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2005 World Championships in Athletics Helsinki, Finland

2005 10th IAAF World Championships - Helsinki - Women's 3000m Steeplechase

 

 

Host City: Helsinki, Finland Format: First round (First 3 & 6 fastest to final) (Aug 6)
Dates: 6–14 August 2005
Nations participating: 196
Athletes participating: 1,891
    Main venue: Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Overview by IAAF   Helsinki Olympic Stadium 
While Inzikiru, a steeplechase specialist, had the fastest time before Helsinki, Janowska, and particularly Zadorozhnaya, were good flat runners thought to have a good chance of triumphing in the first ever world women’s steeplechase final. Inzikiru set a brave pace, and with a first kilometre of 2:57.98 only had her two principal rivals for company. Though the pace slowed to 6:05.20 at 2000m, Janowska was dropped, and shortly after Zadorozhnaya began to slip back, eventually fading to sixth. Inzikuru was never threatened, although Volkova closed to within 15m at the finish, and the Ugandan thus won her country’s first-ever world gold.
 The Women's 3,000 metres Steeplechase event at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics was held on August 6 and August 8 at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium. It was the first women's steeplechase to be held at the World Championships. The first three of each heat (Q) plus the six fastest times (q) qualified for the final.
 
  3000m Steeplechase 8 August
  Final

Event Report - Women 3000m Steeplechase Final

The women’s steeplechase made its longdelayed appearance on the World Championships programme here in Helsinki, and along with that first came another one—the first championships gold medal ever for Uganda and only the second medal of any kind for that central African country. 

Tonight, Dorcus Inzikuru was the historic inaugural winner of the event in a championships record 9:18.24, lowering her own mark from Saturday’s qualifying round by more than nine seconds. 

Yekaterina Volkova (RUS), who had remained well back for much of the race, paced her ending well and took the silver medal in a PB 9:20.49, ahead of bronze medallist Jeruto Kiptum (KEN) with 9:26.95, a Kenyan national record. 

The diminutive Inzikuru wasted no time in moving to the front at the gun, but she was quickly picked up by Salome Chepchumba (KEN) and, a half lap later, by Wioletta Janowska (POL).  That trio held the lead for the opening tour of the stadium before Yelena Zadorzhnaya (RUS) took over the lead for a short time.

At the end of the first kilometer, Chepchumba dropped back with her teammate Kiptum, while Inzikuru, Zadorzhnaya and Janowska formed a front-running trio at that point.

With four laps remaining, Janowska began to drop back, seemingly leaving the Ugandan and the Russian to fight it out the rest of the way.  That was Volkova’s signal to start her move. 

She clipped off the two Kenyans first, and then took aim on the lead group.  At that moment, her teammate Zadorozhnaya started to fatigue.  Running even with Inzikuru with just over three laps left, the tiny Russian took a bad water jump to allow the Ugandan a 5-metre advantage with three remaining.

Janowska also was running out of energy at this point, and Volkova moved to within striking range of the Polish runner with 2½ to go. 

On the penultimate water jump, Zadorozhnaya almost fell, allowing Volkova, having already passed Janowska, a clear path with only Inzikuru as an obstacle to victory.   

At the bell, Volkova appeared to have sudden thoughts of a win, despite the 20 metres which separated her from the front-running Inzikuru.  As the pair moved down the final back straight, the Ugandan began to lengthen her stride as her own victory plans propelled her onward into the finish. 

Running almost unnoticed in the middle of the field for most of the race, Korene Hinds (JAM) held on to her fourth-place position in a national-record 9:33.30.  Meanwhile, early front-runner Chepchumba was able to catch an exhausted Zadorozhnaya right at the end for fifth, 9:37.39 to 9:37.91. 

Winner Inzikuru, understandably proud of her landmark achievement, revealed that her victory was not without a struggle.  “I’ve been suffering from some knee injuries, but now I’m happy to be able to run once again,” she said.  Despite her determined appearance at the front in her gun-to-tape win, she admitted that it was not her plan to head the race the entire way, “but I took that position because I don’t like running behind others.”

In gaining the silver, Volkova paid tribute to the winner.  “Inzikuru was so strong from the start that I knew I could not beat her, even if I did my best,” said the happy Russian as she left the stadium.

