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2003 World Championships in Athletics Paris, France

2003 9th IAAF World Championships - Paris - Women's 200m

 

 

Host City: Saint-Denis, Paris, France Format: First round (First 4 & 8 fastest to second round) (Aug 26)
Dates: 23 August – 31 August Format: Second round (First 4 to semi-finals) (Aug 26)
Nations participating: 198 Format: Semi-finals (First 4 to final) (Aug 26)
Athletes participating: 1679
    Main venue: Stade de France
Overview by IAAF   Paris Saint Denis stadium 
White was a commanding winner of the final in 22.05, but this was to count for nothing when it emerged that she had failed a doping control test in Paris and had indeed been comitting doping offences since 2000 (see report of the Paris women’s 100m). The gold reverted to Kapachinskaya, who had made up three places in the finishing straight. Edwards was named as silver medallist with Hurtis (originally a distraught fourth) taking the bronze. Unfortunately, it must be noted that both Kapachinskaya and Edwards committed doping violations in early 2004, and each began serving bans of two years. Block, originally fifth, then fourth, also ended up disqualified from Paris as a result of the Balco scandal, as reported for the Paris 2003 100m.
 These are the official results of the Women's 200 metres event at the 2003 IAAF World Championships in Paris, France. There were a total number of 42 participating athletes, with eight qualifying heats, four quarter-finals, two semi-finals and the final held on Thursday 28 August 2003 at 21:45h.
 
  200m 28 August -0.3
  Final

Event Report Women 200m Finals

World 100m gold medallist, Kelli WHITE (USA), became the first double World Champion of this meet after a stunning win in the women's 200m.
 
She ran a blistering first 100m out in lane six and had a huge lead coming off the bend. Powering down the straight she stopped the clock at 22.05s, the fastest time in the world this year.
 
Anatasiya KAPACHINSKAYA (RUS), who was in fifth place with 80m left to run, put on a burst of speed normally unseen over 200m.

It was as if she had just started the race as she stormed past the tiring field. She didn't have enough track to catch White but came away with a somewhat surprising silver medal. Her time of 22.38s eclipsed the personal best 22.42 she set in the semi-final.
 
Torri EDWARDS (USA) looked set to add another silver to her 2003 World Championship collection but she was run down by the Russian in the final stages of the race. She finished with bronze in 22.47s.
 
Frenchwoman Muriel HURTIS was in third place in the run for home but she began to falter as Kapachinskaya came sprinting past. In her desparation to hang on to a medal position she began to overstride and finished in an agonising fourth place (22.59).
 
The 1997 world champion Zhanna BLOCK (UKR) has struggled with injury this year and hadn't been able to reproduce her 200m form. Perhaps affected by running the four rounds of the 100m (where she won bronze) she was relegated to fifth place in 22.92.

1 Anastasiya Kapachinskaya RUS 21 Nov 79 22.38
2 Torri Edwards USA 31 Jan 77 22.47
3 Muriel Hurtis FRA 25 Mar 79 22.59
4 Beverly McDonald JAM 15 Feb 70 22.95
5 Natallia Safronnikava BLR 28 Feb 73 22.98
6 Anzhela Kravchenko UKR 25 Jan 71 23.00
Kelli White USA 1 Apr 77 DQ 32.2.a 22.05/-0.3
Zhanna Block UKR 6 Jul 72 DQ 32.2.a 22.92/-0.3
  Semifinals 27 August

Women 200m Semi Finals

Muriel HURTIS raised the hopes of the home nation to fever pitch this evening as she won her 200m semi-final by a fraction, recording a season's best 22.41, and making her the fastest of the qualifiers for the final.
 
Hurtis, running in heat two, entered the straight a metre down on USA's Torri EDWARDS and gradually made up the ground down the home stretch, roared on by the thousands of watching fans. But Russia's Anastasiya KAPACHINSKAYA was finishing even faster and these three reached the line together, Hurtis taking it with a dip two hundredths ahead of the Russian (22.43, a personal best), with Edwards, who did not dip, another hundredth behind (22.44). The Belarussian, Natalya SAFRONNIKOVA, was the fourth qualifier in 22.76.
 
But Hurtis's place on the top of the podium is far from secure, for USA's Kelli WHITE looks like she could be on course for a sprint double after she qualified with consummate ease from the first heat. White got out of the blocks superbly well and did the hard work around the bend, making up the stagger on Ukraine's Anzhela KRAVCHENKO within the first 60m. She came into the straight already some three metres up on the field and cruised home, easing off in the last 10 to 15 metres.
 
