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2013 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 400 metres

The men's 400 metres at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Luzhniki Stadium on 11–13 August.[1]

Men's 400 metres
at the 2013 World Championships
VenueLuzhniki Stadium
Dates11 August (heats)
12 August (semifinals)
13 August (final)
Competitors35 from 26 nations
Winning time43.74
Medalists
gold medal 
silver medal 
bronze medal 
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The final had the 2008 Olympic Champion/2009 World Champion LaShawn Merritt and current defending champion and Olympic champion Kirani James in lanes 6 and 5 respectively. At the gun, Merritt took it out hard, passing Luguelín Santos to his outside and leaving him a couple meters behind at the halfway mark. James worked hard along the backstretch and into the turn to keep up with Merritt reaching the final straight two meters back, Jonathan Borlée one meter further back while the rest of the field almost 5 meters back with Santos the last out of the turn. Then the long striding James began to flail in quicksand. As Merritt charged home for the personal best 43.74 win, James fell back through the field. In lane 4, Tony McQuay asserted himself against the rest of the field, the first to pass James and run home for the silver. Borlée was clearly the next but Santos came from dead last to catch him just before the line to take the bronze.

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:[2]

World record   Michael Johnson (USA) 43.18   Sevilla, Spain 26 August 1999
Championship record
World Leading   Kirani James (GRN) 43.96   Saint-Denis, France 6 July 2013
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, Central American and Caribbean record   Michael Johnson (USA) 43.18   Sevilla, Spain 26 August 1999
South American Record   Sanderlei Parrela (BRA) 44.29   Sevilla, 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

Qualification standardsEdit

A time B time
45.28 45.60

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
11 August 2013 11:05 Heats
12 August 2013 20:05 Semifinals
13 August 2013 21:50 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) advanced to the semifinals.[3]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 6 LaShawn Merritt   United States (USA) 44.92 Q
2 5 7 Kirani James   Grenada (GRN) 45.00 Q
3 1 4 Tony McQuay   United States (USA) 45.06 Q
4 2 5 Anderson Henriques   Brazil (BRA) 45.13 Q, PB
5 3 8 Deon Lendore   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 45.17 Q
6 5 2 Jarrin Solomon   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 45.19 Q, PB
7 5 8 Javere Bell   Jamaica (JAM) 45.20 Q
8 4 8 Luguelín Santos   Dominican Republic (DOM) 45.23 Q
9 1 2 Jonathan Borlée   Belgium (BEL) 45.24 Q
10 4 7 Kevin Borlée   Belgium (BEL) 45.32 Q
11 2 7 Javon Francis   Jamaica (JAM) 45.37 Q
12 2 6 Matteo Galvan   Italy (ITA) 45.39 Q, PB
12 2 2 Yousef Masrahi   Saudi Arabia (KSA) 45.39 Q
12 4 5 Chris Brown   Bahamas (BAH) 45.39 Q
15 4 2 Nigel Levine   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 45.41 Q
16 3 3 Pavel Maslák   Czech Republic (CZE) 45.44 Q
17 2 3 Arman Hall   United States (USA) 45.45 q
18 1 3 Nick Ekelund-Arenander   Denmark (DEN) 45.50 Q
19 3 5 José Meléndez   Venezuela (VEN) 45.82 Q, PB
20 5 3 Gustavo Cuesta   Dominican Republic (DOM) 45.93 Q
21 4 3 Omar Johnson   Jamaica (JAM) 45.97 q
22 2 4 Brian Gregan   Ireland (IRL) 46.04 q
23 1 5 Nery Brenes   Costa Rica (CRC) 46.16 Q
24 4 4 Yuzo Kanemaru   Japan (JPN) 46.18 q
25 3 7 Vladimir Krasnov   Russia (RUS) 46.23
26 5 4 Wayde van Niekerk   South Africa (RSA) 46.37
27 3 4 LaToy Williams   Bahamas (BAH) 46.65
28 5 5 Kevin Moore   Malta (MLT) 47.52
29 1 6 Ramon Miller   Bahamas (BAH) 47.53
30 5 6 Angelo Garland   Turks and Caicos Islands (TKS) 48.65
31 3 2 Ak Hafiy Tajuddin Rositi   Brunei (BRU) 49.98
32 2 8 Hamdinou Cheikh El Wely   Mauritania (MTN) 52.33 PB
1 7 Yoandys Lescay   Cuba (CUB) DQ R 163.3
4 6 Daniel Aleman   Nicaragua (NCA) DQ R 163.3
1 8 Zaw Win Thet   Myanmar (MYA) DQ R 163.3

SemifinalsEdit

Qualification: First 2 in each heat (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) advanced to the final.[4]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 6 LaShawn Merritt   United States (USA) 44.60 Q
2 1 8 Yousef Masrahi   Saudi Arabia (KSA) 44.61 Q, NR
3 1 3 Tony McQuay   United States (USA) 44.66 Q
4 3 4 Kirani James   Grenada (GRN) 44.81 Q
5 3 6 Luguelín Santos   Dominican Republic (DOM) 44.83 Q
6 3 7 Pavel Maslák   Czech Republic (CZE) 44.84 q, NR
7 2 3 Jonathan Borlée   Belgium (BEL) 44.85 Q
8 1 5 Anderson Henriques   Brazil (BRA) 44.95 q, PB
9 1 4 Kevin Borlée   Belgium (BEL) 45.03
10 2 8 Chris Brown   Bahamas (BAH) 45.18 SB
11 3 5 Jarrin Solomon   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 45.43
12 2 4 Deon Lendore   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) 45.47
13 3 2 Arman Hall   United States (USA) 45.54
14 3 8 Nigel Levine   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 45.60
15 1 6 Javon Francis   Jamaica (JAM) 45.62
16 2 5 Matteo Galvan   Italy (ITA) 45.69
17 3 3 Javere Bell   Jamaica (JAM) 45.77
18 1 7 Nick Ekelund-Arenander   Denmark (DEN) 45.89
19 2 1 Omar Johnson   Jamaica (JAM) 45.89
20 2 2 Gustavo Cuesta   Dominican Republic (DOM) 45.93
21 1 2 Brian Gregan   Ireland (IRL) 45.98
22 2 7 José Meléndez   Venezuela (VEN) 46.22
23 1 1 Yuzo Kanemaru   Japan (JPN) 46.28
24 3 1 Nery Brenes   Costa Rica (CRC) 46.34

FinalEdit

The final was held at 21:50.[5]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  6 LaShawn Merritt   United States (USA) 43.74 PB, WL
  4 Tony McQuay   United States (USA) 44.40 PB
  7 Luguelín Santos   Dominican Republic (DOM) 44.52 SB
4 8 Jonathan Borlée   Belgium (BEL) 44.54 SB
5 1 Pavel Maslák   Czech Republic (CZE) 44.91
6 3 Yousef Masrahi   Saudi Arabia (KSA) 44.97
7 5 Kirani James   Grenada (GRN) 44.99
8 2 Anderson Henriques   Brazil (BRA) 45.03

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Start list
  2. ^ "Records & Lists – 400 meters". IAAF. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  3. ^ Heats Results
  4. ^ Semifinals Results
  5. ^ Final Results

External linksEdit