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2005 World Championships in Athletics Helsinki, Finland

2005 10th IAAF World Championships - Helsinki - Women's 100m

 

 

Host City: Helsinki, Finland Format: First round (First 3 & 8 fastest to second round) (Aug 7)
Dates: 6–14 August 2005 Format: Second round (First 3 & 4 fastest to semi-finals) (Aug 7)
Nations participating: 196 Format: Semi-finals (First 4 to final) (Aug 8)
Athletes participating: 1,891
    Main venue: Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Overview by IAAF   Helsinki Olympic Stadium 
Campbell, unbeaten at 100m in 2005 prior to Helsinki, was the favourite, together with Arron and Sturrup, who had each lost once. All won their first two races with Arron fastest of the day with 11.03 in her quarter-final. The semi-finals featured Arron at her best in the first race, as she effortlessly passed Campbell with 20m to go to clock 10.96. Williams showed surprising strength in the other race, holding off Sturrup and Nesterenko in 11.03. Sturrup and Barber reacted quickest in the rainsoaked final, but Sturrup was much tidier in her pick-up, and led the field for 60m. Williams had got a good start, and was in second from 10m on. Showing great power she drove away from the field, with Arron in second place at 75m but trying too hard and tightening up. Campbell edged past Arron in the last 10m as Sturrup faded, but the Jamaican was never going to catch the diminutive (1.57/57Kg) Williams, who neverless did not know she had won until watching the scoreboard replay.
 These are the official results of the Women's 100 metres event at the 2005 IAAF World Championships in Helsinki, Finland. The final was held on August 8.

Records

World Record  Florence Griffith Joyner (USA) 10.49 Indianapolis, United States 16 July 1988
Championship Record  Marion Jones (USA) 10.70 Seville, Spain 22 August 1999
 
 
  100m 8 August 1.3
  Final

Event Report - Women 100m Final

Williams turns silver into gold

Olympic silver medallist Lauryn Williams of the USA snatched the World gold medal from her more fancied rivals in a rain-drenched 100m final in Helsinki this evening. It was, in her own words, “the biggest win of my career”.

Powering past the favourite Christine Arron of France and leaving this year’s fastest sprinter Chandra Sturrup of the Bahamas trailing in her wake, Williams crossed the line in 10.93, the slowest winning time since Germany’s Katrin Krabbe won in Tokyo in 1991, despite a tail wind of 1.3m/s. (Torri Edwards also ran 10.93 in Paris in 2003 but she actually finished second behind Kelli White who was later disqualified.)

Perhaps that’s not surprising as the rain, which had stopped for most of the evening session, started again just as the athletes were being introduced to the crowd. Maybe it disturbed her rivals’ concentration, for Williams insisted “the rain made absolutely no difference for me. There was a hurricane out there tonight, but that is just my kind of weather.”

Certainly Arron looked tense at the start. She had become a clear favourite after running so smoothly to 10.96 in the semi-final, but was left straining for a medal in the final. She clocked 10.98 to take bronze behind Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell who improved on her third-place finish at the Olympic Games in Athens last year to take the silver in 10.95, her best of the year.

“I am a little disappointed,” said Arron afterwards. “I could have won, some said I was the favourite, but it is still OK.”

In the semi-final Arron had started badly but had the poise and confidence to come from behind. She got away slowly again in the final but this time visibly tightened after 70 metres when Williams and Campbell maintained their slight lead.

“I took a very long time to find my speed and get in to the right rhythm,” she admitted. “That was where I lost the race.”

Sturrup, in lane three, had the quickest start while Campbell in four was also away well. At half way Williams and Arron already had work to do and it was the American who responded best, pulling away over the final 30 metres as Sturrup faded and Campbell came through for second.

Sturrup slipped back to fourth, clocking 11.09, while Belarussia’s Olympic champion Yuliya Nesterenko couldn’t repeat last year’s heroics and finished last with 11.13.

Williams had led for most of the Olympic final last year until Nesterenko overhauled her a few metres from the line. For a moment, as Arron began her charge, it seemed like the same might happen again tonight. But the Frenchwoman was almost too eager for her own good and couldn’t make up the ground.

Williams’ victory brings the USA it’s sixth gold medal in this event in World Championships history. The 31-year-old Arron, after finishing fourth in 1987 and fifth in 2003, at last her first global championship medal in an individual event.

