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Athletics at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Women's 3,000 metres

Athletics at the 1992 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games

Events:

Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Montjuïc Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
Date Started: July 31, 1992
Date Finished: August 2, 1992

Gold: EUN Yelena Romanova
Silver: EUN Tetiana Samolenko-Dorovskykh
Bronze: CAN Angela Chalmers

Summary

Russian [Tatyana Samolenko-Dorovskikh] had been dominant in this event for the past few years, winning the 1988 Olympic gold, and the 1987 and 1991 World Championships. [Yelena Romanova] had been runner-up at the 1990 European Championship and the 1991 World Championships. The final was run in a languid 3:06 for the first kilometer. This led to a pack finish, with all the favorites together on the final backstretch. Ireland's [Sonia O'Sullivan] led on the final turn, but Romanova jumped the field at the head of the stretch and was not caught, finally winning a major international title. Samolenko-Dorovskikh closed quickly for the silver but could not catch the Ukrainian.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Yelena Romanova 29 Unified Team EUN Gold
2 Tetiana Samolenko-Dorovskykh 30 Unified Team EUN Silver
3 Angela Chalmers 28 Canada CAN Bronze
4 Sonia O'Sullivan 22 Ireland IRL
5 PattiSue Plumer 30 United States USA
6 Ebru Kavaklıoğlu 22 Unified Team EUN
7 Shelly Steely 29 United States USA
8 Yvonne Murray 27 Great Britain GBR
9 Alison Wyeth 28 Great Britain GBR
10 Roberta Brunet 27 Italy ITA
11 Margareta Keszeg 26 Romania ROU
AC Marie-Pierre Duros 25 France FRA
4 h1 r1/2 Lisa York 22 Great Britain GBR
4 h3 r1/2 Annette Peters 27 United States USA
5 h1 r1/2 Robyn Meagher 25 Canada CAN
5 h3 r1/2 Zhora Graziani-Koullou 26 France FRA
6 h1 r1/2 Gitte Karlshøj 33 Denmark DEN
6 h3 r1/2 Päivi Tikkanen 32 Finland FIN
7 h1 r1/2 Estela Estévez 27 Spain ESP
7 h2 r1/2 Esther Kiplagat 25 Kenya KEN
7 h3 r1/2 Krishna Stanton 26 Australia AUS
8 h1 r1/2 Jane Ngotho 22 Kenya KEN
8 h2 r1/2 Catherina McKiernan 22 Ireland IRL
8 h3 r1/2 Pauline Konga 22 Kenya KEN
9 h1 r1/2 Zola Budd-Pieterse 26 South Africa RSA
9 h2 r1/2 Fernanda Ribeiro 23 Portugal POR
9 h3 r1/2 Leah Pells 27 Canada CAN
10 h1 r1/2 Ana Isabel Elias 26 Angola ANG
10 h2 r1/2 Inmaculle Naberaho 19 Rwanda RWA
10 h3 r1/2 Khin Khin Htwe 29 Myanmar MYA
11 h2 r1/2 Rosemary Turare 28 Papua New Guinea PNG
11 h3 r1/2 Janeth Caizalitín 18 Ecuador ECU
12 h3 r1/2 Mirsada Burić 22 Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH