| Event type

400 metres Hurdles, Women

Date2 – 5 August 1992
LocationEstadio Olímpico de Montjuïc, Barcelona
Participants27 from 18 countries

The silver medalist from 1988, Tatyana Ledovskaya, had won the 1990 European title and the 1991 World Championships. But the best runner in 1992 had been the Jamaican-born American, Sandra Farmer-Patrick. Also well considered was the 1990 Commonwealth Champion, Britain’s Sally Gunnell, who had defeated the 1988 gold medalist, Debbie Flintoff-King, to win her Commonwealth gold. Flintoff-King was injured and did not compete in Barcelona. All the favorites made it through to the final, with the semis won by Gunnell and Farmer-Patrick. Farmer-Patrick took the lead in the final at the third hurdle and led until the ninth hurdle. But shaky technique on the last two hurdles allowed Gunnell to run thru and pull ahead to the gold medal.

1715Sally GunnellGBR54.98 (1 h4)53.78 (1 h1)53.23 (1)Gold
21696Sandra Farmer-PatrickUSA55.12 (1 h1)53.90 (1 h2)53.69 (2)Silver
31776Janeene VickersUSA55.24 (1 h3)54.67 (3 h1)54.31 (3)Bronze
4528Tatsiana LedauskayaEUN55.03 (1 h2)54.53 (3 h2)54.31 (4)
5541Vera OrdinaEUN55.25 (2 h3)54.37 (2 h1)54.83 (5)
6548Margarita PonomaryovaEUN55.36 (2 h1)53.98 (2 h2)54.83 (6)
71049Deon HemmingsJAM55.48 (3 h3)54.70 (4 h1)55.58 (7)
AC r3/31472Myrtle BothmaRSA55.60 (3 h1)54.53 (4 h2)– (DNF)
5 h1 r2/31200Nezha BidouaneMAR55.95 (4 h3)55.08 (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/3752Gowry RetchakanGBR55.62 (3 h2)54.63 (5 h2)
6 h1 r2/3828Heike MeißnerGER55.62 (2 h2)55.35 (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/31673Tonja BufordUSA56.35 (3 h4)55.04 (6 h2)
7 h1 r2/31570Frida JohanssonSWE56.13 (5 h3)55.85 (7 h1)
7 h2 r2/3214Rosey EdehCAN55.66 (4 h1)55.76 (7 h2)
8 h1 r2/3213Donalda DupreyCAN56.37 (6 h3)56.30 (8 h1)
8 h2 r2/31032Irmgard TrojerITA55.49 (2 h4)56.34 (8 h2)
4 h2 r1/31578Monica WesténSWE56.68 (4 h2)
4 h4 r1/3843Silvia RiegerGER56.61 (4 h4)
5 h1 r1/3710Louise FraserGBR57.49 (5 h1)
5 h2 r1/31450Nicoleta CăruțașuROU57.18 (5 h2)
5 h4 r1/3394Miriam AlonsoESP57.66 (5 h4)
6 h2 r1/31409Marta MoreiraPOR58.24 (6 h2)
6 h4 r1/355Gail LukeAUS58.32 (6 h4)
7 h2 r1/3386Liliana ChaláECU58.55 (7 h2)
7 h3 r1/31788Mary-Estelle KapaluVAN1:00.97 (7 h3)
7 h4 r1/31632Rewadee SrithoaTHA58.80 (7 h4)
AC h1 r1/3258Addo NdalaCGO– (DNF h1)
DNS819Linda KisabakaGER– (DNS h1)

Round One (2 August 1992 — 11:00)

Top three in each heat and next four fastest advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
16Sandra Farmer-PatrickUSA55.12Q
24Margarita PonomaryovaEUN55.36Q
32Myrtle BothmaRSA55.60Q
41Rosey EdehCAN55.66q
55Louise FraserGBR57.49
DNF3Addo NdalaCGO
DNS7Linda KisabakaGER

Heat Two

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
14Tatsiana LedauskayaEUN55.03Q
23Heike MeißnerGER55.62Q
32Gowry RetchakanGBR55.62Q
41Monica WesténSWE56.68
57Nicoleta CăruțașuROU57.18
66Marta MoreiraPOR58.24
75Liliana ChaláECU58.55

Heat Three

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
14Janeene VickersUSA55.24Q
27Vera OrdinaEUN55.25Q
31Deon HemmingsJAM55.48Q
42Nezha BidouaneMAR55.95q
55Frida JohanssonSWE56.13q
63Donalda DupreyCAN56.37q
76Mary-Estelle KapaluVAN1:00.97

Heat Four

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
14Sally GunnellGBR54.98Q
23Irmgard TrojerITA55.49Q
32Tonja BufordUSA56.35Q
45Silvia RiegerGER56.61
57Miriam AlonsoESP57.66
66Gail LukeAUS58.32
71Rewadee SrithoaTHA58.80

Semi-Finals (3 August 1992 — 21:45)

Top four in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
14Sally GunnellGBR53.78Q
25Vera OrdinaEUN54.37Q
36Janeene VickersUSA54.67Q
43Deon HemmingsJAM54.70Q
57Nezha BidouaneMAR55.08
62Heike MeißnerGER55.35
78Frida JohanssonSWE55.85
81Donalda DupreyCAN56.30

Heat Two

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
14Sandra Farmer-PatrickUSA53.90Q
23Margarita PonomaryovaEUN53.98Q
35Tatsiana LedauskayaEUN54.53Q
42Myrtle BothmaRSA54.53Q
57Gowry RetchakanGBR54.63
68Tonja BufordUSA55.04
71Rosey EdehCAN55.76
86Irmgard TrojerITA56.34

Final (5 August 1992 — 19:40)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
13Sally GunnellGBR53.23
24Sandra Farmer-PatrickUSA53.69
31Janeene VickersUSA54.31
48Tatsiana LedauskayaEUN54.311
55Vera OrdinaEUN54.83
66Margarita PonomaryovaEUN54.83
77Deon HemmingsJAM55.58
DNF2Myrtle BothmaRSA