1 Lauryn Williams USA 11 Sep 83 10.93
2 Veronica Campbell-Brown JAM 15 May 82 10.95
3 Christine Arron FRA 13 Sep 73 10.98
4 Chandra Sturrup BAH 12 Sep 71 11.09
5 Me'Lisa Barber USA 4 Oct 80 11.09
6 Sherone Simpson JAM 12 Aug 84 11.09
7 Muna Lee USA 30 Oct 81 11.09
8 Yulia Nestsiarenka BLR 15 Jun 79 11.13
  Semifinals 8 August

Event Report - Women 100m Semi Finals

Arron blasts to sub11 semi

Christine Arron confirmed her status as favourite for the women’s 100m title later this evening when she produced a blistering sub-11 second performance in the first of the semi-finals.

Despite an appalling start that left her trailing Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell by four metres at half way, Arron found her graceful stride in the second part of the race and crossed the line first in 10.96.

Campbell, who had started much sharper, eased off slightly in final few strides to record 11.00.

Both times were remarkable considering the damp, chilly Helsinki air. After a day-long downpour, miraculously the rain stopped just five minutes before the start of competition, giving officials just enough time to sweep puddles of water from the track. It was hardly a balmy evening though and this was splendid sprinting in the circumstances.

Arron, the European record holder, was also the fastest qualifier from both rounds yesterday, and will now prepare for the final full of confidence that her global championship medal drought is about to end.

The other qualifiers from that race were the American pair of Me’Lisa Barber and Muna Lee, Barber running marginally quicker, 11.08 to 11.10.

The second semi was slower, although Lauryn Williams’ winning time of 11.03 was still impressive given the conditions. Williams, the USA’s Olympic silver medallist, pulled away from the Bahaman Chandra Sturrup, this year’s world leading sprinter.

Sturrup was second in a relaxed 11.09 with Belarussia’s Olympic champion Yuliya Nesterenko third in 11.10. Jamaica’s Sherone Simpson took the final place in the final, finishing fourth in 11.15.

Zhanna Block of Ukraine, the 2001 world champion, finished fifth and failed to make the final by three hundredths of second.

  Heat 1 0.4
1 Christine Arron FRA 13 Sep 73 10.96 Q
2 Veronica Campbell-Brown JAM 15 May 82 11.00 Q
3 Me'Lisa Barber USA 4 Oct 80 11.08 Q
4 Muna Lee USA 30 Oct 81 11.10 Q
5 Aleen Bailey JAM 25 Nov 80 11.23
6 Olga Fyodorova RUS 14 Jul 83 11.27
7 Kim Gevaert BEL 5 Aug 78 11.30
8 Endurance Ojokolo NGR 29 Sep 75 11.60
  Heat 2 1.3
1 Lauryn Williams USA 11 Sep 83 11.03 Q
2 Chandra Sturrup BAH 12 Sep 71 11.09 Q
3 Yulia Nestsiarenka BLR 15 Jun 79 11.10 Q
4 Sherone Simpson JAM 12 Aug 84 11.15 Q
5 María Karastamáti GRE 10 Dec 84 11.20
6 Lucimar de Moura BRA 22 Mar 74 11.27
7 Mariya Bolikova RUS 23 May 77 11.31
Zhanna Block UKR 6 Jul 72 DQ 32.2.a 11.18/1.3
  Quarterfinals 7 August

Event Report - Women 100 m Quarter Finals

Arron on course for title charge

French sprinter Christine Arron looks on course to make up for the disappointment she suffered last year when she failed to make either Olympic sprint final. In the 100m quarter finals this evening the 31 year-old, who’s been in blistering form since she won the sprint double at the European Cup in June, stormed through to win heat two in 11.03.

It was the fastest time of the round by seven hundredths, but even more impressive was the manner in which she left some notable rivals trailing, not least the Olympic champion Yuliya Nesterenko of Belarussia who came second in a season’s best of 11.18, a metre and a half behind. The 2001 world champion Zhanna Block was third in 11.27.

Arron was the European champion back in 1998 but the closest she has come to winning an individual medal on the global stage was back in 1997 when she was fourth at the World Championships in Athens. That seems certain to change in Helsinki tomorrow evening.

Arron’s closest challenge could well come from Chandra Sturrup of the Bahamas. Sturrup is the fastest 100m runner in the world this year and she blasted through her quarter final in 11.10 comfortably putting daylight between herself and second-placed Muna Lee of the United States.

Lee clocked 11.22 while Belgium’s Kim Gevaert dipped ahead of two others to claim the third automatic qualifying spot by just two hundredths in 11.25.

Olympic bronze medallist Veronica Campbell also qualified easily and seems a good bet to match her Athens performance. The Jamaican got a stuttering start in her race and was trailing until the last 20 metres but still had the form and power to ease ahead of the Olympic silver medallist Lauryn Williams in 11.17.

