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2011 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 400 metres hurdles

The Men's 400 metres hurdles event at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Daegu Stadium on August 29, 30 and September 1.

In the final, Angelo Taylor in lane 1 and L. J. van Zyl in lane 8 bookended the field going out fast into the lead. As they were completing the final turn, Taylor faltered and started hitting hurdles while Javier Culson powered into the lead. Both van Zyl and Culson slowed going into the final hurdle while David Greene cleared the hurdle with full momentum, cruising past the others to take the gold medal.[1][2]

MedalistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
Dai Greene
  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
Javier Culson
  Puerto Rico (PUR)
L. J. van Zyl
  South Africa (RSA)

RecordsEdit

World record   Kevin Young (USA) 46.78 Barcelona, Spain 6 August 1992
Championship record   Kevin Young (USA) 47.18 Stuttgart, Germany 19 August 1993
World leading   Louis van Zyl (RSA) 47.66 Pretoria, South Africa 25 February 2011
Ostrava, Czech Republic 31 May 2011
African record   Samuel Matete (ZAM) 47.10 Zürich, Switzerland 7 August 1991
Asian record   Hadi Soua'an Al-Somaily (KSA) 47.53 Sydney, Australia 27 September 2000
North, Central American and Caribbean record   Kevin Young (USA) 46.78 Barcelona, Spain 6 August 1992
South American record   Bayano Kamani (PAN) 47.84 Helsinki, Finland 7 August 2005
European record   Stéphane Diagana (FRA) 47.37 Lausanne, Switzerland 5 July 1995
Oceanian record   Rohan Robinson (AUS) 48.28 Atlanta, Georgia, United States 31 July 1996

Qualification standardsEdit

A time B time
49.40 49.80

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
August 29, 2011 11:30 Heats
August 30, 2011 19:30 Heats
September 1, 2011 21:30 Final

ResultsEdit

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

HeatsEdit

Qualification: First 4 in each heat (Q) and the next 4 fastest (q) advance to the semifinals.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 David Greene   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 48.52 Q
1 1 Cornel Fredericks   South Africa (RSA) 48.52 Q
3 2 L. J. van Zyl   South Africa (RSA) 48.58 Q
4 2 Isa Phillips   Jamaica (JAM) 48.64 Q, SB
5 1 Georg Fleischhauer   Germany (GER) 48.72 Q, PB
6 2 Félix Sánchez   Dominican Republic (DOM) 48.74 Q, SB
7 5 Jeshua Anderson   United States (USA) 48.81 Q
8 2 Kerron Clement   United States (USA) 48.91 Q
9 3 Javier Culson   Puerto Rico (PUR) 48.95 Q
10 5 Nathan Woodward   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 49.06 Q
11 5 Stanislav Melnykov   Ukraine (UKR) 49.24 Q, SB
12 3 Angelo Taylor   United States (USA) 49.38 Q
13 3 Aleksandr Derevyagin   Russia (RUS) 49.43 Q, SB
14 5 Leford Green   Jamaica (JAM) 49.45 Q
15 3 Andrés Silva   Uruguay (URU) 49.48 Q
16 2 Vincent Kiplangat Kosgei   Kenya (KEN) 49.49 q, SB
17 3 Takayuki Kishimoto   Japan (JPN) 49.51 q
18 1 Emir Bekrić   Serbia (SRB) 49.67 Q
19 1 Omar Cisneros   Cuba (CUB) 49.69 q
20 1 Mahau Suguimati   Brazil (BRA) 49.74 q
21 4 Bershawn Jackson   United States (USA) 49.82 Q
22 2 Jorge Paula   Portugal (POR) 49.82
23 5 Kurt Couto   Mozambique (MOZ) 49.86
24 4 Jehue Gordon   Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) 49.90 Q
25 2 Jamele Mason   Puerto Rico (PUR) 49.98
26 4 Josef Robertson   Jamaica (JAM) 50.29 Q
27 4 Jack Green   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 50.39 Q
28 3 Li Zhilong   China (CHN) 50.44
29 4 Cheng Wen   China (CHN) 50.51
30 5 Yuta Imazeki   Japan (JPN) 50.92
31 5 Jean Antonio Vieillesse   Mauritius (MRI) 51.02
32 4 Kenneth Medwood   Belize (BIZ) 51.19
33 4 Takatoshi Abe   Japan (JPN) 51.90
34 3 Lee Seung-yun   South Korea (KOR) 52.98

SemifinalsEdit

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

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Javier Culson   Puerto Rico (PUR) 48.52 Q
2 2 David Greene   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 48.62 Q
3 3 Bershawn Jackson   United States (USA) 48.80 Q
4 1 Cornel Fredericks   South Africa (RSA) 48.83 Q
5 1 Angelo Taylor   United States (USA) 48.86 q
6 2 Félix Sánchez   Dominican Republic (DOM) 49.01 Q
7 3 L. J. van Zyl   South Africa (RSA) 49.05 Q
8 3 Aleksandr Derevyagin   Russia (RUS) 49.07 q, SB
9 2 Jehue Gordon   Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) 49.08
10 2 Isa Phillips   Jamaica (JAM) 49.16
11 3 Leford Green   Jamaica (JAM) 49.29
12 1 Jeshua Anderson   United States (USA) 49.33
13 3 Georg Fleischhauer   Germany (GER) 49.36
14 3 Nathan Woodward   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 49.57
15 1 Jack Green   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 49.62
16 2 Andrés Silva   Uruguay (URU) 49.63
17 3 Vincent Kiplangat Kosgei   Kenya (KEN) 49.71
18 1 Stanislav Melnykov   Ukraine (UKR) 49.74
19 2 Emir Bekrić   Serbia (SRB) 49.94
20 1 Takayuki Kishimoto   Japan (JPN) 50.05
21 3 Omar Cisneros   Cuba (CUB) 50.10
22 1 Josef Robertson   Jamaica (JAM) 50.39
23 2 Mahau Suguimati   Brazil (BRA) 50.89
24 2 Kerron Clement   United States (USA) 52.11

FinalEdit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
  David Greene   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 48.26
  Javier Culson   Puerto Rico (PUR) 48.44
  L. J. van Zyl   South Africa (RSA) 48.80
4 Félix Sánchez   Dominican Republic (DOM) 48.87
5 Cornel Fredericks   South Africa (RSA) 49.12
6 Bershawn Jackson   United States (USA) 49.24
7 Angelo Taylor   United States (USA) 49.31
8 Aleksandr Derevyagin   Russia (RUS) 49.32

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dai Greene's brutal regime earns gold at World Athletics Championships". Guardian. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Dai Greene loses 'invisible man' tag to clinch gold in 400m hurdles at World Athletics Championships". Daily Telegraph. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2011.

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