MutolaMOZ2:00.83 (2 h5)1:58.16 (2 h1)1:57.49 (5)
61459Ella KovacsROU1:59.88 (1 h3)2:00.89 (4 h2)1:57.95 (6)
71677Joetta ClarkUSA1:59.62 (1 h2)1:58.22 (4 h1)1:58.06 (7)
8508Lyubov GurinaEUN2:00.27 (1 h5)2:00.64 (1 h2)1:58.13 (8)
5 h1 r2/31561Letitia VriesdeSUR1:59.93 (2 h3)1:58.28 (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/3804Sigrun GrauGER2:00.31 (1 h1)2:00.91 (5 h2)
6 h1 r2/3211Charmaine CrooksCAN1:59.52 (3 h4)1:58.55 (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/31416Carla SacramentoPOR2:00.57 (3 h2)2:02.85 (6 h2)
7 h1 r2/3687Lorraine BakerGBR2:00.50 (4 h4)2:02.17 (7 h1)
7 h2 r2/3703Diane EdwardsGBR2:00.39 (3 h1)2:04.32 (7 h2)
8 h1 r2/3862Sabine ZwienerGER2:00.87 (4 h3)2:02.64 (8 h1)
8 h2 r2/31716Julie JenkinsUSA1:59.96 (3 h3)2:06.53 (8 h2)
3 h5 r1/31755Meredith RaineyUSA2:01.33 (3 h5)
4 h1 r1/3936Shiny WilsonIND2:01.90 (4 h1)
4 h2 r1/3858Christine WachtelGER2:01.39 (4 h2)
4 h5 r1/3627Viviane DorsileFRA2:01.54 (4 h5)
5 h1 r1/31282Stella JongmansNED2:02.26 (5 h1)
5 h2 r1/3711Paula FryerGBR2:02.72 (5 h2)
5 h3 r1/31031Fabia TrabaldoITA2:01.44 (5 h3)
5 h4 r1/31467Liliana SălăgeanuROU2:02.65 (5 h4)
5 h5 r1/3395Amaya AndrésESP2:02.67 (5 h5)
6 h1 r1/3202Brigitte NganayeCAF2:15.70 (6 h1)
6 h2 r1/31627Sukanya Sang-NguenTHA2:09.94 (6 h2)
6 h3 r1/31535Sriyani Dhammika ManikeSRI2:03.85 (6 h3)
6 h4 r1/3466Zewde HailemariamETH2:11.60 (6 h4)
6 h5 r1/31143Gladys WamuyuKEN2:03.01 (6 h5)
7 h2 r1/31787Andrea GaraeVAN2:28.61 (7 h2)
7 h3 r1/31218Prisca SingamoMAW2:20.84 (7 h3)
7 h5 r1/31659Edith NakiyingiUGA2:03.55 (7 h5)
8 h5 r1/31179Mantokoane PitsoLES2:29.77 (8 h5)
AC h1 r1/3262Rosalie GanguéCHA– (AC h1)
AC h4 r1/31256Carol GaleaMLT– (AC h4)

Round One (31 July 1992)

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

Heat One (11:30)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
13Sigrun GrauGER2:00.31Q
24Liliya NurutdinovaEUN2:00.37Q
36Diane EdwardsGBR2:00.39q
41Shiny WilsonIND2:01.90
55Stella JongmansNED2:02.26
62Brigitte NganayeCAF2:15.70
AC7Rosalie GanguéCHADQ

Splits

400 m59.04Sigrun Wodars-Grau

Heat Two (11:37)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
13Joetta ClarkUSA1:59.62Q
24Ellen van LangenNED1:59.86Q
31Carla SacramentoPOR2:00.57q
45Christine WachtelGER2:01.39
56Paula FryerGBR2:02.72
67Sukanya Sang-NguenTHA2:09.94
72Andrea GaraeVAN2:28.61

Splits

400 m1:00.24Christine Wachtel

Heat Three (11:44)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
15Ella KovacsROU1:59.88Q
24Letitia VriesdeSUR1:59.93Q
33Julie JenkinsUSA1:59.96q
47Sabine ZwienerGER2:00.87q
56Fabia TrabaldoITA2:01.44
62Sriyani Dhammika ManikeSRI2:03.85
71Prisca SingamoMAW2:20.84

Splits

400 m1:00.29Julie Jenkins

Heat Four (11:51)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
14Inna YevseyevaEUN1:58.58Q
23Ana Fidelia QuirotCUB1:59.06Q
36Charmaine CrooksCAN1:59.52q
42Lorraine BakerGBR2:00.50q
55Liliana SălăgeanuROU2:02.65
61Zewde HailemariamETH2:11.60
AC7Carol GaleaMLTDQ

Splits

400 m58.37Inna Yevseyeva

Heat Five (11:58)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
13Lyubov GurinaEUN2:00.27Q
25Maria MutolaMOZ2:00.83Q
34Meredith RaineyUSA2:01.33
46Viviane DorsileFRA2:01.54
57Amaya AndrésESP2:02.67
61Gladys WamuyuKEN2:03.01
78Edith NakiyingiUGA2:03.55
82Mantokoane PitsoLES2:29.77

Splits

400 m59.92Lyubov Gurina

Semi-Finals (1 August 1992)

Top four in each heat to the final.

Heat One (19:25)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
14Liliya NurutdinovaEUN1:58.04Q
25Maria MutolaMOZ1:58.16Q
36Inna YevseyevaEUN1:58.20Q
47Joetta ClarkUSA1:58.22Q
53Letitia VriesdeSUR1:58.28
61Charmaine CrooksCAN1:58.55
72Lorraine BakerGBR2:02.17
88Sabine ZwienerGER2:02.64

Splits

400 m57.52Liliya Nurutdinova

Heat Two (19:30)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
16Lyubov GurinaEUN2:00.64Q
24Ellen van LangenNED2:00.68Q
35Ana Fidelia QuirotCUB2:00.86Q
43Ella KovacsROU2:00.89Q
51Sigrun GrauGER2:00.91
68Carla SacramentoPOR2:02.85
77Diane EdwardsGBR2:04.32
82Julie JenkinsUSA2:06.53

Splits

400 m59.90Lyubov Gurina

Final (3 August 1992 — 19:55)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
17Ellen van LangenNED1:55.54
24Liliya NurutdinovaEUN1:55.99
31Ana Fidelia QuirotCUB1:56.80
46Inna YevseyevaEUN1:57.20
53Maria MutolaMOZ1:57.49
62Ella KovacsROU1:57.95
75Joetta ClarkUSA1:58.06
88Lyubov GurinaEUN1:58.13

Splits

400 m55.73Liliya Nurutdinova