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2007 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 400 metres

MedalistsEdit

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the established records were as follows.

World record   Michael Johnson (USA) 43.18 Seville, Spain 26 August 1999
Championship record   Michael Johnson (USA) 43.18 Seville, Spain 26 August 1999
World Leading   Jeremy Wariner (USA) 43.50 Stockholm, Sweden 7 August 2007
African record   Gary Kikaya (COD) 44.10 Stuttgart, Germany 9 September 2006
Asian record   Mohamed Amer Al-Malky (OMA) 44.56 Budapest, Hungary 12 August 1988
North American record   Michael Johnson (USA) 43.18 Seville, Spain 26 August 1999
South American record   Sanderlei Parrela (BRA) 44.29 Seville, Spain 26 August 1999
European record   Thomas Schönlebe (GDR) 44.33 Rome, Italy 3 September 1987
Oceanian record   Darren Clark (AUS) 44.38 Seoul, South Korea 26 September 1988

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
August 28, 2007 10:10 Heats
August 29, 2007 21:25 Semifinals
August 31, 2007 22:05 Final

ResultsEdit

KEY: q Fastest non-qualifiers Q Qualified WR World record AR Area record NR National record PB Personal best SB Seasonal best

HeatsEdit

Qualification: First 3 in each heat (Q) and the next 3 fastest (q) advance to the semifinals.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Chris Brown   Bahamas 44.50 Q, SB
2 4 LaShawn Merritt   United States 44.78 Q
3 1 John Steffensen   Australia 44.82 Q, SB
4 1 Arismendy Peguero   Dominican Republic 44.92 Q, PB
5 4 Johan Wissman   Sweden 44.94 Q, NR
6 3 Alleyne Francique   Grenada 44.95 Q, SB
7 6 Nery Brenes   Costa Rica 45.01 Q, NR
8 2 Jeremy Wariner   United States 45.10 Q
9 6 Angelo Taylor   United States 45.13 Q
10 7 Tyler Christopher   Canada 45.15 Q
11 3 Leslie Djhone   France 45.17 Q
12 5 Gary Kikaya   Democratic Republic of the Congo 45.21 Q
13 7 Ato Modibo   Trinidad and Tobago 45.22 Q, SB
14 2 Avard Moncur   Bahamas 45.27 Q
15 5 Sanjay Ayre   Jamaica 45.28 Q
16 6 William Collazo   Cuba 45.29 Q, PB
17 4 Andrae Williams   Bahamas 45.31 Q
18 3 Ricardo Chambers   Jamaica 45.34 Q
19 2 David Gillick   Ireland 45.35 Q
20 6 California Molefe   Botswana 45.36 q, SB
21 7 Sean Wroe   Australia 45.39 Q
22 4 Young Talkmore Nyongani   Zimbabwe 45.40 q, SB
23 5 Timothy Benjamin   Great Britain 45.44 Q
23 6 Michael Blackwood   Jamaica 45.44 q
23 1 Bastian Swillims   Germany 45.44 PB
26 5 Chris Lloyd   Dominica 45.46
27 2 Martyn Rooney   Great Britain 45.47 SB
28 2 Lewis Banda   Zimbabwe 45.47 SB
29 7 Daniel Dąbrowski   Poland 45.50
30 3 Andrew Steele   Great Britain 45.54
31 5 Vladislav Frolov   Russia 45.69
32 1 Renny Quow   Trinidad and Tobago 45.70
33 7 Andrea Barberi   Italy 45.74 SB
34 1 Marcin Marciniszyn   Poland 45.83
35 3 Rafał Wieruszewski   Poland 45.94 SB
36 3 Carlos Santa   Dominican Republic 45.99 SB
37 2 Brice Panel   France 46.02
38 3 Clemens Zeller   Austria 46.06
39 1 Dimitrios Regas   Greece 46.22 SB
40 6 Yuki Yamaguchi   Japan 46.28
41 4 Eric Milazar   Mauritius 46.55
42 5 Ioan Vieru   Romania 46.78
43 4 Andrés Silva   Uruguay 46.79
44 2 Félix Martínez   Puerto Rico 46.86
45 1 Takeshi Fujiwara   El Salvador 46.92 NR
46 7 Dimitrios Gravalos   Greece 46.94
47 5 Mathieu Gnanligo   Benin 47.51
48 6 Jonathon Lavers   Gibraltar 47.97 NR
49 6 Ivano Bucci   San Marino 48.07 PB
50 5 Nicolau Palanca   Angola 48.60
51 4 Dalibor Spasovski   Macedonia 48.63 PB
52 7 Moses Kamut   Vanuatu 48.90
53 4 Karar A.M. Al Abbody   Iraq 48.95 PB
54 2 Abdulla Mohamed Hussein   Somalia 50.54 PB
55 2 Hermán López   Nicaragua 50.72
3 Yuzo Kanemaru   Japan DNF
6 Nagmeldin Ali Abubakr   Sudan DNF
7 Lionel Larry   United States DNF
4 Gakologelwang Masheto   Botswana DNS
5 Hamdan Al-Bishi   Saudi Arabia DNS

SemifinalsEdit

First 2 in each semifinal (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) advance to the final.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 LaShawn Merritt   United States 44.31 Q
2 2 Jeremy Wariner   United States 44.33 Q
3 1 Angelo Taylor   United States 44.45 Q
4 3 Leslie Djhone   France 44.46 Q, NR
5 3 Tyler Christopher   Canada 44.47 q, SB
6 2 Chris Brown   Bahamas 44.50 Q
7 1 Johan Wissman   Sweden 44.56 Q, NR
8 1 Avard Moncur   Bahamas 44.86 q, SB
9 3 John Steffensen   Australia 44.95
10 2 Ato Modibo   Trinidad and Tobago 45.12 SB
11 1 Nery Brenes   Costa Rica 45.14
11 2 Gary Kikaya   Democratic Republic of the Congo 45.14
13 2 Ricardo Chambers   Jamaica 45.18
14 1 Sean Wroe   Australia 45.25 PB
15 2 David Gillick   Ireland 45.37
16 3 Andrae Williams   Bahamas 45.40
17 1 Alleyne Francique   Grenada 45.41
18 2 California Molefe   Botswana 45.47
19 1 Arismendy Peguero   Dominican Republic 45.54
19 2 William Collazo   Cuba 45.54
21 1 Michael Blackwood   Jamaica 45.60
22 3 Timothy Benjamin   Great Britain 46.17
23 3 Young Talkmore Nyongani   Zimbabwe 46.23
3 Sanjay Ayre   Jamaica DNF

FinalEdit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
  Jeremy Wariner   United States 43.45 WL
  LaShawn Merritt   United States 43.96 PB
  Angelo Taylor   United States 44.32
4 Chris Brown   Bahamas 44.45 NR
5 Leslie Djhone   France 44.59
6 Tyler Christopher   Canada 44.71
7 Johan Wissman   Sweden 44.72
8 Avard Moncur   Bahamas 45.40

ReferencesEdit