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1990 European Athletics Championships – Women's 400 metres

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1990 European Athletics Championships – Women's 400 metres

Events at the 1990 European
Athletics Championships

Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
3000 m women
5000 m men
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
10 km walk women
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men

These are the official results of the Women's 400 metres event at the 1990 European Championships in Split, Yugoslavia, held at Stadion Poljud on 27, 28, and 29 August 1990.[1]


Gold Grit Breuer
East Germany
Silver Petra Schersing
East Germany
Bronze Marie-José Pérec



29 August
Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
Grit Breuer East Germany 49.50
Petra Schersing East Germany 50.51
Marie-José Pérec France 50.84
4 Annette Hesselbarth East Germany 51.14
5 Linda Keough United Kingdom 51.22
6 Lyudmila Dzhigalova Soviet Union 51.31
7 Marina Shmonina Soviet Union 51.67
8 Viviane Dorsile France 52.11


28 August

Semi-final 1

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Grit Breuer East Germany 50.89 Q
2 Petra Schersing East Germany 51.05 Q
3 Linda Keough United Kingdom 51.20 Q
4 Viviane Dorsile France 52.06 Q
5 Helga Arendt West Germany 52.16
6 Judit Forgács Hungary 52.77
7 Martha Grossenbacher Switzerland 53.57
8 Yelena Ruzina Soviet Union DNF

Semi-final 2

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Annette Hesselbarth East Germany 51.43 Q
2 Marina Shmonina Soviet Union 51.45 Q
3 Lyudmila Dzhigalova Soviet Union 51.56 Q
4 Marie-José Pérec France 51.63 Q
5 Karin Janke West Germany 51.65
6 Evelyne Elien France 53.05
7 Lisbeth Andersen Norway 53.26
8 Angela Piggford United Kingdom 53.53


27 August

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Grit Breuer East Germany 52.50 Q
2 Marie-José Pérec France 52.56 Q
3 Linda Keough United Kingdom 52.60 Q
4 Lisbeth Andersen Norway 53.01 q
5 Judit Forgács Hungary 53.06 q
6 Linda Kisabaka West Germany 53.09
7 Julia Merino Spain 53.74

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Lyudmila Dzhigalova Soviet Union 52.42 Q
2 Annette Hesselbarth East Germany 52.72 Q
3 Helga Arendt West Germany 53.01 Q
4 Lorraine Hanson United Kingdom 53.57
5 Erzsébet Szabó Hungary 54.08
6 Gordana Čotrić Yugoslavia 54.46
7 Regula Scalabrin Switzerland 54.88

Heat 3

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Marina Shmonina Soviet Union 52.18 Q
2 Petra Schersing East Germany 52.44 Q
3 Martha Grossenbacher Switzerland 52.76 Q
4 Viviane Dorsile France 52.91 q
5 Angela Piggford United Kingdom 53.00 q
6 Gretha Tromp Netherlands 55.64

Heat 4

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Yelena Ruzina Soviet Union 51.64 Q
2 Karin Janke West Germany 52.83 Q
3 Evelyne Elien France 52.95 Q
4 Sonja Finell Finland 53.47
5 Ágnes Kozáry Hungary 54.13
6 Blanca Lacambra Spain 54.61


According to an unofficial count, 26 athletes from 12 countries participated in the event.

See also


  1. ^ European Athletics Championships Zürich 2014 - STATISTICS HANDBOOK, European Athletics Association, pp. 451–460, retrieved 13 August 2014 
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