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Athletics at the 2004 Athina Summer Games:

Women's 400 metres

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Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Athens Olympic Sports Complex Spiros Loues, Maroussi
Date Started: August 21, 2004
Date Finished: August 24, 2004

Gold: BAH Tonique Williams-Darling
Silver: MEX Ana Guevara
Bronze: RUS Nataliya Antyukh

Summary

Mexican Ana Guevara had been dominant in the past two years, winning 23 consecutive races, among which was the 2003 World Championships. But she was finally beaten in the month before the Olympics by Bahamian Tonique Williams-Darling at a Golden League meet in Roma. Williams-Darling had placed only fifth at the 2003 Worlds, but in Zürich at the Weltklasse, she again defeated Guevara. In the final Williams-Darling was in the lead, trailed by Guevara and American Sanya Richards. Guevara made up ground on the turn and almost pulled even by 50 metres to go, but could never quite close the gap, as Williams-Darling defeated her for the third consecutive time. The bronze was won by Russia’s Nataliya Antyukh, who had not been a factor early on but finished with a rush to get third.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Tonique Williams-Darling 28 Bahamas BAH Gold
2 Ana Guevara 27 Mexico MEX Silver
3 Nataliya Antyukh 23 Russia RUS Bronze
4 Monique Hennagan 28 United States USA
5 DeeDee Trotter 21 United States USA
6 Sanya Richards-Ross 19 United States USA
7 Christine Amertil 24 Bahamas BAH
8 Nataliya Nazarova 25 Russia RUS
3 h3 r2/3 Novlene Williams-Mills 22 Jamaica JAM
4 h1 r2/3 Christine Ohuruogu 20 Great Britain GBR
4 h2 r2/3 Fatou Bintou Fall 22 Senegal SEN
4 h3 r2/3 Mariana Dimitrova 22 Bulgaria BUL
5 h1 r2/3 Tiandra Ponteen 19 Saint Kitts and Nevis SKN
5 h2 r2/3 Kaltouma Nadjina 27 Chad CHA
5 h3 r2/3 Aliann Pompey 26 Guyana GUY
6 h1 r2/3 Svetlana Usovich 23 Belarus BLR
6 h2 r2/3 Estie Wittstock 23 South Africa RSA
6 h3 r2/3 Antonina Yefremova 23 Ukraine UKR
7 h1 r2/3 Hazel-Ann Regis 23 Grenada GRN
7 h2 r2/3 Donna Fraser 31 Great Britain GBR
7 h3 r2/3 Mireille Nguimgo 27 Cameroon CMR
8 h1 r2/3 Egle Uljas 19 Estonia EST
8 h2 r2/3 Grażyna Prokopek-Janacek 27 Poland POL
8 h3 r2/3 Lee McConnell 25 Great Britain GBR
4 h2 r1/3 Nadia Davy 23 Jamaica JAM
5 h1 r1/3 Hortense Bewouda 25 Cameroon CMR
5 h2 r1/3 Maria Laura Almirão 26 Brazil BRA
5 h3 r1/3 Amy Mbacké Thiam 27 Senegal SEN
5 h5 r1/3 Allison Beckford 25 Jamaica JAM
5 h6 r1/3 Geisa Coutinho 24 Brazil BRA
6 h1 r1/3 Oksana Luneva 25 Kyrgyzstan KGZ
6 h2 r1/3 Kirsi Mykkänen 26 Finland FIN
6 h3 r1/3 Amantle Montsho 21 Botswana BOT
6 h4 r1/3 Svetlana Bodritskaya 32 Kazakhstan KAZ
6 h5 r1/3 Sandrine Thiébaud-Kangni 28 Togo TOG
6 h6 r1/3 Makelesi Bulikiobo-Batimala 26 Fiji FIJ
7 h1 r1/3 Ruwida El-Hubti 15 Libya LBA
7 h2 r1/3 Bo Fanfang 26 China CHN
7 h3 r1/3 Zamira Amirova 25 Uzbekistan UZB
7 h4 r1/3 Shifana Ali 20 Maldives MDV
7 h5 r1/3 Damayanthi Dharsha 29 Sri Lanka SRI
7 h6 r1/3 Salamtou Hassane 17 Niger NIG