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Athletics at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Women's 400 metres Hurdles

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Montjuïc Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
Date Started: August 2, 1992
Date Finished: August 5, 1992

Gold: GBR Sally Gunnell
Silver: USA Sandra Farmer-Patrick
Bronze: USA Janeene Vickers


The silver medalist from 1988, [Tatyana Ledovskaya], had won the 1990 European title and the 1991 World Championships. But the best runner in 1992 had been the Jamaican-born American, [Sandra Farmer-Patrick]. Also well considered was the 1990 Commonwealth Champion, Britain’s [Sally Gunnell], who had defeated the 1988 gold medalist, [Debbie Flintoff-King], to win her Commonwealth gold. Flintoff-King was injured and did not compete in Barcelona. All the favorites made it through to the final, with the semis won by Gunnell and Farmer-Patrick. Farmer-Patrick took the lead in the final at the third hurdle and led until the ninth hurdle. But shaky technique on the last two hurdles allowed Gunnell to run thru and pull ahead to the gold medal.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Sally Gunnell 25 Great Britain GBR Gold
2 Sandra Farmer-Patrick 29 United States USA Silver
3 Janeene Vickers 23 United States USA Bronze
4 Tatyana Ledovskaya 26 Unified Team EUN
5 Vera Ordina 24 Unified Team EUN
6 Margarita Ponomaryova 29 Unified Team EUN
7 Deon Hemmings 23 Jamaica JAM
AC Myrtle Bothma 28 South Africa RSA
5 h1 r2/3 Nezha Bidouane 22 Morocco MAR
5 h2 r2/3 Gowry Retchakan 32 Great Britain GBR
6 h1 r2/3 Heike Meißner 22 Germany GER
6 h2 r2/3 Tonja Buford-Bailey 21 United States USA
7 h1 r2/3 Frida Johansson 22 Sweden SWE
7 h2 r2/3 Rosey Edeh 25 Canada CAN
8 h1 r2/3 Donalda Duprey 25 Canada CAN
8 h2 r2/3 Irmgard Trojer 28 Italy ITA
4 h2 r1/3 Monica Westén 26 Sweden SWE
4 h4 r1/3 Silvia Rieger 21 Germany GER
5 h1 r1/3 Louise Fraser 21 Great Britain GBR
5 h2 r1/3 Nicoleta Căruțașu 28 Romania ROU
5 h4 r1/3 Miriam Alonso 22 Spain ESP
6 h2 r1/3 Marta Moreira 25 Portugal POR
6 h4 r1/3 Gail Luke 29 Australia AUS
7 h2 r1/3 Liliana Chalá 37 Ecuador ECU
7 h3 r1/3 Mary-Estelle Kapalu 25 Vanuatu VAN
7 h4 r1/3 Reawadee Srithoa 23 Thailand THA
AC h1 r1/3 Addo Ndala 19 Congo (Brazzaville) CGO