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Athletics At the 1978 Commonwealth Games %E2%80%93 Women's 800 Metres

The women's 800 metres event at the 1978 Commonwealth Games was held on 8 and 10 August at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.[1]

Medalists

Results

Heats

Held on 8 August

Qualification: First 4 in each heat (Q) and the next 4 fastest (q) qualify for the semifinals.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Liz Barnes  England 2:03.9 Q
2 1 Tekla Chemabwai  Kenya 2:05.1 Q
3 3 Evelyn McMeekin  Scotland 2:06.1 Q
4 3 Francine Gendron  Canada 2:06.5 Q
5 3 Jane Colebrook  England 2:06.7 Q
6 3 Judy Peckham  Australia 2:06.8 Q
7 2 Adrienne Smyth  Northern Ireland 2:07.5 Q
8 1 Carmen Campton  Australia 2:07.6 Q
9 2 Alison Wright  New Zealand 2:07.7 Q
10 2 Charlene Rendina  Australia 2:07.9 Q
11 2 Anne Mackie-Morelli  Canada 2:08.2 Q
12 1 Debbie Campbell  Canada 2:08.4 Q
12 3 Rose Tata  Kenya 2:08.4 q
14 2 Paula Newnham  England 2:09.7 q
15 1 Helen Opoku  Ghana 2:10.3 q
16 1 Pamela Reece  Northern Ireland 2:11.0 q
17 2 Gladys Konadu  Ghana 2:12.93
18 2 Violet Molobeka  Zambia 2:15.02
19 3 Helen Blake  Jamaica 2:20.79
20 1 Theodora Corea  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2:22.20
21 3 Jennifer Boca  Grenada 2:22.58
22 3 Hannah Bantamoi  Sierra Leone 2:52.59

Semifinals

Held on 8 August

Qualification: First 4 in each semifinal (Q) qualify directly for the final.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Evelyn McMeekin  Scotland 2:02.99 Q
2 1 Charlene Rendina  Australia 2:04.78 Q
3 1 Jane Colebrook  England 2:04.78 Q
4 1 Anne Mackie-Morelli  Canada 2:05.05 Q
5 2 Judy Peckham  Australia 2:05.22 Q
6 2 Liz Barnes  England 2:05.38 Q
7 1 Debbie Campbell  Canada 2:05.47
8 2 Francine Gendron  Canada 2:05.66 Q
9 2 Tekla Chemabwai  Kenya 2:05.71 Q
10 2 Adrienne Smyth  Northern Ireland 2:06.68 Q
11 2 Alison Wright  New Zealand 2:06.68
12 1 Paula Newnham  England 2:07.68
13 2 Carmen Campton  Australia 2:08.30
14 1 Rose Tata  Kenya 2:13.72
15 2 Helen Opoku  Ghana 2:18.79
16 1 Pamela Reece  Northern Ireland 2:20.12

Final

Held on 10 August

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st place, gold medalist(s) Judy Peckham  Australia 2:02.82
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Tekla Chemabwai  Kenya 2:02.87
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Jane Colebrook  England 2:03.10
4 Liz Barnes  England 2:03.41
5 Francine Gendron  Canada 2:04.02
6 Evelyn McMeekin  Scotland 2:04.10
7 Anne Mackie-Morelli  Canada 2:04.16
8 Charlene Rendina  Australia 2:04.82

References

  1. ^ "Results". Archived from the original on 2012-09-14. Retrieved .

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