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400 metres Hurdles, Women

Date21 – 25 August 2004
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympiako Stadio, Olympiako Athletiko Kentro Athinon Spiros Loues, Maroussi
Participants33 from 25 countries

The early-season favorites were American Sheena Johnson, the 1999 World Champion Jana Pittman, and Russian world record holder Yuliya Pechyonkina. Also expected to challenge was Romanian Ionela Târlea-Manolache, winner of the 1998 and 2002 European Championships. All four made it to the final, which was somewhat of an upset for Pittman, recovering from recent knee surgery. But none of them won and only Tîrlea got a medal, a silver. The winner, in a huge upset, was Greek Fani Khalkia. Khalkia was a former high jumper who was only in her second year of running the 400 hurdles. Khalkia was little known but won the second semi-final in 52.77, the fifth fastest time ever. In the final she took the lead at the seventh hurdle and stormed ahead to win by half a second.

PosNrAthleteNOCR1SFFinal
11980Fani KhalkiaGRE53.85 (1 h4)52.77 (1 h2)52.82 (1)Gold
22801Ionela Târlea-ManolacheROU54.41 (1 h3)53.32 (2 h2)53.38 (2)Silver
33200Tetiana Tereshchuk-AntypovaUKR54.63 (2 h1)53.37 (3 h2)53.44 (3)Bronze
43292Sheena JohnsonUSA54.81 (2 h5)54.32 (3 h1)53.83 (4)
51084Jana PittmanAUS54.83 (1 h2)54.05 (2 h1)53.92 (5)
62855Yekaterina BikertRUS54.95 (2 h2)53.79 (4 h2)54.18 (6)
73348Brenda TaylorUSA54.72 (2 h3)55.02 (4 h1)54.97 (7)
82921Yuliya PechyonkinaRUS53.57 (1 h1)53.31 (1 h1)55.79 (8)
5 h1 r2/32326Nataliya Torshina-AlimzhanovaKAZ55.22 (3 h2)55.08 (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/33251Lashinda DemusUSA54.66 (2 h4)54.32 (5 h2)
6 h1 r2/32692Małgorzata PskitPOL54.75 (1 h5)55.24 (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/32854Yekaterina BakhvalovaRUS55.16 (3 h4)54.98 (6 h2)
7 h1 r2/31942Ulrike UrbanskyGER55.15 (3 h1)56.44 (7 h1)
7 h2 r2/32238Debbie-Ann ParrisJAM55.21 (4 h4)54.99 (7 h2)
8 h1 r2/31487Andri SialouCYP55.02 (4 h5)1:05.72 (8 h1)
8 h2 r2/31349Huang XiaoxiaoCHN54.83 (3 h5)55.53 (8 h2)
3 h3 r1/32464Nezha BidouaneMAR55.69 (3 h3)
4 h1 r1/32197Monika NiederstätterITA55.57 (4 h1)
4 h2 r1/32430Ieva ZundaLAT56.21 (4 h2)
4 h3 r1/32674Anna JesieńPOL56.03 (4 h3)
5 h1 r1/31609Cora OliveroESP56.19 (5 h1)
5 h2 r1/32166Benedetta CeccarelliITA56.28 (5 h2)
5 h3 r1/32250Shevon StoddartJAM56.61 (5 h3)
5 h4 r1/32761Yvonne HarrisonPUR55.84 (5 h4)
5 h5 r1/31474Daimí PerníaCUB55.91 (5 h5)
6 h1 r1/32212Patrina AllenJAM56.40 (6 h1)
6 h2 r1/32815Surita FebbraioRSA56.49 (6 h2)
6 h3 r1/31006Klodiana ShalaALB1:00.00 (6 h3)
6 h4 r1/32992Mame Tacko DioufSEN57.25 (6 h4)
6 h5 r1/31134Andrea BlackettBAR56.49 (6 h5)
7 h1 r1/31297Aïssata SoulamaBUR57.60 (7 h1)
7 h4 r1/31425Salhate DjamalidineCOM59.72 (7 h4)
7 h5 r1/32372Galina PedanKGZ59.02 (7 h5)
DNS1896Stephanie KampfGER– (DNS h3)

Round One (21 August 2004 — 09:05-09:35)

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

Heat One (9:05)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
12Yuliya PechyonkinaRUS53.570.184Q
27Tetiana Tereshchuk-AntypovaUKR54.630.330Q
38Ulrike UrbanskyGER55.150.277q
44Monika NiederstätterITA55.570.355
56Cora OliveroESP56.190.353
65Patrina AllenJAM56.400.235
73Aïssata SoulamaBUR57.600.218

Heat Two (9:12)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
12Jana PittmanAUS54.830.215Q
23Yekaterina BikertRUS54.950.327Q
35Nataliya Torshina-AlimzhanovaKAZ55.220.314q
44Ieva ZundaLAT56.210.337
57Benedetta CeccarelliITA56.280.341
66Surita FebbraioRSA56.490.307

Heat Three (9:19)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
15Ionela Târlea-ManolacheROU54.410.262Q
24Brenda TaylorUSA54.720.202Q
32Nezha BidouaneMAR55.690.223
48Anna JesieńPOL56.030.348
56Shevon StoddartJAM56.610.228
63Klodiana ShalaALB1:00.000.213
DNS7Stephanie KampfGER

Heat Four (9:26)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
15Fani KhalkiaGRE53.850.250Q
27Lashinda DemusUSA54.660.348Q
32Yekaterina BakhvalovaRUS55.160.220q
48Debbie-Ann ParrisJAM55.21q
54Yvonne HarrisonPUR55.840.302
63Mame Tacko DioufSEN57.250.234
76Salhate DjamalidineCOM59.720.318

Heat Five (9:33)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14Małgorzata PskitPOL54.750.301Q
23Sheena JohnsonUSA54.810.304Q
38Huang XiaoxiaoCHN54.830.235q
45Andri SialouCYP55.020.291q
52Daimí PerníaCUB55.910.249
66Andrea BlackettBAR56.490.251
77Galina PedanKGZ59.020.336

Semi-Finals (22 August 2004 — 21:20-21:32)

Top four in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One (21:20)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16Yuliya PechyonkinaRUS53.310.232Q
23Jana PittmanAUS54.050.296Q
31Sheena JohnsonUSA54.320.260Q
44Brenda TaylorUSA55.020.229Q
58Nataliya Torshina-AlimzhanovaKAZ55.080.387
65Małgorzata PskitPOL55.24
77Ulrike UrbanskyGER56.440.368
82Andri SialouCYP1:05.720.323

Heat Two (21:29)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14Fani KhalkiaGRE52.770.278QOR
23Ionela Târlea-ManolacheROU53.320.241Q
36Tetiana Tereshchuk-AntypovaUKR53.370.379Q
48Yekaterina BikertRUS53.790.378Q
55Lashinda DemusUSA54.320.261
67Yekaterina BakhvalovaRUS54.980.360
72Debbie-Ann ParrisJAM54.990.239
81Huang XiaoxiaoCHN55.530.206

Final (25 August 2004 — 21:55)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
14Fani KhalkiaGRE52.820.295=OR
23Ionela Târlea-ManolacheROU53.380.292
31Tetiana Tereshchuk-AntypovaUKR53.440.312
48Sheena JohnsonUSA53.830.408
55Jana PittmanAUS53.920.248
67Yekaterina BikertRUS54.180.322
72Brenda TaylorUSA54.970.184
86Yuliya PechyonkinaRUS55.790.244