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1500 meter Event for Women at Olympics


1500 meter Event for Women at Olympics: The 1500 meter event is popularly known as the "metric mile". The 1500 meter race is the main middle distance running event. The athletes competing in the event have to be well conditioned with great command over
  • The speed. In the modern competitions, speed has become the prime factor to win the race.

    1500 meter Event for Women in Summer Olympics: The 1500 meter event was introduced to the women's athletics program at the 1972 Munich Summer Games. Since then, the event has been contested regularly at the Summer Games.

    Rules for 1500 meter Event for Women at Olympics: The International Association of Athletics Federations or IAAF is authorized to set rules for the track and field athletics. The rules followed during the 1500 meter event at the international competitions are-

  • The length of the running track used for the track events during the international competitions and the width of each lane on the track are specified by the IAAF.
  • The radius of the outermost lane of the running track has been fixed by the IAAF to maximum 50 meter. time of the races is measured by an automatic timing device approved by the IAAF.
  • Preliminary heats are arranged for the selection of the athletes in the next round. Participation in the heats is compulsory for all athletics.
  • Running inside the inner curve of the track, or stepping on the inner line of the track is strictly prohibited in the international competitions.
  • Any athlete with two false starts in the race is disqualified from the event.
  • Any athlete found obstructing her competitors' way on the track during the race is disqualified from the competition.
  • An athlete leaving the track during the race is considered to be out of the competition.
  • The athlete is not given any credit until she finishes the race.

    Medal Winners in the 1500 meter Event for Women at Olympics: Tatyana Kazankina, Kelly Holmes, Ling Zhang, Olga Dvirna, Lixin Lan, Nouria Merah-Benida, Svetlana Masterkova, Gabriela Szabo, Lixin Lan, Lili Yin, Hassiba Boulmerka, Paula Ivan, Gabriella Dorio and Lyudmila Bragina are the athletes who excelled in the domain of the 1500 meter running event.
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