Williams clocked 11.22 while Russia’s Olga Fedorova was a more distant third in 11.37. Campbell may have to improve her start but if she gets that right her form down the rest of the straight suggests she will be celebrating her fifth global championships medal.

Campbell’s team-mate Sherone Simpson won the fourth quarter final in 11.12, three hundredths ahead of the US champion Me’Lisa Barber. They too will be in the hunt for medals tomorrow night.

  Heat 1 -1.2
1 Veronica Campbell-Brown JAM 15 May 82 11.17 Q
2 Lauryn Williams USA 11 Sep 83 11.22 Q
3 Olga Fyodorova RUS 14 Jul 83 11.37 Q
4 Geraldine Pillay RSA 25 Aug 77 11.48
5 Heidi Hannula FIN 26 Feb 80 11.52
6 Manuela Levorato ITA 16 Mar 77 11.54
7 Sylvie Mballa Erdinc CMR 21 Apr 77 11.55
8 Mercy Nku NGR 17 Jul 76 11.57
  Heat 2 -0.8
1 Christine Arron FRA 13 Sep 73 11.03 Q
2 Yulia Nestsiarenka BLR 15 Jun 79 11.18 Q
3 Aleen Bailey JAM 25 Nov 80 11.29 q
4 Tahesia Harrigan IVB 15 Feb 82 11.47
5 Larisa Kruglova RUS 27 Oct 72 11.56
6 Amandine Allou Affoué CIV 29 Aug 80 11.57
7 Emma Ania GBR 7 Feb 79 11.57
Zhanna Block UKR 6 Jul 72 DQ 32.2.a 11.27/-0.8
  Heat 3 -0.1
1 Chandra Sturrup BAH 12 Sep 71 11.10 Q
2 Muna Lee USA 30 Oct 81 11.22 Q
3 Kim Gevaert BEL 5 Aug 78 11.25 Q
4 Mariya Bolikova RUS 23 May 77 11.27 q
5 María Karastamáti GRE 10 Dec 84 11.29 q
6 Sylviane Félix FRA 31 Oct 77 11.51
7 Toyin Olupona CAN 29 Jan 83 11.57
8 Alenka Bikar SLO 7 Jan 74 11.69
  Heat 4 -0.1
1 Sherone Simpson JAM 12 Aug 84 11.12 Q
2 Me'Lisa Barber USA 4 Oct 80 11.15 Q
3 Lucimar de Moura BRA 22 Mar 74 11.28 Q
4 Endurance Ojokolo NGR 29 Sep 75 11.33 q
5 Vida Anim GHA 7 Dec 83 11.41
6 Kelly-Ann Baptiste TTO 14 Oct 86 11.42
7 Laverne Jones-Ferrette ISV 16 Sep 81 11.51
8 Delphine Bertille Atangana CMR 16 Aug 84 11.52
  Heats 7 August

Event Report - Women 100 Metres Heats

Arron and Sturrup seize the initiative

When Christine Arron won the sprint double at the European Cup in Florence back in June she was still recovering from a series of injury problems that had blighted her indoor season and put the early part of her outdoor campaign in jeopardy. Yet the Frenchwoman revealed how determined she was this season to make up for missing out on the Olympic final last year and failing to medal when the World Championships were held in Paris two years ago.

That determination has carried her to a series of impressive victories, not least three Golden League wins, and a best time of 10.94, the third quickest in the world.

Arron continued her fine form this afternoon as she started her quest for World honours in Helsinki with a smooth win in heat one of the first round of the 100m. Her time of 11.15 was the joint quickest of the round but the manner of her victory suggests there is still far more to come.

Arron actually had a tough first heat, with 2001 world champion Zhanna Block in the lane beside her and Olympic champion Yuliya Nesterenko on the outside. Nesterenko, who hasn’t competed since she finished seventh at the Prefontaine Classic in June, was second in a season’s best of 11.21, while Block, who had one false start to her name, took the third automatic qualifying place in third with 11.39.

The Bahaman sprinter Chandra Sturrup matched Arron’s time exactly. The quickest 100m runner in the world this year and one of the favourites for the final on Monday evening, Sturrup doesn’t have the grace of Arron but she powered away from Brazil’s Lucimar Aparecida de Moura to win heat four.

Sturrup trains with Me’Lisa Barber from the United States under the guidance of Trevor Graham, coach to men’s Olympic champion Justin Gatlin. Graham has transformed Barber from a good collegiate 400m runner into a US 100m champion and, who knows, maybe a world champion too.