Former world 100m champion Zhanna BLOCK beat her compatriot, Kravchenko, to the line, finishing second with a season's best of 22.61. Kravchenko took third, five hundredths behind her (22.66, a personal best), while Jamaica's Beverly MCDONALD denied the Nigerian 35 year-old, Mary ONYALI-OMAGBEMI a final place, beating her by five hundredths, 22.92 to 22.97.
  Heat 1 -0.1
1 Anzhela Kravchenko UKR 25 Jan 71 22.66 Q
2 Beverly McDonald JAM 15 Feb 70 22.92 Q
3 Mary Onyali NGR 3 Feb 68 22.97
4 Lauren Hewitt AUS 25 Nov 78 23.07
5 Roxana Díaz CUB 16 May 81 23.12
6 Vida Anim GHA 7 Dec 83 23.16
Kelli White USA 1 Apr 77 DQ 32.2.a 22.50/-0.1
Zhanna Block UKR 6 Jul 72 DQ 32.2.a 22.61/-0.1
  Heat 2 -0.2
1 Muriel Hurtis FRA 25 Mar 79 22.41 Q
2 Anastasiya Kapachinskaya RUS 21 Nov 79 22.43 Q
3 Torri Edwards USA 31 Jan 77 22.44 Q
4 Natallia Safronnikava BLR 28 Feb 73 22.76 Q
5 Kim Gevaert BEL 5 Aug 78 22.86
6 Maryna Mindareva UKR 22 Aug 82 22.91
7 Cydonie Mothersill CAY 19 Mar 78 23.07
8 Mercy Nku NGR 17 Jul 76 23.62
  Quarterfinals 26 August

Event Report Women 200m Quarter Finals

Kelli WHITE (USA) may only have been the world 100m champion for two days, but she already looks odds on favourite to add a 200m medal to her collection after this evening's quarter-finals.

It won't necessarily be gold, however, for the European champion Muriel HURTIS also looks to be in cracking form. Both won their heats easily, but White eased off from about 40 metres out to record 22.67, while Hurtis worked harder to come from behind and was three hundredths slower.
 
White wasn't the fastest of the round, however. That honour went to her fellow American Torri EDWARDS, while former 100m champion Zhanna BLOCK of the Ukraine equalled her time to claim a season's best.
 
White may not have been the quickest, but she made it look awesomely easy, and clearly has lots more fuel in the tank for when it really matters.

Running in heat two, she shot out of the blocks and blasted the bend to enter the straight some five metres clear of a chasing trio of Anastasiya KAPACHINSKAYA (RUS), Kim GEVAERT (BEL), and Mayna MAYDANOVA (UKR). White had such a lead that she could virtually jog over the line.
 
Kapachinskaya came second in 22.73, followed by Gevaert in 22.91 and Maydanova in 22.93, while the Commonwealth champion Debbie FERGUSON (BAH), running in lane eight, missed out by five hundredths.
 
Edwards, in heat one, was also out fast. She ran the bend hard, and came into the straight marginally ahead of Jamaica's Beverly MCDONALD and Russia's Anzhela KRAVCHENKO.

Edwards held her form and eased off in the final strides to record 22.66. The Russian was second in 22.81 while Vida ANIM snuck ahead of McDonald by one hundredth for a Ghanaian record, 22.95.
 
The 43 year-old former Jamaican Merlene OTTEY (SLO), running in lane one, couldn't make it through. She finished fifth in 23.22.
 
Hurtis was followed home in heat three by Natalya SAFRONNIKOVA (BLR) in 22.73, Nigeria's Mercy NKU (23.16) and Cydonie MOTHERSILL of the Cayman Islands (23.29). Jamaica's Aleen BAILEY pulled up after 80 metres with what looked like a left hamstring injury.
 
One other notable qualifier was 35 year-old Mary ONYALI-OMAGBEMI of Nigeria. She finished second behind Block in heat four, recording 22.73.

