Athletics at the 1990 Commonwealth Games – Women's 400 metres

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The women's 400 metres event at the 1990 Commonwealth Games was held on 27 and 28 January at the Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland. [1]

400 metres sprint running event

The 400 metres, or 400 metre dash, is a sprinting event in track and field competitions. It has been featured in the athletics programme at the Summer Olympics since 1896 for men and since 1964 for women. On a standard outdoor running track, it is one lap around the track. Runners start in staggered positions and race in separate lanes for the entire course. In many countries, athletes previously competed in the 440 yard dash (402.336 m)—which is a quarter of a mile and was referred to as the 'quarter-mile'—instead of the 400 m (437.445 yards), though this distance is now obsolete.

Athletics at the 1990 Commonwealth Games

At the 1990 Commonwealth Games, the athletics events were held at the Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand from 27 January to 3 February 1990. A total of 42 events were contested, 23 by male and 19 by female athletes.

Mount Smart Stadium football stadium

Mt Smart Stadium is a stadium in Auckland, New Zealand. It is the home ground of National Rugby League team, the New Zealand Warriors. Built within the quarried remnants of the Rarotonga / Mount Smart volcanic cone, it is located 10 kilometres south of the city centre, in the suburb of Penrose.



Fatima Yusuf
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
Linda Keough
Flag of England.svg  England
Charity Opara
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria



Qualification: First 4 of each heat (Q) and the next 1 fastest (q) qualified for the final.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 Charity Opara Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 51.12 Q, AR
2 1 Fatima Yusuf Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 51.69 Q
3 2 Jenni Stoute Flag of England.svg  England 52.39 Q
4 1 Linda Keough Flag of England.svg  England 52.76 Q
5 2 Mercy Addy Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 52.77 Q
6 2 Maree Holland Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 53.28 Q
7 1 Angela Piggford Flag of England.svg  England 53.72 Q
8 2 Gail Harris Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 53.88 q
9 1 Cheryl Allen Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 54.74 Q
10 1 Susan Andrews Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 54.77
11 1 Josephine Mary Singarayar Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 55.85
12 1 Jill Cockram Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 56.39
13 2 Andrea Wade Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand


Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
3 Fatima Yusuf Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 51.08 AR
5 Linda Keough Flag of England.svg  England 51.63
6 Charity Opara Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 52.01
4 2 Maree Holland Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 52.01
5 4 Jenni Stoute Flag of England.svg  England 53.44
6 9 Angela Piggford Flag of England.svg  England 53.45
7 8 Gail Harris Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 54.24
8 1 Cheryl Allen Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 54.36
9 7 Mercy Addy Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 57.01

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