The 3000 meter steeplechase for women event will make its debut at the Olympics during the Beijing Summer Games. It has never been previously played in the Olympics. However, it has been played in some other world level events. It is expected that the event will attract a large number of viewers.
In the steeplechase, the athlete has to cross two types of
obstacles: the metal hurdles and the water pits. Height of the
hurdles and breadth of the water pits is determined by the Athletics
Association for Athletics Federation or the IAAF. The total distance
covered is divided into several laps.
Rules and Regulations
Rules for the 3000 meter steeplechase event are specified by the
Athletics Association for Athletics Federation or the IAAF. All IAAF
rules are implied during the Olympics Games.