  Heat 1 0,0
1 Torri Edwards USA 31 Jan 77 22.66 Q
2 Anzhela Kravchenko UKR 25 Jan 71 22.81 Q
3 Vida Anim GHA 7 Dec 83 22.95 Q
4 Beverly McDonald JAM 15 Feb 70 22.96 Q
5 Merlene Ottey SLO 10 May 60 23.22
6 Johanna Manninen FIN 4 Apr 80 23.42
7 Anna Guzowska POL 15 Jan 80 23.43
  Heat 2 -0.2
1 Anastasiya Kapachinskaya RUS 21 Nov 79 22.73 Q
2 Kim Gevaert BEL 5 Aug 78 22.91 Q
3 Maryna Mindareva UKR 22 Aug 82 22.93 Q
4 Debbie Ferguson McKenzie BAH 16 Jan 76 22.98
5 Abi Oyepitan GBR 30 Dec 79 23.42
6 Jacqueline Poelman NED 5 Oct 73 23.51
Kelli White USA 1 Apr 77 DQ 32.2.a 22.67/-0.2
  Heat 3 -0.3
1 Muriel Hurtis FRA 25 Mar 79 22.70 Q
2 Natallia Safronnikava BLR 28 Feb 73 22.96 Q
3 Mercy Nku NGR 17 Jul 76 23.16 Q
4 Cydonie Mothersill CAY 19 Mar 78 23.29 Q
5 Svetlana Goncharenko RUS 26 Jul 71 23.29
6 Allyson Felix USA 18 Nov 85 23.33
7 Fabienne Féraez BEN 6 Aug 76 24.17
  Heat 4 0.1
1 Mary Onyali NGR 3 Feb 68 22.73 Q
2 Lauren Hewitt AUS 25 Nov 78 23.10 Q
3 Roxana Díaz CUB 16 May 81 23.21 Q
4 Sylviane Félix FRA 31 Oct 77 23.27
5 Karin Mayr-Krifka AUT 4 Jun 71 23.30
6 Geraldine Pillay RSA 25 Aug 77 23.39
7 Joice Maduaka GBR 30 Sep 73 23.51
Zhanna Block UKR 6 Jul 72 DQ 32.2.a 22.67/0.1
  Heats 26 August

Event Report Women 200m Heats

The World 100m champion, Kelli WHITE (USA), went out for what looked like a training run this morning in the women's 200m heats.
 
She took the first 100m easy, and was sitting in fifth place coming off the bend. She put in a 50m surge to get a few metres in front of the field then jogged home in 22.97s.
 
Her quest for a sprint double at these championships could be ruined by France's Muriel HURTIS, the eighth fastest in the world this year.
 
Hurtis recorded the fastest heat time with 22.51s, despite slowing down over the last 30 metres.
 
Her team-mate, Sylviane FELIX, the 1996 world junior champion, also progressed through to the quarter-finals, with a second placing in her heat. Ahead of her was 1997 world 200m champion, Zhanna BLOCK, who ran an easy 23.13s.
 
Ukraine's Anzhela KRAVCHENKO raced to a personal best 22.78s in heat four to beat 100m silver medallist Torri EDWARDS (USA).
 
Nigerian, Mercy NKU lead off the bend in heat five but the Russian, Anastasiya KAPACHINSKAYA, and Aleen BAILEY (JAM) were too strong and cruised past her to finish 1-2. Kapachinskaya clocked 22.90s for her win.
 
Thirty-five-year-old Mary ONYALI-OMEGBEMI (NGR) led home the final heat in 22.80s, ahead of Cydone MOTHERSILL (CAY), the fifth fastest in the world this season.
 
Slovenia's legendary sprinter, Merlene OTTEY, was fifth in same heat but qualified for the quarter-final as the fastest loser.
  Heat 1 -0.6
1 Sylviane Félix FRA 31 Oct 77 23.29 Q
2 Johanna Manninen FIN 4 Apr 80 23.43 Q
3 Allyson Felix USA 18 Nov 85 23.46 Q
4 Roxana Díaz CUB 16 May 81 23.47
5 Virgil Hodge SKN 17 Nov 83 24.17
6 Yana Kolpakova AZE 19 Apr 85 27.74
Digna Luz Murillo COL 22 May 81 DNS
Zhanna Block UKR 6 Jul 72 DQ 32.2.a 23.13/-0.6
  Heat 2 0.3
1 Muriel Hurtis FRA 25 Mar 79 22.51 Q
2 Vida Anim GHA 7 Dec 83 23.08 Q
3 Svetlana Goncharenko RUS 26 Jul 71 23.18 Q
4 Debbie Ferguson McKenzie BAH 16 Jan 76 23.18 Q
5 Sharon Cripps AUS 29 Jun 77 23.29
6 Digna Luz Murillo COL 22 May 81 23.48
7 Vu Thi Huong VIE 7 Oct 86 24.63
Sharon Cripps AUS 29 Jun 77 DNS
  Heat 3 0.3
1 Maryna Mindareva UKR 22 Aug 82 23.03 Q
2 Beverly McDonald JAM 15 Feb 70 23.11 Q
3 Karin Mayr-Krifka AUT 4 Jun 71 23.25 Q
4 Abi Oyepitan GBR 30 Dec 79 23.30
5 Valma Bass ISV 12 Mar 74 24.16
6 Mae Koime PNG 14 Dec 83 26.03
Aleen Bailey JAM 25 Nov 80 DNF
Kelli White USA 1 Apr 77 DQ 32.2.a 22.97/0.3
  Heat 4 -0.7
1 Anzhela Kravchenko UKR 25 Jan 71 22.78 Q
2 Torri Edwards USA 31 Jan 77 22.83 Q
3 Kim Gevaert BEL 5 Aug 78 22.92 Q
4 Joice Maduaka GBR 30 Sep 73 23.11 Q
5 Natallia Safronnikava BLR 28 Feb 73 23.20
6 Fabienne Féraez BEN 6 Aug 76 23.85
7 Karla Hernández ESA 28 Jul 78 25.97
  Heat 5 -0.4
1 Anastasiya Kapachinskaya RUS 21 Nov 79 22.90 Q
2 Aleen Bailey JAM 25 Nov 80 22.98 Q
3 Mercy Nku NGR 17 Jul 76 23.17 Q
4 Anna Guzowska POL 15 Jan 80 23.39 Q
5 Geraldine Pillay RSA 25 Aug 77 23.47
6 Lineo Shoai LES 10 Jan 79 25.63
Susanthika Jayasinghe SRI 17 Dec 75 DNS
  Heat 6 0.1
1 Mary Onyali NGR 3 Feb 68 22.80 Q
2 Cydonie Mothersill CAY 19 Mar 78 22.84 Q
3 Lauren Hewitt AUS 25 Nov 78 23.01 Q
4 Jacqueline Poelman NED 5 Oct 73 23.22 Q
5 Merlene Ottey SLO 10 May 60 23.24 q
6 Lucia Ivanová SVK 8 Jul 80 24.12
7 Kerina Hughes AIA 16 Jan 87 27.16

