Women's 3000m Races at the Olympics

The 3000m running race was a distance event for women at the Olympic Games from 1984 until 1992. The event has been superceded by the 5000m, the same distance as the men. A 3000 metres for men was held at the Olympics as a team race at the 1912, 1920 and 1924. The long distance track races currently held at the Olympics is the 5000m and 10000m. There is a 3000m steeplechase event too.

1984

Out of 12 starters, 4 fell during the race, the most memorable being the fall of world champion Mary Decker after a collision with Zola Budd.

  1. Maricica Puic─â Romania
  2. Wendy Sly Great Britain
  3. Lynn Williams Canada

1988

  1. Tetyana Samolenko (URS) 8:26.53
  2. Paula Ivan (ROU) 8:27.15
  3. Yvonne Murray (GBR) 8:29.02

1992

  1. Gold Yelena Romanova Unified Team
  2. Tetyana Dorovskikh Unified Team
  3. Angela Chalmers Canada

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