Berlin Diary 09, Day 1, Sessions 1: Sanya looks Good in 400 meters, by Larry Eder

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Sanya Richards, U.S. Champs, June 2009, photo by PhotoRun.net.

The U.S.'s Jessica Beard ran 51.72, taking second in heat two. Debbie Dunn was third in heat four in 51.72. In heat five Sanya Richards won in 51.06 and Christine Ohuruogu, the Osaka WC and Beijing Olympic champion, from Great Britian, was second in 51.30. In heat six, NIcola Saunders, the Osaka silver medalist, slipped in with an icognito third place in 51.60.

Sanya has to keep her running relaxed and save the effort for the final. Ohuruogu and Saunders are dangerous

12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics
Berlin (GER) - Saturday, Aug 15, 2009
400 Metres - W Heats
Qual. rule: first 3 of each heat (Q) plus the 6 fastest times (q) qualified.
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Heat 1
15 August 2009 - 13:05
Position Lane Bib Athlete Country Mark . React
1 4 809 Lyudmila Litvinova RUS 51.31 Q . 0.209
2 5 506 Libania Grenot ITA 51.45 Q . 0.188
3 2 262 Indira Terrero CUB 51.98 Q . 0.301
4 7 846 Tiandra Ponteen SKN 52.54 q . 0.177
5 8 523 Christine Day JAM 53.13 q . 0.208
6 6 580 Marina Maslenko KAZ 54.38 . 0.162
7 3 659 Phyo Thet Khin MYA 1:00.35 (PB) 0.270
Heat 2 - revised
15 August 2009 - 13:12
Position Lane Bib Athlete Country Mark . React
1 4 534 Novlene Williams-Mills JAM 51.55 Q . 0.222
2 7 969 Jessica Beard USA 51.72 Q . 0.239
3 6 426 Sorina Nwachukwu GER 51.74 Q . 0.208
4 5 1051 Kineke Alexander VIN 52.44 q (SB) 0.193
5 2 603 Joy Nakhumicha Sakari KEN 52.88 q . 0.483
6 8 615 Kia Davis LBR 56.85 . 0.193
. 3 658 Khoury Keita MTN DQ .
Heat 3
15 August 2009 - 13:19
Position Lane Bib Athlete Country Mark . React
1 8 159 Amantle Montsho BOT 50.65 Q . 0.219
2 3 535 Shericka Williams JAM 51.23 Q . 0.182
3 6 351 Solen Désert-Mariller FRA 51.63 Q (SB) 0.210
4 5 667 Folasade Abugan NGR 51.70 q . 0.217
5 2 1052 Racheal Nachula ZAM 53.21 . 0.184
. 7 871 Nawal El Jack SUD DNF . 0.228
. 4 192 Evodie Lydie Saramandji CAF DNS . 0.000
Heat 4
15 August 2009 - 13:26
Position Lane Bib Athlete Country Mark . React
1 5 985 Debbie Dunn USA 51.13 Q . 0.181
2 6 799 Anastasiya Kapachinskaya RUS 51.17 Q . 0.225
3 3 678 Amaka Ogoegbunam NGR 52.85 Q . 0.166
4 4 866 Chandrika Rasnayake SRI 53.68 . 0.162
5 8 841 Fatou Bintou Fall SEN 54.46 . 0.226
6 2 700 Rozina Shafqat PAK 1:00.72 (SB) 0.172
. 7 124 Christine Amertil BAH DQ . 0.155
Heat 5
15 August 2009 - 13:33
Position Lane Bib Athlete Country Mark . React
1 7 1022 Sanya Richards USA 51.06 Q . 0.176
2 4 393 Christine Ohuruogu GBR 51.30 Q . 0.263
3 6 479 Aliann Pompey GUY 51.38 Q . 0.184
4 3 241 Norma González COL 51.86 q (PB) 0.187
5 8 338 Makelesi Batimala FIJ 54.65 (SB) 0.194
6 2 474 Trish Bartholomew GRN 54.89 . 0.149
7 5 144 Claudine Yemalin BEN 58.82 . 0.206
Heat 6
15 August 2009 - 13:40
Position Lane Bib Athlete Country Mark . React
1 4 806 Antonina Krivoshapka RUS 51.03 Q . 0.194
2 3 390 Nicola Sanders GBR 51.64 Q . 0.171
3 6 842 Amy Mbacke Thiam SEN 52.79 Q . 0.159
4 5 194 Esther Akinsulie CAN 53.21 . 0.194
5 2 562 Asami Tanno JPN 53.30 . 0.161
6 7 251 Sharolyn Scott CRC 55.63 (PB) 0.187
7 8 548 Rania Alqebali JOR 1:00.90 (SB) 0.178

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