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Athletics at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Women's 400 metres

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Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): João Havelange Olympic Stadium, Engenho de Dentro, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 13, 2016
Date Finished: August 15, 2016

Gold: BAH Shaunae Miller
Silver: USA Allyson Felix
Bronze: JAM Shericka Jackson


American [Allyson Felix], the 2015 World Champion, had started the year aiming at a 200-400 double, but an ankle injury in May set back her training and she failed to make the US team in the 200. She qualified in the 400, however, and came to Rio as the favorite, especially so after South African [Caster Semenya] decided to run only the 800 and not attempt a 400-800 double. Felix’s biggest challenger was expected to be Bahamian [Shaunae Miller], who had narrowly missed catching Felix at the tape at the 2015 Worlds.

The final proved to be a match race between Felix and Miller. The early lead in the final was taken by American [Natasha Hastings] but Miller caught her by the 200 mark. Hastings held on to about 300 metres as Felix bore down on Miller, but she still trailed by ½-a-second at the top of the stretch. Gradually she started to reel in the Jamaican, and with 10 metres to go, it was even. At the line Miller, leaned hard and may have stumbled slightly, falling across the line, landing head first on the track, only to roll over onto her back and see that the scoreboard showed her as the gold medalist with Felix 0.07 seconds back. Hastings could not hang on for third, finishing fourth, as Miller’s teammate [Shericka Jackson] took bronze.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Shaunae Miller 22 Bahamas BAH Gold
2 Allyson Felix 30 United States USA Silver
3 Shericka Jackson 22 Jamaica JAM Bronze
4 Natasha Hastings 30 United States USA
5 Phyllis Francis 24 United States USA
6 Stephenie McPherson 27 Jamaica JAM
7 Olha Zemliak 26 Ukraine UKR
8 Libania Grenot 33 Italy ITA
3 h2 r2/3 Salwa Eid Naser 18 Bahrain BRN
4 h1 r2/3 Kemi Adekoya 23 Bahrain BRN
4 h2 r2/3 Floria Guei 26 France FRA
4 h3 r2/3 Christine Day 29 Jamaica JAM
5 h1 r2/3 Christine Ohuruogu 32 Great Britain GBR
5 h2 r2/3 Carline Muir 28 Canada CAN
5 h3 r2/3 Justyna Święty 23 Poland POL
6 h1 r2/3 Ruth Spelmeyer 25 Germany GER
6 h2 r2/3 Emily Diamond 25 Great Britain GBR
6 h3 r2/3 Annie Rubie 24 Australia AUS
7 h1 r2/3 Margaret Bamgbose 22 Nigeria NGR
7 h2 r2/3 Małgorzata Hołub 23 Poland POL
7 h3 r2/3 Kabange Mupopo 23 Zambia ZAM
8 h1 r2/3 Patrycja Wyciszkiewicz 22 Poland POL
8 h2 r2/3 Morgan Mitchell 21 Australia AUS
8 h3 r2/3 Patience Okon George 24 Nigeria NGR
3 h2 r1/3 Tamara Salaški 27 Serbia SRB
3 h4 r1/3 Maria Benedicta Chigbolu 27 Italy ITA
4 h1 r1/3 Yuliya Olishevska 27 Ukraine UKR
4 h2 r1/3 Tsholofelo Thipe 29 South Africa RSA
4 h4 r1/3 Lydia Jele 26 Botswana BOT
4 h6 r1/3 Cátia Azevedo 22 Portugal POR
4 h7 r1/3 Christine Botlogetswe 20 Botswana BOT
4 h8 r1/3 Geisa Coutinho 36 Brazil BRA
5 h1 r1/3 Djénébou Danté 26 Mali MLI
5 h2 r1/3 Iveta Putalová 28 Slovakia SVK
5 h3 r1/3 Alicia Brown 26 Canada CAN
5 h4 r1/3 Olha Bibik 26 Ukraine UKR
5 h5 r1/3 Grenada GRN
5 h6 r1/3 Mariam Kromah 22 Liberia LBR
5 h7 r1/3 Omolara Omotosho 23 Nigeria NGR
5 h8 r1/3 Aliyah Abrams 19 Guyana GUY
6 h1 r1/3 Nirmala Sheoran 21 India IND
6 h2 r1/3 Aauri Bokesa 27 Spain ESP
6 h3 r1/3 Jailma de Lima 29 Brazil BRA
6 h4 r1/3 Kendra Clarke 19 Canada CAN
6 h5 r1/3 Bianca Răzor 21 Romania ROU
6 h6 r1/3 Nguyễn Thị Huyền 23 Vietnam VIE
6 h7 r1/3 Elina Mikhina 22 Kazakhstan KAZ
6 h8 r1/3 Mariama Mamoudou Ittatou 19 Niger NIG
7 h1 r1/3 Gunta Latiševa-Čudare 21 Latvia LAT
7 h2 r1/3 Seren Bundy-Davies 21 Great Britain GBR
7 h3 r1/3 Justine Palframan 22 South Africa RSA
7 h4 r1/3 Vijona Kryeziu 18 Kosovo KOS
7 h5 r1/3 Kineke Alexander 30 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines VIN
7 h6 r1/3 Eirini Vasileiou 26 Greece GRE
7 h7 r1/3 Dalal Al-Harith 16 Qatar QAT
8 h6 r1/3 Maryan Muse 19 Somalia SOM
AC Anastasiya Kudinova 28 Kazakhstan KAZ DQ