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1983 World Championships in Athletics Helsinki, Finland

1983 1st IAAF World Championships - Helsinki - Women's 800m

 

 

Host City: Helsinki, Finland Format: First round (First 3 & 4 fastest to semi-finals) (Aug 7)
Dates: 7–14 August 1983 Format: Semi-finals (First 4 to final) (Aug 8)
Nations participating: 153
Athletes participating: 1,355
    Main venue: Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Overview by IAAF   Helsinki Olympic Stadium 
For some observers, Kratochvílová’s greatest moment in Helsinki came the day before her 400m world record. The Czech runner was faced with a 400m semi-final and an 800m final within 35 minutes. She comfortably won the first of the 400m semi-finals in 51.08 before receiving a massage in preparation for the two-lap final. Precisely 33:27.5 after the finish of that first 400m semi, the gun fired for the 800m final. The leader at the break from lanes in the final was Gurina. She was overtaken by Podkopayeva, who went through the bell in 57.59. After the race, the Soviet duo said they felt they should have set a faster pace. As it was, Kratochvílová stayed comfortably in third place until Gurina went to the front again on the final backstraight. Kratochvílová quickly covered this move, but held back for a further 100m before taking the lead herself. The Czech runner opened up a gap of 10m on the final bend and raced further away in the straight. She crossed the line in 1:54.68, a time which only one other woman had ever bettered. Her final 200m had taken just 27.3 – quicker than three of the runners in the men’s 800m final.
 These are the official results of the Women's 800 metres event at the 1983 IAAF World Championships in Helsinki, Finland. There were a total number of 27 participating athletes, with four qualifying heats, two semi-finals and the final held on Tuesday 9 August 1983.

Records

Existing records at the start of the event.

World record  Jarmila Kratochvílová (TCH) 1:53.28 Munich, West Germany July 26, 1983
Championship record New event
 
 
  800m 9 August
  Final
1 Jarmila Kratochvílová TCH 26 Jan 51 1.54.68
2 Lyubov Gurina URS 6 Aug 57 1.56.11
3 Yekaterina Podkopayeva URS 11 Jun 52 1.57.58
4 Margrit Klinger FRG 22 Jun 60 1.58.11
5 Robin Campbell USA 25 Jan 59 2.00.03
6 Doina Melinte ROU 27 Dec 56 2.00.13
7 Milena Strnadová TCH 23 May 61 2.01.72
8 Antje Schröder GDR 2 Sep 63 2.02.13
  Semifinals 8 August
  Heat 1
1 Yekaterina Podkopayeva URS 1.59.55
2 Jarmila Kratochvilova TCH 1.59.58
3 Milena Matejkovicova-Strnadova TCH 2.00.02
4 Robin Campbell USA 2.00.22
5 Jolanta Januchta POL 2.01.23
6 Jill McCabe SWE 2.01.92
7 Elena Lina ROU 2.03.59
8 Celestine N'Drin CIV 2.08.14
  Heat 2
1 Lyubov Gurina URS 1.59.33
2 Antje Schroder GDR 1.59.46
3 Margrit Klinger FRG 1.59.49
4 Doina Melinte ROU 1.59.60
5 Zuzana Moravcikova TCH 1.59.96
6 Totka Petrova BUL 2.01.32
7 Tina Krebs DEN 2.02.19
8 Jennifer Bean BER 2.12.93
  Heats 7 August
  Heat 1
1 Margrit Klinger FRG 2.02.08
2 Jolanta Januchta POL 2.02.58
3 Milena Matejkovicova-Strnadova TCH 2.02.60
4 Elena Lina ROU 2.04.50
5 Attina Sawtell CKI 2.18.25
6 Kungu Bakombo COD 2.19.68
  Heat 2
1 Yekaterina Podkopayeva URS 2.06.42
2 Totka Petrova BUL 2.06.60
3 Zuzana Moravcikova TCH 2.06.76
4 Jill McCabe SWE 2.07.23
5 Maria Lomba STP 2.21.90
- Fatalmoudou Toure MLI DQ
  Heat 3
1 Antje Schroder GDR 2.10.61
2 Jarmila Kratochvilova TCH 2.12.35
3 Celestine N'Drin CIV 2.12.52
4 Hala El Moughrabi SYR 2.15.37
5 Eucaris Caicedo COL 2.17.06
6 Sofiya Mohamed COM 2.55.64
- Irina Podyalovskaya URS DNS
  Heat 4
1 Lyubov Gurina URS 2.04.17
2 Doina Melinte ROU 2.04.30
3 Robin Campbell USA 2.04.83
4 Tina Krebs DEN 2.05.49
5 Jennifer Bean BER 2.13.80
6 Be Trinh Thi VIE 2.17.54
7 Khadija Al Matari JOR 2.28.72

Startlist

Heat 1 07 AUG 1983

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1983
  Kungu Bakombo COD COD    
  Jolanta Januchta POL POL 1:56.95  
  Margrit Klinger FRG FRG 1:57.22  
  Elena Lina ROU ROU    
  Milena Matejkovicova-Strnadová TCH TCH 1:57.28 1:57.28
  Attina Sawtell COK COK    

Heat 2 07 AUG 1983

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1983
  Maria Lomba STP STP    
  Jill McCabe SWE SWE    
  Zuzana Moravcikova TCH TCH 1:56.96 1:56.96
  Totka Petrova BUL BUL 1:56.2  
  Yekaterina Podkopayeva URS URS 1:55.96 1:55.96
  Fatalmoudou Toure MLI MLI 2:19.3  

Heat 3 07 AUG 1983

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1983
  Eucaris Caicedo COL COL    
  Hala El Moughrabi SYR SYR    
  Jarmila Kratochvílová TCH TCH 1:53.28 1:53.28
  Sofiya Mohamed COM COM    
  Célestine N'Drin CIV CIV 2:04.34  
  Irina Podyalovskaya URS URS    
  Antje Schröder GDR GDR    

Heat 4 07 AUG 1983

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1983
  Khadija Al Matari JOR JOR    
  Jennifer Bean BER BER    
  Robin Campbell USA USA    
  Lyubov Gurina URS URS    
  Tina Krebs DEN DEN    
  Doina Melinte ROU ROU 1:55.05  
  Trinh Thi Be VIE VIE

 

 

 

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