Barber led the USA’s challenge here, winning the last of the eight heats in 11.32, the fifth fastest time of the afternoon.

The Olympic bronze medallist Veronica Campbell was fourth fastest, easing into this evening’s quarter finals in 11.30. Two other Jamaicans were also comfortable heat winners –Sherone Simpson in 11.33, easing off ahead of USA’s Muna Lee, and Aleen Bailey in 11.52.

The remaining heats were won by Russia’s Olga Fedorova in 11.36 and the Greek Maria Karastamati in 11.40. Great Britain’s Emma Ania, with 11.69, was the last of the non-automatic qualifiers.

  Heat 1 -0.1
1 María Karastamáti GRE 10 Dec 84 11.40 Q
2 Larisa Kruglova RUS 27 Oct 72 11.50 Q
3 Sylvie Mballa Erdinc CMR 21 Apr 77 11.59 Q
4 Mercy Nku NGR 17 Jul 76 11.61 q
5 Diane Borg MLT 12 Sep 90 12.61
6 Dolores Dogba PYF 25 Jun 87 13.44
  Heat 2 -0.4
1 Christine Arron FRA 13 Sep 73 11.15 Q
2 Yulia Nestsiarenka BLR 15 Jun 79 11.21 Q
3 Tahesia Harrigan IVB 15 Feb 82 11.55 q
4 Yah Koïta MLI 23 Sep 80 12.06
5 Pauline Kwalea SOL 29 Feb 88 13.43
6 Titlinda Sou CAM 21 Aug 89 13.45
Zhanna Block UKR 6 Jul 72 DQ 32.2.a 11.39/-0.4
  Heat 3 -0.1
1 Sherone Simpson JAM 12 Aug 84 11.33 Q
2 Muna Lee USA 30 Oct 81 11.40 Q
3 Manuela Levorato ITA 16 Mar 77 11.46 Q
4 Delphine Bertille Atangana CMR 16 Aug 84 11.59 q
5 Gloria Diogo STP 13 Jan 84 12.09
6 Basma Achouch JOR 20 Nov 77 12.37
7 Ngerak Florencio PLW 27 Jun 83 12.64
  Heat 4 -0.1
1 Chandra Sturrup BAH 12 Sep 71 11.15 Q
2 Lucimar de Moura BRA 22 Mar 74 11.40 Q
3 Mariya Bolikova RUS 23 May 77 11.41 Q
4 Heidi Hannula FIN 26 Feb 80 11.55 q
5 Alenka Bikar SLO 7 Jan 74 11.68 q
6 Kaitinano Mwemweata KIR 22 Jul 84 13.80
7 Severina Chilala ANG 15 Jun 87 14.21
  Heat 5 -1.6
1 Olga Fyodorova RUS 14 Jul 83 11.36 Q
2 Lauryn Williams USA 11 Sep 83 11.38 Q
3 Vida Anim GHA 7 Dec 83 11.50 Q
4 Sylviane Félix FRA 31 Oct 77 11.54 q
5 Deysie Sumigar INA 28 Feb 83 11.88
6 Desiree Craggette GUM 24 Nov 84 12.80
7 Marie-Victoire Mboh CAF 11 Feb 84 13.25
  Heat 6 -1.2
1 Veronica Campbell-Brown JAM 15 May 82 11.30 Q
2 Endurance Ojokolo NGR 29 Sep 75 11.40 Q
3 Kelly-Ann Baptiste TTO 14 Oct 86 11.48 Q
4 Laverne Jones-Ferrette ISV 16 Sep 81 11.63 q
5 Cheong Im Wa MAC 30 Mar 89 13.04
6 Evangeleen Ikelap FSM 18 Jan 82 13.51
  Heat 7 -1.3
1 Aleen Bailey JAM 25 Nov 80 11.52 Q
2 Geraldine Pillay RSA 25 Aug 77 11.60 Q
3 Amandine Allou Affoué CIV 29 Aug 80 11.65 Q
4 Emma Ania GBR 7 Feb 79 11.69 q
5 Curlee Gumbs AIA 14 Feb 89 12.87
6 Valentina Meredova TKM 29 Sep 84 12.87
7 Montserrat Pujol AND 27 Apr 79 13.01
8 Christina Maltape VAN 17 Jun 86 13.65
  Heat 8 -1,0
1 Me'Lisa Barber USA 4 Oct 80 11.32 Q
2 Kim Gevaert BEL 5 Aug 78 11.36 Q
3 Toyin Olupona CAN 29 Jan 83 11.61 Q
4 Melisa Murillo COL 13 Jan 82 11.71
5 Tricia Flores BIZ 27 Dec 79 12.59
6 Olga Gerasimova TJK 18 Mar 90 12.95
7 Rosa Mystique Jone NRU 7 Nov 90 13.16

