Athletics at the 1990 Commonwealth Games – Women's 800 metres

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The women's 800 metres event at the 1990 Commonwealth Games was held on 29 January and 1 February at the Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland. [1]

800 metres middle-distance running event

The 800 metres, or 800 meters, is a common track running event. It is the shortest common middle-distance running event. The 800 metres is run over two laps of the track and has been an Olympic event since the first games in 1896. During indoor track season the event is usually run on a 200-metre track, therefore requiring four laps.

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.



Diane Edwards
Flag of England.svg  England
Ann Williams
Flag of England.svg  England
Sharon Stewart
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia



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 Wendy Old Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 2:03.19 Q
2 2 Gail Luke Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 2:03.73 Q
3 2 Diane Edwards Flag of England.svg  England 2:04.86 Q
4 1 Sharon Stewart Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 2:05.46 Q
5 1 Lorraine Baker Flag of England.svg  England 2:05.80 Q
6 2 Toni Hodgkinson Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 2:05.86 Q
7 1 Nicky Knapp Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 2:06.11 Q
8 2 Brit Lind-Peterson Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 2:06.17 q
9 1 Ann Williams Flag of England.svg  England 2:06.22 Q
10 1 Carlene Dillimore Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 2:06.88
11 1 Ranza Clark Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 2:07.73
12 2 Marcia Tate Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 2:09.15
13 1 Sheila Seebaluck Flag of Mauritius.svg  Mauritius 2:13.69


Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
Diane Edwards Flag of England.svg  England 2:00.25 GR
Ann Williams Flag of England.svg  England 2:00.40
Sharon Stewart Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 2:00.87
4 Wendy Old Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 2:01.70
5 Lorraine Baker Flag of England.svg  England 2:01.77
6 Gail Luke Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 2:02.71
7 Nicky Knapp Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 2:03.79
8 Brit Lind-Peterson Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 2:07.40
9 Toni Hodgkinson Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 2:09.11

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