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3,000 metres, Women

Date31 July – 2 August 1992
StatusOlympic
LocationEstadio Olímpico de Montjuïc, Barcelona
Participants33 from 21 countries
Olympic Record 8:26.53 / Tetiana Samolenko URS / 25 September 1988

Ukrainian Tatyana Samolenko-Dorovskikh had been dominant in this event for the past few years, winning the 1988 Olympic gold, and the 1987 and 1991 World Championships. Yelena Romanova had been runner-up at the 1990 European Championship and the 1991 World Championships. The final was run in a languid 3:06 for the first kilometer. This led to a pack finish, with all the favorites together on the final backstretch. Ireland’s Sonia O’Sullivan led on the final turn, but Romanova jumped the field at the head of the stretch and was not caught, finally winning a major international title. Samolenko-Dorovskikh closed quickly for the silver but could not catch the Russian.

PosNrAthleteNOCR1Final
1554Yelena RomanovaEUN8:51.18 (3 h3)8:46.04 (1)Gold
2500Tetiana DorovskikhEUN8:42.45 (2 h2)8:46.85 (2)Silver
3209Angela ChalmersCAN8:42.85 (3 h2)8:47.22 (3)Bronze
4960Sonia O'SullivanIRL8:50.08 (1 h3)8:47.41 (4)
51751PattiSue PlumerUSA8:47.58 (3 h1)8:48.29 (5)
6519Yelena KhopytovaEUN8:47.21 (1 h1)8:49.55 (6)
71766Shelly SteelyUSA8:44.22 (6 h2)8:52.67 (7)
8745Yvonne MurrayGBR8:51.16 (2 h3)8:55.85 (8)
9770Alison WyethGBR8:43.93 (4 h2)9:00.23 (9)
10995Roberta BrunetITA8:44.21 (5 h2)9:01.26 (10)
111458Margareta KeszegROU8:47.24 (2 h1)9:03.16 (11)
AC r2/2628Marie-Pierre DurosFRA8:42.32 (1 h2)– (AC)
4 h1 r1/2772Lisa YorkGBR8:47.71 (4 h1)
4 h3 r1/21747Annette PetersUSA8:52.77 (4 h3)
5 h1 r1/2236Robyn MeagherCAN8:49.72 (5 h1)
5 h3 r1/2636Zohra Graziani-KoullouFRA8:55.21 (5 h3)
6 h1 r1/2377Gitte KarlshøjDEN8:54.05 (6 h1)
6 h3 r1/2612Päivi TikkanenFIN8:59.60 (6 h3)
7 h1 r1/2414Estela EstévezESP8:55.70 (7 h1)
7 h2 r1/21121Esther KiplagatKEN8:44.97 (7 h2)
7 h3 r1/266Krishna StantonAUS9:00.62 (7 h3)
8 h1 r1/21134Jane NgothoKEN9:00.96 (8 h1)
8 h2 r1/2956Catherina McKiernanIRL8:57.91 (8 h2)
8 h3 r1/21129Pauline KongaKEN9:02.79 (8 h3)
9 h1 r1/21479Zola Budd-PieterseRSA9:07.10 (9 h1)
9 h2 r1/21855Fernanda RibeiroPOR9:07.69 (9 h2)
9 h3 r1/2240Leah PellsCAN9:13.19 (9 h3)
10 h1 r1/217Ana Isabel EliasANG9:58.82 (10 h1)
10 h2 r1/21490Inmaculle NaberahoRWA10:02.62 (10 h2)
10 h3 r1/21269Khin Khin HtweMYA9:31.70 (10 h3)
11 h2 r1/21360Rosemary TurarePNG11:15.18 (11 h2)
11 h3 r1/2385Janeth CaizalitínECU9:32.29 (11 h3)
12 h3 r1/2168Mirsada BurićBIH10:03.34 (12 h3)
DNS127Sandra CortezBOL– (DNS h1)

Round One (31 July 1992)

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

Heat One (19:50)

PosOrdAthleteNOCTime (A)
11Yelena KhopytovaEUN8:47.21Q1
22Margareta KeszegROU8:47.24Q
33PattiSue PlumerUSA8:47.58Q
45Lisa YorkGBR8:47.71
56Robyn MeagherCAN8:49.72
69Gitte KarlshøjDEN8:54.05
710Estela EstévezESP8:55.70
87Jane NgothoKEN9:00.96
98Zola Budd-PieterseRSA9:07.10
1011Ana Isabel EliasANG9:58.82
DNS4Sandra CortezBOL

Splits

1000 m2:57.53Gitte Karlshøj
2000 m5:59.17Jane Ngotho

Heat Two (20:05)

PosOrdAthleteNOCTime (A)
17Marie-Pierre DurosFRA8:42.32Q
211Tetiana DorovskikhEUN8:42.45Q
31Angela ChalmersCAN8:42.85Q
42Alison WyethGBR8:43.93q
56Roberta BrunetITA8:44.21q
63Shelly SteelyUSA8:44.22q
710Esther KiplagatKEN8:44.97
88Catherina McKiernanIRL8:57.91
99Fernanda RibeiroPOR9:07.69
104Inmaculle NaberahoRWA10:02.62
115Rosemary TurarePNG11:15.18

Splits

1000 m2:54.36Alison Wyeth
2000 m5:52.49Alison Wyeth

Heat Three (20:20)

PosOrdAthleteNOCTime (A)
14Sonia O'SullivanIRL8:50.08Q
211Yvonne MurrayGBR8:51.16Q
32Yelena RomanovaEUN8:51.18Q
47Annette PetersUSA8:52.77
56Zohra Graziani-KoullouFRA8:55.21
610Päivi TikkanenFIN8:59.60
73Krishna StantonAUS9:00.62
85Pauline KongaKEN9:02.79
99Leah PellsCAN9:13.19
101Khin Khin HtweMYA9:31.70
118Janeth CaizalitínECU9:32.29
1212Mirsada BurićBIH10:03.34

Splits

1000 m3:02.89Annette Peters
2000 m6:01.08Annette Peters

Final (2 August 1992 — 21:00)

PosOrdAthleteNOCTime (A)
112Yelena RomanovaEUN8:46.04
26Tetiana DorovskikhEUN8:46.85
34Angela ChalmersCAN8:47.22
48Sonia O'SullivanIRL8:47.41
52PattiSue PlumerUSA8:48.29
67Yelena KhopytovaEUN8:49.552
73Shelly SteelyUSA8:52.67
811Yvonne MurrayGBR8:55.85
91Alison WyethGBR9:00.23
109Roberta BrunetITA9:01.26
115Margareta KeszegROU9:03.16
AC10Marie-Pierre DurosFRADNF

Splits

1000 m3:06.71Alison Wyeth
2000 m6:01.52Alison Wyeth