Athletics at the 1934 Women's World Games – 800 metres

The 800 metres at the 1934 Women's World Games was held at the White City Stadium in London, from 9 to 11 August 1934.

800 metres
at the 1934 Women's World Games
VenueWhite City Stadium
LocationLondon
Dates
  • 9 August (semi-finals)
  • 11 August (final)
Winning time2' 12.8" WR
Medalists
gold medal    Czechoslovakia
silver medal    Sweden
bronze medal    Great Britain
← 1930

In the final, the Zdena Koubková won the event in a new world record of 2 minutes and 12.8 seconds, ahead of Swedish Märtha Wretman and British Gladys Lunn.

Entrants

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On 9 August an incomple list was published of participating athletes. This list consisted of athletes from seven nations: Austria, Czechslovakia, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland. Listed below are the athletes from these nations who were entered for the 800 metres event.[1]

Nationality Name
  Germany Lina Radke
  Germany Selle
  Great Britain Gladys Lunn
  Great Britain Ida Jones
  Poland Irena Świderska

Results

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Semi-finals

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The semi-finals took place on 9 August.

Semi-final 1

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Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Gladys Lunn   Great Britain 2' 22.2" Q
2 Zdena Koubková   Czechoslovakia Q
3 Jeanne Soffriau   Belgium Q
4 Selle   Germany Q
5 Nakamura   Japan Q
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Semi-final 2

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Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Märtha Wretman   Sweden 2' 23.6" Q
2 Ida Jones   Great Britain Q
3 Lina Radke   Germany Q
4 Idoto   Japan Q
5 Doris Morgan   South Africa Q
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Sources:[2][3]

Semi-final (unknown)

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Polish Irena Świderska [pl] was eliminated in one of the two semi-finals.[4]

The final took place on 12 August 1934.

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
  Zdena Koubková   Czechoslovakia 2' 12.8"
  Märtha Wretman   Sweden 2' 13.8"
  Gladys Lunn   Great Britain 2' 14.2"
4 Lina Radke   Germany
5 Doris Morgan   South Africa
6 Idota   Japan

Sources:[5][6][7]

References

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  1. "Wereldspelen voor vrouwen. Lijst der deelneemsters". De courant Het nieuws van den dag (in Dutch). 9 August 1934. Retrieved 27 June 2022 – via Delpher.
  2. "De werdeldspelen voor vrouwen". Nieuwsblad van het Noorden (in Dutch). 10 August 1934. Retrieved 27 June 2022 – via Delpher.
  3. "De wereldspelen voor vrouwen". Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad (in Dutch). 10 August 1934. Retrieved 18 July 2022 – via Delpher.
  4. Kurzyński, Henryk; Rychwalski, Maciej; Socha, Andrzej; Wołejko, Tadeusz (2008). Historia polskiej kobiecej lekkoatletyki w okresie międzywojennym (in Polish). Warszawa: Komisja Statystyczna PZLA. p. 405.
  5. "De wereldspelen voor vrouwen". Nieuwe Apeldoornsche courant (in Dutch). 13 August 1934. Retrieved 18 July 2022 – via Delpher.
  6. "Wereldspelen voor dames". Provinciale Drentsche en Asser courant (in Dutch). 13 August 1934. Retrieved 18 July 2022 – via Delpher.
  7. "Duitschland wint te Londen". De Telegraaf (in Dutch). 12 August 1934. Retrieved 27 June 2022 – via Delpher.