Mutola fastest in qualifying


Mozambique's only ever Olympic gold medalist, Maria Lurdes Mutola led the qualifers for the 800m semis in 1:58.91. She won heat four just ahead of Marilyn Okoro of Great Britain, who ran a time of 1:59.09.

The Women's 800m finalists and their qualifying time:

1. Maria Mutola Mozambique 01:58.9

2. Marilyn Okoro Great Britain 01:59.0

3. Lucia Klocova Slovakia 01:59.4

4. Tamsyn Lewis Australia 01:59.7

5. Janeth Jepkosgei Busienei Kenya 01:59.7

6. Tetiana Petliuk Ukraine 02:00.0

7. Neisha Bernard-Thomas Grenada 02:00.1

8. Brigita Langerholc Slovenia 02:00.1

9. Egle Balciunaite Lithuania 02:00.2

10. Yuliya Krevsun Ukraine 02:00.2

11. Elisa Cusma Piccione Italy 02:00.2

12. Tatiana Andrianova Russia 02:00.3

13. Jennifer Meadows Great Britain 02:00.3

14. Zulia Calatayud Cuba 02:00.3

15. Sviatlana Usovich Belarus 02:00.4

16. Hasna Benhassi Morocco 02:00.5

17. Ekaterina Kostetskaya Russia 02:00.5

18. Olga Cristea Moldova 02:00.6

19. Svetlana Klyuka Russia 02:01.7

20. Rosibel Garcia Colombia 02:02.0

21. Anna Rostkowska Poland 02:02.1

22. Pamela Jelimo Kenya 02:03.2

23. Kenia Sinclair Jamaica 02:03.8

24. Elodie Guegan France 02:03.8

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