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Athletics at the 2004 Athina Summer Games:

Women's 1,500 metres

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Athens Olympic Sports Complex Spiros Loues, Maroussi
Date Started: August 24, 2004
Date Finished: August 28, 2004

Gold: GBR Kelly Holmes
Silver: RUS Tatyana Tomashova
Bronze: ROU Maria Cioncan

Summary

The 2003 World Championship had been won by Tatyana Tomashova (RUS). Britain’s Kelly Holmes had won a bronze in this event in 1994, but had not done much since then. However, earlier in Athina she had won a surprising gold medal in the 800. The final was run at a quick pace, led out by Russia’s Nataliya Yevdokimova. Holmes bided her time, running in the pack thru the final curve. She pulled into the lead at the start of the final straight, and nobody could catch her as she completed the 800/1,500 double. Tomashova closed quickly to get the silver medal. In third place Maria Cioncan (ROM) surprised with a PR of 3:58.39 to get the bronze medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Kelly Holmes 34 Great Britain GBR Gold
2 Tatyana Tomashova 29 Russia RUS Silver
3 Maria Cioncan 27 Romania ROU Bronze
4 Nataliya Yevdokimova 26 Russia RUS
5 Daniela Yordanova 28 Bulgaria BUL
6 Lidia Chojecka 27 Poland POL
7 Anna Jakubczak 31 Poland POL
8 Elvan Abeylegesse 21 Turkey TUR
9 Carmen Douma-Hussar 27 Canada CAN
10 Natalia Rodríguez 25 Spain ESP
11 Olga Yegorova 32 Russia RUS
12 Hasna Benhassi 26 Morocco MAR
6 h1 r2/3 Nataliya Tobias 23 Ukraine UKR
7 h1 r2/3 Nancy Langat 22 Kenya KEN
8 h1 r2/3 Kutre Dulecha 25 Ethiopia ETH
8 h2 r2/3 Nahida Touhami 26 Algeria ALG
9 h1 r2/3 Nuría Fernández 27 Spain ESP
9 h2 r2/3 Carrie Tollefson 27 United States USA
10 h1 r2/3 Iris Fuentes-Pila 24 Spain ESP
10 h2 r2/3 Carla Sacramento 32 Portugal POR
11 h1 r2/3 Hayley Tullett 31 Great Britain GBR
11 h2 r2/3 Wioletta Janowska-Frankiewicz 27 Poland POL
12 h1 r2/3 Konstantina Efedaki 25 Greece GRE
12 h2 r2/3 Maria Martins 30 France FRA
8 h3 r1/3 Hind Déhiba 25 France FRA
9 h1 r1/3 Courtney Babcock 32 Canada CAN
9 h3 r1/3 Nelia Neporadna 19 Ukraine UKR
10 h1 r1/3 Latifa Essarokh 30 France FRA
10 h2 r1/3 Malindi Elmore 24 Canada CAN
10 h3 r1/3 Trine Pilskog 31 Norway NOR
11 h1 r1/3 Elena Iagăr 29 Romania ROU
11 h2 r1/3 Jasminka Guber 19 Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH
11 h3 r1/3 Sarah Jamieson 29 Australia AUS
12 h1 r1/3 Mestawat Tadesse 19 Ethiopia ETH
12 h2 r1/3 Meskerem Legesse 17 Ethiopia ETH
12 h3 r1/3 Judit Varga 28 Hungary HUN
13 h1 r1/3 Silvia Felipo 37 Andorra AND
13 h2 r1/3 Alina Cucerzan 30 Romania ROU
13 h3 r1/3 Jo Pavey 30 Great Britain GBR
14 h1 r1/3 Sloan Siegrist 23 Guam GUM
14 h2 r1/3 Elena Guerra 28 Uruguay URU
14 h3 r1/3 Tatyana Borisova 28 Kyrgyzstan KGZ
15 h2 r1/3 Kanchi Maya Koju 23 Nepal NEP
15 h3 r1/3 Sumaira Zahoor 24 Pakistan PAK
AC h2 r1/3 Iryna Lishchynska 28 Ukraine UKR