1997 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 400 metres

These are the results of the Men's 400 metres event at the 1997 World Championships in Athletics in Athens, Greece.

MedalistsEdit

Gold   Michael Johnson
United States (USA)
Silver   Davis Kamoga
Uganda (UGA)
Bronze   Tyree Washington
United States (USA)

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

First 4 of each Heat (Q) and the next 4 fastest (q) qualified for the quarterfinals.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 6 Jerome Young   United States 45.34 Q
2 3 Sanderlei Claro Parrela   Brazil 45.35 Q
3 3 Tyree Washington   United States 45.35 Q
4 6 Mark Richardson   Great Britain 45.44 Q
5 3 Sugath Tillakeratne   Sri Lanka 45.58 Q, NR
6 3 Ibrahima Wade   Senegal 45.61 Q
7 4 Iwan Thomas   Great Britain 45.62 Q
8 5 Michael Johnson   United States 45.66 Q
9 3 Matthias Rusterholz    Switzerland 45.76 q, SB
10 4 Davian Clarke   Jamaica 45.77 Q
11 5 Eswort Coombs   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 45.78 Q
12 6 Sunday Bada   Nigeria 45.79 Q
13 4 Tomasz Czubak   Poland 45.82 Q
14 5 Hachim Ndiaye   Senegal 45.84 Q
14 7 Štefan Balošák   Slovakia 45.84 Q
16 1 Jamie Baulch   Great Britain 45.85 Q
16 3 Jean-Louis Rapnouil   France 45.85 q
18 5 Kennedy Ochieng   Kenya 45.88 Q
18 6 Ibrahim Ismail Muftah   Qatar 45.88 Q
20 2 Michael McDonald   Jamaica 45.89 Q
21 5 Marco Vaccari   Italy 46.00 q
22 1 Roxbert Martin   Jamaica 46.04 Q
23 4 Arnaud Malherbe   South Africa 46.08 Q
24 1 Tawanda Chiwira   Zimbabwe 46.09 Q
25 7 Clement Chukwu   Nigeria 46.10 Q
26 7 Robert Maćkowiak   Poland 46.15 Q
27 2 Davis Kamoga   Uganda 46.17 Q
28 4 Samir-Adel Louahla   Algeria 46.22 q
29 2 Alejandro Cardenas   Mexico 46.26 Q
30 5 Odair da Costa   São Tomé and Príncipe 46.48 PB
31 6 Soloveni Nakaunicina   Fiji 46.51
32 5 Jan Poděbradský   Czech Republic 46.52
33 1 Benjamin Youla   Republic of the Congo 46.62 Q, NR
34 4 Konstantinos Moumoulidis   Greece 46.64
35 1 Roman Galkin   Ukraine 46.82
36 1 Antonio Andrés   Spain 46.94
37 7 Rafik Elouardi   Austria 46.95
38 6 Shigekazu Omori   Japan 47.09
39 3 Kenmore Hughes   Antigua and Barbuda 47.11 SB
40 2 Shon Ju-Il   South Korea 47.47 Q
41 4 Evripides Demosthenous   Cyprus 47.57
42 2 Liod Kgopong   South Africa 47.66
43 2 Kendon Maynard   United States Virgin Islands 47.83
44 7 Dennis Darling   Bahamas 47.96
45 6 Eugene Farrell   Ireland 48.20 SB
46 7 Angelo Ignatius   Netherlands Antilles 49.01
47 2 Mohsin Munir   Pakistan 49.61
48 6 Bashir Mohamed Al Khewani   Yemen 50.96
7 Antonio Pettigrew   United States DQ Q
1 Neil de Silva   Trinidad and Tobago DNF
2 Jude Monye   Nigeria DNS

QuarterfinalsEdit

First 3 of each Heat (Q) and the next 4 fastest (q) qualified for the semifinals.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Jerome Young   United States 44.87 Q
2 1 Iwan Thomas   Great Britain 44.98 Q
3 4 Mark Richardson   Great Britain 45.05 Q
4 2 Jamie Baulch   Great Britain 45.06 Q
4 3 Clement Chukwu   Nigeria 45.06 Q
6 3 Tyree Washington   United States 45.09 Q
7 4 Michael McDonald   Jamaica 45.16 Q
8 2 Davis Kamoga   Uganda 45.25 Q
9 1 Robert Maćkowiak   Poland 45.26 Q, NR
10 3 Davian Clarke   Jamaica 45.27 Q
11 1 Roxbert Martin   Jamaica 45.37 q
11 4 Sunday Bada   Nigeria 45.37 q, SB
13 2 Ibrahima Wade   Senegal 45.38 Q
14 2 Michael Johnson   United States 45.39 q
15 4 Tomasz Czubak   Poland 45.41 q, PB
16 3 Hachim Ndiaye   Senegal 45.44 PB
17 2 Eswort Coombs   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 45.47
18 1 Štefan Balošák   Slovakia 45.48
19 1 Matthias Rusterholz    Switzerland 45.89
20 3 Sugath Tillakeratne   Sri Lanka 46.11
21 4 Ibrahim Ismail Muftah   Qatar 46.12
22 2 Jean-Louis Rapnouil   France 46.14
23 2 Tawanda Chiwira   Zimbabwe 46.22
24 4 Samir-Adel Louahla   Algeria 46.23
25 3 Kennedy Ochieng   Kenya 46.28
26 2 Benjamin Youla   Republic of the Congo 46.29 NR
27 3 Marco Vaccari   Italy 46.32
28 1 Alejandro Cardenas   Mexico 46.63
29 4 Arnaud Malherbe   South Africa 46.73
30 1 Shon Ju-Il   South Korea 47.36
1 Antonio Pettigrew   United States DQ Q
3 Sanderlei Claro Parrela   Brazil DNS

SemifinalsEdit

First 4 of each Semifinal qualified directly (Q) for the final.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 Michael Johnson   United States 44.37 Q
2 2 Jerome Young   United States 44.50 Q, SB
3 2 Davis Kamoga   Uganda 44.57 Q, SB
4 1 Tyree Washington   United States 44.61 Q
4 2 Iwan Thomas   Great Britain 44.61 Q
6 1 Mark Richardson   Great Britain 44.62 Q, SB
7 1 Jamie Baulch   Great Britain 44.69 Q, SB
8 1 Davian Clarke   Jamaica 45.07
9 2 Clement Chukwu   Nigeria 45.26
10 1 Ibrahima Wade   Senegal 45.47
11 2 Roxbert Martin   Jamaica 45.49
12 2 Tomasz Czubak   Poland 45.51
13 2 Michael McDonald   Jamaica 45.74
14 1 Sunday Bada   Nigeria 45.96
1 Antonio Pettigrew   United States DQ Q
1 Robert Maćkowiak   Poland DNS

FinalEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  4 Michael Johnson   United States 44.12
  7 Davis Kamoga   Uganda 44.37 NR
  3 Tyree Washington   United States 44.39 PB
4 5 Mark Richardson   Great Britain 44.47 PB
5 6 Jerome Young   United States 44.51
6 2 Iwan Thomas   Great Britain 44.52
7 1 Jamie Baulch   Great Britain 45.22
8 Antonio Pettigrew   United States DQ

ReferencesEdit