1 Dorcus Inzikuru UGA 2 Feb 82 9.18.24
2 Yekaterina Volkova RUS 16 Feb 78 9.20.49
3 Cheruto Kiptum KEN 12 Dec 81 9.26.95
4 Korine Hinds JAM 18 Jan 76 9.33.30
5 Salome Chepchumba KEN 29 Sep 82 9.37.39
6 Yelena Zadorozhnaya RUS 3 Dec 77 9.37.91
7 Cristina Casandra ROU 1 Feb 77 9.39.52
8 Mardrea Hyman JAM 22 Dec 72 9.39.66
9 Elizabeth Jackson USA 27 Oct 77 9.46.72
10 Bouchra Chaabi MAR 22 Sep 80 9.47.62
11 Yamina Bouchaouante FRA 31 Jul 80 9.48.48
12 Minori Hayakari JPN 29 Nov 72 9.48.97
13 Inês Monteiro POR 18 May 80 9.50.35
14 Wioletta Frankiewicz POL 9 Jun 77 10.00.03
15 Carrie Messner-Vickers USA 7 Jun 77 10.11.20
  Heats 6 August

Event Report - Women's 3000m Steeplechase Heats

Women’s Steeplechase makes its longawaited debut in the World Championships

Superlatives were immediately applicable, even in the qualifying round, since the women’s steeplechase is making its first appearance in the World Championships programme.
 
By default, the winning 9:32.96 by Yelena Zadorozhnaya (RUS) in the first heat was a championships record.  The Russian, running in only her second-ever steeplechase event, looked as if she had confused the heats with the final, bearing down hard over the final two laps, even when her own advancement as one of the top three heat finishers had been assured many metres earlier. 

Korene Hinds (JAM) and Salome Chepchumba (KEN) followed the Russian across the line to qualify with respective times of 9:36.76 and 9:39.27.   

Not to be outdone, season leader Dorcus Inzikuru (UGA) also sprinted away from a trio of rivals in the last of the three heats for a further lowering of the championships record by five more seconds to 9:27.85.   

The Ugandan had been in a push-pull battle with Yekaterina Volkova (RUS) throughout the race before bolting ahead with 300 metres remaining.  Volkova easily qualified with a PB 9:29.88, but she was outkicked in the final stages by Jeruto Kiptum (KEN) who replaced Chepchumba as that country’s national record holder with 9:29.21.  Both Volkova and Kiptum ensured that there would be two finalists from their respective lands. 

In between the record races, Wioletta Janowska (POL) took away a relaxed victory in the remaining heat with 9:35.66.  Mardrea Hyman (JAM), another recent convert to the barrier race, clapped with joy after her second-place 9:38.75, also giving Jamaica two in Monday’s final.  Hyman’s finish held off the PB 9:39.68 of Carrie Messner (USA) in third. 

Messner’s teammate, Elizabeth Jackson, benefited from the rapid pace of the last heat to gain one of the final spots based on her time of 9:45.24. 

Among the notable non-qualifiers were Lívia Tóth (HUN) with 9:51.03 and Nataliya Izmodenova (RUS) at 10:01.97.

  Heat 1
1 Yelena Zadorozhnaya RUS 3 Dec 77 9.32.96 Q
2 Korine Hinds JAM 18 Jan 76 9.36.76 Q
3 Salome Chepchumba KEN 29 Sep 82 9.39.27 Q
4 Minori Hayakari JPN 29 Nov 72 9.41.21 q
5 Bouchra Chaabi MAR 22 Sep 80 9.41.82 q
6 Lisa Aguilera USA 30 Nov 79 9.47.45
7 Lívia Tóth HUN 7 Jan 80 9.51.03
8 Stephanie De Croock BEL 4 Mar 79 9.54.78
9 Roísín McGettigan IRL 23 Aug 80 9.56.31
10 Clarisse Cruz POR 9 Jul 78 10.06.96
11 Andrea Mayr AUT 15 Oct 79 10.07.61
12 Miranda Boonstra NED 29 Aug 72 10.09.91
  Heat 2
1 Wioletta Frankiewicz POL 9 Jun 77 9.35.66 Q
2 Mardrea Hyman JAM 22 Dec 72 9.38.75 Q
3 Carrie Messner-Vickers USA 7 Jun 77 9.39.68 Q
4 Jackline Chemwok KEN 13 Sep 83 9.47.37
5 Rasa Troup LTU 1 Mar 77 9.47.47
6 Élodie Olivarès FRA 22 May 76 9.49.28
7 Ida Nilsson SWE 8 Feb 81 9.56.17
8 Natalya Izmodenova RUS 1 Jan 81 10.01.97
9 Rosa María Morató ESP 19 Jun 79 10.07.09
10 Fatiha Bahi Azzouhoum ALG 8 Mar 83 10.07.39
11 Dobrinka Shalamanova BUL 1 May 83 10.07.75
Anni Tuimala FIN 27 Apr 82 DNF
  Heat 3
1 Dorcus Inzikuru UGA 2 Feb 82 9.27.85 Q
2 Cheruto Kiptum KEN 12 Dec 81 9.29.21 Q
3 Yekaterina Volkova RUS 16 Feb 78 9.29.88 Q
4 Cristina Casandra ROU 1 Feb 77 9.37.19 q
5 Yamina Bouchaouante FRA 31 Jul 80 9.42.18 q
6 Elizabeth Jackson USA 27 Oct 77 9.45.24 q
7 Inês Monteiro POR 18 May 80 9.47.19 q
8 Habiba Ghribi TUN 9 Apr 84 9.51.49
9 Türkan Özata-Erişmiş TUR 5 Jan 84 9.56.61
10 Valentyna Zhudina UKR 12 Mar 83 9.59.29
11 Jo Ankier GBR 5 Aug 82 10.12.50

