| Event type

800 metres, Women

Date31 July – 3 August 1992
LocationEstadio Olímpico de Montjuïc, Barcelona
Participants36 from 26 countries

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.

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 QuirósCUB1:59.06 (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– (DQ h1)
AC h4 r1/31256Carol GaleaMLT– (DQ 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
DQ7Rosalie GanguéCHA


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


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


400 m1:00.29Julie Jenkins

Heat Four (11:51)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
14Inna YevseyevaEUN1:58.58Q
23Ana Fidelia QuirósCUB1:59.06Q
36Charmaine CrooksCAN1:59.52q
42Lorraine BakerGBR2:00.50q
55Liliana SălăgeanuROU2:02.65
61Zewde HailemariamETH2:11.60
DQ7Carol GaleaMLT


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


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


400 m57.52Liliya Nurutdinova

Heat Two (19:30)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
16Lyubov GurinaEUN2:00.64Q
24Ellen van LangenNED2:00.68Q
35Ana Fidelia QuirósCUB2:00.86Q
43Ella KovacsROU2:00.89Q
51Sigrun GrauGER2:00.91
68Carla SacramentoPOR2:02.85
77Diane EdwardsGBR2:04.32
82Julie JenkinsUSA2:06.53


400 m59.90Lyubov Gurina

Final (3 August 1992 — 19:55)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
17Ellen van LangenNED1:55.54
24Liliya NurutdinovaEUN1:55.99
31Ana Fidelia QuirósCUB1:56.80
46Inna YevseyevaEUN1:57.20
53Maria MutolaMOZ1:57.49
62Ella KovacsROU1:57.95
75Joetta ClarkUSA1:58.06
88Lyubov GurinaEUN1:58.13


400 m55.73Liliya Nurutdinova