Heat 1 07 AUG 2005 14:45

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2005
2 129 Sylvie Mballa Éloundou CMR CMR 11.13 11.13
3 324 María Karastamáti GRE GRE 11.03 11.03
4 503 Diane Borg MLT MLT 12.11 12.11
5 584 Dolores Dogba PYF PYF 13.03 13.03
6 645 Larisa Kruglova RUS RUS 11.23 11.33
7 505 Takilang Kabua MHL MHL    
8 525 Mercy Nku NGR NGR 11.03 11.42

Heat 2 07 AUG 2005 14:52

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2005
2 393 Tahesia Harrigan-Scott IVB IVB 11.29 11.29
3 502 Yah Soucko Koïta MLI MLI 11.86 11.87
4 741 Zhanna Block UKR UKR 10.82  
5 236 Christine Arron FRA FRA 10.73 10.94
6 693 Pauline Kwalea SOL SOL 13.49 13.49
7 92 Tit Linda Sou CAM CAM 13.47  
8 43 Yuliya Nestsiarenka BLR BLR 10.92 11.47

Heat 3 07 AUG 2005 14:59

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2005
2 420 Basma Al-Eshosh JOR JOR 11.97  
3 386 Manuela Levorato ITA ITA 11.14 11.33
4 807 Muna Lee USA USA 11.04 11.16
5 694 Gloria Diogo STP STP 11.98 11.98
6 127 Delphine Atangana CMR CMR 11.24 11.42
7 408 Sherone Simpson JAM JAM 10.97 10.97
8 544 Ngerak Florencio PLW PLW 12.76 13.10

Heat 4 07 AUG 2005 15:06

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2005
2 19 Chandra Sturrup BAH BAH 10.84 10.84
3 65 Lucimar Aparecida de Moura BRA BRA 11.17 11.24
4 618 Mariya Bolikova RUS RUS 11.20 11.20
5 6 Severina Chilala ANG ANG    
6 463 Kaitinano Mwemweata KIR KIR 13.07 13.80
7 688 Alenka Bikar SLO SLO 11.21 11.51
8 217 Heidi Hannula FIN FIN 11.49 11.51

Heat 5 07 AUG 2005 15:13

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2005
2 243 Sylviane Félix FRA FRA 11.15 11.20
3 316 Vida Anim GHA GHA 11.14 11.49
4 838 Lauryn Williams USA USA 10.91 10.91
5 91 Marie-Victoire Mboh CAF CAF    
6 342 Desiree Craggette GUM GUM 13.09 13.54
7 625 Olga Fedorova RUS RUS 11.21 11.21
8 355 Deysie Natalia Sumigar INA INA 11.87 11.87

Heat 6 07 AUG 2005 15:20

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2005
2 367 LaVerne Jones-Ferrette ISV ISV 11.25 11.45
3 524 Endurance Ojokolo NGR NGR 11.06 11.29
4 730 Kelly-Ann Baptiste TTO TTO 11.17 11.17
5 480 Im Wa Cheong MAC MAC 12.92 13.15
6 259 Evangeleen Ikelap FSM FSM 13.50  
7 398 Veronica Campbell-Brown JAM JAM 10.91 10.96
8 729 Shu-Chuan Chuang TPE TPE 11.91 11.91

Heat 7 07 AUG 2005 15:27

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2005
1 5 Montserrat Pujol AND AND 12.69 12.69
2 609 Geraldine Pillay RSA RSA 11.07 11.07
3 261 Emma Ania GBR GBR 11.37 11.37
4 394 Aleen Bailey JAM JAM 11.04 11.07
5 1 Curlee Gumbs AIA AIA 12.76 12.76
6 726 Valentina Meredova TKM TKM 11.80  
7 844 Christina Maltape VAN VAN 13.55  
8 126 Affoué Amandine Allou CIV CIV 11.30 11.38

Heat 8 07 AUG 2005 15:34

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2005
2 135 Melisa Murillo COL COL 11.39 11.39
3 776 Me'Lisa Barber USA USA 11.04 11.04
4 39 Tricia Flores BIZ BIZ 12.13 12.13
5 725 Olga Gerasimova TJK TJK    
6 101 Oluwatoyin Olupona CAN CAN 11.35 11.35
7 32 Kim Gevaert BEL BEL 11.12 11.12
8 532 Rosa Mystique Jones NRU NRU 12.76 12.76

 

 

 

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