Heat 1 06 AUG 2005 12:05

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2005
1 361 Roisin McGettigan IRL IRL 9:45.60 9:47.0
2 572 Clarisse Cruz POR POR 9:47.9 9:47.9
3 353 Lívia Tóth HUN HUN 9:32.52 9:32.52
4 424 Minori Hayakari JPN JPN 9:58.92 9:58.92
5 793 Lisa Aguilera USA USA 9:40.58 9:40.58
6 675 Yelena Zadorozhnaya RUS RUS 9:36.92 9:36.92
7 448 Salome Chepchumba KEN KEN 9:29.81 9:31.44
8 485 Bouchra Chaabi MAR MAR 9:30.35 9:52.13
9 404 Korene Hinds JAM JAM 9:36.23 9:36.23
10 509 Miranda Boonstra NED NED 9:51.17 9:51.3
11 15 Andrea Mayr AUT AUT 9:56.78 9:56.78
12 35 Stephanie de Croock BEL BEL 9:48.65 9:48.65

Heat 2 06 AUG 2005 12:18

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2005
1 193 Rosa Morató ESP ESP 9:51.08 9:54.20
2 712 Ida Nilsson SWE SWE 9:43.25 9:48.85
3 460 Jacklyne Chemwek Rionoripo KEN KEN 9:45.7 9:45.7
4 550 Wioletta Frankiewicz POL POL 9:25.09 9:25.09
5 405 Mardrea Hyman JAM JAM 9:36.14 9:36.14
6 256 Élodie Olivarès FRA FRA 9:33.12 9:40.47
7 636 Natalya Izmodenova RUS RUS 9:35.51 9:35.51
8 2 Fatiha Bahi Azzouhoum ALG ALG 9:38.31 9:38.31
9 812 Carrie Messner-Vickers USA USA 9:41.37 9:41.37
10 235 Anni Tuimala FIN FIN 10:07.41 10:17.56
11 479 Rasa Troup LTU LTU 9:50.45 9:50.45
12 86 Dobrinka Shalamanova BUL BUL 9:56.75 9:56.75

Heat 3 06 AUG 2005 12:31

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2005
1 452 Jeruto Kiptum Kiptubi KEN KEN 9:43.0 9:43.0
2 735 Türkan Erismis Özata TUR TUR 9:55.45 9:55.45
3 239 Yamina Bouchaouante FRA FRA 9:47.73 9:47.73
4 737 Docus Inzikuru UGA UGA 9:15.04 9:15.04
5 588 Cristina Casandra ROU ROU 9:31.96 9:35.95
6 577 Inês Monteiro POR POR 9:39.20 9:39.20
7 670 Yekaterina Volkova RUS RUS 9:32.31 9:36.12
8 734 Habiba Ghribi TUN TUN 9:56.21 9:56.21
9 801 Elizabeth Jackson USA USA 9:39.78 9:39.78
10 746 Valentyna Zhudina UKR UKR 9:49.73 9:49.73
11 262 Jo Ankier GBR GBR 9:50.10 9:50.10

 

 

 

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