Heat 1 26 AUG 2003 10:45

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2003
2 340 Johanna Manninen FIN FIN 22.93 22.97
3 991 Virgil Hodge SKN SKN 23.85 23.85
4 352 Sylviane Félix FRA FRA 22.56 22.76i
5 58 Yana Kolpakova AZE AZE 25.00 25.00
6 1087 Zhanna Block UKR UKR 22.17  
7 1129 Allyson Felix USA USA 22.11 22.11
8 237 Roxana Díaz CUB CUB 22.69 22.69

Heat 2 26 AUG 2003 10:51

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2003
2 63 Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie BAH BAH 22.19 22.50
3 1196 Thi Huong Vu VIE VIE 24.61  
4 212 Digna Luz Murillo COL COL 23.08 23.08
5 909 Svetlana Goncharenko RUS RUS 22.43i 22.79
6 35 Sharon Cripps AUS AUS 22.84 22.84
7 366 Muriel Hurtis FRA FRA 22.31 22.49i
8 463 Vida Anim GHA GHA 22.97 23.01

Heat 3 26 AUG 2003 10:57

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2003
2 607 Beverly McDonald JAM JAM 22.22 22.67
3 559 Valma Bass ISV ISV 23.07 23.65
4 832 Mae Koime PNG PNG 25.16 25.16
5 1095 Maryna Maydanova UKR UKR 22.70 22.70
6 406 Abiodun Oyepitan GBR GBR 22.95 22.95
7 1174 Kelli White USA USA 22.58  
8 52 Karin Mayr-Krifka AUT AUT 22.70 22.88i

Heat 4 26 AUG 2003 11:03

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2003
2 92 Fabienne Féraez BEN BEN 23.19 23.62
3 1126 Torri Edwards USA USA 22.28 22.28
4 98 Natallia Safronnikava BLR BLR 22.68 22.71
5 282 Karla Hernández ESA ESA 25.25 25.25
6 82 Kim Gevaert BEL BEL 22.53 22.64
7 1090 Anzhela Kravchenko UKR UKR 22.97 22.97
8 402 Joice Maduaka GBR GBR 22.83 22.92

Heat 5 26 AUG 2003 11:09

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2003
2 1014 Susanthika Jayasinghe SRI SRI 22.28 23.16
3 783 Mercy Nku NGR NGR 22.53 22.83
4 894 Geraldine Pillay RSA RSA 23.07 23.07
5 683 Lineo Shoai LES LES 24.73  
6 916 Anastasiya Kapachinskaya RUS RUS 22.48 22.48
7 836 Anna Guzowska POL POL 22.87 22.87
8 588 Aleen Bailey JAM JAM 22.54 22.59

Heat 6 26 AUG 2003 11:15

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2003
2 1024 Lucia Ivanová SVK SVK 23.06 23.06
3 7 Kerina Hughes AIA AIA    
4 156 Cydonie Mothersille CAY CAY 22.45 22.45
5 34 Lauren Hewitt AUS AUS 22.52 22.79
6 765 Jacqueline Poelman NED NED 23.00 23.19
7 1001 Merlene Ottey SLO SLO 21.64 22.89
8 780 Mary Onyali-Omagbemi NGR NGR 22.07 22.60
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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