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2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships – Men's 400 metres

Gold medal winner Nery Brenes celebrating his win.

The men's 400 metres at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships took place March 9 and 10 at the Ataköy Athletics Arena. The final was won by Costa Rican Nery Brenes in a time of 45.11.[1]

Doping disqualificationEdit

Rabah Yousif of Sudan, who ran the heat and the semifinal, retrospectively got his results disqualified for doping.[2]

MedalistsEdit

RecordsEdit

Standing records prior to the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships
World record   Kerron Clement (USA) 44.57 Fayetteville, United States 12 March 2005
Championship record   Harry Reynolds (USA) 45.26 Toronto, Canada 14 March 1993
World Leading   Kirani James (GRN) 45.19 Fayetteville, United States 11 February 2010
African record   Sunday Bada (NGR) 45.51 Paris, France 9 March 1997
Asian record   Shunji Karube (JPN) 45.76 Paris, France 9 March 1997
European record   Thomas Schönlebe (GDR) 45.05 Sindelfingen, West Germany 5 February 1988
North and Central American
and Caribbean record
  Kerron Clement (USA) 44.57 Fayetteville, United States 12 March 2005
Oceanian Record   Daniel Batman (AUS) 45.93 Birmingham, Great Britain 2 March 2003
South American record   Bayano Kamani (PAN) 46.26 Boston, United States 29 January 2005

Qualification standardsEdit

Indoor Outdoor
46.90 45.20

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
March 9, 2012 12:20 Heats
March 9, 2012 20:10 Semifinals
March 10, 2012 19:30 Final

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Qualification: First 2 (Q) and the 6 fastest times qualified (q). 32 athletes from 27 countries participated.[3]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Demetrius Pinder   Bahamas 46.49 Q
2 2 Kirani James   Grenada 46.64 Q
3 1 Tabarie Henry   U.S. Virgin Islands 46.71 Q, SB
4 2 Nery Brenes   Costa Rica 46.77 Q, SB
5 5 Pavel Maslák   Czech Republic 47.00 Q
6 5 Richard Buck   Great Britain 47.05 Q
7 1 Mark Ujakpor   Spain 47.06 q
8 2 Luguelín Santos   Dominican Republic 47.07 q, PB
9 6 Chris Brown   Bahamas 47.28 Q
DQ 2 Rabah Yousif   Sudan 47.30 q[4]
10 6 Calvin Smith Jr.   United States 47.46 Q
11 6 Ali Ekber Kayaş   Turkey 47.55 q
12 3 Nigel Levine   Great Britain 47.56 Q
13 4 Gil Roberts   United States 47.57 Q
14 5 Erison Hurtault   Dominica 47.63 q
15 4 Valentin Kruglyakov   Russia 47.70 Q
16 2 Maksim Aleksandrenko   Russia 47.78 q
17 4 Jarrin Solomon   Trinidad and Tobago 47.82
18 6 Nika Kartavtsevi   Georgia 48.27 PB
19 3 Lorenzo Valentini   Italy 48.58 Q
20 1 Wala Gime   Papua New Guinea 48.85
21 5 Trausti Stefánsson   Iceland 48.86
22 4 Takeshi Fujiwara   El Salvador 48.96 SB
23 3 Bacar Houmadi Jannot   Comoros 49.58
24 4 Kristijan Efremov   Macedonia 50.23
25 5 Ak. Hafiy Tajuddin Rositi   Brunei 51.02 NR
26 1 Yaovi Michael Gougou   Benin 51.20 NR
27 6 Bahaa Al Farra   Palestine 51.65 NR
28 3 Andrés Silva   Uruguay 51.93 SB
29 6 Jeofry Limtiaco   Guam 53.67 PB
30 5 Hussein Al-Fedheili   Oman 55.15 PB
3 Lalonde Gordon   Trinidad and Tobago DQ

SemifinalsEdit

Qualification: First 2 of each heat qualified (Q). 18 athletes from 14 countries participated.[5]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Demetrius Pinder   Bahamas 45.94 Q
2 1 Tabarie Henry   U.S. Virgin Islands 46.01 Q
2 3 Nery Brenes   Costa Rica 46.01 NR, Q
4 3 Kirani James   Grenada 46.04 Q
5 2 Chris Brown   Bahamas 46.37 Q
6 3 Nigel Levine   Great Britain 46.46
7 2 Pavel Maslák   Czech Republic 46.49 Q
8 2 Richard Buck   Great Britain 46.68
9 3 Luguelín Santos   Dominican Republic 46.83 PB
10 1 Mark Ujakpor   Spain 46.98
11 1 Gil Roberts   United States 47.01
12 2 Calvin Smith Jr.   United States 47.09
13 3 Valentin Kruglyakov   Russia 47.34
14 2 Ali Ekber Kayaş   Turkey 48.16
15 1 Lorenzo Valentini   Italy 48.47
16 3 Erison Hurtault   Dominica 48.68
17 1 Maksim Aleksandrenko   Russia 49.76
DQ 2 Rabah Yousif   Sudan DNF [4]

FinalEdit

6 athletes from 5 countries participated. The final started at 19:31.[6]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
  Nery Brenes   Costa Rica 45.11 CR, NR
  Demetrius Pinder   Bahamas 45.34 SB
  Chris Brown   Bahamas 45.90 SB
4 Tabarie Henry   U.S. Virgin Islands 45.96 SB
5 Pavel Maslák   Czech Republic 46.19
6 Kirani James   Grenada 46.21

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Costa Rica's Nery Brenes Is A World Champion". Insidecostarica. 10 March 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
  2. ^ Mark Butler (ed.), "Doping Violations at IAAF World Indoor Championships", IAAF Statistics Book – World Indoor Championships SOPOT 2014 (PDF), IAAF, pp. 47–48, retrieved 27 September 2015
  3. ^ "2012 World Indoor Championships – Men's 400 metres (heats)" (PDF). Omega Timing. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-08-27. Retrieved 2012-03-09.
  4. ^ a b Rabah Yousif tested positive for cannabis which is illegal in competition and was disqualified for two months.
  5. ^ "2012 World Indoor Championships – Men's 400 metres (semifinals)" (PDF). Omega Timing. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-08-27. Retrieved 2012-03-09.
  6. ^ "2012 World Indoor Championships – Men's 400 metres (final)" (PDF). Omega Timing. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-08-27. Retrieved 2012-03-10.